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1993 Placerville Speedway Track Champion Extends Hard Charger Challenge For NorCal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness

PETERSEN MEDIA: As sponsors continue to come forward for the NorCal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness, 1993 Placerville Speedway Track Champion, Kevin Urton, has extended a Hard Charger Challenge for this event.

With a stout field of cars expected to be on hand for this highly anticipated event, Kevin and Kim Urton have put up $500 to be distributed to the Hard Charger, with $200 up for grabs to Friday night’s Hard Charger, and $300 going to Saturday’s Hard Charger.

Urton, a former track champion at the speedway, is issuing a challenge to other former track champions, and fans of previous track champions, to put up additional money to grow the Hard Charger Award for this event.

For those wanting to add to the Urton’s generous donation, please email PJ@PetersenMediaInc.Com.

At the time of press some extra goodies up for grabs include a set of 5 point SRP seat belts courtesy Chris Kenner of Security Race Products also going to each nights’ Hard Charger, as well as a Wings Unlimited Nose Wing going to the winner of each night’s B Main courtesy Billy and Misty Muller.

With the fire breathing winged sprint cars on tap for both nights, the Friday night program will also feature wingless spec sprint cars as well as the Nor Cal Dwarf Association cars, and Saturday night will be 360’s and Dwarf cars only.

Camping for this event is available, and fans and teams are encouraged to call the office at 530-621-5860 ASAP to reserve their spot.

Friday night tickets will be available starting at just $6 for kids, while juniors and seniors will be admitted for $15, and adult tickets will be $20. Saturday night kids tickets will again be $6, while juniors and seniors will be $18, and adults will be $22. Both nights children five and under will be admitted for free.

With details, driver confirmation and additional sponsorship still being acquired for this event, please stay on the lookout for more information as it becomes available.

ON TAP: The inaugural Nor Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness is set to take place at the Placerville Speedway on October 14th and 15th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to date with all things Placerville Speedway by following along on Twitter @PVilleSpeedway, or becoming a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/placervillespeedway.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team
Focused on Historic National Open

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2016) – Two decades ago Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz made his first laps at historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and the teenager from North Dakota wasn’t quite sure it was a track that he would look forward to returning to. It didn’t take long for him to come around and for the last 15 years, it’s been one of the stops on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour he looks forward to most.

The driver of TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J returns to Williams Grove this weekend for the 54th annual Champion Racing Oil Morgan Hughes National Open. Schatz is the all-time winningest driver in the event with five career triumphs and his 19 career Outlaw wins trail only Steve Kinser for most by any driver at the famed half-mile dirt oval. Remarkable stats for a driver that failed to qualify for his first main event at the track.

His outlook on “The Grove” changed late in his fourth season with the Outlaws when he arrived at the 2000 National Open with veteran mechanic Kenny Woodruff turning the wrenches on his family-owned No. 15. Schatz recalls the guidance “KW” provided that weekend leading to one of the more memorable upsets in the biggest Sprint car race in the East. To this day, he points to lessons learned that weekend as key to his development as a driver.

At the time, Schatz was thrilled just to win a race at Williams Grove, but it was a victory that put him in elite company. He joined a virtual who’s who in Sprint car racing and includes numerous hall of famers that have won the prestigious National Open. The list begins with Gordon Johnock in 1963, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, ends with Stevie Smith, who won last year’s 40-lap thriller.

After winning the event for the second time in 2004, Schatz raced to victory for a third time in 2005 with Newville, Pennsylvania native Ricky Warner handling the crew chief responsibilities. It was the first marquee event win for the duo. The tandem has been extremely tough to beat since scoring 182 Outlaw triumphs. Eight of those wins have been at Williams Grove including two more National Opens in 2007 and 2012.

In this his 20th season of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, the number 20 continues to be significant for Schatz. On August 28, he won his 20th WoO A-Feature of the season at his hometown track of Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota and became the first driver in the 39-year history of the Outlaws to win 20 or more Outlaw main events in four consecutive seasons. If he can win this weekend’s National Open, he’ll reach 20 in a pair of categories. He has 19 career wins at the track, tying him for 19th all-time with Jan Opperman, Tommy Hinnershitz and Kramer Williamson. His childhood idol Doug Wolfgang is next in line with 20. With his July victory in the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Schatz now has 19 wins in the sport’s four most prestigious races – nine Knoxville Nationals, five National Opens, three Kings Royals and two Gold Cups.

Schatz is coming off his 23rd victory of the season last Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. His TSR crew of Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti continue to work on making improvements to the TSR No. 15 machine. The goal this weekend for the entire team is to improve on their previous Williams Grove finishes this season of third in May and fifth in both Summer Nationals main events.

The quest for an eighth WoO championship is down to eight more nights of racing. Schatz leads the WoO championship standings by 284 markers over Daryn Pittman. He also leads the series in top-fives with 55, top-10s with 70 and KSE Hard Charger Awards with 10.

For the second consecutive year, Mother Nature has become part of the equation at the National Open. Last year, rain forced officials to push the event to a one-night show on Sunday. Thursday’s opener this year has already been canceled and the plan is for the event to go on as scheduled Friday with a complete show of qualifying, heats and a 25-lap $10,000 A-Feature. The National Open finale will also include qualifying, heats and a 40-lap A-Feature paying $50,000 to the winner.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information.

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

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

Racing with the World of Outlaws has taken you to tracks all across the county. Williams Grove Speedway has been a staple on the schedule since your rookie year and a place where you’ve achieved a great deal of success. What kind of impact has racing at Williams Grove had on your career?

“It’s made a big impact. I wasn’t very good when I first raced there. That was 20 years ago and I think I even told someone back then that they should fill it up with water and test boats there. But that’s the way a young kid thinks. You have to get yourself out of that thinking. The place has a lot of history. It’s a great facility. It has a uniqueness and being able to adapt to that uniqueness is what separates you from other people. That’s what racing with the Outlaws is all about… being up to the challenge. Not just today, but each day throughout the week going to a different facility. I never really appreciated Williams Grove until I got to race there with someone like Kenny Woodruff, who had raced there for a long time. He helped me understand where you have to get after it and where you have to slow down and things you have to pay special attention to. Kenny really helped me get to where I felt comfortable there, which isn’t easy at place where you carry that much speed into the tighter turns if it slicks off or stays wet. Sometimes you have to drive out of control, so he really just instilled it in me. I got to the point where I really respected the place for its uniqueness. I felt fortunate to finally win a race there and it’s crazy how good I felt that night and couldn’t wait to get back there. I’ve felt that way ever since. I think that’s what’s brought me to where I am today…I went from not liking it to loving it in a few short years.”

Part of racing with the World of Outlaws is that you take everyone’s best shot when you come to town and compete at their tracks. The competition you face venturing to Central Pennsylvania is well documented. Do you and your team change your approach based on the competition?

“We really just try to worry about what we are doing. I’m sure the guys that have been doing well all year will be part of the equation this weekend. We hear who wins and see results. It’s really irrelevant though, because it’s not about what someone else does that is going to affect what we do ourselves. Our strategy has always been to simply focus on ourselves and the direction and adjustments we need to make ourselves. That’s the fun part about it. We don’t get caught up in things we can’t control and just dictate our own camp. We know we can be as good as anybody out there and that’s what you have to live and die by.”

This weekend you return to Williams Grove for the third time this season. How does the National Open rank?

“The National Open is definitely one of the key events of our season and probably one of the toughest ones we have because of competitiveness from the locals and the facility. I mean the racetrack is just crazy tricky, unique. Once you think you’ve learned something there one day, you can come back the next day and it’s not even close. That’s something that plays a big factor in how things play out at Williams Grove. The facility itself, to the way the track is shaped, whether you need to slow down and hit the bottom, or carry speed and slide across the middle…it’s a very tricky and very unique place. The weather plays a part in that as well. We try to stay on top of it and hopefully we can. It’s a really big race. The atmosphere is amazing and an event I’m extremely proud to be part of.”

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio – Due to scheduling conflicts, Attica Raceway Park has cancelled its season-ending awards banquet for 2016. The point fund money will be sent to the race teams soon, according to Rex LeJeune, Attica Raceway Park Director of Operations.

The top 10 in points in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints will share in the $22,000 point fund with champion Byron Reed taking home $8,000. The top 10 in points for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will share in the $15,000 point fund with champion Matt Irey earning $5,000. The top 10 in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will share in the $10,000 point fund with champion Paul Weaver earning $3,000.

The rookies of the year in all the divisions – Trey Jacobs, 410 sprints; Matthew Chapman, late models; and Trevor Baker, 305 sprints – will receive their rewards at a later date.

Attica Raceway Park’s 2017 awards banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 and teams who plan to battle for the points titles are asked to plan accordingly.

Attica will kick off the 2017 season on Friday, March 24.

A recap of the top 10 in points in all three divisions will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet Tickets Now on Sale

OSWEGO, NY (September 29, 2016) – With the 2016 Oswego Speedway championship season in the books, focus now to shifts to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet set to be hosted by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center on Saturday, November 5.

The event center is part of the Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites complex located on East First Street in Oswego.

The night’s festivities will begin with a cocktail hour tentatively set at 6pm, with a buffet style dinner and awards to immediately follow.

Tickets for the event are available for $45 and can be purchased at the Oswego Speedway box office by calling (315) 342-0646 or by stopping into the office between 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.

Event tickets must be purchased by October 31, as there will not be any tickets available at the door.

Discount hotel rates are available for those attending the Speedway banquet at both the Best Western ($119) and Quality Inn ($109) hotels.

The Best Western can be reached by phone at (315) 342-4040 and the Quality Inn at (315) 343-1600.

The Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Banquet annually honors the Top 10 drivers in the Hoosier Racing Tire/SUNOCO Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series championships, featuring track champions Michael Barnes and Dave Cliff.

This year’s Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver will also be recognized.

Several other special awards and honorees will also be recognized through the evening.

Inductions into the prestigious Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame are also presented during the post season event.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Supermodified drivers Tim Gareau and Wayne Landon, as well as Small Block Super car builders Dan Dennie and Ray Hedger, plus Oswego Speedway announcer Joe Marotta and longtime motorsports media manager Norm Patrick.

The Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn is within walking distance from local shopping, fishing, parks, Fort Ontario, the Marine Museum, the Safe Haven Museum and the Richardson-Bates House Museum. A short drive will give you access to local industry, including the Oswego Speedway, SUNY Oswego, the Renaissance Festival and Fair Haven Beach State Park.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Seven-Time World of Outlaws Champion Enters 2017 Chili Bowl

Midget Nationals with Clauson-Marshall Racing

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2016) – Seven-time and defending World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, announced today he will compete in the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals driving for Clauson-Marshall Racing (CMR). Schatz will be making his Chili Bowl debut and the entry is the first for the multicar CMR team in the 31st running of the event held Jan. 9 to 14 at the River Spirit Expo Center.

“I’m looking forward to having the chance to compete in next year’s Chili Bowl and drive for Clauson-Marshall Racing,” Schatz said. “We’ve been thinking about doing this for quite a while. It all came together earlier this year when Tony (Stewart) and I were talking about the Chili Bowl and what it’s like to be part of it. With how things worked out with my Australia schedule in January, the opportunity to get to Tulsa this time became an option and everything fell into place. I was looking forward to working with and learning from Bryan. He set the standard pretty high there and we’re going to do everything we can to continue adding to that legacy. I’ve been fortunate to compete in some of the biggest dirt track events in the world during my career and I’m excited to add the Chili Bowl to the list.”

Schatz, a teammate with the late Bryan Clauson at Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) for five seasons from 2010 to 2014, is looking forward to making his Chili Bowl debut in January with the CMR team. Both won championships for TSR and their similar driving style and respect for other competitors, along with a clean racing history, helped forge a bond between to the two.

As Clauson made his way into Winged Sprint car competition, Schatz served as a role model both on and off the track. Clauson was a student of whatever motorsports discipline he participated in and, when transitioning to Winged Sprint car competition, he felt that Schatz was the only driver to learn from. There wasn’t a driver Clauson respected more than Schatz, and he was his first choice when putting together a team.

After the 2016 Chili Bowl, Clauson and his father Tim discussed bringing a “Dream Team” to the 2017 event. The idea was to bring a team of drivers who were at the top of their game, not only competitively in their respective series but also professionally. The duo wanted to bring a team that was a threat to win every night of the Chili Bowl and carry themselves as professionals outside the car, as well. The Clauson family felt Schatz fit the bill and was thrilled its 2017 team would include the reigning WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion.

“Before Bryan passed, we had confirmed that Donny (Schatz) was going to be part of our 2017 Chili Bowl team,” Tim Clauson said. “He (Bryan) was pretty excited to get to work with a driver like Donny and share his Midget car racing expertise. Being able to announce Donny as our first driver for the 2017 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is both humbling and exciting for the Clauson-Marshall Racing team, and we know Bryan is thrilled that we’re able to do so.”

More information regarding Schatz’s 2017 Chili Bowl entry with Clauson-Marshall Racing will be announced in the coming months.

Schatz is in the midst of his 20th season of WoO competition and is chasing his eighth championship. With nine of 83 events remaining, his 23 victories are among 55 top-five finishes and 70 top-10s. He leads the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings with 10,317 points, with a 284-point lead over second place.

For more information regarding the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, visit www.chilibowl.com.

Information regarding Schatz or TSR can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com or www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Information regarding Clauson can be found at www.bryanclauson.com.

Follow Tony Stewart Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Instagram and Twitter at @tonystewart_rcg. Follow Schatz on Twitter @DonnySchatz and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Four Top Fives at Four Crown!

 (Bill W) September 28, 2016 – Brady Bacon arrived at the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio around noon on Saturday. By the time the festivities were over around 2:50 a.m. Sunday morning, he had racked up a pair of podium finishes, a fourth and a fifth place finish. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver competed in all four divisions, USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars, the All Stars and USAC Silver Crown. He was one of only two drivers (the other being Tyler Courtney) who performed quadruple duty Saturday.

Hot laps started around 4:30 p.m., followed by heat races. “Qualifying went well, we timed in seventh quick with the All Stars, fifth with the Silver Crown, second with the USAC sprints and third with the midgets,” says Brady. “We went on to finish second in the heats with the All Stars, which got us in the Dash, second with the USAC sprints and second with the midget.”

Brady was driving the Frank Manafort Racing #76M with the USAC midgets and started fourth in the feature. “We were going pretty well,” he says. “We developed a vibration. I’m not sure what the problem was. I didn’t want to get a DNF, so I backed it off a little bit. We had a shot at second there, but Rico (Abreu) was kind of in a class by himself out there. We finished third and we were right there with (second place) Tanner Thorson. We’ve made some changes on the engine, and we’re definitely making up a lot of ground on these other guys. We’re a lot more competitive than we were early in the year.”

After going from sixth to second in his heat, he would start the Hoffman Racing/Dynamics, Inc. #69 outside row three in the USAC National Sprint Car feature. “I didn’t get the start I wanted, and Chris Windom got in front of me,” says Brady. “We had some small motor issues, and we didn’t take off on the restarts as well as we wanted. (Dave) Darland got by me, and I had to get back by him. That may have cost us a spot. I felt we were better than (Justin) Grant and (Chris) Windom at some points of the race, but they kind of got out in front. It was hard to catch them at that point and we ended up third.”

With the All Stars, Brady finished fifth in the Dash, and that’s where he would start the main event aboard his #99. “I don’t have a whole lot of laps with a wing on a track like Eldora,” he says. “I was moving around a little bit trying to find a balance, and how far to move the wing back. I feel like we were pretty good. We were able to get by a couple of guys late, including (Jac) Haud(enschild). We were able to get a top five with the All Stars, and we were definitely happy with that.”

The final event of the night was the 50-lap USAC Silver Crown feature. He would start fifth. “We kind of hovered around that fifth spot the whole race,” says Brady. “We kind of got where we could pass a bit in the middle of the track. We swapped spots with (Jeff) Swindell a few times back and forth. We had the car a little tight and the cushion was rough. We couldn’t run as hard as (winner) Windom. He had his car freer than everyone and he was running way harder. We did have a fast car there and finished fourth.”

Brady had a great night overall. “We were pleased with everything,” he says. “We had a nice run in the sprint car and gained a lot of points in the midget. Now we have a legitimate shot at a championship in that. It was definitely a good weekend. I would have liked to win one, but it was great to get a top five in four different racecars.

Was he tired after so many laps? “It wasn’t the laps as much as the time,” says Brady. “We were always doing stuff. It was exhausting, but we did what we went there to do.”

Follow Brady on his Website, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brady at his website located at www.BradyBaconRacing.com! Also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter (which also can be accessed at the website) at the following links…

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Partner of the Week – Triple X Race Components

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Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Octane Ink

Octane Ink, LLC, headquarters out of their 10,000sq foot, two location, facility in Tea South Dakota. Octane specializes in vehicle wraps, race wraps, signage, screen printing and embroidery. 2015 brought big changes when 2 founding companies merged to form Octane Ink, LLC. One company started in 2001 as JP Custom Graphics and the other in 2005 as Van Der Brink Designs. With a deep history in racing and the love for anything fast, Octane Ink has quickly become the Midwest Premier, one stop shop.

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

The Hoffman/Dynamic, Inc. #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.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Big Win in Wheatland!

(Bill W) September 28, 2016 – Wayne Johnson has many stories of the times he spent with Jesse Hockett…some can even be printed. That made his win last Saturday all the more special, as he claimed the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. Wayne also won Friday’s prelim, and his wins couldn’t have come at a better time. This Saturday night, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series will be competing at the “Fall Brawl” at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.

Last weekend’s event encompassed three days, starting Thursday. Wayne drew a starting spot outside row one for his heat and got off to a good start. “We were able to win the heat there,” he says. “The track was fast. We had a hard time getting going in the Qualifier. The guy on the pole didn’t get going, and that set us behind. We finished third there.”

He started outside row five in the feature. “The car was really good,” says Wayne. “We were able to drive up to sixth there. It was really just a matter of track position.”

Wayne started sixth in his heat Friday. “The car was good again in the heat and ran up to second,” he says. “We were the high point guy, and that put us sixth in the Qualifier. We ran up to third again, we were high point guy for the night and we drew the pole for the feature.”

He would get his first win of the weekend. “We were able to led every lap,” says Wayne. “The racetrack was good and the car was operating well. That gave us enough points to start on the pole for Saturday.”

Despite starting on the pole in Saturday’s finale, Wayne struggled early. “I freed the car up, because they had reworked the track,” he says. “I never should have done that though. We led two or three laps, and then fell back. Sammy (Swindell) got by me. I moved around a little bit trying to keep up, and Sam (Hafertepe) got by me. Then, I got shuffled back on a restart. Logan (Forler) and a couple guys got to racing there and I was on the wrong part of the track at the wrong time.”

He caught his break late in the going. “There was a restart with about ten to go for a red,” says Wayne. “My nephew (Bud) was screaming at me in turn two. He was telling me I was running all wrong. That actually put us back in the game. Sam biked up there, and that made Logan check up. I had made up my mind on the restart, that I was going to go by them both. I was able to slide by them. They almost crashed. By the time, things shook out Sammy was a straightaway out.”

Wayne would catch him quickly. “I just started reeling him in,” he says. “I was shocked how fast we closed in on him. Sammy got tight in one and two and I turned off the curb and went back under him. We drag raced down the back straightaway and I got by him. The next lap, he slid me in four and I had to check up in four. We kind of made contact off of four. In one, he tried to block the slider, and I was able to enter high and drive back under him. From there, they said we pulled away.”

The win was definitely a highlight in what has been a tough season overall. “That was a big win for us in more ways than one,” says Wayne. “We’ve always wanted to win that race, and it was fun racing with Sammy like that.”

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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

When Wayne won the 2000 ASCS National title it was impressive in more ways than one. He was able to win eight times over the 42 race schedule and finished in the top ten 90% of the time. His eight wins on the tour in Fred and Jo Threatt’s #29 came on eight different tracks in seven states: Arkansas (Crowley’s Ridge Speedway), Missouri (Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway, Joplin 66 Speedway), Oklahoma (Muskogee Speedway), Iowa (Knoxville Raceway), Tennessee (Atomic Motor Speedway), Texas (Route 66 Speedway) and Indiana (Terre Haute Action Track).

Partner of the Week – The Oil Medics

Wayne says, “We had some problems with our hauler this week around Fort Worth, and Bill Jewell helped get us back on the road. He fixed it, and put some “air tabs” on our truck. It saves us about a mile per gallon with our fuel mileage.”

The Oil Medics provides truck service without the expense or wait of a dealer! Visit them online at www.TheOilMedics.com!

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line. Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING TAKES MOMENTUM INTO NATIONAL OPEN BACK AT THE GROVE:

Coming off a string of top-five finishes, including back-to-back wins, Larson Marks Racing takes momentum into Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn. with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this weekend for the National Open.

NATIONAL OPEN 2015: Last year, both Thursday and Friday nights' events were cancelled due to rain. On Saturday, Stewart qualified ninth and advanced one position in his heat race to finish third. After starting 20th in the main event, he was able to advance eight positions to finish 12th.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY: In the last nine races, the Larson Marks team has earned eight top-five finishes, including three wins, with an average finish of 3.67. In seven of the nine races, Stewart has advanced from his starting position by the drop of the checkered flag.

TWELVE WINS: The Larson Marks Racing team has earned 12 wins so far in 2016, eight of them with the World of Outlaws, the third most of any World of Outlaws driver. The team's wins have come at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., Hartford (Mich.) Speedway, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, two wins at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., and two wins at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing in the NSCS race and Marks in the NXS race this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's event at Williams Grove Speedway, the Larson Marks Racing team will next compete on Saturday, October 8 at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway.

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

STATS: RACES: 83 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 12 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 41 TOP-10 FINISHES: 68

 

 

Podium Production J&J Auto Racing Teams Stand Tall With Four Wins, Six Podium Finishes

McKenzie, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2016) – The first day of Fall may have taken place last week, but that doesn’t mean that the winning streak for J&J Auto Racing teams has cooled. The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s brand saw four drivers roll into victory lane and two others claim podium finishes last week.

The Outlaws’ weekend doubleheader concluded with Saturday’s return to Western Pennsylvania and the scenic Lernerville Speedway. Schatz, who finished second in July’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, was looking to finish one position better and earn his seventh career WoO victory at the half-mile, dirt oval. The Fargo, North Dakota pilot was the second driver to circle the track against the clock and would post the seventh-best lap in the 35-car field. Schatz raced to victory in heat three and finished fourth in the Dash to place himself on the outside of row two to start the feature event. Schatz drove away from the field lapping up to eighth position and winning by 7.620 seconds over Schuchart and Sweet.

The victory was his 23rd of the season and 227th of his career. It also pushed his advantage in the 2016 WoO championship standings to 284 points over Pittman. Through 74 races, Schatz leads all drivers in victories with 23, top-fives with 55 and top-10s with 70. Only nine races remain in this, his 20th season of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Lucas Wolfe made a return to Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, NY, on Sept. 25 to take on the Patriot Sprint Tour/United Racing Club contingent. In his first series start, Wolfe bested a 34-car field to take home the hardware in the feature event which was part of the Reapers Harvest 100 weekend. Josh Weller followed Wolfe to the line to claim the second spot on the podium.

Cale Reigle scored an IMCA RaceSaver 305ci Sprint Car Series victory at Clinton County Speedway in Mill Hall, Penn., on Sept. 23 for J&J Auto Racing. Steve Surniak followed suit against the Carolina Racesaver Series at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, NC, on Sept. 24. Mike Sellers followed Surniak to the line to grab a runner-up finish.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins for Sept. 23 - 25, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

9/23/16 Cale Reigle Clinton County Speedway/PA IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

9/24/16 Donny Schatz Lernerville Speedway/PA WoO

9/24/16 Steve Surniak East Lincoln Speedway/NC Carolina RaceSaver Series

9/25/16 Lucas Wolfe Rolling Wheels Raceway/NY PST/URC

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

 

 

Bergman Captures Hockett/McMillin Memorial Hard Charger Award During Opening Round

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2016) - Seth Bergman showcased moments of strength during the Hockett/McMillin Memorial last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The brightest moment of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader came on the opening night last Thursday, when Bergman placed fourth in a heat race and third in a B Main to miss transferring into the main event by only one spot. That forced him to use a provisional to start the feature on the inside of the 12th row.

"We made a few changes from what we learned in the heat race and the B Main and the car was a lot better in the feature," he said. "We were able to maneuver our way through the field pretty good and end on a positive note."

Bergman rallied from 23rd to post a ninth-place finish, which marked his 41st top 10 of the season and earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Unfortunately, the remainder of the weekend didn't go as well. Bergman finished fifth in a heat race and eighth in a B Main on Friday. He used a provisional to advance into the main event, which ended in a DNF.

The event finale on Saturday began with Bergman winning a heat race before he picked up a position to garner a third-place result in a qualifier. That locked him into the 16th starting position for the main event. However, a flat tire relegated him to another DNF.

"That was frustrating to end the weekend that way," he said. "We struggled at times all weekend, but seemed to be on the right note on Saturday when we ran into some bad luck. We'll just move on to the next one."

Bergman will return to action this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (1); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 9 (23).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 8 (9); Feature: 25 (23).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 23 (16).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 41 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Pick Up Four More Victories

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Sept. 28, 2016) - DHR Suspension clients recorded four feature wins last weekend.

Wayne Johnson was victorious last Friday and Saturday at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Saturday's triumph was a big one as it paid $10,000 to win.

Eddie Gallagher claimed the 305ci sprint car race at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Saturday.

JT Goodson captured the $2,000-to-win topless modified show on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

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

To join these drivers in Victory Lane message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact/ or call 901-268-5612.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

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

DHR SUSPENSION -

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

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

by Tommy Goudge (September 28, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 2016 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. Please see below for details and ticket information:

PLEASE NOTE - All drivers who finished in the top 10 in their championship points standings in 2016 are required to attend the banquet to receive their award and payment.

WHAT: -2016 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

WHEN: -Friday, November 18, 2016 -Doors Open @ 5:00pm -Dinner @ 6:30pm -Awards Ceremony @ 8:00pm -Dance @ 9:30pm featuring live band!

WHERE: Carmen’s Banquet Centre 1520 Stone Church Rd E Hamilton ON L8W 3P9 www.Carmens.com

TICKETS: -$40 per person – Tickets are now available at Styres Gas Bar or by calling Mary Wilkinson at 519-717-0023. *NOTE - The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, November 6th, 2016*

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Hall of Fame Classic Time at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (September 28, 2016) – It’s Hall of Fame Classic time at Canyon Speedway Park which means it’s also time for the lone USAC/CRA Sprint Car weekend of the year atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix.

While the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars take center stage on Friday and Saturday at the 16th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Hall of Fame Classic, the IMCA Stock Cars, Micro Sprints, Mod Lites and Vintage Cars will be in action as well.

The weekend double will be preceded by an open practice session on Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Racing action on Friday and Saturday gets under way at 7:00 p.m.

Vying for a fourth consecutive USAC/CRA crown, Concord, California native Damion Gardner leads the way into the weekend with a 104-point advantage over Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd in the title chase.

Along with Gardner and Vander Weerd, other top USAC/CRA contenders include the likes of Jake Swanson, Brody Roa, Austin Williams and five-time series champion Mike Spencer. CSP aces such as R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., and Mike Martin will be among those in action as well.

Gardner and Spencer split Hall of Fame Classic honors last year at CSP with Roa the only driver to land on the podium on both nights with finishes of second and third.

Jimmy Blanton, Grand Marshal for the event, will be among several Arizona racing legends scheduled to sign autographs as the Arizona Motorsports Hall of Fame inducts a handful of new members.

George Fronsman leads the Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Cars ranks into the weekend with last weekend’s triumph running his overall win total for the year at CSP to eleven triumphs.

Ryan Hennessey bested the Micro Sprints last weekend while John Priest has taken three of the last four Western Mod Lite wins at CSP.

Tickets for the 16th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic are just $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday with children ages 7-12 just $10. VIP Suite passes are available for $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday with All Access Passes for $35 on Friday and $40 on Saturday.

Detailed ticket information is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/the-12th-annual-parker-store-usac-hall-of-fame-classic/ or by calling 602-258-RACE (7223).

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2016 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Herrera Scores Victory, Three Top 10s During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2016) - Johnny Herrera opened the Hockett/McMillin Memorial last weekend with a big win before he capped the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event with a pair of hard charges.

The tripleheader hosted by Lucas Oil Speedway began last Thursday when Herrera advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before he won a qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"You want to get a good start and put yourself in a good position," he said. "We kept pace there and rode around there. A couple of times we about got the lead and the yellow came out. I showed Sammy (Swindell) a nose one time and he dropped down like any good racer would. I just paced myself. When you're leading it's hard to judge where to go. The best line seemed to change and move around from the start to the end. Fortunately, we made the right choices and moved at the right time."

Herrera passed Swindell for the top spot on a restart on Lap 22 and he led the final four laps to capture his sixth victory of the season.

"We had a good car and we put ourselves in the right position," he said. "That was a good win for us."

Herrera returned to Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday for the second round of the event, which began with Herrera finishing fifth in a heat race. That relegated him to the eighth starting position in a B Main. He maneuvered into the runner-up position to earn a transfer into the back of the main event, in which he powered from 20th to a 10th-place result. That gave him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We got ourselves into the feature," he said. "We were better than a 10th-place car, but that's all I could get. The first lap I passed five or six cars and then picked them off when I could."

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Herrera driving from fifth to second place in a heat race before he got upside down in a qualifier.

"We made a driver error and got it turned over," he said. "We had to come back and run the B Main again and we got ourselves into the A Main. We got up to around eighth, but toward the end (of the A Main) we had a bleeder stick on us and we lost a lot of drive in our left rear."

Herrera placed second in a B Main before charging from 21st to 10th in the main event.

He will return to action this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 2 (8); Feature: 10 (20).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (5); Qualifier: DNF (6); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 10 (21).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 31 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for more than 58 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"I've been with Champion for several years and they have been one of my biggest supporters," Herrera said. "They are great people to work with and their products are second to none."

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

 

 

Jack Sodeman, Jr. Locks Up #1 Cochran Cavalcade Championship, Looks Ahead to Pittsburgh

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (September 28, 2016) - Adding to his already impressive season in Western Pennsylvania, earning track championships at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park, Jack Sodeman, Jr. has officially clinched the 2016 #1 Cochran Cavalcade Points championship.

With points earned during all local, regional and national events in Western Pennsylvania, as well as the immediate surrounding areas, Jack Sodeman, Jr.’s 2016 campaign consisting of nine victories was dominant enough to solidify the championship. The North Jackson, Ohio, native captured six victories at Mercer Raceway Park, as well as three victories at Lernerville Speedway.

“Feels pretty good to earn the Cavalcade championship. It pretty much puts the exclamation point on our entire season,” Jack Sodeman, Jr. explained. “I’m proud of my team and I am proud of our efforts all year long. We still have some racing left. I think we have room for another win or two. That would be the best way to move into the off season.”

Jack Sodeman, Jr. will move ahead and prepare for the rescheduled “Racers Request 20” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway; a $2,000-to-win/$200-to-start program moved to Saturday, October 1, due to Mother Nature.

During recent 410 sprint car competition, Jack Sodeman, Jr. joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash. The Lernerville Speedway champion qualified for the main event, finishing 18th officially.

“We had a good car the entire night,” Sodeman said. “All in all, we were pretty happy with our performance against the Outlaws. Obviously, we wanted to finish higher in the running order and contend for a top-ten, but the car was balanced and very driveable. We’ll take those results and move forward.”

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

Recent Highlights: Swept 410 sprint car competition in Western Pennsylvania on July 15/16 by winning main events at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. Earned most recent win on Saturday, August 6, at Mercer Raceway Park - Putzy Memorial worth $3,000. Earned the “Western Pennsylvania Sweep” by clinching track championships at Lernerville and Mercer Raceway Park. 2016 Cavalcade Points champion.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: 9 - (3 - Lernerville Speedway) (6 - Mercer Raceway Park)

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

 

 

SEPTEMBER SLAYER: Gravel Add's Top-5's at Night Before the Crowns & Commonwealth Clash
Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open up next for the Pennsylvania based team

CARLISLE, PA. - September 28, 2016 - Winning races is absolutely key to winning championships. Another key element is solid, top-5 finishes. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team are rapidly achiving championship by both of those metrics. Though they did not add to their win count, the racing weekend featuring stops at Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway netted the team two more top-5 runs.

"Our car was pretty good at Eldora," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We won there earlier in the summer and ran well in the spring. We had a good car but the 8 invert in the dash set us back a bit. Our car was great.We just didn't get upt front and contend for the win. It was still a very good night."


An overnight trip of 326 miles took the #5 team from Rossburg, Ohio to Sarver, Pennsylvania and the Lernerville Speedway for the second time in 2016. In July, Gravel and the team took home the $25,000 top prize in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup event.

"Lernerville is another place that we have won at this year," said Gravel, who has an average finish of 6th in 2016. "Once again, we had a really good run and I am very pleased with it. The track was racy and we had some fun. Another top-5 is good for us since we're trying to finish out the year strong."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will remain in the Keystone state as it moves to Mechanicsburg and the Williams Grove Speedway for the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open.

"The National Open is a really special race," said Gravel, the 2014 winner of the event. "It's a crown jewel event in our sport. I've been really lucky to have a win in this race. I certainly want to add another one with the CJB crew. It would be and extremely large win for our team since the shop is so close."

CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Events: 71
Quick Times: 5
Wins: 9
Top-5's: 43
Top-10's: 60
Heat Race Wins: 20
Dash Wins: 6
Average Time Trial: 7.0
Average A-main finish: 6.0
Total Laps Led: 266

CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Events: 44
Quick Times: 2
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 16
Top-10's: 21
Heat Race Wins: 7
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 10.4
Average A-main finish: 9.9
Total Laps Led: 74

UP NEXT: The 54th Champion Racing Oil National Open is next on the docket for the CJB Motorsports team at the Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa.

BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish
9/23/2016 Eldora 2 1 1 1 7 7 5
9/24/2016 Lernerville 9 3 3 9 4

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

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

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

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

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


 

 

Nashville Crush – Unplugged, Big Payouts Share Top Billing at Millstream Speedway

Findlay, OH – There’s excitement building for the epic sprint car extravaganza coming to Millstream Speedway on Saturday night, October 15. But oddly enough, it’s not all about sprint car racing. Nashville Crush – Unplugged will be highlighting the pre-race tailgate behind the main grandstand from 3:30 – 6:00pm. The Lima-based group has been building a strong regional following for some time now and Millstream Speedway is proud to welcome them to the entertainment lineup.

Speaking of entertainment…what do you like? Winged 410 sprint racing? Non-winged 410’s? How about a blend of up-and-coming racers side-by-side with championship-winning veterans in the tough winged 305 sprints? Is stock car racing more your style? Millstream Speedway will have them all together on Saturday night, October 15.

And to make this event truly epic, BOTH 410 sprint divisions will pay $5,000 to win the main events, with $1,000 going to the 305 winner and $500 for the stock cars / trucks. We’re thinking that the pit area might just be a little crowded for this event…

Spectator gates open this week at 3:00pm, with hot laps beginning a little earlier than in the past, at 5:30 pm. For more news and event details, please go to www.millstreamspeedway.net .

Millstream Motorsports Complex, home of Millstream Speedway, is located 3 miles west of Findlay. Take US-224 West to TR-136, turn right, just 2 blocks to the corner of TR-136 and TR-95. Please do not park in areas marked as “no parking,” as you could be towed at your expense. Tailgating with a grill is welcomed, but please no fires on the ground. Stakes may not be used to mark hillside spots, but spray paint is OK. No tape on the bleachers, please. Coolers up to 14" permitted. No glass, please. No beer carried in but can be purchased on-site.

 

 

Dietz/Godfrey Ready for World of Outlaws Debut

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA. (September 28, 2016) - After what turned out to be a successful weekend in Central Pennsylvania, finishing just outside of the top-ten during the Third Annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway, York native Chase Dietz and car owner Troy Godfrey will make their next big leap and enter World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition for the first time this season; anxious to join the Greatest Show On Dirt during the 54th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

Chase Dietz, pilot of the Troy Godfrey-owned/Godfrey Racing Engines/DTS/No. 5 entry, will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during all three nights of the National Open on Thursday through Saturday, September 29-October 1, chasing an A-main start after finishing third during the C-main in 2015.

“I can’t thank Troy Godfrey enough for this opportunity. We built a new car for this deal, so I’m really excited” Chase Dietz explained. “This will be our first-ever World of Outlaws start as a team. What better way to make a debut than the National Open. I had an opportunity to race in that event last year with the Gobrecht team. It was a great experience, so hopefully the Godfrey Team and I have a similar experience this year. We’re going to race as hard as we can all three nights and see what we can do.”

Chase Dietz will enter National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with one victory on the season in Central Pennsylvania. The third generation racer earned a win during competition at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on July 16.

Dietz finished 11th during the $20,000-to-win, Third Annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 24; his most recent start in the Pigeon Hills, as well as Central Pennsylvania. A second and third place finish during heat race competition set up the A-main qualification.

“I’m proud of what we accomplished during the Dirt Classic,” Dietz explained. “That was a tough program with drivers from all over the country. To finish that high against that level of competition is really motivating. Hopefully Mother Nature cooperates and allows us to race all three nights this weekend.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 on Saturday evening, July 16, at Lincoln Speedway

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

2016 Wins: 1 - Lincoln Speedway

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jbwFrNrbrN8

Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Haas Shocks, Start To Finish Roll Off, LLC, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang and Fully Injected Motorsports.


 

Donny Schatz #ParkedIt in Pink after dominant Commonwealth Clash win Carl Bowser wins hard charger, Sye Lynch experienced highs and lows

Sarver, PA (September 24, 2016) Lernerville Speedway was once more graced with nearly perfect weather conditions for Saturday Night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash presented by Classic Ink. After a slow start that included two separate red flag incidents, Donny Schatz dominated the final 21 laps of the 35-lap A-Main after dispatching early leader Logan Schuhart. Sporting a new pink trimmed decal scheme for the impending Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Schatz #ParkedIt in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane for his eighth career Lernerville feature win and 23rd World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season. After losing the lead after 13 circuits, Logan Schuchart held off Brad Sweet to finish second.

Local drivers Carl Bowser and Sye Lynch both thrilled the local crowd, but their nights came to dramatically different endings. Bowser walked away with his first career World of Outlaws top ten finish and the KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions during the 35-lap A-Main. Lynch got the iconic “Quick Time” call by World of Outlaws announcer Johnny Gibson as he set down a quick time early in qualifying. And while Schuchart and Daryn Pittman would later turn quicker laps, Lynch lived up to his last name with a top three qualifying effort, a second place finish in his heat and also ran the dash. But on the first lap of the A-Main, Lynch’s breakout performance took a turn for the worse, as he rode out a nasty flip in turn one after contact with Paul McMahan. Thankfully Lynch walked away from a mangle sprint car, but was obviously disappointed with the way his night ended.

As mentioned above, Daryn Pittman set the fast time with a circuit of 12.797 seconds and went on to win his heat race. Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz also won heat races. 2016 Lernerville Speedway Track Champion Jack Sodeman Jr. won the Last Chance Showdown after Logan Schuchart won the Dash.

9.24.16

Working Man Preliminary Feature #1: (25 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[4][$10,000] 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1][$5,500] 3. 49-Brad Sweet[2][$3,200] 4. 5-David Gravel[9][$2,800] 5. 2-Shane Stewart[5][$2,500] 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[6][$2,300] 7. 83-Joey Saldana[8][$2,200] 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3][$2,100] 9. 5T-Travis Philo[15][$2,050] 10. 10-Carl Bowser[17][$2,000] 11. 7S-Jason Sides[18][$1,500] 12. 41-Jason Johnson[16][$1,200] 13. O7-Doug Esh[14][$1,100] 14. W20-Greg Wilson[13][$1,050] 15. 1A-Jacob Allen[12][$1,000] 16. 7W-Logan Wagner[20][$900] 17. 7-Paul McMahan[11][$800] 18. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[21][$800] 19. 7K-Dan Shetler[19][$800] 20. O8-Dan Kuriger[23][$800] 21. 33M-Brent Matus[26][$] 22. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec[24][$800] 23. 51-John Garvin[25][$] 24. 2F-A.J. Flick[22][$800] 25. 58-Jimmy Seger[10][$800] 26. 24X-Sye Lynch[7][$800] Fast Qualifier: 9 – Daryn Pittman – 12.787 seconds Heat Winners: Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Donny Schatz Last Chance Showdown Winner: Jack Sodeman Jr.

Car Count Total: 36 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprints: 36

 

Pokorski Motorsports eyes Dodge County curtain closer
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 27, 2016 – After nearly a month off from competition, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team will return to action for the final Midwest Sprint Car Association event of the 2016 season this Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam.
The team has been idle since completing a tripleheader weekend at the Plymouth Dirt Track, Manitowoc Speedway and 141 Speedway in Francis Creek over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.
After a rare in-season four-week break, Pokorski is eager to get back in the seat for the 2016 MSA finale on the high speed Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, which is commonly referred to as “the horsepower half mile.”
The lightning fast facility has been quite kind to the Pokorski Motorsports team this year. Pokorski drove to a season-best second place finish in the MSA A main on July 8 and followed that up with a solid eighth place showing in A main action on Aug. 5. .
“Dodge County is not my favorite track, but I like it better than some others,” Pokorski said. “Now that we’ve been there a few times, I’m starting to feel more comfortable than I did a couple years ago.”
Pokorski enters the final race of the 2016 in an unfamiliar position. Since 1995, the 24-year veteran West Bend driver has recorded an A main victory in every season except two (2011, 2013), including feature race triumphs during each of the past two seasons. However, an A main triumph has eluded the team this season.
Pokorski enters the Dodge County curtain closer sixth in MSA points, three points behind Lance Fassbender, who currently stands fifth.
After the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season finale was rained out on Sept. 10, Pokorski ended the PDTR season 11th in points, despite missing a night to attend a wedding.
He wound up second in points in Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car action at Manitowoc Speedway, just four points behind 2016 EWSC champion Brandon McMullen, who leads Kurt Davis by 14 points in the MSA standings going into Saturday’s finale.
Pokorski says the team has spent the bulk of the 2016 season getting acquainted with the ins and outs of its new Maxim.
“The new car definitely presented us with a bit of a learning curve this year,” Pokorski said. “I feel like we really started to get a hold of it the last month or so.”
Pokorski hopes to cap the 2016 season on a high note before the team begins preparations for the 2017 campaign, which will mark the team’s silver anniversary season of competition.
“I’m hoping we can finish strong and head into the offseason with a positive attitude,” Pokorski said. “I am looking forward to taking the car apart and going through it over the winter in preparation for our 25th season of racing in 2017.”
Joining the MSA series at the Dodge County Fairgrounds this Saturday will be the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association Lucky 7 Series. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow at 7:15 p.m
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase - Tisler Salvage
For the past 50 years, Tisler Salvage, located at 11530 County Road NN in Reedsville, has been your top source for used and aftermarket auto parts in the Manitowoc County area.
Tisler Salvage, which opened its doors in 1966, also buys scrap iron.
Contact Tisler Salvage by phone at 920-864-7631 or 920-732-3669, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Tisler Salvage can also be reached by email at sales@tislersalvage.com
Paul and the Pokorski Motorsports team would like to thank Gary and the folks at Tisler Salvage for their support over the years.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2016 season include: Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com
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2016 Pokorski Motorsports Remaining Schedule
Saturday, October 1 – Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam (MSA)
2016 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 25
MSA events – 21
IRA events - 4
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 5
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 12
Heat Race Victories – 7

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Good Points Weekend in Wheatland!

(Bill W) September 27, 2016 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team had a solid weekend at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver recorded eighth place finishes in the two prelims to lock himself into Saturday night’s finale. After vying for a win, he would come home fourth and extend his point lead in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series standings to 245. This Saturday, the series heads to I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska for the “Fall Brawl”.

Sam did what he had to do to gain points on Thursday and Friday. Thursday, won his heat after starting second, but backed up from third to fourth in his Qualifier. “The track was pretty wet the first two nights,” he says. “We got the right spot to start the heat Thursday, but after that, we seemed to be mired behind some guys. It was so wet that it was pretty tough to do anything.”

He would start Thursday’s feature 13th and run up to eighth. On Friday, he finished third in his heat and sixth in the Qualifier. After winning the B, he charged from 17th to eighth in the feature. “Once we got going, we were pretty decent I the feature the first night,” says Sam. “Friday night, we got a little better and made a good charge up through there, and Saturday, we were the best we were all weekend.”

Drawing the six, he moved up into contention early. He was running second behind Sammy Swindell late in the race. “We really had a chance to win it,” says Sam. “We hit a hole and about turned it over with about eight to go. I felt like I gave it away. We were running second, and I just had pulled beside Sammy on our last restart. The red came out and we didn’t need that. We hit the hole going into one, and that really cost us.”

Sam faded, but recovered for a fourth place finish. “At that point, we were back in sixth, and we ran back to fourth,” he says. “We were running down third at the line and almost got him. We had a pretty dominant car though, so we were happy with that.” After making it home for the first time in weeks, Sam is looking forward to getting to I-80 Speedway Saturday.

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Sam’s Weekly Releases

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Sam would like to thank Highway 79 Collision Center, the Sparks Family, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Champion Oil, NAPA Auto Parts of Franklin and Sherwin Williams.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Fun on Friday at Price Chopper!

(Bill W) September 27, 2016 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team will be having some fun at the Price Chopper at 4343 Merle Hay Road this Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.! Come on out for fifty cent hot dogs, chips and more! The Altoona, Iowa driver has returned from central Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway, where he competed at last Saturday’s Dirt Classic. This Saturday night, he’ll be competing at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska in the “Fall Brawl”.

This Friday, the team will have not only the Price Chopper/Hiland Dairy #24 sprint car on display, but also their Knoxville Nationals #7x Lenard McCarl tribute car. “We want the families to come out,” says TMAC. “We want the kids to be able to sit in the cars, and we have free checkered flags for them as well. We’ll have our souvenir trailer there as well with our apparel. We really want to thank Price Chopper and Hiland Dairy. Price Chopper has four locations in Des Moines now.”

TMAC enjoyed his trip to Lincoln for the Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic. “We really wanted to go out last year as well,” he says. “We would have liked to hit a few more races out there, but we’re just short on engines right now. I appreciate how hard Jared Adams, his sister Juel, Justin and everyone work on this event. There is a lot of work that goes into this event. Very few people really realize that.”

The race only drew a handful of travelers. “I’m just not seeing the support that should be at these events,” says TMAC. “I don’t know if they’re getting complacent with these $20,000 to win shows. $20,000 is a lot of money! That can really help a season out for somebody. There were very few drivers there Saturday who had won $20,000 in a night ever. Those races need to be supported. The reality is we own our own team. We had to line things up just right to make it happen. We wanted to be there. It has a big event feel. The crowd was massive. I think it was neat for them to have Tim Kaeding, Lynton Jeffrey, Bill Balog and Terry McCarl there to either get beat up on, or win it.”

It has been awhile since TMAC has run at Lincoln. “I like the track,” he says. “I remember a win we had there in 1993 (for Bob Weikert), and I don’t think I’ve been back there since 1997 in Holbrook’s car at an All Star show. I love the Pennsylvania fans too. They are serious about their sprint car racing. They are hardcore. Every year, you see them plow the snow off the racetrack, and the place is packed. That doesn’t happen where we are.”

Unfortunately, the end of the night saw a DNF in the feature. “I hope we can go again next year,” says TMAC. “I missed it qualifying. When you have that many cars, you are in trouble. I could have a line of excuses, but it was what we expected. There were tough competitors. It was nice to win our second heat. I tightened the car up starting in the back of the feature, and that didn’t work. We couldn’t really do anything back there. So we exited stage left. Falling out of the race, I have to say it was a fun one to watch. The track was great.”

TMAC also ran into some old friends in PA. “Kevin Griffe helped us out,” he says. “He’s from Pennsylvania and has helped us in Florida before. Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms has supported us in Florida, and we got to see him. My old buddy Donny Eisenhower was the team manager when I drove for Bob Weikert. It was fun to hang out with him. It was a lot of fun.”

He is also excited about this weekend’s “Fall Brawl”. “I-80 has really turned into one of my favorite tracks in the country,” says TMAC. “The Kosiski’s do a great job there. They have struggled with their crowd there at times, which I don’t understand. The tracing there is awesome! They’ve figured out their sprint car track prep.”

Price Chopper/Hiland Dairy Join the Team!

Price Chopper and Hiland Dairy on the newest partners of the TMAC Motorsports #24 team. They were also the title sponsor for the 21st Annual Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Terry and the team will be doing some car shows for the Des Moines area Price Chopper stores in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

McCarl Family Websites!

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

This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC won the Jerry Richert Memorial on September 11, 2004 at the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin. In addition to the win coming over Brooke Tatnell, Jason Solwold, Travis Whitney and Mike Reinke, TMAC set a new track record that still stands in time trials with a lap of 10.775 seconds on the 3/8-mile banked oval.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

MAVTV to Broadcast Belle-Clair Speedway Meents Memorial Saturday 10/1.

Belleville, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series is thrilled to announce that the Saturday 10/1 Meents Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway will be broadcast on MAVTV.

The Meents Memorial Presented by Priority Aviation will bring out National Midget drivers from all over the Mid-West. The broadcast will include driver interviews, in-car cameras, and various technical segments. MAVTV is available nationwide. Check your local listings for MAVTV channel numbers.

For the latest breaking news about the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, including the 2016 schedule, drivers, sponsors, and all information about the series, visit the official website at www.POWRi.com.

Follow the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series on the social media outlets at www.facebook.com/powri and https://twitter.com/POWRi_Racing.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

Belleville, IL - Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will take to Belle-Clair Speedway for the final time of 2016.

Saturday's event is held in honor of former Midwest Auto Racing Association President, Charlene Meents. During her years with MARA, Meents was instrumental in keeping midget racing alive in the Midwest, especially the St. Louis area. She played an important role in maintaining MARA's presence in some of the country's largest and most notable races, including the Belleville Nationals and the Chili Bowl Nationals. Though she passed away in 2003, Meents is remembered by many as a friendly face who welcomed them to each MARA event. Along with her friends and family, the Charlene Meents Memorial keeps her racing legacy alive.

Presented by Priority Aviation, the 12th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial features nearly $3,500 in extra sponsor money and contingencies, adding over $1,000 in payout to the back end of the feature purse, helping to make the feature $250 to start. Each heat race will also pay $50 to win, with $25 going to each of the second and third place heat race finishes. In addition, there will be $100 to the high point getter of the night, a $100 hard charger for the main event, and at least $25 paid to lap leaders of the feature. As an added bonus, semi non-transfers also will receive extra money and Hinchman Indy has sponsored a gift certificate for the driver with the worst luck. Gift certificates have also been provided by Simpson Race Products and Rod End Supply to be handed out to random positions throughout the evening.

A special thanks goes out to Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation for coming on board as the presenting sponsors of the Charlene Meents Memorial, and a big thank you goes to sponsors of all segments.

Thank you to the following:

Heat Races Winners: Heat Race #1

Brayton Lynch Racing Heat Race #2

Spike Chassis Heat Race #3

Carli Anderson Agency/Farmers Insurance Heat Race #4

Carli Anderson Agency/Farmers Insurance Heat Race #5

In Memory of Charlene Meents

Heat Race 2nd & 3rd place - Brian Thompson Roofing

Semi: Carli Anderson Agency/Farmers Insurance Frank Daigh - In Memory of Bryan Clauson and Charlene Meents

T-shirt Sponsors - Hoosier Tire Midwest, Siner Transport, Frank Daigh, Roof Bolt Xpress

Gift certificate contingencies - Simpson Race Products, Hinchman Indy, Rod End Supply

A-Main Hard Charger - Boss Chassis Hard Luck Award - Hinchman Indy High Passing Points - Four in the Fluff Motorsports Marketing & Promotions

A-main Lap Sponsors: Lap 1

In Memory of Chad McDaniel Lap 2

Picture Sandy (www.picturesandy.com) Lap 3

Dave Booker & Sons Trucking Lap 4

4 In the Fluff Motorsports Marketing & Promotions Lap 5

Daum Motorsports Lap 6

4 Left Turns Lap 7

Shannon McQueen Racing Lap 8

In Memory of Charlene Meents - Roger Branson Jr. Lap 9

Kyle Jones Racing Lap 10

Daum Motorsports Lap 11

Carli Anderson Agency/Farmers Insurance Lap 12

Chigger Patch Racing Lap 13

Stella Fernandez Lap 14

JET Motorsports Lap 15

J.J. and Lisa Ercse Lap 16

Bill Willis - In Memory of Rich Camfield Lap 17

Bill Willis - In Memory of Bryan Clauson Lap 18

Jerry and Kelly Myers Lap 19

Spike Chassis Lap 20

In Memory of Charlene Meents - Julie Novosel Lap 21

In Memory of Michael Temares Lap 22

Daum Crop Insurance Lap 23

In Memory of Gail Rose by Rick Rose Lap 24

Picture Sandy (www.picturesandy.com) Lap 25

Daum Crop Insurance Lap 26

Dave Booker & Sons Trucking Lap 27

Butch Mays Lap 28

The Roger Branson, Sr. Family Lap 29

Brayton Lynch Racing Lap 30

In Memory of Morty

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Hagar Progresses Throughout Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Derek Hagar continuously made improvements last weekend during the three-day Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway, where he raced both winged and non-wing sprint cars.

"The weekend started out as a little bit of a struggle," he said. "I about got upside down in one of the non-winged heat races, but didn't. The winged side was a bit better."

Thursday night's WAR Sprint Car Series non-wing action resulted in a seventh-place heat race finish and a fourth-place result in the B Main.

In the winged car, Hagar produced a heat race win and a runner-up finish in a qualifier. With these two solid results, Hagar lined up sixth in the 25-lap Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature. Unfortunately, his night ended early with a DNF.

"A tie rod bolt broke and I almost crashed," he said. "We just couldn't get it fixed in time to get back out there."

Hagar returned to the 3/8-mile track on Friday night and finished second in both the non-wing heat race and the feature.

In the winged sprint he placed fourth in a heat race and eighth in the qualifier before advancing from 22nd to 16th in the feature.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday, when Hagar won his non-wing heat and gained nearly 10 spots in the feature, charging from 14th to fifth.

His night in the winged car started with a fourth-place heat race finish and a second-place result in a qualifier. Hagar was forced to run a B Main, which he won to earn the 18th starting position for the main event.

"The track was racy pretty early," he said. "I found the middle of the race track about halfway through and started passing cars. We had a really good car. I wish we could have started toward the front, but it kind of felt like a win after the long weekend we had."

Hagar was awarded the hard charger of the night after he gained 13 positions to finish fifth.

Next up, Hagar will pilot his winged sprint car this Saturday at the Fall Nationals hosted by Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (winged sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 2 (4); Feature: 24 (6).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (non-wing sprint car) - Heat race: 7 (-); B Main: 4 (8).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (winged sprint car) - Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 8 (9); Feature: 16 (22).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (non-wing sprint car) - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 2 (1).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (winged sprint car) - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 2 (2); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (18).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (non-wing sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (14).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 13 wins, 33 top fives, 36 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Fall Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Enjoys Standout Season as the Half-Mile Oval Continues to Evolve

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex underwent a massive renovation throughout the offseason prior to the 2016 campaign.

It was molded into a top-tier facility and the action on the track showed. Whether it was a weekly sprint car show on a Friday night, an IMCA race on a Saturday evening or a special event, the racing was thrilling as Jackson Motorplex had a breakout year.

"I want to thank all of our partners, fans and race teams for their support," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We had a great year and look forward to building on this momentum. I also want to congratulate all of our track champions for their success."

The 2016 track champions were Jason Andrews (Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Mods), Gregg Bakker (Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars), Nate Coopman (Boji Bay Water Park IMCA Sport Compacts), Don Gerritsen Jr. (Wilmont Oil IMCA A-Mods), Justin Luinenburg (Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA Hobby Stocks), Ian Madsen (Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars), Luke Sathoff (After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA Stock Cars) and Mike Stien (Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars).

Six of the eight regular classes at Jackson Motorplex had at least 40 different drivers compete during at least one points race at the half-mile oval. A total of 51 different drivers reached Victory Lane this season.

Next up is the end of the season banquet set for Saturday, Dec. 3. Additional information will be released in the near future.

Also, the 2017 Jackson Motorplex schedule will be announced soon.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

Hanks Garners Top 10 at Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Brandon Hanks nearly posted a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Hanks opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader at Lucas Oil Speedway last Thursday by advancing from eighth to seventh place in a heat race and from ninth to sixth place in a B Main.

