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MAXIM/RIDER ‘410’ SPRINT CAR TO BE RAFFLED OFF FRIDAY AT 11 A.M. CENTRAL TIME AT NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM IN KNOXVILLE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 17, 2014) - The winning ticket for the brand-new, state-of-the-art 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered, Maxim sprint car number 10, to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., will be drawn by museum board member Mike Husted on Friday, December 19, at the museum in Knoxville. The lucky grand prize winner will be phoned immediately and his/her name will be released to the public shortly thereafter in a press release, on www.sprintcarhof.com and via Facebook and Twitter.

Said museum special events coordinator David Herrmann today, “The final raffle ticket order will be taken at 10 a.m. Central on Friday, allowing us to get all tickets into the large rotating barrel. Following the grand prize drawing, we will also draw for the second prize of a Hinchman Racing driver’s uniform and the third prize of one thousand (1000) 5” by 7” driver photo cards from www.DriverWebsites.com. We can’t thank Tom Rider at Rider engines, Chuck Merrill and Dan Musselman at Maxim chassis and all of the individual manufacturers enough for allowing us to raffle this state-of-the-art 410-cubic-inch sprint car. Obviously we also want to thank Nancy Chumbley and Joe Whisler of Hinchman Racing Uniforms and Josh Holt of DriverWebsites.com.”

Tickets are just twenty dollars each, or six tickets for one hundred dollars. Those individuals that are interested in taking a chance on this unique grand prize are encouraged to call the museum prior to Friday at 10 a.m. Central, toll-free, at 1-800-874-4488.

Those builders and manufacturers who are participating in this tenth museum-benefit raffle are Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Donovan, Winter’s Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, GS Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sander Engineering, MSD Ignition, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Astro Titanium, Wilwood Disc Brakes, BMRS, Auto Meter, Del West, Hoosier Tire, SuperShox, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drives, Hooker Harness, Xtreme Accu-Tach, KSE Racing Products, T&D Machine Products, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, HRP Racing Products, Moose Blocks, P-Ayr, Rod End Supply, Kenny’s Components, Hinchman Racing Uniforms and C&R Racing.

Those seeking further information on the 501(c)(3) non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are encouraged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Offering Free PR to One Driver in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Dec. 17, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions is offering a unique opportunity during the 2015 racing season.

The public relations company will sponsor press releases for one motor sports competitor throughout the season. The free package also includes advice about marketing, sponsorship, social media and media relations.

To apply, email your name, phone number, racing division, several career highlights and a short summary about why you will be a good representative for Team ILP to InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

A driver will be selected at the beginning of the 2015 season.

Inside Line Promotions drivers recorded more than 100 feature victories across the country in 2014. Will you be the next driver to win with Team ILP?

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 16 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19, May 3 and Nov. 1; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26 and Aug. 16; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14; Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Aug. 23; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 5 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 27); Jack Dover - 14 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26 and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Sept. 6); Alex Bright - 11 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Aug. 10; Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 15; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16 and Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Aug. 31); Seth Bergman - 10 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18 and Sept. 7; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25; Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Aug. 31 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 13); Big Game Motorsports - 8 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 1); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 6 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6; Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Aug. 21 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 12); Henry Van Dam - 6 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7, July 11, Aug. 2 and Aug. 23); Andrew Felker - 5 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22; I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 20; Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 27 and Cedar Lake Arena in New Richmond, Wis., on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31 and Oct. 25); Tony Bruce Jr. - 4 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21 and Oct. 17; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Danny Lasoski - 4 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Oct. 11; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 30); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7; Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26 and Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., on Sept. 6); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22; Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 27); White Lightning Motorsports - 3 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19 and Aug. 2); Josh Baughman - 2 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16); John Binz - 2 (Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Sept. 5 and Sept. 26); Tyson Hall - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, and Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas); Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on Nov. 15); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 28); Jordan Weaver - 1 (Limerock Speedway in Le Roy, N.Y., on Sept. 20) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

ON THE INTERNET -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

Starks Planning on Australia, Pennsylvania and Big Events to Highlight 2015

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Dec. 17, 2014) - Trey Starks has big plans for 2015.

Starks will kick off the year by racing approximately a dozen times in Australia this December and January. It will mark his second straight year with a visit to the country.

"I will be in my own equipment in Australia so the only thing to adjust to will be the tracks," he said. "I learned a lot a year ago when I went there so I'm looking forward to applying that knowledge this winter."

Starks is slated to debut in the United States on March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. He said he will also compete throughout the World of Outlaws West Coast swing in the spring before heading to Pennsylvania for several weeks of competition.

Additionally, Starks said his team will tackle the Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal and National Open - the three biggest paying races each year - next season as well as numerous other special events throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

"It's important to continue pushing ourselves against the best competition," he said. "We went to Australia and Pennsylvania in 2014 on top of our normal schedule and we want to build on that in 2015."

Starks added that he will partner with Doug Rutz for multiple events throughout the Northwest.

"I'm excited to team up with him again," Starks said. "We had some success with him last year. There's a great chance to pick up several wins in his stuff. We're preparing as much as we can to have as successful of a season as possible. It does mean a lot running for the Rutz family as well."

The goals for next season are to win and gain experience, the Washington native said.

"I want to continue to develop as a driver and I think our plan will help us achieve that goal," he added. "It's also important to win races. I'm gaining more confidence and more experience each year and I think that's an important part of the equation that leads to Victory Lane."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Southstar Equipment

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"Southstar Equipment helps my dad with his timber processing company," Starks said. "They have helped my dad out a lot and produce great equipment. We're very excited to have them on board."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bell Ready for Battle after Strong Snowflake

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (December 17, 2014) – After finishing off his asphalt season in strong form in the recent Snowflake 100, Christopher Bell is set to finish off a fast-paced 2014 with Saturday night’s POWRi Midget “Battle at the Center” in Du Quoin, IL.

Saturday’s fifth annual event at the Southern Illinois Center will mark Bell’s 108th event of a year in which he has already racked up 27 feature wins.

Bell comes off a rare idle weekend after racing to finish of sixth in the asphalt late model ranks at Five Flags Speedway’s Snowflake 100 in Pensacola on December 6.

Piloting the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 for the Snowflake, Mother Nature conspired against the team from the outset with a pair of rain delays that resulted in an extended evening with a checkered flag that ultimately flew at 4:00 a.m. the following morning.

One of those rain delays proved critical, taking place during qualifying.

“The temperature probably dropped 20 degrees during that rain delay and we were only able to qualify 14th quick after that,” Bell explained.

Fourteenth best in qualifying among a field of approximately 80 still had the Norman, OK, native in strong contention for the victory in the preliminary to the prestigious Snowball Derby.

“We were fast the entire race, the cautions just never worked in our favor,” Bell said. “We got stuck up top on just about every restart, you just run out of laps when you have to pass the same cars three or four times.”

Bell still finished off his final asphalt race of the year with a strong sixth place finish after a win and two runner-up finishes in his previous starts aboard the Kyle Busch Motorsports entries.

“We definitely learned a lot in our asphalt starts this year, it’s something we can carry over and hopefully have more success with next year,” Bell commented.

For now, it’s back to the dirt this Saturday night with one more Midget start before the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in January.

And Bell will take to the one-sixth mile Southern Illinois Center oval in Du Quoin on Saturday night aboard the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Toyota-powered Midget that he’s already parked in victory lane on 16 previous occasions in 2014.

A 17th win aboard the Kunz machine and 28th overall for the year would be just the shot of momentum Bell is looking for going into the Chili Bowl.

“The Battle at the Center is a fun race, I lover that place,” Bell said. “When I was there last time they had it nice and wide, you could run anywhere. Hopefully we can finish the year strong with another win.”

2014 Quick Stats: 107 races, 27 wins, 58 top-fives, 73 top-tens.

Next Up:

Saturday, Southern Illinois Center (Du Quoin, IL) – Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.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.

 

 

Champion Oil Announces RK Motors Charlotte as Newest Master Warehouse Distributor

(Clinton, MO – December 17th, 2014) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of specialty racing and performance products, announced today that RK Motors Charlotte is their newest Master Warehouse Distributor featuring Champion Classic and Muscle “Purpose-Built” Motor Oils as well as additional Champion Lubricants, Chemicals, Additives and Motor Oils.

RK Motors Charlotte is the nation’s premier restorer, re-seller and provider of classic, muscle and high-performance cars. The company was created in 2010 when Robert Kauffman, founder of RK Collection and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and Joseph M. Carroll, founder of Best of Show Automotive, leveraged their success and experience to create RK Motors Charlotte. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company has a showroom at 5527 Lakeview Road and a custom build and service facility located at 5523 Lakeview Road. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.RKMotorsCharlotte.com

“It is extremely important for Champion to identify a strategic partner that shares the same passion for automobiles and has the ability to provide customers with first class service, support and product knowledge,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of the Racing and Performance Division for Champion Oil. “RK Motors Charlotte clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified to distribute our motor oil, chemical, additive and lubricant line in key enthusiast demographics, applications, and strategic markets.”

Champion Classic & Muscle Motor Oils are Purpose-Built formulas with viscosities to specifically meet the demands of contemporary and retrospective performance gasoline engines, especially carbureted vehicles that have flat tappet, roller cams and/or high-pressure valve springs.

To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of premium zinc, moly, calcium, sodium and phosphorus. Champion Classic & Muscle Oils contain an exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases horsepower and torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

E&K Of Phoenix Offers $5,000 USAC Winter Challenge Bonus

Kevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (December 16th, 2014) – Longtime supporter of Canyon Speedway and the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series, E&K of Phoenix, will offer up a $5,000 bonus to the top five 2015 USAC Sprint Car Winter Challenge series point earners plus the Winter Challenge “Most Valuable Racer”.

The Winner of the E&K Winter Challenge five race series will pick up an additional $2,000 while second place will take home $1,000. The remaining of the top five will earn $750, $500 and $250 respectfully while the lowest point earner of the series who starts all five A-Features will be awarded the E&K Winter Challenge “Most Valuable Racer” award and $500.

“Each and every one of the racers are very important to these events and while we want to recognize the drivers that finish up front, we also want to show our appreciation to a team that supported the Winter Challenge and worked just as hard as anyone but maybe had some bad luck” commented Doug Stegemoller of E&K.

Since its conception in 1956, E&K has provided high quality service and products establishing themselves as one of the largest interior and exterior finish contractors in the United States.

With the E&K Winter Challenge just around the corner, Arizona race fans can mark their calendar as the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars face off with the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series while IMCA Modified aces converge in the southwest for what is anticipated to be one of the largest racing events of 2015. The best of the best in Wingless Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds tackle Canyon Speedway’s 1/3-mile clay oval for three races on January 23rd, 24th and 25th before moving to the 3/8-mile USA Raceway January 30th and 31st.

USAC National Champion, Brady Bacon, picked up the first round of Winter Challenge before Colby Copeland put a stop to Dave Darland’s two win streak when Copeland took the win in round four. Darland regained the top of the podium earning the Winter Challenge title but it was Richard Vander Weerd that picked up the $5,000 finale.

Fresh off an IMCA Championship, Arizona’s Jason Noll, picked up last year’s Winter Challenge IMCA opener before 2014 champion, Ricky Thornton Jr. went on a winning streak conquering the next four $1,000 victories earning him Winter Challenge Championship honors. Iowa’s Jesses Sobbing was able to capture the final victory of the series.

Five day discounted tickets may be purchased in advance and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found online at: http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/?page_id=12 or by calling the Canyon Speedway office at 602-258-7223

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Ricky Stenhouse enters Battle at the Center POWRi Midgets at Du Quoin

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2014)—NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Rickey Stenhouse Jr. will return to his short-track, open-wheel roots Saturday to race in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filers on the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the De Quoin State Fair.

It will be the second Battle of the Center, a non-points all-star-type event organized by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. The 27-year-old from Olive Branch, Miss., finished second at Du Quoin to Casey Shuman in 2010.

Stenhouse will drive for Bryan Clauson Racing to prepare him for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla., held from Jan. 12-17. Stenhouse finished ninth in the championship feature in 2012, but failed to make it out of the B feature last year.

“We’re always trying to get him up here for the Battle at the Center to get him in the car and get him in the car before Tulsa (Chili Bowl) and hit the ground running,” Clauson said. “He needs to get the rust off in a midget. This year, his schedule allowed him to do it.”

Stenhouse drove sprint cars in his native Mississippi before Tony Stewart hired him in drive for his USAC teams in 2007. Stenhouse had five Honda USAC National Midget victories and to USAC National Sprint Car wins that season and it led to opportunities in stock cars in 2008. Stenhouse became NASCAR’s Nationwide champion in 2011 and 2012 with Roush Fenway Racing, which promoted him to its Sprint Cup operation the next season. Stenhouse was NASCAR’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year in 2013 and spent another full season in Cup with Roush Fenway in 2014.

Clauson, a two-time USAC National Midget and Sprint Car champion from Noblesville, Ind. , will be competing against Stenhouse at the Battle at the Center. Other entries include World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car star Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Ind., 2014 National Midget Driver of the Year Chris Bell of Norman, Okla. and 2012 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget champion Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo.

Saturday’s general admission tickets are $20 and children ages 12-and-under are free. Tickets will be sold only on the day of the event. Spectator doors open at 3:00 p.m., hot laps begin at 5 with racing immediately following. The feature will be 40 laps.

Entries as of Dec. 15 for the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters: Seth Motsinger, Stratton Briggs, Colten Cottle, Justin Peck, Matt Ponder, Sean Murphy, Lucas Schott, Anton Julian, Austin Brown, Parker Price-Miller, Patrick Bruns, Andrew Felker, Chett Gehrke, Ryan Criswell, Jody Rosenboom, Matt Westfall, Tim Siner, Duke Nalon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Robert Ballou, Joey Saldana, Justin Dickerson, Jimmy Light, Dylan Peterson, Matt Juhl, David Hair, Kyle Schuett, Payton Pierce, Spencer Bayston, Trey Marcham, Isaac Chappell, Aaron Schuck, Matt Harms, Bryan Clauson, Christopher Bell, Jacob Patton, Terry Babb, Dereck King, Tyler Thomas, Darren Kingston, Dillon Welch, Bubba Altig and David McKay.

For more information, go to www.POWRi.com.

 

 

Isaac Schreurs To Drive for 56-Inc. at Great Clips Battle of the Center in Du Quoin

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 17, 2014)— 56 Inc., owned by Shane Hmiel and Levi Jones, is proud to announce that Isaac Schreurs will drive their No. 56 entry in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. on December 20th. The pairing of Hmiel and Schreurs has special meaning to both men, both of whom suffered tragic accidents and have worked hard to overcome daunting challenges to find success in racing – Schreurs as a driver and Hmiel as a car owner.

Schreurs has made headlines over the last couple of years as he set out to make a career out of racing sprint cars. In 2010, he started racing in the USRA Sprint Car class at Huset’s Speedway. In just his first race he posted an impressive fourth-place finish. A determined Schreurs went on to capture his very first win along with 13 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes in his rookie year. Since then, he has continued to impress fans and fellow racers with his on-track performance. Last season, Schreurs made history by becoming the first paraplegic to win an ASCS 360 sprint feature.

“I never thought I would have such a cool opportunity with racing,” said Hmiel. “Being a paralyzed driver myself, when Isaac popped up I knew I had to find a way to get him in the Shanes Spark car to show what us handicaps can still do.”

 

 

Second at Robertson Holden International Highlights Allard’s International Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Over the last week in New Zealand, Jonathan Allard represented the USA with Kraig Kinser, as they took on Australia’s Robbie Farr, and James McFadden as well as New Zealand’s Dean Brindle and Jamie McDonald in the Porter Hire International Three-Race Series.

“It was a tough week for us, but we showed some speed, we just did not get the results we were looking for,” Allard said.

Kicking off one week ago on Saturday night, Allard welcomed his foes to the WXC Speedway for the first of three nights of action, and he opened the series up by finishing fifth in his first heat race.

Lining up on the front row of the second heat race alongside Robbie Farr, Farr would bet the jump on Allard, though he stayed on Farr’s rear bumper, only to lose the second spot in the closing laps to Jamie McDonald, putting him in the third spot.

Sitting eight in points, Allard won the first round of the pole shuffle to move on to take on Michael Pickens, but he would come up short, and start the feature in the fourth row.

Finding the top side to his liking in the feature event, Allard worked into the seventh spot in the early goings of the feature event, only to have disaster strike on the fifth lap.

Trying to get around a competitor, contact ensued resulting in Allard taking a series of nasty flips, ending his night abruptly.

Regrouping on Sunday, Allard and his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul No. 0 team headed to Palmerston North on Monday night to take to the Robertson Holden International Speedway for the second leg of the series.

Picking up the win in the first heat, Allard would finish fourth in the second heat before finishing second in the shootout, to start on the front row alongside Farr.

As the green flag dropped, it was the Australian driver getting the jump over Allard, who chased after him all race long, as he bounced off the wall all race long, running the ragged edge.

Late in race, Farr made big time contact with a slowing car, but somehow was able to stay under power and keep the race lead and Allard in the second spot.

In the closing laps, Allard left everything on the table as he desperately challenged Farr but came up just short, and settled for a second place finish.

Saturday night saw the cars head back to the WXC Speedway for the final leg of the series, though Mother Nature would ultimately have the final say in this contest.

With weather playing a factory early in the night, the track was slick in his heat race, and as he tried to tip-toe around the surface, he got out of shape, and James McFadden made contact with his left rear, cutting his first heat short.

Sharing the front row with McFadden in the second heat, it was McFadden getting the jump, but Allard showed great speed, as he finished in the second spot, as he looked for a nice shootout to give him a preferred starting spot in the feature event.

As teams prepared for the shuffle, the skies opened up big time, and the remained of the night was ultimately cancelled.

“It was disappointing to get rained out of the last feature, because I know my team was really looking forward to trying to defend our turf at the WXC Speedway,” Allard added. “We had a rough start to the week, but everyone worked hard, and we were able to have a strong run at Robertson Holden.”

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-67, Wins-13, Top 5’s-32, Top 10’s-44.

ON TAP: Allard will be back in action on December 26th at the WXC Speedway.

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

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Here 2 Wire Donates $2,000 to Jan. 6 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Hard Charger

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 16, 2014) - Long-time sprint car fans Glen and Kim Hanson have stepped up to sponsor the Hard Charger Award at the Jan. 6 race during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

The driver who passes the most cars in the main event that night will receive a $2,000 bonus thanks to the Hanson's generosity.

"(We wanted) to help Greg make this a successful premier event," said the Hansons, who own Here 2 Wire Inc. - an electrician business in Lake Stevens, Wash. "It provides the opportunity to bring together some really great talent to one venue. What a great way to start the new racing season, seeing an awesome field of 410 sprints that includes quality drivers and race teams. It doesn't get much better than that."

In addition to the midweek race on Jan. 6 at Cocopah Speedway, the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will be contested on Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 at the 3/8-mile track. The weekend features pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the Jan. 6 main event winner pocketing $5,000. The top five in overall points from the five races will also earn bonus money from a points fund.

"I've known Glen and Kim Hanson for many years," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "They are two of the most dedicated and loyal racing fans I've been around. We are very grateful for their support and help in building the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown."

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

 

 

Jason Johnson Atop Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume II, No. 77

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 16. 2014) – Fresh on the heels of a fifth career ASCS National championship, Louisiana native Jason Johnson escaped with the top spot in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the second year in a row.

After taking the number one ranking by just 26 points over Johnny Herrera in 2013, it once again came down to the final weekend of racing action.

And, after capturing his first National win of the year and fifth overall in the Cocopah prelim November 14, “The Ragin’ Cajun” earned the number one ranking by just 25 points over Clute, TX, racer Aaron Reutzel.

Reutzel made a late rush up the point charts to take second with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., edging Seth Bergman for third.

Herrera rounded out the top five with the balance of the top ten including Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Tony Bruce, Jr., Brian Brown and Jeff Swindell completing the top ten..

Johnson topped a total of 867 different drivers that earned points in the 676 events that awarded points towards the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

The Winged 360 Power Rankings are presented by Rod End Supply, which offers a wide assortment of rod ends, radius rods, and specialty products that fit the needs of anyone involved in all variety of auto racing and performance related industries including farming equipment. More information regarding Rod End Supply is available at www.rodendsupply.com.

The Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s, Downforce Designs Midgets and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Robert Ballou topped the non-wing 410 portion, R.J. Johnson bested the Non-Wing 360s while Jeb Sessums took the top 305 ranking with the final standings for the remaining divisions to be released in the coming weeks.

A complete look at the Top 250 in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings is available at http://www.racinboys.com/2014/12/16/jason-johnson-atop-rod-end-supply-winged-360-power-rankings/.

A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on www.racinboys.com, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2014 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions, critiques or advertising inquiries regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.racinboys.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Trone Outdoor Motorsports, LLC

Trone Outdoor Motorsports is pleased to announce theirreturn to the local speedway circuit, (home of the PA Posse) and to the start of their 2015 schedule for the 410 Sprint Car Season. John Trone had experienced some major health issues during the 2013 season, and decided it was best to take a year off, to get his health stabilized. The Trone Outdoor Motorsports #39 will kick off the season on February 21st for the Icebreaker at Lincoln Speedway, located in Abbottstown, PA. Tim Glatfelter will be taking over the driving duties behind the wheel of the familiar Maroon and White #39, Trone’s Special, making his return to the Trone Outdoor Motorsports stable. Tim scored his first career 410 win at Lincoln Speedway in 2009 in his rookie year, behind the wheel of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports 39T. Tim started his career racing quarter midgets at age 5, where he won 150 races and 4 track championships. Tim also raced 600 micro sprints, highlighted by a Lincoln Speedway 600 Speed Week win. The Trone Outdoor Motorsports Team will utilize Maxim Chassis’s and Rider Racing Engines. The team will consist of many of Tim’s existing crew, and will be announced at a later date. The team is currently working on finalizing sponsors and supporters of the newly formed team. The Trone Outdoor Motorsports team will compete weekly at Lincoln Speedway and will pick and choose additional races at Williams Grove, Port Royal and Susquehanna Speedways. Trone Outdoor Motorsports would like to thank it’s sponsors: Trone Outdoor Advertising, Finish Line Auto Sales, EGI Autowraps, Tooling Dynamics, Rt. 30 Seafood, Eagle Steel & Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s French Fries, Glenna Straley Hair Designs, H & H General Contractors, Rider Racing Engines, Maxim Racing, Jake’s Carts, Butler Built Seats, DMI Bulldog Rears, Keiser Aluminum Wheels, Top Flight Wings and numerous others.

For additional information: contact John Trone, John@TroneOutdoor.com, 717.637.6603

 

 

UNITED RACING CLUB TO BE PART OF THE ‘DIRTY JERSEY 3’ AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

The United Racing Club will join in on the fun during this years running of the $3,000 to win ‘Turnpike 25’ on Thursday June 11.

Last years very successful ‘Turnpike 25’ was won by Davie Franek. Davie won over a field of 25 360 sprint cars that turned out to compete on the racy 7/16th-mile D-Shaped New Egypt Speedway.

The United Racing Club will work closely with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints official Dean Reynolds, who guided the 2014 version of the ‘Turnpike 25’.

Anyone interested in scheduling races or sponsoring the United Racing Club in 2015 and beyond, may contact Curt Michael at 302-344-1882

Fans can follow all of the news and announcements concerning the Club online at www.unitedracingclub.net or via it’s facebook page under United Racing Club or on twitter @UrcClub.

For more information about the ‘Dirty Jersey’ event contact Brett Deyo at 845-728-2781 or visit the online home of Friesen-Deyo Promotions at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com

 

 

MOULE, JENKINS WIN AT DROUIN, RANDALL & HUTTON ALSO IN IMPORTANT EVENTS

Drouin Speedway came alive for the last time before Christmas & under a beautiful blue sky, visiting divisions Wingless Sprints & SDAV Hot Rods joined club divisions for all levels of Standard Saloons along with VSC Open Sedans with Tony Moule driving a Wingless Sprint owned Drouin Speedway Club President Larry Evans taking a win in his division whilst Phil Jenkins won the ‘Legends Cup’ for the Hot Rods that was postponed from last season. In Standard Saloon racing Tegan Bullard won the Ladies, Ty Hutton the Junior Standard Saloons & Ben Randall the Open Standard Saloons finals & Scott Angus came out on top in the Open Sedans. The SDAV Hot Rod Club were running for series points & the before mentioned ‘Legends Cup’ & in three heat races wins went to Phil Jenkins, Shannon Meakins & Glenn Lawless. State Champion Dean West a local driver in Gippsland had a less than glorious start to the day muffing up the first heat, yet will be satisfied with eventually finishing behind a very determined Jenkins & young gun Meakins to finish in third place ahead of Allan Luckett & Lawless. Wingless Sprints competed for points towards their state aggregate with Moule winning heat one and two & keen to make it three from three before he was penalised by stewards for driving incidents. Brett Kuypers was out from & numerous stoppages resulted in officials declaring the race and Kuypers the winner. Moule then led from start to finish in the final event to lead to the finish Troy Carey from Tullamore NSW, Wayne Hurford, Kuypers & Tearni Perkins. The Standard Saloon track championship round was a welcome return for Ben Randall who went on to win two of his three heats with Bunyip’s Jeff Blencowe & Mark Miles from Pakenham winning the other two. Randall then led start to finish in the feature event to defeat Miles, Cory Horter, John Dike Jnr & Matt Nelson. With some extra cars available to compete from other Victorian Speedway Council divisions the Unlimited Sedans became VSC Open Sedans for race day. Mick Evans took the first heat win with Daniel & then Scott Angus wrapping up the three heats. Scott Angus then jumped away at the start of the final & Daniel Angus got the better of Evans for some time before getting by into second to start the chase of Scott Angus. On the very last lap Evans was right behind & just couldn’t pass, Scott Angus, Evans, Daniel Angus, Eric Miles and Rob Tatterson from Trafalgar where the top five finishers. Junior Standard Saloon car numbers were once again strong with the Victorian title for the division at the venue after Christmas. Ty Hutton, Bailey Perkins & Hutton a second time were winners of the heats. Some drama in the final with some of the stronger competitors Ally Morrison & Ambah Fythe coming unstuck whilst in the top five left Hutton to win ahead of Perkins & Courtney Meakins.

The Ladies' racing began well for Tracey Ingram who took a win in the first heat in a strong battle with Sonia Nelson before Tegan Bullard took a win in the next two heats. Bullard got the best start in the final & Ingram found herself on the wrong end of the steward’s decision ending with a black flag & disqualification from the race before Bullard took the win from Nelson & rookie driver Steph Evans & Vanessa Coleman. Amanda Burrows had a big crash against the back straight wall eliminating her from racing.

Written by Dean Thompson DMT Sports Media For Drouin Speedway Club

 

 

WAR Partners With Next LED for 2015

California, MO (Dec 13th 2014) As the Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps WAR Sprint Car Series looks to their 4th season in 2015, they’re beginning to attract a lot of attention. With 83 different drivers competing with the series in 2014 at 9 different tracks throughout the Midwest, it’s safe to say non wing sprint car racing is alive and well!! Series Director Andrew Korte announced today in a broadcast from the Keizer Wheels booth at PRI in Indianapolis, IN that not only would WAR be expanding their reach in 2015 by starting a new region in IL, but were also happy to announce a partnership agreement with the nations best LED display manufacturer NEXT LED. "We're really excited about having Next LED come on board for 2015! They are a great company and they’re the nations leading manufacturer of high quality LED displays. We’re really looking forward to working with them!" -Stated Korte Next LED is an American manufacturer of commercial, billboard, sports, and indoor LED Displays. “Our Midwest-focused approach and strong partnerships allow us to support all types of small to mediums size businesses, billboard operators, and indoor and outdoor sporting venues with unprecedented service.” Said Brett Wright, Director of Sales “In short, a Next LED display comes loaded with value. We put the quality and work ethic of the heartland into every sign we engineer and assemble from our headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.” "It's exciting to have a company like Next LED partner with us,” Korte said “LED signs, billboards, and video screens have become the tool of choice for businesses large and small that are looking to really drive sales and make an impact on their customers, and to not only have a company that's involved in such a cutting edge technology, but to be the leader in the industry is just, really awesome." Of Course Series Title Sponsor Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, will again be teaming up with the series for 2015, and look for even greater things to come out of the merger. The series will now be known as the Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED. "This really just seemed like a good fit” Korte stated “Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps has been with us since the beginning, and with Impact being a preferred, top selling dealer for Next LED Products, I really think this will be a great partnership for all of us!" "It seems every day you see more and more LED Signs at businesses, and sports venues large and small, we're looking forward to taking all of Impact and Next's products to the tracks we visit across the Midwest and showcasing them! We've always really focused on not only providing great racing for our fans, but great "entertainment"... when our fans leave our race we want them to feel like they've gotten their money's worth and had a great experience. With LED technology there are so many more doors of opportunity that can be opened, and with my awesome staff, Impact Signs, and Next LED all working together I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store!" You can find out more about Next LED and Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps by visiting their web site at: http://www.nextledsigns.com/ http://www.impact4800.com

For more info on the WAR Series please contact Andrew Korte at: WAR Sprints 58766 Airport Rd California, MO 65018 (573) 680-4413 warsprints@yahoo.com www.warsprints.com

 

 

Tyler Thomas Motorsports

Tyler Thomas looking for more success at Du Quoin in POWRi Midgets

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2014)—Tyler Thomas will race on the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center for the fourth time Saturday in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters, a non-points event organized by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

The 18-year-old from Collinsville, Okla., will be attempting to continue the considerable success he’s had on the indoor track at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.

Thomas won in his initial event and finished second, passed by Bryan Clauson on the final lap, the next night in the late summer of 2012 in regular-season POWRi Midget events. He was running in the top 10 in the Battle of the Center in December, 2012, when a flat tire eliminated him and he finished 17th.

“Everything clicked that weekend,” Thomas said of his one-two finishes. “The car was working awesome. Hopefully, we’ll be able to have another weekend like that. We had a really fast car in feature at the Battle at the Center, too, but we had to start really far back because we didn’t get the passing points in the heats. It’s been a pretty good track for us.”

Thomas had one victory, the fourth of his POWRi Midget career, included in 12 top-fives in 22 events this season. He finished sixth in the championship. Thomas diversified his racing schedule in 2014, running seven Late Model stock car features with one victory and four runners-up in seven events, and also ran Honda USAC National Midgets and American Sprint Car Series national and regional events.

Thomas most recent Midget event was the famed USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris, Calif., on Nov. 27. He had climbed from 15th starting position to ninth when unavoidable contact took him out on the 75th of 98 laps.

“We came home from California and began working on our cars and we found something we’ve been struggling with all season,” Thomas said. “I’m looking forward to the Battle at the Center, really excited about it. A win at the Battle of the Center in that tough field would be pretty special.

“The heats will be the most important races. You need to get passing points to start up front for the qualifying races because you start pretty much straight up from where you finish for the feature.”

General admission tickets are $20 and children ages 12-and-under are free for the Battle at the Center. Tickets will be sold only on the day of the event. Spectator doors open at 3:00 p.m., hot laps begin at 5 with racing immediately following. The feature will be 40 laps.

For more information, go to www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com

 

 

NEED A CHRISTMAS PRESENT? KENNY WALLACE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE COMING TO PERRIS!

(Perris, CA, December 15, 2014) Are you still looking for a Christmas present for that special racing person in your life? Why not get them a package with the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience at Perris Auto Speedway. The longtime NASCAR racer has booked the famous Riverside County clay oval for two dates, April 4th and April 19th, in 2015.

The following packages are being offered.

RIDE-ALONG PACKAGE (4 Laps) – $129.00

Whether you’re a fan who wants to experience the thrill of dirt track racing in a two seat Sprint Car, or you’re getting ready to drive and want to start in a two seat Dirt Late Model the Ride-Along is amazing. You will simply not believe the power of these cars combined with incredible skill of our dirt driving Pro’s. Rides are 4 laps total with a half lap coming to speed and a half a lap cool down, so 3 laps are at speed.

DIRT JUMP START PACKAGE – $249.00*

If this is your first time on dirt, it can be a little intimidating and those Dirt Late Models are one serious racecar that can be something to handle with limited or no experience. That’s why we’ve developed our modified jump start program. You can start in an IMCA style dirt Modified, the IMCA dirt Modified has a little less power and is more “driveable” than the Late Model. We have found that drivers who opt for the Modified first do much better when it’s time to drive the Late Model The Dirt Jump Start Modified program is 7 laps.

* Must purchase an additional driving package to sign up for the Dirt Jump Start.

INTRO TO DIRT PACKAGE (10 Laps) – $349.00

This package is for the enthusiast who just wants a taste of the dirt track racing thrill. You will go through a brief 45 minute class on the basics of dirt track racing and how to put the power and performance of a Dirt Late Model to work. Our crew will get you suited up with all the safety gear and into the car as you get 10 laps in one of these awesome racing machines. Price includes all classroom instruction, use of safety gear and 10 laps in a Dirt Late Model.

DIRT BASICS PACKAGE (15 Laps) – $499.00

You get the same training and understanding of a dirt Late Model with this program that you do with our Intro to Dirt, you just get 5 more laps to put all that training to work. You’ll build speed as you gain confidence in the racecar, you start to “pitch” the car in the corner and really start to feel that Dirt Late Model work. It takes some time in the car to really understand the thrill and performance of a Dirt Late Model, with this program you start to understand just how amazing these cars are and how thrilling it is to pitch the car thru the corner. You’ll come out thrilled as you understand the basics of dirt racing!!

DIRT INTERMEDIATE PACKAGE (25 Laps) - $799.00

If you’re looking to get a little more time in a Dirt Late Model this is the program for you. This program is a total of 25 laps in the Dirt Late Model, it includes your original 45 minute orientation plus an advanced review after your first 15 laps in the car. We have found that the time out of the car to think about everything plus talking to one of our dirt professionals really adds to your speed and enjoyment in the racecar for your last 10 laps. When you’re ready, it’s back into the car for your fastest 10 laps of the day. You will do 25 laps total, and you’ll leave covered in dust everywhere but your smile!!

DIRT ADVANCED PACKAGE (50 Laps) – $999.00

This is our all-inclusive program that will have you understanding the dirt car chassis and how to put that chassis to work under you. You’ll start with our classroom and then move to our two seat ride-along, from there we’ll get you jump started with 7 laps in one of our Modifieds, we’ll then get you started in an awesome Dirt Late Model for 13 laps. After your first set of laps in the Late Model, we’ll do an in-car review and get you ready to turn some faster laps. We’ll send you out for 10 more laps as you start to feel the car really work through the corner. You’ve now done 30 laps behind the wheel of a dirt car, and it’s time for a break and review with you instructor. Then it’s time to get back into the Late Model, you’ll go back out for 10 more laps, we’ll get you a brief review and send you back out to race. You will go off pit road behind one of our instructors, and you’ll have the opportunity to drive the car deep into the corner and follow one of our instructors. You can only get this feel in a Dirt Late Model, it’s second to none and you are now one of the few people that understands just how amazing it is when a properly set up Dirt Late Model goes to work under your right foot!!! It’s a day that will exceed all your expectations and have you really understand the challenges and thrills of dirt racing!!

SPRINT CAR PACKAGE (+ 10 Laps) – $399.00**

The Sprint Car is the pinnacle of dirt track racing and one of the most amazing racecars in the world. The performance and handling of a Sprint Car is in a word breathtaking, that big wing goes to work for you in the corner and helps the car perform like nothing you’ve ever experienced. You can add 10 laps in a Sprint Car to any driving package, it will leave you amazed at how much car is under your control!!

** Must complete a minimum of Dirt Basics to purchase the Sprint package.

For gift vouchers or more information on the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience at Perris Auto Speedway, please call: 855-227-8789. You can also purchase online by clicking on the following link: http://dirtracewithkenny.com/gift-voucher/

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment

 

 

Ian Madsen Opens Down-Under Tour In Style

PETERSEN MEDIA- After his scheduled opener was rained out just one week ago, Ian Madsen and his G&B Goodyer Developments team hit the track on Saturday night at the Brisbane International Speedway, and ended their night in victory lane.

“It’s the best you can start,” Madsen said with a smile. “We still have a little bit of work to do, but to start the way we did, and improve as the night went on, is a huge testament to this team.”

Timing his D&B Goodyer Developments/MK Excavating/Adornato Sand and Gravel No. 10 machine in 10th quickest in time trials, Madsen did not get the result he was looking for in his first heat race, before he picked up the win during his second race.

Lining up in the third row of the shootout, Madsen would surge to the lead, and walk away from the field as he picked up the win, and put his machine on the pole for the 30-lap main event.

Sharing the front row with Australian Champion, Dave Murcott, Madsen jumped out to the early lead on what was an extremely slick surface. While out in front, Murcott would attempt to challenge Madsen, but Madsen looked to be too good on this night.

A late race caution bunched the field back up, and with Murcott looking for room, Madsen was brilliant on the restart and was able to maintain the top spot, as he kept his challenger at bay.

Over the final seven markers, Madsen was flawless, as he raced his way to his first win of the season with his D&B Goodyer Developments team, and his 13th overall in 2014.

“I can’t thank this team enough for all of their hard work,” Madsen added. “We worked hard all night and got better each time we hit the track. To win this one with Darren and Belinda Goodyer here watching made this race that much more special.

Madsen would like to thank D&B Goodyer Developments, MK Excavating, Adornato Sand & Gravel, Watsons Express Transport, Lucas Oil, QSS Speedway Spares, Revolution Racegear, Oval Express, and Dyden Signs for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-92, Wins-13, Top-5’s- 38, Top 10’s-50

ON TAP: Madsen and the D&B Goodyer Developments Team will be in action on Saturday night at the Premier Speedway for Twin Feature night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen.

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

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

Notable Pennsylvania Teams Trekking to Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 15, 2014) - Pennsylvania will be well represented during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Several teams based in the land of the PA Posse will trek across the country to tackle the five-race event at Cocopah Speedway Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

Central Pennsylvania resident Logan Schuchart, along with his uncle, Jacob Allen - the son of legendary racer Bobby Allen - recently finished their first season on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour. The duo, which plans to hit the road again with the Outlaws next year, will kick off the 2015 season at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"Some of those guys get to go to Australia," Schuchart said. "Going to Arizona in January will keep us from getting too rusty. I'm sure it will be nice to get in that warm weather, too."

Ryan Smith, who captured his first career World of Outlaws feature win in 2014, will also venture to Cocopah Speedway.

Additionally, sprint car legend Fred Rahmer will field a pair of cars throughout the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for Stevie Smith and Freddie Rahmer.

"We're excited because the race car is coming all the way from Pennsylvania," Smith said. "I'd say someone did their homework and they will have a lot of race cars there. It will be a good series for everybody."

Smith, who resides in Oklahoma when he isn't racing, said he remembers competing once - the World of Outlaws lone visit to the 3/8-mile track to kick off the 1991 season - at Cocopah Speedway.

This time the five-race event pays a lot more money. The weekend races - Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 - pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the event on Jan. 6 paying $5,000 to win. There is also a points fund for the top five in overall points.

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night or a special all-access pass of $99.95 for all five nights (good only through Dec. 15). Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Reidy’s Frustrating Night

It certainly wasn’t Danny Reidy’s strongest run of the 2014-15 season, but he managed to fight his way through what was a frustrating night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.

After a poor start, where he qualified 23rd out of 32-car field in time trials, Reidy had his back up against the wall for the remainder of the night. By virtue of winning both of his heat races, he managed to qualify for the feature race out of position nine.

From the drop of the green flag in the feature race, Reidy made early progress and moved up to seventh, but on a track where passing opportunities were minimal, he struggled to move any higher. With one main racing line and growing frustrated with the follow-the-leader style racing, he ventured up to the top of the track, but it was to no avail. At the fall of the chequered flag, he finished back in a disappointing 11th.

“I had a poor run in qualifying, and that put me on the back foot for the remainder of the night,” explained the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver.

“For the feature race, I made a good start on what turned out to be a one-lane track, but later in the race I tried something different by running the top of the track, which didn’t work out for me.”

In what was his first race meeting back since his crash at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway late last month, Reidy was pleased with the performance of his brand-new Maxim.

The next outing for Reidy will be back at Valvoline Raceway on Boxing Night (December 26) for the running of the annual Valvoline Grand Prix.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

Twin Feature Night Brings Out The Christmas Stars

If you’re a Sprintcar Fan we certainly hope you don’t have your Christmas Party booked for this coming Saturday night, because with a Red Hot 60 car field all headed for Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool along with nearly 40 Formula 500’s, the only place to be for some festive cheer is right here at the races!

The 60 car field isn’t just any 60 car field! Three former Classic Champions Ian Loudoun, Steven Lines and Trevor Green will be in the house along with former Aussie Champs James McFadden and Robbie Farr while 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion Ian Madsen will also battle it out for Twin Feature night honors!

Add some spice to that list with two Americans in Kyle Hirst and Danny Holtgraver along with the man everyone has been trying to catch in Jamie Veal and it just gets even better.

Current Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Chad Ely is planning to step it up against the likes of Grant Anderson, current Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series points leader Brett Milburn, Daniel Pestka, Shaun Dobson, Stephen Bell and Darren Mollenoyux and it will be as good as it gets!

With Warrnambool Rapid Mix providing all the action of this jammed packed program the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup has also attracted a class field.

Heading the list of nominations if current Australian Champion Brock Hallett, West Australian duo Andrew Priolo and Mark House along with Tasmania’s Marcus Kelly.

A strong contingent of South Australian’s will also join the battle while Victorian’s Dylan Willsher, Tyler Owen and James Aranyosi will also be super keen to ensure that “Jack’s Cup” stays close to home.

The call has gone out to the Jolly Fellow in the Red Suit to make a guest appearance throughout the night, while there are some fantastic giveaways also available. Simply purchase a race night program to have a chance at winning on of two BMX style “Mono” bikes courtesy of Toyworld Warrnambool. We haven’t forgotten the Mum’s with the Logan’s Beach Day Spa also with some wonderful giveaways.Along with Movie Tickets, Meal Vouchers and much more.

Gates will open at 4.00pm with Racing getting underway from 5.00pm with the first round of heats for the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup.

Admission is Adults $25.00; Concession $20.00; Children 12-15 $10.00; Children 6-11 $5.00.

Usual Pit Charges Apply.

Tickets are available on-line at www.premierspeedway.com.au until midnight on Friday night or from the gate at 4.00pm on race night.

Nominations:

Sprintcars (as at 15/12/14):

V3 Ian Loudoun W3 Steven Lines Q7 Robbie Farr T7 Tim Hutchins V7 Paul Solomon V9 Rod Matthews T10 Ian Madsen N11 Trevor Green V12 Kristy Ellis V16 Kris Lacey V17 Dennis Jones W17 Kyle Hirst W18 Scott Reilly V19 Daniel Newnham S20 Glen Sutherland V20 Domain Ramsay ACT21 Shaun Dobson V21 Jamie Hennessy S22 Chad Ely V22 Quentin Tanner V24 Brendan Balcombe NQ25 James McFadden V25 Jack Lee W25 Taylor Milling V26 Nick Lacey V29 Will Carroll V35 Jamie Veal N36 Eddie Lumbar Q36 Danny Holtgraver V36 Tim Van Ginneken S37 Terry Kelly V37 Grant Anderson V40 Darren Hickman V42 Jye O’Keefe V47 Tim Rankin V48 Adam King V49 Troy Wolley V51 Peter Milnes V54 Bradley Warren ACT55 Stephen Bell V55 Ashley Scott V56 Kane Haugh V58 Rhiannon Burleigh V64 David Aldersley V67 Luke Walker V68 Brett Milburn V70 John Vogels V72 Jake Smith V73 Heath Hunter V74 Michael Cunningham V76 Aaron Haugh V77 Darren Mollenoyux V81 Robbie Paton ACT83 David McKay V83 Christopher Solomon V84 Luke Nash V88 Daniel Pestka V95 Ryan Davis V96 Andy Caruana ACT97 Dale Walsh V98 Peter Doukas

Formula 500’s (as at 15/12/14):

A1 Brock Hallet V5 Steven Van Ginneken V10 Tyler Beasy WA10 Andrew Priolo SA14 Paul Razum V14 Jett Speed V15 Leigh Van Ginneken V18 Brooke Buckingham V21 Lee Hardess V23 Paul O’Shannessy SA24 Ross Miller WA24 Mark House V26 Dion Bellman V27 Dylan Willsher V31 Chris Bellman V32 Matthew Turner V33 Justin Bowen V36 Daniel Burleigh SA44 Steph Munn T47 Marcus Kelly V48 Ryan O’Keefe V49 Josh Buckingham V50 James Aranyosi V51 Ash Sinclair V52 Shane Van Duynhoven V55 Tyler Owen V56 James McDonald V60 Trevor Cotterill SA64 Patrick Merrett V70 Matthew Symons SA71 Lockie Cates V71 Kurt Dunham V78 Steven Jabke V79 Terry Rankin V81 Jack Bell V91 Steven Horton V92 Rob Trewartha V95 Dale Sinclair V96 Andrew Rae

 

 

Home Town Hero Wins At Tolmer

By Phil Michell

Last night the South Australian Sprintcar drivers hit the highway for the longest road trip on the 2014/15 QSS SA Sprintcar Shootout tour but it was a driver who travelled no more than 10 mins to the race track who emerged the victor as Dylan Jenkin won this third feature event of the five rounds contested.

After starting from the outside of the front row Jenkin actually fell back to third in the early stages of the race but two magnificent outside passes, on both Daniel Pestka and race leader Scott Bogucki, as they encountered lapped traffic set up what was an emotional home town win.

“At the start of the race the top of the track was a little greasy but as the race went on it came in and when both Daniel and Scott got caught up on the bottom in the lapped traffic I just used it to my advantage. They both didn’t realise how good it was up there so I caught them by surprise” added an elated winner.

“This is the best way to end my home track hoodoo and it is the first time a lot of my family and friends have seen me win a race so it is pretty cool”.

Second across the line was pole sitter Bogucki, who recorded his second series podium of the season, while Craig Vanderstelt was outstanding all night getting by Pestka with a lap to go to round out the podium results in what was an extremely entertaining 25 lap final.

Pestka held on for fourth while Luke Dillon scrapped his way to fifth with new State Champion Brad Keller, who was driving the Downing Brothers #97, Justin Sloan, Mark Caruso, Hayden Pitt and Ryan Jones completing the top ten.

During the feature event Adam Currie unfortunately rolled his immaculate #59 on lap 16 after Glen Sutherland, who running inside the top six, tagged the pit gate on a restart cutting down his right rear tyre leaving the cars behind nowhere to go as Sutherland slowed in turn one.

Earlier the heat winners were Justin Sloan, Ryan Jones, Scott Bogucki and Dylan Jenkin. Heat two winner Ryan Jones was extremely lucky as he rolled his #63 XXX in turn three after the chequered flag with Ryan later stating that he didn’t even realise the race was over and simply made a driving mistake as he tagged the turn three wall.

The event also saw a packed support program with Round 3 of the MJS Street Stock Series, Formula 500’s, Lightning Sprints and Junior Formula 500’s and Junior Sedans all in action on the tight “Bullring”.

In the Formula 500’s it was Australian Champion Brock Hallett who defeated local pilot Patrick Merritt and Josh Michelmore while Street Stock standout Anthony Beare won the MJS Street Stock supported event. Jason Wilson was an easy winner in the Lightning Sprint feature while Nathan Thorne collected yet another Junior Sedan feature victory. The Junior Formula 500’s were more of a demonstration class with Jack Disbury and Victorian Haylee Butler enjoying the chance to compete on the Tolmer Speedway Clay.

The Tolmer Speedway will now take a break with the final meeting being staged on Easter Friday with the running of the 2015 South Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championship with both the Super Sedans and Speedcars both featuring as the main support classes.

The Tolmer Speedway Committee would like to thank the following supporters:

• Blue Lake Milling • Densley Earthmoving • Bordertown Pump & Refrigeration • Tatiara Truck & Trailers • Awe Richards Butchers • Moores Hardware • Tatiara Industrial Repairs • Sport N Moore • Pooles Menswear & Surf • Buds In Bloom • Café La Vie • L&H Electrical • Bordertown Hotel • D&G Southway Shell Service Station • JBS Swift • Webb Contracting • Wicham Flower • Cox Rural

 

 

OLIVER CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISES SIGN ON AS SPONSOR OF MS. MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT

OAKS, PA December 13, 2014 . . . The Ms. Motorsports Pageant, a major part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Racing Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show, is taking on a new sponsor.

Oliver Construction Enterprises, owned by Modified stock car racer P.J. Oliver, will be the primary sponsor of the very popular pageant.

As part of the sponsorship Oliver will have his green No. 13 Modified on display at the stage area and it will be used as a photo prop by the ladies taking part in the Pageant.

Oliver Construction Enterprises is a growing company servicing the telecommunications industry. They provide a complete line of telecommunication cabling services from project engineering through final testing. The installation includes voice, data, audio, video, running copper, fiber, coax, or any type of media required. They also install both inside and outside plant projects that go from Directional Drilling, Excavation, Bucket Trucks and Fiber Splicers. Oliver Construction Enterprises is a one stop shop for all telecommunication needs and is located at 2547 Old York Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 and they can be reached on the telephone at 609.324.1753.

The winner of the Oliver Construction Enterprises Ms. Motorsports Pageant will take home $1,500 and represent the Motorsports show throughout the season at various races and other events. $500 goes to the first runner-up while the second runner-up earns $250.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the best swimwear contestant and she will earn $500.

With this being the 30th anniversary of the show several of the past winners of the Ms. Motorsports Pageant will be attending.

Applications are still being accepted for the 2015 Pageant.

More information on the three day show, that runs from January 23rd through January 25th and takes place at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, can be had at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

 

 

LEGENDARY PETTY RACE CARS TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 15, 2014 . . . Two of the most famous race cars that were part of Richard Petty’s outstanding NASCAR racing career will be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Racing Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23rd through January 25th at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center conveniently located in Oaks, PA.

A 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a winged car, was produced only during the model year, 1970. The car was built specifically to lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth after having spent a couple of seasons with Ford. And Petty did well against the Ford competition in 1970 as he won eight Cup races and placed very well in many others. It was an impressive run for the Superbird. NASCAR concerned with their high speeds, huge wing and nose cone banned them.

To this day, the Superbird is the most recognizable race car in Petty’s entire career, which included seven Cup titles and 200 victories. The car was also featured in the Disney Pixar movie “Cars” as the character “The King”.

And going back to 1957, Oldsmobile called on Lee Petty, Richard’s father, to drive their Olds powered by their new J-2 model V8 engine. Lee took the J-2 Olds down the Daytona, Florida beach in the 1957 speed contests at 144.9 MPH. Impressive to say the least for a strictly stock car.

“Big” Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, decided that the engine was far too fast and banned it putting Oldsmobile’s active participation in Lee Petty’s racing activities in sort of a standstill.

Lee did manage to compete in 1957 using two Oldsmobile cars that consisted of a 2-door hard top and a convertible. He raced in both divisions that year, the steel roofed division and the convertible division.

In 1958 Richard Petty kicked off his career by driving a tired, but true 1957 Olds convertible, given to him by his dad, at a dirt track in Columbia, SC. He survived his first race, earned $200 for his sixth place finish and the rest is history. Lee drove in 51 NASCAR races that year winning his second Grand National Championship (now Sprint Cup title) in the 1957 steel roofed Olds.

Both cars will be available for show attendees to have a very close look during the PPB Motorsports 2015 show, the 30th anniversary edition of the highly successful event.

The three day show attracts thousands of people to see what is new in motorsports and obtain the latest race schedule information from a variety of speedways and sanctioning organizations.

Close to 250,000 square feet of show space is dedicated to just about everything imaginable in motorsports including more than 250 motorsports vehicles along classic cars, show and historic cars. Many popular racers and personalities in the sport will be seen at the show along with an autograph session at the Pioneer Pole Building’s display area that will feature Philadelphia Eagle’s start Brian Westbrook.

Attendees will also be able to attend a number of FREE seminars that cover subjects related to the business of motorsports.

Additional information on the show is available at www.aarn.com. Businesses interested in exhibiting at the show, limited space remains available, are invited to call 609.888.3618 and ask for Tim Hogue or Danny Sammons.

 

 

JASON JOHNSON RACING TAKES FLIGHT TO LIVE DREAM IN 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (December 12, 2014) - Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) is excited to fulfill a dream, by competing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the upcoming 2015 season.

In order to attack the challenge of racing against the BEST in the business, Jason and the team have partnered with their committed sponsorship partners: Priority Aviation Services LLC; Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT); Fischer Body Shop; Waco Metal; Saich Family and Dissolvalloy Frac Ball Revolution to kick off this journey of competition and success against the most formidable sprint car competition in the world.

Longtime crew chief Philip Dietz will head the team for JJR. Jason and Philip have worked together as a duo since the beginning starting in year 2000. Both have shared the goal of one day competing against the best in the business, the World of Outlaws. Jason commented, "Phil and I have been looking toward this opportunity for a longtime. I am excited for this upcoming season, and confident having Philip as our crew chief. We have been working together throughout each of our careers and now the time has come for each of us to give it our all to fulfill our dream."

Since forming Jason Johnson Racing in 2010, along with his wife Bobbi, it has always been their vision and ultimate goal to race with the World of Outlaws on a full-time basis. Since its formation, Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) as an organization has taken on the characteristics of its owners highlighted by a balance of patience, perseverance and poise combined with a tenacity of purpose and an unwavering commitment to excellence on and off the track. After five consecutive Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour owner championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Jason and the entire JJR team along with their sponsorship partners, are excited as they prepare their equipment to take on the best throughout the 2015 racing season.

During the last three full seasons with Stenhouse Jr. Racing, they have enjoyed tremendous success and are grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and their Ford ASCS 360 program. Jason commented, “It has truly been a successful partnership resulting in three championships and we sincerely thank Ricky for his dedicated support through each of these championship years.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series have 92 events scheduled in 2015 starting in February in Florida through November at 59 tracks in 23 states and three Canadian provinces. It will be a busy year, but one that Jason and the JJR team are looking forward to running with a great group of competitors night in and night out.

Success in many ways is defined as dreams turning into reality. Jason and the team look to celebrate their success by turning this professional dream into reality in 2015 running with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series!

Thank you,

Jason Johnson at Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) JJR

Stay up-to-date with Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) and all of our sponsorship partners at www.jasonjohnsonracing.com.

 

 

Kasey Kahne Will Race All Five Nights at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 12, 2014) - NASCAR sensation Kasey Kahne is giving sprint car fans a rare gift soon after the holidays.

Kahne has confirmed that he will compete throughout the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Kahne will pilot the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 sprint car sponsored by Great Clips.

"It means a lot to sprint car racing to have a guy like Kasey Kahne involved," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "To have him backing the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is a big deal and we can't wait to see him back in a sprint car for five nights."

Kahne drove sprint cars in the Northwest before heading East in the early 2000s. He quickly caught attention in NASCAR and has been a star within the top series for more than a decade. During that time he has also competed in select sprint car events around the country.

More than 50 additional drivers will join Kahne at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start each weekend feature - Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 - and $5,000 to win on Jan. 6. There is also a points fund for the top five in overall points during the five-race event.

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night or a special all-access pass of $99.95 for all five nights (good only through Dec. 15). Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Semi-Finals, 45-Lap Format Return for Oswego Speedway’s 65th Anniversary Celebration on August 8

OSWEGO, NY (December 12, 2014) – When Oswego Speedway celebrates its 65th anniversary on August 8 of the coming racing season, not only will fans be invited into the grandstands for only $5, they will also be treated to two former Oswego Supermodified traditions – semi-final qualifying, and the 45-lap feature event.

Since Oswego Speedway became ‘Home of the Supermodifieds’ in 1962, the ‘Steel Palace’ was noted as being a single division program straight through 1991, running only the heralded Novelis Supermodified on a weekly basis.

Through several of those years the Speedway’s Supermodifieds contended not only in heat races, consolations if need be, and the feature event – but also semi-final qualifiers.

Running more laps than a weekly heat race, but less than a feature, the semi-finals were used as a second layer of qualifying before the main event, only for those cars qualifying to be a part of them from the heat races.

Those drivers that did not qualify for the semi-finals from heat racing would go directly to the consolation to try and qualify for the night’s main event.

Once the Speedway became a two division program in 1992 with the inception of the Small Block Super, the semi-finals were officially laid to rest on a weekly basis, although they were run once during an open competition format event at the Speedway in 2005.

To celebrate the rich history and tradition of Supermodified racing at Oswego, the semi-finals will return on August 8 for the Supermodified division, providing fans two extra action packed events that will prove pivotal in starting position for the night’s historic 45-lap main event.

Supermodified heat races on August 8 will again be 12-laps in distance, but with a little extra on the line.

Only the top six qualifiers from each heat race will qualify for the semi-finals, with an opportunity to start in the front 18 spots for the night’s main event. Drivers finishing seventh on back in each heat will have to run the consolation if need be, or will start 19th on back in the main event.

This will make for two, nine car semi-finals running for 15-laps.

Drivers finishing in the top four in each heat race will receive their handicap position for the semi-finals, with the top six starting spots in each semi-final being inverted based on handicap. Starting positions seven through nine in the semi-finals will line-up straight-up from heat race finishes.

The semi-finals will prove crucial in starting position for the 45-lap main, as the feature event for the night will line-up straight-up from the finish of the semi-finals with the winners of each starting on the front row.

The results of semi-final number one will make the inside nine rows of the main event, while the results of semi-final number two will make the outside nine rows of the main event.

From there it is green flag racing for 45-laps in the Speedway’s 65th Anniversary main event, which in itself is another historic tradition.

When the Speedway first opened in 1951, main events were 20-laps in distance.

Through the years that number increased to 25, 30, 35, and eventually 45-laps to begin the 1967 season.

From 1967 through 2010 the standard Supermodified main event would be contended for 45-laps, a unique number and tradition set solely at Oswego Speedway.

Since 2011 the standard feature event has been raised to 50-laps at the ‘Steel Palace’, but not on August 8 of this coming season, as some of the best open-wheel racing pilots in the country will have to work a little harder to get to the front as a part of a traditional 45-lap main.

The 65th Anniversary at the Speedway will be made even more special as past Supermodified and Small Block Super champions of the Speedway will be sent formal invitations to come and spend the night as the Speedway’s guests to help celebrate the evening.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Anniversary Night Winners

1955 – Nolan Swift

1960 – Nolan Swift

1965 – Ron Lux

1970 – Jim Shampine

1975 – Steve Gioia Jr.

1980 – Eddie Bellinger Jr.

1985 – Joe Gosek

1990 – Pat Abold

1995 – Jeff West

2000 – Tim Gareau

2005 – Greg Furlong/Bob Goutermout

2010 – Jerry Curran

 

 

Two Of Oklahoma’s Finest On Track For Classic Tilt

Two of Oklahoma’s finest Sprintcar exports have both signaled their intentions to be at the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with both men determined on greeting the chequered flag when it falls on the 40 lap Classic final!

Despite there being a gulf in experience between both Daryn Pittman and Christopher Bell, both have amazing respect for each other, with Pittman in particular all to aware of the talent that Bell possesses.

Despite being just 19 years of age, it was Bell who led home Pittman and multi time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz to claim his maiden Outlaws at Jacksonville Speedway.

Aside from his first Outlaws triumph Bell has capped off an amazing 2014 by recording 26 feature race victories, with probably the most amazing statistic being that these wins came amidst a season that consisted of a number of racing disciplines.

Bell competed in Midgets (Speedcars) in events such as the famed Chilli Bowl where he ran third behind Bryan Clauson and Kevin Swindell, 410 Winged Sprints, 360 Winged Sprints, Silver Crown, 410 Non Wing Sprints as well as Ashphalt Late Model Racing.

Bell, who will be driving for the ultra professional Consol Racing Team with the support of Construction Solutions, Kaeding Performance, KRE Race Engines and Elf Fuels, is undoubtedly excited about the prospect of joining Australia and some of the World’s best Sprintcar drivers at the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

“It's awesome to be able to race in Australia during our off time, and I'm really looking forward to running in the Classic for the first time. It's a very prestigious event that attracts the best in the world in sprint car racing”, Bell said.

“Jerry Russell, my crew chief that's going to be coming over with me to run these races, introduced me to Glenno (Brent Inglis) at Knoxville this year. Glenno and I stayed in touch and he introduced me to Gavin Rawlings and Michael Gee when he found out they were interested in running these events. I'm really thankful for the opportunity to travel to Australia and be able to compete for such a great amount of prize money”, he added.

“I was fortunate enough last year to get to travel overseas to New Zealand and Australia to run midget cars and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to going sprint car racing in Australia this time around, it's awesome to be able to race in front of a different fan base”, Bell concluded.

Pittman on the other hand needs no introduction to Australian Race Fans with the popular 2013 World of Outlaws Champion again headed Down Under for a hit run mission that includes yet another appearance at the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Like Bell, Pittman enjoyed a successful 2014 American racing season which began with an outstanding run at the Chilli Bowl where amongst the 250 entries he was able to qualify for the A-Main finally settling for a very respectable 7th place finish.

His World of Outlaws season running for Kasey Kahne Racing was again a picture of consistency.

The numbers don’t lie with Pittman recording 14 World of Outlaws Feature Race wins and 50 top five finishes en-route to a runner up result in the overall points standings to eventual winner Donny Schatz.

The 36 year old also was a direct beneficiary of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic being a qualifier for the Speed Sport News World Challenge event as held at Knoxville each August, as he walked away with the win and the cool sum of $10,000.00 for his efforts.

For his visit to the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Pittman will again be aboard the USA9 Sprintshack, Eveready Technologies, Logical Property Solutions entry as supported by the Queensland based Aprile Racing outfit.

Joining Pittman in the two car Aprile Racing assault on the Classic will be the NQ42 of Brent Aprile who will return to the Classic having recorded a 10th place finish in C-Main 2 of last seasons event.

With the experience of Brent ‘Glenno’ Inglis in their corner Brent is sure to be one of the drivers to watch as a big improver come Classic time. He will again have great support from Sprintshack, Healthpoint Chemist Group, Eveready Technologies and East Coast Logistics.

Another Bell has also joined the ever growing list of nominations with Warrnambool’s very own Stephen Bell set to make a return to Classic competition.

Bell will be campaigning the ACT55 car for Adrian Flint and his Gippsland Motorsport operation.

The team will come to the Classic, sound in the knowledge that Bell’s vast experience will hold them in good stead along with the support of William Adams Cat, John Duff and Co Shell, DP Swampy Earthmoving, Jettcoand Crib Civil.

Teams intending on competing are urged to get their entries in at their earliest convenience to allow for the seeding of nights and pit allocation to take place as soon as possible.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS BRINGING PHILADELPHIA EAGLES STAR BRIAN WESTBROOK TO PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 11, 2014 . . . A large number of auto racing fans just happen to be fans of the National Football League and in the Philadelphia area the majority of attention is focused on the Philadephia Eagles who are enjoying an outstanding season.

Show sponsor, Pioneer Pole Buildings, will have Philadelphia Eagles star Brian Westbrook in their display area on Saturday, January 24th, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. talking with fans and signing autographs.

“Having Brian Westbrook at the show should really bring a lot of attention,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “With the Eagles star, all the personalities and racers, and so much going on during the three day show, this is going to do a great deal to make the 30th annual Motorsports show a hug success.”

Pioneer Pole Buildings will have a huge display area at the main entrance of the show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA running from Friday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 25th.

Included in the Pioneer display area, in addition to Westbrook on Saturday, will be top name racers such as Billy Pauch, Craig VonDohren and the Fred Rahmer No. 51 Sprint car that has been driven by top talent Stevie Smith.

The PPB Motorsports 2015 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show fills 250,000 square feet of show space and offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

Full details on the three day show can be had at www.aarn.com.

 

 

Christopher Bell going for 28th victory of year in POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 11, 2014)—Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla., will be going for his 28th victory to close out a remarkable year in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20 at the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile in the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the Du Quoin State Fair.

Bell will be driving a Toyota-powered Bullet, a car the 19-year-old won 11 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget and a total of 16 Midget features this season, for Keith Kunz Motorsports of Columbus, Ind. Bell is the National Midget Driver of the Year for the second straight season. He’s also won races in Sprint Cars and Super Late Model stock cars in 2014 to establish himself as one of motor racing’s fastest rising stars.

“It’s a race I really enjoy going to and I’m really excited about it,” Bell said. “It’s a fun event and a beautiful track. It definitely would be nice to win it. It’s right in the middle of the off-season and it will help us get ready for the Chili Bowl.”

Bell has raced once previously in the Battle at the Center, a non-points event sanctioned by POWRi. He was running third late in the 2012 feature before being caught up in a crash.

Bell’s victory in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series $10,000-to-win 66 Mike Phillips Memorial at age 16 in 2011 launched his career. He moved into Midgets and Sprint Cars the next year and joined Kunz’s powerhouse operation in 2013. Bell had four POWRi Midget victories and also won the Honda USAC National Midget championship in his first season with Kunz.

Driving a Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Bell won his first pavement race in his third Super Late Model start at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., in October.

Bell finished third in the championship feature at the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals a year ago. He doesn’t have any definitive plans beyond the 2015 event from Jan. 12-17 at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center.

“I know I’ll be at the Chili Bowl with Keith,” Bell said. “The Chili Bowl is my favorite race. After that, next year depends on what comes my way.”

 

 

Ballou Tops Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume II, No. 76

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 11, 2014) – Robert Ballou emerged from a heated battle for the top spot to come away with the number in ranking in the 2014 edition of the Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Winless until June 21, the Rocklin, CA, native closed out strong by racking up 11 wins over the last half of the season including a sweep of Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals to secure the number one ranking with a 72-point margin over second.

Ballou climbed from a ranking of seventh in 2013 while Dave Darland, last year’s top-ranked driver, settled for second this time around.

Darland, who matched Ballou in the win column with 11 triumphs, took second by 45 markers over Jon Stanbrough with Bryan Clauson and Justin Grant rounding out the top five.

The balance of the top ten included Brady Short, Chase Stockon, USAC champ Brady Bacon (who mixed in a healthy dose of winged Sprint Car racing over the course of the season), Chad Boespflug and Shane Cottle.

Keizer Aluminum Wheels is dedicated to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as engineering focal points, Keizer produces wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Keizer produces the ultimate in Sprint Car racing wheels in addition to late models, drag racing and more. For more information, contact Keizer Aluminum Wheels at 712-737-3053 or check online at www.keizerwheels.com.

The Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s, Downforce Designs Midgets and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. R.J. Johnson topped the Non-Wing 360s while Jeb Sessums bested the 305 portion with the final standings for the remaining divisions to be released in the coming weeks.

A look at this year’s Top 100 in Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings are listed in full at http://www.racinboys.com/2014/12/11/ballou-tops-keizer-wheels-non-wing-410-power-rankings/.

A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on www.racinboys.com, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2014 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions, critiques or advertising inquiries regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.racinboys.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

FARR AND AWAY ROBBIE’S ON A HOT STREAK!

Official release: ECP Racing

December 11, 2014

Robbie Farr has developed a hankering for wins in New Zealand.

With two race events already run from the scheduled three Robbie has been undefeated in the Hi-Tec Oils / ECP Racing Maxim and comes into this Saturday night’s finale at Western Springs Speedway Auckland sky high with confidence.

“We’ve had the best possible start,” grins Farr, “we’ve won both main events, been high points on both nights, won the pole Shootout both nights and led every lap of both features. We even broke the track record at Palmerston North Speedway. It’s been fantastic.”

Coming into the final race this weekend at The Springs Australia are seven points up on the New Zealanders on home turf!

The NZ vs USA vs AUS format is very popular and there’s been some truly fantastic racing at both Western Springs and Palmerston North.

“Naturally we want to close the whole deal out with a win,” Farr grins, “it’s not going to be easy but we’ve given ourselves a real fighting chance.”

The team still have one more weekend to go before Christmas with an appearance at Premier Speedway Warrnambool on December 19.

“Right now our only goal is to get this overall win for Australia, then we’ll focus on the following week when we’re home.”

Race results and information on the ECP Racing Team’s progress can also be found through the Western Springs website: www.springsspeedway.com

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipe Line Racing.

East Coast Pipeline Racing would again like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal corporate sponsors for their ongoing support: Hi-Tec Oils, Vermeer, East Coast Pipeline, Australia Wide Drilling, Australian Portable Camps, Golden City Trucks, Garrett Race Engines, Pipeline Plant Hire, IOR Energy, PWR Radiators, Bell Helmets, Buttlerbuilt Seats, Revolution Racegear.

