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Sprint Invaders Banquet Doles Out Over $28,000 in Cash and Contingencies!

(Bill W) November 24, 2014  Over $28,000 in cash and contingencies was handed out Saturday night, November 22 at the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders banquet. The banquet was held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington, Iowa. After a reception and dinner, appreciation was handed out for series sponsors, the Board of Directors, tracks and promoters, series’ push truck drivers, event associates, officials and volunteers.

Owner awards were handed out next. The top five included the Jimmy Davies #99 (fifth), the Mike Houseman Sr. #68 (fourth), the Deuce Motorsports #49 (third), the Goodno Promotions #22 (second) and the Agan Motorsports #4 (champion).

Driver points were recognized next. The top five included Bret Tripplett (fifth), Mike Houseman Jr. (fourth), Josh Schneiderman (third), Tony Shilling (second) and Jon Agan (champion).

Kelly Graham was named Rookie of the Year with the series. KSE Hard-charger awards were given for passing the most cars in feature events. Bret Tripplett (third), Dustin Selvage (second) and Josh Schneiderman (first) received those awards.

Kev Doty, son of Kevin Doty joined emcee, Bill Wright, in handing out the Kevin Doty Memorial Perseverance Award. Harold Pohren, who suffered a house fire that cost him most of his racing operation, was the emotional recipient. He was quick to thank everyone in the room who had helped get him back on the track.

Donna Pindell presented a special “On the Road Again” Award to the Bret Tripplett #22 team. The team traveled thousands of miles during the season from their home in Lincoln, Illinois to make every Sprint Invaders show.

The Sprint Invaders Board of Directors was proud to induct long-time mechanic Scott Bonar into the Sprint Invaders Hall of Fame. Peer Awards, voted on by the teams and officials were handed out next. Jon Agan was honored as the Brian Hetrick Memorial Driver of the Year. Jon scored two wins and eight top five finishes on his way to the championship.

Jimmy Davies was awarded as the Rich DeReu Memorial Owner of the Year by Bart Schneiderman. There was a three-way tie for this year’s Walter Rockhold Memorial Automotive Machine Mechanic/Crew Member of the Year. Bart Schneiderman of Deuce Motorsports, Alec Taeger of the Bobby Mincer #15 and Mike Houseman Sr. who wrenches on both of his cars, the #68 and the #80x were awarded in that category.

The Eagle Motorsports, Inc. Hard Luck Award was given to Carson McCarl, who despite getting his first win with the series, also suffered some mechanical setbacks along the way. For the second year in a row, Dave Getchell was voted as the recipient of the Olson Brothers Custom Shop Stoney and Dick Stoneking Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

For climbing from eighteenth in 2013 points to sixth this season, Mitchell Alexander was given the Most Improved Driver Award in memory of Galen “Shep” Shepherd. Finally, this year’s Bud Taeger Official of the Year Award was given to Donna Pindell for her tireless efforts for the series.

In addition to the awards, a silent auction raised funds for the Sprint Invaders Benevolent Society. In addition, over fifty door prizes were handed out to banquet guests. An initial schedule was given for 2015, with several dates still being finalized.

 

 

Planet Fitness to Present 65th Oswego Speedway Season Opener in May

OSWEGO, NY (November 24, 2014) – When Oswego Speedway opens the ‘Steel Palace’ gates for its 65th season of racing on May 9 of 2015, Planet Fitness of Oswego will present the blockbuster night of racing featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour.

Planet Fitness joined the Speedway’s team of partners in 2014, presenting the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off, and is excited to return for the second consecutive season in 2015.

For the first time since 2012, the Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified division will be a part of the season opener, kicking off the Road to the Championship for the Supermodified division.

Excitement is already building as the annual and historic pairing of Supermodifieds and Modifieds will continue in 2015, with the running of the Richie Evans Memorial on May 9, a 75-lap event for the RoC Modifieds.

The 65th season opener, presented by Planet Fitness, will jump start a magical month of May in Oswego as two weeks later on Memorial Day weekend the Novelis Supermodifieds will pair with the ISMA Supermodifieds on the same night, for the first time since 2004, along with the Pathfinder Bank SBS for the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle.’

Oswego’s Planet Fitness, located at 437 State Route 104, is known for its low prices, Lunk Alarm, and the Judgment Free Zone. Planet Fitness strives to help members feel as though they belong, creating an environment where members can relax, go at their own pace, and do their own thing without worry of being judged.

Planet fitness provides more than enough equipment to make your workout the best possible experience, with friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to help with your every need.

The goal of every Planet Fitness is to perfect their safe, energetic environment, to help all members feel accepted and respected.

Oswego Speedway’s full 2015 racing schedule is now available at www.oswegospeedway.com.

For more information on Planet Fitness visit online at www.planetfitness.com.

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

 

 

Tracy Hines Wins Opener of Western World Championships

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 23, 2014 — Tracy Hines continued to add to his win total at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona, taking the opener of the Honda USAC National Midget Series portion of the 47th Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships on Thursday, November 20. The win was his second in as many weeks at the track, and the fifth of his career, but his first in a midget, as the previous four had come in sprint car competition.

Hines started on the pole for the 30-lap A-Feature for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, but fell all the way back to fifth in the early going, before working his way back into contention. He moved into second by the 10th lap. Hines used a strong restart, following a lap-12 caution, to take the top spot from early leader Zach Daum.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, would lead the remainder of the race holding off a hard-charging Christopher Bell in the late going to earn his first Honda USAC National Midget Series win on dirt since 2012, aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. Hines now has 35 career wins with the series, which is seventh on the all-time list.

“The track really changed a lot throughout the race,” said Hines. “We fell back to about fourth or so early working the bottom, then moved to the top and then back to the bottom by the end. It probably worked to our advantage to fall back early so we could search around some.”

Hines kicked off the Western World Championships by timing in seventh-quickest in time trials of the 20 entries. He followed that up with a fourth-place run in the first heat race.

On the second night of the Western World Championships, Hines finished fourth in the 30-lap main event. He lined up third and ran among the top-five for the duration of the race, which combined with points earned on the opening night set the field for Saturday night’s finale. Hines timed in fourth-fastest of the 19 entrants on Friday night. He finished fifth in the first heat race, after starting in that same position.

Hines wrapped up the three-night event with another fourth-place finish. By way of points earned on the first two nights, he earned a spot in the dash, where he finished seventh. Hines lined up for the 30-lap main event on the inside of the fourth row. The A-Feature was slowed by four cautions, with Hines methodically working his way into the top-five during the second half of the race.

Following the three nights of racing at Canyon Speedway Park, Hines is third in the Honda USAC National Midget Series standings, just 10 markers out of second and 36 out of the lead. He has finished in the top-10 in all 15 races on dirt this season.

Hines wraps up the 2014 season on Thanksgiving in the annual Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Bruce Jr.'s Four Triumphs Highlight 2014 Campaign on the Road

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 23, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. earned four feature victories during the 2014 season, including three wins with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

That gave him at least one win with the premier 360ci sprint car series in five of the last six seasons and during each of the last three seasons.

"I'd say the highlight this year was every time we won," he said. "It was certainly good to win a race at Devil's Bowl early in the season. With not having a crew chief when the season started it was nice to go out and win a race early."

Bruce Jr. picked up a triumph in only the third ASCS National Tour race of the season when he dominated at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21. He returned to Victory Lane at the famed half-mile track with the series on Oct. 17 during the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

Bruce Jr. sandwiched the wins at Devil's Bowl Speedway with an ASCS National Tour victory at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., where he charged from 13th to win on June 20.

Bruce Jr. also scored a victory with the Nebraska 360 Sprints at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24.

"Winning in Nebraska was really good," he said. "We had a couple of extra sponsors come on board. It was the home track for Austin Bradley, who is my right-hand man. All of his family was there to see it. It really was a special win not just for me but for so many people involved in the team. That's what makes this so fun."

Another standout moment for Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team was the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals, which was held July 31 to Aug. 2 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Bruce Jr. charged to a third-place result during his preliminary night and he then maintained a top 10 throughout most of the finale before placing 11th out of more than 100 competitors.

The season culminated with Bruce Jr. finishing in the top 10 in the championship standings with the ASCS National Tour for the sixth straight season.

"The unfortunate thing was I felt like we had a shot to win more races, but we didn't capitalize," he said. "Four wins is not something that we're satisfied with. Then again, four is definitely better than none. This was the first time I've ever had more than five DNFs in a season. It was something I'm really not accustomed to. Finishing races is something I've always prided myself on. It's something we're going to focus on for next year."

Bruce Jr., who ended the season seventh in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, finished the year ranked seventh in top fives (10) and top 10s (21) with the series.

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 4 wins, 17 top fives, 37 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 59 top 20s

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

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"It's an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service," Bruce Jr. said. "They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team for the 2014 season."

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

 

 

Reidy’s Tough Night

The consistent start to the 2014-15 season came to a crashing end for Danny Reidy last Saturday night during the fifth round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship.

After finishing inside the top five of his first six race meetings of the season, Reidy was dealt a cruel blow last Saturday night, when he was the innocent party in someone else’s mistake on the opening lap of his heat race.

“I had grabbed the lead off the start, but then I was tagged from behind by another driver, which led to my car being destroyed by a few cars following behind crashing into me,” explained a disappointed Reidy, who had begun the night by posting the 13th fastest lap in time trials.

“When I was spun around between turns one and two, I was hit heavily by one car and then hit heavily again by another car. Those two hits caused extensive damage to the car.”

In an effort to make it out for the B main, the team worked franticly to repair the damage to the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim.

“We tried our best to get the car ready for the B main, but despite making it out there, we had to retire after a handful of laps because the damage was too much,” Reidy conceded.

“In between now and the next race meeting, our team is going to be working hard to rebuild the entire car, which includes replacing the chassis.”

As a result of his tough night, Reidy has dropped back to fifth in the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship point standings.