"Thursday night was a little disappointing," he said. "Even though we had a bad draw we were still too tight. We tried to go back with the setup how we won earlier this year. We were way, way too tight.

"We changed things up and got a little better draw on Friday. Things started clicking. The car got better and we got a little luckier."

Hanks maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race and he won a qualifier on Friday to lock himself into the fourth starting position for the 25-lap main event.

"We were good, just not great," he said. "We were running around sixth pretty much the whole race. With about three laps to go Sam Hafertepe Jr. was passing me. When he slid me it killed my momentum and two other cars got by me. So the final result doesn't show where we were most of the race."

Hanks ended with a ninth-place result, which was his 20th top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Hanks won a heat race, finished sixth in a qualifier and placed second in a B Main to transfer into the back of the $10,000-to-win main event.

"We really struggled the first 10 laps," he said. "We were terrible. They tilled the track up before we went out there and we tried a few things to help and it didn't work. That car was evil. We got that open red about 10 laps in and we basically reversed what we did. It was a lot better. We went from about 24th to 11th. I feel good about how we rebounded."

Hanks rallied to record an 11th-place finish.

"It was real, real tough," he said. "There were 60-plus cars there. To come out with finishes of ninth and 11th is pretty good."

Hanks will take this weekend off before returning to action Oct. 8 at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 6 (9).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (4).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 11 (20).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 8 at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

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

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

 

 

Helms Wins All Star Heat Race During 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Sept. 27, 2016) - Caleb Helms joined the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last Saturday for the 35 th running of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway.

Helms opened the event by qualifying 17th quickest overall and fourth in his group, which put him on the pole of a heat race.

"We qualified high enough to put us on the pole for our heat race," he said. "After qualifying we made some good adjustments and were able to lead every lap to win our heat race."

That lined Helms up on the inside of the fifth row for the 30-lap feature.

"Since we didn't make the dash we didn't get any laps between the heat races and the feature," he said. "We just made too many changes and fell back, but were able to hang on to get some points."

Helms struggled to find a good balance throughout the main event as he ended with an 18th-place result.

He is slated to take this weekend off before returning to action Oct. 8 at Eldora Speedway with the All Stars.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 24 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (9).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 8 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

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

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

 

 

Dover Moves Forward Throughout Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Jack Dover is happy with his performance throughout the Hockett/McMillin Memorial last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Dover faced more than 60 other drivers during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader, which began on Thursday with a high pill draw. Dover advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race, which relegated him to a B Main.

He maneuvered from fifth to win the consolation race and earn a transfer into the 19th starting position for the 25-lap feature.

"The track was too locked down and then it got really good come feature time," he said. "We watched the track real close and went from fifth to first in the B Main. We tightened our car up a little more for the feature and moved forward. It was a respectable night."

Dover rallied to an 11th-place result.

He returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Friday for Round 2, which Dover began by charging from fourth to second place in a heat race before he ended third in a qualifier. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We tried some stuff in the feature and it worked," he said. "I feel like we were a podium car, but we got behind Tony Bruce Jr. and he was running my line and I couldn't get around him. It was a good result to get a top five out of 60 cars."

Dover ended with a fifth-place finish, which was his 23rd top five of the season.

The event concluded on Saturday with Dover powering from sixth to third place in a heat race. Unfortunately, he was run into by another driver in the qualifier. The contact resulted in Dover getting upside down and ending up with a ninth-place result in the race. That relegated him to a B Main, where he advanced from sixth to third place and missed a transfer into the A Main by only one position.

"We were really good, but had that mishap in the qualifier that ruined the night," he said. "Once we got to third in the B Main we were even with first and second place. We just needed track position.

"I'm happy with the weekend. Any time we can move forward it's a good night and we did that all three nights."

Dover looks to wrap up his second straight Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints championship this Saturday when he will compete at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V. The event is co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 1 (5); Feature: 11 (19).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (10).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 9 (4); B Main: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 13 wins, 23 top fives, 30 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., Eagle Motorsports, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Blaney Runs into Rough Weekend at Eldora Speedway During 4-Crown Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Sept. 27, 2016) - Last weekend didn't go as planned for Dale Blaney, who competed at Eldora Speedway during both nights of the 4-Crown Nationals.

The action began on Friday for the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team, which qualified 17th quickest in its group during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of the event at the half-mile oval.

Blaney placed sixth in a heat race to miss locking into the feature by only one position. He then ended third in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the main event.

"It didn't feel like our motor was running very good and we found out we had a spark plug problem right before the A Main," he said. "It ran pretty good (in the feature), but starting 23rd I didn't feel like I wanted to kill my car because it was really tough to pass. I knew Saturday was way more critical. If we were starting in the top 10 spots or even starting 15th it'd be like racing like normal. I ran about five or six laps. I wanted to get a good read on the plug and make sure that was the problem."

Blaney pulled into the pits after a few laps and he was credited with a 20th-place result.

The team determined a spark plug was the problem and returned to Eldora Speedway on Saturday for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event.

"We qualified fifth, which is ok," he said. "We ran third in the heat race so we didn't get in the dash. The track was still pretty fast after they reworked it after qualifying."

That lined Blaney up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I got to fourth in about four laps," he said. "We were really good early. I got to third about halfway through and was near (Randy) Hannagan to his right rear off turn two. He moved to the bottom lane. I went to run around him and I ran straight into the wall. I went to the top to get a little run and it didn't work out. Looking back on it sometimes it's better to take second or third instead of wrecking the thing. It was probably one of the worst mistakes I could make. At that point I didn't have a good angle in turn four. I should have been a little more patient, but I felt like at that point I had a chance to win the race and I was going for it."

Blaney was battling for a podium when the crash around Lap 20 relegated him to the pits early with a 23rd-place finish. Instead of leading the All Star championship standings by 20 to 30 points Blaney now trails Chad Kemenah by 20 points with only two races remaining.

"We just have to go win," Blaney said. "We'll have to run the best we can."

Blaney is slated to take this weekend off before returning to Eldora Speedway on Oct. 8 with the All Stars.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 23 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: 20 (23).

Sept. 24 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 23 (11).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 8 wins, 34 top fives, 48 top 10s, 53 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 8 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Baughman Caps Hockett/McMillin Memorial With Sixth-Place Finish Out of 60-Plus Entries

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Josh Baughman had one of the fastest cars throughout the Hockett/McMillin Memorial last weekend.

Baughman kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader at Lucas Oil Speedway last Thursday by placing third in a heat race before he advanced from ninth to fifth place in a qualifier. That locked him into the 14th starting position for the 25-lap main event.

"We had a great car," he said. "We were passing for fifth when I junked it. I got up over the curb coming out of turn four. I got my right front in it and that's all it took."

Baughman got upside down in the closing laps while competing for a top five. He was unable to resume action and was credited with a 21st-place finish.

The team repaired the damage for Friday's show, which began with a tough pill draw. Baughman finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race before he maneuvered from 10th to fifth in a B Main to narrowly miss transferring into the main event.

"The pill draw bit us," he said. "It was a narrow track so you're in trouble at that point."

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Baughman winning his heat race and a qualifier to rank second in points. That lined him up 10th - after the eight locked in drivers - for the $10,000-to-win main event.

"We knew what we had to do coming into Saturday night," he said. "Being able to start 10th and go forward is a great night. I felt like we had a podium car. The track was tricky. It was rough and cowboy up. We were up to fourth passing for third and I jumped the cushion."

Baughman was contending for a podium before the late-race miscue. He held fifth place on the final lap before being passed for the position exiting turn four as the checkered flag was waved.

"It was a tough weekend the way the format was set up and with so many cars," he said. "I felt like later when the track got racy we had a car to beat. To end up sixth out of 60-plus drivers was a good result."

Baughman is slated to race this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 5 (9); Feature: 21 (14).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (10).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 6 (10).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 22 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CCC Greg and Tammy

"Greg and Tammy are great partners and great friends," Baughman said. "Texas is their home state so we hope we can park it in Victory Lane for them every time we race in Texas."

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Compression Generation Services, Beard Equipment, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Trenca Garners Top Five at Rolling Wheels and Top 10 at Outlaw

Inside Line Promotions - ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Joe Trenca is picking up steam as the season is beginning to wind down.

The Mucci Motorsports driver earned his fifth top five of the season during a strong weekend that produced a pair of top-10 finishes during a Patriot Sprint Tour tripleheader.

The action began last Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., where Trenca won a heat race before placing eighth in the dash. That started him on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We were good and tried something in the dash that didn't work out," he said. "In the feature the first start got called back. On the second one we were up to sixth going into turn one and the guy starting on the inside of me completely blasted me. It pushed me over the track and back to 13th. On the next lap I got back to about 10th. First through eighth place were about a straightaway ahead. I caught them, but ran out of laps to make up more ground. It was just bad luck, but that's racing."

Trenca finished with an eighth-place result.

He ventured to Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., on Saturday. Trenca advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race to make the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We were running second in the feature," he said. "The leader was right there when about four laps into it we had a parts failure. Going down the backstretch I lost steering so I came to a stop in turn three. Once we got to the work area the crew decided it wasn't an easy fix so that was it for the night."

Trenca ended with a DNF, but he bounced back on Sunday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Trenca maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race to again qualify for the feature redraw. And once again he got the No. 2 to start on the front row.

"We led the first 10 or 11 laps and Lucas Wolfe got by me," he said. "I got trapped behind a lapped car. He slid up and I slid over the cushion. It happened in turn one and I couldn't get back on the track until turn three. We fell to fourth and then they had a caution. I battled back up to second and then two guys got me at the end."

Trenca scored a fourth-place finish, which was his third top five in the last seven races.

He is slated to take this weekend off before returning to action on Oct. 8 at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 23 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (5); Feature: 8 (8).

Sept. 24 - Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 25 (2).

Sept. 25 - Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 8 at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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"Wilwood Brakes came on board last year and we're very pleased with the product," Trenca said. "Wilwood makes top-of-the-line brakes."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, FK Rod Ends, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, MyRacePass, Inside Line Promotions, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

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

 

 

Placerville Speedway Again Unkind To Willie Croft

PETERSEN MEDIA- During the first two stops at the Placerville Speedway with the King of the West Series in 2016 Willie Croft looked to be well on his way to victory lane, but issues hampered. Saturday night’s third and final stop of the year at the track was again unkind to Croft as he was forced to exit the speedway while running in the third spot with a mechanical issue.

“Hopefully I am getting all of this bad luck out of the way before the NorCal Posse Shootout race that is taking place later on in October,” Willie Croft said. “We have been too good at Placerville Speedway this year to have nothing to show for it.”

Timing his Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Roseville, CA driver would finish fourth in his heat race and move on to the night’s Dash.

Pulling the three pill for the six lap Dash, Croft’s third place finish would place him in the second row for the 30-lap ‘A’ Main event. With the race having some issues getting off to a good start, Croft would find himself in the third spot as he chased after Bud Kaeding and Colby Copeland.

When things finally settled down, Croft looked to have a very strong racecar as he kept the lead duo within striking distance on the tight ¼ bullring. Looking to avenge some bad luck during two earlier starts this year, Croft would start to develop brake issues, and would opt to pull of the speedway on the 19th lap and call it an early night.

“I can’t remember having some much bad luck at one track before,” Croft said. “We have been really good this year, and hopefully we can finally have a couple complete nights there later in October.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-4, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Croft will head to the Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals.

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

 

 

Sides Charges During World of Outlaws Races at Hartford and Lernerville

Inside Line Promotions - SARVER, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Jason Sides was a charger last week during a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in three different states.

The action began a week ago Wednesday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., where Sides qualified 19th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the 10th row for the main event.

"We didn't qualify real well, but we made some changes after the heat race and got the car a lot better for the main event," he said. "It wasn't real good at the beginning. We may have got a couple of cars early. Then it got strung out. We couldn't really keep up with the guys up front. With all the fuel it was really tight early. When some of that fuel burned off the car got really good. About halfway through we got a lot better and started moving forward. We had a caution or two and that helped on some of the restarts. It was a pretty good night after starting 19th."

Sides maneuvered from 19th to garner a seventh-place finish, which was his 30th top 10 of the season and earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He returned to action on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the 4-Crown Nationals. Sides timed in 11th quickest before placing third in a heat race. That started him on the inside of the sixth row for the feature.

"We lost a few spots early and then got going pretty good," he said. "Once you get lapped you're pretty much done. There were a few other cars that got lapped. Late in the race we were running about where we started. Coming into turn three for the checkered we had a flat left rear tire and it spun us around so instead of finishing around 12th we ended up 16th."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway during the Commonwealth Clash. Sides qualified 10th quickest and he settled for a fifth-place finish in a heat race after narrowly avoiding a crash. That lined him up 18th for the main event.

"We made a couple of changes, but the changes weren't what we needed," he said. "We had an open red flag so we changed the left rear shock and got the car better. We could run the bottom better. The track was wet all night and it made for a fast track. It was kinda hard to pass, but we were able to move forward after that shock change."

Sides advanced from 18th to end 11th, which was tied for the most cars passed in the feature.

He is scheduled to compete this Thursday through Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the National Open with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 7 (19).

Sept. 23 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (11).

Sept. 24 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 11 (18).

SEASON STATS -

78 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 30 top 10s, 52 top 15s, 69 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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LIVE AUDIO -

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

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

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd 13th at Perris Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking a couple weeks off after a tough California Sprint Week, Jace Vander Weerd and company were back in action at the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night where Jace would finish in the 13th spot.

“The track was a little more hooked up than I thought it would be, and it was really tough to pass,” Jace Vander Weerd said. “I was able to get a couple spots on the start of the race, and then trying to go outside late to pass a slower car I lost some track position and ended up 13th.”

With 29 cars checked into the Perris Auto Speedway Saturday night, Jace Vander Weerd timed his Mid Valley Pipe/Basic Industries/FK Shocks No. 88 machine in 12th fastest.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Vander Weerd would line the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx backed machine up in the sixth row of the feature event.

The bottom groove was really good on this night, and with most of the field jockeying for position down low on the start, Vander Weerd was forced to try to make some moves on the outside lane as he worked his way down to the bottom of the speedway, but it would result in him losing some spot.

Once settled in, Vander Weerd would hit his marks on the low side of the speedway as he tried to shove his nose under a few of his competitors in an attempt to work his way forward.

A late restart would see Vander Weerd pick up a few spots as he got into the Top-10, but getting stuck behind a slower car, Vander Weerd would try to go around the car and it would result in him losing a few spots, and falling back to finish in the 13th spot.

“It was just a tough track to get moving forward on,” he added. “I tried something late and it didn’t work out for us.”

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

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Jace will be at the Canyon Speedway Park in AZ this weekend as he takes part in the Hall of Fame Classic.

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Posts Top Five During Hockett/McMillin Memorial Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. produced strong results throughout the Hockett/McMillin Memorial last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Bruce Jr., who was driving for the Smith Family, opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader last Thursday by winning a heat race. He then placed third in a qualifier to lock into the 12th starting position for the main event.

"I got to eighth at one point," he said. "The top in turns one and two was really tricky. Unfortunately, it got the best of me and I lost a whole bunch of spots on the last restart. I just made a mistake and it cost me."

Bruce Jr. ended with a 12th-place result.

He returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Friday for Round 2, which began with Bruce Jr. advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race before he won a qualifier. That ranked him second in overall points and lined the team up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We were pretty good," he said. "For some reason we kept getting tighter as the race went on. Toward the end of the race we started to get too tight to run the top and we held on for fourth."

The fourth-place finish helped Bruce Jr. rank third in preliminary points, which locked him into the third starting position for Saturday's $10,000-to-win main event.

"We were running the topside for a majority of the race," he said. "Unfortunately, I let turn one get the best of me again. I caught it wrong and fell off the track about halfway through and lost a whole bunch of spots."

Bruce Jr. rallied back from the miscue to record a 13th-place finish.

"I felt overall we had a solid weekend," he said. "More than anything making the show against 60 cars is a task in itself. It wasn't what we wanted on Saturday, but it was a solid weekend. I'm fortunate enough to be able to drive for the Smith Family. We really don't race as much as the people we were racing with. To be as competitive as we were is nothing to hang our heads about. Every time I race for them we're getting faster and faster."

Bruce Jr. and the team are scheduled to return to action Oct. 14-15 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 3 (1); Feature: 12 (12).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (2).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Feature: 13 (3).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 14-15 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

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 Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, 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, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Ball Learns Throughout Debut at Lucas Oil Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Jamie Ball and the White Lightning Motorsports team traveled to Lucas Oil Speedway last weekend for the first time ever as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour showcased the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

"We tried to enter the weekend with an open mind and not too high of expectations with it being our first time at Lucas Oil Speedway," he said. "We knew there were going to be a lot of cars there and some tough competition."

Ball opened the tripleheader weekend on Thursday by placing fifth in a heat race before charging from ninth to second in a B Main to transfer into the feature. That lined him up in the 22nd starting position for the 25-lap main event.

"We were able to move forward in the main event and log important laps to add to our notebook," he said.

Ball advanced a half dozen positions to post a 16th-place finish.

He returned to the track on Friday and placed third in a heat race and eighth in a qualifier. That relegated Ball to start second in a B Main, in which he ended sixth.

The weekend concluded on Saturday, when the action got off to a rough start as Ball got upside down in his heat race. That sent him to a B Main, where he advanced from 15th to ninth to close the weekend.

"We were able to put ourselves in the A Main the first night, but struggled the rest of the weekend," he said. "But we made good adjustments and learned from our first trip and it has prepared us for the next time we race there."

Ball is slated to compete this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 2 (9); Feature: 16 (22).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 6 (2).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: 9 (15).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 34 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 29 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 17 races, 3 wins, 12 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl V with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sweet Manufacturing

Sweet Manufacturing was incorporated in 1978 with the basic concept of providing racers with steering products that would offer a competitive advantage. All of it products have been designed and built using the experience and knowledge gained from Randy Sweet's 46 years of racing competition, plus continuous input from the nation's top drivers, engineers, and chassis builders. For more information, visit http://www.SweetMFG.biz.

"Since I started racing sprint cars we choose to have Sweet Manufacturing 'turn our wheels,'" Ball said. "Their products are the most durable products on the market. Their craftsmanship and customer service is also top notch. It has been a privilege to put Sweet Manufacturing in Victory Lane multiple times at Knoxville Raceway."

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

 

 

Scelzi Improves Speed During Return to Ocean Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2016) - Giovanni Scelzi developed more speed throughout the night last Friday at Ocean Speedway.

Scelzi, who was piloting his family owned entry, qualified ninth quickest to open the action at the quarter-mile oval.

"We were a little off on gearing, but I felt like we made better laps than the last time I was there so that was a real positive," he said.

That lined Scelzi up on the outside of the front row for a heat race.

"We started next to Bud Kaeding," he said. "He got the jump on me, but we were side by side at the flag stand. Bud broke a rear end so he pulled off and they threw the yellow. They sent me back a row for jumping the start, which we didn't agree with. If we had won the heat we would have made the dash."

Scelzi was forced to restart fourth. He advanced into the runner-up position, which was one spot shy of making the dash. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"On the initial corner I got up to sixth, but another driver hung a right and pushed me almost off the track," he said. "We ran back up to about eighth and a guy half spun in front of me so we lost a few spots. Then we got back into the top 10 and that happened again. There was a restart and we were four wide and I got pushed into the fence so I pulled off. It was one of those races where no matter what something kept happening so I decided to play it smart and pull into the pits."

Scelzi exited the track on Lap 11 and he was credited with a 20th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 23 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 20 (10).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 7 wins, 18 top fives, 20 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Racing Engines

Panella Racing Engines, which is owned by Bobby Panella and is based in Stockton, Calif., builds racing engines for a variety of motor sports.

"We're pretty good family friends with the Panella's," Scelzi said. "They've been long-time supporters of our family and we really appreciate their help."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Schoenfeld Headers, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Red Line Oil, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, KW Suspensions, MicroBlue Bearings, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Simpson Race Products, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Southern Pacific Farms, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance and Adams Performance for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Vander Weerd Second at Perris Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Using the momentum from a strong California Speedweek finale a couple of weeks back, Richard Vander Weerd was back to form at the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night where he picked up a second place finish after a hard fought battle with Austin Williams.

“We had a good qualifying lap, and we ended up on the pole of the feature event,” Vander Weerd said. “We had a good car but I pushed myself a little too hard and opened the door for Austin Williams.”

With 29 cars on hand for the Glenn Howard Classic, Vander Weerd timed his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in eighth fastest, before scoring a second place finish during his heat race.

With a couple of cars failing to transfer out of their heats, the Visalia, CA driver would find himself on the pole of the 30-lap A Main event.

Getting the jump when the green flag was displayed to the field, Vander Weerd quickly jumped out to the lead as he worked the bottom of the ½ mile speedway. W

Continuing to work the bottom of the speedway, Vander Weerd would admittedly push a little to hard on the fifth lap and his car would drift up the track enough to allow Austin Williams to take command of the race.

Hanging right with Williams for the duration of the race, a late race caution would give Vander Weerd one final restart to try and sneak away with his fourth win of the season.

When the race came back to life, Vander Weerd would take a couple of shots, but it would not work out for him as he would finish in the second spot.

“It was a good night overall for our team, and we had a car that should have won the race,” Vander Weerd added. “I made a mistake and we ended up in second. Thanks to my guys for a good car.”

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

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-22.

ON TAP: Richard and company now head to the Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona this weekend for the Hall of Fame Classic.

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

 

 

Fourth at Susquehanna Highlights Lunstra Motorsports’ Trip East

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading East for one final race weekend in 2016, Tim Kaeding and the Lunstra Motorsports team would have a nice showing in Pennsylvania that was highlighted with a fourth place finish at the Susquehanna Speedway Park.

“It was an awesome trip to Pennsylvania, and it was a really nice showing for our team to put it in the show all three nights,” Tim Kaeding said. “It was the first time Lunstra Motorsports had been that far East, and I am thankful we got to get out there and run.”

Kicking the three-race weekend off on Thursday night at SSP, TK would time the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking backed No. 3 machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Moving into heat race action, TK would pick up the important win before finishing third in the night’s Dash, which is where he would start in the feature event. Taking on some stiff competition, the San Jose, CA driver would have a very strong showing as he would take the checkered flag in the fourth spot.

Traveling to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday night, TK would get off to a tough start, as he would time in 25th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing seventh in his heat, Kaeding would finish fifth in the B Main and earn a spot in the night’s feature event. From the back of the pack, Kaeding would do some moving and shaking as he worked his way forward to finish in the 16th spot.

Saturday night would see the team head to Lincoln Speedway and take part in the 3rd Annual Dirt Classic. With big money on the line, Kaeding would open the night up by timing in 27th fastest.

Having strong showing in both of his heat races, TK would finish fourth in the first one before tallying a second place finish during his second heat which earned him enough points to move directly into the A Main event.

Sitting 19th in points, TK would grid the field from the 10th row for the 40-lap feature event. On a track that offered competitors multiple grooves, Kaeding was able to work his way forward during the fast paced feature event.

Working his way forward, Kaeding would pick up a 12th place finish during his final start with the Lunstra Motorsports team in 2016.

“It was really a great season for this team,” Tim Kaeding said. “Dave Lunstra, again, gave me a great opportunity this year, and I am very thankful for it. We had some success, won some races, and won some championships. Thanks to all of the people that worked on this thing and supported us.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: 2016 has come to a close for Lunstra Motorsports.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-57, Wins-9, Top-5’s-32, Top-10’s-47

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

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

 

 

WINGED SPRINTS & WESTERN SPORTSMAN MAKE UP BIG SATURDAY AT MADERA

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 27, 2016) – An increasingly strong field is assembling for Saturday's iPull-u-Pull CHALLENGE at LoanMart Madera Speedway, with a $3000 to win Winged Sprint Car race and the inaugural West Coast Sportsman 75 on the big card. The fastest one-third mile in the West will also host racing for BCRA Midgets, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, HPD Midgets, Legends of Kearney Bowl, MSTs, and Toyota Sedans.

The iPull-U-Pull Challenge for the Winged Sprints serves as the season finale for the Madera Western Winged Super Sprints to be televised on MAVTV. Fresno's Cody Gerhardt has won the last two features, taking his namesake Gerhardt Classic on July 9th then storming to victory in the 45th Harvest Classic on September 17th. Gerhardt's closest competition in the September race came from his rookie teammate Dylan Nobile and fellow rookie Justin Kawahata. Incoming points leader Tom Baker of Carmichael, CA slipped to second in the standings and will look for a rebound on Saturday.

A bevy of Sprint Car stars from all over the Western United States is expected to challenge for the big $3000 to win purse. Idaho's "First Lady of Sprint Car racing" Sierra Jackson leads the Northwest and Rocky Mountain group of racers coming to battle. Chowchilla's Eric "Hot Rod" Humphries has two wins at Madera and more than half a dozen top-five finishes this year. Arguably the strongest car on the West Coast is Glenn Hutchison's #8 with five top-three finishes. BCRA Midget Gerhardt Classic winner Chad Nichols is expected to drive that machine. Don Penix has entered Kyle Vanderpool to campaign in the bright orange #3g entry as well. Nevada's father and son team of Bob and Al Beck, and ageless veteran Gordon Rogers of Winton, CA are also expected along with Sacramento's Bud Trimble.

The stock car portion of the program will be the inaugural West Coast Sportsman 75 with plenty of teams with West Series experience converging for the new series. 2016 LoanMart Open Late Model points leader and all-time winningest Madera Late Model racer Matt Erickson is among the highlights of the field. Erickson will drive for Canadian based Dick Midgley in a #09 Chevrolet. Anderson's Derek Copeland will drive the #44 for Dave Reed Racing, while Justin Funkhouser is entered for John Krebs Racing. SRL veteran Bobby Hodges of Carson City, NV will be one of the drivers for Mike Naake's team, while owner-drivers such as Scott Ivie, Shannon Fry, Justin Philpott, and Rich Delong have also expressed intentions to compete on Saturday.

The non-points event will be spread across a two segment format, with a 50 lap first segment early in the evening. Teams will then head to the pits to make any adjustments they'd like to make and then return later in the night for a 25 lap finale to round out the 75 lap feature. The same set of tires will be used for the entire 75 lap distance, practice, and qualifying. Teams competing in this inaugural race will receive four free pit passes for their support.

The track's regular Modified Super Toyotas (MSTs) and Toyota Sedans will also compete in their season finales.

This non-points event is shaping up to feature several local Madera drivers in competition as a test race for a possible 2017 season for the cars. Teams that compete in the October 1st opener each receive four free pit passes to ease their transition into the series.

360 Super Modified fans should be treated to a strong field as well with CSS officials confirming an increased car count is expected. The BCRA Midgets have had a thrilling and competitive season made up of many long-time veterans to the sport along with several drivers that race double-duty across Sprints and Midgets. Entry level USAC HPD Midgets have been a battle between the Breidinger sisters and Jesse Love IV while the Legends of Kearney Bowl is one of the best vintage exhibition series on the planet with large fields of vintage Super Modifieds.

Female drivers anchor the top of the Toyota Sedan field with Jilliaun Holden and Lucy Carmona, while Kevin Thompson is closing in on yet another MST track championship.

An open practice kicks off the weekend on Friday before another full day of action on Saturday. Friday practice runs from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 11 with practice from 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Qualifying will follow with heats and dashes at 5:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies and the main events begin at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for this great night of racing are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and military, $10 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free! Madera Speedway is located on the Madera Fairgrounds on Cleveland Ave and 99. For more information, visit www.RaceMadera.com

Race fans can catch up on LoanMart Madera Speedway racing with "Madera Racing" airing Thursdays on MAVTV at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific. This Thursday's episode will include Pacific Challenge Series Late Models and the sixth round of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models. LoanMart Madera Speedway racing is also available on the LucasOilRacing.TV app

 

 

T.J. Michael Shows Progress During Four Crown Nationals Visit, Open Wheel Shootout Ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (September 27, 2016) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael made two consecutive starts at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. When the dust settled on Saturday night, Michael had earned his way into one of two main events, ultimately qualifying for the Arctic Cat All Star portion of the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals weekend.

Michael, a full-time traveler on the Arctic Cat All Star trail, finished 21st during the 30-lap, Four Crown Nationals program, qualifying his way into the main event by finishing fifth during his respective heat race. The Plano, Texas, native kicked-off his first-ever Four Crown Nationals appearance at The Big E by recording the 14th fastest time out of 37 entries during qualifying time trials; his best effort yet at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track.

“We were really happy with our qualifying effort on Saturday. A huge turnaround after not making the show against the World of Outlaws on Friday night,” T.J. Michael explained. “We used Friday as a test day; we wanted to figure out where we needed to be for the All Star portion of the weekend. Turns out, we made all of the right decisions. I’m not sure we have everything figured out, but getting comfortable with time trials is a huge, huge step at Eldora. I’m already looking forward to getting back there in a few weeks.”

T.J. Michael, pilot of the Tim Michael-owned, Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, No. 8M entry, will return to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday evening, October 8; the fourth and final Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearance of 2016. The annual Sprintacular, the final Eldora Speedway event of the 2016 season, will be the main attraction, featuring not only a full, Arctic Cat All Star program worth $5,000, but also an NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders program and a BOSS non-wing sprint car program.

Before returning to Rossburg, Ohio, T.J Michael will spend a weekend close to home; set to join the top locals of northwest Ohio for the Open Wheel Shootout at Fremont Speedway.

“We have an open weekend between now and our next All Star race, so we’ll use that to our advantage and make the short trip to Fremont,” T.J. Michael explained. “The race track is literally right across the street from our shop. We’ll head there and try some things. We can relax and enjoy ourselves a little bit, too. I want to thank my family, my team and all of my supporters for their dedication this season. Our season is quickly coming to a close; it’s tough to imagine.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

Recent Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Bryan Clauson Racing – “Race On”

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (September 27, 2016) – Race on. It’s what Bryan Clauson would relate to his father Tim when faced with some of the darker moments in the sport. It’s what racers do, they continue to race on.

With that in mind, it comes as little surprise that Bryan Clauson Racing will continue on under the watch of Tim Clauson and team co-owner Richard Marshall under the new Clauson-Marshall Racing banner. The team’s first outing will be the USAC Midget “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois on October 20 with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., at the wheel.

“I never had a doubt that I wanted to carry on what Bryan’s true passion was in his life and that was racing,” Tim Clauson commented. “Bryan and I had several conversations when tragic things happened in the sport and his opinion never wavered; ‘We race on. That’s what we do, we are racers’.

“We both took great pride in working with young drivers and Bryan especially wanted to teach them the right way to race, and that was with respect and reverence for the sport. That is what we will carry on in his honor.”

Clauson continued on, “I have been overwhelmed with not only the love and compassion from our racing family, but also with what I have learned since August 7th. I’ve learned the great respect he had not only for the sport, but, more importantly, the people in the sport. My goal with this program is not only to win races, but more importantly to share the love and respect that Bryan had and showed to the sport. If we can help cultivate a generation of racers who share that vision, then I think Bryan would be proud.”

Richard and Jennifer Marshall have been more than sponsors to Bryan and the teams over the years, they have become family and now partners. Bryan and his teams have represented the Marshall Family through Priority Aviation from the small dirt tracks of the Midwest to the Indianapolis 500. Tim Clauson could not be prouder to partner with Richard and Jennifer to continue on Bryan’s legacy in the sport with Clauson-Marshall Racing, knowing that BC will guide their every move.

"I have long shared the passion for this sport with Tim and Bryan,” Marshall explains. “Bryan's passing gave all of us a serious pause. Since then, Tim and I agreed that Bryan would want us to race on. We had a meeting of the minds and decided to move forward with our passion and Bryan's dream. We could not be more excited to see this through with Clauson-Marshall Racing!"

Bryan and Tim initiated Bryan Clauson Racing in 2008 with the idea of providing their knowledge and experience with drivers and families attempting to navigate their way through the sport while at the same time providing Bryan with an outlet to pursue the venue of motorsports that he loved most, Midget and Sprint Car racing.

Along the way, the team met many of its goals including a pair of USAC National Midget championships and a USAC Sprint Car title along with three USAC Driver of the Year awards while also helping in the development of many younger drivers making their way through the ranks.

Bryan Clauson Racing had the honor of having some of the nation’s top drivers race out of its stable including the likes of Tyler Courtney, Shane Golobic, Spencer Bayston, Jason Johnson, Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., among others. Whether a seasoned veteran or an aspiring rookie, Bryan took great pride in providing a team to showcase their talents.

As such, it is only fitting that the Clauson-Marshall Racing debut at the Jason Leffler Classic will feature current NASCAR racer Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., at the wheel. All you have to do is watch Bryan’s victory lane interview from last year to understand why.

“I'm always thrilled to race with Tim and this team. I value the friendship and passion he and Bryan have for racing,” Stenhouse, Jr., comments. “This race means a lot to Bryan. The whole racing family comes together to remember an awesome guy and racer.

“I'm looking forward to representing this team and hope I can do even half of what Bryan could do in this car. Bryan's passing hasn't gotten easier, but it's been unbelievable to see the support of so many friends, family and fans. With them, I hope to continue Bryan's legacy and continue in his winning ways. It helps all of us and I'm glad to be a tiny part of it with this team.”

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team will be available in the coming weeks.

 

 

24th Annual Fall Nationals This Weekend

Chico, CA (September 27, 2016) – The 2016 racing season at Silver Dollar Speedway comes to end with the 24th Annual Fall Nationals this Friday and Saturday night. This weekend will mark the fourth consecutive year that the track will honor two-time Silver Dollar Speedway sprint car driving champion Stephen Allard with naming the race in his honor. Over 40 Winged 360 sprint cars are expected to challenge for the $5,000 to win Saturday night 40-lap finale. Friday night’s 30-lap main event winner will receive $3,000. Nearly $40,000 will be on the line over the two day race. With the big prize money and Stephen Allard’s name attached to this event, numerous sprint car champions are scheduled to race this weekend.

Pit gate will open at 2 PM each day. The front grandstand gate will open at 5 PM each night. Adult general admission for Friday night is $17.00, $14 for seniors and juniors; children are $6.00 and kids five and under are free. Saturday night the adult general admission is $22.00 with seniors and juniors $17.00; children are $6.00 and kids five and under are free.

The economy winged sprints will join the winged 360 sprint cars on Friday night. Wingless spec sprints are scheduled to race on Saturday night.

2014 Gold Cup Champion and 2008 Fall Nationals winner Jonathan Allard is set to return to his home track and get back to his winning ways. It has been over a month since Allard turned laps at Chico and his absence has be felt around the track. Allard is primed to bump up his 169 total sprint car main event wins this weekend. Allard is also poised to win the race in tribute to his brother Stephen.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg is the defending champion of the Fall Nationals in Tribute to Stephen Allard. Forsberg is fresh of his third place finish at the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Forsberg comes into this weekend’s racing action with 12 wins in 2016 at a variety of dirt tracks in Northern California. Back in 2006, Forsberg also won the Fall Nationals. Forsberg has 149 career sprint cars wins with 43 of them at Chico.

Six-time Silver Dollar Speedway driving champion Sean Becker of Roseville is looking to make more history this weekend. If Becker can win on Saturday night, he will tie Tim Kaeding for the most Fall Nationals wins at four. Becker’s most recent Fall Nationals win took place in 2014.

2013 Fall Nationals winner Mason Moore of Princeton just won the 2016 Placerville Speedway sprint car title. Moore scored a Friday night win at Chico this year on July 8th. Moore is currently engaged in a close championship battle with Forsberg for the Civil War title.

Paradise driver Kyle Hirst has won the majority of the bigger races at Silver Dollar Speedway. However, a Fall Nationals Saturday night win has eluded him throughout his brilliant career. This year Hirst won three races at Chico including the Dave Bradway Jr., David Tarter and Tyler Wolf Memorials. No other driver has won those three same races in one season.

Campbell’s Bud Kaeding is a two-time champion of the Fall Nationals. In fact, Kaeding is credited with winning the first two Fall Nationals back in 1996 and 1997. Kaeding won a Friday night race at Chico on August 26th and is fresh off a King of the West triumph this past Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

Stockton’s Brad Furr just won his second Ocean Speedway sprint car championship and is a 2003 Fall Nationals winner. Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar is the 2016 Marysville Raceway sprint car champion and picked up a Chico win his season on April 1st. Two of the best Central California drivers Cory Eliason and Mitchell Faccinto each have wins at Chico in 2016. Sacramento’s Willie Croft has two wins this year at Silver Dollar Speedway and has been a consistent top runner this year. Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Chico’s Michael Ing, Redding’s Chase Majdic, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Fair Oaks Kalib Henry are young guns looking to get the big win this weekend. Hollister’s versatile driving specialist Ryan Bernal is scheduled to drive a Roth Motorsports car. Roth Motorsports has won this event twice. Hanford’s DJ Netto will pilot the famed Lamar #3c this weekend.

For further information please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s 60th annual International Classic to Air Nationally on MAVTV’s SPEED SPORT this Thursday

OSWEGO, NY (September 27, 2016) – For the third consecutive year Oswego Speedway’s prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds will air nationally on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV this Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 & 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The one hour broadcast, featuring the world’s most unique open-wheel short track racecars and the richest race in the world of Supermodified racing, will display 34 of the best open-wheel drivers in the country battling for 200-laps and a total purse of over $100,000.

The 60th annual International Classic broadcast will be led in the analyst’s booth by motorsports broadcasting veterans Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio.

Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director and former Novelis Supermodified driver Dan Kapuscinski, who finished 5th in the 2006 edition of the International Classic, will provide insight and reports from pit lane.

“We’re proud to continue this partnership with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV,” said Oswego Speedway co-owner John Torrese. “Being able to showcase our biggest asphalt event of the season on national television is testament to our facility, drivers, teams, and fans. We thank them all for their support in helping to make this happen.”

Top Supermodified racers Mike Muldoon and Pat Lavery will lead the International Classic field to the green in Thursday night’s broadcast after time trialing on the front row of the 200 ahead of Oswego Speedway track champion Michael Barnes, ISMA champion Dave Shullick Jr., former Classic winner Davey Hamilton, and the nephew of Supermodified legend Jim Shampine, Keith Shampine.

Continued Budweiser International Classic Weekend coverage on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV will roll on in the month of October with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on October 13 and the Bud Light SBS Classic on October 27.

For more information on MAVTV as well as Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT visit online at www.mavtv.com and www.nationalspeedsportnews.com.

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

 

 

Fourth at Susquehanna Highlights Lunstra Motorsports’ Trip East

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading East for one final race weekend in 2016, Tim Kaeding and the Lunstra Motorsports team would have a nice showing in Pennsylvania that was highlighted with a fourth place finish at the Susquehanna Speedway Park.

“It was an awesome trip to Pennsylvania, and it was a really nice showing for our team to put it in the show all three nights,” Tim Kaeding said. “It was the first time Lunstra Motorsports had been that far East, and I am thankful we got to get out there and run.”

Kicking the three-race weekend off on Thursday night at SSP, TK would time the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking backed No. 3 machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Moving into heat race action, TK would pick up the important win before finishing third in the night’s Dash, which is where he would start in the feature event. Taking on some stiff competition, the San Jose, CA driver would have a very strong showing as he would take the checkered flag in the fourth spot.

Traveling to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday night, TK would get off to a tough start, as he would time in 25th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing seventh in his heat, Kaeding would finish fifth in the B Main and earn a spot in the night’s feature event. From the back of the pack, Kaeding would do some moving and shaking as he worked his way forward to finish in the 16th spot.

Saturday night would see the team head to Lincoln Speedway and take part in the 3rd Annual Dirt Classic. With big money on the line, Kaeding would open the night up by timing in 27th fastest.

Having strong showing in both of his heat races, TK would finish fourth in the first one before tallying a second place finish during his second heat which earned him enough points to move directly into the A Main event.

Sitting 19th in points, TK would grid the field from the 10th row for the 40-lap feature event. On a track that offered competitors multiple grooves, Kaeding was able to work his way forward during the fast paced feature event.

Working his way forward, Kaeding would pick up a 12th place finish during his final start with the Lunstra Motorsports team in 2016.

“It was really a great season for this team,” Tim Kaeding said. “Dave Lunstra, again, gave me a great opportunity this year, and I am very thankful for it. We had some success, won some races, and won some championships. Thanks to all of the people that worked on this thing and supported us.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: 2016 has come to a close for Lunstra Motorsports.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-57, Wins-9, Top-5’s-32, Top-10’s-47

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

 

 

McMahan’s Return Spoiled By Bad Luck

Photo- Rick Rarer/SprintCarNews.com

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hoping to shake some bad luck while taking a week off from racing, Paul McMahan’s return to the Destiny Motorsports machine would see some good runs stalled out by some bad luck.

“I was really pleased with how fast our car was all three night’s,” Paul McMahan said. “We literally just had some bad luck hinder us each night.”

Making his first start back at the Hartford Speedway, McMahan came out the box fast as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Rick Rogers Construction No. 7 entry in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a win in his heat race, McMahan would punch his ticket into the Dash, where he would finish in the fifth spot and put himself in the third row of the feature event.

Having a strong car in the feature event, McMahan would battle inside the Top-10 during much of the feature event, but restarts seemed to plague him. Late in the race, his tire pressure would start to go down, and he would lose a couple of positions on restarts, and end up finishing 11th.

Traveling to the famed Eldora Speedway on Friday night, the Hendersonville, TN driver would time in ninth fastest in his qualifying flight and go on to finish fourth in his heat race.

Gridding the field from the seventh row, McMahan would show some good speed on the famed ½ mile as he worked his way inside the Top-10 in the race’s closing laps. Getting up into the ninth spot by the 23rd lap, the red flag would fly and it would prove detrimental for McMahan and company.

When officials went to re-fire cars for the final seven laps of the feature event, McMahan’s machine would not fire and his night would come to a close with an 18th place finish.

Trekking to the Lernerville Speedway for Saturday night’s Commonwealth Clash, McMahan would open the night up by timing in 11th fastest.

Running third in his heat race to Donny Schatz and Sye Lynch, McMahan would line up in the 11th spot of the feature event.

McMahan’s hopes of an event free night came to a close on the race’s opening lap when a fellow competitor got out of shape in front of him and with nowhere to go, he would get upside down.

Heading to the work area, McMahan’s Destiny Motorsports crew along with members from several other teams went to work on the No. 7 machine and got the car back on the speedway.

Aboard a beat up car, McMahan would do what we could from the back of the pack as he clawed his way up to finish in the 17th spot.

“I have to thank my guys for all of their hard work during a frustrating week, but I also have to thank each and every person that came over and helped us get back on track,” Paul McMahan said. “It was nice to get back in the car, and hopefully our luck can turn this week in PA.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-83, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Paul McMahan will be back in action this Thursday-Saturday at the Williams Grove Speedway for the National Open.

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Scores First Career Eldora Speedway Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at the Eldora Speedway, Ian Madsen lived a dream of his as he raced his way to his first career victory at the Eldora Speedway during the Four Crown Nationals.

“It has always been a dream of mine to win at Eldora, and it is pretty cool to finally make that happen,” Ian Madsen said.

Timing his KCP Racing mount in ninth fastest in time trials, Madsen would pocket a second place finish during his heat race.

Earning a spot in the night’s Dash, Madsen would continue to run well at ‘The Big E’ as he would advance to third from his fifth starting spot, placing him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Falling back to the fourth spot when the race came to life, Madsen would keep the lead trio of Randy Hannagan, Chad Kemenah, and Rico Abreu within striking distance as the field would battle through torrid traffic much of the night.

An extended green flag run would see Abrue would his way past Hannagan and Kemenah to take the second spot, where he would begin his attempt to chase down Rico Abreu.

Late in the race, Abreu would lose the handle in turns three and four and Madsen would be in the right place at the right time to take over the lead of the feature event. Nailing his restart with just two laps to go in the feature event, Madsen would fend off both Hannagan and Kemenah to claim his first ever Eldora feature event win, and his first All Star Circuit of Champions win of the 2016 season.

“I don’t think we had anything for Rico Abreu at the end, but in this sport you have to take them (wins) when you can get them,” Madsen added. “I have a great core group of guys out here with me, and a great group back at the shop.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-72, Wins-9, Top-5’s- 36, Top 10’s-53

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in Farmington, MO on Friday and Saturday with the National Sprint League.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

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Prestigious Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup fast approaching at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway October 8 KRC Safety Fall Shootout also coming next week

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – September 27, 2016…The biggest event of the season at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is less than a month away, with the much anticipated 23rd annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup ready to commence on October 20, 21 & 22.

The Trophy Cup has catapulted itself into being one of the premier Winged Sprint Car showcases in the country and the 2016 version is sure to be another can’t miss weekend of racing & fun. The event originally started out at San Jose Speedway in 1994 and was held at the track until its closing in ‘99. It then moved to Ocean Speedway for one year, before heading to the Kings Speedway in Hanford from 2001-2004. In ‘05 the Trophy Cup was moved to Thunderbowl Raceway, where it has been held ever since.

With its unique format the Trophy Cup regularly produces some of the best Winged Sprint Car racing that fans will witness all season. Each time a driver hits the raceway for competitive racing there are points on the line. It’s all a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night, which features the top-20 in overall points inverted, plus the four transfers out of the B-main making up the final four spots.

This year’s event will also be held on a new & improved surface that is 15-feet wider in each set of corners. The hope is that the action will be as good as ever with the added racing room. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed at least $2,050 and the overall champion is guaranteed a stout $20,000 in winnings.

The Trophy Cup is always a type of “All Star” showcase in California, with champions & winners from all over the state on hand. Last season Campbell’s Bud Kaeding scored the overall trophy & money for the first time in his long running career. He was able to narrowly beat out Lemoore’s Carson Macedo to join his father Brent & brother Tim as a Trophy Cup champion. Other past winners entered this year include San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, Clovis, CA’s Jason Meyers, Sacramento’s Willie Croft, Chico’s Jonathan Allard and Fresno’s Craig Stidham.

Tickets continue to be on sale for the Trophy Cup with all seating in the house reserved during the weekend. Grandstand tickets cost $40 on Thursday & Friday and $45 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $35 on Thursday & Friday and $40 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free. A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com and tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 20, with the drivers meeting at 3:30pm sharp.

All of the special events are returning once again, including the Thursday Chili Dog Night sponsored by Taco Bravo, the Taco Bravo Fiesta Night on Friday and the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed sponsored by La Villa Delicatessen. The post race parties run from 11pm to 1am, while the spaghetti feed goes from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Live music will be featured with drinks available for purchase inside. A Friday morning breakfast sponsored by the Tulare County Fairgrounds is also going to occur from approx. 8am to 10:30am.

A new twist is being added to the Friday Fiesta Night, as a dancing with the stars competition will be held. Current & past racers such as Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding, Andy Forsberg, Ryan Bernal, Howard Kaeding, Craig Smith & others will test out their dancing skills.

A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all the special events is appreciated. Two seasons ago Dave Pusateri & the Trophy Cup team went over the $1,000,000 mark for donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans & teams are all encouraged to attend the special events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at http://www.trophycup.org/

Prior to the Trophy Cup, Thunderbowl Raceway hosts the KRC Safety Fall Shootout on Saturday October 8, which features the final appearance of the season by the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the USAC Western Midgets & Western Race Saver Sprints. It’s the final chance for drivers to hit the track before the Trophy Cup and their only opportunity to test out the new wider surface.

Tickets are also on sale for the KRC Safety Fall Shootout at 559-688-0909. Adult reserved tickets are $20, with general admission bleachers $18. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free.

A new event also added to the Thunderbowl schedule is the annual Dirt Nationals on Friday & Saturday October 28 & 29. Divisions racing during the weekend will include the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks. The Dirt Nationals will be the final event of the season at the track, before the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns in the spring. Seating in both the grandstands & the bleachers will be general admission at the Dirt Nationals and costs just $12 each night.

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

 

 

St Francois County Raceway MO

Hello to all the race fans out there! This is the Auto Plaza Group Race Recap for Saturday, September 24th. If you were not there to watch then you missed out on some great racing as drivers raced for positions not only in the race but in the Points Standings as well.
Up first is the Super Street class. In heat number one, it was all Jason Neel from start to finish in his 94n car as he took the win. The 67m driven by Dan McNail finished second with Rookie of the Year contender Brad Callahan right behind him in his 21w car.
In heat number two, Robbie Williams finished on top in the 34 car. Travis Goodman finished behind him in the second position while another Rookie of the Year contender Ricky McCullough finished third in the 44r car.
In the third and final Super Street heat, the 40 car driven by Kevin Mosier finished up front after starting in the back. Joe Merritt finished behind him in second place in the 71 car with Shawn “Rooster” Griffen finished third in the 2 car.
The feature was a very eventful feature that ended with Robbie Williams taking home the trophy in the 34 car. Joe Merritt took second in his 71 car with Jason Neel in the 94n taking third. Fourth place went to the 32 of Robert Hicks with the 67m of Dan McNail finishing in fifth place.
Up next is the A-Modified class. Taking the win in the first heat was the 26 car driven by Kasey Nations. Finishing in second place was the 99 car driven by Bobby Burrows with Randy Forester finish third in his r7 car.
In heat number two, Billy Smith finished in the front in the 14 car. Jeff Asher finished behind him in the 56x car while Greg Swaringim finished third in the 25s.
Brent Thompson took the heat number three win in his 18 car. The 37 car driven by Brian Wolfmeier finished second with the 10r driven by Tim Radford right behind him in third.
The A-Modified Dash was a great race ending with Brian Wolfmeier finishing in first in his 37 car. Right behind him was Jeff Asher in the 56x car and Billy Smith in his 14 car finishing third.
The feature was another good main event on the night. Finishing on top and taking home the trophy was the 14 car driven by Billy Smith. Right behind him was Brent Thompson in the 18 car. Greg Swaringim took third place in the 25s car while Kasey Nations took fourth in the 26 car. Finish fifth was the dash winner Brian Wolfmeier in the 37 car.
Following the A-Modifieds would be the class everyone is waiting for, the Sprint Cars. Taking the win in heat number one was the 16g of Scottie Gretzmacher. Kevin Petty finished behind him in his 72 car with last week’s feature winner Kent Buckley finishing third in his 87 car.
Joey Montgomery took the win in heat number two in the 12x car. Joe B. Miller finished second in the 7c car while Cory Bruns finished third in the 42 car.
Heat number three went to Ryan Kempin in the 2k car. Dusty Homan finished behind him in his 10h car with Robbie Standridge finishing third in the 17*.
The winner of heat number four was Joey Boyd in the 67 car with Tommy Worley Jr. finishing second in his 97 car. Howard Moore finished in third in his 40 car.
The dash winner was Tommy Worley in the 97 car with Joey Montgomery finishing second in the 12x and Joe B. Miller finishing third in the 7c car.
The B-main event winner was Jacob Patton in the 79j car. Finishing in second place was Jimmy Bridgeman in the 14t car and Jeffery Masson in the 15* car.
The Sprint car feature event was the most eventful on the night because a lot of things at steak. Coming into the main event on the last point’s night for Sprint Cars, the top two drivers in points were completely tied and to top it all off, they both started on the front row in the main event. However, it all came down to the finish. Taking home the trophy and the point’s championship was Tommy Worley Jr. in his 97 car. Finishing in second place was the 10h driven by Dusty Homan with Jason Keith finishing in third in the 28 car. Bringing home a fourth place finish was Scottie Gretzmacher in his 16g car.
The last class was the B-Modified class. In heat number one, Kyle Stolzer finished first place in the 147 car. Jeremy Welborn finished in second place in the 27w car while Eric Sarakas finished third in the 2 car.
The winner of heat number two was Eddie Gross in the 4g car. The 10x of Kyle Jarrett finished behind him in second place while the 15b of Terry Bolin finished third.
Heat number three went to the 21r of Rudy Slade. Scott Jarrett drove his 4m car from a fourth place start to a second place finish while Pat Denoyer finished third in his 54 car.
The fourth heat was won by the 74 of Jeff Whitter. Kodi Savage finished second place in his 13 car while the 24f of Tyson Fallert finished third.
The B-main event was won by Josh Hauf in his 25 car. The 27j driven by Josh Crump finished behind him in second place. Colby Benson finished in third place in the 10b car.
The feature event winner was the 147 car driven by Kyle Stolzer. Finishing behind him in second place and putting up a fight for the win, just like their heat race was the 27w of Jeremy Welborn. Terry Bolin finished third in his 15b car. Scott Jarrett finished fourth in the 4m car while Rudy Slade brought home a fifth place finish.

 

Matt Wood Racing – Strong Showing at the Four Crown!

(Bill W) September 26, 2016 – The Matt Wood Racing #17w team and driver Kerry Madsen showed a lot of speed at the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. Though the results didn’t show it, the car was very fast. Still, the team racked up two top ten finishes against some stout competition, despite battling some issues.

On Friday, Kerry timed in seventh quick with the 40-car World of Outlaws field. He went on to win his heat from the fourth starting spot, and ran sixth in the Dash. “The car was awesome all night,” he says. “The car was very good. We did change some things with the engine for the A main and it wouldn’t run the way we needed it to.”

Still, he maintained a top five standing for most of the feature. “We were running fifth the whole race,” says Kerry. “We had a late restart and we started on the bottom. We ended up seventh. It was disappointing not to bring it home in the top five. We had the engine issue in the A main which was a shame. I think we could have gotten up through there without that to be honest.”

Saturday, was the Four Crown finale. Thirty-seven cars timed in with the All Stars. Kerry was third quick in his group. “I wasn’t on the right part of the track in qualifying,” he says. “I should have qualified better. In the heat race, we had an engine issue and the motor wouldn’t run. That kept us out of a chance at the Dash.”

He lined up in row six for the feature. “We were looking good in the A main, and we had an electrical issue,” says Kerry. “I came to the work area and we got it fixed.”

Kerry would charge back from the tail to a tenth place finish. “I think I could have gotten up further than tenth,” he says. “The car really came alive the last eight laps. It was super-quick. We were moving up through there, but we ran out of laps.”

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Quick Lane and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps!

 

 

DJ Netto Picks Up Personal Best Finish At Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a couple of off weeks on the King of the West Schedule, DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team returned to action with the series as they took the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. A strong showing would see Netto grab a personal best fourth place finish on a track that has given him fits over the course of his career.

“It was a pretty good night for this race team,” DJ Netto said. “We had a good car, and it was by far my best finish at the Placerville Speedway.”

Timing the Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials, Netto would race his way to a second place finish in heat race action and make the Tri-C Machine/All American Powder Coat/Shell Rotella T6 machine eligible for the night’s Dash.

A favorable redraw for Netto would see him pull the one pill, which put him on the pole of the Dash and his win would place him on the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

Slipping back to third when the race came to life, Netto would go to work on the bottom of the speedway. With much of the field also rolling the bottom the slightest hiccup would equal a loss of track position, so Netto was focused on hitting his marks.

Late in the race, Netto would overdrive his entry just enough to let Ryan Bernal sneak by and he would fall back to the fourth spot. Battling with Colby Copeland in the final laps, Netto would make a push to get on the KWS podium but would settle for a fourth place finish on this night.

“I just made a mistake on the start of the race, and one at the end that cost us a few positions, but I was really happy with the car,” DJ Netto said. “I often have issues at Placerville so it was good to be in the mix and in the hunt all night. Big thanks to Lee and Shane, as well as Clyde and Marion for this opportunity.”

ON TAP: Netto at the Tri-C Motorsports team will travel back to the Silver Dollar Speedway this weekend to take part in the Fall Nationals.

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

 

 

Johnson Overcomes Tough Start to Night at Placerville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Chase Johnson had to climb a hill last Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

"I thought it started off looking fairly well," he said. "We pulled an early number for qualifying and that was not the good thing to do. It was way different than a normal Placerville race. The track was still wet and hadn't come in yet. We didn't have a good qualifying time and we struggled the entire night because of that reason."

Johnson, who was driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, qualified 19th quickest during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event. He then advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race, but the only way he'd improve his starting position for the main event would have been to win the heat and lock into the dash.

"Passing was at a minimum," he said. "We were behind the eight ball and weren't able to climb back out. I passed a couple of guys. I think we turned one of the fastest lap times, if not the fastest, in the heat races. The track was still very wet and there wasn't any passing going on. It was tough to make many moves."

That lined Johnson up on the outside of the ninth row for the main event.

"That was tough because of the track position," he said. "We did make good progress. The car had great speed. It was definitely set up good for the beginning. I think we made it up to 10th at one time and then we got shuffled back on a late-race restart. The track went away a little and so did the car."

Johnson maneuvered from 18th to record a 12th-place result in the main event.