 

 

TRIBUTE TO TROSTLE CELEBRATION SET FOR JANUARY 31

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (Dec. 10, 2014) – Midwest sprint car fans are invited to a celebration for the legendary career of sprint car builder, mechanic, and owner Bob Trostle on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Knoxville Raceway. Bob will be joined by many of his former drivers for an evening of bench racing and interviews at the Tribute to Trostle, a benefit to celebrate the racing career of Bob Trostle.

Doug Wolfgang and Shane Carson will headline the event reliving the on- and off-track stories of driving for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame car builder and owner. Many more drivers are expected and will be announced as travel plans are confirmed.

Live and silent auctions during the event will feature collectible memorabilia from sprint car, World of Outlaws and NASCAR drivers and friends!

Bob continues to fabricate sprint cars and street rods at his Des Moines shop while battling multiple medical issues since 2007. To help with the enormous added medical expenses they have incurred over the past eight years, all profits from the event will go directly to Bob and Dorotha Trostle.

The Tribute to Trostle will take place at Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30. A $5 admission donation will be collected at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Anyone wishing to donate auction items may send to: Tribute to Trostle, 1902 W. Grandview Dr, Knoxville, IA 50138. Those who cannot attend but would like to offer best wishes or a donation, please send to: Tribute to Trostle, C/O Iowa State Savings Bank, 222 E. Robinson, Knoxville, Iowa 50138.

For more information contact Craig Agan at craigagan38@yahoo.com or 641-891-0445.

 

 

BATTLE OF TRENTON INDOOR RACING SPECIAL TICKET OFFER THROUGH FRIDAY, DEC. 13

TRENTON, NJ December 10, 2014 . . . With a full field of seventy Three Quarter Midgets ready to ‘Battle’ in ‘Trenton’ on Friday and Saturday, December 19, and 20, 2014, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) has decided to fill the grandstands to capacity as well by offering an advance purchase discount ticket sale that kicked off today, December 10, and will last through Saturday, December 13.

In this limited window of opportunity, Friday night Lower Level Reserved Seat tickets will be available for just $17 each and Saturday tickets in the same seating area for just $20. That is a savings of $5 per ticket!

These discounted tickets are available only at the Len Sammons Productions office. Tickets can be ordered by phone at 609-888-3616 from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday; and from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Saturday. Shipped tickets will incur a $10 processing fee; purchasers who pick up their tickets at Area Auto Racing News (2829 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ) will incur no shipping fees.

As an added incentive, tickets purchased through December 13 will also entitle purchasers to gain access to the popular Pre-Race Fan Fest, held on the arena floor before the start of competition on Saturday night, Dec. 20

Standard priced tickets are still available online at www.comcasttix.com and at the arena box office which is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office the day of the event, however the price does increase $2.

Seventy TQ Midget drivers, the maximum that can fit into the Sun National Bank Center safely, come from ten states and two nations and represent the cream of the crop in dirt track and paved track racing and compete in Modifieds, Sprints, Supermodifieds, Midgets and TQ Midgets, with and without wings.

Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., a three time winner at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Indoor racing action and Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., a seven-time Indoor winner in LSMP races, head the field of favorites with the always exciting Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., three ISMA Supermodified standouts Lou Cicconi, Jr. of Aston, Pa., Joey Payne of Fairlawn, N.J., Rob Summers of Manchester, Ct., and Mike Lichty of Innerkip, Ontario, Canada, and a pair of competitive upstate New Yorkers Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., and Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, N.Y. plus ‘Jersey guy’ dirt track favorites Richie Pratt, Jr., of Hurffville Jr. and Mike Iles of Medford all very capable of winning.

A full field of TQs will race in a two-day series of efficiently promoted events in a unique format. Friday’s event will allow 40 competitors to run in one of the Twin 20 Lap features. Six Heat races will be run setting up (2) 20 car, 20 lap features. Saturday's Schedule will feature a more traditional format of time trials, heat races, B-mains leading up to a 40 lap feature event.

Competing with the TQ Midgets at Sun Bank Center on Friday night are the agile and lightning fast Champ Karts. The Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshots are the support class for Saturday night Sun National Bank Center indoor action.

Five weeks after the Trenton events, Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall will be the site of the annual Gamblers Classic. The Atlantic City meet, sponsored by NAPA Auto Stores and highlighted by the ‘Gambler’s Classic’ in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, is set for January 30 and 31, 2015. Tickets for this event are available online at www.ticketmaster.com and through the Area Auto Racing News office.

For more information on both events visit www.aarn.com.

 

 

Front Row Challenge to Pay $20,000 to Win in 2015!

Windom, MN (December 10, 2014) – An already prestigious event just got a lot bigger! In honor of its 20th Anniversary, the Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa will now pay $20,000 to win! In addition, a number of bonuses and contingencies could make the winner’s share much more! The event will be held on Monday, August 10.

The Front Row Challenge, which will be sanctioned by the National Sprint League will again feature 410 sprint cars. “This is the 20th Anniversary of the Front Row Challenge and we wanted to do something special,” says event promoter Terry McCarl. “This is such a special event, and we want to be one of the top ten paying 410 races in the country. Making this event $20,000 to win does that for us! Fans are going to see not only the best drivers of the National Sprint League, but some of the best drivers in the world in Oskaloosa going for a $20,000 paycheck and the championship belt!”

A number of incentives will insure that. The event will offer $1,000 bonuses for the best finishing driver from both California and Pennsylvania. Cars from both regions have traditionally been a big part of the Front Row Challenge. “Morrie Williams and the #0 team from California never missed a Front Row Challenge in which we ran 410’s,” says McCarl. “The drivers from central Pennsylvania have been great here. Daryn Pittman won in a car from Pennsylvania, and Lance Dewease won it twice. Jeff Shepard won the race twice as well.”

The race is also known for its contingencies, awarded to all heat winners, B winner and various other promotions throughout the night. Also, 2015 will see the return of the Keith Hutton/TK Concrete “King of the Hill” Match Race. It will not only pay $1,000 to the winner, but determine the pole-sitter. The unique event matches the top eight qualifiers through the heats in one-on-one two-lap match races.

But the biggest change is the winner’s share. The $20,000 check will go to the winner of the race, and will not be based on a challenge to come from the back as in year’s past.

Tickets go on sale to advanced ticket holders for renewal on February 2. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 23. Fans will benefit from ordering their tickets in advance. Advance tickets are just $25, with tickets purchased the day of the race costing $30.

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

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Heffner Racing sends Bright and Michael to Race in Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

As friends and family are gathering together to celebrate the holidays Mike Heffners team, Heffner Racing Enterprises, are working hard getting two cars ready for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

“I’m confident with the team combination we have for this year,” said Heffner. “We’re going out there to win and have some fun.”

Alex Bright, 24, of Collegeville, P.A., will be heading back to the Chili Bowl for his fourth time in January. Bright currently races midgets on a weekly basis.

“The level of competition and the amazing atmosphere really makes it something special. It’s definitely a one of a kind experience that never gets old,” said Bright. “I would like to give a special thanks to Bell Racing Helmets, PXP Racewear and Bob Hilbert Sportswear for helping making this trip possible.”

“Alex is going there to win. After last years finish (4th) I’m confident he can get the job done.” Heffner has winning in his mindset. “I want us to go out there, have some fun and do the best we can. The competition is phenomenal and to race with some of the best is a dream to many people.”

Curt Michael, 42, of Ocean View, Delaware, will be making his first trip out to the Chili Bowl behind the wheel of Heffner’s #27M midget. Michael currently runs 360 and 410 sprint cars weekly.

Michael has only ever run five midget races but Heffner is confident he can get the job done. “It will be Curt’s first time there, it’s on his bucket list, it’s his dream. Every time he’s ever strapped into a midget he’s done well,” said Heffner. “He’s going out there to have some fun and to experience it. I’m glad I can be a part of that experience for him.”

“I would like to thank Mike for this opportunity. My brother, Sean Michael, has been busy working hard getting both cars going. I’d also like to thank Bill Gallagher for allowing us to use his truck and trailer for the trip along with Phillips Garage, GEI Enterprises and Valley Forge Inc. for all coming on board,” said Michael. “You can only hear so much about the Chili Bowl before your chomping at the bit to go and experience it yourself. It’s something that I’ve been waiting to cross off my bucket list and I finally get to do it.”

The Michael/Bright combination will certainly be up for the challenge against past competitors such as Sammy and Kevin Swindell, Bryan Clauson, Kyle Larson, Daryn Pitman, Shane Cottle, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Dave Darland.

“Over 200 racers from across the country compete for five days to make it into the final race,” said Heffner. “The competition level out there is unmatched.”

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals takes place January 13th-17th at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahama. MavTV will be televising the feature main event live. Make sure to keep your eyes open for the 27M and 27 driven by Curt Michael and Alex Bright.

 

 

Corr/Pak Merchandising to Present Memorial Weekend Oswego/ISMA ‘Super Spectacle’ Double Header

OSWEGO, NY (December 10, 2014) – Oswego Speedway is pleased to welcome back Corr/Pak Merchandising as a partner in 2015, joining on as a presenting sponsor of the highly anticipated Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring a Supermodified double header with the winged ISMA Supermodifieds and the non-winged Novelis Supermodifieds competing on the same night at the ‘Home of the Supermodifieds’ on Saturday, May 23.

The Memorial Day Weekend blockbuster will be the second event on the Supermodified calendar for each series, as the 800 horsepower machines will be joined by Oswego’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super series to fill the night’s schedule.

An open practice for all competitors will take place on Friday, May 22 with a one night, action packed, non-stop evening of racing to follow on Saturday, May 23.

A total of 160 laps of green flag action will take place on Memorial Day Weekend as the Novelis Supermodifieds will turn 75 laps in their annual Jim Shampine Memorial, with the ISMA Supers going to head to head in the ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 50, and the Small Block Supers turning 35 laps in the Tony White Memorial.

The ‘Super Spectacle’ during Memorial Day Weekend’s Port City 160 will not be the first time the Novelis Supermodifieds and ISMA Supermodifieds have taken on the Steel Palace on the same evening.

From 1999-2004, the Speedway held combination events, with the 2003 event being lost to rain.

Bob Goutermout (Novelis Supermodified) and Randy Ritskes (ISMA Supermodifed) were inaugural winners in 1999. Craig Rayvals (Novelis Supermodified) and Johnny Payne (ISMA Supermodified) collected the final combination main event victories in 2004.

Race officials felt now would be the perfect time to resurrect one of the biggest weekends in Supermodified racing, as a part of the 65th season of action at the ‘Home of the Supermodifieds’, with Corr/Pak Merchandising now officially becoming a major part of the weekend thanks to Corr/Pak’s John and Wendy Brush.

Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase displays for retail. With a strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response, Corr/Pak Merchandising has achieved great success in a very competitive industry.

Corr/Pak’s in house capabilities and their broad range of trusted suppliers enables them to develop any sort of effective solution for any retail display needs no matter the materials used, whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire or steel, or any combination of those.

To learn more about how Corr/Pak Merchandising can assist you and your POP needs, visit online at www.corrpak.ca.

For the first time in ten years the winged Supermodifieds and non-winged Supermodifieds will compete on the same stage, on the same night, as a part of a can’t miss weekend of action you cannot see anywhere else on the planet.

The Memorial Day Weekend Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’, featuring the mighty Novelis Supermodifieds and ISMA Supermodifieds, is coming to Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 23.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego/ISMA Combination winners at Oswego Speedway

1999 – Bob Goutermout (Oswego), Randy Ritskes (ISMA)

2000 – Greg Furlong (Oswego), Dave McKnight (ISMA)

2001 – Mike Ordway (Oswego), Dave McKnight (ISMA)

2002 – Mike Ordway (Oswego), Scott Martel (ISMA)

2003 – RAINED OUT

2004 – Craig Rayvals (Oswego), Johnny Payne (ISMA)

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE RETURNS TO SPONSOR "TOP GUN" AWARD

by Tommy Goudge (December 10, 2014) - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance in 2015 as official sponsor of the $150 "Top Gun" award, given to the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car driver with the highest heat race passing points total each night.

Nathan Ackland has served the Brantford area for more than a decade. His agency offers many products, including car, home, life, and business insurance. He specializes in moves to the Brantford area and is a proud supporter of local racing, sports, and charities. Nathan's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. Visit the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance office at 206 King George Road in Brantford, call him at 519 754-8700, or toll free at 877 754-8707, and visit www.BrantfordInsurance.ca for more information.

Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken in 2015, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. One special event has already been announced, as the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Go Nuclear! Late Models will make their first visits to Ohsweken on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken's 20th anniversary season.

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

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

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

 

 

Oswego Champion Otto Sitterly Featured in SPEED SPORT Booth at PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis

OSWEGO, NY (December 10, 2014) – Seven-time Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified track champion Otto Sitterly will be appearing in the SPEED SPORT booth to sign autographs and greet fans on Friday at 11 a.m. as a part of the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, IN.

National Speed Sport News is America’s trusted motorsports news source since 1934, and is often described as “The Bible of Motorsports.”

Edited by the legendary Chris Economaki from 1950-2010, National Speed Sport News has been the authoritative voice of the sport, providing race coverage that is timely, reliable, and colorful.

In 2014 National Speed Sport News launched its first two national television programs in conjunction with MAVTV.

SPEED SPORT MAGAZINE and SPEED SPORT alternated bi-weekly on MAVTV beginning last May, featuring in-depth reporting, features and editorial, and showcasing traditional forms of auto racing from across the country, including Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing.

Last season Oswego’s Jim Shampine Memorial, the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified, and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 were all featured nationally on SPEED SPORT.

Sitterly, who clinched his record tying seventh Supermodified title at Oswego in ’14, drove to victory lane during two of the broadcasts winning the Shampine Memorial and the International Classic.

In return for his fantastic drives on SPEED SPORT last season, Sitterly will now be a featured guest in the SPEED SPORT booth on Friday at the world’s largest racing trade show – PRI.

Sitterly is also tentatively slated as a potential video interview guest with one of the most popular and knowledgeable journalists in racing, Robin Miller.

Now reporting for Racer Magazine and Racer.com, Miller is scheduling several video interviews at PRI with different auto racing figures from around the world. Miller, who worked previously at ESPN as a racing writer and reporter, and later for SPEED, is regarded as one of the top open-wheel and Indy Car journalists there is today.

Further information on any video interviews with Sitterly will be provided as they become available.

Over 1,100 companies will display the latest advances in racing products and race engineering during the annual PRI trade show. Arriving from 70+ countries and all 50 states, buyers will scour displays in search of the latest in engine parts, suspension parts, data acquisition, safety gear, new metal alloys and coatings, machining equipment, and racing electronics.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

Johnson Best in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Rankings Again!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 9, 2014) – Make it two in a row for R.J. Johnson, as the Phoenix racer captured the number one spot in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the second year in a row.RJ NW360 Champ

After battling for the top ranking with fellow USAC Southwest competitors Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis, Jr., over the first half of the season, Johnson broke away from the pack to ultimately take the top ranking with a 114-point margin.

Johnson tallied 11 feature wins among the wingless 360 Sprint Car ranks for the second year in a row with Pelkey settling for second after leading much of the way in the early months.

Pelkey edged Davis, Jr., by just five points for runner-up honors with Ryan Bernal racking up a dozen wins to finish a close fourth as the top four were on a separate level through much of the year.

One of three drivers to break into the top ten after finishing further down the list in 2013, Matt Rossi rounded out the top five with a signature win in the Western World Championships in the season’s closing weeks.

Shon Deskins was sixth while Mike Martin was seventh for the second year in a row. Brady Bacon took in enough early and late season action to rank eighth with Richard Vander Weerd and USAC West Coast Sprint Car champ Matt Mitchell completing the top ten.

BeaverStripesTitle sponsor of the Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings, Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics and Molding Supply is an Arizona supplier of automotive graphics, moldings and custom accessories. In business for more than 30 years, Beaver Stripes is actively involved in keeping the local racing action alive in the Phoenix and Arizona area with a strong interest in local car clubs, car shows and other vehicle related activity involving the community.

A sponsor of Canyon Speedway Park and Arizona Speedway, Beaver Stripes is located at 2389 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix for all your graphics needs and may be contacted at 602-289-8000 or 800-257-7835. More information is available at www.beaverstripes.com.

The Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Downforce Designs Midgets and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Jeb Sessums topped the 305 portion with the final standings for the remaining divisions to be released in the coming weeks.

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NATIONAL MIDGET DRIVER OF THE YEAR

“Midget Racing History “Talk” scheduled during Chili Bowl” Event again slated on Thursday January 15 Eighty-two years of midget auto racing history, lunch and door prizes, highlight the 2nd annual Midget Auto Racing Historical Lecture taking place during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Thursday morning January 15, 2015. The event will again be held in the Media Room located inside the credentials office, at the main entrance to the River Center Expo Center (by the Golden Driller). Doors for the event will open at 9:45 am, with the discussion beginning at 10 am sharp. Lunch is included in the registration price, with the event ending around 1:45 pm. “The event was very popular last year. We have added many topics and new material (90 percent new content) to be introduced, the response has been positive“ commented Bryan Gapinski, the well-known historian, publicist, writer and announcer in the sport for over thirty years, who will again head the discussion. A historical materials handout will help attendees follow the presentation, which will include a power-point presentation supported by video/audio and memorabilia.

Among the topics to be discussed this year include: ---Recap of midget racing before the first official event on June 4, 1933. ---Complete history of Indoor Racing,plus over seventy-five venues highlighted. ---“Seriously they raced there?” A dozen of midget racing’s most unique venues. ---Midget racing’s greatest seasons and one-day performances. ---Profiles on a dozen noteable drivers you may forgot raced a midget. ---Highlights and unique accepts of the three oldest current organizations: Badger, BCRA, and ARDC. ---To Be Announced (TBA) subject., Pre-registered attendees, can chose a subject of interest, with the most popular to be added to the agenda . ---Question and answer session.

Every attendee will also be guaranteed a door prize from the vast number of contributors including: books, apparel, DVD’s, and autographed items. Cost to attend is $50 ($45 pre-registration by Dec 18) and includes lunch, historical materials handout, door prize ticket and pen. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the 2015 National Midget Driver of the Year point fund. Space is limited; please reserve your seat today. Please email your registration to bryangapinski@att.net. or call (608)-335-5385. Payments are accepted by check or Paypal. A registration confirmation will be returned to you via email, with payment information.

 

 

2014 Best Presented Car And Crew Winner Lacey Back For More

By his own admission the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is the highlight of the racing calendar, but for Victorian based racer Kris Lacey the added bonus that came his way during the 2014 version of the renowned event will long stick in his mind.

Lacey went to great lengths to ensure that his Look 3D Eyewear and Oxygen Marketing team looked every bit the winning combination last January, a point that was not lost on the Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee Members who vote annually on the Classic’s Best Presented Car and Crew.

For their efforts Lacey and his team received $1500.00 courtesy of Rodney McKenzie and his dedicated team at R & M Security Services, however it was the history behind the trophy that team 16 Motorsport received that really touched the Kris and his team.

Each and every year Premier Speedway Club Stalwart Barry Attrill carves a replica Sprintcar Wheel from the very timber that once acted as the original track fence, creating a trophy that the likes of Lacey hold very dearly.

“Don’t get me wrong the $1500.00 was fantastic, but the actual trophy meant more to me than anything else”, Kris Lacey said recently. “Back in the day my father and no doubt my brother would have probably had a run in or too with that fence and with all the history that surrounds our family, the Classic and Premier Speedway it was a trophy that means a lot to me an my team”, Lacey added.

With regards to doubling up and becoming back-to-back winners Lacey and his team are keen for more success!

“We have been working very hard and will be pulling out all stops to try and win the award again at the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, it is something we are very passionate and proud of”, Lacey concluded.

Once again in 2015 the Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee and R&M Security will provide $1500.00 to the winner of the Best Presented Car and Crew adding just a little more spice to the Classic weekend.

“To have R&M Security, through Rodney and his team, back on board is what the Classic is all about. To be able to give away $1500.00 and a pretty cool trophy just adds that little bit extra to the whole week, we are certainly looking forward to it”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

McQueen comes home with a Top 20 finish in the 74th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix

On Thanksgiving while most people are at home with their families and friends, racers from coast to coast gather in Perris, California for the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix. Shannon McQueen and her Shannon McQueen Racing team are no exception. After motor trouble last week at the Western World event, McQueen and her team went back home, regrouped, and brought her #7 back out with some fresh Esslinger horsepower. After a low pill draw, Shannon found herself in the first hot lap session on a relatively slow racetrack. She made the best of it as she dialed in her Spike chassis and turned the second quickest lap of the group. During qualifying, Shannon laid down a lap of 17.901, which was good enough for an 18th place qualifying effort out of 34 total cars. Based on the Turkey Night format, this time was also good enough to lock the McQueen #7 into the 98 lap A-main event. As a result of her qualifying effort, Shannon was scheduled to line up 18th for the feature. Due to a rule infraction by another team, Shannon moved up to officially take the green flag in 17th. For the first 18 laps, Shannon picked her way through traffic and moved up to about 14th position until the red flag flew on lap 19 for veteran racer Ricky Shelton. After the red flag, Shannon maintained her speed until the bottom groove started to go away and she found herself being put a lap down by the leaders. Throughout the rest of the race, Shannon continued to race hard with people on her same lap, while also maintaining respect enough to stay out of the way of the lead pack. At the end of the long 98 lap event, Shannon crossed the finish line with a respectable 18th place finish. This marked the official end of the 2014 race season for Shannon McQueen Racing. The team will now take a break and come back in January for the Chili Bowl Nationals. Shannon and her team will be fielding a three car team for the Chili Bowl, with drivers Michelle Decker and Amber Balcaen joining Shannon behind the wheel. Stay tuned for more updates over the winter and be sure to stop and say hello to the team if you are in Tulsa in January. Shannon would like to thank all of her family, friends, and sponsors that have supported her during the 2014 season and looks forward to working with them again in 2015. A special thank you goes out to Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, Eibach Springs, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, Advanced Racing Suspensions, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen. Four in the Fluff Motorsports Marketing & Promotions #TeamFFMMP

 

Syrell Racing Supermodified to Appear During Oswego County BOCES Orientation

OSWEGO, NY (December 9, 2014) – The Syrell Racing No. 68 Novelis Supermodified driven by 2014 Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver Michael Barnes will be appearing Thursday at the Oswego County BOCES 10th grade orientation on behalf of the Advanced Metal Manufacturing class, formerly known as Motorsports Fabrication.

Advanced Metal Manufacturing, taught by Supermodified car builder Joe Hawksby Jr., introduces students to the skills and training of design, machining, fabricating, and welding. Using engineering drawing techniques and CAD-CAM software, students design projects starting with raw materials like steel, aluminum, and brass. Students will then use machine tools and fabricating equipment to build projects.

The Syrell Racing Supermodified was completed by Hawksby and Dalton Doyle, a graduate of the Motorsports Fabrication class, just prior to the 2014 Oswego Speedway season.

Barnes drove the Syrell Racing, Hawk Chassis Supermodified to two feature wins in 2014 on his way to an 8th place finish in the final Novelis Supermodified driver standings.

The Syrell Racing machine will now be displayed with the hope of enticing more young students of today to become involved in learning a motorsports trade such as Advanced Metal Manufacturing, with the hope of introducing auto racing, Supermodifieds, and Oswego Speedway to the youth of the local community.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

WoO Sprint Car star Joey Saldana to race in POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center in Du Quoin

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 9, 2014)—World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car star Joey Saldana will race in uncharted waters on Dec. 20 in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters.. The non-points event organized by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will be his first time on the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the Du Quoin State Fair and only his sixth career event in a Midget.

“I’m out of my element, but I’m looking forward to it,” the 42-year-old from Brownsburg, Ind., said. “I’ve never been there, but it seemed like a good idea before I go to the Chili Bowl.”

Saldana has had distinguished career in Sprint Cars. He has 91 career wins in the World of Outlaws including seven last season driving for Motter Equipment teams, the team he’ll return with in 2015. He was fifth in the WoO championship and third in laps led with 336. in 2014. Saldana’s career-best season in WoO was 21 victories in 2009.

“We had a good year,” he said. “We had 24 fast times (best in series) in qualifying, We definitely had the speed. We just need to win more races.”

Saldana made his Midget debut in a USAC National at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway in 1991, finishing fourth. He’s also raced in the Chili Bowl, midget racing’s most prestigious event held in Tulsa, Okla., four times. Saldana finished 16th in the C Main at the Chili Bowl, which had nearly 300 entries, last year. It will be held Jan. 12-18 next year.

Saldana has purchased a new Spike and will have Esslinger power at Du Quoin and the Chili Bowl. He is preparing it with the help of Bryan Clauson Racing and Spike manufacturer John Godfrey.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Saldana said. “We’re working with Big Al at Clauson and John Godfrey, who helped me get the engine from Esslinger. It will be fun to Du Quoin and the Chili Bowl, but we’re also serious about it.”

General admission tickets are $20 and children ages 12-and-under are free. Tickets will be sold only on the day of the event. Spectator doors open at 3:00 p.m., hot laps begin at 5 with racing immediately following. The feature will be 40 laps.

For more information, go to www.powri.com.

 

 

“QUEEN OF DIAMONDS II” JET DRAGSTER WILL BE POPULAR ATTRACTION AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 9, 2014 . . . Drag racing, jet dragsters and the name Al Hanna all seem to go together so well. Hanna and his “Queen of Diamonds II” 300 MPH Jet Dragster will prove to be a popular attraction at the three day Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set to take place at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, January 23-25, 2015.

“We are working to make drag racing a bigger part of PPB Motorsports 2015,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “There are a lot of drag racing fans and competitors in the market area of our show and there are some great drag racing facilities such as Atco, NJ Raceway, Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa, Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ and others. “

The latest Al Hanna creation, created on a napkin in the Atlanta Airport, was built by Dan Page Race Cars of Hampstead, NH. The original “Queen of Diamonds”, the current World Speed and ET Record Holding ‘GOJO Firebird’ Jet Funny Car, driven by Rich Hanna, and the ‘XLERATOR’ ‘Top Secret’ Firebird, the highest tech jet funny car, driven by veteran Ken Hall were also built by Page.

“Queen of Diamonds II” driven by popular lady racer Jill Canuso, well known to drag racers because of her affiliation with S&W Race Cars and Components (Spring City, PA), is powered by a 6000 HP General Electric J-85-5 engine.

On the track the car resembles a spaceship and brings fans to their feet as they witness the 30-feet of flames shooting out the back of the 300 MPH racer.

The car is unusual to say the least because of its unique design and is a welcome addition to the other drag racing vehicles, classic cars, historic racers and unique current day race cars. Show promoter Len Sammons is anxious to include more of these type cars in the 250,000 square feet of show space. There will be more than 200 motorsports vehicles on display to go along with the already mentioned display cars.

The show, celebrating its 30th anniversary, offers attendees just about everything imaginable in motorsports with a variety of vendors offering services and products. Those attending the show will have the opportunity to attend a variety of free seminars, special attractions and meet many well known racers and personalities in motorsports of all types.

Complete details on the show can be found at www.aarn.com. A limited amount of show space remains available for those wishing to become exhibitors and information is available at 609.888.3618.

 

 

Jones Records Second Podium Of The Year

By Phil Michell

After spending the last couple of weeks racing in Western Australia Ryan Jones returned to his home track at Murray Bridge on Saturday night to contest the South Australian Sprintcar Championship and for the second time in his career he recorded a podium result in the event. Having previously finished third in the State Title, behind Steven Lines and American Craig Dollansky, Jones went one better as he finished a close second to eventual winner Brad Keller.

“It was a pity to come up just a bit short tonight, we have raced our own car four times this year and each time we have been in contention towards the pointy end of the field. Brad drove really well and I managed to get past him late in the race but I just couldn’t quite pull off the slider and he got back by. Overall it was a good run for our team” he added with a smile.

Right from the start of the night Jones was one of the leading contenders as he topped the qualifying sheet in time trials setting his first career Quick Time, lapping the 360 metre venue in 11.608 seconds. With the fastest cars being seeded to the rear of the heats Ryan started on the back row of both of heats fighting his way through to record a seventh and a fourth placed result, therefore emerging as the top point scorer of the 23 drivers on hand.

For the 30 lap Championship finale Jones elected to start on the outside of the front row, a plan that worked early as he led the field early in the event before Keller slid by.

“we had too many late cautions and the last green, white chequer really killed us as the engine kept stumbling on the restarts and I just gave away too much ground”.

This Saturday night Ryan will head to the tight Tolmer Speedway in Bordertown for round 5 of the SA Shootout Series, a venue he has had great success at in the past including running third in the corresponding event last season.

Ryan Jones would like to thank the following corporate supporters: Murray Machining and Sheds, Triple X Race Co, Rowe Aluminium, KAT Fuels, ULX 110, CSI Shocks, PM Race Engines, Oz signs, Taylor Made Wings and Phil Michell Motorsport Media

 

 

Boespflug Secures a Ride in the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals

Plainfield, IN— December 9th, 2014 — Confirmed earlier this week, Chad Boespflug is pleased to announce he will pilot the Bill Ecker Owned R.A.B. Racing #57 midget for the second consecutive year at the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals.

The opportunity to return behind the wheel of a midget and compete with the best across the world in midget competition at the most prestigious race of the year for them is an opportunity you can’t pass up. Boespflug quickly replied yes when he was asked to return with R.A.B. Racing again this year.

Boespflug is looking forward to the competing at the Tulsa Expo Center for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire January 12th-17th. 2014 was Boespflug’s first appearance at the Chili Bowl and first ever laps in a midget as well. He did add a few more laps in a midget over the summer when he raced for Ecker at Lawrenceburg and Kokomo during USAC Midget Week. The driver / owner personalities clicked last year when they first met in Tulsa and have formed a relationship throughout 2014. Both parties are excited to return to Tulsa again this January.

Competition will begin Monday January 12th, 2015 with practice, followed by preliminary competition in hopes to transfer to Saturday’s A-Main. The duo had success last year making it to the A-Main on their preliminary night and then going on to transfer to the C-Main in Saturday’s competition. The two were very pleased with their successes together and look forward to capitalizing on those when they meet again in January.

For more information and to follow the success of Chad second Chili Bowl trip you can visit www.chadboespflugracing.com. Also be sure to “Like” Chad Boespflug Racing’s Fan Page on Facebook @ Facebook.com/ChadBoespflugRacing to follow along for live updates throughout the Chili Bowl.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Offering ‘Steal Palace’ Holiday Savings Specials through December 23

OSWEGO, NY (December 8, 2014) – As Christmas time draws near, Oswego Speedway is offering several ‘Steal Palace’ holiday savings specials including savings options on merchandise and discounted rides in the Speedway’s 2-Seat Supermodified through December 23.

Among those savings options is a $20 gift certificate to the Speedway’s novelty stand in 2015 for those who purchase or renew season passes through December 23. Season passes to the Speedway’s grandstand or pit area are now available and can be purchased by visiting the Speedway’s box office or calling (315) 342-0646.

Season grandstand passes start at $225 with season pit passes starting at $350.

The Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified has become a staple at Oswego Speedway, providing countless thrills for willing riders in the 800-horsepower machine, serving as a tremendous promotional tool for Supermodified racing and the ‘Steel Palace.’

As a special holiday promotional offer, riders that purchase and book a 5-lap pre-race ride before December 24 can do so for only $99, a savings of just over $50 from the usual price of $150.

To purchase a 5-lap pre-race ride at the special $99 rate, call the Speedway offices to reserve a date through December 23.

Several outstanding merchandise specials are also available through December 23, including $5 t-shirts and $10 hoodies, as well as special packaging offers.

One such package is an Oswego Speedway hat, t-shirt, and seat cushion for only $25.

Other novelty items for sale include license plate covers, koozies, coolers, stopwatches, carrying bags, and blankets. Through December 23, fans that buy a Speedway cooler will receive a koozie for free.

Sizes and availability of Speedway merchandise is limited, please call the Speedway office to order.

The Speedway also has select copies remaining of Wicked Fast: Racing through Life with Bentley Warren for $29.95.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Baughman Relocates to Oklahoma to Tackle Busy Schedule in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Dec. 8, 2014) - Josh Baughman has big plans for the 2015 season.

Baughman has rented a shop in Tulsa, Okla., where he will be centrally located to compete full time with ASCS. He anticipates a schedule of 50-to-60 races with the ASCS Gulf South and ASCS Red River Regions along with select Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events. Baughman will also take more trips to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, next season.

"We took a big step forward in 2014 thanks in large part to Jason Johnson and his program," he said. "We won't be teammates with Jason next year, but he's still a great friend and a mentor. I'm excited to use the momentum from 2014 to tackle a full-time schedule next year. The best way to improve as a driver is to consistently test yourself against the best drivers."

Baughman competed on a limited basis with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2014 when he registered a pair of top 10s and a 12th place finish in the championship standings - the second highest of any driver who didn't compete full time.

He also scored a pair of regional victories - July 12 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, and Aug. 16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I've got Wayne Priddy returning to be my crew chief next year," he said. "It was a big positive that we were able to win twice last year. We grew a lot throughout the 2014 season and I think our team will continue to move forward in 2015."

Baughman is scheduled to kick off the year Jan. 13-17 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. He will then start the sprint car season in February with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"The team is working hard to build new Maxim cars and Chris at Moss Racing Engines is getting everything tuned up," he said. "We have high expectations to do well next season and I'm looking forward to taking all of our sponsors to Victory Lane."

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 15 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by Thriller Productions of Baughman's victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Aug. 16: http://vimeo.com/103698546

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

Compression Generation Services is a natural gas business based in Humble, Texas.

"They are great people to deal with and I'm glad to have them on board for 2014," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the winner's circle with me."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Energy Equipment Co., Beard Equipment, Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their support.

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

 

 

Madsen Excited For Australian Season With D&B Goodyear Developments Team

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a championship season in the Untied States in 2014, Ian Madsen has made his way back to his native Australia, as he is excited to kick off his 2014/2015 season with the D&B Goodyear Developments No. 10 team.

“I really can’t thank car owners, Darren and Belinda Goodyear, as well as crew chief, Dave Sharman, for the opportunity that has been presented to me,” Madsen said. “Everyone has done a phenomenal job assembling this team in a short time frame, and with them mirroring the KCP Racing team, I think we will be pretty good out of the box.”

Scheduled to kick his season off last weekend, rain in the Sydney area pushed their debut back a week, but Madsen could not be more excited to get things underway this weekend in Brisbane.

“It was a little disappointing getting rained out last weekend, but I am excited to get to Brisbane International Speedway this weekend to get some laps before the busy Christmas period begins,” Madsen said.

With no series commitments, Madsen and his D&B Goodyear Developments team will run a miscellaneous schedule in Australia, looking to take part in some prestigious races, and earn some big wins.

“This entire operation seems extremely professional, and hopefully we can put a very strong season together,” he added. “I also need to thank my KCP Racing team for allowing me to come down and compete while they are back in Iowa working hard for the 2015 season in the United States.”

Madsen would like to thank D&B Goodyear Developments, MK Excavating, Adornato Sand & Gravel, Watsons Express Transport, Lucas Oil, QSS Speedway Spares, Revolution Racegear, Oval Express, and Dyden Signs for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-91, Wins-12, Top-5’s- 37, Top 10’s-49

ON TAP: Madsen and the D&B Goodyear Developments Team will be in action on Saturday night at the Brisbane International Speedway in what will be their first even together.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen.

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Six-Time WoO Champion Looking Forward to Upcoming Australian Tour

FARGO, North Dakota (Dec. 8, 2014) –Six-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is less three weeks away from returning to action at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. On December 26, Schatz will open his six-race campaign on Australian soil behind the wheel of the Scott Jennings Racing (SJR) No. 15 Crimsafe/NT Shipping backed J&J.

“I’ve had enough time off and I’m really excited to be making my way to Australia,” said Schatz, who has competed in Australia during his off-season annually since 1997. “We’re coming off an incredible year that started in Brisbane and I can’t wait to get back. John and Kathy Kelly have a great facility and always work to put on an exciting show for the fans. I love racing there. We’re also looking forward to being able to carry the Crimsafe brand on our car during the entire tour this year as well. They are based in Brisbane and we were thrilled to have them part of our World of Outlaws championship season with Tony Stewart Racing. I’m ready to get back in the car that’s for sure.”

In early November, Schatz competed one of the most successful seasons in his 18-year WoO career. The Fargo, North Dakota native won a career-best 26 WoO A-Features driving Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J. He earned milestone victories including his 150th WoO A-Feature win at historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas) in April, his 154th at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) in late June to become the third all-time winningest driver in WoO history and continued his incredible run at the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals by winning his eighth A-Main in nine years. The 26 WoO A-Features victories he earned surpassed the 23 he and his STP backed team scored in 2013. Schatz led a majority of the WoO statistical categories including posting the most wins in a season by any driver since 1996. He led a series-best 438 laps, earned 13 KSE Hard Charger Awards, posted 63 top-five finishes and finished inside the top-10 in 80 of the 88 main events.

His incredible 2014 campaign began with wins at the high-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval in Brisbane last January, including three consecutive ENZED World Series Sprintcars Championship rounds. He closed his Australia tour with an impressive triumph in the prestigious Australian Open.

“We’ve had a lot of success in Brisbane,” continued Schatz. “I enjoy being able to come to Australia and race every year. I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of people over the years and make some great friends. The time I get to spend over there is about having fun and enjoying myself, but we go to win, too. The competition gets tougher every year, and we relish the opportunity to be able to get six nights of racing in. Eric Prutzman from my TSR team has been coming with me for the past several years and we have a good time working together. My family comes along as well and so we have plenty of time enjoying the sights and sounds of the Gold Coast.”

The 2014/15 tour begins with consecutive nights of racing Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27. The Fargo, North Dakota resident will make his third start on New Year's Day. The final three events will be ENZED World Series Sprintcars Championship rounds, starting Sunday, January 4. The two-night Australian Open will culminate with the 50-lap finale Saturday, January 10, where Schatz will be looking to close his tour Down Under with a seventh Australian Open victory.

DONNY SCHATZ - 2014 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Date Event

Dec. 26 Sprintcars

Dec. 27 Sprintcars

Jan. 1 Sprintcars

Jan. 4 ENZED World Series Sprintcars

Jan. 9 ENZED World Series Sprintcars (Australian Open Night 1)

Jan. 10 ENZED World Series Sprintcars (Australia Open Finale)

Follow Donny's 2014 Australian Tour through his social media sites. www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz and via Twitter @DonnySchatz.

 

 

Dale Blaney Teams Up With Paul Silva for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 8, 2014) - A pair of dynamic forces in sprint car racing will align for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Ohio native Dale Blaney, who is coming off a career-best season when he powered to 21 feature victories, will team up with veteran crew chief and car owner Paul Silva for the event at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

"Rico (Abreu) was the guy who called me and asked if I was going to run," Blaney said. "I didn't know at that point. It's a long way from Columbus, Ohio, to Arizona. I talked to Paul in Charlotte and worked things out. There's probably about two opportunities in my book that I'd run someone else's car and his is one of them. I have a lot of respect for that guy. His cars are really fast and I'd like to jump in them to see if I'm just as fast."

Silva said he had to make some modifications to a new car to accommodate Blaney, who is 6-foot-4.

"I was looking for someone to do a good job and I think he'll do a good job," Silva said. "He's definitely a good racer."

Blaney, who said he has never been to Cocopah Speedway and hasn't raced in the state of Arizona since the late 1990s, added that he is excited about the opportunity to continue racing throughout the offseason.

"It's definitely a bonus," he said. "I went to Australia last year and ran probably 14 times and came back here and had my best year ever. I don't know if that has anything to do with anything, but I'm a superstitious guy. If I can race in the winter time it's a bonus."

There is also a financial incentive for drivers to head to Arizona. The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown weekend races - Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 - pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the event on Jan. 6 paying $5,000 to win. There is also a points fund for the top five in overall points.

"I've seen videos of races out there," Blaney said. "It looks like a fun place to race and that it creates good racing."

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night or a special all-access pass of $99.95 for all five nights (good only through Dec. 15). Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Hall Ready to Apply Lessons Learned in 2014 Season to Next Year

Inside Line Promotions - LONGVIEW, Texas (Dec. 8, 2014) - The 2014 season was a learning experience for Tyson Hall.

While he raced midgets and micro sprints a handful of times, his real growth was in a 360ci sprint car.

"Last year was a lot of learning," he said. "It had its ups and downs. The 360 car was a learning experience. Toward the end of the year we started figuring out more and learning."

Hall, who was in his second season in a full-size sprint car, competed in approximately 20 races. He finished 12th in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings in limited action and he recorded a trio of top-five results.

However, it was in the micro sprint that Hall reached Victory Lane. He won a pair of micro events in his home state of Texas.

Hall said his focus in 2015 will shift more to sprint car events.

"We're going to try to run a lot more 360 stuff and try to run the midget five or six races and a mini sprint at all the big shows," he said. "We're going to try to run for points in the ASCS Gulf South Region. We've never ran for points before. We're shooting for a top five (in the championship standings)."

Hall is scheduled to kick off the 2015 season Dec. 31 to Jan. 3 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout.

UP NEXT -

Dec. 31 to Jan. 3 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

Pine Tree Motors is a car dealership located in Longview, Texas.

"Pine Tree Motors has been with me since the early stages of my career," Hall said. "They have stuck by me for 15 years and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years."

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Tim's Shock Lab, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

 

 

Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, OH — (December 8, 2014) — Final touches are being added to the 2015 schedule but NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway officials are prepared to announce 3 big sprint specials.

In the current climate of sanctioned sprint racing NAPA Auto Parts WCS officials wanted to remain neutral and give both UNOH ALL Star Circuit of Champions and the newly formed Renegade Sprint Series a chance to run at WCS. That opportunity has been taken from us from one sanction body and we have now scheduled 2 additional Renegade races.

NAPA Auto Parts WCS officials are happy to announce that Saturday May 30th the Renegades make their first appearance at WCS. June 22nd which is our annual sprint speedweek date we are racing without a sanction. WCS speedway officials believe due to the long standing history of that date and our fans we will still put on an unsactioned event for our annual sprint speedweek date. The Renegades return for a big July 4th weekend at the 3/8 mile speedplant that was previously announced. Then the Renegades make the final appearance for 2015 Saturday September 6th Labor Day weekend.

“We are really excited to bring in the Renegades to NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway. Those guys have ran well here over the years and it will be great seeing them collectively together put on a great show for our fans” stated Promoter Jason Flory. “We really wanted to have both sanction bodies race with us but that just wasn’t possible. We are prepared to do what is best for NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway and our fans. And we decide who races here and who doesn’t” Flory said.

For additional information contact Jason or Kristen Flory at 330-465-2365 or email at kristinu2@yahoo.com. For news updates and schedule visit Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster on 15 miles west of Massillon on U.S. Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road.

 

 

Brian Brown – 2014 in Review – Part 3 of 3!

(Bill W) December 8, 2014 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team capped off their 2014 season with some big wins. Wins included the Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway, a preliminary night at the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the capper, his first World of Outlaws win at the World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver looks back on the season following the Knoxville Nationals.

Labor Day weekend saw you win $4,000 for the second year in a row at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri.

Unfortunately, with all the rain, the track at the Jackson Nationals (in Minnesota) just wasn’t what we had hoped for. Where you started was where you finished. We had the long tow from Jackson to Moberly on Sunday, and to win that was great. I think we started 13th or 15th and to drive by (Jonathan) Cornell and Jason Johnson at an awesome facility on an awesome racetrack like that, was huge for us. It was our second year in a row winning that show. The Claypoole’s do an excellent job with that facility, and we’re looking forward to going there with the NSL next year.

The very next weekend, you won with the MOWA series at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Anytime you go race with the MOWA series, you have your work cut out for you. To win at a great facility like Burlington, it’s always special. I’m looking forward to racing there with the NSL this year too.

The next night, you towed to Eagle Raceway and won the Nebraska Cup at a track you’ve never really been strong at.

If you sit down at the beginning of the year and say, ‘These are the ten events I want to win’…the Nebraska Cup is one of them. It’s a place that I haven’t been really great at. I usually have quite a bit of input on what we do with the car, but that night I just told (crew chief) Chad (Morgan) to go for it. He was able to get the job done as always and we were able to win that thing for the first time.

In October, you won your prelim at the Short Track Nationals.

Little Rock is an event you want to win as well. We really kind of stole one on the preliminary night. We had a car that was going to run third to fifth. There were a couple of guys who had trouble in front of us. Then there were a couple of guys who didn’t know the track was coming in on the top. We were able to get it going, and went from third to first on a green, white, checker finish, winning by a half a tire length. That was special. We felt a little like Jesse James when we stole that one.

Everything lined up for you for winning the big finale there, but unfortunately, it didn’t’ end up that way.

We were able to win the Dash and start on the pole. We took off in the feature and I really felt like our car was phenomenal. We got through traffic pretty well and built a big lead. We had a red with about fifteen laps down. I either had a tire down a bit, or just got in the corner wrong, but we had a bad restart and lost three or four spots. We were able to get back to third. It was a real different feeling in 24 hours. We stole one the first night, and we felt like we had one taken from us in the finale. It wasn’t a good drive home knowing that you let probably the second biggest 360 win in the country slip through your fingers.

There’s no doubt your win at the World Finals in Charlotte made up for the disappointment!

It’s no secret that we’ve given a few of them away (World of Outlaws features) the last few years. I think we have twelve seconds with the Outlaws or something along those lines. To be able to finally put a whole feature together…especially after losing the lead with three or four to go and getting it back from Daryn (Pittman) there…other than winning the Knoxville Nationals or an Outlaw show at Knoxville, you couldn’t pick a better event to do it at than the World Finals.

“The King” Steve Kinser even gave you his helmet after the race.

That topped it all off. When one of your heroes gives you his helmet from that night. I told my wife, Heather, that if we stopped at Casey’s and played the lottery on the way home, we’d probably win it. It was an awesome night. It was a testament to my crew chief, Chad Morgan, who’s been through all of the heartbreak we’ve had with the Outlaws. It would have been easy for him to get down on me, but he always has had such a positive outlook.

I know it was special to have so many of your fellow drivers congratulate you afterwards as well.

When you have your peers come by to congratulate you…the money will be gone, the trophy will be in the corner, but those are the memories you’ll never forget.

When you look back on 2014, what will you remember?

I think we’re prouder of 2014 than any year we’ve had. We’ve had more wins some years, but we haven’t had the ups and downs that we had this year. To win the Jackson Spring Nationals, the Front Row Challenge, the 360 Nationals, the preliminary night of the Knoxville Nationals, the Nebraska Cup, the preliminary night of the Short Track Nationals and to end up with the win at Charlotte…those are career wins. It’s probably my best year ever, I’d have to say. You don’t really think about those wins, until now when you’re talking about them really.

I know you are very thankful for what you have under the hood!

It doesn’t happen without great engines. Charlie Garrett and Jaymie Moyle’s engines that are supplied by Don Long…not one engine failure all year long. That’s unheard of and a testament to the hard work those guys put in all year long. They are really a part of the team. When we win, they win. It’s hard to find engine builders who do everything in their power to help the team win, and we are very lucky to have those guys.

Your product partners are also part of the team.

All of our component partners are right there too. Maxim chassis, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Schure Built Suspension, Pro Shocks, Rod End Supply, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions…all of our product sponsors who help us are the best. All it takes is one little hiccup and you don’t win a race. I want to thank all our partners for believing in us.

Most importantly, I know your family and team mean the most!

Chad Morgan and his fiance Barb, Zac Thomas and his family, my wife, Heather, my mom and stepdad, my dad and stepmom, my grandparents…they let us go out and do this for a living. It’s a sacrifice for us, but really more of a sacrifice for the women and the families. They could be doing things with us that don’t involve spending the night at the racetrack. Without our family, friends and fans, the wins wouldn’t nearly be as special. We want to thank all of them for being there for us. They are what this is all about!

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian had fourteen wins in 2014. Six came at the Knoxville Raceway. Two were in 360 competition, one being the 360 Nationals. Four were in 410 competition. One of those came in a Knoxville Nationals prelim. Other wins came at the Jackson (MN) Speedway Spring Nationals, with the JSTS in Sioux Center, Iowa, at the Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri, at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, in the Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway, in a prelim at the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at Charlotte with the World of Outlaws.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 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 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Weld Wheels

Weld ®. The word is virtually synonymous with racing wheels. Their heritage is unmatched; their product is the choice of champions in most forms of motorsports. Founded in 1968 by Greg Weld out of the pure love of racing, the company has undergone many changes over the last forty years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that the product is still designed and manufactured in Kansas City, USA. In November 2008, the heritage and future became one, as Weld Racing, LLC was formed by current Weld management and Granite Creek Partners, LLC, to place ownership and leadership of the company back in the hands of racers. Visit them at www.WeldRacing.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – RateWin.com

RateWin.com strives to bring you the best online auto insurance shopping experience possible. Unlike many other sites that promise the ability to compare quotes between multiple companies, but simply sell your information to telemarketers as a hot lead, RateWin.com gives you the ability to choose which of the major companies you wish to do business with.

The people behind RateWin.com have been in the online insurance marketplace for a number of years. Through that experience they have learned that for long term success, they have to ensure their visitors are satisfied with their experience - both while on the website and after. They firmly believe that by simply suggesting the companies offering car insurance in your area they allow visitors to have a degree of control over their private information that most other online auto insurance comparison sites simply can't offer.

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

 

 

Max Stambaugh Will Hunt NRA Title in 2015 Ohio Native Ends 2014 as NRA Runner-Up; Three Feature Victories

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Elida, Ohio (December 8th, 2014) - First and foremost, I would like to personally welcome Max Stambaugh to the 2015 Fully Injected Motorsports roster. We are more than thrilled to have Ron Hammons and Max Stambaugh on board for the upcoming year. We will do our part in promoting the ‘6M’ team, and all of their devoted sponsors, in a professional and dedicated manner.

‘Mad Max’ Stambaugh will enter the upcoming 2015 season with one particular goal and mindset; earn an NRA Sprint Invaders series championship. Stambaugh, an Elida, Ohio native and former go-kart/mini-sprint phenom, is a full-time traveler with the NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders, and finished second in the overall championship standings in 2014. The 19-year-old earned three ‘360’ sprint car feature victories in 2014 against the NRA Sprint Invaders, while also capturing a career-first Limaland Motorsports Park ‘King of the Quarter Mile’ title during the recent season. Before officially kicking-off their 2015 NRA title run, Stambaugh, and the entire Ron Hammons owned ‘6M’ operation, plan to venture south to the ‘Sunshine State’ for a few days of competition at the East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida.

“We plan to contend for the NRA Sprint Invaders championship in 2015” explained Max Stambaugh, “We will be starting the year off in Florida with the ASCS National Tour if money allows...the trip south will give us an opportunity to shake down our stuff before the NRA season begins...there will be a lot of great cars in Florida...I am excited to be a part of it...I just want to thank my car owner Ron Hammons for the opportunity...I also want to thank all of our sponsors and supporters...hopefully we can get things started off on the right foot in Florida!”

The 2015 NRA Sprint Invaders schedule will include a handful of the region’s most competitive short track venues including Waynesfield Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park; all located in Stambaugh’s home state of Ohio. When not on the NRA trail, ‘Mad Max’ will enter competition with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, and the newly formed Renegade Sprint Series. When the opportunity allows, Stambaugh will also enter competition with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

“When we aren’t racing with the NRA, we’ll try and hit and miss other big shows in the area” said Max Stambaugh, “We will enter some All Star and Renegade shows next year...as well as some World of Outlaws stuff if we can...we want to gain as much seat time as possible..more seat time allows us to learn on and off of the racetrack; especially with a competitive series like the All Stars or World of Outlaws...I just really need to thank Ron Hammons and this entire team...Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dales Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital...they all play a huge part with this race team...they keep us going!”

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire 2015 campaign, right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow ‘Mad Max’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook: Here!

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2014 Season Highlight: Finished second in final NRA and Limaland Motorsports Park ‘360 sprint point championships. Three wins, 18 top-five and 26 top-ten finishes.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Max Stambaugh and Ron Hammons would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dales Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RELEASES 20th ANNIVERSARY 2015 SCHEDULE!

(Perris, CA, December 8, 2014) Perris Auto Speedway has released the schedule for its historic 20th season in 2015. There will be a practice for all cars on Saturday, February 21st, that will be a prelude to the year of racing and it will be free for fans in the grandstands. The regular season will commence with the annual Sokola Shootout featuring the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and the Young Gun Sprints on March 7th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Season Opener will be one week later on March 14th. The Night of Destruction program has been increased to five events in 2015 with the first one slated for March 28th. The legendary World of Outlaw Sprint Cars will be making their only Southern California appearance of 2015 at The PAS on April 18th and they will be joined by the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior Sprints. For the first time since 2011, The Budweiser Oval Nationals will return to three full nights of 410 racing with the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars and all drivers racing every night. The historic season will close with the 75th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix featuring the USAC National and Western Midgets on Thanksgiving Night.

February 21st OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 7th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and

The American Cancer Society

March 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

March 28th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and

The American Cancer Society

April 11th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

April 18th WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 25th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

May 2nd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

May 16th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

May 23rd "SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 6th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4th "FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 25th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT"

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

August 29th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3rd - 11th Southern California Fair

October 24th PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

November 11th Oval Nationals Practice

November 12th 20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th 20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14th 20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25th Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26th Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

** CDCRA Dwarf Car dates on PASSCAR nights will be added.

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

MAXIM/RIDER ‘RAFFLE CAR’ OFF TO PRI TRADE SHOW IN INDY

FOR ITS FINAL APPEARANCE BEFORE DECEMBER 19 DRAWING DATE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 8, 2014) - The brand-new, state-of-the-art 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered, Maxim sprint car number 10, to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., is on its way to the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 11-13, in Indianapolis today. This will be its final special event appearance before the winning ticket is drawn on Friday, December 19, at the museum in Knoxville.

Said Bob Baker today, “We can’t thank the fine folks at PRI enough for allowing us to be a part of their huge racing industry event. People may not realize it, but the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum has been an exhibitor at all twenty-six (26) previous Performance Racing Industry Trade Shows. >From founder Steve Lewis through the current management team at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), everyone has always been responsive to the needs of the non-profit segment of the motorsports industry and we are truly thankful for that fact.”

Tickets are just twenty dollars each, or six tickets for one hundred dollars. Those individuals that are interested in taking a chance on this unique grand prize are encouraged to call the museum today, toll-free, at 1-800-874-4488. Or people can visit museum booth 2969 at the PRI Trade Show at the Indiana Convention Center this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and check out this beautiful Maxim/Rider sprint car.

Those builders and manufacturers who are participating in this tenth museum-benefit raffle are Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Donovan, Winter’s Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, GS Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sander Engineering, MSD Ignition, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Astro Titanium, Wilwood Disc Brakes, BMRS, Auto Meter, Del West, Hoosier Tire, SuperShox, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drives, Hooker Harness, Xtreme Accu-Tach, KSE Racing Products, T&D Machine Products, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, HRP Racing Products, Moose Blocks, P-Ayr, Rod End Supply, Kenny’s Components, Hinchman Racing Uniforms and C&R Racing.

Those seeking further information on the 501(c)(3) non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, individuals are encouraged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

FUEL MANAGEMENT KEY SEMINARS AT PPB MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 8, 2014 . . . Free seminars have proven to be very popular attractions during the 30-year history of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. When the 30th Anniversary edition of the show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa January 23-25, 2015 there will be a full schedule of the one hour seminars during the Friday and Sunday show days.

Topics covered in the seminars will include Sponsorship Helps, Race Car Set-Up and Maintenance, Tires Prep, Legal Advice and more. The seminars are free to everyone purchasing a show ticket.

There is bound to be a full-house on hand for the Frankie Good seminar on Fuel Management. He will address reading Spark Plugs, handling changing weather conditions and so much more.

Good is the founder of Good Motorsports, LLC, a company devoted to excellence in automotive performance located in Mooresville, NC. He has a traveling race car chassis dyno that gets a lot of attention and it has been used by the last ten Daytona 500 and 24 Hours of Daytona winners.

In addition to his own company catering to short-track racing, Good also works for Tommy Baldwin’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team.

Having grown up in New Jersey, Frankie spent his summers at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY. His background includes driving Micro Stocks and NASCAR Late Models before taking a job with DIRT Modified talent Brett Hearn. Over the years he has worked with Filmar RACING, Robert Yates, and Richard Petty Motorsports along with Gillett-Evernham Motorsports.

Good’s seminar will be one of more than a dozen seminars presented during the three day show.

“We are excited to have Good and other experts agreeing to present seminars,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “We have an impressive list of seminars that will offer a great deal of valuable information to attendees. And it is free (to ticket holders).”

Included in the show, in addition to the seminars, will be just about everything imaginable in motorsports with more than 600 exhibitor booths offering products and services for the racers along with items of interest for fans including collectibles.

Many speedways and sanctioning organizations will be offering information on their events planned for the 2015 season.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet many well-known racers and personalities at the show and collect autographs.

New this year will be a large display of historic, classic and vintage cars along with more than 200 motorsports vehicles representing drag racing, NASCAR Sprint Cup and everything between including dirt track racers.

Exhibit space, very limited, remains available and information can be had at motorsports@aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: "TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN" TICKET SALES BEGIN TODAY!

by Tommy Goudge (December 8, 2014) - Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Advance reserved seat tickets are on sale as of today for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway. The event includes the first ever visit to Ohsweken for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series.

Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com, or by phone 9:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Any questions regarding ticket sales can be directed to Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About the Triple Crown Showdown: The Tuesday, June 30, 2015 event will feature a "Triple Crown" consisting of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, Go Nuclear! Late Model Series, and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will feature the inaugural Ohsweken visits for both the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified and Go Nuclear! Late Model series, and presents a rare opportunity to see Modifieds, Late Models, and Sprint Cars together at the same track on the same night.

The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series has a storied history with roots tracing back to 1972, and included 26 events at 21 different venues in 2014. Billy Decker of Unadilla, New York is the 2014 series champion. More information about the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series is available at www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

The Go Nuclear! Late Model series has grown steadily since its inception in 2011, and included 12 events at 9 different venues in 2014. Belleville, Ontario's Charlie Sandercock is the 2014 series champion. More information about the Go Nuclear! Late Model series is available at www.GoNuclearLateModels.com.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Triple Crown Showdown takes on extra importance, as the feature winner will be guaranteed to start no worse than 7th in the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in September. Similarly, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature winner in the Northern Summer Nationals later in the season will be guaranteed to start no worse than 8th in the CSCN feature.

The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks class has been one of the most competitive weekly racing divisions anywhere in the province over the past few seasons, with Friday night car counts numbering in the mid-30's, and even more attending special events. Dave Silverthorn, Jr. claimed the 2014 championship by just 4 points over 2013 champ Lee Winger.

The Triple Crown Showdown is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, with racing beginning at 7:30pm. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com in the coming weeks for more information about this event, and news about Ohsweken's 20th anniversary season.

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

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

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

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY 2015 SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING: Triple Crown Showdown - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $30.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $12.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

 

 

Fremont Speedway crowns champions; FAST hands out awards

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway wrapped up it’s 64th racing season by honoring the top 10 in points in the track’s three divisions during a gala banquet Saturday night. Also, the top 10 in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series and JLH General Contractor FAST Championship Series received their prizes.

Fremont Speedway Promoter and FAST owner Rich Farmer handed out several special awards and also noted the fifth FAST season participants would share in a record amount of prize money and contingency prizes.

“Jim Ford put together a great staff of people to work at Fremont Speedway when he reopened the track and many of them are still with us today,” said Farmer honoring several employees for their years of service.

Vicki Collins was recognized for 30 years of service while Mike Busey, Brian Sabo, Chris Roepke, Sue Lohr, Carol Biller, Scott Barman and David Castillo were honored for 15 years of service. Kelly Sleek was honored as the employee of the year.

Also taking home $500 from Callie’s Performance were John Ivy (305 sprints) and Dale Blaney (410 sprints) for recording the fastest qualifying lap in non-sanctioned events during 3014.

Gary Griffith of Griff’s Engines received the Engine Pro Engine Builder of the Year Award as Griff’s put drivers in all three divisions in victory lane in 2014.

Dylan Schiebel was honored for all the video work to help promote the racing at Fremont Speedway.

The Alex Burkett Business Awards were given to John Horn of JLH General Contractors, Kiser Sound and the Baumann Auto Group.

Through a random draw, several drivers in the FAST 305 series took home gift certificates from Kear’s Speed Shop with Jordan Ryan winning a free set of cylinder heads from All Pro. Also, Kurt Brewer, Byron Reed’s crew chief, and Craig Dussel, Nate Dussel’s crew chief received a set of tools from Productive Tools and Equipment as the Crew Chiefs of the Year.

Byron Reed of Monclova, Ohio, took home $5,000 as the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint Track Champion. Fremont’s 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2013 champion competed in 16 of the 20 A-mains in 2014. He recorded 13 top 10 finishes and 10 top five finishes. Byron posted three runner-up finishes and a third. Byron started strong, not finishing out of the top five in the first four features he competed in. He also finished strong, not finishing out of the top eight in the final seven features he raced in. Byron’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

Jordan Ryan of Castalia, Ohio claimed his first Fremont championship, taking the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint title. Jordan competed in all 18 A-mains in 2014. He recorded an incredible 16 top 10 finishes and 14 top five runs. Jordan scored five wins in 2014 – April 26th, May 3rd, July 19th, Sept. 13th and Sept. 27th – to run his career total at Fremont to six. Besides the wins, Jordan recorded four runner-up finishes. Jordan’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

Shawn Valenti of Risingsun, Ohio dominated the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck division in 2014 to claim his first ever Fremont championship. Shawn competed in all 19 A-mains in 2014. Shawn finished out of the top two only once, a seventh place finish on May 10th. Shawn posted 14 wins out of the 19 events in 2014 to run his career total to 23 and a tie for 20th on the track’s all-time win list. Shawn also had four runner-up finishes. Shawn’s average A-main finishing position was a remarkable second!

Reed took home the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series title. It was his second FAST title.

Nate Dussel earned his second straight JLH General Contractors FAST Championship Series title and it’s $2,000 prize.

Here’s the rest of the top 10 in points for the 410 sprints:

10.-Matt Merrill, Fremont, Ohio. The 2014 410 rookie of the year competed in 7 A-mains in 2014, posting a season-best 12th on Sept. 27.

9.-Jody Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 1996 305 sprint champion competed in 11 of the 20 A-mains in 2014 with a season-best 10th on Sept. 27th. His average A-main finishing position was 16th.

8.-Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Travis competed in 13 of the 20 A-mains in 2014. He posted four top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of six place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

7.-Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. The three time Fremont 305 sprint champion and former 410 rookie of the year competed in 14 of the 20 A-mains in 2014. He posted five top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on Sept. 27th. Stuart’s average A-main finishing position was 13th.

6.-DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. The 2012 Fremont 305 sprint champion and last year’s rookie of the year competed in 17 of the 20 A-mains in 2014, missing only the non-wing event, the May 25th All Star feature and the Thursday Speedweek event. He recorded 12 top 10 finishes and scored a season-best third on May 24 against the All Stars. D.J.’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

5.-Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 2004 305 sprint champion competed in 17 of the 20 A-mains in 2014, missing only the All Star events on May 25th and Sept. 12th and the World of Outlaws feature on Oct. 18th. He recorded 8 top 10 finishes including a season-best third on June 14th. Brian’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

4.-Caleb Griffith, Castalia, Ohio. The track’s 2003 305 sprint champion competed in 18 of the 20 A-mains in 2014, missing only the nonwing feature and the July 19th event. He posted 12 top 10 finishes and 4 top five runs. He posted wins on April 26th and his first career All Star victory on May 24th to take his career total to six. Caleb’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

3.-Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Chris was the only driver to compete in all 20 A-mains in 2014 at Fremont. He scored 11 top 10 finishes and 7 top five runs. He scored his seventh career Fremont win on Sept. 27th and added a runner-up finish and four top three finishes including against the World of Outlaws. Chris’ average A-main finishing position was 10th.

2.-Brian Lay, Genoa, Ohio. Brian competed in 18 of the 20 features in 2014, missing only the non-wing feature and the July 5th event. He finished just 9 points away from the championship. He recorded 13 top 10 finishes and 7 top five runs. Brian scored his two career Fremont wins on May 17th and June 14th. He started the year strong, not finishing out of the top 9 in the first five features he competed in. He also had a strong middle of the year, not finishing out of the top nine in 7 straight features. Brian’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

Here’s the rest of the top 10 in points for the 305 sprints:

10. Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Seth competed in 17 of the 18 A-mains in 2014, missing only the Sept. 13th event. Seth recorded 9 top 10 finishes including a season-best third on May 24th. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9. Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. The 2014 305 sprint rookie of the year competed in 17 of the 18 A-mains in 2014, missing only the Sept. 13th event. He recorded six top 10 finishes including a season-best third on Sept. 27th. Kyle’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Jason competed in 16 of the 18 A-mains in 2014, missing only the June 14th and Sept. 27th events. He recorded 8 top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on May 24th. Jason’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

7. Alvin Roepke, Elmore, Ohio. Alvin competed in all 18 A-mains in 2014. He recorded 12 top 10 finishes and posted his fifth career Fremont win on May 10th. Alvin’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

6. Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Steve competed in all 18 A-mains in 2014, recording 11 top 10 finishes and 7 top five runs. He scored wins on April 12th and May 25th to run his career total to five at Fremont. Steve’s average A-main finishing position was 9th.

5. Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. Bobby competed in all 18 A-mains in 2014. He recorded 14 top 10 finishes and 9 top five runs. Bobby scored wins on June 14th and Aug. 12th to run his career total to 29 and move him into 14th on the track’s all-time win list. Bobby’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

4. John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. The 3 time 410 sprint track champion, 2 time 305 sprint track champion and defending dirt truck track champion competed in 17 of the 18 A-mains in 2014, missing only the May 25th event. John started the year strong, not finishing out of the top six through May 24th. John posted 14 top 10 finishes and 10 top five runs. John scored his 46th career Fremont win on June 28th and sits sixth on the track’s all-time win list. He also had four runner-up finishes. John’s average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3. Dustin Dinan, Fremont, Ohio. Dustin competed in all 18 A-mains in 2014. He recorded 15 top 10 finishes and 14 top five runs. He picked up his eighth career Fremont win on May 24th and had a pair of third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

2. Nate Dussel, Bradner, Ohio. Nate competed in all 18 A-mains in 2014, recording an incredible 16 top 10 finishes and 11 top five runs. Nate posted wins on July 5th, Aug. 9th and Sept. 6th to take his career total to 16. He also recorded three runner-up finishes and three third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fifth.

Here’s the rest of the top 10 in points for the dirt trucks:

Rookie of the Year – Brandon Leighton, Fremont, Ohio. Brandon finished 15th in the track’s final points. He competed in 14 of the 19 A-mains in 2014 with a season-best 9th place finish on May 3rd. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

10. – Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. Keith competed in 17 of the 19 A-mains in 2014, missing only the May 24th and Aug. 9th events. He recorded 7 top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth on May 17th. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. – Brad Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Brad competed in 18 of the 19 A-mains in 2014, missing only the May 17th event. He recorded 8 top 10 finishes and 3 top five runs. His season-best finish was a third on May 3rd. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. – Cory McCaughey, Toledo, Ohio. Cory competed in all 19 A-mains in 2014. He recorded 9 top 10 finishes and three top five runs including a season-best pair of fourth place finishes to wrap up the season. Cory’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

7. – Kent Brewer, Fostoria, Ohio. Kent competed in 17 of the 19 A-mains in 2014, missing the first two events of the season. Kent did not finish out of the top four in the first 7 events he competed in this year. He posted 15 top 10 finishes and 14 top five runs. He scored his third career Fremont win on July 19th and also had three runner-up finishes and seven third place runs. Kent’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

6. – Dana Fry, Clyde, Ohio. Dana competed in all 19 A-mains in 2014. He posted 10 top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on Aug. 6th. Dana’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

5. – Art Ball, Tiffin, Ohio. Art competed in 18 of the 19 A-mains in 2014, missing only opening night. He posted 14 top 10 finishes and 10 top five runs. Art scored two wins in 2014 – May 10th and June 28th to run his career total to 76 to lead all drivers in the history of the track. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

4. – Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Dustin competed in all 19 A-mains in 2014, recording 11 top 10 finishes including a season-best third on April 26th. Dustin’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

3. – Jeff Ward, Sandusky, Ohio. Jeff competed in all 19 A-mains in 2014, recording an incredible 16 top 10 finishes and five top five runs. He scored a season-best runner-up finish on Aug. 6th and a third on the final night. Jeff’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

2. – Matt Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Last year’s dirt truck rookie of the year competed in 18 of the 19 A-mains in 2014, missing only the Aug. 6th event. Matt recorded 12 top 10 finishes and 9 top five runs. Matt had four runner-up finishes and a pair of third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more on the FAST Series go to www.fastondirt.com

 

 

All Stars beaten again by rain

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series was once again beaten by rain at Heartland Speedway but this time teams didn’t even get on the track. After what was shaping up to be a great night with 26 cars lined up in the pits for the final round of the King of the River the storm clouds rolled in and put an end to the night before it even got started. Discussion between Management of Heartland and the All Stars just before the scheduled drivers meeting both jointly decided that the night could not progress. “Unfortunately the showers were very heavy and even if we tried to get the track back the pits would be an issue and there was no promise that more rain was not on the way. We had no choice than to cancel the event. Heartland Promoter Dave Roberts and ourselves were both very disappointed. We spoke about the possibility of rescheduling the event but at this stage have not been able to come up with date that works. If we can find a suitable date for both of us we will certainly look at rescheduling the King of the River final.” Mandy Searle says.