The next appearance for Reidy will be on the Saturday night of December 6 for round six of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship.

Reidy and his team would like to welcome on board their latest sponsor in Mako Sunglasses.

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

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

 

 

Turkey Night Grand Prix Returns To TheCushion.Com

PETERSEN MEDIA: The T2 Digital team is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with the Perris Auto Speedway to stream the 2014 Turkey Night Grand Prix LIVE on TheCushion.Com this Thanksgiving.

“We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach a deal with the PAS,” T2 Digital President, Ian Marvuglio said. “We were looking forward to doing a Live Video broadcast of the Oval Nationals and Turkey Night, but a last minute issue prevented Ovals, so we are super happy things came together last minute for Turkey Night, and are glad this historic event will be on TheCushion.Com for the second consecutive year.

In what has been a very busy, and successful, year on TheCushion.Com, Turkey Night is a legendary event, and is something Turn 2 Digital is very excited to be streaming again.

With the USAC National Midget Series returning to the dirt a few years ago, this event continues to gain interest as many look forward to unwinding from their Holiday dinner by taking in the last major dirt race of the year.

Following this weekend’s Western World Championships, the 74th Annual Turkey Night will act as the season finale for the series, and the Championship fight will likely come down to this final event, adding extra luster to the show. TheCushion.com is honored to be the Internet Broadcast Partner of these two historic events, and look forward to ending our year of live streams on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Aside from the stars and cars of the USAC National Series, many additional drivers take the opportunity to pilot a midget and take on some of the best in the business.

As always, those customers who are Premium members (Monthly), or VIP (Yearly), get access to our 450+ Video On Demand Vault, and also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 450 On-Demand videos.

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @T2Media!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: STYRES, HUNSINGER, SILVERTHORN, LAFANTAISIE, & DEBOER HONOURED AS 2014 CHAMPIONS

by Tommy Goudge (November 21, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Glenn Styres was honoured as the champion of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car Division, while Ryan Hunsinger was recognized as the first Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car champion, Dave Silverthorn, Jr. was crowned Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock champion, Tyler Lafantaisie received HRW Automotive Mini Stock champion accolades, and Dusty DeBoer was awarded his trophy as champion of the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division.

The following sponsors were recognized for their help in presenting the 2014 season: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment/Case IH, Strickland's GMC, Burger Barn, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, McDonald's of Brantford and Paris, Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Insta-Insulation, Barrie Speedway, Brant County Ford, Brown Auto Service, CARSTAR Quality Collision Service, Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel, Clearshot Customs, Grand River Power Sports, Jones Brown Motorsport Insurance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, L.A. Music Brantford, Metal Works Power Coating, Middleport Mechanical, Mike Yarek Dodge Chrysler Ltd., Miska Trailer Factory, Rondex, Saldana Racing Products, Speedway Motors, Sunset Speedway, Townline Variety, 21st Century Signs, Woodstock Ford, XYZ Machining, Inc., Bradshaw Fuels, Best Western Brant Park Inn, Grand Environmental Recycling, Gerrie Electric, R&E Lawn Maintenance, Scoly's Hometown Market, Steer Tech, TJSlideways.com, Canadian Warplane Heritage, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Hutch's On The Beach, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs & Photos, and ONDirt.ca Racing News.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Mitch Brown, Keith Dempster, Dave Dykstra, Todd Hoddick, Jeremy Hughes, Jim Huppunen, Conor Mahoney, Shane Ross, Glenn Styres, Cory Turner, and Jamie Turner.

BROWN AUTO SERVICE HARD CHARGER Jim Huppunen (passed 47 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Dave Dykstra

DEDICATION TO RACING Jamie Collard

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Jeremy Hughes

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 10 (Driver - Mitch Brown)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Jeremy Hughes

SPORTSMANSHIP Shane Ross

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Cory Turner

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Mitch Brown

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Glenn Styres

The Top 10 in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars were: 1st - Glenn Styres 2nd - Mitch Brown 3rd - Jim Huppunen 4th - Shane Ross 5th - Todd Hoddick 6th - Keith Dempster 7th - Dave Dykstra 8th - Jamie Turner 9th - Jeremy Hughes 10th - Cory Turner

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Jake Brown, Mark Czuba, Kyle Durnin, Tyler Hendricks, Brad Herron, Ryan Hunsinger, Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, and Aaron Turkey.

HARD CHARGER Ryan Hunsinger (passed 102 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Brad Herron

DEDICATION TO RACING Ryan Hunsinger

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Josh Shantz

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 55 (Driver - Mike Thorne)

SPORTSMANSHIP Kyle Durnin

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Aaron Turkey

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Ryan Hunsinger

The Top 10 in the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars were: 1st - Ryan Hunsinger 2nd - Aaron Turkey 3rd - Jake Brown 4th - Josh Shantz 5th - Mike Thorne 6th (tie) - Brad Herron 6th (tie) - Mark Czuba 8th - Tyler Hendricks 9th - Kyle Durnin 10th -Paul Lang

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Dave Bailey, Ryan Beagle, Blake Bomberry, Jr., Max Chechalk, John Cote, Trevor DeBoer, Chris Dickie, Ryan Dinning, Dale Gyokery, Chase Hess, Kacey Huffman, Jamie Hycza, Jim Lampman, Derek Liverance, Brady Longboat, Melissa Miller, Bryce Richardson, Karl Sault, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Wyatt Van Wart, and Lee Winger.

HARD CHARGER Lee Winger (passed 180 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Jesse McDonald

DEDICATION TO RACING Dave Bailey

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Dave Silverthorn, Jr.

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 9 (Driver - Dave Silverthorn, Jr.)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Trevor DeBoer

SPORTSMANSHIP Chris Dickie

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Chase Hess

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Dave Bailey

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Dave Silverthorn, Jr.

The Top 10 in the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks were: 1st - Dave Silverthorn, Jr. 2nd - Lee Winger 3rd - Wyatt Van Wart 4th - Chris Dickie 5th - Dave Bailey 6th - Ryan Dinning 7th - Chase Hess 8th - Bryce Richardson 9th - Karl Sault 10th - Trevor DeBoer

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Jonathan Ayrton, Mark Bazuin, Tim DeBoer, Kathi Dickie, Robin Elliott, Mike Giberson, Jamie Goudge, Chantelle Hyatt, Brandon Janssens/Jon Janssens (Team 66), Tyler Lafantaisie, Lucas Lubin, Dan Miller/Steve Miller (Team 79), Matt Nuell, Jade Pelletier, Chris Ryckman, Alex Schuts/Lee Hils (Team 81), Rob Slater/Kevin Slater (Team 55), Chad Smelser, Mike Taylor, and Rob Twitchett.

HARD CHARGER Tyler Lafantaisie (passed 159 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Lucas Lubin

DEDICATION TO RACING Alex Schuts

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Chris Ryckman

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team 29 (Driver - Lucas Lubin)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Kathi Dickie

SPORTSMANSHIP Rob Twitchett

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Mark Bazuin

ART HILL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Robin Elliott

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Tyler Lafantaisie

The Top 10 in the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were: 1st - Tyler Lafantaisie 2nd - Mark Bazuin 3rd - Alex Schuts/Lee Hils (Team 81) 4th - Brandon Janssens/Jon Janssens (Team 66) 5th - Robin Elliott 6th - Jason Lungaro 7th - Kathi Dickie 8th - Lucas Lubin 9th - Rob Slater/Kevin Slater (Team 55) 10th - Steve Miller/Dan Miller (Team 79)

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS - AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE Dusty DeBoer, Joe DeBoer, Gillian Hils, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Tim Nuell, Dakota Potts, and Ashton Reekie.

HARD CHARGER Dusty DeBoer (passed 115 cars in feature race action)

"HARD LUCK" Tim Nuell

DEDICATION TO RACING Joe DeBoer

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Ashton Reekie

CREW OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Team #23 (Driver - Dusty DeBoer)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Clinton Nicholls

SPORTSMANSHIP Gillian Hils

DRIVER OF THE YEAR (Voted on by drivers) Gillian Hils

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Dusty DeBoer

The Top 10 in the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers were: 1st - Dusty DeBoer 2nd - Joe DeBoer 3rd - Gillian Hils 4th - Ashton Reekie 5th - Clinton Nicholls 6th - Gerald Burnham 7th - Paul Longboat 8th - Max Chechalk 9th - Tim Nuell 10th - Thomas Booker/Derek Dwyer (Team 1210)

Ohsweken Speedway would like to thank all the racers, fans, staff, sponsors, and everyone else who made 2014 our best season yet! An average of 120 drivers signed in for each race night in the 2014 season, while 69 drivers/teams were honoured for perfect attendance.

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

 

 

UNITED RACING CLUB DRIVERS AND OWNERS STAND UNITED! MS. MOTORSPORTS 2014 CASSI PINDER TO DO DRIVER INTERACTION VIDEOS

It’s only been a Club again for a short time, but there are many race teams loving the fact that they have a voice that is being heard again.

As a result, there are many teams already committed to running all or trying their best to make all of the 2015 United Racing Club races. So far drivers and teams include Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, two cars owned by Kenny Eldreth driven by Josh Weller and Tyler Ross, Jimmy Stitzel, Troy Betts, Jamie Bodo, Jason Clauss, Mark Bitner, Randy West, Brad Franks, Brian Carber, Jeff Fithian, Dan Mazy, Will Eggimann, Bill Unglert, Eddie Wagner and a car owned by Chris Weiss (driver to be named later). We will update when new drivers and teams are added.

The Club recently added a YouTube channel. On it, you will find driver promotional videos used to help promote the Club’s drivers and to help them promote themselves along with their teams sponsors. They will also help let the fans and race tracks get to know the drivers of the United Racing Club.

