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2016 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa SprintWeek Begins Next Week

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 29, 2016) – 2016 marks the fifteenth annual Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa SprintWeek, which will take place August 4-13 at the big half-mile dirt tracks in Knoxville and Oskaloosa. Terry McCarl of Altoona is the defending Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist, the honor that is annually bestowed upon the point champion of the ten points-paying sprint car features on nine nights of racing in just ten straight days.

The fifteenth annual Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa SprintWeek kicks off on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, August 4-5-6, at the half-mile Knoxville Raceway dirt track with the twenty-sixth annual Arnold Motor Supply ‘360’ Knoxville Nationals, presented by Great Southern Bank. The winged 305-cubic-inch sprint car feature on Saturday, August 6, will also be a points-paying round in the nine-night series. On Sunday, August 7, Knoxville Raceway will then host the fifth annual Kustom Concrete Pumping Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank for the winged 410-cubic-inch sprint cars, in honor of long-time director of racing Ralph “Cappy” Capitani.

Action then turns to the Front Row Challenge Enterprises-promoted half-mile dirt oval in nearby Oskaloosa, known as the Southern Iowa Speedway, for the Monday, August 8, event. The twenty-first annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge, is sanctioned by the ‘410’ National Sprint League (NSL) and presented by Searsboro Telephone Company, Musco Lighting and Hi-Land Dairy. Tuesday night, August 9, will be utilized as a rain date in Osky.

Knoxville Raceway takes center stage August 10-11-12-13 with the fifty-sixth annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores, which is the national championship for winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car teams sanctioned by the World of Outlaws (WoO). The Southern Iowa SprintWeek points-paying rounds are the Brandt Agricultural Products-sponsored Wednesday, August 10, main event, the TOYOTA-sponsored Thursday, August 11, preliminary feature and the twenty-third annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge invitational race for the best drivers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States on FVP-sponsored Friday, August 12. The ‘Granddaddy of Them All’, the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores, takes place on Saturday, August 13.

The 2016 Cox Design Southern Iowa SprintWeek, awarding the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” title, will be highlighted by ten points-paying features over nine nights of racing in ten days for three divisions of sprint cars at two different tracks just 26 miles apart in south central Iowa. The history of the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa SprintWeek is as follows:

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively. Those seeking more information on title sponsor Cox Design & Metal Fabrication may visit www.cox-design.com.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 28

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars ­– 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 754; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 745; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 740; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 730; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 715; 6. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Michael Stien, Cey­lon, Minn., both 703; 8. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 681; 9. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 678; 10. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 672; 11. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 662; 12. Jus­tin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 661; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 660; 14. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 659; 15. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 648; 16. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 634; 17. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 630; 18. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 629; 19. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 624; 20. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 616.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California ­– 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 390; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 356; 3. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 313; 4. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 296; 5. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., and Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., both 289; 7. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 270; 8. Monty Ferri­era, Fresno, Calif., 250; 9. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 242; 10. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 239.

Colorado – 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 310; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 277; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 264; 4. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 251; 5. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 233; 6. Greg Schaefer, Hudson, Colo., 215; 7. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 213; 8. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 210; 9. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 201; 10. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 175.

Indiana – 1. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., and Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., both 318; 3. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., and Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., both 310; 5. Tony Anderson, Bloomington, Ind., 308; 6. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 270; 7. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 253; 8. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 234; 9. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 222; 10. James Dugan, Franklin, Ind., 215.

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., 427; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 424; 3. Jeff Rad­cliffe, Hill City, Kan., 350; 4. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 344; 5. Steven Richardson, Manhat­tan, Kan., 335; 6. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 308; 7. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 282; 8. Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., 262; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 258; 10. Nate Berry, McCook, Neb., 245.

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., 703; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 565; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 528; 4. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 401; 5. Colin Smith, Shel­don, Iowa, 378; 6. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 374; 7. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 356; 8. Nate Eakin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 335; 9. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 321; 10. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 303.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 520; 2. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 435; 3. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 431; 4. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 430; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 429; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 386; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 385; 9. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 382; 10. Gene Ackland, Mar­tell, Neb., 366.

New Jersey – 1. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 321; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 307; 3. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 297; 4. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 288; 5. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 273; 6. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 256; 7. Robert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 246; 8. Stefanie Palmai, Ringoes, N.J., 244; 9. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 236; 10. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 230.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 148; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 144; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 137; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 129; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 98; 6. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 80; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 8. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 9. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70; 10. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 68.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 377; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 355; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 344; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 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., 179; 2. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 177; 3. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 158; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 156; 5. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, and Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., both 139; 7. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 129; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 118; 9. Jerry Jumper, Norman, Okla., 117; 10. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 113.

Pennsylvania – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 709; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 630; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 610; 4. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 602; 5. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 585; 6. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 532; 7. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 469; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., and Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., both 396; 10. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 395.

South Dakota – 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 270; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 246; 3. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 245; 4. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 244; 5. Elliot Amdahl, Flan­dreau, S.D., 238; 6. Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D., 233; 7. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 225; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 181; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 73; 10. Micah Schlie­mann, Baltic, S.D., 72.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 1,031; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,020; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 702; 4. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 689; 5. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 686; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 681; 7. Bryan De­brick, Irving, Texas, 678; 8. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 646; 9. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 644; 10. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 643.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 364; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 362; 3. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 313; 4. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 300; 5. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 281; 6. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 268; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 253; 8. J.D. Coats, Bumpass, Va., 208; 9. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 200; 10. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 185.

 

 

"Belleville Midget Nationals victory a career maker” ”39th annual running slated for Aug. 5-6”

Belleville, Kan., July 29--- Winning the Belleville Midget Nationals is a career highlight upon any racing drivers resume, no matter what happens during their career after the checkered flag flies on the Belleville High Banks. The “39th annual Belleville Midget Nationals” will be next Friday and Saturday August 5-6. The events only three-time winners: Bryan Clauson (’09, ’10, 15) and Jerry Coons Jr. (’05, ’07, ’12) are the only two returning past winners of the event. Stan Fox backed up his Belleville win of 1979 with victories the following season at Belleville and the Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway on his way to running the SCCA Super Vee Series, the feeder series, which led to his Indy Car career. Six veteran drivers were at least 37-years old when their Belleville victory was added to their star studded resume: Eddie Jackson (1978), Mike Gregg (1981), Dave Manes (1982), Johnny Parsons Jr. (1983), Chuck Gurney (1989), Jack Hewitt (1991), and Leland McSpadden (1992). When Page Jones (1993), Kevin Doty (1994) and Billy Boat (1995) had three of the most dominating years in decades, the Belleville Crown was another checkered flag in their win column. After Jeff Gordon’s 1990 victory the following drivers scored a Belleville victory before heading to NASCAR competition: Jason Leffler (1997), Kasey Kahne (2000-01), Josh Wise (2003, ’06), Kyle Larson (2011), Christopher Bell (2013), and Rico Abreu (2014). Kahne also scored a victory in the event as car owner for Brad Sweet’s 2008 victory. Already midget series champions before their victories: Mark Passerelli (1984), Sleepy Tripp (1985, ’87), Tommy White (1986), Steve Knepper (1988, ’98), and Robby Flock (1996) were able to mark a Belleville victory off their “bucket list”. Dave Darland (1999,’02) and Bobby East (2004) accounted for three of car owner Steve Lewis’ six event wins. Thursday Night August 4 will feature a Tim Dugger Concert in the infield. Admission is $10 per person, under 14-years old free. Also a free BBQ meal will be provided while supplies last. Friday night will feature qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race for the USAC National Midget Championship Series. Saturday night will feature last chance races for participants to make the 40-lap Belleville Midget Nationals championship feature. Two popular support divisions return to add racing excitement. Friday the two-person cruiser stock car division will race on the track’s infield quarter-mile oval. The winged United Rebel Sprint Car Series return for the "4th annual 305 Sprint Nationals". General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Link to order tickets from Ticket Force can be found by logging onto the tracks website www.highbanks.org.

 

 

Racing at Mercer Raceway Park for July 30 Has been Cancelled

(Mercer, PA July 29, 2016): Due to the threat of thunderstorms throughout the day, racing set for July 30 at Mercer Raceway Park has been cancelled. Join us on Saturday, August 6, for the Third Annual Putsy Kekich Memorial, presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop and Sunburst Environmental. Coming soon, on August 13, will be the return of the BRP Modified Tour for Smackdown!, the exciting contest between the Big Block Mods and Mercer's own Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds!

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

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

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

 

 

USAC Midgets Kick Off Big Week with Tuesday Night Thunder!

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 29, 2016) – The 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway clay oval at the fairgrounds in Fairbury, NE, has never seen the likes of it. And it’s almost time.

The nation’s top Midget race car drivers will converge upon the small town and racy little track in south central Nebraska for some “Tuesday Night Thunder” that kicks off a blockbuster week of USAC National Midget action in the nation’s heartland.

The Tuesday night, August 2, “Riverside Chevrolet Tuesday Night Thunder presented by Fairbury Foods and Schmidt’s Sanitation” event lifts the lid on a high octane week of competition that continues on Wednesday night with the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at the Solomon County Raceway in Beloit, KS, before moving on the High Banks on Friday and Saturday for the famed Belleville Midget Nationals.

Joining in on Tuesday’s USAC Midget debut at Fairbury’s Jefferson County Speedway will be the JayHusker non-wing Micro Sprint Cars.

While Indy 500 competitor Bryan Clauson, past USAC National Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon, Zach Daum and the Keith Kunz stable of racers lead the USAC contingent into “Tuesday Night Thunder”, Keith Rauch leads the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association forces into Nebraska.

Tanner Thorson is atop the USAC Midget win charts thus far in 2016 with a pair of wins, but it’s Keith Kunz Racing teammate Spencer Bayston currently holding a ten-point edge over Clauson in the series championship battle with Bacon, Thorson and Chad Boat also among the current top five.

Action will be lively on the “Tuesday Night Thunder” card with event promoter Cody Brewer assuring contingency products and gift certificates to each racing entry that takes part thanks to the generous support of the community and the racing industry.

General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults with children ten and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Qualifying will begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing action to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Fairbury Foods and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that are making “Tuesday Night Thunder” possible include Budweiser, ZFour Trucking, Starr Plumbing, Big Bamboo Studios, Pollman Appliances, Vaughn Contracting, Rod End Supply, Precise Racing, EMI, Factor 1 Racing, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Napa Auto Parts, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Ole Red 99.5, Chapple Roofing and Spike Chassis.

More information regarding the event is available at http://www.tuesdaynightthunder.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightThunder/.

 

 

Into the Home Stretch at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 28, 2016) – Another season is quickly racing by at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Including Friday night’s “Driver Appreciation Night” special at DCRP, only three nights of championship chase action remain for the track’s featured divisions of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The only point race action that remains after Friday night is the Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 27 and the season-ending Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 24.

Rounding out the remaining schedule for 2016 at DCRP is the August 20 “Freedom Tour” finale for the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars along with POWRi West Midgets and the K.A.R. Evart Isaac Tribute.

But, attention shifts first to Friday’s “Driver Appreciation Night” card that fires off at 7:30 p.m.

With titles all still up for grabs, leading the way into the night are Luke Cranston, Nick Link, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis.

A look at this year’s title chases…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

It’s essentially a fresh start for Luke Cranston and Taylor Velasquez with just one point separating the duo with three races remaining. Velasquez bounced back last week for his third win of the season after his lone finish of the season outside of the top five in the Boothill Showdown finale cost him the point lead.

Defending champ Cranston, Velasquez and Mike Peters are the only three drivers to finish among the top ten in all nine feature events thus far in 2016.

Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 3, Luke Cranston 2, Brian Herbert 1, C.J. Johnson 1, Jason Martin 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 1,278, 2. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 1,277, 3. Mike Peters (Wichita, KS) 1,227, 4. Tyler Knight (Spearville, KS) 1,120, 5. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 1,116, 6. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 1,052, 7. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 1,047, 8. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 1,026, 9. Cody Lampe (Jetmore, KS) 893, 10. Tracey Hill (Liberal, KS) 816.

IMCA Modifieds:

Best in the top-ten department with seven out of nine has Nick Link holding on to the points lead by just 23 points over Ryan Heger with William Nusser just another five points back in third.

While Heger and Nusser still have the best shot at tracking down Link for the title, a strong close to the season for Joel Lane, Kale Beavers, Mike Lunow and/or Tom Beavers could certainly shake things up near the top of the point charts.

Feature Winners: Cole Traugott 3, Brendon Gemmill 2, Cody Gearhart 1, Mike Lunow 1, William Nusser 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,140, 2. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,117, 3. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 1,112, 4. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 1,079, 5. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,068, 6. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,067, 7. Tom Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,055, 8. Tracy Link (Rolla, KS) 1,024, 9. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 999, 10. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 966.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Three-time and defending champ Jeff Kaup is in stretch-drive mode with back-to-back wins going into Friday night. But will it be enough to overcome a pair of rough nights in May that put him in a hole that Kevin Tabor has taken advantage of?

Tabor has finished one position behind Kaup the last four times out to minimize the defending champ’s gains with Kaup only cutting the gap from 39 to 23 points.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 4, Daylon Bergeron 1, Daren Hacker 1, Mike Roach 1, Jeremy Sigler 1, Dakota Sproul 1, Toby Witthuhn 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 1,365, 2. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,342, 3. Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,275, 4. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 1,255, 5. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,189, 6. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 1,056, 7. Jamie French (Hugoton, KS) 1,010, 8. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 930, 9. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 902, 10. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 787.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Trying to put the clamps on a second consecutive title, Michael Pepper has reeled off four consecutive wins to extend his points lead to 78 points over Marlin Hogie.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 6, Angel Munoz 1, Jason Rogers 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 1,299, 2. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 1,221, 3. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 1,204, 4. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 1,043, 5. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 553, 6. Shannon Maughlin (Dighton, KS) 521, 7. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 433, 8. Tyler Tipton (Weskan, KS) 413, 9. Cody Zimmerman (Dighton, KS) 403, 10. Ryan Grubbs 399.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

The struggle is real in the IMCA Hobby Stock ranks with defending champ Cody Davis just two points ahead of Matt O’Hair in the title chase. While David Berger and Bryan Habiger have both collected first wins of 2016 the last two times out, Duane Wahrman’s string of four consecutive runner-up finishes came to an end with last weekend’s fourth-place finish.

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

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 1,389, 2. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,387, 3. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 1,339, 4. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 1,262, 5. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,254, 6. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 1,233, 7. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 1,231, 8. Jacob Huse (Kinsley, KS) 1,218, 9. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 901, 10. David Berger (Dodge City, KS) 855.

While a large number of free tickets to Friday’s card will be distributed by drivers, additional tickets to the “Driver Appreciation” night event will be available at the gate for just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

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.

 

 

Bellm Back on Tour with Pair of Top Fives

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 28, 2016) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team joined back up with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at last weekend’s “Rushmore Rumble” at Rapid City, South Dakota’s Black Hills Speedway.

And the team’s presence was definitely noticed with Bellm charging from tenth to finish third in Friday night’s preliminary event before wrapping up the double with a fourth-place finish on Saturday night aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry.

“It was a good weekend, it was what we were looking for,” Bellm said after extending his streak of finishes no worse than sixth to seven in a row.

Bellm looks to add more strong runs with this weekend’s pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events in South Dakota on Thursday (Park Jefferson International Speedway) and Sunday (Badlands Motor Speedway) along with a Friday night stop at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex.

Last weekend began with Bellm rebounding from a heat race spin to rally back up to third to earn the tenth starting position in the main event.

And Bellm was on the move early on in the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair machine.

“I think I was the first one to find the rubber in three and four and we were really able to capitalize on that,” Bellm explained.

He did just that, racing all the way up to third in the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines machine before the rest of field figured out his fast line to the front.

Bellm finished the night out in third to lock into Saturday’s “Rushmore Rumble” finale and then landed on the pole position after the redraw.

The rubber came in from top-to-bottom this time rather than beginning on the bottom. This time, a couple of other cars found the rubber first, leaving Bellm to finish out the weekend in a strong fourth place position aboard the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys entry.

“It laid rubber starting at the top of three and four instead of the bottom this time,” Bellm explains. “I just didn’t find it quick enough, didn’t get to the part of the track I needed to be at.”

Bellm finished out the weekend by dropping in on Badlands Motor Speedway for some Sunday night action near Sioux Falls.

“We didn’t draw very well,” Bellm said of the evening. “We gained a couple of positions in the heat which put us about 15th for the feature. It rubbered up early so we just kind of rode around.”

The outing still proved beneficial according to Bellm.

“We learned some things and I think we’ll be in good shape going into Sunday night’s race at Badlands,” Bellm said of the $10,000-to-win event that puts the wraps on this weekend.

But first, it all begins tonight with Bellm’s first ever outing at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

2016 Quick Stats: 28 races, 1 win, 1 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Up Next:

Thursday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)

Friday – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sunday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Badlands Motor Speedway (Brandon, SD)

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

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Gaining Momentum - Busy Weekend Ahead

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 28, 2016) – Aaron Reutzel is finding his rhythm.

And it’s a good time for it with Knoxville’s $15,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals just one week away.

Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team come off a weekend of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, that included podium finishes of second and third.

“I feel like we we’re about back to where we were when we were running so well last year,” the reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion commented after the Black Hills double. A $10,000 score at Billings, MT, preceded that the previous weekend.

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team can further build that momentum with a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events in South Dakota bookending a $20,000-to-win NSL card at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday night and then Knoxville Raceway competition on Saturday night.

The four-night set of action begins tonight with ASCS action at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, SD, before wrapping up Sunday night at Badlands Motor Speedway near Sioux Falls.

Reutzel was strong aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine from the outset during last weekend’s “Rushmore Rumble” at Black Hill Speedway.

Gridding Friday’s feature fourth, Reutzel railed the top side of turns and one and two on the opening lap to charge into the lead, only to have the move negated by a caution.

“On the second start, those guys moved up and it took me two or three laps to get to the lead,” Reutzel explains.

Being out front wasn’t necessarily the place to be with the rapidly changing Rapid City track conditions.

“Johnny (Herrera) was behind us and he was able to search around and found the little bit of rubber at the bottom of three and four,” Reutzel says.

Herrera slipped by but Reutzel made one more run for it in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration machine.

“The rubber was right on the bottom, you had to have your left front right up next to the wall to hit it right,” Reutzel explains. “I dove in and missed it by maybe half a car length and slid up the track. It was pretty much over then, we raced single file the rest of the way.”

Locked into Saturday’s feature, Reutzel was fast in hot laps. “We were a half-second faster than anyone else,” Reutzel says.

The redraw wasn’t kind with Reutzel pulling the ‘4’ to start second row outside. And track conditions weren’t any kinder.

“It was one of those that you needed to draw the front row to have a chance,” Reutzel says. “It rubbered up almost immediately.”

Reutzel rode in third throughout to finish off a strong weekend.

Now, beginning with tonight, only four more nights of action remain before going after the $15,000 winner’s share at Knoxville next weekend.

2016 Quick Stats: 56 races, 4 wins, 17 top-fives, 27 top-tens.

Up Next:

Thursday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)

Friday – NSL 410-ci Sprint Cars at Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Saturday – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sunday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Badlands Motor Speedway (Brandon, SD)

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.

 

 

Dover, Herrera and Tankersley Combine for Seven Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 28, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Jack Dover, Johnny Herrera and Channin Tankersley swept their races last weekend.

Dover picked up victories on Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Friday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints before he capped the weekend by winning on Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Herrera captured The Rushmore Rumble doubleheader with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday and Saturday.

Tankersley won ASCS Gulf South Region races at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Friday and at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday.

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

Danny Lasoski garnered runner-up results driving for Big Game Motorsports during National Sprint League races on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Lasoski also earned a third-place finish piloting a 360ci sprint car for Mark Burch Motorsports on Friday at Jackson Motorplex.

Tommy Bryant placed second at Heart O' Texas Speedway on Friday and third at Cotton Bowl Speedway on Saturday with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Patrick Dills scored a second-place result on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Devin Kline recorded a runner-up finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in the 305ci division.

Derek Hagar extended his podium streak to 16 races last Saturday with a third-place result at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Josh Baughman captured a third-place finish on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region and a fifth-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in the 360ci class.

Sammy Swindell earned a third-place finish on Friday at Jackson Motorplex and a fourth-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway with the National Sprint League.

Jamie Ball ended fourth on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Tony Bruce Jr. finished fourth on Sunday at Double X Speedway with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Harli White picked up a fourth-place finish on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Kevin Mingus rallied for a fourth-place result on Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio.

Seth Bergman posted fifth-place finishes on Friday and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway during The Rushmore Rumble with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Derek Hagar - 11 (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 and Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., on July 9); Jack Dover - 8 (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; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 1; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on July 9 and July 23; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on July 21 and Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on July 22); Dale Blaney - 6 (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 and Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on June 19); Danny Lasoski - 6 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7, May 21 and July 9 and Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19); Giovanni Scelzi - 6 (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); Trey Starks - 6 (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 and Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., on July 9); Seth Bergman - 4 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8 and Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 29); 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); Johnny Herrera - 4 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17; Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on June 3 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on July 22 and July 23); Channin Tankersley - 4 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and July 22; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on July 23); Zach Blurton - 3 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10; Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on June 25 and Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., on July 9); 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); Sammy Swindell - 3 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and July 1); Zac Taylor - 3 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23; Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13 and Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., on June 10); 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); Devin Kline - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4 and July 9);Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 28); 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).

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Baughman Ends Busy Weekend With Podium Finish at Double X

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 28, 2016) - Josh Baughman capped last weekend with his fifth podium result of the season on Sunday at Double X Speedway.

"We're always good at Double X," he said. "I like that place a lot. We were good early on. We just missed the setup a little toward the end."

Baughman advanced from sixth to third place in an ASCS Warrior Region heat race to make the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 during the random redraw to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"We were really good early," he said. "We passed for the lead one time about halfway through. We slid back and forth. He slid me going into turn one and he didn't quite slide me. It took me out."

Baughman held on for a third-place finish.

The weekend began the previous night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Baughman did double duty racing his 410ci and 360ci sprint cars.

"It was the first time in a long time we did both," he said. "We had a lot of speed. We had fast cars in both classes. I felt like we had a top-five car in both classes."

Baughman qualified 12th quickest and won a heat race after starting fourth in the 360 class. He then maneuvered from 11th to a fifth-place result in the main event.

"We were really good in the 360 car," he said. "We just qualified too far back to race for the win, but any time you can move forward and get a top five at Knoxville it's great for the team."

Baughman was on pace similar success in the 410 division, which was a National Sprint League event. He timed in 10th quickest overall and placed third in a heat race to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"I think we were up to sixth at one time," he said. "I just got tired. I started missing my marks and so I pulled off before I tore the car up."

Baughman was credited with a 21st-place result.

He will return to action this weekend with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races on Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. Baughman will also compete with the National Sprint League on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 21 (8).

July 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 5 (11).

July 24 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the National Sprint League; and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., 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 -

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"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, Compression Generation Services, 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.

 

 

Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Championship stretch drive begins Friday, July 29 Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman/Stock division added to Working Man 50

Sarver, PA (July 25, 2016) With the Don Martin Memorial 25th Anniversary Silver Cup in the rearview mirror and the cancelation of last Friday’s Modified Mania, Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner's Premium Iced Teas has officially entered the stretch drive to the 2016 Track Championships. Jack Sodeman Jr., Russ King, Mat Williamson and Corey McPherson lead the point standings in their respective divisions heading into the final five weeks of Fast Fridays of Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s.

In the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, Jack Sodeman Jr. (290) leads the way by a scant six points over Defending Track Champion AJ Flick (284). Each driver has two feature wins and three heat race wins thus far. This one truly appears destined to come down to the last feature of the season. Also still in the hunt are a trio of drivers riding in the top five in points, as Dan Kuriger (247), Scott Priester (245) and Carl Bowser (237) are all still within striking distance with five races remaining. Brandon Matus, John Garvin Jr., Brent Matus, Dan Shetler and Alex Paden enter the stretch drive in the top ten in points.

Russ King won the Opening Night feature in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and has led the points for most of the season. His recent win on Friday, July 15 was just his second of the season, but King has amassed five second place finishes, has finished no worse than fourth and shares the lead in Fab4 Racing with six heat race wins. King, with 299 points, holds a comfortable, but not insurmountable lead of 31 points over Three-Time and Defending Track Champion Alex Ferree with 268. And if anyone knows what it takes to win a Lernerville Track Championship, it’s certainly Alex Ferree; winner of six of the last nine Late Model titles. Matt Lux (230), Mike Pegher Jr. (222) and Michael Norris (213) are not mathematically eliminated from title contention, but are fast running out of time to close the gap. Gary Lyle, Ken Schaltenbrand, Brandon Wearing, Michael Lake and Tommy Schirnhofer are currently in the top ten in points.

The Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds division has been the Mat Williamson show since May 20, as the Canadian Sensation has won six of the past seven features and at 336 points thus far, enjoys a 42-point lead over Opening Night feature winner Rex King Jr. (294). In addition to his Opening Night feature win, King also has seven top fives and four other podium finishes, but it hard to match points with a guy that has six feature wins. Surprisingly, all-time division wins leader Brian Swartzlander has yet to find Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane in 2016, but consistently finishing in the top five finds him third in points with 262. Jeremiah Shingledecker returned to Victory Lane earlier this season, but has suffered through some bad luck which has resulted in DNFs. Dave Murdick sits fifth in points ahead of Garrett Krummert, Jimmy Weller, Steve Feder, JR McGinley and Kevin Bolland.

The Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman/Stock division has seen seven different feature winners this season, but it’s once again Corey McPherson, (with 381 points), atop the point standings as he has been for most of the past five seasons. With three feature wins, McPherson leads the division, but hasn’t taken the checkered flag since Friday, June 10. Joey Zambotti has two feature wins and is tied for the Fab4 lead with six heat race wins. Zambotti enters the five week stretch run trailing McPherson by 33 markers. The rest of the top five is separated by just three points as Tyler Dietz (323), Aaron Easler (322) and Terry Young (320) have all scored feature wins and consistently finish up front. Bob Egley and Joe Kelley each have feature wins this season as well, but have struggled to consistently finish up front; much less at all sometimes. Brett McDonald, Paul Schreckengost and Brandon Wearing currently sit in the top ten in points.

This Friday, July 29 is also Nostalgia Night as Rappin’ on Racin’s Don Gamble has once again assembled a who’s who of the drivers spanning the almost 50 year history of Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway. As always, in addition to the drivers, there will also be classic race cars on display, including the beautifully restored Yenko #1 Camaro/Late Model made famous by all time Lernerville wins leader and Hall of Famer Bob Wearing Sr.

Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas will continue through the final weekend in August, culminating with Championship Night of Friday, August 26 when we will crown of 2016 Track Champions.

While further details will be forthcoming about format and payout, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stocks have been added to the Working Man 50 weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Friday/Saturday, September 2/3 of Labor Day Weekend.

For more information about coming events at Lernerville Speedway, log on to www.Lernerville.com, follow us on Twitter @Lernerville or like us on Facebook /Lernerville. For race tickets, you can log on to LernervilleTickets.com 24/7!

 

 

All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Return To Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car division returns to the fast 3/8 mile clay oval Antioch Speedway this Saturday night to headline a six division program. Once again, $1200 is being offered up to the Main Event winner, and so far there have been seven different drivers claiming that paycheck in seven races. As promoter John M. Soares builds his Sprint Car division, a group of young Micro Sprint graduates have been coming in from week to week and making a name for themselves at the speedway.

In the most recent event, it was Brayden McMahon playing the numbers to his advantage as the Main Event winner. It was his 18th start in car #18 and he had to contend with.leader Billy Aton, who finished second. Kaleb Montgomery returned to make a run for his second Main Event win, but the Micro Sprint star instead flipped spectacularly to end his race. Aton gave it everything he had, but McMahon kept his cool for the big win. Aton nonetheless did what he needed to do maintain his lead in the championship battle.

Art McCarthy finds himself forced to make up some ground after his failure to start the Main Event two races ago. On this occasion, the past Antioch Speedway champion picked up a heat race win, but the best he could manage was sixth in the Main Event. Aton managed to make a slight increase in his lead, but the past Wingless Spec Sprint champion would love to get another feature victory. He and rival McCarthy are two of the seven different Main Event winners so far this year.

Back in third was Petaluma Speedway Sprint Car star Jeff Ensign. Car owner Brett Lay made a last minute decision to come out and race, and he was happy he did after the team's good showing. The Lay car was driven to a feature victory last year by third generation racer Alissa Geving. Ensign is one of those multi talented Sprint Car competitors who can win with a wing and without a wing.

Another driver with both wingless and winged experience in Midgets and Sprint Cars was fourth place finisher Burt Foland Jr. Foland used his fourth place feature finish to move into third in the standings as Dan Gonderman continues to repair his damaged Sprint Car from his flip three races ago. Foland is getting things dialed in more, and he'll be hoping to become the eighth different winner this week. Right on the heels of Foland last race was another newcomer, Dalton Hill. This young up and coming competitor won his heat race before finishing fifth in the Main Event.

Stephen Gerris was credited with the seventh place finish ahead of Monte Ferreira, rookie Tim Burcher and Montgomery. The roster of drivers in this division so far has reached into the thirties, and you really never know who will show up on any given week. Last time, several of the track's regulars weren't even in attendance, and visitation still kept the car count in double digits.

This week should be another good show, and some of the regulars who could be in action this week include reigning champion Shana Arriaga, 2014 champion Chris Magoon, Ricky Brophy, Rick Brophy, Matt Barber and Gonderman. For further information on this and other happenings at Antioch Speedway, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Winged 360 All Star Series Points

Billy Aton 322 Art McCarthy 293 Burt Foland Jr. 206 Dan Gonderman 180 Rick Brophy 174 Shawn Arriaga 141 Matt Barbber 136 Chris Magoon 118 Adam McCarthy 102 Koen Shaw 100

2016 All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

July 30 August 6 August 13 August 20 August 27 September 10 September 17 September 24

Past Champions

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

Last 25 Feature Winners

July 16,2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2014: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson May 4, 2013: Shawn Arriaga April 13, 2014: Chris Martin September 17, 2011: Billy Aton July 30, 2011: Craig Smith September 15, 2010: Jeremy Burt August 25, 2010: Craig Smith April 24, 2010: Craig Smith March 27, 2010: Craig Smith March 20, 2010: Ryan Risconi September 26, 2009: Jeremy Burt August 29, 2009: Jeremy Burt

 

 

FREDDIE RAHMER CARVING OUT HIS OWN PLACE IN CENTRAL PA SPRINT CAR RACING SCENE


Young Gun Looks to Take Victory at Grandview Speedway Thunder Cup Event


PA Sprint Car News | Justin Snyder


Bechtelsville, Pa. | July 11, 2016


 In Central Pennsylvania, few names are as synonymous with Sprint Car racing as Fred Rahmer. With a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame resume and having collected more than 400 career feature victories and multiple track championships at various local speedways, it was going to be hard for any local driver to fill those shoes when the legend walked away from driving in 2013.

  Let alone it be one bearing the same name and bloodline. However, along with his brother Brandon, Freddie Rahmer Jr. is ushering in a new era of the family name in Central PA racing lure.

  Currently sitting seventh in points at Lincoln Speedway and capturing a win at the Abottstown oval in back-to-back seasons, he has given fans of his father a new racing hero to cheer for weekly and introduced himself to a new generation of fans.

   “I understand the legacy aspect of it and I’m proud of everything my dad accomplished in this sport,” said Rahmer, who is now in his third year of 410 Sprint Car racing. “The comparisons are always going to follow you when you have a dad like Fred Rahmer, but I like to think I’m well on my way to making a name for myself outside that shadow.”

  Growing up the son of a successful racing driver, Freddie and his brother never dabbled in racing much as kids.

  “To be as successful as he was, he really had to be committed as much as possible,” said Rahmer Jr.. “So racing go-carts or something like that as kids was not really an option. It just didn’t make sense to get into something and not put forth a full effort.”

   But as the elder Rahmer’s career began to wind down and the schedule started to open up a little more, the Rahmer brothers began to race SpeedSTR cars in 2010 at the age of 14.

   The SpeedSTR class in affordable open-cockpit racecar that looks and performs like a USAC/ARDC racecar and was created by racing veteran Richie Tobias.

   “I knew then at a young age that racing was something I wanted to do for a long-time,” said Rahmer Jr, a native of Salfordville, Pa. “I loved the speed and adrenaline and it was something I really enjoyed doing.”

   In 2012 he picked up his first career SpeedSTR win at the famed Williams Grove Speedway and then in 2013 he captured the Insinger Race Fuel/Sunoco USAC National SpeedSTR title besting a field of drivers including Billy Pauch Jr.

   Following a magical farewell season by Rahmer Sr. which included 7 victories, most notably besting the World of Outlaws to win the National Open in his final race, it was announced that the Rahmer brothers would jump up to the 410 Sprint Car ranks driving for their father.

   “I was not so sure about dad hanging it up to be honest,” said Rahmer Jr. “On one hand I was sad to see him close that chapter of his racing career, but on the other hand It was a great opportunity to be in great equipment and continue to grow as a racer.”

   His first season behind the wheel of a 410 Sprint Car was met with low expectations and hope of gaining experience behind the wheel. 

   The team focused on running weekly at Lincoln and Freddie Jr. and his brother learned under the tutelage of their father and long-time mechanic Moon Byers. Also assisting in their development, Fred Sr. decided to run a car part-time for long-time standout driver Stevie Smith at big paying shows.

   “Having Stevie there to bounce ideas off of and learn from has really been a blessing for my development,” said Rahmer Jr. “I’ve always had my dad there and obviously he’s always giving tips and tries to help where he can. But having someone of Stevie’s caliber, the more I can soak in the better driver I can be.”

   The highlight of the season came when Rahmer Jr. qualified for his first career World of Outlaws feature on the same night as Smith captured the $10,000 to win Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln.

   It was a confidence booster for the 18 year old rookie going into 2015. But it also was a springboard for what he wanted to accomplish behind the wheel of the 410. 

  “Making that show was a dream come true for me, but I was honestly way in over my head out there,” said Rahmer Jr, who is also a mechanical engineering student at Penn State Berks University when he is not racing. “It opened a lot of doors for us and it certainly opened up a lot of eyes. 

   But it’s one thing to go fast and another to be competitive. If anything, it gave me a boost to want to be more consistent and get to a place where I felt like we could be in the thick of things every night.”

   2015 saw the youngster win his first career 410 Sprint Car feature event at Lincoln in a race where he charged from fourth to first on the last lap a week after his brother Brandon claimed his first career victory at the same track.

   With gained experience and better results coming, the team also began running more shows at various area speedways leading into 2016.

   One of those tracks has been Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. The track was one that his father was very successful running modified racecars at before he moved to Sprint Cars and he is hoping to collect a victory at the speedway during the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Sprint Thunder Cup July 26.

    “I think it would mean a lot to my entire family if we could manage to win a race out at Grandview,” said Rahmer Jr. “I’ve ran pretty well every time I’ve been there and I’m confident if we time well and stay consistent, we have just as good of a chance as any other car on the track.”

 Win or lose one thing is for sure, the Rahmer name is in good hands. And if Rahmer Jr. has his way, it will be a part of the Sprint Car scene for many more years.

     “This sport will eat you up if you let it. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your last name is, it takes time to get good in these cars,” said Rahmer Jr. “But I’m confident in my team and my skills and I think this is something I’ll be spending my weekends doing for a long time.”


 

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DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team Riding High To Close Busy July Outlaws Slate

INDIANAPOLIS (July 28, 2016) – The goal each race for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz hasn’t changed over the past decade while competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. It’s been all about winning races. Not chasing points, but instead doing whatever it takes to win over the long haul. Sometimes that’s taking a step back to make two forward. Sometimes it’s trying outside-the-box combinations in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Over the past four seasons, Schatz and the TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team have been a juggernaut in one of the most demanding series in all of motorsports, scoring a remarkable 96 victories since the start of the 2013 WoO campaign. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion earned that 96th victory in Tuesday’s Six Nations Showdown 30-lap A-Feature at Ohsweken (Ontario) Speedway to give him 16 triumphs on the season and five in 12 July starts.

This weekend, Schatz and the rest of the Outlaw brigade will be in action Friday at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway and Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway to close out a challenging month of July that began with a pair of races in South Dakota and included races two in Wisconsin, four in Ohio, three in Pennsylvania, and one in Ontario. Pennsylvania was the only state where Schatz wasn’t able to park the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J in victory lane during the grueling run through July.

After kicking off Sprint car racing’s “Month of Money” with his third career Kings Royal triumph at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway, Schatz earned a pair of top-five finishes in the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. His victory Tuesday at Ohsweken continued a streak of winning at least one WoO A-Feature in Canada each season that stretches back to the 2012 campaign.

The challenge this weekend is conquering a pair of tracks where he’s had only limited experience. As he continues his 20th season with “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” Schatz has visited victory lane at 78 different tracks but has yet to come out on top at either Hartford or Wilmot. Schatz has three career starts at both tracks, which range on the opposite ends of the track size spectrum. Hartford is a big, fast sprawling half-mile, dirt oval while Wilmot is the epitome of a dirt-track bullring. Schatz finished second in his first two appearances at Hartford back in 2003 and 2004 and finished fifth in the fall of 2011 when the Outlaws made their most recent stop at that the southwestern Michigan track. He has three top-10 finishes in three career starts at the Wisconsin 3/8-mile dirt oval located just north of the Illinois state line. His best finish at Wilmot came in the summer of 2008, when he raced the TSR No. 15 machine from fifth to second.

With 55 of the scheduled 92 nights of racing complete, Schatz continues to set a torrid pace on top of the championship standings. His 7,655 points are 245 more than second-place Daryn Pittman. His 16 wins are more than double that of the closest driver – Pittman and his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet each have seven – and he leads most other statistic categories including: podium finishes with 27, top-fives with 40, top-10s with 52, and KSE Harder Charger Awards with nine.

For Friday night’s race at Hartford, the pit gates open at 3 p.m. EDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit hartfordspeedway.net or call 269-621-4482.

Saturday night at Wilmot, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. CDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit wilmotraceway.com or call 815-344-2023.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races at Williams Grove Speedway 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:

You are coming off your 16th victory of the season. How do you keep the momentum going as you return to a pair of tracks where you haven’t raced in quite some time?

“We’re motivated by winning. We knew Tuesday was our only race in Canada this year and Canada has been very good to me over the past few years. After not challenging for the win in the Summer Nationals, my guys were determined to give us a better chance Tuesday. That’s their mentality. Keep pushing ahead and finding ways to make me faster. I’m the lucky guy who gets to drive this Bad Boy Off/Chevrolet Performance machine. Tony (Stewart) has built an awesome team and we want to keep winning. The challenge this week is doing that at places where I haven’t won before. The last time we raced at Hartford, we started outside of Joey (Saldana) and he led every lap. We weren’t good enough to challenge him. That’s our goal Friday – be good enough to challenge for the win. It’s a big track and a good opportunity for us to key in our big-track setup. It’s going to be a horsepower track and we’re going to have to be on top of things from the beginning of the night in order to have the chance we are hoping for. Then it’s off to Wilmot, where it’s more about having the car maneuverable. The format we are using this year puts a lot of emphasis on qualifying. You have to qualify in a spot to start on the front row, it seems. But we also know it’s 40 laps and we’ve been able to charge forward when we’ve had to this year, as well. Both nights will be a big challenge for us and I’m excited for the opportunity.”

 

 

Scelzi Returning to Action at Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (July 28, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi is rejuvenated following a weekend off to rebuild his race program.

The team will return to action this weekend with a pair of races in Ohio on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville.

"We were low on equipment with a couple of nights of bad luck," he said. "It's the nature of the beast when you're on those big, fast tracks. We spent the last week and a half rebuilding our race team. I look forward to getting back on the track this weekend."

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team are also changing their plan throughout the next month. They will pick up various regional races in Ohio and the Midwest and will skip the Knoxville Nationals before joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series through North Dakota and along the West Coast in August and September.

"We're going to take it week by week and try to return to some tracks we've only gone to once to see our growth," Scelzi said. "We're going to stick to racing two or three times a week and at places we've been before rather than a new track every week."

Scelzi has competed at each of this weekend's tracks once, which was during Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last month. Scelzi finished seventh in the B Main at Attica Raceway Park to narrowly miss a transfer into the main event and he posted a 13th-place result at Wayne County Speedway.

"We were running eighth at Wayne County and I hit a hole, which spun the car out," he said. "I think we would have had a top 10 if that hadn't happened. Hopefully we can go back and earn a top 10 at each track to build some momentum."

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net.

"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

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

 

 

Helms Passes a Lot of Cars During All Star Doubleheader at Kokomo

Inside Line Promotions - KOKOMO, Ind. (July 28, 2016) - Caleb Helms moved forward every time he was on the track last weekend except once during his debut at Kokomo Speedway.

Unfortunately, Helms opened the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Friday by qualifying 30th quickest, which put him behind for the remainder of the weekend.

"I qualified really bad," he said. "I was kind of loose and that was my fault. I told them to keep the car that way and when we went out there it was too loose."

Helms advanced from eighth to sixth place in a heat race to narrowly miss locking into the main event. He then maneuvered from 11th to ninth in the B Main and was forced to use a provisional to start at the back of the A Main.

Helms passed the second-most cars in the main event as passing was at a premium on the bullring. He picked up seven positions to finish 18th.

"Where you lined up in the heat race on Saturday was based off our finish, but it couldn't go off the provisional," he said. "We eventually made our way into Saturday's feature by racing through the B Main. The last two laps I raced cautiously and it almost cost me."

Helms placed seventh and fifth, respectively, in the twin heat races before he held on for the fourth-and-final transfer position in the B Main. That lined him up 24th for the main event.

"We had a heck of a run going in the feature," he said. "I was up to 10th with six laps to go when the last yellow came out. I think we could have got another car or two. On the restart the engine started missing and we ran out of fuel. I pulled in with three laps to go. It was going to be a really good run."

Helms was credited with a 17th-place finish, which ranked fourth for most cars passed.

He will return to All Star action this weekend with races on Friday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa.; Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.; and Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa.

The events at Eriez Speedway and Tri-City Raceway Park will be his debuts.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 9 (11); Feature: 18 (25).

July 23 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Heat race #1: 7 (8); Heat race: 5 (1); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 17 (24).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa.; Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.; and Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Racing Products

Kistler Racing Products offers a variety of sprint car parts at its shop, which is located in Fremont, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.KistlerRacing.com.

"They are not just there to sell you parts," Helms said. "They work hard to make you successful and want you to do well. They care about their customers and it shows."

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion Opens Retro Racing Program at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, August 6

OSWEGO, NY (July 28, 2016) – The Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion will celebrate its 11th gathering on Saturday, August 6, just hours prior to Oswego Speedway’s retro racing program, featuring a 45-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 15-lap Semi-Final qualifiers.

The reunion, once again coordinated by longtime Speedway faithful’s Jim Ferlito and Jim Liccardi, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 6 at Lighthouse Lanes, located directly across from the Speedway on Jim Shampine Drive.

Drivers, owners, racing families, officials, media members and longtime fans will be available throughout the afternoon to help celebrate Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing for the 11th year.

The reunion itself will include barbecue chicken, pork, salt potatoes, tossed salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, along with non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets for the reunion and dinner are $12, which also includes a discount toward pit admission for the Speedway’s action later that night, which will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more ticket information contact Jim Liccardi at (315) 342-5149. Tickets may be ordered ahead of time, with payment made at the door.

Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodifieds will contend in a 45-lap main event following the reunion, as they did for several years at the ‘Steel Palace’, along with heat racing as well as the famous Semi-Finals, which haven’t been run regularly since the early 1990’s.

The 15-lap Semi-Finals will act as a second layer of qualifying to set the feature lineup positions for the 45-lap main event.

The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will join the Supermodifieds for a 30-lap feature on August 6.

Adult general admission will be set at $15 with $14 Price Chopper Tickets to Go available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets locations.

Kids 16 and under will be admitted free with paid adult.

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

 

 

Hepfner Racing Products/HRP Wings

 Well just look at this! Loyet, Dobmeier, Gravel, Turpen, Johnson and Riggins Jr. click off the wins this past week with Hepfner Racing Products and HRP Wings. If you thought it couldn't get any hotter- hold on tight because HRP customers are racking up a record amount of wins this season. These top drivers have the HRP advantage. Do you?

David Gravel has been showing he's one tough and up and coming driver in the World of Outlaws. An epic battle and last lap pass earned the Big Game Tree Stands, CJB Motorsports #5 driver a $25,000 payout at Lernerville Speedway's Silver Cup. It is the Watertown, Connecticut natives fifth WoO win of the season with HRP Shark Wings.

Brad Loyet made a surprise visit to Oshkosh, WI to race with the IRA Sprint Car Series, scoring the top spot and becoming the series tenth different winner this season. Loyet's Vacuworx #05, a new car completed just in time for the Wisconsin visit, carried HRP Shark Wings to the checkered flag.

While the IRA had its tenth different winner of the season Cordova, Tennessee's Morgan Turpen won her tenth career A-Main this past week, her second straight this season with the competitive USCS. The defending series champion was victorious at Carolina Speedway for the Joe and Jim Summer Sprint Classic. Turpen's Don Berry Construction, KTB Motorsports #10M wins with HRP VFT Series Wings.

In other USCS action, Lancaster Super Speedway was the site and Eric Riggins Jr. was the driver. The "Carolina Kid" and his Alpha Canvas Race Products sponsored entry was the big winner in the 25 lap series A-Main with his HRP VFT Series Wings aboard the always sharp looking #47.

He's been making the HRP Winners list throughout the season and this past weekend continued to add to that tally with double wins at two different tracks, making it five wins in a row and an impressive eleven season wins overall. It's no surprise that Mark Dobmeier is having an amazing successful season as the Jimco Motorsports, Polaris, Senske & Son Transfer team has been working hard and racking up the victories. Recent wins at Badlands Motor Speedway and River Cities Speedway continue to add to the record breaking season for HRP Shark Wings.

S.E. Wisconsin racers and race fans know the name Johnson has a long and fabled successful past and well known history throughout the area. While he's been running a limited schedule for 2016, the next generation of the Johnson Family is no stranger to Victory Lane. Young Hayden Johnson picked up an exciting win at Beaver Dam Raceway with his family owned Running Creek Farm, Coutt's Heating & Cooling, Badger Contracting, Wooden Wonders backed #44H Junior Sprint entry. Hayden's got a few seasons under his belts and surely has a bright future ahead of him. Hayden's been sporting HRP Junior Sprint Wings ever since first strapping in and taking the wheel.

Way to go and Congratulations to all of this week's top finishers and winners! The entire HRP Crew is proud of you and we thank you for choosing our products and business for your racing needs. These racers know and have the advantage. Do you?

Hepfner Racing Products is the leader in sprint car wings and components including the new Racer (RCR) series sprint car wings, front axles, nurf bars, bumpers, chassis tabs & brackets, custom MULE conversions and the largest selection of shop & trailer accessories in open wheel racing. All of HRP's roster is designed, manufactured, assembled, packaged and shipped from their family owned facility in Hartford, WI. Get the winning advantage for yourself! Shop online at hrpracing.com or call (262) 457-5015.


 


 

SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES - THIS SATURDAY, JULY 30th at SUPERBOWL SPEEDWAY!

Mesquite, TX (7/28/16) by DarinShort.com. The MileStone Electric Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them...and the next series stop is this Saturday, July 30th at Superbowl Speedway near Greenville, TX.

Superbowl Speedway is located at 437 FM 1903 Greenville, TX and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'FM 1903' exit off of I-30 (exit 87, about 45 miles from downtown Dallas), then head east 3 miles and you will run into the track. The main entrance is first and is for race fans going to the stands. The second exit off of corner 4 is for the pit entrance. On race day, the track phone number is (903) 883-2504 or click http://www.facebook.com/superbowlspeedway for the track Facebook page.

Joining the SCB series will be all of the Superbowl Speedway divisions, including Street Stocks, 305 Bombers, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Jr Limiteds. The SCB are currently scheduled to be the second feature race out.

To connect with the racetrack, visit www.SuperBowlSpeedway.com for details. Adult grandstand tickets are just $15! Gates open at 6pm, Races start at 8pm, Pit pass $35, Kids(7-11)$10 and Seniors(65) $10.

The current NOAA forecast is as follows: Saturday evening, 8PM - 91°, dry, south breeze at 5-10mph, with a 10% chance precip, falling into the low 80's by the final checkers...so it should be quite a pleasant evening!

Here's the complete SCB feature payback for 7/30: $1,500, $800, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. All NQ or Non-Starters receive $100. Make sure to view the rules at the Series website.

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

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the event flyer for Superbowl Speedway this Saturday, July 30th.

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

JOIN US this Saturday night at Superbowl Speedway for another great night of Sprint Car Bandits series, plus a great mix of stock car racing action - all at family-affordable prices!

 

LARSON MARKS RACING PREPARES FOR NEW TRACKS IN MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN
WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER: Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing head north for two nights of racing at two new tracks for the team. They will head to Hartford (Mich.) Speedway on Friday night followed by Wilmot (Wisc.) Raceway on Saturday.

FIRST TIMERS: Both Hartford Speedway and Wilmot Raceway will be new circuits for the Larson Marks Racing team. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is returning to the high-banked half-mile located in Michigan for the first time since 2011 and the 1/3-mile bullring in Wisconsin for the first time since 2014.

STEWART IS NO STRANGER: Despite these tracks being new to the LMR team, Stewart has raced a handful of races at each facility. He has raced twice at Hartford Speedway with the World of Outlaws and several other times with the Gumout Series, where he earned a fifth-place finish in 2001, and with the National Sprint League, where he earned a seventh-place finish in 2006. Stewart also has two top 10 finishes at Wilmot Raceway with the Gumout Series, earned in 2000 and 2002.

O CANADA: The World of Outlaws headed above the border for a one-night show at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada Tuesday night for the Six Nations Showdown. Stewart timed in 10th after going out 23rd in the qualifying order. Stewart finished third in his heat race, locking him into the 30-lap feature event where he finished seventh.

#LMRSELFIE: Send us your selfie! We and our partners at ENEOS want to see your selfie. Take a picture of yourself or your friends with Shane Stewart, the Larson Marks Racing crew or the No. 2 car and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LMRselfie to enter to win a Larson Marks Racing and ENEOS prize pack. Share your #LMRselfie anytime before August 13th to win. Check out ENEOS on Twitter @ENEOSUSA and Facebook.com/ENEOSUSA or visit the website, eneos.us for more details.

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 for his first NSCS win this weekend at Pocono Raceway and Marks for his first NXS win at Iowa Speedway.

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday's race at Wilmot Raceway, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Friday, August 5 for the Prelude to the Ironman.

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: 62 FAST TIME: 2
WINS: 7 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 28
TOP-10 FINISHES: 50

 

SUMMER STRONG: Gravel & Swindell Add Strong Finishes At Half-Mile Tracks
Gravel heads to Upper Midwest while Swindell continues adds Strength at Jackson and Knoxville

CARLISLE, PA. - July 27, 2016 - July continues to roll on for the CJB Motorsports tandem of David Gravel and Sammy Swindell. The two drivers, who are both among the hottest in the country, took on half-mile ovals yet again with great results.

Gravel and the #5 team, fresh off of their huge win at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, traveled to Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the annual Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. On Friday night, Gravel timed in fifth in the second group of cars.

"We had a good run on night one at the Grove," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We timed in fifth in our group, had some trouble in the heat race but made the show and made a decent night out of it."
Gravel and the team returned the following night for the $20,000-to-win even finale, which featured an additional $5,000 that was rolled over from the rained out Morgan Cup from the month of May.

"We were a little bit better the second night," said Gravel. "We made the dash, which really helps out the night. We started fifth and finished fourth. When you race in Central Pennsylvania, a top-5 is sometimes like a win since the competition is so tough."

(Click above to view highlights from Saturday nights feature at Williams Grove.)

A jaunt north of the border was in store for Gravel and his #5 team. Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway hosted the lone World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on Canadian soil.

"I was pretty sick when we went up north," said Gravel, who is now within two points of second in the series points standings. "We battled through it and my guys really helped me out. We didn't have the greatest night but brought home another top-10, our 44th of the year."

While Gravel was dicing it up with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on the east coast, teammate Sammy Swindell was racing the stars and cars of the National Sprint League out in the midwest. Up first on the weekend was the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. Due to the rainouts that plagued the track earlier in the season, track owner Todd Quiring decided to up Friday nights purse to $10,000.

"We went pretty good at Jackson," said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "We had a great setup for night based on the Outlaw show there earlier this summer. We ended up going out late an still timed in second. Had a great car in the heat race. For the feature, we ran well and chased Bill Balog for awhile. We went back and forth with him and I was able to get under him a few times. On a late race restart, we got around him and Lasoski got around us. We ended up third and we were pretty happy with that."

Swindell then headed for the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, where he had won in his previous two starts.

"We tried to trim the car more," explained Swindell. "We made more straightway speed but that kinda threw off our gearing. We can't learn anything if we don't try. We got some great notes from it though. We put the car back to where it was for the heat race and we ran faster there than in time trials. We've got a really good base at Knoxville. We started the feature in the 9th spot and got held up for awhile. Once we cleared that, we were really good and ran quick.
Unfortunately there was no yellows. That was probably the best driving car I have had there all season so we are excited."

Gravel now heads back to the upper Midwest with races at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway on Friday, July 29th and Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday, July 30th.

"It'll be good to head out to the Midwest again," said Gravel. "Hartford and Wilmot ought to be some good tracks for us so I am excited. Nationals is getting closer."

For Swindell, it's another weekend two step of Jackson (Minn.) Motorpex on Friday night and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday night.

"We definitely want to show up and run well at Jackson," said Swindell. "Tod's put up some big money for this race. We want to win that $20,000. We also want to keep getting better at Knoxville for the big money race there. This coming weekend is our last shot to learn before we head into it."

CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Events: 55
Quick Times: 4
Wins: 5
Top-5's: 34
Top-10's: 46
Heat Race Wins: 16
Dash Wins: 5
Average Time Trial: 7.6
Average A-main finish: 6.1
Total Laps Led: 184

CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Events: 36
Quick Times: 2
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 10
Top-10's: 114
Heat Race Wins: 7
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 11.6
Average A-main finish: 10.8
Total Laps Led: 26

UP NEXT: David Gravel and the #5 team will take on the 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway on Friday, July 29th and Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway the following night.
Sammy Swindell and the #1 team will return to the Midwest with events at the Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on July 29th and 30th.

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5:
Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
7/22/2016 Williams Grove 5 3 5 18 7 0
7/23/2016 Williams Grove 3 2 2 5 5 5 4 0
7/26/2016 Ohsweken 6 2 3 9 9 0

CAR #1:
Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
7/22/2016 Jackson 0.5 2 6 4 3 3 0
7/23/2016 Knoxville 0.5 15 2 1 9 4 0

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Back in the Midwest!

(Bill W) July 27, 2016 – After a strong showing in Washington, Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team have been working their way back to the Midwest with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series. The Oklahoma City driver has racked up a pair of top fives and four top tens the last couple of weeks. Tomorrow night, ASCS will tackle the Park Jefferson International Speedway north of Sioux City, Iowa. Wayne will be putting the 410 in for a couple of nights. Friday, he’ll be at the Jackson Motorplex for the NSL Barb Wieskus Classic and Saturday, he will compete at the Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. Sunday, ASCS will be competing at Badlands.

The series visited Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Montana on July 8 and 9. Friday night, Wayne had a good run going. “We were running third there in the feature,” he says. “We had a restart with a few laps to go, and the right rear started going down. We ended up fifth. That took us out of a locked-in spot for Saturday.”

He came back, made the redraw and started fifth in Saturday’s finale there. “We were able to get up to second,” says Wayne. “I screwed up there and got passed. We were going to run third and coming off of two down the back straightaway, we blew a right rear tire out. We ended up coming back to tenth.”

Wayne competed in a special non-sanctioned event the weekend of July 16 at Billings Motorsports Speedway in Montana. “We were quick time the first night there, and we rained out,” he says. “The second night, we were fifth quick. They inverted the heat races, and we ran fifth in that. We didn’t make the redraw, so we started the feature ninth. We tried some things we had been wanting to try, and it was horrible. We ended up backing up.”

Last weekend, ASCS visited the Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, South Dakota. “We were racing for third in the feature on Friday,” says Wayne. “A lapped car got me and I ran over him and backed into the fence. We went to the back. On the restart, the car right in front of me, who was dead last…it looked like he was going to go below the cone. Well, he saw the cone at the last second and made a right hand turn right into me. That destroyed me. We didn’t lose the car, but we lost a lot of stuff.”

The team bounced back for Saturday’s finale. “We were good in the heat race (fifth to first),” says Wayne. “We drew the five again. We missed the setup a little bit. We weren’t very good really. We ended up sixth in the feature.”

Wayne ran in weekly 360 action at Badlands on Sunday. “We were able to go from eighth to third in the heat and were the high point car,” he says. “We drew the nine for the feature. We were able to get up to fifth on a rubber-down track. We were really good though. We were passing cars up until the rubber came down. I think Logan Forler was the only guy we got by after it became a parade, but we were good.”

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Wayne claimed an ASCS-Northwest Speedweek win on July 13, 2011 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. On that night, he bested Kyle Larson, Tim Crawley, Roger Crockett and Seth Bergman aboard the BDS Motorsports #38.

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Frustrating Night in Tulare leads to a Consistent Run at Placerville Speedway

Friday, July 22nd sent the 4s team to central California for night #1 of the Peter Murphy Classic at the Tulare's Thunderbowl Speedway. The night started very promising with 24 winged 410 sprintcars on hand. Buddy showed speed right as they unloaded from the trailer. He went to 3rd on the speed charts in hot laps and that speed rolled over into qualifying. Buddy was the 6 of 24 cars to go out, and the 4s ended up timing in 3rd at the fast 3/8 mile Thunderbowl behind Kyle Hirst and Bobby McMahan. On to heat race action, the 4s lined up in the fourth position behind Craig Stidham, Colby Copeland, and Jason Statler. Contact with Statler on the first lap coming out of turn 4 turned Buddy sideways then upside down as they went down the front stretch. After getting tipped back over, Buddy took a breather and then climbed out of the car as he stepped back and looked at his wrecked race car. The damage was too sufficient on the Dan Simpson Racing, Gary Silva Ranches #4s to finish the night. The team called it a day and loaded up to head back to the Rio Vista, CA shop. Saturday morning the team loaded up the 360 to head to Placerville Speedway for round #14 of points racing competition. Of 18 cars, Buddy timed in 6th to set the nights tone. He then started 3rd in the heat and finished second behind the always fast 4sa of Greg DeCaires. In the A feature, the 4s started 10th and finished in the 5th position. Following Saturday night’s run marked Buddy’s 3rd straight top 5 finish at Placerville Speedway in 360 sprint car competition.

On tap for next weekend: Friday, July 29th Points Race #13 Ocean Speedway Saturday, July 30th King of the West Sprint Car Series

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David Gravel chases second win at Wilmot Raceway in O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40

WILMOT, Wisc. — July 27, 2016 — David Gravel had only been to Wilmot Raceway once, prior to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the track in 2014. That was in 2012, when he finished sixth with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. He didn’t let that lack of experience at the third-mile slow him down, though, as he battled veteran Joey Saldana for the top spot and came out victorious at the bullring located on the Wisconsin/Illinois border.

Gravel took the lead from Saldana in that race on a lap-8 restart and paced the remainder of the 30-lap race. The 24-year-old returns to Wilmot Raceway this week, on Saturday, July 30 for the running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“That was a night where we got in the dash and put ourselves in a good position,” said Gravel of his win at Wilmot in 2014. “We had a good restart and took advantage of that. There was a cushion up top, so I was able to run up there. We’ve been pretty good on the smaller tracks this year. We’ll be chasing our third short track win of the year at Wilmot (Raceway) and hopefully we are in the ballgame to do that. Putting yourself in a good position at the beginning of the night is key to that.”

In the couple of weeks leading up to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway, Gravel and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors have contested a number of events on half-mile tracks. Prior to taking the track at Wilmot, Gravel will have competed on half-miles in six races in an eight-race stretch.