 

Davey Headin’ Down Under!

B&D Promotions The finishing touches have been put on a deal for Davey Heskin to drive for B&D Racing during the peak season of international races in Australia. Heskin was contacted by Brodie Tulloch via Facebook where discussions commenced about arrangements for Davey to come and race for the team. The details were finalised after a few messages and phone calls shortly after followed by the purchase of airfares and travel arrangements. Heskin finished 5th in the 2014 410 Knoxville Raceway track championship, ahead of some notable drivers scoring 10 top 10’s along the way.Davey picked up the championship hard charger award for 410 in 2014. He also won a Prelim A-main at the 2014 360 Nationals but unfortunately lost a motor whilst running 4th in the final. Davey, a resident of St Michael Minnesota drives the familiar red 56 Deluxe Crates 410 around the Midwest. He also competed 9 races in 2014 in the Upper Midwest 360 Sprintcar Series where he scored 1 win, 6 top 5’s and a total of 8 top 10’s from the 9 races he competed. Tulloch comments; I have watched Davey race at Knoxville and there were several appealing characteristics that suited our team. On track, Davey looks after his equipment whilst running the car very straight and fast. He also hits his marks on the bottom and is wise in traffic which are two very important techniques for the tracks he is to encounter in the hot summer this trip. The team has at the ready a fresh engine and newly built B&D race car with the latest equipment primed for a competitive hit out. Another important factor for our team is the fan interaction. We strongly believe in our team motto ‘APPEAL – EXCITE – INVOLVE’ and from what I have seen and heard about Davey, this will come naturally to him. We have a fun filled tour planned for Heskin and we are looking forward to his stay with us! Heskin’s thoughts: When Brodie first contacted me, he encouraged me to call around for references. I spoke to a few mutual contacts like Brooke Tatnell among others and I only heard positive things. Through our sharing of information, discussions and pictures of equipment along with regular updates, I felt the only thing left to do was to sign on for a fun tour down under. He was quite open about the team’s position and goals which I believe we will develop a great partnership from. Brodie conducts his team professionally just without the financial backing of the big teams. He may only have an open trailer but from what I have seen, we will have everything else we need to get a win. We will be taking on tough locals as well as Schatz but I am keen to prove that age old saying that ‘haulers don’t win you races’. I really look forward to meeting a whole lot of new fans in Australia. As the team add the final touches to the preparations, Brodie will run the car at Archerfield on December 13 to make sure everything is right come Boxing Day. B&D Racing has had a late kick off to the season as Brodie and Donna were happily married in July in the Philippines. Family comes first and a fantastic time was had by all overseas.

We will also unveil our 2014/15 paintjob on our Facebook page this week. We would like to make special mention to our most recent new sponsor; ‘VALVOLINE’ as we embark on this next exciting chapter of our teams racing adventures. Valvoline is providing the highest quality lubricants and cleaners needed to maintain our consistency and keep our car at the front! Please visit our website www.banddracing.com and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/banddracing to keep up to date with all the teams’ results, pictures and videos. We have opportunities for sponsors to join in with the fun as well as ‘Supporters Crew’ packages available which allow families and fans to be a part of the team and make a difference to our racing! Please contact us through our Facebook page for more info on the benefits for becoming involved! We look forward to seeing you at the races and be sure to stop by, say hi and get some B&D Racing merchandise! Davey Heskin’s Australian Schedule: - 26/12/14, Archerfield Speedway, Brisbane - 27/12/14, Archerfield Speedway, Brisbane - 28/12/14, Toowoomba Speedbowl, Toowoomba - 30/12/14, Valvoline Raceway, Sydney - NSW Title (Sponsors required) - 01/01/15, Archerfield Speedway, Brisbane - 04/01/15, Archerfield Speedway, Brisbane – WSS - 09/01/15, Archerfield Speedway, Brisbane – WSS Aus Open night 1 - 10/01/15, Archerfield Speedway, Brisbane – WSS Aus Open night 2 - 16/01/15, Valvoline Raceway, Sydney – Scott Darley Challenge night 1 - 17/01/15, Valvoline Raceway, Sydney – Scott Darley challenge night 2 B&D Racing would like to thank our valued sponsors: - Autobarn Browns Plains - Valvoline - Dog Tyred Kallangur - Fusion - Brisbane Motorcycles - Rudd’s Panel Works Caboolture B&D Racing would also like to thank our ‘Supporters Crew’ - Scott &Christi (Platinum member) - Team Ranga (Platinum member) APPEAL – EXCITE – INVOLVE Images courtesy of BA Photography.

 

 

New points leader in AHG Sprintcar Series

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014

PLAYING his Joker card at the start of the night proved handy for Daniel Harding when he contested round 6 of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Harding, along with Lee Nash and Darren Mewett signalled they wanted to play the Joker at the drivers meeting, meaning they double their points for that round of racing.

Drivers have until the January 24 show to play the card.

As a result Harding now leads the AHG Sprintcar Series points on 894, despite finishing 13th in the WA Sprintcar Championship.

Cameron Gessner, who was leading the points heading into the event and finished seventh, is second now on 838 while Jason Kendrick, courtesy of his Championship winning drive, is third on 826 with Shaun Bradford on 822 and Nash rocketing up to 814 to round out the top five.

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RYAN Farrell, chasing his eighth WA title, got his campaign off to a good start in qualifying by setting the fastest time of 13.908 seconds.

For his efforts he won this week’s Vortex Wings front wing award.

Farrell was fourth in the A Dash to start from P4 for the 30-lap race and he ultimately finished in fifth place.

He is now 11th in the AHG Series points.

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MARK Wells was the winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw for members of the Sprintcar Entrants Group.

Wellsy will get to collect his Hoosier donut for the next show, that is the Boxing Day Bonanza at the Motorplex on December 26.

The Geraldton Jet was quickest qualifier in his ground and then won his first heat race before claiming ninth in the next one.

During the Bronze Dash, where he was third quickest, he experienced steering problems from a non-compliant steering box, and because he didn’t have another one available, he didn’t take his place (P7) in the championship final.

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AHG points: Daniel Harding 894, Cameron Gessner 838, Jason Kendrick 826, Shaun Bradford 822, Lee Nash 814, Jamie Maiolo 808, David Priolo 802, Bradley Maiolo 776, Callum Williamson 762, Scott Reilly 750, Ryan Farrell 740, Ryan Lancaster 686, Jake Beard-Miller 682, Kye Scroop 678, Daniel Keen 636, Mark Wells 630, Daryl Clayden 514, Shane Norris 504, Carl Dowling 494, Darren Mewett 472, Brooke Tatnell 438, Kyle Hirst 400, Kris Coyle 398, Jason Pryde 358, Troy Beckingham 344, Jeff Leisk 344, Troy Lawson 328, Ryan Jones 326, Ken Sartori 322, Brodie Minchin 278, Trent Pigdon 260, Robert Watson 228, Jason Boland, Jamie Buszan 118, Steven Ford 100 and Sean Zemunik 50.

 

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

LONGTIME RACING OFFICIAL EVELYN PRATT PASSES AWAY AT 95!

(Perris, CA, December 6, 2014) Longtime and loved Southern California racing official Evelyn Pratt has passed away in Texas. She was 95-years-old. In a career that spanned more than 65-years in racing, she not only served as a race official, but was also a racer herself in the Ascot Powder Puff Class.

“Evelyn’s passing is being felt and mourned throughout the racing world,” said saddened Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian early on Saturday morning. “She was the hardest worker in all of motorsports. She was a pit steward with the original CRA, SCRA and up until a couple of seasons ago with USAC/CRA. Evelyn performed her job with diligence and pride. She was firm, but fair. Down through the decades she was involved with the greats in the sport all the way down to the little guy who had never been on the track before and she treated them all the same. When a driver needed a scolding about conduct on the track or in the pits, she was would deliver it in a stern manner so he would understand. And, if that same driver needed some understanding later that night, she would be the first one to throw an arm around him and talk to him.”

Media please feel free to publish this photo of Evelyn Pratt and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Evelyn’s famous bull horn is in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. Even without it being there, she was known across the country.

“She knew everybody and everybody knew her,” Kazarian said. “She was a joy to be around and certainly one of a kind. In all of my years in racing, I cannot think of another person more loved than Evelyn. Everybody just loved her. That is evidenced today by the amazing amount of tributes pouring in on her all over social media. She was a part of everyone’s life and she will be missed by one and all.”

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Offering Free PR to One Driver in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Dec. 5, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions is offering a unique opportunity during the 2015 racing season.

The public relations company will sponsor press releases for one motor sports competitor throughout the season. The free package also includes advice about marketing, sponsorship, social media and media relations.

To apply, email your name, phone number, racing division, several career highlights and a short summary about why you will be a good representative for Team ILP to InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

A driver will be selected at the beginning of the 2015 season.

Inside Line Promotions drivers recorded more than 100 feature victories across the country in 2014. Will you be the next driver to win with Team ILP?

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 16 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19, May 3 and Nov. 1; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26 and Aug. 16; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14; Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Aug. 23; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 5 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 27); Jack Dover - 14 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26 and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Sept. 6); Alex Bright - 11 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Aug. 10; Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 15; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16 and Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Aug. 31); Seth Bergman - 10 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18 and Sept. 7; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25; Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Aug. 31 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 13); Big Game Motorsports - 8 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 1); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 6 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6; Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Aug. 21 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 12); Henry Van Dam - 6 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7, July 11, Aug. 2 and Aug. 23); Andrew Felker - 5 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22; I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 20; Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 27 and Cedar Lake Arena in New Richmond, Wis., on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31 and Oct. 25); Tony Bruce Jr. - 4 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21 and Oct. 17; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Danny Lasoski - 4 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Oct. 11; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 30); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7; Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26 and Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., on Sept. 6); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22; Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 27); White Lightning Motorsports - 3 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19 and Aug. 2); Josh Baughman - 2 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16); John Binz - 2 (Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Sept. 5 and Sept. 26); Tyson Hall - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, and Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas); Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on Nov. 15); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 28); Jordan Weaver - 1 (Limerock Speedway in Le Roy, N.Y., on Sept. 20) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Live PPV of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Offers Great Holiday Gift

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 5, 2014) - Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a racing fan?

There are only 10 days remaining to capitalize on a Pay-Per-View special of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

The 410ci sprint car races - held Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway - will be broadcast live online via SPEED SPORT for only $27.95 per night. However, fans can catch all of the action from the five nights of racing for a special rate of $99.95 if purchased by Dec. 15.

Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.tv for ordering information.

"We're very excited to be able to work with SPEED SPORT to provide live video throughout the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "We encourage everyone to show up to the track, but I'm happy that we have an alternative for those who can't travel to Arizona."

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will also be taped for two one-hour delayed television broadcasts on MAVTV with veteran announcer Ralph Sheheen providing the call.

More than 50 drivers from across the country have already committed to the premier event, which pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start during the four weekend races - Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 - and $5,000 to win on Jan. 6. Recent announcements include 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser and NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson among the competitors who will race on the 3/8-mile oval.

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night or a special all-access pass of $99.95 for all five nights (good only through Dec. 15). Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Driver Websites Builds Fresh Website for Renegade Sprints

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dec. 5, 2014) - Driver Websites has created a new website for the Renegade Sprints, which is a 410ci sprint car series based in Ohio.

The website - http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Rules, championship points, pictures, videos and more are also highlighted pages on the website.

Additionally, the Renegade Sprints will use the all-new MyRacePass Pit Board, which can notify drivers who sign up with the latest news and updates via text messages. More information about the service is available below in the "Tracks" section.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - 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 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 MyRacePass your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

 

 

DAN MOTTER ANNOUNCES 71M CREW CHANGES AS

PREPARATION IS UNDERWAY FOR 2015 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SEASON

PENGILLY, Minn. (Dec. 5, 2014) Evolution and change are certain in motorsports. Dan Motter, owner of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M World of Outlaws Sprint Car team, today acknowledged some crew member changes for the 2015 season.

“First I want to emphasize that veteran driver Joey Saldana will remain in the cockpit of the 71M for the 2015 World of Outlaws series,” said Motter.

Following some post-season surgery and medical concerns , crew chief Davey Whitworth has elected not to travel and has stepped down from his position with the team.

“We will miss Davey,” said Motter. “He has been a tireless ambassador for our team since its inception in late 2012. His work ethic and dedication to our team will be hard to replace.”

“We are in the process of interviewing crew chiefs and expect to make a selection soon.”

Sean Strausbaugh, who was been with the team since its 2013 startup, will remain a solid leader with the team and has been joined by Derek Miller, a long-time friend of Strausbaugh’s from Pennsylvania. Miller grew up in a racing family. His dad raced sprint cars and he raced micro sprints and TQ sprints.

Tommy Waseleski has also left the race team and has returned to his previous position in the Motter Equipment Minnesota-based equipment shop. Waseleski will go back to driving Late Model Stock Cars where he has enjoyed much success.

Joey Saldana will be in the seat of the 71M for the World of Outlaws schedule beginning in Barberville, Fl. but he will campaign with Rudeen Racing at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Yuma, Arizona in January.

“We had originally planned to run the Winter Heat Series,” said Motter, “but we want to be well prepared when the Outlaws season begins in Florida so we are concentrating our efforts in that direction. Sean (Strausbaugh) and Derek (Miller) have been working long hours at our race shop and I am confident we will be ready to contend for the championship when the season begins in February.”

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 2015 SEASON TICKETS, PASSES, & MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW!

by Tommy Goudge (December 5, 2014) – Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Ohsweken Speedway’s Grandstand Season Passes (reserved or general admission), NEW Season Pass Holder Parking Passes, Season Pit Passes, and Pit Memberships are on sale now!

Fans again have the option of paying just $20 extra to reserve a seat anywhere in the grandstands for all regular Friday night racing events. New for 2015 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase a parking pass for access to a reserved parking lot located near the main entryway at the track. Racers can take advantage of additional savings by purchasing their Pit Membership and/or Season Pit Pass on or before May 8, 2015.

Methods of payment for all tickets, passes, and memberships include cash, debit, cheque, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Contact Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com to order. 9:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken’s 20th anniversary season.

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

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

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

2015 SEASON PASSES AND MEMBERSHIPS:

RESERVED GRANDSTAND PASS Adult (18-65) – $190 Senior (65+)/Youth (13-17) – $160 Kids (7-12) – $35 *A seat of your choosing will be marked with a name tag, so you can arrive whenever is convenient for you.* **Valid from May 15 through September 11. Not valid for June 30, July 27, July 28, September 18, or September 19.** ***Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.***

GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND PASS Adult (18-65) – $170 Senior (65+) /Youth (13-17) – $140 Kids (7-12) – $30 *Valid from May 15 through September 11. Not valid for June 30, July 27, July 28, September 18, or September 19.* **Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.**

*** NEW*** SEASON PASS HOLDER PARKING PASS $10 *Valid from May 15 through September 11. Not valid for June 30, July 27, July 28, September 18, or September 19.* **Grandstand season pass holders with this parking pass will have access to parking near main entry way.**

PIT MEMBERSHIP Until May 8, 2015 – $60 After May 8, 2015 – $100 *Entitles pass holder to enter pits at the 2015 Ohsweken Member Rate* **Valid from May 15 through September 11. Not valid for practice nights.**

SEASON PIT PASS Until May 8, 2015 – $300 After May 8, 2015 – $325 *Includes 2015 Pit Membership. Valid from May 15 through September 11. Not valid for June 30, July 27, July 28, September 18, or September 19. Not valid for practice nights.*

 

 

Shane Morgan – 2014 Southern Outlaw Sprinters Points Champion

By Chris Cooper

For Immediate Release – Biloxi, MS – The fledgling Pensacola, FL based Southern Outlaw Sprinters met recently in D’Iberville, MS to crown their 2014 points champion, Biloxi, MS driver Shane Morgan. Shane spoke to us at dryslick.net about his season, his career, and the future today during a telephone interview.

Based on the strength of 7 wins in 12 series events this season, Morgan was quick to credit the main contributor to his racing effort, his father, Ronnie. “No way, couldn’t do this without my dad’ the driver flatly stated. In a sport where this is very often the case, where fathers and sons bond amid the dust, heat, and sweet, sweet music of horsepower squared, the depth and strength of the reverence Morgan has for his main sponsor and crew chief is evident. “My dad does all he can to make sure I have the best we can afford to race with. People think we have everything and don’t need any help. We do have some help, and I appreciate all of them a whole lot, but my dad is the main one.” It is evident that the Morgan’s do this as a family, including Shane’s wife of over 10 years, Summer, and daughter Hadley.

While this may be the latest points title for the personable Gulf Coast driver, it is by far the first in a career that began in go carts at the age of 8 years old. Shane won races and points championships by the numbers in carts before advancing to mini sprints. Morgan quickly grabbed success by the throat and held on in the newest venture, advancing to a full sized, injected sprinter in 2000. The Morgan effort, with crew Toby “damn yankee” Hamlin and Larry Richards, led by father Ronnie, wasted little time in finding success among the winged warriors. The team earned Cajun Sprint Series points titles in 2005,2006, and 2013 before adding the SOS title this season.

“I’d love to have enough support to run the full Outlaws thing, but finding enough help to run some USCS and ASCS stuff would be fine” Morgan stated while discussing his future. “We’re committed to that SOS deal this year (2015) and it’s really the only thing close enough to really do (run). USCS doesn’t come any closer than Jackson (MS) and ASCS is even further away” Morgan continued “ To be a better driver, I need to race harder, tougher competition.” Shane clarified his competition statement by adding that Lane Whittington, Michael Miller, and Timmy Thrash, among others, are serious competition every race, but getting to battle wheel to wheel with other drivers at times would benefit his program.

When asked about anyone else he’d like to mention that helps his effort, Morgan wanted to especially thank Johnny McMurtry at McMurtry Automotive Machine for his engine building efforts and Dick Myers of Ram Engineering Midwest for his work on the teams’ Bilstein shock package aboard the J&J chassis. “As far as sponsors, I really appreciate every single one for everything they do, like Knowles Construction, D&L Auto Body, and Extreme Graphics by J-Rod. Then, you know, there’s Morgan’s Equipment & Crane Service.”

The team gets no product help from the following companies, but wanted to recognize that these products reliability helped them to the top of the points battle. The multi colored # 01 uses Engler injection, a Winters rearend, with Brodix cylinder heads on top of a DART block with Jesel shaft rockers. HRP Wings help keep the horsepower pinned to the ground via Weld wheels and Hoosier tires.

Next up for Shane will be the 23rd Annual Bank Plus Racing Vehicle Extravaganza in Jackson, MS on January 3&4, 2015 where Shane will display his title winning car in the SOS Series booth and be available to meet and greet the fans who stop by.

Unless…..he can find a cart ride for the Chasin Santa thing in December………

 

 

Famous Names Farr and Lacey Seek Classic Victory!

For many long years Sprintcar entry lists right around the country have generally included the names Farr and Lacey, so it comes as no real surprise that once again the 43rd running of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will feature these two famous names, with Robbie Farr and Nick Lacey both committing to battle.

Robbie Farr, the West Australian based, New South Welshman driving a Queensland domiciled car, will return to Sungold Stadium aboard the Barry Waldron owned East Coast Pipeline Racing Maxim come January.

In 2014 Farr recorded a strong result finishing the Sunday night A-Main in 10th place, having finished in 19th position in his Friday night qualifying feature.

“To have Robbie and the popular East Coast Pipeline Racing Team here for the Classic is great news for us,” said Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills.

“Robbie’s crew chief Nick Speed and the team are always working on ways to improve and I know that last years 10th place finish will be the catalyst for them to come back and try and capture that elusive Classic Crown,” Mills added.

Having competed predominantly at Sydney Speedway so far in 2014-15 for his car owner Barry Waldron, the team will hit the road for the Classic week again with the amazing support of East Coast Pipeline, Hi-Tec Oils, I.O.R Energy, Australia Wide Drilling, Golden City Trucks and Vermeer.

Joining Farr at the Classic will be third generation racer Nick Lacey.

Lacey of course comes from great stock with grandfather Ray “Nippa” Lacey being somewhat of a legend in his time before teaming with son Brett and the legendary John Sidney to form the Oval Track Racing Team that was very successful over a three season period.

Following that time Brett’s association with famous car owners and mechanics continued when he forged an allegiance to the iconic American Bob Trostle. This led to Brett racing in America and designing his own cars, which were known as the “Baretta”, Brett using his self-constructed car to achieve to great success at the 1987 National Title.

It was around this time that Nick Lacey was born and after the early exploits of Ray and Brett back in the day their grandson and son, Nick, will once again be a part of the biggest Sprintcar event in the nation when he takes to Sungold Stadium as a part of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Nick’s Classic history is full of ups and downs, as experienced by most, however the 2015 edition looks promising.

The team is at the top of their game and with new corporate partner Morris Finance on board, along with Advent Print Media, Games 4U, Look 3D Eyewear, Oxygen Marketing and Lacey Panel Works a strong result can confidently be predicted.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Quick time Toby returns to action this weekend Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport December 5, 2014

Toby Bellbowen will be looking for a little retribution this Saturday night (December 6) at Valvoline Raceway.

The young racer endured a spectacular crash at his last outing a fortnight ago and the determination to get back out there is at an all-time high.

Once again, Toby was the star of the show in time trials setting quick time two weeks ago and he is hoping that form continues this weekend, coupled with a little more luck.

“We definitely want to put in a good couple of laps for time-trials. Our strong form is a good indication, but it counts for nothing on Saturday as we all start from square one. Qualifying has been fun this year, but it's not our answer. We've got quick-time, we've won heats, won dashes and pole- shuffles, but yet to win a feature. There's only one thing we are aiming for Saturday night, and I can't wait,” Toby said.

This being the final hit-out before the Americans turn up on our doorstep from Boxing Day, Toby is treating it like any other race meeting, but concedes there is a little extra pressure to perform.

“In a sense, yes. You want to know that you are at the top of your game and where you stand. But for us, no. We know where we stand, where we need to improve, and what we are capable of. It's just another chance to get it right, and we'll be doing everything we can to make that happen.”

Toby currently sits fifth in the track championship only 22 points off the lead and despite the crash, is in good shape for this weekend’s racing.

“The car was bent, but now it's looking better than when it was new! Chris Street from CSR Fabrication in Wetherill Park does a world-class job of fixing these things up. It is very good to know when we don't have the expertise or the equipment to do it ourselves, that no job is out of Chris and his team’s capabilities and with a quick turn-around to boot!

“We couldn't be in any better shape thanks to them and the hard work that my guys have put in over the past couple of days to get us going again.”

Don’t forget Toby has a huge range of merchandise available. Hoodies, T-shirts and caps will be for sale, so make sure you grab that perfect Christmas present, at the truck at the end of the night.

At the completion of this weekend, Toby will have a two week break before the very busy international season start. His schedule is as follows;

December 26 – Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix, Valvoline Raceway December 27 – Sprintcar Summer Cup, Valvoline Raceway December 30 – NSW Sprintcar Championship, Valvoline Raceway January 1 – Sprintcar 50 lap Firecracker, Valvoline Raceway

You can connect with Toby via Facebook and be kept right up-to-date with all things happening at Toby Bellbowen Motorsport. Just visit facebook.com/TobyBellbowen70.

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their wonderful support during the 2014/15 season:

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Jackson is keen to kick December off in style Jackson Delamont Motorsport official release December 5, 2014

Jackson Delamont returns to the track this weekend for another round of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway.

Currently sitting 13th in the track championship point score, it has been a case of moving forward for Jackson over the last few weeks. He has been a model of consistency in the recent past, making up vital spots in the season-long pointscore.

This weekend, Jackson is hoping for the same.

“We have had a really good preparation for this weekend. We were actually all ready and loaded up on Sunday. We have spent the week studying set ups, just like we have been doing a lot of recently. It’s a very relaxed build up.”

After a pretty slow start to the season by his own standards, Jackson is glad the season is on the upward trend.

“We have been trying a few different things with the car which have worked good. Dad works hard on the car too. It’s great that we have been getting better each week. We certainly haven’t been helped by qualifying though. To be honest, we have had no good draw go our way in qualifying. Two weeks ago, we went out late again, but the track held up nicely. The track was great at our last show and I hope we can get a track like that again this weekend.

“To be where we are in points, it’s probably a little better than where we expected to be. We just need to be consistent and I believe if we can start up the front of an A-Main, there is nothing stopping us from getting the job done. We certainly are capable of that.”

As has been the case all season, you can connect with Jackson on Facebook and receive updates as they happen on race night. Just go to facebook.com/jacksondelamont48 and like the page.

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

King of the River will be decided this Saturday at Heartland Raceway

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is holding the final night of the 3 round miniseries at Moama’s Heartland Raceway Saturday night and with 26 cars in attendance it will be a hard fought battle to get a winner and pick up to $1000 bonus.

Scott Bogucki’s Bartlett’s Auto Racing SA75 is currently leading both the Championship points and the King of the River points and has confidence on his side after taking out the A Main last weekend at Sonic Speedway, Swan Hill. The Liam Williams driven and Bruce Stephens owned V91 J&J will want improve on his 2nd place last weekend. Williams lead the majority of the Main last weekend only to have Bogucki snatch it from him in the dying stages and will be determined not to let this occur again. Hard charger Sam “Putty” Putland’s SA71 XXX has been almost there for the past few shows and with the team’s confidence improving will also be tough to beat. Another youngster showing talent the last few shows is V34 Brenten Farrer and with the Farrer team building & learning at each show it will only be time before they lock in a podium.

V11 Brad Foster returns for the season after missing the first 3 shows and is keen to get some seat time. Throw in ACT15 Harley Bishop, the Solomon Brothers – Paul & Chris, SA44 Daniel Evans, young rookie Dion Bellman in the ACT40 Hickman’s Tree Maintenance J&J who is currently 2nd in the King of the River, V23 Jimmy Gardiner & Farmer Phil’s V4 Cool; V66 Wayne Logue has been burning the midnight oil this week after his Ford engine expired last weekend and making sure he doesn’t miss a round has planted a new heart in his Maxim. One thing is for sure with all the above drivers you can be guaranteed of an exciting nights racing.

The All Stars have some unfinished business at Heartland after losing RD2 to the weather a couple of weeks ago and teams will be looking for a bit of revenge to get this night done.

On track action with Time Trials at 5.30 racing from 6.30

 

Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson enters POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2014)—Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson will race in the 5th annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20, a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series non-points event which features at all-star field on the Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the Du Quoin State Fair.

“It’s a tough event to win, a race that is kind of young and is growing every year,” Clauson said. “Obviously, it is a tune-up for the Chili Bowl.”

The 25-year-old Clauson has two wins on the one-sixth mile Southern Illinois Center track, the Battle at the Center in 2011 and a regular season POWRi feature in 2012. He was running second and challenging eventual winner Tony Stewart for the lead with seven laps remaining at the 2012 Battle at the Center when contact from behind took him out of contention. He finished eighth.

Clauson of Noblesville, Ind., had five feature victories in POWRi Midgets this year and has 27, second on the all-time list to Brad Loyet’s 33, in 64 starts in his career. Clauson had 21 victories this year in POWRi and USAC National Midgets and Sprint Cars and has 66 USAC National wins in his career. He’s been USAC National Driver of the Year three times and twice champion of USAC’s National Midgets and Sprint Cars.

Clauson’s greatest triumph in midgets was the 2013 Chili Bowl, a prestigious five-day event that brings together short track drivers from all forms of dirt racing to the Tulsa, Okla., Expo Center. It had nearly 300 entries last year.

“It was a big win, maybe the biggest of my career,” Clauson said. “It’s something that people don’t realize how hard it is to win. I’m excited about going back in January (12-17) and trying to win it again.”

Clauson has vast experience on dirt. He also drove selected events in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the American Sprint Car Lucas Oil National Series and the Midwest Open Wheel Association’s Sprint Cars this year. Clauson also has experience in NASCAR’s XFINITY (formerly Nationwide) Series.

Clauson will be returning to the Indianapolis 500 in May driving for Jonathan Byrd’s Racing. He raced at Indianapolis in 2012, finishing 30th as a rookie.

General admission tickets are $20 and children ages 12-and-under are free. Tickets will be sold only on the day of the event. Spectator doors open at 3:00 p.m., hot laps begin at 5 with racing immediately following. The feature will be 40 laps.

For more information, go to www.powri.com.

 

 

Sessums Tops 305 Power Rankings for 2014!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume II, No. 74

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 4, 2014) – North Texas edged Ohio once again as Jeb Sessums came away with the top spot in this year’s 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park.

Battling for the top spot with Ohio’s Jordan Ryan most of the way, Sessums emerged with the number one ranking for the second year in a row. After claiming the number one ranking by just 21 points in 2013, Sessums edged Ryan for first by just 29 points this year.

Hailing from Joshua, TX, Sessums posted a handful of wins among his more the 40 top-ten feature finishes to take top honors, leading a swarm of five North Texas drivers among the top ten.

The track champ at both Fremont and Attica, Ryan settled for second after a ranking of sixth in 2013.

North Texas shoes Kyle Jones and Chad Wilson were fourth and fifth, respectively, with Ohio’s Nate Dussel rounding out the top five.

The balance of the top ten included Texas shoe John Ricketts, the Ohio duo of John Ivy and Bobby Clark, URSS champion Jake Bubak of Colorado and Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey.

Sessums topped a total of 599 drivers that earned points in the 470 events that awarded points toward this year’s 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park.

The state-of-the-art Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas is the presenting sponsor of the 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings. Dodge City Raceway Park hosts a variety of racing events over the course of each year including World of Outlaws, NCRA, ASCS, URSS and DCRP 305s. Check www.dodgecityraceway.com for the full schedule and more information.

The 305 Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s and Downforce Designs Midgets. Final standings for those divisions will be released in the coming weeks.

The listing of the top 100 in 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.racinboys.com/2014/12/04/sessums-tops-305-power-rankings-for-2014/

 

 

 

NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM STORE OFFERS MANY EXCITING

NEW PRODUCTS AT WWW.SPRINTCARSTUFF.COM

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 3, 2014) - The National Sprint Car Museum’s on-line store, www.sprintcarstuff.com, is proud to offer many exciting new items this holiday season, including Dirt - The (Board) Games, pewter Christmas ornaments, wine totes, 2015 calendars, flex-fit caps and, for the first time, zippered sweatshirts. In addition, Gene Crucean’s book entitled “Fearless: Dangerous Days in American Open-Wheel Racing” is now available. The brick-and-mortar museum store is also open seven days a week, year-round, at One Sprint Capital Place in Knoxville.

According to museum store manager Laci White, “We have recently received a wide variety of new items in the museum store, including books, apparel, jewelry, toys, prints and decorations. We truly believe that we have the largest inventory of sprint car-related merchandise in the world. It is all listed in our new museum store brochure, as well as being on-line at www.sprintcarstuff.com. If you need a Christmas gift idea for friends or family, give us a call. We are here to help!”

In addition to visiting www.sprintcarstuff.com, store items can also be purchased by calling the museum toll-free at 1-800-874-4488 or by stopping in during regular business hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m., weekdays; Noon – 5 p.m. weekends). Those sprint car fans wanting their own museum store catalog are encouraged to order one by calling the museum at 1-800-874-4488 or by e-mailing the staff at giftshop@sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

Rising to the top Sprintcar Association of NSW Press Release’ December 4, 2014

Just like the car counts, the stars racing with the Sprintcar Association of NSW continues to rise. This weekend, Saturday, December 6, round six of the Sprintcar Track championship will be staged at Valvoline Raceway.

Once again, a top-line field has nominated and amongst the 57 nominations, it is almost impossible to pick a winner.

New Sprintcar Track Championship point’s leader James Thompson leads a field into Saturday night featuring newly crowned Knoxville Raceway Track Champion Ian Madsen and top interstate competitors Shaun Dobson and Grant Anderson.

In a season where the car count has not dropped below 50 to date, the best of the best in the Parramatta Posse will be out in force to try and fend off the interstate invasion, led by three time winner Jamie Veal.

Going into Saturday night, Thompson holds a slender six point advantage over Marty Perovich who has had somewhat of a resurgence this season. Ben Atkinson is only four points behind Perovich whilst current Valvoline Raceway Track Champion Max Dumesny is only two points adrift of Atkinson. Toby Bellbowen, Danny Reidy, Sam Walsh, Trevor Green, Matt Dumesny and Darryl Campbell round out the top ten in the point score. Campbell is only 57 points off the lead and all indications are, as the international season begins in earnest on Boxing Day, this year’s track championship could be one of the closest on record.

Complimenting Danny Reidy, Jamie Veal, Grant Anderson and Shaun Dobson are fellow interstaters Mick Sauer from Queensland, Chad Ely – all the way from South Australia and Tasmanian Callum Zizek who had his first run at the Sydney based venue a fortnight ago.

This week will see drivers compete in time trials, heat races, the fan favourite pole shuffles, a C- Main, B-Main and the all-important 30 lap A-Main.

Drivers will be making sure everything is as good as they can get it this Saturday night with this event being the final hit-out before the USA invasion on Boxing Night, December 26 for the running of one of the blue ribbon events on the NSW calendar – the 35th Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix.

Racing kicks off this Saturday night, December 6 at Valvoline Raceway from 6pm. Don’t miss it!

 

 

Abreu and Hagen Return to NZ

Newly crowned 2014 USAC Midget Champion Rico Abreu, and 2012 USAC Midget Champion Darren Hagen will both make their way back to New Zealand this month to contest the 14/15 POWRiWorld Midget Series driving for the Terry Lines ownedTeam Vernon and VazeyMotorsport. Both were crowd favourites during their first time in New Zealand last season, and the two American Open Wheel stars are two of the fastest Midget racers in the US currently. Two brand new Esslinger powered CP3 Midget chassis’ plus a race ready spare, are being assembled at Clark Performancein Auckland for the campaign by renowned TQ and Midget fabricator Tim Clark for the campaign, which will see the talented duo racing in both New Zealand and Australia during December 2014 and January 2015.The very experienced Clark and SteveMorris will oversee the setups for the two cars, and will be assisted by an equally experienced crew consisting of Steve Currie, Kevin Hyde, Connor Lines, Ian Larsen, Kyle Larsen, and Kerry Clark.

Twenty-two year-old Rico Abreu from Saint Helena, California, will hit the NZ shores in red hot form, coming off a career best season, with 24 victories across Winged 410 and 360 Sprintcars, Wingless Sprintcars, Midgets, Micro Sprints, and Outlaw Karts. Just last weekend, Abreu won his first USAC Midget Championship with a fifth place finish at the prestigious Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix in his #97 machine, holding off Kunz Motorsport teammate Christopher Bell, and Tracey Hines for the title. Ironically Bell raced and starredin New Zealand last season, and Hines will make his second trip to compete at Western Springs this month as well. Abreu’s Team Vernon and Vazey Motorsport CP3/Esslinger Midget will race with his regular #97 on the car. Likewise twenty-seven year-old Hagen, from Riverside California, is a six-time USAC Champion on both dirt and pavement. ‘The Hawk’ has had a another solid season in the US driving the Shane Hmiel owned #56 Midget, finishing second in the 2014 Powri National Midget Series, scoring five wins. Just two weeks ago, Hagen also won the prestigious USAC Western World Midget Championship Feature at Canyon Raceway Park. Like Abreu, Hagen will race with his regular #56 on his Team Vernon and Vazey Motorsport CP3/Esslinger. A full range of Team Vernon and Vazey Motorsport merchandise will be available at the tracks during the tour consisting of personalised Abreu and Hagen Caps and Shirts for both drivers, and Team Hoodies. Team Vernon and Vazey Motorsport are supported by the BE Group, Vernon and Vazey Truck Parts NZ Car Parts, and Braxton Car Lights For any further information please contact Connor Lines merchandise@vernonandvazey.co.nz.

Team Vernon and Vazey Motorsport 2014-2015Schedule

New Zealand Racing

18th December - Testing Patetonga

20th December - Huntly Speedway

26th December - Western Spring Speedway - Teams Racing

27th December - Western Spring Speedway - 30 Lapper

30 December - Huntly Speedway 40 Lapper

1st January - Western Spring Speedway - 40 Lap King of the Springs

3rd January - Western Spring Speedway - World 50 Lapper

5th January - Bay Park Speedway

Australian Racing

24th January - Archerfield Speedway

25th January - Archerfield Speedway

30th January - Lismore Speedway

31th January - Lismore Speedway

 

 

Blake marches on Blake Skipper Racing Official Press Release December 4, 2014

Blake Skipper continues his Sydney Sprintcar season this Saturday night, December 6, at Valvoline Raceway.

Competing in round six of the Sprintcar Track Championship, Blake’s season has started to turn the corner in the last few weeks with consistency and marching towards what he is capable of.

“I still have some room for improvement in qualifying,” Blake acknowledges.

“The set-up of the car has definitely been on the money in the last few weeks. I have just been a little unlucky with the qualifying draw and therefore, haven’t put the laps in I need to set the night up.”

Being the final show before the international shows begin on Boxing Day, Blake knows he needs to be at his best in this meeting and going forward.

“We are always pressing for a good result on the track and this coming Saturday is no exception. We are looking to make the show in qualifying and then make the feature. It's vital for us to have a good night going into the break because once Boxing Day arrives so does some real stiff competition.

“In the upcoming break we are looking to pull the car down and give it a major service and make sure everything is the way it should be. We have a few different things we want to try over the next few months and hopefully that will give us the boost we are looking for.

“The guys on the crew have been working overtime to give me a great car and I really can’t thank them enough. It really feels like we have started to turn a corner with our car speed.”

Top keep up to date with Blake’s progress, make sure you like his Facebook page – facebook.com/BlakeSkipperRacing.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Kerry Madsen Set For 15-Race Australia Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the dust is just barely settling on the grueling 2014 World of Outlaw season, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team are getting ready to embark on a 15-race tour in Madsen’s native Australia.

“I love that we are able to do some racing during the American offseason and stay sharp,” Madsen said. “It is great to see our fans back in Australia, and it is great to race in front of the Gavranich family.”

Kicking off on January 1st, Madsen and company will be in action on the East Coast on 12 occasions, the West Coast on three occasions, and in the midst of that, will make a trip back to the United States to start the 2015 World of Outlaw season.

Madsen and his team will open a busy month of January at the Sydney Speedway for the International Series on January 1st, 3rd, and 5th.

The team will then head to the Brisbane Speedway for the Australian Open on January 9th and 10th before returning to the Syndey Speedway on the 16th and 17th for the Scott Darley Challenge.

Following the Darley, Madsen will take part in the biggest race week of the year in Australia as he will be at the Kings Challenge at Mt. Gambier Speedway on the 21st, the Presidents Cup at the Avalon Speedway on the 22nd before heading to the Premier Speedway on the 23rd-25th for the Grand Annual Classic.

Once the checkered flag falls on the Grand Annual Classic, ‘The Mad Man’ will head back to the United States and kick off the 2015 World of Outlaw season at the Volusia Speedway in Barberville, FL February 13th-15th before making the trip back to Australia.

On the 21st, Madsen will compete with the World Series Sprint Cars at the Perth Motorplex for their season finale and will cap his 2015 Australia Tour off at the Bunbury Speedway on February 28th and March 1st at the Krikke Boys Shootout, where he will look to back up his 2014 triumph.

“It is an aggressive schedule for sure, but I am sure it will be a lot of fun,” he added. “Hopefully we can run well in Australia and bring home some momentum and have another great season in the United States.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-96, Wins-9, Top-5’s-49, Top 10’s-73

ON TAP: Madsen will kick his 2015 season off in Australia on January 1st at the Sydney Speedway.

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BR Motorsports Set For PRI Show

PETERSEN MEDIA: BR Motorsports is excited to catch up with customers and show off some product during the upcoming Performance Racing Industry Show in Indiana next week.

After a very successful 2014 season, BR Motorsports is excited for the season ahead, and is eager to show off some products at their booth.

All in attendance are invited to booth spot 1909 to check out BR Motorsports and visit with our staff to see what we have in store for 2015.

The Performance Racing Industry Show is set for December 11-13th and the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. BR Motorsprots will be located at spot #1909, and invites all attendees to stop by and check us out.

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BR MOTORSPORTS- BR Motorsports is the world leader in sprint car technology, and your parts superstore for all of your sprint car and midget needs. Our products continue to help lead drivers to victory lane, and are readily available to you. If you do not already receive our annual super parts catalog, make sure and visit www.brmotorsports.com to sign up today!

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of BR Motorsports happenings and new products by visiting www.brmotorsports.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/brmotorsports, or you can ‘like’ us on facebook at www.facebook.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/BR-Motorsports/410731450055?ref=br_tf.

 

 

Wingless Drivers Busy In SA

By Phil Michell

Over the past few weeks the South Australian Wingless Sprint competitors have been racing right across the state and into Victoria with a number of events that have all produced different winners.

It all began at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in early November with Joel Chadwick winning the South Australia V’s Victoria Interstate Challenge before Jason Gantz secured the victory over a small field at the Timmis Speedway in Mildura. Then last weekend the Wingless brigade returned to Speedway City in Adelaide with a field of 23 drivers attending the latest round of the Track Championship.

In what was a devastating display Murray Bridge speedster Jarman Dalitz destroyed his opposition as he remained undefeated all evening taking both of his heat races before surviving a spirited battle with Joel Chadwick in the 20 A-main. Despite completing an entire 360 degree spin in turn two as threw out a last ditch attempt for the win Chadwick held on for second ahead of Daniel Obst, Robert Heard and the impressive Jody Baldwin.

The top ten were rounded out by rookie Ben Disbury, Wayne Kirley, Michael Spoljaric, Brett Bartley and Matthew Kennedy.

Earlier the heat wins went the way of Dalitz (2), Todd Wigzell and Chadwick.

The Wingless Sprints will once feature prominently on this Saturday night (December 6) as a field of 28 competitors are set to face off in a World of Outlaws style confrontation as they race for the Kwik Cote Cup at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway.

For many of the Wingless Sprint competitors it will be the first time they have had the opportunity to undertake time trials, so the pressure will be on for many of them to perform. In what will be an extremely different format for the teams the top five drivers in each heat will transfer directly to the A-main, with the remaining drivers being sent to the B-Main.

The new format will be challenging for some but you can still expect to see the likes of last weekend feature winner Jarman Dalitz, Joel Chadwick, Todd Wigzell, Robert Heard, Brett Ireland, Chris Ferrall and Daniel Obst to all rise to the occasion.

Nominations for the Kwik Cote Cup, Murray Bridge Speedway, December 6, 2014: S2 Jake Ashworth, S7 Wayne Kirley, S10 William Caruso, S11 Jason Wilson, S16 Chris Ferrall, S19 Michael Spoljaric, S20 Keir Doe, S21 Matthew Kennedy, S22 Daniel Obst, S24 Aaron Doe, S25 Joel Chadwick, S27 Keanan Catford, S28 Renee Peska, S31 Casey Vanderstelt, S33 Brad Evans, S41 Bronson Mauro, S43 Jason Gantz, S47 Anthony Tapley, S51 Jay Brown , S57 Robert Heard, S66 Mark Martin, S71 Brett Ireland, S78 Tim Synnett, S80 David Cuppleditch, S81 Bronson Saffin, S82 Greg Cunningham, S88 Todd Wigzell, S95 Jarman Dalitz.

 

 

Sprintcar Title On The Line At Murray Bridge

By Phil Michell

The best Sprintcar drivers in the State will return to the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night (December 6) with the running of the 2014/15 South Australian Sprintcar Championship. With a field of over 25 cars expected for what is one of the most prestigious races on the local Sprintcar calendar it will be a night of action not be missed. The event will also double as Round 4 of the QSS SA Sprintcar Shootout and the entire field will be out to catch Bordertown resident Dylan Jenkin who has already secured victory in two of the opening three rounds.

After winning last Saturday night at Adelaide’s Speedway City Jenkin will go into the State Title as a red hot favourite but the field is full of classy competitors that includes three previous 410ci State Champions. Three time Champion Steven Lines will be aiming to add to his impressive record along with the other former winners Luke Dillon and Jamie Cobby. With Dillon currently in the runner-up position to Jenkin in the Shootout Series and a win would be all that more important as he attempts to close in on the overall points lead.

With the current champion unable to compete a new champion will be crowned and in addition to Jenkin, Dillon, Lines and Cobby the line-up is star studded with local favourite Ryan Jones, Brad Keller, Steven and Mark Caruso, Daniel Pestka, Mark Reuter, Brendan Quinn, Terry and Hayden Pitt, Ricky Maiolo and the surprising Keke Falland all expected to compete for the victory.

The South Australian Championship will be conducted utilising the highly successful World Series Sprintcars format with time trials and the fastest cars coming from the back during the heat races.

The Wingless Sprints will also feature prominentlyon Saturday night as a field close to 25 competitors set to face off in a World of Outlaws style confrontation as they race for the Kwik Cote Cup.

For many of the Wingless Sprint competitors it will be the first time they have had the opportunity to undertake time trials so the pressure will be on for many of them to perform. In what will be an extremely different format for the teams the top five drivers in each heat will transfer directly to the top six dash, with the remaining drivers, except for the fastest qualifier, either seeded into the A-main on their qualifying times or being sent to the B-Main. The new format will be challenging for some but you can still expect to see the likes of last weekend feature winner Jarman Dalitz, Joel Chadwick, Todd Wigzell, Robert Heard, Brett Ireland, Chris Ferrall and Daniel Obst to all rise to the occasion.

The program will be rounded out by the Super and Junior Sedans with a field of 9 Super Sedans set to compete in a twin feature format with Ryan Alexander expected to be tough to beat after a dominant win at Speedway City last weekend while a field of 15 Junior Sedans will also provide some entertaining tin top action.

The public gates into the venue will open at 3.30pm with the early racing program beginning at 4:30pm with wheel packing and Wingless Sprint time trials prior to the main program starting at 6.00pm. Admission has been set at a reasonable $25 for Adults, $15 for Concession Card holders with Children 12 to 15 years being $10 while Children 11 years and under will admitted free with a paying adult.

 

 

Bracken Inside The Top 10 Again

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Last Saturday night (November 29) the Mitchell Motorsport Team and driver Terry Bracken wheeled out their Eagle Ignition Leads #19 Eagle for only the second time this season as they contested round 5 of the Supercheap Auto Track Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.

With twenty seven cars in attendance, and the format consisting of time trials in hot laps, Terry’s group received a reasonable draw as they hit the track as the third group to record a timed lap. The horrific storms that passed through Brisbane on Thursday left plenty of moisture in the track, especially in the early stages of the night. Terry emerged as the quickest driver in his group and he briefly held the top qualifying position. But as the track continued to widen outwith the following groups it was always inevitable the times would continue to get faster with Terry ultimately timing in ninth which was a good result considering his recent lack of seat time.

With the invert Terry started his first heat in position six and with the track being extremely fast and locked down he held that position to the flag. Heat two saw Terry start from position five and again held that position to the end, which qualified him inside the top 10 for the 30 lap A-main.

By the start of the feature event the track had completely changed as it began to slicken off and several set up changes were required on the #19 machine as it had quite some since the Mitchell Motorsport Team had run so little stagger at Brisbane in a feature event. The A-main ran flag to flag, which is not always ideal when you are trying to make up positions after starting mid pack. However, a steady drive, which included some good hard clean racing with Bryan Mann, saw Terry follow Bryan over the line in tenth.

“Unfortunately, Terry’s position was initially posted further back, as there were transponder issues during the race. This is being clarified at present, and we are confident that the correct positions will be posted soon. Two top ten finishes in our first two races is pleasing, and we look forward to Toowoomba this weekend and Brisbane the weekend after” added Car Owner Peter Mitchell.

Mitchell Motorsport would like to thank their valuable partners in Eagle Ignition Leads, Wesfil Filters, Penrite Oils, KRE Race Engines, Dryden Signs, Eagle Motorsports, BMRS Hose/Fittings, Globe Shoes, FXD Clothing, Gearwrench Tools and Bolt King.

 

 

Steve Kinser Kicking Off 2015 at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 2, 2014) - "The King" is making a special appearance at Cocopah Speedway this January, which will mark his first time racing at the 3/8-mile track in almost 24 years.

Steve Kinser, the winningest driver in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history, is slated to compete for Tony Stewart Racing throughout the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown - Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

"You're always looking for a place to run in the offseason," he said. "It's a great deal. It's nice to have a winter series."

Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws champion who has earned more than 575 feature victories with the series, is fresh off his final season racing full time with the World of Outlaws. He was victorious at the track during the season opener in 1991, which is the lone World of Outlaws event at Cocopah Speedway (then known as Yuma Speedway).

Approximately 50 drivers from racing associations across the country have committed to racing in the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start during the four weekend races - Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 - with the midweek race on Jan. 6 providing $5,000 to the winner.

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night or a special all-access pass of $99.95 for all five nights (good only through Dec. 15). Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Deer Creek Speedway Offers 2014 Ticket Holders Same Price for 2015 World of Outlaws Tickets for Limited Time

Spring Valley, Minn. — December 3, 2014 — Fans who held reserved tickets for this past season’s Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek that featured the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, will have the chance to purchase tickets to the 2015 event, set for Saturday, September 19, at the same price - $35, if purchased before Monday, December 15. After this date, reserved tickets will be released to the general public and will be available for $37.

Reserved ticket holders from 2014, will be receiving a postcard in the mail, providing information on purchasing 2015 tickets to the Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Deer Creek Speedway on September 19.

“We always put our next season’s tickets at the beginning of December, in order to give people time to buy them for the holidays and as gifts,” said Ryan Queensland, Marketing Director/Scheduling Coordinator at Deer Creek Speedway. “We like to reward our loyal ticket holders by providing them the first chance to purchase tickets for the next season and with a bit of a discount as well.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series first raced at Deer Creek Speedway in 2009 and has returned each and every year since. The multi-grooved, high-banked three-eighths-mile, located just outside of Rochester, has produced five different winners, including Minnesota native Craig Dollansky, who returns to the tour full-time in 2015.

Joey Saldana won the first two World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events at Deer Creek Speedway. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, who retired from full-time competition following the 2014 season, won at the track in 2011. Ian Madsen scored his first-career World of Outlaws win at Deer Creek Speedway in 2013 and veteran Paul McMahan was victorious in 2014.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting DeerCreekSpeedway.com or by calling the track at 1-877-DCS-Race or 507-754-6107.

 

 

NEW ISSUE WITH A NEW LOOK FOR MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS IS READY, SOME SPECIAL OFFERS TO HELP THOSE SEEKING SPONSORSHIP ALSO AVAILABLE

FREE SPEEDWAY ILLUSTRATED SUBSCRIPTION WITH MSMN SUBSCRIPTION

LANGHORNE, PA December 3, 2014 . . . Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News will have a new look for the December edition that will close out the 30th year of publishing the bi-monthly newsletter.

This issue offers loads of advice on what should be done to attract sponsorship, what should be done to keep sponsorship and a load of sponsorship news.

“As we move into our 31st year of publishing the newsletter we are renewing a subscription offer that proved to be very successful earlier in the year,” said publisher Ernie Saxton. “We are offering a one year subscription to our Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, a full year of Dick Berggren’s very popular Speedway Illustrated magazine and our famous “Hodgepodge of Sponsorship Helps and Tips” all for one low price of $34.95. That is a considerable savings.”

Just telephone 215.752.7797 to take advantage of the special offer and have your Visa or MC ready. Or you can mail a check to ESC, Inc., 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

In addition Saxton is offering a couple of other specials. First is “The Great Money Hunt”, a book that includes proposals, contracts, sales letters and more, available for $74.95 and that will include a one year subscription to Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News. The book is considered one of the best ever published on what needs to be done to attract serious sponsorship support. The author, Andrew Waite, had many successful sponsorship efforts.

Another special offer includes “How-To Write a Winning Proposal” by Milt Gedo, a sponsorship guru. The CD offers action pages, impact pages, demographic pages and more. It has been used by many, many racers as they seek sponsorship support. The CD is priced at $49.95 and includes a one year subscription to Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News.

Orders can be place at the same phone number listed above.

Ernie Saxton’s articles on sponsorship can be found in National Dragster, Late Model Racer and other publications. He also has an article on sponsorship coming up in the March, 2015 issue of Circle Track magazine which should be available later in December.

ESC, Inc. is available to prepare sponsorship proposals, review proposals, media releases, and sales contact letters along with providing sponsorship consultation. They have more than 40 years’ experience in motorsports sponsorship, public relations and promotion.

 

 

Reutzel Takes another Win into a Short Off-Season

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (December 3, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel put an exclamation point on a successful 2014 season with his ninth overall win of the year during Friday night’s Thanksgiving Bash opener at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

And he nearly finished off the season in truly spectacular fashion, falling just a handful of laps short of the $10,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s 2014 finale.

“It started out good at least,” Reutzel said of his final weekend of 2014 competition aboard the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car.

Very good indeed, with the Clute, TX, driver capturing his first career non-wing, 360-ci Sprint Car feature win in Friday’s Las Cruces action. It was also Reutzel’s second win of the month at Southern New Mexico Speedway after topping the ASCS National event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

After winning his heat race, Reutzel started the Friday feature from the front row outside. But, the start didn’t go quite as planned.

“I kinda got run over getting into turn one and we fell back to third,” Reutzel explains. He didn’t stay back there long, though.

“I jumped to the top and it took us three or four laps to get it worked in,” Reutzel says. Once he got the top side worked in, there was no stopping Reutzel in the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine as he raced to his first wingless win.

With the big Thanksgiving Bash $10,000 winner’s share on the line on Saturday night, Reutzel won his heat race from fourth to earn high point honors for the night. Which, in this case, results in a sixth starting position for the main event with the invert.

“We knew it would take rubber, we just didn’t know exactly when,” Reutzel said of the Thanksgiving Bash 30-lapper.

With rubber imminent, Reutzel wasted little time getting the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine to the front.

“I went all out right off the bat, I knew we had to get to the front in a hurry,” Reutzel explains. “We got by R.J. (Johnson) and (Ryan) Bernal while they were battling for the lead, we were out front in six or seven laps.”

From there, it was just a matter of getting to the finish line.

“I really wasn’t worried about tires, I was taking care of it and making sure not to abuse the tires,” Reutzel says.

This one wasn’t to be though, as his right rear gave way with five laps to go. It was one of at least a half-dozen right rears among leading contenders to fall short of the 30-lap distance ultimately topped by Dave Darland.

“That was a heartbreaker,” Reutzel laments. “We had it wrapped up, I was more worried about making weight. I was taking it easy and it still blew with five to go.”

Still, the Friday night win followed up by a strong performance on Saturday has Reutzel and crew going into the ‘off-season’ on a positive note.

“It was great to run that well against that caliber of guys,” Reutzel says. “It sure would have been nice to have that $10,000 win though.”

With cars already being sent to the powder coaters and engines being refreshed, the off-season will fly by in the blink of an eye.

After all, the first race of 2015 for Reutzel and the familiar No. 87 Sprint Car team is just 30 days away.

2014 Quick Stats: 66 races, 9 “A” Main wins, 33 top-fives, 43 top-tens.

Up Next: “Winter Heat” Winged 410-ci Sprint Car action at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ, on January 2-3, 6, 9-10.

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 racinboys.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.

 

 

Bell is Turkey Night Champion; Snowflake this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (December 3, 2014) – Christopher Bell just keeps on racking up the landmark wins.

Last Thursday, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, became the 50th different winner of the Turkey Night Grand Prix in the 74th running of the prestigious Midget racing event.

His 16th triumph of the season in the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Toyota-powered Midget marked his 27th overall win of the year in a variety of disciplines including Midgets, winged Sprint Cars, non-wing Sprint Cars and asphalt Late Models.

Bell shifts back to asphalt this weekend with Saturday’s running of the Snowflake 100 aboard the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 late model at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.

Bell was apprehensive going into Turkey Night. After all, the ½-mile clay oval at Perris Auto Speedway hadn’t always been kind to Bell in his previous efforts. But, this time, things got off to a good start when Bell timed in second-quick. And it went on from there.

“It worked out about perfect, it slicked off to a cushion which is exactly what I like,” Bell says. “Basically, we rode around and pounded the wall for 98 laps in a row.”

Which is exactly how it worked out for Bell, who got to kiss the coveted Aggie trophy in post-race traditional ceremonies.

Bell stalked teammate Tanner Thorson much of the way in the early portion of the race before taking command on the 29th lap and setting an authoritative pace the rest of the way.

While Thorson jumped out front early on the low side, Bell had no worries. “I figured the bottom would go away, I was confident the top would be good so I wasn’t too concerned even when we dropped back a little bit early on.”

Once Bell raced his way out front, there was little stopping the talented Oklahoma shoe. Though there was actual cause for concern during a late red flag with just over 20 laps to go.

“The left rear tire was blistered pretty bad, the right rear was still good but that left rear had me a little worried,” Bell explained. “I knew we just had to be patient and try not to get the car too sideways and avoid abusing the tire over those last laps.”

Mission accomplished, as Bell cruised to the checkered flag virtually unchallenged over the final circuits for his USAC National Midget series’ leading seventh win of the year, bringing him to within just 10 points of teammate Rico Abreu in the final championship points rundown.

“We did everything we could do and Rico had a good race too, he earned it,” Bell commented.

Bell is back on asphalt this week with the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 for Saturday night’s Snowflake 100, an event with more than 80 names already on the entry list.

Bell has already tasted success in the asphalt late model ranks, bagging his first win on November 1 after less than a handful of starts and then following that up with a pair of runner-up finishes in recent weeks.

Bell will be gunning for his 28th overall win of the year when Saturday’s Snowflake 100 goes green.

2014 Quick Stats: 106 races, 27 wins, 58 top-fives, 72 top-tens.

Next Up:

Saturday, Five Flags Speedway (Pensacola, FL) Snowflake 100 – Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 asphalt late model

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.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.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS BECOMES CRATE SPRINT CAR HEAT RACE SPONSOR

by Tommy Goudge (December 3, 2014) - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce their partnership with Creative Edge Signs & Graphics of Kitchener, Ontario, which will see the company become the official sponsor of heat races for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division in 2015.

>From start to finish - creative design, production, and application - Creative Edge handles it all! Creative Edge Signs & Graphics has been in business for over 20 years. Steve Lyons, co-founder of Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, started in vehicle graphics as a teenager by lettering race cars at local race tracks. Back then, the tools of the trade were brushes and a steady hand. Today, computer technology allows Creative Edge's team of artists to go far beyond the capabilities of the paint brush. From computer-cut vinyl, to digital imaging, they have the tools to design eye-catching signs and vehicle graphics for you from start to finish!

Creative Edge co-founder Steve Lyons is not only joining as a sponsor of the Crate Sprint Cars, but will also compete in the division as a driver in 2015. The new division produced solid car counts and good competition in its first season, and has drawn attention from drivers and teams all over Ontario.

"I'm excited to be involved in the Crate Sprint Car division in 2015, and supporting this growing class," said Lyons, a former Canadian Vintage Modifieds club champion. "Ohsweken Speedway is a great fit as a promotional partner for Creative Edge, and as a new challenge in my driving career as well."

Vehicle lettering, vehicle wraps, signs and banners, logo design, decals, race graphics, and helmet painting are just a few of the many services offered by Creative Edge Signs & Graphics. Visit their official website at www.CreativeEdgeInc.ca or call them at 519 741-1156.

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

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

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

 

 

NSW Wingless Sprints head west NSW Wingless Sprints Official Release December 3, 2014

The NSW Wingless Sprints return to Morris Park Speedway, Dubbo this Saturday night, December 6, for round six of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport Club Championship. This also represents the first round of the country series.

A strong field of drivers have nominated for the event led by new NSW champion Damian Abbott. Joining Abbott is NSW number 3 Nathan Dicker. There is also the Dubbo Flyer Mark Blyton along with Daughter Mikaela and son Marshall who will use home town advantage to attempt to get the upper hand.

Also amongst the nominations are the Sydney guns in Adam Hourigan, Blake Darcy, Brian Briton, Sean Dicker and Clint McCorquodale.

It promises to be an intriguing battle as it will be the first hit out of the season away from Valvoline Raceway.

This meeting will be the final event of 2014 for the NSW Wingless Sprints. Following this event, the next meeting will be Saturday, January 3. This will begin a busy 2015 for the club and drivers with five events in January.

Don’t forget there will be regular Facebook updates on the NSW Wingless Sprints page as well as a comprehensive post event wrap.

For more information, check out the NSW Wingless Sprints Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nswwingless.sprints.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their great support of the 2014/15 Club Championship.

Photo by Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

 

 

Steve Kinser to Open 2015 Campaign with Winter Heat

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 2, 2014) –Twenty-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser will be among the drivers bringing in 2015 racing in southwest Arizona at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona.

Kinser, who just completed his final full season with the World of Outlaws, will drive the Tony Stewart Racing No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance/J&J five times during the opening 10 days of 2015 this January.

“We’re looking forward to being part of this first Winter Heat Showdown,” said Kinser. “In the past, we’ve went out and raced some shows in the southwest and had a great time. I’m excited about getting out there and competing. They’ve put together a good five-race deal with nice payouts. I’m sure they’ll have a good field of cars and we’re looking forward to getting back on the track.”

The Bloomington, Indiana driver has been very successful in the state of Arizona during his illustrious career. Early in the 2014 WoO season, he finished third at USA Race Park in Tucson. Kinser also scored 11 of his 577 career WoO A-Feature triumphs in Arizona and would like to add Cocopah to the list of tracks where he’s tasted victory.

The five-race event will be contested over an eight days beginning Friday, January 2. The series will continue Saturday, January 3, Wednesday, January 6 and finish with races Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10. Four of the five events will pay $12,000 to the winner and Wednesday's main event offers a $5,000 top prize. A point fund has also been established and will pay the top five drivers based on points accumulated in the five-night series.

More information on the Winter Heat Showdown is available by visiting www.cocopahspeedway.com.

 

 

SATURDAY – ELDORA SPEEDWAY MAJOR EVENT TICKETS ON SALE

Race Fans Can Go Online, Call or Visit Starting 10 a.m. For Tickets and Campsites

ROSSBURG, OH (December 2) – For Eldora Speedway race fans, the first Saturday in December is one of the most anticipated dates on their ‘off-season’ calendar. It is the traditional date for the opening of public ticket and campsite sales for the historic speed plant’s marquee major events for the upcoming season, and the Eldora Speedway staff is prepared for this year’s campaign.

This Saturday (Dec. 6), starting promptly at 10 a.m., race fans can go online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com or call the speedway office (937) 338-3815 to purchase remaining tickets and campsites for the Dirt Late Model Dream weekend (June 4, 5 & 6), Kings Royal weekend (July 17 & 18), the 1-800 Car Cash Mud Summer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (July 22) and the World 100 weekend (September 10, 11, 12).

“Due to the volume of orders, a race fan’s best bet is the online route,” cited Eldora Ticket Manager Tess Thwaits. “Our proven TicketForce-prepared design is easy and quick and capable of assisting a large quantity of orders simultaneously. We will also have a full staff answering the phones from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Additionally, our box office will be open during these hours for walk-in orders.”

The 2014 season on Eldora’s one-half mile clay oval produced some of the most competitive and exciting racing seen in its 61 years of action and has created an unprecedented appeal for race tickets and campsites.

Dale McDowell’s (Chickamauga, GA) powerful drive from 22nd to the lead in 79 laps during this past June’s Dirt Late Model Dream was just the beginning of what fans would see as the slate of time-honored Eldora events unfolded throughout the summer. In July Kerry Madsen (St. Marys, NSW) thwarted a powerful late-race charge from six-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz to become the first-ever Australian winner in the event’s illustrious 31-year history.

And then ten days later, Darrell Wallace, Jr. (Mobile, AL) prevailed over NASCAR’s only National Series dirt race in a battle that found Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) stealing the show with his relentless pounding of Eldora’s concrete walls trying to chase down Wallace. The repeated slamming of the walls and a broken brake line ended Larson’s stint two laps from the finish as Wallace bested Ron Hornaday, Jr. (Palmdale, CA).

An unbelievable run by Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN) in September’s 44th annual running of the famous World 100 closed out the major event schedule. Fans were in awe at Bloomquist’s prowess. During a lap 20 caution period, Bloomquist was motioned to the pit area for an inspection by the sanctioning (DIRTcar UMP) officials. It was determined that Bloomquist had an unapproved window net and was removed from his lead position to the tail of the pack. Lap after lap, car after car, Bloomquist moved his way back to the front and re-took the lead on lap 72 as he devoured the balance of the field for his fourth victory in the prestigious event.

Race fans were abuzz throughout the season and have been flooding the Eldora offices inquiring about the upcoming ticket sale date. Eldora, through its online ticketing, phone sales and in-person sales is ready for the onslaught this Saturday.

Tickets and camping for the balance of Eldora’s exciting 2015 season, which can be viewed at the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com, will go on sale Monday, February 9, 2015.

Race fans can keep up-to-date with the plans going into the 2015 season by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant hosts some of the biggest and most recognizable events in racing. The historic half-mile dirt oval features the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models and Modifieds, UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, USAC National Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Monster Jam, Eldora Stocks and for the third consecutive year, the only dirt race in NASCAR, the 1-800-CAR-CASH featuring the Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

 

 

“75 YEARS OF MIDGET AUTO RACING HISTORY” TO BE BIG PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015

OAKS, PA December 3, 2014 . . . Midget auto racing, the history of the sport, will play an important part in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. The hugely popular show, filling 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, takes place January 23rd thru January 25th.

Many former American Racing Drivers Club champions and key figures involved in the history of the sport will be part of the “75 Years of Midget Racing History” with a large part of the show being devoted to a display that is scheduled to include close to a dozen midgets, representing the sport from the 1930s/40s into the era of the 50s, 60s moving right on up to the current latest-style midget race cars.

At least 20 drivers/key people representing the history of midget auto racing are expected to be a part of the display with a huge autograph session schedule for Saturday afternoon during the 30th anniversary of the show.

Lou Zrinski and Ron Lauer, two key figures in the sport of Midget auto racing, have volunteered to coordinate the “75 Years of Midget Racing History” and they are asking interested parties to be in touch if they would like to be part of their efforts to remember the sport. Zrinski can be reached at 732.779.4979 (email: louz2575@yahoo.com) or Lauer at 410.987.0284 (offyron@yahoo.com). Also assisting with the Midget memories will be Earl Krause, a noted historian of the sport, and he can be reached at 609.888.3618.

Additional details on the “75 Years of Midget Racing History” will be announced as the show dates move closer to reality.

The PPB Motorsports 2015 show offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports with more than 200 motorsports vehicles of all types, from stock cars, drag racing, NASCAR, motorcycles, and more.

Attendees will be able to pick up 2015 schedules from their favorite tracks and racing organizations, visit with vendors offering a variety of motorsports items and services plus attend a number of FREE events during the three days.

Free parking is offered at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Complete details on the show can be had by checking in at www.aarn.com.

 

 

Full Circle Racing Shows Strength at Turkey Night Grand Prix; Hoping to Rebound Strong at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

By Robert Haugh

After starting the 2014 Turkey Nite Midget Grand Prix struggling with fuel gremlins, the Full Circle Racing team battled the gremlins, timing in the Wednesday night practice within .5 seconds of the fastest National entries fielded by some of the best racers in the country.

Heading out for practice, former USAC-Western States Midget champion Ricky Shelton pushed the low-buck team #71 Monster Seal/Betterduck Racing Stealth/Ed Pink Ford into the top 12 in practice in the fabled 74th annual event at the half-mile Perris Auto Speedway.

Just fractions off of times set by drivers competing in entries with more money in spares than the FCR team has invested in their entire operation, Shelton was within tenths of such notables as rising racing star - 2014 NASCAR rookie-of-the-year Kyle Larson, 2014 USAC National Midget champion Rico Abreu, eventual race winner and 2013 USAC National Midget champion Christopher Bell and veteran USAC competitor Tracy Hines, among others.

Conserving the car for the 98-lap main event, Shelton finished fifth in the 12-lap Qualifying race, scheduling him to start 25th in the feature. Due to a glitch in staging, race officials relegated Shelton to start 28th due to a lineup decision related to controversial staging issues.