An exciting addition to the Club will be Ms. Motorsports 2014 Cassi Pinder. Cassi will be doing driver interaction videos throughout the pits during the 2015 racing season. The videos will be showcased on the Club’s YouTube channel and on the Club’s website.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Holiday Savings Special Includes $99 2-Seat Supermodified Rides Purchased through December 23

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2014) – With the Holiday season knocking on the door step, Oswego Speedway is offering several ‘Steal Palace’ savings options for fans through December 23, including pre-race rides in the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified for only $99.

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

Rides will again be available in the 2-Seat racer for the 2015 racing season with options including pre-race rides on Saturday mornings, intermission rides on race nights, start the feature rides, and the popular Ride with the Legends during Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

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

To purchase a 5-lap pre-race ride at the special $99 rate, call the Speedway offices at (315) 342-0646 to reserve a date, and do so before December 24.

Fans can also begin to purchase and book dates for intermission and start the feature rides by calling the Speedway offices.

Intermission rides, which also include 5-laps, will be priced at $200 in 2015 while start the feature rides will be set at $300.

Start the feature rides in the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified are arguably the greatest thrill a race fan could receive, with the opportunity to take pre-feature warmup laps with all 24 Novelis Supermodified competitors in action, before lining up for that night’s main event with the rest of the starting field.

Race fans are encouraged to take part in auto racing’s ultimate thrill ride, the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified, for only $99 – now through December 23.

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

 

 

Jackson hopeful of strong repeat performance Jackson Delamont Motorsport November 21, 2014

Jackson Delamont returns to Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night full of confidence after a season’s best ninth place finish at the same venue two weeks ago.

Talking to Jackson, you get the feeling he really wants to consolidate on his efforts from last weekend and even though it’s in every driver’s nature to want to go better than last time, Jackson wants it that little bit more.

“We have had a good lead-up to this weekend,” Jackson enthused, “we were loaded up for this weekend on Monday and we have been busy studying on set up sheets.”

Jackson also makes mention of the importance of setting up for a good night through time trials.

“Qualifying is massively important. With the format depending so much on your times, if you miss the invert, it makes for a tough night straight off the bat. If we continue what we have been doing with qualifying, we should be good for the invert.”

With such a big field nominated for the event, Jackson would like nothing more than to stand atop the victory dais with an A-Main win under his belt.

“If everything goes OK, we definitely have the equipment to get the job done. As long as I am on my game and we have a bit of luck, I don’t see why we can’t park the Mad Harry’s Steel, Steel Supplies, KRE powered Maxim number 48 in victory lane.”

This event is almost a pre curser to the big international meetings that will highlight the Christmas/New Year period and Jackson is pretty comfortable with how he is travelling with those big meetings in sight.

“We are going along good and with a bit of luck, it will all fall into place and we can score some good, strong results.”

As always, you can connect with Jackson via Facebook at facebook.com/jacksondelamont48 where results on race night are posted as they happen.

Jackson would like to thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support of the Jackson Delamont Motorsport in season 2014/2015

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

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Important weekend ahead for Toby Bellbowen Toby Bellbowen Motorsport December 21, 2014

Toby Bellbowen goes into this Saturday night’s fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship excited about what lays ahead.

Although last meeting Toby had a number of issues which hindered him in the 30 lap A-Main, he is using his outstanding effort in the pole shuffle to drive him to hopeful success this weekend.

And this weekend will not be easy, by anyone’s standards. A total of 60 cars have nominated for the event and with only 24 positions up for grabs in the A-Main, he knows he will have to be switched on from the outset of qualifying.

“The car count is up by about 10 cars this week from last time we raced, and they are all quality cars,” Toby said today.

“We need to be in the top 8 for time-trials, so we'll have to be on our toes. We have qualified well in the first 4 races and hopefully we can keep that roll going. You don't get too many chances in Sydney.”

Such is Toby’s consistency, he is the only driver who has qualified in the top four on all four nights so far this season.

As frustrating as the one week on one week off can be for a driver, Toby did put the week off to good use.

“I would've preferred to be racing somewhere in the country but it was a relaxing weekend off. In saying that though, I've pushed myself to make sure I'm physically ready for what I'm sure will be a tough night on Saturday night.

“The car is the same. We have run well with it and have more things to try while still keeping it basic. It's a good feeling to have week in - week out.”

Getting that first A-Main win on a night like Saturday night would definitely be a boost to Toby’s career, especially with the quality field nominated.

“Of course it would be great to win at any time, but to do so in front of the field of cars we have this weekend would be a big boost for us in every way. The best part is I know we can, it's about execution on Saturday night.

“We have Australian champions, WSS winners, State title holders and a whole bunch of other guys turning up in our backyard this week, but we have to treat them all the same. I've got every confidence in my team and our possibilities of getting the job done. We were fast last time out, and I don't see why we can't build on that. Mentally and physically I'm the most prepared I've ever been.”

Toby’s upcoming schedule is as follows;

December 6 – Valvoline Raceway December 26 – Valvoline Raceway December 27 – Valvoline Raceway December 29 – Valvoline Raceway January 1 – Valvoline Raceway

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their continued support of the 2014/15 racing season;

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

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New King Racing Products and 2015 Catalog To Be On Hand at PRI Show

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the winter creeping up, King Racing Products is in full tradeshow mode, as they are excited to announce that they will have some new parts and pieces to debut at the upcoming PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN.

“We always look forward to PRI,” Blake Robertson said. “This year we have some new King Racing Products to show off, and we will also have our newest King Racing Products catalog available at our booth.”

All attendees are invited to visit the King Racing Products booth (#1909) at the PRI show and check out all that is new at King Racing Products, as well as grab a new catalog. King Racing Products staff will be on hand to answer any questions, and catch up with our customers.

The Performance Racing Industry Show is set for December 11-13th and the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. King Racing Products will be located at spot #1909, and invites all attendees to stop by and check us out.

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USAC National Midgets To Crown 2014 Champion LIVE On TheCushion.Com

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Arizona weather still great this time of year, the USAC National Midgets will close their season out at the Canyon Speedway Park during the Western World Championships, and TheCushion.Com will bring you flag to flag coverage starting TONIGHT.

Headlining the show will be on of the nation’s hottest drivers, Rico Abreu, as he leads the series into their culminating event, as he looks to claim his first ever series title.

Heading into this weekends season finale, Abreu brings his 24 overall wins during the 2014 season with him, along with a 79 point lead over teammate, Christopher Bell, as he looks to keep the reigning series champion at bay, and add his name to the history books.

Aside from Abreu and Bell, many other stars and cars are expected to be on hand this weekend including Bryan Clauson, Tracy Hines, Zach Daum, Chris Windom, newly crowned USAC Sprint Car Champ, Brady Bacon, and a host of others.

Also on the card this weekend is the USAC West Coast 360 Series battling the USAC Southwest Series in what is always a thrilling battle when the two series’ lock horns.

TheCushion.Com is very excited to be bringing fans all over the world an exclusive look at this event, and hope those that can’t make it to the track will tune in.

To purchase any of the broadcasts, simply click over to www.thecushion.com and sign up for a FREE membership. The three-night package is available for $54.99 or you can purchase each night individually as Thursday and Friday will be $19.00 each with the Saturday finale cost $24.00.

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IN REVIEW: CJB Motorsports Finishes Second Fulltime Outlaw Season

Pennsylvania based team notches podium finish in points; adds wins, top-5's and top-10's

TELFORD, PA. - November 20, 2014 - When it's all said and done, few challenges in sports can match that of competing on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour.

"Running the Outlaw circuit is one of the most fun, yet difficult things I think you can ever do," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "Between the travel, the competition and the general grind of racing over 90 nights a year, this series will wear you down. Plain and simple. The flip side of that is the fact that if you walk up and down the pits at any of our races and ask anyone, this is circuit they want to be on. This is where they want to be. This is where the best of the best come to race. We all want to be beat the best. That's why we keep coming back each and every year."

McMahan began his second fulltime season as the driver of the Chad and Jenn Clemens #51 in 2014. With veteran crew chief Barry Jackson watching his machine every lap, the California native kicked off the season with strong finishes in Florida before moving on to Las Vegas Motorspeedway, where McMahan grabbed the first of five wins on the season.

"Our season began with a string of excellent finishes," said McMahan. "To come out of the box with speed and podium finishes is very important. Winning at Vegas was huge because it was in front of a big crowd and we had Chad and Jenn there so it made it all the more special."

The #51 team was a formidable as the tour traveled on the west coast before venturing to the Midwest.

"Our car was so good throughout the spring," said McMahan. "Winning at Haubstadt (Tri-State Speedway) was a culmination of sorts. It is one of my favorite tracks and to finally get a win there was something special, especially since my family was there."

If his win at Haubstadt was special, McMahan's next win at Limaland Speedway in mid-July was a dream come true.

"Winning the Brad Doty Classic was one of the biggest moments of my career," McMahan said of his win in the annual race that honors a legend of sprint car racing. "I looked up to Brad as a kid. To stand there in victory lane with him, my family, my car owners and crew was a moment I'll remember forever."

The wins kept coming as McMahan mastered the opening night of the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 just a few weeks later. This set up the Nashville, Tenn. resident for another strong run at the famed Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (IA) Raceway.

"Winning at I-55 was great," commented McMahan. "Heading into Knoxville, we knew we wanted to win the big race. It's our goal as sprint car racers every year. We qualified first once again on our qualifying night like we did last year. We made it through our qualifying night and started the 50 lap finale 5th. We finished 6th. It was solid but ultimately, we wanted more."

The second west coast swing tested the CJB team as they chased down Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman for the series title. Throughout the waning months of the season, the Barry Jackson led crew kept the #51 in prime contention. This was evident as McMahan went back to victory lane for the fifth and final time of the season at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota.

"It was special to grab another win on our way back from the west coast," said McMahan. "We struggled a little bit in late August and early September. I wished we could go back and do Gold Cup (Silver Dollar Speedway (over again but you can't it's just apart of our season. It represents a whole body of work. Good and bad. After coming back east, we tried some new things, setup wise, toward the end of the year and I think we picked up some great knowledge."