“We have been racing on bigger tracks the last few weeks, but we race so much that it doesn’t matter if it’s a big or small track, we approach them all the same,” he explained. “We have everything on our schedule from very small tracks to medium to large to very large, so we get a good variety and learn to adapt quick. Being able to get up to speed quick at a track is a skill you learn out here and one that is vital to being successful.”

Gravel used both open track and lapped traffic to his advantage en route to winning with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in 2014. Having a car that will maneuver in traffic is a must at a bullring like Wilmot, where the leaders will encounter slower machines just a couple of laps into a green flag run.

“Lapped traffic wins and loses you races,” Gravel said. “Lapped traffic is tough at Wilmot and it’s a tight track. To have a car that is good in clean air (open track) is good, but having a maneuverable car in dirty air (lapped traffic) is what decides races more times than not.”

Gravel is in the midst of his first season behind the wheel of the No. 5 Big Game Treestands car for the CJB Motorsports team, based out of Pennsylvania, with veteran crew chief Barry Jackson turning the wrenches. Gravel has won five races, including the $25,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania last week. The five wins match his career-high in that category, which he previously set in 2014. The native of Watertown, Conn., is currently third in points and has 44 top-10 finishes of which 31 are top-five performances. Gravel is second in both top-five and top-10 finishes to only point leader Donny Schatz.

“We’ve had a pretty good season so far,” Gravel said. “There have been three nights that we would like to forget about, but take away those three nights and it’s been a great season. We are trying to minimize our bad nights and that’s what it takes to be successful out here, because when you race 90 times a year, you are bound to have a bad night or two. The key is putting those behind you quickly and looking ahead to the next race.”

With the format utilized this season by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series lining up heat races up heads-up by qualifying time, time trials have an added importance to them. Gravel, who traditionally has been one of the strongest qualifiers on the tour has four fast time awards this year and has won 16 heats races.

“Qualifying good is the biggest key to being a contender again this time at Wilmot (Raceway),” he stated. “Getting in the dash is so important nowadays, because it hard to win when you start outside of those first three or four rows, but it can be done, like we saw at Attica (Raceway Park in Ohio) a few weeks ago.”

Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 30 and can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or at the track on race day.

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

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Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sizzling Sam!

(Bill W) July 27, 2016 – Sam Hafertepe Jr.’s assault continues. In his last eighteen races, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series point leader has registered seven wins, six seconds, two thirds and two fourth place finishes. His lone finish outside the top four was a seventh. Since his win at the Fred Brownfield Classic in Washington, the Sunnyvale, Texas has registered four second place finishes in five attempts aboard the Keith Dobbs #15H as the team works their way back to the Midwest. Tomorrow night, the ASCS National Series hits Park Jefferson Speedway north of Sioux City, Iowa. Sam will get some laps at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday night in weekly competition before heading to Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota Sunday with ASCS.

On July 8 and 9, ASCS was at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Montana. “Belgrade had a pretty fast track,” says Sam. “Unfortunately, it laid rubber down both features we were there. We had a little motor issue the first night there and missed hot laps. We went out in the heat and went from third to second. We didn’t get to work on the car or anything. We were kind of lost in the heat. We redrew a two for the feature.”

Sam would chase Blake Hahn to the checkers. “When we put the motor in, we had something messed up in the barrel valve,” he says. “It wasn’t taking off correctly. We got beat on every start and restart. That kind of determined the race. We ran Blake down several times in the feature, but the caution would come out at just the right time. We were really fast; we just couldn’t get it done.”

The second place finish locked him into Saturday’s finale, where he would start third. “We got behind Blake there on the start, and the track laid rubber really quickly,” he says. “I thought we would be in trouble. I just started easing off and conserving my tires. Guys started popping them off left and right. Blake was running a pretty fast hard race, so I figured he would pop his soon. He ended up finishing and we ended up second. When you’re in the points’ lead, you have to race smart sometimes, and that was one of those nights.”

On July 16, Sam raced at Billings Motor Speedway in Montana for a special event. He timed in third quick and won his heat from sixth. “We were high point guy, and they did a redraw,” he says. “My question was, if we qualified twice, why are we redrawing? But that’s what they did. We drew the three and Aaron (Reutzel) got out to a quick pace early on. (Travis) Rilat fell in behind him. We were running third. The cushion was the only place we could run. So traffic was the place to make a move, and we were able to get by Rilat. I got close to Aaron there a couple times. A lapped car got into me with about ten laps to go, and that really took our shot at catching him. It wasn’t the best car we had all year, so to come out with a second is nothing to hang our head about.”

Last Friday night, he would get behind the 8-ball at Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, South Dakota with ASCS. “We got in behind (Kyle) Bellm there in the heat race and he spun,” says Sam. “We tried to avoid him and got into the wall. We tore up the wing, the front end and the rear-end. We had to get in and thrash and get ready for the B. We started seventh and got up to second. We weren’t perfect, but we had a pretty good car.”

Starting eighteenth in the feature, Sam would storm to fourth and lock himself into Saturday’s finale. “We made a few other small changes to make the car better and we took off,” he says. “We were up to fifth by lap twelve. The caution came out, and I think the track just started to take rubber at that time. Once we got into fourth, which was our goal, we wanted to conserve our tires and stay locked in for Saturday. We kind of rode there.”

He would draw a three for Saturday’s finale. “From the outset, we got by Bellm early to take second,” says Sam. “By the time we did that, Johnny had a sizable lead on us. We actually started running him down when the caution came out. By then, it had started laying rubber again. We had to ride behind him for 25 laps, and that’s just kind of how it was.”

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Netto Picks Up Fifth and Sixth Place Finishes at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking to the vaunted Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA over the weekend to do battle with the King of the West Series during the Third Annual Peter Murphy Classic, DJ Netto would finish fifth on Friday night before capping his weekend off with a sixth place finish on Saturday night.

“Friday night we had a good run, and we locked into the Saturday night Pole Shuffle,” DJ Netto said. “Saturday night we were decent, but just missed it a little. All in all it was a nice weekend for our race team.”

Checking in a the Thunderbowl Raceway for the Peter Murphy Classic, the Hanford, CA pilot would time the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance backed No. 88n machine in eighth fastest.

Picking up the win in his heat race, Netto would move into the opening night Pole Shuffle where a seventh place finish would line him up in the fourth row for the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic Preliminary night feature event.

On a tricky Thunderbowl Raceway surface that offered some moisture as well as some rough spots, Netto would work his way forward as he raced with the likes of Shane Golobic and Jason Statler.

Moving into the fifth spot late in the race as he got by Chase Johnson, the pass would prove extremely important as it locked Netto into Saturday’s Pole Shuffle.

Finishing fifth in the Shuffle, Netto would line up in the third row of the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic. When the race came to life, Netto would settle into the fifth spot as he raced with Bobby McMahan and Shane Golobic.

Working all round the slicked off Thunderbowl, Netto would continue to run in the Top-Five during the fast paced event. As the laps clicked down, Netto would find himself battling with Tyler Walker and Jason Statler as the trio fought for the fifth spot.

With Walker able to get by Netto in the closes part of the race, Netto would close his weekend out with a sixth place finish.

“Saturday night we were in the Top-Five all night long and battling, but we just faded a little towards the end,” Netto said. “Again, I have to thank all of my guys for their hard work and everyone who makes this possible.”

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

ON TAP: With a family commitment this weekend, Netto will return to action in Knoxville, IA as he will take part in the 360 Nationals.

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

 

 

Paul McMahan 17th at ‘The Grove’ Before Mechanical Issues Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading East and into Canada with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Paul McMahan would record a 17th place finish on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway before mechanical issues hindered him on Saturday night.

“We have made some changes within our team and they are going take a little time to get adjusted to, and one of our guys has been back home with his family for a few days so we are excited to get a full squad back this weekend,” Paul McMahan said.

Heading to the Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals, McMahan would get things started by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Rick Rogers Construction No. 7 entry in 11th fastest in his qualifying group.

Starting and finishing sixth in his heat race, the Nashville, TN driver would be forced into the night’s Last Chance Showdown where he would pick up the win and move into the feature event.

Lining up in the 21st starting position, McMahan would show some speed in the feature event as he was able to move forward amongst a very stout field of cars. Thought it wasn’t as far forward as he had hoped, McMahan would pocket a 17th place finish.

The Summer Nationals finale saw McMahan time the Maxim Chassis/FK Rod Ends/Walker Performance Filtration backed entry in ninth fastest. Lining up in the third row of his heat race, a fifth place finish would transfer the Destiny Motorsports entry directly into the 30-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the ninth row, McMahan would again look to work his way forward on this night, but unfortunately just past the race’s halfway point mechanical issues would arise and McMahan would pull his machine back to the trailer.

A busy week of racing would come to a close on Tuesday night as McMahan and company made the trip to the Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, ONT Canada.

McMahan would kick his night in Canada off by timing in 13th fastest in qualifying time trials. Finishing fifth in his heat, the California native gridded the field from the 13th starting position for the Six Nations Showdown ‘A’ Main.

When the feature event went green McMahan would find himself battling a tight racecar as he tried to work his way forward. Searching around for a line that would allow him to move forward, McMahan would slowly fall back to finish in the 18th spot.

“Overall we were much better at Williams Grove then the last time we were there, and in Canada, we just tightened up too much and it made it tough to work forward,” McMahan said. “Even shorthanded, my guys worked hard for me, and hopefully this weekend with a full staff we can be a little better.”

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, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-62, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be at the Hartford Speedway on Friday night before attacking the Wilmot Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Allscapes Back to School Special Saturday at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 27, 2016) – Canyon Speedway Park is set to close out the month of July with this Saturday night’s Allscapes Back to School Special atop the 1/3-mile clay oval in the Phoenix area.

Headlining the night’s action are the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds with the IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades in action as well.

Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

While the racing action on the track will be intense, the kids cash in as well with a Backpack giveaway.

Leading the way into Saturday’s action in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car ranks is reigning champion R.J. Johnson. Johnson swept the most recent pair of events at CSP during May’s Salute to Indy and has topped the most recent pair of series events to extend his points lead to 107 markers.

With five overall USAC Southwest wins to his credit thus far in 2016, Johnson leads Charles Davis, Jr., Mike Martin, Matt Rossi and Stevie Sussex in the title chase. Sussex earned a series win at CSP on March 26.

In the Arizona Differential IMCA Modified ranks, Jason Noll guns for a third consecutive win after topping the Father’s Day Classic on June 18 and then the Mid-Summer Classic on July 9.

While Noll tries for the three-peat, Mike Strobl takes a 14 point edge into the night over Zack Madrid in the track’s title chase with Steve Stultz another nine points back in third.

A winner in five of the last six Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Car feature events, George Fronsman holds a 21 point advantage over Cody Center in the chase for the championship.

While Joe Vlasity has topped two of the last three Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stock vs. Renegade main events, it’s Richard Bennett that holds an 11-point lead Jason Crowe going into Saturday’s action with Jacob Madrid another eight points back in third.

Tickets to Saturday’s Allscapes Back to School Special are just $16 with a $3 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

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.

 

 

Super Six to Compete at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA July 27, 2016): Mercer Raceway Park will present a Saturday Night Live! racing program on July 30, with one significant exception. The 4 Your Car Connection Sprint Cars are being given the week off to support the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions event to be held at another of the region’s speedways. Track owner William Altman explained why: "we want to give our 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car drivers the opportunity to compete against some of the best in the business this weekend, and Saturday’s program at a sister track is part of a three-race swing through Western Pennsylvania, so we want our racers to feel free to support those events and do Mercer Raceway Park proud by beating the touring professionals on a neutral field. We will be rooting for them, for sure!" "Nonetheless," he added, "we will have plenty of action for our loyal fans, with six divisions taking part in our program." Fans of winged Sprint Cars will get to see if Jimmy Seger can go back-to-back in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Seger picked up his first win at the Park last weekend after taking the controls of the potent Lockhart 58 a few weeks ago. It will not be easy for him, though, as Andy Priest has been a frequent winner in the class driving Ted Hull’s number 41. In addition to Priest, Seger will be challenged by Cody Bova, the defending divisional champion. Bova led until a caution late in the race gave Seger the chance to swoop by following a restart. Other recent winners in this popular division include Gregg McCandless and Greg Dobrosky. Drivers like Mike Marano, II, Darin Gallagher, George Englert, C.J. Jones, and Tyler Denochick have won at Mercer before, so they could also be in the hunt for their first victories of 2016. In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Jimmy Holden vaulted over Kyle Fink to regain the points lead after a dominant performance last week. These two have been going back and forth all season long, and Saturday’s go should be no different. Lonny Riggs remains close in the standings, and he can be counted on to give Holden and Fink all they can handle. Tommy Kristyak, a long-time fan favorite at Mercer, is still running strong, and with a little luck he could notch yet another win at his home track. Fans can expect to see Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Kevin Green, and many others. Add in the likes of Frank Guidace, J.R. McGinley, and Kevin Hoffman, each of whom have been infrequent but successful in their Mercer appearances, and you could have a dandy of a race. William Hurrelbrink and Russ Byler have been the talk of the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Car ranks of late. Each has gone to victory lane. But don’t count out defending divisional champion Ryan Moyer, who has a win to his credit. Leigh Wheeler also has some wins, and he will be a threat. Andy Thompson, Bob Schwartzmiller, and Bobby Heim have come back to the Park in recent weeks, and each of them showed the speed that could get them to the front. Remember that these three star-studded classes will go to the post at approximately 7 p.m. to cap off an intense night of racing.

The first half of the program will kick off at 5:30, with action for the three-star classes of Rock Concrete Modified Lites, Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints. Come out early to watch racers like Doug Jones, Mark Marcucci, Shane Pfeuffer, Tyler Fulton, Isaac Paden, Shane Shook, Roman Jones, Jordan Simmons, and Ayden Cipriano do battle.

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m., and the spectator gates will open at 4 o’clock.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply, which means that adult admission will cost $13, seniors (60+) $11, and students (9-15) $5. The kiddies (8 and under) will be admitted for free, as always at the Park. Family Passes will be available again, for $28, and they will be good for two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

August will be filled with special events at Mercer Raceway Park. On the 6th, the speedway will host the Third Annual Putsy Kekich Memorial for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints, presented by Bonnell’s Rod Shop and Sunburst Environmental. The following week, the BRP Modified Tour will be in for the second round of action against the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Then, on August 20, the 305 Sprints of the Fremont-Attica Sprint Tour (FAST) will invade the Park to take on our Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. The month will close with the Season Championship events, with double points on the line for all divisions. Mark those dates on your racing calendars!

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

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

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

 

 

39th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

"Six ready to challenge past winners at Belleville” ”39th annual running slated for Aug. 5-6”

Belleville, Kan., July 20--- Winning the upcoming “39th annual Belleville Midget Nationals” on August 5-6 at the Belleville High Banks is one of midget auto racing's toughest tasks. Former Belleville Midget Nationals Champions Bryan Clauson (’09, ’10, 15) and Jerry Coons Jr. (’05, ’07, ’12) are the only two returning past winners of the event. With one of the largest fields excepted in recent years, competition will be tough to take home Saturday’s championship trophy. Six drivers based on their current season and Belleville history appear as the strongest threats to keep Clauson or Coons from a fourth event victory and include (alphabetically): Brady Bacon: Currently third in USAC National Midget points, and leads the USAC Sprint Car points. Bacon’s best Belleville effort was third in 2008. Driving for new team formed by Vermont’s Frank Manafort. Spencer Bayston: USAC National Midget points leader in his third year of midget racing. Bayston retired from last year’s Nationals with mechanical problems but gained valuable experience on the High Banks. Chad Boat: Son of ’95 National winner Billy Boat, returns to Belleville, focused on winning the USAC title. Drives for two-time Nationals car owner champion Corey Tucker. Carson Macedo: Belleville rookie, but has been spectacular this season winning the Pepsi Midget Nationals among his three midget victories. Macedo also has winged sprint car victories in California and Wisconsin this season. Shane Golobic: Winner of the USAC season opener looks to improve on his 13th place finish at his most recent Belleville visit in 2013. Tanner Thorson: National Midget Driver of the Year points leader. His ten midget feature victories this season are twice as many as the next driver. Finished third in his first Nationals in 2013. Recently made his pavement late model debut. Thursday Night August 4 will feature a Tim Dugger Concert in the infield. Admission is $10 per person, under 14-years old free. Also a free BBQ meal will be provided while supplies last. Friday night will feature qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race for the USAC National Midget Championship Series. The popular two-person cruiser stock car division will race on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday night will feature last chance races for participants to make the 40-lap feature. A check of $12,500 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the "4th annual 305 Sprint Nationals". General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Link to order tickets from Ticket Force can be found by logging onto the tracks website www.highbanks.org.

 

 

Bergman Scores Two Top Fives During The Rushmore Rumble

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 27, 2016) - Seth Bergman recorded a pair of heat race victories and two top fives during The Rushmore Rumble last weekend.

Bergman's two nights with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway nearly mirrored each other. The action began on Friday with Bergman winning a heat race from the pole position. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

Bergman battled toward a podium finish and was in the mix for one of the four lock-in positions into Saturday's main event before he ended fifth, which was his 15th top five of the season.

The team returned to the big track on Saturday for the finale, which Bergman once again kicked off by winning a heat race from the pole. This time Bergman missed a spot in the feature redraw by only one position. That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

Bergman again maneuvered toward the podium before he settled for a fifth-place result, which was his seventh of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

The two performances helped Bergman advance to sixth place in the championship standings - only 36 points behind fourth place.

"It was a solid weekend for us," he said. "Of course we wanted to win, but we made the most of our heat races and we moved forward in each main event."

Bergman has now earned 16 top 10s in his last 18 races, including seven top fives.

He is scheduled to resume Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this week with races on Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

Bergman's most recent victory this season came at Badlands Motor Speedway on May 29.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (8).

July 23 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (9).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 32 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., 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.

 

 

Tankersley Sweeps ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader to Increase Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - PAIGE, Texas (July 27, 2016) - Channin Tankersley tied a career high for victories in a single season after he swept the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader last weekend.

That gives him four triumphs this season and 121-point lead in the championship standings with only five races remaining.

"I haven't hit five wins, so that was my goal going into the year," he said. "We're getting closer."

Last weekend's competition began on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, where Tankersley advanced from sixth to second place in a heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We started to go backwards at first," he said. "I lost a couple of spots and pulled the wing back. I started trying some things. The car was working really good. We could run the bottom or the top. That helped us catch the leader. We got to racing in traffic and got by him just after halfway."

Tankersley said he led the final 10 laps for the triumph.

"We've had a pretty good car the last three or four months wherever we go," he said. "Any time you can roll out there and have a car that will go anywhere on the track it's a good day at the office."

The momentum continued on Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway, where Tankersley won his heat race from the pole to lock into the feature redraw.

"Somehow I drew the No. 1," he said. "That doesn't happen very often with me. Scottie (McDonald) got by me on the start, but I passed him around the flag stand on the first lap. I'm pretty sure I led the whole race. I got out there and got comfortable and tried not to make any mistakes. Not many people can sweep a weekend in their career. To have two in a year is awesome."

Tankersley's win was his first career at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

He will return to action Aug. 19 at Heart O' Texas Speedway and Aug. 20 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (6).

July 23 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 19 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 20 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - G3 Boats

G3 Boats is a Yamaha-owned boat company that manufactures more than 100 models of aluminum fishing boats and pontoons at its location in Lebanon, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.G3Boats.com.

"G3 Boats are the best aluminum boats out there," Tankersley said. "I had my eye on buying one long before they became a partner of mine."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus LLC, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.

 

 

Ball and Kline Each Earn 10th Top Five of Season Saturday at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2016) - White Lightning Motorsports drivers Jamie Ball and Devin Kline both posted their 10th top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Ball opened the action by qualifying third quickest before he maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race to make the feature inversion.

"It was another great qualifying effort," he said. "I think we're putting ourselves in a great spot for the 360 Knoxville Nationals in a couple of weeks. We moved forward in our heat race as well."

Ball started the main event on the inside of the second row.

"The track was pretty fast compared to normal," he said. "Everyone was pretty good whether you were on top or bottom. I pretty much maintained fourth the whole race. We had a great battle with Joe Beaver and then Josh Baughman. It was probably the hardest battle for fourth I've ever had."

Ball finished with a fourth-place result.

Kline was just as efficient in the 305ci class. He timed in third quickest during qualifying before advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. Kline also started on the inside of the second row for the feature.

"I ran third the first couple of laps," he said. "I got to second and then went back to third. On a late restart I got by (Christian) Bowman for second. We were all over the leader at the end. He had the bottom plugged up and the top was the far way around and I didn't have enough to get around him."

Kline settled for the runner-up result, which was his eighth straight top five. He has finished either first or second during six of those eight races.

Ball will return to competition this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway while Kline has the weekend off.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

July 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (3).

DEVIN KLINE:

July 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 19 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 18 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 13 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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,'" Jamie 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.

 

 

Blaney Posts Podium at Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Before Top 10s at Kokomo

Inside Line Promotions - KOKOMO, Ind. (July 27, 2016) - Dale Blaney had a consistent week of competition in his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports ride.

Blaney began last week's action on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He qualified second quickest in his group, won a heat race and advanced from third to second place in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We were really good early in the night," he said. "We drew a good number, which helped. We had a good start in the heat race and the dash went good for us. I thought we were in good position to get something done. The track was going to be up our alley and kind of slick. For whatever reason we weren't very good. We struggled to make the corners. I felt like we gave away an opportunity to win. It was probably one of the most disappointing features I've been a part of this year."

Blaney dropped to sixth place before rebounding to post a third-place result.

He then ventured to Kokomo Speedway for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader that began on Friday. Blaney timed in eighth quickest during qualifying before he won a heat race and placed seventh in the dash.

"The first night we were ok in the heat race, but we were terrible in the dash," he said. "Then in the feature we just never got going anywhere. It was a long 35 laps of trying not to get passed."

Blaney held on for a ninth-place result, which was his 35th top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday, when Blaney finished fourth in the first heat race and second in the second heat race to rank seventh in overall points. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I felt like we got a little better," he said. "We made some changes to the car. I felt like I was as good as some guys in front of me. I was in the lane everyone else was at and I couldn't create myself another lane. I was trying to run the top in turns three and four for a while and couldn't gain anything."

Blaney ended with an eighth-place finish.

He will return to All Star competition this weekend with races on Friday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa.; Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.; and Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

July 22 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (6); Feature: 9 (7).

July 23 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Heat race #1: 4 (3); Heat race #2: 2 (6); Feature: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 36 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa.; Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.; and Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2016.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Hanks Seeking Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (July 27, 2016) - Brandon Hanks will use this Saturday to get one final test in at Knoxville Raceway before the 360 Knoxville Nationals the following weekend.

"We wanted more laps before we went to the Nationals," he said. "We wanted to go this past weekend, but some things at work got in the way so we missed out. Any laps are good laps at Knoxville because it's so different from anywhere we go. It takes a certain art to race that place."

Hanks has competed at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, once this season. He tackled the season opener on April 16 and was battling for a top 10 when an incident forced him into the pits early.

"This guy had been running the bottom the whole time," he said. "I was catching him and was about to pass him when he went high right in front of me. I had to get out of the throttle to keep from running into him. My car got tight and I hit the wall."

Hanks said his goal for this weekend is to record a top-10 finish.

"I just need some laps there," he said. "I think we can earn a top 10 and it'd be nice to build some momentum heading into the 360 Knoxville Nationals."

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Penske Racing Shocks

Penske Racing Shocks was formed in 1988 when the need for a higher performing shock absorber was identified by the Penske Racing Indy Car team. The company has continued to expand ever since. For more information, visit http://www.PenskeShocks.com.

"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

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

 

 

Hagar Extends Podium Streak to 16 Races Before it's Stopped at Double X

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 27, 2016) - Derek Hagar's podium streak was snapped at an astounding 16 races last weekend.

Hagar placed third on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., to extend the streak before an 11th-place result on Sunday at Double X Speedway ended it.

"It just wasn't meant to be the other night," he said. "We had a reality check. It helps you appreciate what you have."

The weekend began with Hagar advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race at Riverside International Speedway last Saturday. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"The track was heavy early with no passing," he said. "We made some changes and made the car better for the feature. We got up to second, but couldn't seal off the position to get by the guy for second clean. I got to the outside and ahead of him, but I'd have had to chop him off pretty hard and I didn't want to tear up two race cars. He beat me off the corner and I had to fall back in line behind him."

The third-place result was Hagar's 26th top five of the season.

He then ventured to Double X Speedway to drive for David Korte during the ASCS Warrior Region event on Sunday. Hagar placed seventh in a heat race to start the main event 18th.

"We got up to 10th or 11th and we had a flat tire with about five laps to go and had to go to the back," he said. "We were having issues with the motor and trying to get drive out of the car. It's not acting like it did last year when I drove it. We fought trying to get grip and getting the motor to run. It had a stumble off the corners. We have to put on our thinking cap and figure out what's going on so we can help David."

Hagar ended with an 11th-place finish.

He is slated to return to action this Saturday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 3 (5).

July 24 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 11 (18).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 11 wins, 26 top fives, 27 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., with the USCS 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.

 

 

Croft and Rudeen Racing Get Two More Nights In Before Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team got in two final nights of action on ½ miles before the upcoming Knoxville Nationals. Though the results were not what the team had hoped, Croft is confident heading into the busy two-week stretch.

“We have some things to still fine tune for the Nationals, but we have a great team and I am pretty confident with the direction we are heading,” Willie Croft said.

Taking to the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN last Friday night, Croft would time the Rudeen Racing entry in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials before slipping back to a sixth place finish in his heat race.

Lining up in the 16th starting spot for the 25-lap feature event, Croft would maintain the position for much of the race as passing was tough on the ½ mile speedway. When the checkered flag flew on the event, Croft would come across in the 13th spot.

Saturday night the team headed to the Knoxville Raceway. Timing in 12th fastest of the 24 cars checked into the pit area, Croft would again pick up a sixth place finish in his heat race.

Lining up in the ninth row of the feature event, Croft would again look to make more laps on the famed ½ mile as he fought his way towards the Top-15 much of the race. Racing with Jake Bubak, Billy Balog, and RJ Johnson, Croft would close his final night of Knoxville Nationals preparation with a 16th place finish.

“It wasn’t the results we wanted, but we learned some things that I think will make us better when we get back here,” Croft said. “Thanks to the Rudeen Racing team for everything they continue to do, and I am really looking forward to the Nationals.”

Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team would like to thank Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller, Rod End Supply, XYZ, Firedown Graphics, and Speedmart for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Croft will return home to CA for the week before reuniting with the Rudeen Racing team for the 360 Nationals.

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

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TKS Motorsports – Two More Wins Set up Three-race Weekend!

(Bill W) July 26, 2016 – Two wins in a week’s time have the TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky on a roll at a good time. The Elk River, Minnesota driver picked up an $11,000 win last Friday night at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota with the NSL. That followed the team’s first win at the Knoxville Raceway on July 16. This weekend finds the team competing in three NSL shows. Friday, they will vie for the $20,000 to win prize at Jackson, Saturday, they will be back at Knoxville and Sunday, they will travel to the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa. The team holds a slim lead over Danny Lasoski in the NSL standings heading in.

Craig timed in third quick at Knoxville on July 16 and seventh quick last Saturday. The team has come a long way in their qualifying at Knoxville. “We’ve been working on our setups at Knoxville,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “Since mid-season, we haven’t gone there with the same setup. We’ve tried a lot of different things. I wouldn’t say we’re struggling at Knoxville, but we’re not quite where we want to be. We’re not quite where we both have been in the past, but it’s coming.”

The team currently sits fourth in the Knoxville Raceway point standings. “We’re probably going to end up where we’re at in points,” says Troy. “We could have made some gains there on the 16th, but Knoxville made that a non-points race, which I did not agree with.”

Troy feels good about the team’s engine program after his wins at Knoxville and Jackson. The team recorded another podium finish last Saturday at Knoxville. “We ran our 1 Way Technologies motor that Scott Gerkin takes care of on the 16th and at Jackson Friday,” he says. “It ran really well. We ran our HP motor this last Saturday at Knoxville, and it was great too.”

After qualifying seventh quick last Saturday at Knoxville, a second place heat finish had the team second in points for the night. With an invert of six, that meant starting the feature fifth. “We went back this weekend with a similar package as the week before,” says Troy. “We were pretty good. We were a little tight at the start and got bottled up. We fell backwards a ways, and came back strong. All in all, we were turning some really good lap times. We were pretty happy with that.”

The non-stop 25-lapper saw the team finish third. In their two previous wins, they started up front. “The draw is a big part of it anymore too,” says Troy. “You have to have things fall your way. Even if you start up front, you have to stay there and maintain it. You have to have some luck. It’s no different for anyone else. We qualified better than Brian Brown on Saturday. He usually qualifies really well. He ended up starting on the front row. So it falls that way for everyone. In the NSL deal, you have to get through your heat and accumulate points. Sometimes it falls your way, and sometimes it doesn’t.”

Troy says the mindset doesn’t change with three big races this weekend. “Our main thing right now is taking one race at a time. Right now, we are in a battle with (Danny) Lasoski in the NSL. They have a great team, and I feel like we have a great team as well. We look at it one race at a time and see where the cards fall. Everyone on our team is happy.”

He takes pride in where TKS Motorsports is right now in its second year. “I’ve done this my whole life, but I’ve never been a car owner,” says Troy. “Last year was a building year for us. This year, we’re trying to step it up. We’re a small team. We don’t have a hired crew on our team like the teams we’re competing against. But we have a really good team. Brad and Scott (Parker) and the others take time out of their lives and time off work to do this. I really appreciate what they do, and it makes me really proud of where we are as a team. It’s really satisfying when we run up front.”

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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Hollywood Ending: Joey Saldana looks to back up emotional 2011 win at Hartford Speedway

HARTFORD, Mich. — July 27, 2016 — Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it any better in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visit to Hartford Speedway in Michigan in 2011. Joey Saldana was returning to action, after missing two-plus months of action due to severe injuries sustained earlier that season. Some thought he was coming back too early, but being a racer, he just wanted to be at the track and in his race car. In storybook fashion, Saldana led all 25 laps of the A-Feature to pick up a very emotional win in his return.

Saldana looks to continue his success at Hartford Speedway, as he and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors return to the half-mile this week on Friday, July 29 for a full night of night.

“When I got hurt in 2011, I missed nearly 30 races, so to win in my first race back was huge,” said Saldana. “To do it at Hartford meant a lot as well, since I’ve always run well there. One year, I swept all of the All Stars races in Michigan. We’ve always had success at Hartford and when that’s the case, you definitely look forward to going back to a track.”

Saldana is the only driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season that has taken part in all seven previous races for the series at Hartford Speedway. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana has finished in the top-10 in all seven of those races. Along with his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at the half-mile, Saldana won with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the track in 1995 and also scored a win with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association at Hartford in 1998.

“When you know going into a track you’ve done well at in the past, and you enjoy the surface and what you are going to be racing on, then the results usually show,” Saldana stated, who drives the No. 83 for the Roth Motorsports team. “Hartford is definitely a place I enjoy going to and it’s not far from my house. With the Outlaws, we do so much travelling, that it’s always nice to get to race at tracks that aren’t that far from where I live.”

In the few weeks, leading up to the event at Hartford Speedway, Saldana has raced on three bigger tracks, including the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio and historic Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania, which are both half-miles. Some similarities exist in terms of driving-style that will apply this week when Saldana rolls into Hartford.

“Hartford is a track that has speed,” he shared. “You have to keep your car going forward and you can’t get it bound it. Hartford is similar to places like Eldora (Speedway) and Knoxville (Raceway) in how you have to attack it and those are places I’ve traditionally enjoyed running at. When you run the smaller tracks you have to turn the car a lot more and get it sideways, which if you do that at the big tracks that scrubs speed and slows you down. When you go to the bigger tracks it helps to know what you have to do speed-wise and being able to keep the car straight is certainly a key to that.”

Saldana heads to Hartford Speedway fifth in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings. He has won four races thus far in 2016, as he closes in on 100 career A-Feature wins with the series. Saldana currently has 98 A-Feature wins. On the stat sheet, the veteran driver leads the series with 10 Fast Time awards. Saldana, who back with Roth Motorsports, after two previous stints with the team earlier in his career, has 41 top-10 finishes thus far in 2016, with 22 of those being top-five performances.

“It’s been a promising season so far,” he said. “If I had to grade it, I would say it’s been a B-minus or C-plus. We could be a lot better and have given some races away. Hopefully we can stay in the top-five in points the rest of the season and win some more races. I would say that would be a successful first year together.”

With the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series format this season lining up heat races heads-up by qualifying times, Saldana, who is traditionally one of the strongest qualifiers on the circuit, has found himself starting up front in numerous heat races this year. He points to time trials as being the key to running up front and being in contention again at Hartford Speedway this week.

“Our tires have changed a lot since 2011, when we won at Hartford, but the basics of a World of Outlaws race have remained the same,” said Saldana. “You have to qualify well to put yourself in a position to have a chance at winning. Qualifying is something we’ve seem to have done well at over the years with the Outlaws. That part of it hasn’t changed and if we can qualify well at Hartford, I think we’ll have a good shot at contending for a victory.”

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 29 and can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or at the track on race day.

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Kulhanek Making National Sprint League Debut at Knoxville on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - PAIGE, Texas (July 27, 2016) - Ray Allen Kulhanek will make his debut with the National Sprint League this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Kulhanek will pilot his own 410ci winged sprint car at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, before driving for Bruce Griffith on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm excited to get to Knoxville to get some laps before the Knoxville Nationals," Kulhanek said. "We are taking my car and Bruce's car in his trailer so we'll swap cars for Sunday."

Kulhanek is coming off a disappointing weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region. He kicked off the action last Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, where Kulhanek won a heat race in the Griffith entry to make the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 during the random draw to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"I started out the race decent," he said. "I was keeping pace and ran third past halfway. The longer the race went the worse I got. Cautions at the end of the race kind of killed me. Normally I like having a caution to bunch everyone back up, but I was a sitting duck. I got lucky just to hold on. I felt like we had thrown an anchor out."

Kulhanek salvaged a sixth-place result, which marked his 12th top 10 of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway, where Kulhanek advanced from third to second place in a heat race to earn a spot in the feature redraw. This time he got the No. 2 to start on the outside of the front row.

"I battled with Scottie McDonald for second for a while," he said. "Tommy Bryant slid me when we were in lapped traffic. Coming right out of that corner the motor let go."

Kulhanek was in a three-car battle for second place midway through the feature when the mechanical problem relegated him to the pits early. He was credited with a 15th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (4).

July 23 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 15 (2).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the National Sprint League and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Miller's RV Park

Located in Grangerland, Texas, Miller's RV Park is a large space for travelers to park motorhomes for short visits or long stays.

"It's just a nice country setting for people to relax," Kulhanek said. "The RV park is actually where we have the race shop so it's cool to meet people from all over the country."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Texas Rotating Equipment, Big Bass Tour, Alcon Construction, GoPro, Griffith Truck & Equipment, J&J Auto Racing, Miller's RV Park, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ASI Racing Engines, Frazier & Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Summer Sizzle
J&J Auto Racing Teams Post 20 Victories, Prove To Be Sprint Car Royalty

McKenzie, Tenn. (July 27, 2016) – The summer months are known for bringing sweltering temperatures and heating up racing action, but the midsection of July proved to be simply sweltering for J&J Auto Racing teams. The McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand drove to staggering 20 race wins in two countries and 13 states to officially kick-off the summer season.

Capping the efforts of an impressive line-up of Sprint Car drivers was seven-time and defending World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz’s win in the 33rd Annual Kings Royal at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on July 16 to officially fire the first shot across the bow in the opening round of the “Month of Money.”

The enormous accomplishments put forth by the race teams that compete with J&J Auto Racing equipment is very evident to brand principal and innovator, Jack Elam.

“To have so many of those teams that are utilizing our chassis finding victory lane not once, but multiple times in a season is truly fulfilling to all of us at J&J Auto Racing,” said Elam, who has dedicated his life to providing safe and innovative sprint car chassis for over 40 years. “We consider these race teams to be part of our family and every time they drive into victory lane, it’s the hard work and dedication of our staff helping them to steer the way. We’re extremely proud of our team here in Tennessee and those that are traveling every week chasing the win, and we thank them.”

In addition to the 20 race wins, J&J Auto Racing drivers Terry Gray, Matt Linder, Eric Riggins, Jr., Nicholas Snyder, Lance Moss, Johnny Bridge, Jake McLain, Danny Sams III & Ray Bugg posted a collective 12 top-five and seven top-10 finishes for the brand.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins and finishes for July 15 – July 23, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

7/15/16 Jared Horstman Limaland Motorsports Park/OH NRA Sprint Invaders

7/15/16 Doug Hammaker Williams Grove Speedway/PA 358ci Sprint Division

7/16/16 Danny Wood 81 Speedway/KS NCRA Sprint Division

7/16/16 Martin Edwards Devils Bowl Speedway/TX IMCA RaceSaver Series

7/16/16 Donny Schatz Eldora Speedway/OH World of Outlaws

7/16/16 Morgan Turpen Dixie Speedway/GA USCS

7/16/16 Wade Nygaard Buffalo River Race Park/MN NOSA

7/16/16 Mack DeMan Ohsweken Speedway/ONT. 305ci Crate Sprint Division

7/16/16 Andy Priest Mercer Raceway Park/PA Outlaw Warrior Sprint Series

7/16/16 Brian Herbert RPM Speedway/KS URSS

7/17/16 Brian Herbert RPM Speedway/KS URSS

7/17/16 Jared Zimbardi Cornwall Speedway/ONT. Patriot Sprint Tour

7/22/16 Jared Horstman Limaland Motorsports Park/OH NRA Sprint Invaders

7/22/16 Dan McCarron Attica Raceway Park/OH 350ci Sprint Division

7/22/16 Christopher Bell Kokomo Speedway/IN ASCoC

7/22/16 Shane Morgan Deep South Speedway/AL ASCS/SOS Outlaws

7/22/16 Morgan Turpen Carolina Speedway/NC USCS

7/23/16 Chris Walraven Knoxville Raceway/IA 305ci Sprint Division

7/23/16 Shane Morgan Toccoa Raceway/GA ASCS/SOS Outlaws

7/23/16 Eric Riggins, Jr. Lancaster Speedway/SC USCS


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/.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Win at Oshkosh B’gosh!

(Bill W) July 27, 2016 – Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 headed to Wisconsin last weekend and picked up an IRA win at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver waged an early battle in the feature and went on to win his fifth main event of the year. On July 15, Brad competed with the POWRi midget series at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois as well.

It was Brad’s first midget start of the year at little Belleville. “We really felt competitive that night,” he says. “The brake pedal fell off about six laps in. So we were running with no brakes. Up until then, we were contending for the lead. We were running fourth with the Keith Kunz cars and the rear-end broke with about four laps to go. It was fun. I think we’ll run double duty with the sprint and midget at the Ironman (I-55 Raceway in Pevely) next week.”

It was his first trip to Oshkosh last Friday. “A lot of people said that it may be blowing dust in hot laps, but they actually overwatered the track,” says Brad of the 1/3-mile oval. “They took so long to get it run in, that I was worried they were going to cancel.”

Brad timed in eighth quick. “We rebuilt the car that we crashed with (Terry) McCarl at Knoxville last year,” he says. “It was the first night out with that. In hot laps, the car jumped out of gear, because I didn’t have the rear-end adjusted right. They did group qualifying. With their format, with three heats, you want to be in the top seven qualifiers to make the invert or win your heat, so we were one spot out.”

He started fourth in his heat. “I drove into one and two, and got underneath first and second for the lead,” says Brad. “I spun the thing out. The car was not good in the heat. I couldn’t get a feel for it. Luckily, we were able to get up to fifth and transfer into the feature.”

More luck would follow for Brad. “We lucked out when someone didn’t make the feature through the heat that had qualified better than us,” he says. “That put us in the redraw, and they drew a big invert that put us on the pole. After the heat, we pulled all four shocks off the car. We had them rebuilt after a crash at Farmington. It was my fault that I hadn’t dyno-ed them in the shop and compared our dyno to theirs. I had them set way off from where our baseline was. Once we got that figured out, the car was good in the feature.”

He would contend for the lead early on. “We didn’t get the best jump on the start, and we battled there with Scotty Neitzel for six or seven laps,” says Brad. “Once we got to lapped traffic, we were able to get by him. Everybody was saying that you had to run the bottom in both corners all night long. I just put it up on the curb in one and two and blasted it. In three and four, there was a rough patch in the middle. It was bumpy, but it had good moisture. So I drove right through it most of the race.”

Brad also withstood a late challenge. “We had a yellow with three to go,” he says. “Mike Reinke was gaining on us, so I changed my line a little bit in one and two. I ran through the slick and caught the curb coming off. It was enough to hold him off. It felt really good to get another win.”

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Mingus Battles Heat and Overheating Issues

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 27, 2016) - Two weeks ago it was about building confidence for Kevin Mingus. Last weekend it was all about overcoming obstacles both with the race car and with the extreme heat.

Mingus was behind the wheel of his 305ci dirt sprint car on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where temperatures in the mid-90s coupled with the humidity made for a heat index in the triple digits. But it was an engine problem that Mingus and his Kurt Huber team had to fight.

"We pushed off after a red flag in the heat and the oil pressure didn't come up very high," Mingus said. "But after we got going it seemed okay and I just missed the final transfer spot by four one hundredths of a second. Then in the B Feature we had another red and when we pushed back off the same thing happened and the oil temperature climbed and the motor just lost its get-up-and-go. It was a blessing in disguise that I missed the A Main because we probably would have disintegrated an engine."

On Saturday Mingus was looking to back up last week's late model win on the asphalt at Columbus Motor Speedway. Temperatures again were in the mid-90s with a heat index of more than 100 degrees.

"It was miserable," he said. "At one time I had 142 degrees on the dash and 126 degrees on the floor pan. I got second-degree burns on my hand and right heel. My racing shoe started to melt. I lost like seven pounds racing.

"The best part is we have really picked up our qualifying and that puts us in a lot better position to contend. I feel we are a consistent top-three car. During the race we got clipped and spun and I pancaked the wall in the feature and knocked the tow in, which made the car a real handful. But with all the issues we still finished fourth."

The fourth-place result was the third top five of the season for Mingus.

"All in all I really can't complain too much," he said. "I'm glad I got to experience that heat and the problems. It helps me learn. But I'm also glad the weekend is over and I can look forward to next week."

Mingus returns to action Friday at Attica Raceway Park in a 305ci sprint car and Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway in a late model.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 6 (1).

July 23 - Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, in a 305ci sprint car and Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, with a late model

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Crews on Both Race Teams

"I have some of the hardest working guys on both race teams," Mingus said. "They never get down even when we have issues or I make a mistake. They are always there to pick me up. They had to deal with the heat this past weekend and busted their tails so that I could go out and have fun. I can't thank them all enough."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Brandon Oakley Racing, DB3 Imaging and Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental.

 

 

Dover Dominates Weekend With Wins at I-80, Crawford County and Eagle

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (July 27, 2016) - To say Jack Dover is on a roll is an understatement.

Dover swept last weekend by winning all three races, including a pair of Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints events. He has now reached Victory Lane during four consecutive races with the series to hold a 70-point lead in the championship standings.

"It's pretty exciting," he said. "I've been working so hard that I haven't had the time to focus on the race car. To go out and win three times shows how good the stuff is and how everything is gelling well."

The competition began last Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., where Dover won a Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints heat race from the pole to advance into the feature redraw.

"I have to give a huge shout out to my girlfriend because she's the one who draws," he said. "Whenever you can draw well it makes the night easier."

Dover was awarded the No. 2 during the random draw to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We got the lead right away," he said. "The last four laps (Brian) Brown was right behind me. I knew I had to hit my lines. The last two laps I started missing them. He showed his nose on the last corner. I almost gave the win away."

Dover hung on for the victory and he carried that momentum into another Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints show on Friday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa. Dover maneuvered from fourth to third place in a heat race to make the feature redraw.

"My girlfriend pulled the No. 2 again," he said. "The polesitter and I battled for the lead the first lap and then I led the rest of the way. It was right around the top for the first five laps and then I figured the track would take rubber so I moved down a little bit. I happened to find the rubber right in the middle of the corners halfway up the track. I had that feeling I had to search around or else the guys behind me would find it first. I took the chance to search and I found it."

Dover led the distance to record the triumph.

He decided to wrap up the weekend on Saturday at Eagle Raceway, where Dover drove a 305ci winged sprint car for Chris Roseland.

"We've got the motor running good now and that car has always worked good," he said. "All we did was roll the car out from last time we won and put it in the shop. We decided that day to go racing. We checked the motor real quick and rolled it into the trailer."

Dover powered from fifth to second place in a heat race before he charged from fifth to win the main event.

"We got up to third on the first lap and on the second or third lap we ended up with the lead and led it from there," he said. "We ran the bottom in turns one and two. I felt like I was slowing up way too much. I had to go up top and try it. Jason Martin got close to me on the last couple of laps. He showed me his nose with three laps to go. Once he showed me the nose I went down to the bottom and took his line away."

The win was Dover's eighth of the season.

He will return to action with races this Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

July 22 - Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

July 23 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 8 wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Place Second at Jackson and Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski picked up a pair of runner-up finishes last weekend during National Sprint League competition.

The Muddy sponsored team opened the action last Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., by setting quick time during the event that paid $10,000 to the winner. Lasoski maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race to make the feature inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"For whatever reason (Craig Dollansky) gets the job done there," he said. "We tried everything we could to get the job done. At the end of the day clean air is a sprint car drivers dream. If you've got the lead count yourself a tenth and a half better. It's that significant."

Lasoski made a late-race pass to go from fourth to second place, which is where he finished.

The Muddy backed team then headed to Knoxville Raceway for an event on Saturday. Lasoski again set quick time during qualifying before he ended sixth in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the second row for the feature for the second straight night.

"We just couldn't get to the lead," he said. "Brian Brown did a great job and we stuck with him, but there wasn't an opportunity to make the pass."

Lasoski tried an early slide job that came up a bit short and he closed to Brown's rear bumper in traffic toward the end of the race before settling for second.

"Second sucks to be honest, but we're very proud of our team and the hard work everyone puts in," Lasoski said. "It starts with Tod (Quiring) putting together a great team. Brian Morrison gives us great horsepower. Guy, Nate, James and Brady all work their tail off. I'm proud to drive for these guys."

Big Game Motorsports will return to National Sprint League competition with a tripleheader this weekend starting on Friday with a $20,000-to-win event at Jackson Motorplex before races on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway and Sunday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

July 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 5 wins, 17 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa, with the National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2016.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Picks Up Top Five During Debut at Double X Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 27, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. capped last weekend by capturing a top-five result during his debut at Double X Speedway.

Bruce Jr., who piloted a sprint car for Jeff Smith last weekend, began the ASCS Warrior Region event by advancing from third to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We were up to second at one point in the A Main," he said. "We got beat by a lot of experience. Those guys race there quite a bit. At the end of the day we got beat by some guys who know how to get around that place better."

Bruce Jr. ended with a fourth-place finish, which was his third top five in the last four races with Smith.

The weekend began on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Bruce Jr. qualified 22nd quickest.

"We just didn't time in very well," he said. "We were the first hot lap set so it was pretty greasy and didn't give us a good indication of what the track was doing. In the heat race the track was one lane around the top. I just didn't get to the top fast enough and ended up third."

That lined the team up on the inside of the 10th row for the main event.

"At one point we were up to 12th, but I made a mistake at the end that cost us a couple spots," he said. "I felt like we had a pretty good car there. We got some things figured out about what we need to do so hopefully that sets us up good going into the 360 Knoxville Nationals in a couple of weeks."

Bruce Jr. finished 15th.

He and Smith are slated to compete this Thursday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 15 (19).

July 24 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

 

 

Craig Mintz Back on Top During FAST 410 Action, Double-Division Doubleheader Up Next for FAST Series


 

FAST Press


 

FREMONT, Ohio (July 27, 2016) - Former Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service champion Craig Mintz earned his second FAST Series victory of the 2016 season, and his second in a row, by dominating feature competition at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday night, July 22. Mintz, who led all 30 circuits on Friday evening at the Attica highbanks - eventually holding back Byron Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Shawn Valenti, and Dean Jacobs at the final checkers - used his victory to chip away at Reed’s current FAST championship point lead, now at only 16 points over Mintz. The July 22 program was the first FAST 410 Series event since Saturday, June 11, where Craig Mintz became victorious at Fremont Speedway.


 

Unfortunately, an extreme heat index kept Mintz from seeking a third consecutive FAST victory on Saturday, July 23, at Fremont Speedway. FAST and Fremont Speedway track officials chose to cancel the evening’s program due to dangerously high air temperatures. It was the sixth weather disturbance of the 2016 FAST 410 Series schedule.


 

“Another great weekend of FAST action. Too bad it was cut short, but we have plenty of racing ahead,” Rich Farmer said, FAST Series promoter. “The Mintz/Reed battle will go down to the final weekend of FAST racing. The talent level in our series is impressive. It allows for close point battles each and every year and I’m sure that will continue into the future. We have a big weekend ahead with both divisions racing a doubleheader. Good luck to all of our teams and competitors.”


 

Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service competition will continue this Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, with a routine doubleheader weekend, set to invade Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Including the upcoming weekend, only seven events remain on the 2016 FAST 410 Series campaign, two of which at tracks outside of the traditional Attica/Fremont circle. Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will host a FAST 410 Series “travel date” on Saturday, August 20, with Butler Speedway near Quincy, Michigan, hosting the second “travel date” on Saturday, August 27th.


 

The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will also return to competition this Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, with a doubleheader, joining their older brother division at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Paul Weaver, winner of the last two FAST 305 Series main events - one at Waynesfield Raceway Park and one at Limaland Motorsports Park - currently sits on top of the FAST 305 Series championship chase by a comfortable margin of 51 points. Six events remain on the 2016 schedule including two more travel dates. In addition to four combined visits to Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway, the region’s finest 305 sprint car competitors will visit Mercer Raceway Park on August 20 and Butler Speedway on August 27th, creating a FAST doubleheader in southern Michigan.


 

“It’s still pretty tough to believe that we are approaching the final weekend of July,” Farmer said. “We have some very exciting events still ahead, including travel dates for the FAST 410 and 305 series. Hopefully racers and race fans alike from different areas will enjoy what we have to offer. We want our series to grow and traveling on select dates will allow that to happen.”


 

Current FAST 410 Series Point Standings (Top-Ten):

1

5R

Byron Reed

996

2

9

Craig Mintz

980

3

45L

Brian Lay

852

4

16

Stuart Brubaker

838

5

73

Chris Andrews

833

6

83M

Broc Martin

802

7

23

DJ Foos

794

8

68G

Tyler Gunn

783

9

9Z

Duane Zablocki

781

10

60

Jody Keegan

747


 

Current FAST 305 Series Point Standings (Top-Ten):

1

1W

Paul Weaver

842

2

1

Nate Dussel

791

3

19R

Steve Rando

766

4

99

Alvin Roepke

749

5

22M

Dan McCarron

732

6

77I

John Ivy

731

7

25

Jason Keckler

729

8

1X

Dustin Dinan

724

9

10X

Dustin Stroup

710

10

2

Ricky Peterson

707



 

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 14July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway
Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway


 

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro:
Round 1 April 22nd -  Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway: Paul Weaver
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park: Paul Weaver
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park: Paul Weaver
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park
Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway


 

FAST Series Information:

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA  Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels


 

 

 

Johnson Drives to Sixth-Place Result during Peter Murphy Classic Prelim Night

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - Chase Johnson opened the Peter Murphy Classic last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway with a strong performance.

Johnson, who was driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event, qualified 13th quickest to start the action.

"We weren't that far off, but were a tick off from where we normally qualify," Johnson said. "We had a really tough heat race. We literally had the top five in points in our heat race. We survived the heat race to transfer into the A Main."

Johnson finished fifth in the heat race to lock into the 12th starting position for the main event.

"The car was really strong and really fast," he said. "We didn't get moving forward too early. We got stuck behind a couple of guys so we weren't able to make an early move forward. At the end of the race there were some yellows, which allowed us to catch back up to the field and we took advantage of that."

Johnson made a couple of late passes to post a sixth-place finish, which was his 13th top 10 of the season.

"We were one spot shy of locking it into Saturday night's pole shuffle," he said. "All in all we showed we were fast and a contender. On top of that we posted the fastest lap of the A Main."

Unfortunately, a mechanical gremlin plagued the team on Saturday.

"We pushed off for mud packing like normal," he said. "It fired and then shut itself off. We pulled it back to the pit area and tried to find what was wrong. We threw a couple of changes at it, but it was getting worse and worse. We never made a lap the entire night. We ended up calling it a night because we couldn't find the problem."

Johnson said the team will take this weekend off before making its debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 for the Capitani Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 7 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Capitani Classic

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 - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"We've been partnered together for the last few years and it's great to have their continued support," Johnson said. "All that they do really helps out and we couldn't do what we do without them. Make sure to check out their website and give them a call today. They have great products at great prices. Everyone at PitStopUSA is great and I couldn't be happier to represent such an amazing company."

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

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Pocket Three Top 10s During Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2016) - Mark Burch Motorsports earned a top-10 finish during all three events the team competed in last weekend.

"I'm glad to see Mark Burch back out racing," said Danny Lasoski, who is in his sixth season of driving for the team. "He's done a phenomenal job. He basically had to rebuild the program after the storm last fall that flipped his trailer over."

The team kicked off last weekend's action on Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., during a Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event. Lasoski finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race, which locked him into the 18th starting position for the main event.

"We didn't get enough cars passed in our heat race," he said. "In the 360s it's hard to pass when there's a lot of grip in the track. We seem to go better when the race track widens out."

It did in the main event as Lasoski charged from 18th to a sixth-place result, which garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Mark Burch Motorsports ventured to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., the ensuing night. Lasoski maneuvered from fifth to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"The track was pretty fast so it was tough to pass," Lasoski said. "We did the best we could and that was third."

Lasoski's third-place result gives him a top-five finish at the track during each of the last six years.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where a mechanical problem opened the night.

"The power steering blew up in hot laps so the guys had to thrash to change it," said Lasoski, who qualified 17th quickest before ending second in a heat race.

That lined the team up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event.

"The track was fast throughout the night and into the feature," Lasoski said. "We didn't get the result we wanted, but it was great to be back racing with Mark and the team. We have some things we can build on for the 360 Knoxville Nationals coming up."

Lasoski rallied from 15th to an eighth-place finish. He recorded the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Mark Burch Motorsports is scheduled to return to action Aug. 4-6 at Knoxville Raceway for the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.

Also, Mark Burch Motorsports would like to thank everyone who supported the Team Jack Foundation by purchasing a unique t-shirt. All sales of the apparel will go to the Team Jack Foundation. The t-shirts will be available at each race Mark Burch Motorsports contests throughout the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 6 (18).

July 22 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 3 (6).

July 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (15).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 4-6 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

TEAM JACK APPAREL -

Mark Burch Motorsports will have unique Team Jack Foundation t-shirts for sale at the race trailer throughout this season with 100 percent of the money received going to the Team Jack Foundation.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Harris Decals

Family owned and operated since 1997, Harris Decals can manufacture a variety of decals for racing, business and/or home use. For more information, visit http://www.HarrisDecals.com.

"Nate Harris started out cutting vinyl at a local franchise store in the mid-90s," Burch said. "The job he and his family have done with Harris Decals is amazing. They do everything, do it right, and give incredible service. He's a hard worker and a family man that I have great admiration for."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Huggins Cams, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and the Team Jack Foundation for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Sweeps ASCS National Tour Weekend at Black Hills Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 27, 2016) - Johnny Herrera swept The Rushmore Rumble last weekend at Black Hills Speedway.

The two Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins give him four triumphs this season and helped him close within 134 points of the leader in the championship standings.

"It was a good weekend," he said. "You want to put yourself in a good position and we did that."

Herrera maneuvered from fifth to third place during a heat race on Friday. That earned him the final spot into the feature redraw, where a little luck was on his side.

"We were the last one in and there was a No. 1 and a No. 8 remaining for the guy ahead of me and he pulled the No. 8," he said. "Sometimes it works out that way. That was really big, especially for the track conditions."

Herrera took advantage of the pole position as he led the first two laps of the feature before Aaron Reutzel took over the top spot. Herrera reclaimed the lead on Lap 6 and held off Reutzel for the remainder of the race to garner the win.

"I just ran hard, but I paced myself," he said. "I didn't want to burn a tire off and have a flat. I tried to pick my way through traffic well. I think it helped being a little more patient, which comes as an old guy as they call me."

That locked Herrera into the feature redraw for Saturday's program, when he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"Luckily we drew the No. 2, which was a good position to be in," he said. "We led the race from start to finish."

Herrera led the distance to earn his fourth win with the series, which ranks second overall. It also provides momentum entering a couple of big weeks on tap.

Herrera will compete with the ASCS National Tour this Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. He will also race on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, to test one final time before the 360 Knoxville Nationals the following week.

"I think we're in a good place," he said. "When we went out to the West we were off just a bit and didn't have the right balance. I feel good about where we're at now."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

July 23 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 4 wins, 20 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"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.

 

 

Bryant Records Pair of Podium Finishes With ASCS Gulf South Region

Inside Line Promotions - PAIGE, Texas (July 27, 2016) - It didn't take long for Tommy Bryant to "knock the rust off" after having more than a month away from racing.

Bryant and the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports team competed in a pair of ASCS Gulf South Region events last weekend and they garnered a second-place result at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and a third-place finish at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

"For being off as long as we were I was very pleased with the results," Bryant said. "We were fast all weekend. Brad Benic really has the car dialed in. On Friday in Waco we had a car that could have won. I'm just starting too far back … it's the luck of the draw I guess. If you don't draw a pill for the front couple of rows you have to make up a lot of time in a hurry.

"Hats off to my crew guy Austin. We crashed in the heat, bent the right rear wheel and Jacob's Ladder, and he busted his tail to get the car ready to go."

Bryant advanced from seventh to third place in a heat race to make the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 7 to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row. However, he overcame the high pill draw to earn the runner-up result.

Bryant passed some pretty stiff competition at Cotton Bowl Speedway the following night. He won a heat race to make the feature redraw only to pull the highest number - eight - during the random redraw.

"Again, bad pill draws hurt us," he said. "In the feature we got to second and the caution came out and it put us back to fifth. We got back to third and ran out of time. You just can't give someone like (Channin) Tankersley that big of an advantage."

Bryant, whose third-place result was his ninth top five of the season, will have a couple of weeks off once again before taking on the remaining five ASCS Gulf South Region events in 2016.

"We're going to get the engine freshened and make a big run at the ASCS Gulf South championship," he said. "We're kicking around the idea of going to the Short Track Nationals and maybe Devil's Bowl and a few other races as well."

Bryant is currently second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

"I want to thank my wife, Tracy, for putting up with all this and allowing me to go have some fun," Bryant said.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 2 (7).

July 23 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 19 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 20 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"SawBlade gave away probably a couple thousand hats this past weekend and a couple of saws," Bryant said. "They continue to market our team and this support tremendously."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Central Tube and Bar, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

NRA Sprint Invaders Set For Montpelier This Saturday. July 30
When the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders rolls into the sleepy small town of Montpelier, Indiana the events will feature a tremendous battle drawing Ohio’s finest winged sprint car drivers to the Indiana 1/4 mile bullring. Before the Border Wars event hit the track during the 2014 season, it had been a 10 year absence of winged sprint car racing at the 113 year old east central Indiana racing facility. Fans of MMS and the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will have a much shorter wait for the return of winged sprint cars with third iteration of the Border Wars event, co hosted with the Limaland Speedway, on Saturday, July 30th in an event that will serve as one of the last points event for the coveted NRA points championship.
The 2015 iteration of the Border Wars saw a fast paced battle with Ottoville Ohio’s, Jared Horstman besting the 24 car field picking up the feature win over Dustin Daggett, Max Stambaugh, Hud Horton, and Randy Hannagan. Horstman’s victory proved crucial as it served as the tie-breaker for the NRA championship. The second 2015 appearance by the NRA Sprint Invaders saw Ontario, Canada’s. Mitch Brown, land in victory lane during his first ever visit to the Montpelier Motor Speedway. Horton, Devon Dobie, Shawn Dancer, and Kyle Sauder rounded out the top 5. Only Horton was able to post top 5 finishes on both visits to MMS with 9 different drivers landing in the top 5 in 2015 on two races. Three appearances by the NRA Sprint Invaders have netted three different winners with Greg Wilson, Horstman, and Brown scoring Montpelier victories.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features including a new catch fence and front stretch wall. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.
Date
Saturday, July 23rd
Classes
MSCS – 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars – $2000 To Win | $200 To Start
UMP Modifieds
Super Streets
Thunder Cars
Times
Gates Open – 4:00PM
Hot Laps – 5:00PM
Racing – 6:30PM
Racing Curfew – 11:ooPM
Tickets
General Admission – $15
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass – $30 (includes Transponder rental)
Entry Fee – None
Competitor’s License – $20
A Montpelier Motor Speedway Competitors License is required to race at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in a MMS Track Championship points paying division (excludes all sprints and TQ series). This is a one-time license that must be completed upon your first race at the Speedway each season. Once this license is purchased, it is good for all remaining racing events at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The fee for the license is $20.00 per season and is required for payout following the event. A link to the form is available on our website (www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/driver-forms) for your convenience
Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
East Central Indiana
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)
Web and Media
Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack) – https://twitter.com/MontpelierTrack
Track Information
Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.
Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track

First Automobile Race – May 5, 1915

Seating Capacity – 3,200
Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance
Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand. The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.
Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler
Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed. Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails. Self Clean-Up Required
Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol. Beer is sold at the track. ID is required.
Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.