He is slated to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., where he will pilot his family owned sprint car during the Fall Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 24 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 12 (18).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Fall Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shifty Illusions

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"I can't thank Shifty Illusions enough for giving me a great looking helmet that is a tribute to Marcus Johnson and Dale Wondergem," Johnson said. "I'm really thankful for all that he's helped us with. Shifty Illusions isn't expensive and makes everything look great. He's very talented."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA.com, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

STEWART CAPTURES 4-CROWN WIN AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 26, 2016) - Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing scored two top-five finishes this weekend as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint car series traveled east. The Larson Marks team scored the win at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Friday night and followed it up with another top-five finish at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn. on Saturday.

Stewart qualified seventh in flight one of time trials, ninth overall, and advanced two positions in his heat race to finish second and transfer into the dash. Stewart started and finished fifth in the six-lap dash. After four attempts to start the 30-lap main event, Stewart quickly jumped up to the runner-up position on lap three. He took the lead on lap 10, sliding under the leader in lapped traffic. After a caution with six laps remaining, Stewart regained the lead on the restart and never looked back, capturing back-to-back wins and his eighth victory of the World of Outlaws season.

"I was nervous in that race Friday night," Stewart said. "I had two good restarts, one bad restart and told my guys on the open red 'I don't know if our car is going to be good enough or not,' but we were bad-fast. I can't thank Scotty, Andrew and Heath enough for giving me such a fast racecar. I especially have to thank Justin and Kyle for letting us to come out here and race night in and night out. It was great to get them all another victory."

Following Friday night's race at Eldora Speedway, the Larson Marks crew made the 5.5-hour drive to Sarver, Penn., to compete in the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday. Stewart qualified sixth and won his heat race from the second starting position. Stewart finished fifth in the dash and after racing as high as fourth, he finished fifth in the 35-lap main event.

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action this Thursday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., for the National Open.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: September 23, 2016 QUALIFYING FLIGHT 1: 7th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 5th STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Lernerville Speedway DATE: September 24, 2016 QUALIFYING: 6th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 5th STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 83 WINS: 12 TOP-FIVES: 42 TOP-10s: 69 NEXT RACE: The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action this Thursday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., for the National Open.

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Price Picks Up Pair of Seventh Place Finishes at Yakima Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- After picking up a seventh place finish on the pavement a week ago, Robbie Price picked up two more seventh place finishes on the dirt this week as he was in action with the Sumer Thunder Sprint Series at the Yakima Raceway on Friday and Saturday night.

“We raced pretty good both nights, but on Saturday I was really pleased with how we performed,” Robbie Price said. “Yakima is tough on me usually and Saturday I finally put together a really good run I thought.”

Kicking the double-header weekend off on Friday night, Price would not time the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing/Rod End Supply No. 21 machine in where he had hoped and had his work cut out for him.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the Cobble Hill, BC pilot would line up in the eight row for the feature event. When the feature event came to life, Price would work his way forward and soon find himself inside the Top-10.

Continuing to work forward, Price would race his way up into the eighth spot late in the race before making one final move to get into the seventh spot when the checkered flag flew on the feature event.

Back in action on Saturday night for the Fall Brawl finale, Price would again get off to a slower start in time trials, but would race his way from sixth to third in his heat race only to lose the handle and go to the tail end of the field where he would wind up with a fifth place finish.

Lining up for this feature event in the seventh row, Price would show a strong hand as he worked his way forward in a hurry. Carving his way through the field on the Yakima Dirt Track, Price would soon find himself up in the Top-Five.

Working his way up to fourth late in the race, Price would try to make something happen in turns three and four, but it would not work out for him and it would result in him giving up some track position.

Continuing to try to make a different line work, Price would close his weekend out with a seventh place finish.

“Saturday night I kept trying to make something different work late in the race, but I couldn’t get it to stick, and it resulted in us losing a few spots,” Price added. “We were really good, and I have to thank everyone that helped us out. This week I will be in the Jim and Annette Van Lare car in Chico, CA and I am looking forward to working with them.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-46, Wins-3, Top-5’s-9, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Robbie will be back in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals where he will pilot the Jim and Annette Van Lare No. 5v.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

 

 

Cory Eliason 10th During Roth Motorsports Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first start aboard the potent Roth Motorsports No. 83jr Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Cory Eliason would pick up a 10th place finish with the King of the West Sprint Car Series.

“I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, and everyone at Roth Motorsports who gave me the opportunity to run their car this weekend,” Eliason said. “We had a good start to the night, but were just a little off in the feature event.”

Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83jr machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Eliason would race his way from his fourth starting position to finish second during his heat race.

Based on his qualifying time and his heat race finish, the Kingsburg, CA driver would move into the night’s Dash where the five pill would line him up in the third row for the six-lap shootout.

Falling back to the seventh spot, Eliason would place the Southern Pacific Farms/KPC machine in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event. With the top side of the speedway slicking off, and moisture still on the bottom groove much of the field would go to work on the bottom side of the ¼ mile bullring.

With his machine just a little too free, Eliason would struggle to stick the bottom, though would keep his machine inside the Top-10 during the feature event. Getting out of shape late in the race, Eliason would settle his machine down, but would fall back to the 10th spot where he would go on to finish.

“We were pretty good early in the night, but just tried to stay free enough to run the bottom, but went too far,” Eliason said. “It was a pleasure to race with the Roth Motorsports team, and hopefully we can do it again soon.”

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

ON TAP: The Roth Motorsports No. 83jr machine will be back in action this weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway with Ryan Bernal in the driver’s seat.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Jason Solwold Parks It at Yakima Dirt Track; Wins Summer Thunder Series Title

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work with the Summer Thunder Series over the weekend, Jason Solwold would pick up the win on Friday night before seeing some bad luck get him while leading Saturday night’s feature event at the Yakima Dirt Track.

“We had an awesome car all weekend, and should have picked up two wins but stuff happens in this sport,” Jason Solwold said. “It was good to get the win on Friday night, and I have to thank my guys for their hard work.”

Lining up in the second row of the Friday night feature event, Solwold showed he had an extremely strong Shaylen Raye Motorsports entry. Quickly working his way forward, Solwold would soon find himself out front aboard the Scottie’s Plumbing/NW Team Excavating/KarMart Motorsports machine.

Out in front, Solwold could not be touched as he turned in a dominating performance to record his sixth with on the 2016 season.

Returning to the Yakima Dirt Track on Saturday night for the Fall Brawl finale, Solwold would find himself in the third row for the feature event. Just as he did on Friday night, Solwold would flex his muscle as he carved his way forward and took over the race lead early in the feature event.

Looking like it would be hard to catch the Burlington, WA driver, Solwold would blow his right and left rear tires on the 13th lap and be forced into the pit area. With a little damage from the tires letting go, Solwold would be unable to make the call and his night would come to a close.

Though he would not finish the Saturday night feature event, Solwold’s body of work in 2016 was enough to give him and his team the 2016 Summer Thunder Sprint Series Championship.

“It is great for our team to win a series title, and win another race for all of our partners,” Solwold added. “We have had some rough patches this year, but everyone works hard, and we continue to run well.”

Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team would like to thank Scottie’s Plumbing, NW Team Excavating, KarMart Motorsports, Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales, Pops Entertainment, Vic’s 66, Speedmart, After Hours Painting, Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Race Engines, Wings Unlimited, Slade Shocks, Rob Graham Trucking, Wings Unlimited, Meyer Sings, Vahlco Wheels, Fuel Safe, and Pro Signs for their continued support.

ON TAP: Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team will return action on Saturday night at the Skagit Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 37, Wins- 6, Top 5’s- 20, Top 10’s- 24.

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Cox Ninth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip to the nearly Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to reunite with the King of the West Series after a couple of off weeks, Justyn Cox would tally a Top-10 finish during a hard fought feature event.

“We had good speed, but our result really doesn’t show it,” Cox said. “A couple of things didn’t go our way in the feature, and we ended up falling back to ninth.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, Cox would get around Chase Majdic in his heat race to pick up the win and move into the six-lap Dash.

Lining up for the Dash, Cox would lose brakes just before the green flag and would opt to pull into the pit area and take the eighth place finish, which placed him in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

With most drivers using the bottom groove on the ¼ mile bullring, Cox would get up into the sixth spot in the race’s first few laps. Getting into a groove in the earl laps, one of the many cautions that flew would hurt Cox as his pass for fourth would be negated and he would find himself back in the sixth spot.

When the action resumed to race got into a green flag run where Cox would continue to run in the sixth spot until feeling pressure from Ryan Bernal. Falling back to the seventh spot just after the race’s halfway point, Cox would get on the binders as a car got out of shape in front of him.

Getting back up to speed as fast as he could, Cox would find himself back in the ninth spot with time running out. Working the bottom of the speedway the final few laps, Cox would end his night with a ninth place finish.

“I think we were way better than a ninth place car, but that’s the way it worked out,” Cox said. “I really fee like we have some good speed right now, but things just don’t seem to be going our way. Hopefully this week we can put together a couple of good runs at the Fall Nationals.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, Swimming Pool Perfections, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2016!

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-44, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Cox and company will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals.

 

 

Bernal Has Big Weekend with Mike Phulps Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to action with wings bolted to his Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56, Ryan Bernal would have a big weekend that saw him run second with the Ocean Sprints on Friday night before mounting a charge from 10th to second with the King of the West Sprints on Saturday night.

“My guys worked so hard all weekend, and It is great to pick up a couple of second place finishes in the winged car against some pretty stout competition,” Ryan Bernal said.

Checking in at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night in Watsonville, CA, Bernal would time the Metal Works/Keizer Wheels/DMI backed No. 56 entry in second quickest in time trials before finishing third in his heat race.

Moving into the Dash, the Hollister, CA pilot would pick up the win and place his potent machine on the front row for the 30-lap feature event. Starting alongside Justin Sanders, Bernal would slide back to the second spot, but a slew of caution flags would hamper the race’s early goings.

When things settled down and the race got into a flow, Bernal would work on Sanders as the duo raced in tight proximity for much of the night. Finally getting into the lead late in the race, Bernal looked strong out front and poised to pick up his first career win at his home track.

Taking the white flag as the race leader, Bernal would check up just slightly as he approached a lapped car and Sanders would sneak around him only to see Bernal reclaim the lead off of turn two.

The final corner would see Bernal drift up the track just enough to open the door for Sanders and he would take the checkered flag with a second place finish.

Bolting the 410ci power plant into the frame rails of the MPM entry, Bernal and company would make the trip to the Placerville Speedway to battle the King of the West 410’s.

Timing in 10th fastest, Bernal would finish third in his heat race and find himself in the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Slowly working his way forward, Bernal would come alive during the second half of the race. Taking a liking to the bottom, Bernal would become a factor in the final 10-laps.

Getting by DJ Netto to take over the third spot on the 19th lap, Bernal would then race his way by Colby Copeland to take over second on the 26th circuit.

Once in second, Bernal began cutting into Bud Kaeding’s lead, and would simply run out of laps as he recorded a second place finish during his first KWS start at the ¼ mile bullring.

“John, Kerry, and Mike worked their butts off all weekend, and it shows with our results,” Bernal added. “It was a great weekend for this team and I am excited for some big races coming up.

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, ButlerBuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins-3, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-16.

ON TAP: The Mike Phulps Motorsports team will be back in action on Oct. 8th at the Petaluma Speedway for Adobe Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on the event be sure to follow Ryan Bernal on Twitter @Bernal_Ryan.

 

 

Brent Marks Will Join Posse and Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway National Open

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA. (September 26, 2016) - Brent Marks made the most of his recent three-race weekend in Central Pennsylvania; snagging two, top-ten finishes during main event competition, one of which during the Williams Grove Speedway National Open Tune-Up where the “Myerstown Missile” finished 10th.

Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, Wolfrun Landscapes, No. 19M entry, will attempt to transform his National Open Tune-Up top-ten into a victory, as he plans to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during their invasion of Williams Grove Speedway this Thursday through Saturday, September 29-October 1, for the Champion Racing Oil National Open worth $50,000.

“We didn’t have the most perfect weekend, but we took a lot from it and now we can use it,” Brent Marks said. “I’m excited for the National Open. Everything about it; the atmosphere, the fans, the car count - it’s all going to be over the top. I’m excited to be a part of it. I think we have what it takes to challenge for a win.”

In addition to his tenth place finish at William Grove Speedway on September 23, Marks earned a ninth place performance during Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” main event at Susquehanna Speedway on Thursday, September 22.

Brent Marks will enter the 54th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway with four main event victories on the season. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native finished 18th during the 2015 edition of the Williams Grove Speedway National Open.

“We want to make our fans and supporters proud this weekend,” Marks said. “Qualifying for the main event is one thing, but we want to put ourselves in contention for a win. With this being a three-race program, we have a few days to gain some momentum and work out a game plan. We’ll do whatever we can to get up front.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)

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

 

 

Williams Grove National Open Ahead for Brock Zearfoss

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (September 26, 2016) - For three consecutive days, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, competing for three separate paydays equaling a grand total of $70,000.

The 54th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open will feature two, full preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday, September 29-30, followed by the 40-lap/$50,000-to-win National Open finale on Saturday evening, October 1. Brock Zearfoss qualified for the 2015 edition of the National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and finished 24th.

“We were fortunate enough to qualify for the National Open main event in 2015, so we’ll try to outdo that result this year and move into the top-ten,” Zearfoss said. “It is definitely a lot easier said than done. The best of the best will be on hand this weekend. Every lap counts, so if we want to make a run at earning a top-ten result, we’ll have to capitalize every time we are on the track. I want to thank everyone for this opportunity. We’ll do our best to race our way toward the front.”

Brock Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3z entry, will enter the National Open triple-header with two recent starts in Central Pennsylvania; one during the Williams Grove National Open Tune-Up and one during the $20,000-to-win, Third Annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway. Despite results equaling less than expected, and somewhat less than attractive, the “Jonestown Jet” is content and continues to look forward to challenging the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“The weekend wasn’t as spectacular as we would have liked it to be, but, that happens,” Zearfoss explained. “During the Tune-Up at Williams Grove, our wing panel ended up coming apart during qualifying which really set us back the entire night. We had a hard time getting things going from the start and ended up just pulling off during the B-main. It was disappointing, but it was out of our control. I’m sure things would have been different if the wing didn’t fall apart.”

“Lincoln Speedway treated us ‘OK’ during the Dirt Classic. We qualified for the show, which was a huge accomplishment considering the company we were with, but still, didn’t quite have things where they needed to be.” Zearfoss said. “We had to work hard in the B-main; climbed from eighth to third which put us in the show. Even though we qualified, we had to start deep. I think a few red flags would have been helpful. That would have given us an opportunity to adjust a few things. It was our first Dirt Classic, so I’ll take those results and be proud of it.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished 2nd in final Port Royal Speedway 410 Sprint Car track championship.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

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

 

 

Dietrich Earns Victory at Susquehanna, Runner-Up During Dirt Classic, National Open Ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (September 26, 2016) - For the eighth time in 2016 and for the second time at Susquehanna Speedway, Danny Dietrich is a main event winner, this time earning Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” victory for a $5,000 top prize. The emotional victory kicked off a three-race campaign for the Gettysburg native during the recent weekend, resulting in one additional podium finish during the Third Annual Dirt Classic on Saturday night, September 24. Dietrich’s victory at Susquehanna on September 22, and his runner-up finish at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway two evenings later, created a perfect blend of momentum, which will prove to be beneficial this Thursday through Saturday.

“Winning that event at Susquehanna was really emotional for our team,” Dietrich explained. “Justin Snyder was a friend of mine; a friend of this entire team. Losing him was a real shock for all of us. For Susquehanna to honor him and his family says a lot about the racing community. We wanted to win that deal for him and that is exactly what we did. We’ll move on now and try to win the National Open. That’s our goal.”

The 54th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, will take over the Central Pennsylvania sprint car scene on Thursday through Saturday, September 29 - October 1, complete with two, full preliminary programs and the $50,000 finale. Danny Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48 entry, will join the Pennsylvania Posse during the World of Outlaws invasion; the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit to Williams Grove Speedway in 2016.

Danny Dietrich will enter the National Open triple-header with one victory at “The Grove” in 2016. “Double-D” finished sixth during the 2015 National Open after starting on the front row.

“This is the big one. This is the one everyone wants,” Dietrich said. “This is one of the most competitive events of the year - not just in Pennsylvania, but in the entire country. We have some momentum on our side after winning less than a week ago. I think we have a great opportunity to upset the Outlaws and earn the $50,000. I can’t thank my team enough for all that they do. I say the same thing every week, but they make this all possible. Them and my car owner and major supporters. We’ve had a really fun year. Planning for the National Open is really bitter-sweet.”

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 8 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

Swindell Lands on Podium During All Three Nights of Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Sammy Swindell remains a podium machine while driving for A.G. Rains.

The team produced a podium finish during all three nights of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader, which featured 60-plus drivers each night. Swindell and Rains have recorded a podium finish during all eight races together.

"For that many cars and all the circumstances it was pretty remarkable that I was the only one on the podium all three nights," Swindell said. "Our worst finish since I've been in this car was a third and we were only a lap away from passing for second."

The event began last Thursday with Swindell maneuvering from fifth to second place in both a heat race and a qualifier. That lined him up on the pole of the 25-lap main event.

"The car has been great," he said. "We went through our heat and passed a bunch of cars and through the qualifier and passed a few. We were high points. We got the lead (in the main event) and had a bunch of yellows. On some of the restarts the track changed. The bottom came in and then the bottom wore out so I had to go back to the top. I felt like we had a great chance of winning that, but we had a brake problem and the last half we had a shock problem. That took the edge off the car a little bit, but were still able to hang on to second."

Swindell lost his brakes early in the race, but he managed to lead the first 21 laps before being passed for the top spot. Swindell salvaged a runner-up result.

He returned to the track on Friday for Round 2, which opened with Swindell charging from seventh to third place in a heat race and from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"It took a bit to get by a couple of guys," he said. "We spent a lot of laps racing with a couple of guys. We were the fastest car at the end. We ended up passing for second right after the checkered and first place was right there. A couple more laps and I probably would have had that won. I was able to run almost anywhere on the track."

Swindell capped the night with a third-place finish, which ranked him second in overall points following the two preliminary nights. That started Swindell on the outside of the front row for Saturday's $10,000-to-win finale.

"We fixed the brake issue from Thursday to Friday," he said. "There was a little bit we were trying to sort out on the car on the setup. We finally found a good solution to that for Saturday and it was good in the race. I had a good run and led most of that. We had a restart late and about the second lap after it bounced a little bit wrong. The right front got just above the edge and it held me over there for a little bit and it let Wayne Johnson past. I was able to slide him, but he was able to slide back. I felt like I gave that one up. It just bounced the wrong way."

Swindell, who finished second, led laps five through 26 before the miscue. He reclaimed the lead on Lap 28 before Johnson returned the favor with two laps remaining.

Swindell is scheduled to return to action Oct. 8 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, when he will make his debut with Blazin' Racin' at the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (5); Qualifier: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (1).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (7).

Sept. 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Feature: 2 (2).

UP NEXT -

Oct. 8 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

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"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Racing Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Closing in on Second Straight NSL Championship

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports is only two races away from earning its second straight National Sprint League championship.

Driver Danny Lasoski and crew chief Guy Forbrook have guided the Muddy sponsored team to a 459-point lead in the championship standings heading into the 21 st annual Queen's Royale, which is the final doubleheader of the NSL season this Friday and Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo.

"I don't know what the points spread is," Lasoski said. "We're going in to win. That's the mindset we have every race we go to. If we can win the races we should be comfortable with the points situation."

The Muddy backed team has recorded six triumphs this season and was victorious last season at the unique track.

"It definitely has character," Lasoski said. "You have to attack it. You have to race the race track. The two corners are distinctive and different. You have to get on the wheel and hustle it. I'm very excited to go back there."

Lasoski is tied for second with three NSL victories this season.

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 6 wins, 22 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., for the 21st annual Queen's Royale with the National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Scelzi Inching Closer to First Win of Season Following Strong Outing at Petaluma

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi had another great opportunity to earn his first win of the season before misfortune struck last Saturday at Pelaluma Speedway.

Scelzi, who was driving for the Van Lare Family, kicked off the California Civil War Sprint Car Series event by qualifying sixth quickest.

"I haven't raced at Petaluma very much and it's been really different every time I've been there," he said. "We went out and qualified pretty good. I didn't put down the best laps. I think we had a little more speed in the car, but it was a solid time."

Scelzi then placed fourth in a heat race, which locked him into the dash thanks to one of the top five drivers in qualifying winning a heat.

"The top row started a lot better than the bottom in the heat race," he said. "We made some laps and we got where I felt a little more comfortable. In the dash we had a really good start and were almost able to get to fourth, but the car in front slid up and I had to check up. That killed our momentum so we ran sixth."

That lined Scelzi up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We jumped right into fourth," he said. "We were all over third place and the yellow flag came out on Lap 3. The leader chose the outside so that lined us up on the bottom (for the double-file restart). We lost two spots on the restart. It took the majority of the race to get back to where we were."

Scelzi capitalized on a mid-race restart to advance to fourth place before he passed for third following a restart a few laps later.

"We ran down the car in second," he said. "As we were going under him a car had stopped in turns three and four. The second-place driver turned down and we met in the middle. Unfortunately, we stalled the motor. I didn't want to risk tearing it up so we decided to call it a night."

The incident with only four laps remaining relegated Scelzi to a 17th-place finish. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/W8VDOKlzxKY.

Scelzi will drive for Nick McColloch this Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Fall Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 24 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 17 (6).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 14 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Fall Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com.

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

Starks Looking Forward to National Open This Weekend at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Trey Starks will return to the Jeff McCall owned sprint car this weekend during the National Open.

The team will compete Thursday through Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where Starks is hoping to put together a strong weekend during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader.

"I think we need to find our groove back at Williams Grove this weekend," he said. "We've run well there in the past and have had speed at a lot of places this year. I'm looking forward to the opportunity that Jeff is providing.

"We need to start out by qualifying good. Drawing will be important, too. It's important to go out early in qualifying and I think there will be enough cars to do split qualifying so hopefully we'll go out early in either group. Starting out the night right by qualifying well will be key. I think we'll race all right."

Starks is coming off a frustrating weekend in Central Pennsylvania, where he drove for Scott Gobrecht during a trio of races.

The action began on Thursday when Starks qualified 17th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race at Susquehanna Speedway Park in York Haven. He then won the B Main, but crashed in the main event.

"Unfortunately we had a front end part break, which put us straight into the wall," he said. "That set the tone for the rest of the weekend. It seemed like whatever we tried, none of it worked. The car just did not want to respond to any changes. We tried about everything we could think of and nothing seemed to work."

Starks returned to action last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where he timed in 21st quickest overall before ending seventh in both a heat race and the B Main.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, where Starks qualified 41st quickest during the Dirt Classic. He advanced from ninth to seventh place in two heat races before capping the night with a 13th-place result in the B Main.

"Last weekend didn't go as we planned, but I want to thank Scott and the team for the opportunity," he said. "Hopefully a little luck will be on my side in Pennsylvania this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Susquehanna Speedway Park in York Haven, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 1 (5); Feature: 24 (19).

Sept. 23 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (6).

Sept. 21 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 41; Heat race #1: 7 (9); Heat race #2: 7 (9); B Main: 13 (16).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 8 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home," Starks said. "Even though we are traveling a lot, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need."

Starks would also like to thank Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, Security Race Products, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

Van Dam Advances From Eighth to Earn First Career Win in Yakima

Inside Line Promotions - YAKIMA, Wash. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Henry Van Dam has been racing at Central Washington State Fair Raceway for approximately a decade.

In most years his visit is only one weekend in September as the season concludes.

"You don't have a big notebook and it doesn't transfer over from other tracks we run," he said. "We go over there as a one-off race. We have a lot of seconds and thirds. To put a full night together and end up on top is a great deal."

Van Dam scored his first career victory at the big track last Saturday to cap the Summer Thunder Sprint Series season. It marked the third different track in Van Dam's home state - and sixth overall - where he has won.

While the weekend ended in Victory Lane, it started with a bit of bad luck.

The opening round of the doubleheader kicked off on Friday with Van Dam qualifying third quickest. He then placed second in a heat race to make the feature redraw, where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"On the start of the main a car ahead of me started bouncing," he said. "I checked up and as soon as I did that I started bouncing and got up in the wall and tipped over. It caught the right front and flipped me over front to back."

The incident occurred in turns three and four on the opening lap. Van Dam was unable to restart the race following the flip.

His team repaired the car prior to Saturday's event, which began with Van Dam timing in sixth quickest during qualifying before he ended third in a heat race. That was good enough to advance Van Dam into the feature redraw. However, he got the No. 8 for the second straight night.

"That seems to be our number for some reason," he said. "We got a good start and were up to sixth on the first lap. We started picking a couple of them off over the first 10 laps and got up to third. The second-place guy ended up pulling into the infield and then the leader got a flat tire so I inherited the lead on Lap 13."

Van Dam took advantage of the opportunity as he led the remainder of the feature to score his second win of the season.

"I had a car capable of competing with them," he said. "It would have been fun to mix it up. I've been on the other end of that when I'm leading and have had something happen to me. It worked out in my favor on Saturday."

Van Dam will return to action Oct. 20-22 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 23rd annual Trophy Cup, which will be his final event of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 23 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: DNF (8).

Sept. 24 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 1 (8).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 20-22 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 23rd annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw

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"Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw came on board the last couple of years," Van Dam said. "They take care of me from my car to the hauler and trailer to make sure we get down the road."

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

 

 

Schatz Dominates Commonwealth Clash

TSR Bad Boy Off Road /Chevrolet Performance Team Scores 23rd Outlaw Triumph of 2016

Dates: Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Locations: Friday – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Saturday – Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania

Winners: Friday – Shane Stewart of Larson-Marks Racing Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Friday – Started 2nd, Finished 4th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps Saturday – Started 4th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 35 of 35 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 10,317 points)

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance saved their best for last over the weekend, dominating Saturday night’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series 35-lap Commonwealth Clash A-Feature at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion drove the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J to his 23rd triumph of the campaign after finishing second and fourth earlier in the week.

“This Bad Boy Off/Chevrolet Performance car was really fun to drive,” Schatz said. “This race team worked really hard and it paid off. We had a couple of things change on us both Wednesday night and Friday at the Four-Crown during the feature and we wanted to make sure that didn’t happen again. We were good in the dashes and early in the feature, but not at the end. Anytime you give these guys the opportunity to change something, it’s always for the better. We just had to bide our time tonight and it paid off. Everyone puts so much emphasis on the starts, but they never pay a race off the starts. You have to make sure you’re good at the end. That’s something the guys Tony Stewart has put around me do an awesome job at.”

Schatz debuted the #ThinkPink scheme Friday at Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and looked poised to earn his first victory in the WoO portion of the Four-Crown Nationals. He qualified fourth in the second group of 42 cars and was strong in the fourth heat race, winning it convincingly after an early side-by-side battle with Daryn Pittman. The reigning Kings Royal winner raced from fifth to second in the Craftsman Club Dash to earn a front-row starting position for the 30-lap A-Feature. In the first two attempts to start the race, Schatz took the lead from Pittman but, each time, on track incidents deeper in the field nullified the starts. In the third attempt, Schatz again took the lead, but once again the start didn’t count because of an accident. A 10-minute delay followed to repair the fence before the race was finally underway. Pittman took command of the race on the fourth restart while Schatz battled Shane Stewart for second. Stewart ultimately took the position with a slide job in turns three and four and Schatz held the third position for most of the race. A caution with four laps remaining bunched up the field, but it did help the chances of the TSR No. 15 as both Logan Schuchart and David Gravel passed Schatz when the race went back to green. Schatz got back by Gravel in the next corner, and then raced with Pittman for third during the final three laps.

Stewart would score his eighth victory of the season ahead of Schuchart, Pittman and Schatz.

The Outlaws’ weekend doubleheader concluded with Saturday’s return to Western Pennsylvania and the scenic Lernerville Speedway. Schatz, who finished second in July’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, was looking to finish one position better and earn his seventh career WoO victory at the half-mile, dirt oval. The Fargo, North Dakota pilot was the second driver to circle the track against the clock and would post the seventh-best lap in the 35-car field. Schatz raced to victory in heat three and grabbed one of the eight positions in the Craftsman Club Dash. Schatz started fourth in the dash and spent a good portion of the six-lap race battling Tim Shaffer for third before finishing fourth. Schuchart and Brad Sweet led the field to the green in the 35-lap main event and Schatz followed the duo during the opening two laps. He took second from Sweet following an early restart and then grabbed the lead from Schuchart on lap 14. Once in front, Schatz drove away from the field lapping up to eighth position and winning by 7.620 seconds over Schuchart and Sweet.

The victory was his 23rd of the season and 227th of his career. It also pushed his advantage in the 2016 WoO championship standings to 284 points over Pittman. Through 74 races, Schatz leads all drivers in victories with 23, top-fives with 55 and top-10s with 70. Only nine races remain in this, his 20th season of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

The focus this week turns toward the $50,000-to-win Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Schatz is the only driver in the race’s 53-year history to win the event five times. The event includes three nights of racing beginning Thursday and culminating with a 40-lap A-Feature Saturday night.

 

 

Rough Day At The Office For Kyle Hirst and Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- In 2016 the Placerville Speedway has seemed to have Kyle Hirst and Tarlton Motorsports’ number. Making their third trip to the speedway on Saturday night, the team had a tough night but fought threw it to finish in the eighth spot.

“It was just a tough night for our team,” Kyle Hirst said. “The guys worked hard all night long, and we were able to push through and get a Top-10 out of it.”

Timing the Roth Motorsports/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 21x machine in 13th fastest in time trials, Hirst would find himself in the third row of his heat race.

Looking to make something happen in the heat, the Paradise, CA driver would try to save his machine after it bicycled, but he would get upside down and be credited with a seventh place finish.

With his Tarlton Motorsports team able to make repairs and get him out for the feature event, Hirst would grid the field from the seventh row for the 30-lap contest.

The start of the feature event would continue to be problematic for KH and the Executive Auto Sales/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum machine as he would get collected in a tangle in turn four and be forced to make a trip to the work area.

Able to make the call for the rest of the feature event, Hirst would finally get going without any issues as he worked his way forward. With current runner up in KWS points, Bud Kaeding, running up front, each position was vital for Hirst.

Working his way into the Top-10, Hirst would take a late move to grab the eighth spot, where he would go on to finish.

“This place has been rough on us all year,” Hirst said. “Luckily this is a great team and we were able to stay at it and come away with a Top-10. Thanks to Paul Baines and the guys for all of their hard work, and the Tarlton family and Roth family for their continued support.”

Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

ON TAP: Hirst and company will return to action at the Ocean Speedway on October 7th, and at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on October 8th.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-5, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-14

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Mason Moore Back On Podium With Civil War Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Doing everything he could to gain some points on current Civil War Series point leader, Andy Forsberg, Mason Moore would finish in the third spot on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway.

“We had a really good night, and I thought we were going to pick up some points on Andy Forsberg heading into the finale, but he had a good late restart and picked up two or three positions late in the race,” Mason Moore said. “My guys gave me a great car, and now we will look forward to Fall Nationals.”

Timing the F&F Racing No. x1 machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Moore would race his way to a second place finish in his heat race and earn a spot in the six-lap Dash.

Pulling the five pill in the redraw, Moore would go onto pick up a fifth place finish aboard the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office/LRB Race Products No. x1 machine which placed him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

On a heavy and fast Petaluma Speedway, Moore would hang around the Top-Five as he would find himself in a great battle with Bradley Terrell, Dominic Scelzi, and Andy Forsberg for much of the feature event.

Late in the race, contact between second and third would knock both drivers out of competition and Moore would move into the second spot for a final six-lap shootout to the checkered flag.

Lining up next to Sean Becker, Moore would fall back to the third spot as Forsberg would get around him in turns one and two. Giving chase to the lead duo in the final laps, Moore would hang on and claim the final spot on the podium when the checkered flag flew.

“We continue to be really fast, and that is a testament to the guys who work on this thing,” Moore said. “We are going to need a lot of things to go our way in November to win this deal, but we will just continue to focus on winning races.”

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

ON TAP: Moore will be back aboard the F&F Racing entry this Friday and Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-42, Wins-4, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-35.

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

 

 

Forsberg Snags Second Consecutive Runner Up Finish With Civil War Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting off to a slow start during the feature event at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night with the Civil War Series, Andy Forsberg came alive late and picked up his second consecutive runner up finish with the Civil War Series.

“It was a great track I thought, and we got going at the end,” Forsberg said. “I hate to lose, but at least were back up on the podium.”

On a hooked up Petaluma Speedway Saturday night, the Auburn, CA driver would get his night started off by timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/PT Shocks backed No. 7c machine in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Forsberg would get the jump on Michael Kofoid and never look back, as he would pick up the heat race win and earn a berth into the six-lap Dash.

Pulling the four pill, ‘Mr. Excitement’ would pick up a position in the Dash, as his third place finish would line him up on the inside of the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

On an old school, hooked up Petaluma Speedway, Forsberg would lose some spots early in the feature event, as he would find himself back as far as the seventh spot when the race reached the halfway point.

Taking advantage of some restarts, Forsberg would work his way back into the Top-Five when a couple of cars in front of him got together. Restarting on the outside of the second row with just six laps remaining in the race, Forsberg let it all hang out as he went to work on the high, scary side of the speedway.

Quickly jumping into the second spot, Forsberg would give Sean Becker all he could handle in the final laps of the feature event. Running right on his rear bumper, Forsberg just could not find his way around Becker and would settle for a second place finish.

“I got lucky late in the race and really came alive once we moved up,” Forsberg said. “Thanks to my guys for giving me another great car. We have some big races coming up starting this week, and we’d love to stay strong and pick up some wins during this stretch.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will travel to the Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night to take part in the Fall Nationals.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-11, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-28.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

COURTNEY O’HEHIR’S STRONG DEBUT

Global Racing media release September 26, 2016

Courtney O’Hehir travelled north to Toowoomba on Saturday night for the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. On a track that really tested out drivers and machinery, Courtney did a stellar job, bringing the car home straight and ready for the season to kick off at Valvoline Raceway this coming weekend.

“We didn’t do a great amount of damage in Toowoomba and we ended up coming home sixth in the B-Main, so we were happy with our first night,” Courtney explained.

“We had a few anxious moments throughout the night but it is all about the steep learning curve that comes with Sprintcar racing. It was a tough track out there but we all get those sort of tracks every now and then, so you just have to work with it and learn from it.”

Courtney and the team, who have gone to great lengths in recent weeks to spread the word about Sprintcar racing on social media, will now prepare for her season debut at what is arguably the toughest weekly track in the country – Valvoline Raceway.

“We are ready. I've done some laps on that track in a number of different divisions, so I know what I need to do. I am really looking forward to strapping back into the N71 Global Racing Sprintcar this Saturday night!

If you haven’t, make sure you ‘like’ the Courtney O’Hehir Racing and Global Racing Facebook pages for updates throughout each race night.

Courtney O’Hehir Racing wishes to thank the following sponsors for their great support in season 2016/2017;

Global Utility Constructions Dial Before You Dig Punch Love Base Course Management GP Racewear Leasecorp Finance Thermal Installations & TTS ACC Plus 1 Group Controlled Contracting

 

 

BELLBOWEN UNLUCKY IN TOOWOOMBA; FOCUSES ON SYDNEY
Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport
September 26, 2016

Toby Bellbowen opened up his season last night at a rough and wild Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Toowoomba. Despite crashing out of the A-Main while running fourth, it was a good night for Toby, qualifying second in time trials and running very competitively in his heats and the dash.

With the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship done and dusted, Toby knows he has some work to do with the NSW portion of the season kicking off this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway, but he is happy with the speed of the car.

“I wasn't fully comfortable in the car with the ruts that were in the track. But a Sprintcar driver
knows that a rough track never feels too safe,” Toby lamented.

“Our speed was good compared to most though. We were fourth quick in hot laps and second in qualifying at the start of the night. We then got to the lead in both of our heats, went from sixth to third in the dash and got to the lead in the feature. Our speed was fine.

“I guess it was a little bit of an unlucky night but that doesn't mean we didn't have any chances. We gave ourselves plenty of chances to get a win but it didn't work out. I just feel like I let my team and sponsors down but my guys said they could see I was struggling to keep up in the end.”

As mentioned, the focus now shifts to this coming weekend, Saturday, October 1 when a massive field is expected.

“Our car wasn't the same on restarts. We have an idea of what we need to change and that's already in motion. Sydney will be a different deal though. More cars, most likely going to be slick. We have a big week ahead to prepare but I can't wait to strap back in.

“It will also be great to catch up with all of the Sydney fans. We also have some merchandise on sale
so we hope to see as many people as possible at the end of the night.”

For those who can’t make it trackside, you can follow Toby’s progress on social media and also via
the live speedway streaming page: clayperview.com

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their great support in season
2016/2017;

Hogs Breath Cafe
Rod Bowen's Prestige Smash Repairs
Eagle Ignition Leads Murrell Distribution Valvoline
Spies Hecker Mcgrath Lander Beesafe Travel
B & B Graphics
Pass Powdercoating
Felsch Race Engines
Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning
October Schedule – Toby Bellbowen Motorsport: October 1 – Valvoline Raceway, Granville
October 8 - Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge October 15 – Valvoline Raceway, Granville – Ultimate Pink Night (NSW) October 22 – Valvoline Raceway, Granville
October 29 - Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge – Ultimate Pink Night (SA)

 

 

$100,000 BONUS UP FOR GRABS SATURDAY NIGHT AT ELDORA 4-CROWN NATIONALS

Saturday's 35th running of the "4-Crown Nationals" will not only feature intense competition and a pit area full of four classes of racecars. One driver has the opportunity to take home a bag full of cash by virtue of winning three of the night's four feature events or by capturing the ultimate prize of winning all four!

A driver who is victorious in Saturday night's USAC National Midget, USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car, USAC Silver Crown and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event will receive a whopping $100,000 bonus in addition to their $23,000 in winnings for capturing each of the four features. A driver who is able to win three of the four features will still receive a $25,000 bonus in addition to their winnings for the night.

At press time, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma's Brady Bacon and Indianapolis, Indiana's Tyler Courtney are the only two who've secured rides for all four divisions. Jerry Coons, Jr. and Dave Darland (USAC Midget, Sprint Car and Silver Crown) as well as Bill Rose (USAC Sprint Car, Silver Crown and All Star) will participate in three of the four classes and are eligible to win $25,000.

Furthermore, the three drivers who advance the most positions during each of the three USAC features on Saturday night will receive the Larry Rice High Performance Award, which will provide a driver a plaque and a $750 bonus in addition to the KSE Hard Charger Award certificate that is presented at each and every USAC National event throughout the season.

The Martens Machine Shop Hard Charger Award plus the Rice and KSE bonuses will pay a total of $900 in total awards to the driver advancing the most positions during the 50-lap Silver Crown feature in addition to the driver's winnings during Saturday night's 50-lap feature.

Spectator gates for Saturday's "4-Crown Nationals" open at noon, while hot laps are set to begin at 4:30pm with qualifications to immediately follow and racing at 8pm.

 

 

Brady Bacon Prepared For Run At All Four Crowns and $100,000 Bonus Legendary Jack Hewitt Weighs In On Attempts By Bacon And Tyler Courtney

By Greg Billing ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 23, 2016) – Oklahoma has produced its share of auto racing talent, especially in Tulsa and its suburbs.

Names like Lance Blevins, Andy Hillenberg, Daryn Pittman, Stevie Smith and Shane Stewart all hail from northwestern Oklahoma. As does Brady Bacon. But none have tried what Bacon attempts Saturday at Eldora Speedway – sweeping the USAC 4-Crown Nationals.

Only one driver has ever won all four features in the same night on Eldora's historic high-banked, half-mile clay oval. Bacon, who grew up in Broken Arrow and now lives in Winchester, Ind., figures if it's going to happen again why not “Sooner” than later.

The 35th annual 4-Crown Nationals Weekend kicks off tonight (Friday, September 23) with the “BeFour The Crowns Showdown” featuring the winged World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and Eldora Stocks. Saturday's show features three USAC divisions with the national Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midget tours along with the wing sprint cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions joining the slate for the first-time.

The 26-year-old Bacon plans to compete with the Outlaws on Friday and run all four divisions Saturday. Indiana's Tyler Courtney also plans to run all four divisions Saturday in pursuit of additional 4-Crown cash. Any driver that sweeps all four divisions earns the extra $100,000 bonus posted by track owner Tony Stewart. Winning three of the four nets $25,000. USAC veterans Dave Darland and Jerry Coons, Jr. have registered to run all three USAC divisions.

And Bacon thinks he has the cars to do it.

He'll drive Paul Martens-owned No. 48 Silver Crown car, the No. 69 Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics AMSOIL sprint car, the No. 76m Frank Manafort Racing midget and his own No. 99 winged sprint in with the ASCoC. Bacon will also drive the No. 99 with the Outlaws tonight (Friday, September 23).

“I'm excited about the Outlaws race. I think my engine program with my personal cars is a lot better than what I've been at Eldora in the past,” Bacon said. “That's extremely important at Eldora. Friday night we're looking to get the weekend going in a positive direction.

“Saturday is a little more stressful than it has been in the past because one of the cars is my own. I'm kind of the head of that so I'll spend a little more time trying to make sure that's right. Fortunately I have three other really, really good cars. Everything I have is capable of winning. We have a really good shot of winning every class. This is the first time I've been in that position, having a car in every class capable of winning.”

Running with the World of Outlaws tonight could help Bacon's bid for the 4-Crown sweep Saturday. The winged and non-wing sprints carry more speed, especially at Eldora, so when he climbs into a midget or Silver Crown car Bacon said it feels like the action slows down.

Ohio's Jack Hewitt is the only driver to sweep all four divisions, stunning the racing world in 1998 by winning all three USAC features and a modified feature. Hewitt, from nearby Troy, holds the record for most 4-Crown victories with 19.

Bacon enters with one. He won the sprint feature in 2014. If he adds another Saturday odds are good it'll be in the sprints again – Bacon holds a dominating 219-point lead in the national standings. “We've always been fast in the No. 69 at Eldora,” he said.

He's also third in the midget standings (66 points behind the leader) and 12th in Silver Crown.

“Our Silver Crown car has been super fast all year,” Bacon said. “The midget we've been working really hard. Our engine program has been a little behind like Keith Kunz's Toyota-power. We've been getting closer and closer and they've made some changes to the motor. This will be the first race since we've made some pretty major changes and I think we've made some ground up. I'm looking forward to that…I'm thankful for all the car owners who have invested in me and given me the opportunity to go for this bonus this weekend. I'm really excited.”

And hopefully well rested. The physical requirements of racing four divisions in one day don't match the mental demands. All three USAC cars will be crewed by different teams so that will help Bacon focus on wrenching his own winged sprint. But it's the little things that make for a busy night of action in the pits. There's making sure his helmets are ready including the tear-offs. All the radios need to be on the correct channels. And if all four haulers can't park next to each other in Eldora's pits – they'll attempt to all drive in together – then logistics and communication becomes a bigger issue.

Bacon has run three divisions at the 4-Crown the past two years so has an idea of what to expect.

“It doesn't start getting real busy until Saturday then it all happens at once,” Bacon said. “Then before you know it it's over. And hopefully we've won a few at that point.”

Hewitt is the only driver to win all four features. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson joined Hewitt in 2011 as the only drivers to win all three USAC features.

“You know Brady is capable of winning, but you have to have all the stars align,” Hewitt said. “A flat tire, touching the wall hard, somebody spinning out in front of you. That's the part that's amazing for all that to line up in one evening. It's actually beyond belief. The only thing we did wrong was we didn't play the lottery. It was that kind of night.”

Bacon said he won't seek out Hewitt for advice on handling the grind of racing four divisions in one night or dealing with the increasing pressure should he click off one, then two and maybe three feature wins.

“What he did is pretty legendary. He's Jack Hewitt. You can't tell someone how to be Jack Hewitt. You have to figure it out,” Bacon said.

Even though Bacon won't get together with Hewitt before the race, he sure wouldn't mind a meeting after to celebrate a 4-Crown sweep together.

“I'll gladly stand beside him if he wins all four,” said Hewitt, adding he'll do so at Bacon's request so Bacon can celebrate history in the spotlight alone should it happen. “You gotta have a lot of luck to win it. Records are meant to be broken or tied. Yeah, put as many (drivers) there as they want. I have room for others to stand up there with me, that's for sure.

“You gotta stay positive. You can't get discouraged. Even if he ends up winning three that's still a pretty amazing feat. The thing about it is he's got nothing to lose and everything to gain. If he wins one he's on a pretty elite list. If he wins two, the list got a lot shorter. Three and it's him and Kyle Larson. If he wins four it's him and I. He's got a little more pressure than me with $100,000. I guarantee if he wins the third one, on the fourth one they better watch out cause he's coming. It's katy bar the door then.”

Tickets for the 35th Four Crown Nationals Weekend events start at just $25 for Friday’s World of Outlaws “BeFour The Crown Showdown” event. Tickets to Saturday’s Four Crown Nationals start at just $30. Add $4 for reserved seating. Children (12 and younger) are admitted free to General Admission seating for all Four Crown Nationals Weekend events. Tickets can be purchased online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, in person at the Speedway Box Office or by calling (937) 338-3815.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 63rd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt – the Eldora Dirt Derby; the 47th annual World 100 and the 35th Four Crown Nationals Weekend. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

Down to the Wire at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 23, 2016) – Dodge City Raceway Park puts the wraps on the 2016 racing season with Saturday night’s Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

And, in at least one class, the title chase is literally coming down to the wire with no fewer than five drivers still in the hunt for the IMCA Modified championship.

While the top spot in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks seems to be a foregone conclusion barring some highly unusual circumstances, there are still plenty of positions among the top ten in each points race very much up for grabs in Saturday’s finale along with bragging rights for topping the season finale.

Leading the way into Saturday’s event that fires off at 7:00 p.m. are Taylor Velasquez, Ryan Heger, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Matt O’Hair.

A look at the title chases going into the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

With an eighth-place finish on July 3 his only finish outside the top five in eleven events, Taylor Velasquez is just one night away from sealing his first DCRP Sprint Car championship. He can put it away for keeps with a finish of 22nd or better as only Mike Peters has a chance to spoil the party. Jordan Knight is just one point ahead of Kris Moore in the battle for fifth while Brandon Sprott holds down tenth by just ten points over Jeremy Huish.

Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 4, Luke Cranston 2, Brian Herbert 1, C.J. Johnson 1, Tyler Knight 1, Jason Martin 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 1,562, 2. Mike Peters (Wichita, KS) 1,509, 3. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 1,423, 4. Tyler Knight (Spearville, KS) 1,393, 5. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 1,284, 6. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 1,283, 7. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 1,245, 8. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 1,170, 9. Tracey Hill (Liberal, KS) 1,086, 10. Brandon Sprott (Dodge City, KS) 1,009.

IMCA Modifieds:

For the first time this year, Ryan Heger is atop the point charts. Not by much though, as his advantage going into the finale is just points over Nick Link and William Nusser, who are tied for second. A finish of third or better assures Heger of at least a share of the title. Fourth on back and it’s time to break out the calculators. Joel Lane and Kale Beavers both have an outside shot as well, though they would likely need the lead trio to wipe each other out to have a legitimate shot. Stranger things have happened though.

Feature Winners: Cole Traugott 5, Brendon Gemmill 2, Cody Gearhart 1, Mike Lunow 1, William Nusser 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,378, 2. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) and William Nusser (Larned, KS) 1,369, 4. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 1,334, 5. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,332, 6. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,297, 7. Tom Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,275, 8. Tracy Link (Rolla, KS) 1,256, 9. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 1,247, 10. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 1,208.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Smooth and steady has been the name of the game for Kevin Tabor, who has posted 12 top-ten finishes in as many features to take a 42-point advantage over three-time and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup. Tabor can seal the deal with a finish of 15th or better. Kaup ranks as the only driver with multiple wins, but some DNF’s along the way have proven costly in chasing points.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 4, Daylon Bergeron 1, Robert Elliott 1, Daren Hacker 1, Kaleb Roach 1, Mike Roach 1, Jeremy Sigler 1, Dakota Sproul 1, Toby Witthuhn 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 1,626, 2. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,584, 3. Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,500, 4. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 1,481, 5. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,428, 6. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 1,323, 7. Jamie French (Hugoton, KS) 1,243, 8. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 1,065, 9. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 1,043, 10. Tanner Brunson (Minneola, KS) 991.

IMCA Stock Cars:

It has been all Michael Pepper in the Stock Car ranks with the Lakin racer racking up eight wins in 11 events to open up a commanding 114 point lead. Pepper rides a six-race winning streak into the finale while only five points separate Marlin Hogie and Chris Oliver in the battle for second in points.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 8, Angel Munoz 1, Jason Rogers 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 1,599, 2. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 1,485 3. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 1,480, 4. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 1,310, 5. Shannon Maughlin (Dighton, KS) 741, 6. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 691, 7. Ryan Grubbs 645, 8. Kyle Pfeifer (Hill City, KS) 481, 9. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 433, 10. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 418.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Eight podium finishes in a dozen features has Matt O’Hair well within reach of the crown. Like Pepper, O’Hair can secure the title by simply showing up. Second-ranked Bryan Habiger is the only Hobby Stocker to be credited with a dozen top-ten finishes in as many events while only 17 points separates the trio of Duane Wahrman, Cody Davis and Reagan Sellard in the battle for third.

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

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,682, 2. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 1,588, 3. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 1,541, 4. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 1,530, 5. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,524, 6. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 1,485, 7. Jacob Huse (Kinsley, KS) 1,476, 8. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 1,467, 9. David Berger (Dodge City, KS) 1,143, 10. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 901.

General admission for Saturday’s Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:

2015 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Jamie French (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2014 – Taylor Velasquez (URSS Sprint Cars), Jesse Richter (IMCA Modifieds), Nate Ginest (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Cody Davis (Thunder Cars), Jarett Lunow (Hornets).

2013 – Zach Blurton (URSS Sprint Cars), Ryan Heger (IMCA Modifieds), Josh Appel (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Dan Rogers (Thunder Cars), James Phelps (Hornets).

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

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

 

 

Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car Season Concludes Saturday Night At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...Southern Oregon Speedway brings the curtain down on the Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car season this Saturday night. It will be the eighth Sprint Car race at the track this year. When Mike McCann came in as promoter of the three-tenth mile clay oval, be assessed the situation and decided that a Winged Sprint Car division should be rebuilt there. For over a decade there was a regular division there until the end of the 2010 season. Open engine rules were used in the division reboot, though the 360 and Limited engine cars were the ones that supported.

Sprint Car enthusiasts will know McCann's reputation for promoting Sprint Car racing at his race tracks. He established a Sprint Car division at Riverside Speedway in Cottage Grove, Oregon, began the Winged 360 Sprint Car effort in Marysville, California and founded the Double Shot Series in Northern and Central Oregon, to name a few of his endeavors. It was almost a given that it would happen at the Medford area track.

The season opened with second and third generation racers Vern Wheeler Jr. and his son Jake Wheeler running 1-2 in the first two Main Events. Vern was the point leader before making a bombshell announcement that he was retiring to crew chief on son Jake's Reser's Fine Foods sponsored entry. Jake responded by winning the next race ahead of a career best second place finish for low buck racer Wayne Kniffen.

Kniffen might have been in the title hunt this week, but the fourth event did not go well for him. After a heat race crash did front end damage to his car, the second generation racer loaded up for the night. Had he accepted the help offered by his fellow racers, Kniffen would be second in the standings with a shot at the championship going into Saturday. As it is, he is third with a shot at second.

By this time, local Extreme Sprint Car star David Hibbard and his son Bailey Hibbard had expressed an interest in establishing a regular class at Southern Oregon Speedway for 2017. Hibbard made an appearance that night. After J. Wheeler won a heat race and his second Trophy Dash, he had a win snatched from him late in the Main Event thanks to a thrilling pass by D. Hibbard. B. Hibbard was fourth. In a rare move, the Hibbard team declined the purse money that night and further offered to put together a race date for their group later in the season.

That night, 15 year old hard charger Jeffery Hudson had an impressive showing with another third place feature finish and a heat race win. These results moved him into second in the standings and helped give him a shot at the championship on Saturday. This talented second generation racer won the Outlaw Pro Stock championship last season at 14 years old.

The group has also been supported early on by two-time Orland Wingless Sprint Car champion Bill Hopper, Yreka IMCA Modified star Todd Whipple, Dwarf Car ace Camden Robustelli and Jeremy Lowe. Unfortunately, Hopper's efforts have been largely frustrating as he blew a tire on the way up to the first race and couldn't get the race car to start when he got there. Whipple is still basically a rookie and improves with each start. Robustelli had a third place finish and a win at Cottage Grove. Lowe has been fighting engine issues.

The ill fated fifth race highlighted the struggle to get this class started as some of the top local teams have not gotten on board with the program. Only J. Wheeler and Lowe showed for that race. The next event turned out to be a good night for Aaron Miller. Miller scored an emotional first career victory ahead of Trophy Dash winner Rowdy McClennon and Kniffen. McClennon, who is a past Wingless Spec Sprint champion and won a 410 Sprint Car feature at Marysville last season, was driving for Mark Michelet.

During the season, the track hosted the seventh and final race of the Sprint Car Speed Week. Washington Sprint Car veteran Trey Starks used the occasion to win his first Speedweek Main Event and series championship ahead. Mitchell Faccinto scored a second place finish, and many time champion Roger Crockett impressed with some late moves for third.

The most recent event was seen as a possible audition for the Extreme Sprint Cars, and ten competitors showed up. Hibbard put together the three race Triple Crown Series with an extra $1000 for the Series champion thanks to sponsorship from some great businesses, including Dave's Carpet and Vinyl Liquidators. The consistent Kinzer Cox claimed that prize money, but the Main Event produced lots of excitement.

With a second to Rickey Ashley at Cottage Grove and a photo finish win over Cox at Coos Bay, David Hibbard figured to be the driver to beat. His heat and Trophy Dash wins did nothing to change that perception. He was surprised, however, when heat winner Raquel Ivie beat him on the start for the early Main Event lead. Hibbard was making a run at Ivie when his motor gave up on him on lap 12. Ivie was running along in the lead when she got slowed by traffic.

This is where David watched proudly as son Bailey Hibbard made an impressive pass on the outside on the back stretch on lap 20 for his first career victory. It was especially sweet as Bailey was beginning to have doubts about his ability. Those doubts were removed as the young charger won with a season best second for Ivie and a third for Cooper Desbiens.

Could Extreme Sprint Cars be the future of the effot at Southern Oregon Speedway? Nothing has been announced as of yet. McCann always maintained that he would assess how things went this year before deciding on what to do next season. Saturday night is the final round of the Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car championship battle, and Jake Wheeler leads Jeffrey Hudson by 32 points.

Hudson can't get too comfortable with Wayne Kniffen only ten points behind him. As Top 4 finishers last time, Kniffen and Hudson will start the evening in the Trophy Dash. Other competitors anticipated this week include McClennon, Whipple and Ivie. It could be that we get yet another new winner Saturday night. For further information on this and other happenings at the track, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Southern Oregon Speedway Pennzoil Winged Sprint Cars Jake Wheeler 140 Jeffrey Hudson 108 Wayne Kniffen 98 Bill Hopper 77 Vern Wheeler Jr. 74 Aaron Miller 60 Camden Robustelli 57 Todd Whipple 46 Rowdy McClennon 37 David Hibbard 34 Charlie Thompson 31 Bailey Hibbard 26 Jeremy Lowe 26

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2017 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW FUELED BY SUNOCO AND DISTRIBUTED BY INSINGER PERFORMANCE

“The 32ND Annual Edition of the Mid-Winter Motorsports Happening”

Promoter: LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS

EXHIBITOR SPACE IS FILLING QUICKLY FOR THE POPULAR MOTORSPORTS RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

TRENTON, NJ September 23, 2016 . . . The 32nd annual Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show dates have been set for Friday, January 20 thru Sunday, January 22nd. Labeled as the mid-winter motorsports happening the show again takes place at the popular Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Racecar and Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance is again expected to fill all 250,000 square feet of available show space making it even more important for those planning to participate to reserve their space now.

Interest is again running high as the popularity of motorsports is increasing and interest in what is new in the business of motorsports peaks the interest of attendees.

A large percentage of exhibitors from the 2016 show have already made their plans for 2017.

Again this year show attendees will have the opportunity to meet many top name racers and personalities from local, regional and national motorsports. Exhibitors will have what is new in the sport on display. Of course there are many collectible dealers willing to share their treasures with fans.