Shelton patiently and methodically chauffeured the FCR mount up five positions in the opening 18 laps, but lady luck was not on the team’s side. With a car running ahead of Shelton tank slapping down the straightaway, causing Shelton to slam on his brakes, locking up the engine and causing the veteran driver to slide into the fence and tip over, ending the evening prematurely for the team in the prestigious race which saw close to 40 entries.

Grateful to be racing thanks to many generous friends and supporters, Full Circle Racing’s low-buck operation continues to impress many, racing hard and fast against some of the most potent and well-funded race teams around.

"We were able to run with some of the best in the country and talked to a lot of great people. Chili Bowl and next year is going to be a great year," said Crew Chief Ty Hindman.

The team hopes with a few more dollars, they will make a successful trip to the Super Bowl of Midget Racing in January – the 29th Annual Chili bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January, where Shelton will compete against upwards of 250 entries, including the best racers from a myriad of racing disciplines and backgrounds.

Hindman and Shelton, who claimed the 1997 USAC-Western States Midget championship together, came together midway through 2013, after a 15-year hiatus, forming Full Circle Racing, culminating in their re-launch at the 2013 Turkey Nite Midget Grand Prix. Not blessed with enormous finances, the Southern California Midget racing team has received generous support from many individuals. Though receiving generous support from many individuals and sponsors, including generous support from Betterduck Racing, FCR is continually seeking support from businesses and anyone willing to help keep the small team in operation.

Shelton claimed the 1997 USAC Western States championship and rookie-of-the-year laurels, claiming more than 15 Midget victories from 1997 to 1999 and also claimed third place in the USAC National Midget series in 1998 with wins at such races as the Rich Vogler Classic at Winchester Speedway and the Eagle Nationals in Lincoln, Neb., as well as a fifth-place finish at the 1998 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Shelton also owns the six-lap track record at the prestigious Belleville Midget High Banks in Kansas set in 1998.

FCR supporters include Betterduck Racing, Monster Seal, So Cal Nitrous and Race Fuel, Scully Engineering, Hansen Welding, Floyd Alvis, Kevin Triplett, IMPACT Safety, Van Dyne Engineering, Pro Tech Services, Gansen Racing, Western Proformance, Coast Fabrication, Rod End Supply and West Evans Motorsports.

Visit FCR on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Full-Circle-Racing/673067076051142

 

 

T.J. Michael Looks Ahead to 2015!

Big Plans and Heavy Travel Next for Michael Motorsports

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports

altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Plano, Texas (December 2nd, 2014) - First and foremost, I would like to personally welcome T.J. Michael to the 2015 Fully Injected Motorsports roster. We are more than thrilled to have Michael Motorsports on board for the upcoming year. We will do our part in promoting Michael Motorsports and all of their devoted sponsors in a professional and dedicated manner.

As the 2015 season inches closer and closer, T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports have a lot to think about, and even more to look forward to. The Plano, Texas native, who spent the most recent season competing full-time in the state of Ohio behind the wheel of the Michael Motorsports/Fremont Fence Company/Advanced Cast Stone ‘305’ sprint car, will make the big transition into ‘410’ sprint car racing nearly full-time in 2015, with plans to travel to various high paying events in all parts of the country. Michael does not intend to commit to any specific series or track, but instead, spend his upcoming campaign with a ‘true outlaw’ style.

“Our plan is to race a lot and travel a lot” said T.J. Michael regarding 2015, “We don’t plan to follow any specific series...we just want to run a lot of bigger shows and high paying shows...if possible, we are going to attempt to run a few of the new NSL (National Sprint League) races..it is going to be a busy next few weeks getting things prepared...we are really excited.”

Although the plan is to compete in the ‘410’ ranks as much as possible next season, the seventeen-year-old has intentions to kick-off the year with ‘360’ sprint car competition in his home state, as well as enter the Chili Bowl if all goes according to plan.

“We plan to start the year in Texas running a ‘360’ sprint car,” said Michael, “The ASCS Gulf Region hosts a lot of races in our area so we’ll enter those events when the schedule permits...I also hope to enter the Chili Bowl in January if things come together in time...I just want to thank everyone behind me and our race team...without the support from our sponsors, none of this would be possible.”

T.J. Michael’s most recent season ended with an impressive 21 top-ten finishes in just 34 starts. The former Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) and Fremont Speedway ‘305’ sprint car ‘Rookie Of The Year’ earned one ‘305’ feature victory in 2014; taking place at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio back on May 17th. The pilot of the Michael Motorsports ‘8M’ made five ‘410’ sprint starts towards the end of his recent campaign, with his best finish equalling a 16th place performance during the 2014 F.A.S.T. finale at the Fremont Speedway on September 6th.

“We are excited for the upcoming season” said T.J. Michael, “It is a big step, and a huge commitment, but we are ready for the challenge!”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earned 21 top-ten finishes during feature competition in 2014. One feature victory (305) in 2014.

2015 Wins: N/A

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits and Snap-On.

 

 

Brian Brown – 2014 in Review – Part 2 of 3!

(Bill W) December 2, 2014 – In part two of Brian’s season review, we focus on Southern Iowa Sprintweek, where the Grain Valley, Missouri driver was awarded the Cox Design “Jesse Hockett” Mr. Sprintcar Award. In addition to winning his first 360 Nationals, Brian ran second in the Capitani Classic, won his second Front Row Challenge in a row at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, won his Nationals preliminary night and finished second at the Knoxville Nationals for the third straight year.

Before Southern Iowa Sprintweek began, you had some roadblocks.

Leading up to the Nationals, we had some adversity again. It was just a testament to our team again. I felt a couple weeks prior, we were setting quick times and winning our heats from sixth….we were primed. We were in contention to win every night. Then, the week before the 360 Nationals, we were in contention to take the weekly point lead despite taking a week off. Then we crashed.

I know your crash with Ian Madsen cost you your Nationals car.

We had a skirmish there with Ian Madsen. It not only destroyed our Knoxville Nationals car, it also broke the block in our Nationals motor. We got home at about three in the morning and I went to get checked out at the hospital. After I went home and got back up around noon, Chad (Morgan), Zac (Thomas) and Greg (King) were still at the shop from the previous night making sure things were ready for the 360 Nationals and the Capitani Classic. Charlie Garrett was making sure we had another motor after that incident. That’s when you know you have a great team. They were all about having a great Southern Iowa Sprintweek. A lot goes on behind the scenes, and if it didn’t, the success on the track would never happen. Those guys worked their tail off.

A win at the 360 Nationals had always eluded you, but you were able to put it together in 2014.

We were able to put a good qualifying night together, setting quick time and winning our heat race. At the end of the Saturday night, we were able to achieve a lifelong dream of winning that race. It was special. Don Long of Searsboro Telephone Company had been trying to win that race for a long time too. To go and win that was special. We had another good run at the Capitani Classic to finish second.

On Monday, you were able to win the Front Row Challenge for the second year in a row.

We were able to win the Front Row Challenge again from fifth. That gave us all the momentum in the world heading into the Nationals. The year before, we had won the race by default when Tony (Stewart) was in the accident. To have him hanging out with us at the race this year was really special. He’s a special individual, and someone I call my hero. For him to show up in our pit and lend a hand anyway he could was really special.

Rain was the story at the Knoxville Nationals. You were scheduled to qualify Thursday, but when rain canceled Wednesday’s show and it rained during the day Thursday, you were looking at a heavy racetrack.

The worse-case scenario for a driver is rain on your qualifying night or day. It just never ends well. That’s what happened for two days straight really. I had a feeling that we had planned a whole year for nothing. The job the Dunkin family and everyone did to give us a track like they did was unbelievable. We really shouldn’t be surprised. They are the best in the world.

For the second year in a row, you were able to win the feature on your qualifying night.

I think we started fifth or so in the A, and bided our time to get to third. We were able to get by Sam (Hafertepe) there on the restart, and win our prelim night. That was not only special because FVP and Casey’s General Stores are part of the Nationals, but because it’s the Knoxville Nationals. Up until we got a win with the Outlaws at Charlotte, those wins on the qualifying night have been the biggest of my career.

That put you in the second row for Saturday night. I know you changed your Saturday routine up a little this year.

I think every year that we’ve gotten beat, we’ve learned a little something. In previous years, I had been up at seven in the morning and going non-stop until I got back home after the checkered flag. I know two years ago, I was going all day, and when I signed into the pits, I was mentally and physically exhausted. I knew I didn’t want to do that again. I was able to get a good night’s sleep and still mingle with the fans. FVP had 700 customers and employees there. To go to their hospitality and barbeque was very special.

You had some fast company in the first two rows!

If I had written down prior to the Nationals who I thought was going to be in the hunt, I would have named Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen and Shane Stewart. It just so happened that we were all in the first two rows.

What were you thinking heading into the feature?

My mindset was a little different this year than the past. I knew with those solid drivers around me, I needed to get to second as quick as I could. I felt a guy running fourth didn’t have a chance. I was able to get by Shane in the first segment for second, and really just kind of cruised behind Donny.

You certainly brought the crowd to their feet again.

We didn’t make many changes at the break, and the top of the track came to us. We had a yellow with ten to go, and you think about a lot of things. Things couldn’t have played out better at that point. We were able to get a good run on the top and sneak by him. Then I had to make a quick decision on whether to protect on the bottom or go up top where we had been running well. Hindsight is 20/20, and I probably should have taken his line away, but the rest is history.

There was no reason to hang your head for finishing second at the Knoxville Nationals!

After the race, with all that was going on across the country, it really put things in perspective. Second place at the Knoxville Nationals…we wanted to win it, but it wasn’t the end of the world. We are working hard at the shop today thinking about the 2015 Knoxville Nationals. We’ll keep working at it, and hopefully, one day, we’ll knock Donny off.

Next week, in Part 3, Brian registers the biggest win of his career!

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

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

In addition to his fourteen wins, Brian registered five seconds, five thirds, four fourths and two fifths for a total of thirty top five finishes in 2014.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

Receive 15% off of your order with Enco Tools! Just go to www.UseEnco.com and use the coupon code “BBR21”!

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 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 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Maxim Racing

Brian says, “Chuck and Karen Merrill are not only great people, but they put everything into putting the best car out on the market. I’ve always been a supporter of theirs, and with Brian Brown Racing, you’ll always see their chassis.”

Brian has been partnering with Maxim since 2003. After years of success as a car owner, Chuck Merrill started his chassis business in a rented three-bay garage in November of 1988. The first car was driven by Johnny Herrera at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week in February of 1989. By June of that year, Maxim moved into a 7,000 square foot facility. By 2001, Maxim had grown substantially producing 304 chassis that year. In 2002, Maxim moved to its present 12,500 square foot location in Springfield, Illinois. Maxim continues to offer their customers unmatched service and support, and currently has 17 quality employees, and builds over 400 chassis on an annual basis. Their world-famous “K-car” was designed for Steve Kinser, and has won ten Knoxville Nationals titles and fourteen World of Outlaws championships! To top it all, Maxim offers a warranty if you are not completely satisfied with your car. For more information on Maxim, visit www.racemaxims.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – WSIB Insurance

Brian says – “Insurance is one of those things you don’t put a lot of thought into until something happens. WSIB Insurance covers our truck and trailer, and all of our equipment. They are very reasonable on price. If you are unlucky enough to have an incident, it’s nice to know you have good coverage. They are active in NASCAR and IRL and are making inroads into the grass roots racing.”

WSIB Motorsports Insurance is committed to being the most trusted motorsports nsurance authority. Their exclusive products allow them to innovate for the specific needs of their clients and provide high touch service and knowledge. Their insurance markets are known for their financial strength and stability. Their commitment to the motorsports industry allows them to provide cutting edge policy wording, competitive pricing and responsive claims handling. WSIB can access and provide solutions for most insurance coverage. Contact them with any of your insurance needs, and visit them on the web at www.WSIBInsurance.com.

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

 

 

Bernal Adds Two More Wins To His Total As Season Comes To A Close

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2014 was a big year for Ryan Bernal and his Phulps Motorsports team, and the team closed it out in a big way over the last two weekends as Bernal scored two out of the three wins during the Western World Championships before mounting a charge to third from 14th during the inaugural Thanksgiving Bash in New Mexico.

“It was a fun couple of weeks to close out our season, and we are really looking forward to what 2015 has to offer,” Bernal said.

Heading to the Canyon Speedway Park the weekend prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Bernal and company took on fellow USAC West Coast 360 competitors as well as the USAC Southwest Series for three nights of action in the prestigious Western World Championships.

Kicking things off on that Thursday night, Bernal took a liking to the high, scary side of the speedway as he chased after early leader, Gary Taylor. Though it shows Bernal leading nearly every lap, it was not that simple as he and Taylor battled hard during the opening stages of the race.

Once he was out in front, and clear of Taylor, Bernal continued to work the cushion to perfection, though he soon felt pressure in the name of Casey Shuman. Making a minor mistake on the cushion, Shuman was able to get by and lead the 22nd lap, but Bernal was back in the lead in the next set of corners, as he briefly had some breathing room before a hard charging, Bryan Clauson looked for the top spot.

Trying to take Clauson’s line away, Bernal nearly surrendered the top spot on a pair of occasions but was too good on this night, as he picked up the opening night win.

Back in action on night two of the Western World Championships, Bernal lined up on the front row of the 30-lap feature event alongside Jon Stanbrough, and as the race went green, it was Stanbrough jumping out to the early lead.

Just like he did during the opener, Bernal took a liking to the CSP cushion, and took command of the race on the third lap, and began opening a very sizeable lead as he continued to ride the rim.

Though a caution flew with 11 laps to go, Bernal did not let that phase him, as he was the class of the field on this night, as he cruised to his second consecutive win with one more night of Western World Championship action to go.

After an opening lap tangle saw the front row starters get knocked out of competition, the Holister, CA driver found himself in the second row as he race tried to get underway again.

Moving into the second spot, Bernal stalked RJ Johnson who led the early laps, before making a big move out of turn four on lap-9 to grab the lead. As Bernal took the lead, Matt Rossi had other ideas as he was able to get by both Bernal and Johnson to take the lead, putting Bernal back in the second spot.

As Bernal chased after Rossi, he slowly began fading, as he fought his racecar, as a stuck bleeder, caused a tire to slowly go down, making his car a handful.

Doing everything he could, Bernal would nurse his machine home to an eighth place finish.

“Overall we had a really good Western World’s,” he said. “I can’t thank everyone enough for all of there hard work, and to win two of the three nights is pretty cool.”

Heading to New Mexico this last weekend to take on the USAC Southwest Sprints in the inaugural Thanksgiving Bash, Bernal continued to show speed.

A third place finish in heat race action saw him line up in the seventh row of the feature event. After showing what he could do from the front during the previous weekend, Bernal would show he was just as good from the tail, as he put on a very strong charge toward the front.

In what was a non-stop feature event, Bernal was able to carve his way forward as he raced his way to a fourth place finish.

Closing his season out on Saturday night, Bernal lined up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event, but early contact with another competitor knocked him out of the race.

“It was a bummer to end our season with a DNF, but it really was a great season,” he noted. “I just really need to thank all of the guys who work on this car, as well as all of our partners who make this possible.”

When it was all said and done, Bernal was in action 19 times with the 360ci engine under the hood, earning 12 wins.

Bernal and the Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2014 season.

ON TAP: The 2014 season has come to a close.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on the event be sure to follow Ryan Bernal on Twitter @Bernal_Ryan.

 

 

Fremont Speedway Promoter teams up with Plymouth Speedway to bring UNOH All Stars

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Contact: Rich Farmer

fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

PLYMOUTH, Ind. – For the first time in the track’s history, Plymouth Speedway will host the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint cars on Friday, May 22.

The event will be part of a Memorial Day weekend triple-header for the All Stars including back-to-back shows at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.

Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer, voted the 2013 Regional Promoter of the Year by his peers, and Plymouth Speedway Promoter Ed Kennedy teamed up to bring the 410 winged sprint cars to the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval. Plymouth runs modifieds, 600 non-wing open sprints and stocks on a weekly basis. This will be the first time winged 410 sprints will compete at Plymouth since it was converted to dirt.

“It’s a thrill to work with Rich to give area fans the chance to see winged 410 sprint cars at Plymouth. Rich is well respected by race promoters and when he called to discuss this opportunity I knew it was a no-brainer,” said Kennedy.

The Friday event at Plymouth will pay $5,000 to win. The UNOH All Stars then head to Fremont for the traditional two-day show with Saturday’s event paying $3,000 to win and Sunday’s race paying $10,000 to win.

“Ed has been working very hard to make improvements to Plymouth which has a long and storied history, much like Fremont. It’s only a three hour drive from Fremont and it gives not only the All Star teams but our local teams a chance to race three nights with very little travel,” said Farmer.

Farmer said the drivers who compete in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series will also receive financial incentives to compete at Plymouth. He added he and Kennedy worked with Attica Raceway Park and other area tracks along with the Interstate Racing Association to ensure the event is successful.

“The race teams will also have the opportunity to tour the Hoosier Tire factory to see how their tires are built,” said Farmer.

The 600 non-wing open sprints will also race at Plymouth on May 22 and for an increased purse.

For more information on Plymouth Speedway go to www.plymouthspeedway.net. For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more on the UNOH All Stars go to www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

Granite City Speedway in Minnesota Hosts World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2015

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — December 2, 2014 — History will be made at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series visits the track for the first time. The event will also mark the first-ever 410-winged sprint car race at the track in the St. Cloud metro area.

Granite City Speedway, a semi-banked three-eighths-mile, formerly was Golden Spike Speedway, which changed names prior to the 2013 season when a new group assumed ownership of the track. Numerous improvements have been made to the facility over the last couple of years, with more in the works, including the installation of new light towers in the spring of 2015.

“We have upgraded the facility from the old Golden Spike Speedway and are very excited to take it to the next level with the World of Outlaws,” said Denny Niess, one of the owners of Granite City Speedway. “Our goal is to be a premier facility and to have premier races. The community and all of our advertisers have been very supportive of the track and that is why we are bringing in the best of the best with the World of Outlaws.”

Granite City Speedway joins Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, and Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, as tracks in the upper Midwest hosting inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events in 2015.

“Fans are going to see a phenomenal race track at Granite City Speedway,” said Niess. “The drivers will have a great surface to race on as well. The World of Outlaws put on an amazing show, and I believe this is going to grow and get even bigger in the future. I look forward to this being an annual event in St. Cloud, Minnesota.”

Last season, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series raced three times in Minnesota, with veterans Paul McMahan and Joey Saldana picking up wins, as well as first-time winner Roger Crockett. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at seven different tracks in the state of Minnesota, dating back to 1979, the second year of the series.

Minnesota native Craig Dollansky, who is 10th on the World of Outlaws all-time win list with 59 A-Feature triumphs, and who will return to the tour full-time in 2015, is a former winner in his home state with the series. Donny Schatz, who won his sixth series title this past season, also is a past winner in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, as is Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series titlist. David Gravel, one of the young guns on the circuit, won in Minnesota in 2013. Kraig Kinser, son of 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, has also been victorious in Minnesota with the series.

Additional information on tickets for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series inaugural event at Granite City Speedway on June 16, 2015, will be available at a later date at www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Hirst Secures His Classic Start As T-Mac Waits

Another major drawcard has confirmed his attendance at the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with Monte Motorsports enlisting the skills of Kyle Hirst, as Terry McCarl sits by the phone awaiting the chance to be a part of the show.

The 26 year-old Californian has enjoyed some extremely strong results in his previous visits to Australia where he competed for Ruhs Motorsport and also Michael Cunningham, with whom Hirst paired in 2014 to capture thes Victorian Sprintcar Title at Avalon Raceway.

In his native California Hirst has also been in great form, picking up a second consecutive King Of The West Series crown driving for the legendary Roth Motorsports team.

Overall in 2014 Hirst hit the track 38 times and recorded six wins and an impressive 23 top 5 finishes. Certainly respectable numbers for anyone in the Sprintcar hot bed that is the West Coast of America.

Hirst and Monte Motorsport will once again enjoy the generous support of Milwaukee Tools, with yet another immaculatelypresented W17 car prepared by Kim Buswell set to hit the track come Classic weekend.

Hirst himself was also genuinely excited to be a part of the Monte Motorsports, Milwaukee Tools backed team when asked about the Classic.

“The Classic is definitely one of the most prestigious races I get to run, so to be able to run this year for Monte Motorsports representing Milwaukee Tools is an honour,” Hirst said.

“With the Classic having such a high car count, an awesome venue with such a great atmosphere I am hoping to put our car in the show and run well,” he added.

Aside from Milwaukee Tools, the Monte Motorsport camp will also have some tremendous backing courtesy of Lucas Oil, KRE Race Engines, Prosser Toyota, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Maxim Chassis and Factory Kahne.

McCarl on the other hand is relying on his impressive Classic record of six feature starts from six attempts, coupled with a World Series Sprintcars win at Premier Speedway to ensure he finds a ride for the Classic.

“Terry is super keen to come out to the Classic again, he has even offered to come as an official, so we might be best to find him a competitive ride and let him do what he does best,” Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“T-Mac is highly promotable and a good guy, I hope he gets a ride for the Classic as he is a welcome addition to the field anytime he is here, so if any car owners out there are toying with the idea, I would love to hear from them,” Mills added.

Another quartet of drivers are already one step ahead of McCarl however with four more drivers from four different states all sending their entries through this past week.

Queensland’s Kevin Titman was super consistent at the 2014 Classic where he finished 8th in his qualifying night B-Main before surviving the final night cut throat C-Main to finish with 10th place in the first of the two Sunday night B-Mains.

Titman who has showed some good early season form in Brisbane, recorded a second place finish just last Saturday night behind Luke Oldfield. The team will enter their Classic campaign with the support of RHK, John Titman Racing, Maxwill Racing Engines and Cronin Excavation.

Hard charging West Aussie Daniel Harding will also be a part of the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, as he circumnavigates the country as a contracted World Series Sprintcars driver.

Harding endured a tough run at the 2014 Classic but having spent a majority of the off-season building up an impressive array of race inventory he may well one the big improvers in 2015. The Harding Racing Team will enjoy the support of One Life Suicide Prevention, Rentco, Jolly Good Auto Electrics, Tucker Time for Pets, Diesel Motors, Hydraulink and Valvoline.

New South Wales has also gained another representative albeit in an ACT registered car.

Jay Waugh will bring his Optical Solutions Australia, Technical Media Communications and Equipment on Behalf.com backed machine to Sungold Stadium for the Classic having contested the event for the first time in 2014.

Waugh has a wealth of non-wing experience having been a regular on the National Wingless Sprint scene whilst also having tried his hand at the 410 version in the United States.

On the back of 8th place in the Sunday night C-Main, Waugh will be looking to go forward come January.

The final driver in our updated list is Brendan Guerin who hails from Broken Hill but drives a South Australian domiciled car.

Guerin will again be at the wheel of the SA86 machine with the fantastic support of 7 Day Spares, Century Batteries, Hi-Tec Oils Australia, Jade Signs, Flat Out Tyres, Wesfil, Dayco and Silver City Crash.

With talent to burn Guerin is a former graduate of the Speedway Australia Rising Stars program and will be looking forward to the Classic to showcase his talents.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Chad Boespflug Announces Full USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Ride in 2015

Plainfield, IN— December 1, 2014 — Confirmed Today, Chad Boespflug is pleased to announce he will pilot the Baldwin Brothers Racing, Fox Paving, DRC chassis, Claxton Engines, #5 machine for the full USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Schedule in 2015.

The opportunity arose to make the move to further himself as a driver and to have the option to compete in the 40+ USAC Schedule as well as on the local Indiana level in 2015. “Paul and I had huge success in the past two seasons, winning multiple races each season and I think together we got Paul back to his winning ways.” Boespflug said. The Paul Hazen Owned #57 which Boespflug drove successfully in 2013-2014 to a combined 13 feature wins. “However when I was asked to race more and on a higher level with Baldwin Brothers Racing I had to go this route to further my career. I can’t thank Paul enough for the efforts and dedication he put in to me the past two years,” Boespflug expressed.

Boespflug is looking forward to the opportunities that lie within the Baldwin Brothers Racing Organization. The Team will make their 2015 debut February 19th, 2015 with USAC at Ocala Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.

There really is no “off-season” in nonwing sprint car racing on a national level. There is preparation to be made at the West Lafayette, IN based shop in the short time before heading south, as the team is already in the process of building new race cars. “I feel we will be strong and a contender for the USAC National Championship, but with that comes dedication and hard work put in by everyone involved.” Boespflug said, “Kenny and Margo are both very hands on with their race team and put 100% into it and I intend to give that back to them as well.” The new Owner / Driver duo have clicked right off the bat in the few races they competed with each other at the end of the 2014 season. Baldwin Brothers Racing is actively seeking a full time mechanic to add to their “Championship Status” team.

Aside from the full USAC schedule, and the select MSCS Series races, Boespflug and Baldwin Brothers Racing will appear at various local events throughout the 2015 season.

Boespflug is honored to bring his loyal sponsors back on board with him as he makes the move to Baldwin Brothers Racing in 2015. Bell Racing, Butlerbuilt Seats, Creative Finishing’s, Dalton Luebbert Groups, FK Indy, Hinchman Racewear, Hinkle’s Hamburgers, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Midwest Shades, RevvedUp Industries, and Shaw’s have all been continued supporters of Chad throughout the years and it is a pleasure to be working with them again. Once again significant sponsors of the 5 will be Baldwin Brothers Racing, Fox Paving, Claxton Engines, and DRC Chassis.

For more information and to follow the success of Chad as he makes this move to the 5 you can visit www.chadboespflugracing.com. Also be sure to “Like” Chad Boespflug Racing’s Fan Page on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChadBoespflugRacing to follow along for live updates throughout the 2015 Season.

 

 

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Seeking Sponsors to Help Christopher's Dream

Inside Line Promotions - ARLINGTON, Wash. (Dec. 1, 2014) - Christopher Lindor isn't the typical 8-year-old.

While most children change their dream about as quickly as they turn a clean shirt dirty, Christopher has maintained an eagle-eye focus on his fantasy to race a quarter midget.

However, Christopher's story isn't about whether his parents will give him the go ahead to compete. He needed approval from a doctor to begin a racing journey that has limited him to the sidelines in large part because of Spina Bifida, which is a birth defect that will affect Christopher for the remainder of his life.

"His spinal cord didn't close all the way when he was in the womb," his mother, Amy, said during an interview in 2012. "He is on a ventilator to breathe. Many of his problems he had because of his birth defect were problems with his brain stem, so he can't swallow or breathe very well on his own. But his intelligence is completely unaffected. He's as sharp as a little tack."

Christopher, whose birthday was Nov. 20, has been a part of the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation for the past few years. He's been to dirt track races and even received a unique trip to Las Vegas to watch NASCAR and World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events.

Approximately a year ago the process began to see if Christopher could climb inside a specially designed quarter midget. After a few hours of research and getting the approval from a doctor - assuming all of the safety procedures are followed - the dream came alive.

Big Al Kids & Motorsports has been working on a project to build Christopher a quarter midget with hand controls.

"He's a little boy who wants to race so bad," Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Founder Al Tschider said. "He's been persistent with his doctors. We have received some help from Elk Grove Ford and Shifty Illusions for safety equipment, but we need sponsors to come on board to finish this project."

Matt Wood, Cole Wood and Elk Grove Ford donated a head and neck restraint as well as a helmet, which was customized by Brady Lambert at Shifty Illusions. The helmet had four elements - the Seattle Seahawks logo, the Space Needle, a bible verse and a picture of a sprint car doing a slide job - that Christopher wanted.

The youngster was also able to recently meet Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who autographed the helmet.

"Racing is such a boost for his moral," Amy Lindor said. "He really loves managing his Twitter account and he tweets to the race car drivers every week. When they tweet back and forth with him he just loves it."

Christopher also visited a quarter midget track in Monroe, Wash., which is a little more than an hour from his hometown of Anacortes, earlier this year.

"They gave him the checkered flag and let him take a lap around it in his power chair," Amy Lindor said.

Christopher has shown the desire and the heart to race. He just needs a little more financial support from the racing community. To find out details on how you can help, please email budwell74@msn.com.

BIG AL KIDS & MOTORSPORTS FOUNDATION -

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org.

"I really believe in motor sports and it gives these kids something to look forward to," Founder Al Tschider said. "They spend a lot of time at the hospitals or just doing stuff that the normal kid doesn't have to do."

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation would like to thank Steve Forler Trucking, Village Green Resort, FX Signs, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, Brenton's Outdoor Adventures, MyTrafficMan.com, Joe Jones Entertainment, Satellite Solutions, Liquid Lime, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Ridge Runner Wings, Randy Price, Steve Beitler, JSR Motorsports, Pro Mod Engines, RS Products, Triple X Race Co., OPC, JOES Racing Products, Design 500 Racewear, SpeedMart, Vic's Old Gas Pumps, Moka Joe's Coffee and all of people who have donated time and money for their continued support.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigALkidsMSF

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Al-Kids-Motorsports-Foundation/331823116849496?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

Allard Back On Podium

A week after mechanical failure knocked him out of action at the WXC Speedway, Chico, CA driver, Jonathan Allard, was back in fine form over the weekend as he scored a second place finish. “We were fast again, but came up just short,” Allard said. “I have to thank everyone who helped us get back to the track after our issues a week ago.”

Lining up sixth in his first heat race, Allard was on kill early in the night, as he clawed his way through the field, before getting by race leader, Daniel Rogers, to pick up the win in dramatic fashion. Starting in the second row of his second heat, Allard quickly got into the second spot, as he rode the rough cushion to a second place finish, giving him top points on the night.

Finding himself with the four inversion pill for the third race in a row, Allard lined his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul No. 0 machine up in the second row, and quickly moved into the third spot when the green flag dropped. With Michael Pickens out front, Allard began to work on second running, Dean Brindle, as he searched all over the speedway for a way to get by.

Getting into lapped traffic late in the race, Allard was able to use his veteran savvy to get by Brindle, as he took over the second spot, and set his sights on the leader. With not many laps to work with one in the second spot, Allard would make things exciting, but would come up just short, as he crossed the stripe in the second position.

“Congratulations to Pickens and his team on earning the win,” Allard said. “It is great to be up here again, and hopefully next weekend we can get a spot better a celebrate another win.” Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support.

 

 

DREVICKI IS CHAMPION IN 75TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON ARDC Crowns New Champion and Announces Special Award Winners

The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) gathered at Lobitz Catering in Hazle Township, PA on Saturday to celebrate its 75th Anniversary Season with the crowning of its new champion.

Steven Drevicki of Reading, PA and car owner, Greg Fitzpatrick were honored as the 2014 ARDC Champions on Saturday night as their DeGre Engineering Race Team celebrated its first championship.

Drevicki's record during the 2014 season was nearly flawless as the young driver and his team completed every lap of every event on their way to three wins and twelve top five finishes in the fifteen race schedule. Drevicki won the season opener at the New Egypt Speedway and then went on to pick up his first ever wins at both the Port Royal Speedway and Grandview Speedway later in the season. Drevicki also grabbed eight qualifying race wins during the season.

Car owner, Fitzpatrick praised his driver for being "easy on equipment" and also had high praise for crew chief, Dave Drevicki who supervises the weekly maintenance and preparation on the DeGre Engineering cars driven by both the 2014 ARDC Champion and Fitzpatrick himself. Dave Drevicki was names as ARDC's 2014 Ken Hickey Mechanic of the Year recipient.

Other special awards were presented to KaseyJo Burnish who received the President's Award for her service to the club throughout the 2014 season. Scott and Brett Arndt received the Best Appearing Car Award for their #46 in what was this father and son's 25th season of racing together. Austin Burke overcame injury and disappointment in 2013 to receive the 2014 ARDC Rookie of the Year honors. Stan Lobitz presented the Lobitz Sportsmanship Award to Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. for his unwavering support and promotion of ARDC as well as his sense of fair play and camaraderie among his fellow competitors.

Dino Oberto was the Master of Ceremonies for this year's event while Ms. Motorsports, Cassi Pinder did the honors of presenting the various awards to the recipients. The top fifteen in driver and owner points were recognized along with the recipients of all of the special awards.

 

 

Driver Websites Establishes New Website for National Sprint League

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dec. 1, 2014) - Driver Websites has built a professional series website for the National Sprint League, which is a 410ci sprint car series based in the Midwest.

The website - http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Rules, championship points, pictures, videos, merchandise and more are also highlighted pages on the website.

The series, which is based in Windom, Minn., boasts a points fund of $350,000 and will have approximately 30 events each year.

Additionally, the National Sprint League will use the all-new MyRacePass Pit Board, which can notify drivers who sign up with the latest news and updates via text messages. More information about the service is available below in the "Tracks" section.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - 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 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 MyRacePass your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

 

 

Beierle Advances into the Show During Debut at 74th annual Turkey Night

Inside Line Promotions - PERRIS, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2014) - Andee Beierle had a successful debut at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving night.

Beierle, who hadn't raced in approximately three months and who hadn't been in a midget since last summer, made the main event during the 74th annual Turkey Night with the USAC Honda National Midget Series.

"I'm happy because I made the main first of all," she said. "From practice night to the main event I got more comfortable with not having a wing on the car and being comfortable with the car sideways with the back end hung out. I got more comfortable with picking up the pace and going faster. I learned a lot."

Beierle, who was driving for Daum Motorsports, kicked off the prestigious event last Thursday by qualifying 30th quickest.

"I ended up qualifying really bad," she said. "I got too low. I missed my marks on the first lap and it messed me up for the rest of the qualifying session. My second lap was pretty good, but my first lap was rough. You really need both laps to get a good time."

However, she earned one of the transfers out of the B Main to lock herself into the 98-lap main event.

"I was excited to keep running and get more seat time," she said. "Making the main event was definitely an accomplishment and I'm glad it happened."

She started on the inside of the 14th row of the feature and picked up a half-dozen positions to finish 21st.

"Obviously 21st isn't the optimal position, but for it being my first time there and not being in a midget very often I was happy," she said. "It was a great experience. I know the next time it'll go even better because I can pick up where I left off. I'm not starting from scratch."

Beierle's next race will be Dec. 31 to Jan. 3 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout. She will race at the same track for Daum Motorsports two weeks later during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 27 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 30; B Main: 9 (12); Feature: 21 (27).

UP NEXT -

Dec. 31 to Jan. 3 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_B_Racing41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arienco, Inc.

Arienco Inc. is a commercial and home development company based in Bismarck, N.D. For more information, visit http://www.Arienco.com.

"Arienco, Inc. has been a major part of my family life since I was born and it has been an instrumental part of my racing program since Day 1," Beierle said.

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Doyle Racing Signs Lake Ontario Prompt Medical Care for 2015 Small Block Season at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (December 1, 2014) – Doyle Racing and driver Dalton Doyle have signed Lake Ontario Prompt Medical Care as a sponsor of their No. 01 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super for the upcoming 65th anniversary season at Oswego Speedway.

Doyle, a fabricator at Hawk Jr Design and Fabrication, completed construction of the first Hawk Jr Small Block Super prior to 2014, driving the machine to 11th in last season’s overall driver standings with three top five finishes, six top ten runs, and two qualifying heat race victories.

Prior to 2014, Doyle had a breakout season in 2013 with two main event wins, finishing 8th in the driver’s championship.

A former Oswego Kartway racer and quarter midget graduate, Doyle is poised to continue fine tuning the Hawk SBS, with a return trip to victory lane in 2015.

Lake Ontario Prompt Medical Care, located at 300 State Route 104 east in Oswego, offers same day acute sickness and minor injury treatment, as Oswego’s hometown urgent care provider, and will ride on the side of the Doyle No. 01 this season.

Lake Ontario Prompt Medical Care is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeOntarioPromptMedicalCarePLLC or by calling (315) 216-4036.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

STARS Champions Celebrated at Victory Banquet

By: Rich Murray

Morris, IL (December 1, 2014) - At the racetrack, it’s all business. Mechanics are continuously brainstorming ways that they can make their racecar better for the night’s next event. Drivers are focused on their plan of action and what they can do to get the most out of their car in order to end up in victory lane at night’s end. On Saturday night, November 22nd, it was time for the racers to put away their firesuits and for the mechanics to exchange their oil and grease-stained work clothes for their best business casual attire as they attended the 2014 STARS Banquet at Chapin’s North in Morris, Illinois. After a long, hard-fought season in which the race teams battled tooth and nail against each other throughout the summer, the time had finally arrived for the competitors of the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets, Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, and CSR Super Cups to relax in a laid back atmosphere where they could enjoy a hot meal, a drink or two, swap a few stories that may or may not be true, and collect the hardware that they earned after a successful racing season. In the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets, 19-year-old Avon, Indiana resident Austin Prock collected the trophy as the season champion. Prock led the point standings from start to finish and, along with his four feature victories in the twelve race 2014 season, he led all STARS drivers in a myriad of statistical categories including feature laps led (130); most races led (5); top-five finishes (10); top-ten finishes (12); heat race wins (4); and feature starts (12). Though Prock finished the season as the driver with the most points, it was the Guess Racing team that wound up as the car owner champion for the fourth consecutive year. With Beech Grove, Indiana’s Kyle O’Gara, Auburn, Illinois’ Mario Clouser, and three-time STARS champion Jim Anderson of Joliet, Illinois sharing driving duties in the Guess #99, the team never finished outside of the top-five until the final race of the season. Rookie of the Year honors went to Danville, Indiana’s Nick Hamilton. In just six feature starts, Nick collected three top-fives, five top-tens, and led the first five laps of the season (the first of his STARS career) in the season opening race on May 31st. Most Improved Driver went to Plainfield, Illinois’ Tyler Baran, who earned his first career STARS National Midget victory on September 20th. The Sportsman of the Year award went to Kevin Probst, owner of son, Ryan’s, number 99p midget. The dreaded Hard Luck Award went to Al Greenup, owner of son, Brad’s, #4 midget. The #41 Prock team was honored with having the best appearing car and team throughout the season. The prestigious Bob Tattersall Hard Charger Award went to Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton. Kyle was consistently one of the fastest cars each and every week as shown by his eight fast qualifying times in all eight of his STARS appearances in the 2014 season. Furthermore, Kyle picked up five feature victories, led 119 laps, finished in the top-10 seven times and the top-five six times. Despite missing four races, Kyle’s hard-charging style netted him a sixth place finish in the season’s final point standings. In the STARS Classic Modifieds, two-time series feature winner Greg Wills finished with the same amount of points as Darren Ihrke at the end of the season. However, it was a tiebreaker in laps led that put Wills in the number one spot and with the championship trophy in his hands. The Sportsman of The Year went to Logan Weigle, a racer who is humble and who cares about his fellow competitors as much as he does himself whether it is in the pits or on the racetrack. Cullen Camasta picked up one feature victory in 2014 and his consistent finishes this season were enough to earn the INEX Legends championship. Austin Kunert’s feature win and an average feature finish of 3.2 during the season earned him the honor of being named 2014 Most Improved Driver. Young Dallas Frueh was able to parlay his hot start to the season into his first career CSR Super Cup title. Dallas earned six consecutive victories at Grundy County Speedway to start the season and only finished outside of the top-three once down the stretch and was able to close out the season atop the point standings. His six wins and ability to hustle his car to the front of the pack from the back presented him with the Hard Charger Award and a six pack of soda. The Most Improved Driver honor went to Sydney Wonderling, a young lady who showed steady improvement from week-to-week and finished a season best sixth on August 30th. The Shining STAR Award went to Justin Tea, a member of the STARS family who went above and beyond the call of duty by shooting all the action with his video camera each and every Saturday night at Grundy County Speedway this year. His filming, editing, and uploading of the races to You Tube promoted the racing of STARS and helped raise the awareness of the series to a new level. The 2014 STARS victory banquet marked the first time since 2011 that four new champions were crowned. The season was full of excitement from the first event on May 31st until the final checkered flag fell to close out the fourth season of the Short Track Auto Racing Series on September 27th. It was truly a season to remember, particularly for the four champions: Austin Prock (STARS Midgets), Greg Wills (Classic Modifieds), Cullen Camasta (INEX Legends), and Dallas Frueh (CSR Super Cups). Now that the 2014 chapter of STARS has been written in the books, they, too, now have a story to tell.

 

Double Duties for Walsh

Racing a Sprintcar is hectic at the best of times, but racing a Speedcar on the same night, well, that’s a totally new level of hectic. However, despite the daunting prospect, Sammy Walsh will this Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway compete in both a Sprintcar and a Speedcar.

Currently sitting seventh in the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings, Walsh is focused on consolidating that position, but at the same time, excited about returning to the Speedcar ranks for the latest Speedcar Pro Series round driving the SA # 3 Hawk powered Spike owned by Peter Ghent.

Walsh is under no illusions in regards to the mammoth task ahead of him this Saturday night.

“There’s one thing for sure, I’m not going to be lacking track time,” commented Walsh.

“It’s going to be a very busy night, and I know that I’m going to have my work cut out for me, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

After running a handful of Speedcar shows in the 2011-12 season for Terry King, which was highlighted by a second-place finish in the prestigious Australian Grand Prix, Walsh is looking forward to his Speedcar return.

“I’m a big fan of the Speedcars, and I’m excited about returning to the class,” he enthused.

“I’d like to thank Peter Ghent and his family for providing me with this fantastic opportunity, and I’m hoping we can have an enjoyable night with a competitive finish.”

On the back of three top-10 Sprintcar feature race finishes in a row at Valvoline Raceway, including a win in round four, Walsh is hoping to return to the top step of the podium once again.

Walsh would like to thank Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing, Walsh Constructions, EWT Auto Dismantlers, SVH Auto Body Shop, and www.myspeedway.com.au, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Walsh, check him out on Facebook by searching Sammy Walsh Autosport.

 

 

Ryan Bowers Has Breakout Rookie Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the jump to sprint cars primarily during the 2014 season, Ryan Bowers teamed up with Mastell Brothers Racing, and put together a very strong campaign.

Making 25 starts aboard the MBR No. 199 machine, Bowers strung together four feature event wins, 11 podium finishes, and 17 top five finishes.

“It was a great season, we set out with the goals of winning Rookie of the Year and running Top-Five with the UMSS, and get as many laps as possible, and to do that and more was really special,” Ryan Bowers said.

The features he did win were big races, as he seemed to shine under the brightest lights. Claiming his first career win at his home track, Bowers was really happy to win with friends and family in attendance. He was also successful in winning 360ci version of the Jerry Reichert Memorial, the Mighty Axe Nationals opener and the Yankee Dirt Classic.

“On top of winning at home, it was awesome to win such prestigious races, “ he added. “It was special to have Jerry Reichert, Jr at my car giving me a big hug after winning a race that honored his father, it was unbelievable havening my grandfather on hand at Yankee Dirt Classic, he grew up taking me to races, and it was awesome to him there and to win was icing on the cake.”

To go along with his strong stats during his rookie campaign, Bowers also wound up second in UMSS Series Standings, and also earned UMSS Rookie of the Year Honors.

“I had some amazing people support me this year and if it wasn’t for Rick and Sandy Mastell, my wife Melissa, Joe, Russ, Scott, Stephen, Trevor, Cory, and all of my friends, family and fans for their support, this would not have been possible.”

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Hilltop Trailer Sales, Dylan Enterprises, Highway 10 Towing, Jeff Westall Outdoors, Fastenal of Forrest Lake, realtruck.com, GRP Motorsports, torsionbarrate.com, Fast Signs, Farmers Insurance Jeffery Greene Agency, JDI Signs and Graphics, JNP, Dirt Race Central, Race Coatings, and Supra Companies for their continued support

ON TAP: Ryan’s 2014 season has come to a close.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-4, Top-5’s-17

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Announces 2015 “ELITE RACER” Program

Offering one of the most comprehensive racing programs in the motorsports industry, Champion Racing Oil has announced the details for their 2015 “ELITE RACER” Program, providing support for participants in almost every recognized sanctioned racing event in North America and Canada.

Karl Dedolph, Director of Racing & Performance Products for Champion Oil, announced today, “The Champion 2015 “ELITE RACER” Program is an all-encompassing marketing program designed to link our racing and performance lubricants directly to regional and national racers for most sanctioned racing events in North America including the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC), the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) and the National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM)”.

“There are many other popular series such as MOWA, UMP, USCS, IRA, MLRA, NHRA, MARA, NDHRA and MARS”, added Dedolph. “Champion Racing and Performance products are the choice of champions in racing events nationwide. Champion’s new 2015 “ELITE RACER Program supports race teams from dirt track to pavement, circle track to drag racing, tractor pull to diesel motorsports, etc. with special pricing, sponsor decals, product support and technical advice. Innovation and technical know-how are at the heart of Champion’s Racing and Performance Division”.

For more information regarding the 2015 Champion ‘ELITE RACER” Program email racer@championbrands.com or the convenient on-line registration form found at http://www.championsusechampion.com

Champion Oil is an industry leader in development of synthetic motor oils for gasoline and diesel racing. These multi-viscosity motor oils contain high zinc and phosphorous formulas designed to deliver the correct balance of chemistry to protect high performance engines, especially those using flat tappet roller cams operating at high RPM's and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

These “purpose-built” lubricant products contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) which extends oil film capacity for better protection at high temperatures. The Champion oils also contain special lubricity modifiers to reduce friction, and unlock the full potential of any engine by providing increased compression, horsepower and torque.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Products contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Veal’s Run Continues At Sungold Stadium

Jamie Veal’s dream like start to the 2014-15 season continued as the Warrnambool native returned to his home track Sungold Stadium for round three of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series, where he once again was a cut above come feature time.

On a perfect night for Sprintcar racing in front of a healthy and appreciative audience Veal started the night by qualifying third fastest before a pair of heat wins, the second from position ten on the grid assured Veal of a front row start alongside current Australian Champion David Murcott.

At the drop of the green flag in the 30 lap final it would be Veal who got the initial jump before the caution lights flew courtesy of Daniel Pestka who sustained front end damage as a result of contact as he entered turn one.

With a complete re-start called, it would be Murcott who would gain the ascendancy in the opening lap before order was restored for the Veal camp as he regained the lead.

Darren Mollenoyux who had also enjoyed a solid night at the wheel with two strong heat performances made his move disposing of Murcott as he moved into second, however Murcott soon made the move back into second place.

When contact was made between Brett Milburn and Ash Scott resulting in another yellow flag period it gave Veal plenty of clear track as he used the low groove to accelerate from the field and from here he was never headed as he stormed to victory in the 30 lap final by a margin of a half a lap to Murcott and Mollenoyux.

Rod Matthews who earlier claimed a heat win over dual Australian Champion James McFadden was impressive all night long and managed a solid fourth place finish doing his Eureka Garages and Sheds Series points haul no harm at all while rounding out the top five defending series champion Shaun Dobson.

McFadden overcame a tough night at the office which included an engine detonation to somehow scramble his way to sixth in a sign of his true class while Brad Warren, New South Welshman Max Johnston, Nick Lacey and Grant Anderson rounded out the top ten.

The remaining drivers to go the journey were John Vogels, Brett Milburn, James Hennessy and Ashley Scott.

Corey McCullagh who earlier in the night set quick time and recorded a heat win was unfortunately confined to a DNF and was joined by Pestka, Jordyn Brazier and Kris Lacey.

Heat wins went the way McCullagh, David Murcott, Veal (2), Rod Matthews, Bradley Warren, Shaun Dobson, Glen Sutherland, Jack Lee and Matthew Dumesny.

Providing plenty of high class support were the Modified Productions who provided some exciting racing as a part of their Pakenham Plumbing Services Series which also doubled as the Traders Derby.

The feature race was marred by a severe oil spill, six laps from the chequered flag but not even that could prevent evergreen racer Graham West from recording back to back Traders Derby victories as he powered his Torana to victory lane in yet another triumph for David over Goliath.

Chasing West all the way to the line was Justin Drew who started from position three in the final and current Australian Champion Mark Carlin who was also impressive.

Following the top three home were Matt Nelson who stormed through the field from 14th to fourth, with Wade McCarthy rounding out the top five.

After what had been an emotional week for all at Premier Speedway the nights racing was a fitting farewell to Club Board Member and hard working volunteer Neville Pike, who was remembered in a touching ceremony prior to the commencement of racing, and again prior to the Sprintcar A-Main as his sister Fiona paced the field for the four wide salute.

Premier Speedway will now prepare for the huge Twin feature night on Saturday December 20 when more than 60 Sprintcars and a healthy field of Formula 500’s will be in the house for the second round of the Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Championship.

Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Premiership Points After Round 1:

Jamie Veal 175 David Murcott 160 Darren Mollenoyux 150 Rod Matthews 145 Shaun Dobson 140 James McFadden 100 Bradley Warren 80 Max Johnson 70 Nick Lacey 60 Grant Anderson 55 John Vogels 45 Brett Milburn 40 Jamie Hennessy 35 Corey McCullagh 25 Jordyn Brazier 20 Daniel Pestka 15 Kris Lacey 10

 

 

ABBOTT WINS NSW WINGLESS SPRINT TITLE

Official release: Valvoline Raceway November 29, 2014

Damian Abbott is the 2014/15 NSW State Wingless Sprint Champion.

Starting off the front row for the 30 lap main event the wily veteran was often challenged on restarts but rarely legitimately threatened in his #30 Aussie Forklift Repairs entry.

The win put a bright shine on what had been an earlier disappointing night for the Aussie Forklifts team with Ashleigh Jack being taken to hospital for observation after a rollover in the B-Main.

“I’m really pleased for Leon Jack and everyone at Aussie Forklift Repairs that we could win this tonight,” he grinned, “I hope Ashleigh’s OK and I’d like to thank my team and m sponsors for supporting me, plus the series sponsors Fruitwheels and AFR. This is a really satisfying win for me.”

Abbott crossed the line to take the win ahead of Portland Victorian racer Daniel Storer in his immaculate Castrol Edge car in second and Nathan Dicker’s last gasp third place finish to displace Geoff Piekar’s podium aspirations on the final lap.

Daniel Flood rewarded the huge effort from his team to repair the car from a massive crash two weeks earlier to finish fifth ahead of Queenslander Brody Thomsen sixth, Jason Bates seventh, Daniel Sayre eighth, Mikaela Blyton ninth and Jeff Thomas rounding out the top ten.

Mark Blyton charged hard but was unable to finish any higher than eleventh ahead of Adam Hourigan twelfth, Sam Louttit thirteenth, Sean Dicker fourteenth, Stephen Allen fifteenth, Jeff Neve sixteenth, Michael Gray seventeenth, Marshall Blyton eighteenth, Jason Davis nineteenth and Steve Pacchiarotta rounding out the 20 as the last classified finisher.

DNF classifications were John McRae, Adam Butler, Lou Pacchiarotta and Dean Thomas.

The V8 Super Sedans main event was won in convincing fashion by Parkes’ hard charging veteran Tony Barklimore in the Parkes Toyota #63 ahead of Raymond Terrace Carline Mufflers Proprietor Bernie Roberts in second and Gilgandra’s Wayne Dick completing the podium.

“It’s always good to get back to Valvoline Raceway,” smiled Barklimore, “I really love what they’re doing here and I’m pleased for our little team that we could get a couple wins tonight.”

John Brown placed fourth after starting on the front row ahead of fellow Novocastrian Robert Carrig in fifth, Andrew White sixth and Lyle Harris seventh.

DNF’s were Simon Roberts and Paul Kranitis.

The Litre Sprint main event saw back-to-back wins for AJ McTaggert as he rarely put a wheel wrong for the second consecutive week of competition.

Shane Cooper charged hard behind him for second place whilst Chris Davis brought the immaculate #4 car home for the final podium position.

The main event was a bruising affair with several DNF’s including Robert Taylor (motor) DJ Raw (rollover) Matt Reed (mechanical) Matt Geering, Stephen Broadley, Dean Eden (rollover) and David Atwood.

The Street Stock main event featured a huge field of cars and a great win to Jay Davey over John Lodge Jr, Denis Pana, Kiona Sunerton and Brendan Wakeman completing the top five.

Ian Harris was sixth ahead of Andrew Espener, Phil Clark, Joel Carrig, Charlie Dodson, Peter Hanley, Michael Butt, Paul Keavy Robert Vide and Chris Taylor rounding out the fifteen finishers.

DNF’s went to Braydon Ford, Peter Jacobs, Corey Fenson, Christian Douglas, Rod Davis and Troy Dawes.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is scheduled for this Saturday night, December 6 and will feature the 6th round of the Sydney Sprintcar Track Championship and the Carline Mufflers Speedcar Pro Series featuring drivers in both categories from all over Australia.

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Congratulates Brian Brown at PRI Trade Show

(November 28, 2014 / Clinton, MO) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, announced today that Race Car Driver Brian Brown will be making an appearance and signing autographs in Champion’s Booth #1455 at upcoming Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis.

Brown, who pilots the Casey’s General Stores/FVP/Champion Racing Oil No. 21, finished up 2014 on top at the World Finals in Charlotte by scoring his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series triumph. The Grain Valley, Mo., driver’s 2014 season also included his first Knoxville Raceway 360 Nationals championship and his second win in a row at the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Brown has finished second in the Knoxville Nationals for three years straight, and has two track championships at Knoxville. http://brianbrownracing.com/

Champion draws on the success of its racing roots in producing a line of engine oils designed for high performance racing applications and are available in numerous synthetic blends and full synthetic viscosities.

Champion Racing Motor Oils products contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), special lubricity modifiers, and a premium level of anti-wear additives which includes a high quantity of ZDDP. These additives are proven to meet the lubrication demands of competition engines, create a tough film strength, which controls wear and provides more horsepower and torque in Dynamometer testing.

Champion Racing Oils are suitable for use in all competition and race engines especially those using flat tappet and/or roller cams operating at high RPM’s and requiring high-pressure valve springs. These “purpose-built” racing oils are offered in a popular range of multi-viscosity SAE grades and formulated to meet the demands of most of today’s high performance race engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Oils contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

THIS WEEKEND! NOV. 28-29: Expo space SOLD OUT...Pushing 300 Longhorn Shootout Entries!

Here are the pertinent times and activities set for Friday, November 28th:

Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction – load in and set up only (closed to public) 9AM-7PM.

Longhorn Shootout – gates open at 9am with racing at 7pm. Spectator tickets are just $10 and $25 for Pit Passes. If you purchase a 2-day pit pass on Friday for $50, you receive free Expo admission on 11/29.

Saturday, November 29th events and activities:

Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction – public show hours are from 8am-6pm, General Admission is $20, which also includes General Admission ticket to Longhorn Shootout that evening. Kids ages 6-12 can enjoy the entire day and night of both the Expo and Shootout for a total of $10. Ages 5 and under are free with Adult admission for both events.

Longhorn Shootout – gates open at 9am with Championship Finale Hot Laps starting at 5pm, Racing at 6pm. General Admission tickets are $15 (with Expo armband, free admission) and Pit Passes are $25. Kids ages 6-12 are $10 (if they attended the Expo, there is no added charge), while ages 5 and under are free with Adult admission.

Know where to go before you get here. Race teams and vendors, please help prevent a logjam by following our entrance directions. Please view our event Overview Map at: www.darinshort.com/expo.html

-HAVE YOU CALLED TO GET YOUR AUCTION NUMBERS YET? Numbers are limited, and they're going fast, so call TODAY to get yours, by calling: Kevin Rogers or Tim Clonch at 972-289-7223.

-Vendor registration for the Texas Motorsports Expo is now closed, as all spaces have been sold. Click http://www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/ for all Expo details. If you'd like to receive the latest Expo updates, 'like' our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Mo ... 1963679833

-ARE YOU RACING THE LONGHORN SHOOTOUT? If you've yet to register, you need to do so soon - as there are now pushing 300 teams entered! Click here to get entered and see the great list of drivers already entered: http://longhornshootout.com/ . To receive the latest Shootout updates, 'like' our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Longhorn ... 8864551192

-FREE SEMINARS with your EXPO ADMITTANCE:

Date, Time, Session, Speaker: November 29th 10:00am Drive Shaft/Differential Rhino Rear Ends(Eddie Tabor) November 29th 10:45am Safety Velocitia (Brad Smith) November 29th 11:30am Marketing/Promotion Josh Holt (DriverWebsites.com) November 29th 1:00pm Suspension Wehrs Machine (Chad Wehrs) November 29th 1:45pm Shocks Integra (Jason King) November 29th 2:30pm Cooling Abilene Radiator (Tommy Fain)

-The RACELOGIC MODIFIED CHASSIS SEMINAR with JEFF TAYLOR is nearly full! Click http://www.racelogicseminars.com to get registered before all the spaces are gone!

-Can't make the race? XSAN will be at the Longhorn Shootout providing live via pay per view. WATCH LIVE with a Weekend Pass for $35, click: http://www.xsan.tv/order

THANKS to everyone for getting behind this double header weekend of action - and we'll see you all THIS WEEKEND!

 

 

Reutzel Closes Season with Thanksgiving Bash!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 26, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel is set to finish out a banner 2014 season with this weekend’s $10,000-to-win Thanksgiving Bash for wingless 360-ci Sprint Cars at Southern New Mexico Speedway near Las Cruces.

With eight main event wins to his credit already this year, the driver of the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car will try to add to the total with this weekend’s Friday-Saturday double that puts the wraps on two weekends of wingless action.

Luck wasn’t on the side of Reutzel and the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team during this past weekend’s Western World Championships.

“It was just a one-lane track and we didn’t draw very well,” Reutzel said of his two qualifying nights at the Western World Championships. “We weren’t really going that great anyway, but if we had drawn the front row I’m pretty sure we could have stayed there.”

Reutzel and the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team are ready to give it another wingless go this weekend at Las Cruces.

“We’re ready to give it another try, it’s gotta go better this time around,” the Clute, TX driver said.

Picking up the initial four wins of his ASCS National career en route to a ranking of ninth in points this year, Reutzel has fared well in a limited number of wingless starts this season with four top-tens in seven tries prior to this past weekend including a runner-up finish at Arizona Speedway to begin this month.

Reutzel will look to go one position better in Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Thanksgiving Bash finale at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

2014 Quick Stats: 64 races, 8 “A” Main wins, 32 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Up Next: The $10,000-to-win Thanksgiving Bash featuring non-wing 360-ci Sprint Cars at Las Cruces’ Southern New Mexico Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.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.

 

 

LIPSTICK LEADFOOTS Official release: Valvoline Raceway

November 26, 2014

By it’s very nature Speedway racing is loud, dirty and can be a very aggressive environment on the clay track.

Hardened individuals charge hard and take significant risks in their quest for racing glory.

There’s often no quarter given or taken and sometimes the twist of a wheel one foot the wrong direction can result in a huge race accident that can wreck your racecar and change your day significantly.

Some might boldly suggest, given the levels of testosterone, that it’s a man’s world.

But that would be unfair.

And, if you ask the six women competing in this Saturday night’s 2014 NSW Wingless Sprint Championship, completely inaccurate.

For a number of reasons, the Wingless Sprint ranks boast a very high incidence of lady racers, almost all of who are in their late teens or early twenties.

The type of young ladies you might expect to be frocking up in high heels and hitting the nightclubs rather than donning a fire retardant race suit, nomex full body underwear and crash helmet.

The reality is, that Nikki Briton, Mikaela Blyton, Courtney O’Hehir, Ashleigh Jack and Stacy Galliford do that too, but on Saturday night’s they’d rather be mixing it up with the boys on the Valvoline Raceway track then chasing drink specials in the city.

Realistically, most of them were born into the Speedway thing, each having a parent or sibling who raced or still currently races.

Even, yes, a boyfriend also races.

Mikaela Blyton for example has both her brother and her Dad racing against her each night and her boyfriend is rising Sydney Sprintcar hard charger Blake Skipper.

Courtney O’Hehir’s boyfriend Toby Bellbowen is one of the fastest Sprintcar drivers in NSW.

Nikki Briton’s boyfriend Cameron Ware (who used to race until he was injured in a crash) actually grades and prepares the track at Valvoline Raceway – her Dad used to race, her Uncle Brian still does and her granddad Dick Briton is one of the most celebrated champions in the sport’s history.

So it was no surprise to anyone with Nikki expressed a desire to do a little of her own racing.

The girls however are bonafide racers in their own right and any male competitors who treat with them with contempt do so at their own peril.

With 48 cars competing in total Saturday night almost 1/8th of the field are women and there’s a very good chance that one of them may end up either on the podium or with a win.

There won’t be any on-track concessions from the fellas you can be pretty well certain however.

Title favourites include Mark Blyton (Mikaela’s Dad) Adam Hourigan Michael Sammut, Damien Abbott, Sean Mayo, Sean Dicker, Clint McCorquodale, brothers Dean and Jeff Thomas and several others.

It’s a wide-open affair.

In addition to the Wingless Sprints the V8 Super Sedans make their 2014/2015 Valvoline Raceway debut with 16 cars nominated including Newcastle father and son team Bernie and Simon Roberts in their orange and black Carline Mufflers Holden Commodores.

Bernie has been around racing for almost four decades and his son Simon has always been an outstanding kart racer who branched into Speedway like his Dad several seasons ago.

Also on Saturday night’s program will be Litre Sprints, Street Stocks and Fender Benders.

Gates open at 2pm this Saturday afternoon with action starting from 6pm.

Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Granville – phone (02) 9637 0411 or check out www.valvolineraceway.com.au

Adults are $30

Pension $20

Juniors (13-15yrs) $15

Kids 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult

Family Pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) $70

 

 

Bell Ready to Feast on Turkey Night after Podium Weekend at Western World

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (November 26, 2014) – After a weekend full of podiums and his 26th win of the year, it all comes down to Turkey Night for Christopher Bell in his pursuit of a second consecutive USAC National Midget title.

With Friday night’s Western World Championships preliminary victory his 16th triumph among the Midget ranks in 2014, the accolades have already started coming in for the Norman, OK, driver including the Badger Midget championship and then National Midget Driver of the Year honors for the second year in a row.

Now, 26 points is all that separates the 19-year-old from the top spot on the USAC National Midget point charts occupied by his Keith Kunz Motorsports teammate, Rico Areu.

“It’s a place that didn’t treat me so well last year,” Bell said of Turkey Night venue Perris Auto Speedway. “We’re gonna get some practice laps in tonight (Wednesday) then hopefully be good to go for tomorrow.”

Bell comes into the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix event with some strong momentum after posting finishes of second, first and third during this past weekend’s 47th Annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix.

“It was a pretty good weekend, you really can’t ask for much better than that,” Bell said of the Western World weekend. “It just wasn’t in the order I wanted it to be, I would have rather been on the top step on Saturday night.”

It was a weekend in which Bell was in the mix throughout, including the final rounds of Saturday night’s $7,500-to-win Western World finale.

After a close runner-up finish to kick off the three-race set on Thursday night, Bell dominated the Friday feature for his 26th overall win of the year and 15th of 2014 in the Kunz No. 71 Toyota-powered Midget.

Locked in a wild battle for the big prize on Saturday night, Bell finished a close third as less than one second separated the lead trio of Darren Hagen, Tanner Thorson and Bell.

“It doesn’t get much closer than that,” Bell said.

Attention is now shifted squarely upon Perris Auto Speedway and the USAC Midget season-ending Turkey Night Grand Prix.

“Rico and I both had trouble here last year, so pretty much anything can happen,” Bell commented.

With only 26 points separating the duo with Tracy Hines another 10 points back, a Bell win could net the championship if Abreu finishes lower than eighth.

One hundred laps at the PAS on Turkey Night will settle the final USAC Midget score.

2014 Quick Stats: 105 races, 26 wins, 57 top-fives, 71 top-tens.

Next Up:

Thursday, Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA) - Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.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 Stars wide open at Sonic Speedway

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have been clocking up the K’s recently and will add a few more travelling to Swan Hill this Saturday night. RD 3 will be held at Sonic Speedway and everyone is excited about visiting the venue again this season.

“The big 500mtr track will give our cars and another opportunity to run wide open again like they could at Heartland. “This is also the 2nd leg of our ‘King of the River’. Points for the 3 round $1000 bonus will start to take shape at Sonic Speedway.” Mandy Searle says. “We are also having a car display Saturday morning to give locals a chance to check out our race cars and promote the event. This should be pretty cool!”

Currently leading the Series points is Chris Solomon’s V83 FMG Inaction Photos Eagle. He will want to increase his lead in the Championship. Sam Putland’s SA71Chooks Custom Grafix XXX is running 2nd and will be looking to take out the feature win. 3rd is Scott Bogucki’s Bartlett’s Auto Centre SA75 Cool, 4th Harley Bishop’s ACT15 Aussie Jay Campers ART and 5th is Brenten Farrer’s V34 Frijtek ART, all hard chargers and all will want to take out naming rights on the A Main.

The list of high profile names continues with #V91 Liam Williams, # V66 Wayne Logue, #V7 Cyclone Solomon, #V23 Jimmy Gardiner just to mention a few and they will also be trying to stand on the stage at the end of the night taking out the 1st place trophy. Young Dion Bellman is again driving for talented car owner Darren Hickman in the ACT40. Bellman shows talent for such a young driver and with Hickman as his mentor will gain knowledge every time he hits the track. Another talented youngster is Corey Lincoln in the V8 Eagle. Lincoln raced most of the series last season after just stepping out of Junior Sedans and certainly has some talent in the winged division.

Sonic Speedway – on track action starts at 5.30pm

 

 

WAR adds new division

California, MO(November 26, 2014)-Wingless Auto Racing series director Andy Korte is happy to announce the addition of a second region to the non-winged sanctioning body. WAR East will be a division of WAR with its own points championship and with most races being run east of the Mississippi River. WAR East will be led by Kenny Dobson, who is the promoter at both the Quincy Raceways and Lincoln Speedway in Illinois. Dobson also serves as the series director of the MOWA 410 winged sprint group in Illinois. Dobson is currently working on the schedule for 2015 and it will be released once it is completed. Most races will be in Illinois or eastern Missouri with a few co-sanctioned races with WAR. If you are interested in running with WAR East or would like more info, please contact Kenny Dobson at (217) 371-3653. "We are looking forward to getting this rolling and continuing to see WAR grow" stated Korte. Please stay tuned as WAR looks to have more big news coming in the next few weeks.

 

 

PAST NINE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM-BENEFIT RAFFLE WINNERS FROM SEVEN DIFFERENT STATES & ONE PROVINCE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 26, 2014) – It is hard to believe, but next month’s National Sprint Car Museum-benefit Maxim/Rider sprint car raffle will be the tenth in the non-profit museum foundation’s history. What is equally interesting is that the previous nine winners have come from seven different states and one Canadian province. Bob Miller of Los Gatos and Bradley Myers of Brentwood are the only two winners to have come from the same state, that being California.

The list of raffle winners is as follows:

1995/96 - Gaerte/Maxim ‘410’ sprint car; Bob Miller, Los Gatos, California.

1997/98 - Wesmar/Stealth ‘410’ sprint car; Brandon Rogers, Wichita Falls, Texas.

1999/2000 – Kriner/Gambler ‘410’ sprint car; Dean Ryan, Greensburg, Indiana.

2001/02 – Gaerte/Avenger ‘360’ sprint car; Ron Kuhn, Lees Summit, Missouri.

2003/04 – Ott/J&J ‘410’ sprint car; John Turner, Cottonwood, Arizona.

2005/06 - Kistler-Mopar/Maxim ‘410’ sprint car; Mike Kiser, Cooperstown, New York.

2007/08 – Shaver/JEI ‘410’ sprint car; Claudine Deshaies, No. Kingstown, Rhode Island.

2009/10 – Kistler/J&J ‘410’ sprint car; Tom Kusznier, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

2011/12 – Ott/Eagle ‘410’ sprint car; Bradley Myers, Brentwood, California.

2013/14 – Rider/Maxim ‘410’ sprint car; to be drawn Friday, December 19, 2014.

Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “We are very proud of the history of this large 18-month raffle. It has been a great fundraiser for us for twenty years, thanks to the generosity of all of the participating builders and manufacturers, and the raffle ticket-buyers. And we think the diversity of the locations of the grand-prize winners is very impressive, too. Anybody can win it. Tickets are just twenty dollars each, or six tickets for one hundred dollars. Those individuals that are interested in taking a chance on joining this list of winners are encouraged to call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-874-4488. All it takes is one ticket and a little luck!”

Those builders and manufacturers who are participating in this tenth museum-benefit raffle are Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Donovan, Winter’s Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, GS Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sander Engineering, MSD Ignition, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Astro Titanium, Wilwood Disc Brakes, BMRS, Auto Meter, Del West, Hoosier Tire, SuperShox, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drives, Hooker Harness, Xtreme Accu-Tach, KSE Racing Products, T&D Machine Products, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, HRP Racing Products, Moose Blocks, P-Ayr, Rod End Supply, Kenny’s Components, Hinchman Racing Uniforms and C&R Racing.