 

 

Sandusky, Oswego, Star: The Supermodified Triple Crown Kicks-Off Saturday in Ohio

OSWEGO, NY (July 27, 2016) – The Triple Crown of Supermodified racing officially opens Saturday at Ohio’s Sandusky Speedway with the running of the annual ISMA Supermodified Hy-Miler Nationals.

Consisting of Sandusky’s Hy-Miler, Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200, and New Hampshire’s Star Speedway Classic, the Triple Crown is rich in history and tradition, dating back to 1966 when all three races were first run in the same season.

In that first year Gordon Dukes drove to victory at the Sandusky Classic with Johnny Benson Sr. nabbing the Oswego Classic, and Eddie West earning the inaugural Star Classic crown.

While all three events were not contended in the same year until ’66, the Sandusky Classic, known as the Hy-Miler Nationals since 1978, dates back to 1950 while Oswego’s Classic event was first run in 1957.

In 1965, Dukes would actually claim the Sandusky Classic and Oswego Classic, but with no Star Classic yet in existence, he would not have a chance at the pure Triple Crown title.

After all three events came to be known in ’66; Benson would go on to become the first driver to claim wins in two of the three Classics, with a Sandusky victory in 1967. Benson’s Oswego win and Sandusky win in consecutive years would be his only Triple Crown victories.

Oswego’s great champion Nolan Swift was the next driver to lay claim to two of three Supermodified Classic titles. Swift had of course won Oswego’s Classic in 1960 and 1963, but his win in 1967 first put him on the path to Triple Crown history.

In 1971 Swift earned a Sandusky Classic victory, joining him with Benson and Dukes as the only drivers to win Sandusky and Oswego. Even more impressive, Swift would also go on to win the 1971 Oswego Classic, making him the first driver with a chance to win all three Classic titles in the same season.

Swift would never earn a victory in the Star Classic, but would win his sixth and final Oswego Classic in 1972.

Joining Dukes, Benson, and Swift as lifetime winners of two legs of the Triple Crown are historic drivers Russ Wood, Chris Perley, Jim Shampine, Gary Allbritain, Warren Coniam, Gene Lee Gibson, Dave Shullick Jr., Lou Cicconi, and Jon McKennedy.

Of those drivers Wood, Perley, Shampine, Gibson, and Cicconi would earn two Classic wins in the same season.

Wood, the winningest driver in Star Classic history with seven titles, laid claim to the Sandusky Hy-Miler and Star Classics in the same season back in 1997. With three more victories in the Hy-Miler through his career, Wood has scored a total of 11 Classic wins between Sandusky and Star, trailing only Bentley Warren for most all-time.

Perley, who has scored nine overall Classic wins between Sandusky and Star, earned Hy-Miler and Star Classic wins in the same season twice, coming in 2008 and 2009.

Most known for his Oswego accolades, Shampine earned an Oswego Classic and a Star Classic in the same season in 1980.

Gibson would have a star studded year in 1987 as he would win the Sandusky Classic, Oswego’s Mr. Supermodified, and the Star Classic all in the same season. Unfortunately for Gibson, his try for the pure Triple Crown in that year came up short while battling Bentley Warren for an Oswego Classic win, as Warren Coniam took advantage in lapped traffic to earn another Classic victory.

In 2014, Cicconi would top the Sandusky and Star Classic events driving for car owner Clyde Booth.

While several historic Supermodified drivers came close to the Triple Crown, only four legendary drivers would earn the feat.

After the introduction of the Star Classic in ’66, it took 17 years for a driver to win all three Classic events, and it would first come at the hands of a relative upstart, known as the ‘Young One.’

Doug Heveron stormed onto the Supermodified scene like none before him, and did so at a young age. By 1981, at the age of 20, Heveron was already a Sandusky Hy-Miler champion and he backed it up with an Oswego Classic win in the same season.

Heveron fell short of the Star Classic, and a shot at history in ’81, but in 1982 after winning another Oswego Classic, the ‘Young One’ stormed to a Star Classic victory becoming the first driver to ever win all three Supermodified Triple Crown events.

The next driver to turn the trick was Bentley Warren in 1984, and he would do it unlike Heveron, or any driver since.

With an Oswego Classic win in 1969 and a Star Classic victory in 1976 Warren, like Heveron, was on his way to claiming a lifetime Supermodified Triple Crown in 1984.

With his first win in the Sandusky Hy-Miler in ‘84, Warren would join Heveron as the only drivers to that point to win all three Classic events through their career.

However, with another Oswego Classic win in ’84 and a victory in the ’84 Star Classic, Warren officially made history becoming the only driver to ever win the pure Triple Crown, taking all three wins in the same season.

In 1986 the New England driving ace nearly pulled the feat again after winning at Sandusky and Oswego, but fell short at Star in the fall.

Warren would go on to claim a total of 15 Classic wins between all three events, earning three Hy-Miler victories, six Oswego Classics, and six Star Classics.

Watching Warren along the path to history was Oswego native Joe Gosek.

After years of trying, Gosek came into true form around 1985, and in 1989 earned his first Hy-Miler win at Sandusky. Two years later he would return to Hy-Miler victory lane and realized a dream of winning the Oswego Classic as well in ’91.

Like Warren and others before him, Gosek now had a chance at the Triple Crown later in ’91 at Star, but like many others, he fell short.

Four years later however, Gosek would earn his first career Star Classic title in 1995, joining Heveron and Warren as Triple Crown champions.

In 2002, Gosek again had a shot at the pure Triple Crown after winning at Sandusky and Oswego. In total, Gosek has eight career Classic victories across the board.

The last of the legendary shoes to earn wins in all three Triple Crown events is Mike Ordway, who is the most recent of the foursome to accomplish the feat, finishing the task in 2004.

Ordway first won a Classic event in 1998 at the Star Classic before winning the Oswego Classic in 2003 and the Sandusky Hy-Miler in 2004.

In total, 65 drivers have earned Classic victories between Sandusky, Oswego, and Star since 1950.

Saturday’s Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals will begin the 2016 edition of the Triple Crown, with Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic 200 next in line on September 4, and Star Speedway’s Classic finishing the Triple on September 10.

Wood, Perley, Shullick, Cicconi, and McKennedy are the only drivers with wins in two legs of the Triple Crown still considered active, although Wood and McKennedy have not been regular competitors. Each driver still lacks a win in Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic to accomplish the Triple.

Other recently active drivers with opportunities to earn a second leg of the Triple Crown include Bob Bond, Otto Sitterly, Tim Jedrzejek, Justin Belfiore, Davey Hamilton, Dave McKnight, Joey Payne, Mark Sammut, Tim Snyder, and Ben Seitz.

Fans can reserve seats today for Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend by calling the Speedway’s main box office at (315) 342-0646.

Weekend general admission seating is available for $90, with reserved seating set at $95.

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

Supermodified Triple Crown Champions:

Bentley Warren (Sandusky: ’84, ’85, ’86 – Oswego: ’69, ’84, ’86, ’89, ’90, ’98 – Star: ’76, ’84, ’89, ’90, ’93, ’94)

Joe Gosek (Sandusky: ’89, ’91, ’02 – Oswego: ’91, ’92, ’02 – Star: ’95, ’01)

Doug Heveron (Sandusky: ’81 – Oswego: ’81, ’82 – Star: ’82, ’83)

Mike Ordway (Sandusky: ’04 – Oswego: ’03 – Star: ’98)

 

 

URSS Rebels Ready for 1st Annual Ernie DiCroce Memorial

The 2016 URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series will invade Colorado Motorsports Park Saturday night for the Inaugural Colorado Motorsports Park Ernie DiCroce Memorial. Join us in honoring one of Colorado’s most iconic racing legends.

Ernie was the founder and former owner of AAI Speed Equipment and Machine Shop, along being a former Sprint Car owner for several drivers, Leland McSpadden, Jan Opperman, Doug Wolfgang, Joe McCarthy and Keith Rauch just naming a few. Ernie and his daughters Gina and Christy ran AAI Speed Equipment in Arvada for over 20 years. Just back in 2001, Ernie was voted in as a Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) for his support. Many racers would gather at AAI to work on their racecars, buy parts or fuel as well as bench racing.

This will be the only Myers Racing Engines URSS National Championship URSS IMCA/Racesaver 305 Sprint car point’s race in Colorado. Gates open at 5pm with a concert by School Of Rock!! Races kick off at 7PM. The 2016 Myers Racing Chase has run five events so far this season. Luke Cranston picked up the Boothill Showdown/ Steve King Memorial preliminary event win at Dodge City Raceway Park July 1st. Jason Martin took the $2,000 Boothill Showdown/Steve King Memorial Feature July 2nd. Zach Blurton picked up the win at Lincoln County Speedway in North Platte Nebraska on July 9th

The latest installment of the Myers National Championship was July 16th & 17th at the “Eight Annual Wheatshocker Nationals” at RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas. Dodge City’s “Flyin’ Brian Herbert” took both nights of the event to pocket a cool $2,500 in total purse money and the coveted Customized Pit Boss pellet grill that was awarded by S&W Supply/Federated Auto Parts to the top point’s earner for the weekend. It was one of the races on Brian Herbert’s Bucket List to win. A stellar field of drivers from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma will be ready to hit the clay once again as they all shoot it out for the top prize.

The top five in National Points are Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton, Darren Berry, Brian Herbert and Jed Werner. The Colorado Points top five are Austin Mclean, Zach Blurton, Justin Medlock, Brian Hardman and Clint Shubert.

Gates open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 7:00 pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be the Sport Modifieds, Colorado 1200 Outlaws. For more information you can visit the CMSP website at http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/ . Colorado Motorsports Park is located 44 miles east of Denver, I-70 exit #316.

The United Rebel Sprint Series would like to pass along its condolences as mourns the passing of Dave Gwin from ADI photography. Dave and his wife were just recently in North Platte taking pictures for us and always took pictures when we were in Colorado. You will be greatly missed.

If you can’t make it to the track you can listen to the racing action live on www.RacinBoys.com Just click the URSS link on the RacinBoys website with Kyler Fetters bringing you all of the racing action. For all of your informational needs visit the United Rebel Sprint Series on Facebook or check out the Official URSS website at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for schedule updates, rules, race recaps, driver info and much more.

The United Rebel Sprint Series – “Having More Fun Than The Law Should Allow!”

 

 

Western Pennsylvania Tripleheader Next on T.J. Michael’s All Star Campaign

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (July 27, 2016) - T.J. Michael’s rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will extend even further during the upcoming weekend with the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA; three events scheduled in three days all across Western Pennsylvania.

Michael, a Plano, Texas, native now residing in Fremont, Ohio, will visit Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Raceway Park during his upcoming adventure, all three being new destinations for the “Texas Traveler.” The weekend tripleheader will ignite Friday, July 29, at Eriez Speedway, followed by trips to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 30, and Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday, July 31.

“We’ve been all over the place so far this year. The upcoming Western Pennsylvania road trip will increase our new track list to 18, “Michael said. “We’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing and work to improve during every start. I want to thank all of my sponsors and supporters for this opportunity. I have have a great group who work as hard as possible at every race. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help.”

During recent Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, T.J. Michael visited the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, for the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana. The two-day program, awarding $5,000 on Friday, July 22, and $12,500 on Saturday, July 23, proved to be a great experience for the “Texas Traveler.” Michael qualified for each of the weekend’s main events, finishing as high as 13th during the Dirt Classic Indiana finale after starting 21st. It was Michael’s first ever visit to “Indiana’s Baddest Bullring.”

T.J. Michael, pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, MJ Webb Enterprises, No. 8M, is currently seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, earning four top-ten finishes and 26 main event starts.

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, Maxim Race Cars, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

TK Cashes In At Rapid Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding is continuing to stay hot as the Summer rolls on. Tuesday night, Kaeding picked up his seventh win of the season as he won a thriller at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, IA.

“It was a great week for our race team,” Kaeding said. “We won a race that turned out to pay really well, and had some speed in Minnesota and at Badlands.”

Tuesday night, Kaeding checked in at the Rapid Speedway for what was a $2400-to-win feature event. Just before the feature event it was announced an extra $10K was up for grabs and the race became a whopping $12,400-to-win tilt.

Gridding the field from the ninth starting spot, the San Jose, CA driver spent much of the race fighting his way forward. Getting the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 car into the second spot late in the race, TK began reeling in race leader, Troy Schreurs.

Getting alongside the leader with two-to-go, Kaeding would take the white flag in the second spot. As the duo raced side-by-side down the backstretch, Kaeding made his move in turns three and four and won the race in dramatic fashion.

Traveling to the Jackson Motorplex on Friday night, Kaeding would battle with the NSL Series where he would time in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials. From the sixth row of the feature event, Kaeding would show he was able to move forward on the ½ mile speedway as he clawed his way up inside the Top-10 where he would finish in the eighth spot.

Traveling back to the Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday night, Kaeding would open his night up by qualifying seventh fastest aboard the Yager Ag Supply/Matt’s Repair/Trac2Trail Arctic Cat machine.

Winning his heat race, Kaeding would grid the field from the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event. Continuing his strong runs at the Badlands Motor Speedway, TK would work forward from the fourth row. Getting into the fourth spot, Kaeding would battle with Dusty Zomer late in the race but would have no success taking the final spot on the podium as he would finish fourth.

Sunday night’s 360ci action saw TK pick up a second place finish during his heat race, and spend much of the feature event battling with Terry McCarl. Fighting for the third spot, Kaeding would see McCarl get the spot and move to second, before he used a restart to get by Wade Nygard to take over the third spot.

With the early leader getting upside down, Kaeding would move into the second spot as he continued to chase after McCarl. Looking to pick up his second win of the week, Kaeding would settle for second place on this night.

“I have to continue to thank Dave Lunstra for putting me in a great spot with a great team,” Kaeding said. “We have a great hotrod right now, and we are in the mix and winning races.”

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

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be in action on Friday night at the Jackson Motorplex and on Saturday and Sunday at the Badlands Motor Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-7, Top-5’s-25, Top-10’s-33

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.

 

 

Solwold Tunes Up For Summer Nationals With Skagit Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tuning up for this weekend’s Summer Nationals at the Skagit Speedway, Jason Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team showed they will be a forced to be reckoned with as Solwold picked up his fourt win of the 2016 season.

With 15 cars in the pit area for one final shakedown, Solwold timed the Scottie’s Plumbing/Pops Entertainment/Vic’s 66 backed No. 18 machine in third fastest.

Racing his way to a second place finish during his heat race from his fourth starting spot, Solwold would line the Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales/North West Team Excavating/Speedmart entry up in the second row of the feature event.

Moving into the second spot when the race came to life, Solwold would stalk JJ Hickle as the two quickly broke away from the pack. A rough and tumble surface would play into Solwold’s favor on this night, as he took advantage of Hickle’s mistake on the third lap and took over the race lead.

Out in front, Solwold would turn in some strong laps aboard the After Hours Painting/Al Parker Race Engines/KarMart Motorsports entry as he and Hickle continued to have their own battle away from the field.

Not to be denied on this night, the Burlington, WA driver would keep Hickle in his wake as he pocketed his fourth win of the year as the team now looks to cash in a the Skagit Speedway this weekend.

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

ON TAP: Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team will be back in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Skagit Speedway for the Summer Nationals.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 23, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 14, Top 10’s- 16.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Indiana Sprintweek Champ!

(Bill W) July 26, 2016 – Although a win escaped them, Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing/Dynamics, Inc. #69 team reigned as Indiana Sprintweek champs. With USAC events canceled at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois this weekend, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will break out the Brady Bacon Racing #99 for five shows this week. Wednesday and Thursday, he’ll compete with the MOWA series in Illinois at Peoria Speedway and Quincy Raceways. Friday through Sunday, he’ll join the National Sprint League at the $20,000 to win Barb Wieskus Classic at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa.

Consistency was the key for Brady in winning the Indiana Sprintweek championship. “It certainly wasn’t the Sprintweek we were hoping for, but it was kind of an odd week for everyone,” he says. “The first two races at Gas City and Kokomo, we had some problems in the feature and recovered from them. That’s pretty much what won us the championship.”

He came back from adversity in those two events. “We slid off the track at Gas City running second,” says Brady. “We came back on the track and got back to fifth. We got in a pileup in Kokomo. We went to the back and came back to fifth, so we had a really good car the first two nights.”

A seventh place finish at Lawrenceburg and an eleventh at Putnamville followed. “The rest of the week, we just kind of stayed consistent,” says Brady. “We had some bad draws the first half of the week, and we were able to avoid disaster in qualifying. We qualified well at Bloomington. The car was rolling well and we were able to get by Dave (Darland) on the last lap for second.”

Brady finished Sprintweek with a seventh place run at Haubstadt and a fourth at Terre Haute. “We were able just to stay up where we needed to at Haubstadt,” he says. “The last night at Terre Haute, we were really good. We would have liked to have gotten some wins that week, but it didn’t happen. We were able to come out with good finishes most nights.”

He continued to impress last weekend at the two-night Dirt Classic with the All Stars at Kokomo in his #99. “We got a new motor from Shane Gray Motorsports, a Pro Stock NHRA team,” he says. “They built a sprint car motor and they’re letting me test it out for them. We were quick time the first night out at Kokomo. It’s really strong and we’re looking forward to running it this week and then at the Knoxville Nationals. We’re excited about that.”

On Friday, Brady would go from eighth to fourth in the Dash, giving him a starting spot outside row two. “Friday, we just seemed to get caught up,” he says. “When someone messed up, it was in front of us and we ended up losing a couple spots. Still, we finished fifth with a car that I felt was capable of the podium.”

Saturday started with a heat win. He would start third in the feature. “Saturday, we just got a little too tight,” says Brady. “The track was rougher than we thought it was going to be. It was a little too tight to run the bottom. We finished sixth. With 37 cars there, to contend for a win both nights if we got everything right…you can’t complain about that.”

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

Twitter Link – http://twitter.com/BradyBacon

Facebook Link - www.facebook.com/pages/Brady-Bacon-Racing/278125555137

Partner of the Week – Tel-Star Communications

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Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Diversified Machine, Inc.

DMI offers a number of racing components including Bulldog rear-ends, micro components, hubs, steering accessories, drivelines, suspension components and much more! DMI is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Visit them online at www.DiversifiedRacing.com!

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.

 

 

Smith Deals With New Car and Unusual Track Conditions at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 26, 2016) - The past weekend was another learning experience for Ryan Smith and the Warko team.

Not only was the team working with a new chassis, but the track conditions at Williams Grove Speedway were like nothing Smith has ever experienced at the legendary track. Throw in the doubleheader weekend was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and it's a lot of pressure.

"You would think with the heat and humidity the track would get slippery and wide," Smith said. "But they watered the hell out of it and on Friday it was pretty much one groove with a big curb. It got better on Saturday, but there really wasn't a bottom groove all weekend. It was unlike anything I've ever seen at that track."

On Friday Smith failed to make the feature event after qualifying 15th quickest in his group, placing 10th in a heat race and ending eighth in the Last Chance Showdown. Saturday provided better results with Smith transferring out of the Last Chance Showdown to make the Summer Nationals A Main.

"I didn't qualify well all weekend and that is everything when you race against the Outlaws," he said. "We also had a new Triple X car and we were behind a little on getting the handle on it. We made huge gains from Friday to Saturday."

Smith, who qualified 11th quickest in his group before finishing sixth in a heat race and fourth in the consolation race, ended 24th in the main event.

He is slated to compete at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on Tuesday as part of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

"It looks like we will take the upcoming weekend off," he said. "We're looking at going to our first Knoxville Nationals. I'm excited to try that. We are getting a motor back at just the right time for that. It's not a done deal, but we're really close."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 10 (8); B Main: 8 (10).

July 23 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 24 (24).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 22 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, 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 - Quality Roofing Supply

Quality Roofing Supply is a distributor of residential roofing, commercial roofing and exterior building materials through 15 locations throughout Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company has one of the largest inventories of roofing shingles, metal roofing, slate roofing, commercial roofing, siding, windows, doors, decking, railing, waterproofing and accessories in the entire country. For more information, visit http://www.QualityRoofingSupply.com.

"Quality Roofing Supply has been a big supporter of me the past couple of years," Smith said. "We appreciate their support and encourage anyone in the Northeast who has roofing needs to check out Quality Roofing Supply. We look forward to visiting Victory Lane with Quality Roofing Supply."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, S&S Speedways, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, 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.

 

 

Seconds Squared for Sodeman, Tripleheader Including Action with All Stars Next!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (July 26, 2016) - Jack Sodeman, Jr. has been on a roll in Western Pennsylvania and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

The North Jackson, Ohio, native has earned ten consecutive top-five finishes during 410 sprint car competition in the western half of the Keystone State, including a pair of runner-up performances on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, at Thunder Mountain Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. Sodeman, pilot of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components, No. 23JR, has a combined win total reaching five victories thus far in 2016, two at Lernerville Speedway and three at Mercer Raceway Park. In addition, Sodeman owns the point lead at each of the facilities he has been victories at, extending the potential for a Western Pennsylvania championship sweep.

“It was a hard, competitive weekend for sure. Happy to leave Thunder Mountain and Mercer with podium finishes,” Sodeman explained. “We were close on both nights, obviously, just not close enough. We have something really good going on right now with our team. Things have been going our way and we’ve been able to take advantage of that. The results are exciting. We have a big weekend coming up so we’ll work to keep our streak alive.”

Jack Sodeman, Jr. will enter three events in three days during the upcoming weekend, all of which taking shape at three different Western Pennsylvania short tracks. The weekend trio will ignite officially on Friday night, July 29, at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, with Fab Four weekly competition. Sodeman’s last appearance at Lernerville Speedway resulted in a victory.

Once his Lernerville Speedway visit is complete, Sodeman will switch gears and turn his attention toward Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition for two rounds of the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA. The 2015 Mercer Raceway Park track champion will join “America’s Series” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 30, as well as at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin on Sunday, July 31. Each event will award a $5,000 top prize, with a $3,000 point fund also up for grabs.

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.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: 5 - (2 - Lernerville Speedway) (3 - 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.

 

 

Friday Night “Driver Appreciation” Special on Tap at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 25, 2016) – The racing action in southwest Kansas make a rare shift to Friday night at Dodge City Raceway Park with this weekend’s popular “Driver Appreciation Night” event that features a full card of championship chase racing action.

This Friday’s action that features Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

A packed grandstand should be expected with all drivers that have competed in 80% or more of this year’s events awarded a minimum of 20 free tickets to distribute to family, friends and sponsors with all other drivers given a minimum of ten free tickets.

Tickets that are returned to the front gate on Friday night will make those drivers eligible for all variety of product prizes including the grand prize Hinchman Racing Suit along with additional prizes supplied by Simpson, Schoenfeld, Precise Racing Products, Napa Auto Parts and more that will be drawn for.

Leading the way into Friday’s tilt atop the 3/8-mile clay oval are Luke Cranston, Nick Link, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis.

The tightest championship battles are in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Hobby Stock ranks with defending track champion Cranston just one point ahead of Taylor Velasquez in Sprint Car points and Davis just two markers ahead of Matt O’Hair in the Hobby Stocks.

A mere 23 points is the margin in both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds with Link leading Ryan Heger in Modifieds and Tabor trying to fend off Jeff Kaup in Sport Modifieds while Pepper has opened up a 78 point edge over Marlin Hogie in the IMCA Stock Car title chase.

Only two nights of championship chase action (August 27 and September 24) remain along with the August 20 “Freedom Tour” event featuring USAC Southwest Sprint Cars and POWRi West vs. RMMRA Midgets following this Friday’s “Driver Appreciation” event.

While a large number of free tickets to Friday’s card will be distributed by drivers, additional tickets to the “Driver Appreciation” night event will be available at the gate for just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

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.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Bittersweet Win in Randy Droescher Memorial!

(Bill W) July 26, 2016 – Terry McCarl’s win of the Randy Droescher Memorial Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota came at a bit of a cost to the family. Son Carson looked to be on his way to his second win of the season in the Jeremy Scadden #6 when he got into the wall. TMAC secured the win for the family, however. This week will be a busy one. On Friday, the $20,000 to win NSL Barb Wieskus Classic will commence at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. Saturday, TMAC will be in action at Badlands before returning to NSL racing at the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa Sunday.

After running from sixth to third in his heat, TMAC lined up third in Sunday’s Randy Droescher Memorial. Carson would start second. “It was a bittersweet win in that Carson was running so well,” he says. “He was getting through lapped traffic really well. With about five and a half laps to go, he just got a little loose and banged the fence with the back of the car. Over she went. It was disappointing for him. He’s been kicking butt and has been really fast.”

The #24 was prevalent. “At least we kept it in the family,” says TMAC. “It was 24 laps, honoring #24 Randy Droescher. It was on July 24. We were driving #24. It was pretty cool.”

Last Thursday, TMAC was in action at the Bobby Parker Memorial at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. “I-80 was really fun on Thursday,” he says. “We wanted to shake down the 360 a few times before the 360 Nationals next week. We started in the front of our heat and battled with (Jack) Dover there, but he got us in the end. We hung right there with him, so we felt good about our car.”

Just missing the redraw, he would start ninth in the main event. “We drove her to the front,” says TMAC. “We had a good run. Yellows kind of fell against us. We had a great restart with about seven to go and drove by Seth Brahmer and had a good run on Brian (Brown). I think we would have had him passed in four, but it was all called back.”

In the end, TMAC would checker third behind Dover and Brown. “On the restart, Brahmer came down and blocked us from passing him,” he says. “Once we cleared him, Dover and Brown were stretched out there. I think we had the fastest car at the end of the race, which was good. We moved forward, the car felt good and so did the motor. That’s what we were aiming for.”

Saturday saw an uncharacteristic struggle at Badlands. “We’ve been qualifying pretty badly,” says TMAC. “That just puts you behind the 8-ball. I don’t know what’s been going on. Qualifying 16th on a local show can’t happen, especially with these big races coming up.” After getting through the heat, he would start eleventh in the feature. “The track was way too heavy,” says TMAC. “The rain Saturday morning sure didn’t help anything. It’s been heavier after the feature than it should be at the beginning of the night. It’s just not conducive to passing or my style. We just kind of rolled around there in tenth.”

TMAC is looking forward to a busy weekend with the 410. “Barb Wieskus was a friend of mine, and scored often at the Front Row Challenge,” he says. “We’re friends with her family and we definitely will be there to support that event in her name. Austin and I definitely will be there, and Carson depending on if they get their car back together will be running in the 360. We’re looking forward to getting back to Badlands Saturday, and Britt with the NSL Sunday. Jeff and Stacy from TheSnowplow.com and Randy Anderson live close there. It will be good to have them with us”

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 July 10, 1999, Terry McCarl and Skip Jackson put on a clinic on Twin Features Night at Knoxville. After posting quick time in the Forbrook #5, TMAC started from an invert of ten and passed Skip for the win on the very last lap. Dennis Moore Jr. was third, ahead of Travis Cram and Leonard Lee. In the second feature, the drivers went at it starting 15th (Skip) and 16th (TMAC). Both surged to the front, with Skip winning and TMAC taking second. Rocky Hodges was third ahead of Larry Pinegar II and Jaymie Moyle.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

KSE Racing Products Lead To Multiple Driver Weekend Sweeps

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the last week, multiple drivers using KSE Racing Products made their competition pay as weekend sweeps seemed to be the norm around the country.

In California, Kyle Hirst is on an absolute tear right now. After sweeping the Civil War Series/King of the West Series double-header weekend two weekends, Hirst was back at it again this past weekend at the Peter Murphy Classic. Aboard his Tarlton Motorsports entry, Hirst swept the weekend as he dominated the feature event both Friday and Saturday night.

Johnny Herrera was the driver to beat with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during the Rushmore Rumble. Taking to the Black Hills Speedway over the weekend, Herrera hogged victory lane as his KSE Racing Products led him to victory lane.

Like Hirst in CA, Mark Dobmeier has been the man to beat in the Dakotas, as he ripped off two more 410ci wins over the weekend. Friday night, Dobmeier was again victorious at the River Cities Speedway, before winning his third consecutive race at the Badlands Speedway on Saturday night with his KSE Racing Products.

In Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions action, it was a pair of Camping World Truck Series drivers getting back to their dirt roots and shining. On Friday night, Christopher Bell wired the field to claim to prelude to Dirt Classic Indiana, before Rico Abreu took top honors and the hefty prize money during Saturday night’s Dirt Classic Indiana at the Kokomo Speedway.

Craig Dollansky picked up another win with the NSL, while Brian Brown scored at Knoxville Raceway. Daryn Pittman picked up a win at the Williams Grove Speedway with the World of Outlaws, while Jonathan Cornell, Morgen Turpen, Brad Loyet, Craig Mintz, Terry McCarl, and Jack Dover with each victorious over the weekend.

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

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Picks Up Fourth And Second Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team had a very strong showing at both the Jackson Motorplex and the Knoxville Raceway over the weekend. Running fourth at the Motorplex, Madsen would finish second in 360ci action at the Knoxville Raceway before rear-end issues plagued him in the 410ci feature event.

“We were really good at both tracks over the weekend, and I owe it all to my guys who work so hard for me,” Ian Madsen said.

Friday night in Jackson, MN, Madsen would get his night kicked off by timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in fourth quickest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Madsen would finish in the fifth spot, and would find himself in the third row for the 25-lap feature event that was set for the immaculate Jackson Motorplex.

Battling by Brian Brown and Billy Balog, Madsen would move into the fourth spot as he chased after Sammy Swindell and Danny Lasoski who raced just ahead of him. With the race clicking off quick laps, Madsen would end his night with a fourth place finish.

Heading to the Knoxville Raceway for a night a double-duty, Madsen would show speed in both divisions as he would time in fourth fastest in his 410ci entry and fifth fastest in his 360ci entry.

Going from fifth to fourth in his 360ci heat, Madsen would line the Royal Flooring/Bobcat/TammyHeckart.Com backed machine up in the second row for the 18-lap A Main event.

When the race came to life, Madsen would jump into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Ryan Giles and Calvin Landis. With the leaders racing back and forth, Madsen would close in on them only to see the caution flag fly on the 12th lap.

Taking advantage of the restart, Madsen would get around Landis to take over the second spot as he closed in on Ryan Giles during the race’s final laps only to come up just short and finish in the second position.

Finishing fifth in his 410ci heat race, Madsen would line the Caliber Iowa/QTC/Flatrate, Inc. entry up on the pole for the 20-lap A Main event. Getting off to the early lead, something would go south in the rear-end on Madsen’s entry forcing him to pull back into the pit area on the race’s opening lap.

“I think we had a really good 410ci car on Saturday night too, and it had the makings to be a great night, but it wasn’t meant to be,” Madsen said. “We will regroup, and try again this week.”

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

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-48, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 24, Top 10’s-35

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in action at the Lernerville Speedway tonight, the Jackson Motorplex on Friday night, and the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, and the Hancock County Speedway on Sunday.

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.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Fifth At Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a couple weekends away from the track, Richard Vander Weerd returned to action on Friday and Saturday night as he took part in the Peter Murphy Classic at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the USAC West Coast 360ci series.

“We had an okay weekend, but it was still nice to get back to racing after having a couple of weekends off,” Richard Vander Weerd Said.

The two-night show would kick off on Friday night, and Vander Weerd would get off to a quick start as he timed his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in fastest in qualifying.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Vander Weerd would race his way up to finish in the third spot, and would finish just outside of the inversion for the feature event and would line up in the 11th spot for the 30-lap affair.

Running to high, scary side of the speedway during the feature event, Vander Weerd would make headway as he got up into the seventh spot. With the cushion right up against the wall, Vander Weerd’s right rear would slide up the wall and his machine would get upside down.

With the accident not to violent, Vander Weerd’s team would make quick repairs and the Visalia, CA driver would race his way back up to finish in the ninth spot.

With Saturday’s program lined up off of Friday night’s finish, Vander Weerd would line up on the front row of his heat race. Picking up the win, Vander Weerd would move into the Pole Shuffle where he would end up seventh, putting him in the fourth row of the 30-lap A Main.

On the extremely slick Thunderbowl Raceway, Vander Weerd would work around the bottom of the speedway as he fought his way forward. Getting up into the third spot, Vander Weerd would find himself battling with Brody Roa and Bud Kaeding, with Ryan Bernal trying to get around him.

A couple of late cautions would bunch the field up, and it would cost Vander Weerd a few spots as he would slip back to finish in the fifth spot.

“Friday night was a little eventful, and Saturday night we were pretty good all night I thought,” Vander Weerd. “Thanks to my guys for their hard work in the work area Friday night, and for giving me a good car all weekend long.”

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-19, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-15.

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

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

 

 

Colagiovanni Picks Up Top 10 at Oshweken Speedway

Paulie Colagiovanni and the All Star Performance, Donath Motor Worx #10c headed to Ohsweken Speedway on Monday night July 25th. With 34 car signed into the pits including NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, Colagiovanni timed 18th fastest in hot laps.

Colagiovanni brought home a 6th place finish in heat race #3 and unfortunately was sent to the consolation race #1 where he picked up a 2nd place finish and transferred to the feature event.

Colagiovanni started the 20 lap feature event in the 19th position and was on the move from the drop of the green flag. By lap 5 Colagiovanni was up to the 13th position and by lap 11 broke into the top 10. A lap 15 restart saw Colagiovanni fall back to the 12th position due to a breaking a left rear shock in a lap 11 incident while going for the 9th position. Colagiovanni made the best of a car with a broken shock picking off 2 cars on the last 2 laps to bring home a 9th place finish.

Colagiovanni will now head to Williams Grove on Friday night for a chance to win $4,000 along with heading to Selinsgrove on Saturday and the Mach 1 Nationals paying $10,000 to win.

 

 

Frustrating Weekend For Robbie Price

PETERSEN MEDIA- A three-race weekend on the pavement for Robbie Price turned into frustration for the Cobble Hill, BC driver. Mechanical issues, a tangle while leading, and a 14th place finish would leave the youngster scratching his head when all was said and done.

“It was a weekend like nothing I have experienced before,” Price said. “In my years of racing it was probably one of the most frustrating trips ever, but I have to thank my guys for sticking with it.”

Heading to Meridan, ID on Thursday night, Price and company would struggle with car handling and their engine for much of the night, but the team thought things were ironed out heading into the feature event.

Lining up on the pole of the feature event, Price’s struggles would continue as his fuel filter would fail and his night would come to an end on the opening lap of the feature event.

Heading to Monroe, WA on Saturday night, Price looked to put his Thursday struggles behind him as he picked up his heat race win. Heading into the feature event, Price lined up in the 13th starting position.

With his racecar a tick on the loose side, Price would have a hard time getting the drive he needed to work his way forward. Trying multiple lines to make grip, Price would end up taking the checkered flag with a 14th place finish.

Sunday night would bring the three-race weekend to a close as Price and company checked in Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in East Wenatchee Valley, WA.

Timing in 10th fastest during qualifying time trials, Price would see contact during his heat race spin him out, but would still find himself on the pole for the feature event.

When the green flag flew on the race, Price got the early jump and began setting a commanding pace as he clicked off great laps. Out front, Price looked like he would cap his weekend off on a high note, but getting into lapped traffic things would get shaky for Price.

After leading the first 20-laps, Price would fall into the second spot as the leaders fought through lapped traffic. Going four wide at times through traffic, Price would run in to more bad luck in the race’s closing laps.

Trying to sneak under a car, Price’s entry would get loose and he would spin his machine out and end up finishing in the back of the pack.

“I guess you’ll have weekends like this in racing, but the goal is to keep them to a minimum,” Price said. “As a team we were all pretty frustrated but we will look to redeem ourselves on the pavement in a few weeks. This weekend we will get back to the dirt at the Skagit Speedway, and I am looking forward to that race.”

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-32, Wins-2, Top-5’s-6, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Price will return to the dirt this weekend as he is set for the Summer Nationals at the Skagit Speedway.

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Hard Charges At Summer Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading East with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series over the weekend, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team turned in a couple of hard charges that resulted in two Top-10 finishes at the Williams Grove Speedway.

“Overall we ran really well at the Williams Grove Speedway,” Kerry Madsen said. “It is always a technical track, and to come from deep both nights is a pretty strong feat for anyone.”

Kicking the Summer Nationals off on Friday night, Madsen would get his weekend off to a decent start as he timed the Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing backed No. 29 entry in 10th fastest in his time trial group.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW driver would finish in the fourth spot and transfer directly into the night’s 25-lap feature event. Though he lined up in the 15th starting position, Madsen showed he had a pretty good car as he worked his way towards the Top-10.

Cracking the Top-10 in the race’s closing laps, Madsen looked for more as he battled with fellow countrymen, James McFadden as well as David Gravel. Madsen would cap his night by getting into the eighth spot and recording his 36th Top-10 of the year.

Returning to the famed ½ mile speedway on Saturday night for the Summer Nationals finale, Madsen would lay down a great lap in time trials that would see him end up fourth fastest in his group.

Forced to make a stop in the LCS following a sixth place finish in his heat race, Madsen’s second place effort would line him up in the 22nd starting spot for the 30-lap Summer Nationals Feature event.

From the back of the pack, ‘The Mad Man’ was exiting as he worked all over the Williams Grove Speedway looking for open real estate. Slicing and dicing his way through a stout field of World of Outlaws regulars and PA Posse members, Madsen turned in a brilliant performance that saw him bring his machine home with a ninth place finish and earn KSE Hard Charger Honors.

“To come forward like we did on Saturday night is pretty special,” Madsen said. “There was no slouches in that feature event, and we had an awesome racecar. Huge thanks to my guys, Pete and Bob Gavranich, and all of our partners who helps us do what we do.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-62, Wins-8, Top-5’s-24, Top 10’s-37

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing will be in action on Friday night at the Jackson Motorplex, on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, and on Sunday at the Hancock County Speedway.

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

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Lamar Second at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, Cody Lamar had a strong night that saw him earn quick time honors and a second place finish in the feature event as he continues to chase after the track championship.

“It was a pretty good night for us in Marysville, CA,” Lamar noted. “We timed in well again, and in the feature event we were able to pull alongside the leader a few times, but just couldn’t get by and ended up finishing second.”

Cody Lamar continues to rule the speed charts at the Marysville Raceway, and on Saturday night he earned yet another quick time award during qualifications.

Picking up a second place finish during his heat race, the Rio Linda, CA driver would pull the two pill during the draw, and lined his Lamar A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L machine up on the front row of the 25-lap A Main event.

When the feature event got underway, Lamar would get off to a bit of a slow start as he slipped back to the third spot. Running in third for the first half of the race, Lamar’s machine would begin to come to life during the second half of the feature event.

Getting into the second spot, Lamar would then set his sights on race leader, Jeremy Burt. With a full head of steam, Lamar would close in on Burt and pull alongside him on numerous occasions. Looking for anyway around the leader, Lamar would be unable to clear the leader and would settle for runner up finish on this night.

“We kind of struggled early in the feature, but we ended up having a really strong car during the last half of the race,” Lamar added. “I think we had a fast enough car to win, I just couldn’t get by, and settled for the second spot.”

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-15, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 7, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Cody and company will return to action on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway.

 

 

Cory Eliason Picks Up Four Top-10’s In Busy Week Of Action

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in a Midwest Speedweek over the last week, Cory Eliason and his Van Dyke Motorsports team faired well as the Californian made his debut at three more tracks and recorded four Top-10 finishes.

“Overall I thought it was a good week for us,” Eliason said. “We saw a little bit of everything and were able to work our way forward and show some good speed.”

Kicking things off on Tuesday night at Rock Rapids, Eliason would get off to a nice start as he would pick up a win in his heat race and qualify for the nightly redraw.

Pulling the eight pill, Eliason would grid the field from the fourth row of the feature event. When the race came to life, Eliason would have some issues with his engine and would find himself falling back through the field.

Falling back as far as the 14th spot, the Kingsburg, CA driver would keep his composure and get his Lucas Oil/Hansen Machine/NAAKE Suspension baked entry moving the right direction. Doing what he could with an engine issue, Eliason would salvage his night with an eighth place finish.

With Wednesday night’s schedule race getting cancelled, Eliason and company would check in at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Thursday night.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race with drivers like Jack Dover, Brian Brown, and Terry McCarl all around him, Eliason would hold his own and work his way up to a third place finish, and find himself in the second row of the feature event.

The initial start would see Eliason be the beneficiary of an ill timed moved by a fellow competitor and it would cause front end damage to the Van Dyke Motorsports machine.

Able to make repairs in the work area, Eliason would now find himself in the 22nd starting position. On the wide I-80 Speedway, Eliason showed he had a very strong car as he worked his way through a very stout field of cars.

Fighting his way back through the field, Eliason would salvage his night with an impressive run back up to the seventh spot.

Friday night saw the team check in at the Crawford County Speedway. Having another strong showing in his heat race, Eliason would advance from sixth to third in heat race action, though would find himself in the fifth row for the feature event.

With the track extremely slick and beginning to take rubber as the race came to life, Eliason was very methodical in his moves to make sure he didn’t get freight trained by guys in the rubber.

Patiently making his moves, Eliason would work from his ninth starting spot to finish fifth.

The busy week of racing came to a close on Saturday night as he would make his second career start at the Knoxville Raceway. Timing in 16th fastest in qualifying time trials, Eliason would take advantage of his front row starting position as he would take the win and move into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the 10th starting spot, Eliason had a very strong showing on the ½ mile speedway as he worked his way forward and quickly found himself up in the Top-5.

With the field getting a bit stretched out in the closing stages of the race, Eliason would get just a tick tight in one corner, and the slight bobble would allow Craig Dollansky and Sammy Swindell to both get by and relegate Eliason to the seventh spot where he finished.

“It was a really busy week for us, and I have to thank everyone that helped us out when they could,” Eliason said. “It is pretty neat seeing so many new tracks and having good speed off the bat, so hopefully the ones we get back to, we can run even better.”

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- 24, Wins-6, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-17

ON TAP: Eliason and the Van Dyke Motorsports team will be at the Park Jefferson Speedway on Thursday night, the Jackson Motorplex on Friday night and at the Badlands Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

 

 

Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Championship stretch drive begins Friday, July 29 Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman/Stock division added to Working Man 50

Sarver, PA (July 25, 2016) With the Don Martin Memorial 25th Anniversary Silver Cup in the rearview mirror and the cancelation of last Friday’s Modified Mania, Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner's Premium Iced Teas has officially entered the stretch drive to the 2016 Track Championships. Jack Sodeman Jr., Russ King, Mat Williamson and Corey McPherson lead the point standings in their respective divisions heading into the final five weeks of Fast Fridays of Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s.

In the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, Jack Sodeman Jr. (290) leads the way by a scant six points over Defending Track Champion AJ Flick (284). Each driver has two feature wins and three heat race wins thus far. This one truly appears destined to come down to the last feature of the season. Also still in the hunt are a trio of drivers riding in the top five in points, as Dan Kuriger (247), Scott Priester (245) and Carl Bowser (237) are all still within striking distance with five races remaining. Brandon Matus, John Garvin Jr., Brent Matus, Dan Shetler and Alex Paden enter the stretch drive in the top ten in points.

Russ King won the Opening Night feature in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and has led the points for most of the season. His recent win on Friday, July 15 was just his second of the season, but King has amassed five second place finishes, has finished no worse than fourth and shares the lead in Fab4 Racing with six heat race wins. King, with 299 points, holds a comfortable, but not insurmountable lead of 31 points over Three-Time and Defending Track Champion Alex Ferree with 268. And if anyone knows what it takes to win a Lernerville Track Championship, it’s certainly Alex Ferree; winner of six of the last nine Late Model titles. Matt Lux (230), Mike Pegher Jr. (222) and Michael Norris (213) are not mathematically eliminated from title contention, but are fast running out of time to close the gap. Gary Lyle, Ken Schaltenbrand, Brandon Wearing, Michael Lake and Tommy Schirnhofer are currently in the top ten in points.

The Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds division has been the Mat Williamson show since May 20, as the Canadian Sensation has won six of the past seven features and at 336 points thus far, enjoys a 42-point lead over Opening Night feature winner Rex King Jr. (294). In addition to his Opening Night feature win, King also has seven top fives and four other podium finishes, but it hard to match points with a guy that has six feature wins. Surprisingly, all-time division wins leader Brian Swartzlander has yet to find Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane in 2016, but consistently finishing in the top five finds him third in points with 262. Jeremiah Shingledecker returned to Victory Lane earlier this season, but has suffered through some bad luck which has resulted in DNFs. Dave Murdick sits fifth in points ahead of Garrett Krummert, Jimmy Weller, Steve Feder, JR McGinley and Kevin Bolland.

The Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman/Stock division has seen seven different feature winners this season, but it’s once again Corey McPherson, (with 381 points), atop the point standings as he has been for most of the past five seasons. With three feature wins, McPherson leads the division, but hasn’t taken the checkered flag since Friday, June 10. Joey Zambotti has two feature wins and is tied for the Fab4 lead with six heat race wins. Zambotti enters the five week stretch run trailing McPherson by 33 markers. The rest of the top five is separated by just three points as Tyler Dietz (323), Aaron Easler (322) and Terry Young (320) have all scored feature wins and consistently finish up front. Bob Egley and Joe Kelley each have feature wins this season as well, but have struggled to consistently finish up front; much less at all sometimes. Brett McDonald, Paul Schreckengost and Brandon Wearing currently sit in the top ten in points.

This Friday, July 29 is also Nostalgia Night as Rappin’ on Racin’s Don Gamble has once again assembled a who’s who of the drivers spanning the almost 50 year history of Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway. As always, in addition to the drivers, there will also be classic race cars on display, including the beautifully restored Yenko #1 Camaro/Late Model made famous by all time Lernerville wins leader and Hall of Famer Bob Wearing Sr.

Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas will continue through the final weekend in August, culminating with Championship Night of Friday, August 26 when we will crown of 2016 Track Champions.

While further details will be forthcoming about format and payout, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stocks have been added to the Working Man 50 weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Friday/Saturday, September 2/3 of Labor Day Weekend.

For more information about coming events at Lernerville Speedway, log on to www.Lernerville.com, follow us on Twitter @Lernerville or like us on Facebook /Lernerville. For race tickets, you can log on to LernervilleTickets.com 24/7!

 

 

Andy Gregg Back On Podium At Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: In the hunt for the win for much of Saturday night’s feature event in Placerville, CA, Andy Gregg would find himself in a dogfight that ended with the Diamond Springs, CA driver finishing in the third spot.

“It was good to have a night go our way for a change,” Andy Gregg said. “We had a really good car and led until lap 20, and I tried a little too hard to get the top spot back and we ended up finishing third.”

Getting his night started off by timing the GUTS Racing/Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Angius and Terry LLP backed No. 16 machine in fastest in qualifying, Gregg would finishing fifth in his heat race.

By way of his heat race finish mixed with his qualifying effort, Gregg would make himself eligible for the redraw where the one pill placed him on the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

When the green flag waived on the 25-lapper, Gregg would see fellow front row started Jake Morgan get the jump going into turn one, but as the field raced off of turn two, Gregg would be in the third spot as Greg DeCaires made the bottom work to take the race lead.

Getting by Jake Morgan to take second, Gregg would dive underneath DeCaires on the eighth lap to take over the race lead. On an extremely slick Placerville Speedway with a thick cushion built up in both ends, Gregg would set a strong pace out front as he looked to score his first win of the 2016 season.

Leading on the 19th lap, Gregg would feel pressure from a surging Mason Moore, and would see Moore take over the top spot on the 20th lap. Trying ever so hard to get back by Moore, Gregg would stumble on the cushion in the closing laps and allow Sean Becker to take the second spot.

Able to gather himself up in the third spot, Gregg would end his night back on the podium at home hometown track.

“I wanted to win this one bad for my guys and our partners, but we came up a little short,” Gregg said. “It was a fun race to be a part of, and with the way things have gone lately, it was nice to be in the mix and get a full race in.”

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 bolt his 410ci engine into his machine and head to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to battle with the King of the West Series.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Fifth at the Zone!

7/25/2016

Friday night’s racing action was presented by the Oshkosh Speedzone in Oshkosh, WI. Scotty Thiel and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team struggled early on in the evening after getting tangled up with some cars in the heat race but he managed to still put himself in position to make the A-main event and would go on to charge his way to a solid 5th place finish after starting 13th!

Scotty drew a 47 pill which put him 17th in line for qualifying but the series went to group qualifying format after some late track prep occurred. Scotty put down a 13.828 lap time which placed him 11th quick overall out of the 30 cars in attendance. That would line him up to start third in the ten lap heat race event. When the field took the green, the cars drove into turn one before one car got sideways and collected Thiel as he spun to avoid contact. He would rejoin the field in the ninth spot and would move his way forward to the sixth and final transfer position for the 30 lap A-main event. Thiel would go on to start the A-main event in the 13th position and knew he would have to work hard to move forward on the tricky track. The field took the green flag for the night’s 30 lap main event and Thiel began his mission forward in turn one. He worked through the middle of the track and picked up a spot coming down the back stretch. He began to move up toward the high side of the track and built up a lot of momentum. Moving up through the field, Thiel continued to use every inch of the track to make passes and found himself in the top five with less than ten laps to go. He charged around the top groove and battled into the fourth position with six laps to go. Scotty would then move up into the third position with only three laps to go but a caution flag would wave and bunch the field back together. After returning back to green flag action, Scotty did not get the start he wanted and would fall back two positions going down the back stretch. He tried to battle his way back but was unable to get the grip he needed and would settle for a fifth place finish after the conclusion on 30 laps. “It was still a respectable night for our team after getting tangled up in the heat race. I knew the car was good and it came alive half way through the main. It was a rocket ship until that last caution. The tires went way bad and there wasn’t much left for me out there. Lost a few spots at the end which I’m bummed out about but we’ll take another top five finish and move forward tomorrow night.” Concluded Thiel at the end of the night.

The following night was supposed to be at Eagle Valley Raceway in Jim Falls, WI but Mother Nature decided it was her turn to win and they would cancel the event due to heavy rains that came through the area.

Next on Tap for the Scott Thiel Motorsports team is this coming Wednesday night where they will travel to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, IL with the first night of Illinois Sprint Week with the MOWA Series and then will follow that up this weekend as they travel north to the Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, WI on Friday night with the IRA and then they will follow that event up on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI with the World of Outlaws.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

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DeCaires Picks Up Hard Fought Fourth Place Finish In Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending the duration of Saturday night’s feature event in Placerville, CA fighting for the race lead, Greg DeCaires and his Dale Mille Motorsports team would end their night with a very hard fought fourth place finish.

Kicking his night off by timing the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA machine in 12th fastest, DeCaires would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Taking advantage of the prime starting position, the Elk Grove, CA driver would race his way to the win and earn a spot in the all-important redraw where the three pill would line him up in the second row for the 25-lap affair.

From the second row, DeCaires would jump to the bottom of the slicked off Placerville Speedway and power by both Andy Gregg and Jake Morgan off of turn two to take the lead as the field raced down the backstretch.

With Andy Gregg running in his wake, DeCaires did a masterful job working around the Placerville Speedway as he kept one of his track rivals at bay for nearly the first half of the race.

On the ninth lap, Gregg would shoot low and take the second spot from DeCaires, thought he defending Track Champion would keep the race leader well in his sight.

Continuing to run in the second spot, DeCaires would fall back to third as the race neared the end as Sean Becker was able to get by him, and with roughly five laps to go in the race Mason Moore would knock DeCaires off the podium as he ran in the fourth spot.

Closing in on Gregg for the third spot in the race’s final laps, DeCaires would come up just short of the position as he closed “Big Trophy Night” with a fourth place finish, giving him his 10th Top-5 finish of the season.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Gary Morgan Graphics, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Smith Precision Products, MotoWear, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will take this Saturday night off before returning to the Speedway on August 6th for the Mark Forni Classic.


 

Tulare Bites Allard During Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the Jim and Anette Van Lare No. 5v over the weekend to take on the King of the West Series during the Peter Murphy Classic, Allard would finish 10th during the Friday night show before getting upside down at the start of the Saturday night program.

“I hate that I tore up Jim and Annette Van Lare’s equipment, but I am very appreciative for the opportunity they gave me to compete in a race that means a lot to me.”

Friday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, Allard would get his weekend started by timing the Jim and Annette Van Lare owned machine in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Chico, CA driver would slip back to finish in the third spot, and find himself in the ninth starting spot for the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic preliminary night feature event.

Fighting some issues aboard his machine, Allard would spend much of the night jockeying for position in the Top-10. Battling with the likes of young guns Shane Golobic, Justyn Cox, and Colby Copeland, Allard would close out the opening night action with a 10th place finish.

Saturday night action would be lined up directly off of Friday night’s feature event which lined Allard up on the front row of his heat race. Racing his way to a heat race win, the inaugural Peter Murphy Classic champion would punch his ticket into the Pole Shuffle.

Losing in the first round, Allard would line the famed No. 5v machine up in the fourth row of the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic feature event. Allard’s night would come to a quick end however, as he would get into the cushion in turn four and come into contact with the wall and get his machine upside down.

“I think we were going to have a pretty good car in the feature, but unfortunately I made a little mistake and it knocked us out of the race early,” Allard added. “Again, I really want to thank the Van Lare’s and their crew and partners for this opportunity.”

Allard would like to thank Walker Performance Filtration, ButlerBuilt, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-6, Top 5’s-22, Top 10’s-25.

ON TAP: Allard is unsure when his next race will be for sure at this time as he continues to fill in his schedule.

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

 

 

Sides Excited to Head to Ohsweken Speedway Before Michigan and Wisconsin Stops

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 25, 2016) - Jason Sides has his eyes ahead following a frustrating week in Pennsylvania.

Sides will compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Six Nations Showdown; on Friday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; and on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40.

"I always enjoy going to Ohsweken," he said. "Glenn Styres and everyone there does a great job with the track. It's always really wide and really racy. We've had a lot of success there in the past."

Sides captured three of the first five World of Outlaws races at the track from 2007-10.

He finished 15th in 2011 during the most recent World of Outlaws event at Hartford Speedway. Sides also placed 16th in 2005, 10 th in 2004 and 14th in 2003.

Sides scored an eighth-place result in 2014 during his last trip to Wilmot Raceway.

"After Wilmot we're looking forward to going home for a week and spending time with family," he said. "Hopefully we'll have three good runs this week and can make the trip home with some momentum."

Sides is coming off a sour outing in Pennsylvania last week when he was unable to make any of the three World of Outlaws main events last Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway.

"We did some work on the car and I think we broke some things in (the engine) at Eldora or Lernerville," he said. "When we were at Williams Grove it was only running on five or six cylinders and we didn't catch it until afterward. We put another engine in and we're ready for Ohsweken."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (5).

July 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 10 (12).

July 23 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 13 (7).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 22 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Six Nations Showdown; Friday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 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 - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a couple of years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy and has helped me when I've needed it the most."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, 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.

 

 

Rilat Ready for Redemption at Skagit Speedway This Weekend During Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (July 25, 2016) - Travis Rilat is returning to Skagit Speedway this weekend looking for redemption.

Rilat will drive for Richard Saumure on Friday and Saturday at the high-banked track during the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. Rilat was involved in a crash and ended 11th during his two most recent races at the track.

"We didn't have the Dirt Cup results we wanted a couple of weeks ago there so hopefully we'll put together a great weekend and can come away with a win or two," he said.

Rilat won the Summer Nationals preliminary night last year before he finished third during the finale. Those were two of his eight podium finishes and 15 top 10s during 21 races at Skagit Speedway since the start of the 2013 season.

"We've won a few races at Skagit throughout the years and that's what our focus is this weekend," he said. "There will definitely be a lot of great drivers there so it will take a top performance to get to Victory Lane."

Rilat and Saumure are coming off their first podium finish of the season together on July 16 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., during the NSA Shootout.

"Confidence and momentum are key in motor sports and we have both of those things," Rilat said. "I know the team will give me a great car so if I do a good job and we don't run into any bad luck we should be a contender both nights this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com.

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology, Carlan Services, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

 

 

Justyn Cox Picks Up A Pair of Top-10’s During Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, Justyn Cox would have a good weekend that saw him and his Cox Racing team score two eighth place finishes while in action with the King of the West Series.

“I typically have my fair share of struggles in Tulare, CA, but last weekend we had a pretty good weekend I thought,” Justyn Cox said. “We didn’t make a ton of noise but we were able to move forward at times and get out of there in one piece and with two eighth place finishes.”

During Friday night’s event, Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c entry in 14th in time trials before he worked his way forward to finish in the third spot during heat race action.

Missing out on the Dash, Cox would line his PM Truck Repair/Konnected/LRB machine up in the seventh row of the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic Preliminary night feature event.

Falling back to 14th at the start of the race, Cox would search around the tricky Thunderbowl Raceway as he looked for the preferred groove. Able to find some real estate that suited him well, Cox would get moving forward as he inched his way toward the Top-10.

A late restart would bunch the field back up, and from his 12th running spot, Cox would surge forward to finish in the eighth spot.

With Saturday night heat races lined up straight up from Friday night’s feature finish, Cox would find himself on the pole of the third heat race. With Colby Copeland getting the jump over the Clarksburg, CA wheelman, Cox would answer the call and proceed to win his heat in convincing fashion.

Moving into the Pole Shuffle as the eighth seed, Cox would beat Jonathan Allard in the first round, and then Shane Golobic in the second round, before falling to DJ Netto in the third round.

Advancing his feature event starting position from eighth to sixth in the match races, Cox would run in the eighth spot as the race got underway. The fast paced race would see a red flag on the initial start and a yellow on lap 11 as the only two stoppages.

Following the lap 11 restart, Cox would get out of shape and nearly spin his machine out, but keeping it under powered he would lose several spots as he fell outside of the Top-10.

Gathering his machine back up, Cox would work his way forward to close his weekend with another eighth place finish.

“Saturday night we thought the track would take rubber, so we had our car ready for that,” Cox said. “Unfortunately it never got to that point and we were a little too free. Overall though, I was happy with how we performed, and have to thank my guys for a fun weekend of racing.”

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-32, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action this Saturday night as he follows the King of the West Series to the Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Dills Sets Quick Time Before Placing Second in Dash, Heat Race and Feature

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 25, 2016) - Patrick Dills extended his lead in the Cottage Grove Speedway Extreme Sprints championship standings following another strong performance last Saturday.

Dills opened the event by setting quick time during qualifying at the quarter-mile oval before he maneuvered from fourth to second place in both the dash and a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"In the main event I got held up on the start," he said. "The guy who started second didn't really go on the start. I think I dropped back to fifth, but I got to second in six or seven laps."

Dills rebounded from the slow start to advance into second place by the midpoint of the feature.

"There was one corner I picked two of them off on the top in turns one and two," he said. "Everyone was running the bottom so I had to make something work and I stayed at the top. I kept trying to make it work lap after lap and eventually it did."

Dills closed the gap to the leader before being slowed in traffic, which resulted in a runner-up result.

"The leader was cruising around the bottom and I was banging the curb," he said. "The track was good early on the bottom and I stayed on the top the whole race. When I got to second at one point I thought I was in the lead because he was so far ahead. The lapped cars were all over the place so I had a little trouble anticipating what they were going to do."