As the dust settled at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in early November, McMahan and the CJB team put together one of their finest seasons ever: five wins, 43 top-5's, 76 top-10's, 10 quick times and over 130 laps led.

For McMahan, it was a year of accomplishment and triumph. However, the veteran driver and his team have unfinished business heading into 2015.

"We achieved a number of goals in 2014," explained McMahan. "On the other hand, we have more that we want to do and more that we know that we can do. We want to come out strong and we'll kick off our 2015 season down in Arizona with the Winter Heat Challenge Series at Cocopah Speedway. I've know Greg Burgess (Cocopah Speedway Promoter) for many years and he is putting together a huge show with five races for us. We're going to test some things out and get a good start on the year. We want to double our win count for next year. We want to win two or three of the six Outlaw shows at Williams Grove Speedway. We want to win the Knoxville Nationals and the Outlaw title. These are goals that almost every team has but achieving them means you are the best. In 2014, Donny Schatz was the best. We want to get there. That's our goals for the next year."

Before they shift their focus to 2015, McMahan and the CJB crew have one last thing to do before 2014 ends.

"We need to thank our partners," said McMahan. "Without their support, we couldn't do what we love to do. We hope to continue to provide them with outstanding exposure and press in 2015. We need to thank our fans as well. The fans make all of this worth it. They support us and purchase the tickets that make this sport go around. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season and we can't wait to see what 2015 brings."

UP NEXT: McMahan and the CJB crew have wrapped up the 2014 season and will kick off the 2015 campaign at the Winter Heat Series at Cocopah Speedway near Somerton, Arizona, January 2nd thru the 10th.

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Telford, Pennsylvania.

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Team ILP Driver Dominic Scelzi Captures First Victory of Season in Final Race

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions pilot Dominic Scelzi powered to his first victory of the season last Saturday.

Scelzi led from flag to flag to claim a Turkey Shootout micro sprint event at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., during his final race of the season.

In other Team ILP news:

Tony Bruce Jr. recorded a fifth-place result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Big Game Motorsports named Danny Lasoski as the driver of the No. 2 sprint car.

VICTORIES -

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

 

 

Baughman's Debut at Cocopah Speedway Closes Out 2014 Season

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2014) - Josh Baughman wrapped up the 2014 season last weekend by making his debut at Cocopah Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It didn't go as well as we would have liked," he said. "We fought high pill draws both nights, which made it tough. It seemed like you had to make something happen on the opening lap of your heat race if you were going make any moves."

Baughman started on the fourth row of his heat race both nights at the 3/8-mile oval.

On Friday, he finished where he started - eighth. That relegated him to a 13th starting position in a B Main.

"You have to be constantly passing cars when you are starting that far back in a heat race or a B Main," he said. "We weren't able to maneuver through the field like we needed to earn a transfer."

Baughman's night ended with an 11th-place finish in the consolation race.

He improved from seventh to sixth place during a heat race on Saturday. Unfortunately, that put him in the fourth row of a B Main.

"We picked up a couple of positions on the start and I was up to fifth for a while," he said. "Only three cars transferred so I was trying everything I could to pass a couple more cars. I changed my line and ended up getting passed by a car toward the end."

Baughman placed sixth.

"I'm excited to take what we learned when we return to Cocopah Speedway, which will hopefully be in January for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," he said. "We didn't get the results we wanted last weekend, but I think we gained some good knowledge that will help in the future."

Baughman ended the season with two feature victories overall and he ranked 12th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite a limited schedule with the series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 11 (13).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

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"They've been a part of my racing for quite a while," Baughman said. "I'm glad to have Beard Equipment be a part of the team and we couldn't do it without them."

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

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

 

 

Near-record car count for Track Championship Sprintcar Association of NSW

November 20, 2014

A near-record car count will take to the Valvoline Raceway circuit this Saturday night, November 22, for the fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

A total of sixty cars will do battle for supremacy and such is the talent in the field, seven drivers from the top ten finishing positions will be at Valvoline Raceway this weekend.

The field is led by Australian Champion, David Murcott who returns to Valvoline Raceway after a last start fourth place finish late last season. There is also the regular NSW guns including last start winner, Sam Walsh, Track Championship front runners Danny Reidy, Marty Perovich, Max Dumesny, James Thompson and Toby Bellbowen.

The most dominant driver of the season to date, Jamie Veal also returns to try and win his sixth A-Main in a row. Steven Lines makes a welcome return to Sydney as does Queenslander Bryan Mann with both looking for strong results.

The SANSW also welcomes Tasmanian CallumZizek as a first time racer with the club.

Racing will once again consist of time trials, a non-qualifiers, four heat races, two dashes and a D-Main if needed, C-Main, B-Main and the 30 lap A-Main.

Going into Saturday night, the track championship points are very close and with positions swapping every week, it makes it a fascinating scenario.

The track championship standings are as follows (top 20) Danny Reidy – 970 Marty Perovich – 936 Max Dumesny – 936 James Thompson – 934 Toby Bellbowen – 922 Matt Dumesny – 920 Ben Atkinson – 920 Sam Walsh – 902 Kelly Linigen – 902 Darryl Campbell – 901 Max Johnston – 894 Trevor Green – 886 Jackson Delamont – 854 Warren Ferguson – 849 Jeremy Cross – 847 Andrew Wright – 842 Jordyn Brazier – 835 Grant Tunks – 827 Jimmy Matchett – 824 Alex Orr – 810

In what is proving to be a popular occurrence, results will be posted as they happen to the Sprintcar Association of NSW Facebook page. To like the page, simply search for Sprintcar Association of NSW.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news on the SANSW website at www.sprintcarsnsw.com

At the completion of this Saturday, the next event on the SANSW calendar will be Saturday, December 6 followed by the 35th running of the Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix on Boxing Night, December 26.

 

 

FARR RETURNS TO SYDNEY FOR 60 CAR SHOWDOWN

Official release: East Coast Pipeline Racing

Thursday, November 20, 2014

“I don’t think there’s a track in the world that gets 60 Sprintcars to a club show,” is how Robbie Farr describes the significance of this Saturday night’s race event that he’ll contest at Sydney Speedway.

In what will be his final appearance at the Parramatta venue before December 26’s Boxing Day International Season kick off Farr knows that the team needs to treat this last appearance as critical.

“We bolted a new car together last week and I can already feel the difference,” explains Robbie, “we ran fourth in last Saturday night’s A-Main after setting quick time at Archerfield (Speedway in Queensland) and the car felt great. It doesn’t look good on paper that we ran fourth but the track and our marble draws didn’t allow for a huge amount of progress. I’m happy as we come back to Sydney.”

Qualifying, in the 60-car field, will be vital and the best car set-up then is also paramount.

“We’ve been trying a few things lately with the set up of our car which hasn’t necessarily given us the best shot at wins but we needed to try. Knowing that this is our last chance to race in Sydney before Christmas means we’re going back to our set-up that is always fast. This is a great chance to test ourselves in the strongest field in Australia so far this year.”

 

 

Hagar Elevates to New Status Following Career-Best 16 Wins in 2014

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 19, 2014) - There aren't many ways to top a season that included a first national championship and a career high in wins, but Derek Hagar managed to do just that in 2014.

Hagar exceeded his previous season high for wins this year with 16, including his first-ever 410ci triumph and his first two victories with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"The biggest accomplishment would be winning those ASCS National Tour shows and a pretty close second would be getting my first 410 win," he said. "There were a lot of first times that happened this year. It's hard to say which one is my favorite because they were all great."

Hagar, who won six of his first eight races this season, scored his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory on May 3 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., during the Rock 'N Roll 50.

"It was at home in front of all of our fans and it was one of the coolest trophies that I've gotten," he said. "To do that and celebrate with everybody that comes out and watches us when we're at home, it made it much more special."

Nearly five months later Hagar picked up the ASCS National Tour win during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial in late September at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

"I was a teammate with Jesse before he passed away," he said. "You hate that he's gone. It was a special race to win."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumphs sandwiched Hagar's first career 410 win, which happened on July 4 at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio.

He added his first career USCS Speedweek title, which came after he won the first three of four races during the rain-hampered event in the summer. Hagar recorded a USCS-best seven feature victories overall.

Hagar finished the year with wins in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Ohio, Georgia and Missouri.

"Earlier this year my goal was to get 20 wins," he said. "There were some races we should have won that we didn't win, but that's how it plays out. We're going to go into next year to see if we can better our season high in wins again."

Hagar said next season will likely feature a similar schedule as this year. His first scheduled event is Feb. 19-21 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

"It's going to be pretty similar," he said. "I would like to go do stuff in Ohio or the ASCS National Tour, but next year looks like it will be a hit-and-miss year like it was this year. The only thing we're lacking right now is sponsorship. If we had some of that we could further this deal a lot. We'll just keep doing what we did this year and try to go out there and win as many races with the budget we've got."

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 16 wins, 26 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 41 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com.

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, RE Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Satisfied With Success in Arizona Debut Following Long Trip

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2014) - It took nearly 30 hours for Brandon Hanks and his team to return home this week following his first trip to Arizona.

"It was well worth it," he said. "We were just trying to enjoy the weekend and have fun. We did that."

Hanks wrapped up his season last Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Cocopah Speedway, where he advanced into the main event both nights during the Cocopah Cup Challenge.

"I'm happy with the weekend," he said. "We learned a ton of things. We learned something pretty big with the changes we made with the car. I'm glad we made the A Main both nights going all the way out there."

Friday kicked off with Hanks claiming his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned him a trip into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 1 during the random draw to start on the pole of the feature.

"We took off and led the first four laps," he said. "The track was hooked up around the top. There was a lot of stuff to grab ahold of. When the track started going away we had to migrate to the bottom and I wasn't as good. Since I had nothing left to grab up there I had to move down and adjust. I kept getting worse and worse."