 

 

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award Rolling Back to Oswego SBS Division in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (November 26, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super drivers will once again battle for product certificates from Sherwood Racing Wheels in 2015, as the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award returns for the upcoming 65th anniversary season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

As has occurred the past two seasons, the Small Block Super driver that leads the most laps in each SBS main this coming year will earn a $60 product certificate towards the purchase of Sherwood Racing Wheels.

A total of eight different drivers collected Sherwood Racing Wheels product certificates in 2014 including Jon Tesoriero, champion Andrew Schartner, Mike Bruce, rookie of the year Camden Proud, Jason Simmons, Alex Hoag, Kreig Heroth, and SBS Classic champion JJ Andrews.

The 2015 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super schedule consists of 13 events, including the SBS Classic and Race of Champions Weekend.

Since 1990, Sherwood Racing Wheels has been a leading steel wheel manufacturing company. Their experience in racing makes them one of the best for quality and gives an edge over the competition when it comes to building the lightest steel wheels.

Sherwood Racing Wheels products are proudly made in the USA, building the lightest and most dependable wheels on the market.

Services include repair of damaged wheels, widening or narrowing wheels, and much more.

For more information on Sherwood Racing Wheels visit online at www.sherwoodracingwheels.com or call (607) 687-2991.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Tracy Hines Heads into Turkey Night Grand Prix in Title Contention

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 26, 2014 — Three drivers will battle for the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Series title this week in the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in California, and Tracy Hines will be one of them. The veteran driver is looking to add a midget title to his already impressive resume that includes an Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series title and Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series championship, which would put him in very select company, as only five drivers have ever claimed the USAC “Triple Crown,” by winning each of the three series titles.

The 74th Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series is set for Thursday, November 27 at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California. The event will open with hot laps, followed by times trials and the 98-lap A-Feature.

“It’s always a challenge at Perris,” said Hines. “The track was different each of the nights we were there with the sprint car earlier in the month. The winds come in at night and really change the track. Two years ago we were battling for the win and blew a tire with a lap to go. With the long race, it definitely takes a toll on tires, so you have to try to conserve them as much as you can.”

Last year, Hines finished 11th in the Turkey Night Grand Prix, aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered By Toyota Spike, after starting ninth. In his career, he has competed in the event at four different tracks in the Golden State, on both dirt and pavement. Hines finished a career-best third in the event in 2000 and 2004, when Turkey Nights was held on the asphalt at Irwindale Speedway. He also recorded a top-five finish at Ventura Speedway in 1997, on the dirt.

This season, Hines finished 14th and 17th in a pair of starts at Perris Auto Speedway with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series earlier this month. Hines has finished among the top-10 in seven of his last 10 sprint car starts at the half-mile, dating back to 2011. He made his Perris Auto Speedway debut in 1995, in a USAC Western Midget Series event, on a temporary one-third-mile at Perris Auto Speedway that preceded the current half-mile, which opened in 1996.

Hines scored his first Honda USAC National Sprint Car Series win of the season on dirt last weekend during the opening night of the Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona. He also was victorious earlier this season on the pavement in the Night Before the 500 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Hines has finished in the top-10 in all 15 dirt midget races this season, with 11 of those being top-five performances.

The 2000 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series champion and 2002 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series titlist enters the Turkey Night Grand Prix 36 points behind the series leader, Rico Abreu, and just 10 markers out of second, which is currently held by Christopher Bell.

“You don’t really think about points when you are out there,” said Hines. “If you win the race you get the most points possible and then the rest is out of your control. Qualifying will be important as always at Turkey Night and with a bigger field, starting up front is important to try and stay out of trouble. We have some momentum from last weekend and have nothing to lose this weekend. We go out and race hard like we do every night and see where the chips fall.”

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Hendry Returns To The Podium

By Phil Michell

After a short break out of the seat Jamie Hendry returned to action last Saturday night at the Sunline Speedway, Waikerie as he contested Round 4 of the South Australian 360ci State Series which doubled as the Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils Sprintcar Stampede. Despite a lack of track time this season Hendry was extremely impressive all evening as he secured a podium result as he drove his Murray Muscle Therapy / Hendry Concrete Solutions #42 Maxim to a third placing in the 25 lap decider.

“I was stoked to finish on the podium at Waikerie. The event was supported by Peter Venn at Scotcher’s who is a valued sponsor of mine. After all of the trouble shooting we had to do in the lead up to the event following our tough opening night to the season the result was extremely rewarding for the entire team” added Jamie following the event.

After a disastrous start to the season at Speedway City in late October the team had been working overtime in the recent weeks to prepare the car for the Waikerie event. “After Adelaide we went through the entire fuel system, we pulled off the tail tank to check the pick-up, replaced the fuel filter, the power steering pump and the spark box hoping that we had found the issue. Throughout the night the issue once again caused us a bit of grief, especially in the pole shuffle, but with the slick track in the final it didn’t really hurt us too much”.

With the State Series utilising time trials Jamie timed in third quick and then moved forward in both heats to finish the heats inside the top three in points before dropping a spot in the pole shuffle.

“I had a really enjoyable race with Dan (Evans) after getting the jump on Nicole (Hill) and it really became interesting in the lapped traffic but I just couldn’t find a way through. Full credit to Dan, and race winner Brendan Quinn, they both drove really well”.

With the World Series Sprintcar tournament just around the corner the team will now transition to the 410ci car in preparation for Boxing Day at Speedway City. In the meantime Hendry Motorsport will also work closely with Pete Morris from Maxwill Motors to get on top of the issues prior to their next 360ci outing

Hendry Motorsports would like to thank Carisbrook Collision Repair Centre, Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils, Showtime Signs, Muzza of Murray Muscle Therapy, Hendry Concrete Solutions (HCS), Horrible Haulage, Peter King Ceilings, Holden Design Engineering, Maxwill Motors and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

Jackson is consistent again Jackson Delamont Motorsport November 26, 2014

Jackson Delamont recorded a thirteenth place finish in round five of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night.

Starting from deep in the field (position 18), Jackson made his way forward to once again, score vital points in the track championship at the venue.

“I have been pretty happy with how we have been travelling,” Jackson said today, “we have gone forward each week and that is always a good thing. We just need a bit of luck and start up the front.”

Jackson now sits 13th in the track championship standings, only 96 points off the leader. This is an okay situation for Jackson as we move into the final show before the Christmas/New year period in a fortnight.

“I am pretty comfortable with where we are at. The car seems to be working well with different set ups, so we are looking forward to the next show on December 6.”

Earlier in the night, Jackson set 17th quick from 59 cars. A result that he did not see coming.

“I thought we were in big trouble drawing a late time trial group,” Jackson explained. “The car felt great in hot laps but with the heat from Friday and Saturday, I didn’t think the track would stand up to the cars, but it did, and we were competitive.

“I do think I misjudged the exit out of turn four and that cost me about half a tenth in time trials. That equates to about five spots these days in Sydney. It is just so competitive, and you need to be totally focussed on the job of putting two quick laps together.

“In our heat, I thought we were OK. I got penalised for jumping the start, but that’s racing I guess.”

In the end, it was another solid night for Jackson and his team.

There will now be a week’s break for Jackson Delamont Motorsport, before resuming hostilities on Saturday, December 6 at Valvoline Raceway.

Jackson would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 racing season;

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

Toby’s battle against adversary Toby Bellbowen Motorsport November 26, 2014

It was a tough night behind the wheel for Toby Bellbowen on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. After reaching the highest of highs by setting quick time in qualifying, it all turned bad from there as Toby rode out a spectacular flip, ending up on the turn four embankment. Although Toby emerged out of the car OK, there was plenty of damage to the once pristine Hogs Breath Cafe Maxim.

Toby’s crew worked feverishly and totally rebuilt the car in time for Toby to take his spot in the B- Main. Finishing second in that, Toby started from position nine in the 30 lap A-Main and performed admirably with a damaged race car to record a tenth place finish, gaining vital points for the track championship.

“It was certainly a character building night,” Toby reflected.

“We are learning a lot this season, even with our mishaps. We are taking them in and it is making us better each week. Very soon we will be able to put a night together and show our true potential.”

Surprisingly, the damage could have been worse for the young racer.

“The chassis is bent. That is the most disappointing thing, but it’s nothing Chris Street's fabrication shop can't fix. The guy is an absolute wizard when it comes to squaring these things back up and he will have it ready for us in no time. The rest of the damage was just bolt on stuff, which we quickly fixed after the heat race, in time for the B-main.”

On a bright note, it has to be pointed out how good Toby is going at qualifying this season. He is now the only driver who has qualified in the top four at each meeting this season to date.

“I'm loving qualifying right now. It was a blast being able to get my first ever quick-time award in front of a packed crowd, and a stellar field of cars. We were under no illusions how hard it would be just to qualify well this past weekend, and to go out in the middle of the order and go to the top was very encouraging. It's a real credit to my guys that work so hard.

Toby now has a week of, with no racing scheduled for Sydney, and he will use that time to get the car back to its pristine former self for the next show on Saturday, December 6.

“The car will be fine. We have a plan to be ready in time. It's obviously something we didn't want to do, but have to do, but s they say, that’s racing. These things happen and we do prepare for this. Everyone is pushing to make it through the heat and I pushed a little too hard too early. Now it is time to work on what we can do to be better on December 6.”

Following December 6, there will be a two week break before returning to the track on Boxing Night, December 26. This will represent the start of a very busy time for Toby and the team.

Toby would like to thank his valued sponsors for the 2014/15 season; Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Classic Nominations Continue To Roll In!

As the racing season really begins to heat up right across Australia, pre-event planning continues at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with more drivers indicating their intentions as nominations continue to roll in.

Having toured the country for a majority of his racing career, popular live wire racer Danny Reidy has found himself contesting events between Brisbane and Sydney more in recent times, although the Classic is always high on his agenda.

The Northern Territory native who now calls Queensland home was right in the mix during the 2014 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic where he charged through the B-Main during his Saturday night qualifying run before settling for 14th in the Oval Express Magazine Australia – America Challenge Cup on night two.

From there Danny was forced to contest the C-Main on the Sunday night, subsequently finishing second and transferring to the B-Main where his hard charging run finished with an 11th place finish.

For the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Reidy will again enjoy the support of Desert Palms Resort, Inglis Race Engines and Eye C U Security.

Joining Danny Reidy at the Classic will be Victorian Luke Nash who will be aiming to improve on his 2014 Classic result.

Nash, who was jointly responsible for bringing Danny Smith to the Classic a couple of seasons ago now has stepped right up to the plate with his own racing commitments have spent a number of nights contesting the Sydney Speedway Track Championship as well as the opening rounds of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series in his native Victoria.

Having just failed to make a transfer from the D-Main in 2014, it can go on the record that Luke Nash and his supporting sponsors Morse Power, TriTech Lubricants, LPS, Cheetah Imports, BPR Trenching and Autobarn of Narre Warren will be keen to put their best foot forward come January.

One man that has certainly put his best foot forward so far in the 2014-15 season is South Australian Scott Bogucki.

Bogucki will contest his first Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in 2015, but will bring new found confidence to the Classic having topped the charts at Speedway City’s Sprintcar Masters, where he famously claimed the $10,000.00 winners cheque.

While many big names were present for the Masters, it is widely anticipated that the level of competition will go up yet another notch come the weekend of the Classic.

With the on-going support of Crack Sealing Australia, Hampton Diesel, Hampton Haulage, Twinny Tyre and Battery, Gaskell Contractors, Channon Alterations and Additions and Rowe Aluminum one thing for sure is that Scott Bogucki and his team will be putting their best foot forward.

The final driver in our most recent batch of nominations is Tim Hutchins from Tasmania.

Hutchins missed the 2014 Classic, preferring to remain in his native Tasmania ahead of what was a home state National Championship in the week following.

The ‘Tornado’ as he is affectionately known will return once more to try and conquer the Sungold Stadium high banks with the support of GBE Engineering, Warrnambool Locksmith’s, SKS Oil Distributions, Sig Signs and Bullet Engines.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY HOSTS THURSDAY’S “74TH TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX”

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 25, 2014... Fresh off the three-night Western World Championships in Arizona, the cars and stars of the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will battle at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway. Presented by Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, the 98-lap “74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix” on Thursday, November 27th, is co-sanctioned with the Honda USAC National Midgets. The popular WRA Vintage Cars will also be on display at “America’s Premier Dirt Track” as the Pit Gates will open at Noon, the Front Gates open at 3:00pm, Time Trials at 6:00pm, and Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm. For more event information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

Since Bob Swanson took the checkered flags at Gilmore Stadium in 1934, the TNGP has been a “must win” race for drivers from across the country. While other famed venues like Gardena, Speedway 605, Saugus, Bakersfield, Ventura, and Irwindale have hosted the TNGP, the event is perhaps best known by race fans at the legendary Ascot Park. In 1996, the 1/2-mile oval of Perris Auto Speedway first hosted the “granddaddy of all midget races” and Billy Boat of Phoenix, Arizona claimed his second of three-straight “Thanksgiving Classics.” Last year, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland won his second Grand Prix and joined Mel Kenyon and Stan Fox as the only racers to win the historic event on both dirt and pavement. Many famous names in racing have won the TNGP and the complete win list is posted at the end of this release.

The legendary Parnelli Jones will serve as the event’s Grand Marshall. Jones, who began his racing career on the West Coast, won the 1963 Indianapolis 500 for J.C. Agajanian. Parnelli won the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix in 1964 and 1966 after winning three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Championships (1960, 1961, 1962). Jones earned the USAC Stock Car crown in 1964 and is inducted into the International Motorsports Hall Of Fame, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, and the National Midget Racing Hall of Fame.

Starting at 3:00pm, an hour long autograph session will be held on the front straightway with today’s stars of the race. Local racing heroes and past TNGP winners will join a special “Legends Autograph Session” in the Sports Bar on the main concourse at 3:30pm.

Thursday’s event will mark the twenty-fifth appearance of the Honda USAC Western Midgets at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Billy Boat won the series debut on November 25, 1995 and leads all drivers with four victories. Boat, Kyle Larson, and Darland have celebrated Turkey Night wins at Perris Auto Speedway. Other drivers to have won at Perris are Johnny Cofer, Jason Leffler, Jerry Coons Jr., Mike Figliomeni, Steve Paden, Robby Flock, Thomas Meseraull, Danny Ebberts, Jeremy Sherman, Wally Pankratz, Troy Rutherford, Danny Stratton, Darren Hagen, and Bobby East.

Heading to Perris, Ronnie Gardner of Corona, California has a virtual lock on both the Western dirt and overall series championships. Piloting the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner ran seventh, ninth, and seventh in the three-day Western World Championships. To date, the defending champion has two feature wins, four VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led. Ronnie will be looking to join the winner’s list of the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s Trey Marcham is second in the dirt and combined point standings. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham’s championship bid was halted by a hard flip last Friday night at Canyon. Marcham walked away uninjured, but his machine was done for the event. At press time, last season’s Rookie of the Year has three main event wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 77 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on adding his name to the famous perpetual “Aggie Trophy.”

Jarid Blondel of Orange, California has climbed to third in the dirt and combined dirt/pavement standings. Driving his #98 G&J Aircraft / Dealer Service Edmunds, Blondel ran seventeenth, seventeenth, and fourteenth in Western World action. Currently, the leading rookie contender has one hard charger award and eight top-10 finishes in 2014. Jarid will be looking to rebound after a tough three-night show at Canyon Speedway Park.

Redding, California’s Alex Schutte ranks fourth in both the dirt and overall point standings. The pilot of the Schutte/McElwee owned #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike did not compete in the Western World but has had strong runs in limited appearances. To date, the 2010 Champion has two heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 9 feature laps led on the year. As this writing goes to press, Alex has not entered the Turkey Night Grand Prix and could miss the special event.

Shannon McQueen of Bakersfield, California sits fifth in the dirt series and sixth in the overall point chase. Driving the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil / Simpson Race Products Spike, Shannon ran fourteenth and fifteenth at Canyon before engine problems scratched her from Saturday’s competition. The 2012 Champion will have her sights on claiming the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway.

Among the other Western series drivers expected to be in action are Danny Ebberts, Randi Pankratz, Johnathon Henry, Richard Vander Weerd, Jake Swanson, Nick Chivello, Scott Pierovich, Kyle Edwards, Terry Nichols, Ricky Shelton, Cody Swanson, Chris Ennis, and Tyler Dolacki.

Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu sits atop the USAC National point standings followed by Christopher Bell, Tracy Hines, Bryan Clauson, Zach Daum, Tanner Thorson, Chris Windom, Michael Pickens, Dave Darland, and Tyler Thomas.

“The Demon” Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer, Kyle Larson, Andee Beierle, Chad Boat, Isaac Chapple, and Kevin Thomas Jr. will also join the action.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Advance tickets are on sale now and camping is available for $25 at the fairgrounds. For more information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com or call (951) 940-0134.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). ----------------------------------------------- TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX WINNERS: 1934-Bob Swanson; 1935-Ted Sizemore; 1936-Ronney Householder; 1937-Ronney Householder; 1938-Bob Swanson; 1939-Mel Hansen; 1940-Roy Russing; 1941-Roy Russing; 1945-Danny Oakes; 1946-Perry Grimm; 1947-Johnny McDowell; 1948-Bill Vukovich; 1949-Perry Grimm; 1950-Bill Zaring; 1955-Johnnie Parsons; 1956-Edgar Elder; 1957-George Amick; 1958-Joe Garson; 1959-Tony Bettenhausen; 1960-A.J. Foyt; 1961-A.J. Foyt; 1962-Billy Cantrell; 1963-Mel Kenyon; 1964-Parnelli Jones; 1965-Dick Atkins; 1966-Parnelli Jones; 1967-Gary Bettenhausen; 1968-Sam Sessions; 1969-George Benson; 1970-Gary Bettenhausen; 1971-Bill Englehart; 1972-Tony Simon; 1973-Bill Englehart; 1974-Danny McKnight; 1975-Mel Kenyon; 1976-Bubby Jones; 1977-Gary Patterson; 1978-Rick Goudy; 1979-Ron Shuman; 1980-Ron Shuman; 1981-Ron Shuman; 1982-Ron Shuman; 1983-Kevin Olson; 1984-Ron Shuman; 1985-Brent Kaeding; 1986-Warren Mockler; 1987-Ron Shuman; 1988-Chuck Gurney; 1989-Chuck Gurney; 1990-Stan Fox; 1991-Stan Fox; 1992-Ron Shuman; 1993-Ron Shuman; 1994-Jordan Hermansader; 1995-Billy Boat; 1996-Billy Boat; 1997-Billy Boat; 1998-Jay Drake; 1999-Jason Leffler; 2000-Tony Stewart; 2001-Dave Steele; 2002-Michael Lewis; 2003-Dave Steele; 2004-Bobby East; 2005-Jason Leffler; 2006-Billy Wease; 2007-Dave Darland; 2008-Bobby Santos; 2009-Bryan Clauson; 2010-Bryan Clauson; 2011-Caleb Armstrong; 2012-Kyle Larson, 2013-Dave Darland.

PERRIS HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET 1-LAP TRACK RECORD: Parker Price-Miller – 16.889 (11/28/13)

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 3-Trey Marcham, 2-Ronnie Gardner, 2-Christopher Bell, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Brian Gard, 1-Cody Gerhardt, 1-Darren Hagen, 1-Tracy Hines, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Chad Nichols, 1-Darrin Snider, 1-Michael Snider, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Jarid Blondel-632, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Shannon McQueen-357, 7-Scott Pierovich-327, 8-Christopher Bell-324, 9-Nick Chivello-322, 10-Tanner Thorson-307.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Jarid Blondel-411, 4-Alex Schutte-390, 5-Shannon McQueen-357, 6-Christopher Bell-324, 7-Tanner Thorson-306, 8-Scott Pierovich-288, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Rico Abreu-249.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rico Abreu-996; 2-Christopher Bell-970; 3-Tracy Hines-960; 4-Bryan Clauson-912; 5-Zach Daum-814; 6-Tanner Thorson-741; 7-Chris Windom-594; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-419; 10-Tyler Thomas-395.

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET SERIES SCHEDULE DATE - TRACK - LOCATION November 27: #Perris, CA - Perris Auto Speedway (Turkey Night Grand Prix)

 

 

BEARD-MILLER SCORES WIN, GRAY USCS CHAMPION

McKENZIE, TN - Jake Beard-Miller picked up a victory for J&J in Australia over the weekend while Terry Gray earned his 11th USCS championship.

KING OF WINGS

Jake Beard-Miller came out victorious last Saturday night at Perth Motorplex in the King of Wings 360 Sprint car feature event. Beard-Miller drove the No. W32 J&J to the feature event win.

USCS CHAMPIONS

Terry Gray earned his 11th championship in the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship with consistency throughout the 35-race season. Gray wheeled his No. 10 J&J to a pair of victories, nine second-place and seven third-place finishes. Gray won all three divisions (USCS National, USCS Mid-South and USCS Southern) in 2014. Gray's teammate, Morgan Turpen, driver of the No. 10m J&J, won the USCS "Road to Atlanta" Hoosier Tire Asphalt Series title and finished second to Gray in the National Championship standings.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Showcases Elite Speed En Route to Six Victories in 2014

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (Nov. 25, 2014) - Speed was not an issue for Sam Hafertepe Jr. in 2014.

"I feel like we had one of the fastest if not the fastest car at most races throughout the year," he said. "Unfortunately, we didn't always get the results to back that up. If we had there'd be a lot more wins in the stats and a championship trophy."

Hafertepe Jr. returned to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and he was a contender for the championship until the season finale. However, too many DNFs derailed the title bid as Hafertepe Jr. placed fifth in the championship standings with the premier 360ci sprint car series.

"We led the series in wins and ranked fourth in top fives and top 10s, but we also probably led the series in DNFs," he said. "Sometimes racing luck is on your side and other times it is hard to find. We had a couple of mechanical failures and were caught up in several crashes. It's hard to end the season on top when you have several races you didn't finish, but it was still a strong season."

Hafertepe Jr. scored a series-best four feature victories, including triumphs at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.; at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; and at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was also victorious with the ASCS Sooner and Lone Star Regions at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, and with the ASCS Gulf South Region at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas.

Outside of the six wins, Hafertepe Jr.'s season was highlighted by a strong run during the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals and the FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in early August.

He charged to a career-best runner-up result during the 360 Knoxville Nationals. Five days later Hafertepe Jr. nearly captured a preliminary night victory during the Knoxville Nationals. He placed second, which gave him enough points to lock into his third career Knoxville Nationals feature.

"The Knoxville Nationals is the biggest event in sprint car racing every year and the first objective is to make the main event," he said. "There are dozens of great drivers who don't each year so it was a big feat to be so strong on our preliminary night and earn a spot in the big show."

Including the victories and strong performances during the Knoxville Nationals, Hafertepe Jr. finished the season with 24 top fives and 37 top 10s.

"I want to thank all of the sponsors and supporters of this race team as well as everyone who has helped crew," he said. "We had a solid season and I'm aiming to picking up more wins in 2015. I'm looking to add some sponsors to our team next year so that we can continue to move forward."

Hafertepe Jr. is slated to kick off next year at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 37 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping

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"They are really good friends of ours who have been around for quite a while," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We've always really appreciated their support."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank LoneStar Speedway, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Wells Racing Engines, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Using 2014 Season as Building Block for Racing Career

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2014) - Brandon Hanks is planning on using the 2014 season as a building block for his racing career.

"From where we were last year to this year was a humongous step," he said. "We're 10 times better. We really, really moved forward and we were a lot more competitive than we've ever been."

While Hanks wasn't able to reach Victory Lane, he was noticeably competitive with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour the more he raced with the premier 360ci sprint car series. Despite a limited schedule, Hanks finished 11th in the championship standings - the highest of any driver who didn't race full time.

"We had a really good year and if we make as big of a step next year as we did this year I wouldn't doubt that we'll finally find Victory Lane," he said. "Hopefully more than once, too."

Hanks led his first ASCS National Tour feature laps during the final weekend of the season and four of his 15 top-10 finishes this season were with the series. He also added seven ASCS National Tour heat race wins.

"I give our year a B-plus," he said. "We won a lot of heat races and a lot of those were ASCS National Tour races. We're a really young team and we're trying to figure things out. We had a good year."

Additionally, Hanks scored a pair of top-five results with the USCS.

"We made big gains throughout the year," he said. "This season was a great foundation heading into next year. I want to thank my parents and all of our sponsors for their support and I look forward to more improvement next season."

Hanks will kick off the 2015 season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which starts the year Feb. 19-21 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 37 top 20s

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 - Hinchman Racewear

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"I want to thank Hinchman Racewear for keeping me safe whenever something goes wrong," Hanks said. "The quality of their products is second to none."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, RE Enterprises and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Baughman Rides Momentum From Pair of Feature Victories into Offseason

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Nov. 25, 2014) - Josh Baughman registered a pair of victories to highlight his 2014 season.

Baughman claimed ASCS Lone Star Region events at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16. The latter was co-sanctioned by the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"It was important for our team to win twice this year," he said. "Everyone puts so much effort into racing each week so it meant a lot to not only record a win, but to back it up a month later with another victory."

The triumphs were the standout moments for Baughman, who recorded four additional top-five finishes while working with Jason Johnson Racing. He ended the season with 15 total top 10s, including a pair with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We bounced around to a lot of regional shows before ending the season with more ASCS National Tour events," he said. "Our goal is to improve each race and the best way to do that is to compete against the best competition."

Baughman scored his best career ASCS National Tour feature result in the third-to-final race of the season when he placed seventh at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. That helped guide him to a 12th-place finish in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, which ranked second best among the drivers who didn't compete full time with the series.

"We learned a lot this year and the growth our team showed from the opening race to the final one was large," Baughman said. "If we can continue that momentum throughout next year I'm confident we will be in contention for wins on a routine basis."

Another bright spot for Baughman in 2014 was when he recorded his first career heat race victory at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Baughman held off Jason Johnson, whom he teamed with this year, during a race in July.

"That was a huge confidence booster winning a heat race at Knoxville and outlasting a driver with the talent that Jason has at the same time," Baughman said. "I can't thank Jason and everyone associated enough with him for working with us this year. They helped our team reach a new level.

"I also want to thank Wayne Priddy and the crew guys who worked so hard as well as the sponsors who stood behind us throughout the season. It was a good year and I can't wait to get things rolling next season."

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 15 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by Thriller Productions of Baughman's victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Aug. 16: http://vimeo.com/103698546

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Energy Equipment Co.

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"Energy Equipment has been on board the last couple of years," Baughman said. "They help me out quite a bit and I really appreciate their support."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Beard Equipment, Compression Generation Services, Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Dynotech Performance and Oakley for their support.

 

 

Tankersley Breaks Through With Championship Season in 2014

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Nov. 25, 2014) - Channin Tankersley accomplished a major dream during the 2014 season.

"I had always wanted to win a sprint car championship and had come close a few times," he said. "Thanks to Marvin and Peggy Pearson and all of my great sponsors that dream became a reality this year."

Tankersley accepted his ASCS Gulf South Region championship trophy last weekend following his most consistent season. He led the region in top fives and top 10s and was tied for the most victories.

"I took a more patient approach to racing this year and it paid off," he said. "I tried to make smart decisions each night and not to force the issue."

Tankersley scored a pair of ASCS Gulf South Region victories - June 21 at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, and Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - to go with a win at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22.

It marked his fourth consecutive season with multiple victories.

"It's never easy to win races and especially to win a championship," he said. "The goal for next year is to continue this momentum and put together a better year than this one. I want to thank my family, my sponsors, the people who helped crew for me and the Pearson's and Bruce Griffith for the support and opportunities to race. I can't wait for next year."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Marvin and Peggy Pearson

Marvin and Peggy Pearson have owned and sponsored sprint cars for several years.

"Marvin and Peggy Pearson stepped up to the plate to give me a great opportunity to pursue the ASCS Gulf South Region championship this year," Tankersley said. "I can't thank them enough for their support and I look forward to taking them to the title."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus, LLC, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports and Griffith Truck & Equipment for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Celebrates with Brett Hearn at PRI Trade Show

(November 25, 2014 / Clinton, MO) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, announced today that Brett Hearn, with 860 Career Racing Wins and 86 Track and Series Championships, will be making an appearance and signing autographs in Champion’s Booth #1455 at upcoming Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis.

“It’s been a great year and special thanks goes to Champion Racing Oil for making it happen”, stated Dirt Track Champion Driver Brett Hearn. “We have been a partner of theirs and have gotten a lot of consistent results and too many to count podium finishes over the years from their high performance lubricants ”.

Winning races and setting records sums up Brett Hearn’s 2014 Northeast dirt track Modified racing season. The Sussex, New Jersey speedster won 22 feature races in 70 starts, two track championships, swept the 53rd Eastern States Weekend with victories in the Saturday 100-lap Small-Block Modified race and the headline Eastern States 200 for DIRTcar Modifieds, and was the leading money winner in Super DIRTcar Modified Series competition.

Hearn won the Eastern States 100 for the 15th time and the 200 for the unprecedented 11th and third consecutive time.

Hearn’s other wins of note in 2014 include his 11th triumph in the Mr. Dirt Track USA 100 at Lebanon Valley Speedway (West Lebanon, New York), the Mohawk Valley 100 at Fonda (New York) Speedway, and the Super DIRT Week “Salute to the Troops 150” for 358 Modifieds at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

The 22 race wins raised Hearn’s career victory record to 860, among the most of any drivers in American oval track racing history. Those 860 wins include 532 Big-Block Modifieds victories, 336 in Small-Block Modified competition, and two United Racing Club (URC) Sprint Car triumphs. A master of extra-distance races, Hearn has posted 352 (41 percent of all his wins) in races of 50 laps or longer. He has won races at 49 different speedways in 11 states and two Canadian provinces.

In addition to his 860 feature race victories, Hearn has garnered 86 individual track and series point championships; this year his seventh and third consecutive at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Malta, New York) and ninth and also third consecutive at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Hearn also won the Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Division title with the best 16-race record across the entire DIRTcar weekly racing circuit.

Hearn is the all-time race winner at Albany-Saratoga Speedway with 116 victories and Orange County Fair Speedway where he has won 301 times. With 118 victories, Hearn is also the all-time winner in Super DIRTcar Modified Series racing, the top Modified traveling circuit in the Northeast and neighboring Canada. More information is available online at www.bretthearn.com .

Champion draws on the success of its racing roots in producing a line of engine oils designed for high performance racing applications and are available in numerous synthetic blends and full synthetic viscosities.

Champion Racing Motor Oils products contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), special lubricity modifiers, and a premium level of anti-wear additives which includes a high quantity of ZDDP. These additives are proven to meet the lubrication demands of competition engines, create a tough film strength, which controls wear and provides more horsepower and torque in Dynamometer testing.

Champion Racing Oils are suitable for use in all competition and race engines especially those using flat tappet and/or roller cams operating at high RPM’s and requiring high-pressure valve springs. These “purpose-built” racing oils are offered in a popular range of multi-viscosity SAE grades and formulated to meet the demands of most of today’s high performance race engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Oils contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Lightening Fast Allard Slowed With Mechanical Woes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of an opening night win two weeks ago, Jonathan Allard and his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul team returned to the WXC Speedway for Heritage Shield Night only to have engine woes end their night early.

“We were bad fast all night long, and it was a bummer to have issues,” Allard said. “We have great supporters down here, and we will get fixed, and be back at the track.”

Persistent weather on Saturday night made for a bad-fast racetrack, but the WXC Speedway staff made the best of it, as fans were still treated tow multiple groves of racing.

Lining up sixth in his opening heat race, Allard worked into the fourth spot, before he got around Michael Pickens to finish third, before making a late race move on Jamie Duff in his second heat to score the win, and earn high-points for the second race in a row.

With the four pill being drawn for the invert, Allard lined his New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall/Exide/BDR Max backed No. 0 machine up in the second row for the 20-lap main event.

Making quick work of the first row in the opening laps, Allard surged into the lead, and looked like the car to beat in the early goings, until things went horribly wrong.

Out in command of the race, Allard’s machine slowed, and he pulled into the infield, giving up his lead, with issues under his hood, and his night was over.

“I have to thank my guys for their continued hard work,” he added. “We have been really fast out of the gate these first two night, so that is reassuring, for sure.”

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-64, Wins-13, Top 5’s-30, Top 10’s-42.

ON TAP: Allard will be back in action on Saturday night at WXC Speedway.

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

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Champion Oil Announces Appearances of Diesel Motorsport Celebrities at PRI Trade Show

(November 25, 2014 / Clinton, MO) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, has announced special appearance times for a 2015 calendar signing featuring Brooke Selanders and Ceili Fitzpatrick, both popular celebrities of NADM’s Diesel Motorsports, at the upcoming Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis.

Both Selanders and Fitzpatrick are schedule to appear at the Champion Booth # 1455 for autograph sessions on Thursday December 11th from 1:00 -2:00 PM, on Friday December 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM and on Saturday December 13th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. The 2015 Diesel Motorsports Calendar will feature the two attractive young ladies with a variety of diesel vehicles.

The National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM) was formed October 17, 2007. Directors and principals of the association are Ron Knoch and Gene Mohney. Diesel Motorsports promotes all diesel motorsports associations, clubs and events across the country while offering support in marketing, production, insurance and sanctioning fees. The National Association of Diesel Motorsports is the only SFI Sanctioning body for diesel motorsports. Diesel Motorsports held over 60 events last year in every section of the country throughout the year featuring over 5 classes in drag racing and sled pulling.

Diesel motorsports encompasses all activities surrounding diesel engines in a variety of performance competition, including sled pulling, drag racing, land speed racing, dyno or mud bugging. Being a SFI approved sanctioning body gives creditability and safety guidelines to many different groups for their competitions. For more information contact Diesel Motorsports at http://www.dieselmotorsports.us/

Champion’s Blue Flame Performance Diesel Motor Oil is a sponsor of NADM’s Diesel Motorsports and is formulated with workhorse high-zinc performance additives, superior protection, advanced polymer technology, and high TBN supported by a carrier blend of synthetic and conventional base fluids. In addition, Champion Blue Flame Performance Diesel Motor Oil delivers unmatched high temperature film strength and lubricity protection, has the muscle to combat oil shear, maximizes and sustains cylinder compression, and is proven to increase engine horsepower and torque. Champion Blue Flame Diesel Motor Oils are purpose built for extreme protection and performance.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engineadditives, and lubricants for the racing, diesel, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Taylor Ferns Season in Review: A Return to Winged Sprint Car Racing

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — November 25, 2014 — For Taylor Ferns, the 2014 season was all about learning the intricacies of 410-winged sprint car racing and getting seat time, as she returned to the 900-horsepower machines for the first time in nearly four seasons. When it was all said and done, she had earned her first winged sprint car win, along with recording several other strong runs. She even made her debut with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2014, as well as racing with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and the upstart Renegade Sprint Series.

“It was a work in progress this season,” said Ferns, who drives the No. 55F Eco-Mend Maxim. “Along with it being my first time back in a winged car years in a few years, it was my crew chief’s (Kevin Besecker) first year wrenching on a winged car. We had our fair share of trials and tribulations throughout the year, but learned a lot from the mistakes we made and from the good runs as well, which will help us going into next season.”

The 18-year-old opened the year by competing two consecutive weeks at Atomic Speedway in Ohio, a track she would race at a number of times throughout the 2014 campaign. In her first 410-winged sprint car race of the year, she charged from the 21st starting spot to finish 11th at the high-banked three-eighths-mile. Ferns would follow that up with a sixth-place effort the following week.

In early May, Ferns made her first trip to Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, and led laps in the main event, before a spin. The following night she raced at Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan, and again led laps, before finishing third. Ferns wrapped up May be competing in a couple of USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series races in Indiana.

Ferns kicked off June by scoring her first-career 410-winged sprint car victory, with that coming at Southern Ohio Speedway in a race sanctioned by the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA). She opened the night by turning the fastest lap in time trials, which was good enough to establish a new track record.

“Winning got the monkey off our back that had been there for a while,” she shared. “It was a couple of years since I was in victory lane and we were working very hard to get a win this year. Being able to set a new track record that same night made winning extra special as well. It showed just how fast of a car we had and how strong we were.”

The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, made her first her appearance with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during Ohio Sprint Speedweek in June. The highlight of the trio of nights she competed in was timing in sixth-fastest of the 62 entries at Atomic Speedway and racing her way into the dash in that night.

Ferns returned to Atomic for the annual “Night the Stars Come Out” and promptly set fast time of the 32 drivers in attendance for the All Stars event. She continued to gain experience in the Ohio/West Virginia area throughout the summer, with a runner-up finish at I-77 Raceway Park in an OVSCA race topping the lot. She also raced with the All Stars a number of times July and August, as well as with the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) and in the inaugural Renegade Sprint Series event at Atomic.

The winningest female driver in USAC history made her World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debut at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, during the Four-Crown Nationals weekend in September. Ferns competed with the series again the following weekend at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana.

“When you raced against the Outlaws, you are racing against the best of the best, so you have to go in there with some confidence,” Ferns said. “With the winged car, having confidence and momentum is huge. One of our goals this year was to race with the Outlaws and we were able to do that and gain some great experience in the process. You have to be on your game racing against them and drive perfect laps every time you are on the track.”

Ferns wrapped up the season by taking part in the Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway, sanctioned by the Renegade Sprint Series. She charged from the 13th starting spot to finish sixth in the Charlie McCann Memorial, which was contested by the 20-fastest drivers from time trials that did not transfer to the Open Wheel Championships main event.

When the final numbers were tallied, Ferns finished among the top-10 in nearly one-third of her winged-sprint car starts in 2014. She raced at 13 tracks in five states, including making her first trip to Pennsylvania to race with the All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park. She also raced a 360-sprint car for the first time at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, late in the season.

Ferns and her team will open the 2015 season in Florida in February, and are currently working on the remainder of their schedule.

“This will actually be one of the longest off-seasons, I’ve ever had, as we usually do some racing around the holidays,” said Ferns. “We’ll head to Florida in February, and I am anxious to get back in the car. As a driver, you always want more wins and better finishes, but all in all, we learned a lot this year, which will pay off next year and down the road.”

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

Brian Brown – 2014 in Review – Part 1 of 3!

(Bill W) November 25, 2014 – The early part of the season was rough for Brian Brown Racing and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. A pair of crashes in California slowed the team, but perseverance paid off when they arrived back in the Midwest. They were sailing by May, winning three straight 410 events at the Knoxville Raceway. In early July, they picked up the Folken Brothers Trucking Jackson Speedway Spring Nationals worth $10,000.

You had a rough trip to say the least out west with the Outlaws in the spring. You did record a second place finish at the Calistoga Speedway in California.

That second place at Calistoga was really the highlight of the whole trip. We were leading the Dash at Tucson and that big gust of wind came and blew three out of the top five drivers into the fence there. We destroyed that car, and then I nearly killed myself at Tulare. The Calistoga finish gave us a little money to get home on.

I know your team was behind you while you were healing up from your crash.

The West Coast deal is always for FVP. We love to go out there and see the customers and employees we only get to see once a year. I think the whole trip really told me a lot about our whole operation. To have people like Joel (Quetschenbach) from FVP, and Don Lamberti and Bob Myers from Casey’s call and say they are behind you 100%...they wanted to make sure first and foremost, that I was healthy. They let me know if we wanted to sit out and rest, that I should. They were looking out for me as a person, first and foremost and that is cool.

You came back to the Midwest, and it was like you were back on your 2013 pace, when you won sixteen races.

When you crash two nights in a row, it’s really easy to say it’s going to be one of those years. But our guys, Chad (Morgan) and Zac (Thomas) did a good job of putting California behind us and it was time to regroup. That’s a testament to a great team.

You ripped off three straight at Knoxville in the 410 class in May.

We had a pretty good package at Knoxville. Our goal was to make our program better. The three nights we won in a row there with a 410…we went to the track with three different ideas in mind as far as our setup and things. We were just trying to get better. We were able to win those three, and we were able to get a 360 win. I think it was the first time since 1996 that someone had won three in a row (Danny Lasoski). That says a lot about our team. We learned that what we had was pretty good.

You also have had an incredible record at Jackson Speedway in Minnesota the last few years, and you picked up the Jackson Spring Nationals again.

I believe that was the third year in a row that we were able to win that. The Folken Brothers Trucking guys make that a great event. There are always good purses and great contingencies at that race. There are a lot of great fans of ours up at Jackson as well, and we like to get up there as much as possible. It was $10,000 to win this year, and that was special too.

Next week in Part 2, we’ll talk to Brian about the team as it heads into Southern Iowa Sprintweek!

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

In addition to his fourteen wins, Brian registered five seconds, five thirds, four fourths and two fifths for a total of thirty top five finishes.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 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 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Ditzfeld Transfer

Brian says – “Ditzfeld Transfer is a family deal. Ronnie and his sons were our very first sponsor. They haul our motors, and if I would need anything hauled across the country, I would call them first.”

Ditzfeld Transfer has been with Brian since the start of his racing career, and was his first sponsor. The Sedalia based family owned trucking business has been in operation for over 45 years, and has a commitment to maintaining the highest level of service. Currently, Ditzfeld Transfer utilizes more than 50 power units and 160 trailers. To learn more about Ditzfeld Transfer, visit www.DitzfeldTransfer.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Six-B Apparel

Six B Apparel is THE premiere source when it comes to custom dye sublimated crew apparel. They proudly offer a “no minimum” on all orders and house an award-winning art department for all your design needs, assuring that small teams will look just as good as the big ones. Visit them online at www.6BApparel.com!

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

 

 

74th ANNUAL TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THANKSGIVING NIGHT!

(Perris, CA, November 24, 2014) Perris Auto Speedway will conclude its 19th season of racing this Thursday night, November 27th, when Oval Entertainment and Agajanian Promotions present the 74th Annual Running of the 98-lap Turkey Night Grand Prix featuring the USAC Honda National and Western States Midgets. It will be the third consecutive year midget racing’s longest running and most historical race will stay on a dirt track. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM, qualifying will begin at 6:00 and the first race will take the green flag at 7:05.

The race will feature the top Midget drivers in the nation and will include the winners of the 2012 and 2013 TNGP’s at The PAS. Rising NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Larson, who won in 2012, will be making his first start in a midget since the annual Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January. Lincoln, Indiana’s Dave Darland, who won the race for the second time in 2013 and who became only the third driver in history to have won it on both the dirt and pavement, will also return in the same Keith Ford Motorsports #73 that he drove to the victory 52 weeks ago.

Now NASCAR star Kyle Larson on his way to winning the 2012 Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreau will come into the event with a slender lead in the USAC National Championship point standings. Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell, who has won 25-main events in sprint cars, midgets and pavement stock cars this year, heads into the race only 26-points behind Abreau. If that is not tight enough, Wilkinson’s Indiana’s Tracy Hines is only 10-behind Bell. That trio will decide who will be the 2014 champion on Thursday night.

Among the 43 drivers who have stated their intention to contest the race is 2014 USAC/CRA champion Damion Gardner of Concord, California and Norco’s Ronnie Gardner. Damion, who is not related to Ronnie, was leading last year’s TNGP when a left wheel came off late in the race. Ronnie Gardner, the grandson of Indy driver Ronnie Duman on his mother’s side and the famous Gardner racing clan on his father’s side, sewed his second straight Western Midget championship last Saturday in Peoria, Arizona.

Norco’s Ronnie Gardner sewed up his second straight USAC Western Midget Championship last Saturday. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Others slated to compete are Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson, Phoenix, Arizona’s Chad Boat, the son of three-time winner Billy Boat, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois, Tanner Thorson if Minden, Nevada, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Darren Hagen of Irvine, 5-time CRA champ Mike Spencer of Temecula, 2012 Western Midget champion Shannon McQueen of Bakersfield and World of Outlaws star Brad Sweet of Grass Valley.

If Clauson, who has already secured a ride in the 2015 Indianapolis 500 driving for car owner Jonathon Byrd, can win on Thursday, he will become only the fourth driver in TNGP history to have won the race on both pavement and dirt. He already has victories at Irwindale in 2009 and 2010. Mel Kenyon was the first to do the trick with victories at Ascot in 1963 and Speedway 605 in 1975. The late Stan Fox was the next driver to do it when he won the last ever race at Ascot on Thanksgiving night in 1990 and followed that up with his pavement win at Saugus Speedway in 1991. Darland became the third driver to accomplish the feat when he won last year at The PAS. His initial TNGP win came at Irwindale in 2007.

The fast qualifier on the night will take home the gorgeous Danny Pearson designed Jason Leffler Fast Time Award honoring 1964 & 1966 TNGP winner and 2014 Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones. The top rookie in the race will take home the “Don Basile Rookie of the Race” award and the $500.00 check that goes with it.

The Jason Leffler Award Honoring Parnelli Jones that will go to the fastest qualifier at Thursday’s Turkey Night Grand Prix

Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM and there will be an on track autograph session featuring all of the entered drivers including Larson from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. From 3:30 to 4:15, legends of the Turkey Night Grand Prix will be signing autographs in the track sports bar. Dave Darland will also be doing a special signing of his new book, The People’s Champ, A Racer’s Life until 4:00 PM.

Wheel packing and hot laps will begin at 5:00 PM with qualifying at 6:00 followed by racing at 7:05.

Fans who wish to catch an early glimpse of the competitors can attend the pre-race practice at the track on Wednesday night. The practice is free for fans in the grandstands and will begin at 5:00 PM. There will be $2.00 pizza, beer and sodas.

Tickets to the longest running and most prestigious Midget race in the world will be available at the track ticket office on the day of the race. Advance tickets are available 24-7 by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by visiting the following link online: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. For those wishing to get tickets at the track on race night, there will be plenty available for everyone.

Camping will be available on the fairgrounds for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Tuesday, November 26th. Fans can tailgate in the spectator parking lot on Thanksgiving.

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

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Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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2014 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 26 Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 27 Agajanian Promotions and Perris Auto Speedway Presents the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix – USAC National and Western Midgets

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: "TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN" TICKET SALES BEGIN DECEMBER 8

by Tommy Goudge (November 24, 2014) - Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Advance reserved seat tickets are set to go on sale on Monday, December 8 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway. The event includes the first ever visit to Ohsweken for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series.

Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com, or by phone 9:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Any questions regarding ticket sales can be directed to Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About the Triple Crown Showdown: The Tuesday, June 30, 2015 event will feature a "Triple Crown" consisting of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, Go Nuclear! Late Model Series, and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will feature the inaugural Ohsweken visits for both the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified and Go Nuclear! Late Model series, and presents a rare opportunity to see Modifieds, Late Models, and Sprint Cars together at the same track on the same night.

The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series has a storied history, with roots tracing back to 1972, and included 26 events at 21 different venues in 2014. Billy Decker of Unadilla, New York is the 2014 series champion. More information about the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series is available at www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

The Go Nuclear! Late Model series has grown steadily since its inception in 2011, and included 12 events at 9 different venues in 2014. Belleville, Ontario's Charlie Sandercock is the 2014 series champion. More information about the Go Nuclear! Late Model series is available at www.GoNuclearLateModels.com.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Triple Crown Showdown takes on extra importance, as the feature winner will be guaranteed to start no worse than 7th in the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in September. Similarly, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature winner in the Northern Summer Nationals later in the season will be guaranteed to start no worse than 8th in the CSCN feature.

The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks class has been one of the most competitive weekly racing divisions anywhere in the province over the past few seasons, with Friday night car counts numbering in the mid-30's, and even more attending special events. Dave Silverthorn, Jr. claimed the 2014 championship by just 4 points over 2013 champ Lee Winger.

The Triple Crown Showdown is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, with racing beginning at 7:30pm. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com in the coming weeks for more information about this event, and news about Ohsweken's 20th anniversary season.

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

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

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

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY 2015 SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING: Triple Crown Showdown - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $30.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $12.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

 

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Partners With Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies for $10,000 Points Fund

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 24, 2014) - Cocopah Speedway is thrilled to announce there will be a points fund for drivers competing in the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Thanks to partnerships with Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies, the driver who earns the most combined points from the races - Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 - will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each taking home an extra $1,500.

"We are very excited to have Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies on board to help with the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "Those companies have a rich history in racing and it will be great to have them involved in this event, which we hope to build on year after year."

The four weekend races - Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 - each pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race on Jan. 6 providing $5,000 to the winner.

"We have a great purse for the five races, but we wanted to add a bonus," Burgess said. "I'm happy that we can offer a points fund for the top five."

A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com. Additionally, anyone who purchases a ticket by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pit pass from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night or a special all-access pass of $99.95 for all five nights (good only through Dec. 15). Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Bergman Earns Season-High 10 Victories During Banner 2014 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Nov. 24, 2014) - The 2014 season was a banner one for Seth Bergman, who set a season high for feature victories en route to his best career finish in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

Bergman recorded 10 wins and he ended the season ranked sixth in the points with the premier 360ci sprint car series, which marked his fourth straight season of improving in the standings.

"There were a couple of highlights for me," he said. "One was being able to win as many races as we did. It's not as many as we'd like to, but we won our fair share of races. I was happy about being competitive like that. Another highlight was winning the 360 Nationals at Skagit."

Bergman led all but the first two laps of the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win main event at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26.

"That one was special to me because I grew up as a kid watching the big races at Skagit and dreaming of winning those races at your home race track," he said.

Bergman scored a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins to give him at least one victory with the series in each of the past three years. He also had a staggering record of three consecutive weekends with a triumph at the end of the summer.

"It's a lot of hard work," he said. "To be able to go out and bang off wins like that, it's not easy. It seems like everybody in 360 racing is close. It's hard to find an advantage. I'm very hard on myself because I feel like I'm capable of doing that every weekend.

"It's been a hard road for sure. When I started traveling in 2009 I expected things to come a lot easier. Then I realized if you're gonna make it work you have to figure out a way to do it on your own. It's been a big learning experience for me. It's been a lot of effort mentally to figure out what it takes to be competitive night in and night out. The more time I spend doing this and traveling, it seems that I'm getting more and more figured out about it. I don't feel like I've ever been as strong with a race team or as an individual than I am now."

Bergman's career-best 10 wins came at seven different tracks in five states. He won twice at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla.; at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.; and at Skagit Speedway. He was also victorious at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas; at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.; and at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

In addition to his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumphs, Bergman scored victories with the ASCS Northwest, ASCS Sooner, ASCS Lone Star and ASCS Gulf South Regions. He also finished third in the 2nd annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Speedweek standings.

Bergman said his top goals for next year are to double his wins total from this season and to go after the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title.

"I'm working hard to make it one of those years you go off and win a lot of races," he said. "The game plan for next year is similar to what it's been the last couple of years. I'll chase the ASCS National Tour championship and I want to run some bigger races."

Bergman added that he will compete in approximately a dozen 410ci events, including the Knoxville Nationals. He will start the 2015 season at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which is slated for Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

"A big thanks goes out to my parents and all of the sponsors who allow me to keep fulfilling my dream," he said. "We have big goals for next year and with the support of everyone I think we can achieve them."

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 10 wins, 23 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 54 top 20s

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

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. They got involved with us at the beginning of last year and it has been a great partnership."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Eagle Motorsports, Scott Baylor Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Downforce Designs Offering Unique Deal on Apparel Throughout December

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Nov. 24, 2014) - Downforce Designs is offering a special deal for the month of December.

Any customer who orders a minimum of 144 Gildan t-shirts will receive 50 percent off the art design and a dozen free hats with one location embroidery.

"Even if you haven't had shirts made before this is the perfect opportunity to try it," Downforce Designs Founder Austen Wheatley said. "I wanted to offer a deal as a thank you to the great clients we've had the last couple of years and as an incentive for race teams and businesses to give us a chance."

Downforce Designs has two artists in house and features a state-of-the-art, fully automatic press and a top-of-the-line embroidery machine.

"We have everything to produce top-quality apparel," Wheatley said. "Now is the time to get ahead of the curve for planning next year's apparel."

For more information about the apparel company, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DownforceDesigns.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DownforceInc

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

DOWNFORCE DESIGNS -

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by sprint car driver Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

 

 

Beierle Back in the Saddle This Thursday for 74th annual Turkey Night

Inside Line Promotions - BISMARCK, N.D. (Nov. 24, 2014) - Andee Beierle will return to racing for the first time in more than three months this Thursday.

Beierle will make her debut at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., where she will drive for Daum Motorsports during the 74th annual Turkey Night with the USAC Honda National Midget Series.

"I'm very excited and looking forward to every chance I get to work with Zach Daum and the team," she said. "I know there will be a big learning curve because I've never raced on that track before. All I know is it's extremely fast. It's a midget version of Knoxville. It looks big and fast."

It will mark the first time Beierle has raced for Daum Motorsports. She will also partner with the team operated by Zach Daum, who has won two straight POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series championships, during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 13-17 of next year.

Beierle said she has competed in approximately 10 midget races over the course of the past four years.

"I love racing midgets," Beierle said. "I wish I had more opportunities to run them. I'd run them anytime anywhere. I just don't have as many opportunities. Turkey Night gives you a lot of seat time and we're looking for as much seat time as I can get prior to Chili Bowl."

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the 74th annual Turkey Night with the USAC Honda National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_B_Racing41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

With locations in Iowa, Georgia and Nevada, Lone Mountain Truck Leasing supplies rigs to truckers all over the country through a simple, no surprise lease deal. The company secures fleets of trucks from well-known vendors and then leases those trucks to drivers who are looking for low monthly payments and the opportunity to own their own truck. For more information, visit http://www.LoneMountainTruck.com.

"I want to thank everyone at Lone Mountain Truck Leasing for the support," Beierle said. "It's been great having them as part of the team and I look forward to future success with them on board."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco Inc., Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

Shark Racing Goes the Distance

HANOVER, Pa., Nov. 24 — The two support vehicles sitting side by side in the pits at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at the Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., in September told the story.

At the right was a gleaming, state-of-the-art Bad Boys Buggy, equipped with all sorts of things that Donny Schatz, the series' eventual champion, and his Tony Stewart Racing crew might need.

On the left was a rather shabby golf cart, held together primarily by high hopes.

"Will this start?" asked Trevor Cook, a young mechanic who was helping Shark Racing at Terre Haute.

Obviously it hadn't started sometime recently.

"Well, yes, it CAN start," replied Bobby Allen. The 70-year-old owner of Shark Racing is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, one of the original outlaw drivers, and a born optimist.

The golf cart is a two-cycle one that supporter Mark Pell gave Allen in the eighties when Allen was still driving sprint cars. Even Allen admits it's on its last legs. But he tinkered with it for less than a minute, and it sputtered to life. Cook was quickly off with his plastic jugs to get fuel, and Allen stepped back, ready for his next challenge.

Allen is an expert at making do. To say that Shark Racing is an underfunded team is putting it politely. It has as many personal supporters as corporate ones. People like Pell, Marty Thompson, Michael Newman, Chubby Ciarrocchi, Michael Palumbo, Don Ott, Rick Maas and Tony Stewart all helped in one way or the other. Some of their businesses were advertised on the team's two sprint cars, giving exposure to Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service, Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings, Newman's Towing & Recovery, CnB Mushroom Farms, Brenneman Painting, Silpada Jewelry, Lebo Skin Care, DMI, Penske Shocks, ButlerBuilt Seats, Tony Stewart Racing, SR Lubricant Solutions and Mycroleum, among others.

Allen drove sprint cars when the phrase "run what you brung" was the standard operating procedure. He has accomplished more in racing with less capital than most people would even dream of attempting.

Allen raised some eyebrows last winter when he announced that he was taking his two rookie drivers — grandson Logan Schuchart and son Jacob Allen, who are only 19 months apart in age — on the full World of Outlaws trail in 2014. Schuchart was 21 during the 2014 season; he'll celebrate his 22nd birthday on Dec. 16. Jacob Allen turned 20 on July 11.

Allen admitted that he wasn't sure if he could make it to the end of the season. But he was sure he and his young chargers were going to try their best.

Their fans and supporters rallied around them at the team's annual "Fan/Sponsor Appreciation Night" in January at the Cross Keys Inn Banquet Hall in New Oxford, Pa. to raise some operating capital for the effort. Allen sold what he could spare to raise more cash, and the team started the season with two homemade Shark chassis, three Don Ott-prepared engines and high hopes.

As the season progressed, more often the engine count was just the two installed in each sprint car.

The team's biggest success in 2014 was that both Schuchart and Allen didn't drop out somewhere along the way and return to the folds of the Pennsylvania Posse. Both Schuchart's #1s and Allen's #1a made it to the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in early November, competing in more than 90 events at 61 different tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces for one of the most grueling seasons in all of sports.

This year was especially prolific, as there were only two rainouts and a total of 88 A-mains completed. Although Schatz had 26 feature victories enroute to his sixth WoO championship, there were 24 different winners. The season also generated the closest finish in WoO history when Kerry Madsen beat Kyle Hirst by 0.005 of a second at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif. on Sept. 7.

Making it to the end of such a grueling schedule was a major accomplishment for Shark Racing and its two young drivers from Hanover, Pa., who hadn't been further west than Knoxville, Iowa before this season. They put 48,571 miles on their truck crisscrossing the United States and Canada during the course of the year.

For the record, Schuchart finished 12th and Allen finished 13th in the final driver point standings. Schuchart won $82,675 for the season, while Allen won $37,630.

Schuchart had five top-five finishes, 15 top-10 finishes and one quick time. Allen, who has far less sprint car experience than Schuchart does, had one top-10 finish. Schuchart won three KSE Hard-Charger awards for advancing the most positions in a feature; Allen won two. Schuchart won five heats during the course of the year and Allen won one. Schuchart won more B-mains than anyone else in the series with nine; Allen won two B-mains.

But stats don't begin to tell the whole story.

The team got off to a rough start for the swing through Florida in February. Jacob Allen suffered from a case of gastroenteritis, and both of the team's sprint cars seemed to want to put out as much smoke as a rocket launching from nearby Cape Canaveral.

March opened with a two-day show at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas, followed by a race in Tucson and then nine events in California through the middle of April.

Shark Racing made them all, but not without losing a day on the initial trip west for repairs to the truck at the famous Iowa 80 truck stop, billed as the world's largest.

Another memory was made when a brake line let go on the truck just as they pulled into a parking lot at Vegas, right after they had crossed many steep mountain passes a couple of hours earlier.

Schuchart quipped that if things didn't work out for them as sprint car drivers, they could probably get jobs as truck mechanics in the future with all their experience keeping the team transporter on the road.

And they did make it to Vegas. However, on the second day of that two-day show, Schuchart had no place to go in Turn 4 on lap 19 of the feature and he flipped violently. It was one of three flips he had during the course of the season. Allen flipped only once. Neither of the Shark Racing drivers spun out much during the season either, which isn't usually the case with rookies.

The racing business is exciting partly because things can change — for better or worse — very quickly.

Eight days after Schuchart's flip at Las Vegas he led every lap of the dash at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., achieving his first WoO dash victory and earning the pole for the 35-lap A-main. He led the first 22 laps of the feature that night but faded to eighth when his car got too tight. It was the most laps he's ever led in a WoO feature.

The following night he led every lap of his heat at Thunderbowl and finished sixth in the dash. He passed veteran Terry McCarl with just three laps to go in the A-main with a move to the outside going through Turns 3 and 4, and went on to finish second to Rico Abreu for his best WoO feature finish to date.

Before embarking on this adventure, Bobby Allen said getting through the first California swing would be critical. He worried about the team's funds running out if there were a lot of rainouts, as sprint car drivers can't earn prize money if they're in a hotel watching it rain. But luckily Mother Nature smiled on the circuit in 2014, Shark Racing was able to persevere until it was accepted into the WoO's appearance-money program, and one major bullet was dodged.

They made some time for fun too, and did some sightseeing while they were in California. They saw the famous "Hollywood" sign, and they rode electric bikes and saw some interesting characters on the boardwalk at Venice Beach.

"I'm not sure if they were the most interesting or we were the most interesting," Schuchart said at the time.

"At the beginning of the year, David French was helping us. He's 71, and he's helped Bobby for years," he continued. "Frenchie wanted to help us get off to a good start, so he helped us on the road until he had to go back home. So at that point, our team consisted of two guys in their seventies and two young guys, which is sort of unusual. None of us really thinks about age much though," he added with a smile.

They made stops in Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, making memories that will last a lifetime.

They also settled in to life on the road.

"When we're driving down the highway, we listen to the radio a lot," Schuchart said. "We just laugh and joke and carry on; it's just us going down the road."

"We mess around on our phones, and do a lot of sleeping and eating," Jacob Allen added.

"As far as music goes, I like nothing but country," Schuchart said. "Pappy doesn't care; he doesn't really hear it because he tunes it all out. Jacob likes all sorts of music, but mostly country.

"At one point I tried to learn how to play the guitar, but I gave it up for now because it's just too hard to play when you're bouncing down the road," he added.

Schuchart said Bobby did 98 percent of the driving, but the team didn't get any speeding tickets all year.

"We don't have to worry too much about tickets, because he drives 20 miles per hour under the speed limit," Schuchart said of his grandfather with a twinkle in his eye.

"We didn't get too lost either," Jacob Allen interjected. "At least nothing way off, anyway."

Bobby also did most of the cooking, partly as a way to save money and partly as a way to avoid fast food. He has a reputation for preparing meals on the road that are healthier than many people make in their own kitchens.

"We worked on the cars when we weren't at the racetrack," Schuchart summarized. "If hotels have parking lots that are big enough, we'll work there. Sometimes we'd just go on to the next racetrack and set up early there.

"All three of us are really close and we don't get on each others' nerves too much, but I will say that I pick up after myself more than they do," he added.

There were the usual accusations of crowding while sleeping in the truck berths, and there was one incident when the truck had to turn around when Schuchart was inadvertently left behind at a truck stop.

But they made it work, creating life-long memories in the process.

"Nothing is really yours when you're traveling," Schuchart pointed out. "I'm looking forward to the off-season to be home and be by myself for awhile. I think that's one of the reasons I'm looking forward to going hunting so much; I'll enjoy being in the woods just by myself.

"But I know pretty soon I'll want to be back on the road again," he added.

Sometimes they made the A-main; sometimes they didn't. When the rookies would apprehensively note an especially big field of cars at certain events, realizing it increased the odds of them not making the feature, Bobby Allen would have none of it.

"Yes, there are 47 cars, but there's nothing saying that ours aren't the best two on this particular night," he would point out.

Both of the Shark Racing drivers tried hard, and their efforts were rewarded with some KSE Hard-Charger awards. They're given to the driver who improves his starting position the most in each WoO A-main.

Jacob Allen started 22nd and finished tenth in the 40-lap A-main at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., in April to post his best WoO feature finish to date and win his first KSE Hard-Charger award. Schuchart won the same award in May at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J.

Schuchart had an extremely strong showing at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., in May, finishing third behind Joey Saldana and Schatz. He won the B-main decisively July 12 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, impressing many on-lookers. He also had a good run at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., in July when he won the B and finished fifth in the second half of the doubleheader named in memory of that track's long-time promoter, Don Martin.

There was a personal situation to address when Jane Allen, Bobby Allen's mother and the matriarch of the family, passed away in June. Bobby's father, Joe Allen, a former race car driver and a pilot with the "Flying Tigers" in World War II for whom Shark Racing got its name, died in the early eighties.

When the series edged north into Canada in July, Schuchart won the KSE Hard-Charger award at Cornwall Motor Speedway when he started eighth and finished third in the A-main after winning his heat. Both Schuchart and Allen won KSE Hard-Charger awards in August in the two-day show at Castrol Raceway in Alberta, Canada too, despite the fact neither had ever seen the track previously.

The sprint cars and the humans held up through the grind of the summer, but the truck let them down a couple of times.

It made it through the Canadian tour in good order, but it protested enroute to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., by overheating badly, and the team missed the first night of a two-day show on Aug. 1.

"The man who fixed it for us said 'OK, drive it a little bit and let's see if it's OK,'" Bobby Allen said. "I said, 'I don't have time to do that; we'll test it on the way to Pevely,' and off we went."

The WoO brass gave them a hardship exemption for that one race, and it's the only one they missed all year.

Neither driver made the final race at this year's Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, but they progressed through the alphabet soup of races to the E-main and continued to perfect their craft.

Coming up with a good set-up for a track they'd never seen before was part of the education.

"We learned a lot about the different track surfaces we raced on," Schuchart explained. "We learned more about the shape and the texture of the dirt; whether it's red clay or yellow dirt or sand; things like that. We look at a track that is new to us and try to compare it to another one we've been on that might be similar, and go from there."

They also got some help from a new source in late August when Schuchart drove a Triple X chassis for the first time at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. With continued help from that chassis manufacturer, Allen debuted his new Triple X car a month later at Bloomington, Ind., and the team hopes it's just the beginning of a successful partnership for all concerned.

Neither of the Shark Racing rookies had seen Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., before they raced there in September, but Schuchart finished sixth in the feature there and Allen led every lap of the B-main. Two days later Allen won his first WoO heat at Southern Oregon Speedway, earning his first appearance ever in a WoO dash.

Less than 10 days later Schuchart set fast time at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa. He also won the B-main at that show.

Around this time the team received a blow to its morale, however. All along the Shark Racing duo were the only drivers billed as contenders for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award, and it seemed a given that Schuchart would win that distinction and the prize that went with it, which was a new ButlerBuilt seat. However, WoO officials realized in early September that Brad Sweet had also never run a full WoO season in the past, although he'd been winning heats with the group since 2008, had two WoO feature victories prior to 2014, and NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series and ARCA stock car experience. Driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, Sweet finished sixth in the 2014 WoO point standings with five feature victories and he went on to win the Gobrecht award at year's end. It was disconcerting, but it was something the Sharks could do nothing about.

That wasn't the case for other situations.

Not making the feature at their home track of Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa. in July for the Summer Nationals was another hard pill to swallow, and Schuchart was determined it wouldn't happen again in October for Pennsylvania's biggest sprint car race, the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. He turned a lot of heads when he started ninth and finished fourth in a very hard-fought B-main at the Grove, passing Brian Montieth on the very last lap to earn the final transfer spot into the Open.

As the season progressed, the lack of capital and the lack of helpers at many of the tracks were as challenging as the on-track competition.

"It was just the three of us mostly in Canada and out West," Schuchart said. "For awhile Jordan Eckard was helping us, but he's a sophomore in high school, and he had to stop to go back to school. He's the son of Jack Eckard, who worked for Bobby in the nineties.

"Dave Guss Jr. helped some, and so did Trevor Cook, whom we met in Washington state," Schuchart continued. "We're hoping we can hire him to help us next year.

"Bobby has done real well, but he wishes we had more help," he continued. "He wanted us to have this experience, but it does tire him out. It would be great if we could have somebody else drive the truck and give him a break.

"He has a no-quit attitude though; he's more optimistic and he won't quit more than anyone else I've ever met. You'll never hear him say he'll quit doing something he wants to do.

"He always looks on the bright side of things," he added. "I think since Jacob and I have been with him so much we are able to tell when he's a little down, but nobody else will know when he's tired or worn out or upset. He has always tried to stay young, and he just goes out and does what he wants to do. He hangs out with us; he doesn't let the age thing bother him at all.

"I think we did very well this year considering everything, especially when it was just the three of us at some places," Schuchart continued. "We're fast as a team, and that makes you feel good because we're really just two kids going up against people who have been doing this for many years and have a lot more equipment than we do."

The other WoO teams respected their efforts.

"The other WoO drivers see how hard we work, and they see what we have and what we do," Schuchart said.

"At some races we had three guys total for two cars. The top teams have three or four guys working on each car, and sometimes they have a truck driver too. They'll have a tire guy, a car chief, a crew chief for the team, and a driver for the truck, plus the driver of the sprint car.

"They freshen their engines every eight to 10 races; we can do ours about every 20 races. The one that just came out of Jacob's car had 26 races on it.

"We buy used tires from other teams; they'll sell them to us cheap," he added. "A new tire costs about $200. We'll buy eight used tires for $200. We get them off the Kasey Kahne cars; Saldana's; Paul McMahan's team; most everybody helps. Sometimes they'll just give them to us too. Every outlaw team has helped us at one time or another. They'll let us borrow something or help us out another way. They know.

"Working on the race car all the time has made me understand a sprint car better, and to know what needs to be done," Schuchart added. "I think that has hurt me as a driver though. Before I just raced. Now I think too much. I think about what changes I made, and what I checked and what I didn't check before the race."

It's all invaluable experience.

"We weren't sure if we could make the whole season when we started, so to complete it is a big accomplishment," Jacob Allen said. "It's better than my high-school graduation, really. It's all been a challenge. It's hard just racing with the best sprint car drivers out there, especially when you're like me and you don't have much experience. It's been a learning experience, for sure. They race just as hard all the way through the field as they do at the front.