The second-place finish marked the sixth top five and 10th top 10 of the season for Dills, who will return to action at Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday during a $1,000-to-win Extreme Sprints event.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Dash: 2 (4); Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

Website: http://www.PatrickDillsRacing.com

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by longtime sprint car veteran Brian Crockett, who has numerous wins and championships under his belt. Crockett owns a parts business and is also the Western Sprint Tour competition director among other duties in the racing industry.

"I can't thank Brian Crockett enough for giving me the opportunity to race a sprint car," Dills said. "Brian is one of the main parts of our team."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Weeman's Small Engine Repair, Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

5-HOUR ENERGY® KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORES ENTRY UPDATE

FAN FAVORITE RICO ABREU ENTERS 56TH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 25, 2016) -- Sprint car racing's grandest event is just 15 days away and teams are gearing up for the $150,000 prize. The event has received 99 official entries - the most ever at this point in the season.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu has officially entered the four-day race, driving the No. 24 sprint car for car owner Paul Silva. Abreu qualified for the Knoxville Nationals finale for the first time in 2015. Prior NASCAR commitments, however, kept him from competing in the event and left him with a 25th- place finish. This year, the Camping World Truck Series has an "off weekend" allowing Abreu to stay for the entire sprint car event and battle for his first-career Knoxville Nationals title.

Abreu scored his second consecutive Chili Bowl championship with Keith Kunz Motorsports in January. He's also earned one 360 winged sprint car win, four 410 winged sprint car wins, including the All-Star Circuit of Champions Dirt Classic Finale last Saturday, and a USAC Midget Series win at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Abreu made a late-race charge for the Kings Royal win earlier this month, but finished second to eventual winner Donny Schatz.

Abreu is competing full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, chasing Rookie of the Year honors. He finished a career-best third at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio last week.

A favorite of both race fans and fellow competitors for his enthusiasm, positivity and gritty racing style, a Knoxville Nationals win for Abreu would be one remembered for decades.

Other entries received thus far for the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores include:

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla., will pilot the No. 99 family owned sprint car in the 2016 Knoxville Nationals. He has won one midget and two non-wing sprint car features this season. He finished 13th in the C-Main last August. Bacon was the 2011 rookie of the Knoxville Nationals.

Dale Blaney, of Hartford, Ohio, is the reigning Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions champion and winningest driver in the series. He has qualified for 10 Knoxville Nationals finales with a career-best finish of eighth in 2009. Blaney was the rookie of the Nationals in 1992.

Mark Dobmeier of Grand Forks, N.D., has qualified for three Knoxville Nationals finales with a career-best finish of sixth in 2011. Dobmeier finished ninth in the 2015 B-Main the same No. 13 car he'll race this year.

Randy Hannagan of San Jose, Calif., has entered in the Ed Neumeister owned No. 11N. Hannagan is a 10-time Nationals A-Main qualifier with a career-best finish of ninth in 2001. Hannagan finished eighth in the D-Main last year. He earned the rookie of the Nationals title in 1994.

Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M., will drive the No. 45x in this year's Knoxville Nationals. Herrera has qualified for 12 Knoxville Nationals finales and has posted seven top-10 finishes, including his career-best, fourth, in 2000.

Kevin Ingle of Huron, S.D., will drive the No. 2K in Knoxville Nationals competition. Ingle finished 15th in the E-Main last August.

Kody Kinser, of the famed Kinser family, will drive the No. 4k in the Knoxville Nationals. The Bloomington, Ind., native is the son of Kelly, who competed in two Knoxville Nationals finales. Kody finished 12th in the E-Main in 2014.

Tasker Phillips of Pleasantville, Iowa, will drive the same No. 7w that he competes in weekly at Knoxville Raceway. Phillips recently posted a career-best finish of sixth at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. He finished sixth in the B-Main last year.

Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, Ind., will drive the No. 2X in the Knoxville Nationals. Price-Miller finished 17th in the C-Main last August.

Byron Reed will return to the Knoxville Nationals in his familiar No. 5R sprint car. Reed, of Monclova, Ohio, last qualified for the Knoxville Nationals finale in 2000 when he finished 18th.

More confirmed drivers will be announced each week as we close in on the 56th running of sprint car racing's most prestigious event. An updated list can be found at www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Event/Knoxville-Nationals.

The 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores kicks-off on Wednesday, August 10 and concludes on Saturday, August 13. The event features more than 100 drivers from around the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Nearly 21,000 spectators converge upon Knoxville for the event.

Tickets for the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores are available for purchase at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling 641-842-5431. Four-day ticket packages are also available.

More information about Knoxville Raceway and the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores can be found at the aforementioned website, on Knoxville Raceway's Facebook page, @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Instagram. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple and Android phones and features live timing and scoring for every event.

Fans can receive updates and information on events, driver appearances and more b texting "Nationals" to 84483.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Caps Peter Murphy Classic with 11th-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (July 25, 2016) - Giovanni Scelzi is pleased with his results following his King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series debut last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway during the Peter Murphy Classic.

Scelzi, who was driving his family owned 360ci sprint car during the marquee 410ci sprint car event, recorded a pair of top-15 finishes and he was the highest finishing driver competing with a 360ci engine.

"That was such an awesome event," he said. "We received a $500 bonus from Peter Murphy for being the highest finishing 360 driver. I want to thank Peter for his hard work at putting on such a great event."

The weekend began on Friday when Scelzi made his debut at Thunderbowl Raceway by qualifying 15th quickest.

"I was the first car out for qualifying so I didn't get a chance to watch anybody," he said. "I felt like I made decent laps. I think we were two or three tenths off eighth place, which is surprising in a 360."

Scelzi then advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the main event, where he ended with a 14th-place result. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/PLUkpIRDbcI.

"The track was really hooked up and rough on the bottom," he said. "There wasn't a lot of passing, but the whole weekend was about getting laps. It was a really good learning experience."

Scelzi put the information he learned Friday to use on Saturday. He placed fourth in a heat race to lock into the 17th starting position for the main event.

"I was up on the fence in both corners," he said. "I got up to 14th and then there was a restart with 10 laps to go. I was the best on restarts because no one had momentum going, but we didn't have as many restarts as I thought we would. I passed three guys in one corner on the fence and got to ninth. Then I got out-experienced I guess you could say. I didn't move where I needed to. It was exactly what I needed. It was one of the most fun races I've been a part of."

Scelzi finished with an 11th-place result. He also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/RC8NloORaFY.

Scelzi is slated to compete this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 14 (14).

July 23 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 11 (17).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 6 wins, 15 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 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 - Adams Performance

Adams Performance, which is based in Mooresville, N.C., specializes in micro sprint engines and parts. For more information, visit http://www.AdamsPerformance.net.

"We won during our first race using an engine from Adams Performance and we've been pretty much unbeatable since," Scelzi said.

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, Panella Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MicroBlue Bearings, KW Suspensions, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Sparco, 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.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Hosting its Single-Day Highest Paying Event this Friday

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 25, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex will host its highest paying single-day show in the history of the track this Friday night during Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP Night.

The half-mile oval is paying the winner of the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League main event $20,000 with the runner up receiving $10,000. The event also pays $1,000 to start.

Additionally, the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars will have an increased purse of $2,000 to win and $300 to start for the Barb Wieskus Classic thanks to her family and sponsors supporting the longtime fixture at Jackson Motorplex. Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars will be competing as well.

Craig Dollansky enters the event leading the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars championship standings by 107 points over Danny Lasoski. Dollansky also holds a 33-point advantage over Lasoski in the National Sprint League standings.

Gregg Bakker has a 34-point lead in the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars standings over Skylar Prochaska with Scott Winters only 41 points behind Bakker.

The chase for the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Car championship is one of the track's most contested points battles this season as the top five drivers are separated by only 29 points. Mike Stien is the leader with Jesse Lindberg, Nate Eakin, Colin Smith and Kaleb Johnson ranked second through fifth, respectively.

Tickets for Friday are $25 for adult general admission, $22 for seniors ages 65 and older, $12 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $35.

The pits are slated to open at 3 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 7:30 p.m.

Speed Shift TV is providing live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

As a reminder, there is no racing at Jackson Motorplex this Saturday.

UP NEXT -

FRIDAY : Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League, Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars and Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

TICKET INFO -

FRIDAY : $25 for adult general admission; $22 for seniors ages 65 and older; $12 for students ages 13 to 18; free for children ages 12 and younger; $35 for pit pass

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.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Ready for August with Big Strides at Knoxville!

(Bill W) July 25, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team continue to excel on Saturday nights at the Knoxville Raceway. Including his first podium finish there July 9, the West Burlington, Iowa driver has passed twenty-one cars in the past three weeks. After charging from 16th to ninth on July 16, he was back at it last Saturday night, going from 13th to eighth with the National Sprint League back in town. This week, the team has two events planned. Tomorrow night, they’ll be at the Dubuque Speedway in Iowa when the Sprint Invaders race for $2,000 to win. Saturday, Josh will be making his last start at Knoxville before Southern Iowa Sprintweek gets underway.

Josh is happy with the way things are going heading towards August. “We’ve definitely been passing some racecars,” he says. “It’s been pretty good as of late. I think we’re about the only car consistently moving forward there. It’s just too bad we’re not starting fifth and then doing it.”

To start up front, he knows that timing in the top ten is a must. “We’re qualifying o.k.,” says Josh. “We’re not completely out to lunch. We want to be just a little better, and we’re working hard to do that. We can’t quite put our finger on it right now.”

Once the feature starts, there is nothing to worry about. Josh has been making charges every week. “The car has been really nice,” he says. “The last couple of weeks, the track has actually gotten faster. The humidity in the air has actually come back to the track a little bit. It’s almost been too fast come feature time. When it slicks off, we’re even better.”

It did just that when he scored his podium finish after starting twelfth. “It was really slick on the 9th,” says Josh. “A couple more laps, and I really think we could have had something for them. Two weeks ago, the track was a little too good. Saturday, the track was pretty good as well. We were able to go from 13th to eighth, and when you look through the field, there may have been only a couple others that were able to do that.”

Josh knows that things will be ramping up from here through the Knoxville Nationals. “The competition is only going to get better,” he says. “We’re going to drop in our big motor this weekend, and see if we can do just a little bit better.”

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

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

Visit Josh at the Trailer!

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

All 2015 t-shirts on SALE for ONLY $10.00 while supplies last. Don’t miss out!

Need a koozie to keep your beverage cold on race nights? Deuce Motorsports koozies available for $2 each or 3 for $5.

World of Wheels

World of Wheels has proudly been servicing the Des Moines area for over 25 years, selling quality pre-owned vehicles. World of Wheels #1 priority is helping you find the vehicle of your choice. At the World of Wheels location you will find one of the nicest showrooms in town, in addition to a friendly, knowledge sales staff, backed with an exceptional service department. Please visit World of Wheels today for your next vehicle purchase or let them assist you with your automotive service and maintenance needs. World of Wheels has recently opened their second location in Ankeny, IA. Visit their website at www.worldofwheelsonline.com.

Universal Therapy Group

Universal Therapy Group offers comprehensive therapeutic care and support service. They offer a variety of services including; pre and post-surgery rehab, work-related injury prevention and rehab, sports enhancement, and personal training. With locations in Burlington, IA; Chesterfield, MO; Fort Madison, IA; and a new location coming to North Liberty, IA, they are here to help you with your health care needs. Universal Therapy Group has also recently added a new fitness facility, Universal Fitness located in Burlington, IA. Universal Fitness features state of the art training equipment, along with a knowledge staff to help you train properly and efficiently. Visit them today and let them show you how they can assist you with your health care goals. Visit their website at www.universaltherapygroup.com.

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Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

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

 

 

Forsberg Goes Back-To-Back At Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the second weekend in-a-row, Andy Forsberg and his C&M Motorsports team celebrated a win at the Petaluma Speedway as the Auburn, CA driver picked up his ninth win of the season on Saturday night.

“The track was a bit slick in the feature event and fortunately for me, my guys do a good job of giving me a car that I feel comfortable in when it does that, and we were able to get back into victory lane,” Andy Forsberg said.

Setting the standard in qualifications aboard his PitStopUSA/PT Shocks/Autism Awareness No. 7c entry, Forsberg would race his way from the second row of his heat race to finish in the second spot.

Running second in the dash that was used on this night, Forsberg would line up on the front row alongside Geoff Ensign. With Ensign getting the early jump, Forsberg would stalk his prey in the opening laps as he kept the race leader within striking distance.

As the race neared the halfway point, lapped traffic would come into play and Forsberg was able to make his move. Getting by the leader on the 11th lap, the red flag would fly a few laps later giving Forsberg a clear track for the final green flag run of the night.

When the action resumed, Forsberg would be too good out front. Hitting his marks during the final laps, Forsberg would handily go on to claim his ninth win of the season with the C&M Motorsports team.

“We have been really good all year long, and after a couple of tough nights, to come back and win two-in-a-row is pretty cool,” Forsberg added. “I have to thank everyone associated with this C&M Motorsports team for their hard work, and hopefully we can get No. 10 this week.”

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 return to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-9, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-20.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Moore Scores 4th Win Of 2016!

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mason Moore continued his strong 2016 campaign at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as he charged from the fourth row to claim his fourth overall win of the 2016 season, and his third with the F&F Racing team at the high banked ¼ mile.

“It was a really fun track to race on Saturday night, and I have to thank Alan Bradway, Tooch, and all the guys for giving me a car that was good enough to win from the seventh starting spot,” Mason Moore said.

Getting his night off to a great start, Moore would time the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office/LRB Race Products backed No. x1 machine in second fastest, putting him in the second row of the second heat race.

Working his way forward on the famed red clay surface, Moore would finish in the second spot and solidify his spot in the nightly redraw. To his dismay, Moore would pull the seven pill on this night, which placed the Lucas Oil/CRV/Moore Insurance Services entry in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

On the slick Placerville Speedway surface, Moore would shine as he quickly raced his way up into the fourth spot. With the beefy cushion built up all around the speedway, the surface would allow for great side-by-side action. Falling back to fifth at point, Moore would reclaim the fourth spot as the yellow flag flew with eight laps to go.

Getting by Sean Becker on the restart to take over the third spot, Moore would dive to the bottom of the speedway to get past Greg DeCaires for the second spot. Chasing after Andy Gregg, Moore would get by the leader out of turn four on the 19th lap and never look back.

Glued to the bottom of the speedway for the final five laps, Moore would pick up his third win of the season at the track, and extend his season long points lead.

“I was pretty good on the top early in the race, and I saw a couple of guys using the bottom, so knew it was down there if I needed it,” Moore added. “We had a good run through the field, and I am really happy we were able to get this F&F Racing entry back in 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 back in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway as he climbs aboard his Mason Moore Racing No. 22.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-4, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-25.

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

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Ryan Bernal Dominant At Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his long awaited return to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA to take part in the Peter Murphy Classic with the USAC West Coast 360’s, Ryan Bernal did not disappoint as he won the opening night feature event, before opting to give up his pole position on Saturday night to take the Peter Murphy Challenge and come from the 11th starting position to finish second.

“We had an awesome racecar all weekend long, and it was great to get back to the Thunderbowl,” Ryan Bernal said. “My guys really had the No. 56 working well, and it was a really fun weekend.”

Earning quick time during time trials on Friday night, Bernal would make two big time moves on the final lap of the Dash For Cash to pocket a cash bonus to kick the night off for the Metal Works/Keizer Wheels/S&S Automotive backed No. 56 machine.

Running second in his heat race, the Hollister, CA driver would line up in the second row for the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic Preliminary feature event. Working his way into the second spot when the race came to life, Bernal would battle with Brody Roa as he looked for the race lead.

On the 10th lap, Bernal would get by Roa and quickly open up a sizeable lead. As he has done 10 previous times over the course of his career, Bernal would have his elbows up as he tamed Tulare, CA to claim the PMC opener and mark his 11th career series win at the Thunderbowl Raceway.

Locked into the Saturday night feature event and Pole Shuffle, Bernal would win the Pole Shuffle to earn the right to start on the front row of the feature event. During his interview, Bernal would be presented with a challenge that would offer him a bonus should he win from the 11th starting spot. With no real hesitation, Bernal would accept that challenge.

“Peter Murphy put this race on for the fans, and I wanted to give them a show,” Bernal said in regards to the challenge. “We had a great car all weekend, and I thought we could do it, and we nearly did.”

Lining up in the sixth row for the 30-lapper, Bernal would patiently work the bottom of the speedway as he rode back in the 10th spot during the early goings of the feature event.

As the race went on, Bernal would begin banging the boards and working his way forward. Executing a picture perfect diamond off of turn two on a couple of occasions, Bernal would find himself up in the third spot under yellow with just a few laps to go.

The restart would see Bernal race his way past Bud Kaeding as he closed in on Troy Rutherford. Making it close at the end, Bernal would close his weekend out with a second place finish.

“I really wanted to get it done from the 11th spot, but I was happy with how we ran, and to get a win on Friday,” Bernal said. “I know my guys wanted the win the finale as bad as I did, but I think the fans enjoyed the show we put on. Again, I really want to thank my guys for their hard work and giving me such an awesome car to drive.”

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-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team will be at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night and the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

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

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Brian Brown – Knoxville W Comes at the Right Time!

(Bill W) July 25, 2016 – A win at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night came at a great time for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. It followed up a strong top five showing at the King’s Royal on July 16, and precedes a busy upcoming three weeks. This week finds the team running four races, starting Thursday with the ASCS-Warrior region in Sedalia, Missouri. Friday, the team will head to Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota for a $20,000 to win NSL event, before heading to Knoxville Saturday and the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa Sunday for more NSL action.

The weekend at the King’s Royal seemed to go well.

It was a really successful weekend in my opinion as an owner. We were in contention on Thursday night and ran sixth. Friday night, there was driver error and I got into the fence. That wasn’t good, because it created a lot of work for my guys.

You came back for Saturday’s finale and put yourself on the front row.

We didn’t qualify well, but it put us in a good position (in the heat). We were able to win the heat. In the feature, we started outside row one. We raced with Jamie Veal, and something came off his car and put a hole in our hood. We were out front with the hood flapping around and that got to be a hindrance in seeing where I was going. Then I got in the fence and knocked the jacob’s ladder off. We were headed in the wrong direction really quick.

Luckily, there was a stoppage.

The guys did a good job on the red in getting the hood changed. We were able to come back and get fifth. Overall, I was really proud of our team. We had a legitimate shot to win the King’s Royal and we’re looking forward to getting back there soon.

Last Thursday, you raced the Bobby Parker Memorial at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska with the MSTS and Nebraska 360’s. You started fifth in the feature.

The first half of the race, we didn’t feel that great. We were rolling around there in third, and we had a good race going with Terry (McCarl). We were able to get by (Seth) Brahmer for second and had a yellow late. We chased (Jack) Dover around there and got beside him, but we couldn’t quite pull it off. It was a good night there though finishing second.

Jackson put up $10,000 to win Friday night.

We didn’t qualify very well (11th). We won the heat from third, which was good. We started fifth in the feature. That place has been narrow lately, and we’ve had trouble passing. We fell back as far as eighth, and came back up to sixth. Ian (Madsen) and I had a good race for fifth at one time. He got the better of us, but overall, it was still a pretty decent night.

Saturday at Knoxville, you timed in ninth quick, which I’m sure you weren’t happy about.

We were the quickest car hot-lapping. Qualifying, I didn’t do my job. I turned two mediocre laps. You can be two-tenths off and be ninth quick like that. But it wasn’t the end of the world. We had the car speed, I just needed to do my job.

You went from fourth to second in the heat, and the invert saw you start outside row one for the feature.

We knew it would be tough with Ian beside us, and Danny (Lasoski) and Craig (Dollansky) behind us. There were a lot of good cars all around us. Ian had a good start, but unfortunately, had trouble there the first lap and fell out. From that point on, it was about going as hard as you could go at all points of the race. Lapped traffic was pretty intense at times. With Danny behind you, you know he’s not going to give up. That pushes you to the limit. I saw him a couple times and fended him off. Then I didn’t see him again.

You lapped up to eighth place, and the win comes at a good time doesn’t it?

It was really what we needed. We’ve had a fast car lately, but we haven’t had the results we’ve wanted. We’ve had some top fives and top tens, but we’re looking for the wins. To get a win this close to Nationals is always good for our team. There were two or three days last week that my guys saw the sun rise in 100-degree heat. They put in about 125 hours last week, and there wasn’t one complaint from Chad (Morgan), Michael (Williams) or Wyatt (Burks). That just shows you what type of guys we’ve got. They know what the golden prize here is and we’re headed in that direction.

You have another busy week ahead, starting with Sedalia Thursday.

It will be good to get back over there. We have Ditzfeld Transfer, Impact, Champion Oil…a lot of people that really help us from that area. It’s awesome that Tod (Quiring) is putting up $20,000 to win on Friday at Jackson, and we’re looking forward to Knoxville on Saturday and Britt Sunday.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Great Marketing Opportunities for 2016!

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

Brown’s Bits

Brian’s win at Knoxville was the 33rd of his career in the 410 class. That puts him in ninth place, and one feature win behind Hall of Famer Jerry Blundy on the all-time list at Knoxville.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – MC Power

With clients around the Midwest, MC Power has the experience and expertise to deliver cost-saving construction (general contracting, tenant finish/improvement, remodeling, metal building repair, roof leak repairs, concrete, carpentry, painting, drywall, plumbing, etc.), electrical (electrical design-build, electrical assessment, new construction and retrofit, ground testing, power analysis, energy back-up, power generation systems, sign repair, pole light repair, data wiring, panels, outlets, switches, etc.), solar energy (facility assessment, energy assessment, system evaluation, system engineering, financial/proforma development, solar-thermal systems, system installation, roof evaluations, ground or roof mounts, monitoring, maintenance, products & services warranty management, rebate management, etc.) and LED lighting systems (facility assessment, energy assessment, system evaluation, product evaluation, new construction or retrofit, maintenance, products & services warranty management, rebate management, etc.) for virtually any commercial or industrial application. Visit them on the web at www.MCPower.com!


Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Rod End Supply

Brian says – “Bob Douglas and Rod End Supply have always been very good to us. They make the nicest, most durable rod ends in racing, and we are proud to run them.”

Whether you’re running a go-cart, micro, mini-sprint, midget, modified, late model, sprint or a tractor, Rod End Supply has the assortment of rod ends, radius rods, and specialty products that will help you lead the field in performing at your maximum potential. At Rod End Supply, “They don’t just sell ‘em, they race ‘em! Visit them on the web at www.RodEndSupply.com or call 1-800-284-2902 today!

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!

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Coons Finishes Third, Axsom Ninth at Lucas Oil Raceway

BROWNSBURG, Ind., July 25 — No one could touch the Swanson brothers Thursday night in the 100-lap Rich Vogler/USAC Hall of Fame Classic USAC Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Raceway, but Jerry Coons Jr. of Greencastle, Ind. turned in a stellar performance to finish third in the Nolen Racing No. 20 sponsored in part by Columbus Container and KECO Coatings.

Despite not running a full schedule, Joe Axsom of Franklin, Ind. put in a solid run to place ninth in the Nolen Racing No. 120. Both cars are Beast chassis with Tranter-prepared Chevy engines fielded from team owner Gene Nolen’s shop in Whiteland, Ind.

Coons qualified third but passed Ryan Newman for second at the start of the 100-lapper on the 0.686-mile asphalt oval, as the whole field chased polesitter and eventual winner Kody Swanson.

Tanner Swanson passed Newman for third working lap four.

Coons remained between the Swanson brothers until Tanner Swanson passed him working lap 17 with a move to the inside going into Turn 3. The order of the top three never changed the rest of the night.

There were three yellow flags that bunched the field. The first flew with 42 laps down when Patrick Lawson spun into the wall between Turns 1 and 2. The pace slowed again with 15 laps to go when Shane Cottle stopped in Turn 2. Austin Nemire spun on the frontstretch with two laps to go to set up a green-white-checkered scenario, but Coons withstood the pressure on each restart to finish third, 0.468 of a second behind Tanner Swanson and 0.450 of a second ahead of the fourth-place finisher, Bobby Santos.

Coons, a native of Tucson, Ariz., set the second-fastest lap of the race on lap three with a time of 21.754 seconds. That was only 0.266 of a second off Kody Swanson’s fastest lap of the race.

Axsom started tenth in the 17-car field. Like Coons he ran his fastest lap on lap three, but Justin Grant passed him on lap eight to push him to 11th. Nemire got around him on lap nine to relegate him to 12th. He regained 11th on lap 14 when David Byrne dropped back, and he was back in the top 10 on lap 22 after he passed Nemire back.

Axsom passed Joe Ligouri for ninth place on lap 36, and he remained in that position the rest of the way. He had a 1.086-second advantage over Ligouri at the end.

Coons moved up one position to fourth in the point standings with his third-place finish.

Two races are on tap in August: Salem (Ind.) Speedway Aug. 13 and the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on Aug. 20. The season concludes with two races in September: DuQuoin, Ill. on Sept. 3 and Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sept. 24.

For more information see the team’s Web site at NolenRacing.com and the series’ Web site at usacracing.com. For more information on marketing partnerships, contact Restart Communications at LKMRestart@gmail.com.

Post-race quotes follow:

Jerry Coons Jr.: “We had a little different setup tonight. We had a good car. I didn’t want to see that last yellow though. Santos was better on short runs than we were. We were better on the long runs.

“Our car was free for the whole race.”

Joe Axsom: “It was soft in the middle of the turns and loose on exit, but my race was pretty uneventful. We were better on short runs than long runs I think.”

Gene Nolen: “Jerry drove a heck of a race! He was loose at the end, but he still wasn’t bad.

“I never thought I’d be happy to finish third, but that was pretty tough. Those two ahead of us were just faster than we were tonight.”

 

 

Friday Night “Driver Appreciation” Special on Tap at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 25, 2016) – The racing action in southwest Kansas make a rare shift to Friday night at Dodge City Raceway Park with this weekend’s popular “Driver Appreciation Night” event that features a full card of championship chase racing action.

This Friday’s action that features Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

A packed grandstand should be expected with all drivers that have competed in 80% or more of this year’s events awarded a minimum of 20 free tickets to distribute to family, friends and sponsors with all other drivers given a minimum of ten free tickets.

Tickets that are returned to the front gate on Saturday night will make those drivers eligible for all variety of product prizes including the grand prize Hinchman Racing Suit along with additional prizes supplied by Simpson, Schoenfeld, Precise Racing Products, Napa Auto Parts and more that will be drawn for.

Leading the way into Friday’s tilt atop the 3/8-mile clay oval are Luke Cranston, Nick Link, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis.

The tightest championship battles are in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Hobby Stock ranks with defending track champion Cranston just one point ahead of Taylor Velasquez in Sprint Car points and Davis just two markers ahead of Matt O’Hair in the Hobby Stocks.

A mere 23 points is the margin in both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds with Link leading Ryan Heger in Modifieds and Tabor trying to fend off Jeff Kaup in Sport Modifieds while Pepper has opened up a 78 point edge over Marlin Hogie in the IMCA Stock Car title chase.

Only two nights of championship chase action (August 27 and September 24) remain along with the August 20 “Freedom Tour” event featuring USAC Southwest Sprint Cars and POWRi West vs. RMMRA Midgets following this Friday’s “Driver Appreciation” event.

While a large number of free tickets to Friday’s card will be distributed by drivers, additional tickets to the “Driver Appreciation” night event will be available at the gate for just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

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.

 

 

VICTORVILLE’S JEFF DYER TO STEP FROM SPRINT CAR TO CHP CRUISER!

(Perris, CA, July 25, 2016) When the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, July 30th, veteran California Lightning Sprint Car Series driver Jeff Dyer will be taking his second ever ride in a 410 sprint car. However, next month the Victorville resident, who retired from the United States Army in May, will be switching from a race car to a police cruiser as he begins training at the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento.

Dyer started life in Covina before the family moved to Victorville when he was in the third grade. They then headed to Chino for his high school years. He stayed in Chino until joining the Army in 2003. While growing up he played ice hockey and has raced go karts as an adult, but he always wanted to be a member of the California Highway Patrol. Now the first step in that dream is just a few weeks away.

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Jeff Dyer posed in the Cal Smith owned #39 on the night of his first race in a 410

sprint car at Perris Auto Speedway on June 11th. Please give photo credit to Doug

Allen.

“Ever since I was a little kid, I always wanted to be Highway Patrolman,” he smiled. “That is one of the reasons I got out (of the Army). They have an age limit to join the Highway Patrol and it is 34-years-old. I am 33. So, it was either I did it now or I did not do it. I went through the process and was accepted and I start the academy in about four weeks.”

After Saturday’s action at The PAS, Dyer will get in a race with the California Lightning Sprint Cars at Ventura on August 3rd before leaving for the academy. It is a live in academy so it is going to put a damper on his racing for the remainder of the year. The academy is 27 weeks in length and racing in 2017 will depend on what schedule he gets.

While he is going to fulfill his lifelong dream, leaving the Army was not easy.

“It was kind of bittersweet getting out and very emotional,” he said. “It was hard to say good-bye. I loved the Army and I loved serving my country. Officially I was in the Army for 12 years and about 8 months. I was in college and a good friend of mine got killed overseas. So, I wanted to do my part. I walked straight out of college and into the recruiting station. I actually started my Army career as a cavalry scout. I did that for about three years total and did a couple of deployments doing that in Iraq. My second time in Iraq, these IED’s (improvised explosive devices) were killing everybody.”

Dyer tore his ACL playing rugby and was assigned to desk duty which bored him to death. He figured there was something else for him in the Army so he started hunting around the internet and he came across the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) information. It sparked his interest that you could be stationed anywhere in the country including “cool places like San Diego” so he sent an E-mail.

“I thought that would be awesome to be stationed in San Diego while in the Army,” he laughed. “So I went through the whole long process. It is a volunteer process. It is the only job in the Army that you can quit anytime you wanted to. They don’t want you there if you don’t want to do it.”

He went to school for the new position and graduated top of his class. Fifty-five people started that class and only five graduated!

“When I graduated I was sent to Fort Lewis in Washington and was immediately deployed to Iraq,” he stated. “I went there as a team leader. We were there for about seven months and in those seven months me and my team disabled about 100 IED’s. I think we destroyed about 10,000 pounds of captured enemy munitions.”

Dyer loved the job! When he got back from Iraq, Afghanistan was “gearing up big,” so he volunteered to go.

“I did another year over there (Afghanistan) and I think we did between 300 and 500 missions.” Dyer remembered. “We blew up about 60 tons of enemy munitions. It is a unique job in the military. It is one of the only jobs in the military where the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force go to the same school. It is a very dangerous job as you only get one chance. People asked me if I was good at my job and I would joke and say, ‘well, I am still here.’”

Dyer is no newcomer when it comes to the sprint car game. His step dad John Nelson owned a sprint car along with John Anderson that they ran from the mid 1980’s to the early 90’s. Nelson drove the car for a bit and then had hired guns behind the wheel including Keith Chrisco, Frank Baldozier and Gary Howard. As a teen, Dyer helped on that car.

Dyer will be racing the Cal Smith owned #39 this Saturday night. That relationship goes back to when he was in high school and he was helping as much as he could as a part of Smith’s pit crew.

Unlike many in racing, Dyer has never had a dream of driving in NASCAR or at Indianapolis. All he has ever daydreamed of racing is a 410 sprint car. Saturday will be his second voyage in such a ride and perhaps there will be more in the future.

“The only thing I have ever wanted to race is a 410 sprint car,” the future officer grinned. “I have been in love with them since I was a kid. When I started racing, 410 sprint cars were my aspiration. If I made it (into a 410) to that, it would be the highlight of my life and I could retire from racing and be satisfied.”

In his first outing in a 410 sprint car at Perris on June 11th, Dyer impressed many longtime fans by keeping his nose clean and finishing 14th in the 22 car main event. Most recently, he won the last California Lightning Sprint Car main event at Ventura on July 9th. It was his first CLS win of the year. He is currently in fourth place in the CLS championship point standings.

Jeff Dyer in his California Lightning Sprint Car that he drove to victory at Ventura on July 9th. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

In addition to Dyer and the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will also be in action on Saturday. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

Adult tickets are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. City of Perris residents can get into this race for only $5.00 by showing a valid driver’s license or a utility bill from Perris with and id. The event will not sell out and there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

For patrons who wish to purchase tickets in advance, they can do so 24-hours a day by clicking on the following link http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Points

1. Richard Vander Weerd – Visalia, CA - 481

2. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 462

3. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 455

4. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 452

5. Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA – 429

6. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 386

7. Max Adams – Loomis, CA – 291

7. Jeremy Ellertson – Lawndale, CA – 291

9. Chris Gansen – Verdemont Heights, CA - 281

10. Cody Williams - Corona, CA – 279

PAS Senior Sprints

1. Eddie Tafoya – Chino Hills, CA – 291

2. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA – 266

3. Dwayne Marcum – Riverside, CA – 240

4. Steve Brown – Corona, CA – 233

5. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale,, CA – 187

PAS Young Gun Sprints

1. Courtney Crone – Corona, CA – 312

2. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA – 238

3. Matt McCarthy – Riverside, CA - 222

4. Daniel Anderson - Venice, CA – 218

5. Timmy Fitch – Lake Elsinore – 155

 

 

Starks Set for Season Debut at Knoxville Raceway Saturday with National Sprint League

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 25, 2016) - Trey Starks will make his season debut at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

Starks will drive for Jeff McCall during the National Sprint League event at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, where he will return the following weekend for the Capitani Classic before tackling the 56th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals Aug. 10-13.

"Our hope going into this weekend is to get some solid laps to get ready for the Nationals," Starks said. "I haven't been to Knoxville in a while. I have a few laps there, but not a ton. I'm excited to get there and see what we can do. We've shown a lot of speed in the No. 23 car this year."

Starks spent last weekend in Central Pennsylvania driving for Scott Gobrecht during the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader began on Friday with Starks qualifying 19th quickest in his group. He advanced from 10th to eighth place in a heat race and from 18th to 12th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"On Friday we were just way, way off in qualifying," he said. "Basically everything we could do wrong we did. That put us way behind all night. We ended up gaining spots in the heat and the B Main, but when you put yourself behind that far it puts you in a really tough situation."

Starks returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday when he timed in 13th quickest in his group. He again placed eighth in a heat race before finishing sixth in the Last Chance Showdown to miss transferring into the main event by only two positions.

"We were a little better, but still kind of the same thing," he said. "We improved, but weren't where we needed to be. We came up a couple of spots shy of making the main. It was a pretty good field we had running with us so it would have been nice to transfer. We need to find speed somewhere. I think Williams Grove is the toughest track in the world and I don't have a ton of laps there. I think a lot of it is the lack of laps for me."

Starks is hopeful he can take advantage of gaining laps this Saturday at another famed half-mile track to set himself up well for the Knoxville Nationals next month.

"Just like at Williams Grove, Knoxville will have the toughest competition in racing during the Nationals so we need to be competitive right out of the box," he said. "Hopefully we'll have a good night this Saturday and we can be strong during the Capitani Classic as well to have momentum entering the Knoxville Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 8 (10); B Main: 12 (18).

July 23 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 6 wins, 10 top fives, 13 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the National Sprint League

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.

 

 

Billings Motorsports Park Welcoming ASCS Frontier Region Sprint Cars for First Time This Season on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 25, 2016) - Billings Motorsports Park will host its first ASCS Frontier Region sprint car race of the season this Saturday.

Late models, modifieds and street stocks are also on the card.

Skylar Gee enters this weekend leading the ASCS Frontier Region championship standings by 52 points over D.J. Brink with Kelly Miller only 65 points behind Gee.

Billings Motorsports Park has hosted one sprint car race this season with Aaron Reutzel winning the NSA Shootout. Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Travis Rilat finishing on the podium. Roger Crockett and Logan Forler rounded out the top five with Gee being the highest finishing regional racer in sixth.

Kelly Hample is on top of the late model standings at Billings Motorsports Park. Hample, who has earned a track best three wins and five top fives, holds a 39-point lead over Rayce McCord.

Hank Berry, Eddie Kirchoff, Travis Davis and Dale Neitzel have each reached the Winner's Circle at least one this season in the modifieds class.

Two-time race winner Robert Petroff heads into Saturday with a 17-point advantage in the street stocks championship standings over Troy Lorenz. Bob Gordon ranks third (23 points behind Petroff) with James Garretson fourth (24 points behind Petroff) and Grant Gary fifth (26 points behind Petroff).

Tickets for Saturday's mega event are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, military members and students ages 12 to 17 years old; $10 for children ages 7 to 11 years old; and free for children ages 6 and younger. Additionally, pre-buy tickets are available at a discount of $3 per ticket at http://www.BMPSpeedway.com until midnight on Friday.

The pits are slated to open at 3 p.m. with the front gate opening at 5:30 p.m. Racing is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

UP NEXT -

Saturday featuring ASCS Frontier Region sprint cars, late models, modifieds and street stocks

TICKET INFO -

$18 for adults; $15 for seniors, military members and students ages 12 to 17 years old; $10 for children ages 7 to 11 years old; free for children ages 6 and younger

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

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

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

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing, featuring modifieds, street stocks, super stocks, midwest modifieds and special sprint car and late model events, from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

 

 

Zearfoss Qualifies for Night One of Summer Nationals, Routine Stops Ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (July 25, 2016) - The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss joined the best in the business for two days during the recent weekend, entering the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. When the weekend concluded, Zearfoss qualified for one of the two Summer Nationals main events, finishing 16th on Friday night, July 22, after starting 19th on the grid. Zearfoss finished fifth during his respective heat race to automatically qualify for the $8,000-to-win program.

“Not too bad of a weekend,” explained Zearfoss. “We were ‘OK’ for the most part, just not where we wanted to be. I think we had the potential to qualify on both nights. Qualifying means so much with the Outlaws. If you’re off the slightest, you could lose your entire night. Regardless, I’m proud of my team. They keep pushing and never give up. We’ll work to improve when we get back to the track this weekend.”

Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z, will return to a routine weekend schedule this Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, with plans to visit Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native has been competitive at both Central Pennsylvania ovals in 2016; earning one main event win at Williams Grove Speedway and ten top-ten finishes at Port Royal Speedway.

Zearfoss will enter the Port Royal “Speed Palace” gates currently fourth in the championship chase, 255 points outside of the top spot.

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

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

2016 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove 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

 

 

Brent Marks Records Solid Finishes Against Outlaws, Full All Star Weekend Ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (July 25, 2016) - Brent Marks represented Central Pennsylvania well during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invasion of Williams Grove Speedway, knocking out back-to-back top-15 finishes during Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals competition, highlighted with a 12th place performance on Friday night, July 22. The “Myerstown Missile” earned his 12th place finish after starting 24th on the feature grid, advancing enough positions to also earn the KSE Hard Charger Award.

In similar fashion, Marks charged ten positions on Saturday, July 23, during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale, working ahead from 23rd to finish 13th.

“We are pretty proud of our results considering how each night started out” Marks explained. “We found ourselves in a hole, but still managed a way to dig out of it. I think we finished below our potential, but we kept fighting and never gave up. That’s what makes this team so special. They never give up. We’ll put these results behind us and focus on what’s ahead, which is a lot.”

Brent Marks will move on and continue his 2016 campaign with four starts between Tuesday, July 26, and Sunday, July 31. The tentative plan is to kick things off with a visit to the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday evening, July 26. The second annual Thunder Cup worth $5,000 will be the headline attraction, as well as the remaining portions of the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek program which was washed away by Mother Nature.

Once action at Grandview Speedway is complete, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will switch his attention from Central Pennsylvania to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Marks will join “America’s Series” for three events in Western Pennsylvania this Friday through Sunday, July 29-31, chasing a $3,000 point fund in the process. Dubbed the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA, the weekend will begin at the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday night, July 29, followed by a stop at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial on Saturday, July 30. The weekend mini-series will conclude on Sunday evening, July 31, at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania. All three events will award $5,000 top prizes.

“We have our plan set right now and I see that going through,” Brent Marks said. “We had truck problems last week, so as long as we can have that fixed and ready in time, we’ll follow through with our schedule to join the All Stars.”

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 second victory of 2016 on Sunday evening, July 10, at Trail-Way Speedway near Hanover, Pennsylvania.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 2 (Port Royal Speedway, Trail-Way Speedway)

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

 

 

Grandview, Williams Grove, Port Royal All Ahead for Danny Dietrich

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA. (July 25, 2016) - With the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway officially in the books, resulting in back-to-back main event starts against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, finishing as high as 18th, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will now return to the drawing board and prep for three starts during the upcoming week, all beginning with action at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday evening, July 26. The midweek program will feature the second annual Thunder Cup for the 410 sprint cars worth $5,000, as well as the remaining events from the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek date which was halted due to Mother Nature.

“Our weekend against the Outlaws was a little frustrating, but those things happen,” Danny Dietrich explained. “We’ll wipe the slate clean and try again tomorrow when we get to Grandview. I can’t thank my guys enough for what they do. Even when things get difficult or frustrating, they keep working and stay focused. I appreciate their work ethic.”

After visiting Grandview Speedway on Tuesday evening, Danny Dietrich will move ahead and ready himself for visits to the Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this Friday and Saturday, July 29-30. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native is currently second in the Williams Grove Speedway championship chase, trailing Greg Hodnett by 150 markers moving into the last weekend of July. Dietrich owns one victory at the world famous half-mile in 2016, finishing 20th during his most recent start on July 23 during the $25,000-to-win, Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale.

“We have some things we want to improve on, but we’ll get that done this week,” Dietrich said. “We have a lot of season left. Plenty of time to get this team a few more wins.”

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: 5 (Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna 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

 

 

Racing returns to Ransomville this Friday for the Patriot Sprint Tour

(Ransomville, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will return to the Big R this Friday night for the second time this season. Fridays event will also be a part of the 2016 PST- American points championship. The series’ first visit to Ransomville was back on June 3rd when Chuck Hebing scored his only Patriot Sprint Tour victory of the season over Ryan Susice and Jared Zimbardi. Jared Zimbardi is the current point leader heading into this Friday night over second place driver Paul Habeck. Dave Just currently sits third followed by Steve Glover, and Dane Lorenc rounding out the top five. With nearby Ohsweken Speedway off this Friday, a competitive field of both PST American and Canadian series competitors is expected. Look for PST Canadian competitors Jake and Mitch Brown, Dylan Westbrook, the three Team Turner mounts taking on the likes of Jared Zimbardi, Paul Habeck, the returning Kyle Drum along with Ransomville’s own Dave and Scott Just. Ransomville Speedway is a semi banked ½ mile oval in the North Western Part of New York State and where they race DIRTcar Modified’s, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Four Cylinders and Novice Sportsman. It will be a regular program this coming Friday with the exception of the Modified’s as they will have the night off. Presenting this Friday’s show will be A-Verdi Storage Containers of Savannah, New York. A-Verdi has been a proud sponsor of the Patriot Sprint Tour for many years now. You can visit averdi.com for more information. Gates will be opening up at 5:00 this Friday with racing set to begin at 7:15. Be sure to like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and to follow us on twitter and Instagram @PatriotSprints. You can also log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com<http://www.patriotsprinttour.com/>. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits States in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario. NOTE: No one under the age of 14 will be admitted into the pit area.[cid:1a695bed-56f9-4030-8382-3214106d7eee]

 

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY CROWNS THUNDER CUP CHAMPION IN 4 FEATURE SHOW WITH 410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS THIS TUESDAY, JULY 26

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 25, 2016) -- A jam-packed night of racing action is on tap for this Tuesday, July 26 as the mighty roar of 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds overtakes the Grandview Speedway for the second running of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series THUNDER CUP.

Fans will be treated to double A-Main events for the both the 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Modifieds. Along with the regularly scheduled show, make-up features from the Speedweek show will also be completed.

The 410 Sprint Car Thunder Cup race winner will take home a hefty $5,000 winner’s share and the nearly two-foot tall, gold Thunder Cup trophy. This lucrative event pays $1,000 for a tenth place finish and $400 to start.

The make-up feature event will kick-off where it left off on lap 15. Greg Hodnett of Thomasville, PA will restart the race in the top spot chasing the $5,000 top-prize money, with the rest of the field taking the positions they held at the caution flag.

The make-up event payout is identical to the Thunder Cup, giving one driver the opportunity to take home two big checks totaling $10,000.

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds – Grandview Speedway’s premier weekly racing division -- will compete in a 30-lap main event with $3,000 up for grabs. The complete show will include qualifying heat races prior to the feature.

The 358 make-up feature will also see an identical payout structure -- $3,000 to win, $1,000 for 5th, $300 to take the green flag – and will see the line-up that was set prior to the rain falling.

At the 2015 Thunder Cup event, Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, PA claimed the Inaugural Thunder Cup Trophy, while Jeff Strunk of Pottstown, PA bested the 358 Modifieds.

The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show Meet and Greet starts off the 2nd Annual Thunder Cup at 5 PM in front of the main entrance. The Meet and Greet features popular 410 Sprint Car Drivers Brent Marks and Alan Krimes, along with Modified hot shoe Ryan Grim.

General Admission tickets for Tuesday, July 26 are $25 for Adults, $10 for Children 6-11 and Free for Children Under 6. Pit Admission is $35, no license is required.

Pit Gates open at 2:30 PM, Driver’s Meeting is at 6:15 PM, Hot Laps at 6:30 PM, Time Trials at 7:00 PM and the Make-Up Features kicking off the show at 7:30 PM.

Advance tickets are on sale now and may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name and the number of tickets requested. Tickets may be picked up and paid for on race night after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half hour prior to the sale of General Admission tickets.

Celebrating the 27th season of racing action NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience - where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, JOE "THE PIZZA DUDE", giveaways, fireworks and appearances by the Thunder Girls.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

For full rules, format, purse and information visit: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING, #TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

2016 Thunder on the Hill Event Dates:

Tuesday, July 26

2nd Annual Thunder Cup

410 Sprint Cars and 358 Modifieds

Thursday, August 18

All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series

410 Sprint Cars and TSRS Sprint Cars

Saturday, October 15

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party

358 NASCAR Modifieds, Sportsman, and TSRS Sprint Cars

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 27 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 119 events, over $4 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 54th Anniversary season in 2016. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

Hirst Sweeps Peter Murphy Classic Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- After sweeping last weekend’s Civil War Series/King of the West Series double-header weekend, Kyle Hirst stayed hot in Tulare, CA as he swept the two-day Peter Murphy Classic event with the King of the West Series and padded his point lead in the process.

“This race just means so much to so many, and win finally win it aboard the Peter Murphy Tribute car is awesome,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had Jack Ventura riding with us all weekend, and I am thrilled for this entire team to sweep the weekend.”

Friday night’s program would be a full points program for the King of the West Series, and Hirst showed his hand early, as would earn quick time honors aboard the Roth Motorsports/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 1NZ machine.

Moving into his heat race, the Paradise, CA driver would work his way to the second spot, which would be good enough to earn him a spot in the pole shuffle. Pulling the six in the redraw, Hirst would have his work cut out for him in the match race but would be up for the challenge as he defeated DJ Netto, Bobby McMahan, Shane Golobic, before being defeated by Bud Kaeding, which would put him in the second row for the feature event.

A tricky Thunderbwol Raceway on Friday night would see much of the field work the low to middle part of the speedway. That was everyone but Hirst. Taking a liking to the cushion, Hirst would get into the race lead and simply check out as he pounded the fence lap after lap.

A late caution would bunch the field back up, but Hirst would get on the hammer, and race his way to the Peter Murphy Classic Preliminary night win.

Back in action on Saturday night, Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team would have much of the night off until the Pole Shuffle rolled out. Coming up just short to Jason Meyers in a hair-raising battle, Hirst would take the green flag for the feature event from the second starting position.

When the 30-lap feature came to life, Hirst would find himself back in the third spot during the early goings of the feature event as he battled with Bud Kaeding as the two chased after Jason Meyers.

A caution on lap 12 would bunch the field back up, and that was just what KH needed as he raced his way by both Kaeding and Meyers to take over the race lead. Out in front, it was smooth sailing for Hirst as he again took a liking to the high scary side and distanced himself from the field.

Though Kaeding would cut into his sizeable lead in the final laps, Hirst would fend off the late challenge as he picked up his fifth KWS win of the 2016 season.

“This event is getting so big, and to have a weekend like we had is just awesome,” Kyle Hirst added. “Both the Tarlton and Roth Families have put me in a great spot this year, and we are clicking well. These wins were for both Jack Ventura and Peter Murphy. Huge thanks to Paul Baines and my guys for busting their butt’s for me.”

Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

ON TAP: Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team will now head back up to the Placerville Speedway this coming Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-5, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-11

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team’s needs.

 

 

Final Johnny Key Classic Qualifier on tap at Ocean Speedway this Friday July 29 for the Taco Bravo 360 Sprint Cars

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 25, 2016…After a week off the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to competition this Friday night July 29 with the fourth & final Qualifying Race for the fast approaching 56th running of the prestigious Johnny Key Classic.

Already locked in by way of winning the three Qualifying Races held so far are Visalia’s Steven Tiner, who picked up the victory on June 11 in Placerville, as well as Roseville’s Sean Becker, who claimed the win on June 18 in Petaluma and Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, the winner at Ocean Speedway on July 8. Only the race winners will automatically lock into the Johnny Key Classic Dash. Tarlton earned his second victory of the season that night and has definitely begun to show the speed that made him a two-time champion at the quarter-mile.

Stockton’s Brad Furr goes into Friday leading the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings on the strength of one victory and a number of consistent finishes in recent events. The 2013 champion will look for a strong run this week to try and lock himself into the Key aboard the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 machine. Including this Friday there are just four races remaining, as Furr guns to become a two-time Ocean Sprints titlist.

Talented youngster Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove ranks second in the points and has also driven to one victory this season. The 14-year-old has been very impressive at times in 2016 and will be one of the favorites on Friday at the helm of his Dan Simpson Racing No. 4s mount. Salinas brothers Jeremy & Jason Chisum and Fremont’s Dustin Golobic round out the top-five in points going into Friday’s round nine for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson sits just on the cusp of the top-five and is only six-markers back of Golobic.

Two-time Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic will be a favorite to lock himself in on Friday night. Along with Tarlton the Fremont wheel-man is the only repeat winner thus far in 2016. Golobic also has a King of the West 410 win at the Ocean Speedway this season and finished runner up with the series a couple weeks back at the Howard Kaeding Classic. Reigning Ocean Sprints titlist Justin Sanders also hopes to punch his ticket into the Johnny Key on Friday. The Watsonville driver has one win so far this season and wants to get number two this week.

After finishing third on opening night of the HK Classic Hollister's Ryan Bernal returns to the Ocean Speedway on Friday. Bernal has quickly become one of the most versatile drivers in the entire Western United States. More drivers expected in competition this Friday will include Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Oakdale’s Shawn Conde, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, 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 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.

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

Friday July 29: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo (Final Johnny Key Classic Qualifier) Saturday August 20: 56th running of the Johnny Key Classic (Civil War vs Ocean Sprints) Friday August 26: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Friday September 23: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo (Championship Night) Friday October 7: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS JULY 26 WITH KASEY KAHNE!

by Tommy Goudge (July 24, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series returns to Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, with NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne in competition.

Arrow Express is again the presenting sponsor of the Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 26, which will feature the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series, plus DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

With 900+ horsepower 410 cubic inch engines and some of the best drivers in the world, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series is the world’s premier winged Sprint Car series. The 2016 WoO schedule includes 93 events at 58 different tracks across 26 American states and one Canadian province. The tour’s visit to Ohsweken is preceded by Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and followed by events at Hartford, Michigan on Friday, and Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday. Tuesday's event at Ohsweken is also the only Canadian race on the 2016 schedule.

North Dakota’s Donny Schatz leads the WoO tour into Ohswken in search of his 8th series championship. Other drivers chasing WoO championship points this season include California driver Brad Sweet, Connecticut's David Gravel, Oklahoma drivers Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart, Indiana’s Joey Saldana, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson, Tennessee drivers Paul McMahan and Jason Sides, and Pennsylvanians Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

Along with Kahne who claimed a 410 Sprint Car win at Pennsylvania's Lincoln Speedway in March, several regional racers are expected to test their mettle against the traveling Outlaws, including Indiana driver Parker Price-Miller, Pennsylvania's Jared Zimbardi, and Ohioan Paige Polyak. Hometown drivers such as Alex Hill will also be on hand, and Hill will be making both her World of Outlaws and 410 Sprint Car debut.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series has competed at Ohsweken on 10 occasions dating back to 2007. Last year's Six Nations Showdown was a thriller, as Stewart Friesen went to victory lane after a race which featured 5 lead changes. Jason Sides won the first World of Outlaws event at Ohsweken on July 25, 2007, and also recorded wins at Ohsweken in 2009 and 2010. Jason Meyers also won at Ohsweken in 2009, while Donny Schatz was a winner in 2010, 2013, and 2014, and Tony Stewart took the checkered flag in both 2011, and 2012.

The Six Nations Showdown also includes the only DIRTcar 358 Modified race at Ohsweken in 2016, and Twin 15 lap races for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The "Small Block" Modified race will pay the feature winner $1,500, and count towards the 358 Modified Mr. DIRTcar championship, which takes into account a driver’s best 16 finishes between January 1st and Labour Day. Points standings and other information on the Mr. DIRTcar championship is available at www.DIRTcar.com

Brandon Janssens holds a slim one point lead over Brandon Crumbie in the Mini Stock championship standings heading into Tuesday's unique Twin 15 event.

Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm on Tuesday, July 26, preceded by time trials. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

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

About 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 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 PR: NORTHERN CRATE NATIONALS WITH KASEY KAHNE & CRATE ENGINE GIVEAWAY MONDAY NIGHT!

by Tommy Goudge (July 24, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The revamped Northern Crate Nationals will take to the track on Monday night at Ohsweken Speedway, with NASCAR's Kasey Kahne in competition.

The Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25 will feature the first ever visit of the Race of Champions (RoC) Sportsman Tour Modifieds to Ohsweken, plus the Go Nuclear! Late Model series, Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will also include a crate engine giveaway thanks to Strickland's GMC; Anyone in any division racing at Ohsweken with a crate engine in their car that night will be eligible for the draw.

Kasey Kahne will compete in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division on Monday, and come back on Tuesday to race in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The 36 year old Enumclaw, Washington native has 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup series wins on his resume. Kahne’s career began on dirt tracks in the Pacific Northwest, and he has never forgotten his roots. Following success in Sprint Cars and Midgets – including a USAC National Midget series championship in 2000 – Kahne made his debut in what was then called the NASCAR Nextel Cup series in 2004. He stays involved with dirt track racing through his ownership of Kasey Kahne Racing, which fields World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series entries for Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet. Despite limited time away from NASCAR, Kahne is still competitive on the dirt track circuit; his most recent Sprint Car victory came at Pennsylvania's Lincoln Speedway on March 26.

Brad Rouse of St. Catharines, Ontario leads the championship standings heading into the first ever RoC Sportsman Modified tour event at Ohsweken. Rouse will face stiff competition from local drivers such as former Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock champ Cody McPherson, as well as invaders such as New York's Andrew Smith, who recently collected his 10th win of the season. More info on the RoC tour is available at www.rocmodifiedseries.com

The Go Nuclear! Late Model series will race at Ohsweken for the second time on Monday, returning after a successful first visit in June last season. Charlie Sandercock is the current points leader for the series. The Trenton, Ontario driver set the track record in time trials in last season's Ohsweken event, and drove from 12th to finish 2nd in the A-Feature behind 13th starter Darren Peters. More info on the Go Nuclear! Late Model series is available at www.gonuclearlatemodelseries.com

Ohsweken's own Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks complete the full card of racing, with the Thunder Stocks running special Twin 15 lap A-Features. Mitch Brown leads the 360 standings, while Jesse McDonald took over the Crate points lead on Friday, and Karl Sault is the latest driver atop the Thunder Stock standings.

Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm on Monday, July 25. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

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

About 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

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Five in a Row!

(Bill W) July 25, 2016 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Motorsports/Polaris #13 team on certainly on a roll right now! The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver has reeled off five wins in a row, bringing his season total to eleven. In addition, he has won four in a row at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks and three in a row at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. He won at each facility again last weekend.

In the past couple of weeks, Mark has won at River Cities on July 8 and 22, and at Badlands July 9, 16 and 23. “We’ve been running really well at Badlands,” he says. “Without a parts failure we had about three weeks ago there when we crashed out of the lead, we’d have one more win there. We’ve had some decent draws and we’ve been able to capitalize on them. The crew has been working really well together, and everything has been clicking and banging.”

Last Friday night at River Cities, he started eighth in his heat. “We were able to drive up to second in the heat,” says Mark. “We started the feature ninth, and we were able to pass Cory Mack with around ten laps to go. It was a pretty racy track. There was a pretty good bottom groove, but we were able to rip it around the top a little faster. River Cities and Badlands both had pretty excellent tracks last weekend. They both had a top and a bottom and slicked off in the middle.”

The past two events at Badlands, Mark has timed in second quick. “The last few weeks we’ve been dialing in our qualifying where we need to be,” he says. “Again, the crew keeps working harder. I don’t think we’ve had the same setup at any time this year. We just keep trying things to make the car better. There are some subtle changes that have helped us out.”

His draw has helped him out a bit the last three weeks at Badlands. He started third in the feature on July 9, fourth on July 16 and third again last Saturday. The win Saturday was his 64th at Badlands. The win Friday at River Cities was his 122nd there.

There is plenty of racing in the upper Midwest this weekend, but the team is a little unsure of their plans right now. “The car owner Ryan Grinde is actually down in Minneapolis having some eye surgery,” says Mark. “So our plans for this weekend really depend on how that goes. We want to send our best to him, of course.”

About Polaris…

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Quick Hits: O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway

WILMOT, Wisc. — July 25, 2016 — Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin has hosted the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series three times and all three have produced close-quarters, side-by-side racing on the third-mile bullring. The inaugural series event at Wilmot in 2006 was one for the ages, with Mark Dobmeier scoring his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in a thrilling last lap battle with Daryn Pittman and Jeremy Campbell, with Pittman spinning backwards across the line. Pittman made up for that near-miss in 2008 by picking up the win, while David Gravel was victorious in the series most recent visit to Wilmot in 2014. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 30.

On the Podium

Daryn Pittman has finished on the podium in two of his three starts at Wilmot Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The 2013 series champion nearly won in his debut at the track in 2006, a race in which he was locked in a three-way battle for the win, and crossed the finishing line spinning backwards to come home third. Pittman returned to Wilmot in 2008 and proceeded to pick up the win in the 30-lap race. In his most recent start at the track in 2014, the native of Owasso, Okla., was eighth. Pittman has seven wins to date in 2016.

Undefeated

David Gravel has made one start with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway and was victorious in that race in 2014. He won the dash to start on the pole, but lost the lead to Joey Saldana on the first lap. Gravel charged back by Saldana on a restart on the eighth circuit and would pace the remainder of the 30-lap contest to earn what was at the time his sixth A-Feature win with the series. Gravel has five wins thus far in 2016.

A Pair of Wins

Joey Saldana has two wins with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Wilmot Raceway in his career. He won for the first time at Wilmot in 1994 with the All Stars and repeated the next year. Saldana finished 10th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series debut at Wilmot Raceway in 2006 and has improved upon his finishing position in each of the series’ next two races at the third-mile bullring. The veteran driver was fifth in 2008 and second in 2014. Saldana led the first seven laps from the pole in 2014, en route to the runner-up finish.

Consistent and Close

Wilmot Raceway is one of the few tracks on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule that seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz has not won at. He finished a career-best second at the third-mile bullring in 2008. Schatz ran sixth in his debut at Wilmot Raceway in 2006 and was ninth in his most recent trip to the track in 2014. The North Dakota native is a past winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the state of Wisconsin at Beaver Dam Raceway and Cedar Lake Speedway.

A Solid Base

Brad Sweet has made just one start in his career at Wilmot Raceway, finishing fourth in 2014. The 30-year-old opened that event by turning the second-fastest lap in time trials of the 32 entries. Sweet followed that up with a fourth-place showing in the second heat race, which put him in the dash, where he finished fifth. Sweet is currently fourth in points and has won seven A-Feature events thus far in 2016.