Of course racers and personalities will be signing autographs, posing for photos and just chatting with show attendees. And it all happens for no additional charge. Buy an admission ticket and you are part of all the activities.

Again in 2017 the show avoids conflicts with major sporting events.

The official show hotel will be the Crowne Plaza located in nearby King of Prussia, PA. Special hotel rates are available and it will also be the site of the popular show party.

Information on exhibiting at the 2017 Motorsports Show is available by telephoning Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618.

Those wishing to benefit from marketing through the Motorsports 2017 show can obtain complete details by contacting Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797 or email Esaxton144@aol.com.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite

ERIE, MI (September 23, 2016) – The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, formerly the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge, had a very different look for 2016.

 

The five-race BLC mini-series typically wrapped up around mid-season and gave SOD competitors an opportunity to compete for a separate point fund within the full SOD season series.  As the former name indicates, the challenge took place at five different small tracks.  The name was changed to draw attention to the new, exciting Sprints On Dirt unlimited format.  It was intended to be the only significant change, but Mother Nature had other ideas. 

 

The first 2016 race at Crystal Motor Speedway was rained out on April 30, then again on May 14.  The challenge then moved on to Merritt Speedway and put on a great show that was won by Brian Smith. I-96 Speedway was next on the challenge schedule, but it became the third rain out.  On Saturday, July 9, the challenge rolled into Thunderbird Raceway and Brian Smith was victorious again, building up a big lead in BLC points. 

 

With only two races completed by late July, it was apparent that a mid-season finish was not going to happen.  MAHLE/Clevite BLC moved on to Crystal Motor Speedway on July 30, and guess what?  The show was rained out.  On August 19, in spite of some threatening weather, the I-96 Speedway challenge race was completed with Ohio visitor Mad Max Stambaugh leading the entire feature from his front row starting position.

 

With only three dates left on the 2016 Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP schedule, and a race already held at Merritt, there was no choice other than including the last two races at Hartford Speedway on September 2  and Crystal Motor Speedway on September 3.

 

It was a do-or-die weekend, and the Labor Day dates were blessed with great weather.  A huge crowd was on hand to see Litchfield, Michigan’s Chad Blonde run off with the win in Sean Robinson’s 5B. 

 

The September 3 Crystal race was the championship race of the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge mini-series sponsored by MAHLE/Clevite and final race of the Sprints On Dirt season.  It was also the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Nitro Black Mike Olrich Memorial Race in support of RacingAwareness.com, the most prestigious event of the entire SOD season.  Ryan Ruhl dominated the 30 lap feature to duplicate his win in the 2015 Mike Olrich Memorial.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2016 Champion Brian Smith used his early season wins to build up a lead that he protected through consistent finishes to also win the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Championship.

 

Tom Schinderle and Dan McCarron looked like series championship contenders as a result of strong finishes in their 305 cubic inch cars, however, neither driver entered later challenge races and dropped out of contention.  After a disappointing 8th place finish in the first BLC event, Steve Irwin came on strong to finish 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, and 3rd in the remaining races, and closed in to finish only fourteen points behind Smith.

 

The final standings for the 2016 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Championship are:


 

Car #

Driver

Points

Payout

1

2+

Brian Smith

677

 $  1,000.00

2

0

Steve Irwin

663

 $      600.00

3

1A

Mark Aldrich

601

 $      400.00

4

81

John Gall

539

 $      300.00

5

8

Eric Smith

496

 $      200.00

6

1

Justin Ward

494

 $      150.00

7

19

Brett Mann

478

 $      100.00

 

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go here.  For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.

 

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Sept. 22

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 776; 2. Tyler Drueke, Ea­gle, Neb., 763; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 762; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 5. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 756; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 744; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 743; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 735; 9. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 734; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 729; 11. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, and Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, both 728; 13. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 727; 14. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 723; 15. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 717; 16. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 716; 17. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 715; 18. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 714; 19. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 710; 20. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 707.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 550; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 485; 3. Mathew Moles, Fresno, Calif., 462; 4. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 424; 5. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 417; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 406; 7. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 395; 8. Cole Danell, Visa­lia, Calif., 391; 9. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 372; 10. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 371.

Colorado – 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 520; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 490; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 411; 4. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 382; 5. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 367; 6. Greg Schaefer, Hudson, Colo., 362; 7. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 340; 8. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 320; 9. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 307; 10. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 304.

Indiana – 1. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 496; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 486; 3. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 484; 4. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 477; 5. Tony Anderson, Blooming­ton, Ind., 455; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 443; 7. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 411; 8. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 385; 9. Dakota Jackson, Elizabethtown, Ind., 375; 10. Ryan Tus­ing, Santa Claus, Ind., 365.

Iowa – 1. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 481; 2. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 464; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 447; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 422; 5. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 417; 6. Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 367; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 362; 9. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 360; 10. Brandon Worthington, Indianola, Iowa, 326.

Kansas – 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 579; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 560; 3. Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan., 487; 4. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 479; 5. Steven Richardson, Manhat­tan, Kan., 413; 6. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 400; 7. Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan., 380; 8. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 343; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 326; 10. Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., 320.

Louisiana – 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 275; 2. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 222; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., and Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 206; 5. Ty John­son, Eunice, La., 200; 6. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 188; 7. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 184; 8. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 182; 9. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 149; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 139.

Minnesota – 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 1,132; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 807; 3. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 760; 4. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 677; 5. Justin Allen, Gay­lord, Minn., 618; 6. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 575; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 547; 8. Nate Eakin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 476; 9. Brett Geldner, St. Peter, Minn., 471; 10. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 450.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 720; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 597; 3. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 596; 4. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 583; 5. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 581; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 579; 7. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 573; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 572; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 562; 10. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 525.

New Jersey – 1. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 432; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 417; 3. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 391; 4. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 367; 5. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 346; 6. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 326; 7. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 301; 8. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 294; 9. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 288; 10. Stefanie Palmai-Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 277.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 184; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 179; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 175; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 166; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 130; 6. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 101; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynes­boro, Va., 80; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 10. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 377; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 355; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 344; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 212; 5. Michael Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 133; 6. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 103; 7. John Bott, Wallace, W.V., 95; 8. Randy Sterling, Morris­dale, Pa., 71; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 69; 10. Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, Ind., 35.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 257; 2. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 241; 3. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 219; 4. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, 208; 5. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 202; 6. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 185; 7. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 181; 8. Jerry Jumper, Norman, Okla., 159; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 156; 10. Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., 139.

Pennsylvania – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 1,026; 2. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 836; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 827; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 818; 5. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 798; 6. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 646; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 633; 8. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 615; 9. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 609; 10. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 556.

South Dakota – 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 411; 2. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 398; 3. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 387; 4. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 379; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 378; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 377; 7. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 352; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 293; 9. Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D., 291; 10. Micah Schliemann, Baltic, S.D., 210.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 1,314; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,247; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 989; 4. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 913; 5. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 895; 6. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 868; 7. Weston Gorham, Colley­ville, Texas, 860; 8. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 839; 9. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 837; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 800.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 509; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 503; 3. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 458; 4. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 445; 5. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 374; 6. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 373; 7. J.D. Coats, Bumpass, Va., 338; 8. Tom Hum­phries, Waynesboro, Va., 290; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 259; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 244.

 

DONNY SCHATZ

TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team

To Debut #ThinkPink Scheme at Four-Crown Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 23, 2016) – Success is the result of all of the pieces working together at the right time. And the saying goes, “it takes a team to make the dream.” For Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR), the run of success over the past decade can be attributed to a team of talented professionals continuing to push to be the best and being supported by successful partners who share its passion for being the best.

TSR’s Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team have been focused on winning World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series races at dirt tracks all across the United States throughout this, his 20th season of racing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” In continuing the tradition of the past three seasons, Schatz and the team join the fight against cancer with Chevrolet as part of TSR’s appreciation for Chevrolet’s continued support of its grassroots motorsports program.

This weekend, Schatz will debut the #ThinkPink TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J Friday at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the annual Four-Crown event before heading to western Pennsylvania for Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver. The bright yellow on the black-and-white racing machine will be replaced for six of the final 11 races with pink, the official color for breast cancer awareness and the fight against cancer. TSR and its partners are hoping the splash of pink on the TSR No. 15 will encourage women everywhere to get checked. Anyone interested in donating to Chevrolet’s 2016 pink initiative is encouraged to visit www.cancer.org/chevroletmsabc and follow the interactive steps to contribute. The team is encouraging fans to join the cause and spread awareness through social media with images of the car and Schatz using the hashtag #ThinkPink. Schatz will also wear a special firesuit and pink gloves in support of cancer awareness as he continues chasing an eighth WoO championship.

The success since Chevrolet first aligned with Tony Stewart Racing has been unparalleled. TSR became the first dirt short-track organization the manufacturer partnered with in December 2006. The partnership debuted at the 2007 Chili Bowl Nationals, where Tony Stewart took his bow-tie-branded gold No. 20 to victory lane and was followed that season with a United States Auto Club (USAC) National Sprint Car Series title earned by Levi Jones. TSR and Chevrolet won three more USAC Sprint Car Series championships with Jones in 2009, 2010 and 2011, as well as with the late Bryan Clauson in 2013. The partnership also included four consecutive USAC Silver Crown championships with Jones in 2010 and 2011, and Bobby East in 2012 and 2013. The brand was also represented during WoO championship seasons by TSR and Schatz in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014.

In 2015, Chevrolet Performance became a co-primary sponsor on the No. 15 machine and was part of a historic season for Schatz and TSR. Schatz earned a career-best 31 WoO A-Feature wins, the most an Outlaw driver has won in a season since 1992, when Steve Kinser tallied 31, and the victories led to a seventh WoO championship for Schatz, the sixth for TSR and a first in a primary role for Chevrolet.

This season, the winning tradition has continued for TSR, Chevrolet and Schatz. The team has posted unmatched success and leads the WoO championship standings by 275 points entering this weekend’s action. When he earned his 20th win of the season Aug. 28 at his hometown track of Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota, Schatz became the first driver in WoO history to win 20 or more A-Feature races in four consecutive seasons.

There have been numerous highlights this season, but the team’s triumph in the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Eldora in July has been the shining moment so far in the campaign. After finishing second in the first two July Eldora A-Features, Schatz raced his way into the lead on lap 20 of the 40-lap race and then held off a pair of youngsters looking to claim their first $50,000 triumph. The win was his third career Kings Royal victory and seventh career WoO A-Feature victory at the high-speed, half-mile dirt oval.

After winning the Kings Royal, the team finished second in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway three nights later. Schatz is looking to finish one position higher when he returns Saturday. He is a six-time winner at Lernerville, including the 2010 Commonwealth Clash.

Schatz is coming off a second-place finish Wednesday at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway. It was the 36th time Schatz has finished first or second this season. The Fargo, North Dakota racer tops the series in wins with 22, top-fives with 53, top-10s with 68 and 10 KSE Hard Charger Awards.

Friday at Eldora Speedway, the pit gates will open at 1:30 p.m. EDT and the grandstands open at 2 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. More details are available by calling Eldora Speedway at (937) 338-3815, or by visiting eldoraspeedway.com.

Saturday at Lernerville Speedway, the pit gates will open at 4 p.m. EDT and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. More details are available by calling at (724) 353-1350, or by visiting lernerville.com.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to DIRTVision.com for more information.

The TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TonyStewart_Rcg, liked on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, and followed on Instgram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

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

With only 11 races remaining in your season, what are the most important things you need to accomplish to clinch the championship?

“We need to keep racing every night like we have all season, and that’s continuing to try and get better. We’re going back to some places where have been before and hopefully can use some of the things we learned there earlier in the year. We raced at Eldora five times and were pretty consistent. Hopefully, we’ll have conditions similar to how they were in July. I know my team – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti – worked on a lot of little things when we were there for the Kings Royal and we were right there all three nights. That doesn’t guarantee us anything this weekend but, hopefully, our baseline is pretty close to where we need to be. Same thing at Lernerville. We were pretty decent at the Silver Cup but came up one spot short. It’s still about wins right now for us. We want wins this weekend and next weekend, too, at the National Open. After that, maybe we can start talking about championships.”

 

 

Perry Headed For Second Wingless Spec Sprint Championship At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...The 18th season of the Wingless Spec Sprint division is reaching its conclusion at Antioch Speedway. One of the original drivers on the roster when the division first started in 1999 is prepared to win his second championship, putting him in the two time champions category along with Darrell Hanestad, Dan Gonderman and Billy Macedo. Jim Perry Jr. has won more than 40 Main Events in his Spec Sprint career, including three this season, and he doesn't even need to be there this week to win the title.

It's not a surprise that the open wheel racing veteran would be the champion. Jim has been racing open wheel cars since the 1970's and ranks high on the list of all time winners at the San Jose Fairgrounds Speedway in the Super Modified division. Perry had taken a break from the division for a few seasons, but he picked up right where he left off this year.

It all came down to a dramatic event in the previous race where Perry and his championship rival Marcus Smith had their drama in the same heat race. Perry was black flagged for excessive noise, while Smith blew a motor in the Richard Basden owned car to end the night for that team. Smith had been building a race car of his own when he landed the ride in the well respected car owner's #20 Sprinter. Marcus finished that car and had two time Wingless Spec Sprint champion Dan Gonderman racing it many times this year. In fact, Gonderman is a two time feature winner.

Smith, who was second in the points last year and the "Rookie Of The Year", had scored three Main Event wins this season and was slowly catching Perry when he had the motor problems. His second car that night was driven by young rookie Adam Teves to a heat race win. Seeing that Smith was without a ride, Teves let him attempt to get his Main Event points. While Perry was winning his third Main Event, Smith finished second to apparently keep the points close. Unfortunately, rules specify that Smith needed to start a heat race in that car to get his points for the night. Because he got no points, the championship race went in Perry's favor that night.

Second place is still up for grabs in the point finale, and Smith leads another driver from the original Spec Sprint roster, Rick Panfili, by just 10 points. Though he has finished as high as second in the Main Event this year and last season, Panfili has yet to win his first Main Event. He is coming off of back to back third place seasons and would definitely like to finish second this year if possible. Both drivers need to keep an eye behind them as ageless veteran Roy Fisher is just 20 points behind. Like Smith, Fisher is a Main Event winner this year.

As the promoter of the track that gave this division its start back in 1999, John M. Soares took a look around at what was happening to the division and acted in the interest of preserving the class. He drew some criticism from competitors after making rules adjustments a little over a month before last season. The rule changes were designed to keep the cast down and promote more competitive racing. The drivers who supported last season ran closely and competitively all year.

Car count numbers rebounded this year as the division saw numbers reach into the high teens on occasion. Once again, there were several drivers who won Main Events. NFL football alumnus Jeremy Newberry and Jason McIntosh also count themselves among the winners this season.

Several different drivers have finished as high as second this season, including Panfili, Jimmy Perry III, Barry Pries Jr, Shannon Newton and Alan Miranda, and generally a good portion of the competitors on the track on any given week have a legitimate shot at winning the Main Event. This is not just a one car dominated Spec Sprint division.

A past Chowchilla Speedway Spec Sprint champion, Brandon Burd came out of retirement and is having a Top 5 point season despite some rough moments. This includes a night where he flipped out of the Turn 1 exit in his heat race. Other drivers who have competed this year on multiple occasions include Alan Miranda, James East, reigning Champion Kyle Bakkie, Jimmy Perry III, newcomer Kevin Box and Shannon Newton.

Drivers will be racing hard to see who can win the finale this week. The 19th season will happen in 2017 as this division continues at Antioch Speedway. For further information on this division and other happenings at the track, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprints

Wingless Spec Sprint Jim Perry Jr. 526 Marcus Smith 464 Rick Panfili 454 Roy Fisher 444 Brandon Burd 411 Dan Gonderman 290 Adam Teves 251 Shannon Newton 248 James East 244 Kyle Bakkie 224

Previous 30 Main Event Winners

August 27, 1016: Jim Perry Jr. August 13, 2016: Marcus Smith July 23, 2016: Dan Gonderman July 16, 2016: Marcus Smith July 9, 2016: Roy Fisher June 25, 2016: Jeremy Newberry June 18, 2016: Jim Perry Jr. June 11, 2016: Jason McIntosh May 14, 2016: Jim Perry Jr. April 30, 2016: Marcus Smith April 16, 2016: Dan Gonderman September 19, 2015: Billy Macedo August 29, 2015: Kyle Bakkie August 15, 2015: Billy Macedo August 1, 2015: Jimmy Perry III July 25, 2015: Jeff Lee July 18, 2015: Jimmy Perry III June 20, 2015: James East June 6, 2015: Jimmy Perry III May 16, 2015: Kyle Bakkie April 25, 2015: Jimmy Perry III April 18, 2015: Kyle Bakkie April 11, 2015: Roy Fisher March 21, 2015: Kyle Bakkie March 14, 2015: Roy Fisher March 7, 2015: Jeff Lee September 13, 2014: Billy Macdedo August 2, 2014: Bob Newberry July 26, 2014: Jeff Banbury June 28, 2014: Chris Magoon

Past Wingless Spec Sprint Champions

1999-Dan Gonderman 2000-Travis Berryhill 2001-Terry Tarditi 2002-Darrell Hanestad 2003-Darrell Hanestad 2004-Bob Newberry 2005-Scott Merrell 2006-Jimmy Perry III 2007-Jim Perry Jr. 2008-Billy Macedo 2009-Billy Aton 2010-Tommy LaLiberte 2011-Dan Gonderman 2012-D.J. Johnson 2013-Gary Nelson Jr. 2014-Billy Macedo 2015-Kyle Bakkie 2016-Jim Perry Jr.

Winged 360 Sprint Car Series Season Finale At Antioch Speedway Saturday Night

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...There's been plenty of things to talk about in the All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car program at Antioch Speedway this season. This has been the most ambitious schedule for this division ever booked by promoter John M. Soares. It seems to have been a success. Drivers are lining up at the gates to come make a run at the $1,200 to win, and that includes several Micro Sprint graduates among the list of 11 different winners. This Saturday night will be the 15th and final race of the season.

Last week, another grandson of legendary Contra Costa Speedway racer Johnny Franklin made an appearance. It was Colby Johnson, who has spent several seasons racing in Micro Sprints. He was only making his second ever start in a Sprint Car and he had to battle the point leader to earn the victory. However, this young man was up to the challenge as he started the evening with a heat race win. In the Main Event, he had to contend with Billy Aton, but he showed great poise in holding him off to score his first career victory. Driving like that, you would have to believe there will be more wins where that came from.

After Art McCarthy closed the championship gap to within five points of Aton, Billy needed to come up with something big. The two time Main Event winner and 2009 Wingless Spec Sprint champion gave it everything he had in an effort to grab the victory, but his second place finish keeps him in the point lead with a 7 point advantage over McCarthy with just the final race to go. Is this a big enough lead to go into protection mode? Not exactly.

The veteran McCarthy has been battling back from a non start that he had midway through the season, and he has done everything he can in recent races to overtake Aton. Art had him in his sights last week, but there was a monkey wrench in his plans as another first time Antioch Speedway visitor, Cody Hodgson, was in his path. Hodgson ran a good race, forcing McCarthy to settle for fourth. McCarthy has three wins this season and five in the last two years. Everybody knows what Art is capable of doing. Aton will have to be on his toes or he will watch McCarthy win his second Antioch Speedway championship. It should be a good race this week.

When she's been able to, Jenna Frazier has been making Sprint Car starts this season. Jenna has been competing in the Dwarf Cars and has even had some impressive moments, including her first win at Antioch earlier this season. She also showed her toughness by coming back from a hard crash in a Dwarf Car at Marysville that left her with a concussion and some bruised ribs. On Saturday night, Jenna brought it home to a fifth place finish ahead of Aaron Miller.

A regular with the PitStopUSA.com Sprint Cars at Petaluma Speedway, Miller recently got an emotional first career Main Event victory out at Southern Oregon Speedway. In this race here, Miller also picked up a heat race win earlier in the evening. Open Wheel veterans Wayne Katen made his second appearance of the season and finished seventh ahead of Craig Frandsen and Outlaw Kart veteran Jesse Calwell.

The championship will be on the line this Saturday night between McCarthy and Aton, and it's anybody's guess who will pull this one off. It has been the closest battle at the speedway all year. Other drivers to watch for this weekend include previous feature winner Matt Barber, Dan Gonderman, Burt Foland Jr., reigning champion Shawn Arriaga, Ricky Brophy and rookie Tim Burcher. You never know who will be coming in from out of town for a run at the $1200 prize. For further information on this and other happenings at the track, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Winged 360 All Star Series Points

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Points

Winged 360 Sprints Billy Aton 642 Art McCarthy 635 Dan Gonderman 392 Burt Foland Jr. 334 Shawn Arriaga 283 Matt Barber 220 Matt DeMartini 202 Marissa Polizi 201 Rick Brophy 174 Jenna Frazer 163

Past Champions

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

Recent Feature Winners

September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson

 

 

READY AND RARING TO GO

Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport September 23, 2016

It has been a long off season but this weekend, Toby Bellbowen returns to competition on Australian soil as the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship (USC) fires into action at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway this Saturday night, September 24.

Toby recently arrived back from a stint in the USA driving for good friend and ex-pat Aussie, Peter Murphy. As he explains, it wasn’t all smooth sailing but still, a good learning curve.

“My USA trip had some highs but too many lows. It was a great experience that I'm very fortunate to have had. It's a shame we had some engine troubles that plagued my time over there but I did my best to make the most of racing at some different race tracks and different cars. Whether you have success on track or not, there's always something to learn, and I'm very grateful for what Peter Murphy, his family and team provided me. It's nice to come back already up to speed having done eight races in the last month.”

This season the hot shoe from Cranebrook will compete predominantly in the USC which is held at Toby’s home track - Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway and Murray Bridge’s Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway in South Australia in addition to Toowoomba. There are also USC rounds scheduled for Victoria’s Premier Speedway in Warrnambool.

“Our season will include some more interstate races again, with the addition of some racing in South Australia which I've been itching to do for quite some time. The USC is what we'll concentrate most of our time on, with extra attention being paid on the NSW races. We're contracted to do the first seven USC races and I think results from those events will set the tone for the remainder of our schedule.”

This coming season presents a massive opportunity with the 55th Australian Sprintcar Championship being staged at Valvoline Raceway and Toby is already counting down the days to the big festival of speed in January of 2017.

“Australian Speedway has had such a great vibe the last few years and I think most will agree it's all from what's been happening at Valvoline Raceway, so of course anyone would want to run well there. I'm just lucky enough that it's in my home city, and this year especially, there is extra emphasis to run well with not only the Australian Sprintcar Title but also the Origin of Speed event along with the growing Scott Darley Challenge.”

As has always been the case, you can keep up to date with Toby’s progress on the Toby Bellbowen Motorsport Facebook page. There you will find the latest news and some pretty cool t-shirts which have just been released. You will also be able to watch Toby live this weekend via the Clay Per View live streaming page at www.clayperview.com

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their great support in season 2016/2017;

Hogs Breath Cafe Rod Bowen's Prestige Smash Repairs Eagle Ignition Leads Murrell Distribution Valvoline Spies Hecker Mcgrath Lander Beesafe Travel B & B Graphics Pass Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning September/October Schedule – Toby Bellbowen Motorsport: September 24 – Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Toowoomba October 1 – Valvoline Raceway, Granville October 8 - Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge October 15 – Valvoline Raceway, Granville – Ultimate Pink Night (NSW) October 22 – Valvoline Raceway, Granville October 29 - Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge – Ultimate Pink Night (SA)

 

 

ALL STARS 10th Anniversary

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are approaching their 10th season and have released an anniversary logo to help celebrate the occasion.

“How time flies. I am so proud of what we have all achieved in the past 9 seasons. I have to admit I was very nervous starting a new Series and it was reliant on the 360 Competitors getting behind and supporting it – and they have. I remember our first ever drivers meeting when I told the drivers – It’s up to you guys now , I have done the ground work and now need you all to turn up and support the Series for it to work; and they have done that ever since. We have had our ups and downs but we have stayed strong and passionate and with the possibility of 6 or 7 new teams on board for this season it is shaping up to be awesome one.” Series Promoter Searle tells us.

Over the short 9 seasons the All Stars have competed at 12 different tracks and with 2 new ones scheduled this season making it a total of 14. 180 drivers have competed from every state in Australia and the United States. These statistics just prove how popular 360’s are.

“We are so pleased to have had such loyal sponsors. Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have been naming rights sponsor for the past 4 seasons as well as naming rights of the All Star Challenge since its conception and we have just announced their recommitment again for this oncoming season. GKR, Hoosier Tire Australia, Red Ed Sheds & Max Dumesny Motorsport have also been there since we started. I am not sure how we can thank these companies enough for what they have done over the past 9 seasons – sometimes a thank you just doesn’t seem enough.” Mandy says. “The same must be said for our Team Kerrie Donnelly, Mark Hales & Len Edwards have all worked with the series since the start. Our newer team members have also been with us for 5 years or more – Keith Mitchell, Blair Caldwell, Michael ‘Paris’ Karfut, Daniel ‘Doris’ Kirby & Cassandra West all share the same passion and without these guys we could not put on a show.”

So as the Series approach’s its 10th season Birthday we wish everyone concerned good luck, safe travels and let’s hope it’s an amazing season for everyone.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: INVITATIONAL “HOT RUN NIGHT” RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30

by Tommy Goudge (September 22, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s “Hot Run Night” has been rescheduled to Friday, September 30.

The event was originally scheduled for Friday, September 23, but has been moved to September 30 in order to make sure track conditions are ideal for motorcycle racers and their final round of the Flat Track Canada National Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 24.

The Invitational “Hot Run Night” is intended to allow those from other disciplines of racing to give dirt racing a try, and test out Ohsweken-style race cars. It also allows a chance for crew members, sponsors, and friends to experience the thrill of racing on Ohsweken’s 3/8 mile oval.

The event is open to all Mini Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Crate Sprint Cars, and 360 Sprint Cars which meet Ohsweken Speedway’s 2016 rulebook.

Car owners who are willing to allow their cars to be used at this event are asked to e-mail Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey at clintongeoffrey@gmail.com

Experienced racers who are looking to try out some dirt track action are also asked to email clintongeoffrey@gmail.com – We will try to accommodate requests based on experience.

Pit Gates will open at 5:00pm on Friday, September 30, and the track will open for hot laps at 7:00pm. All drivers must use one-way radios. Pit admission is $35, and the pit concession stand will be open at 5:00pm and remain open while supplies last. Spectator grandstands will NOT be open for this event.

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

 

 

Chase Dietz Sets Aim at Dirt Classic

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (September 22, 2016) - A $20,000 potential sits ahead for Chase Dietz and car owner Troy Godfrey, as the duo prepare for the Third Annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 24.

The Dirt Classic, which will utilize a unique format and lineup procedure, will award a $20,000 top prize and a minimum of $1,000 to every main event starter. As a former Lincoln Speedway winner, Chase Dietz is excited for the opportunity to compete in one of the nation’s largest, single day events, working to outdo his result from 2015.

“This race has really worked up the list,” Chase Dietz explained. “Everyone wants to win this deal. It has a really neat format that helps stir up the competition. We finished 16th in this race last year, so our goal this year is to better that result and hopefully work our way to the front. We’ve been successful at Lincoln Speedway before. Winning a race like this would be a total game changer.”

Before entering Lincoln Speedway’s gates on Saturday afternoon, Chase Dietz and the Troy Godfrey-owned/Godfrey Racing Engines/No. 5 entry will pay a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg for the annual National Open Tune-Up. The Tune-Up, set for Friday evening, September 23, will feature an entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series format, giving Pennsylvania Posse hopefuls, like Chase Dietz, an opportunity to test and tune, as well as time trial, before the Champion Racing Oil National Open on Thursday through Saturday, September 29 - October 1.

“I can’t thank Troy, my family, and all of my supporters enough for their help and support this season,” Dietz said. “We had a little bit of a rocky start before transitioning to our own team. Troy Godfrey gave me a great opportunity to race for him these last few months and we are having a blast. We’re anxious to get the upcoming weekend rolling.”

Chase Dietz finished 15th during his most recent Williams Grove Speedway start on September 16.

“Not the result we were looking for, but we’re learning. We figured out a few things that we were doing wrong. We’ll put our knowledge to work this weekend.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 on Saturday evening, July 16, at Lincoln Speedway

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

2016 Wins: 1 - Lincoln Speedway

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jbwFrNrbrN8

Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Haas Shocks, Start To Finish Roll Off, LLC, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Smith, Bergman, Blurton, Dover and Hagar Victorious for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 22, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Ryan Smith, Seth Bergman, Zach Blurton, Jack Dover and Derek Hagar each scored a feature win last weekend.

Smith garnered his first triumph of the season as he powered to his first career victory at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday.

Bergman picked up his sixth win of the year on Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Blurton captured his fifth victory this season on Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo.

Dover earned his third consecutive win and his 13th of the year on Saturday with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.

Hagar led the distance to claim the Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Sammy Swindell maneuvered to a runner-up result on Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

Giovanni Scelzi charged from 12th to second place at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on Saturday.

Cody Freeman placed fifth on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the PR specials for the 2016 season:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Jack Dover - 13 (U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 10; Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on June 25, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 1; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on July 9, July 23, Sept. 2 and Sept. 4; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on July 21; Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on July 22 and Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb., on July 31); Derek Hagar - 13 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26; Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on April 23; Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., on April 30; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 14; Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on May 21; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 27; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 28; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 18; Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark., on July 3; Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., on July 9; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on Aug. 27 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 17); Danny Lasoski - 9 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7, May 21, July 9 and Aug. 27; Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19 and Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10); Dale Blaney - 8 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and May 27; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on April 23; Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on June 11; Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on June 19; Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., on July 29 and Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on Aug. 18); Trey Starks - 8 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2; Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 4; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 18; Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., on July 9; Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 20 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 27); Giovanni Scelzi - 7 (Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on April 30 and July 6; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on May 20, June 24 and July 2 and Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on July 9 and Aug. 6); Seth Bergman - 6 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8; Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 29 and Aug. 7 and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on Sept. 17); Zac Taylor - 6 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23; Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13; Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., on June 10; Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on Aug. 5 and El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Aug. 13 and Sept. 10); Zach Blurton - 5 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10; Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on June 25, July 30 and Sept. 17 and Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., on July 9); Johnny Herrera - 5 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17; Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on June 3; Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on July 22 and July 23 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 10); Sammy Swindell - 5 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25, July 1 and Aug. 6 and Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., on Aug. 22); Channin Tankersley - 5 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and July 22; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7, Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on July 23 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 2); Brandon Hanks - 4 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25; Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on May 7 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on July 9); Devin Kline - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 3; Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on July 9 and Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., on July 15); Jamie Ball - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and Aug. 4); Josh Baughman - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26 and Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on July 8); Patrick Dills - 2 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 4 and June 11); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 28); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on Sept. 10); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on May 14); Kevin Mingus - 1 (Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, on July 16); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); Ryan Smith - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Sept. 16); and Henry Van Dam - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 7).

ON THE INTERNET -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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Mingus Proud of Accomplishments in Rookie Season

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2016) - Kevin Mingus' rookie season, which featured his first year on dirt in a 305ci winged sprint car and his first year on asphalt in a full-body late model, is coming to an end and he couldn't be more proud of how it has gone.

"If you look at how we began in March when we first started out and where we are in September … it's been a remarkable year of growth and improvement," he said.

Most recently Mingus competed in the Huber 305 sprint car at Fremont Speedway last Friday. In what has become a bad trend for the young driver, the night began with a bad pill draw.

"I'm not experienced enough yet to draw a bad pill, start at the tail of a heat and drive into a transfer spot," he said. "Most of our pill draws have put us in the last two rows of our heats this year. When we were fortunate to draw a decent pill, we maintained or drove into a transfer position."

Mingus and the team misjudged track conditions for his heat race, resulting in a seventh-place finish and forcing him to run the B Main.

"We were way too tight," he said. "We made some adjustments for the B Main and we passed cars. It's pretty encouraging to see where we have come this year on the dirt with our communication and how I've learned to be aggressive."

Mingus, who ended eighth in the consolation race to cap the night, is planning one more race in the 305 sprint car on Oct. 15 at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio.

"We're going there to have fun, but I want to be aggressive and set us up for next year," Mingus said. "What we've shown over the past couple of months … we aren't that far off from most of the competition."

Mingus recently wrapped up his season in the late model, finishing sixth in points at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, and fifth in the Ohio State late model standings.

"Again, for never having run a full-body car, we improved leaps and bounds throughout the season," he said. "Our biggest downfall early was qualifying. Once I got that figured out we were a top-five car every week. To get a win in my first year was phenomenal.

"It's kind of a bittersweet deal with Columbus shutting its doors for good now. Losing that track is like losing a family member. It was absolutely one of my favorite tracks. It is the type of track that puts the driver and crew into the equation."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 15 at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Nuckles Family from Columbus Motor Speedway, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental and Brandon Oakley Racing

"First I want to thank the Nuckles Family for all they have done with Columbus Motor Speedway," Mingus said. "It's a shame Motor Nature rained out the final event at that historic track. That track gave a lot of us a lot of experience and great memories

"Second, I want to thank Brandon Oakley, Frank and Big Mac and everyone at BOR and for the sponsorship help from Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental for the opportunity. They worked 40 hour jobs and put in countless hours at the shop and at the track every week so that I could go have fun."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, Hillbilly Rod Shop and DB3 Imaging.

 

 

Jack Sodeman, Jr. Will Join Greatest Show On Dirt Saturday at Lernerville

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio. (September 22, 2016) - The Commonwealth Clash featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will highlight competition at Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway this Saturday evening, September 24; the second of two Western Pennsylvania appearances by the national travelers in 2016. Jack Sodeman, Jr., the 2016 Lernerville Speedway track champion and three-time main event winner, will join in on the action at the Sarver highbanks, attempting to outduel and outlast the Greatest Show On Dirt for a $10,000 winner’s share. For Sodeman, it will be his only start of the upcoming weekend.

“We haven’t had too many opportunities to race with these guys this year,” Jack Sodeman, Jr. explained. “We didn’t get to enter the Silver Cup in July due to my work schedule. With this race being on a Saturday, our plans to be there were basically a guarantee. They are the best of the best. To race up front with these guys takes more than a little luck. Our goal is to prove that we can be competitive. Obviously, we know our way around Lernerville Speedway pretty well, as do all of the guys who race there weekly. I think we can make some noise on Saturday.”

Jack Sodeman, Jr. put together a career season in 2016, earning not only the Lernerville Speedway track championship, but also the Mercer Raceway Park championship; snagging a combined total of nine main event victories between the two Western Pennsylvania facilities. Despite the success, the North Jackson, Ohio, native has not entered a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event since 2014; qualifying for the Silver Cup main event in mid-July.

“I wouldn’t say there is a lot of pressure on us, we just want to race at the highest level we can and do our best to represent those who support us,” Sodeman explained. “The Outlaws are the Outlaws for a reason. They are the fastest on the planet. I think if we can draw well and take advantage of a solid qualifying lap, we can put ourselves in a good position for the entire program. We just need to take advantage of every lap that we get on the race track and race as hard as we can.”

“I can’t thank everyone enough. We’ve had an amazing year. I’m excited to get back to Lernerville Speedway.”

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

Recent Highlights: Swept 410 sprint car competition in Western Pennsylvania on July 15/16 by winning main events at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. Earned most recent win on Saturday, August 6, at Mercer Raceway Park - Putzy Memorial worth $3,000. Earned the “Western Pennsylvania Sweep” by clinching track championships at Lernerville and Mercer Raceway Park.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: 9 - (3 - Lernerville Speedway) (6 - Mercer Raceway Park)

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING HEADS BACK TO ELDORA AND LERNERVILLE WITH MOMENTUM EAST COAST RETURN:

Coming off a win last night at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway, Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart head east for two nights of racing. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Series travels to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 4-Crown Nationals on Friday night and will be at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., for the Commonwealth Clash the following night.

4-CROWN AT ELDORA: Larson Marks Racing returns to one of their best tracks on the circuit this weekend for 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. In 2015, Stewart was the fastest qualifier of the night and finished second in his heat race. After starting and finishing fourth in the dash, Stewart advanced two positions in the 30-lap main event to earn the runner-up spot.

COMMONWEALTH CLASH: The LMR team returns to Lernerville Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday. In the 2014 Commonwealth Clash, Stewart qualified 11th and won his heat race. Stewart finished fourth in the dash and in the main event.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WINNER: Last night at Hartford Speedway, Stewart qualified 10th and advanced two positions in his heat race to finish second and transfer into the dash. After starting on the pole of the dash, Stewart earned the outside front row starting spot for the main event. He took the lead from the drop of the green flag and extended it in lapped traffic until the caution came out with eight laps remaining. Stewart was able to get the jump on the final restart and maintained the lead in the closing laps to earn his eighth win of the World of Outlaws season.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing in the NSCS race this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Marks in the NXS race this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's event at Lernerville Speedway, the Larson Marks Racing team will next compete on Thursday, September 29 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., for the National Open.

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will join USAC for stellar Four Crown Nationals lineup

By Tyler Altmeyer C

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (September 20, 2016) – For the first time since 2007, the World’s Greatest Dirt Track will host four divisions during the Saturday night portion of the Four Crown Nationals program, adding more hype to a prestigious weekend of competition that will feature the best of the best with the wings, and without.

After the BeFour The Crowns Showdown on Friday night, September 23, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the stars and cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will have their turn at taming the highbanks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; joining all three national divisions, Midget, Sprint Car and Champ Car, of the United States Auto Club (USAC) for the Four Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. The Arctic Cat All Stars will battle for $5,000 during their visit to The Big E, also earning full points toward the 2016 championship.

As an added bonus, if a competitor can sweep the entire Four Crown Nationals program on Saturday, September 24, a mega-bonus of $100,000 will be awarded. If a competitor can earn three out of four victories on Saturday, a $25,000 bonus will be awarded.

Including the show-up points appearance in mid-July for the Kings Royal weekend, the Four Crown Nationals will act as the third of four Arctic Cat All Star visits to Eldora Speedway in 2016. “America’s Series” made their first visit to Eldora Speedway on June 25 for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale. The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild claimed the right to stand on the coveted victory lane stage, earning $10,000 for his efforts. Defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz was the $50,000 Kings Royal winner on July 16.

With only three point events remaining on the 2016 championship schedule, the Four Crown Nationals will highlight as a very important step in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. Less than 30 markers separate the top-two championship contenders entering their visit to Rossburg, Ohio, with defending series champion Dale Blaney on top of the current series standings.

Dubbed the “Low Rider,” Dale Blaney, who owns seven victories on the season, as well as a series leading 23 top-five finishes, holds a 22-point cushion over Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah entering Four Crown Nationals weekend. Kemenah, also a former series champion, owns one victory on the season, as well as 22 top-five finishes. Blaney owns victories at Attica Raceway Park (OH), Port Royal Speedway (PA), Butler Speedway (MI), Millstream Speedway (OH), Eriez Speedway (PA), and Grandview Speedway (PA), with Kemenah owning one victory at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Despite the competitive battle at the top of the championship standings, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild is also in a mathematical position to contend for the title; currently third in the title chase and only 56 points behind Dale Blaney. Haudenschild has earned eight victories thus far in 2016, which leads all Arctic Cat All Star competitors, as well as 17 top-five finishes.

Cap Henry and “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, earning a combined total of 22 top-five feature finishes and three victories, each acquired by Holtgraver, currently round out the top-five in the championship standings.

Four Crown Nationals festivities will officially begin with spectator gates opening at 12-noon on Saturday, September 24. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm, followed by racing at 8. Those seeking additional information regarding the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway should visit the event page live on the Web at: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/35th-annual-four-crown-nationals/

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 20, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney – 4836 2. Chad Kemenah – 4814 3. Sheldon Haudenschild – 4780 4. Cap Henry – 4510 5. Danny Holtgraver – 4452 6. Kraig Kinser – 4444 7. T.J. Michael – 4262 8. Caleb Helms – 4076 9. Lee Jacobs – 3936 10. Andrew Palker – 3864

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions ��should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 63rd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Aspen Dental Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only race on dirt; the 46th annual World 100; and the legendary 4-Crown Nationals. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and visiting www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

Reutzel Looking for Lucas Oil Speedway Luck this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 21, 2016) – Aaron Reutzel’s fortune at Lucas Oil Speedway has historically not been the best.

“We’ve had horrible luck there,” Reutzel says of the Wheatland, MO, oval. “That place just hasn’t been good to us.”

That’s something that he and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team hope to change for the better with a $10,000 winner’s share posted for this weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event runs over three nights beginning on Thursday.

With a half dozen feature wins to his credit thus far in 2016, the reigning ASCS champion took on the World of Outlaws this past Saturday night at Cameron, Missouri’s U.S. 36 Raceway aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

After a midpack qualifying effort, Reutzel was racing forward the rest of the night.

“We didn’t qualify very well,” Reutzel says of a lap that put him 16th in the qualifying rundown. “This motor races good, but doesn’t always qualify very good.”

Gridding his heat race in sixth, Reutzel moved up to fourth to earn the 12th starting position in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry for the 35-lapper atop the lightning-fast, high-banked clay oval.

And Reutzel was on the move, gaining several positions early.

“We were up to eighth, then a car got sideways on a restart and balled us all up and put us back to tenth,” Reutzel recalls.

Reutzel battled right back in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration No. 87, working his way back up to eighth in short order.

“We were passing for seventh and broke the power steering,” Reutzel said after ultimately being forced pitside and credited with a 19th place finish.

“We were gonna run at least seventh, if not a position or two better,” Reutzel says. “We had a good run going, it was good to be passing those guys.”

Reutzel is back in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this weekend. And with a pair of $10,000 triumphs to his credit already this year, he’ll look for a third five-figure triumph with a Lucas Oil Speedway change of fortune.

2016 Quick Stats: 81 races, 6 wins, 24 top-fives, 38 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lucas Oil Speedway’s “Hockett/McMillin Memorial” in Wheatland, MO, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Sixth at Beaver Dam

Saturday night presented the second last event of the IRA season at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI. Scotty and the team prepared all week for the final event at the track for 2016. After changing track conditions played a major factor in the night, Scotty would charge his way up to a solid sixth place finish in the 30 lap A-main event.

34 cars were in attendance Saturday night at Beaver Dam. Scotty drew a 7 pill which placed him to go out third in the lineup for qualifying. After laying down a 12.138 lap time that was good enough for 8th quick overall. The sun set during qualifying along with increased dampness which helped the track and actually lap times picked up as qualifying went on. Scotty would start fifth in the ten lap heat race event. The track became very rough as the night went on which made for exciting heat races as cars were bouncing around the track. Scotty used his patience throughout the ten laps and took advantage of the bouncing cars and moved his way up to the third position as the checkered flag flew. That would transfer him into the nights A-main event but he would fall short of the redraw and have to start 12th in the main. The crew did not make many changes as the track stayed very heavy and rough. Scotty knew it was going to be a tough race but prepared for a good outcome. At the drop of the green flag Scotty worked the middle groove and bounced his way up several position early on. He started to move up the track and took advantage of the cars slowing down to run the bottom to avoid the big ruts in the track. That would move his way up to the sixth position with 9 laps to go but was unable to move any further after the completion of 30 laps. “It was a rough one out there tonight. Just holding on for 30 laps was a challenge in itself. Moving up six spots in the main felt good. I think we left some out there but having a car in one piece is always a good night.” Stated Thiel after the event.

Up next on the STM schedule is the final night of the IRA Sprint Car Series on Saturday October 1st at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, WI. Scotty currently sits 2nd in the IRA point standings and is trailing 86 points after having a rough August that set him behind.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

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Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Charge at the Canadian Nationals!

(Bill W) September 21, 2016 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team kept at it last weekend at the Canadian Nationals, and it paid off with a run from 19th to sixth in the finale. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver will be back across the border this weekend as he tackles the three-night Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. Sam won the feature event there with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series back in June during Speedweek.

A week ago Sunday, Sam tried his luck at the Cole Cup at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York. “We started early in the day, and it got so slick…I mean we were running twenty second laps,” he says. “It just wasn’t our cup of tea, because we really hadn’t raced a track like that all year.”

Last Friday, at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, the Canadian Nationals got underway. To qualify for Twin Features, drivers had to finish in the top five of their heat. Sam finished sixth in his heat. “We really just didn’t work on our car enough,” he says. “It was really our fault that we didn’t get the car ready. We practiced on Thursday and between that and Friday, we learned enough to get our car dialed in a lot better on Sunday.”

Saturday’s finale was postponed to Sunday. Sam won the Canadian Nationals in 2011. “We don’t normally race tracks like that,” he says. “Though I’ve been successful there in the past, we haven’t raced a lot of tracks with those qualities this year. It just took us a little longer to get the car where we needed it. By the end of the weekend, we had it figured out.”

After qualifying second quick overall Sunday, Sam finished fourth in the heat, one spot out of a transfer to the finale. “We just kind of missed it in the heat race a little,” he says. “We missed the transfer and struggled a bit. We went back to the drawing board for the B. We were able to start third there and win that.”

The tuning continued and Sam started the finale inside row ten. “We still didn’t feel like we were where we needed to be, so we kept working on the car,” he says. “We were looking at notes from other places we’d been. We hit on a little something in the feature. We were able to drive up to sixth. By the end of the race, we were one of the faster cars…we just ran out of time. To do what we did with that caliber of cars, we were satisfied with it.”

He is excited about the weekend in Wheatland. “I’m looking forward to it,” says Sam. “The format doesn’t really bother me. It’s fair enough to work for us if we do our job. If we do what we’ve been doing all year long, we have a good shot at locking into the show (top eight). Plus, if you do have a little trouble one night, you have another one to maybe make up for it. Hopefully, everything goes well, and we have the speed we had there during Speedweek.”

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Sam would like to thank Highway 79 Collision Center, the Sparks Family, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Champion Oil, NAPA Auto Parts of Franklin and Sherwin Williams.

 

 

Double-Header This Weekend for Inaugural SSO Season Finale!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – September 21, 2016 - The inaugural season for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series comes to a close in a huge way this weekend as it will be a double-header of races that will tell the tale of the point championship and quite possibly IMCA Sprint Car national championship.

It all kicks off this coming Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore in a makeup event that was rained out the previous Friday night (September 16). Then tour will then travel to Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on Saturday night and will wrap up the 2016-point season for SSO.

This will be the fourth and final event at Southern Oklahoma Speedway where John Carney II (April 15), Michelle Melton (May 20) and Chad Wilson (June 17) have visited SSO victory lane during the tracks “Fast 5 Friday” events this season. The first event saw a twenty car field while the May 20th event garnered 26 cars pit side. The final event saw a total of thirty-four drivers compete.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a special 8:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission is just $20 for adults ages 12 and up; kids ages six through twelve just 15 and all pit passes $35.

Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located off of I-35 to exit 29, then east on Hwy 70 approximately 0.7 mile, then south on Hwy 77 two miles. For more information on Sothern Oklahoma Speedway check out their official website www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com and their facebook page Southern Oklahoma Speedway. You may also call the track office (405) 816-4314.

Then on Saturday night the tour will close out the 2016-point season at Oklahoma Sports Park and their second appearance of the season. It is where Joe Wood, Jr., currently second in SSO point standings, picked up his one and only victory on the season where thirteen cars competed.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Adult general admission is $15; ages eleven through fifteen $13 and ages ten and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.

The track address is 8300 West Hwy 3w and is located ten miles west of Ada on Hwy 3w. For more track information check out the OSP website www.oklahomasportspark.com.

The past eight events on the SSO schedule has seen eight different feature winners after Carney’s sweep of the season opener back on March 4-5. Carney leads the way with three feature victories on the season while Brandon Long, Jake Martens, Melton, Chad Wilson, Wood, Andy Shouse and Luke Cranston have all posted one victory.

Official IMCA SSO and national events are unavailable as we go to press and the battle for all SSO top ten positions are subject to change with over twenty cars expected both nights.

This is the inaugural season for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series which has a thirteen race schedule consisting of five different tracks throughout the state of Oklahoma and North Texas. For more information on the SSO check out their official facebook page Sprint Series of Oklahoma or call competition director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202.

Officials with the SSO would like to thank the following series partners for their involvement for this inaugural 2016 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Triple XXX Race Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Bishop Racing Components, Martens Machine Shop, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Outlaw Wings, FSR Radiators and Messmer Racing.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Hockett/McMillin this Weekend!

(Bill W) September 21, 2016 – After a weekend spent with the World of Outlaws, Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team turn their attention back to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series this weekend. The three-night Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial awaits at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri.

Last Friday night, the WoO visited the Clay County Fair Speedway and the team was ready. “Our 410 program has really been pretty decent this year,” says Wayne. “We timed in seventh quick on Friday and ran third in the heat. The car really felt good.”

Starting 11th in the feature, Wayne moved forward early on. “We made it up to seventh early on there,” he says. “At that point, we kind of lost some grip. I don’t know if the tires sealed up, or I got them hot. I just lost all the grip. We backed up to ninth or tenth and had a caution.”

The handling issue didn’t improve after the caution. “Madsen was on the inside of me on the restart, and when he got on the gas, he got a big push,” says Wayne. “That shoved me out of the groove and got me all messed up. I fell back to 14th or 15th and didn’t have any grip anyway. That’s when I pulled in.”

The rains in the Midwest didn’t escape US36 Raceway near Cameron, Missouri on Saturday. Wayne would time in 20th with the WoO, and needed a second place finish in the B to qualify for the main. “It was so heavy and rough,” he says. “Really, we were just trying to get into the feature and get through the night. We really collected our $800 and went home to be honest. We wanted to be smart about things. We weren’t going to drive up through there…no one was. There wasn’t any passing.”

The format for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial has changed, and the event has been expanded to three days, Thursday through Saturday. “We’re heading out today for Wheatland,” says Wayne. “It’s a three-night show this year, which is a little different. They’re doing a points system, so you want to do well every time you’re out on the track. That puts you in position for Saturday.”

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Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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Wayne's Fast Facts

On this week in 2007, Wayne won at the Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wisconsin. He drove the FattFro #14AJ that night to the win over Brooke Tatnell in Guy Forbrook’s #5, Scott Neitzel, Steve Meyer and Donny Goeden. Wayne has seven career wins with the IRA.

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3rd Annual Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber Set To Stream on Speed Shift TV

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Since it’s inception the Dirt Classic has gotten bigger and better every year. In its third year of existence, the build up has been incredible as four events in various regions have led up to the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start event. With just one Dirt Classic event left on the 2016 schedule, all eyes are now on the big one as the 3rd Annual Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber is set for September 24th at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA.

“The build up for the Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber has been awesome,” Dirt Classic Promoter Jarrod Adams said. “Each event leading up to this race has been great, and we have seen interest from teams all over the country wanting to come out and compete with us. We are excited to broadcast on Speed Shift TV again, and hope fans tune in who can’t make it to Lincoln Speedway.”

Part of what has made Dirt Classic so special the first two years in the unique format that comes with the extremely high payout. The 2016 event will be no different, as drivers will have to be aggressive and consistent to make the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start feature event. Again in 2016, Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber will be available to those unable to attend via LIVE broadcast on www.speedshifttv.com.

The Dirt Classic will put drivers through time trials as well as two heat races and will award points for each event. Those points will play a huge factor into feature event line-ups, so action will be intense all night long.

With much of the vaunted PA Posse expected to be on hand, there will be a cast of drivers from around the country on hand trying to cash in and become the first invader to ever win the Dirt Classic. Some of those drivers include Terry McCarl, Knoxville Nationals preliminary night winner, Tim Kaeding, the North Pole Nightmare and World of Outlaws feature event winner earlier this year, Bill Balog, sprint car legend Dave Blaney, former Australia World Series Sprints Champion James McFadden who will pilot the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 4 machine to name off a few.

Those drivers will go up against a stout contingent of local stars including former Dirt Classic Champions Stevie Smith and Brian Montieth, a red hot Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, 2016 Lincoln Speedway Champion Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks and many more stars and cars from the Keystone State.

Big money and prestige comes along with Dirt Classic glory, and fans in the area are encouraged to make their way to Lincoln Speedway on September 24th. For those fans unable to make the trip, Speed Shift TV will be streaming for just $24.95

Tickets for this exciting event are currently available online, and to get yours today, click over to http://dirtclassic.com/tickets/.

To purchase the PPV package, click over to www.speedshifttv.com.

ON TAP- The Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber takes place at Lincoln Speedway on September 24th. If you are unable to make it to the track, Speed Shift TV will have a live stream for just $24.95.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay updated with all things Dirt Classic by clicking over to www.DirtClassic.com, Liking https://www.facebook.com/thedirtclassic, or following @dirtclassic on Twitter.

JOIN THE TEAM- The ever-growing Dirt Classic is always looking to bring on new marketing partners. If you are interested in becoming a part of any future events please email race@dirtclassic.com, or contact Jarrod Adams at 704- 996-4243.

 

 

Bellm Geared up for Hockett/McMillin Memorial after I-30 Top Ten

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (September 21, 2016) – After a strong top-ten finish against a stout field at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday night, Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are ready for a big three-day weekend of racing.

And it’s close to his Nixa, MO, home with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in action at Wheatland’s Lucas Oil Speedway for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“That’s one we always look forward to,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry commented.

Bellm comes off of a strong run at I-30 Speedway that culminated with a seventh-place feature finish aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions entry amongst a strong field of 34 entries.

A solid heat race run from third to second landed Bellm in the Dash, where brake problems led to some quick work in the pits.

“We ended up having to change the rear end, so we had to kind of thrash just to make it out for the feature,” Bellm says.

Bellm then battled among the top five much of the way in the $4,646-to-win Ralph Henson Memorial aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine.

“We were fifth most of the way, then I got hung up behind a lapped car and lost a couple of positions late in the race,” Bellm relates. “It was a good finish against a good field of cars, so we feel good about it.”

Bellm and the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys team will square off with a large field of competitors at Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend.

“It’ll help to have a little luck with the draw and with everything,” Bellm says. “With a large field of cars, we’ll have to be good in everything we’re in, from the heat races to qualifiers and features. Hopefully we can be top eight in points after the first two nights and have a good shot at $10,000.”

Bellm has made a habit of posting strong finishes at Lucas Oil Speedway in the past.

“We have been second and third at National races at Lucas Oil Speedway before,” Bellm recalls. “Now if we can just finish one or two spots better this time, that’ll make it a pretty good weekend.”

That pursuit begins on Thursday night.

2016 Quick Stats: 38 races, 1 win, 12 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lucas Oil Speedway’s “Hockett/McMillin Memorial” in Wheatland, MO, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Taylor Wraps Up Best Rookie Year in History of RMMRA

Inside Line Promotions - FORT MORGAN, Colo. (Sept. 21, 2016) - Zac Taylor became the highest finishing rookie in the history of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) thanks to another top-10 performance during the season finale last weekend.

The talented teen recorded a sixth-place finish at the season-ending event on Saturday at I-76 Speedway, earning him a second-place result in the series point standings.

"We didn't get the wins I was hoping for, but to be the highest finishing rookie in the long history of the RMMRA is pretty awesome," Taylor said. "We were so close to wins this year, but had some bad luck. All in all, it was a great learning experience.

"Todd (Henry, the car owner) was happy so I'm happy. We ran the entire season on one engine and the guys that finished first and third in points had motors that cost three times what ours did. We didn't tear up a lot of equipment and I hope Todd gives me the chance to improve next season."

Taylor, who finished second in a heat race before advancing from eighth to sixth place in the main event last Saturday, said he will take the next few weeks off and will be working to secure marketing partners to possibly race a midget and a non-wing sprint car in California. Cory Kruseman, who Taylor drove for at the 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals this past January, has invited him to the West Coast.

"Depending on if I can get some sponsorship help, Cory wants me to race with the USAC Western States Midgets and possibly a non-wing 410 and 360 sprint car," Taylor said. "When I went to school with Cory I ran some non-wing 360 stuff, but only about 40 laps. It would be a fantastic experience."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (1): Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 6 wins, 17 top fives, 24 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Todd Henry and Taylor's parents, Terry and Candie

"My parents and Todd believed in me and have given me an awesome opportunity," Zac Taylor said. "They have taken a chance on me and turned my dreams into a reality and I can't thank them enough."

Taylor would also like to thank Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

DHR Suspension Scores Wins From West Coast to East Coast

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Sept. 21, 2016) - DHR Suspension has visited Victory Lane nine times in the last two weeks at events from coast to coast.

Joey Saldana is the most recent winner as he was one of six drivers to record a triumph last Saturday. Saldana scored his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph of the season while competing at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo.

Other DHR Suspension winners that night include:

Eddie Gallagher claimed a 305ci sprint car race at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Derek Hagar won the Ralph Henson Memorial at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Justin Glover drove to a late model triumph at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

Kent Buckley was victorious during a 410ci sprint car at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo.