"I've learned a lot about motors and sprint car maintenance, and how to look at a track and try to figure out how it will be as the night progresses," Allen continued. "I've learned how to talk to people; how to ask questions and how to get and give feedback as far as the car set-up goes. I've learned some things about aero design, tires and gears. I feel like we've both excelled and learned more than we ever knew before about sprint cars and about life. The biggest thing I've learned is no matter how bad it gets, never give up!"

That's something he learned from his father.

"There were five to 10 instances when we could have quit, but we were very fortunate," Bobby Allen said. "I just blocked out the worries and pushed forward, and somehow I got it done. But I couldn't have done it without everybody's help. Everybody's heart was in it, and we appreciate all the help we got. Sometimes people on the road would even hand me some money to help out. I appreciate it all.

"We learned a lot," he continued. "Some of the tracks were new to me too, because I hadn't been on the road in about 15 years. Even the boys don't know how tight the money situation was, but we should be in better shape next year than we were this year.

"I'll be 71 in December, but I hope I can go on the road at least three to five more years, and hopefully by that time we'll have enough sponsorship, the boys will have found good rides with other teams, or they'll have enough good equipment to be able to run well at home in Pennsylvania," he added. "We're going to do some things differently next year so they take on even more responsibility and learn even more about what it takes."

And going back to the beginning of this piece, they're also going to get a new four-cycle golf cart for 2015 thanks to the generosity of Jake's Golf Carts of McVeytown, Pa.

The 2014 season marked the retirement from full-time racing of two of sprint car racing's greatest drivers ever — Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell.

But the 2014 season was also the rookie season of two drivers who many think will be future stars — Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

A 70-year-old sprint car team owner and his two young protégées aren't likely to run up any museum steps to the song "Gonna Fly Now" anytime soon, but this trio has something in common with another famous athlete from Pennsylvania.

Just like Rocky, Shark Racing went the distance.

 

 

Sprint Invaders Banquet Doles Out Over $28,000 in Cash and Contingencies!

(Bill W) November 24, 2014  Over $28,000 in cash and contingencies was handed out Saturday night, November 22 at the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders banquet. The banquet was held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington, Iowa. After a reception and dinner, appreciation was handed out for series sponsors, the Board of Directors, tracks and promoters, seriesā€™ push truck drivers, event associates, officials and volunteers.

Owner awards were handed out next. The top five included the Jimmy Davies #99 (fifth), the Mike Houseman Sr. #68 (fourth), the Deuce Motorsports #49 (third), the Goodno Promotions #22 (second) and the Agan Motorsports #4 (champion).

Driver points were recognized next. The top five included Bret Tripplett (fifth), Mike Houseman Jr. (fourth), Josh Schneiderman (third), Tony Shilling (second) and Jon Agan (champion).

Kelly Graham was named Rookie of the Year with the series. KSE Hard-charger awards were given for passing the most cars in feature events. Bret Tripplett (third), Dustin Selvage (second) and Josh Schneiderman (first) received those awards.

Kev Doty, son of Kevin Doty joined emcee, Bill Wright, in handing out the Kevin Doty Memorial Perseverance Award. Harold Pohren, who suffered a house fire that cost him most of his racing operation, was the emotional recipient. He was quick to thank everyone in the room who had helped get him back on the track.

Donna Pindell presented a special ā€œOn the Road Againā€ Award to the Bret Tripplett #22 team. The team traveled thousands of miles during the season from their home in Lincoln, Illinois to make every Sprint Invaders show.

The Sprint Invaders Board of Directors was proud to induct long-time mechanic Scott Bonar into the Sprint Invaders Hall of Fame. Peer Awards, voted on by the teams and officials were handed out next. Jon Agan was honored as the Brian Hetrick Memorial Driver of the Year. Jon scored two wins and eight top five finishes on his way to the championship.

Jimmy Davies was awarded as the Rich DeReu Memorial Owner of the Year by Bart Schneiderman. There was a three-way tie for this yearā€™s Walter Rockhold Memorial Automotive Machine Mechanic/Crew Member of the Year. Bart Schneiderman of Deuce Motorsports, Alec Taeger of the Bobby Mincer #15 and Mike Houseman Sr. who wrenches on both of his cars, the #68 and the #80x were awarded in that category.

The Eagle Motorsports, Inc. Hard Luck Award was given to Carson McCarl, who despite getting his first win with the series, also suffered some mechanical setbacks along the way. For the second year in a row, Dave Getchell was voted as the recipient of the Olson Brothers Custom Shop Stoney and Dick Stoneking Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

For climbing from eighteenth in 2013 points to sixth this season, Mitchell Alexander was given the Most Improved Driver Award in memory of Galen ā€œShepā€ Shepherd. Finally, this yearā€™s Bud Taeger Official of the Year Award was given to Donna Pindell for her tireless efforts for the series.

In addition to the awards, a silent auction raised funds for the Sprint Invaders Benevolent Society. In addition, over fifty door prizes were handed out to banquet guests. An initial schedule was given for 2015, with several dates still being finalized.

 

 

Planet Fitness to Present 65th Oswego Speedway Season Opener in May

OSWEGO, NY (November 24, 2014) – When Oswego Speedway opens the ‘Steel Palace’ gates for its 65th season of racing on May 9 of 2015, Planet Fitness of Oswego will present the blockbuster night of racing featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour.

Planet Fitness joined the Speedway’s team of partners in 2014, presenting the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off, and is excited to return for the second consecutive season in 2015.

For the first time since 2012, the Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified division will be a part of the season opener, kicking off the Road to the Championship for the Supermodified division.

Excitement is already building as the annual and historic pairing of Supermodifieds and Modifieds will continue in 2015, with the running of the Richie Evans Memorial on May 9, a 75-lap event for the RoC Modifieds.

The 65th season opener, presented by Planet Fitness, will jump start a magical month of May in Oswego as two weeks later on Memorial Day weekend the Novelis Supermodifieds will pair with the ISMA Supermodifieds on the same night, for the first time since 2004, along with the Pathfinder Bank SBS for the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle.’

Oswego’s Planet Fitness, located at 437 State Route 104, is known for its low prices, Lunk Alarm, and the Judgment Free Zone. Planet Fitness strives to help members feel as though they belong, creating an environment where members can relax, go at their own pace, and do their own thing without worry of being judged.

Planet fitness provides more than enough equipment to make your workout the best possible experience, with friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to help with your every need.

The goal of every Planet Fitness is to perfect their safe, energetic environment, to help all members feel accepted and respected.

Oswego Speedway’s full 2015 racing schedule is now available at www.oswegospeedway.com.

For more information on Planet Fitness visit online at www.planetfitness.com.

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Tracy Hines Wins Opener of Western World Championships

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 23, 2014 — Tracy Hines continued to add to his win total at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona, taking the opener of the Honda USAC National Midget Series portion of the 47th Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships on Thursday, November 20. The win was his second in as many weeks at the track, and the fifth of his career, but his first in a midget, as the previous four had come in sprint car competition.

Hines started on the pole for the 30-lap A-Feature for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, but fell all the way back to fifth in the early going, before working his way back into contention. He moved into second by the 10th lap. Hines used a strong restart, following a lap-12 caution, to take the top spot from early leader Zach Daum.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, would lead the remainder of the race holding off a hard-charging Christopher Bell in the late going to earn his first Honda USAC National Midget Series win on dirt since 2012, aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. Hines now has 35 career wins with the series, which is seventh on the all-time list.

“The track really changed a lot throughout the race,” said Hines. “We fell back to about fourth or so early working the bottom, then moved to the top and then back to the bottom by the end. It probably worked to our advantage to fall back early so we could search around some.”

Hines kicked off the Western World Championships by timing in seventh-quickest in time trials of the 20 entries. He followed that up with a fourth-place run in the first heat race.

On the second night of the Western World Championships, Hines finished fourth in the 30-lap main event. He lined up third and ran among the top-five for the duration of the race, which combined with points earned on the opening night set the field for Saturday night’s finale. Hines timed in fourth-fastest of the 19 entrants on Friday night. He finished fifth in the first heat race, after starting in that same position.

Hines wrapped up the three-night event with another fourth-place finish. By way of points earned on the first two nights, he earned a spot in the dash, where he finished seventh. Hines lined up for the 30-lap main event on the inside of the fourth row. The A-Feature was slowed by four cautions, with Hines methodically working his way into the top-five during the second half of the race.

Following the three nights of racing at Canyon Speedway Park, Hines is third in the Honda USAC National Midget Series standings, just 10 markers out of second and 36 out of the lead. He has finished in the top-10 in all 15 races on dirt this season.

Hines wraps up the 2014 season on Thanksgiving in the annual Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Bruce Jr.'s Four Triumphs Highlight 2014 Campaign on the Road

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 23, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. earned four feature victories during the 2014 season, including three wins with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

That gave him at least one win with the premier 360ci sprint car series in five of the last six seasons and during each of the last three seasons.

"I'd say the highlight this year was every time we won," he said. "It was certainly good to win a race at Devil's Bowl early in the season. With not having a crew chief when the season started it was nice to go out and win a race early."

Bruce Jr. picked up a triumph in only the third ASCS National Tour race of the season when he dominated at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21. He returned to Victory Lane at the famed half-mile track with the series on Oct. 17 during the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

Bruce Jr. sandwiched the wins at Devil's Bowl Speedway with an ASCS National Tour victory at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., where he charged from 13th to win on June 20.

Bruce Jr. also scored a victory with the Nebraska 360 Sprints at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24.

"Winning in Nebraska was really good," he said. "We had a couple of extra sponsors come on board. It was the home track for Austin Bradley, who is my right-hand man. All of his family was there to see it. It really was a special win not just for me but for so many people involved in the team. That's what makes this so fun."

Another standout moment for Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team was the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals, which was held July 31 to Aug. 2 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Bruce Jr. charged to a third-place result during his preliminary night and he then maintained a top 10 throughout most of the finale before placing 11th out of more than 100 competitors.

The season culminated with Bruce Jr. finishing in the top 10 in the championship standings with the ASCS National Tour for the sixth straight season.

"The unfortunate thing was I felt like we had a shot to win more races, but we didn't capitalize," he said. "Four wins is not something that we're satisfied with. Then again, four is definitely better than none. This was the first time I've ever had more than five DNFs in a season. It was something I'm really not accustomed to. Finishing races is something I've always prided myself on. It's something we're going to focus on for next year."

Bruce Jr., who ended the season seventh in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, finished the year ranked seventh in top fives (10) and top 10s (21) with the series.

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 4 wins, 17 top fives, 37 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 59 top 20s

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

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Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

 

 

Reidy’s Tough Night

The consistent start to the 2014-15 season came to a crashing end for Danny Reidy last Saturday night during the fifth round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship.

After finishing inside the top five of his first six race meetings of the season, Reidy was dealt a cruel blow last Saturday night, when he was the innocent party in someone else’s mistake on the opening lap of his heat race.

“I had grabbed the lead off the start, but then I was tagged from behind by another driver, which led to my car being destroyed by a few cars following behind crashing into me,” explained a disappointed Reidy, who had begun the night by posting the 13th fastest lap in time trials.

“When I was spun around between turns one and two, I was hit heavily by one car and then hit heavily again by another car. Those two hits caused extensive damage to the car.”

In an effort to make it out for the B main, the team worked franticly to repair the damage to the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim.

“We tried our best to get the car ready for the B main, but despite making it out there, we had to retire after a handful of laps because the damage was too much,” Reidy conceded.

“In between now and the next race meeting, our team is going to be working hard to rebuild the entire car, which includes replacing the chassis.”

As a result of his tough night, Reidy has dropped back to fifth in the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship point standings.

The next appearance for Reidy will be on the Saturday night of December 6 for round six of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship.

Reidy and his team would like to welcome on board their latest sponsor in Mako Sunglasses.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

Turkey Night Grand Prix Returns To TheCushion.Com

PETERSEN MEDIA: The T2 Digital team is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with the Perris Auto Speedway to stream the 2014 Turkey Night Grand Prix LIVE on TheCushion.Com this Thanksgiving.

“We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach a deal with the PAS,” T2 Digital President, Ian Marvuglio said. “We were looking forward to doing a Live Video broadcast of the Oval Nationals and Turkey Night, but a last minute issue prevented Ovals, so we are super happy things came together last minute for Turkey Night, and are glad this historic event will be on TheCushion.Com for the second consecutive year.

In what has been a very busy, and successful, year on TheCushion.Com, Turkey Night is a legendary event, and is something Turn 2 Digital is very excited to be streaming again.

With the USAC National Midget Series returning to the dirt a few years ago, this event continues to gain interest as many look forward to unwinding from their Holiday dinner by taking in the last major dirt race of the year.

Following this weekend’s Western World Championships, the 74th Annual Turkey Night will act as the season finale for the series, and the Championship fight will likely come down to this final event, adding extra luster to the show. TheCushion.com is honored to be the Internet Broadcast Partner of these two historic events, and look forward to ending our year of live streams on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Aside from the stars and cars of the USAC National Series, many additional drivers take the opportunity to pilot a midget and take on some of the best in the business.

As always, those customers who are Premium members (Monthly), or VIP (Yearly), get access to our 450+ Video On Demand Vault, and also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 450 On-Demand videos.

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @T2Media!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: STYRES, HUNSINGER, SILVERTHORN, LAFANTAISIE, & DEBOER HONOURED AS 2014 CHAMPIONS

by Tommy Goudge (November 21, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Glenn Styres was honoured as the champion of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car Division, while Ryan Hunsinger was recognized as the first Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car champion, Dave Silverthorn, Jr. was crowned Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock champion, Tyler Lafantaisie received HRW Automotive Mini Stock champion accolades, and Dusty DeBoer was awarded his trophy as champion of the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division.

The following sponsors were recognized for their help in presenting the 2014 season: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment/Case IH, Strickland's GMC, Burger Barn, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, McDonald's of Brantford and Paris, Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Insta-Insulation, Barrie Speedway, Brant County Ford, Brown Auto Service, CARSTAR Quality Collision Service, Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel, Clearshot Customs, Grand River Power Sports, Jones Brown Motorsport Insurance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, L.A. Music Brantford, Metal Works Power Coating, Middleport Mechanical, Mike Yarek Dodge Chrysler Ltd., Miska Trailer Factory, Rondex, Saldana Racing Products, Speedway Motors, Sunset Speedway, Townline Variety, 21st Century Signs, Woodstock Ford, XYZ Machining, Inc., Bradshaw Fuels, Best Western Brant Park Inn, Grand Environmental Recycling, Gerrie Electric, R&E Lawn Maintenance, Scoly's Hometown Market, Steer Tech, TJSlideways.com, Canadian Warplane Heritage, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Hutch's On The Beach, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs & Photos, and ONDirt.ca Racing News.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Mitch Brown, Keith Dempster, Dave Dykstra, Todd Hoddick, Jeremy Hughes, Jim Huppunen, Conor Mahoney, Shane Ross, Glenn Styres, Cory Turner, and Jamie Turner.

BROWN AUTO SERVICE HARD CHARGER Jim Huppunen (passed 47 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Dave Dykstra

DEDICATION TO RACING Jamie Collard

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Jeremy Hughes

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 10 (Driver - Mitch Brown)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Jeremy Hughes

SPORTSMANSHIP Shane Ross

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Cory Turner

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Mitch Brown

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Glenn Styres

The Top 10 in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars were: 1st - Glenn Styres 2nd - Mitch Brown 3rd - Jim Huppunen 4th - Shane Ross 5th - Todd Hoddick 6th - Keith Dempster 7th - Dave Dykstra 8th - Jamie Turner 9th - Jeremy Hughes 10th - Cory Turner

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Jake Brown, Mark Czuba, Kyle Durnin, Tyler Hendricks, Brad Herron, Ryan Hunsinger, Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, and Aaron Turkey.

HARD CHARGER Ryan Hunsinger (passed 102 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Brad Herron

DEDICATION TO RACING Ryan Hunsinger

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Josh Shantz

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 55 (Driver - Mike Thorne)

SPORTSMANSHIP Kyle Durnin

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Aaron Turkey

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Ryan Hunsinger

The Top 10 in the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars were: 1st - Ryan Hunsinger 2nd - Aaron Turkey 3rd - Jake Brown 4th - Josh Shantz 5th - Mike Thorne 6th (tie) - Brad Herron 6th (tie) - Mark Czuba 8th - Tyler Hendricks 9th - Kyle Durnin 10th -Paul Lang

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Dave Bailey, Ryan Beagle, Blake Bomberry, Jr., Max Chechalk, John Cote, Trevor DeBoer, Chris Dickie, Ryan Dinning, Dale Gyokery, Chase Hess, Kacey Huffman, Jamie Hycza, Jim Lampman, Derek Liverance, Brady Longboat, Melissa Miller, Bryce Richardson, Karl Sault, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Wyatt Van Wart, and Lee Winger.

HARD CHARGER Lee Winger (passed 180 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Jesse McDonald

DEDICATION TO RACING Dave Bailey

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Dave Silverthorn, Jr.

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 9 (Driver - Dave Silverthorn, Jr.)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Trevor DeBoer

SPORTSMANSHIP Chris Dickie

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Chase Hess

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Dave Bailey

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Dave Silverthorn, Jr.

The Top 10 in the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks were: 1st - Dave Silverthorn, Jr. 2nd - Lee Winger 3rd - Wyatt Van Wart 4th - Chris Dickie 5th - Dave Bailey 6th - Ryan Dinning 7th - Chase Hess 8th - Bryce Richardson 9th - Karl Sault 10th - Trevor DeBoer

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Jonathan Ayrton, Mark Bazuin, Tim DeBoer, Kathi Dickie, Robin Elliott, Mike Giberson, Jamie Goudge, Chantelle Hyatt, Brandon Janssens/Jon Janssens (Team 66), Tyler Lafantaisie, Lucas Lubin, Dan Miller/Steve Miller (Team 79), Matt Nuell, Jade Pelletier, Chris Ryckman, Alex Schuts/Lee Hils (Team 81), Rob Slater/Kevin Slater (Team 55), Chad Smelser, Mike Taylor, and Rob Twitchett.

HARD CHARGER Tyler Lafantaisie (passed 159 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Lucas Lubin

DEDICATION TO RACING Alex Schuts

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Chris Ryckman

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 29 (Driver - Lucas Lubin)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Kathi Dickie

SPORTSMANSHIP Rob Twitchett

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Mark Bazuin

ART HILL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Robin Elliott

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Tyler Lafantaisie

The Top 10 in the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were: 1st - Tyler Lafantaisie 2nd - Mark Bazuin 3rd - Alex Schuts/Lee Hils (Team 81) 4th - Brandon Janssens/Jon Janssens (Team 66) 5th - Robin Elliott 6th - Jason Lungaro 7th - Kathi Dickie 8th - Lucas Lubin 9th - Rob Slater/Kevin Slater (Team 55) 10th - Steve Miller/Dan Miller (Team 79)

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Dusty DeBoer, Joe DeBoer, Gillian Hils, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Tim Nuell, Dakota Potts, and Ashton Reekie.

HARD CHARGER Dusty DeBoer (passed 115 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Tim Nuell

DEDICATION TO RACING Joe DeBoer

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Ashton Reekie

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team #23 (Driver - Dusty DeBoer)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Clinton Nicholls

SPORTSMANSHIP Gillian Hils

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Gillian Hils

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Dusty DeBoer

The Top 10 in the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers were: 1st - Dusty DeBoer 2nd - Joe DeBoer 3rd - Gillian Hils 4th - Ashton Reekie 5th - Clinton Nicholls 6th - Gerald Burnham 7th - Paul Longboat 8th - Max Chechalk 9th - Tim Nuell 10th - Thomas Booker/Derek Dwyer (Team 1210)

Ohsweken Speedway would like to thank all the racers, fans, staff, sponsors, and everyone else who made 2014 our best season yet! An average of 120 drivers signed in for each race night in the 2014 season, while 69 drivers/teams were honoured for perfect attendance.

Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken's 20th season in 2015, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. One special event has already been announced, as the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Go Nuclear! Late Models will make their first visits to Ohsweken on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

 

 

UNITED RACING CLUB DRIVERS AND OWNERS STAND UNITED! MS. MOTORSPORTS 2014 CASSI PINDER TO DO DRIVER INTERACTION VIDEOS

It’s only been a Club again for a short time, but there are many race teams loving the fact that they have a voice that is being heard again.

As a result, there are many teams already committed to running all or trying their best to make all of the 2015 United Racing Club races. So far drivers and teams include Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, two cars owned by Kenny Eldreth driven by Josh Weller and Tyler Ross, Jimmy Stitzel, Troy Betts, Jamie Bodo, Jason Clauss, Mark Bitner, Randy West, Brad Franks, Brian Carber, Jeff Fithian, Dan Mazy, Will Eggimann, Bill Unglert, Eddie Wagner and a car owned by Chris Weiss (driver to be named later). We will update when new drivers and teams are added.

The Club recently added a YouTube channel. On it, you will find driver promotional videos used to help promote the Club’s drivers and to help them promote themselves along with their teams sponsors. They will also help let the fans and race tracks get to know the drivers of the United Racing Club.

An exciting addition to the Club will be Ms. Motorsports 2014 Cassi Pinder. Cassi will be doing driver interaction videos throughout the pits during the 2015 racing season. The videos will be showcased on the Club’s YouTube channel and on the Club’s website.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Holiday Savings Special Includes $99 2-Seat Supermodified Rides Purchased through December 23

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2014) – With the Holiday season knocking on the door step, Oswego Speedway is offering several ‘Steal Palace’ savings options for fans through December 23, including pre-race rides in the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified for only $99.

The Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified has become a staple at Oswego Speedway, providing countless thrills for willing riders in the 800-horsepower machine, serving as a tremendous promotional tool for Supermodified racing and the ‘Steel Palace.’

Rides will again be available in the 2-Seat racer for the 2015 racing season with options including pre-race rides on Saturday mornings, intermission rides on race nights, start the feature rides, and the popular Ride with the Legends during Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

As a special holiday promotional offer, riders that purchase and book a 5-lap pre-race ride before December 24 can do so for only $99, a savings of just over $50 from the usual price of $150.

To purchase a 5-lap pre-race ride at the special $99 rate, call the Speedway offices at (315) 342-0646 to reserve a date, and do so before December 24.

Fans can also begin to purchase and book dates for intermission and start the feature rides by calling the Speedway offices.

Intermission rides, which also include 5-laps, will be priced at $200 in 2015 while start the feature rides will be set at $300.

Start the feature rides in the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified are arguably the greatest thrill a race fan could receive, with the opportunity to take pre-feature warmup laps with all 24 Novelis Supermodified competitors in action, before lining up for that night’s main event with the rest of the starting field.

Race fans are encouraged to take part in auto racing’s ultimate thrill ride, the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified, for only $99 – now through December 23.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Jackson hopeful of strong repeat performance Jackson Delamont Motorsport November 21, 2014

Jackson Delamont returns to Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night full of confidence after a season’s best ninth place finish at the same venue two weeks ago.

Talking to Jackson, you get the feeling he really wants to consolidate on his efforts from last weekend and even though it’s in every driver’s nature to want to go better than last time, Jackson wants it that little bit more.

“We have had a good lead-up to this weekend,” Jackson enthused, “we were loaded up for this weekend on Monday and we have been busy studying on set up sheets.”

Jackson also makes mention of the importance of setting up for a good night through time trials.

“Qualifying is massively important. With the format depending so much on your times, if you miss the invert, it makes for a tough night straight off the bat. If we continue what we have been doing with qualifying, we should be good for the invert.”

With such a big field nominated for the event, Jackson would like nothing more than to stand atop the victory dais with an A-Main win under his belt.

“If everything goes OK, we definitely have the equipment to get the job done. As long as I am on my game and we have a bit of luck, I don’t see why we can’t park the Mad Harry’s Steel, Steel Supplies, KRE powered Maxim number 48 in victory lane.”

This event is almost a pre curser to the big international meetings that will highlight the Christmas/New Year period and Jackson is pretty comfortable with how he is travelling with those big meetings in sight.

“We are going along good and with a bit of luck, it will all fall into place and we can score some good, strong results.”

As always, you can connect with Jackson via Facebook at facebook.com/jacksondelamont48 where results on race night are posted as they happen.

Jackson would like to thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support of the Jackson Delamont Motorsport in season 2014/2015

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

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Important weekend ahead for Toby Bellbowen Toby Bellbowen Motorsport December 21, 2014

Toby Bellbowen goes into this Saturday night’s fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship excited about what lays ahead.

Although last meeting Toby had a number of issues which hindered him in the 30 lap A-Main, he is using his outstanding effort in the pole shuffle to drive him to hopeful success this weekend.

And this weekend will not be easy, by anyone’s standards. A total of 60 cars have nominated for the event and with only 24 positions up for grabs in the A-Main, he knows he will have to be switched on from the outset of qualifying.

“The car count is up by about 10 cars this week from last time we raced, and they are all quality cars,” Toby said today.

“We need to be in the top 8 for time-trials, so we'll have to be on our toes. We have qualified well in the first 4 races and hopefully we can keep that roll going. You don't get too many chances in Sydney.”

Such is Toby’s consistency, he is the only driver who has qualified in the top four on all four nights so far this season.

As frustrating as the one week on one week off can be for a driver, Toby did put the week off to good use.

“I would've preferred to be racing somewhere in the country but it was a relaxing weekend off. In saying that though, I've pushed myself to make sure I'm physically ready for what I'm sure will be a tough night on Saturday night.

“The car is the same. We have run well with it and have more things to try while still keeping it basic. It's a good feeling to have week in - week out.”

Getting that first A-Main win on a night like Saturday night would definitely be a boost to Toby’s career, especially with the quality field nominated.

“Of course it would be great to win at any time, but to do so in front of the field of cars we have this weekend would be a big boost for us in every way. The best part is I know we can, it's about execution on Saturday night.

“We have Australian champions, WSS winners, State title holders and a whole bunch of other guys turning up in our backyard this week, but we have to treat them all the same. I've got every confidence in my team and our possibilities of getting the job done. We were fast last time out, and I don't see why we can't build on that. Mentally and physically I'm the most prepared I've ever been.”

Toby’s upcoming schedule is as follows;

December 6 – Valvoline Raceway December 26 – Valvoline Raceway December 27 – Valvoline Raceway December 29 – Valvoline Raceway January 1 – Valvoline Raceway

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their continued support of the 2014/15 racing season;

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

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New King Racing Products and 2015 Catalog To Be On Hand at PRI Show

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the winter creeping up, King Racing Products is in full tradeshow mode, as they are excited to announce that they will have some new parts and pieces to debut at the upcoming PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN.

“We always look forward to PRI,” Blake Robertson said. “This year we have some new King Racing Products to show off, and we will also have our newest King Racing Products catalog available at our booth.”

All attendees are invited to visit the King Racing Products booth (#1909) at the PRI show and check out all that is new at King Racing Products, as well as grab a new catalog. King Racing Products staff will be on hand to answer any questions, and catch up with our customers.

The Performance Racing Industry Show is set for December 11-13th and the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. King Racing Products will be located at spot #1909, and invites all attendees to stop by and check us out.

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USAC National Midgets To Crown 2014 Champion LIVE On TheCushion.Com

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Arizona weather still great this time of year, the USAC National Midgets will close their season out at the Canyon Speedway Park during the Western World Championships, and TheCushion.Com will bring you flag to flag coverage starting TONIGHT.

Headlining the show will be on of the nation’s hottest drivers, Rico Abreu, as he leads the series into their culminating event, as he looks to claim his first ever series title.

Heading into this weekends season finale, Abreu brings his 24 overall wins during the 2014 season with him, along with a 79 point lead over teammate, Christopher Bell, as he looks to keep the reigning series champion at bay, and add his name to the history books.

Aside from Abreu and Bell, many other stars and cars are expected to be on hand this weekend including Bryan Clauson, Tracy Hines, Zach Daum, Chris Windom, newly crowned USAC Sprint Car Champ, Brady Bacon, and a host of others.

Also on the card this weekend is the USAC West Coast 360 Series battling the USAC Southwest Series in what is always a thrilling battle when the two series’ lock horns.

TheCushion.Com is very excited to be bringing fans all over the world an exclusive look at this event, and hope those that can’t make it to the track will tune in.

To purchase any of the broadcasts, simply click over to www.thecushion.com and sign up for a FREE membership. The three-night package is available for $54.99 or you can purchase each night individually as Thursday and Friday will be $19.00 each with the Saturday finale cost $24.00.

As always, those customers who are Premium members, or would like to become Premium members to get access to our Video On Demand Vault also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 300 On-Demand videos.

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @T2Media!

 

 

IN REVIEW: CJB Motorsports Finishes Second Fulltime Outlaw Season

Pennsylvania based team notches podium finish in points; adds wins, top-5's and top-10's

TELFORD, PA. - November 20, 2014 - When it's all said and done, few challenges in sports can match that of competing on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour.

"Running the Outlaw circuit is one of the most fun, yet difficult things I think you can ever do," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "Between the travel, the competition and the general grind of racing over 90 nights a year, this series will wear you down. Plain and simple. The flip side of that is the fact that if you walk up and down the pits at any of our races and ask anyone, this is circuit they want to be on. This is where they want to be. This is where the best of the best come to race. We all want to be beat the best. That's why we keep coming back each and every year."

McMahan began his second fulltime season as the driver of the Chad and Jenn Clemens #51 in 2014. With veteran crew chief Barry Jackson watching his machine every lap, the California native kicked off the season with strong finishes in Florida before moving on to Las Vegas Motorspeedway, where McMahan grabbed the first of five wins on the season.

"Our season began with a string of excellent finishes," said McMahan. "To come out of the box with speed and podium finishes is very important. Winning at Vegas was huge because it was in front of a big crowd and we had Chad and Jenn there so it made it all the more special."

The #51 team was a formidable as the tour traveled on the west coast before venturing to the Midwest.

"Our car was so good throughout the spring," said McMahan. "Winning at Haubstadt (Tri-State Speedway) was a culmination of sorts. It is one of my favorite tracks and to finally get a win there was something special, especially since my family was there."

If his win at Haubstadt was special, McMahan's next win at Limaland Speedway in mid-July was a dream come true.

"Winning the Brad Doty Classic was one of the biggest moments of my career," McMahan said of his win in the annual race that honors a legend of sprint car racing. "I looked up to Brad as a kid. To stand there in victory lane with him, my family, my car owners and crew was a moment I'll remember forever."

The wins kept coming as McMahan mastered the opening night of the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 just a few weeks later. This set up the Nashville, Tenn. resident for another strong run at the famed Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (IA) Raceway.

"Winning at I-55 was great," commented McMahan. "Heading into Knoxville, we knew we wanted to win the big race. It's our goal as sprint car racers every year. We qualified first once again on our qualifying night like we did last year. We made it through our qualifying night and started the 50 lap finale 5th. We finished 6th. It was solid but ultimately, we wanted more."

The second west coast swing tested the CJB team as they chased down Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman for the series title. Throughout the waning months of the season, the Barry Jackson led crew kept the #51 in prime contention. This was evident as McMahan went back to victory lane for the fifth and final time of the season at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota.

"It was special to grab another win on our way back from the west coast," said McMahan. "We struggled a little bit in late August and early September. I wished we could go back and do Gold Cup (Silver Dollar Speedway (over again but you can't it's just apart of our season. It represents a whole body of work. Good and bad. After coming back east, we tried some new things, setup wise, toward the end of the year and I think we picked up some great knowledge."

As the dust settled at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in early November, McMahan and the CJB team put together one of their finest seasons ever: five wins, 43 top-5's, 76 top-10's, 10 quick times and over 130 laps led.

For McMahan, it was a year of accomplishment and triumph. However, the veteran driver and his team have unfinished business heading into 2015.

"We achieved a number of goals in 2014," explained McMahan. "On the other hand, we have more that we want to do and more that we know that we can do. We want to come out strong and we'll kick off our 2015 season down in Arizona with the Winter Heat Challenge Series at Cocopah Speedway. I've know Greg Burgess (Cocopah Speedway Promoter) for many years and he is putting together a huge show with five races for us. We're going to test some things out and get a good start on the year. We want to double our win count for next year. We want to win two or three of the six Outlaw shows at Williams Grove Speedway. We want to win the Knoxville Nationals and the Outlaw title. These are goals that almost every team has but achieving them means you are the best. In 2014, Donny Schatz was the best. We want to get there. That's our goals for the next year."

Before they shift their focus to 2015, McMahan and the CJB crew have one last thing to do before 2014 ends.

"We need to thank our partners," said McMahan. "Without their support, we couldn't do what we love to do. We hope to continue to provide them with outstanding exposure and press in 2015. We need to thank our fans as well. The fans make all of this worth it. They support us and purchase the tickets that make this sport go around. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season and we can't wait to see what 2015 brings."

UP NEXT: McMahan and the CJB crew have wrapped up the 2014 season and will kick off the 2015 campaign at the Winter Heat Series at Cocopah Speedway near Somerton, Arizona, January 2nd thru the 10th.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. 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 Telford, Pennsylvania.

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Factory Kahne, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kenny's Components, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Pennsy Supply, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Team ILP Driver Dominic Scelzi Captures First Victory of Season in Final Race

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions pilot Dominic Scelzi powered to his first victory of the season last Saturday.

Scelzi led from flag to flag to claim a Turkey Shootout micro sprint event at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., during his final race of the season.

In other Team ILP news:

Tony Bruce Jr. recorded a fifth-place result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Big Game Motorsports named Danny Lasoski as the driver of the No. 2 sprint car.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 16 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19, May 3 and Nov. 1; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26 and Aug. 16; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14; Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Aug. 23; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 5 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 27); Jack Dover - 14 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26 and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Sept. 6); Alex Bright - 11 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Aug. 10; Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 15; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16 and Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Aug. 31); Seth Bergman - 10 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18 and Sept. 7; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25; Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Aug. 31 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 13); Big Game Motorsports - 8 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 1); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 6 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6; Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Aug. 21 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 12); Henry Van Dam - 6 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7, July 11, Aug. 2 and Aug. 23); Andrew Felker - 5 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22; I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 20; Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 27 and Cedar Lake Arena in New Richmond, Wis., on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31 and Oct. 25); Tony Bruce Jr. - 4 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21 and Oct. 17; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Danny Lasoski - 4 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Oct. 11; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 30); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7; Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26 and Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., on Sept. 6); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22; Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 27); White Lightning Motorsports - 3 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19 and Aug. 2); Josh Baughman - 2 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16); John Binz - 2 (Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Sept. 5 and Sept. 26);Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on Nov. 15); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 28); Jordan Weaver - 1 (Limerock Speedway in Le Roy, N.Y., on Sept. 20) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

 

 

Baughman's Debut at Cocopah Speedway Closes Out 2014 Season

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2014) - Josh Baughman wrapped up the 2014 season last weekend by making his debut at Cocopah Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It didn't go as well as we would have liked," he said. "We fought high pill draws both nights, which made it tough. It seemed like you had to make something happen on the opening lap of your heat race if you were going make any moves."

Baughman started on the fourth row of his heat race both nights at the 3/8-mile oval.

On Friday, he finished where he started - eighth. That relegated him to a 13th starting position in a B Main.

"You have to be constantly passing cars when you are starting that far back in a heat race or a B Main," he said. "We weren't able to maneuver through the field like we needed to earn a transfer."

Baughman's night ended with an 11th-place finish in the consolation race.

He improved from seventh to sixth place during a heat race on Saturday. Unfortunately, that put him in the fourth row of a B Main.

"We picked up a couple of positions on the start and I was up to fifth for a while," he said. "Only three cars transferred so I was trying everything I could to pass a couple more cars. I changed my line and ended up getting passed by a car toward the end."

Baughman placed sixth.

"I'm excited to take what we learned when we return to Cocopah Speedway, which will hopefully be in January for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," he said. "We didn't get the results we wanted last weekend, but I think we gained some good knowledge that will help in the future."

Baughman ended the season with two feature victories overall and he ranked 12th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite a limited schedule with the series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 11 (13).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 15 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by Thriller Productions of Baughman's victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Aug. 16: http://vimeo.com/103698546

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

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"They've been a part of my racing for quite a while," Baughman said. "I'm glad to have Beard Equipment be a part of the team and we couldn't do it without them."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Energy Equipment Co., Compression Generation Services, Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Dynotech Performance and Oakley for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Near-record car count for Track Championship Sprintcar Association of NSW

November 20, 2014

A near-record car count will take to the Valvoline Raceway circuit this Saturday night, November 22, for the fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

A total of sixty cars will do battle for supremacy and such is the talent in the field, seven drivers from the top ten finishing positions will be at Valvoline Raceway this weekend.

The field is led by Australian Champion, David Murcott who returns to Valvoline Raceway after a last start fourth place finish late last season. There is also the regular NSW guns including last start winner, Sam Walsh, Track Championship front runners Danny Reidy, Marty Perovich, Max Dumesny, James Thompson and Toby Bellbowen.

The most dominant driver of the season to date, Jamie Veal also returns to try and win his sixth A-Main in a row. Steven Lines makes a welcome return to Sydney as does Queenslander Bryan Mann with both looking for strong results.

The SANSW also welcomes Tasmanian CallumZizek as a first time racer with the club.

Racing will once again consist of time trials, a non-qualifiers, four heat races, two dashes and a D-Main if needed, C-Main, B-Main and the 30 lap A-Main.

Going into Saturday night, the track championship points are very close and with positions swapping every week, it makes it a fascinating scenario.

The track championship standings are as follows (top 20) Danny Reidy – 970 Marty Perovich – 936 Max Dumesny – 936 James Thompson – 934 Toby Bellbowen – 922 Matt Dumesny – 920 Ben Atkinson – 920 Sam Walsh – 902 Kelly Linigen – 902 Darryl Campbell – 901 Max Johnston – 894 Trevor Green – 886 Jackson Delamont – 854 Warren Ferguson – 849 Jeremy Cross – 847 Andrew Wright – 842 Jordyn Brazier – 835 Grant Tunks – 827 Jimmy Matchett – 824 Alex Orr – 810

In what is proving to be a popular occurrence, results will be posted as they happen to the Sprintcar Association of NSW Facebook page. To like the page, simply search for Sprintcar Association of NSW.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news on the SANSW website at www.sprintcarsnsw.com

At the completion of this Saturday, the next event on the SANSW calendar will be Saturday, December 6 followed by the 35th running of the Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix on Boxing Night, December 26.

 

 

FARR RETURNS TO SYDNEY FOR 60 CAR SHOWDOWN

Official release: East Coast Pipeline Racing

Thursday, November 20, 2014

“I don’t think there’s a track in the world that gets 60 Sprintcars to a club show,” is how Robbie Farr describes the significance of this Saturday night’s race event that he’ll contest at Sydney Speedway.

In what will be his final appearance at the Parramatta venue before December 26’s Boxing Day International Season kick off Farr knows that the team needs to treat this last appearance as critical.

“We bolted a new car together last week and I can already feel the difference,” explains Robbie, “we ran fourth in last Saturday night’s A-Main after setting quick time at Archerfield (Speedway in Queensland) and the car felt great. It doesn’t look good on paper that we ran fourth but the track and our marble draws didn’t allow for a huge amount of progress. I’m happy as we come back to Sydney.”

Qualifying, in the 60-car field, will be vital and the best car set-up then is also paramount.

“We’ve been trying a few things lately with the set up of our car which hasn’t necessarily given us the best shot at wins but we needed to try. Knowing that this is our last chance to race in Sydney before Christmas means we’re going back to our set-up that is always fast. This is a great chance to test ourselves in the strongest field in Australia so far this year.”

 

 

Hagar Elevates to New Status Following Career-Best 16 Wins in 2014

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 19, 2014) - There aren't many ways to top a season that included a first national championship and a career high in wins, but Derek Hagar managed to do just that in 2014.

Hagar exceeded his previous season high for wins this year with 16, including his first-ever 410ci triumph and his first two victories with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"The biggest accomplishment would be winning those ASCS National Tour shows and a pretty close second would be getting my first 410 win," he said. "There were a lot of first times that happened this year. It's hard to say which one is my favorite because they were all great."

Hagar, who won six of his first eight races this season, scored his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory on May 3 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., during the Rock 'N Roll 50.

"It was at home in front of all of our fans and it was one of the coolest trophies that I've gotten," he said. "To do that and celebrate with everybody that comes out and watches us when we're at home, it made it much more special."

Nearly five months later Hagar picked up the ASCS National Tour win during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial in late September at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

"I was a teammate with Jesse before he passed away," he said. "You hate that he's gone. It was a special race to win."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumphs sandwiched Hagar's first career 410 win, which happened on July 4 at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio.

He added his first career USCS Speedweek title, which came after he won the first three of four races during the rain-hampered event in the summer. Hagar recorded a USCS-best seven feature victories overall.

Hagar finished the year with wins in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Ohio, Georgia and Missouri.

"Earlier this year my goal was to get 20 wins," he said. "There were some races we should have won that we didn't win, but that's how it plays out. We're going to go into next year to see if we can better our season high in wins again."

Hagar said next season will likely feature a similar schedule as this year. His first scheduled event is Feb. 19-21 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

"It's going to be pretty similar," he said. "I would like to go do stuff in Ohio or the ASCS National Tour, but next year looks like it will be a hit-and-miss year like it was this year. The only thing we're lacking right now is sponsorship. If we had some of that we could further this deal a lot. We'll just keep doing what we did this year and try to go out there and win as many races with the budget we've got."

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 16 wins, 26 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 41 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com.

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, RE Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Satisfied With Success in Arizona Debut Following Long Trip

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2014) - It took nearly 30 hours for Brandon Hanks and his team to return home this week following his first trip to Arizona.

"It was well worth it," he said. "We were just trying to enjoy the weekend and have fun. We did that."

Hanks wrapped up his season last Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Cocopah Speedway, where he advanced into the main event both nights during the Cocopah Cup Challenge.

"I'm happy with the weekend," he said. "We learned a ton of things. We learned something pretty big with the changes we made with the car. I'm glad we made the A Main both nights going all the way out there."

Friday kicked off with Hanks claiming his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned him a trip into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 1 during the random draw to start on the pole of the feature.

"We took off and led the first four laps," he said. "The track was hooked up around the top. There was a lot of stuff to grab ahold of. When the track started going away we had to migrate to the bottom and I wasn't as good. Since I had nothing left to grab up there I had to move down and adjust. I kept getting worse and worse."

Hanks maintained a top-four position for the first 14 laps before he began to fade in the closing laps.

"We got too free there and I kept falling back," he said. "We still had a good night. I have to remember I am three years into this and I got passed by Jason Johnson and all those good guys."

Hanks ended with an 11th-place result.

He returned to Cocopah Speedway on Saturday for the final race of the season. After starting on the inside of the second row of a heat race, Hanks spent the final laps battling for the runner-up position.

"I got to fooling with my line a bit and I picked up a bunch of speed," he said. "I think I got a little too excited and when I drove it into the corner I hit that inside berm. It was a mistake on my part and that cost us."

Hanks lost a position in turns three and four heading toward the white flag and he finished fourth. That relegated him to a B Main, which he placed second in to earn a transfer into the back of the main event.

"I know our finish wasn't as good Saturday, but the car was actually better," he said. "In the feature on Friday when the track went away we got worse. On Saturday when the track went away we got better. We figured out a few things about that place."

Although Hanks finished 24th in the main event, he is optimistic about the lessons learned and is excited for next year.

"I can't wait to be at East Bay, but I know we have a couple of months until everything starts," he said.

Hanks placed 11th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite a limited schedule. He will kick off next season Feb. 19-21 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (1).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 24 (20).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 37 top 20s

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 - RE 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.

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

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Makes the Show Both Nights During Debut at Cocopah Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2014) - Channin Tankersley had mirror results last weekend during his final two races of the season.

Tankersley made his debut at Cocopah Speedway, where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wrapped up the season on Friday and Saturday for the Cocopah Cup Challenge.

"It wasn't horrible, but it definitely could have been better," he said. "We raced our way into the show both nights. We just never could get a good break to get rolling. We had enough speed to make the show. We just didn't have enough speed to move forward."

Tankersley advanced from sixth to fifth place during his heat race each night and he finished third in a B Main both nights to transfer into the main events.

"We started out with our baseline setup and it was pretty decent," he said. "We started working on it from there and it just never got better. We were average the whole weekend."

Tankersley, who started on the outside of the 11th row in the main event both nights, ended with a 23rd-place result on Friday. He pulled into the pits early on Saturday.

"The engine started getting a little hot and I didn't want to take a chance hurting the motor so I pulled off," he said. "It certainly wasn't the way we wanted to end the season."

Tankersley returned to Texas this week and he is poised to accept his championship trophy this Saturday at the ASCS Gulf South Region banquet.

"We have a lot of things to be proud of this year," he said. "It was a great season and I'm excited to build on it next year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 23 (22).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: DNF (22).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

Watercraft Plus, LLC is a marine sales and service shop located in Beaumont, Texas. It has been in business for more than 20 years and has been a leader in boat service in Southeast Texas for more than 18 years. For more information, visit http://www.WatercraftPlusLLC.com.

"Eric from Watercraft Plus, LLC came on board this season and has been a huge support," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate all of his help and I look forward to our future success."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports and Griffith Truck & Equipment for their continued support.

 

 

Western World Championships Await Tracy Hines this Week at Canyon Speedway Park

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 19, 2014 — The list of drivers who have won the Western World Championships is a venerable “Who’s Who” of open wheel racing. Tracy Hines added his name to the prestigious list in 2011, when the event was held at then-USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, and split between sprint car and midget events. He returns to the history-laden event this week as it now calls Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona home for the third consecutive year, hosting the Honda USAC National Midget Series.

The 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona, open on Thursday, November 20, continue on Friday, November 21, and conclude on Saturday, November 22. The Honda USAC National Midget Series will headline the event and will be joined by the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. A full racing program will be in store each night for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, with $7,500 awaiting the winner on Saturday night.

“The Western World has always been a huge event,” said Hines, who drives the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. “Growing up in the Midwest you always heard about it and getting to run the last few years has been great. We won it in a sprint car a few years back and really would like to add a midget win to that. We’ve been close to winning all year in the midget on the dirt and have three chances this week.”

Last season during the Western World Championships, Hines finished fourth in the finale of the three-night event for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. He was sixth in the opener and 13th on the middle night. Hines also took part in the sprint car portion, coming home second on the second preliminary night, with the field split on each of the first two nights. The veteran driver finished fourth in the finale at the three-eighths-mile.

Last weekend at Canyon Speedway Park, Hines was victorious with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He started on the outside of the front row and took the lead at the start and paced all 30 laps to earn his second win of the season with the series in the penultimate round of the 2014 campaign. On the second night at Canyon, he battled driveline problems early in the night and after using a provisional worked his way up to 17th when the checkered flag flew.

Hines has a total of four sprint car wins at Canyon Speedway Park in his career, with the first three coming during the 2012 edition of the Winter Freeze event. He has raced at the track in each of the last four seasons. He has finished among the top-10 in 15 of his 17 starts at the track in sprint car and midget competition.

“Picking up a sprint car win last weekend was a great way to end that season,” said Hines. “We had some bad luck the following night, but that’s part of it in this sport. You often go from one extreme to the other. I’ve always felt pretty comfortable at Canyon and we were good in the midget last year, so some of what worked should help us again this week. We really need to get a win or two in the midget before the year ends.”

With the Honda USAC National Midget Series this season, Hines was victorious on the pavement at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis during the Night Before the 500 in May. On the dirt, he has 12 top-10 finishes in 12 starts, with eight of those being top-five showings. He is currently third in points, just two markers out of second, with four nights of racing remaining on the 2014 docket. Following the Western World Championships, the series heads to Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California, for the Turkey Night Grand Prix next week.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Danny Lasoski Named Driver of Big Game Motorsports No. 2 Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 19, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports is thrilled to announce that Danny Lasoski has been selected as the driver for the Big Game Treestands No. 2 sprint car.

Lasoski will team up with crew chief Guy Forbrook, along with crew members Pete Stephens and Tony Barkman, for approximately 60-to-70 races in 2015.

"I want to thank Tod Quiring and everyone at Big Game for giving me this opportunity," Lasoski said. "I know that this team will have everything it needs to win races and championships. You can't get any better than working with Guy."

The Big Game Treestands team will kick off the year at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which will be held Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Lasoski will then compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in Florida and Las Vegas before returning to the Midwest, where the Big Game Treestands team will race weekly at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and at all of the National Sprint League events.

"The National Sprint League is a great opportunity for drivers to make a lot of money," Lasoski said. "I cut my teeth racing at a lot of the tracks on the schedule so I feel like we will be a contender from the first green flag. I think the points fund of $350,000 goes a long way toward helping sprint car racing in the Midwest."

The other major focus for Lasoski will be claiming his fifth Knoxville Nationals title and his record 10th track championship at Knoxville Raceway, where Lasoski is the winningest driver in the storied history of the half-mile oval.

"Big Game Motorsports and I have a great partnership with Knoxville Raceway," he said. "That is the premier track in the country and the more laps you can get around that place before the Knoxville Nationals gives you a better chance at winning the biggest race in sprint car racing."

The Big Game Treestands team will also compete in select World of Outlaws events around the Midwest.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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 2013.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Bergman Places Career-Best Sixth in ASCS National Tour Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2014) - Seth Bergman finished his career-best season last weekend with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway.

"We didn't end the way we wanted, but we had a good season," he said. "It would have been nice to end the year with a couple of good results, but we seemed to struggle with finding the right balance all weekend."

Bergman kicked off the Cocopah Cup Challenge on Friday by advancing from third to second place during his heat race. That locked him into the main event, which he started on the inside of the seventh row.

"We might have driven into the top 10 at one point, but it was a battle to get around that slick track," he said. "There were two lanes, but the predominant one was on the bottom. The track was pretty slick so if you missed your marks it was easy to lose positions."

Bergman competed just outside the top 10 for most of the race before ending with a 14th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at the 3/8-mile track, where Bergman maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in his heat race.

"I really needed to pick up one more position to get myself into the feature," he said. "We were all over third place for a while, but couldn't find a way to make the pass."

That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to earn a transfer into the main event. Bergman started the 30-lap feature on the outside of the ninth row.

"When you start that far back you don't have much time to mess around," he said. "The leader will find you quickly so you have to move forward from the drop of the green flag. Our car just wasn't quite there in dirty air."

Bergman finished with a 19th-place result.

He ended the season ranked a career-best sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. It marked his fourth straight season with a top-10 finish in the points standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 14 (13).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (18).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 10 wins, 23 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 54 top 20s

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Eagle Motorsports, Scott Baylor Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown – A Change of Scenery!

(Bill W) November 19, 2014 – It has been some time since Brian Brown has jumped in someone else’s equipment, but that was the case last weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver piloted Shawn Petersen’s Print Place #4x at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. Though the car was moving forward all weekend, a win escaped the team.

This was the season finale for ASCS and it’s always competitive in Yuma.

ASCS and that race always has a tough group of cars, and this year was as tough as ever. You’ve got to be on your game. First and foremost, (crew chief) Kenny Woodruff, Josh and Richard did a really good job of getting me comfortable. They definitely did their job with that.

On Friday, you started seventh in your heat and managed a sixth place finish.

That definitely put us behind the 8-ball, but we worked on the car and got it better. We were able to drive from eighth to third in the B. We were actually up beside Sam (Hafertepe) at one time for the lead. That had us looking forward to the A.

You were starting 21st, but it didn’t take you long to get through most of the field.

We were able to get up to 12th or 13th in the first six or eight laps. I felt at that point, we had a shot at even getting a top five. We kind of stalled there a little bit though. I wasn’t as good late in the race as I needed to be and we ended up tenth. I thought it was really a respectable first night for us.

In Saturday’s finale, your draw went better and you started third in your heat.

We had Jeff Swindell and Blake Hahn on the front row, so we knew it was going to be tough. We were able to get second to Jeff there. Even though our times were similar to his, I didn’t feel we were going to be good enough to go from 13th to win. That’s what we went there for.

So, I assume you made some changes for the feature?

Kenny and I talked, and we went a little different direction than what I normally do, and what he normally does. The result was, we were just way too tight in the feature. We ended up 11th.

How would you sum up the weekend?

I’m just very thankful for Shawn Petersen and the Print Place team to give us the opportunity and such good equipment. I’m thankful that they let me put FVP and Casey’s General Stores on the car as well. They had a new Maxim that was working well too. Hopefully, we can drive for them again. Overall, we had a good time and it was a good change of scenery for me.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian picked up a win on August 3, 2005 at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. The ASCS National win came over Billy Alley, Gary Wright, Jake Peters and Zach Chappell.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

Receive 15% off of your order with Enco Tools! Just go to www.UseEnco.com and use the coupon code “BBR21”!

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 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 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – DNA Energy

In July of 2013, DNA Energy re-launched their energy drinks with a completely new look, logo, can design and simultaneously introduced three new flavors to complement their award winning Citrus energy drink. They currently produce, market and sell a proprietary line of five carbonated blends of DNA Energy Drink®: Cellular Citrus, Cellular Citrus Zero Calories, Cryo-Berry, Molecular- Melon and DNA Original. They are looking forward to adding three new coffee energy drinks containing omegas in the near future. DNA Cellular Citrus (f/k/a/ DNA Citrus) was named the best tasting energy drink two out of the last three years by the World Beverage Competition. Visit them online at www.DNAEnergyDrink.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Schoenfeld Headers

Brian says – “Doug Schoenfeld and all the guys down there have the most used product on every race car, because they’ve been the most reliable. They’ve been around a long time, and we’re proud to wear their decal and run their product.”

Founded in 1974, Schoenfeld Headers is the largest circle track header manufacturer in the world. At Schoenfeld Headers, they listen to you, the customer, understanding your needs and giving you a quality product at a fair price. Check out their catalog at www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com today!

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

 

 

Dewease Ends 2014 With A Top Five Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: In action one more time in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team hit the Susquehana Speedway Park on a frigid Saturday and ended their year with a Top-Five finish.

“It was a great way to end the year, and to obviously really show how far we have come over the course of 2014,” Dewease said.

With 46 cars on hand for the finale, Dewease was scary fast out of the gate as he broke a 10-year-old track record when he went out for time trials, though it would later be topped during the session, and he would end up second fastest.

With the top-six qualifiers locking directly into the feature event, Dewease and company watched heat races to gauge the track, before Dewease lined the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron backed No. 14 machine up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

As the green flag dropped on the feature event, Dewease held his sixth spot, as he spent the first half of the race chasing after Ryan Smith and Logan Schuchart as they battled inside the top-five just ahead of him.

Following a caution on the 16th lap, Dewease was able to get by Schuchart as he worked into the fifth spot, cracking the top-five for the first time in the feature event. Feeling pressure from Daryn Pittman for the fifth spot, Dewease would have nothing of it, as he kept the spot, and maintained his pursuit of Ryan Smith who ran just in front of him.

The caution waived with four markers remaining, and again, Dewease used the restart to his advantage as he got around Smith for the fourth spot, and began working on Freddie Rahmer for the third spot.

As the duo battled over the final laps, Rahmer was able to fend off Dewease, as Dewease would cross the stripe, and end his 29th season season, with a fourth place finish.

“We had a really good car, and restarts really worked out for us,” he said. “I can’t thank everyone involved with this Dietz Motorsports team for their help, and their continued hard work. We made some huge gains over the year, and am excited to see what the future holds.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-63, Wins-4, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-38.

ON TAP: Lance’s 2014 season has come to a close, but we urge you to stay locked to his social media and website for announcements regarding 2015, which will be his 30th season!

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports, or by following on twitter @LDMotorsports.

 

 

MIDWEST SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION YEAR IN REVIEW

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.]-November 19, 2014: The Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) raced 31 nights throughout the 2014 season at several diverse race tracks including; Manitowoc Expo, Plymouth Dirt Track, Beaver Dam Raceway, Dodge County Fairgrounds and Chilton Speedway. Amid the fast and challenging season, there was a fight for the top spot in the MSA Master Series point’s championship and this past Saturday evening the award went to West Bend native, Paul Porkoski.

Paul stated, “I started this racing adventure in Nov, 1991, right around my 22nd birthday. Lynn (wife), Alex (son) and Heather (daughter), whether you realize it or not, you have had to go without some things to allow me to race for over 22 years, and I appreciate you all for that. Rick, Harry and Scotty from R & H Enterprises, thank you for all you have done for racing throughout the years. Hagar (1/2 Pound Cookies), you have helped not only me, but also so many other racers, not just sprint car guys. Todd Goodwin and his staff at Goodwin competition; they have been our teams engine builders since 2003, the year I won my first championship. Al Knepprath, thank you for your support, with Kettle Moraine Landscaping, I also have to thank Dave and Melissa Schultz and Randy and Sheila Leamer. Dan Hoerig, I owe you a lot of thanks for making the last few years a lot easier by helping in the garage during the week. Mom and Chuck, my dad who couldn’t be here, and Bernie and Bob you know as parents what it means to give support and unconditional love.”

The MSA Challenge Series Champion was presented to Danny Schlafer of Sussex, Wisconsin who indicated,“It is hard to stand on stage because I am not one to brag because I am just doing what I love and it is very humbling. My goal is to win three of these back-to-back and I already have two so hopefully 2015 is good for our team. Thank you to my entire team and family and sponsors who continue to support me.”

Tim Haddy of Waupun, WI was awarded the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Association (EWSC) Sprint Car Championship. Haddy mentioned, “We ran good at the Manitowoc Expo and are happy that we were able to put together a solid season. Thank you to my wife, children, sponsors, crew and the fans for the support.”

Furthermore, awards were handed out for Best Appearing Car- given to Josh Walter of Plymouth, Wisconsin; Hard Luck award and Most Improved Driver were given to Plymouth native, Justin Miller and the Rookie of the Year award went toMitchell Yurmanovichout of Cascade, Wisconsin; the Hard Charger went to Tim Haddy of Waupun, WI and the 100% participation awards went to Tim Haddy, Paul Pokorski, Scott Conger (Eagle River, WI) and Justin Miller.

The MSA also welcomed two new Board Members on Saturday, Camisha Miller and Shelia Leamer. The new Board of Directors are currently gearing-up for the 2015 season and are putting final touches on the schedule to be released soon. Thank you to all of our supporters for their continued support.

 

 

SAM ‘TWO-CAN’ LOOKS FOR DOUBLE UP WIN

 Official release: Valvoline Raceway

 Monday, November 17, 2015

 Off the back of his stunning win in the prestigious Sid Shopping Shootout two weeks ago at Valvoline Raceway Sydney Sprintcar driver Sam Walsh believes that it’s entirely possible to win two main events in a row and end the winning streak of the so far dominant Victorian Jamie Veal.

 “Anything’s possible,” says the 27 year old third generation racer from Northmead, “he’s (Veal) the benchmark right now and he really has a handle on Valvoline Raceway but anyone’s beatable. A run like that (three in a row so far) can’t go on forever, no matter how good Jamie is right now. I hope we’re the ones who can break the winning streak and start one of our own.”

 Walsh is closing in on his tenth season of competition in Sprintcars – a category that his Dad John was extremely successful at and his father Bob before him.

 “I’m very proud of my family’s name in Sprintcars,” smiles Sam, “my Pa Bob only raced for a handful of years before Dad took up racing. Dad raced for many years and was extremely good at it, before I got involved. Dad’s racing took a back seat when I came along, and that’s something I’ll always be grateful for.”

 Sam’s victory at the last Sprintcar event at Valvoline Raceway two weeks ago wasn’t his first but it certainly was his most prestigious.

 “It’s such a thrill for me to win the race that honours Sid Hopping,” he explains, “I have been at that Speedway virtually since I was born so to win the race celebrates the man who built it is a huge thrill.”

 Walsh returns this Saturday night armed with the confidence that a main event victory brings.

 “We know what we need to do with the set up of the car now, and we won’t be deviating from it. In the past we’ve tried a few things and ended up lost. Now we know what we have we’ll be sticking with it. I feel good about our chances this weekend.”

 The eagerly anticipated return of Jamie Veal (who was racing in Victoria – where he won – on Sid Hopping night – sets up a mouth-watering prospect as the Warrnambool “Real Deal” returns to take on the might of the drivers in the “Parramatta Posse.”

 Alice Springs Queensland based Danny Reidy has been in excellent touch this season and currently leads the Track Championship narrowly from Marty Perovich, Max Dumesny, James Thompson and Toby Bellbowen.

 Once again a field of over 50 cars is expected (the consistently biggest weekly Sprintcar car count in the Southern Hemisphere) for the fifth round of the Sydney Sprintcar Premiership.

 Whether or not Sam can be ‘two-can’ Walsh this Saturday night is the big question.

 “’I’ve got as much chance as anyone,” Walsh smiles, “that’s the beauty of Sprintcar Racing. Every week you wipe the slate clean.”

 The Top 15 in points for the Sprintcar Track Championship are:

 Danny Reidy Oxley QLD 970

 Marty Perovich Denham Court NSW 936

 Max Dumesny Nelson NSW 936

 James Thompson Kellyville NSW 934

 Toby Bellbowen Cranebrook NSW 922

 Ben Aktinson Darwin NT 920

 Matthew Dumesny Nelson NSW 920

 Kelly Linigen Marsden Park NSW 902

 Sam Walsh Northmead NSW 902

 Darryl Campbell Cranebrook NSW 901

 Max Johnston Picton NSW 894

 Trevor Green Two Wells SA 886

 Jackson Delamont Young, NSW 854

 Warren Ferguson Quakers Hill 849

 Jeremy Cross Dubbo NSW 847

 In addition to Sprintcars this Saturday night there is also some fierce competition from the ground shaking Late Model Sedans and the crowd pleasing Speedway Legend Cars where Brad Giffen seeks a rare hat trick of main event wins.

 As always a huge crowd is expected to turn out to see the second metal munching, car crunching Demolition Derby of the season as well.

 Gates open to the public at 2pm with a special ‘pit party’ from 3-4pm where fans can roam the pits and meet the stars of the show.

 Hot laps for Sprintcars commences at 5.30pm with qualifying at 6pm.

 Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Granville and can be contacted on (02) 9637 0411 or www.valvolineraceway.com.au - you can also find and like it on Facebook.

 Admission prices:

 Adults $30

 Concession $20

 Juniors (13-15yrs)

 Family Pass (2 adults – 2 Juniors) $70

 

Crawford County Speedway Set for First-Ever World of Outlaws Visit in 2015

DENISON, Iowa. — November 19, 2014 — The rumble of 410-winged sprint cars will return to Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, for the first time in quite a while in 2015, as the track welcomes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Crawford County Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 12.

Crawford County Speedway is located in Denison, Iowa, at the Crawford County Fairgrounds and has been hosting racing since the 1950s. The size of the track has changed over the years from its original design as a sprawling half-mile to the current semi-banked three-eighths-mile (four-tenths-mile around the top) configuration, with wide, sweeping corners. Within the last few years, the track has installed brand new grandstand seating and concession stand areas.

“It’s going to be huge for our community to have the World of Outlaws come to town,” said Gary Volkert of the Crawford County Race Board. “When I say to folks locally that the Outlaws are coming, their eyes get big and wide. We are motivated to get more recognition for the track to show it off and this will certainly do that. There are a lot of people that have never been to Crawford County Speedway and will definitely come to see the World of Outlaws.”

Leading the way into the 2015 World of Outlaws STP Series campaign will be six-time series champion, Donny Schatz, who has had quite a bite of success with the series in the state of Iowa, including winning eight of the last nine Knoxville Nationals. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, was victorious in the state of Iowa this past season, in the Speed Sport World Challenge at the famed Knoxville Raceway. Kraig Kinser, a third-generation driver, also won in Iowa in 2014 at Clay County Fair Speedway.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at six different tracks in Iowa over the last 36 years, with the first of those coming during the series inaugural 1978 campaign. This past season racing in the Hawkeye State, the series contested five racing programs, four of which were part of the Knoxville Nationals, with five different drivers picking up wins.

Crawford County Speedway joins Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, as tracks hosting an inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event in 2015.

“The Outlaws are a whole different ballgame,” said Volkert. “It’s a true show and a spectacle to be seen. We’ve had 360-sprint cars here the last few years and they carry a lot of speed down the backstretch, but the Outlaws will be even faster. The drivers are very talented and the cars are very fast. We are extremely excited for the event and are already working on plans, so that on June 12, we are ready to go.”

Additional information on tickets will become available at a later date at www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Home of THE 74th RUNNING OF THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

Perris Auto Speedway

THE TRADITION OF KISSING THE AGGIE TROPHY AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Perris, CA, November 19, 2014) It has been a long honored tradition for the winner of the world’s most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, to have his photo taken while kissing the famous “yard of bricks” at the start finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two years ago when the world’s most famous Midget race, the Turkey Night Grand Prix, made it’s much heralded return to the dirt at Perris Auto Speedway, race winner Kyle Larson began a new tradition when he kissed J.C. Agajanian’s bronzed hat on top of the massive Aggie trophy. That tradition will be carried on this Thanksgiving Night, November 27th, when the famous Riverside County clay oval hosts the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the USAC Honda National Midgets and Western States Midgets.

Dave Darland kisses Aggie’s hat after winning his second Turkey Night Grand Prix last Thanksgiving. J.C. Agajanian Jr. on the left and Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian on the right look on at the yearly winner’s tradition. Media, feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The trophy came about a few years ago when Irwindale Speedway PR Chief Doug Stokes mentioned the possibility of a perennial Turkey Night Grand Prix trophy to J.C. Agajanian Jr.

“Doug suggested we should have a perennial trophy for Turkey Night,” J.C. Jr. said on the phone on Tuesday afternoon. “We (the Agajanian family) had talked about it, but just had not done it. Stokes said he would work on it and asked it if we still had one of my dad’s hats.”

After talking with Stokes, J.C. Jr. went to see his mom to ask if she still had any of his father’s hats he could put on the trophy. Anyone who had been around racing for a period of time knew that from Ascot to Indy and everywhere in between, J.C. Agajanian Sr. always had a Stetson on.

Famous racing promoter J.C. Agajanian wearing his white Stetson in the Ascot press box in 1981. On the left is then Lieutenant Governor of California Mike Curb with 7-Up’s Bill Hughes in the center. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Scott Daloisio.

“We (J.C. Jr. and his mom) went into my dad’s walk in closet and there was a hat on the shelf that he had worn at Indianapolis,” J.C. Jr. said. “I told my mom we were going to make a perennial trophy and I asked her if I could take it to honor dad for his work with the Turkey Night Grand Prix. She said I could have it so I took it to Stokes.”

Stokes immediately went to work on the large wooden trophy which stands well over three-feet tall. The trophy has brass plaques with the name and year of every winner of the Turkey Night Grand Prix back to the inaugural victor Bob Swanson who won in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles which is now the site of CBS Studios.

In addition to the plaques with all of the driver’s names on the trophy, J.C. Sr.’s Stetson, which Stokes had bronzed, sits on top of the award and it sits there in a very distinctive manner.

The famous Aggie trophy with J.C. Agajanian’s bronzed hit sitting in the podium during the running of the 73rd Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway last Thanksgiving. Media feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

“The hat sits on top of the trophy in a way so it looks like J.C. had just taken it off, set it on the trophy and went to his desk to do business,” J.C. Jr. said. “That was all Stokes idea. A big thanks to Doug Stokes for all of that. That is how the trophy came about. He made it happen and we were thrilled with what he had done.”

The kissing of the trophy came about with a very simple suggestion. It came after Larson won the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris in 2012. It was after the race and the suggestion came from a photographer and longtime dear friend of the Agajanian family named Albert Wong. Wong has shot Turkey Night for the Agajanian’s for many years.

“We took a photo with Kyle and the trophy and Kyle and his crew with the trophy,” J.C, Jr. said. “Then the crew was gone and Albert asked Kyle if he could bend over and kiss the trophy. He explained that it was J.C. Agajanian’s hat. Kyle said he knew what it was and as he bent over and kissed the hat, Albert got the shot and the new tradition was born right there at Perris Auto Speedway.”

Agajanian further explained about traditions being born at the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

“Things happen at Turkey Night,” he laughed into the phone. “A fan out of the stands came up to me at Ventura a few years ago and said it should not be a 100-lap race, it should be a 98-lap race to honor my dad (J.C. Sr.’s cars were always #98). I told him I thought that was a wonderful idea. I talked to USAC about it and they said it sounded like a great idea. I talked to the drivers and they agreed. So, another tradition was born. And, that is what Turkey Night is known as. A tradition.”

See Kyle Larson, defending champ Dave Darland, USAC National point leader Rico Abreau, Western Midget point leader Ronnie Gardner and the rest of the top Midget stars battle to see who gets to kiss Aggie’s hat next Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Gates will open at 3:00 PM and there will be an on track autograph session with all of the drivers including Larson. Also signing autographs will be the Grand Marshal of the race, Parnelli Jones, who won the Turkey Night Grand Prix in 1963.