Trio of Starts

Paul McMahan has raced twice with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in his career. He finished third in his most recent appearance at the third-mile in 2014. McMahan ran 11th in his debut at Wilmot Raceway in 2008. He also raced at the track in 2012 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, finishing seventh. The veteran driver is a past winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Wisconsin at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Recent Visitor

Greg Wilson, who is a contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, competed at Wilmot Raceway last season, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Ohio native finished third in that event. Wilson opened the night as the seventh-fastest driver in time trials and followed that up with a heat race win. Wilson also raced with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot in 2014.

Veteran Presence

Jason Sides, who has been on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the better part of the last decade, has made two starts at Wilmot Raceway with the series. He finished ninth in 2008 and was 11th in 2014. Sides has one victory this season, with that coming at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in April, and is currently ninth in points.

Second Time Around

Shark Racing teammates, Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart will each be making their second starts at Wilmot Raceway. The young duo made their debut at the third-mile in 2014 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, each qualifying for the main event. The team they drive for is owned by Hall of Fame Bobby Allen, one of the original Outlaws. Allen is Jacob Allen’s father and Schuchart’s grandfather. Schuchart picked up his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win earlier this season at Cedar Lake Speedway in Western Wisconsin.

First Timers

Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson will each be making their first starts at Wilmot Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Stewart enters the event sixth in points, on the strength of five wins. Johnson sits seventh in the standings and was victorious in the spring at Placerville Speedway in California. Also, Clyde Knipp, who is a contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, will be making his first trip to Wilmot Raceway.

Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 30 and can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway

HARTFORD, Mich. — July 25, 2016 —The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes their final visit of the season to the state of Michigan this week on Friday, July 29 at Hartford Speedway. The series return to the high-banked, high-speed, half-mile for the first time since 2011. Joey Saldana, who won that race, is the only driver competing full-time with the series this year that has been victorious at Hartford Speedway. He has won with three different series at the track during his career. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Hartford Speedway on Friday, July 29.

An Emotional Win

Joey Saldana won the last World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway in 2011. For the native of Brownsburg, Indiana, the win was even more meaningful because it was his first race back after suffering injuries earlier that season at the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. After missing over two months of action, he dominated the race at Hartford, leading all 25 laps. Saldana is the only active full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver that has competed in all seven previous races for the series at the half-mile, dating back to 1996. He has finished in the top-10 in each and every one of those races, with three top-five finishes as well. Saldana also has won at Hartford Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 1995 and the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series in 1998.

Five for Six

Paul McMahan has competed in six of the previous seven World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at Hartford Speedway, and has five top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best fourth in his debut at the track in 1996 and was eighth the next night. In 2003, McMahan finished sixth at the half-mile and was seventh in 2007. In his most recent start at Hartford Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, McMahan finished eighth in 2011. McMahan is in the midst of his first season driving the No. 7 machine for Destiny Motorsports.

One More Spot

Hartford Speedway is one of the few tracks on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule that seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz has not won at. The North Dakota native finished second in each of his first two starts at Hartford in 2003 and 2004. In his most recent start at Hartford Speedway, Schatz finished fifth in 2011, rebounding from not qualifying for the feature event at the track in 2005. Schatz is the current series point leader and has picked up 15 wins thus far in 2016.

Plenty of Laps

Greg Wilson may be a rookie on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour, but he has turned a number of laps at Hartford Speedway over the years. The Ohio native 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.

A Veteran Presence

Jason Sides, who has been competing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for well over the last decade, has made four starts in his career at Hartford Speedway. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee has finished among the top-15 in all four of his appearances at the half-mile. Sides picked up the best Hartford Speedway finish in 2004, finishing 11th. The fan favorite has one win this season, with that coming at I-30 Speedway in Arkansas in April.

Sooners Turned Hoosiers

Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart were each born and raised in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, and both now call the Indianapolis area home. The two veteran drivers have made limited starts at Hartford Speedway in their respective careers. Pittman finished fifth in his debut at the track in 2003 and was sixth in 2004. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver last raced at Hartford Speedway in 2005. Stewart, who drives for Larson Marks Racing, which is co-owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, has raced twice at Hartford Speedway in his career, with the most recent of those coming in the 2011 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the track.

A Solid Debut

David Gravel finished sixth with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway in 2011, which was his debut at the half-mile. At the time, Gravel was driving his family-owned No. 89G. He was fifth-fastest in time trials and finished fifth in a heat race. Gravel lined up 11th in the 25-lap main event and worked his way up six spot to earn a top-10 finish. The Connecticut native is in his first season driving the No. 5 for the CJB Motorsports team and has five wins and is currently second in points.

Track Record Holder

Jason Johnson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, holds the track record at Hartford Speedway. He established the mark of 15.739-seconds at 128.775 mph in 2001. Johnson will be making his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series start at the half-mile.

First Timers

A total of four drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season will be making their first visit to Hartford Speedway. Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, won in the state of Michigan last year at I-96 Speedway. Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are teammates for Shark Racing, owned by Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, one of the original Outlaws. Schuchart scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win earlier this season in Wisconsin. Clyde Knipp, from Missouri, who is contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this year, has one-career start in Michigan, with that coming last month at I-96 Speedway.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 29 and 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.

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Rico Abreu Captures Dirt Classic Indiana and Secures Golden Ticket Into Upcoming Events

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Saturday night at the Kokomo Speedway, Rico Abreu won a hard fought 40-lap Dirt Classic Indiana feature event as he bested a stout field of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to earn a berth in the upcoming Dirt Classic Ohio, as well as the September 24th $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Dirt Classic.

Based on points tabulated from Friday night’s finish as well as two heat races on Saturday night, Dirt Classic Indiana Prelude winner, Christopher Bell would line up on the front row of the 40-lap feature event aboard the potent Tony Stewart Racing No. 14 machine, alongside a red hot Sheldon Haudenschild who piloted his Haudenschild Racing No. 93.

With Haudenschild getting out to the early lead over Bell and Abreu, his progress would be halted as early as the second lap as a pair of stoppages would hamper the flow of the feature event.

As the race resumed, Haudenschild would break away form the field as St. Helena, CA driver, Rico Abreu made a big move to get around Bell on lap four to take over the second spot.

In true Haudenschild fashion, Sheldon would take a liking to the beefy curb built up around the speedway, as he would soon see his lead begin to shrink as he found himself nearing the rear of the field.

Though in thick traffic, Haudenschild would keep Abreu at bay, though the Californian was doing all he could passing numerous cars at a time trying to cut into the Ohio pilot’s lead.

On the 24th circuit, Abreu would bring the crowd to their feet, as he would slide up in front of the younger Haudenschild to take command of the feature event with just 16 laps left in the race.

The final 16 laps of the feature event would see a pair of stoppages slow the race, but Abreu remained poised out front as he raced his way to the exciting win.

Behind Abreu things got exciting coming to the stripe as a four car battle would ensue for the final two podium positions with Jamie Veal finishing second, Chad Kemenah taking third, Haudenschild finishing fourth, and Bell rounding out the Top-Five.

With the win, Abreu pocketed the $12,500 that came with the win, and also earned a berth in the $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic Ohio set fro September 3rd at the Attica Raceway Park, as well as the Dirt Classic set for September 24th at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania. Abreu joins fellow Golden Ticket recipients Terry McCarl and Greg Hodnett in the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Dirt Classic event.

The Dirt Classic Indiana finale would run a duel heat race program on Saturday night and wins would go to Brady Bacon, Danny Holtgraver, Jamie Veal, Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Dave Blaney, Kody Kinser, and Carl Bowser.

With the Top-20 in points locking into the feature event, the duration of the 36-car field would make up the B Main with TJ Michael taking top honors.

ON TAP- The next Dirt Classic event will be Dirt Classic Ohio at the Attica Raceway Park on September 3rd.

LOCKED IN- Terry McCarl (Dirt Classic I-80, May 6th) Greg Hodnett (Dirt Classic Showcase, June 11th), Rico Abreu (Dirt Classic Indiana, July 23rd).

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.

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Colagiovanni Picks Up a 3rd Place at Ohsweken Speedway

Paulie Colagiovanni and the All Star Performance, Donath Motor Worx headed west to the Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night July 22nd. Colagiovanni finished in the 2nd position in heat race #1 after starting 4th and directly transferring into the feature event.

Colagiovanni started outside pole for the 25 lap A-Main event. Colagiovanni who has only run at Ohsweken once this year and was rained out finished in the 3rd position to two track regulars.

Colagiovanni will be heading back to Canada on Monday July 25th when Ohsweken Speedway plays host to Kasey Kahne who will be racing. The 15 year old sprint car racer feels that another trip may bring their first win of the 2016 season.

Paulie and his crew are looking for a big week with races on Monday night in Canada and then at starting off the Weekend of Money at Williams Grove on Friday for the $4,000 to win Lealands.com Nationals before heading to Selinsgrove on Saturday for the $10,000 to win Mach 1 Chassis Nationals and possibly ending the weekend on Sunday night at the Utica-Rome Speedway and the $10,000 to win Cole Cup.

 

 

Two Races, Two Top 10's in the Same Night for Stillwaggon

Fresh off of an 6th place finish at the Georgetown Speedway with the United Racing Club, the Quality Auto Body #89 of Robbie Stillwaggon and crew headed to Selinsgrove Speedway to compete in the 7/16/16 make up feature along with a full night of racing on Saturday night.

This weekend was also used a tune up for the Mach 1 Nationals paying $10,000 to win next Saturday night. In the first feature event, Stillwaggon started in the 11th position and worked his way up to finish in the 3rd position advancing 8 positions during the 25 lap event.

In the second event, Stillwaggon again started in the 11th position. This time the heat and the large number of cars in the pit area at Selinsgrove left a surface that wasn't as easy to advance on as the first feature event. Stillwaggon still managed to an 8th place finish.

Stillwaggon and crew will now use the week to prep the #89 heading into Friday nights Lealands.com Nationals Paying $4,000 to win before heading back to Selinsgrove on Saturday night for the Mach 1 Nationals paying $10,000 to win. Current plans for Stillwaggon are to end his racing weekend there but he wouldn't rule out a trip up to Utica-Rome Speedway for a chance at the $10,000 to win Cole Cup depending on his the first two nights go.

 

 

Blown Tire Ends Michalski's Night at Selinsgrove Speedway

Brett Michalski and the JR Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed back to Selinsgrove Speedway for the make up 25 lap feature event along with a full night of racing action.

Michalski who started 20th in the make up feature event form the previous Saturday night brought the #73b home in the 16th position earning valuable seat time in the process. Michalski who is making the jump from 600cc micros knows that any seat time is beneficial to his development of a 360 sprint car driver.

Michalski then brought home the #73b in the 7th position in heat race #2 for the regular scheduled program. The 7th position resulted in Michalski starting 19th in the 25 lap A-Main event. With over 100 cars in the pits and a heat index over 100 degrees, the track challenged a majority of the drivers and their tire wear. Before the 25 laps were run, the right rear on the #73b exploded ending Michalski's night.

Michalski will now have a week to prepare the #73b for this weekend racing action, when the team heads to Williams Grove Speedway and the Lealands.com Nationals. Following Friday night, the team will then head to Selinsgrove Speedway and the $10,000 to win Mach 1 Nationals.

 

 

Franek Continues Hot Streak at Selinsgrove

Fresh off of his last lap winning pass at Georgetown Speedway, Davie "No Panic" Franek headed to Selinsgrove Speedway for a Saturday night double header. Franek and the Dave Franek Auto Sales #28f were one of 26 360 Sprints signed into the pit area for Saturday nights double feature event.

The first feature was a make up feature from the previous Saturday night and was to be run before a full night of racing. Franek started 10th in the make up 25 lap feature event and brought home the 28f in the runner ups spot to race winner Eric Tomocek.

For the regularly scheduled nightly event, Franek finished in the 4th position in heat race #1 and again lined up 10th in the feature event. Franek was running has high as 2nd to Mallie Shuster when his right rear blew handing him a 13th place finish.

Franek and this #28f team have been hot all year long with an opening night win at Bridgeport Speedway and have continued with 6 other wins heading into the Weekend of Money. Franek has to be one of the favorites that could sweep the weekend and early upwards of $34,000.

Friday night Franek will head to Williams Grove Speedway, a place he has visited victory lane 3 previous times, eyeing the $4,000 top prize. On Saturday night Franek will head to Selinsgrove Speedway looking to claim the $10,000 top prize. Franek has already visited victory lane at Selinsgrove 2 times this year before heading north to Utica-Rome Speedway and a chance to win $10,000 and the Cole Cup. Franek's previous visit to Utica-Rome Speedway this year saw his tire go down before the start of the feature, a feature in which Franek was starting on the pole. If Franek could sweep the weekend, he would be eligible for the Lealands.com $10,000 bonus and would earn $34,000 for just 3 races.

 

 

$10,000 on the Line in Cole Cup; Stars from Around Northeast Expected to Converge on Utica-Rome

VERNON, NY – Next Sunday, July 31st the stars of the 360 Sprint Car racing world will converge on the Utica-Rome Speedway for the third edition of the prestigious Cole Cup. One driver will walk away with over $10,000 in prize money with a hefty $500 going to any driver that makes the 30-lap A-Main.

The Cole Cup is the largest paying 360 Sprint Car event in New York State. For the 2016 season, the event has paired with the Williams Grove Speedway National Open which pays $4,000 to win as well as the Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open which also pays $10,000 to win. One driver will be crowned the overall Mid-Atlantic Crown Series “Weekend of Money” Champion at the conclusion of Sunday night’s event. A $10,000 bonus has been posted courtesy of Lelands.com if any driver can capture all three events on weekend meaning one driver could pocket over $34,000 for the weekend.

Other contingency money includes a $2,000 point fund sponsored by Einstein Construction Group which will be split among the top 10 drivers in points during the weekend. There is also a $2,000 participation pot to be divided between drivers that tow to all three events. That is sponsored by Fox Shocks, ASI Racewear, Dave Franek Auto Sales and Don Ott Racing Engines. DirtTrackDigest.com has also posted a $100 fast-time award. They’ll also present a championship belt to the overall point champion of the three race series.

The large payout is expected to bring the best drivers in the Northeast to the speedway. Pa Posse members Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe and Mark Smith have made their intentions known to compete in all three events during the weekend. Hodnett is one of the leading Sprint Car winners in the country this season including multiple wins with the United Racing Club in 360 action. Wolfe visited Utica-Rome earlier in the season to get a handle on the half-mile scoring a top five finish.

Pennsylvania drivers Aaron Ott, Jason Shultz, Eric Tomecek and others are expected to make trek north on Interstate 81.

The Empire Super Sprints will have a strong representation as well. Jason Barney, a two-time winner this season at Utica, who will be hoping to continue his dominance at the speedway. He’ll be joined by six-time champion and Cole Cup runner-up finisher Steve Poirier. Other drivers that are in the point standing with the Empire Super Sprints expected to attend include Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Parker Evans, Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland, Shawn Donath, Danny Varin, Jeff Cook and more.

The United Racing Club should have a contingent of drivers hauling north for the big money as well. Davie Franek is the current URC point leader. He already has four feature wins on the season and has shown speed at Utica-Rome in the past. Robbie Stillwaggon sits behind him while Curt Michael is the third high-point man with the organization. Josh Weller and Troy Betts round of the top five with URC.

Stewart Friesen is the sole winner of the Cole Cup capturing the first two events which were run in the month of September. Last year’s event lost to rain.

Racing for the Cole Cup will get underway at 6pm next Sunday with gates opening at 3:30pm. Joining the Sprint Cars on the evening is the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds as well as the SUNY Canton 602 Sportsman. For more information visit the speedway website at www.uticaromespeedway.com.

COLE CUP INFORMATION

Cole Cup Purse: 1. $10,000 2. $5,000 3. $2,200 4. $1,500 5 $1,200 6. $1,100 7. $1,075 8. $1,050 9. $1,025 10. $1,000 11. $900 12. $800 13. $700 14. $650 15. $625 16. $600 17. $575 18. $550 19. $525 20 $500 21. $500 22. $500 23. $500 24 $500

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DAVE BLANEY CHARGES TO NINTH PLACE FINISH

AT ALL STAR DIRT CLASSIC INDIANA

KOKOMO, Ind. (July 23, 2016) – Tonight’s Arctic Cat All Stars Dirt Classic Indiana utilized a special format that accumulated points from two sets of heat races which ultimately determined the main event lineup. Friday night’s results helped set the heat lineups for tonight.

Dave Blaney finished fifth in his first heat. In the second heat, he drove the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M to a dominant wire to wire win. He earned enough points to start 17th in the A Main.

The 40-lap feature got off to a slow start bogged down by a red flag after lap one and a yellow after the second lap. On the next green flag, the drivers were able to build momentum. Leading the pack was Sheldon Haudenschild, followed by Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu. Dave Blaney was moving through the field and was running 10th.

On lap 24, Abreu was able to pass Haudenschild for the lead. There were two more yellows. When the track went green after a lap 34 restart, Abreu paced the pack, Haudenschild was second but Jamie Veal’s slide job gained him third place previously occupied by Bell. Blaney shot to ninth place and battled with Spencer Bayston to maintain the position. At the checkered flag it was Abreu with the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana victory, Jamie Veal second and a three-wide battle coming off turn four yielded a third place finish for Chad Kemenah. Blaney crossed the finish line in ninth place.

“It was a good night for our team,” said owner Dan Motter. “Dave got the lasso out and gained eight positions, starting 17th, finishing ninth. That’s a good night’s work for Dave and the team.”

The Motter team’s next outing is scheduled to be the Capitani Classic Aug. 8 at Knoxville.

 

 

BG Products Southern Sprint Cars go Topless for round #10

Saturday night July 30th the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Series OUTLAW SPRINT CARS invade Florida’s fastest ¼ mile asphalt oval, Showtime Speedway in Clearwater, Florida. This event will be stop #10 on the exciting rookie season for the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Series. The ground pounders will once again take the wings off for one of 3 wingless shows in 2016. Come see divers of drivers as this is the only series to run both wing and non-winged events.

Sport Allen of Pinellas Park, Florida will look to continue his streak in the series after winning back o back features on the same night at the last event for The BG Products Southern Sprint Cars and opened a commanding point’s lead over Florida hot shoe Dave Steele. Rounding out the top 5 in points are Clayton “The Mulberry Missile” Donaldson, Mickey Kempgens and Tommy Nichols.

Clayton “The Mulberry Missile” Donaldson currently sits atop the Steele Performance Rookie of the Year standing and will be looking for his first win with the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Series, other Rookie contenders sure to be on hand will be UF student Carlie Yent, The oldest Rookie of the year 71 years young Gary Wiggins, Justin Appleby and John Inman.

Come see the cars and stars of the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Series next Saturday July 30th at Showtime Speedway. Showtime Speedway is located at 4398 126th Ave Clearwater, Florida 33782. Pits open at 3pm, Front Gates at 5pm with Racing at 7pm.

Tickets and camping information for stop 10 featuring the cars and stars of The BG Products Sprint Cars are available by contacting the Showtime Speedway office at 727-561-9646. Or the speedway website at www.Showtimespeedway.us.

The BG Products Southern Sprint Cars is brought to fans across Florida by many important sponsors and partners, including: BG Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Steele Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Southern Racing Fuels, AllStar Performance, Dayton Andrew Dodge, MK Graphics.

For Series information visit the series website at www.SouthernSprintCarShootout.com or like us on Facebook. For this spectacular racing event with the non winged warrior missiles rocking around the famed 1/4 mile oval. This event is one you do not want to miss attending!!

 

 

Stillwaggon Brings Home 6th at Georgetown Speedway

Robbie Stillwaggon and the Quality Auto Body #89 headed to Georgetown Speedway on Friday night July 22nd in search of gaining points on URC points leader Davie Franek. Stillwaggon who started 3rd in heat race #1 finished in the 4th position and transferring directly into the feature event.

Stillwaggon and the Quality Auto Body team started in the 7th position for the feature event and battled all race long with Curt Michael, Chris Coyle, Davey Sammons and Mike Haggenbottom to bring home a 6th place finish.

Stillwaggon will now head to Selinsgrove Speedway tonight for a 360 Double Feature event at the 1/2 mile speedway. The first feature event will conclude last Saturday nights action that got rained out just as the features were about to begin along with a full nights racing action as well.

Stillwaggon will then use the week to prepare what is being called the Weekend of Money. Friday night Stillwaggon will tow to the Williams Grove Speedway for a chance to win $4,000, then Saturday night it is off to Selinsgrove Speedway and the Mach 1 Nationals paying $10,000 to win. Depending how Stillwaggon fairs in Friday and Saturday nights action a trip up to the Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday night for the Cole Cup paying another $10,000 to win.

 

 

Darling is Strong in 2nd Place Finish at Georgetown Speedway

Kevin Darling and the Darling and Sons Sewer Contractors #9D headed to Georgetown Speedway on Friday night. Darling who has spent most of his weekends working with the family business was only making his 3rd URC appearance of the year.

Darling and the 9D started outside pole of heat race #1 jumped out to an early lead and was very strong. If not for a minor slip entering into turn 3 letting Josh Weller slip by, would have won the heat race. After the "4" invert pill was drawn by heat race winner Josh Weller, Darling found himself again on the outside of the front row, this time for the 25 lap feature event.

At the drop of the green, Darling jumped out to a commanding lead. Even after a lap 9 caution brought URC points leader Davie Franek to his back bumper, Darling had enough power to take command of the top spot. Darling raced a perfect race for 24 laps, when entering turn 1 on the white flag lapped, Darling's left front touched a lapped cars right rear forcing Darling to slow and allowing 2nd place runner Davie Franek to close the gap. Exiting turn 2 Darling continued to try to pass the lapped car on the high side even being forced off the track a bit before all he could do was watch Franek shoot the gap and head to victory lane.

Even though Darling was disappointed at the end of the night, Darling knew that for only his 3rd race of the season he can run up front with the URC elite. Darling will now check his schedule and see when he can fit an upcoming URC race in. Darling expects to hit the remaining Delaware races on August 27th and September 10th at the Delaware International Speedway.

 

 

Franek Uses Late Race Pass for Georgetown Victory

Davie "No Panic" Franek and the Dave Franek Auto Sales #28f headed to Georgetown Speedway on Friday night looking to increase his points lead over 2nd place Robbie Stillwaggon. There is no better way to increase a points lead by winner and that's exactly what Franek did.

Franek who started 3rd in the heat race finished 2nd to URC rookie Adam Carberry. When heat race winner Josh Weller drew the "4" invert Franek was slated to started on the pole for the 25 lap feature event. At the opening drop of the green flag Franek settled into the 2nd position behind strong running Kevin Darling. Franek stayed in 2nd place never being challenged and on the white flag lap Franek saw a hole and went for it taking the lead from Darling and heading to his 7th victory of 2016. With the white flag showing, and Franek trailing Darling by a few car lengths heading into turn 1, Franek used the lapped cars of Jason Cherry and Brett Michalski to his advantage to slip between the 2 and past Kevin Darling for the lead.

In victory lane, Franek told Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo that he loved the tracks surface and thanked him for having the United Racing Club on the nightly card. Franek will have little time to celebrate his victory as he will now head to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night for 2 features. Last weeks feature event was rained out moving it to tonight along with a full nights line up.

Franek will now have to be a favorite heading into the Weekend of Money as he will head into central PA to the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and a chance for the $4,000 top prize. Franek will then head up to Selinsgrove Speedway a place where he has been very successful looking for the $10,000 top prize that night and finally finishing up at the Utica Rome Speedway for Sunday nights $10,000 to win Cole Cup race.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 21

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars - 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 745; 2. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 742; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 736; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 726; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 715; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 681; 7. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 678; 8. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 661; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 660; 10. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 650; 11. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 648; 12. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 640; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 633; 14. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 623; 15. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 612; 16. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 609; 17. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 602; 18. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 601; 19. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 598; 20. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 594.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 390; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 356; 3. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 313; 4. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 296; 5. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., and Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., both 289; 7. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 270; 8. Monty Ferri­era, Fresno, Calif., 250; 9. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 242; 10. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 239.

Colorado – 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 310; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 277; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 264; 4. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 251; 5. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 233; 6. Greg Schaefer, Hudson, Colo. 215; 7. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 213; 8. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 210; 9. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 201; 10. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 175.

Indiana – 1. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., and Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., both 318; 3. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., and Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., both 310; 5. Tony Anderson, Bloomington, Ind., 308; 6. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 270; 7. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 253; 8. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 234; 9. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 222; 10. James Dugan, Franklin, Ind., 215.

Iowa – 1. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 443; 2. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 425; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 410; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 382; 5. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 381; 6. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 339; 7. Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, 334; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 331; 9. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 325; 10. Brandon Worthington, Indianola, Iowa, 301.

Kansas – 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 427; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 424; 3. Jeff Rad­cliffe, Hill City, Kan., 350; 4. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 344; 5. Steven Richardson, Manhat­tan, Kan., 335; 6. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 308; 7. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 282; 8. Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., 262; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 258; 10. Nate Berry, McCook, Neb., 245.

Louisiana – 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 238; 2. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 206; 3. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 192; 4. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 175; 5. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 172; 6. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 150; 7. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., and Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, both 149; 9. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 144; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 139.

Minnesota – 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 589; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 451; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 428; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 354; 5. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 340; 6. Nate Eakin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 304; 7. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 281; 8. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 280; 9. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 276; 10. Trevor Ser­bus, Olivia, Minn., 262.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 483; 2. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 409; 3. Clint Ben­son, Papillion, Neb., 401; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 400; 5. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 398; 6. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 391; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 386; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 353; 9. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 351; 10. Gene Ackland, Mar­tell, Neb., 341.

New Jersey – 1. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 282; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 275; 3. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 273; 4. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 263; 5. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 256; 6. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 248; 7. Robert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 246; 8. Stefanie Palmai, Ringoes, N.J., 207; 9. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 206; 10. Ed­die Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 195.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 148; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 144; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 137; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 129; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 98; 6. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 80; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 8. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 9. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70; 10. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 68.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 343; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 318; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 309; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 212; 5. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 103; 6. Michael Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 100; 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., 179; 2. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 177; 3. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 158; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 156; 5. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, and Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., both 139; 7. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 129; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 118; 9. Jerry Jumper, Norman, Okla., 117; 10. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 113.

Pennsylvania – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 680; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 602; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 594; 4. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 585; 5. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 584; 6. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 507; 7. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 430; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 396; 9. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 395; 10. David Brown, As­ton, Pa., 392.

South Dakota – 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 230; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 217; 3. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 213; 4. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 210; 5. Trevor Mell, Har­wood, N.D., 201; 6. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 144; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 73; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 38; 9. Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa, and Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, both 35.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 964; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 962; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 702; 4. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 669; 5. Michelle Mel­ton, Flower Mound, Texas, 664; 6. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 644; 7. Chase Parson, Abi­lene, Texas, 629; 8. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 617; 9. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 614; 10. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 601.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 327; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 322; 3. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 283; 4. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 281; 5. Anthony Harris, Harrison­burg, Va., and Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., both 268; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 214; 8. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 185; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 179; 10. J.D. Coats, Bumpass, Va., 172.

 

 

TOYOTA JOINS KNOXVILLE RACEWAY AS FIRST TIME PARTNER FOR 56TH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS KNOXVILLE, IOWA

(July 20, 2016) -- The drivers who strap in the 410 ci winged sprint cars know how important their qualifying night of the Knoxville Nationals is to reaching Victory Lane on Saturday and so does Toyota. The world's top automaker is going to a new place and will sponsor the Thursday night program, officially Toyota Qualifying Night, of the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores on August 11.

The partnership is Toyota's first venture into winged sprint car racing and the prestigious Knoxville Nationals.

"Toyota's support of the Knoxville Nationals comes from our belief in the young talent found across many forms of motorsports and the importance of driver development," said Keith Dahl, General Manager, Motorsports and Marketing Management for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "The historic Nationals are the perfect opportunity for Toyota to highlight some of the young talent who will continue to develop into stars within our Toyota Racing program and across motorsports. We're also looking forward to bringing some of our Toyota showroom to the loyal Knoxville fans through a fan engagement area at the raceway during the race weekend."

Toyota Qualifying Night will feature half of the teams entered into the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals. The teams will compete in a full program including qualifying, heat races, consolation and feature events. Drivers earn points for their finishes in each event. The points they earn on Toyota Qualifying Night determine where the driver will start in Saturday's finale.

"I'm excited that an organization like Toyota has the opportunity to support the Knoxville Nationals which is the biggest sprint car race of the year with the best drivers in the country," said Toyota NASCAR driver Rico Abreu and driver of the No. 24 sprint car. "I believe they can help take sprint car racing to another level.

"The two qualifying nights of the Knoxville Nationals are the toughest because of the competition and the format based off passing points. You've got to be perfect every time you get on the track. It sets the tone for your whole week."

The 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores kick off on Wednesday, August 10 and conclude on Saturday, August 13. The event features more than 100 drivers from around the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Nearly 21,000 spectators converge upon Knoxville for the event.

Tickets for Toyota Qualifying Night of the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores are available for purchase at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling 641-842-5431. Four-day ticket packages are also available.

More information about Knoxville Raceway, Toyota Qualifying Night and the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores can be found at the aforementioned website, on Knoxville Raceway's Facebook page, @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Instagram. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple and Android phones and features live timing and scoring for every event.

ABOUT TOYOTA: Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 - and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company's extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

 

 

Clauson Races Into the Final Half of Circular Insanity!

Lonnie Wheatley, KOKOMO, Ind. (July 22, 2016) – It’s an unheard of pursuit. Trying to compete in 200 events in a calendar year.

Bryan Clauson has surpassed the halfway point of “Circular Insanity” with the latest set of both winged and non-wing Sprint Car races pushing the total to 104 races completed.

All that remains to reach 200 for the year is a mere 96 races beginning with tonight’s All Star Circuit of Champions “Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana” at Kokomo Speedway aboard Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car.

“It’s all downhill from here,” Clauson said of surpassing the midway point.

The latest slate of races included another Kings Royal feature start and Clauson’s 25th overall feature win of the year during the third leg of USAC’s Indiana Sprintweek.

Thus far, along with 25 wins, the initial 104 races of the year in nine different cars has netted 50 top-fives and 68 top-tens. Additionally, “Circular Insanity” has included stops at 53 different racetracks throughout 15 states as well as New Zealand.

Tonight marks the 51st race of the season aboard the winged No. 17w Sprint Car with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s No. 63 Non-Wing Sprint Car next on the “starts” list with 24 events.

The most recent in “Circular Insanity”…

Race 96

Clauson joined in on the initial three rounds of USAC’s Indiana Sprintweek aboard the Dooling & Hayward-owned Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Non-Wing Sprint Car beginning at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 8, where he just missed out on win number 25 of the year with a runner-up finish.

“We had a good early part of the night to put ourselves in position. I kinda moved around early in the race. I took advantage of a restart to get by Hunter (Schuerenberg) for the lead. We had a late yellow and had a miscommunication with my guys and didn’t get down to take away the line and let the 23 scoot by us there. It was kind of a bummer, all we had to do was moved down and stay on the bottom, nobody was gonna drive around us.”

Race 97

Sprintweek action continued on Saturday night, July 9, at Kokomo Speedway with Clauson getting caught up in a skirmish along the way and scored in 19th after running among the top five.

“We were running fourth of fifth with about ten to go. Something happened up in front of us, I’m not really sure what exactly, I think the two leaders got together and sent Windom spinning and Stockon was right in front of us and piled in and left us nowhere to go. I felt like we had a car that was coming to us and could have had a shot at the win, just a victim of circumstance.”

Race 98

Clauson reached the quarter-century mark in the win column by racing to Sprintweek victory lane at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Sunday night, July 10.

“We had quick time and got through the heat race. I got a really good start and got to second early and then got the lead about five laps in. We kinda got rolling, had to fight off Hodges there in the middle stages, we were just trying to set a pace that was comfortable and not make any mistakes. That late restart, I was able to get back out and get away from those guys to get the win.”

Race 99

Action shifts to the winged variety in Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car for the Tuesday night, July 12, World of Outlaws “Brad Doty Classic” at Attica Raceway Park with Clauson missing out on the feature against a stacked field.

“That’s one of the toughest races of the year honestly. We had a decent qualifying time but not quite good enough to catch the front row. So we started fourth in our heat and ended up running fourth. I was going pretty good in the ‘B’, got up to fifth then had a late restart and got caught in the wrong lane on a double file restart.”

Race 100

After a Sprintweek rainout at Terre Haute on July 13, the official midway point of “Circular Insanity” takes place with the beginning of Kings Royal weekend at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway as Clauson finishes out July 14 in 16th.

“We ended up fifth in our group in qualifying which put us starting third in the heat. I made a run at second early, I put a big slider on Jason (Johnson) and didn’t quite get it done and ended up running fourth which put us 14th in the ‘A’. We struggled the first ten or 12 laps, didn’t really going. We struggled on starts and restarts all night and ended up 16th.”

Race 101

The Knight Before at Eldora found Clauson improving three positions to finish 13th in the July 15 main event.

“We were third quick behind Donny (Schatz) and (David) Gravel so we felt pretty good about that. We started on the pole of our heat and ran second to Dale (Blaney) and then went sixth to fourth in the Dash. That put us seventh in the feature with the twin dash deal. It was kind of the same thing as the first night, I couldn’t really get going early and fell back. There was a pretty good battle there for 11th, 12th and 13th and came out on the wrong side of it in 13th.”

Race 102

Clauson raced into the Saturday night, July 16, Kings Royal at Eldora and was on the move before a tire woes cut his race short.

“We had a really good car in the feature. We started 16th and got to 12th or so, it felt like we had a really good car early on and then ended up having a tire issue that ended up putting us out of the race. A lot of the guys we were battling with there and that we had kinda chased down ended up finishing in the top ten. We were going the right direction and had really good speed early in the race, so it was really disappointing.”

Race 103

With Kings Royal in the books, Clauson hustled back to the rescheduled Terre Haute event that put the wraps on Indiana Sprintweek on Sunday night. On the move and closing in on the leader, Clauson cut a tire before rallying back to salvage a ninth place finish.

“It was a good night, we had quick time and won our heat from sixth. About half way in the feature we got rolling and started picking ‘em off, we got up to third and got to Ballou for second. I think we ran over something and cut a tire because it was all at once going into three. I felt like we had a car that was the fastest car at that point in the race, I’m not sure if there was quite enough time to get to Chase (Stockon) or not but we were gonna give it a good shot.”

Race 104

It was back to World of Outlaws action at Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday night, July 19, for Silver Cup action with Clauson finishing out the night in 17th.

“We qualified seventh in our group then had a good start in our heat race to get to third, that put us ninth to start the feature. We got going early, hanging in that seventh to ninth range early in the race. We got to racing with Joey (Saldana) and (Tim) Shaffer and just hung it off the end a little bit off of one and two and ended up spinning out off the track. I felt bad about that, it was probably as good a car as we’ve had in the slick in a long time, maybe ever. We were certainly a top-ten car, I didn’t do my part. We pushed back off and passed six or seven cars to finish 17th, even then we were pretty good, we just didn’t catch another yellow to bunch us back up. The finish didn’t reflect how well we ran.”

2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats: 104 races, 25 wins, 50 top-fives, 68 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday & Saturday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo (IN) Speedway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car)

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

If you would like Bryan Clauson “Circular Insanity Tour” press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BRISTOL MOTORS RV BECOMES OFFICIAL CAMPGROUND SPONSOR

by Tommy Goudge (July 22, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce a partnership which makes Bristol Motors RV of Smithville, Ontario the official campground sponsor of Ohsweken Speedway.

Family-owned and operated, the goal of Bristol Motors is to provide you with the RV or travel trailer that is best suited for your travel needs! With many makes and models to choose from, including Gulf Stream, Bristol Motors offers both new and used RV’s to fit any budget. All of their used vehicles and trailers are reconditioned, so all you need to do in order to begin your RV experience is put the keys in. Bristol Motors RV brings excellence to the buying experience! Visit them at 7484 Regional Rd 20 in Smithville, Ontario, visit their website at www.BristolMotorsRV.com and call them at (905)-957-4581

Plenty of sites are still available in the Bristol Motors Campground for two special events featuring NASCAR star Kasey Kahne coming up at Ohsweken Speedway next week. The Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals take to the track on Monday, July 25, followed by the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series on Tuesday, July 26. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for details.

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

About 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

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING: READY FOR SOME HOME COOKING

by Tommy Goudge (July 21, 2016) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - The Team Turner Racing Sprint Car drivers had a rough weekend spent partly on the road, and they’re looking to bounce back with several home track races coming up this week.

The Turners - Jamie and sons Cory and Ryan - and teammate Havard Daniels were back at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Cory finished 2nd in his heat race, while Ryan was 4th, Havard was 5th, and Jamie was 6th. The 20 lap feature began on a sour note as Jamie flipped in turn three and was done for the night. Cory raced in the top 5 and eventually brought home a 5th place finish, while Ryan went to the pits for adjustments and recovered to finish 14th, and Havard took a 16th place finish.

“Rough night for TTR," noted Ryan. "Cory had a very strong run once again, but the rest of the team struggled. I tried to make changes under the caution to make the car handle better, but it didn’t seem to help much.”

Jamie's car suffered too much damage on Friday, so only Cory, Ryan, and Havard entered Saturday's Patriot Sprint Tour event at Brockville Ontario Speedway. All three drivers started and finished their heat races in the same positions - Cory won his heat race from the pole, Ryan finished 3rd, and Havard finished 2nd. Cory drew the 7th starting spot for the feature and was advancing toward the top 5 when his #97 suffered engine problems and forced him out of the race. Ryan moved up from his 11th starting spot, but fell back late in the race to finish where he started in 11th. Havard drew the 8th starting spot and ended up finishing 14th.

“Felt like we had a solid finish tonight," Ryan said after his BOS debut. "The car started to go away late in the race and caused us to drop out of the top ten, but I'm happy with our first run at Brockville ever.”

Cory's engine problems at Brockville and Jamie's crash at Ohsweken left only Ryan and Havard to compete in the final race of the team's triple-header weekend at Cornwall Motor Speedway. Ryan moved up from 4th to 3rd in his heat race, while Havard improved from 8th to 7th. Ryan started 13th and was moving toward the top 10 when he got off track, and eventually recovered to finish 13th. Havard fought an ill-handling car and ended up finishing 22nd.

“We had a blast driving the fast, banked bullring of Cornwall," Ryan exclaimed. "It was a very racy track with a top and bottom. The driver made an error in getting it off the top of corners three and four and falling back to 18th. With a mid-race caution, I was able to regain composure and battle back.”

The team will be back in action this week with races at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday. The Friday, July 22 event at Ohsweken is one of two autograph nights scheduled this season, and is also the track's annual Christmas In July night. Two feature races are on tap for the team, as the 360 Sprint Car division will run a regularly-scheduled event, plus the postponed race from July 8. Make sure to come visit TTR and pick up an autograph card!

The Northern Nationals on Monday, July 25 at Ohsweken will include NASCAR star Kasey Kahne and other invaders racing against TTR and the rest of Ohsweken's weekly 360 Sprint Car teams.

The Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 26 at Ohsweken features the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, with some of the best drivers in the world set to make their annual visit to southern Ontario.

The team heads into the weekend with Cory 2nd in the Ohsweken championship standings, while Ryan is 7th, and Jamie is 9th. Three points-paying feature races over four days at Ohsweken are sure to play pivotal roles in deciding the 2016 championship.

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 14 Races | 0 Wins | 5 Top Fives | 11 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 16 Races | 0 Wins | 10 Top Fives | 11 Top Tens -#97 Cory Turner: 19 Races | 0 Wins | 7 Top Fives | 11 Top Tens

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

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

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

 

 

Royal Purple NSRA Series Take On Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series This Weekend; Evergreen Speedway On Saturday July 23rd And Wenatchee Valley Super Oval On Sunday The 24th

By Ben Deatherage

Monroe, Washington- The regulars of the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series will be put to the ultimate test this coming weekend. The best Pavement Sprint drivers in the Pacific Northwest will defend their home turf against the cars and stars of the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series. Things get started at Monroe, Washington’s Evergreen Speedway, for the Rory Price Memorial, on Saturday, July 23rd and concludes Sunday, the 24th, at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, in Wenatchee, for the Thunder In The Valley.

The Rory Price Memorial is offering a whopping $10,000.00 to win on Saturday night. This race is run in honor of the late Rory Price who competed in dirt and pavement Sprint Cars, 410 or 360 Sprints , both Winged and Non-Winged, and even Midgets. He was tragically lost during Non-Wing Sprint Car test at Evergreen in March of 2006. There has been a race ran in his honor every year since his passing. During his driving tenure, he piloted cars for well known Sprint Car owners such as Wil Kennedy, Kelly Kahne, Roy Rasmussen, and Gordy Serwold to mention a few.

Matt Hein has dominated the recent history of the Rory Price Memorial. Hein has six total wins at the RPM including an impressive five in a row. Craig Deaver, Drew Church, Jake Mann, and Randy Bauer each have one win a piece.

Last year Evergreen hosted two consecutive races over the weekend but on two different tracks. Matt Hein won on the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday, which was billed as the Rory Price Memorial, while the Sunday portion was conducted on the 5/8-mile track and was just a Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series event. Ron Larson was the winner of the Sunday show.

Locally in 2016 Evergreen has had just one local Sprint Car with the Washington Econo Sprint Association, or WESCO, group. Randy DuBois was the winner on July 9th. The track is hosting several additional Open Wheel divisions and is expecting in the neighborhood of 60-80 entries between all the classes.

On Saturday Front Gates open at 4:00 PM while Racing starts around 6:00. Adult tickets are $25.00 and Youths (6-15) are $10.00. More information can be found at www.evergreenspeedway.com.

Wenatchee has hosted one Sprint Car event and that was under the WESCO banner this season. Garrett McLees would be victorious in the April 30th main event. The quick ¼-mile oval has hosted a handful of WESCO races each year for the past several years but it has been some time since the Royal Purple NSRA Series last paid a visit. It will be the first time ever the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series has attended the central Washington facility.

On Sunday Front Gates open at Noon with Racing scheduled to get kicked off around 1:30 PM. Tickets are Adults $20.00, Students/Seniors $18.00, Kids (6-12) $8.00, and Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Kids) $50.00. For more information visit wvso.com.

With five races in the books, this season the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series has had a different winner at each event. Tory DeCaire, Ron Larson, Bobby Santos III, and Jason Conn were the four drivers to have won before entering the Pacific Northwest. Davey Hamilton Jr. would get the job done on Thursday night at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway and won the Pink Lady Classic. The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series has managed to complete four events. Matt Hein has won the last two shows while Bryan Warf and Robbie Price have one victory each.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans, and sponsors, to strengthen pavement winged Sprint Car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement Sprint Car Series. This is the only pavement Sprint Car Series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada. For the latest news and information log on to www.kingofthewing.net .

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.

Former Rory Price Memorial Winners:

2006- Craig Deaver

2007- Jake Mann

2008- Matt Hein

2009- Drew Church

2010- Randy Bauer

2011- Matt Hein

2012- Matt Hein

2013- Matt Hein

2014- Matt Hein

2015- Matt Hein

2016 Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Schedule (Winner):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Champions:

1991- Allen Goetz

1992- Allen Goetz

1993- Allen Goetz

1994- Myron Gemmer

1995- Rick Brown

1996- Rick Brown

1997- Trevor Montgomery

1998- Trevor Montgomery

1999- Trevor Montgomery

2000- Trevor Montgomery

2001- Craig Deaver

2002- Rick Brown

2003- Pat Bliss

2004- Rick Brown

2005- Rick Brown

2006- Jeff Montgomery

2007- Andy Alberding

2008- Matt Hein

2009- Matt Hein

2010- Andy Alberding

2011- Sierra Jackson

2012- Andy Alberding

2013- Andy Alberding

2014- Matt Hein

2015- Matt Hein

2016 Royal Purple King of the Wings National Sprint Car Series Schedule (Winner):

April 1st- Five Flags Speedway-Pensacola, FL (Rained Out)

April 2nd-Mobile International Speedway-Mobile, AL (Troy DeCaire)

April 3rd-Montgomery Motor Speedway-Montgomery, AL (Ron Larson)

June 24th-Toledo Speedway-Toledo, OH (Bobby Santos III)

June 25th-Winchester Speedway-Winchester, IN (Jason Conn)

June 26th-Baer Field Speedway-Fort Wayne, IN (Rained Out)

July 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID (Davey Hamilton Jr.)

July 23rd-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA

July 24th-Wenatchee Valley Super Oval-Wenatchee, WA

September 30th-Madera Speedway-Madera, CA

October 1st-Madera Speedway-Madera, CA

October 2nd-Kern County Speedway-Bakersfield, CA

Former Royal Purple King of the Wings National Sprint Car Series Winners At Evergreen Speedway:

2015- Matt Hein on August 1st, Ron Larson on August 2nd

Former Royal Purple King of the Wings National Sprint Car Series Champions:

2014- Jo Jo Helberg

2015- Aaron Pierce

 

 

Reutzel Races to Rapid City after Cashing In at Billings

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 22, 2016) – It was just what the defending Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion was needing. A big win.

Plagued by ill fortune over the latter portion of the Northwest swing, Aaron Reutzel had last weekend’s $7,500 NSA winner’s share in his sites at Billings Motorsports Park.

And he wasn’t letting this one get away.

“It was much needed, hopefully this turns things around,” Reutzel said after capturing the victory.

The Billings oval is a place that Reutzel has found to his liking. He finished second there last year in his Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car.

This time, he joined forces with Shane Liebig and the No. 55L team for the weekend.

“It doesn’t matter what we do there, we’re always bad fast there,” Reutzel says. “That track just fits my driving style, it’s really racy and fun to get around.”

After the Friday portion rained out, Reutzel put that on display with the big money on the line Saturday.

Reutzel raced from fourth to second in his heat race and then redrew the pole position for the main event on the reworked surface.

“It started to rubber up in the heat races, they did a great job of reworking the track and prepping it for the feature,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel gunned into the lead at the outset and paced the field early on.

“I was searching around, I ran the top and I ran the bottom,” Reutzel explains. “I kept hearing Travis (Rilat) up there.”

Rilat raced by on the high side to take command. “I didn’t think there was that much up there, but he was making it work. He actually cleaned the top off and I was better up there then.”

Reutzel kept Rilat in sight and pounced when the opportunity presented itself.

“I got back to him in traffic,” Reutzel says. “He made a mistake with one lapped car, I capitalized on his mistake and drove on from there.”

With his fourth win of the year in the books, Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team look to turn their luck around in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, this weekend.

“Our luck had been terrible in Shane’s car too this year, so hopefully it turns it all around,” Reutzel comments.

Reutzel has been in contention for past wins at Black Hills Speedway with a fourth-place finish last year in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt mount after a third-place run the previous year.

This weekend, Reutzel looks to add to the win column in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration machine.

2016 Quick Stats: 54 races, 4 wins, 15 top-fives, 25 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Bellm Back on Tour after Another Podium Finish

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 22, 2016) – After a brief hiatus, Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team rejoin the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for this weekend’s “Rushmore Rumble” at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD.

It’s a track that Bellm found to his liking last year when he raced to a third-place finish in National Tour action.

“We were good there last year, hopefully we can improve a position or two and take that momentum into Knoxville,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry commented.

While Bellm missed the early portion of the Northwest tour on the national series, he has stayed busy in recent weeks with no finish lower than sixth in the last handful of races in the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair machine.

This past weekend, Bellm joined forces with the Smith Racing No. 86 Tiger Towing team and raced to a second-place finish at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO.

Working his way forward to fourth in his heat race from the tail to make it into the redraw, Bellm gridded the feature field seventh and stayed there in the early going.

“That’s where we ran for the first ten to 12 laps,” Bellm explained. “The yellow came out and then I changed my line.”

The change to the middle of turns one and two was a beneficial one with Bellm charging from seventh to third in short order and then making a move past Randy Martin for second just as another caution flew with just four laps remaining.

“I had to get back by Randy (Martin) again for second,” Bellm says.

He was able to do that, but time had run out to chase down the race leader, leaving Bellm to settle for a strong runner-up finish.

“I just took a little too long to find the line I needed to be running,” Bellm comments. “It was a good run, we’ll definitely take it.”

With four top-four finishes among the last five races, Bellm and the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines team looks to continue that momentum as they rejoin the ASCS National Tour this weekend.

“It will be good to be back out on the road with those guys, we feel good about the way we have our car operating right now,” the driver of the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys entry concludes.

2016 Quick Stats: 25 races, 1 win, 9 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour at Black Hill Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on 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.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – Dangerous heat conditions have forced Fremont Speedway officials to cancel the races on Saturday, July 23.

“They are calling for temperatures in the mid to upper 90s with a heat index of around 105 to 110 degrees. Health officials are telling area residents to stay inside. The last time we tried to race in conditions like this we had people hauled out in the EMS for heat exhaustion. Our goal is always to provide a safe, fun and entertaining event,” said Rich Farmer, Promoter of Fremont Speedway.

Besides the Saturday night racing being cancelled so is the Johnny Auxter Day events on Sunday. Farmer said the classic car show scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds is still on as the event will be over before the extreme heat of the day hits.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 30 on Kear’s Speed Shop Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the 410 sprints and a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints. The 602 late models and dirt trucks will also be in action. It is also Throw Back Night and fans are encouraged to wear their classic racing t-shirts.

For more information and a complete schedule of events at “The Track That Action Built,” go to www.fremonohspeedway.com

 

 

5-HOUR ENERGY® KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORES ENTRY UPDATE

1997 CHAMPION, DAVE BLANEY, RETURNS TO THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 21, 2016) -- Dave Blaney, former Knoxville Nationals champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee will make his return to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for the 56th running of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

This Knoxville Nationals will be the first for "The Buckeye Bullet" since 1997, when he earned the victory over Greg Hodnett and Danny Lasoski crowning him the Knoxville Nationals Champion.

"It will be exciting to get back to Knoxville (Raceway)," Blaney said. "There's a lot of prestige to this race and really this entire week. Every driver wants to be the one crowned as the Knoxville Nationals champion."

Blaney, 53, will return to sprint car racing's biggest event as the driver of the Motter Motorsports No. 71m. Owner, Dan Motter, has fielded sprint cars for more than two decades with some of the best drivers in competition such as Doug Wolfgang, Kenny Jacobs and, most recently, Joey Saldana. The Motter Motorsports team finished fifth in the 2015 Knoxville Nationals.

Thus far, Blaney and Motter Motorsports have captured one win at Volusia Speedway Park in February, three top-five, and 10 top-10 finishes this season.

Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws champion, has earned 70 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins, including one Historical Big One victory, a Gold Cup championship, and two Kings Royal titles. He's also seventh on the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions all-time win list with 47 victories.

In 1998, Blaney transitioned from sprint car racing to stock cars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series(NXS). He's since competed in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 121 NXS, and 473 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Blaney earned one NXS win at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in October 2006.

Other entries received thus far for the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores include:

Jon Agan of Knoxville, Iowa., has entered the Knoxville Nationals driving his family-owned No. 4. A 10-time 360 winner at Knoxville Raceway, Agan finished third in the D-Main in the 2015 Knoxville Nationals.

Clint Garner, a six-time 360 season champion at Knoxville Raceway, will compete in the Knoxville Nationals in the No. 40 he competes in regularly at the ½-mile track. Garner, of Sioux Falls, S.D., finished 21st in last year's B-Main.

Wayne Johnson from Oklahoma City, Okla., will race the No. 2c in this year's 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. Johnson has qualified for seven finales with a career-best finish of eighth in 2006.

Brent Marks of Jonestown, Penn., qualified for his first Knoxville Nationals A-Main last August. He earned a 17th-place finish in the Marks family No. 19M.

DJ Netto of Hanford, Calif., will compete in the No. 88N. Netto finished 14th in last year's C-Main.

Paige Polyak of Tiffin, Ohio, will return to the Knoxville Nationals for the third time in the Mike Woodring-owned No. 19P. "Lady Lightning" is the only female who has entered the race thus far.

Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla., is considered one of the best drivers to never have won a Knoxville Nationals title. Smith has qualified for 21 Nationals finales, the fourth most in the race's history, and has earned 14 top-10 finishes.

Jamie Veal of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia has entered in the Indy Race Parts No. 71. Veal finished 12th in the B-Main one year ago. Earlier this year, Veal led 21 laps before finishing fourth in the June World of Outlaws event at Knoxville Raceway.

More confirmed drivers will be announced each week as we close in on the 56th running of sprint car racing's most prestigious event. An updated list can be found at www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Event/Knoxville-Nationals. To date, 93 drivers have entered the race.

The 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores kicks-off on Wednesday, August 10 and concludes on Saturday, August 13. The event features more than 100 drivers from around the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Nearly 21,000 spectators converge upon Knoxville for the event.

Tickets for the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores are available for purchase at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling 641-842-5431. Four-day ticket packages are also available.

More information about Knoxville Raceway and the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores can be found at the aforementioned website, on Knoxville Raceway's Facebook page, @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Instagram. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple and Android phones and features live timing and scoring for every event.

Fans can receive updates and information on events, driver appearances and more b texting "Nationals" to 84483.

 

 

Kulhanek and Mingus Score Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 21, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions racers Ray Allen Kulhanek and Kevin Mingus both reached the Winner's Circle last weekend.

Kulhanek captured the ASCS Red River Region event on Friday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., before he placed third on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the region.

Mingus posted his first victory of the season on Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top-five finish include:

Jamie Ball finished in the runner-up position on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Devin Kline advanced to a second-place finish at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Travis Rilat led a handful of laps during the NSA Shootout on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., before he ended third.

Brandon Hanks recorded a fifth-place result on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway to maintain the ASCS Red River Region points lead.

Chase Johnson earned a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., during the Howard Kaeding Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

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

· Purchase 25 Press Releases, Receive 3 FREE Press Releases

Inside Line Promotions also offers a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Derek Hagar - 11 (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 and Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., on July 9); Dale Blaney - 6 (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 and Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on June 19); Danny Lasoski - 6 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7, May 21 and July 9 and Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19); Giovanni Scelzi - 6 (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); Trey Starks - 6 (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 and Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., on July 9); Jack Dover - 5 (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; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 1 and Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on July 9); Seth Bergman - 4 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8 and Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 29); 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); Zach Blurton - 3 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10; Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on June 25 and Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., on July 9); 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);Sammy Swindell - 3 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and July 1); Zac Taylor - 3 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23; Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13 and Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., on June 10); 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); Johnny Herrera - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17 and Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on June 3); Devin Kline - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4 and July 9); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 28); 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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Offering Special for Active Military during Friday's All Sprint Car Show

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 21, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex is offering a special discount for active military members during this Friday's huge sprint car show on State Bank of Fairmont Night.

Any active military member who provides a valid identification will receive $5 off general admission to the program, which features the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League, the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars $2,500-to-win Richard White Memorial, which is sanctioned by the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series, as well as the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars.

"We are very appreciative and supportive of our military," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We hope many of them can come out and enjoy the all sprint car show."

Craig Dollansky holds an 11-point lead over Kerry Madsen with Danny Lasoski only 84 points out of the lead in the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars championship standings.

Gregg Bakker is on top of the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars standings by 30 points over Skylar Prochaska with Casey Friedrichsen sitting nine points behind Prochaska.

The top five drivers in the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Car standings are separated by only 16 points. Mike Stien has a 10-point advantage on Colin Smith for the lead with Kaleb Johnson, Jesse Lindberg and Nate Eakin all within striking distance.

Tickets for Friday are $20 for adult general admission, $17 for seniors ages 65 and older, $10 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $35.

The pits are slated to open at 3 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 7:30 p.m.

Speed Shift TV is providing live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

Jackson Motorplex will also hold an event on Saturday, which features the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars.

Don Gerritsen Jr. has a 17-point lead in the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods championship standings over Chris Palsrok.

Luke Sathoff holds a two-point edge on Jim Larson in the After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars standings.

Matthew Looft leads the Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods standings by 10 points over Jason Andrews.

Seven-time feature winner Justin Luinenburg is on top of the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks standings by nine points over Austin Jahnz.

Meanwhile, Nate Coopman, who is undefeated in eight Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts features this season, owns a 12-point lead over Jay Devries in the standings.

Tickets for Saturday's program are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

UP NEXT -

FRIDAY : Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League, Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars and Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

SATURDAY : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars

TICKET INFO -

FRIDAY : $20 for adult general admission; $17 for seniors ages 65 and older; $10 for students ages 13 to 18; free for children ages 12 and younger; $35 for pit pass

SATURDAY : $12 for adults; $10 for seniors ages 65 and older; $6 for students ages 13 to 18; free for children ages 12 and younger; $30 for pit pass

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Bryant, SawBlade.com Giving Away Saws and Hats This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (July 21, 2016) - A couple of race fans will walk away with new Trajan 125 band saws from SawBlade.com this weekend when Tommy Bryant and the SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team gets back to racing with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

SawBlade.com is also giving away hats during the events on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

"These are two tracks we run very well at," he said. "We've got a third and a fourth in Waco and at Cotton Bowl we came from nearly missing the show … we were the last transfer car to one of the fastest cars on the track in the feature."

According to the ASCS website, on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway gates will open at 6 p.m. (CDT) with racing getting underway at 8 p.m. (CDT). The action will include modifieds, sport mods, I-stocks, hobby stocks, factory stocks and junior minis.

Admission for the Friday night spectacle is $15 with a discount for seniors and children. For more information on Heart O' Texas Speedway, call (254) 829-2294 or log onto http://www.heartotexspeedway.com.

For Saturday's program at Cotton Bowl Speedway gates open at 3 p.m. (CDT) as go-karts will be in action from 4-6 p.m. Competition on the big track will go live at 7 p.m. (CDT). The lineup of classes will also include IMCA modifieds, sport mods, I-stocks, and NeSmith street stocks.

Admission is $15 for adults with discounts for seniors, military and students. Children five and younger are admitted free into the grandstands. There is also a jump rope competition for the kids during intermission. For more information, call (512) 589-2738 or log onto http://www.cottonbowlspeedway.com.

Both facilities can be found on Facebook for more updates and information.

Bryant enters the weekend ranked third in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"I'm sure SawBlade will do what they always do - promote our race team and their great products," Bryant said.

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Central Tube and Bar, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING READY FOR SUMMER NATIONALS LMR VS. POSSE:

Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., this weekend for the second time this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for Summer Nationals.

SUMMER NATIONALS: In 2015, Stewart qualified ninth in Flight 2 of qualifying and finished seventh in his heat race on Friday night. After winning the Last Chance Showdown, he climbed from 18th to finish eighth. The following night, Stewart timed in 10th, finished fourth in his heat race and gained four positions in the main event to finish 16th.

AT THE GROVE: Larson Marks Racing and Stewart have competed in 11 races at Williams Grove Speedway over the last two years. In those 11 races, the team has earned one top five and eight top-10 finishes at the famed half-mile.

SILVER CUP RECAP: Stewart went out fifth in Flight 2 of qualifying and timed in sixth Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. He started third in the fourth heat race and made a last-lap pass to finish second and earn a spot in the night's all-important dash. Stewart started eighth in the dash and gained three spots to earn the fifth starting position for the feature event. Stewart ran as high as fifth and as low as 10th before charging back in the final 10 laps to finish seventh.

#LMRSELFIE: Send us your selfie! We and our partners at ENEOS want to see your selfie. Take a picture of yourself or your friends with Shane Stewart, the Larson Marks Racing crew or the No. 2 car and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LMRselfie to enter to win a Larson Marks Racing and ENEOS prize pack. Share your #LMRselfie anytime before August 13th to win. Check out ENEOS on Twitter @ENEOSUSA and Facebook.com/ENEOSUSA or visit the website, eneos.us for more details.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NSCS win this weekend at Indianapolis Motor 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's race at Williams Grove Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, July 26.

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: 59 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 7 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 28 TOP-10 FINISHES: 49

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

Thursday, July 21, 2016

ATTICA, Ohio – When the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invade Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23 for the first ever Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart, one lucky driver will punch his “golden ticket” to the Dirt Classic Ohio coming to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 3.

As part of the Attica Ambush weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3, the Dirt Classic Ohio will also be sanctioned by the All Stars and will pay the feature winner on Saturday $10,000.

And, for race fans who attend the Dirt Classic Indiana, bring your ticket stub to Attica on September 3 and get $5 off general admission.

The Dirt Classic Ohio offers a Golden Ticket guaranteed starting spot to the marquee $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA later in the month. Fans should expect to see the top talent from the All Stars including Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild and more, in addition to the always-competitive local talent and travelers.