Hanks maintained a top-four position for the first 14 laps before he began to fade in the closing laps.

"We got too free there and I kept falling back," he said. "We still had a good night. I have to remember I am three years into this and I got passed by Jason Johnson and all those good guys."

Hanks ended with an 11th-place result.

He returned to Cocopah Speedway on Saturday for the final race of the season. After starting on the inside of the second row of a heat race, Hanks spent the final laps battling for the runner-up position.

"I got to fooling with my line a bit and I picked up a bunch of speed," he said. "I think I got a little too excited and when I drove it into the corner I hit that inside berm. It was a mistake on my part and that cost us."

Hanks lost a position in turns three and four heading toward the white flag and he finished fourth. That relegated him to a B Main, which he placed second in to earn a transfer into the back of the main event.

"I know our finish wasn't as good Saturday, but the car was actually better," he said. "In the feature on Friday when the track went away we got worse. On Saturday when the track went away we got better. We figured out a few things about that place."

Although Hanks finished 24th in the main event, he is optimistic about the lessons learned and is excited for next year.

"I can't wait to be at East Bay, but I know we have a couple of months until everything starts," he said.

Hanks placed 11th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite a limited schedule. He will kick off next season Feb. 19-21 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (1).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 24 (20).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 37 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - RE Enterprises

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

"RE Enterprises has been in my corner since I was racing mini sprints," Hanks said. "I can't thank them enough for their support in my racing endeavors as well as with my powder coating business."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Makes the Show Both Nights During Debut at Cocopah Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2014) - Channin Tankersley had mirror results last weekend during his final two races of the season.

Tankersley made his debut at Cocopah Speedway, where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wrapped up the season on Friday and Saturday for the Cocopah Cup Challenge.

"It wasn't horrible, but it definitely could have been better," he said. "We raced our way into the show both nights. We just never could get a good break to get rolling. We had enough speed to make the show. We just didn't have enough speed to move forward."

Tankersley advanced from sixth to fifth place during his heat race each night and he finished third in a B Main both nights to transfer into the main events.

"We started out with our baseline setup and it was pretty decent," he said. "We started working on it from there and it just never got better. We were average the whole weekend."

Tankersley, who started on the outside of the 11th row in the main event both nights, ended with a 23rd-place result on Friday. He pulled into the pits early on Saturday.

"The engine started getting a little hot and I didn't want to take a chance hurting the motor so I pulled off," he said. "It certainly wasn't the way we wanted to end the season."

Tankersley returned to Texas this week and he is poised to accept his championship trophy this Saturday at the ASCS Gulf South Region banquet.

"We have a lot of things to be proud of this year," he said. "It was a great season and I'm excited to build on it next year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 23 (22).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: DNF (22).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

Watercraft Plus, LLC is a marine sales and service shop located in Beaumont, Texas. It has been in business for more than 20 years and has been a leader in boat service in Southeast Texas for more than 18 years. For more information, visit http://www.WatercraftPlusLLC.com.

"Eric from Watercraft Plus, LLC came on board this season and has been a huge support," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate all of his help and I look forward to our future success."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports and Griffith Truck & Equipment for their continued support.

 

 

Western World Championships Await Tracy Hines this Week at Canyon Speedway Park

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 19, 2014 — The list of drivers who have won the Western World Championships is a venerable “Who’s Who” of open wheel racing. Tracy Hines added his name to the prestigious list in 2011, when the event was held at then-USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, and split between sprint car and midget events. He returns to the history-laden event this week as it now calls Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona home for the third consecutive year, hosting the Honda USAC National Midget Series.

The 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona, open on Thursday, November 20, continue on Friday, November 21, and conclude on Saturday, November 22. The Honda USAC National Midget Series will headline the event and will be joined by the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. A full racing program will be in store each night for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, with $7,500 awaiting the winner on Saturday night.

“The Western World has always been a huge event,” said Hines, who drives the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. “Growing up in the Midwest you always heard about it and getting to run the last few years has been great. We won it in a sprint car a few years back and really would like to add a midget win to that. We’ve been close to winning all year in the midget on the dirt and have three chances this week.”

Last season during the Western World Championships, Hines finished fourth in the finale of the three-night event for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. He was sixth in the opener and 13th on the middle night. Hines also took part in the sprint car portion, coming home second on the second preliminary night, with the field split on each of the first two nights. The veteran driver finished fourth in the finale at the three-eighths-mile.

Last weekend at Canyon Speedway Park, Hines was victorious with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He started on the outside of the front row and took the lead at the start and paced all 30 laps to earn his second win of the season with the series in the penultimate round of the 2014 campaign. On the second night at Canyon, he battled driveline problems early in the night and after using a provisional worked his way up to 17th when the checkered flag flew.

Hines has a total of four sprint car wins at Canyon Speedway Park in his career, with the first three coming during the 2012 edition of the Winter Freeze event. He has raced at the track in each of the last four seasons. He has finished among the top-10 in 15 of his 17 starts at the track in sprint car and midget competition.

“Picking up a sprint car win last weekend was a great way to end that season,” said Hines. “We had some bad luck the following night, but that’s part of it in this sport. You often go from one extreme to the other. I’ve always felt pretty comfortable at Canyon and we were good in the midget last year, so some of what worked should help us again this week. We really need to get a win or two in the midget before the year ends.”

With the Honda USAC National Midget Series this season, Hines was victorious on the pavement at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis during the Night Before the 500 in May. On the dirt, he has 12 top-10 finishes in 12 starts, with eight of those being top-five showings. He is currently third in points, just two markers out of second, with four nights of racing remaining on the 2014 docket. Following the Western World Championships, the series heads to Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California, for the Turkey Night Grand Prix next week.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Danny Lasoski Named Driver of Big Game Motorsports No. 2 Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 19, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports is thrilled to announce that Danny Lasoski has been selected as the driver for the Big Game Treestands No. 2 sprint car.

Lasoski will team up with crew chief Guy Forbrook, along with crew members Pete Stephens and Tony Barkman, for approximately 60-to-70 races in 2015.

"I want to thank Tod Quiring and everyone at Big Game for giving me this opportunity," Lasoski said. "I know that this team will have everything it needs to win races and championships. You can't get any better than working with Guy."

The Big Game Treestands team will kick off the year at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which will be held Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Lasoski will then compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in Florida and Las Vegas before returning to the Midwest, where the Big Game Treestands team will race weekly at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and at all of the National Sprint League events.

"The National Sprint League is a great opportunity for drivers to make a lot of money," Lasoski said. "I cut my teeth racing at a lot of the tracks on the schedule so I feel like we will be a contender from the first green flag. I think the points fund of $350,000 goes a long way toward helping sprint car racing in the Midwest."

The other major focus for Lasoski will be claiming his fifth Knoxville Nationals title and his record 10th track championship at Knoxville Raceway, where Lasoski is the winningest driver in the storied history of the half-mile oval.

"Big Game Motorsports and I have a great partnership with Knoxville Raceway," he said. "That is the premier track in the country and the more laps you can get around that place before the Knoxville Nationals gives you a better chance at winning the biggest race in sprint car racing."

The Big Game Treestands team will also compete in select World of Outlaws events around the Midwest.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

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TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Bergman Places Career-Best Sixth in ASCS National Tour Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2014) - Seth Bergman finished his career-best season last weekend with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway.

"We didn't end the way we wanted, but we had a good season," he said. "It would have been nice to end the year with a couple of good results, but we seemed to struggle with finding the right balance all weekend."

Bergman kicked off the Cocopah Cup Challenge on Friday by advancing from third to second place during his heat race. That locked him into the main event, which he started on the inside of the seventh row.

"We might have driven into the top 10 at one point, but it was a battle to get around that slick track," he said. "There were two lanes, but the predominant one was on the bottom. The track was pretty slick so if you missed your marks it was easy to lose positions."

Bergman competed just outside the top 10 for most of the race before ending with a 14th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at the 3/8-mile track, where Bergman maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in his heat race.

"I really needed to pick up one more position to get myself into the feature," he said. "We were all over third place for a while, but couldn't find a way to make the pass."

That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to earn a transfer into the main event. Bergman started the 30-lap feature on the outside of the ninth row.

"When you start that far back you don't have much time to mess around," he said. "The leader will find you quickly so you have to move forward from the drop of the green flag. Our car just wasn't quite there in dirty air."

Bergman finished with a 19th-place result.

He ended the season ranked a career-best sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. It marked his fourth straight season with a top-10 finish in the points standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 14 (13).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (18).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 10 wins, 23 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 54 top 20s

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bergman at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Eagle Motorsports, Scott Baylor Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown – A Change of Scenery!

(Bill W) November 19, 2014 – It has been some time since Brian Brown has jumped in someone else’s equipment, but that was the case last weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver piloted Shawn Petersen’s Print Place #4x at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. Though the car was moving forward all weekend, a win escaped the team.

This was the season finale for ASCS and it’s always competitive in Yuma.

ASCS and that race always has a tough group of cars, and this year was as tough as ever. You’ve got to be on your game. First and foremost, (crew chief) Kenny Woodruff, Josh and Richard did a really good job of getting me comfortable. They definitely did their job with that.

On Friday, you started seventh in your heat and managed a sixth place finish.

That definitely put us behind the 8-ball, but we worked on the car and got it better. We were able to drive from eighth to third in the B. We were actually up beside Sam (Hafertepe) at one time for the lead. That had us looking forward to the A.

You were starting 21st, but it didn’t take you long to get through most of the field.

We were able to get up to 12th or 13th in the first six or eight laps. I felt at that point, we had a shot at even getting a top five. We kind of stalled there a little bit though. I wasn’t as good late in the race as I needed to be and we ended up tenth. I thought it was really a respectable first night for us.

In Saturday’s finale, your draw went better and you started third in your heat.