Tickets can be obtained in advance 24-hours a day by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online by clicking on the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 . For those wishing to get tickets at the track on race night, there will be plenty available for everyone.

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping on the fairgrounds for the Turkey Night Grand Prix will open at noon on Wednesday, November 26. The cost is $25.00 per night. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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2014 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 26 Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 27 Agajanian Promotions and Perris Auto Speedway Presents the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix – USAC National and Western Midgets

 

 

DICK BERGGREN TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW AT GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, JAN. 23-25

OAKS, PA NOVEMBER 19, 2014 . . . Dr. Dick Berggren has so much knowledge of motorsports, so many experiences and the ability to share all that with fans of the sport. He will be doing just that when he appears at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25th at the spacious Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

The former FOX Network NASCAR pit reporter (2001-2012) will be doing an on-stage discussion and taking questions from what is expected to be a large turnout of race fans. In addition the former publisher of the well-respected Speedway Illustrated magazine will sign autographs.

Berggren will be able to talk about his 26 feature wins as a racer (1967-1981), his work as a writer for local newspapers, his time with Stock Car Racing magazine while he was teaching at Emmanuel College and his time with FOX.

Also he will share with everyone the plans for the North East Motor Sports Museum which will be built on property leased from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Berggren is the president of the Racing History Preservation Group and a driving force behind the planned 10,000 square foot museum.

“The goal of the museum is to cover all aspects of motorsports from this area, not just NASCAR or drag racing but any and all racing that has taken place in the New England area,” said Berggren. More details can be found at www.nemsmuseum.com.

As part of an effort to raise funds for the museum Berggren will also spend time in the Coastal 181 display area and will be happy to sign copies of a new book “A History of Auto Racing in New England.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the show. Part of the proceeds from the book will go to the museum.

The book, including more than 400 photos, is available for just $34.95 plus $6 S&H from Coastal181.com or telephone 877.907.8181. A great Christmas gift idea.

Berggren will be one of many well-known personalities involved with motorsports along with popular competitors that will be part of the three day show that offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports in 250,000 square feet of well-planned show space. More than 200 motorsports vehicles will be on display including a large selection of historic, collectible, classic, vintage and current unique race cars.

Complete details on the show, celebrating its 30th anniversary, can be found at aarn.com.

Limited exhibitor space still remains available and details can be had at motorsports@aarn.com.

 

 

Bell Sets Sights on Western World after another Asphalt Podium!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (November 19, 2014) – Christopher Bell is set to add yet another crown jewel of dirt track racing to his victory ledger this weekend after posting another podium finish in the asphalt Late Model ranks.

With an outside shot at a second consecutive USAC National Midget title still a possibility, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, will try to build upon his 2014 win total of 25 during this weekend’s 47th Annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix.

“We won a preliminary there last year, now we just need to get the big one on Saturday night,” Bell said of the Western World.

Bell was ever so close to snaring his 26th win of the year this past weekend, with only a late caution denying him in asphalt Late Model action at North Carolina’s Southern National Motorsports Park.

“We were really fast all weekend, qualified second and led a lot of it,” Bell said of his first 200-lapper aboard the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52.

Bell led the way at the 125 lap mark at which there was a stop for right side tires only, then held the point when a final caution flew with ten laps to go.

That caution proved costly, with Bell settling for second at the stripe for the second time in a row after posting his first asphalt win at Orange County just last month.

“It was just how the circumstances worked out, we had a good car all day though so we’re happy with second,” Bell said.

“It’s such a different style of racing,” Bell said in comparing the asphalt Late Model ranks in comparison to Sprint Cars and Midgets on dirt. “It’s about being easy getting in and easy getting off the corners most of the day before you can really turn it loose, it’s just a different approach that you have to keep in mind.”

The young gun will get at least one more opportunity on asphalt in 2014 by competing in Five Flags Speedway’s Snowflake 100 in Pensacola, FL, on Saturday, December 6.

Before that though, there’s some dirt business to be taken care in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget with this weekend’s Western World Championships and then Turkey Night next Thursday at California’s Perris Auto Speedway with some asphalt practice mixed in between the Midget action.

“It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Bell concluded.

2014 Quick Stats: 102 races, 25 wins, 54 top-fives, 68 top-tens.

Next Up:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, AZ) – Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.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.

 

 

Croft Has Strong End To 2014

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finishing up the 2014 season with Tri-C Motorsports, Willie Croft had another strong weekend with the team in Yuma, AZ as he scored fourth and seventh place finishes against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

“It has been a great four races with this Tri-C Motorsports team,” Croft said. “We have been pretty fast, and I think it shows with three top-five finishes, and four Top-10’s.”

Heading to the Cocopah Speedway over the weekend to get some laps prior to January’s Winter Heat, Croft and his team came out of the trailer strong, as the Sacramento, CA pilot charged from fourth to finish second in heat race action, transferring directly into the feature event.

Just missing out on a berth in the Top-Eight redraw, Croft lined the Tri-C Manufacturing/ButlerBuilt/FK Rod Ends backed No. 3c machine up in the fifth row for the 25 lap feature event.

With the top-four locking into the Saturday night finale, Croft did all he could to grab a top four finish.

On a picture perfect track, Croft was very good, as he picked up positions in strides as the race came to life. Going toe-to-toe with some of the series’ stronger drivers like Jeff Swindell and Blake Hahn, Croft found himself in the top-five late in the race, as he chased after Tony Bruce, Jr.

In the waning laps, Croft felt pressure from a charging Aaron Reutzel, and as the duo battled they made a three-wide pass on TBJ, as Croft took the fourth and final lock in position.

Locking into the Saturday night feature, Croft and his team watched the track as the night progressed, to make sure they made all of the necessary adjustments to their machine for the feature event.

Lining up in the third row, after the redraw, Croft worked the slicked off Cocopah Speedway for grip as he ran in the sixth position, and felt pressure from Rico Abreu.

Breaking a brake fitting early in the race, things were a little challenging for Croft, but the veteran driver did not let it phase him, as he fought his machine for much of the race.

Duelling with Abreu late in the race, Croft would give up the sixth spot, though he would hang on to the seventh spot as he took the Clyde and Marion Lamar machine across the finish line.

“I really have to thank this entire Tri-C Motorsports team for bringing me down to race, and working so hard,” Croft said. “I am really fortunate they thought of me to finish out their season, and I am really excited to get back down to Cocopah Speedway with them in January.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Croft’s 2014 season has come to a close, but his 2015 season starts the first week of January back at the Cocopah Speedway.

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

 

 

Cox Wraps Up Season With Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team headed south over the weekend, as Cox closed his 2014 season in Yuma, AZ battling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

“It was an okay weekend for us,” Cox said “We fought some issues with our car on Friday night, and played with some stuff and got a little better for Saturday’s finale.”

Lining his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks No. 31c machine up on the pole of his heat race on Friday, Cox got the jump on Dakota Hendrickson, and went on to win his heat, and transfer directly into the feature event.

Finding himself in the sixth row for the feature, the Clarksburg, CA driver quickly moved into the Top-10, where he ran much of the race, on what was a slicked off racing surface.

As the laps clicked off, Cox soon felt pressure from a few drivers who were working their way forward form the back of the place. In the closing laps of the race, Brian Brown, Johnny Hererra, and Roger Crocket were all able to get by Cox, as he settled for a 13th place finish.

“Friday night we had good speed early, but as the track slicked off, I didn’t have the drive off the corner I would have liked,” he explained. “We got passed by some good cars at the end, but I think if I could get off the corner a little better, I could have held my own, or fought a little harder.”

Starting and finishing sixth in his heat race on Saturday night, Cox found himself in the fifth row of the B Main. On a track that was tough to pass on, Cox would finish in the ninth spot, and thought his weekend was over.

After the B Main, Cocopah Speedway promoter, Greg Burgess, offered Cox the promoter’s provisional, and Cox took it, and lined up in the 26th spot.

“I really need to thank Greg Burgess of the Cocopah Speedway for giving me his Promoters Option into the feature event,” Cox said. “It meant a lot for him to give us that option, and I was thankful to be racing in the main.”

Lining up scratch on the field, Cox’s machine felt better to him on this night, as he was able to do some hard racing from the back of the pack and gain some positions early in the race.

With cars battling all over the track, it was tough to gain more positions, and Cox soon felt pressure from the lead pack. Getting lapped by Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson late in the race, Cox was able to hang with the lead duo over the final laps as he ended up finishing 21st.

“We got lapped in the feature event, so it’s hard to say we were fast, but the car felt much better,” he said. “When we did get lapped, it was a good measuring point to see they weren’t driving away from us, so we have something to build off of heading into the winter. I have to thank Rodney, Dan, Morgan, and my Grandpa Chuck for all of their help this weekend.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, MTFX Graphics, Konnected, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cox’s season is not quite finished yet, however, as he will climb aboard the RJ Johnson Outlaw Kart this Saturday night in Red Bluff, CA.

 

 

White Closes Season in Arizona

PETERSEN MEDIA- Closing her 2014 season out in Yuma, AZ over the weekend, Harli White competed with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour two more nights making both feature events.

“It was great for us to make both feature events, but we had some issues both nights, so hopefully this winter we can start addressing some little things, so we can hit the ground running in 2015,” Harli White said.

Friday night, White lined up in the third row of her heat race, and on the dry-slick surface, the Lindsay, OK native was able to pick up some big-time passing points, as she finished third, and moved into the feature event.

Hardly making any adjustments to her car, White and company though they would be strong in the feature event, but as the track continued to slick-off, White found herself aboard a very loose racecar.

Lining up in the 11th spot, White figured out very early in the feature event, that her car was too loose, and she had a hard time keeping her car under her. Doing everything she could board her MVT/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed entry to find grip, but slipped through the field.

When the checkered flag waived on the event, White had slipped back to the 24th spot.

“It was really bad on Friday night,” she said. “We were so good in our heat race, so we only did some minor things to our car, but we clearly figured out we should have made some major adjustments.”

Saturday night saw White advance to second in her heat from her third place starting spot, again locking her into the feature event, where she lined up in the 12th spot.

When the race went green, White was able to hold her own, as he battled near the top-10 early in the race. As the race wore on, and the track went away, White’s car slowly went away as well, as she simply struggled over the last half of the race closing her season out with a 21st place finish.

“This year was a big learning curve for my team and myself,” White said. “We took our lumps, but we learned a ton, and it can only help us get better for 2015. We will get to work on cars, and take some of what we learned this year, and hope it brings us some success in 2015.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-51, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White’s season has come to a close, and she will now focus on the 2015 Chili Bowl that is coming in January.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Netto Ends 2014 With ASCS National Tour In Yuma, AZ

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invading Yuma, AZ over the weekend, DJ Netto and his Netto Racing team made the trip south to close out their 2014 season.

“It was a tough weekend for our team,” Netto said. “Things did not go our way, but overall, it was a pretty good season for us.”

Friday night at the Cocopah Speedway, Netto lined his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts backed No. 88n in the second row of heat race action, and when the green dropped he quickly worked into the second but as the yellow flag waived.

Back underway, Netto had a rear torsion stop break, making his car tough to drive, and he dropped to the back, and was forced into the B Main.

Starting 11th in the B Main, Netto worked around the track looking for grip, but as he got in line, he ended up finishing in the ninth spot, ending his night.

Saturday night saw Netto line up in the third row of his heat race, and another strong start saw him work into the third spot, but he was called for jumping and ultimately penalized two spots.

Credited with a fifth place finish in his heat, Netto again found himself in the B Main where he lined up in the fifth spot.

Moving into the fourth position when the race came to life, Netto was all over Blake Hahn as a battle for the transfer spot was heating up. With a car getting out of shape in front of him, and sliding up from the infield, Netto got into the wall as he tried to avoid contact with the other car, and the damage ended, what was a very long weekend.

“It was just crazy,” Netto said. “Nothing went our way. We had pretty good speed both nights, but unfortunately we don’t have anything to show for it. I really have to thank everyone who supported me during 2014, and helped on the car. Overall it was a nice season, and we are all ready to get to work for 2015.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: The 2014 season has concluded.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-19

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

 

 

Hendrickson Happy With Van Dyke Motorsports Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: After making the announcement last week that they would team up for 2015, Dakota Hendrickson and his new Van Dyke Motorsports team were in action over the weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series during their season finale, and Hendrickson was pleased with how things went.

“It was a great weekend,” Hendrickson said. “Our first weekend together we were at a pretty tough show, and for me personally, it was the first Lucas Oil ASCS National feature I have ever started.”

Kicking things off at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ on Friday night, the Omaha, Nebraska driver picked up a second place finish in heat race action aboard the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks backed No. 5h machine, locking him into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the seventh row on the slick Cocopah Speedway surface, Hendrickson got bumped from behind very early in the feature event, causing him to spin his machine out, and tag the field from the rear.

Lining up in the 26th spot, Hendrickson was able to gain a few positions as he adapted to his new machine, as he worked his way back up to the 22nd spot at the finish line.

Back in action on Saturday night, Hendrickson finished in the fifth spot of his heat race, putting his NAAKE Suspension/FSR Radiators machine in the evening’s B Main event.

Lining up in the fourth row of his B Main event, Hendrickson looked to get into the top three to transfer into the feature event, but on this night it was not in the cards.

Doing all he could to gain positions, Hendrickson would finish in the seventh spot, ending his 2014 season, and his debut weekend with Van Dyke Motorsports.

“We were a little bummed to not make the feature event on Saturday night, but overall it was a good weekend for us,” Hendrickson said. “It was nice to work with Harley and his team, and I am already looking forward to January.”

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

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team has concluded it’s 2014 season but will kick off 2015 in January back at the Cocopah Speedway.

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Johnson Reaches New Heights Across the Country During Busy Season

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2014) - Chase Johnson pushed himself to a new level in 2014.

Johnson took advantage of new racing opportunities and he raced at several tracks for the first time, which took him from California to the Midwest and back.

"I had a great year with new experiences," he said. "I can't thank Harley Van Dyke, Shawn and Cindy Thomas, Matt and Cole Wood, Jay St. Claire, Steve Kaiser, Scott Dupont and all of the people who gave me an opportunity. It was an unbelievable year and I'm extremely grateful for everything."

It kicked off with his debut at the Chili Bowl Nationals in January.

"That was a surreal event," he said. "It was neat to be able to compete in the Chili Bowl for the first time. I felt like I improved every time I hit the track."

From there Johnson made his first 410ci sprint car start and he was involved in the 24 hours of LeMons event in March, when he drove a Volkswagon Jetta at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

Additionally, Johnson was able to gain a lot of nonwing experience in 2014. He competed in a nonwing 410ci sprint car, a nonwing spec sprint and a nonwing micro sprint along with his Chili Bowl opportunity in a midget.

"There is a big difference of driving a nonwing race car versus a winged one," he said. "I improved as a driver by learning in both types throughout the season."

In winged competition, Johnson took part in the ASCS Northwest Region Speedweek in California and Oregon before he ventured to the Midwest, where he raced in Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. That included his debut at the famed 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"That is one of the biggest races of the year and brings in the top talent from across the country," he said. "It's unbelievable how tough the competition is there and how challenging the track is to learn. I gained so much knowledge about racing on a big, fast half-mile track from my laps there."

This season also included a micro sprint win at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23.

"It's tough to win in anything these days so that meant a lot to earn a trip to Victory Lane this year," he said.

Johnson finished the season with seven top fives, including a podium result during the Adobe Cup at Petaluma Speedway on Oct. 11.

"In addition to all of the car owners, I want to thank my family and sponsors for the support this year," he said. "Thank you everyone for believing in me and sticking with me. I had a great time and I'm really looking forward to the opportunities in 2015 with my great sponsors, family and fans."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"My great grandpa started Johnny Franklin's Mufflers in 1961 and it has been in the family ever since," Johnson said. "My family and everyone at Johnny Franklin's Mufflers have supported me through my entire racing career and are my biggest fans. I couldn't be happier to represent such a great company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Strong with ASCS; Western World this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 18, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel closed out his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign in fine form with another podium finish among a pair of top-ten runs in the series season-ending double at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma this past weekend.

And Friday’s rousing 19th to third charge aboard the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car could have been improved upon Saturday night if night for a failed nose wing mount that held the Clute, TX, driver to an eighth-place finish rather than a possible ninth overall win of 2014.

With the winged season in the books, Reutzel switches gears and goes non-wing for the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car portion of this weekend’s 47th Annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix.

Riding a stretch of eight consecutive finishes of fourth or better entering Friday’s Cocopah card, nine in a row seemed unlikely after Reutzel missed the cut from his heat race.

“I tried a big slider for second, I tried to cut it back down but Jason (Johnson) got by so we started and finished third,” Reutzel explained. “And that put us in the B.”

Transferring from the “B” Main, Reutzel gridded the feature field 19th aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry. And the show was on.

“It was the last two races and points weren’t really a concern for us,” Reutzel says. “I really wanted a shot at that $10,000 to win on Saturday night, so if I junked a car going for it I was okay with that.”

The all-or-nothing approach paid dividends with Reutzel slicing through the field to earn a third place finish and lock into the Saturday night finale.

“We drove through there like it was nothing,” Reutzel comments. “We were rolling really nice and got all the way up there with just one caution, we had to pass all those cars. The car was perfect, the track was great with a good top, good bottom and middle.”

With a ninth-consecutive finish among the top four, Saturday looked even more promising for the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine after Reutzel was quickest among the four locked-in cars in hot laps.

With $10,000 on the line, it was feature time.

“We got a lap in before the feature and the car was great, I thought we had this one for sure,” Reutzel says.

But no sooner did the green flag drop did Reutzel’s hopes dwindle away.

“The nose wing fell down on the frontstetch at the start, the back mounts broke,” Reutzel says. “It was like having the top wing back all the way, it felt like I didn’t even the front tires on the ground.”

Reutzel struggled early on with the nose wing issues, dropping back in the field.

“It took me a while to figure out how to drive it like that, we finally got going some but it wasn’t what it could have been.”

Slipping as far back as 12th, Reutzel took advantage of a late restart to climb back up to eighth at the finish.

“It’s really nice to see what you’re capable of doing without engine problems,” Reutzel said of late season rush that includes ten top-ten runs beginning with the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals last month.

“It was a great way to finish our ASCS season and we’re really looking forward to next year now knowing that our engine program is in good shape,” Reutzel explains.

The 2014 season isn’t quite done for Reutzel and crew though with a pair of big non-wing races to round out the season beginning with this weekend’s Western World Championships.

“We’re gonna give it a try, hopefully we get some slick tracks that we can do something on, that’s where I always seem to go better without the wing,” Reutzel concludes.

2014 Quick Stats: 62 races, 8 “A” Main wins, 32 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Up Next: The USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars at Canyon Speedway Park’s 47th Annual Western World Championships in Peoria, AZ, this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.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.

 

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY AWARDS DRIVERS FOR THEIR 2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The annual NAPA Wayne County Speedway awards banquet was held Saturday night, November 15, 2014 at the Pines Golf Course banquet hall with well over 200 people in attendance. Following the delicious meal, a slide show, put together by Alan Hutchinson, was shown of all the top drivers. Then a slide show highlighting the 50 years of Blaine Aber racing was shown and then Blaine was given a die cast of his 50th year gold car. Brad Haudenschild picked up his first ever Fisher Performance Sprint championship trophy and awards as he had 6 feature wins and a total of 519 points for the year. Jason Dolick was the runner up while Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Jordan Harble, Russ Sansosti, Nick Patterson, Danny Mumaw, Kirk Jeffries and Bob Lime followed in the top ten. For the fifth time in his career at NAPA WCS, Ryan Markham laid claim to the Lias Tire Late Model championship as he also collected 6 checkered flags this season and chalked up 617 markers. Following him in the top ten were Blaine Aber, Charlie Duncan, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, Shane McLoughlin, Don Conley, Allan Baker, Jim Nicely and Keith Berner. Eight wins propelled into 646 points and the second Thrifty Muffler Super Stock championship for Larry Baldwin as Mitch Caskey, Tyler Thompson, Nick Smith and Paul McVicker filled out the top five and they were followed by Brandon Gardner, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Bob Daugherty and Chaz O’Dell. Brad Hensel scored 8 feature wins and posted 573 points to grab the WQKT Mini Stock crown. Doug Hensel edged out Adam Kern for second as Steve Crowe, Moose Workman, Greg Thompson, Mitch Reichard, Lester Berry, Jason Rowe and Elvis Conkle rounded out the top ten. All drivers also received packets from the Contingency Connection awards plus many different awards that included the Accelnation.com Club to Mitch Caskey while Brad Haudenschild collected the Aeromotive Phantom Fuel System Series. The J E Pistons Sportsman of the Year Award went to Jason Dolick as Blaine Aber was awarded the Stage 8 Fasteners World’s Best Award. Larry Baldwin picked up the Performance.com Top Performer and the Contingency Connection’s 20th Anniversary Official Welder Award. Also pocketing two awards was Ryan Markham as he took the RJS Racing Equipment Championship award and the Scorpion Super Star Bonus. The Flowmaster/Hurst Grassroots Champions Bonus went to Brad Hensel as Doug Hensel received the Painless Performance Circuit Challenge Award. Watch the website at www,waynecountyspeedway.com for news on the 2015 season that will include the Sprints, Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mini Wedges plus the new Aamco Crate Late Models and the Lowes Dirt Carts.

 

 

MAXIM/RIDER SPRINT CAR ‘RAFFLE CAR’ HEADS TO FINAL TWO TRADE SHOWS BEFORE THE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, DRAWING DATE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 18, 2014) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation’s brand-new 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered Maxim sprint car ‘raffle car’ will make the last two trade show appearances soon before its Friday, December 19, drawing date. Museum special events coordinator David Herrmann will have the state-of-the-art winged sprint car at this weekend’s Heartland Auto Racing Show, November 21-22, in Des Moines and at next month’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 11-13, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Said David Herrmann today, “People don’t always realize that the non-profit museum foundation needs an 18-month raffle to make this fundraising program work for us and our partners, the builders and the manufacturers. However, we are now down to the last month before we will draw the winning ticket. So, if you’ve always dreamed of owning and/or driving a sprint car, now is your chance to be a part of the raffle. Tickets are just twenty dollars each, or six tickets for one hundred dollars. Those individuals that won’t be at the Heartland show in Des Moines nor the PRI show in Indianapolis are encouraged to call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-874-4488. This opportunity will really make someone’s Christmas this year!”

Those builders and manufacturers who are participating in this tenth museum-benefit raffle are Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Donovan, Winter’s Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, GS Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sander Engineering, MSD Ignition, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Astro Titanium, Wilwood Disc Brakes, BMRS, Auto Meter, Del West, Hoosier Tire, SuperShox, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drives, Hooker Harness, Xtreme Accu-Tach, KSE Racing Products, T&D Machine Products, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, HRP Racing Products, Moose Blocks, P-Ayr, Rod End Supply, Kenny’s Components, Hinchman Racing Uniforms and C&R Racing.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is located at One Sprint Capital Place (P.O. Box 542) in Knoxville, Iowa (50138). It is open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

 

 

Kody Graham, Mike Bruce Earn Shell Shock Designs Heat Race Challenge Honors

OSWEGO, NY (November 18, 2014) – For the second consecutive season Nebraska based helmet painters, Shell Shock Designs, has awarded a free custom helmet painting to the driver with the most heat race victories in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions at Oswego Speedway.

Supermodified shoe Kody Graham and SBS veteran Mike Bruce are this year’s recipients, after they earned the most qualifying heat race victories in their respective divisions this season.

Despite missing one event this year, Graham raced to four heat race victories and one main event triumph in the Graham Racing No. 90, finishing 11th in the final Supermodified driver standings. Graham’s four heat race wins were one better than Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, Tim Snyder, and David Danzer to earn heat race challenge honors.

In the SBS ranks, Bruce piloted the No. 22 machine to five heat race wins and three main event victories on his way to 8th in the final driver’s point tally. Five heat race wins for Bruce were one better than Jack Patrick and Jason Simmons to collect the free custom helmet paint job from Shell Shock Designs.

Shell Shock Designs is a custom helmet painting business, which services some of the best racers in the world, fronted by designer and painter Noah Ennis, a longtime fan of Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing.

Some of Shell Shocks client base includes World of Outlaws racers Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, and Daryn Pittman as well as recent World Finals winner Brian Brown.

Speedway competitors Mike Bond and Dan Connors Jr. won the inaugural Shell Shock Designs Heat Race Challenge in 2013.

For more information on Shell Shock Designs visit their website online at www.shellshockpaint.com or visit on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

EIGHTH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW DATES SET FOR MARCH 1-7, 2015 AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL

BY: STEVE PADOS

The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th. In making the announcement Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great relationship with the Phillipsburg Mall and we are pleased to once again host the Dirt Track Heroes Show for all of our great racing fans in the Tri-State area. The solid support from the fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show." Greg Collins, vice president at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "We are overjoyed to once again play a part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and we are proud to be associated with this great show."

The schedule of events for the eighth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars all of the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

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

The restored race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of the event back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eighth consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame.

 

 

Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Championship Grows At Premier Speedway

Having been a part of the Premier Speedway landscape for a number of seasons as the naming rights sponsors of the track championship, in conjunction with GF1 Chassis, Parr Motorsports have once again stepped up to the plate ahead of the 2014-15season.

In seasons past Adrian and Kim Parr have provided the Sprintcar Track Champion with a magnificent GF1Chassis and Panel Kit. For the 2014-15 season that prize will now consist of a $10,000.00 voucher to Parr Motorsports for the lucky winner of the Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship.

This prize will most definitely go a long way to reducing one teams inventory bill at the completion of the season!

The Premier Speedway Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Championship will kick off with the opening night of Sprintcar competition on Saturday November 29, 2014.

In a slight twist to previous years, the Championship will be fought out over 10 nights of competition including the two preliminary nights of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The final night of competition will be on Sunday April 5, 2015 as part of night three of the Easter Sprintcar Trail as presented by GJ Gardner Homes.

Adrian Parr from Parr Motorsports was excited to once again be a part of the what is shaping up to be a great season of racing at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this summer.

“Parr Motorsports is thrilled to be able to continue their association with Premier Speedway again supporting the Sprintcar Track Championship for this coming 2014-15 season”, Parr said.

“We have found that supporting the Sprintcar Track Championship over the past couple of years has certainly helped promote our name and associated Speedway brands, thus increasing sales”, he added.

“Premier Speedway has for a long time now been the standout track in Australia and it’s on and off track professionalism with the Club’s ongoing facility and track improvements. Parr Motorsports is again honored and excited to be in some way involved with this great venue”, Parr concluded.

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was also excited to be able to announce the increased Track Championship prize.

“To have Adrian and Kim back on board is great for us. To be able to offer a prize to the value of $10,000.00 to our Sprintcar Track Champion will hopefully create plenty of interest and really give the guys and girls who choose to come and race with us something to chase”, Mills said.

So with the formalities in place it is time for business with the Sprintcars set to kick things off on Saturday November 29 when 3YB, Coast FM and McDonald’s Warrnambool present the opening night of the season.

Tickets for this meeting are available, on-line or they can be purchased from the gate at 4.00pm, on race day. The Modified Production Traders Derby will also be a part of the action.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Caps Season Fifth in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2014) - The 2014 season didn't end as well as Sam Hafertepe Jr. had hoped.

He entered the final weekend within striking distance of his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship. Unfortunately, bad pill draws and a lack of good luck were too much to overcome in the southwest.

"We had a long shot at the championship, but everything had to go right to put us in contention," he said. "We didn't get the most favorable pill draws and didn't have our race car exactly how it needed to be to overcome that."

Hafertepe Jr. started each of the final two nights of the season - last Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway during the Cocopah Challenge Cup - on the outside of the fourth row of a heat race. He advanced from eighth to fifth place each night, which relegated him to a B Main both times.

Hafertepe Jr. won the consolation race on Friday to earn a transfer into the main event. However, a parts failure wouldn't allow the car to rotate the corners on the slick track during the feature.

"You had to hit your marks on that surface and the car was pushing on the right rear as we entered the corners," he said after finishing 21st. "It was pretty difficult to drive."

Saturday didn't fare much better for Hafertepe Jr., who finished third in a B Main to garner a transfer. He was unable to make up much ground during the 30-lap main event and he placed 20th to cap the season.

"Ideally you want to go out and win the final race of the season so you have some momentum heading into the offseason," he said. "Only one person can do that though and we weren't in contention for that opportunity. We'll take what we learned and apply it the next time we face those conditions at Cocopah Speedway."

Hafertepe Jr. finished fifth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. He scored a series-leading four feature victories and he ranked fourth in top fives (14) and top 10s (25).

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 21 (17).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 20 (21).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 37 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

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.

"I've been using Keizer Aluminum Wheels since 2004," Hafertepe Jr. said. "They are like family to me and have been with me through the highs and the lows."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank LoneStar Speedway, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Wells Racing Engines, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports Honored at Knoxville Raceway Banquet

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Nov. 17, 2014) - White Lightning Motorsports officially wrapped up the 2014 season last Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway banquet.

The team was awarded third place in the championship standings in the 360 class and was honored as the Sportsman of the Year in the 305 division.

"We're making steady progress," said Jamie Ball, who scored his first career 360 victory this season. "I think we've got consistent enough that we can contend for a championship next year.

"The sportsmanship award is something that is really important. A lot of people go through this sport and make it all about them. I think Devin (Kline) and the rest of our team is really proud about how we were able to help another driver achieve a dream."

Kline and White Lighting Motorsports received the award in large part because of Kline allowing championship contender J. Kinder to use his engine on the final night of the season.

"I know how much getting those two wins my rookie season meant to me," Kline said. "I couldn't imagine what a championship on the line meant for him. It feels good to help him out."

Additionally, White Lightning Motorsports scored a new Maxim chassis and a set of wings thanks to the random drawing Knoxville Raceway holds for the teams that attended at least 75 percent of the races.

"The Maxim chassis was the best prize we could win at the banquet so we're thrilled about that," Ball said. "We were the first team drawn so we definitely picked a Maxim chassis."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization, which provided insurance for eligible drivers, a $500 credit for safety products and a new driveline restraint system.

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 14 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

LARRY BALL JR. - 8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 3 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 7 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Larry Ball Jr. Website: http://www.LarryBallJr.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Larry Ball Jr. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LarryBallJr5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights from Ball's first career 360 victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 21: http://youtu.be/sJxnb-gK1nY

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first-ever 305 win at Knoxville Raceway on July 19: http://youtu.be/cu2F34pQISg

Here is a link to highlights from Kline's triumph at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 2: http://youtu.be/wHeFsGhah6I

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Maxim Racing

Located in Springfield, Ill., Maxim Racing has focused on building elite sprint car chassis since being established in 1988. For more information, visit http://www.RaceMaxims.com.

"Since I got hurt in 2012 we switched to Maxim Chassis and the first night out after we put the car together Dusty Zomer won before I could get back in the car," Ball said. "They not only build fast cars that help us be successful, but they keep up safe as well."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L & J Automotive, AIB College of Business, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Van Gorp Construction, Ostrich Racing Engines, The Hearing Clinic, Timber Line Tree Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Matt Jones Trucking, Bell Helmets, Driver Websites, Sweet Manufacturing, Vocon Auctioneers, Iowa State Savings Bank, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Replay XD, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Scores Eight Feature Victories During 2014 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports recorded eight feature victories in 2014 as a trio of drivers powered a Big Game Treestands sprint car.

Craig Dollansky earned five wins, including three at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he finished sixth in the championship standings. He also won at Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., and at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

Dollansky added 16 top fives and 25 top 10s.

Sammy Swindell picked up a trio of triumphs at three of the premier facilities in the country. He won World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., and at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. Swindell also returned to Victory Lane during the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

He finished an abbreviated season with 14 top fives and 23 top 10s.

Danny Lasoski drove for Big Game Motorsports during the final three races of the season. He scored a runner-up result during the Renegade Sprints Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, and notched a pair of top-six results at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

It’s Western World Week at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 17, 2014) – The Western World Championships, the perfect way to end a season.

That’s how Canyon Speedway Park will bring the curtains down on the 2014 season with this weekend’s 47th Annual USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix.

The Honda USAC National Midgets and the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will battle it out for three nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The week’s festivities get under way early with Tuesday night’s Western World Kickoff Party at the Saddle Ranch Chop House in Glendale.

By week’s end, one elite driver could pocket $15,000 in Saturday night’s Western World finale with a winner’s share of $7,500 up for grabs in both the Midget and Sprint Car ranks.

It’s a feat that Bryan Clauson pulled off last year. After dominating the Sprint Car portion for his second Western World title in as many years, Clauson made a last lap pass in the Midget main event to make it a sweep.

A winner of ten CSP main events in 2013, Clauson comes off a win in this past weekend’s USAC National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Classic.

Clauson will have his hands full in both divisions with a number of top competitors looking to add the title of Western World champion to the ledger.

In the Midget ranks, Rico Abreu leads Keith Kunz Racing teammate Christopher Bell into the weekend with Hall of Fame opening night winner Tracy Hines third in points.

Current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson defends his home turf in the Sprint Car portion with series champion Matt Mitchell leading the way for the USAC West Coast forces along with USAC Western Classics champ Ryan Bernal.

Johnson is one of several top contenders along with Clauson pulling double duty over the weekend including two-time Western World winner Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, USAC/CRA shoe Mike Spencer and Casey Shuman.

Approximately 70 Midgets and Sprint Cars are anticipated for the event, with a quick glimpse at the entry list revealing one of the most competitive fields in Western World history.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

0 Jack Hawley (Menifee, CA)

1p Terry Nichols (Delano, CA)

5d Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)

7 Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, CA)

17 Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)

17n Johnathon Henry (Stockton, CA)

24 Tracy Hines (New Castle, IN)

32 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ)

51 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

51 R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)

52c Isaac Chapple (Wilkinson, IN)

55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)

56 Darren Hagen (Riverside, CA)

57 Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)

63 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)

67 Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV)

68 Ronnie Gardner (Norco, CA)

71 Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

73 Trey Marcham (Newcastle, OK)

73x Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)

91T Tyler Thomas (Tulsa, OK)

97 Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA)

98 Jarid Blondel (Orange, CA)

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

2 Larry Gibson (El Mirage, AZ)

2 Josh Shipley (Peoria, AZ)

02 Matt Rossi (Peoria, AZ)

5 Tye Mihocko (Peoria, AZ)

5v Bradley Terrell (Sebastopol, CA)

7k Bruce St. James (Phoenix, AZ)

7m Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)

8 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

11c Michael Curtis (Cottonwood, AZ)

12 Josh Pelkey (Peoria, AZ)

12x Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA)

16 Mike Martin (Yuma, AZ)

17m Michael Colegrove (Peoria, AZ)

17rw Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL)

19 Andrew Reinbold (Chandler, AZ)

20 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)

20 Shon Deskins (Waddell, AZ)

20s Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN)

21az Stevie Sussex (Phoenix, AZ)

22b Chris Windom (Canton, IL)

28 Mark Morin (Surprise, AZ)

30 C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)

32b Brian Hosford (Gilbert, AZ)

37 Matt Mitchell (Yorba Linda, CA)

48 Thomas Ogle (Surprise, AZ)

50 Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ)

55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)

56 Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA)

73 Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)

74 Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA)

74x Josh Hodges (Tijeras, NM)

75 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ)

77 Dalten Gabbard (Peoria, AZ)

77m R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)

87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

92 Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA)

98 Matt Lundy (Phoenix, AZ)

99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

In a slight alteration to the format of yesteryear, the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field will not be split, with all entries running each night just as the Midgets have done.

While all entries in Midgets will race each night with Thursday and Friday preliminary events following standard USAC format including qualifying, heat races and features, the Sprint Cars will do similar with a full card of heat races and features on both Thursday and Friday. Separate qualifying (Midgets only), heat and feature points will be tabulated to determine Saturday night Western World Championship lineups.

The top eight in combined points for both Midgets and Sprint Cars from Thursday and Friday action will be locked into Saturday’s main event. Those eight will engage in a Revenge Draw during Saturday’s opening ceremonies to determine the Dash lineups for both Midgets and Sprint Cars. The Dash finish will determine the alignment of the front four rows of the main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Qualifying races straight up by points, with finishes determining the balance of the night’s “A” and “B” Main lineups.

Past Western World Championship Winners (Wing / Non-Wing / Midget)

2013 – Bryan Clauson (nw) / Bryan Clauson (m)

2012 – Wayne Johnson (w) / Bryan Clauson (nw)

2011 – Donny Schatz (w) / Tracy Hines (nw)

2010 – Donny Schatz (w) / Brady Bacon (nw) 2009 – Sammy Swindell (w) / Brady Bacon (nw)

2008 – Kevin Swindell (nw) 2007 – Jerry Coons, Jr. (nw) 2006 – Josh Wise (nw) 2005 – Dave Darland (nw) 2004 – Bud Kaeding (nw) 2003 – Tony Elliott (nw) 2002 – Bud Kaeding (nw) 2001 – Jeremy Sherman (nw) 2000 – Jay Drake (nw) 1999 – Donny Schatz (w) 1998 – Tyler Walker (w) 1997 – Mark Kinser (w) 1996 – Steve Kinser (w) 1995 – Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1994 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1993 – Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1992 – Steve Kinser (w) 1991 – Danny Lasoski (w) 1990 – Steve Kinser (w) 1989 – Sammy Swindell (w) 1988 – Mark Kinser (w) 1987 – Steve Kinser (w) 1986 – Bobby Davis, Jr. (w) 1985 – Steve Kinser (w) 1984 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1983 – Steve Kinser (nw) 1982 – Steve Kinser (nw) 1981 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1980 – Jeff Swindell (nw) 1979 – Tim Green (nw) 1978 – Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1977 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1976 – Bubby Jones (nw) 1975 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1974 – Rick Ferkel (nw) 1973 – Earl Wagner (nw) 1972 – Jan Opperman (nw) 1971 – Jan Opperman (nw) 1970 – Jerry McClung (nw) 1969 – Bob Huebner (nw) 1968 – Bob Cleberg (nw)

Three-day advanced tickets are available for just $65 with VIP Suite tickets for all three days available for $95 and All Access Passes for $110.

Single day tickets are $20 for both Thursday and Friday and $25 for Saturday’s Western World Championships finale.

Detailed Western World Championships ticket information and pricing is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/the-45th-annual-western-world-championships/.

Tickets may be ordered by calling the track at 602-258-RACE (7223).

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule and early portion of 2015 can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Allard Scores 13th Victory of 2014 During New Zealand Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a strong 2014 season in the United States, Jonathan Allard made the trip back to New Zealand, and opened his season in victory lane, as he scored his 13th overall win of 2014 at the WXC Speedway on November 8th, 2014.

With new clay being brought in during the off season, the Chico, CA transplant took a liking to it early, as he charged his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul backed No. 0 machine from the fourth row to finish second in his first heat race.

In the second round of heat race action, the 2014 Gold Cup Race of Champions winner picked up the win from his front row starting position, giving him high point honors on the night.

With the four-car inversion in place, Allard lined his Exide/NZCDS/BDR Max entry up in the second row for the 20-lap feature event.

As the green flag dropped, it was Jamie Duff jumping out to the early lead, but Allard was quick to jump into the second spot, as he chased after the early race leader, as he put his machine on the ragged edge.

Riding in the second spot for eight markers, Allard made his move getting into turn three on the eighth lap as he snuck around Duff, to take the lead, which he would never relinquish.

Over the last half of the race, Dean Brindle and Duff looked to challenge Allard, but he was too good on this night, and took home the opening night win.

“There is nothing better than getting the opening night win, “ Allard said. “We had a great car that worked anywhere on the track, and it let me do what I needed to do to get the lead. I have to thank my team for their efforts, and of course all of our partners for making this all possible.

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support. 2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-63, Wins-13, Top 5’s-30, Top 10’s-42. ON TAP: Allard will be back in action on Saturday night at WXC Speedway. STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, http://www.allardmotorsports.co.nz/, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Rich Vogler Classic Winner, David Byrne Ready For King Of The Wing in California Wisconsin open-wheel standout ready for long trip West for three races in three days

Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Monday, November 17, 2014): It's already been a career season for David Byrne in the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series after winning his first ever race in the series in the most prestigious race on the schedule; the Rich Vogler Classic. He's also had a good year with the Wing atop of his Sprint car competing in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series. Competitive each and every time he's entered an event, the Shullsburg, Wisconsin driver is hoping to end the 2014 racing season on an even higher note with a trip to California.

Davey Hamilton's King of the Wing Series will conclude its' inaugural season with three races in three days in the Golden State beginning on Friday, November 21st at the fast 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval of Madera Speedway located northwest of Fresno in Madera, CA. From there, it's on to the immaculate Irwindale Speedway, a 1/2 (0.500) mile progressively banked paved oval northeast of Los Angeles in Irwindale, CA on Saturday, November 22nd. The series concludes on Sunday, November 23rd at the 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval of Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, CA.

"I have really enjoyed our Season. The Win in the Silver Crown race in Indy was really Special. Being the 100th different winner in a Historic Series such as the USAC Silver Crown Series and to think I’m on a list of other winners such as A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti is pretty surreal." The 28-year-old offered as he and his Byrne Racing Team prepare for the lengthy trip out west. "We took all season to figure out set-ups and nuances of the Winged Pavement Sprint car but we nailed it at Rockford in the last race. After what we did there, I can't wait for California." He added.

In the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series race at the fast 0.292 mile high-banked paved oval of Rockford Speedway (IL), Byrne was fast throughout the weekend and just missed his first ever trip to victory lane in a Winged Sprint Car with a solid second place finish on September 28th. "We had a dominating performance. With three to go a lapped car broke right in front of us and we had to dive through the infield to avoid him. Lost the lead in the process. We still finished second and didn’t really tear anything up." He explained.

His Father and Car Owner, Steve Byrne added; "It’s been a very special season. David’s win at Indy in a last corner, last lap pass was indescribable. Our Team worked hard and never gave up. We knew the win was right around the corner."He stated. "David and Chuy (Car Chief, James Sandberg) have really gelled this year and we couldn’t do it without the work and expertise of Chuy. Byrne Racing is very lucky to have a Car Chief of his caliber. The Team came a long way with the Winged Sprint Car. It took us awhile to put it all together but David’s Rockford Race proved we should have a great run with the King of Wings Series." He ended.

For the King of the Wing Series in California, his familiar #40 Winged Sprint Car machine will carry sponsorship support and decals from the family owned business, Bytec Resource Management as well as Truck Country, J&D Performance Incorporated, Steele Performance Parts, Simpson Racing Products and M.P.H. Promotions. To learn more about David Byrne as well as the entire Byrne Racing, please go to the Byrne Racing Website located at: www.byrneracing.net You can also follow Byrne Racing on Facebook by going to: www.facebook.com and searching for "Byrne Racing LLC".

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS TO BE HONORED JANUARY 24, 2015

Sunoco American Late Model Series to Join Ceremony

ROSSBURG, OH (November 17) – An intense points chase at Eldora Speedway that culminated with first-time champions Matt Westfall (DIRTcar Modified) and Frank Paladino (Eldora Stock Car); along with Matt Miller’s defense of his DIRTcar Late Model title, will be honored Saturday evening January 24, 2015 with the annual Awards Celebration.

To be held in the adjacent Eldora Ballroom, the doors will swing open at 5 p.m., with opening remarks at 6:30 followed by the distribution of awards and $30,000 in point fund monies. Each of the three divisions competes for a $10,000 point fund annually at the legendary half-mile oval.

As has become tradition in recent years, the Sunoco-sponsored American Late Model Series (ALMS) will join the ceremony with the presentation of their championship awards and point fund as well. Brandon Thirlby will return to the stage as the ALMS champion.

Even with an impressive run of eleven A-Feature finishes among the top five, including five victories, Westfall needed a stellar run during the division’s final event of the season, the DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance, to keep Jerry Bowersock from winning back-to-back championships.

Westfall rose to the occasion with wins on each of the preliminary nights of the three-night program, but a consistent finishing Bowersock remained within reach going into the lucrative 25-lap battle on the half-mile oval that featured a collection of the nation’s top running Modified chauffeurs. Both drivers had issues throughout the chase, but Westfall’s 15th place finish over Bowersock’s 29th ‘sealed the deal’ and secured Ludlow Falls, OH driver Westfall his first Eldora title.

Paladino’s ride to a championship was even more nail-biting. Going into the final Stock Car point event of the season, the Lima, Ohio charger found himself sitting in third position behind Jeff Koz and Paul Pardo. When mechanical issues relegated Koz and Pardo to 21st and 20th place finishing positions respectively, Paladino rallied to a third place finish which earned him enough tallies to claim the title by a mere two points.

Miller repeated the strength he exhibited to previous year to garner back-to-back championships. The Whitehouse, Ohio driver captured the Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite in May along with a convincing victory in the Friday night portion of the World 100 weekend. A consistent season in the Rick DeLong-owned machine resulted in eight finishes among the top-five for Miller.

In addition to the hardware and point fund distribution, numerous specialty awards will be distributed , including: Rookie of the Year; Most Improved Driver; Hard Luck Award; Best Appearing Car and the coveted Chick Hale Sportsman of the Year trophy.

Pricing for the lively affair remain at the 2005 price of $23 per person and will go on sale December 15, 2014 by contacting the Eldora office at (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. The deadline for ordering tickets is January 16, 2015.

Additional information regarding Eldora Speedway and its 62nd season, including ticket and campsite purchases is also available on the track’s website.

Race fans can keep up-to-date with the plans going into the 2015 season by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant hosts some of the biggest and most recognizable events in racing. The historic half-mile dirt oval features the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models and Modifieds, UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, USAC National Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Monster Jam, Eldora Stocks and for the third consecutive year, the only dirt race in NASCAR, the 1-800-CAR-CASH featuring the Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

 

 

Bowser Motorsports

Sarver, PA (November 17, 2014) – With the season wrapping up in Western Pennsylvania, Carl Bowser and the Bowser Motorsports team secured one final honor: Bowser was named the #1 Cochran Cavalcade Points Champion in the sprint car division and “could well be the driver to beat for quite a few more years,” according to Area Auto Racing News’ Walt Wimer.

The title added to Bowser’s already successful season, in which he earned six feature wins and the 2014 Lernerville Speedway Track Championship.

Bowser posted victories at Lernerville Speedway on May 2nd, June 6th, June 13th, August 1st, and August 15th, and added to his win count at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on August 30th. He finished second in his last outing of the season at Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede.

“We’ve had a really successful season and I’m very happy with how we ended up,” Bowser said. “We branched out quite a bit from our normal schedule and plan on doing that even more next year. But we were still able to be competitive locally and support our local and regional marketing partners.”

The Bowser Motorsports team expanded their schedule by nearly 40% from 28 to 38 races in 2014, visiting Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Wayne County Speedway, Fremont Speedway and Lincoln Speedway for the first time while posting top-five finishes in nearly 60% of appearances. The team plans to continue expand their schedule significantly in 2015.

The Bowser Motorsports team would like to thank their 2014 marketing partners: Terry Bowser Excavating, Turner Dairy Farms, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, MSMDesigns, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, DirtyMouth Communications, Townsend Gas and Oil, and JHR Racing.

To learn more about Carl and the Bowser Motorsports team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter as @CarlBowser, on Instagram, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing Look Forward to 2015! Holtgraver’s ‘Down Under’ Campaign with Reeve Kruck Will Launch in Warrnambool on December 20th

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Pittsburgh, PA (November 17th, 2014) - Despite ending their short but eventful 2014 campaign on a disappointing note during the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing are already preparing for their 2015 season debut. Holtgraver, who teamed up with Phoenix Racing in October after a long stint with Hunter Racing, is more than excited to continue his relationship with Tom and Sherry Leidig, and will welcome a few returning sponsors in the process. The ‘59’ team plans to kick off 2015 in Florida; just two days after Holtgraver arrives home from Australia. Their first stop will be in Ocala, Florida where they will join the UNOH All Stars for three full nights of racing at the Bubba Raceway Park on February 5th through 7th.

“Our first three races together were tough...but we’ll put those behind us and prepare for next year...we are pretty excited” said Holtgraver, “I can’t thank Tom and Sherry Leidig enough...they believe in me and they believe in what we can accomplish together...Bonzai Bruns and I are learning to communicate a little better and that has shown...he is great crew chief and very knowledgeable...I also need to thank Bonnell’s Rod Shop and DKW Transport...they have been with me for a while and they will follow me to the ‘59’ team...definitely excited for 2015.”

Danny Holtgraver earned seven victories during his 2014 campaign; all while behind the wheel of the familiar Hunter Racing ‘10H’ owned by Rob Hunter. Three of his seven victories took shape during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition; earning a hefty $5,000 for each triumph. Perhaps Holtgraver’s most celebrated accomplishment of 2014 came at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio where he won for the first time in his young career. The victory occurred during ‘Ohio Sprint Speedweek;’ topping the massive 44 car field.

“2014 was pretty special in its own right...we had a lot of highs and some lows..but all in all, it was a great year” explained Holtgraver, “Winning at Eldora was huge..definitely a career highlight..that place is known all over the world and to be a winner there is incredible...hopefully next year we can park the ‘59’ on the same stage.”

Like previously announced, Danny Holtgraver will spend the upcoming winter months ‘Down Under,’ driving for car owner Reeve Kruck during the Australian summer season. Holtgraver, joined by crew chief Bingo Jenkins, will pilot the Reeve Kruck owned no. 36 during fourteen events; including the notorious Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in Warrnambool. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion will spend a vast majority of his Australian campaign competing with the World Series of Sprintcars- a ‘Down Under’ comparison of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

“This is going to be an experience of a lifetime” said Holtgraver about getting the opportunity to race in Australia, “I want to thank Reeve and Bingo for this opportunity...this will be my first ever visit to Australia...I’d love for this to turn into a yearly event...getting an extra month and a half of seat time is only going to help me prepare for Florida...I can’t wait to get over there!”

Danny Holtgraver’s Tentative 2014-2015 Australia Schedule:

December 20 - Warnambool

26- Adelaide WSS

27- Murray bridge WSS

28- mt gambier WSS

30- Avalon WSS

January 1-Warnambool

4- Brisbane WSS

9- Brisbane WSS

10-Brisbane WSS

21-Avalon Presidents Cup

22- Mt. Gambier Kings Challenge

23-25 Warnambool Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

30-Murray Bridge WSS

31- Adelaide WSS

[WSS - World Series of Sprintcars]

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during their entire campaign. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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2014 Wins: 7: (1- Attica Raceway Park (ASCoC)(OH); 1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks and Work Room to the Trade.

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s 65th Anniversary Season Ticket Prices Announced, Available for the Holidays

OSWEGO, NY (November 17, 2014) – In time for the holiday season, Oswego Speedway has released its 65th anniversary season ticket prices, with season passes for grandstand and pit area admission available for purchase.

Fans are now able to visit Oswego Speedway’s box office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve their seats and get a jump start on the 2015 campaign.

General admission and reserved seating grandstand packages are available as well as season long VIP tower suite packaging and pit passes for the Speedway’s 2015 regular season. Season ticket packages will again carry an option to include Budweiser International Classic Weekend tickets in your overall purchase.

This year’s season ticket packages do not include an option for Race of Champions Weekend.

Pricing for 2015 grandstand and pit area season tickets will remain identical to 2014.

This year’s grandstand packages will again include a ‘Regular Season’ pass as well as a ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pass.

‘Regular Season’ grandstand packages will again be priced at $225 for general admission seating and $275 for reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes for the grandstand area will be set at $325 for general admission seating and $390 in reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of only Race of Champions Weekend.

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

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

‘Regular Season’ pit passes will remain set at $350 in 2015, with ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pit passes again marked at $475.

Yearlong admission to the beautiful Oswego Speedway VIP area, which includes entry onto the breathtaking Speedway sky deck high above the grandstand, is available for regular season events at only $900. This price includes all you can eat food and beverage, air-conditioned seating, closed circuit HD television coverage of the racing, and a free Speedway program.

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

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

 

 

Rolling Wheels Raceway Gears up for 2015

Rich Vleck, ELBRIDGE, NY, (November 16, 2014)- Rolling Wheels Raceway, located in Elbridge, NY, was recently purchased by Pay-Dirt Racing and Construction Group, Inc. and is actively preparing for the upcoming racing season.

After an extended process to finalize the agreement to purchase the 5/8-mile oval, Pay-Dirt is moving forward, spearheaded by Mike LaGuzza. Mr. LaGuzza is a life-long race fan that has always dreamed about ways to make improvements and is excited to tackle those goals. A wide array of renovations and improvements are planned while still preserving the elements that make dirt racing so exciting.

Recently, Pay-Dirt brought on their first two employees, agreeing to terms with Mike Emhof and Rich Vleck. Emhof has been installed as the Director of Racing Operations while Vleck will serve as Media Director. They have worked together since 2003, most notably with the Patriot Sprint Tour, and will serve in similar capacities at RWR while maintaining their Patriot obligations.

For 2015, Rolling Wheels will once again utilize a specials only race format. Thursday Night being the primary night used about once a month featuring Big Block Modifieds, 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sportsman. In addition, “The Fast Track” will feature a ground-breaking multi-day tournament-style event near Memorial Day Weekend.

Without a doubt, the Pay-Dirt series will be noteworthy due to the impressive payouts and incredible point funds. The exact details are still being ironed out but are sure to be announced in the near future.

Many other exciting developments are still in the works, which will be announced in the coming weeks in a series of press releases. Look for updates on www.RollingWheelsRaceway.com to come shortly as improvements are currently being made on the website. Over the last month, the www.facebook.com/RollingWheelsRaceway page has been must-visit location for information and ground-breaking fan interaction, including the popular “Sunday Night Trivia”.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Rounds Out Season With Top Five at Cocopah Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 16, 2014) - Track position was key last weekend during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season finale at Cocopah Speedway.

Tony Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team took advantage of a good pill draw on Friday, when Bruce Jr. won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row at the Cocopah Cup Challenge.

"We had a good draw Friday night and that set us up," he said. "We took advantage of our heat race and put ourselves in the redraw."

Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - eight - during the random redraw, which lined Bruce Jr. up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track was nice and slick," he said. "There was no preferred line. We just missed it on the setup. Toward the end of the race I started to fade. I couldn't get back to the gas soon enough on the exit of the corner."

Bruce Jr. maneuvered into third place during the first half of the main event and he maintained a podium position for most of the race. However, two drivers were able to pass Bruce Jr. exiting turn four as they headed to the white flag.

Bruce Jr. finished fifth, which was one position out of locking into the $10,000-to-win feature on Saturday.

"It was such a horrible feeling falling to fifth in the last couple of laps," he said. "We literally went from guaranteeing ourselves in the redraw on Saturday on the big night to drawing 70 and starting last and having to take a provisional to get in the show."

The One 8 Motorsports team was forced to start last in a heat race on Saturday after drawing the No. 70 during the pill draw.

"I had a good start and unfortunately somebody washed up in front of me on the top entering turn one," he said. "I had to get off the gas and I fell in line. Track position was so key because it was tough to pass."

Bruce Jr. finished seventh in his heat race and he ended eighth in a B Main. He then used a series provisional to start 24th in the main event.

"I tried the top the first few laps and it really didn't get us anywhere," he said. "You had to be on the bottom all the way around the race track. Once we tucked in line we were just as fast as everybody else. The problem was we were all in the same lane."

He ended with a 22nd-place result.

"It's not the way we wanted to finish," he said. "You just have to take it, roll with it and focus on the positives from the year. We're excited to get back in the shop and make some adjustments to our program."

Bruce Jr. finished the season seventh in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. It marked the sixth straight season he has placed in the top 10 in the standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (8).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 8 (10); Feature: 22 (24).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 4 wins, 17 top fives, 37 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 59 top 20s

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com.

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tracy Hines Wins Opener of Season-Ending Hall of Fame Classic

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 16, 2014 — Tracy Hines earned his second Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win of 2014, by claiming the opening night of the season-ending 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona on Friday, November 14. Hines led all 30 laps en route to the 47th win of his career with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Hines started on the outside of the front row for the A-Feature and took the lead at the start, before a red flag stopped the action with one lap in the books. He used a strong restart to remain out front in The Carolina Nut Company DRC. Another red flag would be displayed on lap-23, with Hines again retaining the lead on the final restart and pacing the remaining eight circuits to earn the win. Chase Stockon chased him throughout the 30-lap contest.

“I was lucky enough to catch a yellow and a red exactly when I needed it,” said Hines after the win on Friday night. “I was just too tight to maneuver in traffic a whole lot. Chase (Stockon) is a good friend and I knew he’s not doing anything stupid to take us both out. Today was a good day for us and our partner The Carolina Nut Company, as their NASCAR Truck Series team won the championship tonight.”

For Hines, the win moved him into sole position of third on the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series all-time list, breaking a nearly season-long tie with Hall of Famer Jack Hewitt. Hines picked up his first win of the season back in April at Gas City I-69 Speedway in his home state of Indiana.

In the finale of the Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday, November 15, Hines battled driveline problems early in the night, which prevented him from completing a lap in time trials. He used a provisional to start the feature and was able to work his way from the 24th starting spot to 17th when the checkered flag flew.

Hines wrapped up the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series season sixth in points. He was victorious twice and recorded a total of 19 top-10 finishes, of which nine were top-five performances.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, returns to action later this week at Canyon Speedway Park with the Honda USAC National Midget Series for the running of the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Western World Championships.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

All Stars thrilling feature cut short by Moama rain gods.

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series A Main event was won by the rain last night. With every effort being made to beat the incoming weather unfortunately the A Main had to be declared after only 13 laps. Not making half race distance as required to declare final placing’s. ‘With rain forecast we ran thru our heats quickly having these finished just after 8, then cut the Pole Shoot Out and the A Main lined up in the grid and had the first shower come down. Cars pushed back to the pit to wait for the rain stop. The track was reworked by the Heartland crew and we then attempted the event again. In what was shaping up to be a thrilling feature on a great race track the drizzle started again.’ Mandy Searle tells us. ACT26 Tony Moule led for the early stages of the main being passed by SA75 Scott Bogucki about 6 laps in. Followed closely by SA71 Sam Putland, V34 Brenton Farrer & V66 Wayne Logue. The Red light was bought on by ACT26 Tony Moule & V34 Brenton Farrer with Moule in the wall and Farrer having nowhere to go putting his car into the wall hard in Turn 3. With light drizzle setting in the event had to be declared for the safety of all. Heat wins were taken out by SA75 Scott Bogucki, ACT40 Dion Bellman, ACT15 Harley Bishop & ACT26 Tony Moule. Quick time was won by SA71 Sam Putland with a 13.968. ‘This was a very disappointing end to the night. We would like to thank everyone for their efforts to make this event happen last night – the Heartland team who worked hard to beat the rain and our drivers who were extremely cooperative throughout the night.’ Searle says.

Top 5 in the King of the River points are SA75 Scott Bogucki -252, ACT40 Dion Bellman- 250, V83 Chris Solomon-248, ACT26 Tony Moule-240, V34 Brenton Farrer – 237.

SA71 Sam Putland takes out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award

 

 

2014 UMSS Awards Banquet At Hampton Inn (Featuring Tom Savage as the Keynote Speaker)

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director Stillwater, MN (11-15-14)

The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) has set the date for their annual awards banquet to celebrate and honor the top drivers from the 2014 winged, traditional and micro sprint series. The 2014 UMSS awards banquet will return to the same venue as last year. The banquet will move up one week earlier than in previous years and will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Hampton Inn & Green Mill restaurant and bar located at 1000 Gramsie Road in Shoreview, Minnesota at the intersection of I-694 and Lexington Avenue North. Activities will begin with a social hour from 5:00-6:00pm. A cash bar will be available all evening. A buffet dinner will be served from 6:00-7:30pm. The awards ceremony, featuring a keynote address by Tom Savage, will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. The banquet room has three large screens where videos and photo highlights from the 2014 season will cycle through during the course of the evening.

Well-known in the sprint car racing world, Tom Savage will provide his insight into the sport and talk about his long tenure covering sprint car racing here in the Upper Midwest area. Tom has announced sprint car races in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa, has a 25 year run with the Trackside Racing Radio Network, written a book about racing, edited and published his own weekly racing paper, edited and published the annual Dirt Track Fury Yearbook, written countless columns in several area weekly racing publications dating back well over 30 years, contributes a column for FLAT OUT magazine, and co-emceed the first 10 years of induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Listening to Tom Savage will be a highlight for those attending the 2014 UMSS Awards Banquet.

The cost of the banquet is the same as last year at $30 per adult, children 6-15 are $15, and under 6 are free. Tickets need be purchased by January 1, 2015 by mailing a check payable to UMSS to 2700 420th Street West, Harris, MN 55032. Please indicate the number of adult and children tickets on the memo line or on a sticky note, so the appropriate number of tickets can be set aside. A sign-in list will be at the registration table in the banquet room. Driving directions and other information about the Hampton Inn can be found on their website at http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/minnesota/hampton-inn-minneapolis-st-paul-north-MSPSVHX/index.html or by calling them at 651-482-0402. The UMSS encourages race teams and fans to come out and make this an enjoyable family weekend. The Hampton Inn has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and video arcade.

Rooms have been set aside at the Hampton Inn under the group code UPP. The rate for Saturday night for a room with two (2) queen-size beds is $99.00 or a single room with (1) king-size bed is $89.00 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 651-482-0402 and mentioning the UMSS banquet room rate and group code. The cut-off date for reserving a room under the UMSS banquet rate is December 11, 2014 (or based on availability thereafter).

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series looks forward to seeing many sprint car drivers, teams and fans at their sixth annual banquet on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Sprint car fans are especially encouraged to attend the banquet. The UMSS has completed six successful seasons of winged sprint car racing, four seasons with the popular traditional non-winged sprint cars, and three seasons for the micro sprints. The UMSS continues to generate interest in sprint car and micro sprint racing, as they build and grow the sport near the Twin Cities and surrounding areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Series CDO Ron Bernhagen is working to put together a preliminary schedule for the winged sprint car division and hopes to have it ready by early December. Please visit the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or check out the UMSS Facebook page for information about this exciting series and the opportunities that are available for participants, sponsors and fans. These photos will be available on OneDrive for 30 days. To learn more about OneDrive, click here. To share high quality pictures with your friends and family using MSN Photo E-mail, join MSN.

 

 

 

JoJoHelberg, Accomplished Pavement Sprint Car Champion Returns to Roots of Dirt Racing in 2015

JoJoHelberg, 24, the California native sprint car driver has shattered numerous track records, earned series championships, and taken trophies nationwide in both Winged and Non-Winged Pavement Sprint Car events.

Earlier this year Helberg was also crowned the King of the Wing Midwest in the three-race-shootout. What’s next for Helberg?

During the 2014 race season, unless you followed Helberg closely on social media you would have been surprised by which sprint car he piloted at any given pavement track around the country. Helberg skillfully mastered the delicate balance of racing both his own HRD Helberg Racing Development, ADTS #7 Sprint Cars at select venues, while finding incredible success in the newly formed partnership with Smith Motorsports and the black #71 machine.

Steve Smith, owner of Smith Motorsports of Jackson, Michigan, a driver himself with over 20 years’ experience wheeling pavement modifieds, super late models, and pavement sprints, knows the fastest way around a track, earning accolades similar to Helberg such as track championships, series championships and holds track records.

In an interview with Smith he shares, “Over the years I have watched JoJo race and have been impressed with his driving style and ability to win. After meeting him by chance and asking him to drive my car last minute at M-40 speedway, we hit it off right away. From that point on I made sure to work out a way for us to team up with him behind the wheel and drive my cars. He is an extremely positive and determined young man, not just in the car, but also outside of the racing atmosphere.”

When asked, “How committed is Smith Motorsports to Helberg in 2015?” Smith replied, “2014 was a great success! In the Smith #71 exclusively, we were grabbed four feature wins, a few podium finishes and never finishing outside of the top four cars any evening. JoJo has what it takes and I’m committed to 2015 at the next level. Dirt is next! We’ll continue pavement racing as well, but knowing JoJo can drive any car at any track, we’re expanding to dirt racing. Personally, I’d like to be the one who takes him back to his roots of dirt racing.”

There is no denying that Helberg is one of the most popular and winningest Sprint Car drivers in the country and he is going to be a force to recon with on dirt just as he has been on pavement.

Smith arrives in California this week to join the Helberg team in their quest to steal the King of the Wing West winged pavement sprint car crown, running three California tracks over three days in the #7 ADTS machine.

Helberg was crowned King of the Wing Midwest and can taste victory in the upcoming the King of the Wing West event later this month. “I love to race in my home state; it’s a rare opportunity and to have Steve alongside me makes it complete.”

Helberg is a natural talent. Collectively he’s raced and placed this year across 410 and 360 sprint cars, winged and non-winged through AVBBSS, MSRXSS and the USSA series where he’s consistently challenged series regulars. In the HRD/ADTS black #7 he accomplished eight wins in four different series, 14 podium finishes, seven fast times, and two new track records. Three more chances to showcase are as early as November 21 in the King of the Wing at Madera Speedway, California.

Look for Smith Motorsports and driver JoJoHelberg to continue the pavement shows, and compete at select dirt tracks throughout the nation in 2015.

About Smith Motorsports: Owner Steve Smith, racecar driver, team owner and owner ofJim Coffey and Son Plumbing and Heating, and HRS Properties, Jackson, MI, www.coffeyplumbing.llc.com

About HRD, Helberg Racing Development: Owner JoJoHelberg, racecar driver, designer and fabricator of sprint cars, and 3rdgeneration racecar driver. www.jojohelberg.com

About King of the Wing - West: Promoter Davey Hamilton, Three California race series, November 21, 22, & 23, 2014. www.kingofthewing.net

 

 

Bell’s First Oval Nationals in the Books

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (November 13, 2014) – The Oval Nationals. Perris Auto Speedway’s prestigious event is about as tough as it gets in the wingless Sprint Car ranks.

And 19-year-old Christopher Bell tossed his hat into the Ovals for the first time and came away with a solid 12th place finish in the Saturday night finale.

“Over 50 cars there and we made it into the show and ran 12th,” Bell commented. “That’s not too bad for someone that hasn’t run much non-wing stuff, we’ll take it.”

With Bell’s first Oval Nationals in the books, it’s back to North Carolina this weekend for more super Late Model action with the Kyle Busch Motorsports team on asphalt.

Bell’s Oval Nationals experience got under way on Thursday night with the Norman, OK, native timing in 11th among a field of 46 USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Cars in his first PAS laps aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 51T entry. After a runner-up finish in his heat race, Bell’s night was cut short with engine problems early in the feature event.

Swapping out 360-ci engine for 410-ci to kick off the official USAC-sanctioned Oval Nationals on Friday, Bell’s night nearly got off to disastrous start.

“I nearly dumped it on my first qualifying lap so I just took it easy the second time around to make sure I got a lap in,” Bell explained.

Mired at 23rd quick among the field of 55, Bell won his heat from the front and then rallied from 19th in the “A” Main to a strong tenth place finish.

Bell carried that speed over to Saturday’s $20,000-to-wn finale, timing in ninth quick and then finishing second in his heat race to lock into the main event.

“After the six locked in guys, we were second best in points,” Bell said. “We were going good, starting eighth in the feature.”

This one wasn’t meant to be though for the racer that has already reached victory lane 25 times in 2014.

“We fell like a rock at the start and just never really got going,” Bell laments.

Bell ultimately took the checkered flag 12th in the 40-lapper to finish off his first effort at the PAS.

Bell goes from left coast to east this weekend for Saturday’s Super Late Model 200-lapper atop Southern National Motorsports Park asphalt, an event with a scheduled stop after 125 laps for right side tires only.

“It’s going to be another entirely new experience for me,” Bell laughs. “It’ll be interesting, I’m really looking forward to it.”

2014 Quick Stats: 101 races, 25 wins, 53 top-fives, 67 top-tens.

Next Up:

Saturday, Southern National Motorsports Park (Kenly, NC) – Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 asphalt Late Model

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.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.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Partner Renewals Continue to Climb in Anticipation of 65th Anniversary Season

OSWEGO, NY (November 13, 2014) – The 2014 calendar year continues to wind down as anticipation and excitement is already building towards Oswego Speedway’s 65th anniversary season, set to kick-off on Saturday, May 9 of 2015.

An increasing number of Speedway partner renewals continue to make their way to the ‘Steel Palace’ offices, located on the Albany St. hill in Oswego.

To date, 16 partners from the past racing season have already signed on to continue in 2015 including race night sponsors Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers, Century 21 Galloway Realty, and JP Jewelers.

Just this week it was also announced that Leon Shapiro Motor Sales would return as the Official Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle provider of the Speedway, with Dodge Ram Safety Truck #1.