The addition of the Dirt Classic to the Sept. 3 event at Attica makes it a truly marquee weekend at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue to wrap up the track’s 2016 season. On Morgan Stanley Night, Friday, Sept. 2, the Lucas Oil Late Model Series will battle for $10,000 to win with the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service 410 sprints racing for $5,000 to win

Besides the Dirt Classic on All Pro Aluminum Heads Night, Saturday, Sept. 3, the UMP late models will be in action and it is part of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series. The 305 sprints will also be in action.

Also, the Attica Fair Board 50/50 drawing on Saturday will benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation.

The Dirt Classic brand added Ohio to the list of new states to visit in 2016, in addition to Nebraska at I-80 Speedway in May, and Indiana at Kokomo Speedway with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions on July 22nd and 23rd.

Iowa’s Terry McCarl and Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett have already clinched Golden Tickets and guaranteed $1,000 starting monies for the Dirt Classic on Saturday, September 24 by winning Dirt Classic I-80 and the Dirt Classic Showcase Race, respectively.

Originally presented by sprint car advocate Kasey Kahne, the Dirt Classic began as a single-race event in 2014 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. Boasting the largest winner’s payout in the track’s storied history, the race attracted more than 50 teams. Stevie Smith won the inaugural race to pick up a cool $20,000, while Brian Montieth was able to best Smith in a lap-for-lap battle in 2015 to collect the winning check and custom trophy.

Fans and teams should expect additional announcements on format, payouts, social media promotions and more for the Dirt Classic Ohio.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.dirtclassic.com

 

 

HILL'S RACING TEAM: 410 FORAY

By Tommy Goudge (July 21, 2016) Six Nations, Ontario - Alex Hill is set to make her debut in both a 410 Sprint Car and in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series. The Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway will cap off a big week for Alex and her team at their home track.

The weekend will kick off for the "Six Nations Sensation" on Friday with Ohsweken's annual Christmas in July and Autograph Night. Alex will compete in the regularly-scheduled 360 Sprint Car event with her #77x, plus she has a front row starting spot for the makeup A-Feature which was postponed due to rain on July 8. Another 360 Sprint Car event awaits the team on Monday at Ohsweken's Northern Nationals event, followed by Tuesday's Six Nations Showdown with the World of Outlaws at Ohsweken.

Alex will be joined by teammates Cory Turner from Caistor Centre, Ontario, Tecumseh, Michigan's Dain Naida, and Kokomo, Indiana driver Parker Price-Miller this week; Cory will run all three Ohsweken events with his #97, while "Dainomite" is currently planning to race Friday and Monday in his #17x, and Parker will be racing Monday and Tuesday in the #67.

Price-Miller has never finished off the podium at Ohsweken in a Hill's Racing entry; "The Law Firm" won the Northern Nationals for Hill's Racing last season, and followed that with 3rd place finishes in both the Six Nations Showdown and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

RACE RESULTS While Alex Hill took last weekend off in preparation for the big week ahead, some of her teammates were busy...

-Cory Turner finished 5th at Ohsweken on Friday and moved into 2nd place in the championship standings as a result. He started 7th in the Patriot Sprint Tour feature at Brockville Ontario Speedway, but his #97 suffered a blown engine. He was also sidelined from Sunday's PST event at Cornwall Motor Speedway as a result of the engine trouble.

-Dain Naida had trouble with his tow vehicle and almost didn't make it to Ohsweken last Friday. Once there, he struggled in his heat race and had to start 20th in the feature. He got caught up in a crash on the first lap and went to the work area where crew members from several teams replaced the nose wing on the #17x. With repairs made, Dain restarted at the back of the field and charged forward to salvage an 8th place finish. He is now 3rd in the championship standings at Ohsweken. The team headed west on Saturday to race in the SOD series race at Crystal, Michigan where Dain recorded a 5th place finish.

-Shone Evans and Jerry Hill finished 7th and 8th respectively in the Crate Sprint Car feature at Ohsweken on Friday. Shone is 8th in the championship standings with his #87x, while Hill is 9th with his #49h.

-Steve Hess had terrible luck on Friday at Ohsweken in his #7x Thunder Stock. He had nowhere to go and drove over a bumper which had fallen off another car, doing substantial damage which ended his race. He was credited with a 26th place finish, and now sits 8th in the championship standings.

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

HILL'S HELPERS The Hill's Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, 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!

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

 

 

Chelsea Blevins Completes First Career Speedweek; Posts Fifth Place Finish At Cottage Grove
By Ben Deatherage

Anderson, California- The month of July was quite busy for California teenager Chelsea Blevins. The Anderson, California driver would run in her first ever Speedweek Northwest and then had a great run in local 360 Sprint action at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 16th. Once it was all said and done the driver of the BC Motorsports/Ron Peters Cabinets #1B entry would show how far she’s come from her first 360 race of the year.

Speedweek Northwest would start off on a bad note. While traveling north the team would experience trailer issues that would leave them stranded on the side of Interstate 5 for several hours. Thankfully several members of the racing community rallied to their need and helped them out.

“It was not how we wanted to start our week,” said the young Blevins, “I have to give a big thanks out to the whole Patrick Dills race team, Hedge Carter, and Jimmy Owen. Without their help, we wouldn’t have been able to run as many races.”

Chelsea’s Speedweek would consist of five races in six nights at four new facilities she had never competed at. The whole week started on Independence Day, July 4th, at Cottage Grove Speedway. She would have to come out of the B Main but managed to transfer into the feature. She would end the night eighteenth in the main event.

“Four of the five tracks I had never really seen before,” commented the third-generation driver, “but I was glad to start everything off at Cottage Grove. Even though we had to come out of the B we had a really fast race car.”

The next night, Tuesday, July 5th, would be her debut at Lebanon’s Willamette Speedway. This, unfortunately, would be the only night she would not make the main. She finished one spot she and ended sixth in the B Main.

“Even though I didn’t make the main the Willamette track was totally fun. It’s such a bigger place than what I’m used to.”

Coos Bay Speedway would be the next on Wednesday, July 6th. Chelsea would make the main but early in the feature, she would flip on the front stretch. She managed to make the necessary repairs and finished the night twelfth.

“After we flipped I was determined to keep going. I wanted to prove to everyone that even though bad things happen you can still keep going. We managed to stay out there and finished twelfth.”

Thursday would be a night off for all of the competitors but for the Blevins team, it was a whole day rebuilding the race car and getting ready for the final two nights.

“Thursday was a long day of going over the car. Once we had it all fixed up we were ready for the final races of the week.”

The closest race to Blevins’ home was the Friday, July 8th, affair at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka. Just a few hours north of Anderson she would have her best run of the entire week. Chelsea finished eleventh in the main for her first time at Siskiyou.

“It’s a good thing we had a day off to make the fixes we made because the car was perfect at Yreka. I had a really good time racing against the big hitters like Jonathan Allard and (Steven) Tiner.”

The next night she would back things up with another eleventh place result. This time, it would be at Southern Oregon Speedway, in White City, on Saturday, July 9th. In addition to equaling her best main event finish she also had her best outing in heat race competition with a third place.

“On the final night, everything just clicked. We did really well in the heat and did pretty good in the main too. It felt great that our Speedweek turned out to be a good one and we all had a lot of fun the whole time.”

Once it was all said and done Chelsea Blevins would finish thirteenth in overall Speedweek Northwest points. But the racing didn’t stop there. The following Saturday, July 16th, the team returned to Cottage Grove Speedway to take on the 360 Sprints.

In the main event, she would be a front-runner for some time. But while running second she would experience a mechanical problem. Despite the handicap, Chelsea held on to fifth place.

“Last week we were able to continue our success from Speedweek. But in the middle of the race, I hit a rut and broke a shock while running second. It made it hard to drive the car but I was still able to finish fifth.”

“I have to thank my parents for all their help and support because without them I wouldn’t be able to do this. Also, I have to say thanks to Brian Crockett and Ron Peters. Brian has done so much for our team and has kept us going in our time of need and is by far our biggest sponsor.”

Chelsea Blevins and team will take a couple of weeks off before returning to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, August 13th to run with the 360 Sprint Cars. For the latest news and updates be sure and visit Blevins Racing on Facebook.

2016 SPONSORS:
BC Motorsports
Ron Peters Cabinets

ON DECK:
Saturday, August 13th at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR

 

 

WSS Makes Sunset Debut This Saturday July 23rd
By Ben Deatherage

Banks, Oregon- Although Non-Winged Sprint Car racing has a rich history at Sunset Speedway Park it has never hosted an event for the newly created Wingless Sprint Series. However, that will change on Saturday, July 23rd as the WSS will invade the “Banks Bullring”. A very good count is predicted to be on hand with teams traveling from all over the states of Oregon and Washington.

2016 marks the first time since 2008 that there has been one sole Non-Wing sanctioning body in the Pacific Northwest. From 2009-2015 the Northwest Wingless Tour and the Oregon Double Shot Series would run two separate schedules although some dates were co-sanctioned. The two groups would unify during the 2015-16 offseason and so far every single edition has been a nail bitter.

With six events completed there have been five different winners. Rob Lindsey has the most, with two, while Cooper Desbiens, Kyle Miller, Gary Lynch, and Lance Hallmark all have one. Lindsey enters the weekend with the current points lead.

Pit Gates on Saturday will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 4:00, and racing starts at 6:30. Tickets for this event are Adults $13.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-18) $10.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $5.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE and a family pass will be offered for two Adults and up to four Youths for just $35.00. For more information, log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com. For the latest news regarding the Wingless Sprint Series visit their website at wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

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

 

 

California’s Kofoid Comes Off Doubleheader Weekend With Second Place Result At Placerville; Tulare And Placerville Next

By Ben Deatherage

Penngrove, California- Michael Kofoid would participate in two races last weekend in his home state of California. The Penngrove teenager would first visit Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway, on Friday, July 15th, before taking on the competition at Placerville Speedway on Saturday the 16th. Both nights would produce good results for the DES Inc./Dan Simpson Racing/Gary Silva Ranches/PAY Enterprises/GG&GG/S&S Automotive#4S Maxim team.

Friday night was the Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean with the California Civil War Series. Kofoid would qualify decent but barely missed the invert. In his heat race, he would start fifth and finished fifth which unfortunately placed him in the B Main. He managed to finish second and transferred to start sixteenth. In the main event he would work his way up as far as seventh but on the last green flag run got too high and lost a few positions. Michael would end the night eleventh in the main event.

“Qualifying one spot outside of the invert really hurt us,” commented Kofoid, “fortunately, we were able to make it out of the B Main. In the main we were fast but I screwed up a little on the cushion and lost spots. Overall finishing ahead from where we originally started made it a good night.”

The next evening the team would make the journey to Placerville Speedway. There they would have an excellent night and in fact led for some time in the main event. But he would lose his brakes early in the race and lost the top spot around lap seven. At the drop of the checkered flag, he would finish in second.

“I lost brakes early in the race while leading. The track was a little rough and brakes were essential. Once I lost the lead to Sean (Becker) I just followed him and held on to second. It was a really good finish for us.”

Another doubleheader weekend is in store for Michael Kofoid and company. They will race with the King of the West Series in the 410 Sprint Car on Friday, July 22nd at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Then on Saturday the 23rd they will make the trip back to Placerville where he will run in both the 360 Sprints as well as the Midgets. In the Midgets, he will be driving for car owner Mike Sala.

“Last time I ran the Midget was earlier this month. It’s a lot of fun to drive something different and I have to thank Chuck Cypert for helping us out. I also can’t forget about my family and the entire crew for the Sprint Car that are instrumental in making this whole thing possible.”

2016 SPONSORS: DES Inc. Dan Simpson Racing Gary Silva Ranches PAY Enterprises GG&GG S&S Automotive

ON DECK: Friday, July 22nd at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the King of the West Sprints Saturday, July 23rd at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA

 

 

WAR ANSWERS THE CALL; ADDS NON-POINTS EVENT TO 2016 SCHEDULE

Indianapolis, IN – The WAR Sprint Car Series will compete in a non-points event on Friday, July 29, at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. The 2016 WAR competitive season is over half way complete. With thirteen points races finished and nine left, the WAR Staff has been searching for opportunities to add on races, after losing a few scheduled races earlier in the season.

Jacksonville Speedway has always been a desired destination for WAR Sprints since Casey Shuman took over ownership in 2015. The MOWA Sprints will travel to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, July 29, as part of their Illinois Speed Week. MOWA Promoter, Kenny Dobson, contacted the WAR Sprint Series in order to add some non-wing action for the Illinois fans' enjoyment during Illinois Speed Week.

All standard WAR Rules will apply during the event, but championship points will not be awarded to any competitors. It will pay $1,000 to win, $175 to start plus eleven WAR contingency prizes awarded (listed below). There is an entry fee of $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to add a race to our 2016 schedule as well as run in Illinois at Jacksonville Speedway,” said Shuman. “Kenny and I hope this added event gives the non-wing race fans in Illinois the opportunity to see a great race in their home state.”

The WAR Sprint Cars will travel back West to I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO to resume the heated points battle on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

2016 CONTINGENCY PRIZE SPONSORS:
Heat Race 1 Winner – Hinchman Racewear $50 Gift Certificate
Heat Race 2 Winner – Wilwood Disc Brakes $50 Gift Certificate
Heat Race 3 Winner – Bell Helmets $50 Gift Certificate
Heat Race 4 Winner – Schure Built Suspensions $50 Gift Certificate
Hard Luck Award – Vahlco Wheels Non-Beadlock Front Wheel
Hard Charger Award – Indy Race Parts $50 Gift Certificate & FREE Pack of Tear-Offs
High Point Man Award – FK Midwest $50 Gift Certificate
“Luck of the Draw” Winner (Highest Number pulled in Draw) – Engine Connection $100 Gift Certificate
“Lucky 7” Winner (7th place finisher in A main) – DMI $25 Gift Certificate
“Barnhill Saloon Lucky 13” Winner (13th place finisher in A main) - $50 CASH Bonus
Bonus Contingency Prize Sponsors – EMi Eagle Motorsports $25 Gift Certificate & Rod End Supply Gift Certificate

Photo Credit: Redlined Photography

 

 

High 5 for Kids Night and fireworks at 34 Raceway Saturday, July 23

BURLINGTON - Bring the kids, bring the family to 34 Raceway Saturday, July 23 for the High 5 for Kids Night (presented by the Brent Slocum Foundation and 34 Raceway) in conjunction with J&M Displays night at the races. As another way to give back to kids and families, the Brent Slocum Foundation will have checkered flags and temporary tattoos for each child who comes to the races as well as giveaways of bikes, backpacks stuffed with school supplies, “5” Tattoos, T-shirt giveaways and more.

Thanks to Casebine Community Credit Union and Fort Madison Community Hospital 170 children's bike helmets will be given away. They will begin fitting kids for helmets starting at 5:00 and will continue until they are gone.

From 5:00-7:00 kids will get a number to be eligible to win one of 80+ backpacks and school supplies, 30+ bikes thanks to some very generous donations, and other goodies with more donations coming in. Starting at 7:15 p.m. numbers will start to be drawn and will continue throughout the evening for the kids to win the FREE prizes.

From 5:30 to 6:15 drivers will be available for an autograph session in the grandstand area and there will be free checkered flags for the kids.

During intermission of the races all kids are welcome to participate in the Candy and Nickle Dash courtesy Pyramid Graphics, Tom Lathrop Racing, Tom Bowling Jr. Racing and 34 Raceway. No child will go home empty handed.

In addition to the night’s events J & M Displays will put on their huge fireworks displays following the races.

Appreciation goes out to these wonderful sponsors for helping make this a great night for the kids and race fans: 34 Raceway, AC Contracting, Amy & Devin Timmerman, Andries & Sons Repair and More – Owners: Greg & Amanda Andries, Bailey’s Royal Wish Foundation, Betty & Larry Stevens, Betty &, Avery Mynatt, Brandi Harris, Brent & Cindy Stevens, Brockway Company Brockway Mechanical & Roofing, Brooke Samberg, Casebine Community Credit Union, Can Am Automotive & Towing, Chance & Tammy Carlson, Dan Keltner Racing, Dana Royer/picgirl34, Family Motors, Fort Madison Community Hospital, G.E., Harold Pohren Racing, Hoffman Homes, Hollenbeck MX, I’m with Jackson Group, Jarrod Schneidermann Racing, Jen Woellert, Jerry’s Main Lunch, Jody & Kevin Mineart, Joe & Kendra Nichols, John Oliver, Jr. Racing, Kari Wyett, Kent & Crissy Spratt, KPI Concepts, Michael Horton & Kerri Kronfeldt, Nick & Shilo Guernsey, Roberts Tire Center, Robyn Bixenman, Roederer’s Pit Stop, Roth Trucking & Racing, Rouse Racing, Shane Watts Racing #56, Smith Coin Laundry, Stacie Anderson, Stinky Inc DBA Drain Tainer, Tiffany Murphy, Todd Larson, Wyett Racing #12s.

If you are interested in donating to this fun night contact Jessi Mynatt at 309-221-3571 or Amy Laue at 319-750-3454.

For more information on 34 Raceway go to www.34raceway.com or like them on facebook.

 

 

Placerville Speedway hosts "Big Trophy Night" this Saturday

Placerville, CA (July 21)...Placerville Speedway is proud to present it's annual "Big Trophy Night", an event that has been a tradition at the 1/4 mile clay oval for decades.
"We are proud to continue the long standing tradition of 'Big Trophy Night' at Placerville Speedway", first year co-promoter Kami Arnold said proudly. "Scott (Russell, co-promoter) and I have been attending races here for most of our lives, and we are very happy to continue the traditions we have come to expect here at the racetrack".
01aSaturday night's event includes the three regular divisions, the Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, and the Jay's Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stocks. All competitors will be racing for the annual "Big Trophy", a nearly 5 foot tall perpetual trophy that the winner of each of the three divisions will be able to take home for one calendar year before returning. Each winner's name will be added to the perpetual trophies, with the tradition continuing on year after year.
In addition to the three regular divisions, the Mighty Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association will make their second of four appearances of the year at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.
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The fans will benefit from the evening as well, as they will have a chance to win Jamba Juice gift cards, courtesy of Russell Motorsports, Inc. An admission ticket into the main grandstands automatically enters fans to win. Also, the popular "Happy Hour" will continue, with discount beer prices in the grandstands from 4pm - 6pm.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

Jim Shampine Hall of Fame Series T-Shirts on Sale Saturday, 50 Years to the Day of First Oswego Victory

OSWEGO, NY (July 21, 2016) – Exactly 50 years to the day of Jim Shampine’s first career Oswego Speedway victory, his all-new Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Legend Series ‘Green Machine’ t-shirts will go on sale as a part of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified at the ‘Steel Palace’ this Saturday.

The second release in the Legend Series line, following the May release of the ‘Old Grey Fox’ Nolan Swift design, will be on sale for $20 in the Speedway’s front grandstand novelty only on Saturday, July 23.

A date fond too many followers of Oswego Speedway, July 23, 1966 marked the first time Shampine drove the 8-Ball to the Speedway’s hallowed victory lane.

Shampine defeated Swift and Ohio’s Bob Smith on that night in ’66, jump starting an iconic career that would see 86 more Supermodified victories over the course of 16 years prior to his untimely passing during Classic Weekend of 1982.

Following Saturday night remaining shirts will be available for purchase by calling (315) 342-0646, or in the Speedway’s main novelty stand in the weekend’s leading up to Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

The third and final Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Legend Series t-shirt of 2016 will debut this Classic Weekend.

For those interested in being in line as soon as the ‘Green Machine’ shirts go on sale in the main novelty stand, the front grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday.

Pit gates will open at 3:15 p.m. with the night’s first heat race going green at 6:30 p.m.

Kids 16 and under will be admitted free with paid adult.

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

 

 

NRA Doubleheader Next for “Mad” Max Stambaugh

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, Ohio (July 21, 2016) - An NRA “360” Sprint Invaders doubleheader stands ahead for Elida, Ohio’s Max Stambaugh. The 2015 NRA championship runner-up will attempt to score his first win of 2016 during his short tour of northwestern Ohio, set to visit Limaland Motorsports Park and Waynesfield Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday, July 22-23. “Mad Max” currently finds himself second in the NRA championship hunt trailing Jared Horstman by 14 points.

“We’ve had an up and down season so far, for sure,” Stambaugh explained. “We’ve been close to getting into victory lane, just haven’t quite made it happen yet. Our goal right now is to stay consistent and keep ourselves within championship reach. Jared (Horstman) has been good all year. We are going to have to keep from making any mistakes if we want to catch him.”

“Mad Max” Stambaugh earned a top-ten finish during his most recent K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders start on Friday evening, July 15. After qualifying sixth out of 18 entries, the Elida, Ohio, native went on to finish second during his respective heat race, all before finishing sixth during the 25-lap main event. A similar outcome occurred during the Summer Sprint Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3, finishing fifth during main event competition after starting 13th.

“We’ve been consistent, just not finishing as high as we’d like,” Stambaugh said. “Regardless, we’ll keep working hard and try to better ourselves. I want to thank everyone who helps us out. We have a lot of great supporters who make my season possible. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help. I’m excited to see how the upcoming weekend unfolds.”

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

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Recent Highlights: Finished fifth during Summer Sprint Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3.

2016 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Elwer Fence, Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Quality Welding Fab, Full Effect Lawn Mowing, Radio Hospital.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/21/16) - The mid-season break comes to end as the open wheel divisions return to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday night July 23rd. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders makes their final appearance of the season headlining Saturdays program. Randy Hannagan currently holds Waynesfield bragging rights with two victories in NRA action this season. Jared Horstman broke Hannagan’s winning streak a few weeks ago by taking the Summer Sprint Sizzler on independence day weekend. The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprints and the Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds are also scheduled for a Saturday night of nothing but open wheel racing. Pit side gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hot laps get underway at 6PM with the first heat race of the night going green just after 7PM. Adult general admission for the Open Wheel Showdown is just $12. Young adults aged 11-15 years of age are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of 10 admitted for FREE. Pit admittance is just $25.

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JIBS PRESENTS CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT JULY 22, PLUS DOUBLE 360 SPRINT CAR FEATURES!

by Tommy Goudge (July 20, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, July 22 when Jibs Action Sports presents Christmas in July and Autograph Night.

The annual Christmas in July festivities will bring a visit from Santa Claus, and a $5 discount on grandstand admission fees to fans who donate to the Toy Drive (new, unwrapped toys of at least $5 value only please).

Friday’s Autograph Night is the first of two such opportunities this season for fans to meet their favourite drivers and get an up-close look at their racing machines. Don’t miss your chance to win a scooter, skateboard, or BMX bike from Jibs Action Sports!

The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will be contesting the 10th round of their weekly racing series on Friday.

The 360 Sprint Cars will be running double features, as they will complete the 20 lap A-Feature which was postponed due to rain on Frankie Turkey Memorial Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Case IH July 8. The winner of the postponed A-Feature will receive the Pinty’s wings for a year prize which was to be handed out on July 8.

An average of 121 drivers have signed in for competition each week this season at Ohsweken. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 22. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equipment, and has grown into one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, 1822 Whites Road North in Pickering, call them at 1-800-854-JIBS (5427), or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com

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

SEASON STATS -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars Championship points leader: Mitch Brown Rookie of the Year leader: Dylan Westbrook A-Feature Winners: Mitch Brown – 2 (May 27, June 17); Jake Brown – 1 (May 20); Mikey Kruchka – 1 (June 3); Jared Zimbardi – 1 (June 10); Steve Poirier – 1 (June 24); Dave Dykstra – 1 (July 1); Dylan Westbrook – 1 (July 15)

-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Championship points leader: Ryan Hunsinger Rookie of the Year leader: Jesse McDonald A-Feature Winners: Ryan Hunsinger – 3 (May 20, May 27, June 3); Jesse McDonald – 2 (June 24, July 1); Mack DeMan – 2 (June 17, July 15); Josh Shantz – 1 (June 10)

-Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Championship points leader: Ryan Dinning Rookie of the Year leader: Jason Lungaro A-Feature Winners: Ryan Dinning – 5 (May 27, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 15); Dave Bailey – 2 (May 20, June 10); Wyatt Van Wart – 1 (June 3)

-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Championship points leader: Jon Janssens Rookie of the Year leader: Brandon Crumbie A-Feature Winners: Mark Bazuin – 3 (June 10, July 1, July 8); Jon Janssens – 2 (June 3, June 24); Brandon Janssens – 1 (May 27); Brandon Crumbie – 1 (June 17)

-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers Championship points leader: Wayde Thorne Rookie of the Year leader: Joey Wilcox A-Feature winners: Wayde Thorne – 4 (May 27, June 3, June 17, July 8); Jerry Burnham – 2 (June 24, July 1); Jake Maas – 1 (May 20); Dustin Longboat – 1 (June 10); Fabio Olivieri – 1 (July 15)

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

 

 

ROYAL RAMPAGE: CJB Duo of Gravel & Swindell Up Near the Front at Kings Royal Gravel wins inaugural Jokers Wild; Swindell jostles for lead in opening stages of $50,000 finale

CARLISLE, PA. - July 20, 2016 - The running of the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway will be remembered for many things. From a record tying car count on Saturdays finale (60 cars) to the successful three-night format, the event at Tony Stewart's half-mile was also an opportunity for CJB Motorsports to showcase the speed and the momentum that the team has built over the past six weeks.

The Jokers Wild event opened the weekend on Thursday, July 14th. Both David Gravel and Sammy Swindell were among the 45 cars to take time for the $10,000-to-win event. Gravel was quickest in the second flight of time trials whereas Swindell was seventh quick in the first flight. In heat racing action, Gravel started on the pole and won heat race three while Swindell finished 6th in heat one.

"Thursday night was one of those nights we've been waiting for," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We timed in well, raced well in our heat race and in the dash. In the feature, Donny showed his nose and I knew it was time to kick it up a notch. We did that and were able to hold on for the win. Anytime you win at Eldora, its special. It was an excellent way to kick off the weekend."

(Click above to listen to Gravel in victory lane at Eldora.)

"We went out late in the first group there and timed in seventh," said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "We were loose in our heat race. On the start, we dropped to the middle and got passed on both sides. The car was just loose on entry. We made some changes throughout the night and got better. In the feature, we were doing well but we got lapped and that just put us behind."

Both teams returned to the "Big E" the following night for the $12,000-to-win Knight Before the Kings Royal. Forty-nine cars took time across two fights of time trials. Gravel timed in quickest overall with a 13.600 lap while Swindell clocked in 12th in the first flight. Gravel advanced to the feature via his heat race and the dash. Swindell raced his way in through the Last Chance Showdown for the second straight night.

"We started off the night in good position," commented Gravel, who now has 33 top-5's on the season. "The track was slick and slow during the feature I ended up finding my line and making some ground up. We fell back early but salvaged a fifth place finish out of it. It felt like a win on that night."

"We went late in group one again for time trials," mentioned Swindell, who has led 26 laps on the season. "We made our way through the heat race but had to go to the B (feature) again. We drove from 9th to 5th to make the A feature and then we got the car even better for that. We tightened the car up a lot because we didn't have anything to lose starting at the back of the field. We had a used left rear tire on and it sealed up and that stop the good gains we made."

A special anticipation and energy filled the pit area for Saturdays $50,000-to-win finale at the Kings Royal weekend. Sixty cars signed into the pit area, which tied an event record. Gravel was quick again, timing in 3rd overall with Swindell slotting in 21st. Due to the unique event format, Swindell ended up on the front row of heat race three. A good start propelled the veteran to victory and scored him a 4th place starting position in the 40 lap finale. Gravel finished fourth in the same heat.

"We were fast once again in time trials," said Gravel, who started the Kings Royal in the 20th position. "Barry (Jackson) and I talked about it and were going to go high on the first lap and the go low in turns three and four on the second lap because that was by far the fastest way around. We were around 22nd quick on the first lap and then jumped up to third. We were kind of kicking ourselves after that but we've always been a team that aims to be as fast as we can every time we go out. We didn't get a good jump in our heat race and ended up starting 20th in the feature. We tried a new tire and it wasn't that good on the restarts. We were finally able to drive up to 11th."

"We found the right spot to time in at," said Swindell, who led laps 10-12. "Our car felt really good in the heat race and we won that. We started the feature in fourth and we had a chatter or a vibration. We were alright until the track slicked off and then I could really feel the tires skipping. We then got stuck in traffic and it was just a snowball effect and we fell back." Gravel carried his momentum from Eldora into the Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. The #5 team never lost a step as the Watertown, Conn. driver out dueled series points leader Donny Schatz for the victory in the $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

"The Silver Cup was another night where we just had everything go our way," said Gravel, who now has five wins on the season. "We went out late in time trials and just had a ton of speed. We raced well in the heat and ended up second, which put us in great position for the dash inversion draw. The draw was kind to us and the car felt really good in the dash. In the feature, it all came down to lap traffic. Donny got by us and we had to get back after him. I think I made some good decisions and we were able to get the win. It's really special for sure. There aren't that many races that pay more than $10,000 anymore so it's big when you get one."

(Click above to check out highlights from Lernerville Speedway.)

From Lernerville, it's back to Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for Gravel for the Summer Nationals on Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd. Swindell and the #1 team will return to the Midwest for events with the National Sprint League at the Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex on Friday, July 22nd and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday, July 23rd.

"The Grove is a tricky track," said Gravel, who won the National Open at Williams Grove in 2014. "Timing in is very important. Anytime we race at the Grove its big because it's in our own backyard. We want to add more wins and will be looking to do that."

"We're looking to expand on what we have already learned at Jackson and Knoxville," said Swindell, who has won his past two starts at the Knoxville Raceway. "I feel like we've got a great baseline and we're just looking to fine tune what we have."

CAR #5 2016 STATS: Events: 52 Quick Times: 4 Wins: 5 Top-5's: 33 Top-10's: 43 Heat Race Wins: 16 Dash Wins: 5 Average Time Trial: 7.8 Average A-main finish: 6.1 Total Laps Led: 184

CAR #1 2016 STATS: Events: 34 Quick Times: 2 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 8 Top-10's: 13 Heat Race Wins: 6 Dash Wins: 0 Average Time Trial: 11.8 Average A-main finish: 11.3 Total Laps Led: 26

UP NEXT: David Gravel and the #5 team move on to Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd for the Summer Nationals. Sammy Swindell and the #1 team will return to the Midwest with events at the Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on July 22nd and 23rd.

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 7/14/2016 Eldora 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 30 7/15/2016 Eldora 1 1 2 4 3 5 5 0 7/16/216 Eldora 3 5 4 20 11 0 7/19/2016 Lernerville 25 1 2 6 1 1 1 39

CAR #1: Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 7/14/2016 Eldora 7 4 6 1 1 21 19 0 7/15/2016 Eldora 12 5 5 9 5 23 15 0 7/16/2016 Eldora 21 2 1 4 12 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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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

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports rock solid in double dip weekend

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 20, 2016 – Coming off of a season-best runner-up showing at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on Friday, July 8, Paul Pokorski Motorsports team entered last weekend’s Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader at Manitowoc Speedway and the Plymouth Dirt Track with some all-important momentum on its side.

While the team’s A-main results may not have been overly flashy, (6th at Manitowoc, 11th at Plymouth) it was a solid weekend all around for the 24-year veteran West Bend driver and his dedicated crew.

On Friday, July 15, a total of 21 MSA Sprint Cars checked into the pit area at the Manitowoc Speedway for the third of six scheduled appearances at the track, which will be demolished a season’s end to make way for a Meijer store.

Pokorski started sixth in the second Sprint Car heat race and a fast start vaulted him to fourth, after passing Josh Teunissen in turn two. He then bolted by Doug Wondra to grab third place coming out of turn four on the opening lap.

Pokorski then held the third position the rest of the way, finishing behind second place Kurt Davis and heat winner Brandon McMullen.

The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion drew the sixth starting position in the 25-lap main event.

Pokorski passed Al Schlafer to move into fifth and then maneuvered around Brandon McMullen along the high groove to seize fourth place on lap 4. As the leaders encountered slower traffic on lap 4, McMullen snuck past Pokorski, relegating the 2008 MSA Rookie of the Year to fifth place.

Pokorski maintained fifth place, until the final restart of the race following a caution on lap 23. On the restart, he fell back to seventh, as Wayne Modjeski and Lance Fassbender slipped past. However, he battled back to pass Fassbender at the line to place sixth in the final running order. “ Friday night at Manitowoc was a good night for us,” Pokorski said. “I made a poor choice on the final restart in the A man and that cost us a spot in the end. The car was not as good as the previous visit to Manitowoc with the IRA. I have a couple of theories why and we’ll keep working on it.”

The team then traveled to the Plymouth Dirt Track for PDTR Sprint Car action, which drew a stout field of 30 Sprint Cars.

Pokorski started sixth in the fourth Sprint Car heat race before passing Dick Kaiser on the opening laps to move into fifth place. Pokorski maintained the fifth position on the dry, slick track surface over the final nine laps to finish fifth in the final rundown.

As the final car to qualify for the A main based on passing points during the heat races, Pokorski started 16th in the A main. A good start propelled Pokorski to 12th place on lap 2. After racing closely with Spyder Akright and Ben Schmidt for a few laps, Pokorski passed Spyder Akright to claim the 11th position.

However, Pokorski dropped back to 13th, after a nifty move by Ben Schmidt on lap 13. Moments later Schmidt dropped out after stalling in turn four. After restarting 13th, Doug Wondra slipped past Pokorski to move the West Bend racer to 14th. However, eight laps later, Pokorski battled back to pass Wondra for 13th.

After a lap 22 caution for a spin involving Brandon McMullen, who had led the race throughout, Pokorski executed a few more passes, advancing to 12th on lap 22 and slipping past Spyder Akright again to finish 11th in the final rundown.

Tim Haddy captured his second EWSC main event triumph, after inheriting the lead following McMullen’s spin in turn four on lap 22.

Chris Clayton was second, Donny Goeden claimed third place, followed by Jim Melis and Andrew Westphal placed fifth.

Pokorski indicated that track conditions did not yield much passing in the A main.

“On Saturday night, the track was smooth, but it rubbered up in the A main,” Pokorski said. “That’s never good, especially considering how far back in the pack we started.”

This coming weekend will feature one race at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 23, which will include bonus money up for grabs in the Sprint Car division with the A main paying a cool $1,300 to win.

“I generally don’t get too excited about the money,” Pokorski said. “I’ll only think about it if I’m leading and we get a yellow with two to go. Then I would have time to think about losing it!”

This Saturday also autograph night, which is a favorite event each year for the fan-friendly Pokorski Motorsport team.

“I think every night is for the fans,” Pokorski said. “That is something our team has always believed in and will continue to. We always look forward to seeing all the fans who come to our pit area after the races.”

The Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program is scheduled to being at 6 p.m. Sheboygan County Fair Park is location at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, July 23 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA) Friday, July 29 – Manitowoc Speedway (MSA) Saturday, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA) Friday, August 5 – Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam (MSA) Saturday, August 6 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2016 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 15 MSA events – 12 IRA events - 3 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 3 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 7 Heat Race Victories - 3

 

 

“Shelton Solid In FALS Debut”

Sacramento, CA (July 19, 2016) - Holly and her Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota-powered #67k were back in action this week with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series.

Night one would find teams heading south to the St. Louis metro area for the 25th Annual Arnie Knepper Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway. Little Belleville never disappoints with 32 cars signing in for action.

Holly would find herself starting last in Heat #3, but quickly worked her forward, battling her way from 8th, running the cushion on both ends of the speedway. She would quickly work past several cars and set her sights on chasing down Kyle Schuett, securing a 4th place finish.

Holly rolled off for the 30-Lap Feature from the 9th starting position. Zach Daum would bring out the first caution of the event with a spin in Turn 4, which unfortunately collected Holly as a victim of circumstance along with Jake Neuman and Tyler Robbins. Holly would restart the event from the tail- however the hard contact in the melee resulted in bent front suspension and steering components. Holly began to work her way through traffic, but progress was halted as Daniel Robinson slowed on Lap 20. The final yellow of the evening was brought out for Brad Loyet stopping on Lap 25. Holly was able to progress forward to a 14th place finish at the checkers, despite a wounded ride.

Night two found teams heading north up Interstate 55 as POWRi made its “official” maiden voyage to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Rain had plagued attempts for POWRi’s debut at FALS in both 2014 and 2015. 22 cars made the trip to Fairbury, a night that would see Holly’s ride don the DC Solar livery.

Holly started outside Row 2 in Heat #2 on a lightning fast Fairbury surface. The early laps would find Holly in a 3-wide battle with Zach Daum and Brayton Lynch, before slipping back slightly. However, Holly moved to the bottom, methodically working her way past Aaron Schuck for 4th in the later stages.

Holly would find herself sitting 11th in passing points for the night, setting her up to start inside Row 6 for the 30-Lap Feature. Holly settled in, working the bottom to chase down Kyle Schuett early. The first red of the night was displayed on Lap 7 for a hard tumble down the fronstretch by Ryan Robinson. The event would encounter a long green flag stint after the restart, in which Holly began to utilize the middle groove in a spirited battle inside the Top-10, racing with Jake Neuman and Tucker Klaasmeyer throughout the middle stages of the event. The red would once again come out on Lap 19, as race leader Tanner Thorson banged the cushion in Turn 1 sending him up and over, collecting Justin Peck and Carson Macedo in the process. Once the race went back green, Holly utilized her methodical approach to chase down the front runners, making up valuable ground before the final caution for Klaasmeyer, who pounded the Turn 2 wall on Lap 28. Holly would jump to the bottom on the ensuing restart, making a charge at the Top-5, but momentarily lost forward momentum, allowing Brayton Lynch to slip by at the checkers, seeing Holly come away with a 7th place finish.

As always, Holly would like to thank the following partners for their support – Toyota, Toyota Racing Development, Advanced Racing Suspensions, CSX, IWX Motor Freight, Curb, Mobil 1, Abreu Vineyards, KSE Racing Products, Yamaha, Bosch, Wilwood, BlackBeard and ShellShock!

 

 

Royal Purple King Of The Wing National Sprint Car Series Invade The Pacific Northwest On Thursday July 21st At Meridian;

Non-Point Race For The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series

By Ben Deatherage Meridian, Idaho- The Pacific Northwest will be invaded by the regulars of the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series this weekend. The series will be making three stops in four days for their “Northwest Swing” beginning on Thursday, July 21st for the Pink Lady Classic. The venue will be the famed Meridian Speedway in Idaho and will be a non-points race for the regional Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series. 2015 was the first edition of the Pink Lady Classic and Indiana’s Aaron Pierce was the driver that emerged triumphantly.

Front Gates open at 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30. Tickets for Saturday night’s action are $18.50 for Adults, Seniors/Military $16.00, Kids (Ages 7-11) $6.50, and Children 6 and Under FREE. For more information, log on to www.meridianspeedway.com.

After Meridian Speedway the NSRA Sprints will formally join the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series, and also returns to point racing, as they head to Monroe, Washington’s Evergreen Speedway for the Rory Price Memorial on Saturday, July 23rd. Then the whole swing wraps up Sunday, the 24th, at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, in Wenatchee, Washington, for the event that is being billed as the “Thunder In The Valley”.

The driver at the end of the three races that has accumulated the most points will be declared the Northwest Tour champion. Aaron Pierce won the bragging rights last season.

Although Thursday will be a non-point affair for the NSRA championship it will be a chance to get to race against some of the country’s best at a facility the Northwest series already has visited this year. Bryan Warf won the opener of the 2016 Diamond Cup at Meridian, in early June, and Matt Hein closed the weekend out with a victory. In local competition, Meridian Speedway has had two local winged 360 Sprint shows, on May 28th and July 4th, and Bryan Warf was the winner of both events.

In four completed races this season the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series has had a different winner at each event. Tory DeCaire, Ron Larson, Bobby Santos III, and Jason Conn are the four victors so far in the current campaign. We shall see if that trend continues on Thursday or if any of the Pacific Northwest events produce the first repeat winner of 2016.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series also has managed to complete four events. Matt Hein has won the last two shows while Bryan Warf and Robbie Price have one victory each.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans, and sponsors, to strengthen pavement winged Sprint Car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement Sprint Car Series. This is the only pavement Sprint Car Series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada. For the latest news and information log on to www.kingofthewing.net .

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.

Former Pink Lady Classic Winners: 2015- Aaron Pierce

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 (co-sanctioned with King of Wings NON-POINTS) July 23rd-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial (co-sanctioned with King of Wings) July 24th-Wenatchee Valley Super Oval-Wenatchee, WA-Thunder In The Valley (co-sanctioned with King of Wings) August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup August 13th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic September 17th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Championship Night

Former Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein

2016 Royal Purple King of the Wings National Sprint Car Series Schedule (Winner): April 1st- Five Flags Speedway-Pensacola, FL (Rained Out) April 2nd-Mobile International Speedway-Mobile, AL (Troy DeCaire) April 3rd-Montgomery Motor Speedway-Montgomery, AL (Ron Larson) June 24th-Toledo Speedway-Toledo, OH (Bobby Santos III) June 25th-Winchester Speedway-Winchester, IN (Jason Conn) June 26th-Baer Field Speedway-Fort Wayne, IN (Rained Out) July 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID July 23rd-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA July 24th-Wenatchee Valley Super Oval-Wenatchee, WA September 30th-Madera Speedway-Madera, CA October 1st-Madera Speedway-Madera, CA October 2nd-Kern County Speedway-Bakersfield, CA

Former Royal Purple King of the Wings National Sprint Car Series Winners At Meridian Speedway: 2015- Aaron Pierce on July 30th

Former Royal Purple King of the Wings National Sprint Car Series Champions: 2014- Jo Jo Helberg 2015- Aaron Pierce

 

 

Jeremy Campbell Motorsports

July 20, 2017 - The Jeremy Campbell Motorsports team has hit their stride going into the hot summer months as the team recorded their first win of the season in dominating fashion July 9th at 81 Speedway, sweeping both the heat and feature event. The win put Campbell into the points lead in local racing, and gave the team the momentum needed heading into one of the biggest events of the year, the Hutchinson Nationals.

The following weekend the prestigious event celebrated its 60th running at the Hutchinson Fairgrounds, drawing drivers such as Danny Wood, John Carney Jr, Jack Dover and Danny Jennings. Friday’s qualifying night Campbell finished 7th, missing locking into Saturday’s main event by only one position.

Saturday’s races consisted of a qualifier to set up the reminder of the field, where Campbell finished second, followed by the $3000 to win main event. Starting 8th, Campbell was able to muscle the 10c machine around the one-lane track and up to a 4th place finish.

With the July 23rd upcoming 81 Speedway event already cancelled for heat, the team will take a weekend off before returning to action July 30th.

Thank you for your continued support of Jeremy Campbell Motorsports. For more information visit us at www.jeremycampbell.net or at facebook.com/campbell10c.

 

 

Tough Trip To Placerville For Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Just when it looked like Andy Gregg had shaken off the worst of his luck and he would start stringing together some nice finishes, Gregg’s luck returned on Saturday night as he would get upside down during the feature event.

“I don’t know that I have ever quite had a season like this,” Gregg said. “My crew has been working very hard, but if it wasn’t for bad luck we wouldn’t have any luck right now”

Getting his night off to a quick start at the Placerville Speedway, Gregg would time the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP backed No. 16 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing in the third spot of his heat race, Gregg would find himself in the redraw where the eight pill would place the ARP Enterprises/Ace Hardware/New Gen Landscape entry in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

In the early stages of the feature, Gregg would have his elbows up on the racy quarter mile as he quickly worked his way into the Top-Five. Taking over the fourth spot as another competitor had issues, Gregg would race his way into the third spot within the first eight laps of the feature event.

On lap nine, Gregg’s night would come to an end as his machine would get upside down. Gregg would thankfully walk away from the wreckage uninjured.

“We had a really fast car on Saturday night, and I had fun working my way forward in the first few laps,” Gregg said. “We will keep plugging away and hopefully good things start to happen for us.”

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 be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

FVP RETURNS TO KNOXVILLE NATIONALS AS MULTI-PLATFORM PARTNER

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 20, 2016) -- FVP, a premier auto parts brand in North America and internationally, is super charging sprint car racing's biggest event as a major partner of the 2016 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. FVP has expanded its partnership beyond the traditional race night to include naming rights of several assets at Knoxville Raceway.

Friday night, August 12, of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, will now be FVP Preliminary Night. The brand, based in Eagan, Minn., will also be the title sponsor of the FVP Flag Stand featuring National Sprint Car Hall of Fame flagman, Doug Clark, the FVP caution periods throughout the Knoxville Nationals and the FVP Checkered Flag that will be awarded to the champion of the event.

"We are very excited to be associated with sprint car racing, for what it does for our brands nationally but also as a way of partnering locally with key properties," commented Jay Litsey, VP Marketing for Factory Motor Parts.

The 2016 event marks the fourth-consecutive year of FVP's partnership with the most prestigious sprint car event in the world. Factory Motor Parts, the parent company of FVP, has been a partner previously of the Knoxville Nationals with their brands SuperClean and SPLASH.

"We're proud to continue the relationship Knoxville Raceway and FVP have built throughout the years," said Kendra Jacobs, Director of Marketing at Knoxville Raceway. "FVP is a strong supporter of dirt track racing throughout many series and their sponsorship of Knoxville Raceway driver Brian Brown. They have a passion for this sport that we're happy to have on the grounds throughout Nationals week.

"Their creativity in their partnership this year also shows the innovative thought processes of this company and how partnerships can be taken to the next level in dirt racing."

Tickets for FVP Preliminary Night of the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores are available for purchase at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling 641-842-5431.

The 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores features more than 100 of sprint car racing's greatest drivers from around the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Nearly 21,000 fans converge upon Knoxville for the annual event.

More information about Knoxville Raceway, FVP Preliminary Night and the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores can be found at the aforementioned website, on Knoxville Raceway's Facebook page, @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Instagram. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple and Android phones. ABOUT FVP: Launched in 2005, FVP is a family brand under Factory Motor Parts, a Minnesota locally grown, family-owned business started in 1945 that now has global reach. Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand has an extensive automotive offering with batteries, radiators, condensers, hub assemblies, chemicals, filters, antifreeze, DEF, water pumps, and more. FVP has been The Confident Solution for customers nationwide.

Visit FVPparts.com for more information. Follow FVP on Facebook and Twitter. https://www.facebook.com/fvppartstheconfidentsolution https://twitter.com/FVPparts

ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Late Model Nationals and 360 Nationals. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 24,612 seats and 32 luxury suites.

 

 

Amsoil USAC Indiana Sprint Week Recap

Plainfield, IN Wednesday July 20th, 2016 - Indiana Sprint Week has come and gone now for Chad Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team. The NineEight Motorsports /EZR 98e dawned a new look displaying their partnership with PAC Racing Springs / Schroeder Torsion Bars in neon yellow on the special edition black 98e as the title sponsor for ISW. The past two weeks were filled with extreme highs and some lows as they traveled the state of Indiana for seven night of racing with the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series. The Seven nights of racing in nine days was extended with one rain out during the middle of the week which extended ISW an additional night as they traveled back to Terre Haute, IN to makeup the event originally scheduled for Wednesday.

Each night averaged a field of 45 tough competitors as they entered seven different tracks. Along the way the competition shifted as they traveled from corner to corner of the state mixing in strong local competitors that might not normally travel with the USAC series. On any given night 20 plus cars were beyond capable of taking home a win if not the ISW championship title. Thus making each and every team that more accountable as they entered each night, it would be no cake walk for anyone. Time trials are always huge at a USAC event but this week even more so as each heat fielded approximately twelve cars. Making the heat race inversion and earning a top six starting spot each night was crucial with the car counts as less cars would transfer on through a heat race. Boespflug was able to put himself in that desired position six of the seven nights making things a little easier on him and the team giving them to opportunity to potentially transfer on without having to race the B or even C Main.

Boespflug only timed out of the top 5 twice with a quick time, second, two fourths, and a fifth. He set ProSource Quick Time at Bloomington Speedway Friday and in turn became the New Track Record holder. A second quick time trial run came the following night at Tri State Speedway. Strong qualifying runs for Boespflug definitely worked to his advantage transferring out of all but one heat race directly into the AMain throughout the week. Consistency is key in making the features throughout ISW. A rough night at Lawrenceburg started with a bad time trial and that put the team behind the eight ball all night. Having to run both the C and B main they thrashed to get the car going better each race and still came up short of making the AMain.

"All it takes is one mistake to through things off for the whole night and the we are caught chasing out tails trying to get back ahead. I did not feel comfortable all night and it showed in our results. We took a provisional as we are still in the hunt for national points and every race counts because you never know when someone else might have an off night. Unfortunately part failure ended out night early after taking the provisional. One bad night in comparison to the rest of the week we had isn't much in the whole scheme of things, but we learned from our run at The Burg and hope to improve when we return there in the fall." - said Boespflug in regards to missing the show at The Burg.

Three top tens, an eleventh, a twelfth, twenty first, and twenty second finish landed Boespflug in 7th place overall in Indiana Sprint Week Points. Following these seven nights of national points races Boespflug has advanced to the 6th position in overall USAC National points. As of now it is undecided what the next few races on the NineEight Motorsports /EZR schedule will be as USAC announced yesterday that the two day show at Granite City at the end of this month has been removed from the schedule. The next USAC race isnt until the end of August with the four day Smackdown event. Boespflug intends to fill in the gap in the USAC National schedule with a possible race or two.

Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, FK Indy, Hinchman Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, Shaws, Schroeder Torsion Bars, and STIDA.

Race Results:
USAC at Gas City i69 Speedway: 7/8: Qualifying: 4th / 47 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F 4th - AMain: S 4th F 21st
USAC at Kokomo Speedway: 7/9: Qualifying: 4th / 47 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F Won - AMain: S 4th F 6th
USAC at Lawrenceburg Speedway: 7/10: Qualifying: 34th / 43 Cars - Heat Race: S 8th F 9th - AMain: S 24th F 22nd
USAC at Lincoln Park Speedway: 7/14: Qualifying: 5th / 50 Cars - Heat Race: S 5th F 2nd - AMain: S 4th F 3rd
USAC at Bloomington Speedway: 7/15: Qualifying: 1st NTR / 48 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F 3rd - AMain: S 6th F 11th
USAC at Tri State Speedway: 7/16: Qualifying: 2nd / 39 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F 4th - AMain: S 5th F 8th
USAC at Terre Haute Action Track: 7/17: Qualifying: 14th / 32 Cars - Heat Race: S 3rd F 4th - AMain: S 13th F 12th
We would like to take the time to Thank PAC Racing Springs / Schroeder Torsion Bars for partnering with us for Indiana Sprint Week.
"Having PAC Racing Springs and Schroeder Torsion Bars on board with us this past week as we traveled across Indiana was an absolute pleasure. We can't thank them enough for the support of our team and our dream. The PAC Springs Maxim was fast all week and even picked up a New Track Record at Bloomington Speedway. We are proud to represent PAC as a brand and use nothing but the best quality equipment and that is why we choose their products." - Chad Boespflug

 

 

Dover Heading into Busy Weekend Racing at I-80, Crawford County and Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - HUTCHINSON, Kan. (July 20, 2016) - Jack Dover is taking a 42-point lead and a two-race winning streak into a pair of Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints races this week.

Dover, who has won the last two events with the series to take over the lead in the championship standings, will compete on Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Friday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa. He is also slated to race on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"We've really turned around our season lately and we always enjoy racing with the Nebraska 360s and at Knoxville," he said. "Hopefully we have a fun weekend and can run up front all three nights."

Dover won at I-80 Speedway four times last season and he has recorded 10 feature triumphs at I-80 Speedway during the past three-plus seasons.

He placed second in 2014 during his most recent race at Crawford County Speedway. Saturday will also mark his season debut at Knoxville Raceway, where he hasn't competed since the 360 Knoxville Nationals last August.

Dover is coming off a frustrating finish at the Hutchinson Grand Nationals last weekend at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, where he drove for Gary Swenson.

The team advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race on Friday before placing ninth in the feature. That relegated him to a B Main on Saturday, when a third-place result in the consolation race garnered a transfer into the main event.

Dover competed for another top 10 before exiting the race early because of track conditions. He was credited with a 15th-place finish.

It snapped a streak of five consecutive weekends with a feature victory for Dover.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 9 (10).

July 16 - Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan. - B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 15 (9).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 5 wins, 10 top fives, 13 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Friday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Dills Encouraged with Results from New Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 20, 2016) - A lot of people don't like change. For Patrick Dills, change was needed to instill confidence in himself and his team.

Following struggles with an older car during the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek earlier this month, Dills and his crew assembled a new Eagle Motorsports Inc. chassis for his 360ci sprint car operation. He hit Cottage Grove Speedway with the new machine last Saturday.

"Right out of the gate we were fastest in hot laps," he said. "With the old car we struggled to find left rear drive. With this car we didn't make big enough changes, but we know what it likes now."

Dills, who qualified seventh quickest and won a heat race, started the feature sixth. He drove up to third place before a red flag. On the restart he fell back to fourth before a caution. When the green flew something got into the right rear tire bleeder and it began losing air pressure.

"Then the rocker went bad in the motor the last few laps and we finished sixth," he said. "But this car is good. I've never had a new car and this one drove like a Cadillac.

"I can't thank my guys enough for all their hard work after Speedweek, going down to California and picking up this car, dropping it off with Jack Waddell and Double R Powder Coating … he busted it out in a day. Also thanks to Sarah and Jesse Bonnichsen for painting the body panels in a day."

For the next three weeks Dills will be competing in the Extreme Sprints class at Cottage Grove Speedway starting this Saturday. Dills, the defending Extreme Sprints champion at Cottage Grove Speedway, currently leads the track points. He is also sixth in the track's 360 sprint car standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

Website: http://www.PatrickDillsRacing.com

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The crew

"I can't thank my guys enough for their hard work this past week," Dills said. "A big shout out to my dad, Jerry Dills, along with Jacob Farmen, Billy Leishman, Kevin Solesbee, Jesse Bonnichsen and Dillon Burdett."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Jacob Daniels, Attorney at Law, BC Motorsports, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

DHR Suspension Client Donny Schatz Highlights Week with Kings Royal Win

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 20, 2016) - DHR Suspension was part of a Kings Royal victory last weekend at Eldora Speedway.

Donny Schatz scored the $50,000 win during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Saturday at the half-mile oval, where DHR Suspension was on the fastest car at both the start and finish of the 33rd annual Kings Royal as client Kerry Madsen set quick time during qualifying out of approximately 60 competitors.

Schatz also finished second during both Kings Royal preliminary nights on Thursday and Friday. He was also victorious during the Brad Doty Classic on July 12 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and he placed second on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

Other recent winners utilizing DHR Suspension include Mark Nichols, who claimed a $1,000-to-win late model show at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., last Saturday; Justin Grant, who won a WAR Series non-wing event driving for David Korte last Saturday at I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.; and Tommy Worley, who was victorious at Saint Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on Saturday.

Additionally, Derek Hagar captured a USCS Series win on July 9 at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss.

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.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Summer Nationals Next Challenge for Surging Outlaw Points Leader

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2016) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team continue to raise the standard of excellence in the grueling World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Following their victory last Saturday night in the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio to kick off Sprint car racing’s “Month of Money,” the seven-time and reigning WoO champion and his TSR crew are looking to add another big payday in this weekend’s Champion Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Schatz is in the midst of one of his patented runs during the heat of summer, scoring 13 podium finishes in his previous 15 WoO races. Those numbers include six victories, and the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J is on a streak of eight consecutive top-two finishes following Tuesday night’s runner up effort in the 25th annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

The Fargo, North Dakota resident will return to action Friday in the opener of the two-night Summer Nationals program. Friday will include qualifying, heat races, a dash, and will conclude with a 25-lap A-Feature. Saturday is another complete night of action culminating with a 30-lap A-Feature that not only serves as the Summer Nationals finale, but also a chance to compete for the rights to the Morgan Cup. The Morgan Cup, a challenge between the World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse, was originally scheduled for May but had to be moved to the Summer Nationals when the program was washed out. The addition increases Saturday’s winners share from $20,000 to $25,000.

During his 20 years of competing with the World of Outlaws, Schatz has posted some very good results at Williams Grove Speedway. His most recent victory at the historic facility came in May 2015, when he passed Greg Hodnett late in the race to earn his 15th career A-Feature victory at the track. He also has four preliminary-night victories to give him a total of 19 wins at the track. His next victory at the half-mile, dirt oval will tie him with his childhood idol Doug Wolfgang. Seven of Schatz’s 19 triumphs have come during the Summer Nationals. He has finished second in the previous two Summer Nationals finales and raced from sixth to third in the Spring Nationals opener.

As Schatz continues to trend upward, his grasp on the competition in the WoO championship standings tightens. He has built a 226-point advantage over David Gravel through 52 events and is the series leader in wins with 15, podium finishes with 26, top-fives with 37, and top-10s with 49.

For both nights at Williams Grove, the pit gates open at 3 p.m. EDT. The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit williamsgrove.com or call 717-697-5000.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races at Williams Grove Speedway can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage is available for all both nights on a pay-per-view basis or 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:

This team has surged its way into July and last weekend came out victorious in the prestigious Kings Royal. Does it take any pressure off knowing that you already have scored a win in one of the biggest races of the season?

“We have incredibly high expectations and we won’t be satisfied with just one victory. I’ve learned over the course of my career how hard it is to win races like the Kings Royal. You appreciate everything it takes once you are able to get one. Last year, we had an incredible season but we didn’t win the Kings Royal. We wanted it badly. All of these races are hard to win, but I’m surrounded by a terrific group of guys who are extremely driven. And they aren’t going to stop working hard. There was a tremendous sense of accomplishment Saturday but, as soon as we left the track, we turned our focus on the next race. We had a great shot at getting another victory Tuesday night in Lernerville but came up just a little bit short. That will drive us this weekend. You only get so many opportunities to win big races.”

Consistency throughout the night has been a major factor in your results over the last 15 races. What has enabled you to be strong from early in the night through the feature events?

“We put in a lot of work early in the year trying all kinds of things to get us better. We had some struggles but things have come together for us. Early in the year, our qualifying results weren’t where we needed and that put us behind some. Now we are having more success in qualifying and that’s giving us better opportunities to win heat races and make the dashes. The extra track time has allowed us to try more things and fine-tune things even more. We’re gaining on it but still have a lot of work to do.”

Last week’s challenge was three nights at Eldora, culminating with the extremely difficult Kings Royal format. This week, it’s taking on one of the toughest regional contingents of competitors you face all season at a track that can be difficult to get ahold of. What’s the strategy heading to Williams Grove?

“The strategy is just like any other night. Saturday, we knew they had a big invert in the heats, but our goal was to still go out and put up the best lap we could in qualifying. We ended up fourth and were able to charge up through our heat race. At Williams Grove, we know we have to qualify well and then find a way to make the dash. There are a lot of good cars that race at Williams Grove every week. We like the challenge of taking on the best in the business. We came up a little short in May and the same has been true in the past two Summer Nationals. This weekend, our goal is to come out on top and leave Pennslyvania with the big trophy on Saturday night.”

 

 

Midweek FAST Action Update: Paul Weaver Goes Back-to-Back with FAST 305 Series, FAST 410 Series Action Continues Friday/Saturday

FREMONT, Ohio (July 20, 2016) - Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver has been the driver to beat during the last two months of the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro schedule, scoring another $1,000 victory during competition at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, on Friday, July 15. The victory, accomplished from row three on the feature grid, was Weaver’s second consecutive with the series and his third of the last four FAST 305 Series starts. Byron Reed (410) and Bobby Clark (305) are the only other drivers under the FAST Series banner with multiple feature victories in 2016.

“I want to congratulate Paul Weaver on this Limaland victory over the weekend,” Rich Farmer explained, FAST Series promoter. “Paul has been on a roll lately. I think his streak will continue during the next two months. I also want to thank all of the officials at Limaland for making this event happen. Hopefully we can continue this relationship and bring the FAST 305 sprints back to Lima, Ohio, in 2017.”

Paul Weaver held off Dan McCarron to score the Limaland victory, followed by former FAST 305 Series champion Nate Dussel, who climbed from 14th to secure his place on the podium. Kyle Capodice and Alvin Roepke rounded out the top-five finishers. With the victory, Weaver now holds a 51-point margin in the FAST 305 Series championship standings over Nate Dussel. The 2016 championship will award at least $2,000.