Danny Martin Jr. picked up the USCS Series win at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., where he also visited the Winner's Circle the previous night.

Other recent winners were Brad Bowden during a 305ci event on Sept. 10 at Riverside International Speedway and Donny Schatz at a World of Outlaws race hosted by Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Sept. 7.

Additionally, DHR Suspension clients Channin Tankersley and Wade Nygaard recently wrapped up series championships. Tankersley won his second career ASCS Gulf South Region title and Nygaard claimed his ninth Northern Outlaw Sprints Association championship.

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

To join these drivers in Victory Lane message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact/ or call 901-268-5612.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

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

DHR SUSPENSION -

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

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

 

 

Smith Uses Old Race Car to Earn First Victory of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (Sept. 21, 2016) - Ryan Smith had tried just about everything to drive into Victory Lane in 2016. However, it was a 3-year-old chassis that finally got Smith that win.

Smith relied on the comfortable ride as he led all 25 laps last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where his first win of the season was the first of his career at the famed half-mile oval.

"I got a great start and drove from fourth to the lead in turns three and four," he said. "Honestly, for the last month and half we been fighting ill handling race cars. We put this old car back together and for the first time all year when we made adjustments we had a car that reacted. We just went back to the basics."

Smith, who opened the night by placing third in a heat race, had to withstand a restart on Lap 12, but he ran the middle of the track to perfection for the monumental victory.

He followed that winning performance with a third-place run at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday during the Jim Nace Memorial.

"We qualified fourth quick and put old tires on in the heat because we only had to finish in the top six to get our time back for the feature," he said. "In the feature we started fourth and got to third. Lucas (Wolfe) set fast time and was just gone. He set a new track record in the feature (30 laps in 9:21.30)."

Smith plans to race this Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in York Haven, Pa., for the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops followed by a last tune-up Friday at Williams Grove Speedway prior to the 54th annual National Open the following weekend. Smith will also take on some of the best regional and national sprint car drivers at the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., this Saturday.

"With this old car we know what it does," he said. "Just look at the results from this past weekend. When you put a car under you like that it gives the driver a lot of confidence. I'm excited for the weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (2): Feature: 1 (4).

Sept. 17 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 1 win, 15 top fives, 30 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in York Haven, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CnB Chubby

"Chubby was the first one to greet me in Victory Lane last weekend," Smith said. "He's a big supporter of not only our team but of sprint car racing in general. This is an expensive sport and Chubby helps a lot of guys keep racing."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, G.L.T. Electrical, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, East Coast Helicopter Tours, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Purse Structure Announced for Outlaw Fall Nationals

(Dundee, NY) The highest paying show so far on the 2016 A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour schedule is up next this Friday, September 23.

Drivers representing states and provinces from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Quebec will be making the trip to the newly named Outlaw Speedway (formerly Black Rock Speedway) battling for $5,000, with $400 to start!

The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour most recent event at Outlaw Speedway went down to the wire between 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour Series champion, Jared Zimbardi, and Selinsgrove Speedway track champion, Mark Smith where Zimbardi edged Smith by .04 seconds.

Other dark horses to keep an eye heading into Friday will be Jonathan Preston, of Romulus, New York who finished third behind Smith and Zimbardi. Also include Parker Evans from Owego, NY and Steve Glover from Rochester who have also tabbed podium finishes at Outlaw Speedway this year when the Patriot Sprint Tour was in town.

Add in drivers such as Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Davie Franek, Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni, Larry Kelleher, Coleman Gulick, Tommy Wickham, Dylan Westbrook, Darryl Ruggles, and you will have a very stout field all contending for the $5,000 check!

The show will be run by Patriot Sprint Tour officials, where they will race eight lap heats, which will be lined up by an open draw at the beginning of the night. As per usual, passing points will be awarded for the drivers who have the best finish from where they started. In place of a redraw for the top eight drivers in passing points, there will be a 6 lap dash that will set the grid for the first four rows. There will then be another dash for the drivers who finished in spots in 9th through 14th in passing points brought to you by Evingham Site Excavation. The drivers who finished in positions 15th- 20th, will automatically be locked in for the A Main. The remaining drivers will have to qualify through a B Main. The A-Main will be 30 laps in distance.

Racing is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. with pit gates opening up at 3:00 p.m. and grand stand gates set to open at 5:00 p.m. It is $35.00 to be admitted into the pits and $20.00 to get into the grandstands. Senior Citizens grandstand price is $18.00 while kids 12 and under are free!

Also on the racing card this Friday are Crate Sportsman, IMCA Modified’s, Street Stocks, and 4 Cylinders!

Be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com, ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, and follow @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that travels to facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Purse Structure for this Friday’s Outlaw Fall Nationals:

1) $5,000 2) $2,500 3) $1,5004) $1,200 5) $1,1006) $1,000 7) $900 8) $900 9) $700 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $440 15) $430 16) $420 17) $410 18-24) $400

DNQ) $100

 

 

Prentice Motorsports Group welcomes new sponsor for remainder of the year & 2017/ Pill draw fee waived for all PMG events

Aptos, CA – September 20, 2016…We are pleased to announce that Prentice Motorsports Group has reached an agreement with Goodguys Rod & Custom Association to become a new sponsor & marketing partner starting with this weekend’s events.

Ongoing discussions with other potential sponsors are also taking place and with Goodguys Rod & Custom on board for 2017, we are hopeful to release an increased pay structure by the end of this season, which will be put in place for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series and the Civil War 360 Series next year.

In addition to that the $20 pill draw fee is being waived at all PMG events effective immediately, including King of the West, Civil War, the Hunt Wingless Series and the All Star Modified Tour.

“With a little more than month left in the season we are working hard towards 2017 and trying to make it the best it can be for the racers & fans,” said PMG President John Prentice. “We are working diligently on increasing the purse structure for next year and we have eliminated the pill draw fee at our events. We know it’s not cheap for the teams getting to the track and we want to do our best as a series to help offset their costs. We hope to finish off this season strong and look forward to next year.”

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will be in action this Saturday at the Placerville Speedway, while the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invades Petaluma Speedway. To see the remaining schedule of events visit www.racepmg.com

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Win at River Cities Closes Curtain on 2016!

(Bill W) September 21, 2016 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team capped an outstanding 2016 race season by winning last Friday night’s event at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The win was the Grand Forks native’s 124th at River Cities and the team’s thirteenth victory of the season. Cars are already being assembled for the 2017 campaign.

Weather played a factor on Friday. “We weren’t so sure we were going to get the races in,” says Mark. “The weather was overcast all day, and they were hem-hawing about whether they were going to race. They ran a couple of heats, and there was a big rain delay. Everyone thought they were going to cancel, but they stayed on with it.”

Mark readied for his heat. “They lined everyone up by points, so we lined up on the front row outside of the first heat,” he says. “I started next to Casey Mack, and led the whole thing. It had to be the fastest heat ever in Grand Forks. It was an extremely smooth and extremely tacky track. Eight of the ten laps were in the nine second bracket. The only two that weren’t, we were lapping a car and they were in the low ten second range. It felt as fast as you can go on that racetrack. A lot of us were in awe.”

Winning the first heat put Mark on the pole of the feature. “It was still a very fast track,” he says. “It slowed down slightly, but the laps were still in the ten second range for the feature. We led it for a while, and Austin Pierce got by us with a slide job on a restart.”

He would battle back though. “I had passed him back, and the yellow came out,” says Mark. “He got his spot back and picked the outside line for the restart. I was able to slip by him on the bottom. He tried one more attempt on a slide job, but we were able to hold on.”

Mark and the team were happy with the way the season concluded. “It was a great night to finish the season up,” he says. “It was good to finish strong with a couple more wins. It was a good cherry to put on top of a great season.”

Unfortunately, the weekend ended in tragedy with the loss of fellow competitor, Cory Mack. “Everybody’s heart is broken over that deal,” says Mark. “Cory was a hell of a racecar driver, one of the up-and-comers. He drove the wheels off it. He’s going to be missed by everyone around here. He had a good spirit about him. He always had a smile at the track.”

About Polaris…

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Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Polaris, Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, Interstate Towing & Recovery, Kyllo Trucking, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Herberg Custom Harvesting, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Hafertepe's title chase resumes at Lucas Oil Speedway during Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Wheatland, Missouri (September 21, 2016) - As he closes in on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series championship, Sam Hafertepe Jr. is taking time to appreciate and enjoy the ride.

Hafertepe rolls into Lucas Oil Speedway for the three-day Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial starting on Thursday with a 253-point lead over Johnny Herrera. With seven wins and 22 top-five finishes in 27 features, it's been a banner season for the 30-year-old Texan.

And one that he fully appreciates. Just 16 months ago, Hafertepe broke his right arm in a violent crash at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Okalhoma. The break was so severe that surgeons had to insert screws and a plate into the arm. He couldn't race for three months.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. celebrates his victory at Lucas Oil Speedway in June. (Chris Bork photo) There were nagging questions that lingered in Hafertepe's mind when he returned to the cockpit his Winged Sprint Car.

"I didn't think it would bother me physically, but mentally when you get hurt like that it sometimes puts some doubt in the back of your mind," he said. "I didn't know if it would affect my ability to drive and didn't know if I'd still be as aggressive.

"But to be honest, I feel like it's made me a better race-car driver because it made me appreciate the time that I do have in the car and how important every race is and not take any of them for granted."

The Hockett/McMillin Memorial - paying tribute to two of the best to drive open-wheel cars in this part of the country - is an opportunity Hafertepe relishes.

"To be able to win a race with those two guys' names on it would be really special," Hafertepe said.

For the first time, the Hockett/McMillin Memorial is a three-night show with full programs Thursday and Friday helping set the starting grid for Saturday's $10,000-to-win feature for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The Boss Chassis Wingless Auto Racing Series also will be in action with full programs all three nights to make it the best of both the Winged and Wingless open-wheel sprint cars.

Hafertepe, of Sunnyvale, Texas, prevailed in his last appearance at Lucas Oil Speedway back in June, the ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale. That gives him some additional swagger in the return to the Show-me State.

"We feel like we have that place figured out a little bit and can come in there and do some good," he said. "At that time of the year (June) we had been working on a few things and getting a lot better at some different places, just hitting on some things that made the car faster. That night (at Lucas) it all came together."

Hafertepe said his big 2016 season really began over the final months of 2015. He made a triumphant return from the broken arm with six wins in 13 races as he paired with car owner Keith Dobbs.

"After I broke my arm, I decided to sell all my equipment and stop being the car owner," Hafertepe said. "Keith called me about that time and ... I started driving his stuff. We won six of 13 races that we ran in his car and finished the year off with a national win at Devil's Bowl. That kind of set us up for this year.

"Keith gave me an opportunity at a time we needed it and I'm grateful for that."

Despite the sizable lead in the points chase, Haftertepe said he's keeping his focus on the next step of the process which is Thursday's Hockett/McMillin opener.

"We're quite a ways from clinching, but we do have a pretty good lead," he said. "As long as we keep our runs consistent and do what we've done all year, we should be OK."

Past Lucas ASCS Hockett/McMillin winners are: Jason Johnson (2011 and 2012), Johnny Herrera (2013), Derek Hagar (2014) and Brad Loyet (2015).

Action will be filmed for broadcast on MAVTV and will be shown live on LucasOilRacing.tv. Live coverage can also be found at Racinboys.com.

For updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, log onto ASCSracing.com. For info on the WAR Series visit WARSprints.com.

A reminder that Friday is part of the Free Kids Friday initiative at Lucas Oil Speedway this season with all youngsters 11-and-under admitted free. Kids 5-and-under always are free at the speedway.

Here's a look at the schedule and ticket prices each day:

Thursday (Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7:30) Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17 Youth (6 - 15) $5 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $40 (Click Here For More Information) Pit Pass $35 3-Day Pit Pass-$100

Friday (Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7:30) Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17 Free kids Friday (11-and-under) Family Pass $40 (Click Here For More Information) Pit Pass $35

Saturday, September 24, 2016 (Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:30) Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (6 - 15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 (Click Here For More Information) Pit Pass $40

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

 

 

Tyler Clem Enjoys Outstanding Weekend with USCS at BRP

St. Petersburg, Florida (09/21/16) – 14-year-old, Tyler Clem enjoyed an outstanding weekend in his Vahlco Wheels #14 Bubba Army/ J&J Chassis Sprint Car with the United Sprint Car Series at Bubba Raceway Park.

“There was a lot of veterans in that field, and I feel like we gave them a run for their money both nights,” said Clem. “If you had told me at the start of the weekend that I would get a 2nd and a 3rd, I would’ve definitely have been happy. We are just a tick away from winning some of these big shows. Thanks to my team, sponsors, and fans for their support!”

On Friday night Tyler Clem visited Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida), powering his Bubba Army #14 Sprint Car in the opening round of the two-day United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters weekend at the 3/8-mile oval. Starting the night off with the Engler Machine & Tool heat race victory, Clem earned the pole position for the opening night A-Main. Tyler paced the field for the first three circuits before Losing the top spot on lap 8 to Johnny Gilbertson Tyler would slip one more spot before the checkered flag waved to record a podium finish. He crossed the finish line in 3rd behind Danny Martin Jr. and Johnny Gilbertson with Nick Snyder and Shawn Murray rounding out the Top 5.

For the second night of action with the USCS, Clem started his night by landing a runner-up finish behind Danny Martin Jr. in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. He then followed up his dash performance by winning his heat race for the second-straight night, which positioned him starting 3rd on the feature grid. Moving up one spot in the 30-lap affair, Tyler chased Martin Jr. throughout the feature before ultimately, notching a 2nd-place finish behind Martin Jr. with Morgan Turpen, Nick Snyder, and Danny Sams III completing the Top 5 finishers.

Overall it was great weekend of accomplishments for Tyler against a stiff field of competitors.

Full results from these events are available at www.BubbaRacewayPark.com .

This Saturday, September 24 will take Clem to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) to compete in the Modified division. For more information on the event, please visit www.VSPDirtLife.com .

Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Rent ‘N Roll, WingHouse, Shooters World, Vahlco Wheels, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Winters Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Impact, Race Optics, Redline Oil, Stepp’s Towing, BR Motorsports, AR Bodies, DB Plugs, Jones Racing Products, Ole NE Jewelers, Callies Performance Products, Willy’s Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, AR Bodies, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at www.TylerClem.com .

 

 

THE REBOUNDER: Gravel Bounces Back from Clay County with Podium Finish at US 36 Raceway Rescheduled date at Hartford leads into final stops at Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway

CARLISLE, PA. - September 21, 2016 - With over 90 nights of racing on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, a team is bound to have some good and bad luck. With nine victories on the season, David Gravel and the #5 team have had their fair share of success. As the team has moved back east following their second west coast tour, racing luck shifted a tad.

The first stop on the trek back east was at El Paso County Speedway at Calhan, Colorado on Wednesday, September 14th. Gravel was among the 24 competitors on site.

"El Paso was a good track for us since not very many people had many laps on it," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "It was a 'D' shaped oval and kinda small so you were constantly turning. We just didn't have it that night."

Colorado gave way to Iowa just a few days later as the tour made its way to the Clay County Fairgrounds near Spencer, Iowa, on Friday, September 17th. Gravel started the night off well when issues in the dash caused the #5 machine to drop to the back.

"We had some issues in the dash," said Gravel. "It was a driver error in that I hit one of the inside tires in turns 3 & 4 and that set us back. It just kind of caused our night to go downhill."

Osborn, Missouri was the site of the final race of the weekend. US 36 Raceway was the track and Gravel and his #5 team were ready for the challenge.

"We needed a good night to bounce back from the previous three nights," said Gravel, who currently sits in a tie for third in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings. "We ran really well and the track was heavy. The team really loosened the car up and I was just trying to survive the feature but we made it up to third, which was awesome."

September rolls on as does the tour schedule. Hartford (Mich.) Motor Speedway will host the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' on Wednesday, September 21st. Two days later, the Outlaws invade Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio before moving on to Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. on Saturday, September 24th. Gravel, a winner at both Eldora and Lernerville earlier this year, is excited to up the number in the teams win column for 2016.

"We're going to some really fast tracks, for sure," said Gravel, who has nine wins in 2016. "Hartford is a big fast place. We got through time trials when the rains came in the spring so it's great to come back for the make up date. Our motors will shine there. Eldora and Lernerville are also good places to visit because they are fast and among some of my favorite tracks. I'm really looking forward to them."

CAR #5 2016 STATS: Events: 69 Quick Times: 5 Wins: 9 Top-5's: 41 Top-10's: 58 Heat Race Wins: 19 Dash Wins: 6 Average Time Trial: 7.0 Average A-main finish: 6.0 Total Laps Led: 266

CAR #1 2016 STATS: Events: 44 Quick Times: 2 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 16 Top-10's: 21 Heat Race Wins: 7 Dash Wins: 0 Average Time Trial: 10.4 Average A-main finish: 9.9 Total Laps Led: 74

UP NEXT: Hartford (Mich.) Speedway on Wednesday, September 21st is the first race on the docket for Gravel and the CJB team. Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio is up after that on Friday, September 23rd with Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. bringing up the tail end on Saturday, September 24th.

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5: Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish 9/14/2016 El Paso 3 1 1 4 3 3 6 9/16/2016 Clay 8 2 2 1 8 8 12 9/17/2016 US 36 4 2 2 3 3 3 3

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

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

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

 

 

Colagiovanni Competes at the Canadian Nationals

Paulie Colagiovanni headed west into the providence of Ontario this past weekend to for two reasons. First was to complete the rained out feature earlier this season which would take place on Friday night, and second to take a shot at the $12,000 payday for the Canadian Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway.

Friday night Colagiovanni started the make up feature in the 20th position. After starting 20th, Colagiovanni advanced 7 positions to bring home a 13th place finish. More importantly the race gave Colagiovanni more seat time on the Ohsweken track surface.

For Saturday nights race, Colagiovanni time trialed 12th fastest in his group. In heat race #2, Colagiovanni started inside a transferred spot but unfortunately after contact with Brandon Wimmer, Colagiovanni did all that he could but ultimately ended up spinning the 10c car. After restarting in the back of the pack, Colagiovanni drove up to the 6th place finish, but was sent to the B-Main. The B-Mains were loaded with heavy hitters such as 410 regular Joe Trenca, The Cobra Chuck Hebing, Sam Hafertepe, Bryan Howland, Paul Kinney, Mark Smith, just to name a few. Colagiovanni started in the 7th position and could only advance 1 position missing the Canadian Nationals A-Main. Colagiovanni then participated in the 15th lap Little Feature starting in the 13th position and finishing in the 12th position.

Colagiovanni will have some options again this weekend as the Empire Super Sprints and the United Racing Club join forces on Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway and a $5,000 to win payday. On Saturday night the first annual Kramer Williamson Memorial will be run at the Fonda Speedway and a chance to win $3,073. Finally on Sunday there are two options, option one is to head east and compete at the Devil's Bowl Speedway and a chance to win $3,000 or head back towards Syracuse to the Rolling Wheels and a chance at the $5,000 winners share.

 

 

Swindell Joins Forces With Blazin' Racin' for Select All Star and World of Outlaws Events

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2016) - Sammy Swindell is teaming up with the Todd and Susan LaHaise owned Blazin' Racin' program during several marquee events to close the 2016 season.

The team will tackle the final three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races - Oct. 8 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Oct. 21-22 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - as well as the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Oct. 27-29 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"Growing up in Grand Forks, N.D., less than 200 feet from the now River Cities Speedway, watching Sammy race there and in Fargo, N.D., put sprint car racing in our blood," Todd LaHaise said. "As a sprint car team owner and primary sponsor since 1992 it has always been a wish for us to have Sammy drive our car. This will successfully reunite our general manager Greg McCormick with Sammy and Amy Swindell again, which we are happily looking forward to.

"The Blazin' Racin' team just completed its second full season with driver Dusty Zomer with NO decisions on next year's racing plans to be decided until December. With Sammy's schedule open for these events it provided an opportunity to complete a sprint car owner's goal of achievement. We are NOT going into these races from a career-ending promotional and marketing position. Our position is to provide and give Sammy the best equipment and support necessary to compete at 100 percent to plain and simple go out and WIN!"

Swindell and McCormick teamed together in 2010, which resulted in numerous wins.

"It'll be fun to go do it and jump in another car," Swindell said. "I've worked with Greg before. We've won races together so we'll see where this goes. I'm grateful for the opportunity that Todd and Susan and Greg are providing."

McCormick, who also worked with Swindell's son, Kevin, is excited about the team's opportunity at success during the handful of premier races.

"We're acquainted with each other so I think it will be a seamless transition," he said. "I believe we will be a contender from the first time out."

Swindell is slated to drive for A.G. Rains this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Racing Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Ready for Return to Lucas Oil Speedway This Weekend for Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - BURLINGTON, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2016) - Brandon Hanks turned his luck around at Lucas Oil Speedway earlier this season.

Hanks scored a victory during a visit in May when the results were a vast improvement compared to several previous races at the 3/8-mile oval in Wheatland, Mo.

"The second-to-last time we were there we won," he said. "We were able to capitalize on some luck, but every trip before that it seemed like we've had generators go out and things happen on the race track. I think that time it forgot which car I was in."

Hanks is hopeful luck will be on his side when he visits the track this Thursday through Saturday for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We had a really good run and the car was really, really fast there in May so hopefully we can find that again this weekend," he said. "I look forward to the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. It's such a nice place. I really enjoy going there. Hopefully we can win one or two of the races. I believe we can. I feel like we have a good enough car. Everything just needs to fall in place and have a little luck on our side."

Hanks has earned a season-high four feature victories this season, including his first career ASCS National Tour triumph.

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - D&B Farms

D&B Farms is a corn and beans farm owned by the Hanks family and it is located in Burlison, Tenn.

"It's a family business so I need to thank my dad, Ricky Huffman and Jason Honeycutt," Hanks said. "We all work on the farm together. Without them not only would we not be able to race, but we couldn't make a living."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Helms Tackling 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway This Friday and Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 20, 2016) - Caleb Helms grew up watching races at Eldora Speedway.

The half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, is a little more than an hour away from his shop. From a child watching his dad compete to participating in the action on the high-banked track himself, Helms has an affection for Eldora Speedway.

"It's always exciting to race at Eldora," he said. "It's pretty awesome that that cool of a track is close to home. I look forward to racing there and hopefully being able to put together two full nights this weekend."

Helms will tackle a pair of races at the track this weekend during the 4-Crown Nationals, which features a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on Friday and an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event on Saturday.

"My favorite part is racing around the wall and the slide jobs," he said. "I like how fast it is and it seems to fit my driving style. I always find it really fun to be racing around that track."

Helms has a season-best finish of 15th at the track and he's hopeful he can produce a top 10 or two this weekend.

"You definitely have to be on your game to come out with a top 10 at Eldora," he said. "It's critical that you're up on the wheel every lap and that you have a car capable of maneuvering around the track in order to be in contention for a good result there."

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 4-Crown Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Trenca Invading Outlaw, Fonda and Rolling Wheels This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 20, 2016) - Joe Trenca has a tripleheader on tap this weekend in his home state.

Trenca and the Mucci Motorsports team will compete on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.; on Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y.; and on Sunday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y.

"It's a big weekend," he said. "I haven't been to Outlaw Speedway this year. I know they made a lot of changes to the facility. The last time we were there we charged forward pretty good. I haven't run at Fonda Speedway in a year or year and a half. And Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is close to home. It's probably the fastest track around here. I feel like the package we've been doing will work there. Plus, everyone is excited to bounce back from the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals."

Last weekend was a long one for the team as it ventured to Ohsweken Speedway for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Trenca elected to only compete in the finale of the event, which was postponed a day to Sunday because of the weather.

"It was a long weekend," he said. "We put ourselves behind in time trials for the heat races. We misjudged the track. It changed really quick and we didn't get a good time."

Trenca timed in ninth quickest in his group. He advanced from ninth to sixth place in a heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. Trenca then placed fourth in the consolation race to miss transferring to the main event by only two positions.

"We just weren't good enough," he said. "There were 66 or 67 cars there and it was a really tough deal. Hopefully we can bounce back this weekend with three good runs."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 18 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.; Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y.; and Sunday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

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

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

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, FK Rod Ends, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, MyRacePass, Inside Line Promotions, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Ball Heading to Hockett/McMillin Memorial This Weekend Following Top 10 at 34 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (Sept. 20, 2016) - Jamie Ball will make his debut at Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend.

The White Lightning Motorsports driver is tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Hockett/McMillin Memorial Thursday through Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Wheatland, Mo.

"I don't have a huge amount of expectations," he said. "The first goal is to put it in the show and everything will sort out from there. I know there will be a huge car count. I'm interested to see how we stack up on Thursday night and the rest of the weekend."

Ball is coming off a top-10 finish with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway last Saturday. He placed third in a heat race before advancing from eighth to seventh place in the main event.

"The track was really heavy," he said. "They had 20 cars or so and it was just really fast all night. I just didn't make a whole lot of progress. I had a decent car, but just struggled to find speed and run consistent lines. It was definitely a sub-par night."

It marked his 22nd top-10 finish of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

Sept. 17 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 31 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 17 races, 3 wins, 12 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"Since my dad started racing sprint cars in 1998 he's been a Bell customer and I have been as well since I started," Ball said. "We not only love their helmets, but we love how safe they are. I value their craftsmanship and how strong their helmets are. I want to say thanks for keeping us safe throughout the years."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Baughman Learns During World of Outlaws and NSL Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2016) - Josh Baughman earned his second-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result last weekend during a Midwest doubleheader that also featured the National Sprint League.

Baughman kicked off the action on Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout. He qualified sixth quickest before placing second in a heat race. That locked him into the 10th starting position for the main event.

"I thought we had a pretty solid night," he said. "We were battling for a top 10, but I spun out and kept it going. We salvaged a 14th-place finish."

Baughman battled back from the miscue to end 14th, which was only one position away from tying his career-best Outlaws result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway for the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals. Baughman timed in 14th quickest during qualifying before he finished fifth in a heat race. That started him on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"I lost my front wing so I pulled off about halfway," he said. "It was fast and rough so we felt fortunate to load up everything in one piece."

Baughman was credited with an 18th-place finish.

"All in all, it was a good weekend," he said. "Going into an Outlaw race, these guys race 90 to 100 races a year. They are never out of the seat. Your expectations aren't as high. You might try some things you probably wouldn't try and you work on things you don't have the opportunity to do when you're racing for points with another series. It gave us an opportunity to try some things. We learned more from the driver aspect than the setup. I learn 10 times more when I'm with the Outlaws. You can't take one lap, one corner, one straightaway off. It makes you stay up on the wheel."

Baughman will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. He has results of third and 14th, respectively, at Lucas Oil Speedway this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 14 (10).

Sept. 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 18 (14).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"Beard Equipment has helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle several times this season."

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, CCC Greg and Tammy, Compression Generation Services, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Blurton Nabs Career-Best Fifth Victory of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - BYERS, Colo. (Sept. 20, 2016) - Zach Blurton is having the best season of his young career as he earned his fifth win of 2016 last Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park.

Blurton, who won his heat race and started the main event sixth, took the lead on Lap 12 of the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) sanctioned event and he never looked back.

"My dad wasn't able to go with us so it was me, my future father-in-law and another guy," he said. "But we have the setup pretty dialed in for that track. The only difference is usually the top side is my preferred line, but this week it was the bottom.

"I just worked my way to the front and drove around the leader and was on cruise control from there."

Blurton has four races remaining for 2016 and hopes to more than double his best year for wins.

"The most wins I've had in a season is three," he said. "Hopefully I can get a couple more before the year's out."

Blurton is also working to secure a championship or two. He currently leads the URSS Colorado Region points and is second in the Kansas Region standings. Blurton is also eighth in the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) National points and he leads the series Rookie of the Year standings.

Blurton's schedule for this weekend is Friday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska (SSN) and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., with the URSS for the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 5 wins, 12 top fives, 29 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska (SSN) and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., with the URSS for the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton, who earned 2013 Knoxville Raceway 360 Rookie of the Year and 2012 NCRA Rookie of the Year honors, is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Double D Family Mat Shop

Double D Family Mat Shop, Inc., is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of the original Double D Cattle Mat ®. Our heavy-duty, rubber mats protect livestock and employees from potentially costly injury in heavy loading and processing areas.

"The Goetz family treats me like I'm a part of their family," Blurton said. "Thanks to Double D Family Mat Shop and all my sponsors I'm having the best year of my racing career and it wouldn't be possible without all their support."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Ti22 Performance, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Park Liquor, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Zearfoss Aims for Positive Results During National Open Tune-up and Dirt Classic

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 20, 2016) - After what proved to be a weekend full of misfortune, the victim of mechanical issues on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, during competition at Williams Grove Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will sideline his distress and begin working on ways to improve; a perfect proposition before the upcoming World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invasion into Central Pennsylvania.

“We had a fast car all weekend, but we just had a lot of little, and potentially big things, go wrong that kept us from racing at our potential,” Zearfoss explained. “During the feature at Williams Grove, I felt a bad vibration, so I had no choice but to pull off. On Saturday at Selinsgrove, we had some fuel line issues that forced us to start at the tail. Luckily, I have a great crew that found the problem. We ended up charging to 11th. Either way, we have to put those results behind us and get ready for big test weekend in Central Pennsylvania.”

Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3z machine, will kick-off his upcoming weekend schedule with the Williams Grove Speedway National Open Tune-up on Friday night, September 23. The tune-up, featuring a full, World of Outlaws format, will give Pennsylvania Posse teams like Brock Zearfoss Racing one last opportunity to fine-tune their operations. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will re-occupy the world-famous Mechanicsburg half-mile on Thursday through Saturday, September 29 - October 1, for the 54th running of the Champion Racing Oil National Open worth $50,000.

Zearfoss will continue his 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, September 24, at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The highly anticipated Dirt Classic will highlight competition at the “Fabulous” Pigeon Hills venue, awarding a $20,000 top prize, as well as $1,000-to-start.

“We have a busy next few weekends, but that doesn’t hurt our focus,” Zearfoss explained. “We really want to take advantage of these next few races. The tune-up is really important to us. We have some things we want to try and hopefully we can use our notes to our advantage next weekend with the Outlaws arrive. We’ll have a similar goal during the Dirt Classic; race as hard as we can and take advantage of that big payout. We’ll see what we can do.”

Brock Zearfoss will enter the weekend with two victories on the season; one at Williams Grove Speedway and one at Port Royal Speedway.

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

Recent Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished 2nd in final Port Royal Speedway 410 Sprint Car track championship.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

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

 

 

T.J. Michael Will Return to Eldora Speedway for Four Crown Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PLANO, Texas (September 20, 2016) - For the third time in 2016 and for the third time in his career, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will attempt to tame the highbanks of Eldora Speedway. The full-time Arctic Cat All Star traveler and rookie contender finished 16th during his first-ever visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, climbing from row ten during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

Michael, a Plano, Texas, native who now calls Fremont, Ohio, home, will make his return to The Big E on Saturday afternoon, September 24, for the 35th edition of the Four Crown Nationals; a blockbuster event that will showcase the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as all three national divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC). The Arctic Cat All Star portion will award a $5,000 top prize, with Eldora Speedway putting up a $100,000 bonus for any competitor who can sweep all four segments of the Four Crown Nationals program.

“Eldora Speedway has a lot of history. Anytime you have an opportunity to be a part of that history is really special,” T.J. Michael explained, pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, No. 8M. “We’re pretty excited to get back there. We had a pretty good night there during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. We’ve learned a lot just during the few attempts we had there. We’ll work to put our notes to good use and see if we can move into the top-ten.”

T.J. Michael will enter Eldora Speedway’s gates currently seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, earning seven top-ten finishes in 34 main event starts.

“It has been a rewarding season thus far,” Michael said. “We are enjoying our experiences on the road. We’ve learned more than we could ever imagine during the last few months and that will certainly help us down the road as I continue my career. I can’t thank my dad, crew, Andy Potter, and everyone enough for their help and support. I’m excited to tackle Eldora.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

Recent Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Dirt Classic Highlights Upcoming Agenda for the “Myerstown Missile”

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (September 20, 2016) - A trio of high profile, Central Pennsylvania programs stand ahead for Brent Marks Racing and crew, including the $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start Dirt Classic at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

Rapidly growing as one of the most sought-after events on the Central Pennsylvania circuit, the Dirt Classic will feature all of Pennsylvania’s heavy hitters, as well as a competitive lineup of regional and national talent, all seeking the coveted, five-digit payday. Brent Marks, a three-time winner on the Central Pennsylvania circuit in 2016, will join the ranks at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 24; a perfect opportunity to snag one of the few remaining major paydays on his 2016 schedule.

“With our season winding down, we don’t have too many more opportunities to get a big win,” Marks said. “All wins are ‘big’ and important to us, but we’re hungry to get one as big as the Dirt Classic. We had a really good weekend last weekend; close to getting two wins, just fell a little short. We’ve been close a lot this season. We’ll step it up one more notch beginning Thursday.”

In addition to the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 24, Brent Marks will enter the $4,000-to-win, National Open Tune-up on Friday evening, September 23, at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” at Susquehanna Speedway on Thursday, September 22. The “Salute to the Troops” memorial program will award a $5,000 winner’s share.

Brent Marks will enter the weekend with a recent pair of top-five finishes to his credit, one of which during competition at Williams Grove Speedway. The pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M finished third at “The Grove” on Friday night, September 16, followed by a fourth place finish during the non-stop, Jim Nace Memorial/National Open for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.

“I have a hard working crew that never gives up. That is the real reason behind our successes,” Marks said. “We’ve been quick; quicker than our results read. We want to change that this weekend. We want to be the ones getting our pictures taken and holding up the big check the end of the show.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)

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

 

 

2016 WAR AWARDS BANQUET

Indianapolis, IN – The 2016 WAR Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Harrah’s Casino in North Kansas City, Missouri. The WAR Sprint Car Series extends invitations to all who desire to join the festivities for a night of celebration and awards.

The evening will begin in the Windsor Room at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour (cash bar) followed by dinner served at 7 p.m. and awards to follow. The top ten finishers in 2016 championship points will be honored with awards and cash prizes. All WAR drivers in attendance will be eligible for door prizes. An assortment of awards to members and competitors from throughout the exciting WAR season will also be presented. After the awards portion of the night has finished, all attendees are invited to the casino floor for a night of winnings with the WAR staff, sponsors, and fellow competitors.

Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for children (ages 10 and under) are $15. Tickets can be purchased on the WAR website, WarSprints.com. From the WAR homepage, click the Schedule tab. Scroll down to click on the WAR Banquet event. Click “Buy Tickets Now” to proceed with your purchase.

Rooms are available at Harrah’s to the WAR group for $109.00 plus taxes. For room reservations, call (816) 472-7777 and use group code “WAR Sprint Car Series”. Room reservations must be made by Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Fifty rooms are blocked for the banquet.

For more information, contact WAR Sprint Car Series director Casey Shuman at (317) 809-9657 or Brooke Rowden at (317) 345-5952.

Harrah’s North Kansas City 1 Riverboat Drive North Kansas City, MO 64116

 

 

Velasquez Vies for Three-Peat in Saturday’s DCRP Season Finale

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 20, 2016) – Over each of the past two years, Taylor Velasquez has found himself in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS victory lane as the curtain has come down on the Dodge City Raceway Park season.

He’ll look to make it three in a row this Saturday night as DCRP wraps up the 2016 season with the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m.

And if he can park it in DCRP victory lane once again, it will also put the wraps on the track championship, though he has to do little more than take the green flag in the feature event to secure the title.

His won’t be the only title determined on Saturday night, as a three-way duel for the IMCA Modified crown wages on between Ryan Heger, William Nusser and Nick Link with Kevin Tabor (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars) and Matt O’Hair (IMCA Hobby Stocks) each holding healthier leads.

With the season-ending Soderberg Memorial Championship event triumph his lone score of the year over each of the past two seasons, Velasquez has picked his game up in pursuit of the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car title this year.

The Turpin, OK, racer has already racked up four wins among his ten top-fives and eleven top-tens in 11 events to build up a 53-point advantage over veteran racer Mike Peters of Wichita. Velasquez can secure the title with a finish of 22nd or better in Saturday’s finale.

While the DCRP title will slip out of defending champ Luke Cranston’s grasp, the Ness City native can still take the URSS National championship on Saturday night. Cranston enters the night with a 132 point advantage over Jed Werner with Dodge City native Brian Herbert another 14 points back in third. Cranston enters the finale third in DCRP points behind Velasquez and Peters with Tyler Knight and Jordan Knight also among the top five.

The IMCA Modified crown is up for grabs with Ryan Heger entering the night just nine points ahead of Nick Link and William Nusser. Heger can secure the crown with a finish of first or second and assure at least a share of the title with a finish of third. Anything fourth or back for Heger opens the door for all possibilities depending on where Nusser and Link finish. Heger topped the season-ender at DCRP in both 2012 and 2013.

With a 42-point advantage in the IMCA Sport Mod title chase, Kevin Tabor needs to just finish 15th or better to keep reigning champ Jeff Kaup at bay while Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars) and Matt O’Hair (IMCA Hobby Stocks) can secure championships by simply showing up on Saturday night.

General admission for Saturday’s Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:

2015 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Jamie French (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2014 – Taylor Velasquez (URSS Sprint Cars), Jesse Richter (IMCA Modifieds), Nate Ginest (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Cody Davis (Thunder Cars), Jarett Lunow (Hornets).

2013 – Zach Blurton (URSS Sprint Cars), Ryan Heger (IMCA Modifieds), Josh Appel (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Dan Rogers (Thunder Cars), James Phelps (Hornets).

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

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

 

 

2016 Myers Racing Engines URSS National Finale at the Jerry Soderberg Memorial

The final race in the 2016 Myers Racing Engines National Points has the Rebels headed back to Dodge City Raceway Park for the fourth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial this Saturday Night. Current DCRP Points Leader Taylor Velasquez out of Turpin, Oklahoma will be going for his third Jerry Soderberg Memorial win in a row, current IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Rookie of the Year points leader Zach Blurton captured the inaugural event win in 2013.

So far in the ten races of the Myers Racing Engines National Championship there have been six different Winners with Luke Cranston taking three feature victories. Zach Blurton and Brian Herbert each garnered a pair of wins in the 2016 season. Jason Martin, Steven Richardson and J.D. Johnson each picking up single wins this season.

Luke Cranston holds a comfortable lead over second place Jed Werner. Werner holds a slim fourteen point lead over past URSS National Champion Brian Herbert who both used strong runs at the last National Points race in Long dale Oklahoma to leap frog Zach Blurton who currently holds down the fourth spot. McCook Nebraska driver Darren Berry is in the fifth spot, Liberal’s Steven Richardson sixth and Arcadia Oklahoma’s Ty Williams is in seventh spot.

There are five points’ battles in positions eight through twenty that separated by less twenty six points or less that will be decided by who qualifies for the Feature event Saturday Night. Positions eight through ten are twenty points apart with Aaron Ploussard, Jeff Radcliffe and Austin Mclean battling for positions. Positions eleven through thirteen John Webster, Jeremy Huish and JD Johnson are separated by twenty six points.

Mike Peters and Koby Walters are eighteen points apart for positions fourteenth and fifteenth place. The closest battle is between Keefe Hemel, Craig Pecha and Lance Davis as they are separated by a mere twelve points for positions sixteen through eighteenth. The battle for nineteenth and twentieth place has Tracey Hill and Nate Berry twenty four points apart.

So come on out to Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday night and cheer on your favorite driver as they duke it out for the final time in the 2016 racing season. Racing action begins at 7:00 pm with IMCA Modified, IMCA Sport Modified, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA Hobby Stocks will be joining the URSS/DCRP Sprint Cars. General admission for the September 24 Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

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

For all of your informational needs visit the United Rebel Sprint Series on Facebook or check out the Official URSS website at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for schedule updates, rules, race recaps, driver info and much more. The United Rebel Sprint Series – “Having More Fun Than The Law Allows!”

 

 

Final Placerville Speedway appearance of the season up next for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series this Saturday September 24

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 20, 2016…With the season winding down the start of five races to go for the traveling King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will take place this Saturday night with the final visit of the season to the always action packed Placerville Speedway.

The Placerville bullring is located just 40 minutes from the capital city of Sacramento and this Saturday marks the third trip of the season to the Scott Russell & Kami Arnold promoted quarter-mile clay oval. The first two events have been nothing short of thrilling and this weekend promises to feature much of the same, as drivers look to build momentum for the final month & a half in Northern California. Also on hand will be the always entertaining BCRA Midgets, plus IMCA Sport Mods.

Two-time King of the West champion Kyle Hirst leads the field into Saturday aboard the Roth Motorsports/ Tarlton & Son No. 21x Sprinter. The Paradise, CA wheel-man sits atop the standings by 57-markers and will be gunning for his sixth victory of the campaign this weekend. Last year Hirst swept both events at the Placerville Speedway and led a number of laps in the feature during the most recent visit on July 30. If he were to park it in victory lane it would set a new personal high for him when it comes to wins in a season with the series.

“We’re looking forward to getting the season back underway this Saturday at Placerville Speedway,” Hirst commented. “We’ve had a really strong year so far and hopefully we can continue that during these last five races. Whenever King of the West competes in Placerville it’s a wild show, so hopefully the fans will pack the stands this weekend. It would mean a lot to get that sixth win of the season. We had a good shot last time in Pville and definitely want to seal the deal on Saturday.”

The previous two King of the West appearances in Placerville have been picked off by Campbell’s Bud Kaeding & Fremont’s Shane Golobic respectively. Both drivers have claimed three wins apiece this season, with Golobic claiming victory at the two most recent events held. Kaeding ranks second in the points going into Saturday and will be hoping for a strong night to try and cut into Hirst’s lead with five races to go. Golobic will be searching to make it three in a row with the series this weekend.

Sacramento’s Willie Croft has been in position to win both King of the West stops in Placerville this season, but each time has found heartbreak city towards the end. The season-opener saw him lead 26-laps, before a spun car ended his shot at victory. In July he looked to be on way to a certain triumph, until banging the cushion just hard enough to send him sideways & on his side in dramatic fashion just prior to the checkered. Croft looks to put that behind him on Saturday to try and scoop up his first Placerville KWS win.

Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler & Hanford’s DJ Netto round out the top-five in the standings going into Placerville. Cox will continue his rookie campaign with the series and has certainly gained speed with the season wearing on. Statler earned a podium finish in July at Placerville and will be gunning to improve by a couple more spots on Saturday. Netto will be looking to score his first win of the season, as he makes his second King of the West start since joining the Tri-C Motorsports team.

More possibilities on Saturday will include Fresno’s Cory Eliason, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Atwater’s Sean Watts, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares, Fair Oak’s Jake Morgan, Murrieta’s Cori Andrews and others.

Adult tickets this Saturday cost $22, seniors 62 & over and juniors 12-15 will be $15 with kids 6-11 being $6. Children under 6 are free. The pit gate at Placerville Speedway on Saturday opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 3pm and racing anticipated to begin around 7pm.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more on Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.racepmg.com Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

Remaining King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series events in 2016

Saturday September 24: Placerville Speedway – Placerville, CA Friday October 7: Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA Saturday October 8: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA (KRC Safety Fall Shootout) Saturday October 15: Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, CA (31st Cotton Classic) Saturday November 5: Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, CA (33rd Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

 

Midweek FAST Action Update: FAST Champs Crowned, Byron Reed Claims Unprecedented Fourth Title

FREMONT, Ohio (September 20, 2016) - Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed ended his 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service championship chase with a ‘bang’ on Friday night, September 16; clinching his fourth FAST 410 Series championship with a victory during the series finale at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Reed started on the pole and dominated the 30-lap program, his ninth total victory of the season thus far.

Reed, who scored a $5,000 payday for his FAST 410 Series finale victory, as well as $10,000 for his FAST 410 Series title, recorded a grand total of seven victories during his 2016 campaign on the FAST trail, three of which at “The Track That Action Built.” Broc Martin, the 2016 Fremont Speedway track champion, finished second during the FAST 410 Series finale on September 16, followed by Craig Mintz, Duane Zablocki, and Jody Keegan.

“Congratulations to Byron Reed and his entire crew on another championship,” Rich Farmer said, FAST Series promoter. “He had an impressive year and it certainly paid off. I’d like to take the time to thank each and every team who dedicated their time and efforts toward completing our 2016 schedule. My staff and I enjoyed the competition and we certainly enjoyed watching our series grow. We are already working toward bigger and better things for 2017.”

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver clinched his first-ever JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro title by finishing second during the FAST finale on September 16. Weaver scored three victories during his title run, two of which during action on “travel dates” at Limaland Motorsports Park and Waynesfield Raceway Park. He will receive a minimum of $2,000 for his FAST 305 Series championship.

Fellow Fremont, Ohio, native John Ivy scored the $2,000 FAST finale victory at Fremont Speedway, followed by Weaver, Nate Dussel, Matt Foos, and Jason Keckler.

“Paul Weaver’s championship didn’t come easy, that is for sure,” Farmer explained. “He was able to win at three different race tracks and that says a lot about his team and his ability. Hopefully the FAST 305 Series teams enjoyed their expanded schedule. We wanted to give teams the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of new fans and potential sponsors. We want to continue that tradition in 2017.”

News and information regarding the 2016 FAST Series banquet will be posted in the near future. Please stay tuned for additional details.

“We’re already working hard to make next season bigger and better than 2016.”

FINAL FAST 410 Series Standings:

1

5

Byron Reed

1646

2

09

Craig Mintz

1525

3

97

Broc Martin

1399

4

45L

Brian Lay

1352

5

16

Stuart Brubaker

1331

6

73

Chris Andrews

1305

7

68G

Tyler Gunn

1301

8

9Z

Duane Zablocki

1263

9

23

DJ Foos

1235

10

60

Jody Keegan

1203

11

7

Shawn Valenti

1135

12

8J

Jess Stiger

1121

13

33M

Caleb Griffith

997

14

3J

Trey Jacobs

779

15

6

Bill Rose

224

16

5K

Adam Kekich

216


 

FINAL FAST 305 Series Standings:

1

1W

Paul Weaver

1439

2

1

Nate Dussel

1389

3

22M

Dan McCarron

1336

4

99

Alvin Roepke

1303

5

19R

Steve Rando

1298

6

77I

John Ivy

1285

7

25

Jason Keckler

1230

8

2

Ricky Peterson

1212

9

1X

Dustin Dinan

1190

10

12

Kyle Capodice

1163

11

11G

Luke Griffith

1121

12

2F

Matt Foos

1119

13

4M

Jamie Miller

1068

14

20B

Cody Bova

1051

15

36

Seth Schneider

1019

16

20I

Kelsey Ivy

934

17

4*

Tyler Street

896

18

9R

Dustin Rall

803

19

45

Trevor Baker

778

20

10X

Dustin Stroup

710

21

75

Jerry Dahms

595

22

8

Bobby Clark

552

23

32H

Dan Hennig

514

24

27

Cody Gallogly

244

25

14

Rick Daugherty

184

26

11X

George Englert

138


 

2016 Winners:

Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service:
Round 1 April 8th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 16th- Fremont Speedway: Carson Macedo
Round 3 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed
Round 5 April 29th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Chris Andrews
Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 9 May 28th - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed
Round 10 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 11 June 11th - Fremont Speedway: Craig Mintz
Round 12 July 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: Craig Mintz
Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Canceled / Heat
Round 14 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway: RAIN
Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway: Canceled
Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed


 

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro:
Round 1 April 22nd -  Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway: Paul Weaver
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park: Paul Weaver
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park: Paul Weaver
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park: Jamie Miller
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park: Matt Foos
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park: Alvin Roepke
Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway: Canceled
Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy


 

FAST Series Information:
FAST Series membership forms are now available online at
www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA  Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels

 

 

Dover Rallies From Eighth to Capture Third Straight Win and 13th of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (Sept. 20, 2016) - Jack Dover produced another stout performance last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway, where he earned his third consecutive victory and 13th of the season.

Dover kicked off the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event by advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the 25-lap main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"I made it up to second about halfway through the race," he said. "I got first place with four or five laps to go. It was so slick everyone was running around the top because there was a good cushion. I went to the bottom and everyone was running the top side. I got in front of the leader and then the yellow came out with three laps to go. I think he cut in front of me and it screwed his entry into the corner. I was able to come out in front of him. After that caution we checked out."

The win gives Dover five career triumphs at the track - all since 2014 - and it marked his eighth win in the last 16 races. He is now only two wins away from tying his season high of 15 victories.

"It's pretty sweet," he said. "It shows how good our momentum is right now and how good everything is working. You have some good guys who were there in Gregg Bakker, Tim Kaeding and Dusty Zomer to name a few. It was a stout field. When you can beat guys like that you know you have something pretty good."

Dover leads the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints championship standings by 115 points with only one race remaining this season. He only needs to show up to the season finale to seal his second straight championship with the series.

Dover is heading to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., this weekend for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, which features Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races Thursday through Saturday. He finished sixth at the track in May during his only visit this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 1 (8).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 13 wins, 22 top fives, 29 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me," Dover said. "I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

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Hagar Holds Off Swindell for Special Ralph Henson Memorial Victory at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 20, 2016) - Derek Hagar swept the Ralph Henson Memorial last Saturday at I-30 Speedway, where he garnered more than $5,000 in prize money.

However, just as important, Hagar held off one of the sport's biggest names en route to his 13th triumph of the year.

"We had a really good car," he said. "Whenever I got out of the car and they said it was Sammy (Swindell) we were battling with it made the win that much better because I was able to race with him and come out on top knowing how strong of a competitor he is. It was a pretty special moment to beat an icon in sprint car racing."

The night began with Hagar charging from fifth to win a heat race. That gave him the most points of any driver during heat race competition and a spot in the dash, which he won after starting on the outside of the front row. The dash win put him on the pole for the 30-lap main event.

"A little over halfway through the feature I saw a No. 3 car kept pulling beside me," he said. "He slid me in turn three and I got back by him. Later he got about a half a car in front of me and we drove around him. I found the best part of the race track and we ended up pulling away from him."

Hagar maintained the top spot throughout the feature to record the prestigious win. That gives him plenty of momentum entering another special event this weekend.

Hagar will drive his winged sprint car and he will pilot a non-wing sprint car for David Korte Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and WAR Sprint Car Series. Hagar has won both winged and non-wing shows during the event.

"It feels pretty special to go back and know we have a chance," he said. "We run strong there and seem to have good success there. It's now a three-day event. There's more money on the line and maybe it will bring some other cars in. We need to go out there and find our way to the front and hopefully pull off some wins."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (5); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 13 wins, 30 top fives, 33 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and WAR Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com.

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Captures ASCS Warrior Region Win at Missouri State Fair Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2016) - Seth Bergman returned to Victory Lane last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway.

It was his first ASCS Warrior Region win of the season and his first career triumph at the huge half-mile oval, where he took advantage of a little luck to garner his sixth total victory this season.

"We've been in contention to win there a couple of times this season so it was nice to be able to seal the deal," he said.

Bergman kicked off the event by earning a third-place result in a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We were up to second and chasing Jonathan Cornell when he had an issue with a few laps to go so that put us in the lead," he said. "I just made sure I hit my marks and was consistent and it worked in our favor."

The win gives Bergman 24 top 10s in his last 30 races.

"We've been pretty consistent, but I'm looking to be consistently winning races," he said. "It's great to get back to Victory Lane and hopefully we can add a couple more this weekend."

Bergman will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

"It's a big event and we haven't gotten the results we've wanted there the last few years," he said. "We have some top 10s at Lucas Oil Speedway, but we're looking for wins and hopefully we can get our first one there this weekend."

Bergman placed ninth during his lone visit this season. That gave him five consecutive years with at least one top-10 finish at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (-); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 40 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 52 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Hitting the Home Stretch!

(Bill W) September 20, 2016 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and Craig Dollansky wrapped up a busy weekend with the World of Outlaws with a 13th place finish at US36 Raceway in Cameron, Missouri. Considering the heavy track conditions, putting the car back in the trailer in one piece may have been the biggest victory. The team has this weekend off before wrapping up 2016 at the Queen’s Royale near Farmington, Missouri at the St. Francois County Raceway.

The WoO raced with the National Sprint League at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa last Friday and Cameron on Saturday. “With all the rain they had up there in Spencer…and there had been a lot of rain in Cameron too…the track conditions just weren’t the most ideal,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “It wasn’t their fault at all though.”

The WoO had their share of problems with transponders. “We drew a late number, and they had to requalify some cars,” says Troy. “They were having trouble with their timing process, and we ended up on the short end of the stick. It was what we were dealt, so we moved on.”

After timing in 17th quick and finishing fifth in his heat, Craig started the feature in row nine. “Craig was trying to make something happen there in the feature,” says Troy. “He hit the wall coming off of four, and that blew the right rear tire. Being past the halfway point, we didn’t have time to change it.”

The bullring near Cameron awaited Saturday. Craig timed in 11th qucik and finished fourth in the heat. That put him inside row six for the feature. “There was so much rain, and it was heavy and rough,” says Troy. “I can’t believe no one crashed and tore things up. We just kind of hung on really. I think we were a tenth place car, but we were out there racing and banging wheels. We about crashed a couple of times and ended up thirteenth. All in all, we were able to get the car back to the trailer in one piece. We’ll move on from there and get ready for Farmington.”

The two-night Queen’s Royale on September 30 and October 1 will put an end to both the team’s and the NSL’s schedule. “Points-wise we’re in a position where we’d like to hang on to second,” says Troy. “First is really beyond our reach at this point, but it would be a good end to the season nailing down second with the NSL.”

Partnering with TKS Motorsports

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

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Aggressive Hydraulics, 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Vahlco Wheels, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

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Lamar 13th at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first start at the Marysville Raceway officially as the track champion, Cody Lamar would take on the Civil War Series Saturday night and a strong run would go south as a late incident relegated him to a 13th place finish.

“It was an okay night for our team,” Cody Lamar said. “We picked up another quick time honor, ran third in the Dash, but we tried something on the car since the track was so hooked up and the changes didn’t cooperate.”

For the 11th time of the 2016 at the Marysville Raceway, Lamar picked up quick time honors during qualifying time trials. Starting in the second row of his heat race, Lamar would pick up a fourth place finish on the hooked up surface but it would be good enough to move him into the Dash.

Pulling the four pill in the redraw, Lamar would pick up a spot in the six-lap race where a third place finish would place him in the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

With the track staying extremely fast and rough in spots, Lamar and company would try some different changes to the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9l, but they didn’t seem to work as Lamar had hoped.

Getting shuffled back the first few laps, Lamar would find himself back in the ninth spot by the 10th lap, and amidst a torrid battle with 2015 track champion, Justin Sanders.

During an extended green flag run, Lamar and Sanders would be the best race on the track as they battled hard for the eighth spot. Looking like he would picking up a Top-10 finish, Lamar would lose the handle on the 29th lap and bring his machine to a stop in turn four.

Restarting in the 14th spot, Lamar would be able to get one spot back during the final green-white-checkered run as he finished in the 13th spot.

‘It was a little bit of a bummer to go backwards after starting in the second row, but we wanted to try something and it just didn’t work out for us,” Lamar added. “We would also like to thank the F&W Racing team for making it possible for us to race Saturday. We sent our engine back to get freshened up and they allowed us to their back up, and we really appreciate it.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 9, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cody and his team will take this weekend off before heading to the Silver Dollar Speedway in two weeks for the Fall Nationals on September 30th and October 1st.

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Ian Madsen To Pilot Rob and Sandra Watson Owned Machine During 2016/2017 Australian Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Over the last five years Rob and Sandra Watson of Watson’s Express Transport have played a pivotal role in Ian Madsen racing in his native Australia during his American offseason. With the offseason approaching quickly, Ian Madsen is pleased to announce he will pilot the Rob and Sandra Watson owned No. 66 machine for a 15-race tour during the months of December and January.

“We have put together a pretty good 15-race schedule, and I am really looking forward to racing for Rob and Sandra Watson,” Ian Madsen said. “They have really supported me, and made it possible for me race back home the last five years, so I am excited to drive their car, and hopefully win some races.”

Kicking off over the Christmas holiday, Madsen and the Watson’s Express Transport team will take to the Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, AU and take part in the always-competitive International Series Speedweek.

Following the International Series, the team will gear up for the Scott Darley Classic and then set their sights on the big week of racing that leads up to the Grand Annual Classic.

When the checkered flag falls on the Classic, the team will then head back to Sydney and bring their tour to a close as they take part in the Australian Championship where they fight for the right to be known as the Australian National Champion.