We had Jeff Swindell and Blake Hahn on the front row, so we knew it was going to be tough. We were able to get second to Jeff there. Even though our times were similar to his, I didn’t feel we were going to be good enough to go from 13th to win. That’s what we went there for.

So, I assume you made some changes for the feature?

Kenny and I talked, and we went a little different direction than what I normally do, and what he normally does. The result was, we were just way too tight in the feature. We ended up 11th.

How would you sum up the weekend?

I’m just very thankful for Shawn Petersen and the Print Place team to give us the opportunity and such good equipment. I’m thankful that they let me put FVP and Casey’s General Stores on the car as well. They had a new Maxim that was working well too. Hopefully, we can drive for them again. Overall, we had a good time and it was a good change of scenery for me.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian picked up a win on August 3, 2005 at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. The ASCS National win came over Billy Alley, Gary Wright, Jake Peters and Zach Chappell.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – DNA Energy

In July of 2013, DNA Energy re-launched their energy drinks with a completely new look, logo, can design and simultaneously introduced three new flavors to complement their award winning Citrus energy drink. They currently produce, market and sell a proprietary line of five carbonated blends of DNA Energy Drink®: Cellular Citrus, Cellular Citrus Zero Calories, Cryo-Berry, Molecular- Melon and DNA Original. They are looking forward to adding three new coffee energy drinks containing omegas in the near future. DNA Cellular Citrus (f/k/a/ DNA Citrus) was named the best tasting energy drink two out of the last three years by the World Beverage Competition. Visit them online at www.DNAEnergyDrink.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Schoenfeld Headers

Brian says – “Doug Schoenfeld and all the guys down there have the most used product on every race car, because they’ve been the most reliable. They’ve been around a long time, and we’re proud to wear their decal and run their product.”

Founded in 1974, Schoenfeld Headers is the largest circle track header manufacturer in the world. At Schoenfeld Headers, they listen to you, the customer, understanding your needs and giving you a quality product at a fair price. Check out their catalog at www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com today!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Dewease Ends 2014 With A Top Five Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: In action one more time in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team hit the Susquehana Speedway Park on a frigid Saturday and ended their year with a Top-Five finish.

“It was a great way to end the year, and to obviously really show how far we have come over the course of 2014,” Dewease said.

With 46 cars on hand for the finale, Dewease was scary fast out of the gate as he broke a 10-year-old track record when he went out for time trials, though it would later be topped during the session, and he would end up second fastest.

With the top-six qualifiers locking directly into the feature event, Dewease and company watched heat races to gauge the track, before Dewease lined the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron backed No. 14 machine up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

As the green flag dropped on the feature event, Dewease held his sixth spot, as he spent the first half of the race chasing after Ryan Smith and Logan Schuchart as they battled inside the top-five just ahead of him.

Following a caution on the 16th lap, Dewease was able to get by Schuchart as he worked into the fifth spot, cracking the top-five for the first time in the feature event. Feeling pressure from Daryn Pittman for the fifth spot, Dewease would have nothing of it, as he kept the spot, and maintained his pursuit of Ryan Smith who ran just in front of him.

The caution waived with four markers remaining, and again, Dewease used the restart to his advantage as he got around Smith for the fourth spot, and began working on Freddie Rahmer for the third spot.

As the duo battled over the final laps, Rahmer was able to fend off Dewease, as Dewease would cross the stripe, and end his 29th season season, with a fourth place finish.

“We had a really good car, and restarts really worked out for us,” he said. “I can’t thank everyone involved with this Dietz Motorsports team for their help, and their continued hard work. We made some huge gains over the year, and am excited to see what the future holds.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-63, Wins-4, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-38.

ON TAP: Lance’s 2014 season has come to a close, but we urge you to stay locked to his social media and website for announcements regarding 2015, which will be his 30th season!

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports, or by following on twitter @LDMotorsports.

 

 

MIDWEST SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION YEAR IN REVIEW

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.]-November 19, 2014: The Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) raced 31 nights throughout the 2014 season at several diverse race tracks including; Manitowoc Expo, Plymouth Dirt Track, Beaver Dam Raceway, Dodge County Fairgrounds and Chilton Speedway. Amid the fast and challenging season, there was a fight for the top spot in the MSA Master Series point’s championship and this past Saturday evening the award went to West Bend native, Paul Porkoski.

Paul stated, “I started this racing adventure in Nov, 1991, right around my 22nd birthday. Lynn (wife), Alex (son) and Heather (daughter), whether you realize it or not, you have had to go without some things to allow me to race for over 22 years, and I appreciate you all for that. Rick, Harry and Scotty from R & H Enterprises, thank you for all you have done for racing throughout the years. Hagar (1/2 Pound Cookies), you have helped not only me, but also so many other racers, not just sprint car guys. Todd Goodwin and his staff at Goodwin competition; they have been our teams engine builders since 2003, the year I won my first championship. Al Knepprath, thank you for your support, with Kettle Moraine Landscaping, I also have to thank Dave and Melissa Schultz and Randy and Sheila Leamer. Dan Hoerig, I owe you a lot of thanks for making the last few years a lot easier by helping in the garage during the week. Mom and Chuck, my dad who couldn’t be here, and Bernie and Bob you know as parents what it means to give support and unconditional love.”

The MSA Challenge Series Champion was presented to Danny Schlafer of Sussex, Wisconsin who indicated,“It is hard to stand on stage because I am not one to brag because I am just doing what I love and it is very humbling. My goal is to win three of these back-to-back and I already have two so hopefully 2015 is good for our team. Thank you to my entire team and family and sponsors who continue to support me.”

Tim Haddy of Waupun, WI was awarded the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Association (EWSC) Sprint Car Championship. Haddy mentioned, “We ran good at the Manitowoc Expo and are happy that we were able to put together a solid season. Thank you to my wife, children, sponsors, crew and the fans for the support.”

Furthermore, awards were handed out for Best Appearing Car- given to Josh Walter of Plymouth, Wisconsin; Hard Luck award and Most Improved Driver were given to Plymouth native, Justin Miller and the Rookie of the Year award went toMitchell Yurmanovichout of Cascade, Wisconsin; the Hard Charger went to Tim Haddy of Waupun, WI and the 100% participation awards went to Tim Haddy, Paul Pokorski, Scott Conger (Eagle River, WI) and Justin Miller.

The MSA also welcomed two new Board Members on Saturday, Camisha Miller and Shelia Leamer. The new Board of Directors are currently gearing-up for the 2015 season and are putting final touches on the schedule to be released soon. Thank you to all of our supporters for their continued support.

 

 

SAM ‘TWO-CAN’ LOOKS FOR DOUBLE UP WIN

 Official release: Valvoline Raceway

 Monday, November 17, 2015

 Off the back of his stunning win in the prestigious Sid Shopping Shootout two weeks ago at Valvoline Raceway Sydney Sprintcar driver Sam Walsh believes that it’s entirely possible to win two main events in a row and end the winning streak of the so far dominant Victorian Jamie Veal.

 “Anything’s possible,” says the 27 year old third generation racer from Northmead, “he’s (Veal) the benchmark right now and he really has a handle on Valvoline Raceway but anyone’s beatable. A run like that (three in a row so far) can’t go on forever, no matter how good Jamie is right now. I hope we’re the ones who can break the winning streak and start one of our own.”

 Walsh is closing in on his tenth season of competition in Sprintcars – a category that his Dad John was extremely successful at and his father Bob before him.

 “I’m very proud of my family’s name in Sprintcars,” smiles Sam, “my Pa Bob only raced for a handful of years before Dad took up racing. Dad raced for many years and was extremely good at it, before I got involved. Dad’s racing took a back seat when I came along, and that’s something I’ll always be grateful for.”

 Sam’s victory at the last Sprintcar event at Valvoline Raceway two weeks ago wasn’t his first but it certainly was his most prestigious.

 “It’s such a thrill for me to win the race that honours Sid Hopping,” he explains, “I have been at that Speedway virtually since I was born so to win the race celebrates the man who built it is a huge thrill.”

 Walsh returns this Saturday night armed with the confidence that a main event victory brings.

 “We know what we need to do with the set up of the car now, and we won’t be deviating from it. In the past we’ve tried a few things and ended up lost. Now we know what we have we’ll be sticking with it. I feel good about our chances this weekend.”

 The eagerly anticipated return of Jamie Veal (who was racing in Victoria – where he won – on Sid Hopping night – sets up a mouth-watering prospect as the Warrnambool “Real Deal” returns to take on the might of the drivers in the “Parramatta Posse.”

 Alice Springs Queensland based Danny Reidy has been in excellent touch this season and currently leads the Track Championship narrowly from Marty Perovich, Max Dumesny, James Thompson and Toby Bellbowen.

 Once again a field of over 50 cars is expected (the consistently biggest weekly Sprintcar car count in the Southern Hemisphere) for the fifth round of the Sydney Sprintcar Premiership.

 Whether or not Sam can be ‘two-can’ Walsh this Saturday night is the big question.

 “’I’ve got as much chance as anyone,” Walsh smiles, “that’s the beauty of Sprintcar Racing. Every week you wipe the slate clean.”

 The Top 15 in points for the Sprintcar Track Championship are:

 Danny Reidy Oxley QLD 970

 Marty Perovich Denham Court NSW 936

 Max Dumesny Nelson NSW 936

 James Thompson Kellyville NSW 934

 Toby Bellbowen Cranebrook NSW 922

 Ben Aktinson Darwin NT 920

 Matthew Dumesny Nelson NSW 920

 Kelly Linigen Marsden Park NSW 902

 Sam Walsh Northmead NSW 902

 Darryl Campbell Cranebrook NSW 901

 Max Johnston Picton NSW 894

 Trevor Green Two Wells SA 886

 Jackson Delamont Young, NSW 854

 Warren Ferguson Quakers Hill 849

 Jeremy Cross Dubbo NSW 847

 In addition to Sprintcars this Saturday night there is also some fierce competition from the ground shaking Late Model Sedans and the crowd pleasing Speedway Legend Cars where Brad Giffen seeks a rare hat trick of main event wins.