The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will return to competition on Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, with visits to Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Including the July 29/30 weekend, only six events remain on the FAST 305 Series schedule, two of which travel dates with trips to Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania and Butler Speedway in Michigan on the agenda.

The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will return to competition for the first time since June 11 this Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, with a pair of routine stops at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Defending FAST 410 Series champion Byron Reed will lead the charge into Attica Raceway Park on Friday night as the current series point leader, earning three victories thus far in 2016.

“We’ve officially pushed our way to the back-half of the 2016 FAST season,” Farmer explained. “This is when things really start to get interesting. I’m excited for all of the drivers and teams involved, as well as the fans. It has been a fantastic season so far with plenty more to witness.”

Current FAST 410 Series Standings:

1

5

Byron Reed

849

2

9

Craig Mintz

830

3

73

Chris Andrews

730

4

45L

Brian Lay

729

5

16

Stuart Brubaker

698

6

60

Jody Keegan

697

7

83M

Broc Martin

696

8

23

DJ Foos

682

9

9Z

Duane Zablocki

667

10

68G

Tyler Gunn

667

11

33M

Caleb Griffith

600

12

8J

Jess Stiger

592

13

7

Shawn Valenti

577

14

3J

Trey Jacobs

428

15

6

Bill Rose

224

16

5K

Adam Kekich

216

 

Current FAST 305 Series Standings:

1

1W

Paul Weaver

842

2

1

Nate Dussel

791

3

19R

Steve Rando

766

4

99

Alvin Roepke

749

5

22M

Dan McCarron

732

6

77I

John Ivy

731

7

25

Jason Keckler

729

8

1X

Dustin Dinan

724

9

10X

Dustin Stroup

710

10

2

Ricky Peterson

707

11

12

Kyle Capodice

701

12

66

Jamie Miller

695

13

22

Seth Schneider

675

14

11G

Luke Griffith

614

15

4*

Tyler Street

594

16

2F

Matt Foos

583

17

8

Bobby Clark

552

18

75

Jerry Dahms

545

19

20B

Cody Bova

521

20

20I

Kelsey Ivy

510

21

9R

Dustin Rall

464

22

45

Trevor Baker

459

23

32H

Dan Hennig

322

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
Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 14July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway
Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway

 

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro:
Round 1 April 22nd -  Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway: Paul Weaver
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park: Paul Weaver
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park: Paul Weaver
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park
Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway

 

FAST Series Information:

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA  Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels.

 

 

SPEED SPORT, MAVTV Cameras to Roll on Oswego Speedway’s 30th $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified on Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (July 20, 2016) – National television cameras from SPEED SPORT, MAVTV, and Thomas Video Productions will be set to roll on this Saturday’s 30th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event at the ‘Steel Palace’, Oswego Speedway.

This weekend’s event will mark the third taping of the season for Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV at Oswego Speedway, joining previously taped broadcasts of the Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial as well as the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial.

The Mr. Novelis Supermodified 50-lap title event awarding $10,000 to the winner is the second richest winner’s pay day in all of Supermodified racing next to Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic 200, which usually makes for exciting racing and finishes.

Last season eventual winner Otto Sitterly dueled in dramatic fashion with current Oswego point leader Michael Barnes and former Mr. Supermodified Ray Graham to claim the $10,000 prize.

All three will be in action this weekend joined by fellow former Mr. Supermodified titlists Kody Graham and Dave Danzer.

Throw into the mix top Supermodified aces Dave Gruel, Joe Gosek, Brandon Bellinger, Pat Lavery, Mike Muldoon, Tim Jedrzejek, Dave Shullick Jr., Jeff Abold, Keith Shampine, Dan Connors Jr., and more – and veteran motorsports broadcasters Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio, as well as former Supermodified driver and pit reporter Dan Kapuscinski, will have a host of stories to cover.

Broadcast coverage at Oswego will continue with Budweiser International Classic Weekend September 2-4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

"Former winners Clauson & Coons aim again for Belleville Glory”

 ”39th annual running slated for Aug. 5-6”

Belleville, Kan., July 20--- Former Belleville Midget Nationals Champions Bryan Clauson and Jerry Coons Jr. head the list of drivers competing in the upcoming “39th annual Belleville Midget Nationals” on August 5-6 at the Belleville High Banks. Both drivers have three career victories in the famed event. Clauson returns as the defending champion driving the Joe Dooling owned No. 63 Spike/Stanton SR 11. Clauson also won the event in 2009-10. Clauson’s season has been highlighted by competing in over one hundred race events already, including leading three laps in the 100th annual Indianapolis 500-mile race in May. Coons the events first three-time winner (2005, ’07, ’12) will be driving for the new team formed by Rusty Kunz. The team will utilize a Spike/Stanton SR 11 combination in the No. 1K car. Kunz has two previous wins as a car owner and three as chief mechanic/team manager. Thursday Night August 4 will feature a Tim Dugger Concert in the infield. Admission is $10 per person, under 14-years old free. Also a free BBQ meal will be provided while supplies last. On track action kicks off on Friday night for the The USAC National Midget Championship Series with qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The popular two-person cruiser stock car division will race on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday night will feature last chance races for participants to make the 40-lap feature. A check of $12,500 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the "4th annual 305 Sprint Nationals". General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Link to order tickets from Ticket Force can be found by logging onto the tracks website www.highbanks.org.

 

“Badger Midget/Micro doubleheader Saturday at Sycamore”

Sycamore,Ill. July 19---The Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series will make their first-ever appearance at the Sycamore Speedway Saturday Night. This season marks the 80th year of sanctioning midget auto racing for the organization, oldest in the country. The series will be part of the “DeKalb Championship Night” which features: Super Late Models, Late Models, Pure Stocks, Modified compacts and the Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass. Brandon Waelti on the strength of two Badger Midget feature victories this season enters the event with a 76-point lead over Robbie Ray. Ray also has two feature victories this season, both events the runner-up has been Waelti. Third place Aaron Schuck trails Ray by an additional twenty-four points. The Joliet, Ill. driver won the July 9 midget feature at the track. Troy Strauss a former micro feature winner at the track holds a 170-point lead of over Norm Ehrke winner of the June 18 event at Sycamore. Dave Collins, Chad Bogar, and Jake Goeglein complete the top five. Badger has sanctioned twelve micro events since 2012 at the track.

 

 

Dirt Classic Indiana Sets Stage For Lone Winged Weekend at Kokomo Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Friday and Saturday night the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invade the Kokomo Speedway for the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana, that will offer the Saturday night winner a Golden Ticket into the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Dirt Classic set for September 20th at Lincoln Speedway.

Friday and Saturday night will mark the lone weekend of winged action at the Indiana short track as a talented field of cars is expected to be on hand vying for Friday night’s $5000-to-win top prize and Saturday’s hefty $12,500-to-win prize and coveted Golden Ticket into the Dirt Classic.

The action on Friday night’s prelude show will be a standard Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions format, while Saturday’s Dirt Classic Indiana program will feature time trials, duel heat races, and feature events. Saturday night, drivers will accumulate points each time they hit the track with the Top-20 in points transferring directly into the feature event, with the remainder of the field working their way through last chance qualifiers to make up the 24-car field.

Heading into this weekend’s event, 2016 Ohio Speedweek Champion, Chad Kemenah leads the point standings on the strength of a very consistent Speedweek. Kememanh may only have one win to his credit, but comes in with a 48-point advantage over Dale Blaney, and a 96-point cushion over Sheldon Haudenschild, who both have five wins to date.

While Kemenah will be looking to keep those two behind him, other drivers expected to be on hand this weekend include Cap Henry, Danny Holtgraver, Kraig Kinser, TJ Michael, Lee Jacobs, Caleb Helms, Andrew Pelker, and a list of others.

Another unique factor to this weekend’s Dirt Classic Indiana will be non-wing drivers bolting on a wing and taking on the Arctic Cat Circuit of Champions. A few notables expected to cross over include Bryan Clauson, Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney, Chris Windom as well as a few others that USAC has to offer.

For more of our predictions on who we are expecting, click over to http://dirtclassic.com/driver-forecast-dirt-classic-indiana/ and check out our driver forecast.

Tickets for this exciting event are currently available online, and to get yours today, click over to http://dirtclassic.com/tickets/.

ON TAP- The next Dirt Classic event will be Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart slated for July 22-23 at the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN. This event will be ran in conjunction with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

LOCKED IN- Terry McCarl (Dirt Classic I-80, May 6th) Greg Hodnett (Dirt Classic Showcase, June 11th).

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.

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Returns to Wilmot Raceway for O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 on July 30

WILMOT, Wisc. — July 20, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Wilmot Raceway for the first time since 2014 on Saturday, July 30 for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40. The event at the third-mile bullring will mark the final stop of the season for the series in the state of Wisconsin.

In the last World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Wilmot Raceway in 2014, David Gravel was victorious over Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan. Gravel, who was making his first start at Wilmot, took the lead from Saldana on lap-8 restart and paced the remainder of the 30-lap race.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visited Wilmot Raceway for the first time in 2006, with Mark Dobmeier, who was filling in for Brooke Tatnell, picking up the win. For Dobmeier, it was his first career Outlaws win. Dobmeier edged Jeremy Campbell and Daryn Pittman by mere inches in a thrilling last lap battle for the win. Each driver led at one point during the final lap, with Campbell ending up second and a spinning Pittman crossing the line third.

When the series returned in 2008, Pittman made up for his near-miss two years earlier, scoring the win at the Wilmot Raceway over Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers. Pittman led the first 12 laps, with Chad Kemenah taking the top spot from laps 13-21. Pittman made the pass for the lead and ultimately the win on the 22nd circuit.

Leading the way into Wilmot Raceway this year for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who sits atop the standings, with a series-leading 15 wins and 49 top-10 finishes. Wilmot Raceway is one of the few tracks on the circuit that the North Dakota native has not won at in his career.

David Gravel, who has five wins, including the $25,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on July 19, recently moved into the second position in the standings. Brad Sweet, who led the point standings for the first four-plus months of the season, is currently third in points, with seven wins for Kasey Kahne Racing. Daryn Pittman, who has six wins, sits fourth in points, while Shane Stewart, who has five victories, rounds out the current top-five.

Saldana is sixth in points, on the strength of four wins, with Jason Johnson, who has a victory, sitting seventh. Logan Schuchart, who scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win earlier this month, recently moved into the eight position in points. Jason Sides, who won earlier this season is ninth, with McMahan completing the top-10.

A pair of drivers are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2016, led by Greg Wilson. The native of Benton Ridge, Ohio won on Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte and is just outside of the top-10 in points. Clyde Knipp, an 18-year-old who hails from California, Missouri, is also contending for the rookie crown.

A strong contingent of Wisconsin-based drivers, many of whom competed regularly at Wilmot Raceway, as well as with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association, are also expected for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40, including Bill Balog. The Alaska-native, who now calls Wisconsin home, scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last month in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 30 and 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 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

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Returns to Hartford Speedway on July 29

HARTFORD, Mich. — July 20, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Hartford Speedway in Michigan for the first time since 2011 on Friday, July 29. The event will mark the seventh-ever appearance by the series at the half-mile and the final stop of the season in the state of Michigan for the “Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Joey Saldana was victorious in the last World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway. That win for Saldana was an emotional one, as it was his first race back after suffering injuries a couple of months earlier during the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio. Saldana picked up the win at Hartford over two-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers and Craig Dollansky. Saldana is also a past winner at the half-mile with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association.

A total of four former series champions have won at Hartford Speedway, including Meyers in 2004. Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, picked up a win at Hartford in 2005. Sammy Swindell, a three-time series titlist won the second-ever Outlaws race at the half-mile in 1996. Dave Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won the inaugural race for the series at Hartford Speedway earlier in 1996.

Leading the way into Hartford Speedway this year is seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who has won a series-best 15 races and sits atop the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings. Hartford Speedway is one of the few tracks the Outlaws visit that Schatz has yet to win at. He is a past winner in the state of Michigan at both I-96 Speedway and Berlin Raceway.

David Gravel, who has five wins, including the $25,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on July 19, recently moved into the second position in the standings. Brad Sweet, who led the point standings for the first four-plus months of the season, is currently third in points, with seven wins for Kasey Kahne Racing. Daryn Pittman, who has six wins sits fourth in points, while Shane Stewart, who has five victories, rounds out the current top-five.

Saldana is sixth in points, on the strength of four wins, with Jason Johnson, who has a victory, sitting seventh. Logan Schuchart, who scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win earlier this month, recently moved into the eight position in points.

Jason Sides, who won earlier this season is ninth, with Paul McMahan completing the top-10.

A pair of drivers are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp. 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.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 29 and 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

 

 

Racing Action Returns to Marysville This Saturday

Marysville, CA (July 19, 2016)…After a much needed weekend off the stars and cars at Marysville Raceway will return to action this Saturday night, July 23rd. When the winged 360 sprint cars hit the track this Saturday night a historic point battle is shaping up between Cody Lamar and Jeremy Burt. Only one championship point separates Lamar from Burt. Both drivers have encountered the spoils of victory lane this season. Each driver has experienced the heart break of crashing in the main event and not finishing. Including this Saturday night, only five championship nights remain for the winged 360 sprint cars.

General admission is $13.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and juniors and military with I.D. Children ages 6 – 11 are $6.00 while kids five and under are free. Pit gate opens at 3 PM with the front gate opening at 5 PM. Family pass is available for $40.00 and includes two adult tickets and three kids 11 and under.

The Wingless Sprints are also in the midst of a great chase to the finale. Josh Vieira leads two-time track champion Timmy Sherman Jr. by a mere six points. Peter Paulson is only seven points back of Vieira and just one behind Sherman Jr. If any of the top three falter down the stretch don’t count out Johnny Burns and Brett Youngman. In fact, Youngman enjoyed the spoils of victory lane the last time the division raced at Marysville.

We’ve come to the conclusion that the IMCA Sport Mods are as competitive as any other form of dirt track oval racing. This division also features the most unique driving personalities that fans love to root for or against. Brian Cooper leads this cast of characters into Saturday night’s racing action. His brother Todd is 17-points to the negative. Jerry Bartlett is in the third spot but don’t count out the “General” because his on track racing is as big as his off track personality. The Merritt family should be commended for fielding two competitive cars all season long and they sit fourth and fifth in the points. Mike holds a six point edge over Damian who is in fifth place.

The Hobby Stock division and Street Stocks have had recent disappointing car counts of late. Jim Speck leads Anthony Doubledee by a mere eight points. Street stock competitors were a no show last Saturday night. If you own a street stock and want to race then this Saturday night would be a great place for you and your team.

 

 

Midwest Sprint Car Series

The Midwest Sprint Car Series is set to return to the historic Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 23rd as a part of 2016 MSCS series championship slate. For the popular series, now in its 16th season, the July 23rd visit will serve as the second annual visits to MMS for the Southern Indiana based 410 Non-Wing Series. The event will pay a healthy $2000 To Win and $200 To Start to series competitors.
The 2015 appearance saw Shane Cottle pick up the $2000 feature win from the 6th starting position besting former Montpelier UMP Modified Track Champion Brady Short, 2015 USAC Sprint Champion Robert Ballou, Dave Darland, and Dickie Gaines, Short was the 2015 MSCS Champion. In 2016 Non-Wing competition at the Montpelier Motor Speedway, Brady Bacon won the USAC National event while also setting the MMS qualifying track record at 14. 199; Bryan Clauson picked up the MMS Sprint Car win in the Sprint Car portion of Indiana Midget Week. In 2016 MSCS competition of the six features held four different drivers have won features. Chase Stockon and Thomas Meseraull have won two each. Kyle Cummins and Mitch Wissmiller have also posted wins.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features including a new catch fence and front stretch wall. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.
Date
Saturday, July 23rd
Classes
MSCS – 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars – $2000 To Win | $200 To Start
UMP Modifieds
Super Streets
Thunder Cars
Times
Gates Open – 4:00PM
Hot Laps – 6:00PM
Racing – 7:30PM
Racing Curfew – 11:ooPM
NOTE SPECIAL START TIMES FOR SATURDAY, JULY 23rd
Tickets
General Admission – $15
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass – $30 (includes Transponder rental)
Entry Fee – None
Competitor’s License – $20
A Montpelier Motor Speedway Competitors License is required to race at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in a MMS Track Championship points paying division (excludes all sprints and TQ series). This is a one-time license that must be completed upon your first race at the Speedway each season. Once this license is purchased, it is good for all remaining racing events at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The fee for the license is $20.00 per season and is required for payout following the event. A link to the form is available on our website (www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/driver-forms) for your convenience
Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
East Central Indiana
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)
Web and Media
Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack) – https://twitter.com/MontpelierTrack
MSCS – http://www.mscssprints.com/
Track Information
Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.
Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track

First Automobile Race – May 5, 1915

Seating Capacity – 3,200
Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance
Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand. The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.
Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler
Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed. Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails. Self Clean-Up Required
Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol. Beer is sold at the track. ID is required.
Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.

 

 

CITY OF PERRIS RESIDENTS FREE THE NEXT 2 RACES AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, July 19, 2016) Residents of the City of Perris will be admitted free at the next two nights of action at Perris Auto Speedway. The events are Night of Destruction #5 this Saturday, July 23rd, and the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car show on July 30th.

All City of Perris residents have to do is show a valid driver’s license or a utility bill with a Perris address and id at the ticket window. They will then be admitted free. There is a $8.00 charge for on-site parking on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM for both of the shows with racing at 7:00.

The complete 2016 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors. All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Archibald’s Restaurants, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Horizon Solar, Imola Restaurant & Bar, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, R. David Bulen Insurance, Scott Sales, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, US Foods, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

July 23rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 30th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

August 20th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

August 27th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 3rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

September 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

September 17th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

September 24th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 1st - 9th Southern California Fair

October 15th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 29th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 9th Oval Nationals Practice

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 12th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Champion Oil to Sponsor New York to Paris Racing Team

(Clinton, MO / 07.20.16) Champion Brands, LLC, a recognized industry manufacturer of synthetic motor oils, announced today the sponsorship of a race-car team from South Carolina entered in the 110th Anniversary running of the 1908 Great Auto Race from New York to Paris. http://thegreatautorace.com/race.htm

In 1908 the "horseless carriage" was a novelty, certainly not suited for long distance travel. That would all change when the 1908 Great Auto Race from New York to Paris was run with six teams from Italy, France, Germany, and the United States.

The 1908 Great Auto Race was sponsored and organized by the NEW YORK TIMES and LA MATIN (a Paris newspaper). The torturous New York to Paris race route included: NYC, Albany, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Valdez Alaska, Japan, Vladivostok, Omsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Paris.

After 22,000 miles and 169 days the American Thomas Flyer and it's driver George Schuster won this historic racing event, changing forever the course of the automobile. Shuster was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffS8YDFgkTg&feature=youtu.be

On the 110th Anniversary of the legendary 1908 test of men and machines, the Champion Racing Oil sponsored 1929 Model A Speedster, owned by Jack Crabtree of Gosse Creek, SC, will begin an 85 day journey starting in June 2018 from Times Square heading west to San Francisco. The vehicles will board a ship bound for Yokohama, Japan then enter the continent of Asia at the port of Vladivostok, Russia. Paralleling the Trans-Siberian Railroad the Champion’s Model A Speedster will head for Moscow, on to Berlin and finish at the Eiffel Tower in October 2018. http://www.2018nytoparis.com/

Champion Racing Motor Oils contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), special lubricity modifiers, and a premium level of anti-wear additives which includes a high quantity of ZDDP. These additives are proven to meet the lubrication demands of competition engines, create a tough film strength, which controls wear and provides more horsepower and torque in Dynamometer testing. Champion Racing Oils are suitable for use in all competition and race engines especially those using flat tappet and/or roller cams operating at high RPM’s and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion contact them at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Two Weeks Until Tuesday Night Thunder!

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 19, 2016) – Just two more weeks! That’s all that remains until the USAC National Midget series takes to the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, NE, for “Tuesday Night Thunder”.

The August 2 “Riverside Chevrolet Tuesday Night Thunder presented by Fairbury Foods and Schmidt’s Sanitation” event brings the USAC National Midgets to the racy oval in South Central Nebraska for the first time with the JayHusker non-wing Micro Sprint Cars in action as well.

“Tuesday Night Thunder” opens a tremendous week of Midget racing action that is followed up by the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, KS, on Wednesday night, August 3, and then the Belleville Midget Nationals in Belleville, KS, on August 5-6.

The Midgets of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association will come down the mountains from the west to take on the USAC forces in the “Tuesday Night Thunder” event at Jefferson County Speedway as well.

Leading the way into “Tuesday Night Thunder” is current USAC National Midget points leader Spencer Bayston out of the Keith Kunz Racing stable. The Lafayette, IN, driver is just 10 points ahead of Indy 500 competitor Bryan Clauson with current USAC Sprint Car points leader Brady Bacon just 23 points off the lead pace.

Along with Clauson, Bacon and Bayston, other top USAC shoes expected for the event include the likes of Tanner Thorson, Chad Boat, Carson Macedo, Zach Daum and more as Keith Rauch leads the RMMRA contingent from Colorado.

Event promoter Cody Brewer assures that contingency products and gift certificates will be awarded to each racing entry that takes part in Tuesday Night Thunder thanks to the support of the community and the racing industry.

General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults with children ten and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Qualifying will begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing action to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Fairbury Foods and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that are making “Tuesday Night Thunder” possible include Budweiser, ZFour Trucking, Starr Plumbing, Big Bamboo Studios, Pollman Appliances, Vaughn Contracting, Rod End Supply, Precise Racing, EMI, Factor 1 Racing, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Napa Auto Parts, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Ole Red 99.5, Chapple Roofing and Spike Chassis.

More information regarding the event is available at http://www.tuesdaynightthunder.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightThunder/.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Venturing to Knoxville Raceway and Double X Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (July 19, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. is climbing back into Jeff Smith's sprint car this weekend.

The duo will compete on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

"I feel pretty confident," Bruce Jr. said. "We've had some races together and knowing what each other needs we'll have a lot better opportunity to have more speed."

The team has competed at Knoxville Raceway once this season and this Saturday's event might be the final tune-up prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals next month.

"We struggled early and got better in the feature, but unfortunately had a brake line get a hole rubbed into it so we ended up with a DNF," Bruce Jr. said of his last visit to the half-mile oval.

Sunday will mark the debut at Double X Speedway for Bruce Jr.

"I'm definitely looking forward to it," he said. "One of my best friends in racing, Jesse Hockett, used to go over there and dominate. I'm looking forward to going to a race track he enjoyed spending time at."

Bruce Jr. and Smith have earned two runner-up results and four top-10 finishes this season in the four races since the DNF at Knoxville Raceway in early June.

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

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 and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

 

 

BUCKEYE LATE MODEL DIRT WEEK HEADED TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SATURDAY; OVSCA SPRINTS AND SUPER STOCKS IN ACTION ALSO

 For Immediate Release Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

In it’s second year, the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week will return to Orrville’s Historic Oval, Saturday, July 23rd for a $4,000 to win feature. Last year, NAPA Wayne County Speedway hosted the first ever Dirt Week show with Richmond’s Indiana’s. Duane Chamberlain leading all the way for the win and is expected in to try to repeat his performance from a year ago. Third place finisher last year,Jeremy Berwanger along with the likes of Devin Moran, Rod Conley, Jackie Boggs, Greg Oliver, Jason Montgomery, Freddie and Tyler Carpenter, Travis Brookover and Chris Shannon are some of the drivers who have signed up to run all week. Throw in NAPA WCS’ Doug Drown, who has won four in a row, 5 time track champion Ryan Markham, this years point leader Brad Malcuit along with Rick Bond, who is just seven points behind Malcuit and JR Gentry, as all five of those drivers made last years feature, plus many other top drivers from around the Buckeye state and bordering states have plans on running in the week long series, it looks to be another fast paced action filled race. The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association sprinters will be in to challenge the home track Fisher Performance drivers as Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson and Mitch Harble sit atop the NAPA Wayne County Speedway point standing. Tyler Thompson has five wins and leads the Action Auto Body Super Stock points race as Tyler Nicely, second in points, and two time winner Paul Holmes and last week’s winner, Bob Daugherty try to close in on Thompson’s lead. All three class’ will be running for regular NAPA WCS points on Saturday night. Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 6 pm and racing at 7 pm. For more information about the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

DCRP Back in Action this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 19, 2016) – Coming off a pair of idle weekends, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas fires back to life this Saturday night with a full card of championship chase action.

The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars headline Saturday’s action after last competing in the “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial to kick off the month while the track’s other championship chase divisions of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks hit the track for the first time in nearly a month.

Saturday’s action goes green at 7:30 p.m. It marks the final lead-in to the “Driver Appreciation” Night event on Friday night, July 29, which kicks off the Dodge City Days festival.

Coming off a strong Boothill Showdown performance that included a preliminary night win before a runner-up finish in the finale, defending track champion Luke Cranston has taken the DCRP Sprint Car points lead away from Taylor Velasquez.

With just four nights of competition remaining for the DCRP Sprint Cars, Cranston is only 13 points ahead of Velasquez going into Saturday night with Mike Peters, Brian Herbert and Tyler Knight among the current top five.

Others leading the way into Saturday’s action include Nick Link in IMCA Modifieds, Kevin Tabor in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

And in each case with just four point nights of competition remaining, the chase for the championship is very well much up for grabs.

Lakin’s Pepper holds the most substantial lead at 66 points over Marlin Hogie in the IMCA Stock Car ranks as he vies for a second straight track championship.

Rolla’s Link is just 29 points ahead of Ryan Heger in the IMCA Modified title chase while Dodge City’s Tabor tries to deny Woodward’s Jeff Kaup a fourth consecutive IMCA Sport Modified crown with a 28 point advantage.

The tightest battle going into Saturday’s tilt is in the IMCA Hobby Stock ranks with Bucklin’s Cody Davis just eight points ahead of Laverne, OK, racer Matt O’Hair.

Tickets to Saturday’s DCRP championship chase action are just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

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.

 

 

Chase Dietz Back in Lincoln Speedway Victory Lane

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA. (July 19, 2016) - For the first time in 2016 and for the second time in his career, Chase Dietz is a 410 sprint car main event winner at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, this time sweeping the entire July 16 program by capturing a heat race victory in the process.

The York, Pennsylvania, native started third on the feature grid, taking command officially on lap 21 of 25 after a battle with race leader Billy Dietrich. After working around Dietrich in heavy traffic, Dietz would go on to navigate the remaining circuits flawlessly, eventually holding back Dietrich and a hard charging Danny Dietrich at the final checkers. The victory was worth $3,200.

“It was a perfect night for us to earn a win,” Dietz explained. “We drew a great pill to start the evening which put us in a position to win our heat race. It was a hard race with Billy (Dietrich) during the main, but I’m glad we found an opportunity to get around him. I can’t thank my family, crew, and sponsors enough for their support and effort. I want to make a special shout out to my pap and Troy Godfrey. It was our first time winning a 410 feature with this car. That wouldn’t have been possible without everyone’s help.”

Despite coming off of a victory, Chase Dietz will not join the “Pennsylvania Posse” and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday. Instead, Dietz and the 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, No. 2D team will enjoy a weekend off.

“I want to welcome Start To Finish Roll Off, LLC to the team,” Dietz said. “They are the newest sponsor to come on board with us this year. We are thrilled to have them be a part of this team. Hopefully we can get the 2D back in victory lane our next time out and welcome them in a big way.”

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.

 

 

Dirt Classic Indiana at Kokomo Speedway Next for T.J. Michael

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (July 19, 2016) - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie contender T.J. Michael will continue his 2016 campaign this Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, with a visit to the Hoosier State. The “Texas Traveler” will visit Kokomo, Indiana’s very own Kokomo Speedway during the upcoming weekend, joining America’s Series for the two-day Dirt Classic Indiana worth a combined winner’s share equaling $17,500.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conduct a full point program to kick-off the weekend on Friday night, July 22, worth $5,000. The Dirt Classic Indiana format will be used on Saturday, July 23, utilizing a special passing points procedure. Saturday’s main event will award a top prize equaling $12,500.

“It’s going to be a really fun weekend. One of the best parts of traveling is getting to visit new tracks in different states,” explained Michael. “We’ve had plenty of that this year. Kokomo Speedway gets a lot of press. It has a great reputation. I’m excited to get there and see what it’s all about.”

T.J. Michael, pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, MJ Webb Enterprises, No. 8M, will enter the Kokomo Speedway doubleheader currently seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, earning four top-ten finishes and 24 main event starts. The Plano, Texas, native, who now resides in Fremont, Ohio, also owns three hard charger awards in 2016; advancing the most positions during a main event.

Michael will enter Kokomo Speedway’s gates with a recent start against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, joining the Greatest Show On Dirt for the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Despite not qualifying for main event competition, Michael made the most of his visit to the “Big E” and will put his notes to the test during his next visit in September.

“The best drivers in the world were at Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal,” Michael explained. “It’s by far one of the most prestigious sprint car races the country. Just to be there says a lot about our mentality as a team and what we are striving to do. I love Eldora Speedway. I can’t wait to get back there.”

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, Maxim Race Cars, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Smith Takes Lessons, Seat Time and Confidence from Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2016) - Eldora Speedway will humble the best in dirt track racing. For Ryan Smith, the Kings Royal weekend was just that.

Smith found speed during the final night of the three-night marquee event, but a crash left him wanting to race at the legendary half-mile track again and again and again.

"The best part is we got faster and better every night," he said. "We just need more laps at that place. It's nothing like any track we race on. Eldora is definitely a place where seat time comes into play."

After a solid previous weekend at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., where he finished seventh and second in one night as a make-up feature was held on July 9, Smith challenged the "best of the best" at Eldora Speedway for the three-night Kings Royal affair.

"I've raced at Williams Grove where the speed is phenomenal," he said. "But to do that around the banking … four to five inches from the wall… nothing can prepare you for that other than doing it."

To complicate matters, Smith had a newer chassis at Eldora.

"It all comes down to seat time at that place … no matter what car you drive," he said. "I like the place and I hope I get to go there a ton in the near future. The track changed every day. Just when I thought we were okay qualifying the final night against the wall … the last group went to the bottom and it was fast. The best sprint car drivers in the world were there and we held our own."

Saturday night was the closest Smith came to making the A Main. He qualified 39th out of 60 cars and finished fifth in his heat race, just missing the money race by two positions. In the B Main Smith was battling for a transfer position when he was involved in a wild crash.

"I got stuffed in the fenced," he said. "It's the nature of that place and that race. I learned and we will be back. Look, you aren't going to get better sitting at home."

The fortunate part is the Warko team took ownership of a new car the week leading up to the Kings Royal. They will debut it this weekend when the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and Saturday.

"For our budget, we have the best team around here," he said. "Our guys work harder than anyone and I'm excited."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 9 (11); C Main: 2 (7); B Main: 12 (16).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); C Main: 3 (8).

July 16 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 39; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 22 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals and Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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 - The Warko Group

The Warko Group has experience in all aspects of the construction industry including commercial, industrial, institutional, medical, educational, and multi-family housing. They offer contractor services, such as roofing, architectural sheet metal, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, ductwork, mechanical, process piping, plumbing, plant maintenance, and H.V.A.C. Service. The Warko Group's contracts vary from plan and specifications, negotiated contracts, public projects, design build, service agreements, and private work. For more information, visit http://www.TheWarkoGroup.com.

"Rob Warko gives us everything we need to go racing," Smith said. "When we were struggling he made it possible for us to make the changes we needed to get us back on track. I can't express how much I appreciate him and everything The Warko Group has done for my career."

Smith would also like to thank G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, 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.

 

 

Hanks Maintains ASCS Red River Points Lead following Challenging Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Texas (July 20, 2016) - Brandon Hanks survived a challenging weekend with the ASCS Red River Region.

Hanks overcame numerous issues throughout the two-race weekend as he now holds a 185-point lead in the championship standings with five races remaining.

The ominous weekend began on Friday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., where Hanks was caught up in an early incident.

"We had some problems in hot laps," he said. "I had a guy spin in front of me. I couldn't miss him and ended up hitting him. We had to fix the car and didn't hardly get it fixed for the heat. It wasn't even close to being right."

Hanks exited the track early in the heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We made it all the way to the top five," he said. "I think we had a podium car. The track was one lane around the bottom. To pass someone you'd have to move them or they'd have to mess up. Unfortunately, we had a fuel line come loose and the car went to missing and popping. Fuel started coming in there on me and so I pulled off."

Hanks was running fifth midway through the feature when he pulled off the track early. He was credited with a ninth-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway, where Hanks finished third in a heat race to open the action.

"We were just so-so," he said. "We were good, but not where we needed to be. We had another fuel leak where my shut-off valve is inside the car. I had fuel all over me again."

This time Hanks missed the feature redraw by only one spot and he lined up ninth in the main event.

"In the first five laps the car was really good and then the track started taking rubber," he said. "The longer the race went the tighter I got. It was getting worse and worse. I just couldn't get off the corner like I needed to. That was hurting us."

Hanks held on for a fifth-place result, which marked his 10th top five of the season - a single-season high for Hanks.

He is slated to head to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark. - Heat race: 7 (2); Feature: 9 (14).

July 16 - Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (9).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 - Walls Paint and Body Shop

Walls Paint and Body Shop is an auto repair and paint business located in Covington, Tenn.

"They've been good friends of ours since I was a kid," Hanks said. "I want to thank them for everything they have done and for making the cars look incredible every year."

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

 

 

Taylor Disappointed Yet Optimistic following Mechanical Problem at I-76

Inside Line Promotions - FORT MORGAN, Colo. (July 19, 2016) - Zac Taylor's first midget victory was in sight before mechanical problems ruined the opportunity last weekend. However, the teenager is optimistic a win will come soon, very soon.

Taylor was leading the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) feature at I-76 Speedway last Saturday with only five laps to go when a mechanical problem likely cost him the win.

"We were fast in the heat and a magneto problem hit," he said. "We thought we fixed it. We went out and led the first 15 laps (out of 20) and it happened again. Todd (Henry, who is the car owner) said he won't let that happen again. I felt bad for him and the team. We were awesome all night."

An opportunity for redemption won't be too far away as Taylor and Henry will team up for a doubleheader this Friday and Saturday at Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., with the RMMRA.

"After the speed we had this past weekend … a win is coming and I owe it to Todd and the guys to reward their hard work," Taylor said.

Taylor has four victories this season in a winged sprint car.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, CO with the RMMRA - Heat race: 4 (-); Feature: DNF (1).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association

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 - H&H Resurfacing in Englewood, Colo. "We have been SO close to getting Todd the win," Taylor said. "It's coming. I'm so confident. When I get in that car … he gives me so much information and so much confidence. For a young driver like me you couldn't ask for a better owner, mechanic, friend."

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.

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports has Banner Night at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 19, 2016) - White Lightning Motorsports enjoyed its most successful night of racing last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Ricky Logan piloted a WLM 305ci sprint car to a feature win to become only the sixth driver in history at the famed track to record a victory in all three sprint car classes. Meanwhile, Devin Kline finished second to Logan in the main event with WLM affiliates Christian Bowman third and Corey Kautz fourth.

Additionally, Jamie Ball registered a runner-up result in the 360ci division.

"It was by far the best night of racing for White Lightning Motorsports in our existence," he said. "I couldn't ask for much better results."

Kline opened the night by setting quick time in the 305 class. He then advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race before maneuvering from fourth to second place in the main event behind Logan.

"We ran third the first half of it," Kline said. "I finally got by Christian. I felt like we were catching (Ricky) by a hair, but he had too big of a lead."

Ball was just as smooth throughout the night. He timed in fifth quickest during qualifying and placed third in a heat race.

"It was a very efficient night," he said. "We had our normal top five in qualifying. We avoided a wreck in the heat race. The polesitter got sideways at the line and Jake Bubak jumped his tire and it took out two other guys. I think four guys crashed there."

Ball lined up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"I had a little slow start next to Clint Garner," he said. "Then I got thrown a big slide job from Joe Beaver. I chased him the rest of the time. Clint ended up breaking. We had a yellow and Matt Moro got by me. As the race went on I got better and was near perfect toward the end. I was able to get by Matt and hang with Joe, but I didn't get an opportunity to get by him."

Ball and Kline are scheduled to resume action at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

July 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

DEVIN KLINE:

July 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 18 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 12 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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.

 

 

Trenca Takes Advantage of Seat Time at Williams Grove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 19, 2016) - Joe Trenca is gaining comfort each time he competes at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver returned to the famed half-mile oval last Friday for the first time since April.

"Steve Buckwalter was helping coach me throughout the night," he said. "There are some things we need to tweak, but I feel a lot better."

Trenca opened the night by qualifying 20th quickest before he finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race. That lined him up 22 nd in the main event.

"We talked to a lot of guys and a lot of guys say it takes time," he said. "Williams Grove is a tough track and the competition is really stiff. Every time we've gone down there we've progressed a little bit."

Trenca showed that progression during the main event as he took advantage of the seat time by maneuvering to a 17th-place result.

"I learned how to run the track a little better," he said. "There are certain points you have to look for on the track and when it blows off to do something different. We found some things with the car we can improve on as well. I'm excited to get back down there again."

Trenca will take this weekend off before resuming competition on July 26 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Six Nations Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 17 (22).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 26 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Six Nations Showdown 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com.

"Doug Schoenfeld and my grandfather have known each other for a really long time," Trenca said. "Doug has been a huge supporter and is a really good sponsor."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Weld Wheels, Shute's Water Systems, 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.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Wilmot Runner Up

The IRA Sprint Car Series lead the #64 Scott Thiel Motorsports team and driver Scotty Thiel south to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI. After qualifying 5th overall, Thiel charged his way from fifth to capture the heat race victory and then would be the runner up in the 30 lap main event after starting fourth. It was another solid top three effort by the team.

Scotty drew a 31 pill which placed him to go out 11th in the qualifying order. After laying down an 11.525 lap time, it was 5th quick overall out of the 27 cars in attendance. That placed Thiel to start fifth in the heat race event. The field took the green and Scotty worked the low line of the track. He launched into the third position on the first lap going down the back stretch. He battled for the second position for the next few laps and then he jumped up to the high groove and began to build up his momentum. The white flag flew and Scotty charged around the top in turns one and two. He had a big run coming down the back stretch and dove down to the bottom in turn three and would make the car stick coming off of turn four and pulled off the heat race win. That would secure him for the night’s redraw where Scotty would be placed to start in the fourth position in the 30 lap A-main event.

The field took the green flag for the 30 lap A-main event. Scotty worked the middle groove early on and struggled a little bit with the handling of the car as he fell back to the fifth spot in the first few laps. Several early cautions reset the field and Scotty began to use that to his advantage on the restarts as he started moving back forward. He found himself up to the third position until another caution came out as the leader bicycled into turn three and would be done for the night. That advanced Thiel up to the second position on the restart. The field went back to green flag action and Scotty began to apply pressure to the leader. Lap traffic started to become a factor but Scotty never let the leader out of his sight. Right on the rear bumper of the leader, Scotty prepared to make his move for the top spot before a caution came out on lap 22. The field went back to green with 8 laps left and Scotty lost a little ground after the first lap. He regrouped himself and began to reel the leader back in. Lap traffic approached with just two laps to go and Scotty started to charge closer and closer but would fall short and cross the finish line in the second position. “It was a solid night for this team. We worked pretty hard to figure out what to do with this car tonight. The track was pretty tricky early on. I thought we had a good shot at taking the lead over but that late caution didn’t help us. The car faded away at the end just a little bit and we couldn’t take off that well. Lap traffic came a couple laps too late to try to take over the lead. All in all it was a great night for us but I really thought we had a chance at victory lane.” Mentioned Thiel after the event.

Sunday nights racing action was cancelled due to heavy rains early at Sun Prairie.

Next on tap for the Scott Thiel Motorsports team is this coming Friday night at the Oshkosh Speedzone in Oshkosh, WI and then Saturday night at Eagle Valley Raceway in Jim Falls, WI. Both events are sanctioned with the IRA.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their great marketing partners for the 2016 racing season and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies! Please support the people who support racing!

Professional Plating Inc:

Conveniently located employer in Brillion, WI; Professional Plating has been in business since 1979 with a facility over 200,000 sq. ft. to meet and exceed your expectations of suppling Class A coatings to all sorts of recreational and production customers. PPi serves customers with needs of power coating, zinc plating and e-coating! You can see their work on the web at www.proplating.com or give them a call at 920-756-2153 to discuss your next project!

Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

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SixFour Promotions:

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

VMS Motorsports:

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

Hepfner Racing Products:

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

QTM Brakes:

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Helms Fights Problems throughout Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2016) - Caleb Helms overcame a rough week to show progress at the end of the 33rd annual Kings Royal.

"The Kings Royal went a lot better at the end," he said. "I do like where we're at. I think we're getting the car underneath me and we're communicating better."

The busy week began a week ago Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"I felt like I was pretty good and it wasn't that big of a cushion when I went to hot lap," Helms said. "When we qualified I went to run it and it bit me. It just took the car. When I got in the cushion I couldn't get it to rotate. It brought the front of the car up and started somersaulting forward."

Helms flipped during qualifying and the team was behind the eight ball for the remainder of the night. It also forced them to miss the opening night of the Kings Royal on Thursday.

Unfortunately, Helms ran into more problems during qualifying on Friday.

"I felt really good for the first part of my qualifying lap," he said. "I got in deep and started to go up above the cushion in turn two. I didn't turn it down enough. That corner comes down on you hard in turn two. I got sucked in and it pulled the car into the wall. Thankfully we didn't tear up more than we did."

Helms was unable to finish the remainder of the night following the crash during qualifying.

The team brought out a spare car on Saturday for the Kings Royal finale at the half-mile oval. However, mechanical problems plagued the team early in the night as Helms timed in 49th quickest before placing eighth in a heat race.

"We didn't get anything straightened out until the C Main, but the motor wouldn't take off on the start or restarts," he said. "We held on for a transfer spot and it got better in the B Main."

Helms placed fifth in the C Main and he charged from 23rd to 12th in the B Main before the nose wing fell down.

"I started passing some cars early in the B Main," he said. "After the first red my nose wing fell down again and I was having a hard time turning into the corner. That's a big deal at Eldora. There was just something all night long."

Helms ended 12th in the consolation race.

He is set to make his debut at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 8 (8); D Main: 4 (1).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNS (8); D Main: DNS (5).

July 16 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 49; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: 5 (1); B Main: 12 (23).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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, Kistler Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Makes Brad Doty Classic Feature before Struggle at Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2016) - Josh Baughman is coming off an up-and-down week in Ohio racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"Racing with those guys is tough," he said. "Any time you can just make the show it's a win for us."

Baughman did just that a week ago Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Brad Doty Classic. He qualified fifth quickest in his group before placing third in a heat race to lock into the main event, where he ended with a 17th-place result.

"We'd like to go forward and get better," he said. "We learned a lot we can use throughout the year in our 410 program."

Unfortunately, the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway didn't go as well last weekend. Baughman ended in the C Main all three nights during the marquee event.

"We just struggled all weekend," he said. "We couldn't find any balance at all. For the most part we were struggling all weekend. Even though we struggled I think we still got better. We learned what not to do and going into the Knoxville Nationals (next month) I think we've found a good package we can use."

Baughman is returning to the Midwest to compete this weekend. He will race in both the 410ci and 360ci classes on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"Any time you can get to Knoxville and get extra laps it's good," he said. "We've been pretty decent there every time we've been there in a 360. We're going to use this week as an opportunity to gain an advantage on a lot of people who can't get there."

The weekend will conclude on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

"Double X Speedway is in one of our sponsor's backyard," he said. "We're going to support Fischer Body Shop. We've run real good there. That's my favorite track across the country. We should have won a couple of races there so hopefully we can get the job done this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 17 (16).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (11); C Main: 4 (10).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (7); C Main: 4 (5).

July 16 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 50; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: DQ (8).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

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 - Fischer Body Shop

Fischer Body Shop is a family owned collision repair business with locations in Eldon, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com.

"It's great to have Fischer Body Shop on board as a main sponsor," Baughman said. "They are great people and I'm looking forward to taking pictures with them in Victory Lane."

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Compression Generation Services, 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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Heading to Jackson and Knoxville This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (July 19, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski will return to action this weekend during a National Sprint League doubleheader.

The Muddy sponsored team, which ranks second in the NSL championship standings, is set to compete on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"We're really excited to get back to racing together," Lasoski said. "Guy Forbrook got a chance to race with his son over the weekend, which is priceless, and I brought my car out to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal. We didn't have the results we wanted, but we're going to take another shot at it tonight at Lernerville with the World of Outlaws."

Lasoski and the Muddy backed team have won four times at Knoxville Raceway this season, but are looking for the first trip to Victory Lane at Jackson Motorplex.

"We've shown speed," Lasoski said. "We ran second at the earlier NSL race. We just haven't cracked the Winner's Circle. We're hoping to get that done on Friday."

Lasoski has results of second and seventh, respectively, at Jackson Motorplex this season. He's raced much more often at Knoxville Raceway, where he has finished in the top 10 during all 13 races with nine top fives.

"It's definitely home away from home," he said. "I love the race track and the fans."

Lasoski enters Saturday's event at Knoxville Raceway with a 363-point lead in the championship standings with three races remaining this season.

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

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BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2016.

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Hagar Takes 15-Race Podium Streak into Two-Race Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 19, 2016) - Derek Hagar is riding a 15-race podium streak into this weekend.

Hagar has earned seven wins, five runner-up results and three third-place finishes during that stretch since the middle of May.

This weekend will see Hagar competing at a pair of tracks where he has been successful. He will race on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., before driving for David Korte on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

"It's nice to race in home in front of our friends and fans on Saturday," Hagar said. "We need to go out there and have a strong performance and keep the podium streak alive."

The streak started with a win at Riverside International Speedway on May 14. Hagar also has finishes of ninth and second this season at the quarter-mile oval.

Hagar placed second and eighth, respectively, at Double X Speedway last year.

"You have to make your moves when the opportunity is there and be smart about it," he said. "It's a tight, racy, little track. You don't want to do something crazy and get yourself knocked out early.

"We've been real successful with David. This year we won a non-wing race with him and we were successful with him last year when he and Jack Hockett were teamed up together. We know we can get it done."

Hagar and Korte have won four non-wing main events, but are searching for their first winged sprint car win together.

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 11 wins, 26 top fives, 27 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

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"FSR Radiators make the best radiators to keep your motor as cool as it possibly can be," Hagar said. "I'd definitely recommend them to any racer."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, 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.

 

 

Tankersley Looking to Continue Momentum during ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 19, 2016) - Channin Tankersley is hunting for his second ASCS Gulf South Region championship.

Tankersley holds a 90-point lead in the standings entering a doubleheader this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. It will mark his first races since the middle of June.

"It was nice to have a little breather to get a few things done," he said. "We built some new stuff at the house and took a little vacation. We should be ready to roll this weekend."

Tankersley, who has four consecutive podium finishes in ASCS Gulf South Region action, was victorious at Heart O' Texas Speedway earlier this season during his lone visit in 2016. That gave him two straight years with a win and six consecutive seasons with at least one top-five finish there.

"We've been pretty decent in Waco," he said. "I like that place. It races really good whenever it's slick. It's fun and racy."

Tankersley is seeking his first career win at Cotton Bowl Speedway and his first top five at the track since 2014.

"We had a good run there the second time we went there," he said. "Last year I crashed on the first lap. And earlier this year it got super slick and was hard to go anywhere. I don't think it's that we haven't adapted to it. We just haven't put a good heat race together to put us in position come feature-time."

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

Watercraft Plus, LLC is a marine sales and service shop located in Beaumont, Texas. It has been in business for more than 20 years and has been a leader in boat service in Southeast Texas for more than 18 years. For more information, visit http://www.WatercraftPlusLLC.com.

"Eric from Watercraft Plus, LLC came on board last season and has been a huge support," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate all of his help and I look forward to our future success."

Tankersley would also like to thank G3 Boats, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant Excited to Return to Racing This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (July 19, 2016) - Tommy Bryant is rested, refreshed and eager to get back to racing.

Bryant recently took a family vacation following his first run in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek and after having a couple of weeks off he is "excited" to climb back aboard the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports machine.

"Vacation was great, but I really want to get back to the track," he said. "I think this team has a lot to prove over the next couple of months. I can't thank James and Richard Cooper enough for the opportunity they have given me and to my crew guys, Austin and Frank, for all their hard work. Now it's time for me to reward them with the finishes they deserve."

Bryant is also excited to get back to two tracks where he has had strong runs. He will compete at the 15th annual Summer Nationals with the ASCS Gulf South Region on Friday at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

"These are two tracks we run very well at," he said. "We've got a third and a fourth in Waco and at Cotton Bowl we came from nearly missing the show, we were the last transfer car, to one of the fastest cars on the track in the feature."

Bryant enters this weekend's doubleheader ranked third in the ASCS Gulf South Region standings.

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"I'm sure SawBlade will do what they always do - promote our race team and their great products," Bryant said.

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Central Tube and Bar, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Blaney Keeps Kings Royal A Main Streak Alive with 10th Consecutive Feature

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2016) - Dale Blaney achieved a rare feat last weekend when he made his 10th consecutive Kings Royal main event at Eldora Speedway.

Although he didn't end with the results he wanted, Blaney guided the Mainstream Holdings Inc. sponsored CH Motorsports team into one of the 24 spots out of nearly 60 competitors. His streak ranks fourth behind Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman for consecutive features qualified. It was also Blaney's 18th Kings Royal A Main since 1994.

"We've been up and down all year," he said. "It was up and down all three days of the Kings Royal. We've got to find more consistency."

Blaney kicked off the three-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Thursday by qualifying sixth quickest in his group. He then ended fourth in a heat race to start 16th in the main event.

"We just never really got going," he said. "I was trying to run up and down and different places. I got to 12th early. We had a hard left rear tire. If it would have stayed green all 30 laps I could have made my way to the top 10. As soon as the first yellow came out I think I fell from 12 th to 18th in a lap."

Blaney ended 17th.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday and timed in sixth quickest in his group before winning a heat race and placing sixth in one of twin dashes. That lined him up 11th for the main event.

"I got right to seventh on Lap 1 and we just hung there," he said. "We passed two and then two passed me. I felt like we were ok. We needed a little more. The track was slick and slow. We were just off a little bit. It was really tough for me to clear guys."

Blaney, who finished with a seventh-place result, capped the weekend on Saturday at the $50,000-to-win finale. He qualified 13th quickest overall and placed fourth in a heat race to miss locking into the feature by only one position. That relegated him to the B Main, where a runner-up result lined Blaney up 22nd for the 40-lap feature.

"It was really, really hard to pass early," he said. "I got lapped on Lap 20. It was unfortunate that we got lapped and then the yellow came out half a lap later. It was tough to start in that spot."

Blaney pulled off the track early and was credited with a 23rd-place result.

Last week's competition began on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Brad Doty Classic. Blaney set quick time in his group before finishing second in a heat race and fifth in a dash.

"I was pretty confident lining up 10th that I could get toward the front in the main event," he said. "We steadily did. I got to third fairly early and just sat there for a bit. I struggled in the middle portion of the race. After a yellow on Lap 28 we jumped ahead of Sheldon (Haudenschild) and behind (Donny) Schatz. He got away from me a bit and then I started getting back toward him toward the end, but I couldn't get to him in time."

Blaney ended with a runner-up result.

He will return to action on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws before Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races on Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 2 (10).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 17 (16).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 7 (11).

July 16 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (22).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 6 wins, 23 top fives, 33 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2016.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Set for Season Debut This Week

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (July 19, 2016) - Mark Burch Motorsports and driver Danny Lasoski will make their season debut this week.

The team is heading to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Thursday for a Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event prior to the Midwest 360 Speedweek finale on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"It's always great to be able to race with Mark and the team," Lasoski said. "He's had a busy start to the year with getting a new trailer and focusing on his business and now we get to race together. I'm really excited for the weekend."

Lasoski has multiple top-five finishes at I-80 Speedway during 360ci sprint car competition each of the last five years, including wins in 2014, 2013 and 2012. In fact, Lasoski has 11 podiums, 15 top fives and 19 top 10s during 20 races since 2011.

"It's a home track for Mark so we always like to do well there," he said. "We like to put on a good show for his friends and family. It's a track we've run really well at and I'm hopeful we can be a contender right out of the box on Thursday."

Lasoski has also picked up one top-five finish each of the last five years in 360ci action at Jackson Motorplex, including runner-up results in 2014, 2012 and 2011.

"Friday will be a test run for the Jackson Nationals in September and it gets us another race under our belt as we're preparing for the 360 Knoxville Nationals next month," he said. "I know Mark and the team will give me a great car and our goal is to put ourselves in contention to win each night this week."

UP NEXT -

Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

APPAREL -

Mark Burch Motorsports will have unique Team Jack Foundation t-shirts for sale at the race trailer throughout this season with 100 percent of the money received going to the Team Jack Foundation.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Team Jack Foundation

The Team Jack Foundation was established to raise money to fund impactful pediatric brain cancer research and to create national awareness for the disease. The Team Jack Foundation got its start when Jack Hoffman, who is a 10-year-old from Atkinson, Neb., was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011. Hoffman battled life-threatening surgeries and debilitating seizures as doctors scrambled to save his life.

During that time his family reached out to the University of Nebraska in hopes that Hoffman could meet Rex Burkhead, who was the star running back for the football team. They met in September 2011 and a friendship was born, which was also featured on ESPN. Burkhead's support earned him the Rare Disease Champion Award presented by Uplifting Athletes.

As of January 2014, the Team Jack movement has raised $2.5 million and counting for pediatric brain cancer research. The Team Jack Foundation is working with world renowned researchers, directly, to develop relevant and impactful research initiatives.

"We are extremely happy to support the Team Jack Foundation and its mission," Burch said. "The Team Jack Foundation is something that is special to me. We want to do all we can within the grass roots level of dirt racing where we are known to promote the awareness of pediatric cancer and hopefully help raise additional funds for research to cure the disease."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Huggins Cams, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and the Team Jack Foundation for their continued support.

 

 

KSE Racing Products Clean Up At Eldora Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: The new three-day format at the Kings Royal was a huge hit over the past weekend, and when the dust settled on each feature event, it was a driver using KSE Racing Products enjoying the spoils of victory lane.

The action would kick off on Thursday night, and it was David Gravel grabbing another World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win with his CJB Motorsports team. Gravel would use his KSE Racing Products to fend off Donny Schatz.

Kasey Kahne Racing’s Daryn Pittman would dominate Friday night’s Knight Before the Royal. Pittman would use his KSE Racing Products to win by over six seconds.

With the big money on the line Saturday night during the 33rd Annual Kings Royal, it was none other than Donny Schatz racing his way to the win. Fending off Rico Abreu on the final lap, Schatz would use his KSE Racing Products to earn his third Kings Royal Crown.

Though the World of Outlaws were busy in Ohio, the stars and cars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series were busy wrapping up Indiana Sprint Week. When the grueling week came to a close on Sunday night, Brady Bacon was able to celebrate a Sprint Week championship with his Hoffman Racing team.

In other action across the country, Kyle Hirst won the Howard Kaeding Classic in, CA, Joey Beaver and Craig Dollansky took top honors in Knoxville, while Tim Kaeding and Mark Dobmeier each scored at the Badlands Motor Speedway.

Aaron Reutzel cashed in at the Billings Motorsports Park, while Jonathan Cornell, Morgan Turpen, and Tim Crawley each won with ASCS regions. Billy Balog bagged another IRA win while Zach Daum and Tanner Thorson each scored POWRi Midget wins.

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

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

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Willie Croft Wins First Career MOWA Race Via Clean Sweep

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting out to the Midwest and stretching his legs a little, Willie Croft would pick up a win on Friday night in Lincoln, IL as he competed with the Midwest Open Wheel Association.

“We have had some really good speed these two weeks, and I have to thank everyone at Rudeen Racing for all of their hard work,” Willie Croft said.

After experiencing some mechanical issues at the Brad Doty Classic in Ohio on Tuesday night, Croft and the Rudeen team would travel to Lincoln, IL to race with the MOWA on Friday night.

In what was the series’ 100th ever event, Croft would kick it off in style as he set quick time aboard the Kaeding Performance/Brown and Miller/Rod End Supply backed No. 26 machine.

Picking up the win in his heat race, Croft would move into the 25-lap feature event where he would find himself in the fourth row. On a track that he had never seen before, Croft showed great speed as he worked his way to the front.

Closing in on AJ Bruns who led early, Croft would take over the top spot on the 10th lap. Out front, Croft would set a torrid pace as he opened up his lead. Just past the race’s halfway point, Croft would drift a little too high in turn four and his machine would get up on the turn four wall and ‘50/50 grind’ the corner, and amazingly continue to lead the race.

With a little damage to the rear corner of his car, Croft was able to fend off Parker Price-Miller as he recorded his first ever MOWA feature event win, and capped off a clean sweep on this night.

Checking in at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, Croft would time his machine in 13th fastest in time trials, before finishing second in his heat race.

Lining up in the sixth row of the feature event, Croft would race his way forward and battle for position inside the Top-10 for much of the race. Making a few mistakes on the famed ½ mile, Croft would lose track position late in the feature event as he slipped back to finish in the 11th spot.

Sunday night would cap off a busy week of racing for the Rudeen Racing team as Croft and company bolted a 360ci engine to the car and checked in at the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD.

Picking up the heat race win, Croft would move to the feature event where he quickly became a factor for the race lead. On the seventh circuit, Croft would pass for the race lead, but an untimely caution would fly and negate his pass. When the action resumed, Croft continued to race hard with fellow Californian, Tim Kaeding, but something would go south under the hood of his machine and he would pull into the pit area, as his night came to a close.

“It was awesome to come out and get a win at a new track,” Croft added. “We have been fast everywhere we have gone, and to have something to show for it is pretty cool. I really have to thank this Rudeen Racing team for all they have done, and I am looking forward to Knoxville and Jackson this week.”

Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team would like to thank Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller, Rod End Supply, XYZ, Firedown Graphics, and Speedmart for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Croft and the Rudeen Racing team will head to the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN on Friday night before returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

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Up And Down Week For Kerry Madsen and Keneric Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy week with the World of Outlaws would see Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team have an up and down week and not quite get the results they were hoping for.

“It definitely was not the week this race team expects to have,” Kerry Madsen said. “We had some really good speed at times, but the results just were not there for us.”

Kicking things off at the Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday night at the Attica Raceway Park, Madsen would open a busy week up by timing the Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels backed No. 29 machine in ninth fastest in his time trials group.

Starting in the third spot of his heat race, the Australian National Champion would finish in the third spot, which placed him in the ninth row for the 40-lap feature event. On a very slick surface, Madsen searched around multiple lines on the speedway trying to get going forward but in the end would finish in the 19th spot.

Heading to the Eldora Speedway for Kings Royal Weekend, Madsen would set the standard in time trials for the ‘Jokers Wild’ event before a spirited battled in heat race action with Donny Schatz saw him finish in the second spot.

Running seventh in the Dash, Madsen would make a big move in the feature event that saw him come from the third row to challenge the leaders following an early caution. Battling with Rico Abreu for a spot on the podium in the race’s final laps, Madsen would finish in the fourth spot and get his Kings Royal weekend off to a great start.

Friday night would see Madsen’s night come to an early end as he would be involved in a wild wreck during time trials. Though he would be uninjured in the accident, his team opted to focus on Saturday night’s Kings Royal.

Coming out swinging on Saturday night, Madsen would stop the clocks with the fastest lap of the night with 60 cars checked into the pit area. On the strength of his quick time performance, ‘The Mad Man’ would start and finish fifth in his heat race, which would line him up in the 10th row for the 40-lap ‘A’ Main.

On a wicked fast surface, Madsen would struggle to make a run through the field like he had hoped, but was still able to gain some positions during the duration of the event as he would close his weekend out with a 15th place finish.

“The Kings Royal format is tough, and that’s one of the reasons it is such a prestigious race,” Madsen said. “We kind of got stuck back in our heat race with the track really fast and sat in a deep hole for the feature. We gave it a go, but we just weren’t good enough. My guys are working hard, and we have another big week in front of us. Thanks to the Gavranich family for their continued support and all of our partners for all they do.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-59, Wins-8, Top-5’s-24, Top 10’s-35

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing will follow the World of Outlaws to the state of Pennsylvania starting tonight with the Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, and will be at the Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Summer Nationals.