“Rob and Sandra have done a great job with their team over the years, and I am really excited to be in their personal car,” Madsen added. “We get to race for some big money, and race a lot at a track that I am really comfortable at so I am looking forward to it.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-69, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 35, Top 10’s-50

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will take on the World of Outlaws tomorrow night at the Harford Speedway and on Friday night at the Eldora Speedway, and will then take on the All Stars Saturday night at the Eldora Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

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

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Soares Reunites With KWS Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a week off following an extremely busy Gold Cup week, Jarrett Soares is looking forward to reuniting with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

“Gold Cup was a really fun and busy week running the Outlaw Kart as well as the 360ci and 410ci races,” Soares said. “It was a nice week off, but we are all looking forward to Placerville Speedway this weekend.”

In his most recent action, Soares took part in the second annual Kyle Larson Outlaw Kart Showcase to open up Gold Cup Race of Champions week. With a ton of Outlaw Karts on hand, Soares would find himself in the C Main, and looked to be on his way to the B Main until he got into the wall and got upside down.

Climbing aboard his winged sprint car to take on the Civil War Series on Wednesday night of Gold Cup, Soares was one of the few who could get moving forward in the feature event as rubber went down on the speedway very early in the race.

Lining the American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Dickens Cider No. 12 machine up scratch on the field, the Discovery Bay, CA driver was able to keep his tires under him as he worked his way up to finish in the 13th spot.

Friday and Saturday would see Soares take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series where he would finish 12th in the Saturday night B Main event.

“Our last time out we did some good things, and we also had some struggles,” Soares added. “My guys work hard, and we will look to have a good showing Saturday night.

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

ON TAP: Soares will return to action on Saturday night when the King of the West Series returns to the Placerville Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-3

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7th at Meridian Speedway Puts Price Second In Final NSRA Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Wrapping up his first full season on pavement, Robbie Price would finish seventh at the Meridian Speedway in Meridian, ID which would put him second in the final season long point standings.

“It was a good night of racing for our team,” Price said. “I think we could have had a little better result, but we got a flat during a late red and had to pit.”

Timing in fastest in time trials, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would finish third in the trophy dash before picking up a second place finish during his heat race.

Lining up fifth in the feature event, Price would find himself in the sixth spot as the race got going. Hitting his marks lap after lap, Price would continue to run in the sixth spot until the red flag flew late in the feature event.

With a tire on his machine going low, Price would be forced to take a trip to the work area to change tires, but he would be relegated to the back of the pack. With fresh rubber on his machine, Price was able to move through the field.

Able to quickly race his way back into the Top-10, Price would work his way back up to the seventh spot before the checkered flag flew on the race and on the NSRA season.

With his seventh place finish, Price would end up finishing second in series points.

“From not knowing if we were going to be able to run the season just a few days before things kicked off to picking up a couple of wins and finishing second in the standings is pretty cool,” Price added. “I have to thank everyone associated with this team for making it possible.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-44, Wins-3, Top-5’s-9, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: This Friday and Saturday night Price will be back on the dirt as he will be in action at the Yakima Dirt Track in Yakima, WA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

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

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Madsen 11th With World of Outlaws at US 36 Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend racing with the National Sprint League and the World of Outlaws, Ian Madsen’s weekend would be highlighted with an 11th place finish on Saturday night in Cameron, MO.

“We had been running pretty strong as of late, so we were hoping to have a better showing with the World of Outlaws, but we still ended up with an okay weekend,” Ian Madsen said.

Taking to the high-banked US 36 Raceway on Saturday night, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in 13th quickest on a very tricky surface.

On a hooked up a rough US 36 Raceway, Madsen would line up in the third row of his heat race where he would finish in the sixth spot and transfer directly into the 35-lap feature event.

Lining up in the 16th spot for the feature, Madsen proved to be one of few drivers who were able to move forward on the physically demanding track. Though driving a careful race as he worked around some ruts and holes, Madsen would pick up five positions and take the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

Friday night, Madsen and company were also in action at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Taking on both the World of Outlaws and the NSL, Madsen would time in 16th fastest in time trials.

Finishing in the fifth and final transfer spot in his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW native would line up in the 20th starting position for the 30-lap ‘A’ Main Event.

From the back of the pack, Madsen would get racing with drivers around him and was never able to mount a serious charge forward. Battling with the likes of Joey Saldana and Jacob Allen late in the event, Madsen would finish 16th.

“With the weekend behind us, now we look forward to a three-race weekend ahead and try and do better,” Madsen noted.

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-69, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 35, Top 10’s-50

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will take on the World of Outlaws tomorrow night at the Harford Speedway and on Friday night at the Eldora Speedway, and will then take on the All Stars Saturday night at the Eldora Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.


 

Parker Price-Miller Wins Canadian Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a pair of races with the Destiny Motorsports team, Parker Price-Miller flew to Canada to meet up with the Hill’s Racing team where he proceeded to claim his first career Canadian Nationals wins.

“Sunday night was a dream night,” Price Miller said. “It was such a great race between myself, Jessica Friesen, and Steve Porier, and I am really glad we came out on top.”

Getting off to a great start at the Ohsweken Speedway, Price-Miller would time his machine in second fastest overall, just .003 seconds behind quick time, but would end up quickest in his qualifying group.

Starting in the fourth spot of his heat race, the Kokomo, IN driver showed the crowd he would be a force to be reckoned with as he raced his way to pick up the heat race win and put his machine on the pole for the Dash.

Winning the Dash, ‘The Law Firm’ would line up on the pole for the Canadian Nationals and the stage would be set for an extremely memorable feature event. Getting off to the early lead, Price-Miller would lead the first handful of laps until Jessica Friesen would drop him back to second place.

Hanging with the new leader, a caution flag would bunch the field back up and set up a three-headed battle for the race lead. Once the green flag flew on the event, Steve Poirer would join PPM and Friesen in a torrid battle for the race lead.

With PPM using the high side of the speedway and flirting with the wall lap after lap, he would make a big time move on the 25th lap to retake the top spot. As the battle continued for the lead, Price-Miller would finally create some space in the final laps as he would go on to pick up the big Canadian Nationals win.

“I don’t know how I fit between another car and the wall at times, but I really have to thank this team for giving me a great car,” Price-Miller added. “I could go where I needed, and it is great to get this team a Canadian Nationals win.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank FlyingAG, Royal Life Centers, 360 Yield Center, Pfister, Encirca, Valvoline, Townline Variety, Indy Race Parts, and Agee Farms for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will spend this week battling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as he will be at the Lucas Oil Speedway this Thursday-Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Three-day Hockett/McMillin Memorial fires up Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, Missouri (September 20, 2016) - Fans of open-wheel racing surely have had this week circled on the calendar for months. And with perfect fall weather in the forecast, the 6th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway figures to be epic.

For the first time, the Hockett/McMillin Memorial is a three-night show with full programs Thursday and Friday helping set the starting grid for Saturday's $10,000-to-win feature for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The Boss Chassis Wingless Auto Racing Series also will be in action with full programs all three nights to make it the best of both the Winged and Wingless open-wheel sprint cars.

"This is such a special event on so many levels as the top Sprint Car drivers throughout the nation, in both the Winged and Wingless cars, will go after the coveted Hockett/McMillin Memorial trophy on their wall." Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "We're excited about expanding the event to three nights for the first time.

"With perfect weather in the forecast, we anticipate big crowds so we would encourage fans to arrive as early as they can to get their favorite seats," Robinson added.


Sam Hafertepe Jr. leads the Lucas Oil ASCS championship chase. (T.J. Buffenbarger photo)
In the ASCS division, combined points from heat races, qualifiers, B-Mains and A-Mains will set the lineup for the top-eight on Saturday night. Any tie in points will be broken by Friday's passing point totals. ASCS A-Feature winners the first two nights will earn $3,000 with $1,500 for second.

For the WAR Series, both Thursday and Friday will be complete shows in which all competitors will participate in order to accumulate points towards the finale on Saturday. Competitors will be rewarded points Thursday and Friday night each time they take to the racing surface with the top six in points at the conclusion of Friday's event locking into Saturday night's A-Main finale.

All drivers, other than the six locked in competitors, will draw in for heat race position Saturday. The top 10 in passing points from heat races will transfer directly to the 30 lap A-Main. The remainder of the field will run a 12 lap B-Main with 6 cars transferring to the A-Main that will be $1,200 to win and $200 to start. The top six locked in drivers will redraw for their starting positions in the A-Main.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas, has a big lead in the ASCS championship chase with only a few events remaining. He's 253 points clear of second-place Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M. Ozarks-area driver Kyle Bellm of Nixa is 10th in points.

Among those scheduled to challenge Hafertepe is open-wheel veteran Sammy Swindell, a five time Chili Bowl champ and three-time World of Outlaws Sprint champion.

In the WAR points race, Clinton Broyles of Greenwood, Mo., has a 133-point lead over Chris Parkinson of Gladstone, Mo.

When the Lucas ASCS National Series visited Lucas Oil Speedway back in June, Haftertepe prevailed in a stirring duel with Brad Loyet for one of his seven ASCS wins in 2016. Korey Weyant captured the WAR feature over Riley Kriesel.

Past Lucas ASCS Hockett/McMillin winners are: Jason Johnson (2011 and 2012), Johnny Herrera (2013), Derek Hagar (2014) and Loyet (2015).

Action will be filmed for broadcast on MAVTV and will be shown live on LucasOilRacing.tv. Live coverage can also be found at Racinboys.com.

For updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, log onto ASCSracing.com. For info on the WAR Series visit WARSprints.com.

A reminder that Friday is part of the Free Kids Friday initiative at Lucas Oil Speedway this season with all youngsters 11-and-under admitted free. Kids 5-and-under always are free at the speedway.

Here's a look at the schedule and ticket prices each day:

Thursday
(Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7:30)
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (6 - 15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40 (Click Here For More Information)
Pit Pass $35
3-Day Pit Pass-$100

Friday
(Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7:30)
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Free kids Friday (11-and-under)
Family Pass $40 (Click Here For More Information)
Pit Pass $35

Saturday, September 24, 2016
(Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:30)
Adults (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22
Youth (6 - 15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $50 (Click Here For More Information)
Pit Pass $40

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Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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TIGHT USAC MIDGET POINT RACE ENTERS ELDORA FOR SATURDAY’S 4-CROWN NATIONALS

(Courtesy USAC Racing PR) A four-man race atop the USAC Midget National Championship standings makes its next stop to Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway Saturday night, September 24 for the 35th running of the “4-Crown Nationals.”

Spencer Bayston leads a fast bunch that includes Chad Boat, Brady Bacon and Tanner Thorson who are all separated by just 71 points coming into Saturday night’s 25-lap event.

Bayston enters the race with a 56-point advantage over Chad Boat, while Brady Bacon is just 66 back of the leader in third and Tanner Thorson is 71 behind in fourth. A maximum of 84 points are available for a driver to earn at Eldora.

Bayston’s five podium finishes so far include a victory at Gas City in June. Boat, winner of the recent “Belleville Midget Nationals” in Kansas, has three wins in his last five starts. Bacon has 11 top-10 finishes in 13 series starts this year, but is still seeking his first 2016 win. Thorson has a trio of wins this year and a pair of seconds.

Veterans Dave Darland and Jerry Coons, Jr. are past “4-Crown” Midget feature winners expected to enter Saturday night’s event. Lincoln, Indiana’s Darland is a two-time victor in 1999 and 2004 while Coons, of Tucson, Ariz., drove to victory lane in 2010.

The race is round five of seven in the Jonathan Byrd’s Indy Challenge. Rico Abreu won round one at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway in June while Boat won twice at the Belleville (Kans.) High Banks in August. Michael Faccinto won Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway’s “Louie Vermiel Classic” earlier this month during round four.

The only driver eligible to win one of the prizes offered in the challenge is Phoenix, Arizona’s Boat. If he wins Saturday’s “4-Crown” Midget feature, the final night at the “Gold Crown Nationals” in Granite City, Ill. on Oct. 8 and the 76th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway on Nov. 24, he will earn an Indy Lights ride in the 2017 “Freedom 100” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Spectator gates open at noon Saturday, while hot laps are set to begin at 4:30pm with qualifications and racing to immediately follow.

Saturday night’s card at Eldora also features the USAC Silver Crown Championship, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

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UPCOMING USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT:

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016

SERIES: USAC Midget National Championship

TRACK: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) – 1/2-mile, dirt oval

EVENT: 35th “4-Crown Nationals” featuring the USAC Midget National Championship, USAC Silver Crown Championship, USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

STARTING TIMES: 11:30 AM: Turn 3 Race Registration opens (pit passes & media credential sign-in), 11:30 AM: Main Gate Ticket Office opens (tickets, pit passes, & will call), 11:30 AM: Turn 4 Ticket Office opens (tickets & pit passes), 11:30 AM: Gates Cleared to prepare for Opening, 12:00 PM: Spectator Gates open. 4:30 PM: Hot Laps begin, 8:00 PM: Racing begins.

TICKETS: (General Admission) Ages 13 & up: $30, Ages 12 & under: FREE! (Reserved) Ages 13 & up: $34, Ages 12 & under: $14.

TRACK ADDRESS: 13929 Ohio 118, New Weston, OH 45348

TRACK PHONE: (937) 338-3815

TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/

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USAC NATIONAL MIDGET FEATURE WINNERS AT THE “4-CROWN NATIONALS:”

1981: Ken Schrader, 1982: Rich Vogler, 1983: Johnny Parsons, 1985: Rich Vogler, 1986: Rich Vogler, 1987: Jack Hewitt, 1988: Rich Vogler, 1989: Robby Flock, 1990: Stan Fox, 1991: Jeff Gordon, 1992: Johnny Parsons, 1993: Jack Hewitt, 1994: Steve Knepper, 1995: Tony Stewart, 1996: Tracy Hines, 1997: Jay Drake, 1998: Jack Hewitt, 1999: Dave Darland, 2000: Kasey Kahne, 2001: J.J. Yeley, 2002: Jay Drake, 2004: Dave Darland, 2005: Danny Stratton, 2006: Tracy Hines, 2007: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 2008: J.J. Yeley, 2009: Brad Sweet, 2010: Jerry Coons Jr., 2011: Kyle Larson, 2012: Kyle Larson, 2013: Rico Abreu, 2014: Bryan Clauson, 2015: Christopher Bell

 

 

USC BLASTS OFF WITH BIGGEST EVER TOOWOOMBA LINE-UP!

Official release: Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

September 20, 2016

The 2016/2017 Ultimate Sprintcar Championship kicks off at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway this Saturday night and a record car count including the defending USC Champion has entered.

Speedway Australia “Competitor of the Year” and 2015/2016 USC Champion Jamie Veal has nominated for the USC opener in his all-conquering #35 SWI Engineering Maxim but he’s in for a torrid time at the Hi-Tec high banks.

The defending QLD USC Champion Robbie Farr has kicked off his 2016/2017 campaign with a first night victory in Brisbane last weekend and comes into the USC opener at “T-Bar” in cracking form.

Veal and Farr will be joined by a whopping 35 other USC entries for the biggest and arguably strongest field in USC QLD and Toowoomba history.

The entry list boasts a stunning array of drivers from Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales for the $10,000 to win affair.

Veal comes into his first Australian night for the season after racing extensively in the USA as does Sydneysider Toby Bellbowen who has spent the last month racing in California with car owner and friend Pete Murphy.

Iconic Tasmanian born Queensland based Sedan star Darren Kane makes his USC debut in the Ian Boettcher Race Parts Cool car as he dives into the deep end of Sprintcar Racing in his ‘rookie’ season.

The event is expected to attract a spectacular looking field as well with many teams debuting their new colour schemes and warpaint on Saturday night.

Several USC rookies will compete as well as lady racers Kristy Bonsey (QLD) and Cordi O’Hehir – the latter will no doubt benefit from her time spent at the Robbie Farr Ultimate Driving School last month where she received expert driving and set up tutelage from Farr and crew chief Nick Speed.

This Saturday’s event is the first of 48 scheduled nights of USC competition held between QLD, SA, VIC and NSW in 2016/2017 at Hi- Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba, Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway, Premier Speedway Warrnambool and Valvoline Raceway.

USC Championships will be staged in all four of those States and an overall USC Champion will be crowned in April 2017.

Following Toowoomba’s staging of the USC QLD Round One this weekend the focus will then shift to Sydney’s iconic Valvoline Raceway for Round One of the USC NSW Championship.

The week after sees the historic unveiling of the USC SA competition at the newly refurbished Murray Bridge venue.

From here it is a veritable blitzkrieg of Sprintcar action with the following dates and venues highlighting USC action over the next month:

Saturday, September 24 USC QLD Rd 1Toowoomba

Saturday, October 1 USC NSW Rd 1 Parramatta

Saturday, October 8 USC SA Rd 1 Murray Bridge

Saturday, October 8 USC QLD Rd 2 Toowoomba

Saturday, October 15 USC NSW Rd 2 Parramatta

Saturday, October 22 USC NSW Rd 3 Parramatta

Saturday, October 29 USC SA Rd 2 Murray Bridge

For more information on the USC – Ultimate Sprintcar Championship visit www.ultimatesprintcar.com and also on Facebook.

Tickets to all USC QLD, NSW and SA rounds can be purchased in advance on www.speedwaytickets.com.au

You can purchase live video streaming coverage of this Saturday night’s event at Toowoomba by visiting www.clayperview.com

Links to the USC venues can be found at:

www.toowoombaspeedway.com

www.murraybridgespeedway.com

www.valvolineraceway.com.au

www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Herrera Excited for Return to Lucas Oil Speedway This Weekend for Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Johnny Herrera certainly knows how to get around Lucas Oil Speedway.

Herrera has recorded 10 top-10 finishes at the 'Diamond of Dirt Tracks' since September 2011.

"That's one of the best tracks that we go to," he said. "The facility is top notch and the track usually features great racing so we always have it circled on the calendar."

Lucas Oil Speedway is next up on the calendar as the 3/8-mile oval in Wheatland, Mo., hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Thursday through Saturday for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

"It's a big event and a special race honoring two great guys," Herrera said. "We were fortunate to win the event a couple of years ago and our goal for this weekend is to bring back another Hockett/McMillin Memorial trophy."

Herrera was victorious during the 2013 edition of the race. It was one of his four top 10s in the last nine races at the semi-banked track.

"It's always a confidence booster to head to a track where you've won before," he said. "We're coming off a win, too, so we're excited for the challenge this weekend."

Herrera won his most recent race - Sept. 10 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 5 wins, 23 top fives, 28 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

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"Royal Jones (who owns Mesilla Valley Transportation) has been a big supporter of mine for many years," Herrera said. "He's a great person and Mesilla Valley Transportation is a great company. Royal has been a huge supporter of not only me, but of a lot of racers. He's a genuinely wonderful guy."

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Place Sixth at Both Clay County and U.S. 36

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski is anything but satisfied with a pair of top 10s last weekend.

The Muddy sponsored team placed sixth both Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, during the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout and Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway in the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals. The doubleheader was co-sanctioned between the National Sprint League and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"Our focus is winning races and at the start of both A Mains last weekend I thought we had a car capable of doing that," he said.

The action began on Friday when Lasoski made his first appearance at Clay County Fair Speedway since 2012. He qualified fifth quickest before finishing second in a heat race to lock into the dash.

"We ran sixth in the dash," he said. "It seemed like whatever I'd do as a driver was completely wrong. I got passed by two cars in the dash running the top when I should have been on the bottom, typically that's where I'm better. I was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

"They dropped the green (in the A Main) and I thought we had a potential of racing for the win. I got to third right away. Donny (Schatz) and I were back and forth. I had a major error as a driver. I hit an infield tire and bent the front axle. I pride myself on being the smartest racer out there and it was a complete driver error."

Lasoski spent most of the race in the top five before ending with a sixth-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway, where the Muddy backed team timed in sixth quickest in qualifying before ending second in a heat race to again make the dash. This time Lasoski caught the inversion perfectly and he started the dash on the pole.

Lasoski won the dash to start the main event on the inside of the front row.

"We took off in the lead," he said. "Guy (Forbrook) gave me a great race car. As the night went on the track got heavier and heavier. The longer I went the tighter I got. With 10 laps to go I had to grab another handful of wheel to be able to turn the car. I think I lost three spots in the last five laps because of being so tight."

Lasoski held on for the sixth-place finish.

On a positive note the two top 10s increased his lead in the National Sprint League championship standings to 459 points with only two points-paying races remaining this season.

The Muddy sponsored team will take this weekend off before tackling the NSL season finale on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., for the 21st annual Queen's Royale.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (4); Feature: 6 (6).

Sept. 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (1).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 6 wins, 22 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., for the 21st annual Queen's Royale with the National Sprint League

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Paul McMahan Set To Make Return Wednesday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the week off to recover from a tough crash in Chico, CA, Paul McMahan is set to climb back aboard the Destiny Motorsports entry on Wednesday when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades the Harford Speedway.

“First and foremost I want to thank Parker Price-Miller and Terry McCarl for stepping in and taking over driving duties for this team,” Paul McMahan said. “I have respect for both drivers and this ream really appreciates what they did for us. As far as myself, I am feeling great and really looking forward to getting back in the driver’s seat.”

With the series taking to the El Paso County Raceway in Colorado it was Kokomo, IN driver, Parker Price-Miller making his first start aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Rick Rogers Construction No. 7 entry.

PPM would time in eighth fastest and pick up a third place finish in his heat race. Moving into the feature event, Price-Miller would line up in the fourth row for the 40-lap feature event.

Showing great speed during the opening laps of the race, PPM would find himself battling in thick traffic though he would soon find himself back in the 12th spot as the action was thick all over the short track.

Staying the course, Price-Miller would settle in and work his way forward to finish in the 10th spot when the checkered flag flew.

Continuing on with the team at the Clay County Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday night, Price-Miller would time in 18th fastest during time trials.

Starting and finishing in the fifth spot of his heat race, Price-Miller would line the Boss Signs and Graphics/FK Rod Ends/KSE Racing Products entry up in the ninth row of the feature event.

When the race came to life, Price-Miller would get off to a sluggish start and would find himself at the back of the pack. Getting up on the wheel, Price-Miller would get moving forward and found him self up to the 14th spot as laps clicked off.

Late in the race, a car would get out of shape in front of PPM and cause him to check up and lose spots. A little contact would force him to limp across the finish line and he would end up being scored in the 19th spot.

“It really was an honor to fill in for Paul McMahan,” Parker Price-Miller said. “I want to thank him and the entire Destiny Motorsports team for giving me the chance to race with them.”

With Price-Miller already committed to run elsewhere on Saturday night, Terry McCarl would take the reigns at the US 36 Raceway in Cameron, MO.

Timing in 19th fastest after issues in hot laps, TMac would find himself in the fourth row of his heat race. On a track that was extremely hooked up and rough, which would not allow for much passing in the heat race, McCarl would finish in the seventh spot and be forced into the B Main.

Lining up on the pole of the semi, McCarl would get out to the early lead and look to be well on his way into the feature event, but mechanical gremlins would surface and the night would be cut short.

“Rick, Barb, and Destiny have been a part of my team for the last two years, and I feel fortunate to be able to help them out while Paul was injured,” Terry McCarl said. “Obviously I wish we had a better result, but I am glad I was able to help them out while they needed me.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-80, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports will be back in action with Paul McMahan on Wednesday night at the Hartford Speedway.

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

 

 

DJ Netto Has Eventful Night at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: With his Tri-C Motorsports team making the tow to his home track on Saturday night, DJ Netto would have an eventful night at the Keller Auto Speedway and though he wasn’t able to record the finish he was hoping for, Netto was pleased with how things felt.

“Saturday night I felt really good at the Keller Auto Speedway,” Netto said. “In the feature I just made a couple of mistakes that cost us. I hate it for Lee and Shane, because they gave me a great car every time I hit the track.”

Back aboard the Clyde and Marion Lamar owned No. 3c, Netto would make his first start in front of his hometown crowd aboard the iconic car. Timing in fourth fastest, the Hanford, CA driver would work from his fourth starting position to pick up a second place finish during his heat race.

Moving into the six-lap Dash, Netto would find himself with the eight pill, but the Fresno State student would improve his feature event starting position by a row as he would finish in the sixth spot.

With a strong hotrod under him, Netto would get off to a good start in the feature event as he worked his way up to the second spot and was in a battle with Dominic Scelzi and Cory Eliason.

Slight contact from a car while in traffic would get Netto’s machine out of shape as he slid through the infield. Able to keep his machine under power, Netto would re enter the racing surface back in the sixth spot.

As the track continued to widen out as the night went on, Netto would work by Mitchell Faccinto, Craig Stidham and Gio Scelzi as he worked his way back into the second spot.

Working the high side of the speedway as he chased after race leader, Cory Eliason, Netto would get into the cushion and pack his front end full of mud and eventually bring his night to an end just a few laps short of the checkered flag.

“I really have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for this opportunity,” Netto said. “I want to win a race for them badly, and I pushed the issue a little to hard towards the end of the race. These guys really have me comfortable in this car and I can’t wait to see what we can do Saturday night in Placerville, CA.”

ON TAP: Netto at the Tri-C Motorsports team will meet back up with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.DJ N

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

 

 

Moore Sixth at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Amidst an extremely tight point race for the Civil War Series championship, Mason Moore would finish in the sixth spot at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, as the battle stays tight with just two races to go.

“We lost some points on Saturday night, but we still have two races to make up ground,” Moore said. “It was a tough track on Saturday night but we made do with what we had and finished sixth.”

Timing the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office/LRB Race Products No. x1 in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials, Moore would proceed to win his heat race and move on into the nightly Dash.

With the pill draw not playing nice, Moore would pull the seven pill and the Princeton, CA pilot would line up in the last row of the six-lap shootout. On the hooked up and fast surface, Moore would finish in the seventh spot, placing him in the fourth row for the 30-lap finale.

As the night went on the track would continue to stay too good, and the feature event would not allow many guys to work their way forward. With most of the Top-Five running the same torrid pace, Moore would pick up a couple of spots as he ran in the sixth spot.

Lap 29 would see the yellow flag waive and put the field nose to tail for a final two-lap shootout to the finish. Trying to break into the Top-Five in the final laps, Moore would be unsuccessful as he would take the Ed Entz checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

“I have to thank the guys for working hard for me and giving us a great car for the feature,” Moore added. “We will now look forward to Petaluma and do all we can to get this F&F Racing car into victory lane.”

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

ON TAP: Moore will be in action on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway for the series’ penultimate event.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-4, Top 5’s-22, Top 10’s-34.

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Fifth With Civil War Series at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Battling with the Civil War Series at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, Justyn Cox would have his elbows up on a heavy and rough surface though he would work his way up to finish in the Top-Five.

“It was pretty fast all night long, and it made passing tough,” Cox said. “You had to be patient, and by doing that we were able to gain a few spots.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in eighth fastest. With a three-heat program in play on Saturday, Cox would line up on the front row of his heat race, and win, which placed him in the six-lap Dash.

Drawing the eighth for his Dash starting spot, Cox would finish in the eighth spot after a rock went through his hood and broke his throttle cable on the final lap.

As the track continued to stay hooked up and hold a lot of speed, Cox would run inside the Top-10 during the duration of the feature event as he slowly worked his way forward. Able to grab a couple of spots during a pair of early restarts, Cox would race his way into the fifth spot during a long 19-lap green flag run.

Battling with DJ Freitas during the final green-white-checkered shootout, Cox would bring his Cox Family Racing entry home with a third place finish.

“It is tough when the track is like that, but we had a good car and were able to move forward a little,” Cox said. “Thanks to Rod, Kyle, Eric, Dan, and everyone that helped us out on Saturday night.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, Swimming Pool Perfections, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2016!

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-43, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Cox and team will head to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and reunite with the King of the West Series.

 

 

Forsberg Rides Rough Marysville Raceway to Hard Fought Second Place Finish With Civil War Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the Civil War season quickly coming to a close, Andy Forsberg took care of business on Saturday night at a rough and tumble Marysville Raceway, as his second place finish extended his slim point lead as he chases his ninth Civil War series championship.

“It was an old school, hooked up track and we were able to make some cool moves to work our way into second,” Forsberg said. “We were able to keep pace with Becker at times, but he got away the last 10-laps or so.”

Timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/PT Shocks No. 7c in second fastest in time trials, Forsberg would pick up a second place finish in his heat race and earn a berth into the Dash.

Pulling the six pill, the Auburn, CA driver would pick up a position as a fifth place finish aboard the Pacific Highway Rentals/Swartz Diesel/Velocity Race Gear entry put him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

With the track getting rough and staying fast as the night moved along, Forsberg would get his spurs on in the feature event as he used a restart on the fifth lap to work his way from fifth and up into the second spot.

After another caution on the 10th lap, Forsberg would wage war on Sean Becker for the race lead during an extended green flag run, but on this night Sean Becker was just a little better than Forsberg.

A caution on the 29th lap set up a green-white-checkered finish, and with one final shot to do something with Becker, Forsberg would give it his all but would simply come away with a second place finish as he also extended his point lead with just two events to go.

“It was a fun track to me, and I have to thank my guys for giving me a good car,” Forsberg said. “We are back to it this Saturday with the Civil War again, and we’d love to get a win at Petaluma.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will be back in action with the Civil War Series on Saturday night as they take to Petaluma Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-11, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-27.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

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Cory Eliason Picks Up Seventh Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night with the Van Dyke Motorsports No. 5h, Cory Eliason returned to his winning ways as the Kingsburg, CA driver picked up his seventh win of the 2016 season in convincing fashion.

“I really have to thank Harley Van Dyke for everything he does for me,” Cory Eliason said. “He works hard to give me a fast racecar, and I do what I can to put the car in victory lane and fortunately we were able to do that on Saturday.”

Timing the Lucas Oil/Hansen Machine/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 5h in fifth fastest in time trials, Eliason would race his way to a heat race win and make himself eligible for the Dash.

Having a little luck on his side, Eliason would pull the one pill for the Dash putting the Maxim Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines powered machine on the front row of the six-lap affair. Taking car of business from the front row, Eliason would take the win and put himself on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

Starting alongside Dominic Scelzi, Eliason would slip back to the third spot though would keep the lead duo in his sights. Getting into traffic, Eliason would take the second spot and close in on the race leader.

On the 12th lap, Eliason would make his move exiting turn two and take over the race lead. Hitting his marks out front, Eliason would open up a comfortable lead only to the see the caution flag waive when he came around to take the checkered flag.

With the field on his bumper for a green-white-checkered finish, Eliason would have a great restart as he would drive away to score his seventh feature event win of 2016.

“We had some bad luck last week in Chico, CA, so it was nice to come back out and get the win,” Eliason added. “Again, I really want to the Harley Van Dyke for this opportunity he has given to me this year.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, Hansen Machine, NAAKE Suspension, Maxim Chassis, and Moyle Racing Engines for their support during the year.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 40, Wins-7, Top-5’s-13, Top-10’s-21

ON TAP: Though not in the Van Dyke car, Eliason will be back in action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

 

 

Sides Takes Top Five in Colorado and Maneuvers to Top 10 in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Jason Sides had a strong week of racing across the United States.

The action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series began last Wednesday when Sides made his debut at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. He qualified fourth quickest before placing second in a heat race to earn a spot in the dash.

"It was a different little track," he said. "We didn't expect to be as good as we were. The air was really, really bad. Of course the race track is at 7,000 feet. We went out kind of late and had a really good lap in qualifying and did what we needed in the heat race to make the dash."

Sides then finished fifth in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"In the feature I got to third a couple of laps in," he said. "The restarts were really big for me because on the bottom on the inside there was a little spot of moisture. Once you got to turn one you had to be careful going in there, but then you could hammer down going around. Donny (Schatz) got by so that put me fourth. With two laps to go Logan (Schuchart) came by on the bottom, almost stopping hitting the moisture and getting a good shot off the corner."

Sides scored a fifth-place result, which was his sixth top five of the season.

He returned to action on Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout. Sides timed in 12th quickest during qualifying and he ended third in a heat race to miss the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"They got like six inches of rain the night before," he said. "When we got there the pit area was a little soft, but the race track looked absolutely perfect. It raced good. It got slick in (turns) one and two and in (turns) three and four stayed a little better. There were some guys way around the top and a lot right around the bottom. We were tight enough to move up through there. I think we could have got a top five, but we hit a road block there. (Danny) Lasoski was on the bottom in sixth and he wasn't budging."

Sides maneuvered from 12th to record a seventh-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway for the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals.

"It started out as a really bad night," he said. "We hot lapped and felt pretty good. As I rolled off the track the motor popped one time and it died. We changed boxes and it wouldn't fire. We changed boxes again and it wouldn't fire. We changed the fuel pump and it wouldn't fire. We changed motors and put that second box on that was brand new and it wouldn't fire. We put a third box on and it fired."

Sides missed qualifying and his heat race. That started him last - 11th - in the Last Chance Showdown. He advanced to place sixth and earn the final transfer into the A Main, which he started last. Sides charged from 24th to 14th in the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We just tried staying out of the way of everybody," he said. "We ran around the bottom and ended up 14th."

Sides will face another World of Outlaws tripleheader this week with races on Wednesday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 4-Crown Nationals; and on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 5 (5).

Sept. 16 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (12).

Sept. 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: DNS; Heat race: DNS (10); B Main: 6 (11); Feature: 14 (24).

SEASON STATS -

75 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 29 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 66 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 4-Crown Nationals; and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown – Focus on Hockett/McMillin After Outlaw Weekend!

(Bill W) September 19, 2016 – Three events with the World of Outlaws have Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team ready for this weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. Two of the WoO events last weekend were supported by FVP, and plenty of customers were in attendance in Calhan, Colorado and near Cameron, Missouri.

Things started for you on Wednesday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colorado.

It was a unique track. The shape of it was something we’d never seen. It’s a small track with a “D” shape to it. It was almost like racing a non-wing track. The elevation was the highest we’ve raced at, and the car laid on the right rear all night.

You made it through the prelims o.k., timing in 11th quick and finish fourth in the heat.

We had a tough time getting the car balanced to where it was comfortable for me though. We were tight all night long. For the feature, we loosened it up, but we went too far. Then it wanted to spin out. We ended up finishing 14th.

I know FVP was a partner in the race.

That was the best part of the night. FVP is going to have some new locations in that area. We had a great customer attendance there. It’s always good to get to their new markets, meet those customers, thank them for their business, and show them a good time. It was a great crowd.

Clay County Fair Speedway was up next on Friday.

The track conditions were a lot wetter than we’ve seen in the past. We really didn’t get any hot laps in as the sun was really bad heading down the backstretch. We drew a late number and guessed at qualifying. We ended up 19th quick.

You finished fifth in the heat and lined up 19th for the feature.

We felt like our car was pretty good in the heat. We just needed some fine tuning. We got a good start in the feature. We were able to get by four or five cars. But we’ve had a tough time lately finding the right balance once we put a fuel load on. These tires have us pretty good or out in left field trying to find something to feel better. We’re kind of searching now. We were running in the 15th to 18th range and got into the back of Wayne Johnson. That spun us and knocked the nose wing off.

Racing at Cameron, Missouri Saturday gave you a venue that was close to home and had plenty of FVP customers and employees.

I think that was one of our best FVP turnouts ever. I think there were 150 to 200 customers there. We had a Q&A at the hospitality area, and it was good to see those people and thank them for the business they do, and the support they give to FVP.

I know the night started out with a struggle.

As soon as I got on the gas, we hurt an engine. We didn’t even make a quarter of a lap. Fortunately, Chad (Morgan), Michael (Williams), Grandpa (George Lasoski) and Heather (Brown) pitched in to get the thing changed. We were able to do that, but we didn’t get a look at the track for qualifying. I felt we made a pretty good lap for the conditions we were in, timing in tenth quick and being within a tenth of a second of quick time.

You finished fifth in the heat and twelfth in the feature.

We had a lot better car than twelfth. The heavy conditions there really aren’t my forte. Chad is doing a good job of making me feel as comfortable as I can. In those conditions, you can’t be afraid to tear something up, but owning your own stuff, it’s not smart to do that…especially after hurting an engine to start the night.

This Thursday through Saturday, you have the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

This race is important to me personally, of course, with the relationship with Jesse, Jack and the whole family. It’s an event that’s now gone to three days. We’ll have a little different mindset going into it, because there are going to be heats, qualifiers and features the first two nights. You have to be consistent, because points are going to line you up for Saturday.

You performed well there in 2015.

We had a good balance with the car there last year. We won the first night, and felt like we were good enough to win the last night. Unfortunately, we got crashed before we got going. This and Charlotte are probably the two races I’m looking forward to the most finishing out the year.

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Brian was victorious in last year’s preliminary feature at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. He won ahead of Derek Hagar, Josh Baughman, Brad Loyet and Ian Madsen.

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Brian says – “The braking system is one of the most important parts on the car. Red Devil and Ultralight have not only the strongest, but the lightest brakes out there. It’s the only caliper I will use. I’ve used others, and there is a night and day difference.”

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

 

 

TWO TOP-FIVE FINISHES FOR LARSON MARKS RACING IN THE MIDWEST

 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 19, 2016) - Larson Marks Racing scored two more top-five finishes this weekend in the Midwest. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series traveled to Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on Friday night and US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., the following night.

Stewart qualified third Friday night at Clay County Fairgrounds and won the third heat race from the pole starting position. He started sixth in the dash and finished seventh, earning a starting spot on the inside of the fourth row for the main event. Early in the 30-lap feature event, Stewart slipped back to 10th but had moved back up to eighth by the halfway point. He survived a couple of late-race cautions to advance to a fifth-place finish.

The following night, Stewart timed in eighth quickest in qualifying and finished third in his heat race at US 36 Raceway. After starting eighth, Stewart advanced to sixth and was into the top five by the halfway point of the race. Stewart survived the tough track conditions and moved up one more spot for a fourth-place finish.

"It feels good to earn a pair of top-five finishes this weekend," said Stewart. "The Larson Marks guys have been working extremely hard to find some speed in the No. 2, and it's paying off. We're coming into the home stretch and we hope to check off a couple more wins before the season ends to build some momentum going into next season."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action this Wednesday, September 21 at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway. This is the make-up event scheduled after a rainout earlier this season on July 29.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Clay County Fairgrounds DATE: September 16, 2016 QUALIFYING: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 6th DASH FINISH: 7th STARTING POSITION: 7th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

TRACK: US 36 Raceway DATE: September 17, 2016 QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 80 WINS: 10 TOP-FIVES: 38 TOP-10s: 65 NEXT RACE: The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action this Wednesday, September 21 at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway. SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Joey Saldana Picks Up 99th Career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the fifth time in 2016, Joey Saldana parked the Roth Motorsports No. 83 machine in victory on Saturday night after an extremely grueling battle at the US 36 Raceway.

“This is awesome,” Joey Saldana said. “We set out in 2016 to win races, and its been a little bit since our last one. Dennis and Teresa Roth give this team great equipment to compete at a high level, and it’s nice to get them a win.”

For the first time since 2009, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series checked into the ultra high banked facility located in Cameron, MO, and Saldana would set the tone early as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments entry in third quickest in time trials.

Grabbing the heat win, the ‘Brownsburg Bullet’ would advance from fourth to second in the Craftsman Club Dash, which would place him on the front row of the 35-lap feature event.

Though it was Danny Lasoski getting the initial jump, Saldana would make his move on a lap five restart as he rode the rim to grab the race lead. In just a matter of laps, Saldana found himself in thick traffic but was able to muscle his car through the openings.

The race’s final stoppage would come just before the halfway point, and Saldana again would use the high-side to his advantage as he fended off Lasoski’s advances and continued to lead the way.

While Saldana led the way, Jason Johnson would move into the second spot and become a threat late the in the race. With the track extremely demanding on this night, Saldana would continue muscle his car through some rough spots and fend off Johnson as he scored his fifth win of the year, and his 99th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win.

“We rolled out a different on Saturday night, and it was a nice piece,” Saldana added. “We brought Tyler Swank in last week, and it is great to get a win so quickly together. It is also nice to have a trophy to give to my son for his Birthday.”

In action that took place earlier in the week, Saldana would score an 11th place finish at the El Paso County Raceway in Colorado before being scored in the 17th spot at the Clay County Speedway on Friday night.

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

ON TAP: Joey and company will be in action at the Hartford Speedway on Wednesday night before taking to Eldora on Friday night and Lernerville on Saturday.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-79, Wins-5, Top 5’s-28, Top 10’s-57.

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Discount general admission tickets for O’Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River at Lakeside Speedway for World of Outlaws now available

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — September 19, 2016 — Discount General Admission tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday, October 21 are now available for purchase at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

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

With the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 discount, Adult General Admission tickets purchased at participating stores are $32, while Child General Admission (6-12-years-old) are $12. Children ages five-under will be admitted free in the General Admission seating section.

To find an O’Reilly Auto Parts store, visit

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/fi/storeresults/kansas%20city/KS/50.oap

For additional information as well as to purchase advance reserved tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, October 21, visit https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com. Reserved seats can also be purchased by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Familiar Ground: Greg Wilson returns to Hartford Speedway with the World of Outlaws

HARTFORD, Mich. — September 19, 2016 — Embarking on his rookie season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this year, Greg Wilson has visited numerous tracks from coast-to-coast for the first time. One track that he knows well and will be returning to this week is Hartford Speedway in Michigan.

The Outlaws will hit the track at the “Wicked Fast Half-Mile” on Wednesday, September 21 for an event that was postponed by rain back in July. A complete show will be run, beginning with hot laps and time trials, followed by heat races, the dash and 25-lap A-Feature event.

Wilson has turned a number of laps at Hartford Speedway over the years. The native of Benton Ridge, Ohio, finished second in his most recent start at the half-mile in 2009 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, which was his third career top-five finish at the track in six starts. Wilson made his Hartford Speedway debut in 1995 with the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt, finishing third in that event. He also earned a top-five with the All Stars at Hartford in 2004.

“Normally when we go there, it gets pretty slick,” said Wilson, who drives the Hercules Tires machine. “We’ll see what the weather does and everything else, but if it’s a normal deal, it should be a wide track and good racing. They have great fans up there and always pack the place. I’ve been up there for local 360 races and it’s been standing room only. They get great support and I’m sure they’ll be out in full with the Outlaws in town.”

Wilson, who is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrehct Rookie of the Year Award this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, has battled through an up and down year thus far. The brightest spot of the season was picking up a win on Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte, which was his second-career Outlaws win, following a victory last fall at the famed Eldora Speedway in his home state of Ohio.

“The biggest challenge for us this year has been logistics,” explained Wilson. “We’ve run into some problems and needed to make changes and not being able to get home has been tough. I guarantee that we’ll prepare a lot different for next year. Until you get out here and get racing and see all the different race tracks, that’s how you learn how important it is to be prepared when you leave the shop. Not that we weren’t prepared or had any failures, but we need to make some changes. That’s the area we’ve probably learned the most about this year.”

Wilson is currently 11th in points and has 12 top-10 finishes this season, with four of those being top-five performances. Along with his win, another high water mark this season was finishing fourth in the Kings Royal at Eldora, with a stout field of 60 cars was in attendance for that event. Wilson also was in the top-five at Fremont Speedway in Ohio and Plymouth Speedway in Indiana.

“I’m pretty proud of the fact that we’ve been able to endure and ride out the ups and downs,” said Wilson. “We’re down the homestretch now and I’m proud to do this with a family team with my wife and kids, crew members and our partners. To make it through the year is an accomplishment and to do what we’ve been able to do and be competitive at times. We’ve been able to ride the rollercoaster we’ve been on. We knew what we were getting ourselves into this year.”

Wilson has had the good fortunate of traveling all season with his family with him. Along with making numerous appearances from coast-to-coast to represent his sponsor Hercules Tires, Wilson and his family have gotten to do quite a bit of sightseeing as well.

“Every time we race where there is a fair or something to do, we let them do those things,” noted Wilson. “I’m so grateful and so blessed to have my family out here with me. No one can ever take these experiences away from us that we’ve had as a family. You hear that from some of the older drivers that did it and their kids are all grown up. You talk to people like Kendra Jacobs and she says, ‘Greg, those were some of the best times of my life.’ I hope someday my daughters will look back and say the same thing.”

Heading into the event at Hartford Speedway, 11 race nights remain on the 2016 calendar for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Wilson looks to finish the season on a strong note, as he begins to gear up for next year.

“If we can get the rollercoaster we are on now leveled out a little bit and be more consistent, that will make it a good end to the year,” said Wilson. “We are going to change a few things moving into the next month and try some new stuff and hopefully gain on where we are lacking. I feel like if we can smooth that out and maybe grab us a win, as we are going to some tracks that I really like going to, that would be the perfect end to the season. I’m excited looking forward and the changes we are going to make to make us better going into the future.”

All tickets and pit passes purchased for the originally scheduled race back in July will be honored on Wednesday, September 21. Reserved and general admission tickets can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com and at the track on race day.

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

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Matt Wood Racing – WoO Top Tens Set Up Eldora!

(Bill W) September 19, 2016 – The Matt Wood Racing #17w team and driver Kerry Madsen posted a pair of top tens with the World of Outlaws last weekend. On Friday night in Spencer, Iowa, the team came back from some adversity, charging from 22nd to ninth in the feature. Another top ten followed Saturday at US36 Raceway near Cameron, Missouri. This weekend, the team will compete at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio with the WoO Friday and the All Stars Saturday.

Things started well at Spencer when Kerry timed in second quick and lined up on the pole of his heat race. That’s when a motor issue sidelined him. “We were leading the heat and headed for the Dash,” he says. “It was just an unfortunate thing. We bounced back in the B and the feature though.”

Lining up outside row eleven in the feature, the St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver took advantage of a racy track to charge to ninth. “They didn’t get to work the track as much as they wanted to with all the rain,” says Kerry. “But it actually turned into one of the best tracks that we’ve seen up there. It made for multiple groove racing, and it was really good. It was a lot of fun driving up through there.”

On Saturday, the bullring near Cameron, Missouri saw Kerry time in seventh quick and run third in his heat race. He lined up for the feature inside row four and finished tenth. “It was typical Cameron really,” he says. “It was really heavy. It was fast, and it was tough to pass there. We were stuck on the inside of every start and restart it seemed. That wasn’t the place to be. We lost positions on those instead of gaining. I was disappointed in that part of it.”

Kerry was very happy with the car’s performance throughout the weekend. “It had the potential to be an outstanding weekend,” he says. “But we did have the issue on Friday, that we battled back from. And Saturday, we had a fast car all night. It was just the situations we were in. We came out with top tens. I thought it was a real positive that we had a much better car than what the results showed. I feel we definitely had a top five car both nights.”

The 2014 King’s Royal winner at Eldora is looking forward to this weekend. “It will be fun, I think,” says Kerry. “We’re getting everything going now. Every time we hit the racetrack, we are fast…so we’ll see how it goes.”

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Quick Lane and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps!

 

 

Danny Dietrich Announces World of Outlaws World Finals Trip, Tripleheader sits ahead at Susky, Williams Grove and Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 19, 2016) - For the first time in his career, Danny Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48 entry, will make the trip to Concord, North Carolina; set to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the annual Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The three-day showcase, complete with qualifying on Thursday evening, October 27, and two, full programs on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, will welcome the nation’s elite open wheel race teams, all working to conquer the state-of-the-art facility for a pair of $12,000 top prizes. Like prior seasons, the World of Outlaws World Finals will conclude the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule.

“This is really exciting for our team,” Danny Dietrich said. “We had some different ideas in mind for an ‘end of the year trip,’ but this worked out to be the best option for us this year. I can’t thank my car owner and all of my partners enough for this opportunity. It should be a great trip. Hopefully we can make all of our fans and supporters proud. We’re excited to get going.”

Before making the trip to North Carolina in late October, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will enter a busy stretch of premier programs in Central Pennsylvania, including a demanding tripleheader this Thursday through Saturday, September 22-24, at Susquehanna Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Dietrich will kick-off his upcoming three-race weekend on Thursday evening, September 22, with Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” program at the Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven, Pennsylvania.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg will host a World of Outlaws National Open Tune-Up on Friday night, September 23, featuring an entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series format. The last chance tune-up will give “Pennsylvania Posse” teams like Gary Kauffman Racing one last opportunity to test their equipment and fine tune their machines before the National Open invasion.

Dietrich’s upcoming tripleheader weekend will conclude with the $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 24.

Danny Dietrich will enter the high dollar tripleheader with two, recent top-ten feature finishes to his credit; ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, September 16, and tenth during the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, September 17.

“We still have a long way to go before we can begin to worry about preparing for the World Finals,” Dietrich explained. “I want to make sure that we are more than competitive when we arrive in Charlotte. Our results have been consistent, and we are proud of that, we just want more. We have a lot of big programs circled on our calendar during the next few weeks. Our goal is to enter all of those programs and be in a position to win each one of them. The season is closing quickly. We don’t want any of it to go to waste.”

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 7 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

Sides Takes Top Five in Colorado and Maneuvers to Top 10 in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Jason Sides had a strong week of racing across the United States.

The action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series began last Wednesday when Sides made his debut at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. He qualified fourth quickest before placing second in a heat race to earn a spot in the dash.

"It was a different little track," he said. "We didn't expect to be as good as we were. The air was really, really bad. Of course the race track is at 7,000 feet. We went out kind of late and had a really good lap in qualifying and did what we needed in the heat race to make the dash."

Sides then finished fifth in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"In the feature I got to third a couple of laps in," he said. "The restarts were really big for me because on the bottom on the inside there was a little spot of moisture. Once you got to turn one you had to be careful going in there, but then you could hammer down going around. Donny (Schatz) got by so that put me fourth. With two laps to go Logan (Schuchart) came by on the bottom, almost stopping hitting the moisture and getting a good shot off the corner."

Sides scored a fifth-place result, which was his sixth top five of the season.

He returned to action on Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout. Sides timed in 12th quickest during qualifying and he ended third in a heat race to miss the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"They got like six inches of rain the night before," he said. "When we got there the pit area was a little soft, but the race track looked absolutely perfect. It raced good. It got slick in (turns) one and two and in (turns) three and four stayed a little better. There were some guys way around the top and a lot right around the bottom. We were tight enough to move up through there. I think we could have got a top five, but we hit a road block there. (Danny) Lasoski was on the bottom in sixth and he wasn't budging."

Sides maneuvered from 12th to record a seventh-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway for the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals.

"It started out as a really bad night," he said. "We hot lapped and felt pretty good. As I rolled off the track the motor popped one time and it died. We changed boxes and it wouldn't fire. We changed boxes again and it wouldn't fire. We changed the fuel pump and it wouldn't fire. We changed motors and put that second box on that was brand new and it wouldn't fire. We put a third box on and it fired."

Sides missed qualifying and his heat race. That started him last - 11th - in the Last Chance Showdown. He advanced to place sixth and earn the final transfer into the A Main, which he started last. Sides charged from 24th to 14th in the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We just tried staying out of the way of everybody," he said. "We ran around the bottom and ended up 14th."

Sides will face another World of Outlaws tripleheader this week with races on Wednesday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 4-Crown Nationals; and on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 5 (5).

Sept. 16 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (12).

Sept. 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: DNS; Heat race: DNS (10); B Main: 6 (11); Feature: 14 (24).

SEASON STATS -

75 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 29 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 66 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 4-Crown Nationals; and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

LIVE AUDIO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

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

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Heading to Susquehanna, Williams Grove and Lincoln This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Trey Starks will return to The Keystone State this weekend for a tripleheader in Central Pennsylvania.

Starks is slated to pilot a sprint car for Scott Gobrecht on Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown; on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg; and on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown for the Dirt Classic.

"I'm really excited to get back out there," Starks said. "I love running in that part of the country. The fans are so passionate and the racing is as good as you can get. We've been working on some things so I think we'll be really prepared."

The event at Susquehanna Speedway Park will be the first time in more than two years that Starks has visited the track. He recorded a fourth-place result during his debut at the oval in April 2014.

Friday will mark the fifth race of the season at Williams Grove Speedway for Starks.

"We haven't had the best luck there this year so hopefully we can turn that around," he said. "This will be our final tune-up before the National Open so the goal is to build some momentum with a strong run on Friday."

Starks has raced at Lincoln Speedway once this season. He qualified third quickest before placing 15th in May during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

"I'm grateful to Scott for the opportunity this weekend," Starks said. "We have a great crew ready to help so I can't wait to get out there and see what we can accomplish."

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 8 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blue Dot Fabrications

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

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

Starks would also like to thank Starks Timber Processing, SpeedMart, Security Race Products, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Charges From 12th to Runner-Up Result at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Giovanni Scelzi tied his career-best sprint car finish last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

Scelzi piloted a Roth Motorsports owned race car during the event, which began with a 12th place qualifying result.

"The track was really tricky in qualifying," he said. "We talked about what we wanted to do. I felt like I made good laps. I executed what we talked about, but we were a little off. It was not good to start that far behind the eight ball."

Scelzi rebounded from the slow start to the night. He placed second in a heat race to start the main event on the outside of the sixth row.

"We had a really, really good car where I could maneuver through the field," he said. "It was pretty gradual. There was a long green flag run and we got up to second when we had a restart with five laps to go. I had one shot at the leader, but it wouldn't have been a clean slider so I didn't go for it."

Scelzi finished with a runner-up result, which marked his 18th top five of the season. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/f7J7lRzVvzw.

"I feel like I'm racing people better," he said. "The first few times when I got podiums I started toward the front and I didn't have to pass anybody. Coming from 12th to second was a good confidence boost.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity and Eric, Cory, Brent and Todd for their help."

Scelzi is scheduled to return to his family owned sprint car this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (12).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 7 wins, 18 top fives, 20 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Schoenfeld Headers, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Red Line Oil, Panella Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, KW Suspensions, MicroBlue Bearings, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Southern Pacific Farms, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance and Adams Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Maneuvers to Runner-Up Result During Ralph Henson Memorial at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Sammy Swindell and A.G. Rains have a partnership that has worked since Day 1.

Swindell recorded a runner-up result last Saturday at I-30 Speedway during the Ralph Henson Memorial, which marked his 13th podium finish of the season. It was also the fifth time Swindell and Rains have teamed up in the last year and each time has resulted in either a win or a second-place finish.

"I had a good night," Swindell said. "We were doing some of the things A.G. was doing. We were trying some of his things and the track went through a big change where it was really greasy all over and then it got really sticky around the middle. For the main it dried off pretty well, but had a big curb around the top. It gave us a nice tune-up for the Short Track Nationals and a really good direction."

Swindell opened the night by using a late-race pass to advance from third to second place in a heat race.

"The race track was one lane near the middle," he said. "It was pretty narrow. It was a bit greasy down there where we started. I was faster than the guy in front of me, but it took a long time to get by him. He made a mistake the last corner and got over the cushion. It gave me a chance to get to him and we drag raced and I beat him by about a foot. We made the most out of what we had and we were a point or so out of being in the redraw."

Swindell ranked seventh in overall points, which missed a spot in the feature redraw by only one position. He lined up on the inside of the fourth row for the 30-lap main event.

"The car was good," he said. "I was able to work around the bottom or through the middle when most the guys were running the top. I got to second and we raced there pretty hard for quite a while. We had a pretty good race with Derek Hagar and it was pretty tight. There was once I got about a half a car ahead, but he came back around me. We were right there the whole time. At the end he got a break or two in traffic and got a little distance on me."

Swindell scored a second-place result to continue his momentum driving for Rains. The duo will venture to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., this Thursday through Saturday for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (7).

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com.

"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Charges From Deep in B Main to Top-10 Finish at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 19, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. charged to a strong result at I-30 Speedway last Saturday during the Ralph Henson Memorial.

"We drew the highest pill for the heat races," he said. "We had to start dead last and really couldn't get much going. The track was pretty heavy at the beginning of the night."

Bruce Jr. and the Smith Racing entry advanced from ninth to eighth place in a heat race, which relegated the team to start on the outside of the fourth row in a B Main.

"We were fortunate to make it out of the B Main," Bruce Jr. said. "I got the final transfer coming off of turn four. It was close. The track was getting wider for the B Mains and for the A Main it was nice and racy."

Bruce Jr., who rallied from eighth to third place in the consolation race, lined up on the inside of the 10th row for the 30-lap feature.

"There were no cautions," he said. "It went green to checkered. It was definitely a race we wished we would have had a caution. We had a really good car. We just started too far back. We had a car that I could pretty much take anywhere on the race track and make moves. Whether I needed to run the bottom or the top I could pretty much go anywhere I wanted to."

Bruce Jr. navigated from 19th to a ninth-place result, which was his 12th top 10 of the season. It also earned him the Hard Charger Award that included a bonus from KDN Promotions for passing the most cars.

"Sometimes whenever you draw bad it turns out ok and other times you just have to keep fighting," he said. "That's what we did. Everybody was resilient and had a positive mindset. That's really important."