 As always a huge crowd is expected to turn out to see the second metal munching, car crunching Demolition Derby of the season as well.

 Gates open to the public at 2pm with a special ‘pit party’ from 3-4pm where fans can roam the pits and meet the stars of the show.

 Hot laps for Sprintcars commences at 5.30pm with qualifying at 6pm.

 Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Granville and can be contacted on (02) 9637 0411 or www.valvolineraceway.com.au - you can also find and like it on Facebook.

 Admission prices:

 Adults $30

 Concession $20

 Juniors (13-15yrs)

 Family Pass (2 adults – 2 Juniors) $70

 

Crawford County Speedway Set for First-Ever World of Outlaws Visit in 2015

DENISON, Iowa. — November 19, 2014 — The rumble of 410-winged sprint cars will return to Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, for the first time in quite a while in 2015, as the track welcomes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Crawford County Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 12.

Crawford County Speedway is located in Denison, Iowa, at the Crawford County Fairgrounds and has been hosting racing since the 1950s. The size of the track has changed over the years from its original design as a sprawling half-mile to the current semi-banked three-eighths-mile (four-tenths-mile around the top) configuration, with wide, sweeping corners. Within the last few years, the track has installed brand new grandstand seating and concession stand areas.

“It’s going to be huge for our community to have the World of Outlaws come to town,” said Gary Volkert of the Crawford County Race Board. “When I say to folks locally that the Outlaws are coming, their eyes get big and wide. We are motivated to get more recognition for the track to show it off and this will certainly do that. There are a lot of people that have never been to Crawford County Speedway and will definitely come to see the World of Outlaws.”

Leading the way into the 2015 World of Outlaws STP Series campaign will be six-time series champion, Donny Schatz, who has had quite a bite of success with the series in the state of Iowa, including winning eight of the last nine Knoxville Nationals. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, was victorious in the state of Iowa this past season, in the Speed Sport World Challenge at the famed Knoxville Raceway. Kraig Kinser, a third-generation driver, also won in Iowa in 2014 at Clay County Fair Speedway.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at six different tracks in Iowa over the last 36 years, with the first of those coming during the series inaugural 1978 campaign. This past season racing in the Hawkeye State, the series contested five racing programs, four of which were part of the Knoxville Nationals, with five different drivers picking up wins.

Crawford County Speedway joins Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, as tracks hosting an inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event in 2015.

“The Outlaws are a whole different ballgame,” said Volkert. “It’s a true show and a spectacle to be seen. We’ve had 360-sprint cars here the last few years and they carry a lot of speed down the backstretch, but the Outlaws will be even faster. The drivers are very talented and the cars are very fast. We are extremely excited for the event and are already working on plans, so that on June 12, we are ready to go.”

Additional information on tickets will become available at a later date at www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Home of THE 74th RUNNING OF THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

Perris Auto Speedway

THE TRADITION OF KISSING THE AGGIE TROPHY AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Perris, CA, November 19, 2014) It has been a long honored tradition for the winner of the world’s most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, to have his photo taken while kissing the famous “yard of bricks” at the start finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two years ago when the world’s most famous Midget race, the Turkey Night Grand Prix, made it’s much heralded return to the dirt at Perris Auto Speedway, race winner Kyle Larson began a new tradition when he kissed J.C. Agajanian’s bronzed hat on top of the massive Aggie trophy. That tradition will be carried on this Thanksgiving Night, November 27th, when the famous Riverside County clay oval hosts the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the USAC Honda National Midgets and Western States Midgets.

Dave Darland kisses Aggie’s hat after winning his second Turkey Night Grand Prix last Thanksgiving. J.C. Agajanian Jr. on the left and Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian on the right look on at the yearly winner’s tradition. Media, feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The trophy came about a few years ago when Irwindale Speedway PR Chief Doug Stokes mentioned the possibility of a perennial Turkey Night Grand Prix trophy to J.C. Agajanian Jr.

“Doug suggested we should have a perennial trophy for Turkey Night,” J.C. Jr. said on the phone on Tuesday afternoon. “We (the Agajanian family) had talked about it, but just had not done it. Stokes said he would work on it and asked it if we still had one of my dad’s hats.”

After talking with Stokes, J.C. Jr. went to see his mom to ask if she still had any of his father’s hats he could put on the trophy. Anyone who had been around racing for a period of time knew that from Ascot to Indy and everywhere in between, J.C. Agajanian Sr. always had a Stetson on.

Famous racing promoter J.C. Agajanian wearing his white Stetson in the Ascot press box in 1981. On the left is then Lieutenant Governor of California Mike Curb with 7-Up’s Bill Hughes in the center. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Scott Daloisio.

“We (J.C. Jr. and his mom) went into my dad’s walk in closet and there was a hat on the shelf that he had worn at Indianapolis,” J.C. Jr. said. “I told my mom we were going to make a perennial trophy and I asked her if I could take it to honor dad for his work with the Turkey Night Grand Prix. She said I could have it so I took it to Stokes.”

Stokes immediately went to work on the large wooden trophy which stands well over three-feet tall. The trophy has brass plaques with the name and year of every winner of the Turkey Night Grand Prix back to the inaugural victor Bob Swanson who won in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles which is now the site of CBS Studios.

In addition to the plaques with all of the driver’s names on the trophy, J.C. Sr.’s Stetson, which Stokes had bronzed, sits on top of the award and it sits there in a very distinctive manner.

The famous Aggie trophy with J.C. Agajanian’s bronzed hit sitting in the podium during the running of the 73rd Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway last Thanksgiving. Media feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

“The hat sits on top of the trophy in a way so it looks like J.C. had just taken it off, set it on the trophy and went to his desk to do business,” J.C. Jr. said. “That was all Stokes idea. A big thanks to Doug Stokes for all of that. That is how the trophy came about. He made it happen and we were thrilled with what he had done.”

The kissing of the trophy came about with a very simple suggestion. It came after Larson won the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris in 2012. It was after the race and the suggestion came from a photographer and longtime dear friend of the Agajanian family named Albert Wong. Wong has shot Turkey Night for the Agajanian’s for many years.

“We took a photo with Kyle and the trophy and Kyle and his crew with the trophy,” J.C, Jr. said. “Then the crew was gone and Albert asked Kyle if he could bend over and kiss the trophy. He explained that it was J.C. Agajanian’s hat. Kyle said he knew what it was and as he bent over and kissed the hat, Albert got the shot and the new tradition was born right there at Perris Auto Speedway.”

Agajanian further explained about traditions being born at the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

“Things happen at Turkey Night,” he laughed into the phone. “A fan out of the stands came up to me at Ventura a few years ago and said it should not be a 100-lap race, it should be a 98-lap race to honor my dad (J.C. Sr.’s cars were always #98). I told him I thought that was a wonderful idea. I talked to USAC about it and they said it sounded like a great idea. I talked to the drivers and they agreed. So, another tradition was born. And, that is what Turkey Night is known as. A tradition.”

See Kyle Larson, defending champ Dave Darland, USAC National point leader Rico Abreau, Western Midget point leader Ronnie Gardner and the rest of the top Midget stars battle to see who gets to kiss Aggie’s hat next Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Gates will open at 3:00 PM and there will be an on track autograph session with all of the drivers including Larson. Also signing autographs will be the Grand Marshal of the race, Parnelli Jones, who won the Turkey Night Grand Prix in 1963.

Tickets can be obtained in advance 24-hours a day by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online by clicking on the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 . For those wishing to get tickets at the track on race night, there will be plenty available for everyone.

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

Camping on the fairgrounds for the Turkey Night Grand Prix will open at noon on Wednesday, November 26. The cost is $25.00 per night. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 26 Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 27 Agajanian Promotions and Perris Auto Speedway Presents the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix – USAC National and Western Midgets

 

 

DICK BERGGREN TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW AT GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, JAN. 23-25

OAKS, PA NOVEMBER 19, 2014 . . . Dr. Dick Berggren has so much knowledge of motorsports, so many experiences and the ability to share all that with fans of the sport. He will be doing just that when he appears at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25th at the spacious Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

The former FOX Network NASCAR pit reporter (2001-2012) will be doing an on-stage discussion and taking questions from what is expected to be a large turnout of race fans. In addition the former publisher of the well-respected Speedway Illustrated magazine will sign autographs.

Berggren will be able to talk about his 26 feature wins as a racer (1967-1981), his work as a writer for local newspapers, his time with Stock Car Racing magazine while he was teaching at Emmanuel College and his time with FOX.

Also he will share with everyone the plans for the North East Motor Sports Museum which will be built on property leased from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Berggren is the president of the Racing History Preservation Group and a driving force behind the planned 10,000 square foot museum.

“The goal of the museum is to cover all aspects of motorsports from this area, not just NASCAR or drag racing but any and all racing that has taken place in the New England area,” said Berggren. More details can be found at www.nemsmuseum.com.

As part of an effort to raise funds for the museum Berggren will also spend time in the Coastal 181 display area and will be happy to sign copies of a new book “A History of Auto Racing in New England.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the show. Part of the proceeds from the book will go to the museum.

The book, including more than 400 photos, is available for just $34.95 plus $6 S&H from Coastal181.com or telephone 877.907.8181. A great Christmas gift idea.

Berggren will be one of many well-known personalities involved with motorsports along with popular competitors that will be part of the three day show that offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports in 250,000 square feet of well-planned show space. More than 200 motorsports vehicles will be on display including a large selection of historic, collectible, classic, vintage and current unique race cars.

Complete details on the show, celebrating its 30th anniversary, can be found at aarn.com.

Limited exhibitor space still remains available and details can be had at motorsports@aarn.com.

 

 

Bell Sets Sights on Western World after another Asphalt Podium!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (November 19, 2014) – Christopher Bell is set to add yet another crown jewel of dirt track racing to his victory ledger this weekend after posting another podium finish in the asphalt Late Model ranks.