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

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Ian Madsen 10th at First Career Kings Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking his first crack at the famed Kings Royal that his held annual at the Eldora Speedway, Ian Madsen had a very strong showing with his KCP Racing team that was him finish 10th in the 40-lap feature event.

“It was a very busy week for our team, but we had a blast and had some pretty good results I thought,” Ian Madsen said. “I was personally pretty happy to finish in the Top-10 in my first Kings Royal.”

Three days at the high banked ½ mile speedway located in Rossburg, OH kicked off on Thursday night with Madsen timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in fourth fastest in his group.

Picking up the win in his heat race, Madsen would move to the Dash, where a fifth place finish would line him up in the third row of the ‘Jokers Wild’ 30-lap feature event.

Not quite having the night that he had hoped for, the Sydney, NSW native would slip back through the field during the race and finish in the 13th spot.

Regrouping and heading back to the speedway for the Knight Before, Madsen would time in 10th fastest in his group on this night before finishing third in his heat race.

Moving into the 30-lap feature event, Madsen would grid the field from the eighth row but would simply struggle to make grip on the extremely slick racing surface. Searching around the iconic speedway trying to make something happen, Madsen would finish in the 21st spot.

Hoping to put two sub par nights behind him for the Kings Royal finale, Madsen would come out Saturday night and lay down the 23rd fastest lap in qualifications, and put himself on the front row of his heat race.

Running second in heat race action to Brian Brown, Madsen would line up in the sixth row of the 40-lap feature event. A fast Eldora Speedway would see Ian Madsen hold tough in the Top-10 as he raced with drivers like Joey Saldana and Jason Johnson.

Occupying the 10th spot late in the race, Madsen would swap the spot with David Gravel on a few occasions, but would take the checked flag with a 10th place finish at the 33rd Annual Kings Royal.

Aside from three nights of action at Eldora Speedway, Madsen and his KCP Racing team also took part in Tuesday night’s Brad Doty Classic.

With 53 cars on hand at the Attica Raceway Park, Madsen would qualify ninth fastest in his qualifying flight before picking up a third place finish in his heat race.

Finding himself in the 18th starting position for the 40-lap BDC feature, Madsen had a stout car as he showed his ability to pass cars on this night. Working his way forward from the ninth row, Madsen would make some big moves on the slick surface as he carved his way forward to finish in the seventh spot.

“We had some struggles early in the week at Eldora, but overall it was a good week,” Madsen noted. “We charged forward really well at Attica, and held our own at the Kings Royal. Definitely looking forward to more big races coming up.”

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-45, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 22, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in action at the Lernerville Speedway tonight, the Jackson Motorplex on Friday night, and the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

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Hepfner Racing Products/HRP Wings

 Hot! Hot! Hot! A record breaking winning summer continues as David Gravel, Mark Dobmeier, Aaron Reutzel, Bill Balog, Tim Crawley, Kurt Davis, Zack Emmons and Ray Allen Kulhanek bring home the wins and top this week's HRP Race Re-Cap.

The 2016 Edition of Eldora's Kings Royal kicked off win an added night of racing to start the weekend where David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports #5 Team lead by crew chief Barry Jackson we're not fooling around and scored the win on the inaugural Jokers Wild race event.

Action in the ASCS Red River Region is as fierce as ever with this past weekend of racing being no exception. Aboard the Griffith Truck and Equipment #17, Ray Allen Kulhanek won his first career series A-Main at the Texarkana 67 Speedway. The series then headed to Greenville, Texas and the Superbowl Speedway where Texarkana runner-up Tim Crawley settled for nothing less than the top podium spot, also his first Red River Region first career win which puts the driver of the Mike Ward #88 at least one win in 8 different ASCS Region Series.

Perseverance and a positive attitude are two attributes that West Allis, WI driver Kurt Davis has demonstrated throughout his driving career- which makes him not only a fan favorite, but also one of the winningest drivers in the MSA 360 Series. Kurt put his Culvers, DJK Environmental #6K in Victory Lane at Manitowoc Expo Speedway.

Aaron Reutzel is no stranger to HRP Wings, same goes for other top competitors on site for the NSA Shootout at Billings Motorsports Park. Reutzel won the $7,000 A-Main event after battling back to the lead on the 19th of 30 laps edging out fellow HRP Wings customers Sam Hefertepe Jr. and Travis Rilat- finishing second and third respectively to round out an HRP podium.

HRP Shark Wings topped Mark Dobmeier's mount at Badlands Motor Speedway where the Jimco Motorsports driver scored the win and became the tracks first two-time winner of the 2016 season.

It was a double dose of winged action at Wilmot Raceway where 7 time IRA Sprint Champ Bill Balog claimed the win on IRA Founders Night just ahead of fellow HRP customer Scotty Thiel. Also on the card were the WIMS Mini Sprint racers and it was another HRP win with Zack Emmons getting the checkered flag.

Congratulations to this week's grand list of winners and top finishers. It's time to go on your own Hot Streak! Top finishing drivers across the country have the HRP advantage. Do you?

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30th Mr. Novelis Supermodified, 25th Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS to Provide Thrilling Finish to July Schedule at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (July 19, 2016) – A fast paced month of July will come to a close at Oswego Speedway this Saturday, July 23 with the historic 30th running of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and 25th running of the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS.

The second richest paying race of the season at Oswego is a fan favorite, and always provides memorable moments and battles.

Since 1987, a total of 15 different drivers have had the honor of being Mr. Supermodified, with four previous winners expected to be in the field this Saturday including Otto Sitterly, Kody Graham, Ray Graham, and Dave Danzer.

Sitterly and Ray Graham are part of an elite list of multiple winners including the all-time Mr. Supermodified Mike Ordway, Greg Furlong, Mike Muldoon, Pat Abold, Bob Goutermout, and Bob Magner.

Kody Graham, 2012’s Mr. Supermodified, made himself the fourth different driver to make his first career Supermodified victory at Oswego worth $10,000. Gene Lee Gibson and Mike Muldoon were the first two drivers to turn that trick in the first two Mr. Supermodified events in 1987 and 1988, followed by Tim Gareau in 1997.

Last year Sitterly, Ray Graham, and current Novelis Supermodified point leader Michael Barnes dueled in one of the most exciting races in Speedway history.

The trio swapped the lead no less than nine times in the final five laps with Sitterly eventually coming out on top in the Nicotra Racing No. 7 for this third overall win in the Mr. Supermodified title race.

Heading into the weekend Sitterly and Barnes are a part of an eight way battle for the Speedway championship including fellow aces Dave Gruel, Mike Muldoon, Pat Lavery, Jeff Abold, Danzer, and Brandon Bellinger.

Non-weekly competitors are also expected to be in action this week in search of a $10,000 pay day including Tim Jedrzejek, Dave Shullick Jr., and Joey Moriarty.

Joining the Novelis Supermodifieds this Saturday will be the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super championship, with defending champion Dave Cliff currently sitting as the series point leader.

With his Mr. SBS win last season Cliff became just the fourth driver to win the Mr. title event more than once joining Andy Jodway, Dan Ferlito, and Russ Brown as two-time champions of the mid-season special.

Other Mr. SBS champions expected to be in the line-up Saturday include Rob Pullen, Mike Bond, Russ Brown, Andrew Schartner, and Barry Kingsley.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:15 p.m. with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 4:30 p.m. The night’s first heat race will go green at 6:30 p.m.

Kids 16 and under will be admitted free with paid adult.

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

$10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified Win Totals:

Mike Ordway: 6 (’90, ’91, ’93, ’02, ’03, ’04) Greg Furlong: 3 (’01, ’05, ’07) Otto Sitterly: 3 (’06, ’13, ’15) Mike Muldoon: 2 (’88, ’98) Pat Abold: 2 (’92, ’96) Bob Goutermout: 2 (’99, ’00) Bob Magner: 2 (’08, ’09) Ray Graham: 2 (’10, ’11) Gene Lee Gibson: 1 (’87) Doug Heveron: 1 (’89) Steve Gioia Jr.: 1 (’94) Doug Didero: 1 (’95) Tim Gareau: 1 (’97) Kody Graham: 1 (’12) Dave Danzer: 1 (’14)

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway Selinsgrove Speedway Utica-Rome Speedway United Racing Club Empire Super Sprints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 18 July 2016 Media Contact: Steve Inch 570.412.4973

WILLIAMS GROVE, SELINSGROVE & UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAYS INAUGURAL MID-ATLANTIC CROWN “WEEKEND OF MONEY” FOR 360 SPRINT CARS JULY 29-30-31! LELANDS.COM POSTS $10,000 BONUS FOR SERIES SWEEP BY ONE DRIVER!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, and Utica-Rome Speedways, in partnership with the United Racing Club (URC) and Empire Super Sprint (ESS) organizations, will stage one of the biggest weekends for 360 sprint car racing in the United States July 29-30-31 with the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Crown.

More than $80,000 in prize money has been posted for three consecutive nights of 360 sprint car racing at the three aforementioned race tracks located in the northeast the last weekend of July.

Lelands.com, one of the most respected sports memorabilia auction houses in the world, recently upped the stakes by announcing a $10,000 bonus will be paid to any one driver who is victorious in all three of the series main events! That means one 360 sprint car driver could earn more than $34,000 for a weekend sweep!

The “Weekend of Money” is expected to draw the best 360 sprint car drivers from all parts of the United States and Canada and will determine an overall champion. The Einstein Construction Group, headquartered in Denton, Texas, and largely based out of Central New York, signed on as the sponsor of the $2,000 point fund.

In addition, a $2,000 participation program, which will be split among the drivers who compete in all three events, is being sponsored by Fox Shocks, ASI Racewear, Dave Franek Auto Sales, and Don Ott Racing Engines.

The Mid-Atlantic Crown weekend will kick off Friday, July 29, at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with the annual 360 Nationals paying $4,000 to win. The race will be a United Racing Club sanctioned event. In addition to the special 360 sprint car show at the Grove, drivers will have the opportunity to compete double-duty in a full program of 410 sprint car racing.

Selinsgrove Speedway, located in Selinsgrove, Pa., where 360 sprint cars are the weekly headline open wheel division, will present the 16th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open paying $10,000 to win Saturday, July 30, on Night Two of the Mid-Atlantic Crown weekend. Selinsgrove will follow the rules and guidelines of recognized regional 360 sprint car groups, including URC, ESS, Patriot, and ASCS, for the Open. The super late models and pro stocks will also be on the July 30 racing card at Selinsgrove.

Following the two events in central Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic Crown moves north to the Empire State at the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., Sunday, July 31, for the $10,000-to-win Cole Cup, and where the overall Mid-Atlantic Crown championship will be determined.

Track and sanctioning group information can be found at williamsgrove.com, selinsgrovespeedway.com, uticaromespeedway.com, unitedracingclub.net, and empiresupersprints.com.

 

 

McMahan 14th at Kings Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA: A grueling week of racing in the state of Ohio culminated with Paul McMahan running 14th during the 33rd Annual Kings Royal.

“Our week started out decent at the Brad Doty Classic with us running ninth, then we struggled the first two night’s at Eldora,” McMahan said. “We came out on Saturday night and put it in the show, and ended up finishing 15th.”

Checking in at the Attica Raceway Park last Tuesday night, McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Rick Rogers Construction No. 7 machine in 10th fastest in their time trial group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, McMahan would finish in the third spot and transfer into the 40-lap Brad Doty Classic feature event. Lining up in the 14th starting position, McMahan was able to work his way forward on the slicked off surface.

With multiple grooves available for the drivers, McMahan would work his way forward to finish in the ninth spot to open up a busy week.

Heading to the Eldora Speedway for the three-night King’s Royal weekend, McMahan and company would struggle on Thursday and Friday night. Unable to make it into either feature event, the Nashville, TN driver would finish 10th during the B main each of the first two nights.

Saturday night saw McMahan and company poised to improve. Timing in 22nd fastest among the 60 cars checked into the pit area, McMahan would finish second in his heat race to Donny Schatz and successfully lock himself into the 40-lap feature event.

Lining up in the fifth row for the Kings Royal feature event, McMahan would battle for Top-10 position in the early goings of the feature event, before slipping back to the 14th spot, where he would go on to finish.

“14th at a big race like that is not what we were gunning for, but after the struggles we had early in the weekend we will take it,” McMahan said. “We have another busy week in front of us and we will see what we can do.”

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

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-58, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be at the Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday night before taking to the Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Summer Nationals.

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.

 

 

Bernal Battles To Third With Civil War Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting a tough weekend of racing behind them, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team had a fine showing with the Civil War Series on Saturday night that saw the Hollister, CA pilot work his way from 10th to finish in the third spot.

“We had a really good car on Friday night, and that showed as we fought forward to finish on the podium,” Ryan Bernal said. “I have to thank my guys for putting a car under me that was able to move forward.”

Timing the Keizer Wheels/DMI/S&S Automotive backed No. 56 machine in seventh fastest, Bernal would line up in the second row of his heat race. Running third in his heat, Bernal would safely move into the feature event, but missing out on the Dash would line him up in the fifth row for the feature event.

On a track that stayed fast for much of the night, the feature event would allow guys to move around and jockey for position. Working his way forward as soon as the green flag dropped, Bernal would find himself up in the sixth spot when the caution flew on the seventh lap.

Still hanging around the Top-Five as the race reached the halfway point, Bernal would avoid a flipping car in front of him to take over the fifth spot. Getting by Shane Golobic to take over the fourth spot, Bernal would go to work on Justin Sanders as he looked for the final position on the podium.

Making a move with under 10-laps to go, Bernal would take over the third spot and cap off a very exciting charge to the front.

“The field of cars on Friday was pretty tough, so to come through like we did was pretty good,” Bernal said. “This week we will go to Tulare and shed the wings and hopefully have some more success.”

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 2014 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Bernal and his Mike Phulps team will head to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this weekend to battle with the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

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

 

 

Cox 12th at HK Classic with King of the West

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing his first full season of following the King of the West Series, Justyn Cox and his Cox Family Racing team made the trip over to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA where Cox would finish 12th in the sixth annual Howard Kaeding Classic.

“Our car was pretty good on Saturday night, but we had an issues with our headers that caused some power loss so we ended up with a 12th place finish,” Justyn Cox explained.

Kicking his night off by timing in fastest in his qualifying group and 15th overall after going out extremely early, the Clarksburg, CA driver would find himself in the fifth starting spot for his heat race.

With a marine layer building over the speedway, the track would stay extremely fast and narrow during heat races, but Cox was able to get his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed machine up to finish in the third spot.

Missing out of the Dash, Cox would line his PM Truck Repair/LRB/Konnected Klothing entry up in the eighth row. With the track still a little narrow in the opening rounds, it would begin to blow off and allow for passing as the race moved along.

Working his way up to the 10th spot at one point in the feature event, Cox would get out of shape in turns one and two and loose a ton of track position. As he gathered his machine up, Cox would also develop an issue with his exhaust and it would result in a bit of power loss.

Doing what he could from the back of the pack, Cox would slowly work his way back up to finish in the 12th spot.

“It was tricky once we started losing power,” Cox said. “With the track having a lot of grip, the lack of power made it hard to get around, but we were able to keep our nose clean and pick up what spots we could.”

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-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action this Friday and Saturday night as he will head to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the 3rd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.

 

 

TK Tops Badlands Motor Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to run very well at the Badlands Motor Speedway, Tim Kaeding picked up his sixth win of the season on Sunday night after coming oh-so-close on Saturday night.

“We are running very well right now, and this Lunstra Motorsports car is fun to drive,” Kaeding added. “Saturday night we just could not get close enough to make a move, but Sunday night we were able to get another win.”

With his 360ci engine bolted into the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 on Sunday night, Kaeding would open the night up by winning his heat race.

In the feature event, TK would find himself battling with Justin Henderson, Willie Croft and Carson McCarl, until the caution flew with seven laps to go as Croft slowed.

Running in the second spot, TK would mash the throttle when the green flag dropped and he would get by Henderson to take over the lead. Turning in a strong seven laps, Kaeding would race his way to his sixth feature event win of the 2016 season.

Saturday night at the Badlands Motor Speedway, Kaeding would get his night started off by timing the Yager Ag Supply/Matt’s Repair/Trac2Trail Arctic Cat machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running third in his heat race, Kaeding would move into the feature event, where he spent much of the race stalking Mark Dobmeier. Following a caution just before the race’s halfway point, Kaeding would continue to keep Dobmeier in his sights as he closed in on the leader with just two laps to go.

Trying to get under Dobmeier on the race’s final lap, Kaeding would be forced to check up as he closed in on a lapped car which would allow Dobmeier to get to the finish line, as TK settled for second.

“We had a shot to get a weekend sweep, and as a driver that is all you can ask for,” TK added. “We were fast both nights, and hopefully we can continue to show speed in what is shaping up to be a busy week for 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: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be in action on Tuesday night at the Rock Rapids, Friday night at the Jackson Motorplex, and on Saturday and Sunday night back at Badlands Motor Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-32, Wins-6, Top-5’s-22, Top-10’s-29

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.

 

 

Bad Luck Follows Michael Cunningham Across The Pond

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his annual Summer trip to the United States of America to compete in some racing action, Michael Cunningham had some bad luck accompany him as he would be involved in a wreck on Friday night before losing an engine during time trials on Saturday night.

“It is always a good time over here, but it was kind of a rough way to start what is a quick trip for us,” Michael Cunningham said. “I have to thank the boys for all of their hard work in getting everything ready for me, and hopefully we can have a better weekend in Tulare, CA.”

Taking on the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, ‘Pickles’ would time in 32nd fastest during qualifying time trials.

Lining up the fourth row of his heat race, the Kyneton, Victoria AU pilot would finish in the sixth spot, but would need to make a trip to the night’s ‘B’ Main event. Cunningham would be in the wrong place at the wrong time on the opening lap of the semi as a car would get out of shape a couple rows ahead of him and get airborne down the backstretch.

As Cunningham swerved to avoid him, he was unable to as the car would make contact with Cunningham’s and cause severe damage and bring his night to an early end.

Coming back on Saturday night to take on the King of the West Series, Cunningham’s luck did not get any better. As he hit the track for time trials, something would go south under the hood of Cunningham’s machine and his weekend would come to a close.

“It is a bummer for sure,” Cunningham added. “We will see what we can do this weekend.”

ON TAP: Michael Cunningham will be back in action this coming weekend at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

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

 

 

Heat Race Wreck Ends Nunes’ Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking on the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster in Watsonville, CA on Friday night, Seth Nunes would take a wild ride in his heat race that would leave himself and the Jim and Annette Van Lare No. 5v sidelined for the rest of the weekend.

“It was a tough night for us, and I hate that we tore up a racecar,” Seth Nunes said. “Fortunately the car and the safety equipment did it’s job, but I hate it for Jim Van Lare and the guys.”

Timing the Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Products/VSR Steering Repair No. 5v machine in 22nd fastest in qualifying time trials, the Medford, OR driver would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Taking the green flag in heat race action, Nunes would head into turns one and two where his machine would launch into the air at crash hard. With the car battered and bent, Nunes would escape from the wreckage uninjured, but his weekend would come to a close.

“I just really want to thank this team for all of their hard work,” Nunes added. “I know this weekend puts more work on them, and I do hate that for them.”

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

ON TAP: Seth will be off this weekend before he returns to action on Friday July 29th at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and on Saturday the 30th at the Placerville Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4

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

 

 

Cody Lamar Too Tight In Watsonville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster to Watsonville, CA on Friday night, Cody Lamar would have a good night going up until the feature event, when he would choose to take his car back to the pit area as he fought tight conditions.

“We had pretty good speed all night long, but we were just too tight in the feature event, and I opted to call it a night early,” Cody Lamar said.

With 37 cars assembled in the pit area at the Ocean Speedway for the sixth annual Howard Kaeding Classic, Lamar would lay down a great lap in qualifying time trials that put him second overall on the big board.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race aboard the Lamar A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L entry, Lamar would finish in the fourth spot and move into the night’s Dash due to his qualifying efforts.

Lining up third in the sixth lap shootout, the Rio Linda, CA driver would finish in the fourth spot, which would place him in the second row for the 30-lap Howard Kaeding Classic feature event.

Taking his hot lap before the feature event, Lamar could tell that his machine was just too tight for his liking, but we tried to make it work. Getting up over the cushion on the second lap of the race, Lamar would restart from the tail end of the field.

Trying to make his car work on the tacky ¼ mile speedway, Lamar would come to a stop on the 13th lap, and opt to take his car back to the pit area.

“I tried, and tried to get around, but I just could not make it work,” Lamar said. “Rather than do something that cost us a car, I decided to call it a night early and race again another day.”

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-14, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 6, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cody and company will return to action on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway.

 

 

Cory Eliason Seventh During Debut At Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Leaving the West Coast after a dominant week, Cory Eliason and his Van Dyke Motorsports team made the trek to the Midwest as they kicked off their summer tour at the Knoxville Raceway.

“I had a blast running Knoxville for the first time,” Eliason said. “We didn’t quite time in where we had hoped, but we stayed at it and had a great run during the feature event.”

Timing the Lucas Oil/Hansen Machine/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 5h machine in 14th quickest, Eliason would pick up a third place finish during his heat race. Moving into the his first feature event at the “Mecca of Mud”, the Kingsburg, CA driver would find himself in the 15th starting position for the 20-lap feature event.

With the track extremely racy in the feature, Eliason showed no fear as he began to work the Van Dyke Motorsports machine through the field on the ½ mile speedway.

Using a pair of yellow flags to his advantage, Eliason would pick up track position as he worked his way to the Top-10. Getting by Matt Moro and Josh Schneiderman late in the feature event, Eliason would take over the seventh spot as he chased after sixth running Billy Alley.

With the 20-lap feature event wrapping up in no time at all, Eliason would close his first ever trip to the facility with a seventh place finish.

“It was a good first night out, I thought,” Cory Eliason said. “Harley Van Dyke gave me a great car for the feature and I just searched around and continued to get comfortable.”

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- 20, Wins-6, Top-5’s-9, Top-10’s-13

ON TAP: Eliason and the Van Dyke Motorsports team are set for a busy week that will see them in action on Tuesday night in Rock Rapids, Wednesday night in Spencer, IA, Thursday night at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, Friday night at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN and on Saturday night back at the Knoxville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

 

 

Steven Tiner Sixth With Civil War Series During Howard Kaeding Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action in California after a successful trip to the Pacific Northwest, Steven Tiner would come through the last chance qualifier, and run sixth in the feature with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster during the sixth annual Howard Kaeding Classic.

“We were really, really bad in our heat race, and had some work to do,” Tiner said. “We were okay in the ‘B’, and then I thought we got rolling around pretty good in the feature event.”

With 37 cars assembled in the pit area, Tiner would time his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious backed No. 94 machine in 14th in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Tiner would fight a visibly tight racecar, that would ultimately cause him to do a monster wheel stand down the back stretch and spin out to a stop.

Ending up with a seventh place finish in his heat race, Tiner would be forced into the night’s B Main event, where the win would line him up in the eighth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Not getting off to the start he was hoping for, Tiner would take advantage of a lap two restart that saw him pick up several positions as he broke into the Top-10. Battling with the likes of Bradley Terrell and Tyler Walker, Tiner would work his way forward as he eyed a spot inside the Top-Five.

Running in the seventh spot at the halfway point, Tiner would move into the sixth spot before he began to chase after Justin Sanders for a spot inside the Top-Five. As Tiner closed on Sanders, he would feel pressure from Andy Forsberg as the trio battled in dense traffic.

With the checkered flag in the air, Tiner would narrowly fend Forsberg off at the stripe as he closed his night with a sixth place finish.

Saturday night saw Tiner bolt a 410ci power plant into his STR No. 94 machine as he took on the King of the West Series. Timing in 14th fastest, Tiner would just narrowly miss the heat race inversion and his sixth place finish in his heat race would line him up in the seventh row for the 30-lapper.

On the third lap, cars would tangle in front of Tiner, and with nowhere to go, the Visalia, CA driver would get a piece of the action. Going to work area, Tiner would restart from the tail end of the field, but with a car nearly taking him out on the restart, he would opt to call it a night and head back to the pits.

“It was a really fun weekend, and I was grateful for the opportunity to put a 410ci engine in our car on Saturday night,” Tiner said. “After the first tangle and then having another one on the following restart, the car owner in me took over and I decided to call it a night. Thanks to everyone who helped out Friday and Saturday night.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Steven Tiner will take a few weekends off before returning to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on August 5th and to the Placerville Speedway on August 6th.

 

 

DJ Netto Works His Way To Fourth With King of the West Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the last few weeks, DJ Netto has been bad fast with the King of the West Series. That statement stayed true on Saturday night as the Hanford, CA driver worked his way from the 12th starting spot to finish fourth during the sixth annual Howard Kaeding Classic.

“Obliviously starting that far back we didn’t make it into the Dash, but we had a great racecar in the feature event,” DJ Netto said. “My guys continue to give me a great car, and I was pleased to work our way forward like we did.”

Checking in at the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night, a marine layer would move in just before qualifying and the track would stay extremely fast during the early part of the program.

Timing his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance backed No. 88n machine in 11th fastest. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Netto would fall to the second spot when the green flag waived and would finish there as the locked down speedway would offer no passing during heat races.

Lining up in the 12th spot of the feature event, the track would slow down and widen out in the early part of the race, and this would allow Netto to work his way through a stout field of cars.

Working his way into the Top-10 by the 10th lap, Netto would take advantage of a lap 14 restart that would see him sail into the eighth spot. Getting into the fifth spot over the next 12 laps, Netto would occupy that position when the race’s final caution flew on lap 26.

Getting by Chase Johnson during the final green flag run of the night, Netto would close out his 2016 Howard Kaeding Classic with a fourth place finish.

“It was a fun race to run,” Netto said. “The track was pretty fast early and I was just patient and it started to slick up a bit and allow for some passing. I keep saying it, but these guys keep giving me a fast racecar and I am hoping we can build off of a good night and head into a big weekend and do some damage.”

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

ON TAP: Netto will be at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night as he takes part in the third annual Peter Murphy Classic.

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

 

 

Saturday Night Live! to Include Bicycle Races for the Children at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA July 18, 2016): With the Mid-Season Championships in the books, the points leaders in some divisions strengthened their grips on the championship hardware, one saw his margin shrink, and a couple of others climbed ahead of their adversaries. This week, Mercer Raceway Park will be back to a normal Saturday Night Live! program, so dramatic swings may not occur unless a racer encounters a major misfortune. Along with the full slate of racing in seven star-studded divisions, there will be bicycle races for the children, courtesy of Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Jack Sodeman, Jr. was one of the racers who stretched his points lead last week. He won a thriller in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car division over hard-charging Brandon Spithaler. Spithaler did get his nose ahead of Sodeman at one point late in the race, but he could not complete the pass. The biggest shake-up in the standings, however, was in the fall of Brandon Matus from second to third, due to a mechanical problem that sidelined him early in the fray. Moving ahead was A.J. Flick. Just two points separate them, so Matus could find himself back in second if he were to finish a position or two ahead of Flick. Scott Priester and Brandon Spithaler also leapfrogged over Michael Bauer, who had troubles in both his heat and the feature. Speaking of troubles, Dennis Wagner had an outstanding run come to an end when he crashed in turn two while running in the top five with his smaller 360 powerplant! These racers and more are expected to do battle this week.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Kyle Fink saw Jimmy Holden cut into his point lead. Holden swept his heat and the feature, getting the maximum number of available points. Lonny Riggs copped the other heat and then he nipped Fink at the finish line for second place money and points. Tommy Krisyak, Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Sr. and Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., and other top drivers will be on hand to do battle with the trio of Fink, Holden, and Riggs.

Andy Priest won the feature in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, so he, too, padded his points lead. Jimmy Seger finished second, but that was not good enough to gain any ground on the veteran driver. Mike Marano, II seemed to have his overheating problems under control, as he finished third in the double point race. These fellows will face stiff competition from the likes of Gregg McCandless, Rod Jones, Eric L. Williams, Mike Miller, Darin Gallagher, and others in this highly competitive class.

Russ Byler won the Precise Racing Products Open Stock race, but WIlliam Hurrelbrink still put more distance on defending champion Ryan Moyer. Steady Pat Fielding, and recent winner Shawn Smith can also be counted on to challenge for the win! A number of new drivers made their fist appearances of the season, so it will be interesting to see how many return to get their cars dialed in for the Little Guy Nationals coming up in September.

Mark Marcucci chalked up another win in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites , but he still has a way to go to catch Doug Jones. Jones has a 78 point lead over Shane Webb now. Kurt Eckstrom sits third and Marcucci is fourth. Young Vivian Jones is fifth, ahead of veteran Jason Johnson.

Tyler Fulton's victory in the Mini Stocks puts him at the top of the list in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles championship hunt. Isaac Paden is only 17 markers behind, so this contest could go down to the wire! Popular Pete Blazak is back, and he is looking to get back to victory lane.

There is a new sheriff in town in the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints. A pair of wins has propelled Roman Jones ahead of his pal, Jordan Simmons. Ayden Cipriano is looking to get his first win. Chase Metheney, who started off the season with a number of wins, has slipped back in the standings, but e is always a factor whenever he is on the track. These youngsters and more will be in action.

Remember that the three-star racing starts at 5:30 for the Modified Lites, Mini Stocks, and Junior Sprints. Then, the four-star attraction comes trackside at approximately 7 p.m. That is when the Stock Cars, 358 Modifieds, and both Sprint Car classes will go to the post. Sandwiched in between the heats and features for those classes will be the bicycle races.

Parents are cautioned that all children wishing to participate in the bicycle races must have their helmets!

The Pit gates will swing open at 3 p.m., while those for the grandstands will open an hour later. Regular event ticket pricing will apply for the July 23 program. Thus, adults will be admitted for $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. The Family Pass will be available for the low price of $28, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Pass will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the speedway on July 23, please note that the July 30 program will not include the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints. All other divisions will be in action, however.

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

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

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

 

 

Kemenah Gearing Up For The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

By: Joe Burrage

The “Month of Money” continues for Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team tomorrow night at the Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. For the first time since 2009 the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup will return to its original formal format, one race, 40-Laps, $25,000 to win.

Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team did not have the Kings Royal they were looking for but that has not stopped Chad and Brian Kemenah one bit as they were back in the shop getting things prepared for Tuesday nights Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

“The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup is a great race held at a very neat race track,” says Kemenah. “Lernerville Speedway is a fun place to race at, they always have a great racing surface with lots of passing and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup is always a fun race and it would be an honor to win the race and have our team added to the list of winners, but it won’t be easy though. We went back to the shop after the Kings Royal and made sure this Hunter Racing No.10H sprint car is ready to go.”

Last year Kemenah took home a sixth place finish in the second feature at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and the team is looking to improve on that finish on Tuesday night.

“Last year we kind of struggled in the first feature, but were able to make a few adjustments to the car and take home a sixth place,” said Kemenah. “I am very excited that the format is going back to it’s original format, the fans will see a great race and we want to be the team that wins it. The Lernerville Speedway has some very tough drivers and when you add the World of Outlaws, the majority of the All Stars and a handful of Central Pennsylvania drivers the Don Martin Memorial Silver is one of the toughest races to win, but we are going to give it everything we have that is for sure.”

The 2016 Season has been pretty good for Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team, the Four Time All Star Series Champion has been very competitive in World of Outlaws action this season. Kemenah picked a World of Outlaws win at the Fremont Raceway Park earlier in the season along with two runner up finishes at Eldora as well so this team can run with the best teams in the country.

“I can’t complain about our 2016 season so far, Rob and Rita Hunter are great car owners that provide us with everything we need to be competitive at any race we attend,” said Kemenah. “My brother Brian and the team work extremely hard and we have the support from a lot of great people, Kistler Engines, DKW Transport, JRC Transport, Champion Racing Oil, Elite Wings, Maxim Chassis, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, and Seneca Energy Corp. they make it possible for us to run these high profile and races and we feel confident that we can run with the best teams out there so Tuesday night will be fun.”

Be sure to follow Chad Kemenah on Twitter and Facebook for all of the latest updates on the Chad and the Hunter Racing Team. Also be sure to check out www.dirtvision.com as they will be providing free audio coverage of the race on Tuesday night.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Opening Big Weekend with National Sprint League's Return and Midwest 360 Speedweek Finale

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 18, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex hosts a mega sprint car show this Friday during State Bank of Fairmont Night.

The half-mile oval will showcase the return of the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League along with the final night of the Midwest 360 Speedweek featuring the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars $2,500-to-win Richard White Memorial, which is sanctioned by the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series, as well as the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars.

Craig Dollansky holds an 11-point lead over Kerry Madsen with Danny Lasoski only 84 points out of the lead in the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars championship standings.

Gregg Bakker is on top of the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars standings by 30 points over Skylar Prochaska with Casey Friedrichsen sitting nine points behind Prochaska.

The top five drivers in the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Car standings are separated by only 16 points. Mike Stien has a 10-point advantage on Colin Smith for the lead with Kaleb Johnson, Jesse Lindberg and Nate Eakin all within striking distance.

Tickets for Friday are $20 for adult general admission, $17 for seniors ages 65 and older, $10 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $35.

The pits are slated to open at 3 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 7:30 p.m.

Speed Shift TV is providing live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

Jackson Motorplex will also hold an event on Saturday, which features the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars.

Don Gerritsen Jr. has a 17-point lead in the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods championship standings over Chris Palsrok.

Luke Sathoff holds a two-point edge on Jim Larson in the After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars standings.

Matthew Looft leads the Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods standings by 10 points over Jason Andrews.

Seven-time feature winner Justin Luinenburg is on top of the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks standings by nine points over Austin Jahnz.

Meanwhile, Nate Coopman, who is undefeated in eight Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts features this season, owns a 12-point lead over Jay Devries in the standings.

Tickets for Saturday's program are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

UP NEXT -

FRIDAY : Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League, Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars and Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

SATURDAY : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars

TICKET INFO -

FRIDAY : $20 for adult general admission; $17 for seniors ages 65 and older; $10 for students ages 13 to 18; free for children ages 12 and younger; $35 for pit pass

SATURDAY : $12 for adults; $10 for seniors ages 65 and older; $6 for students ages 13 to 18; free for children ages 12 and younger; $30 for pit pass

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Starks One of Top Qualifiers during Kings Royal Weekend at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2016) - Trey Starks showed flashes of brilliance last weekend during the 33rd annual Kings Royal.

Starks, who was driving for Jeff McCall during the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader at Eldora Speedway, overcame a sour night during the opening round last Thursday.

Starks timed in 16th quickest in his group before placing ninth in a heat race and 11th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We struggled on Thursday a little bit," he said. "We didn't have a very good qualifying lap and that put us behind all night. We went out late and didn't get a great lap down. The rest of the night we had some mechanical issues. We weren't very good on restarts because the motor was stumbling. We got it fixed on Friday though. Friday and Saturday were real, real good, especially for us only being there a couple of times."

Friday began with Starks qualifying third quickest in his group. He then garnered a second-place result in the heat race to make the dash.

"We qualified a lot better," he said. "In the heat races the inside wasn't getting good starts so I knew I needed to salvage a second-place finish in the heat to get in the dash. Unfortunately, they drew a zero in the dash draw so we started in the back. Since they had twin dashes I knew spots were really, really important because it was a whole row gained per position. We did really good."

Starks maneuvered from sixth to third place in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"I ran a really good first 10 laps," he said. "We ran inside the top five. Then the car started to go away. I couldn't find what everyone else was finding toward the end of the race and we started falling back. All in all, it was a really good improvement though."

Starks held on for an 11th-place result, which was his career-best finish at Eldora Speedway.

The event concluded on Saturday with the $50,000-to-win finale, which Starks opened by qualifying sixth quickest out of nearly 60 competitors.

"With the format there and being really good in qualifying it puts you back in the heat," he said. "It's tough to pass even two good cars to get in the main. Everyone is good and right on. We ended up finishing fifth, which put us in the B Main."

Starks finished where he started - fifth - in the heat race, which relegated him to the B Main.

"We had a really good start in the B Main," he said. "We were up to eighth by the first corner. A lap or two in we had an oil filter gasket blow, which ended our night. That was a bummer."

Starks was unable to finish the race.

He and McCall are slated to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals and Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 11 (11).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 11 (6).

July 16 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 24 (12).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 6 wins, 10 top fives, 13 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals and Morgan Cup 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 - 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

 

 

Sides Shows Progress during Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal Features

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2016) - Jason Sides is full stride into the 'Month of Money.'

He competed in four races during two marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events last weekend with a pair of top-notch events on tap this weekend. Sides will race on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the $25,000-to-win Summer Nationals and Morgan Cup.

Sides kicked off last weekend on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Brad Doty Classic. He qualified seventh quickest in his group before placing fifth in a heat race. That relegated Sides into the Last Chance Showdown, where a runner-up result garnered a transfer into the main event.

"The track slicked up for the B Main and I got moving some," he said. "We figured out what we needed to do for the feature and tightened up more. The restarts helped us the most."

Sides rallied from 20th to a 13th-place finish.

He then ventured to Eldora Speedway for the three-night Kings Royal beginning on Thursday. Sides timed in 13th quickest in his group before ending 11th in a heat race and 16th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"The first night we just weren't balanced right," he said. "The car was down and sliding. We made a few changes and got it better the next night."

Friday began with Sides qualifying 12th quickest in his group. He then finished fourth in a heat race to miss locking into the feature by only one spot. Sides maneuvered from eighth to fourth place in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the 22nd starting position for the main event.

"We tightened it so much, but it still wasn't as good as we would have liked," he said after settling for a 20th-place result. "We went back to a neutral deal for the final night and got it better."

The finale didn't start well for Sides, who had to change an engine between hot laps and qualifying. The team got it done in time for Sides to qualify 13 th quickest out of nearly 60 competitors.

Sides placed fifth in a heat race before advancing from eighth to fourth place to earn the final transfer from the B Main.

"Before the feature they watered the bottom of the track a little bit," he said. "We were too tight and being behind all those cars it was evil handling. I couldn't get going until some of the fuel came off. By that time we were lapped and just riding around there."

Sides made progress during the second half of the race when he maneuvered to a 18th-place finish. It was his seventh Kings Royal feature made and fifth in the last eight years.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 13 (20).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 11 (7); B Main: 16 (6).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 20 (22).

July 16 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 22 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals and Morgan Cup 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 - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com.

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, 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.

 

 

Scelzi Regrouping after Running into Rough Luck throughout Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports backed team will take this weekend off to regroup following a rough 33rd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

"We're out of cars and we're out of parts," he said. "We're going to have to regroup and hopefully get back to racing the following weekend. The best thing we can do is get back to the track and hopefully change our luck around."

Last weekend's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader began on Thursday when Scelzi qualified 18th quickest in his group before placing 10th in a heat race. That relegated him to the C Main.

"We went down into the first corner and got involved in a big crash," he said. "We hurt the car there."

Scelzi was unable to finish the night and the team worked hard to fix the damage prior to Friday's race, which Scelzi opened by timing in 15th quickest in his group before ending fifth in a heat race. That sent him into the B Main.

"We qualified a little better and raced better in the heat race," he said. "I felt like we improved and gained. In the B Main the track was really slick and it took me a majority of the race to get rolling and knowing what we needed to do."

Scelzi finished 12th and he rolled into Saturday's $50,000-to-win finale with a lot of lessons learned from the first two nights.

"It was a big learning experience," he said. "It seemed like the pill draw hurt us the first couple of nights along with not having much experience around that place."

Scelzi kicked off the Saturday event by qualifying 36th quickest, which was only six positions out of the heat race inversion that would have started him on the pole of a heat race with the opportunity to make the big show.

"I felt like I put down a good lap in qualifying," he said. "It was the best I felt around the place. Unfortunately, we were 36th quick. The 35 guys in front of me had a lot of experience. That just puts you behind the eight ball."

Scelzi placed sixth in his heat race, which ended up starting him toward the back of the B Main.

"I felt like I had a couple of good starts in the B Main," he said. "I was running the top in turns three and four. I made a bobble and got in the cushion wrong and it bit me. I was running against the wall and got into it too hard with the right rear and it threw the car into the wall and off she goes."

Scelzi's crash ended the night early for the team as he was unable to finish the B Main.

"We learned a ton throughout the Kings Royal and I feel like we'll be better the next time we go to Eldora," he said. "We're going to work hard to get everything built back up so we can get back on the track soon."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 10 (9); C Main: DNF (2).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 12 (12).

July 16 - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: DNF (18).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"FK Rod Ends makes the best rod ends in the business," Scelzi said. "They help us out with the sprint cars and the micros. We really appreciate the support and we wouldn't run anything else."

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

 

 

Johnson Caps Howard Kaeding Classic with Fifth-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 18, 2016) - Chase Johnson was a front-runner last weekend during the Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway.

Johnson opened the two-day event on Friday when he piloted his family car during the Civil War Sprint Car Series part of the weekend.

"We struggled right out of the box," he said. "We were trying something a little different to get a little more bite out of the car. The track conditions weren't in our favor. It was rough and heavy early on and we struggled."

Johnson qualified 21st quickest before he placed seventh in a heat race. That relegated him to the B Main, where a third-place result earned a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We threw some changes at it and I think we got going pretty good in the B Main," he said. "We had some work to do in the A Main. I really didn't get going early on. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time at the back. I fought trying to get away from guys. We had a long green flag run and we were able to get past a couple of guys who were holding us up. Once we did that we were on a mission forward. We were passing cars until the checkered flag. I think with more laps we would have passed more cars, but 19th to eighth is nothing to complain about."

His eighth-place finish also garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Johnson climbed into a Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car on Saturday for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series portion. The team timed in fourth quickest during qualifying with Johnson advancing from third to second place in a heat race and from fifth to fourth place in the dash.

"The crew gave me a great car and it was another night we locked into the dash through qualifying," he said. "That's how you're going to be able to win one of these. You have to start in the dash and finish up front.

"We were really, really strong in the beginning of the A Main. We immediately went from fourth to second within five laps. We had an absolute rocket. If the track would have stayed the same as it was the first five or 10 laps I think we could have won. We had a car that was fast enough and capable of doing that. The track slowly went away and when it did the car went away a little bit. Other guys were getting a little bit faster and we were just a tick off. We were still able to hold on for the fifth position."

Johnson ran second until the midpoint of the race when the handling started to go away. He ended with a fifth-place result.

Johnson will return to the Thomas sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 8 (19).

July 16 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 12 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

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

 

 

Rilat Lands Third-Place Result during NSA Shootout at Billings Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 18, 2016) - Travis Rilat was in contention for his first win of the season driving for Richard Saumure last weekend.

Rilat led the middle portion of the $7,500-to-win NSA Shootout finale on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park before he ended with a third-place result.

"I made a couple of mistakes in traffic that cost us," he said. "Usually that's where I'm at my best, but it didn't work out this weekend."

The two-day event began with Friday night being rained out by a violent storm that invaded the area just after qualifying. Rilat and the team return to the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday when they qualified eighth quickest.

Rilat then advanced from third place to win a heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the dash redraw, where he pulled the No. 2 to start on the outside of the front row. The dash was scrapped and therefore Rilat lined up in that position for the 30-lap main event.

"Aaron Reutzel was running in the middle and I found something around the top," he said. "I ran him down and got by him. My guys said I had a pretty good lead, but he was able to get me in traffic and Sam Hafertepe Jr. followed him through there. I got a little loose as the race went on and wasn't able to get back by them."

Rilat led laps 11 through 18 before losing the two positions to end third.

"Hats off to Mike Quigley and his team at Billings Motorsports Park," he said. "He went out and worked the track before the feature and it was pretty racy."

Rilat is slated to take this weekend off before returning to competition with Saumure July 29-30 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 29-30 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Oilfield Technology

Located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, Xtreme Oilfield Technology began in 2000 by providing general and specialized tank cleaning (door pulls), fluid transfers, well loads and rig work. Xtreme Oilfield Technology has expanded to include body vac units, flushby units, combinations units (vacuum/steamer), water trucks and hydro vac units, and offers equipment rental. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeOilfield.ca.

"The people with Xtreme Oilfield Technology are very cool people to hang out with and we really appreciate their partnership," Rilat said.

Rilat would also like to thank Carlan Services, Shark Racing Engines, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

 

 

Bergman Seeking First ASCS National Win of Season Entering Black Hills Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (July 18, 2016) - Seth Bergman is returning to South Dakota this weekend to tackle Black Hills Speedway.

Bergman will make his second career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour appearance at the half-mile oval in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday and Saturday.

"We're looking forward to going back and improving on our results from the last time we were there," he said.

Bergman last competed at the oval in 2014 when he advanced from 11th to a sixth-place result in the main event. This weekend the focus is Victory Lane.

"We're looking for our first win of the season with the ASCS National Tour and it'd be nice to build some momentum as we head into some of the bigger events this summer," he said.

Bergman enters the weekend ranked seventh in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, he is only 84 points out of third place and the team has recent momentum with 14 top-10 finishes in the last 16 races.

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 4 wins, 14 top fives, 30 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., 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.

 

 

Midwest 360 Speedweek Offering Strong Purse and Points Fund for This Week's Four-Race Event

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (July 18, 2016) - The Upper Midwest is ripe for racing this week as the Midwest 360 Speedweek will offer four straight nights of 360ci winged sprint car competition throughout South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

Each of the four races pay at least $2,000 to win with a points fund of $1,000 per completed night that will be split evenly among teams with 100 percent attendance. Therefore, if all four races are completed $4,000 will be divided among all teams who competed in all four races.

The competition begins on Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapid, S.D., for the $2,400-to-win Randy Droescher Memorial, which is sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, hosts Round 2 on Wednesday before the Speedweek shifts to Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls, Minn., on Thursday. Both races pay $2,000 to win.

The final round for the Midwest 360 Speedweek is Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the $2,500-to-win Richard White Memorial, which is sanctioned by the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series.

Adult tickets at Rapid Speedway are $15 and children tickets are $5.

Adult tickets at Clay County Fair Speedway are $15 with children ages 12 and younger free. The front gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

Grandstand prices at Redwood Speedway are $20. The gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

Tickets for Friday are $20 for adult general admission, $17 for seniors ages 65 and older, $10 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $35. The pits are slated to open at 3 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 7:30 p.m.

Live Pay-Per-View will be available for the races at Rapid Speedway, Redwood Speedway and Jackson Motorplex at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

MIDWEST 360 SPEEDWEEK SCHEDULE -

TUESDAY : Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapid, S.D., for the Randy Droescher Memorial ($2,400 to win/$250 to start)

WEDNESDAY : Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa ($2,000 to win/$200 to start)

THURSDAY : Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls, Minn. ($2,000 to win/$200 to start)

FRIDAY : Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Richard White Memorial ($2,500 to win/$300 to start)

 

 

Dietrich Earns Susquehanna Win, Ready to Challenge Outlaws during Williams Grove Summer Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA. (July 18, 2016) - In typical, busy fashion, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich entered three events in three days during the recent weekend, ultimately scoring three consecutive top-five performances against the “Pennsylvania Posse,” steadily improving his results as the weekend progressed.

The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native kicked off his top-ten streak by finishing fifth during the World of Outlaws tune-up at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 15, followed by a charge from 12th to finish third at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 16. The three-race weekend was highlighted with a victory at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday night, July 17, outdueling Lance Dewease during the closing circuits to secure his spot in victory lane. The win, Dietrich’s fifth of the 2016 season, was his first of the year at Susquehanna’s newly improved facility.

“I think we are finally hitting our stride. We are in a good place right now and I’m happy for the team,” Dietrich explained. “We built a brand new car over the weekend and that turned out to be a great decision. My team did a fantastic job getting everything put together. I have the best crew in the pit area. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help. I’m excited to get back at it this weekend when the Outlaws come to town.”

With momentum now a positive factor, Danny Dietrich and his Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48 operation will now begin preparations for the annual Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23. The two-day program, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, will feature two, complete programs for the “Pennsylvania Posse” and Outlaw invaders, awarding $8,000 on Friday evening and $20,000 on Saturday evening. The Morgan Cup, awarded to the main event winner during Saturday night’s program, will come hand in hand with a $5,000 bonus, raising the overall weekend stakes to $33,000.

Danny Dietrich is the defending winner of the Friday night portion of the Summer Nationals, eventually finishing 11th during the weekend finale. “Double-D” will enter Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals competition as the current Williams Grove Speedway driver championship point leader.

“I feel like we are in a position to make a lot of noise this weekend,” said Dietrich. “Our goal is to go out there and win them both. We won one last year, so we’ll try to step it up a little bit and do even better. I want to thank my car owner Gary Kauffman for the opportunity. I also want to thank all of my fans for their continuing support. The year is starting to pick up. We’ll do what we can to keep the Outlaws out of victory lane.”

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: 5 (Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna 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

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Return Home to Lernerville for Silver Cup, Dirt Classic Indiana with All Stars to Follow

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH (July 18, 2016) - After spending three days at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the 33rd annual Kings Royal, resulting in one main event start and a 23rd place finish, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will return home to Western Pennsylvania and once again join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lernerville Speedway, this time for the Don Martin Memorial 25th Anniversary Silver Cup worth $25,000.

Continuing the Tuesday night tradition, the 25th Anniversary Silver Cup will take shape tomorrow evening, July 19, and feature one 40-lap main event, replacing the twin feature format used for the last several seasons. Holtgraver, a former Lernerville Speedway track champion, has finished as high as second during Silver Cup feature competition. The Pittsburgh native will attempt outdo that feat and earn a career first feature victory against the “Greatest Show on Dirt” tomorrow evening.

“Eldora didn’t go as well as we wanted it to go, but we still made the best of our trip and raced as hard as we could,” Danny Holtgraver explained. “We’ll put those results behind us and work on getting set for Lernerville. This is an event we’ve been looking forward to all season. The biggest part of the evening will be qualifying. If we can put ourselves in a great position for the heat race, I think we have a shot at it. I’m definitely excited to race at home.”

Once Silver Cup competition is complete, Danny Holtgraver will return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions duties and visit Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, for the Dirt Classic Indiana. The two-day program, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, will feature two, complete programs, awarding $5,000 on Friday and $12,500 on Saturday.

“Our All Star season has really turned around,” Holtgraver said, pilot of Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports, Premier Pallets, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, No. 70. “The last month and a half or two months have been great. Kokomo is going to be awesome. I’m ready to get back on the road and continue our All Star season. I just need to thank Pete Grove and the entire crew for their hard work and support. We’re going to work as hard as we can to get another win this week.”

News and information regarding Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during his entire campaign. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights - Earned Lou Blaney Memorial title at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, worth $10,000 on Saturday, July 9

2015 Wins: 1
2016 Wins: 2 (Wilmot Raceway - All Stars)(Sharon Speedway - All Stars - Lou Blaney Memorial)

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Linc Systems, Olympic Forest Products, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Premier Pallet, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Westview Motors, DKW Transport, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Winters, AL Driveline

 

 

Brent Marks Earns Three Outlaw Main Event Starts at Kings Royal, Will Join Outlaws Again at Lernerville and Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA. (July 18, 2016) - Brent Marks represented Pennsylvania well during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, qualifying for all three Kings Royal weekend programs on July 14-16. The “Myerstown Missile” finished 20th, 22nd, and 16th during his tenure at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track with his best finish occurring during the Kings Royal finale on Saturday, July 16. Marks started 12th during the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event and battled just outside of the top-ten for most of the distance before settling into 16th. There were 60 entries on the Eldora Speedway grounds for the Saturday night finale.

“That was an awesome weekend,” Brent Marks said, driver 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. “To go out there and qualify for the main event every night against that level of talent is pretty incredible. We were pretty comfortable all weekend. My guys took a lot of notes and are already excited to use them during our next visit. The atmosphere out there is second to none. That will definitely be an annual visit.”

Brent Marks will continue his 2016 campaign with three more starts against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series beginning Tuesday night, July 19, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native will join the Greatest Show on Dirt for the 25th Anniversary Silver Cup worth $25,000 at the Sarver highbanks, recently changed back to a single feature format. Unfortunately, Marks did not qualify for the Silver Cup in 2015.

After his Lernerville Speedway visit, Brent Marks will move forward and rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23. The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals and Morgan Cup will headline competition at the world famous paperclip, highlighted with two, complete programs awarding $8,000 on Friday and $20,000 on Saturday. The Morgan Cup, awarded to the main event winner on Saturday night, will also come with a $5,000 bonus.

“There is a lot on the line this week,” Marks explained. “The Month of Money is in full swing and we’re all pretty pumped about it. We have things pretty well dialed in right now. I think we’re on the right track to have a very successful week.”

Other recent results for Brent Marks Racing includes finishing third during competition at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 17. Marks started eighth on the main event grid.

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 second victory of 2016 on Sunday evening, July 10, at Trail-Way Speedway near Hanover, Pennsylvania.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 2 (Port Royal Speedway, Trail-Way Speedway)

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

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Earns Two Top-Tens in Three Starts, Summer Nationals Next!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA. (July 18, 2016) - After a demanding weekend in Central Pennsylvania, entering three events in three days at three different facilities, Brock Zearfoss returned home to Jonestown, Pennsylvania, with two top-ten finishes, one of which inside the top-five.

Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, No. 3Z, finished fourth at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal on Saturday night, July 16, followed by an eighth place finish at Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven on Sunday evening, July 17. The “Jonestown Jet” now has a total of ten top-ten finishes at Port Royal Speedway in 2016 and currently finds himself fourth in the championship hunt, trailing point leader Doug Esh by 255 markers.

Just missing a top-ten weekend sweep, Zearfoss launched his recent three-race campaign with a 12th place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, July 15, the site of his first ever 410 sprint car victory earlier this season.

“Feels good to earn consecutive top-ten finishes like that, especially at Susquehanna where we lack a lot of experience,” Zearfoss explained. “We’ve been building a lot of consistency. We’ll need that if we want to make a run at the track championship.”

Brock Zearfoss will now turn his attention back to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will invade for two days on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23. The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals will be the high point of the Central Pennsylvania weekend, awarding $8,000 on Friday and $20,000 on Saturday. Adding more flavor to the mix, a $5,000 bonus on behalf of the Morgan Cup will be awarded to the Saturday night feature winner.

Zearfoss qualified for each of the Summer Nationals programs in 2015, finishing 22nd and 23rd during World of Outlaws feature action after finishing first and fifth during his respective heat races to automatically qualify. There were 39 cars entered.

“This is a big weekend. We’re fortunate enough to be a part of it,” Zearfoss said. “We’ve been pretty good at Williams Grove Speedway this season. We want to make that continue this Friday and Saturday. I can’t thank my team enough for their help and support. Although most of our shows are close in distance, Central Pennsylvania can be really demanding. We’ll try to use our experience and recent momentum boost to our advantage this weekend. We want to steal the show.”

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

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

2016 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove 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

 

 

A Western Pennsylvania Sweep for Jack Sodeman, Jr.

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (July 18, 2016) - Western Pennsylvania domination was the weekend result for Jack Sodeman, Jr., sweeping the weekend with victories at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16. The North Jackson, Ohio, native now has a grand total of five victories on the season, two at Lernerville and three at Mercer Raceway Park. In addition, Sodeman’s Mercer Raceway Park victory was his third consecutive at the Mercer, Pennsylvania, facility, raising the potential for a second consecutive track championship and the third of his career.

“We’ve been hitting our marks lately and it really shows,” Sodeman said, driver of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components, No. 23JR. “Things are starting to go our way finally and we’re really enjoying it. I’m a little disappointed that we don’t get to race with the Outlaws on Tuesday at Lernerville, but work comes first. We’ll try to keep this streak alive this Friday and Saturday.”

The 2016 season will continue for Jack Sodeman, Jr. this Friday and Saturday with another pair of starts in the Keystone State, this time visiting Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville on Friday night, July 22, followed by his return to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, July 23. Sodeman has finished inside the top-five during his last eight Western Pennsylvania starts.

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.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: 5 - (2 - Lernerville Speedway) (3 - 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.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will not race this Friday at Penn Cann, next race will be at Woodhull Raceway this Saturday

(Sodus, NY) Due to scheduling conflicts, Penn Cann Speedway officials have cancelled this Friday’s racing events that included the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour.
“When we scheduled this event, we didn’t realize that it coincided with the Susquehanna Community Days in downtown Susquehanna”, said Promoter Dan Harpell.
“That is such a big event in the Community and after looking at the impact that it had on the attendance last year, we have made the decision to take the night off of racing this Friday. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a great organization and they put on a tremendous show.”
This leaves the next Patriot Sprint Tour event back to the Woodhull Raceway for the second time this season. It was Jared Zimbardi picking up his first career win at the 1/3-mile oval over Justin Barger, and Steve Collins.
All three drivers are expected to be in attendance along with other PST regulars in Paul Habeck, Dane Lorenc, Paulie Colagiovanni, Steve Glover, and Dave Just.
This Saturdays show will be a part of the PST American Tour where Jared Zimbardi has a very comfortable advantage over Paul Habeck, Dane Lorenc, Dave Just, and Steve Glover.
Gates will be opening up at 4:30 with racing set to begin at 6:30. It will be $18.00 to get into the grandstands this Saturday night at New York States Toughest Bull Ring.
Fans are encouraged to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and follow us on all of our social media outlets.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario

 

‘King Donny 33’ Delivers at Eldora

TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team
Reigns Supreme in First ‘Big Race’ of 2016

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, July 14-16, 2016

Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Location: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio

Winners: Thursday – David Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Friday – Daryn Pittman of Kasey Kahne Racing
Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Thursday - - Started 3rd, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps
Friday - Started 3rd, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps
Saturday – Started 3rd, Finished 1st/Running, completed 40 of 40 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 7,708 points)

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team shined brightest Saturday night in the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Schatz capped off an incredible week of World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series action by scoring his third Kings Royal triumph in front of a record crowd and taking the first crown jewel of Sprint car racing’s “Month of Money.”

“This is unbelievable,” Schatz said following
the emotional victory. “It’s been a challenge here all weekend and it’s one of those places, we felt like we’ve been good at the Royal and we’ve maybe just done the wrong things. But not tonight. We were awesome all night. These guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti) got the car qualified well, got through the heat – the car was awesome in the Heat race. It’s such a blast to get in the seat of this Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance machine. I know I get to stand here but this race team is what wins these races. Tony Stewart has surrounded me with guys who are incredible at what they do. You can’t say enough about them. They are the ones who need to be wearing this uniform. They are the ones responsible for making that racecar. I’m just so happy for everyone associated with us at TSR, my family and all the fans who came out and packed this place. What a great night.”

Schatz was the class of Saturday’s 60-car field behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J. He timed in fourth fastest and drove a near perfect heat race, charging from fifth to win it. The heat four victory earned him the third starting position in the 40-lap A-Feature. The pace was fast and furious during the first 10 laps and Schatz was forced to remain calm and patient as his car continued to get better with each lap.

Brian Brown led the first nine laps before Sammy Swindell took over the top spot on lap 10. Brad Sweet became the race’s third leader on lap 13. Schatz had fallen back to fifth early and worked his way past Brown and Swindell before catching Sweet on lap 19. The two exchanged the lead around the half-mile, dirt oval, but it was Schatz who officially led lap 20. He pulled away from Sweet and continued negotiating traffic as the race had the crowd in a frenzy. Christopher Bell started 14th and charged to the runner-up position driving a second car from the Tony Stewart stable before bringing the action to a halt when he made contact with the turn-four fence, resulting in the car stopping abruptly and turning over.

Race officials opened the track up for crews to make adjustments on their cars while fence repair was taking place. TSR’s crew added fuel and checked air pressures during the short break. A small air leak in the right-rear tire was discovered and the team quickly plugged the hole with a temporary plug just as officials were calling for all crewman to leave the track.

On the lap-26 restart, Schatz fended off a slide job from Rico Abreu in turns one and two and began making consistent laps entering through the middle of turn three and exiting the cushion in turn four. As the laps counted down, Schatz continued running the high side in turns one and two and was able to increase his lead, but Abreu would close the gap in three and four. The two took the white flag nearly side-by-side and Abreu tried one last slider in turns one and two, but Schatz had the momentum and pulled away in the final corners to take the win.

With the victory, the seven-time and reigning WoO champion joined Steve Kinser, Swindell and Jac Haudenschild as the only drivers to win the Kings Royal more than twice. Schatz, the 2007 and 2009 Kings Royal champion, led the final 20 laps of the thrilling 40-lap race to earn his 15th WoO victory of the season and 219th of his illustrious career.

His run into Eldora’s history books started earlier in the week when he drove the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J from 15th