The team is slated to return to action this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Bruce Jr. claimed a Hockett/McMillin Memorial preliminary victory in 2013. He ended 11th and eighth, respectively last year and he recorded finishes of 10th and fourth, respectively, in 2014. In addition to the preliminary win in 2013, Bruce Jr. placed third during the finale that year. He also posted results of second and sixth, respectively, in 2012 and ninth in 2011 during the inaugural race.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 3 (8); Feature: 9 (19).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past few years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, 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, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

BAGS FOR BAND-AIDS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Indianapolis, IN – The Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial race at Lucas Oil Speedway has many exciting aspects for fans and drivers alike. The WAR Sprint Car Series has partnered with the Hockett family and Lucas Oil Speedway to add a special event to the schedule.

The inaugural Bags for Band-Aids Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday, September 24, behind the backstretch grandstands. Check-in time will be 11:30 a.m. with competition starting at noon. Competitors can also sign up in advance, on Thursday and Friday night, at the JH/DM merchandise tent at the top of the front stretch grandstands.

ASCS and WAR drivers who aren’t playing in the tournament will join the fun at noon for a meet and greet/autograph session set up next to the games. Bobbie Nichols will have hero cards available for autographs, as well as the silent auction items set up for bidding and viewing on the other end of the games area.

Competitors will pay $5.00 plus a box of colorful band-aids or $10.00 to check-in. Partners will be drawn at random. Players who prefer to pick a partner instead of drawing will pay $25 per player ($50 per team). All proceeds benefit Noah’s Bandage Project/Children’s Cancer Research. Prizes and a Jesse Hockett Hard Charger Award will be presented at the conclusion of the tournament.

Read more about Noah’s Bandage Project here: www.noahsbandageproject.com

WAR would also like to request that any fans who have a set of cornhole boards and bags of their own to please bring them to the games on Saturday morning to help the tournament move quickly. Four sets of boards are currently committed to the cause, but more boards would help the event out.

If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Rowden at 317-345-5952 or Bobbie Nichols at 816-820-2411.

 

 

Championship night on tap for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this Friday at the Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – September 19, 2016…What started back in April will officially come to a close this Friday night September 23, with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo set for their 2016 season finale at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway.

The event on Friday will ultimately mark the 12th race of the year, in what has been the 10th anniversary season for the Ocean Sprints.

During those races there have been six different winners, including the hottest driver at the speedway as of late, Justin Sanders. The reigning Taco Bravo champion won’t take home the title this year, but has captured a track-high four victories this season, including the last three. The Watsonville based competitor looks to finish off the campaign with win number five on Friday.

Going into the finale Stockton’s Brad Furr is searching to lock-up his second career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo championship.

The veteran driver has used one win and solid consistency to maintain the point lead for much of the season. He last claimed the title in 2013 and goes into Friday with a 44-point cushion over young upstart Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove. Furr has spent time in his career traveling with the World of Outlaws and throughout California at times, but has found a home at the Ocean Speedway in recent seasons.

Kofoid has also raced to a single victory this season and looks to wrap up Rookie of the Year honors on Friday, something he’s already done at the Placerville Speedway. The talented 14-year-old rising star capped the Placerville campaign with a third place finish in the standings. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic and another rookie this season, Lucas Ashe of Cottonwood, round out the top-five in points going into Friday.

Other drivers that have picked off wins this season include past Ocean Sprints champs Shane Golobic of Fremont & Tommy Tarlton of Easton, along with two-time King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion Kyle Hirst. Both Golobic & Tarlton have scooped up two victories apiece and have been in the thick of things all season long.

More drivers expected Friday will include Hanford’s DJ Netto, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Oakdale’s Shawn Conde, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, San Jose’s Darrell Taylor and others.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sports Mods, American Stocks and 4-Bangers.

All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

A-main winners this year: Justin Sanders (4), Shane Golobic & Tommy Tarlton (2), Buddy Kofoid, Brad Furr, Kyle Hirst (1)

Following this Friday the Sprint Car season will then come to a close at the Ocean Speedway on Friday October 7 when the King of the West 410 Sprints invade the quarter-mile.

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos & the All Star Modified Tour.

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

Remaining Winged Sprint Car events at Ocean Speedway in 2016

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – In the Family!

(Bill W) September 19, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 put on another one of their patented charges last Saturday night with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Going from twelfth to third, Josh not only finished strong with the series, but saw his brother Jarrod win his first ever Sprint Invaders feature. The team is weighing remaining races on their schedule, or whether they will call it a year.

Josh drew a sixth starting spot in his heat. “We didn’t get what we needed from the draw, and the track was still awful fast in the heat race,” he says. “That made it tough for passing. It is what it is. You win some and you lose some on the draw. We didn’t get quite the start we needed in the heat either. We got held up a little bit in turn one. It was just tough passing. That’s just how it goes sometimes.”

He finished fourth in the heat, putting him outside row six for the feature. The track was fast, but widened out as the night progressed. “The track became pretty racy,” says Josh. “It got hairy in lapped traffic. They were battling back and forth too. We had a good racecar, but we lost the brakes there about halfway through the race. That made it tough for us.”

A red was displayed with seven laps to go. “We needed that caution earlier,” says Josh. “It seems that we haven’t had a lot of cautions in races lately. The track was a little faster, and we got up to third…so we were really happy with a podium finish there.” Josh was excited to see his brother get his first Sprint Invaders. win. “I was happy for Jarrod,” he says. “He’d been trying to win one with the Invaders for a long time. He earned that one. That was good for him.”

The strength of the team’s schedule came in 410 action at Knoxville. It was a year that saw steady improvement and Josh’s first podium finish at the Sprint Car Capital. “We didn’t have a lot of flash and flare, so I don’t know that we were on a whole lot of people’s radar,” he says. “But we were consistent all year. We had a bunch of top tens and a few top fives at Knoxville as we continue to build this program. We’re just so pumped for that. That’s big for us.”

The season saw a number of feature charges. “We didn’t start up front very often,” says Josh. “Obviously, we struggled a bit in qualifying. But when you charge towards the front in the features, it tells you that you are good when it matters. So the focal point of the offseason is improving in time trials. If we can get in those first three rows at Knoxville, I truly believe we can win.”

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Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – Persistent rains throughout the day Saturday have forced Fremont Speedway to cancel the second night of the 9th Annual Jim Ford Classic. The make-up date of Sunday, Sept. 18 has also been cancelled due to the amount of rain that has fallen.

“It’s rained all morning and throughout the afternoon. They are calling for more rain throughout the day and evening and with the humidity we just won’t have enough time and opportunity to get the track dried,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter. “I hate this for Jon Horn and JLH General Contractor. Jon puts a lot of effort and a lot of money up for this event and we sincerely appreciate all his does for Fremont Speedway.”

Farmer invited fans to the campground across the street from the track Saturday evening where the band Quick Shine will perform.

Earlier in the day Saturday the annual kick ball tournament was held to raise funds for childhood cancer research and the Kick-It champions was team Red, White and Blue as they bested 9 other teams. Because of the rain the silent auction was unable to be held as the tournament was moved to the Fremont YMCA. The silent auction will take place during the next scheduled race. Fremont Speedway has raised over $150,000 over the past five years through the Kick-It foundation.

Also, the Fremont Speedway 2017 queens and lil miss contest were held and Lydia Liskai will reign as the track’s queen while Haley Huffman will serve as the Lil Miss. There were eight young ladies who competed for the title of Fremont Speedway Queen and eight who competed for the Fremont Speedway Lil Miss 2017. Each contest had to submit an essay and were then questioned by judges Pat Mowry who represented the Sandusky County Fairboard; Scott Barman, Fremont Speedway Assistant Flagman; Sarah Dussel, wife of sprint car driver Nate Dussel; Farmer; and sprint car driver and former track champion Craig Mintz.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 1 for the Open Wheel Shootout featuring the winged 410 and 305 sprints and the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprints.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Sept. 15

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 773; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 759; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 757; 5. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 756; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 743; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 740; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 730; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 729; 10. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, and Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, both 728; 12. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 723; 13. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 722; 14. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 712; 15. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 710; 16. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, and Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, both 707; 18. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 706; 19. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 694; 20. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 691.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 550; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 485; 3. Mathew Moles, Fresno, Calif., 462; 4. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 424; 5. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 417; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 406; 7. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 395; 8. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 391; 9. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 372; 10. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 371.

Colorado – 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 482; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 453; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 411; 4. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 382; 5. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 367; 6. Greg Schaefer, Hudson, Colo., 362; 7. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 320; 8. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 309; 9. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 307; 10. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 304.

Iowa – 1. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 481; 2. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 464; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 447; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 422; 5. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 417; 6. Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 367; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 362; 9. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 360; 10. Brandon Worthington, Indianola, Iowa, 326.

Indiana – 1. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 496; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 486; 3. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 484; 4. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 477; 5. Tony Anderson, Blooming­ton, Ind., 455; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 443; 7. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 411; 8. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 385; 9. Dakota Jackson, Elizabethtown, Ind., 375; 10. Ryan Tus­ing, Santa Claus, Ind., 365.

Kansas – 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 579; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 560; 3. Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan., 487; 4. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 479; 5. Steven Richardson, Manhattan, Kan., 413; 6. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 400; 7. Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan., 380; 8. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 343; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 326; 10. Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., 320.

Louisiana – 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 275; 2. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 222; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., and Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 206; 5. Ty John­son, Eunice, La., 200; 6. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 188; 7. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 184; 8. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 182; 9. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 149; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 139.

Minnesota – 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 1,028; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 742; 3. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 689; 4. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 567; 5. Colin Smith, Shel­don, Iowa, 546; 6. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 543; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 515; 8. Nate Eakin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 436; 9. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 429; 10. Dwain Wilmes, Kasota, Minn., 408.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 720; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 597; 3. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 596; 4. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 583; 5. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 581; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 579; 7. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 573; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 572; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 562; 10. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 525.

New Jersey – 1. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 432; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 417; 3. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 391; 4. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 367; 5. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 346; 6. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 326; 7. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 301; 8. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 294; 9. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 288; 10. Stefanie Palmai-Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 277.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 184; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 179; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 175; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 166; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 130; 6. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 101; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynes­boro, Va., 80; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 10. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 377; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 355; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 344; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 212; 5. Michael Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 133; 6. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 103; 7. John Bott, Wallace, W.V., 95; 8. Randy Sterling, Morris­dale, Pa., 71; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 69; 10. Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, Ind., 35.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 219; 2. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 213; 3. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 193; 4. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, 171; 5. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 163; 6. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 156; 7. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 152; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 147; 9. Jerry Jumper, Norman, Okla., 142; 10. Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., 139.

Pennsylvania – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 926; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 767; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 763; 4. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 761; 5. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 760; 6. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 608; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 598; 8. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 565; 9. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 558; 10. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 551.

South Dakota – 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 411; 2. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 398; 3. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 387; 4. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 379; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 378; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 377; 7. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 352; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 293; 9. Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D., 291; 10. Micah Schliemann, Baltic, S.D., 210.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 1,275; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,222; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 911; 4. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 842; 5. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 839; 6. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 831; 7. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 830; 8. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, both 800; 10. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 780.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 509; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 503; 3. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 458; 4. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 445; 5. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 374; 6. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 373; 7. J.D. Coats, Bumpass, Va., 338; 8. Tom Hum­phries, Waynesboro, Va., 290; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 259; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 244.

 

 

Taylor Charges to Sixth Victory of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2016) - Even though he is a teenager, Zac Taylor has shown the racing maturity of a seasoned veteran.

Last Saturday, Taylor studied the track conditions at El Paso County Raceway and used it to his advantage as he claimed his sixth sprint car win of 2016.

"I had a lot of guys asking what I thought the track was going to do," he said. "I didn't want to tip my hand so I didn't say much. I could tell the top wasn't going to stick and when they dropped the green everyone went to the top and I went to the bottom and was second out of turn two. Then I just drove into the lead and made sure I hit my marks.

"It's funny, a couple of weeks ago at El Paso it was sort of the same thing only in reverse. Everyone went to the bottom and I went to the top and it worked."

Taylor had opened the night by placing second in his heat race before lining up on the inside of the third row for the main event. His strong performance in the feature spring boarded him into a midget race on Wednesday at El Paso County Raceway as the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association was the undercard at the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

Taylor and car owner Todd Henry endured trouble in a heat race so the team lined up 21st for the main event.

"They watered the track right before we went out for our heat and didn't let us roll it in," Taylor said. "I slid right off the top of turn three and bent the Jacob's Ladder. We started 21st in the feature and I was up to 13th when a caution came out and they put two cars back in front of me. I got around them and just worked my way forward. We had a great car."

Taylor maneuvered to a ninth-place result, which was his 23rd top 10 of the season.

"I got to talk to Donny Schatz a little after the races and asked what I needed to do to get to where he's at," he said. "He told me marketing and to keep doing what I'm doing. That was really encouraging."

Taylor will be back behind the wheel of the Todd Henry midget this Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., for championship night. He is currently second in the RMMRA points. Taylor is fifth in the Colorado Alliance Racing Tour - Blood Sweat and Tears Racing Series standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 10 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (1): Feature: 1 (5).

Sept. 14 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: DNF (-); Feature: 9 (21).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 6 wins, 17 top fives, 23 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

MEDIA LINKS -

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USA Performance Engines is the power behind many local, regional and national racers. USA Performance Engines' centralized location in Denver, Colo., allows them to serve anyone in the USA. Rick and Cindy Lowery started USA Performance Engines in 2002 with the help of local and national sprint car driver and master engine builder John Gerloff. Master machinist Jeff Taylor started along with cylinder head specialist Mike Rowles that same year. All three men are still at USA Performance and strive to develop and build the very best engine for your race car, hot rod, boat, Harley Davidson or your daily street car. For more information, visit http://www.USAEngines.com.

"USA Performance Engines builds the best motors on the market," Taylor said. "And it's not just the engines, it's the service after. They have helped us with setups and have made sure we can make their engines look great. All the guys at the shop have been fantastic to us."

Taylor would also like to thank Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

Weekend of Money Rapidly Approaching for the Best 360 Sprint Car Teams of the Northeast

(Sodus, NY) Three straight days, three excellent paying shows for the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the Northeast as competitors from the Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, and the United Racing Club collide once again for a three-day weekend visiting facilities in central New York on September 23-25.

The weekend will begin at the newly named Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York on Friday, September 23 for the inauguration of the Outlaw Fall Nationals presented by M&W Aluminum Products. The show will pay $5,000 to the winner with $400 just to start the “A” main.

There have been three 360 Sprint Car events so far at Outlaw Speedway, two of them have been won by 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour Series Champion, Jared Zimbardi of Bradford, PA The other winner was Central PA driver, Mark Smith who finished second to Zimbardi back on August 5 by just .04 seconds.

The next stop will be Saturday, September 24 at the Fonda Speedway for the Kramer Williamson Memorial that will pay $3,073 to win. The Patriot Sprint Tour made its first ever visit to the historic facilities back on May 28 and it was Spraker’s, NY driver Stewart Friesen scoring the win over Danny Varin and Cory Sparks. The show will also be in conjunction with the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series.

The weekend concludes at the ‘Fast Track,’ Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, NY for the tour’s first and only visit of the 2016 season. The event will also pay $5,000 to win, and an incredible $500 to start! It will also pay $100 for each who fails to qualify.

All three shows will be sanctioned and operated by Patriot Sprint Tour Officials. The format will be PST where drivers will draw for heats, and passing points will set qualifying order. The top eight heat point earners will redraw for the first 4 rows of the “A” main with the 9 to 14 going into the Evingham Site Excavation Scramble Dash for Cash. The remainder of the 24 car field will come through the “B” main finishes.

For more information, please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com. You can also follow all the action on all of the Social Media Outlets on facebook, twitter and Instagram.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Touring Series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario.

 

 

HILL’S RACING TEAM: READY TO RACE IN THE CANADIAN NATIONALS

By Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2016) Six Nations, Ontario – Alex Hill and her #77x Sprint Car team are ready for one of their biggest events of the season, along with an armada of Hill's Racing teammates.

Alex spent last weekend racing in New York with the Empire Super Sprints tour, with races Saturday at Can-Am Motorsports Park, and Sunday with a 47 car field in the $10,000-to-win Cole Cup at Utica-Rome Speedway.

Both tracks were new to Alex, and she gained valuable experience on ultra-slick surfaces, but wasn't able to transfer to either A-Feature.

The team is ready for the 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals this weekend at Ohsweken Speedway. More than 70 cars are expected to compete, including Alex and teammates Dain Naida, Cory Turner, Parker Price-Miller, and 2014 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Jessica Friesen (formerly Zemken).

Price-Miller will be racing on Saturday only, as he was recently tabbed as an injury replacement for Paul McMahan in the Destiny Motorsports #7 on the World of Outlaws tour. "The Law Firm" finished 3rd in last year's CSCN A-Feature in one of the closest finishes in Ohsweken history.

Turner will be in a brand new car this weekend, as he went for a wild ride at Merrittville Speedway last Friday.

LINKS Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com Twitter: @HillsRacingTeam Facebook: search “Hill’s Racing Team” Instagram: www.instagram.com/HILLSRACING

HILL’S HELPERS The Hill’s Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, Tony Stewart Racing, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service, Ackland Insurance, Davis Fuels, Bearpaw Convenience, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, and KT Gas & Tobacco. Visit www.HillsRacingTeam.com to find out how you can join the team!

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TEAM TURNER RACING: REBUILT & READY FOR CSCN WEEKEND

by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2016) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - The Team Turner Racing Sprint Car drivers scored a pair of top five finishes last Friday, but saw another potential top five end with a wrecked race car in a cornfield. Now the team is ready for their biggest weekend of the season.

Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan were back at Merrittville Speedway for the final race of the Southern Ontario Sprints tour season on Friday. All three drivers had good results in their heat races, and made the redraw for A-Feature starting positions.

Ryan drew the 8th starting spot and moved forward with his Aces Bar & Grill #91 to claim a 4th place finish behind Jamie, who started and finished 3rd in his Insta-Insulation #11. Cory started on the front row and was racing for the lead when he touched the right rear wheel of Dylan Westbrook's car. The contact sent the Hill's Racing #97 on a wild ride over the wall and into the field outside the first turn. Fortunately the safety gear did its job, but the car was destroyed.

“Felt like we had a top three car tonight, but the driver made some errors halfway through the race missing the bottom on a couple of laps," Ryan lamented. "All in all, we're glad Cory was ok after a scary roll, and happy with another top 5. Now we will get ready for the Nationals this weekend. ”

A new car is ready for Cory now, and the team will take on over 70 opponents in the 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway. Along with the regularly-scheduled races on Friday and Saturday, the team will also take part in the makeup A-Feature for the Empire Super Sprints tour which was rained out at Ohsweken on August 5. Ryan is scheduled to start 9th in that race, while Cory will likely start near the back of the field.

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 23 Races | 0 Wins | 6 Top Fives | 16 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 28 Races | 0 Wins | 12 Top Fives | 17 Top Tens -#97 Cory Turner: 30 Races | 0 Wins | 10 Top Fives | 16 Top Tens

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

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

 

 

Vaportrail Clothing Adds Carson Macedo to Team Vaportrail

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Sept. 16, 2016) - Vaportrail Clothing is proud to announce its newest athlete.

Carson Macedo, who is currently competing for the Honda USAC National Midget Series championship, has been tabbed as the latest addition to Team Vaportrail.

"Carson is a rising star in racing and we're thrilled to have him as part of our team," Vaportrail Clothing Founder Austen Wheatley said. "He is winning races on the national scene in both a midget and a sprint car and we're excited to have him do so in our brand."

Macedo, who hails from California, relocated to Indiana this year to drive for the famed Keith Kunz Motorsports. He has earned three midget wins this season as well as two winged sprint car victories.

"I'm really excited to be a part of the team," Macedo said. "I've known Austen for a while. Since he first came out with the brand I've really liked it a lot. I follow it on social media. I really like the brand and the clothing."

In other news, the Vaportrail Clothing fall collection will be released soon.

Stay tuned to the Vaportrail Clothing website for the fall collection debut as well as updates on the latest Vaportrail athlete news.

Follow the company on social media for the latest news, specials and designs.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.VaportrailClothing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VaportrailCo

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

Instagram: http://instagram.com/VaportrailClothing

VAPORTRAIL CLOTHING -

Vaportrail Clothing is a Washington State based brand formed through auto racing with a passion for distinction and innovation through design and lifestyle. With extreme heart and pride from the Northwest, Vaportrail strives to shed light on upcoming athletes and promote a lifestyle that embodies taking chances and being unique. Mediocrity will fail every time.

 

 

Hype Builds For Inaugural Nor Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: When Russell Motorsports Inc. took over the Placerville Speedway during the offseason they made sure to add a high profile event to their schedule to close their first season. Building up great relationships with many sponsors over the season, RMI is pleased to announce the format and purse for the inaugural Nor Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness.

“We have really worked hard all year to get the track to the liking of our fans and teams, and hearing the positive feedback as the season came to a close we are really excited for this event,” RMI’s Scott Russell said. “There has been a lot of interest in this race, and we are working hard to make it a great one.”

With some huge money on the line a very strong field of cars is expected to assemble at the famed Placerville Speedway on October 14th and 15th.

Friday night’s program will offer team’s $300 to start the feature event, and will offer a cool $3000 to the winner with a $500 drop down to fifth place. Sixth to 11th will see a $100 drop per position with 12th on back taking home $300.

The Saturday night purse will be even better as the winner will pocket $7000, second $5000, third $3000, fourth $2000, while fifth will pocket $1500. Sixth place will take home $1000 and competitors will see a $100 drop back to 10th place while 11th on back will take home $500.

“We have been on both sides of the fence as promoters and competitors, and we are really happy we are able to offer an attractive number to the winner, but also a pretty good chunk back through the field,” Russell added.

Points will be the name of the game during this two-day show. Friday night will feature a time trial session where 100 points will be on the line for quick time with a single digit drop back through the field.

48 cars will make 10-lap heat races with a 16 car inversion (4 in each heat) where 50 points will be up for grabs to the winner, with a three point drop back through the field with the Top-16 in points moving into the feature event.

The Top-8 in points following heats will move into the Pole Shuffle. After a random draw to establish seeding, the Nor Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness pole shuffle will match race two cars at a time versus the time clock, with the better time moving on to the next round ultimately making up the first four rows of the 30-lap feature event.

With the Top-16 in points moving to the feature event, the remainder of the field will be lined up by points and make up the B Main and C Main events, with six spots up for grabs into the feature event.

The Top-4 finishers in the Friday night program will punch their tickets into the Saturday night championship finale and will also go directly into Saturday night’s Pole Shuffle.

The Friday night feature will also have points attached to it, as the winner will earn 150 points, with a 2 point drop through the field. Points are extremely valuable since they dictate heat race line-ups on Saturday night.

Duel heat races will be on tap for the drivers on Saturday night with the first heat being lined up straight up off of event points, while the second heat will be completely inverted. Both heats will pay 50 points to the winner, and have a three-point drop.

With four drivers already locked into the feature event, the Top-12 in points after Saturday heat races will move directly into the Nor Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness feature event, while the four highest point earners will join the four lock-in cars in the Pole Shuffle.

Just like Friday’s program the remaining balance of the field will be broken up into C and B Main events with six spots again up for grabs in the finale.

“We have worked hard on a format that we think is fair, and will entertain the fans,” Russell noted. “This will test drivers to be aggressive and consistent, and I think everyone will enjoy it.”

Aside from racing action, Friday night will feature an after party in the Forni building. Once the races conclude fans and teams are invited out for a taco feed, live music, and of course bench racing.

With the fire breathing winged sprint cars on tap for both nights, the Friday night program will also feature wingless spec sprint cars as well as the Nor Cal Dwarf Association cars, and Saturday night will be 360’s and Dwarf cars only.

Camping for this event is available, and fans and teams are encouraged to call the office at 530-621-5860 ASAP to reserve their spot.

Friday night tickets will be available starting at just $6 for kids, while juniors and seniors will be admitted for $15, and adult tickets will be $20. Saturday night kids tickets will again be $6, while juniors and seniors will be $18, and adults will be $22. Both nights children five and under will be admitted for free.

With details, driver confirmation and additional sponsorship still being acquired for this event, please stay on the lookout for more information as it becomes available.

ON TAP: The inaugural Nor Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness is set to take place at the Placerville Speedway on October 14th and 15th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to date with all things Placerville Speedway by following along on Twitter @PVilleSpeedway, or becoming a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/placervillespeedway.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING TRAVELS BACK TO THE MIDWEST MIDWEST RETURN:

After a five-race stint on the West Coast, Larson Marks Racing heads back to the Midwest this weekend for two nights of racing. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be competing at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa tonight before the five-hour drive south to race at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Saturday.

TRACK NEWBIES: Both tracks this weekend will be new tracks for Larson Mark Racing. The World of Outlaws Series was scheduled to race at Clay County Fairgrounds in 2015, but Mother Nature captured the win. Despite being new tracks for LMR, driver Shane Stewart has raced at Clay County once and at US 36 a handful of times before partnering with LMR.

COLORADO RECAP: For the first time ever, Larson Marks Racing competed in Colorado on Wednesday night. Stewart went out 10th out of 24 cars and earned the sixth fastest qualifying time of the night. He finished third in his heat race, lining him up to start ninth in the main event. Stewart raced as high as fifth in the 40-lap race, but on the last lap, Stewart spun while racing with another competitor for a position. He was able to keep the No. 2 going, but fell back, resulting in a 12th-place finish.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be embarking on his first Chase for the Sprint Cup this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's event at US 36 Speedway, the Larson Marks Racing team will next compete on Wednesday, September 21 at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway.

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

STATS: RACES: 78 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 10 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 36 TOP-10 FINISHES: 63

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CORR/PAK & TAMMY TEN MEDIA PRESENT FASTEST QUALIFIER, FASTEST CANADIAN, BEST APPEARING, & HARD CHARGER AWARDS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 15, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Corr/Pak Merchandising and Tammy Ten Media will present several awards at the 2016 Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Corr/Pak Merchandising will present $300 awards to both the Fastest Qualifier, and the Fastest Canadian Qualifier from the group time trial session on Saturday, September 17.

Corr/Pak Merchandising also returns to present the traditional Bill Peer Memorial Award to the Best Appearing Car on Saturday, which will pay the winner $350.

Tammy Ten Media will present a $300 Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most positions in Saturday's 35 lap A-Feature.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a 9th consecutive season in 2016. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE! Make sure to get your tickets and campsite reservations for the 2016 CSCN weekend! Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are asked to submit their basic entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

#CSCN2016 The 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 15, while racing will commence Friday, September 16 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17.

The 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 Heat Races, 3 B-Features, a Dash, 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 17, along with special Dash For Cash races for the top drivers from the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car "602 Challenge", HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The Empire Super Sprints will also make up their rained-out A-Feature from Friday, August 5 at the Night Before the Nationals.

Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature. The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features the top drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance, Ohsweken Speedway Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints, plus two “Wild Card” entries. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the Competitors Info link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com – direct link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1493 – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 11 previous editions, with a total of 238 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: EXTRA CASH AVAILABLE TO MACH 1 CHASSIS RACERS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 15, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce more awards to be given out at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 17 courtesy of Mach 1 Chassis.

Mach 1 Chassis will pay an extra $100 to each team utilizing a Mach 1 Chassis which qualifies for the 35 lap, $12,000-to-win A-Feature on Saturday night. Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 17 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding Canada’s largest Sprint Car event!

About Mach 1 Chassis: Since their start in 2008, Mach 1 Chassis has quickly raced into a leadership position in the design, engineering, and fabrication of fast and safe open wheel race car chassis. Drivers in Mach 1 Chassis are winning races in just about every major form of Sprint Car racing. Mach 1 Chassis is a major sponsor of the Empire Super Sprints, and presents a complete new frame to the winner of the tour's annual Hard Luck Award.The Mach 1 Chassis shop is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just a few miles away from the famous Williams Grove Speedway. While chassis fabrication is their core business, they also specialize in custom fabrication - including bending and welding - for just about any motorsports-related project you can dream up! If you have an idea, they can help you turn that idea into a quality chassis, part, or tool. Call Mark Smith at 570.898.8018 or visit www.mach1chassis.com to get started today!

TICKETS PLEASE! Make sure to get your tickets and campsite reservations for the 2016 CSCN weekend! Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are asked to submit their basic entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

#CSCN2016 The 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 15, while racing will commence Friday, September 16 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17.

The 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 Heat Races, 3 B-Features, a Dash, 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 17, along with special Dash For Cash races for the top drivers from the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car "602 Challenge", HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The Empire Super Sprints will also make up their rained-out A-Feature from Friday, August 5 at the Night Before the Nationals.

Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature. The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features the top drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance, Ohsweken Speedway Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints, plus two “Wild Card” entries. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the Competitors Info link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com – direct link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1493 – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 11 previous editions, with a total of 238 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY

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

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

 

 

10 Different Winners As Sprint Cars Return To Antioch Speedway Saturday night

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...September 15...The highly-competitive All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars return to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night. The two narratives in the division at this point are the close championship battle between Billy Aton and Art McCarthy and a list of 10 different Main Event winners after 13 races. Last week saw Billy Butler become the tenth different winner after holding off Kenny Allen for the $1,200 victory.

Butler has competed in about half of the events so far this season, and his first three visits to the track resulted in Top 5 finishes each time. His more recent appearances have seen him struggle through various problems, but he was back in a major way last Saturday night. Butler drive a great race, and he needed to be on his toes as Kenny Allen was pressuring him in second. However, Butler led the field to the checkered flag.

Kenny Allen, meanwhile, is another driver who has risen from the ranks of the Outlaw Kart circuit at tracks like Cycleland Speedway and Red Bluff. In recent seasons, he has been running a Winged 360 Sprint Car, and he decided to make his first appearance at Antioch. He didn't get the win, but second place was one of his best finishes in a Sprint Car so far. Might he return this week for a run at the win?

After putting reigning champion Shawn Ariana behind the wheel of his car and watching him drive to an impressive second place finish from last starting a race ago, Brett Lay decided to let the talented third generation driver pilot his fast #24b Sprinter again last week. Arriaga responded with a solid performance in third. In the process, Arriaga strengthened his hold on fifth in the point standings. It would seem that the Arriaga-Lay teaming is ready for a victory should they join forces again this week.

Making another appearance at the speedway was talented second generation racer Brett Dothage. In his first appearance of the season two races ago, the three time Marysville Raceway champion led several laps before losing a heartbreaker to Petaluma title contender Riley Matson. Dothage settled for second that night, and he finished fourth last week ahead of Shawn Conde. Conde counts himself as one of the 10 different winners so far this year.

Open wheel veteran Wayne Katon made his first Antioch Speedway appearance and finished sixth ahead of second generation racer Matt DeMartini. Behind DeMartini were the two title contenders, Art McCarthy and Billy Aton. Aton carried an 11 point lead into the night, and both drivers had to be disappointed with their finishes back in eighth and ninth. McCarthy managed to gain some points as he also won his heat race earlier in the evening.

Rounding out the finishing order for Michael Kofoid, Shawn Laeber, Ricky Brophy and reigning Watsonville champion Justin Sanders, who also won a heat race. Marissa Polizzi was back to try to make a run at another Top 5 finish, but unfortunately she had mechanical problems take her out of the Main Event.

As the field has generally had a dozen or so cars competing for the $1,200 to win first prize, various different visitors have increased the roster of total competitors to over 40 drivers now. You never know who might show up, and top local competitors like Dan Gonderman, Burt Foland Jr., rookie Tim Burcher, 2014 champion Chris Magoon and Adam McCarthy could be among the field this week. For further information about this race and other happenings at Antioch Speedway, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Winged 360 All Star Series Points

Billy Aton 594 Art McCarthy 589 Dan Gonderman 392 Burt Foland Jr. 334 Shawn Arriaga 237 Matt Barber 220 Matt DeMartini 202 Rick Brophy 174 Marissa Polizzi 151 Chris Magoon 150

2016 All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

September 17 September 24

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

Recent Feature Winners September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson

 

 

Helms Thankful for Safety Following Vicious Crash at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 15, 2016) - Caleb Helms is feeling grateful after he came out of the wildest crash of his career unscathed.

Helms was involved in a vicious wreck during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions heat race last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway on the final night of the Tuscarora 50.

"I was running about where we started in the heat race," he said. "I came off the corner and didn't see another driver hit the wall. He was still going, but started slowing down real fast. I had nowhere to go. I ran over his right rear tire and I went for a ride.

"I'm fairly certain it was the worst one. I've had some nasty ones before, but that one was pretty wild. I want to thank Jesus for keeping me safe. I'm thankful for the safety crew, track officials and wrecker drivers for their help."

Helms scratched from the remainder of the night and will be forced to use a backup car the next time he races, which is currently to be determined.

Last weekend began on Friday at the half-mile oval where Helms timed in 28th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race. He then advanced from eighth to sixth place in the B Main and missed transferring into the main event by only two positions.

"We didn't qualify good," he said. "I think we had too tall of a gear in to build up enough speed off the corners. We ran where we were in the heat race, but in the B Main we moved forward a couple of spots and were rolling pretty good. We had a couple of laps when we were the fastest car on the track that lap. We thought that would carry over into Saturday, but that didn't go well."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (8).

Sept. 10 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: DNS (20).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

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

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All Star teams driven by Essendon Ford

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are excited to announce a new initiative for teams. “We are very pleased to offer the first 10 teams that contract to the series $1000 fuel money. This money will be paid out towards the end of the season. What an awesome addition for the All Star regulars. Travel is always a bit of an issue for some guys but hopefully this will ease the pain a little bit. We are continually looking for ways to encourage 360 competitors and with the involvement of Essendon Ford this season we have been able to do this.” Promoter Searle tells us.

The Essendon Ford Fuel money is in addition to the Top 10 End of Season Championship payout. The only condition is that teams must comply with the series supplementary regulations and compete in 10 out of the 11 rounds. As part of this they must attend the Series final at Timmis Speedway, Mildura. Updated Sup-Regs will be available on our web site very shortly.

Teams that are interested in this should contact Mandy Searle ASAP to secure their name. Another proactive idea by the Series that just keeps growing every season.

 

 

Reutzel Takes Momentum to Missouri

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 15, 2016) – The deeper into the season it gets, the more momentum Aaron Reutzel seems to be gaining.

Over the past two weekends, Reutzel has added another signature win with a $10,000 Jackson Nationals triumph aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car and then posted an NSA Shootout runner-up finish this past weekend in Shane Liebig’s No. 55 Sprint Car.

It’s momentum that the reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion from Clute, TX, looks to carry into this weekend’s ASCS Warrior Region double at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway on Friday and then Sedalia’s historic half-mile on Saturday before National Tour action resumes next weekend at Wheatland’s Lucas Oil Speedway.

“It has been a good couple of weeks, things have been really clicking with our new crew guy J.J. on board,” Reutzel commented.

The month of September kicked off with double-duty for Reutzel at Minnesota’s Jackson Nationals.

The ASCS portion proved profitable, though Reutzel had to work for it in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine after Friday issues.

Friday looked promising for a while though, with Reutzel racing from 15th all the way up to sixth in short order. “I was sure we were gonna get to the top four and lock in, then we blew a power steering hose,” Reutzel explained.

Reutzel had to race his way into the Sunday finale and started the feature from 14th aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

“The car was perfect,” Reutzel summed up.

Reutzel raced through the pack and found himself sitting third on a late restart.

“I had watched what they (Ian Madsen and Kerry Madsen) were doing, so I committed to the top,” Reutzel explains. “They both did the same thing on the restart. I had an open lane and passed Kerry in one and two and then slid Ian in three and four.”

Reutzel rolled on to his sixth overall win of the year, this one worth $10,000.

Reutzel was strong aboard Liebig’s No. 55L in the NSL 410-ci portion of the Jackson Nationals as well with a ninth-place finish in the Saturday night, September 3, prelim and a 14th-place run in the Sunday finale.

After winning Saturday’s “B” Main from fourth, Reutzel rallied from the 21st starting position. “We were up to ninth and then it laid rubber,” Reutzel says. “There was still ten laps to go, we probably could have got up to fifth.”

On Sunday night, a stumble in the engine proved problematic.

“We couldn’t get good restarts, the restarts were killing us,” Reutzel says.

After an early spin, Reutzel made the most of it by salvaging a 14th-place finish.

From there, Reutzel made his return to Billings Motorsports Park for last weekend’s $7,500-to-win NSA Shootout. Reutzel had taken $10,000 from the Billings oval earlier this year.

Unfortunately, track conditions differed this time around.

“It wasn’t the track that it usually is,” Reutzel relates.

After a strong qualifying effort in Friday’s prelim, a one-lane track in the heats put Reutzel one position outside of the redraw.

Starting seventh, Reutzel worked his way up to second at one point before settling for third.

“I got to second then I missed my line one time and let Danny (Lasoski) get back by,” Reutzel recalls.

After winning his Saturday night heat race, Reutzel started the $7,500-to-win NSA Shootout feature inside the second row.

But track conditions made much movement difficult.

“It rubbered up on lap one,” Reutzel says. “I got by Sammy (Swindell) for second right away. I got to Danny, I’m not sure if he heard me or what, but he moved down. We pretty much just rode around the rest of the way after that.”

The runner-up finish still made for a lucrative weekend. And it wasn’t over when a spur-of-the moment plane trip early Sunday had Reutzel en route to Badlands Motor Speedway near Sioux Falls where the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration No. 87 machine was waiting.

After advancing from sixth to third in his heat race, Reutzel gridded the feature outside the third row.

“We tried a couple of things that we’ve been wanting to do,” Reutzel recalls. “We learned not to do those things, we were horrible.”

Even with the missed setup, Reutzel held his ground to finish out the weekend with a solid sixth-place run.

A weekend of ASCS Warrior Regional action awaits Reutzel and the No. 87 Sprint Car as he makes his first Lakeside start since a seventh-place run earlier this year before shifting to Sedalia on Saturday night. An 11th-place finisher at Sedalia earlier this year, Reutzel claimed a $10,000 win atop the storied half-mile last year.

2016 Quick Stats: 80 races, 6 wins, 24 top-fives, 38 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – ASCS Warrior Region at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS.

Saturday – ASCS Warrior Region at the Missouri State Fairgrounds Speedway in Sedalia, MO.

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

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

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

 

 

Championship Weekend Next For Royal Purple NSRA Sprints; Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic On Friday Night

By Ben Deatherage Meridian, Idaho- After a long and hard-fought season across the Pacific Northwest the 2016 season will come to a close this weekend for the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series. The tour will make their return to Idaho’s Meridian Speedway. Friday, September 16th will be the Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic while Saturday, the 17th wraps up the whole campaign.

At the conclusion of the Saturday night races the 2016 Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series champion will be declared. Matt Hein has the most victories over the course of the current campaign, with three. Robbie Price and Jeff Montgomery have each scored two wins while Bryan Warf is the only driver with a single trip to victory lane.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprints have been to Meridian once already this year for the annual Diamond Cup. Matt Hein and Bryan Warf would split the victories over that weekend. A non-point race was held in July when the King of the Wing National Sprint Series was in town and Davey Hamilton Jr. was the winner.

Meridian Speedway has hosted three local Winged 360 Sprint races. All three of them have been won by Bryan Warf. Warf will look to add to his already incredible 2016 season at the venue.

The Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic is run in memory of Tom Elliott. Elliott was a former Sprint Car and Super Modified driver and competed with the CAMRA, NSRA, and even Grand American tours. He ran locally in the Meridian area but also traveled around in the Northwest. Tom had a lot of fun being around the racing family and was known for his willingness to help anyone who needed it in the pits on race night or any other time. Elliott died at the age of 58 in 2009.

“We’re really happy to have this in memory of dad.,” commented Tom Elliott’s son Matt, “this race embodies his spirit as a true sportsman. Racing was a big part of his life, with his dad starting racing in the 1940’s. The Elliott family would like to thank everybody for the love and support and without Meridian Speedway and the NSRA none of this would be possible.”

Since 2009 there has been a race held in honor of Tom Elliott. Johnny Giesler is the only driver to have won it twice while Chris Ratterree, Mike Murgoitio, Bryan Warf, Sierra Jackson, and Matt Hein have won it once. Beginning in 2010 an award was created, called the Tom Elliott Sportsman Award, and it is given out before the race starts.

General Admission to each night of racing action is $15.50 for adults and $6.50 for kids 7-11. Friday night is Ladies Night at Meridian Speedway, where ladies of all ages get in FREE. Gates open at 4:00 PM with qualifying at 5:00 and racing at 6:30 both nights. Purchase your advance tickets online at meridianspeedway.com and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile.

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

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

2016 Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Schedule (Winner): May 14th-Ephrata Raceway Park-Ephrata, WA-Rebel Jackson Memorial (Robbie Price) June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup (Bryan Warf) June 4th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup (Matt Hein) June 25th-State Line Speedway-Post Falls, ID-The Super Shoe (Matt Hein) July 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (NON-POINTS) (Davey Hamilton Jr.) July 23rd-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial (co-sanctioned with King of Wings) (Matt Hein) July 24th-Wenatchee Valley Super Oval-Wenatchee, WA-Thunder In The Valley (co-sanctioned with King of Wings) (Jeff Montgomery) August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup (Robbie Price) August 13th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup (Jeff Montgomery) September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic September 17th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Championship Night

Former Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein

Former Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic Winners: 2009- Chris Ratterree 2010- Mike Murgoitio 2011- Bryan Warf 2012- Johnny Giesler 2013- Sierra Jackson 2014- Johnny Giesler 2015- Matt Hein

Former Tom Elliott Sportsman Award Winners: 2010- Mike Murgoitio 2011- Andy Alberding 2012- Cody Veenstra 2013- Dave Parrie 2014- Kenny Hamilton 2015- Rick Elliott

 

 

A GOLDMINE OF SPONSORSHIP HELPS THAT WILL GET YOU HEADED FOR SPONSORSHIP SUCCESS

LANGHORNE, PA September 15, 2016 . . . There is a goldmine of great sponsorship helps in the newest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, the newsletter that helps so many reach success with their sponsorship efforts as a racer, team owner or promoter.

Kristin Swartzlander of Dirty Mouth Communications offers a variety of suggestions on how to increase the value of your sponsorship offerings.

Attorney Michael K. Spotts shares social media, internet and live streaming ideas that increases marketing exposure. This is a two part article.

The definition of sponsorship comes from Marcie Barlow.

And publisher Ernie Saxton shares how racers seeking sponsorship need to educate themselves on marketing and more.

Those articles and more, including news of recent sponsorship deals, are included in the new edition of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, now in its 32nd year of publication.

The newsletter and Saxton’s efforts received high praise from publisher Lew Boyd.

“Thanks so much for sending along the recent issues of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News. I had not been aware of the depth - and duration - of what you have been doing. It is so impressive – and important.

I recall that one of the first paragraphs I read covered the issue of “how I can help you” rather than “how you can help me”. How great it would be if every single person seeking sponsor for a race car in the United States was repeatedly smacked on the side of the head with that message until that is fully digested!!!!

All best to you,”

Lew

Coastal 181 Publishing

A sample copy of this new edition, the September/October edition, will be sent to new subscribers prior to the start of their new subscription along with a copy of our Hodgepodge of Sponsorship Ideas and Tips when you sign up for a one year subscription at the low price of $29.95 (regular price is $39.95).

Call us, have Visa or MasterCard ready, at 215.752.7797 or mail your check to ESC, Inc., 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. is also available to prepare sponsorship materials and serve as a sponsorship consultant.

Saxton’s articles on sponsorship can be found in a number of different publications throughout the nation. He has more than 40 years’ experience in sponsorship marketing and public relations.

 

 

Bellm Travels I-30 for Ralph Henson Memorial

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (September 15, 2016) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are Little Rock bound this weekend.

For the second time this year, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry will take on the high-banked, I-30 Speedway clay oval in Arkansas. This Saturday night is the $4,646-to-win Ralph Henson Memorial.

“We always enjoy going to I-30 Speedway, it’s a place that we usually can get around pretty good at,” Bellm said. “Plus it’ll give us a few more laps to get dialed in for Short Track Nationals in a few weeks.”

Bellm and the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions team come off an idle weekend following Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex over Labor Day weekend.

It was a weekend of challenges for Bellm and the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care team.

“We broke a u-joint on Friday night and then on Sunday the track was pretty heavy,” Bellm says. “We didn’t have the right motor in for that track.”

With a dozen top-fives to his credit already this season, Bellm is anxious to get back on track this weekend before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action resumes with next weekend’s Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO, on September 22-24.

“That’s another place we typically do pretty well at,” the driver of the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys entry says. “We’re hoping for a strong run at I-30 to carry some momentum into Lucas Oil Speedway next weekend.”

Bellm should be among the leading contenders for Saturday’s $4,646 winner’s share at I-30 Speedway after battling for the lead early before settling for a fourth-place finish in his most recent visit to Little Rock on July 9.

2016 Quick Stats: 37 races, 1 win, 12 top-fives, 14 top-tens.

Up Next: Saturday night’s Ralph Henson Memorial at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR.

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

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

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

 

 

Lasoski, Bryant, Herrera and Taylor Drive Into Victory Lane for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 15, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions clients Danny Lasoski, Tommy Bryant, Johnny Herrera and Zac Taylor were victorious last weekend.

Lasoski swept the two-day NSA Shootout's Dan Laber Memorial at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., where he picked up wins for Mark Burch Motorsports on Friday and Saturday.

Bryant captured his first triumph of the season during the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale on Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

Herrera powered to his first career win at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday with the ASCS Red River Region.

Taylor advanced to his sixth victory this season on Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo.

Additionally, Channin Tankersley wrapped up his second ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last three years following his charge from 12 th to third place on Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.

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

Derek Hagar placed second in the 360ci class and third in the 305ci division on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Dale Blaney posted results of third on Saturday and fourth on Friday during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

Seth Bergman picked up a third-place finish on Saturday and a fourth-place result on Friday at Billings Motorsports Park during the NSA Shootout's Dan Laber Memorial.

Trey Starks drove to finishes of fourth on Saturday and fifth on Friday at the NSA Shootout's Dan Laber Memorial hosted by Billings Motorsports Park.

Austen Wheatley scored his first career top-five finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., where he placed fifth during the Gold Cup.

Jason Sides ended fifth on Wednesday at El Paso County Raceway with the World of Outlaws.

Brandon Hanks maneuvered to a fifth-place result on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to increase his lead in the ASCS Red River Region championship standings.

Ray Allen Kulhanek recorded a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the PR specials for the 2016 season:

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Jack Dover - 12 (U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 10; Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on June 25 and Aug. 27; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 1; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on July 9, July 23, Sept. 2 and Sept. 4; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on July 21; Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on July 22 and Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb., on July 31); Derek Hagar - 12 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26; Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on April 23; Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., on April 30; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 14; Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on May 21; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 27; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 28; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 18; Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark., on July 3; Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., on July 9 and Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on Aug. 27); Danny Lasoski - 9 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7, May 21, July 9 and Aug. 27; Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19 and Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10); Dale Blaney - 8 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and May 27; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on April 23; Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on June 11; Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on June 19; Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., on July 29 and Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on Aug. 18); Trey Starks - 8 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2; Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 4; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 18; Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., on July 9; Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 20 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 27); Giovanni Scelzi - 7 (Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on April 30 and July 6; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on May 20, June 24 and July 2 and Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on July 9 and Aug. 6); Zac Taylor - 6 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23; Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13; Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., on June 10; Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on Aug. 5 and El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Aug. 13 and Sept. 10); Seth Bergman - 5 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8 and Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 29 and Aug. 7); Johnny Herrera - 5 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17; Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on June 3; Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on July 22 and July 23 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 10); Sammy Swindell - 5 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25, July 1 and Aug. 6 and Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., on Aug. 22); Channin Tankersley - 5 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and July 22; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7, Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on July 23 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 2); Zach Blurton - 4 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10; Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on June 25 and July 30 and Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., on July 9); Brandon Hanks - 4 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25; Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on May 7 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on July 9); Devin Kline - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 3; Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on July 9 and Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., on July 15); Jamie Ball - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and Aug. 4);Josh Baughman - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26 and Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on July 8); Patrick Dills - 2 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 4 and June 11); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 28); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on Sept. 10); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on May 14); Kevin Mingus - 1 (Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, on July 16); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); and Henry Van Dam - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 7).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

NSA Shootout Crowns Champion as Top 12 in Standings Earn Point Fund Money

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Sept. 15, 2016) - Kelly Miller is the inaugural NSA Shootout champion.

The series featured six 360ci winged sprint car races during three weekends this summer as Billings Motorsports Park hosted the first and last doubleheader with Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, sandwiched in the middle. A total of 52 drivers, including champions of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and National Sprint League, from a dozen states and Canada contested at least one of the NSA Shootout races.

Miller, who hails from Canada, was one of four drivers to win during five finished features (the first race rained out). Texas native Aaron Reutzel and Washington resident Trey Starks also picked up a victory with Missouri's Danny Lasoski sweeping the final weekend.

Lasoski came the closest to earning the winner's bonus money, which provided an additional $1,000 for claiming three race victories. Four A Main victories netted a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races was worth an extra $2,500.

Lasoski also finished 13th in the final event standings, which was one position - and only one point - out of receiving points fund money. The top 12 drivers in the championship standings split $5,000 with Miller receiving $1,000 as the champion.

Starks, who was only 19 points behind Miller in the final tally, placed second in the standings to garner $750. Canadians Skylar Gee and Matthew Dusseault were third and fourth, respectively, with Reutzel rounding out the top five.

Canadian Kyle Evans was sixth, Idaho's Joe Ramaker seventh, Canadian Dennis MacEachern eighth, Travis Rilat of Texas ninth and Montana's David Hoiness placed 10th. Canadians Marc Duperron and Cody Masse ended 11th and 12th, respectively.

Plans for next season's NSA Shootout will be announced in the near future.

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

JULY 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (RAINED OUT)

JULY 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: AARON REUTZEL)

AUG. 26 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - (WINNER: KELLY MILLER)

AUG. 27 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - (WINNER: TREY STARKS)

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: DANNY LASOSKI)

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: DANNY LASOSKI)

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

THE EVENT -

The inaugural NSA Shootout features six total 360ci winged sprint car races - four at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and two at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - this summer. All races have elevated pay and the event will showcase feature bonuses as well as a points fund.

RACE FORMAT -

All cars will qualify with the fastest qualifier earning 50 points. Each subsequent position drops one point. If there are 32 or more cars there will be split qualifying.

Heat races are inverted by six with the fastest qualifier lining up on the outside of the third row for the first heat race, the second fastest qualifier on the outside of the third row for the second heat race, etc. Heat race winners receive 50 points with each subsequent position dropping three points.

The top six drivers in combined qualifying and heat race points advance into the dash, which will be lined up via a redraw. Drivers ranked seven through 16 are locked into the main event with the B main transferring the top four into the back of the A Main.

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs and will be divided among the top 12.

FEATURE BONUSES -

Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park , also known as BMP Speedway, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY -

Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

 

 

Helms Thankful for Safety Following Vicious Crash at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 15, 2016) - Caleb Helms is feeling grateful after he came out of the wildest crash of his career unscathed.

Helms was involved in a vicious wreck during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions heat race last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway on the final night of the Tuscarora 50.

"I was running about where we started in the heat race," he said. "I came off the corner and didn't see another driver hit the wall. He was still going, but started slowing down real fast. I had nowhere to go. I ran over his right rear tire and I went for a ride.

"I'm fairly certain it was the worst one. I've had some nasty ones before, but that one was pretty wild. I want to thank Jesus for keeping me safe. I'm thankful for the safety crew, track officials and wrecker drivers for their help."

Helms scratched from the remainder of the night and will be forced to use a backup car the next time he races, which is currently to be determined.

Last weekend began on Friday at the half-mile oval where Helms timed in 28th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race. He then advanced from eighth to sixth place in the B Main and missed transferring into the main event by only two positions.

"We didn't qualify good," he said. "I think we had too tall of a gear in to build up enough speed off the corners. We ran where we were in the heat race, but in the B Main we moved forward a couple of spots and were rolling pretty good. We had a couple of laps when we were the fastest car on the track that lap. We thought that would carry over into Saturday, but that didn't go well."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (8).

Sept. 10 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: DNS (20).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

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

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

 

 

Scelzi Captures Top 10 in Oregon With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi posted his third top-10 finish in a four-race span with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series a week ago Wednesday in Oregon.

"It was a good way to round out our trip to the East and Midwest this summer," he said. "I think we have been able to show our improvement through our results the last few weeks so that's a big boost of confidence for our team."

Last week began on Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., where Scelzi timed in 17th quickest during qualifying before he placed eighth in a heat race.

"We were able to go forward in the qualifier and main event and get better as the night went on," he said.

Scelzi maneuvered from 11th to sixth place in the qualifier, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"I got into the top five for a lap or so," he said. "I got caught behind a lapped car with about three to go. I had just passed (Jason) Sides on the top and going into the next corner I had to lift for a lapped car. That was frustrating to lose all that ground up and those positions."

Scelzi ended with an eighth-place finish, which was his fifth top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/lQFw0SFMtbg.

His Roth Motorsports backed team ventured to California for the first time since May to compete last weekend during the Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. The competition began on Friday with Scelzi qualifying 25th quickest overall. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for a heat race.

"We were able to go from sixth to fourth in the first corner," he said. "We were lucky to get a break when someone broke so that moved us up to third. On the restart we almost had second, but weren't able to clear the move."

The strong performance locked Scelzi into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We were really good in the beginning," he said. "I had just passed Kerry Madsen when I hit the cushion wrong and it drove me off the end of the track. I fell back to 16th or 17th and had to regroup. I started making the bottom work. As the race went on the track got faster and rougher. We were able to work our way back up to 11th."

Scelzi rebounded to score an 11th-place finish, which was only one position away from earning his fourth top 10 in five races with the series. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/3KuP-PZkH1Q.

After qualifying 25th quickest on Saturday the team was unable to start the heat race or C Main.

Scelzi will return to action this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where he will drive for Nick McColloch.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 8 (9); Qualifier: 6 (11); Feature: 8 (10).

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 11 (11).

Sept. 10 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: DNS (7); C Main: DNS (7).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 14 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's much appreciated and great to be associated with them."

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

 

 

By the Numbers: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway

HARTFORD, Mich. — September 15, 2016 —The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Hartford Speedway in Michigan next week on Wednesday, September 21, for an event that was postponed by rain back on July 29. All tickets and pit passes purchased for the originally scheduled race will be honored. Fans are asked to bring their original ticket with them for admittance. Tickets are still available for purchase online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com and at the track on race day. The race will mark the final stop of the season for the “Greatest Show on Dirt” to the Great Lakes State. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the event on Wednesday, September 21.

By the Numbers: Hartford Speedway

0.5- Miles around Hartford Speedway

2- Races in the state of Michigan this year for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

3- Career wins for Joey Saldana at the track, with three different series

4- Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws that will be competing in their first main event at Hartford (Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp)

5- Drivers that raced with the Outlaws at Hartford in 2011 that are competing full-time with the series in 2016

6- Drivers that have won with the World of Outlaws at Hartford Speedway in six A-Feature events

7- Total races contested by the World of Outlaws at Hartford, including a preliminary feature

13- Drivers that are competing full-time with the series in 2016

15.691- Lap turned in time trials on July 29 by Joey Saldana at Hartford Speedway

15.739- Track record established by Jason Johnson in 2001

16- Drivers have won with the World of Outlaws this season

21- Wins for Donny Schatz to lead the series in 2016

25- Laps led by Joey Saldana to win with the Outlaws at Hartford in 2011

1995- Year that current rookie contender Greg Wilson raced for the first time at Hartford, with the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt

1996- Year the World of Outlaws first raced at Hartford Speedway

2011- Year the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last completed a main event at Hartford

10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on Wednesday, September 21

All tickets and pit passes purchased for the originally scheduled race will be honored on September 21. Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Wednesday, September 21 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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

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

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Short Track Nationals – The Ideal Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 14, 2016) – An ideal weekend and an unrivaled purse for the 360-ci Sprint Car ranks sets up a tremendous 29th edition of I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

After last year’s edition fell victim to Mother Nature, the STN will be back in strong fashion with a $15,000 winner’s share up for grabs at the prestigious event set for November 2-5 in Little Rock, AR, with a minimum of $2,000 just to start the November 5 STN championship finale.

And, in a leap year with schedules jumbled all about, the shift to the first weekend of November should prove advantageous for the storied Short Track Nationals.

All Stars are done two weeks previous at Atomic and World of Outlaws wrap up with World Finals one week earlier at Charlotte. And with an idle week on the ASCS schedule, all winged Sprint Car roads should ultimately lead to Little Rock for Short Track Nationals festivities.

An open weekend this time could easily push the count back to the triple digit range last enjoyed in 2013 when 105 cars flocked to the high-banked ¼-mile for a shot at some serious loot.