Joining these valued Speedway members already as returning partners in 2015 are Blue Bowl Sanitation, Chestnut Security, Dufores Jewelers, Dunkin Donuts, the H. Lee White Marine Museum, NBT Bank, Ontario Orchards, Oswego Sub Shop, Performance Harley Davidson, Precision Balancing, Stop DWI – Oswego County, and Sunset RV Park.

Other businesses that may be interested in joining on as a marketing partner with Oswego Speedway are encouraged to contact the Speedway offices Monday through Friday at (315) 342-0646 or e-mail Debbie Bond at dbond@oswegospeedway.com or Dan Kapuscinski at dkapuscinski@oswegospeedway.com.

The Speedway offers competitive marketing opportunities designed to help businesses reach the most dedicated and loyal consumers in the sporting industry, race fans.

Opportunities range from weekly Speedway program ads, to billboard signs within the Speedway, all the way to race night partnerships that include VIP tickets to the races in the luxurious Speedway Sky Deck towers with all you can eat food and beverage.

Of course all partnerships come with inclusion in one of the top public relations and social media networks in all of short track racing, offered by the Speedway.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 season is sure to be nothing short of spectacular, with blockbuster events through the entire year’s schedule.

Local businesses are encouraged to take time to review and take part in one of the longest standing, and most well supported, entertainment venues in all of New York State.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Shane Golobic Has Banner Year

PETERSEN MEDIA- Winning a championship can often elude drivers over the course of their career. For Shane Golobic, he had an extremely strong 2014 season that saw him claim his second career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Braco championship to go along with his first career Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster title.

“It’s pretty cool to win both deals,” Golobic said. “It just goes to show how good my team is, and how hard they work.”

Piloting the Keith Day owned No. 22 machine, primarily in 360ci action, Golobic also saw action in the Joe Vonschriltz No. 121 410ci entry, as well as the Doug Bock midget.

In action on 59 occurrences aboard the three different entries, the Fremont, CA driver had a very nice stat sheet that saw him score six victories, to go with 21 podium finishes, and 27 Top-5’s. Showing his consistency, Golobic also scored 42 Top-10 finishes and topped the speed charts during time trials seven times.

During the Summer months, Golobic went on a roll as he picked up a big win at the Silver Dollar Fair race with the Civil War Series after out dueling Jonathan Allard before going on a string of second place finishes that admittedly got frustrating at times.

Golobic and company were in contention for wins on numerous occasions, but second place finishes at the Howard Kaeding Classic, Johnny Key Classic, and Mark Forni Classic aided in his championship run. Though it was a non-point race, Golobic also had a strong battle with Sean Becker at the Fall Nationals that resulted in a second place finish.

“We hit a stretch there where we seemed to be second more often than not,” Golobic added. “It was frustrating at the time it was happening, but in the scheme of things, it showed how strong we were, and led us to a pair of championships.”

Though he did score second place finishes in some big races, Golobic also did find victory lane during some big races too.

Scoring the 4th of July win at the Placerville Speedway, Golobic went on to sweep a night of action at the same track on August 2nd as he won in both the winged 360 and the midget.

During the 2014 Tribute To Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track, Golobic clinched the Civil War Series Championship, but got upside down during the feature event. Coming back for the 410 feature event, Golobic put the frustrating crash behind him as he triumphantly won an exciting feature event, marking his first KWS win of the season and second for his career.

Claiming his second Ocean Speedway title, Golobic joins a list of drivers like Brent Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton to claim multiple titles. With his Civil War championship, Golobic becomes the 12th different champion in the series’ 24 year history, and he breaks an eight-year streak of drivers being named Becker or Forsberg winning the title.

“Rick Bragg and Keith Day put me in a great position in 2014, and it is kind of unbelievable to win both of these championships,’ Golobic noted. “Their hard work and dedication made this all possible, and it really is a pleasure to drive for them.”

Golobic was equally appreciative for the other opportunities that he also had during the 2014 season.

“I also have to thank Joe Vonschriltz, and Doug Bock Racing for the opportunities they gave me in 2014. Joe Vonschriltz has been one of my biggest supporters over the years. We had our ups and downs, but it was not lack of effort,” Golobic noted. “I love racing midgets, especially with Doug and Joey Bock. I thank them for continuing to allow me to race with them, and I am already counting down the days until Chili Bowl.”

Though he has had a strong season in 2014 to date, it’s not done yet. Golobic will accept his awards this Saturday night during the Night of Champions with both series’ but he will return to the track the following weekend for the Western World Championships.

Shane Golobic would like to thank Keith Day, Joe Vonschriltz, Doug Bock, Rick and Sharon Bragg, Dennis, John Golobic, Chris McKim, Jeff Castillo, Keith Day Trucking, Gabilan AG Services, ButlerBuilt, Factory Kahne, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI, Wings Unlimited, Brown and Miller, and Impact Racing Products for their continued support.

ON TAP: Golobic will be crowned the 2014 Ocean Sprints and Civil War Champion on Saturday night, before running a midget the following weekend at the Western World Championships.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-59, Wins-6, Top-5’s-27, Top-10’s-42

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Shane by following @ShaneGolobic on twitter.

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Brady Bacon – Going for the Championship at Canyon!

(Bill W) November 13, 2014 – Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team will go for a USAC National Sprint Car Series championship this weekend at Canyon Speedway Park near Peoria, Arizona. The two-night event will bring a close to USAC’s sprint car season. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take a 53-point advantage over Bryan Clauson after finishing second and eighth at last weekend’s Perris Oval Nationals in California.

Brady qualified fourth in last Friday’s prelim at Perris Auto Speedway. “We qualified well and make it out of our heat (going from sixth to second),” he says. “That was a good start to the night.”

Starting fourth, Brady moved forward quickly in the feature. “We got up to second pretty quickly,” he says. “That’s when I thought we may have a bad night. We lost a cylinder about five laps into the race. We were on seven cylinders the last 25 laps, but fortunately, the track was slick enough to help us out. I was definitely nervous the first five laps or so after it happened.”

He was able to hold on and earn a spot into Saturday’s finale. “Fortunately, we were able to finish second,” says Brady. “They gave us a really solid night, and more importantly, it locked us into Saturday’s feature.”

Saturday would start for the team in the Dash. “I really don’t know what the problem was,” says Brady. “The track wasn’t that much different. We finished sixth in the Dash. We just weren’t very good.”

Starting sixth, Brady would battle, but never quite got the handling on the car. “We made a couple of changes for the feature, but the car just never came around,” he says. “We were too tight on entry for some reason. We just couldn’t get going. I think we got as high as fifth at one point. We wound up finishing eighth.”

Still, the eighth place finish meant another solid point night. “The cushion got really big and nasty,” says Brady. “The guys that were really getting up into it were fast. There were also several guys who tried it and it didn’t work out for them. We weren’t in a position to do that.”

Canyon Speedway Park has seen Brady in Victory Lane with a wing and without in the recent past. He hopes to carry that to a USAC championship. “I think we gained two points over the weekend on Clauson, which is good with just two races left,” he says. “We’re going to a track where we are both pretty good. Hopefully, we can get in position to get up front, get a couple of wins and wrap this championship up.”

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Communications, PPM Titanium Products, Triple X Race Components, Smiley's Racing Products, Heath Clips Lawn Care, VanDerBrink Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Pattison Precision Products, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Diversified Machine Inc., Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Lightning Wings, Simpson, CP Pistons, Schoenfeld Headers, Carrillo Rods, Sweet Manufacturing, All Star Performance, King Racing, Schroth Racing, FSR Radiators and Fuel Safe.

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

 

 

Eldora’s “Off Season” is Ambitious with Resurfacing of Legendary Oval

Nearly 400 Truckloads of Clay Being Brought in to Invigorate Surface

ROSSBURG, OH (November 13) – Eldora Speedway’s "off-season" is anything but that once again as the track surface is undergoing an ambitious makeover under the direction of Chad Schmitmeyer, Facilities Manager of the legendary half-mile clay oval.

Nearly 400 truckloads of clay is in the process of being hauled on to the high-banks to invigorate the surface that last year produced some of the most competitive racing seen in Eldora’s rich 61 year history.

As a non-stop parade of 45 trucks hauls in the clay, Schmitmeyer and crew continues to distribute it around the full oval, keeping a watchful eye to maintain the shaping that produced 2014’s multi-grooved racing.

While the hauling of the clay is expected to be completed within the week, the track preparation will continue right up through the April 11, 2015 Test and Tune session.

The ongoing ticket and campsite renewal process for the 2015 Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers (June 4, 5 and 6), Kings Royal weekend (July 17 & 18), 1-800 Car Cash Mud Summer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (July 22) and World 100 (September 10, 11 & 12) continues through this Sunday, November 16 at midnight. Add and Exchange Days, exclusive to patrons who renewed their tickets or campsites for 2015, are November 19-20-21. The public sale date for the remaining tickets and campsites for these major event weekends is Saturday, December 6 at 10 a.m.

Tickets and camping for the balance of Eldora’s 2015 season will go on sale on Monday, February 9.

Stay up-to-date as we plan for 2015 by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant hosts some of the biggest and most recognizable events in racing. The historic half-mile dirt oval features the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models and Modifieds, UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, USAC National Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Monster Jam, Eldora Stocks and for the third consecutive year, the only dirt race in NASCAR, the 1-800-CAR-CASH featuring the Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

 

 

8TH ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES DATES SET MARCH 1-7, 2015 AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the race tracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th. In making the announcement Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great relationship with the Phillipsburg Mall and we are pleased to once again host the Dirt Track Heroes Show for all of our great racing fans in the Tri-State area. The solid support from the fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show." Greg Collins, vice president at IRCO and the historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "We are overjoyed to once again play a part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and the Phillipsburg-based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is proud to be associated with this great show."

The schedule of events for the eighth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars all of the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

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

The restored race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of the event back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eighth consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame.

he Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTH98@aol.com .

 

 

MOTTER 71M SPRINT CAR ON DISPLAY IN HE&M SAW DISPLAY

AT FABTECH TRADE SHOW IN ATLANTA

ATLANA, Ga. (Nov. 13, 2014) -- The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car wrapped the 2014 World of Outlaws season this past weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but the 71M isn’t finished yet.

A replica show car is helping to promote the HE&M Saw brand at FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. The signature yellow Motter Motorsports car will be a focal point of the HE&M Saw booth at the show held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Nov. 11-13.

Adjacent to the show car in the display space is a HEMsaw industrial band saw painted in military camouflage colors with a specially designed camouflage cover. HEMsaw has painted the saw and designed the cover to honor the veterans and show their support for San Diego-based Workshop for Warriors, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that trains, certifies and places Veterans and Wounded Warriors into advanced manufacturing careers.

“We have a high regard for Workshop for Warriors, its initiatives and its goals,” said

Bob Foster, HE&M Saw’s service manager. “Five of the Warriors accompanied the race team to Perris, Calif. in April where driver Joey Saldana and the Motter team won. It was a nice experience to share victory circle with them and to acknowledge them during opening ceremonies earlier in the evening.

“The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M drew a lot of traffic to our booth at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September

and we expect it will do the same at the FABTECH show. Our alliance with the Motter team on the World of Outlaws circuit has provided a great return on investment for our company.”

The upcoming FABTECH event is expected to draw over 27,000 attendees and 1400 exhibiting companies.

Additionally, Dan Motter has recently become a HE&M Saw dealer.

“HE&M Saw makes the best products on the market,” said Motter, “and I believe that

many of the customers I serve on the Motter Equipment side are also a target audience for the saws. Doug (Harris, president of HE&M Saw) and I have a great amount of respect for each other and this was a perfect way to create a business-to-business opportunity for mutual benefit.”

 

 

Tracy Hines Looks for Another Strong Run at Canyon Speedway Park

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 13, 2014 — Ever since he made his debut at Canyon Speedway Park three years ago, Tracy Hines has been consistently fast at the three-eighths-mile oval in Arizona. He has raced both sprint cars and midgets at the track and has been victorious in the sprinters. The veteran driver will spend the next couple weekends at Canyon, first competing in a sprint car this weekend, followed by a stint in a midget next weekend.

The 14th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic is set for Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The event serves as the finale for both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

“It sounds like they put a wall all the way around the track, so that will change the racing line around the top a little bit,” said Hines, who drive The Carolina Nut Company DRC. “We have a good set-up for there and will have to adjust that a touch to compensate for the changes to the track. Canyon is usually a pretty racy track and there will be a great field of cars with the west coast drivers on hand.”

Last year in the Hall of Fame Classic at Canyon Speedway Park, Hines finished second on both nights. In the finale, he started on the pole and led the opening circuit before eventual winner Chase Stockon got around him. In the 2013 Hall of Fame Classic opener at Canyon, Hines lined up seventh and steadily worked his way forward in the 30-lap contest to finish in the runner-up position.

Hines also raced in the West World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park in 2013, finishing sixth or better in four of the five feature races he took part in. With the Honda USAC National Midget Series, he crossed the line fourth in the finale, following a sixth-place effort on the opening night and a 13th-place showing on the second night of the three-night contest. In addition, Hines raced in the USAC West Coast 360/Southwest Sprints combination event. With the field split into two qualifying nights, he ran second on the second night and was fifth in the 30-lap finale.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, made his debut at Canyon Speedway Park in 2011. He was victorious at the track three times during the 2012 edition of the Winter Freeze, which was held in January of that year.

Last weekend, Hines competed in the Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California. He finished 14th on the opening night and was caught up in an accident in the finale and wound up crossing the line 17th.

“Ending the sprint car season on a strong note is the key for this weekend,” Hines said. “The ideal situation would be to pick up two wins, but two solid showings that would give us a lift going into the off-season would work as well. With the past success we’ve had at Canyon we feel like we have a good baseline to get us going there.”

Entering the Hall of Fame Classic, Hines is sixth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, on the strength of one win, along with 18 top-10 finishes.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: DON'T FORGET - ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET COMING UP FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21; RULES MEETINGS NOVEMBER 16

by Tommy Goudge (November 12, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen's Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. See below for details and ticket information.

WHAT: 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014. Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, Awards at 8:00pm, and Dance at 9:30pm

WHERE: Carmen's Banquet Centre 1520 Stone Church Rd E Hamilton, ON L8W 3P9 www.Carmens.com

TICKETS: $40 per person - Tickets can be purchased by contacting Lorraine Pederson 519-717-0023 or Lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com, or at Styres Gas Bar (519 445-0575). *Please note: Reserved tables are not available this year. Seating will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER NOVEMBER 14TH. NO EXCEPTIONS.*

RULES MEETINGS NOVEMBER 16, 2014 Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all five of the track's weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario.

Memberships for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings. The membership fee is $60, and payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Registration 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Mini Stocks and Bombers 2:15pm to 3:15pm - Thunder Stocks 3:30pm to 4:30pm - 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sprint Cars

 

 

Format Unfurled for Next Week’s Western World!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 12, 2014) – The Western World Championships. The name says it all about one of auto racing’s most history-rich events.

The 47th edition of the USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval near Phoenix is just one week away.

After an open practice session on Wednesday evening, November 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Honda USAC National Midgets and the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will battle it out over the next three nights for Western World honors on Thursday through Saturday, November 20-22.

And, one driver could pocket as much $15,000 in the finale with a $7,500 winner’s share posted for both the Midgets and the Sprint Cars.

In a slight alteration to the format of yesteryear, the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field will not be split, with all entries running each night just as the Midgets have done.

While all entries in Midgets will race each night with Thursday and Friday preliminary events following standard USAC format including qualifying, heat races and features, the Sprint Cars will do similar with a full card of heat races and features on both Thursday and Friday. Separate qualifying (Midgets only), heat and feature points will be tabulated to determine Saturday night Western World Championship lineups.

The top eight in combined points for both Midgets and Sprint Cars from Thursday and Friday action will be locked into Saturday’s main event. Those eight will engage in a Revenge Draw during Saturday’s opening ceremonies to determine the Dash lineups for both Midgets and Sprint Cars. The Dash finish will determine the alignment of the front four rows of the main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Qualifying races straight up by points, with finishes determining the balance of the night’s “A” and “B” Main lineups.

Three-day advanced tickets are available for just $65 with VIP Suite tickets for all three days available for $95 and All Access Passes for $110.

Single day tickets are $20 for both Thursday and Friday and $25 for Saturday’s Western World Championships finale.

Detailed Western World Championships ticket information and pricing is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/the-45th-annual-western-world-championships/.

Tickets may be ordered by calling the track at 602-258-RACE (7223).

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule and early portion of 2015 can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Tankersley Closes Season This Weekend at Cocopah Speedway With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Nov. 12, 2014) - Channin Tankersley is down to only one weekend of racing remaining this season.

Tankersley will drive for Bruce Griffith this Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season finale. The Cocopah Cup Challenge will mark Tankersley's first time at the 3/8-mile track.

"We've had such a good year up to this point," he said. "We've had really, really good speed and we're running with these national guys. We can't seem to catch a break or put a whole night together. Hopefully we can end the season with a couple of good finishes."

Tankersley is coming off a rough weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

On Friday, he advanced from eighth to fifth place in his heat race to earn the 12th starting position for the main event at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas. Unfortunately, a mechanical issue sidelined him early in the feature.

"We were moving forward in the A Main," he said. "The cam spud stripped out for some odd reason. Everything on these cars is driven off the cam or the crank. It's all kind of connected. When the cam spud strips out you lose your turning power and that's what turns the fuel pump."

Tankersley followed the DNF with more bad luck on Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway. He started eighth in a heat race for the second straight night, but endured a violent finish on the final lap.

"I was up to fifth, which was probably going to put us midpack in the A Main," he said. "Two cars in front of me got together. I checked up a little to see if I could shoot to the bottom. When I did the thing biked up and I went flipping."

Tankersley didn't finish the heat race and he was unable to start the B Main. He was granted a provisional based on car owner points to tag the back of the field for the main event.

"We got everything fixed and were able to take a provisional," he said. "As soon as we took the green the car was so far out of whack. I didn't want to crash it again so I pulled off about five laps in."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 7 - El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: DNF (12).

Nov. 8 - Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: DNS (17); Feature: DNF (24).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Accu-Fab

Accu-Fab is a machine shop located in Topeka, Kan.

"Calvin, who owns Accu-Fab, has been a big supporter for the past couple of years," Tankersley said. "I can't thank him enough for helping me out."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Day Motorsports, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

 

 

NASCAR STAR KYLE LARSON TO RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ON THANKSGIVING!

(Perris, CA, November 12, 2014) Young NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Larson will be racing at the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving night. It will be the popular 22-year-old star’s first appearance on a dirt track since racing in the Chili Bowl Midget event in Tulsa, Oklahoma last January.

The longest running and most prestigious Midget race in the nation, the Turkey Night Grand Prix was first contested in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium, which is now the site of the CBS Studios in Los Angeles. The race was held at a variety of tracks throughout the years since. Most notably at J.C. Agajanian’s legendary Ascot Park in Gardena where it was staged all but one year from 1960 until it closed in 1990. With the exception of being run at Saugus Speedway in 1991, Turkey Night stayed true to its dirt roots until moving to the Irwindale Speedway from 1999 through 2011. When it made its much heralded return to the dirt at Perris Auto Speedway in 2012, Kyle Larson stood head and shoulders above the competition for a historic win.

“It is huge news throughout the racing industry that Kyle Larson is coming back to his racing roots to race a Midget on dirt for the first time in nearly a year,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said with a huge smile. “We are ecstatic that his first race back will be at the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway. He raced here several times over the years, but the most memorable was two years ago when he won the Turkey Night Grand Prix. The race always draws a lot of buzz from fans and the media. His inclusion in this year’s race has escalated that buzz to a roar and the race is still two weeks away.”

In his first full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, Larson has been impressive since the first green flag of the season at Daytona last February. Heading into Sunday’s finale in Miami, Florida, he has more top five finishes (8) than two of the final four drivers in the Chase! He also has 17 top 10 finishes. Only two of the drivers in the final four have more.

On Thanksgiving, Larson will be driving a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Midget. He was driving for Kunz when he won the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris in 2012.

“Kyle Larson’s entry makes an already huge event even bigger,” Kazarian said. “He is teaming up with Keith Kunz again and he has to be one of the favorites for the win and a chance to kiss the Aggie Trophy for the second time.”

In addition to seeing him compete in the event, fans will also be able to meet him on the track at the autograph session with all of the drivers before the races begin.

They can be obtained at The PAS souvenir stand on a race night, by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online by clicking on the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment

2014 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 15 Amsoil Oil Twins PASSCAR Champion’s Night – LoanMart Street Stocks, Modifieds, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks

November 26 Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 27 Agajanian Promotions and Perris Auto Speedway Presents the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix – USAC National and Western Midgets

 

 

Pittman, Brown, and Schatz Put Exclamation Point On World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the 2014 World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car season coming to a close over the weekend, Daryn Pittman, Brian Brown, and Donnie Schatz did their part on putting an exclamation point on a very exciting season.

Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Daryn Pittman stalked Rico Abreu during most of the race, before using his KSE Power Steering to get past the California standout, as Pittman took the checkered flag for the 14th time in the 2014 season.

Saturday’s season finale brought it’s share of fireworks, as Brian Brown fianll got the World of Outlaw monkey off of his back. Starting on the front row of the feature event, Brown was in cruise control, as he used his KSE Power Steering to navigate the slick track to perfection, until Pittman looked to sweep the weekend as he took the lead with three laps to go. A green-white-checkered finish saw Brown take the lead, as he raced his way to his first career World of Outlaw Series win.

While the race on track was exciting, Donny Schatz was the big winner over the weekend, as he spent the World Finals enjoying the body of work his team put together, as he had his sixth series title wrapped up heading into the event. Aside from winning the championship, Schatz also earned 2014 KSE Hard Charger award for his performance during the season.

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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 .

 

 

USAC National Sprint Car Stars Invade TheCushion.Com Airwaves

PETERSEN MEDIA: The stars and cars of the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Tour will invade TheCushion.Com’s airwaves this Friday and Saturday night during their season finale at the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ for the Hall of Fame Classic.

Leading the field into Arizona is a red hot Robert Ballou. Ballou is coming off of a weekend sweep at the Oval Nationals, and will look to cap his 2014 season with a win LIVE on TheCushion.Com.

With this weekend being the final event on the USAC schedule, fans can also watch the Championship fight come down to the last checkered flag, as Brady Bacon currently leads Bryan Clauson by 53 digits with two shows left.

This broadcast also gives fans across the country a chance to watch some of their favorites compete LIVE as the likes of Dave Darland, Jon Stabrough, Tracy Hines, Justin Grant, Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer, CJ Leary, Kevin Thomas, Jr and many more are expected to be on hand for both nights of action.

If you can’t check the action this weekend, TheCushion.Com will again have the cameras rolling next weekend at the Canyon Speedway Park as the USAC National Midgets invade the speedway for the Western World Championships, along with the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Vs. The USAC West Coast 360’s.

To purchase any of the broadcasts, simply click over to www.thecushion.com and sign up for a FREE membership. The two-night package is available for $36.99 or you can purchase Friday night for $19.00 and Saturday night’s show for $24.00.

As always, those customers who are Premium members, or would like to become Premium members to get access to our Video On Demand Vault also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 300 On-Demand videos.

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @T2Media!

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – 61,150 Reasons to be Happy in 2014!

(Bill W) November 12, 2014 – For the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team, 2014 was definitely a roller coaster ride! After starting on a high note, winning the $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial, some doldrums set in. Midseason, however, the team gained steam again, culminating in a $61,150 weekend at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska in September. Wayne is anxiously preparing for 2015 in his Knoxville, Iowa shop.

Things started with two wins at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida in February. That included the $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial “King of the 360’s”. “We came out of the box really well,” says Wayne. “We really should have won all three nights down there. We hit the fence the first night, broke the Jacob’s ladder and ran second.”

It marked the second time that Wayne has won the race. “We’re usually good down there,” he says. “Everything just lined up right for us. Ronald and his family meant a lot to me, so that makes that win all the more special.”

A lack of results in the first half of the season had the team scratching their heads. “We started out good, but we sure did struggle once we got back home,” says Wayne. “It took us a while to win. We were really struggling with setup and we chased quite a few things on the car.”

In July, a trek to the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario was the winning formula Wayne needed. “That win really turned things around for us,” he says. “From then on, we were competitive. Everything kind of flip-flopped and we started rolling. We should have won more races than we did.”

Wayne made the finale of the 360 Nationals at Knoxville before heading back to Ohsweken at the end of August. “We were able to get another weekly show at Ohsweken, and then we went to Brockville, Ontario and ran second,” he says. “We had run over the top of the track, and I had to drive back through the pack to finish there.”

He would rack up second place finishes in Moberly, Missouri and at the prestigious Canadian Nationals. “We had some seconds for sure,” says Wayne. “Things all came together at I-80 though.”

With a $50,000 bonus put up for sweeping the “Fall Brawl” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska, Wayne did just that. He had to make a late race pass to do it in the finale, but he brought the weekend’s winnings to $61,150. “That was a tremendous boost for us as a team, especially with our struggles early in the year,” he says. “We went to Wheatland (Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial) the next week and ran second in the prelim and probably should have won that. The next night we got tangled up.”

The team brought a fast car to the Short Track Nationals in October as well. “We just seemed to be one spot out there at Little Rock,” says Wayne. “We slipped up on our prelim and ran fourth when the top three locked themselves in. When Saturday came, we were definitely coming. We ended up charging from 12th to fourth. It would have been interesting if we started in the first three rows!”

The team will build on their momentum heading into 2015. “I think the biggest thing we’re going to take out of this season is knowledge,” says Wayne. “You know you’re never too old to learn in this game. We changed some things midseason that definitely gave us some momentum. We’re really looking forward to Yuma in January.”

As always, Wayne is appreciative of those who make Wayne Johnson Racing possible. “I have to thank Slippy (Conner Nelson) and Daryl Turford, who was with us most of the year working on this thing. Of course, we couldn’t do it without Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles Hill with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray Williams with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems, and all our product supporters.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne had six wins in the 2014 season. He won twice in weekly competition at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario. His other four were big ones! He won the $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial “King of the 360’s” at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida in February, as well as a prelim. In September, he swept the two-night “Fall Brawl” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska to the tune of $61,150.

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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, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

NSL Welcomes Natalie Sather as Marketing Director!

Windom, MN (November 12, 2014) – The National Sprint League is pleased to welcome Natalie Sather on board as Marketing Director. Natalie will have a variety of duties with the series including marketing, apparel and pit reporting.

“I am really looking forward to this next adventure in my career and am very excited Tod Quiring has brought me on board,” says Natalie. “Taking on the role as Marketing Director, my goals along with the help of Tod Quiring are to make this series a thriving organization that drivers and fans can look forward to attending our events.”

Natalie entered her first go-kart race at nine, and has had a passion for racing since. She advanced into sprint cars after winning a go-kart title in 2001. After racing competitively at the Knoxville Raceway, with the World of Outlaws, All Stars, ASCS and in Australia’s premiere racing series, she joined NASCAR’s “Drive for Diversity” to race on asphalt. She ran in the NASCAR Whelen Series for three seasons, placing 25th overall and finishing fifth in the competitive Virginia States point championship.

In 2012, Natalie pursued a career in reporting, producing interviews with drivers and their team members. In 2013, she began her career as a race reporter for the World of Outlaws.

“During the past two years, I’ve enjoyed being on the other side of the microphone,” she says about her time with the World of Outlaws. “My racing experience and the relationships I have developed with drivers during my racing career, gave me the experience and connections necessary to excel as I pursued my career as a race reporter. Now I will take these connections and relationships I have developed over the years to the National Sprint League in helping them transcend to a top racing series.”

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter addresses for the latest on the NSL!

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Dakota State Fair Speedway to Host Inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Event in 2015

HURON, S.D. — November 12, 2014 — Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, is set to host the best sprint car drivers in the world on Saturday, June 20, 2015, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make their first-ever visit to the semi-banked three-eighths-mile. Dakota State Fair Speedway is located on the grounds of the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota.

“I’ve always wanted to have a World of Outlaws event, but their schedule never quite worked out when we had an opening in our schedule, but it will for 2015,” said Orville Chenoweth, Promoter at Dakota State Fair Speedway. “It should be a great fit for both the track and the World of Outlaws. There are some sprint car drivers in this region that have wanted to come and run here for a while and this will give them an opportunity and they’ll get to race against the Outlaws.”

Dakota State Fair Speedway will mark the fifth track in South Dakota that the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at, dating back to 1979. A total of 15 drivers have won A-Feature events with the series in South Dakota, led by three-time series champion Sammy Swindell, who retired earlier this year. Swindell claimed 11 A-Feature wins in the state during his legendary career.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, who completed his last full season with the series in 2014, has 10 A-Feature wins in the state. Along with Kinser and Swindell, other Hall of Fame drivers that have won with the World of Outlaws in South Dakota include: Dave Blaney, Bobby Davis Jr., Mark Kinser, Ron Shuman, Jimmy Sills and Doug Wolfgang.

Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, and recently won his sixth Outlaws championship, is the winningest active driver with the series in South Dakota, having earned four wins at two different tracks. Craig Dollansky, who returns to the series full-time in 2015, has also been victorious twice in the state.

Dakota State Fair Speedway hosted the World of Outlaws Gumout Series in 2002, and current World of Outlaws of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers Jason Sides and Shane Stewart competed in that event. The track also has held a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series events, first in 2005, and again in 2010.

“We’ve hosted the WISSOTA 100 the last few years, which is also a big event, and this will really be the icing on the cake,” said Chenoweth of the World of Outlaws debut at the three-eighths-mile. “The fans really enjoyed when we had the World of Outlaws Gumout Series here a number of years ago and everyone should be pretty excited to see all of the Outlaws in 2015.”

More information on tickets will become available at a later date at www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Gregg Has Strong First Season With Russell Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: After running the Russell Motorsports No. 14r on occasion towards the end of the 2013 season, Andy Gregg and both Scott and Kami Russell teamed up for the 2014 and put together a very strong year, including a B Main effort in Gregg’s first career 360 Knoxville Nationals attempt.

“I really have to thank Scott and Kami Russell for the opportunity they provided me with in 2014,” Gregg said. “We were able to team up a little bit in 2013, and to run a full year together was a pleasure and a ton of fun.”

Running 27 360ci and a single 410ci race during the course of the year, Gregg and company had a solid year as the Placerville, CA pilot picked up a Civil War Series Win at the Marysville Raceway Park, and scored a win at the Stockton Dirt Track early in the season.

“We really had a strong season together, and it is a testament to the great sponsors, and crew members that committed to us,” Gregg said. “Without great support you don’t have a team, and this is a team sport.”

On top of those two wins, Gregg and his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto team also picked up 13 top-five finishes, to go along with 18 Top-10 finishes as well.

Though each top finish is noteworthy, Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team bolted in a 410ci engine one Saturday night as they took on the King of the West Series in the 14r’s lone 410ci start of the season. In front of a capacity crowd at his home track, Gregg went toe-to-toe with the best drivers on the West Coast, and scored a strong fifth place finish.

“The night we took on the King of the West Series in the 14R was a lot of fun,” he said. “We had a ton of speed, and hung with (race leader) Brent Kaeding most of the night, but I made a little mistake late in the race, but we were all happy with the fifth place finish.”

In August, Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team made the journey to the Knoxville Raceway to take on the World’s best drivers in Iowa Speedweek. Taking part in the Knoxville 360 Natioanls, Gregg made the feature event during his qualifying night, before ending his weekend in the star-studded Saturday night B Main event.

“To have the opportunity to go to Knoxville in the Russell Motorsports car was amazing,” he added. “It was the first time I had ever seen the track, and run well was awesome.”

With the 2014 season just freshly completed, and Gregg now enjoying fatherhood for the first time, discussions for 2015 have been put off a few weeks.

“I am enjoying time with my new son, and we will talk racing in the coming weeks,” he added. “Again, I really need to thank the Russell Family, all of the guys who worked on this car, and all of the companies that supported us all year. It was a really good year for this team.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

ON TAP: Gregg’s 2014 season has concluded.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-24

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

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For more information contact sales@Petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow www.twitter.com/Petersen_Media.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Another WoO Top Ten!

(Bill W) November 11, 2014 – With a little different circumstances at the Dirt Track in Charlotte on Friday night, there could have been two Knoxville regulars taking wins at the World of Outlaws World Finals. Terry McCarl put himself on the pole for the preliminary event. A few issues changed some setup decisions and he settled for another WoO top ten finish. Nonetheless, the TMAC Motorsports #24 team finished on a high note.

Thursday saw the field qualify for Friday and Saturday’s action. “I kind of missed my line qualifying for both nights really,” says TMAC. “For as bad as I felt my lap was, we still came out decent for Friday (16th quick). For Saturday, it really hurt us going out early. They did a really good job with the racetrack. Both nights, it was good from the beginning and it lasted until the end. I didn’t get a chance to see anyone go out. We were less than tenth of a second off Donny Schatz for the heat invert, and we were 30th quick, so that tells you what the competition is like there.”

Sixteenth quick meant the Altoona, Iowa driver would start on the pole of his Friday heat race. “We had a good battle with Logan (Schuchart) at the start of the heat,” says TMAC. “We were able to take off from there, and win by quite a ways. The car was the best I’ve felt at Charlotte.”

TMAC continued his hot streak with a Dash win, putting him on the pole for the feature. “We made a few changes to the car,” he says. “Being in the Dash gave us an opportunity to test a little bit. Doug (Rankin), Austin (McCarl), DJ (Brink) and Carson (McCarl)…we put our heads together. There were some small things I wanted to do. It was really the best car I’ve had there.”

The team made an unexpected motor change before the feature. “I had a small vibration in the heat, and it got a little bit bigger in the Dash,” says TMAC. “We pushed off for the special 4-wide salute with all the classes, and it felt like it was getting worse. I got a little paranoid and felt like we needed to change it. We changed to a good motor, but it had about thirteen nights on it.”

Without time to look at the track during the late model feature, TMAC relied on word of mouth. “I still felt if the car was on, we would be fine,” he says. “We were changing the motor, and we had the tire guys and some others come up and say the late model guys were laying down some rubber. We didn’t have any hard tires, so I made the corporate decision to loosen the car up from where we were in the heat and the Dash. That was a huge mistake. It didn’t end up laying rubber. It wore the tires out, but it never laid rubber.”

After starting up front, he would checker tenth. “We were just loose from the word go,” says TMAC. “It was unfortunate, because we were really good up to that point. As it was, we got another top ten with the Outlaws. I don’t know how many we’ve had this year (thirteen top tens and five top fives in twenty shows), but we’ve had a good record with the Outlaws.”

TMAC’s 30th quick effort for Saturday’s finale put him behind the 8-ball. He started sixth in his heat, with only the top four transferring. “We were behind five fast guys,” he says. “Actually, we got a great start. I was able to get by Cody (Darrah) and I had a shot at (Danny) Lasoski. I kind of misjudged where Kerry (Madsen) was going and that slowed me down. It was actually a hell of a race, but we ended up sixth.”

He would start tenth in the B, and after challenging for a transfer, ended his night mid-pack. “It was a pretty tall order,” says TMAC of a top four transfer. “Everyone was so strong. We had a good start. A couple guys got piled up, and I just missed it. We restarted sixth and we got up to fourth. Lasoski got into the fence a ton, and I was right behind him. That got me slowed down, and Lynton (Jeffrey) and (David) Gravel just smoked me. I got to moving around and trying to make something happen after that.”

TMAC was happy about the weekend. “All in all, we had a great car,” he says. “To win the heat and the Dash on opening night was cool. I feel a lot better, and think we’ll have some good notes for next year if we go back. It was great to see Brian Brown, another Knoxville guy pick up the feature win Saturday. It shows how tough the guys are around here.”

He is also thankful for the help from some great partners. “We had a lot of help that gave us the opportunity to go down to Charlotte,” says TMAC. “We have to thank SuperFlow Dynos, Jet 24-Hour Fitness in Mooresville, North Carolina and Lincoln Auto Auction.”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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

This Month in TMAC History!

On this week in 1992, TMAC embarked on the Slick 50 Series races in Arizona. TMAC ran seven races over six weekends that winter at the Manzanita Speedway near Phoenix in his own #27 machine following his rookie season with the World of Outlaws in the Offill #88. His best finish was eighth, coming on January 3, 1993. In the winter of 1993/1994, TMAC would return to the series in Arizona, this time competing in five features at the Canyon Raceway.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

Hagar Records Runner-Up Result During Season Finale at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Nov. 11, 2014) - Derek Hagar powered to his 26th top five of the year last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway during his season finale.

The result, combined with his career-best 16 feature wins in 2014, meant he earned a top-five finish in more than half of his races this season.

"I'm pretty happy with it," he said. "It's a good way to go into the offseason. We ended the year with two strong weekends."

Hagar kicked off Saturday night by winning his heat race from the pole position.

"I got a good start and led the whole thing," he said. "The race track got better and better and the car kept getting tighter and tighter. Luckily we were in clean air and I could run the car the way I wanted to."

That put Hagar third in overall points, which started him on the inside of the second row for the 20-lap feature.

"I ran in third for a little while behind Tim Crawley," he said. "It was probably Lap 12 or 13 and he got together with a lapped car. They hooked bumpers and spun out. On the restart I tried to go up in the cushion and cut across the bottom to get a run. It tripped up on the right front and biked real hard. I saved it and kinda just rode the rest of the race trying to protect my position."

Hagar ended with a runner-up result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 16 wins, 26 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 41 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

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"R.E. Enterprises has pretty much everything a team needs," Hagar said. "Not only do they help me out, but I work there doing shocks. That has been a huge advantage to me. I encourage everyone to check out R.E. Enterprises and the website."

Hagar would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

CURTAIN CALL: World Finals Ends Season for CJB Motorsports

McMahan continues strength in time trials; gears up for the 2015 campaign

TELFORD, PA. - November 12, 2014 - After ninety plus races, thousands of miles and ten months, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series came to a close with the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. For Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports, it was one final chance to add to their win tally.

"We really went to Charlotte with the mentality that we were going to grab a win or two," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "That was our goal and we felt like we had an excellent shot at it based on our track record there. A few freak things happened and we didn't quite get the job done."

The unique event, which features all three of the major forms of dirt track racing in the country (World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds) began with qualifying night on Thursday, November 6th.

"Qualifying night was very good for us," said McMahan. "We drew a good pill number for both events and laid down excellent laps. To time in in the top-5 against the level of competition that was at Charlotte is quite an accomplishment."

The California native was well on his way to another strong finish at the Dirt Track at Charlotte the following night when mechanical issues brought the #51 machine to a halt on the front stretch.

"We had a really good car and I believe we were heading for a podium finish," said McMahan. "Under caution though, we had a generator in the mag went out and the car just died. That derailed us but I was happy that it happened under yellow and not green."

Back for the following night to close out the 2014 season, McMahan and the entire CJB crew was determined to end on a high note.

"On night number two, we put on a harder tire for the feature than most of the other cars," McMahan explained. "I think that hurt us a bit but we were trying. You never really know how things will shake out but nothing can take away from how much this team accomplished in 2014. I am very proud and grateful to drive the CJB machine for Chad and Jenn Clemens. Barry and the crew work hard every night. It wasn't the finale we wanted but the good news is that we will be back to chase the World of Outlaws title once again in 2015. So, all in all, World Finals wasn't what we hoped for but we are excited for a new season."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

The Dirt Track at Charlotte: 4th/ 4th (3rd)/ 5th (7th)/ 7th (22nd) - Winner: Daryn Pittman

The Dirt Track at Charlotte: 3rd/ 4th (2nd)/ 2nd (3rd)/ 3rd (9th) - Winner: Brian Brown

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 89

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 42

Top-10's: 76

Average Time Trial: 7.1

Average A-main finish: 6.7

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: McMahan and the CJB crew have wrapped up the 2014 season and will kick off the 2015 campaign at the Winter Heat Series at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona, January 2nd thru the 10th.

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 and Twitter.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. 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 Telford, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Shapiro Motors Back on Track at Oswego Speedway in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (November 12, 2014) – Leon Shapiro Motor Sales has announced they will again supply a Ram Truck as the Official Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle of Oswego Speedway in 2015.

“Shapiro Motors has been proud to support Oswego Speedway’s effort on safety for competitors and spectators for over two decades by supplying an official vehicle each racing season,” said Todd Shapiro, third generation dealer.

The Ram Pick Up, voted the 2014 Motor Trend Magazine Truck of the Year, became the first ever back-to-back winner of the Motor Trend award and has received that title three of the previous five model years after claiming it in 2010.

Properly equipped Ram Truck models get best in class fuel economy both in miles per gallon and miles per tankful.

Leon Shapiro Motor Sales on 410 West First Street in Oswego, is the area’s oldest franchised new car dealership which celebrates its 75th year in business during the 2014 model year and has been operated by the same family since 1939.

The available inventory of nearly two hundred units includes used vehicles and nearly two dozen different name plates of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Truck models.

Shapiro Motors, ‘The Name to Know… in Oswego’, is proud to be a partner and supporter of action at Oswego Speedway again in 2015.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing schedule was recently unveiled, and once again the rugged and durable Ram Truck from Leon Shapiro Motor Sales will be the lead Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle at the ‘Steel Palace’ when the lights go green in May.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

MUSEUM’S HOLIDAY MASS MAILING TO BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY;

NEW MUSEUM STORE BROCHURE NOW ON-LINE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 12, 2014) - One of the ways that the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation keeps in touch with sprint car fans world-wide is through its annual holiday mass mailing, which will drop in the mail on November 17. However, those fans that can’t wait for their local mail delivery to see the new museum store brochure, or aren’t on the museum’s mailing list, can now access it on-line at http://www.sprintcarhof.com/Pages/SpecialEvents.

Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “I am very proud of the efforts of our museum staff for getting our holiday mass mailing completed in early November this year. I think those looking to buy sprint car racing-related items as Christmas gifts will be surprised at the quality and quantity of our offerings, including books, DVD’s, apparel, and much more. And, it’s not just sprint car racing items, but we also have great souvenirs relating to midget car racing, dirt championship car racing, Indy Car racing and even stock car racing. We have been told repeatedly by fans that our www.sprintcarstuff.com web site is their one-stop shop for sprint car racing-related items all year long and we are very proud of those comments, too. We recently had technical problems with our museum store web site, but those have been fully resolved now and we are ready to serve our customers for the 2014 Christmas season.”

In addition to the new museum store brochure, the holiday mass mailer also includes a cover letter from Bob Baker, a Maxim/Rider raffle car flyer, “A Brick At A Time” flyer and a museum/membership brochure. Items can be purchased on-line, through the mail, or by calling the museum store, seven days a week, at 1-800-874-4488.

 

 

HISTORIC, COLLECTIBLE, VINTAGE AND CLASSIC CARS WILL BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA November 12, 2014 . . . Classic cars, vintage cars, historic cars, collectible cars and more will play an important part in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25 at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

A 608 Bonneville Lakester, based in Flemington, NJ, is bound to be a popular attraction for the thousands of show attendees coming out for the 30th annual PPB Motorsports 2015 show. The chassis was built some years back by Bob Dauernheim and the shape of the car body and chassis are continually evolving as records are broken with the Lakester and owner Dauernheim is forced to go faster and faster.

At Bonneville, the famed salt flats used for establishing speed records over the years, the 608 Lakester class and the streamliner class have no rules except for those covering safety and engine size. The Tony Feil prepared engine is a 582 cubic inch Chevy. The very important radiator cooling system has been prepared by another company well known in motorsports, Arts Radiators in Flemington, NJ.

Car owner Dauernheim also points out that there are other names well known to racers that are part of the car including Jesal-Manley, GForce, and Winters. “One of the things we like is that this car is improved upon as opposed to continually being repaired,” said Dauernheim.

Driver Don Biglow lives in Florida and crew chief, Frank Walka makes his home in Boonton, NJ. According to Dauernheim most of the team members are longtime friends without whose help, labor and financial support I could not do this.

The 608 Bonneville Lakester will have a prime location at the show.

Add the Lakester to the many motorsports vehicles including a number of historic Indianapolis cars that will be a part of the three day show and you have the makings of another huge, filling 250,000 square feet of the Expo Center, PPB Motorsports 2015 show.

The show features just about everything imaginable in motorsports. On display will be modified stock cars, sprint cars, midgets, drag racers, motorcycles and so much more.

More than 500 exhibit booths will be filled with a variety of items relating to motorsports that will give show attendees the opportunity to see what is new and perhaps go home with a bargain purchase.

Many well-known racers and personalities in the sport will be making appearances at the show and there will be a number of FREE seminars.

Historic, vintage, collectible and classic car owners along with race car owners wanting to be part of the huge 30th Anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show are invited to contact motorsports@aarn.com.

Exhibitor space still remains available on a limited basis. Full details on the show can be found at motorsports@aarn.com.

 

 

Dick Myers to Join Kreig Heroth Motorsports for 2015 Season at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (November 12, 2014) – Longtime DIRT Modified car owner Dick Myers has joined forces with 2012 Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion Kreig Heroth for the upcoming 2015 season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Following the announcement of Won4 Racing closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2014 Speedway season, Myers approached Heroth with the plan of building a new Hedger Fabrication Small Block Super for 2015.

“After our family made the decision to try it on our own, we purchased the previously campaigned Won4Racing car with intentions of continuing to run at Oswego,” said Heroth. “After we purchased the car from Doug Soucy, Dick Myers approached us about building a new Hedger chassis and adding it to the stable.”

Heroth, who drove to one feature win at Oswego in 2014, accepted the offer and the chassis is due to be complete in the coming weeks.

“We plan to keep the old car complete as No. 04, as well as have the new car in identical form,” said Heroth. “We’re excited to continue at Oswego with a first class operation and a back-up car, thanks to the support of Dick Myers. We look forward to continuing our quest for a second Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super track championship, as well as chasing the goal of someday competing in the Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego.”

From Frankfort, NY, Myers owned DIRT Modifieds in the 1970’s and 1980’s for Johnstown, NY driver Andy Romano, as well as sponsoring the likes of Pat Ward.

During that time as an owner and avid race fan, Myers would often travel to Oswego to watch Supermodified racing, a passion that was rekindled this past season as Myers returned to the ‘Steel Palace’ to help support Heroth.

In 2015, Kreig Heroth Motorsports will move full speed ahead with Myers as a prime team member, as well as several valued sponsors including Little Lukes Childcare, Ontario Orchards, Save-A-Lot Food Stores of Fulton, Fajita Grill, G&G Oil and Fuel, Ray Hedger Fabrication, Fingerlakes Machine, Mojo Photos, and Cooper Custom Canvas.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

J&J WOO CAR BUILDER OF THE YEAR, SCHATZ WOO CHAMPION, SKINNER AND BEARD-MILLER WINNERS FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN – J&J Auto Racing had a big weekend being recognized as the 2014 World of Outlaws Car Builder of the Year and championship driver Donny Schatz picking up his sixth WoO title, all earned as a J&J Auto Racing driver. There were also some on track winners this past weekend with Jake Beard-Miller winning in his J&J in western Australia and Marshall Skinner winning at Riverside International Speedway.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Jack and Bonnie Elam were recognized Sunday at the World of Outlaws ‘Night of Champions’ Award banquet in Concord, North Carolina. J&J Auto Racing was named Chassis Builder of the Year during the program.

“It’s an honor for Bonnie and I to be up here receiving this award,” said Jack Elam. “We are privileged to have some quality people working for us and fortunate to work with some of the best people in the business. The crew at Tony Stewart Racing… Jimmy Carr, Ricky Warner, Scuba and Eric as well as the best driver in the business Donny Schatz. We work hard to build a product that not only has success on the track, but also keeps our drivers safe. We’re excited about this award and know that it takes a lot of hard work. We have drivers all around the world in our cars and they should all be proud of this award.”

Donny Schatz earned his sixth WoO championship after having a career-best season in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J. He won 26 races, including his eighth Knoxville Nationals in nine seasons and finished all 88 WoO races this year.

“I have to thank Jack Elam and everyone at J&J Auto Racing for always keeping me protected,” said Schatz. “We’ve had a great relationship over the past dozen years. They build us tremendous cars that help us win races and win championships.”

RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Marshall Skinner won Saturday night’s season finale Sprint car feature at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. Skinner wheeled his No. 26 J&J to a flag-to-flag victory over fellow J&J racer Derek Hagar in the No. 9jr J&J.

PERTH MOTORPLEX

Jake Miller-Beard won last weekend's FAST Racing Series TW Mechanical 360 Sprint Cars feature event at Perth Motorplex in western Australian aboard his No. 32 J&J. He also won both heat races before scoring his the feature event victory.

 

 

Schatz Claims Sixth WoO Title, Kinser Concludes Final Full Season Tony Stewart Racing Teammates Close 2014 Outlaw Campaign in Charlotte

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 11, 2014) – The 2014 World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series campaign officially came to a close Sunday night with the annual “Night of Champions” awards banquet, and it was a night filled with highlights from the accomplishments of Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) drivers Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser. Schatz was honored as the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion and Kinser was recognized for his remarkable accomplishments during a WoO career that spanned four decades.

The weekend kicked off Thursday with a special presentation to Kinser by Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of this year’s WoO “Salute to the King Tour.” During a public unveiling at The Dirt Track, the seating area that was renamed the “Steve Kinser Grandstand” was filled to capacity for the three-night Bad Boy Buggies World Finals.

Schatz clinched his sixth WoO championship by signing to compete Thursday, and he promptly qualified the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J eighth for Friday’s program and 20th for Saturday’s season finale. In Friday’s race, he finished second in heat three and started the 30-lap A-Feature 13th. After climbing to seventh, the Fargo, North Dakota racer cut a right-rear tire and was forced to the pit area, where his STP crew replaced the tire. He returned to the track and finished 13th. The result was his first outside the top-10 in 36 races.

He returned Saturday and began his evening by winning the fifth heat race to earn a spot in the dash. The STP machine was strong in the six-lap dash and Schatz raced from 10th to sixth. In the 30-lap A-Feature, Schatz was looking to close the season with a victory and appeared to have a car capable of winning during the opening laps as he battled his way inside the top-five. Contact with Kerry Madsen heading into turn three on lap eight sent Schatz spinning and he was forced to restart the race from the back in 25th. Schatz put on a show for the capacity crowd, racing his way back through the field. He was fourth when a caution waved with four laps remaining. On the restart, Schatz moved past Daryn Pittman for third, but Pittman got back around Schatz on the final lap. The fourth-place finish was his 63rd top-five of the season and provided another example of the driver and team’s commitment to success.

“When you drive for one of the best car owners in the sport and the best guys in the pit area, you never give up on them,” Schatz said. “I had no choice. It’s not in the cards to quit. We weren’t happy to go to the back, but it is what we were dealt and I made the best of it. Hats off to the whole STP team. They put us in this position where we came to Charlotte and we didn’t have to race for the win to win the championship. That doesn’t change how we race, and tonight proves it. It was a great year, winning-wise, but when you look at the stats of the season, this car was in the work area twice all season and that was the final two races. We finished all 88 races. That’s tremendous and it’s what this team does. They’re just phenomenal at their jobs.”

Kinser’s final weekend as a full-time Outlaw began with the 20-time champion circling the 4/10-mile, clay oval in the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim in Thursday’s qualifying sessions. “The King of the Outlaws” posted the 27th-best lap in the first session and 14th-fastest for Saturday’s race. Friday night began with Kinser and Eric Bondy, Vice President, Consumer Business for Bad Boy Buggies, presenting Dolly Bickel from Lincoln, Montana with keys to a “Salute to the King” Ambush iS. Bickel was chosen from more than 80,000 entries in the Bad Boy Buggies promotion. After the opening ceremonies, Kinser finished seventh in his heat and eighth in the Last Chance Showdown and wasn’t able to qualify for the 30-lap A-Feature. He bounced back Saturday by finishing fourth in heat four to transfer into the season’s final A-Feature. Before the A-Feature, Kinser paced the Outlaws’ four abreast parade lap and received on final salute before action began. He started the race on the outside of row nine and would finish 23rd.

With the racing complete, the season concluded with the Outlaws’ “Night of Champions” at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. Kinser’s illustrious career was highlighted and several stories were shared by motorsports journalist Robin Miller. The Outlaws presented Kinser and his wife Dana with 20-time championship rings and a 20-time championship trophy.

“Well, thank you,” Kinser said. “All this stuff makes it even harder to give up. But I’ll think about it when I’m running down the road. The racing part, the people, it’s been my life. I’m happy to have had the career I did. I’ll be down watching some racing and participating, somehow. I had the opportunity to race with and for some great people over the years. I can’t thank Tony Stewart and all his people for the last five years. Bad Boy Buggies, it’s been great carrying your brand the past couple of years and getting to know you guys as friends. I’m looking forward to those friendships continuing.”

Throughout the program, a number of awards were presented and TSR was connected to almost all of them. Ron Shaver, engine builder for TSR’s No.15 machine, was recognized as the Engine Builder of the Year. Jack Elam of J&J Auto Racing earned Chassis Manufacturer of the Year. Schatz received the KSE Hard Charger Award. TSR won the VP Racing Fuels Award. Ricky Warner, crew chief of the No. 15 car, was named Crew Chief of the Year. And Scott Gerkin, crew chief of the No. 11 car, was the recipient of the “Ted Johnson Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sprint Car Racing.”

Schatz was presented with his championship ring and trophy following a remarkable season that included a career-best 26 wins in 88 starts. This was his sixth championship in the last nine seasons and he ranks second all-time to Kinser in WoO championships earned. He also compiled the most points in series history, surpassing Kinser’s previous record of 11,236, with his 12,427.

“I’ve got to thank Tony Stewart for giving us the tools and allowing us to build the success we have,” Schatz said. “There are a lot of people involved to make that happen. STP has been a huge part of that. Thank you STP for allowing us to grow your brand, your expectations and ours. Armor All, Chevrolet, Bad Boy Buggies, Crimsafe, thank you for letting us help you grow your brands into the future. For my guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, Eric Prutzman), enough can’t be said about you. What you did this year was unbelievable. I know how hard you work to do it. I know you’ll work super hard to do it again. It’s nearly impossible to explain the great season we had. I don’t know that you can ever do anything like this again. We’re going to try our best, but you just never know. All year long, I’ve just been living for tomorrow and, right now, I just want to live for today and celebrate.”

This was the fourth WoO championship for Tony Stewart Racing. Brett Frood, Executive Vice President of Stewart-Haas Racing, represented team owner Tony Stewart, who was racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in Phoenix, and read a statement from the car owner.

“When it comes to Donny, there hasn’t been a more dominant sprint driver in the last 10 years,” the statement read. “We were lucky to have him join us in 2008 and he picked up right where he left off in 2007 by winning another championship. That championship-level consistency is due in large part to the chemistry, specifically between Donny, Ricky, Scuba and Eric. The best driver paired with the best team, and they have proven to be a hard combination to beat.”

 

 

Brad Loyet – Eye on the Championship!

(Bill W) November 11, 2014 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team have their eyes on top prize this weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series. The final weekend of the season sees the series at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver brings a thirty-four point lead into the two-night finale.

Last weekend, the series visited El Paso Speedway Park in Texas on Friday. Brad would draw the pole of his heat. “We were able to start on the front row,” he says. “The track was lockdown, and hard to pass. We got the jump on the start, and on the heat race. We drew the eight on the redraw for the feature.”

He would quickly move forward. “We got up to fourth pretty quickly,” says Brad. “We were there for probably half of the race. We were able to get into third. I think we were getting through lapped traffic a little better than the top two cars. We had a really, really good car.”

In the end, he would land on the podium. “It was one of those deals where the yellows came out at the right time for the leaders,” says Brad. “We came home third, and it was a really good night. It was a good points night overall.”

Things couldn’t have gone much worse the next night at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces. “It was definitely not a good night, that’s for sure!” says Brad. “In the heat race, we had a bunch of restarts. We couldn’t get the race going. Ultimately, I was on the receiving end of a bad start. We had contact with another car and got upside down. It was pretty disheartening, but we got the car back together for the B.”

Things were only beginning for Brad, who would start tenth in the B. “We were starting tenth, but I thought we were fine,” he says. “We could get back through there and wouldn’t have to use a provisional. At the start, I drove it into one and two and tried to drive back underneath. Another guy got into us, and turned us over. That time, it tore up a ton of stuff.”

The team had to work hard to use their feature provisional. “We had to thrash pretty hard,” says Brad. “We had to put a coil-over on the right front, replace everything on the front end, we had to weld the tube behind the panhard bar. It was split in two.”

The team was able to get the #o5 back out on the track. “We got the car back out there and salvaged what we could out of it,” says Brad. “Somehow, we passed some cars and ended up 16th. When we went to do maintenance yesterday, we noticed one of the uprights on the frame was broken. We hadn’t seen that. So we ran the whole race with a broken frame. We were lucky.”

Time this week has focused on getting everything ready for Yuma. “We spent yesterday rebuilding things,” says Brad. “We want to make sure we have all our ducks in a row heading into the last weekend. We’re going to do our best to pull this championship off!”

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Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global, Miller Truck Lines, and Loyet Landscape Maintenance. Associate sponsors: Maxim Race Cars, J and D Performance Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meramec Heights Collision Center, KSE Racing, Weld Wheels, Penske Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hepfner Racing Products, DMI, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Bell Helmets, TI 64, Conroy Control, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, and Speedway Motors.

 

 

White Makes Pair Of ASCS National Feature Events

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading west with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Harli White was in action at the El Paso Speedway Park on Friday and at the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday night, and successfully made both feature events.

“The ASCS National Tour has some of the best competition around, and we were happy to get into both feature events,” White said.

Drawing a low pill for Friday night’s show, White started on the pole of her heat race, but getting into turn one, the Lindsay, OK driver got pinched off and lost a few positions, as she settled for a fourth place finish.

Lining up sixth in the B, White looked to keep her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w machine in the top six to transfer, and she did that, and more, as he worked her way up to a fourth place finish, putting her in the ninth row of the feature event.

When the feature event went green, White was able to pass a few cars and she worked towards the Top-10, but an early yellow brought trouble upon White.

With a bleeder sticking in her right-rear, White began losing air pressure and her tire, and went the race resumed, handling on her machine became tough, though she stuck it out.

Doing all she could with a difficult car under her, White would end the night with an 18th place finish.

Heading to New Mexico on Saturday night, White drew high for her heat race, and found herself starting in the fifth row on a very locked down surface. Finishing in the seventh spot, White again found herself in the B Main, where he again started in the sixth spot.

With the track still locked down, White was able to gain a few positions, as her fourth place finish transferred her into the feature event for the second straight night, putting her in the 10th row

The track did not change much heading into the feature event, and like it was all night, passing was at a premium. From the rear of the field, White was very patient and methodical in her moves as he crept her way forward, and flirted with the Top-10.

Battling with Seth Bergman and Sam Hafertepe, White was able to work her way to a 13th place finish.

“We had a decent car both nights, and it was fun to work our way forward on Saturday night,” she added. “Friday night I thought we were in a good spot, but our bleeder sticking really hurt us.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White will continue to battle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as they head to the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Jerrod Hull – Fourth Championship, Seven Wins Highlight 2014!

(Bill W) November 11, 2014 – Jerrod Hull and the Rockwell American #12 team turned in another solid season. Along the way, the Sikeston, Missouri driver posted seven wins and won his fourth consecutive championship with the Midwest Open Wheel Association. Avoiding DNF’s, Jerrod’s consistency saw him rack up fifteen top fives as well.

In 2013, Jerrod didn’t pick his first win up until midseason. This year, he shot to Victory Lane on his first night out in April at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois. “We got it started off early,” he says. “It’s always great to win one the first time out. That’s going to get you going in the right direction, and that’s what happened. We had a good race there.”

His next winning tally would come at Clay County Speedway in Flora, Illinois on May 3. “That was the first time we’d ever been to Flora,” says Jerrod. “That was a neat win, because I didn’t feel all that comfortable in the heat race. (Crew Chief) Scott (Bonar) was able to get us dialed in for the feature. I think we started fourth and we were able to win it.”

Another May win came at Quincy Raceways. “We were able to win one at Quincy,” says Jerrod. “After that, it was kind of Chris Urish Quincy Speedway, because he won the last two there. We were able to get that one earlier in the year and that felt good.”

In June, the MOWA series headed to Indiana, and Jerrod picked up a win at the Tri-State Speedway bullring near Haubstadt. “We’ve won a few races there over the years,” he says. “We were able to get over to Indiana for a couple days. They don’t run with the wings much over there. We were really fast at Haubstadt. It was an exciting win, and one we put at the top of the list for the year.”

The last weekend in June found Jerrod at the Jim Hall Memorial at Benton Raceway Park in Benton, Missouri. He scored a big win there. “That was $5,000 to win,” he says. “It was just our night. We had a fast car all night. We ended up starting second in the feature and we were able to get (Brad) Loyet on the start. It was really a rough track that night, so being up front was important. That was our biggest money win of the year, and that helped.”

A surprise victory came in August in open competition at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Missouri. “That was the weekend of the (Knoxville) Nationals,” says Jerrod. “We really weren’t expecting to run that weekend, but we got word that Farmington was running about Thursday. We were able to win after starting eighth. Anytime you can do that, it gives you a lot of confidence.”

Jerrod had the MOWA title pretty much locked up when the series hit Jacksonville for its tribute to Ron Milton in September. That didn’t stop him from winning again. “I never got to race with Ron Milton, but he promoted a lot of the years at Jacksonville when I was starting racing,” he says. “I was around Ronnie a lot. He was a super-nice guy. It was a real privilege to win that race.”

He remains the only driver to capture a MOWA sprint car championship. “We had planned to run the full MOWA series, and that’s what we did,” says Jerrod. “Joey (Moughan) was all over us early, but he ended up having some motor problems at a couple shows. We kept doing our thing and trying to keep the car in the top five. It paid off. Scott always had the car nice and ready, and we avoided the DNF’s. I have to thank everyone who helps us on this team. It’s a special group of people.”

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

 

 

BR Ignitoneering To Show Off 2015 Improvements At PRI Show

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the 2014 season has just about wrapped up around the country, BR Ignitoneering is excited to announce that they will be on hand at the upcoming PRI Show ready to show off some new improvements to increase ignition performance.

“We have been very busy over the last few months working in our mag room and developing some improvements, and we are excited to show them off at the PRI Show,” Blake Robertson said.

All attendees are invited to visit the BR Ignitioneering booth (#1909) at the PRI show and check out all that is new, and all that BR Ignitoneering has to offer. Mag Specialist, Brock Robertson, will be in attendance, ready to talk magnetos, or answer any questions you might have.

The Performance Racing Industry Show is set for December 11-13th and the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. BR Ignitioneering will be located at pot #1909, and invites all attendees to stop by and check us out.

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Ian Madsen Set For Knoxville Banquet

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the 2014 season complete for Ian Madsen in the United States, he is set to officially be crowned 2014 Knoxville Raceway 410ci track champion on Saturday night after wrapping up his season at the World Finals last weekend.

“Our World Finals was not how we had hoped to finish off our season, but we won’t let that get us down,” Madsen said. “We had a great year overall, and we are all looking forward to celebrating our achievements on Saturday night.”

At The Dirt Track At Charlotte over the weekend, Madsen got off to a rough start during qualifying night on Thursday night as he timed his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 machine in 31st fastest for the Friday night show and 41st fastest for the Saturday night program.

“We just struggled qualifying on Thursday night, and with the way the format for the World Finals is, it really started us off in a hole on both Friday and Saturday night.”

Lining up seventh in his Friday night heat race, Madsen made a valiant effort to get his Royal Flooring/Greenland Homes of Iowa/QTC backed machine directly into the feature event, as he raced his way into the fifth spot.

Coming up just short of the direct transfer, Madsen lined up in the seventh row of the LCS, and finished in the 13th position, ending his night.

Back at it on Saturday night, Madsen was unable to get out of his heat before ending his season in the C Main.

“We aren’t going to let our season finale really bum us out too much,” he said. “We won a ton of races this year, and won a Knoxville Raceway Championship, which is really awesome for a second year team. It means so much to me to get this done for Bret Nehring and all of the great people who support us. We are all looking forward to having a good time and celebrating our accomplishments.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-91, Wins-12, Top-5’s- 37, Top 10’s-49

ON TAP: Ian Madsen’s 2014 season in the United States has come to a close.

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

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COUNTDOWN IS ON TO RENEW 2015 ELDORA MAJOR EVENT TICKETS

Race Fans Meeting Sunday’s 11:59 p.m. Deadline Receive ‘Add and Exchange’ Opportunity

ROSSBURG, OH (November 11) – For competitors, the Eldora Speedway season is complete, but their fans are racing online, over the phone and in person to meet this Sunday’s (November 16) quickly approaching 11:59 p.m. deadline to renew their 2014 major event seats and campsites for the 2015 Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic and World 100.

Due to unprecedented demand, ticket representatives will be available to assist with renewals through Friday evening until 7 p.m. (EST) at (937) 338-3815. All patrons can renew 24 hours a day online using the instructions they have received via email and USPS until the deadline.

Renewals also entitle Eldora patrons to participate in Eldora’s exclusive ‘Add and Exchange’ program November 19, 20 and 21. Fans that successfully completed their 2015 major event seat and campsite renewals prior to the deadline have the ability to add seats or campsites to their orders or move to another location during this three-day period from any available inventory.

The ‘Add and Exchange’ is a recent and increasing popular addition to Eldora’s lineup of guest services. It is a unique process and must be completed over by phone over the designated three-day period. Ticketing Manager Tess Thwaits will have a full staff of agents at (937) 338-3815 on Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, November 19-20-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) to assist patrons with their requests.

All remaining tickets and campsites for the Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers (June 4, 5 and 6), Kings Royal Weekend (July 17 & 18), 1-800 Car Cash Mudsummer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (July 22) and the World 100 (September 10, 11 & 12) will go on sale to the general public Saturday, December 6. All sales, online (www.EldoraSpeedway.com), phone (937-338-3815) and in person begin at 10:00 a.m. (EST) sharp.

Renewals and new ticket orders received for 2015’s major events will be mailed for Christmas delivery.

Tickets and camping for the balance of Eldora’s exciting 2015 season, which can be viewed at the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com, will go on sale Monday, February 9, 2015.

Race fans can keep up-to-date with the plans going into the 2015 season by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

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Reutzel Reels Off Another Win!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel is finishing off the 2014 season in strong form aboard the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car.

This past weekend is a perfect case in point, as Reutzel added his eighth overall win of the year in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour stop at Southern New Mexico Speedway after posting a runner-up finish at El Paso Speedway Park the previous night.

“It was another good one,” Reutzel understated.

With this past weekend’s finishes of second and first, Reutzel has finished no lower than fourth in his most recent eight starts aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry with two wins, four runner-up finishes, a third and a fourth.

“Everything is staying together, no parts failures, it makes all the difference in the world,” Reutzel explains of the late-season surge.

Reutzel will try to carry that momentum into this weekend’s season-ending Lucas Oil ASCS event at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ, on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel’s fourth ASCS National win of the year and eighth overall came on a heavy Southern New Mexico Speedway surface near Las Cruces on Saturday night.

“We were fortunate enough to draw good, the track got faster and faster all night,” Reutzel said.

Gridding the 30-lap feature inside the second row, Reutzel needed just seven laps to race into the lead for keeps aboard the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine.

“I got ‘em in traffic, they got up in the fluff a little bit and opened the door,” Reutzel commented.

While Reutzel prevailed at Las Cruces, his eighth win of the year very nearly came 24 hours earlier at El Paso Speedway Park.

“We screwed up a little bit and that probably cost us the win,” Reutzel explains.

Opting for a lower gear in hopes to generate greater overall speed, a greasy track in hot laps and heat race made it difficult to gauge. And when the track locked down in fast fashion in the feature, Reutzel says, “We just didn’t have enough gear to get off the corner, it would just lug so bad.”

Trying to keep his momentum up, Reutzel was forced to work the top side. “I couldn’t run the line that I knew I needed to, I had to stay committed to the top and there really wasn’t a lot there, especially in one and two.”

Lapped traffic would have worked to Reutzel’s advantage, had they ever reached it. “Every time we got to traffic the caution would come out.”

Still, Reutzel earned a close second-place finish. “I felt like we kind of gave one away, but still it was a good finish and we got the win the next night so it’s all good.”

Reutzel and the No. 87 team will now try to finish off the Lucas Oil ASCS National campaign with another win or two near Yuma this weekend.

“I think we’ll be good there,” Reutzel says. “It’s a place that usually doesn’t hold a lot of moisture, it slicks off enough that it’s usually really racy, it’s a place I really enjoy going to.”

2014 Quick Stats: 60 races, 8 “A” Main wins, 30 top-fives, 40 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour season finale at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ, this Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reut