The 2013 edition was just one of five times since 2007 that the count has topped 100 cars with a high water mark of 125 in 2010. Only once since 2003 has the count been less than 90.

More than $73,000 will be doled out in the November 5 Short Track Nationals 40-lap championship feature alone with in excess of $100,000 to be distributed over the course of the weekend.

Now a top contender with the Camping World NASCAR Truck series, Christopher Bell still reigns as the defending STN champion after beating Aaron Reutzel and Brian Brown to the stripe in 2014 to become the youngest winner in event history at just 19 years of age.

Bell joined a prestigious list of STN winners that includes names such as Swindell, Kinser, Sweet, Meyers, McMahan, Wright, Crawley, Bruce, Jr., a couple of Johnsons and more.

Aside from 2001 STN champion Jason Sides topping the World of Outlaws at I-30 Speedway in April, veteran STN contender and 1998 champion Tim Crawley has been hard to stop atop the ¼-mile clay oval this season.

The only one to put the brakes on Crawley this year in 360-ci competition at I-30 has been Andy McElhannon, who topped the initial event of the season in March and then put a halt to Crawley’s four-race win streak the last time out on September 3.

Another STN tuneup is on the slate for this Saturday night with a $4,646 winner’s share up for grabs at the Ralph Henson Memorial.

STN entries have already started rolling in, with entry forms for the event available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2016%20STN%20Flyer.pdf. Entries received by October 26 just $150, with entries after that at $250.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 29th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: November 2-5, 2016.

The Past Winners:

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

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

 

 

Haas Will Work to End Season on High Note, Busy Last Quarter Sits Ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (September 14, 2016) - Despite track championships and season schedules quickly coming to a close in Central Pennsylvania, York native Cory Haas still has plenty of activity remaining on his 2016 campaign. Season-ending action at the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway will attract Haas’ attention, including the Third Annual Dirt Classic and the 54th Annual National Open featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“Things really start to wind down for our team this time of the year, but we still have a lot to look forward to,” Haas explained, pilot of the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Stone Grille Taphouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Haas Shocks, Fully Injected Motorsports, No. 11C. “We’ll finish the season with all of the scheduled events at Williams Grove and Lincoln. There are still a lot of big money events remaining on the schedule so we’ll focus on those and look for a few wins.”

Cory Haas will enter the last quarter of his season in pursuit of a trip to victory lane; entering the midst of September still without a check in the win column. Despite the fact, a long list of top-five and top-ten finishes fill Haas’ 2016 resume, most recently at the Williams Grove Speedway where he finished second during the Billy Kimmel Memorial on Sunday, September 4. Haas has finished inside the top-ten on 13 separate occasions during feature action at Williams Grove Speedway in 2016, four of which were fifth or better in the running order.

At Lincoln Speedway, Haas finished fourth in the final track championship point standings, accumulating 11 top-ten finishes, three inside the top-five. His most recent top-ten performance occurred during the final night of championship points; finishing eighth during the 2nd Annual J.L. Howard Memorial on September 3.

“We’ve definitely been consistent this season, just haven’t been able to capitalize and get that first win,” Haas explained. “We have the potential and we have the motivation to win. I work with a great group of guys who know what it takes to be consistent on and off of the race track. We just need to take things one step further and get up front. I’m excited to see how the rest of the season unfolds.”

The Third Annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway, worth $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, will be the first major event on the upcoming fall schedule for Cory Haas and the Mike Barshinger-owned operation, taking over headlines at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening, September 24.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their help and support this season,” Cory Haas said. “I have a great car owner and some of the best partners in the business. I definitely wouldn’t be here without all of their help.”

Keep up with Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com. 2016 merchandise is now on sale and will be available at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway during the entire season.

Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Earned feature win at Williams Grove Speedway during “Billy Kimmel Memorial” on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Finished fourth in 2016 Lincoln Speedway track championship chase.

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: N/A

Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including:

Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Stone Grille Taphouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Haas Shocks, and Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

One More Night at DCRP in 2016

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 14, 2016) – One more night of competition is all that remains on the 2016 slate of action at the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas.

And that takes place next Saturday night, September 24, with the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

The September 24 finale will bring the curtain down on an action-packed season that has included 15 previous nights of action building up to the conclusion that will crown five track champions in the track’s divisions of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Racing at the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event will get under way at 7:00 p.m.

While Taylor Velasquez (DCRP Sprint Cars), Kevin Tabor (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars) and Matt O’Hair (IMCA Hobby Stocks) each take relatively healthy point leads into the finale, the IMCA Modified crown is very much up for grabs with only nine points separating the top three in points.

Taking the points lead for the first time this year, Ryan Heger takes a nine-point lead into the finale over previous leader Nick Link and William Nusser, who are tied for second. Heger can secure at least a share of the title with a finish of third or better, with a finish any lower opening the door for either Link or Nusser to possibly snare the title.

Heger won the inaugural IMCA Modified portion of the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event in 2013 with Jesse Richter and Brendon Gemmill topping ensuing rounds.

In the Sprint Car ranks, Taylor Velasquez will try to put the icing on the championship cake by taking a third consecutive Soderberg Memorial event after topping the previous two in 2014 and 2015.

In addition to Velasquez, the only other driver to post multiple Soderberg Memorial wins is IMCA Stock Car shoe Ron Hartman with wins in the initial two editions in 2013 and 2014 before Angel Munoz won last year. For Hartman to make it three-for-four, he’ll have to somehow find a way to stop Michael Pepper’s six-race winning streak.

The Soderberg Memorial has offered up three previous different winners in both the IMCA Sport Modified and IMCA Hobby Stock (previously Thunder Car) ranks. Jamie French topped IMCA Sport Modifieds after Nate Ginest and Josh Appel took previous wins while Reagan Sellard scored IMCA Hobby Stock honors last year after Cody Davis and Dan Rogers topped earlier rounds.

General admission for the September 24 Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:

2015 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Jamie French (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2014 – Taylor Velasquez (URSS Sprint Cars), Jesse Richter (IMCA Modifieds), Nate Ginest (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Cody Davis (Thunder Cars), Jarett Lunow (Hornets).

2013 – Zach Blurton (URSS Sprint Cars), Ryan Heger (IMCA Modifieds), Josh Appel (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Dan Rogers (Thunder Cars), James Phelps (Hornets).

General admission for Saturday’s Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

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

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

 

 

Tickets available for the 33rd annual Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend at the newly re-configured Stockton Dirt Track on November 4 & 5

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – September 14, 2016…With the big show creeping closer and the season starting to wind down tickets are currently on sale for the 33rd annual Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 4 & 5.

The November showcase will also be the first chance for teams & fans to see the new improvements that are taking place at the Stockton Dirt Track. The lightning fast clay oval has had the front stretch brought closer to the grandstands, something many fans have asked for since the track debuted in 2013. New light poles are also going up to help illuminate the track to a much better degree. Finally a new flag stand is also being built on the grandstand side of the facility.

All of this is taking place thanks to the hard work of track promoter Tony Noceti and the staff of Noceti Group Inc.

“We want to continue making modifications to the facility so we can give the fans and teams the best track possible,” said Noceti. “I always like to talk with the race fans and the racers to get ideas on how we can improve things here at the Stockton Dirt Track. Luckily we had the opportunity to move the track closer, so we have been working hard on that to get it ready for the Tribute to Gary Patterson. The November show has been a really fun event the last few years and we hope everyone will come out to see the new track and everything else we are doing. In moving the track closer we are able to keep the victory lane area intact, so we’ll still continue to bring the cars over into the grandstand side.”

The weekend is highlighted once again by championship night for both the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster on Saturday November 5. Winged 410’s & 360’s on one card will surely cap the Northern California season in style as usual. It’s also the only event all season long that both of California’s premier Winged Sprint Car tours compete on the same night at the same track. Friday November 4 also features the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series, Dwarf Cars, Dirt Modifieds & Vintage Cars.

We invite everyone to come make a weekend out of it, at what is the final dirt Sprint Car event of the 2016 campaign in Northern California.

To order tickets for Friday’s opener visit https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/joe-hunt-magneto-wingless-sprint-car-series-championship-finale/dates/Nov-04-2016_at_0500PM & to order tickets for Saturday’s finale visit https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/33rd-annual-tribute-to-gary-patterson---king-of-the-west--civil/dates/Nov-05-2016_at_1200PM

Camping will also be available on the fairgrounds during the weekend with reservations made by calling 916-370-9417. Pricing & other info for the weekend can be found at http://stocktondirttrack.com/eventschedule.html

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured a number of major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. November 4 & 5 will be the fourth season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track. The best California has to offer in Winged Sprint Car racing will be on hand to finish off the 2016 season in Northern California.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 3/8 mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

Ensign Has Strong Showing During California Sprint Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: Running a little bit of everything thus far in 2016, Geoff Ensign climbed aboard the Ted Finkenbinder No. 3f to compete in the Louie Vermeil Classic. Having a strong showing in Calistoga, the Finkenbinder team ended up running the entire California Sprint Week, and Ensign would wind up fourth overall in the points.

“I have to thank Ted and Rose Finkenbinder, Dave Higgins, and everyone who made this whole week possible,” Ensign said. “We ran pretty well in Calistoga, CA and ended up doing the entire Sprint Week and had success.”

Making his season debut with the USAC/CRA series over the Labor Day weekend at the Calistoga Speedway, Ensign would lay down a strong lap in time trials that would see him time the 3f in 10th fastest.

Following a fourth place finish in his heat, Ensign would move into the feature event where he would make a little headway and score a 10th place finish.

The Louie Vermeil finale would be an entertaining race, but things would not get off to a great start as the Sebastopol, CA driver found himself 24th on the speed chart after time trials.

Running second in his heat, Ensign would finish third in his heat race, which placed him shotgun on the field for the 30-lap feature event. Getting off to a great start, Ensign would find himself up in the Top-10 within the race’s first to-laps.

Continuing to work his way forward, Ensign would avoid catastrophe on the 19th lap when he was able to keep his machine under fire after contact on the front chute, and then as he cracked the top five, he was able to again stay under power as cars wrecked in turns one and two.

With the right front corner of his car damaged, Ensign end up landing on the Vermeil Classic podium as the race was cut short on the 29th lap due to curfew, capping a run fro 23rd to third.

After a hard charge, the decision was made to head to the Petaluma Speedway for the third round of Sprint Week. Running in the second spot during the early stages of the race, Ensign would get past USAC National start, Chad Boespflug to take over the race lead.

Fending off Boespflug lap after lap, a late restart would see Damion Gardner race his way into the lead, and Ensign would finish in the second spot.

Making the trip to the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, and extremely rough and fast surface would see another strong performance from the Finkenbinder Motorsports team, as the team picked up their fourth consecutive Top-10 finish by way of a sixth place effort.

The final weekend of Sprint Week would see the series head to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. Getting through the semi, Ensign would work his way up to eighth at one time, but would struggle to find grip late in the race and score his worst finish of the week, which was 16th.

Saturday night’s finale was at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA. Getting off to a nice start, the “Human Highlight Reel” would lay down the fourth quickest lap in time trials, but would not get through his heat.

Running second in the semi, Ensign would endure a very lengthy a wild feature event that would see him take the checkered flag in the seventh spot.

When the points were tallied, Ensign would find himself fourth overall behind Gardner, Thomas Meseraull, and Ryan Bernal.

“We really didn’t have a plan when the week started, but I am thankful that the guys decided to do all six races,” Ensign added. “Again, just want to thank everyone associated with Finkenbinder Motorsports and my family and friends for all of their support.”

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Back with the Outlaws this Week!

(Bill W) September 14, 2016 – Wayne Johnson and Two-C Racing team will be back in the upper Midwest this weekend, running with the World of Outlaws. The Oklahoma City driver will compete with the WoO at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa Friday and at the US36 Raceway near Cameron, Missouri Saturday. Last Saturday night saw a sixth place finish in ASCS-Red River region action at the Texas Motor Speedway dirt track in Fort Worth.

Wayne started fifth in his heat at TMS Saturday. “We were able to have a good run in the heat and get up to second,” he says. “That made us the high-point driver, and we drew the two to start the feature on the front row outside.”

The surface was dry-slick all night. “The track was really better than it has been in the past,” says Wayne. “They reworked it a couple of times through the night. That track is just hard on tires period, though.”

Wayne struggled in the feature. “We just weren’t good from the get-go,” he says. “We backed up to sixth. We just couldn’t make the car work. We had no forward bite at all. With the Eagle, we struggled in the slick, and really we have all year long. To go to a regional show like that and struggle like we did was really frustrating.”

The team is looking forward to running the 410 again this weekend. Wayne is a two-time winner of the Bud Shootout at US36 Raceway. “We’re excited about running at Spencer and Cameron with the Outlaws,” he says. “We really felt comfortable our last time out with the Maxim chassis and the 410 up at Jackson. Really, that’s as good as we’ve felt in the car this year.”

The Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial looms September 22-24 at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. “We’ll stay up in Iowa and get ready for Wheatland next week,” says Wayne. “We want to be ready to roll heading into that race. That’s a special one for us.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won the 2008 Canadian Nationals after starting sixth. Dustin Daggett was second, ahead of Bryan Howland, Dale Blaney and Chuck Hebing. He was third quick and won his heat that night. He netted around $8,000.

Partner of the Week – Canyon Apparel

With over sixteen years of experience in the screen printing industry, Canyon Apparel’s work is of the highest quality you will find anywhere in the country. Although their primary focus is custom racing shirts (sprint cars, midgets, late models and modifieds), they are more than capable of handling other jobs for businesses, events or race track designs. If you would like a quote or just need more information, call them at 866-799-6966 or visit them on the web at www.CanyonApparelPrinting.com!

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Closes ASCS Gulf South Championship With Hard Charge to Podium Finish

Inside Line Promotions - BEAUMONT, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) - Channin Tankersley captured his second ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the past three years last Saturday during the region's final race of the season.

"It's pretty big," he said. "That just shows that we can consistently run up front and that we can put a whole season together. Probably my biggest downfall when I first started was I was always really fast, but I wasn't consistent. Over the past few years we've got rid of the crashing part and have been really consistent."

However, Saturday's show didn't start as well as Tankersley hoped.

"They had a red on Lap 1 of the heat race," he said. "The car was running great. I shut it off for the red and it wouldn't refire when we tried to restart. We went to the work area and put a new MSD box on it. They restarted the race and we didn't make it back out. It's only about the second time it's happened in my racing career."

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

"That set us back in the A Main," he said. "With the track as fast as it was it was tough to move forward. The track was the fastest I've seen that place in a long time. It was right up on the curb. I'd get someone running through the middle and then we'd get in traffic and I'd get another one. It was picking one off here and there. We did all we could to run them down. We just ran out of time."

Tankersley maneuvered from 12th to earn a third-place result, which was his 11th top five of the season. It also netted the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 10 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas - Heat race: DNF (6); Feature: 3 (12).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com.

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus LLC, G3 Boats, Blackfoot Electric, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Takes Top Five at Texas Motor Speedway to Add to ASCS Red River Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) - Brandon Hanks is one step closer to his first career sprint car championship.

Hanks produced a top-five finish last Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to add to his lead in the ASCS Red River Region championship standings. He now owns a 183-point advantage with only three races remaining.

"We're inching closer," he said. "We still are going into each race with the same mindset."

Hanks kicked off the race by charging from fourth to win a heat race. That locked him in the feature redraw, where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the feature on the outside of the fourth row.

"The car was really good, but my drawing skills got us behind the eight ball right off the bat," he said. "Also, I should have made some better decisions early in the race. We had a really fast car. We passed Wayne Johnson and some good cars. We were catching Blake (Hahn) and lapped traffic came into play. There were three to five lapped cars between me and Blake for fourth with John Carney II right in front of him and then we had a late caution. That hurt me a lot as far as getting to them. I ran out of time."

Hanks maneuvered to a fifth-place finish, which marked his 12th top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 10 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

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

"R.E. Enterprises 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 D&B Farms, Performance Powder Coating, Penske Racing Shocks, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Drives to Two Podium Finishes at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Sept. 14, 2016) - Derek Hagar posted a pair of podium finishes last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, where he did double duty by driving his own 360ci winged sprint car and piloting a 305ci sprint car for Karen and Raymond Slavings.

"I'm pretty happy with it," Hagar said. "We had a winning car in the 360 deal. It was a driver error trying to get around a lapped car that cost us. We can't hang our head about it."

Hagar opened the night by charging from fourth to win a 360 heat race. That lined him up on the pole for the 20-lap main event.

"I led about 14 laps," he said. "The track was around the bottom. I caught a lapped car at the wrong time. I tried to roll the middle and I got hung in the middle off the corner and I got passed. We did a slide job on (Tim Crawley) in turn three and he turned under me and got me back. I lost so much momentum doing the slide job."

Hagar finished second in the main event.

Hagar started the 305 main event on the outside of the third row after recording a runner-up result in a heat race.

"I ran fifth for a little while," he said. "We were fighting an issue with it not wanting to come off the corner very well. Once the track slicked off it helped that situation. I was able to make some moves and get around a couple of cars and come out with a third-place finish."

Hagar's third-place result gives him 29 top fives this season.

He will return to action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 10 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (1).

Sept. 10 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (305 sprint car) - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 12 wins, 29 top fives, 32 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

Located in Gallaway, Tenn., FSR Radiators has been supplying high-performance, all-aluminum radiators to the racing community for many years. For more information, visit http://www.FSRProducts.com.

"FSR Radiators make the best radiators to keep your motor as cool as it possibly can be," Hagar said. "I'd definitely recommend them to any racer."

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

 

 

Dover Aiming for Third Straight Nebraska 360 Sprints Win at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Sept. 14, 2016) - Jack Dover is heading to a track where he is very familiar with driving into the Winner's Circle.

Dover will compete on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints. He has won the last two series races at the track.

"We're going to try to make it three in a row," he said. "Sometimes you race at tracks where everything always seems to click and Park Jefferson is like that for us. We've had a great record there."

Dover has a three-year winning streak at Park Jefferson International Speedway. In fact, he has four wins and five top 10s during his six races there since 2014.

"We've been really strong lately everywhere," he said. "We have won a lot of races the last couple of months and so the goal is to keep the momentum going."

Dover has earned 14 top-10 finishes in his last 15 races this season. He has seven wins and 10 top 10s during that span.

He also enters this weekend leading the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints championship standings by 55 points with only two races remaining.

Last weekend's races at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., rained out.

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 12 wins, 21 top fives, 28 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

"Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on," Dover said. "And they've been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies Inc., True Trucking, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Baughman Debuting at Clay County Fair Speedway and U.S. 36 Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Sept. 14, 2016) - Josh Baughman is heading to a pair of Midwest tracks this weekend during what could be his final 410ci action of the season.

Baughman will make his debut at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout on Friday before heading to U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., for the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals on Saturday. Both races are co-sanctioned with the National Sprint League and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We're going to stay in the seat," he said. "We're going to try to stay fresh so when we come out for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial the next week we don't lose any laps. I think our success this year has come from staying in the seat and getting laps."

Baughman has a top-10 finish during National Sprint League action this season, but he's seeking his first top 10 with the World of Outlaws.

"The goal is to have a solid finish," he said. "To make the shows and run top 10s with those guys would be a win for us."

Baughman, who has one 410 victory this season, has a season-best result of 13th place during World of Outlaws competition.

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout and Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., for the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals with the National Sprint League and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 again in 2016," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the Winner's Circle with me a lot this year."

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, CCC Greg and Tammy, Beard Equipment, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Carson McCarl – Joining Dad as Jerry Richert Memorial Champ!

(Bill W) September 14, 2016 – Carson McCarl drove Jeremy Scadden’s #6 to their second win of the 2016 season Saturday night with the UMSS at the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin. The win meant a McCarl has won four Jerry Richert Memorial main events (father Terry has three), and was the highlight of a good weekend for the Altoona, Iowa driver, who also posted seventh and eighth place finishes in Princeton, Minnesota Friday and at Badlands Motor Speedway in South Dakota Sunday. The team plans on running this Saturday night at the Park Jefferson Speedway near Sioux City, Iowa with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and MSTS.

The team visited the bullring in Princeton Friday with the UMSS series. “I hadn’t been there since my Dad ran there in 2008 with the World of Outlaws,” says Carson. “I’ve never really raced on anything that small before. We ran third in our heat, and the car was working well. We started fourth in the Qualifier and we were running fourth. I messed up and misjudged the speed of the dude in front of me. I got up over him and spun out. That knocked us out of the Qualifier.”

Carson started outside row seven in the feature. “It rained for a good five or six minutes before we pushed off,” he says. “I was hesitant at first. I didn’t know how hard to push it and I didn’t want to make any mistakes and ruin the car for the rest of the weekend. We were pretty good. Most of the cars were on the bottom, but me and a couple others were on the top in one and two. We were passing some guys down there. We ended up seventh. It was fun. I wish I wouldn’t have messed up in the Qualifier, and we could have started further up.”

It was time for the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Saturday. “Cedar Lake and Huset’s are my favorite tracks,” says Carson. “I’ve only been there a couple times, but we’ve run well and had fun. We were fast all night. We went from sixth to second in the heat, and seventh to third in the Challenge race. The top four redrew and we drew the four. I wasn’t too worried about it. We had been so fast all night.”

When the feature green flag flew, Carson was ready. “I got to second right away, and I felt good,” he says. “We were running the bottom, and we got (Ryan) Bowers down there. I felt good down there, especially off of four. There was a lot of juice down there. I knew (Brooke) Tatnell and those guys were going to be ripping the top and they were coming. I knew I had to get up there and make some speed. It was a good race. Tatnell threw me a pretty good slider with about five to go. He was clean about it and we were able to keep the lead and get the win. It was a good time.”

The team finished up their weekend Sunday at Badlands. The draw saw a heat that included Carson’s father and Clint Garner in front of him. “I’ve been drawing good up there all year,” says Carson. “I knew a subpar draw was coming eventually. Doing the math, I figured I better get up to third and make the show. I think Sunday was maybe the toughest competition we’ve had there this year. We were able to get to third.”

The run did qualify Carson for the redraw. He started the main event fifth. “There was a good bottom and it was super-slick up to the cushion,” he says. “Those guys were running the top in one and two, but I was catching them on the bottom. There was a red late in the race and I had just got (Aaron) Reutzel and (Dusty) Ballenger for sixth. I was gaining on Ian (Madsen) a little bit and the red came out. Aaron got back by me. We were decent, but I went to the top a couple of laps and didn’t feel great up there. I made a couple mistakes later on and we finished eighth. It was a good learning experience running the bottom a little bit. Usually, I’m ripping the top. It was good.”

Carson would like to thank Jeremy Scadden Construction, Pine Motorsports, Rens Trucking and Vortex Racing Products for all their help!

Visit Carson on the Web!

Keep up to date on Carson’s racing at www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

Twitter: @CarsonMcCarl

 

 

Trenca Eyeing Strong Performance at Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2016) - Joe Trenca is heading to one of his favorite tracks this weekend.

The Mucci Motorsports driver will compete on Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

"We're really excited," he said. "We spent a long weekend in the shop getting stuff ready. There's going to be a lot of great drivers there so we're looking forward to the challenge."

This weekend will mark Trenca's first trip to the track this season. His career-best result at the dirt oval is an eighth-place result during the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

"I really enjoy the track," he said. "It fits my style. It's a really fun track. Normally we'll run the top. A lot of races when it gets slick are won on the bottom. You have to be able to adapt."

Trenca is coming off a podium finish and two top fives in his last three races.

"We've had a couple of good runs and with a big race weekend coming up the momentum we have going will hopefully continue," he said. "When you come off a couple of good runs it always helps lead you into the next race."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

Located in Bristol, Conn., Fast Axle distributes axles and other racing parts for a variety of race cars. For more information, visit http://www.FastAxle.com.

"Eric with Fast Axle has been a long time member of Mucci Motorsports," Trenca said. "We're really happy to use his products and very thankful for the support."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, MyRacePass, Inside Line Promotions, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Ball Advances to Record Top 10s at Princeton and Cedar Lake

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (Sept. 14, 2016) - Jamie Ball scored a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend while competing with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series.

The White Lightning Motorsports driver opened the doubleheader on Friday at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn., by placing sixth in a heat race and seventh in the challenge race to start the main event on the inside of the eighth row.

"The track had slicked off and the cushion was right on the top lip of the track," he said. "We setup to run the bottom and I was able to get up to ninth with only one caution. Those quarter-mile tracks are tricky. It was fun to get some laps on something we aren't accustomed to. Seat time and experience is what we're after."

Ball maneuvered from 15th to ninth place to garner his 20th top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway, where Ball finished fifth in a heat race before winning a qualifier to start the feature on the outside of the fourth row.

"Being able to win the challenge race gave us some confidence going into the main event," he said. "I had a great car all race long. I was up to sixth and back to about 10th before finishing seventh. I made some great moves yet bad decisions that cost us a few spots. We were definitely capable of a top five. We just lacked short track experience. I had fun with the UMSS all weekend. They're a great group of guys and we can't wait to race with them next year."

Ball ended with a seventh-place finish.

Teammate Devin Kline also competed at both tracks. However, he was racing with a 305ci engine during the 360ci doubleheader.

"It was an eye-opening experience to go to a different track than Knoxville," he said. "It took me a while to adjust."

Kline finished fifth in a heat race and eighth in a challenge race at Princeton Speedway before he maneuvered from 17th to 11th in the main event.

"Finally by the end of the night I settled down a little and was able to charge from 17th to 11th," he said. "That was a pretty good showing. The next night (at Cedar Lake Speedway) I ended up breaking a rear end in the qualifier race and ended up calling that a night.

"It was a great experience and I hope to do more of it in the future. It will help me become a better driver. I'm going to call it a year and try to build up for next year."

Ball will return to action this Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

Sept. 9 - Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn. - Heat race: 6 (5); Challenge Race: 7 (9); Feature: 9 (15).

Sept. 10 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Heat race: 5 (5); Challenge Race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (8).

DEVIN KLINE:

Sept. 9 - Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn. - Heat race: 5 (3); Challenge Race: 8 (2); Feature: 11 (17).

Sept. 10 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Heat race: 3 (4); Challenge Race: DNF (5); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 30 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 17 races, 3 wins, 12 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wingdance Graphics

Wingdance Graphics is your one-stop shop for all your graphics needs, the kind of people who dream up the impossible and then bring that vision to reality. As a well-established business of designers and applicators, they have built the capacity to develop all clients need to enhance their business - everything from race car graphics, banners, wraps, signs, decorative items and much more. While they take great pride in designing to meet your needs, their top priority is to partner with their clients to enhance their team or businesses image. Ultimately, they're not just designers, they are partners in building your future.

"Brandon Dunkerson of Wingdance Graphics and Sign Pro of Newton, Iowa, has been with our race team for the past four years," Ball said. "Brandon shares a passion for sprint car racing and it has been a pleasure having him on White Lightning Motorsports. The creative design and customer service work is what is propelling Brandon to the top in a hurry. Top notch designs that are prepared and applied in a timely fashion. For all of your graphics needs please give Brandon a call at (319) 541-1822."

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

 

 

Herrera Dons Cowboy Hat Following ASCS Red River Win at Texas Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) - Johnny Herrera has a new accessory to wear thanks to a trip to Victory Lane last weekend.

"I got me a cowboy hat," he beamed.

Herrera led the distance of last Saturday's ASCS Red River Region race at Texas Motor Speedway to garner his first career triumph at the big track and take home a special hat.

"I've led a lot of them there and ran second a lot of times, but never was able to get it done," he said. "We had some good cars we had to outrun, but we were good all night."

The event began with Herrera maneuvering from seventh to third place in a heat race.

"We let them get a lap or so in and then we started picking them off," he said. "By the time we got to third it was strung out a bit. We were a little off on the race car and didn't feel quite right. I had the shock adjustment wrong."

Herrera's result was good enough to make the feature redraw, where he ended with the No. 1 to start on the pole for the main event.

"My wife, every time she draws she does good so we're going to let her draw from now on," he said. "She drew us a No. 1 so that was great.

"The only time I had a challenge was in the first lap or two with Wayne Johnson. We came off turn two side by side. I got the line into turn three and from there I think I saw a nose one more time on the second or third lap."

The victory was Herrera's fifth win of the season.

"You have to take advantage of every situation you get," he said. "It's a lot easier to win from the front than the back. We had a good car. We made the right decisions on the race car and on the race track."

Herrera will take this weekend off before getting back to action Sept. 22-24 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 10 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 5 wins, 23 top fives, 28 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 22-24 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Excavating

Morton Excavating is an excavating business based in Coweta, Okla.

"It's been a great relationship with Morton Excavating," Herrera said. "They have turned into friends and we really value their friendship and support."

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

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Returns to Hartford Speedway on September 21

HARTFORD, Mich. — September 14, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Hartford Speedway in Michigan on Wednesday, September 21 for an event that was postponed by rain on July 29. All tickets and pit passes purchased for the originally scheduled race will be honored on September 21. A complete race program awaits, beginning with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a dash and 25-lap A-Feature event.

In the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last race at Hartford Speedway in 2011, Joey Saldana picked up the win. That victory for the veteran driver was an emotional one, as it was his first race back after suffering injuries a couple of months earlier at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, during the Kings Royal. Saldana scored the win at Hartford over two-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers and Craig Dollansky. Saldana has also visited victory lane at Hartford with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association.

A total of four former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champions have won at the “Wicked Half-Mile” over the years, including Dave Blaney in 1995, Sammy Swindell also in 1995, Meyers in 2004 and Steve Kinser in 2005.

Donny Schatz leads the way into Hartford Speedway, as he closes in on his eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title. The North Dakota native has a series-leading 21 A-Feature wins, which marks the fourth straight year he has won at least 20 years, making him the first drivers in series history to accomplish that feat. Hartford Speedway is one of the few tracks the Outlaws visit that Schatz has not won at in his career. The veteran driver is a past winner in the state of Michigan at both I-96 Speedway and Berlin Raceway.

David Gravel, who sits second in points, has been one of the most consistent drivers this season. He has won nine races, which is a new career-high for the Connecticut native. Among Gravel’s wins are the $25,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania as well taking the checkered flag in the Joker’s Wild event during Kings Royal weekend at the famed Eldora Speedway.

Daryn Pittman is currently third in the standings for Kasey Kahne Racing, just three points behind Gravel. The veteran driver has seven wins this season. Pittman’s teammate, Brad Sweet, is just 18 points behind him in the standings and has also reach victory lane seven times thus far in 2016. Saldana rounds out the top-five in points and has four wins as he closes in on 100 career A-Feature triumphs with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Shane Stewart is sixth in points, on the strength of six wins. Jason Johnson, who won the $150,000 Knoxville Nationals last month, to earn the biggest win of his career, sits seventh. Logan Schuchart, who scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win earlier this season in eighth, Jason Sides, who also has a victory in 2016 ninth and Paul McMahan rounds out the top-10.

Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp are both contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. Wilson has raced at Hartford Speedway in the past with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, while Knipp will be making his first start at the half-mile.

All tickets and pit passes purchased for the originally scheduled race will be honored on September 21. Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Wednesday, September 21 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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

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

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Tough Night in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hoping to leave his 2016 luck behind in Placerville, CA, Andy Gregg and his GUTS Racing team made the trip to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Wednesday night to open up the Gold Cup Race of Champions where he would just narrowly miss out on racing his way into the feature event.

“It was just a tough night overall,” Gregg said. “We didn’t time in well, we got caught up in an incident in our heat race, and then we missed transferring into the feature by one spot after starting last in the semi.”

Timing his GUTS/Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Angius and Terry LLP backed No. 16 in 16th fastest in his qualifying flight, Gregg would have no place to go as a car spun across the track in heat race action and be forced into one of the twin ‘C’ Main events.

Getting through the ‘C’, Gregg would start shotgun on the field in a wild 12-lap B Main. Able to work his way forward and avoid some of in the incidents, Gregg gunned for the seventh spot as an additional position was open with a feature event car scratching from the show.

Taking over the eighth spot Gregg would make a bid for the seventh spot, but would be unable to complete his pass coming to the line and his night would come to a close.

“I have to thank my guys for their continued support, and all of their help on Wednesday night,” Gregg said. “It has really been a tough season on everyone, but we are still working hard to end this thing on a high note.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Angius and Terry LLP, ARP Enterprises, Capitol Ace Hardware, New Gen Landscape, Broadband Agreements, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Arnold’s For Awards, CTL Forest Management, Empire Works, Ice House Resort, Ervin Sales, EMI, Watson Cattle, Wally’s Pizza Bar, Myers and Sons Dry Wall, K&T Custom Fab, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and Nail It Roofing for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Gregg will return to the track for the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA September 30th and October 1st.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

KSE Racing Products Lead Rico Abreu To Gold Cup Triumph

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though the season is quickly changing to Fall, big races continue to dominate regions, and KSE Products led Rico Abreu to a big one out west as he claimed the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA.

Fending off Daryn Pittman, Abreu used his KSE Racing Products to claim his first ever Gold Cup, and score his fifth career World of Outlaws feature event victory.

Friday night, Shane Stewart tasted California gold, as he too was victorious in Chico, CA as he dominated to opening night of the 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.

During the 360ci finale at the Badlands Motor Speedway, a familiar face visited victory lane, as Terry McCarl scored his 102nd career win at the Brandon, SD track.

Thomas Meseraull made his homecoming quite memorable. Hopping in the Josh Bates owned No. 42x machine for California Sprint Week, TMEZ claimed the Louie Vermeil Classic, and backed it up by scoring a last lap pass at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

Billy Balog swept the weekend with the IRA while Steve Smith won with the All Stars, Johnny Herrera scored with ASCS, Tyler Courtney took top honors with the BOSS, Carson McCarl won at Cedar Lake, and Terry Gray won at Crossville Speedway.

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Robinson and Schebester win in Garden City!

The RMMRA and Powri West met for the first time together to race at Airport Raceway in Garden City, KS over Labor Day Weekend. This was the first time midgets had been to the speedway in over 10 years! It was picture perfect weather, a group of over 25 midgets, and the weekend provided non-stop excitement. The first ever "Midget Round-Up" was a success and looks to be something that can build for years to come!!! Many thanks to Tony Bruce and his staff for putting this event together, looking forward to planning next years race!

Results below:

Airport Raceway - Garden City, KS (Night One)

A-Feature Results. 1) 56y Daniel Robinson 2) 35 Matt Sherrell 3) 27 Keith Rauch 4) 82m Steven Shebester 5) 47 Greg Schaffer 6) 5J Jeff Crook 7) 44 Wesley Smith 8) 3m Brent Rees 9) 12 Chris Sheil 10) 71 Zac Taylor 11) 10 Lance Bennett 12) 76 Mark Hamilton 13) 74 Zack Merritt 14) 7 Troy Simpson 15) 20 Collin Rinehart 16) 55 Hunter Fischer 17) 72 Grady Chandler 18) 56x Mark Chisholm 19) 2 Bob Harr 20) 15c Carson Garrett

Airport Raceway - Garden City, KS (Night Two)

A-Feature Results 1) 82M Steven Shebester 2) 35 Matt Sherrell 3) 7 Troy Simpson 4) 27 Keith Rauch 5) 71 Zac Taylor 6) 10 Lance Bennett 7) 3M Brent Rees 8) 55 Hunter Fischer 9) 5J Jeff Crook 10) 15C Carson Garrett 11) 43 Ryan Oerter 12) 12 Chris Sheil 13) 76 Mark Hamilton 14) 84 Shaun Shapel 15) 69 Paul Babich 16) 47 Greg Schaffer 17) 20 Collin Rinehart 18) 16 Ashley Oerter 19) 74 Zack Merritt 20) 22 Bobby Gorczyca

Next up for the RMMRA is a return to El Paso County raceway on the 14th of September along with the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and RMLSA mini-sprints! This event marks the first time the WoO have been to Colorado since the closing of Rocky Mountain Speedway in Denver. Following our Wednesday night show our group has a quick turnaround to I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan on Saturday the 17th for our season finale. What an exciting way to go out in 2016! Thanks to all our sponsors and helpers at the track for all that you do to make this deal go! Bear Electric, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, USA Performance, J Doyle Enterprises, and Devan’s Race Videos.

 

 

Chasing Championships J&J Auto Racing Teams Grab Three Championships, Win Five Features

McKenzie, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams sealed the deal on three championship races over the weekend, as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s brand saw Brian Smith, Zach Alley and Shelby Bilton take top honors in their respective divisions and series.

Smith captured dual honors with the Sprints on Dirt (SOD) Series, not only taking home the title honors but the Rookie of the Year award also. Alley drove to the Creek County Speedway championship, winning three feature events at the Sapulpa, Okla., facility to win the title. Bilton’s season run at Butler (Mich.) Motor Speedway saw him be crowned king at the conclusion of the track’s 2016 season on September 10.

Donny Schatz, Terry Gray, Lacey Hanson, Mack DeMan and Carl Bowser also drove to triumph last week as the group grabbed wins in two countries and four states. Bowser won the 410ci Winged Sprint Car division feature at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) on Sept. 3. Schatz won his 20th World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-main of the 2016 season at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway on Sept. 7.

Gray drove to an American Sprint Car Series (ASCS)/Southern Outlaw Sprints (SOS) feature event win on Sept. 9 at Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway. Hanson made history by becoming the first female Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) winner at Legion Speedway in Wentworth, New Hampshire, on Sept. 9. DeMan also put his name in the history books with a win at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 9 as he grabbed a win in the weekly Crate Sprint Car division. DeMan’s victory makes him the most winningest driver in a single season at the facility.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins and finishes for Sept. 3 – 10, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

9/3/16 Carl Bowser PPMS/PA 410ci Division

9/3/16 Brian Smith 2016 Champion Sprints On Dirt

9/7/16 Donny Schatz Willamette Speedway/OR WoO

9/8/16 Zach Alley 2016 Champion Creek County Speedway

9/9/16 Terry Gray Crossville Raceway/TN ASCS/SOS

9/9/16 Lacey Hanson Legion Speedway/NH SCoNE

9/9/16 Mack DeMan Ohsweken Speedway/Ont. 305ci Division

9/10/16 Shelby Bilton 2016 Champion Butler Motor Speedway

ABOUT J&J AUTO RACING – McKENZIE, TN

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: MORE THAN 70 DRIVERS READY FOR 12TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND!

by Tommy Goudge (September 14, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is almost here. With over 70 cars pre-entered, anticipation is high for the track’s signature event.

The 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 15, while racing will commence Friday, September 16 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17. Several records could fall this weekend, including the high of 77 entrants set in 2009.

The 2015 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals produced one of the best races in Ohsweken Speedway history, as Bryan Howland (Union Springs NY) drove from 20th to 1st, edging out 3-time CSCN winner Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC), Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo IN), and Mark Smith (Sunbury PA) for the $12,000 prize. All four of those drivers will be back this weekend, along with dozens more.

Among those set to challenge Howland, Poirier, Price-Miller, and Smith are; 2014 CSCN winner Jessica Friesen (née Zemken) (Sprakers NY), 2011 CSCN winner Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale TX), and Brandon Wimmer (Fairmount IN). While Wimmer is a CSCN rookie, his Gaerte/Norman #3g team has been to victory lane three times at CSCN with current World of Outlaws standout Shane Stewart.

Champions from all over the region are sure to make noise this weekend as well, including Great Lakes Super Sprints champ Chase Ridenour (Perry MI), National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders champ Jared Horstman (Cloverdale OH), Ohsweken Speedway Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car champ Mitch Brown (Brantford ON), Patriot Sprint Tour champ Jared Zimbardi (Bradford PA), and Southern Ontario Sprints champ Dylan Westbrook (Scotland ON). Meanwhile, Steve Poirier is likely to lock up his 7th career Empire Super Sprints title this Friday at Ohsweken when the ESS tour makes up their A-Feature which was rained out on August 5.

At least a dozen entrants will be going after the Fine Touch Collision Rookie of the Nationals Award this weekend, including; Amber Balcaen (Winnipeg MB), Cole MacDonald (Waterdown ON), Brandon Wimmer, Steve Lyons (Carlisle ON), Zach Weigand (Syracuse NY), Coleman Gulick (Binghamton NY), Josh Shantz (St. Agatha ON), Matt Billings (Brockville ON), Alex Vigneault (Trois-Rivieres QC), Jordan Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC), Pete Richardson (Vernon NY), Chad Miller (Amsterdam NY), and Jake Brown (Brantford ON).

All those names barely scratch the surface of the star-studded lineup ready to take on Canada's largest Sprint Car event this weekend. Don't miss it!

TICKETS PLEASE! Make sure to get your tickets and campsite reservations for the 2016 CSCN weekend! Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are asked to submit their basic entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

#CSCN2016 The 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 15, while racing will commence Friday, September 16 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17.

The 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 Heat Races, 3 B-Features, a Dash, 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 17, along with special Dash For Cash races for the top drivers from the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car "602 Challenge", HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The Empire Super Sprints will also make up their rained-out A-Feature from Friday, August 5 at the Night Before the Nationals.

Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features the top drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance, Ohsweken Speedway Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints, plus two “Wild Card” entries.

The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the Competitors Info link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com – direct link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1493 – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 11 previous editions, with a total of 238 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sports and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Win #299 Comes at Badlands!

 (Bill W) September 13, 2016 – Terry McCarl notched win #299 in his storied career last Sunday night, leading every lap at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. That win came in 360 action, but the Altoona, Iowa driver also notched a fifth place finish in the season 410 point standings at Badlands. That fifth place finish came despite missing a points night as well as a double-points night at the facility. Friday night, TMAC plans to tackle the World of Outlaws at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa. Be sure to stop by the Justice Brothers Booth at the Clay County Fair between 2-4 p.m. on Friday to visit with Terry and the team.

TMAC drew a late pill to qualify Saturday at Badlands with the 410’s. “The top was a little bit slick underneath,” he says. “It’s just so tough when you haven’t been qualifying well to go to the middle or try a different line than everybody else…and you only get one lap. Generally, you have to follow what everyone else is doing, and it definitely slowed down towards the end.”

Eleventh quick meant starting on the front row of his heat. “There was definitely some competition in the heat,” says TMAC. “Dusty (Zomer) and I were in the front row, and Austin (McCarl) and Ian (Madsen) were in the second row. I always seem to end up in the same heat as my kids, which drives me crazy. We were able to run second and make the redraw, and we drew the six.”

The track would prove to be a tester. “The track was a guessing game,” says TMAC. “It had some rough spots in it. They were coming back with the stock cars and 305’s. Most of the season, the track hasn’t gone away much. You’re afraid to really hook the car up. But it went back to where it had been. The top was slick, and it was better to go right through the rough stuff in the middle.”

TMAC found the line out the hard way. “We got a good start and got up to fourth or fifth,” he says. “I thought we had a shot at. I was running up on the fence, and it was getting slick up there. Justin (Henderson) showed us the line and went past us just running through the middle. He left us sitting there, and after that we drove through the rough stuff in the middle. We ended with a solid top five finish, which was good on a tricky, fun, racetrack.”

On Sunday, he would win his 360 heat from fourth. “With that Moyle engine in, it’s just fun to drive that racecar,” says TMAC. “It was cool to have Clint Garner there. He’s such a good driver. He drew number one and we started fourth. Carson (McCarl) starting sixth. It was a fun racetrack and it was on the fence in both corners. There was a little moisture on the bottom. We had a really good car and we were able to beat Clint and win it. That was big for us, coming from fourth. Carson was able to get to third, so that was good too.”

The feature draw went well, probably because the driver was nowhere to be found. “I was absent for the draw, so my crewman, Mike Sweeter, drew for us,” says TMAC. “He drew the pole, so we have him to thank. The track was good. We ran up by the fence, and the car was just great. It sounded like there was a good bottom too, and the racing from second to tenth was good behind us. It was fun. It was a slick track and it didn’t really touch the tires.”

The McCarl family has a streak going with season enders at Badlands. “It was a good win for us,” says TMAC. “We won the last race there last year too, and Austin won the year before. There’s a little McCarl streak going.”

TMAC is looking forward to Spencer Friday. “If anyone is coming up to Spencer, we’ll be at the Justice Brothers booth in the fair from 2-4 p.m.,” he says. “It’s always fun to be up there. It’s a great fair and a great event. It’s the biggest county fair in the world I think.”

Price Chopper/Hiland Dairy Join the Team!

Price Chopper and Hiland Dairy on the newest partners of the TMAC Motorsports #24 team. They were also the title sponsor for the 21st Annual Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Terry and the team will be doing some car shows for the Des Moines area Price Chopper stores in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

McCarl Family Websites!

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

This Month in TMAC History!

On September 5, 1999, TMAC drove to Victory at Huset’s in Guy Forbrook’s #5 and clinched the track title. He also won the Knoxville Raceway track championship that season. His win at Huset’s came over Craig Dollansky, Kenny Hansen, Gregg Bakker and Gary DeWall.

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

 

 

Bernal Claims Sprint Week Opener; Third In Final Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- After dominating the inguaral California Sprint Week last season, Ryan Bernal’s 2015 Sprint Week didn’t go quite as well but the Hollister, CA driver was still able to tally a win and end up third overall in the points.

“Our week started off awesome with a win, but then we had two nights with crashes, and it really set us back,” Bernal said. “The team really worked their tails off the rest of the week and never gave up.”

Opening things up at the Louie Vermeil Classic over the Labor Day Weekend, Bernal made his presence known as he picked up the opening night win in convincing fashion.

Returning to the scenic ½ mile Calistoga Speedway on Sunday night for the Louie Vermeil Classic finale, Bernal would have some bad luck as contact on the front straight would end his night amidst another strong run.

Heading to the Petaluma Speedway on Monday night, Bernal would jump out to an early lead, but a heavy and rough track would bite him on the second lap as he got upside down and over the retaining wall.

Taking the scheduled off days to get things back together, Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would check in to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday night.

Timing in 13th fastest in time trials, Bernal would finish third in his heat race which lined him up in the sixth row of the feature event. On another hooked up and fast surface, Bernal was able to make something happen as he sliced his way through the Top-10 and earned a fourth place finish.

Traveling to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night, Bernal’s eighth quick effort would lead him to a heat race win, before a hard fought feature event saw him pick up his second consecutive fourth place finish.

The final night of Sprint Week would see the team head to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA. Getting off to a great start, Bernal would time in third quickest and pick up a third place finish in his heat race.

A very wild and tricky Sprint Week finale feature event would see the MPM No. 56 get into the second spot and battle with Richard Vander Weerd and Brady Bacon. Unable to get by Bacon to score his second win of Sprint Week, Bernal would settle for second at the stripe which was good enough to place him third overall in Sprint Week points.

“Those two nights of crashes were frustrating for us all, but I was really proud of my team for continuing to fight,” Bernal added. “It was a fun last couple of nights, and our next race we will see what we can do with the wing.”

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, ButlerBuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports will be back in action on Saturday, September 24th when the Civil War Series takes to the Petaluma Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on the event be sure to follow Ryan Bernal on Twitter @Bernal_Ryan.

 

 

Ian Madsen Puts Together Strong Weekend at Badlands

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming off of a very strong performance during the Jackson Nationals in both the 360 and 410 division, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team backed it up with another strong run with each engine at the Badlands Motor Speedway where they earned second and fifth place finishes.

“It was another outstanding weekend for our team,” Ian Madsen said. “We have been fast in both cars the last few weeks, they are really a pleasure to drive.”

Saturday night during the 410ci program at the Badlands Motor Speedway, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in second fastest in time trials before finishing third in his heat race.

The 25-lap feature event would see Madsen quickly work his way into the third spot as he began pressuring Tim Kaeding, who ran just ahead of him in the second spot. Taking advantage of Kaeding’s miscue on the 15th lap, Madsen would take over the second spot as he chased after Logan Forler.

Having a shot for the win on a pair of late restarts, Madsen was unable to get by and would take the checkered flag with a second place finish, marking his 34th Top-Five finish of the season.

Returning to the speedway on Sunday night for a night of 360ci action, Madsen would pick up a third place finish in his heat race, and find himself in the fifth row for the 20-lap feature event.

With not many laps to get going, Madsen would act fast, as he worked his way forward. The race would seemingly click off laps at the blink of an eye, and when the checkered flag flew Madsen had made it up to finish in the fifth spot.

“These podium finishes and Top-Five’s are great, but we are out here to win so we will keep working and try to get better,” Madsen said.

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-67, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 35, Top 10’s-50

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will take on the World of Outlaws Friday night in Spencer, IA and on Saturday night in Cameron, MO.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

TK Claims Badlands Motor Speedway 360 Track Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting an exclamation point on a strong 360 season as the Badlands Motor Speedway, Tim Kaeding was crowned the track champion on Sunday night as he picked up a third place finish.

“It is a great accomplishment for this team to come out and win this 360 championship at Badlands,” Tim Kaeding said. “We also ended up second in 410ci points so it was truly a great season for this team.”

Picking up a win during his heat race on Sunday night, the San Jose, CA driver would line the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 machine up in the fourth row for the 20-lap feature event.

Just as he has done all year long, TK was on a mission as he quickly carved his way to the front. Making quick work of Aaron Reutzel, Carson McCarl, and Jody Rosenboom, TK took over the third spot as he chased after Terry McCarl and Justin Henderson.

Unable to get to get around either of the lead duo, Kaeding would enjoy his track title with his third place finish.

One night before, Kaeding came into the 410ci season finale with an outside shot of also winning that championship. Coming out guns blazing, Kaeding would set the standard in qualifications, before going on to win his heat race.

Jumping into the second spot when the race came to life Kaeding laid it all on the line as he chased after the early race leader, Logan Forler. While chasing down Forler, Kaeding would soon feel pressure form Ian Madsen by the 12th lap.

Continuing to push his machine to the limits, Kaeding would get into the wall on the 15th lap and cause some damage to his machine and it would relegate him to a 14th place finish.

“It is great to give Dave Lunstra a championship, and we actually have a chance to win another one this weekend,” TK added. “We will go out and try to win the race, and let the points take care of themselves.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports are set to take on the World of Outalws in Spencer, IA on Friday night, and take to the Park Jefferson Speedway on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-52, Wins-9, Top-5’s-31, Top-10’s-46

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

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Every track is a classroom: Clyde Knipp continues to learn during rookie year with World of Outlaws

OSBORN, Mo. — September 13, 2016 — While many of his former classmates began their freshmen year of college over the last few weeks, Clyde Knipp began his higher education earlier this year. Embarking on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour, after graduating from high school back in May, race tracks and highways have been his classroom for the last four months.

Knipp will get a chance to race in his home state of Missouri this weekend, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League visit U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn for the FVP Missouri High Banked Nationals on Saturday, September 17. The race will mark the closest the series races to his hometown of California, Missouri all year, with Osborn being a little over 150 miles away from the team’s shop.

“There are going to be a lot of family, friends and fans of our’s coming to U.S. 36 to see us,” said Knipp. “The track is awesome to race on, so I am really looking forward to it, especially racing with the Outlaws. U.S. 36 is a fast track. I’ve raced there in a 360 and that was fast, so it will really be fast in a 410.”

With its ultra-high-banking and a sub-10-second track record, U.S. 36 is very similar to River Cities Speedway in North Dakota, a venue that Knipp has raced twice at this year. The 18-year-old and his crew chief Andy Korte, look to use some of their notes from River Cities this weekend at U.S. 36 Raceway.

“I would say that U.S. 36 (Raceway) and River Cities (Speedway in North Dakota) are twin tracks,” shared Knipp. “They are both small and high-banked bullrings. A similar set-up to what we used both times at River Cities should be fairly comparable at U.S. 36. Things happen in a hurry at both and you have to have a car that will maneuver around other cars and in traffic.”

With a majority of his rookie season with the World of Craftsman Sprint Car Series nearly completed, Knipp has pinpointed what the biggest obstacle has been. That is the team’s engine program, as with the format utilized this season with the World of Outlaws, time trials has added importance.

“The biggest challenge we have faced in our first year out here with the Outlaws, has been with motors,” he explained. “That is something we have to get up on. We recently got a new Kistler engine and are going to run that through the end of the year. Hopefully our times will be quicker than what we’ve been running.”

Knipp, at the tender age of 18, is the youngest driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Many of the drivers he races against night in and night out have been racing longer than he has been alive, but each has been accomodating to the young driver, helping him learn the ropes of what it takes to race with the World of Outlaws.

“The drivers have taken me in and helped me learn what we have to do every night,” Knipp shared. “We are slowly but surely progressing each night. It’s definitely building blocks and takes time and seat time. The first few races, it was intimidating knowing how long a lot of these guys have been racing, but once we started racing more and started racing every night, like we did in the summer, it became no problem. You just get used to it and focus on what you have to do and not worry about other things. You have to just look at it, as it’s just another group you are running with.”

Just about every track that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at this year, is one that Knipp is visiting for the first time. The young driver does not let that intimidate him either, and keeps focused on gaining as much experience as he can and learning as much as he can each and every night.

“Seat time is everything,” said Knipp. “If you don’t have seat time, it’s going to be tough. I didn’t have a lot of seat time last year, and coming out here, it was very tough the first few races. The more seat time we get, the quicker we have gotten and the better understanding we get of the race car and motor. You learn so much out here. It’s been awesome and there is nothing I’d rather be doing right now.”

Tickets for the FVP Missouri High Banked Nationals for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri on Saturday, September 17 and can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com and at the track on race day.

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Netto Picks Up Top-10 at Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a successful first weekend together, DJ Netto and his Tri-C Motorsports team continued to get during four days of action at the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

“It was a fun week getting to work with the guys again, and shed the wings one night,” Netto said. “We had some struggles, but we also figured some things out and moved forward.”

Taking on the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster on Wednesday night, Netto would time the Tri-C Machine entry in 14th fastest during his flight of time trials. Lining up seventh in his heat race, Netto had his elbows up as he carved his way forward and picked up a third place finish and made his way into the 30-lap feature event.

With the track taking a ton of rubber before the race went green, passing would be at a premium and from the ninth row that was not what Netto needed. Doing what he could in the early laps, Netto would work his way up to the 11th spot in the first nine laps of the race.

Working to get in the Top-10, Netto’s right-rear would finally give way with seven laps to go, and he would end up finishing in the 18th spot.

Going topless on Thursday night at battling with the USAC/CRA Series, Netto would time in 20th quickest before picking up a third place finish during his heat race and moving directly into the feature event.

On a heavy and fast Silver Dollar Speedway, a polar opposite from Wednesday night, Netto would work his way forward from his 16th starting spot to finish in the 13th spot.

Putting the wings back on for Friday and Saturday’s World of Outlaws program, Netto would simply struggle on during the opening night with the WoO.

Timing in 16th fastest in his flight, Netto would win the C, and work from the 12th starting spot in the B Main to finish in the sixth spot, but would miss out on a transfer spot into the feature event.

Building off of the end of their Friday night run, Netto would come out Saturday night and lay down the 12th fastest lap during time trials.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, Netto would line up in the 10th row for the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event.

On a track that seemingly got better with every lap, Netto was able to work his way by a lot of top drivers as he worked his way towards the Top-10. Using a couple of late restarts to his advantage, Netto would end his weekend with a 10th place finish.

“It was good to get in four nights of racing in-a-row with this new deal,” Netto said. “I think we are all understanding each other a little more now, and we are all looking forward to some big races the next few weeks. I know Clyde and Marion Lamar like to see their car up front, so we are working hard to get our first win together.”

ON TAP: Netto at the Tri-C Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night in Marysville, CA.

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

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Nunes Eighth At Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing with the Civil War Series on Wednesday night during the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Seth Nunes’ weekend would be highlighted by an eighth place finish at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

“We got in a little bit of a hole after time trials, and in a fast paced feature we picked up an eighth place finish” Nunes said.

After an eventful night at the Silver Dollar Speedway that saw the Meford, OR driver’s night come to an end in the B Main, Nunes and the Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Products/VSR Steering Repair backed No. 5v team headed to the Petaluma Speedway for the track’s regular season finale on Saturday.

Struggling in time trials, Nunes would pick up a sixth place finish in his heat race which would place him in the fifth row for the 25-lap A Main event. On a track that still offered a ton of speed, passing would be challenging during the feature event.

Able to get into the eighth spot, Nunes would battle with Billy Butler and Dalton Hill as they raced for position. A fast paced feature event would come to a close in just over nine minutes, and when the checkered flag flew, Nunes closed the night with his ninth Top-10 finish of the season.

“I really want to thank Jim and Annette Van Lare and their team for sticking with me, and working hard to put a fast car under me,” Nunes said. “I am looking forward to getting back on the track this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Seth and company will be in action on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9

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

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Disappointing Gold Cup For Willie Croft

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into the Gold Cup Race of Champions with high expectations, Willie Croft would be involved in an accident while in a transfer position on Wednesday, have an issue during t