With an outside shot at a second consecutive USAC National Midget title still a possibility, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, will try to build upon his 2014 win total of 25 during this weekend’s 47th Annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix.

“We won a preliminary there last year, now we just need to get the big one on Saturday night,” Bell said of the Western World.

Bell was ever so close to snaring his 26th win of the year this past weekend, with only a late caution denying him in asphalt Late Model action at North Carolina’s Southern National Motorsports Park.

“We were really fast all weekend, qualified second and led a lot of it,” Bell said of his first 200-lapper aboard the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52.

Bell led the way at the 125 lap mark at which there was a stop for right side tires only, then held the point when a final caution flew with ten laps to go.

That caution proved costly, with Bell settling for second at the stripe for the second time in a row after posting his first asphalt win at Orange County just last month.

“It was just how the circumstances worked out, we had a good car all day though so we’re happy with second,” Bell said.

“It’s such a different style of racing,” Bell said in comparing the asphalt Late Model ranks in comparison to Sprint Cars and Midgets on dirt. “It’s about being easy getting in and easy getting off the corners most of the day before you can really turn it loose, it’s just a different approach that you have to keep in mind.”

The young gun will get at least one more opportunity on asphalt in 2014 by competing in Five Flags Speedway’s Snowflake 100 in Pensacola, FL, on Saturday, December 6.

Before that though, there’s some dirt business to be taken care in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget with this weekend’s Western World Championships and then Turkey Night next Thursday at California’s Perris Auto Speedway with some asphalt practice mixed in between the Midget action.

“It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Bell concluded.

2014 Quick Stats: 102 races, 25 wins, 54 top-fives, 68 top-tens.

Next Up:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, AZ) – Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget

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

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

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

 

 

Croft Has Strong End To 2014

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finishing up the 2014 season with Tri-C Motorsports, Willie Croft had another strong weekend with the team in Yuma, AZ as he scored fourth and seventh place finishes against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

“It has been a great four races with this Tri-C Motorsports team,” Croft said. “We have been pretty fast, and I think it shows with three top-five finishes, and four Top-10’s.”

Heading to the Cocopah Speedway over the weekend to get some laps prior to January’s Winter Heat, Croft and his team came out of the trailer strong, as the Sacramento, CA pilot charged from fourth to finish second in heat race action, transferring directly into the feature event.

Just missing out on a berth in the Top-Eight redraw, Croft lined the Tri-C Manufacturing/ButlerBuilt/FK Rod Ends backed No. 3c machine up in the fifth row for the 25 lap feature event.

With the top-four locking into the Saturday night finale, Croft did all he could to grab a top four finish.

On a picture perfect track, Croft was very good, as he picked up positions in strides as the race came to life. Going toe-to-toe with some of the series’ stronger drivers like Jeff Swindell and Blake Hahn, Croft found himself in the top-five late in the race, as he chased after Tony Bruce, Jr.

In the waning laps, Croft felt pressure from a charging Aaron Reutzel, and as the duo battled they made a three-wide pass on TBJ, as Croft took the fourth and final lock in position.

Locking into the Saturday night feature, Croft and his team watched the track as the night progressed, to make sure they made all of the necessary adjustments to their machine for the feature event.

Lining up in the third row, after the redraw, Croft worked the slicked off Cocopah Speedway for grip as he ran in the sixth position, and felt pressure from Rico Abreu.

Breaking a brake fitting early in the race, things were a little challenging for Croft, but the veteran driver did not let it phase him, as he fought his machine for much of the race.

Duelling with Abreu late in the race, Croft would give up the sixth spot, though he would hang on to the seventh spot as he took the Clyde and Marion Lamar machine across the finish line.

“I really have to thank this entire Tri-C Motorsports team for bringing me down to race, and working so hard,” Croft said. “I am really fortunate they thought of me to finish out their season, and I am really excited to get back down to Cocopah Speedway with them in January.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Croft’s 2014 season has come to a close, but his 2015 season starts the first week of January back at the Cocopah Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

Cox Wraps Up Season With Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team headed south over the weekend, as Cox closed his 2014 season in Yuma, AZ battling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

“It was an okay weekend for us,” Cox said “We fought some issues with our car on Friday night, and played with some stuff and got a little better for Saturday’s finale.”

Lining his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks No. 31c machine up on the pole of his heat race on Friday, Cox got the jump on Dakota Hendrickson, and went on to win his heat, and transfer directly into the feature event.

Finding himself in the sixth row for the feature, the Clarksburg, CA driver quickly moved into the Top-10, where he ran much of the race, on what was a slicked off racing surface.

As the laps clicked off, Cox soon felt pressure from a few drivers who were working their way forward form the back of the place. In the closing laps of the race, Brian Brown, Johnny Hererra, and Roger Crocket were all able to get by Cox, as he settled for a 13th place finish.

“Friday night we had good speed early, but as the track slicked off, I didn’t have the drive off the corner I would have liked,” he explained. “We got passed by some good cars at the end, but I think if I could get off the corner a little better, I could have held my own, or fought a little harder.”

Starting and finishing sixth in his heat race on Saturday night, Cox found himself in the fifth row of the B Main. On a track that was tough to pass on, Cox would finish in the ninth spot, and thought his weekend was over.

After the B Main, Cocopah Speedway promoter, Greg Burgess, offered Cox the promoter’s provisional, and Cox took it, and lined up in the 26th spot.

“I really need to thank Greg Burgess of the Cocopah Speedway for giving me his Promoters Option into the feature event,” Cox said. “It meant a lot for him to give us that option, and I was thankful to be racing in the main.”

Lining up scratch on the field, Cox’s machine felt better to him on this night, as he was able to do some hard racing from the back of the pack and gain some positions early in the race.

With cars battling all over the track, it was tough to gain more positions, and Cox soon felt pressure from the lead pack. Getting lapped by Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson late in the race, Cox was able to hang with the lead duo over the final laps as he ended up finishing 21st.

“We got lapped in the feature event, so it’s hard to say we were fast, but the car felt much better,” he said. “When we did get lapped, it was a good measuring point to see they weren’t driving away from us, so we have something to build off of heading into the winter. I have to thank Rodney, Dan, Morgan, and my Grandpa Chuck for all of their help this weekend.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, MTFX Graphics, Konnected, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cox’s season is not quite finished yet, however, as he will climb aboard the RJ Johnson Outlaw Kart this Saturday night in Red Bluff, CA.

 

 

White Closes Season in Arizona

PETERSEN MEDIA- Closing her 2014 season out in Yuma, AZ over the weekend, Harli White competed with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour two more nights making both feature events.

“It was great for us to make both feature events, but we had some issues both nights, so hopefully this winter we can start addressing some little things, so we can hit the ground running in 2015,” Harli White said.

Friday night, White lined up in the third row of her heat race, and on the dry-slick surface, the Lindsay, OK native was able to pick up some big-time passing points, as she finished third, and moved into the feature event.

Hardly making any adjustments to her car, White and company though they would be strong in the feature event, but as the track continued to slick-off, White found herself aboard a very loose racecar.

Lining up in the 11th spot, White figured out very early in the feature event, that her car was too loose, and she had a hard time keeping her car under her. Doing everything she could board her MVT/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed entry to find grip, but slipped through the field.

When the checkered flag waived on the event, White had slipped back to the 24th spot.

“It was really bad on Friday night,” she said. “We were so good in our heat race, so we only did some minor things to our car, but we clearly figured out we should have made some major adjustments.”

Saturday night saw White advance to second in her heat from her third place starting spot, again locking her into the feature event, where she lined up in the 12th spot.

When the race went green, White was able to hold her own, as he battled near the top-10 early in the race. As the race wore on, and the track went away, White’s car slowly went away as well, as she simply struggled over the last half of the race closing her season out with a 21st place finish.

“This year was a big learning curve for my team and myself,” White said. “We took our lumps, but we learned a ton, and it can only help us get better for 2015. We will get to work on cars, and take some of what we learned this year, and hope it brings us some success in 2015.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-51, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White’s season has come to a close, and she will now focus on the 2015 Chili Bowl that is coming in January.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Netto Ends 2014 With ASCS National Tour In Yuma, AZ

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invading Yuma, AZ over the weekend, DJ Netto and his Netto Racing team made the trip south to close out their 2014 season.

“It was a tough weekend for our team,” Netto said. “Things did not go our way, but overall, it was a pretty good season for us.”

Friday night at the Cocopah Speedway, Netto lined his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts backed No. 88n in the second row of heat race action, and when the green dropped he quickly worked into the second but as the yellow flag waived.

Back underway, Netto had a rear torsion stop break, making his car tough to drive, and he dropped to the back, and was forced into the B Main.

Starting 11th in the B Main, Netto worked around the track looking for grip, but as he got in line, he ended up finishing in the ninth spot, ending his night.

Saturday night saw Netto line up in the third row of his heat race, and another strong start saw him work into the third spot, but he was called for jumping and ultimately penalized two spots.

Credited with a fifth place finish in his heat, Netto again found himself in the B Main where he lined up in the fifth spot.

Moving into the fourth position when the race came to life, Netto was all over Blake Hahn as a battle for the transfer spot was heating up. With a car getting out of shape in front of him, and sliding up from the infield, Netto got into the wall as he tried to avoid contact with the other car, and the damage ended, what was a very long weekend.

“It was just crazy,” Netto said. “Nothing went our way. We had pretty good speed both nights, but unfortunately we don’t have anything to show for it. I really have to thank everyone who supported me during 2014, and helped on the car. Overall it was a nice season, and we are all ready to get to work for 2015.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: The 2014 season has concluded.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-19

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

 

 

Hendrickson Happy With Van Dyke Motorsports Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: After making the announcement last week that they would team up for 2015, Dakota Hendrickson and his new Van Dyke Motorsports team were in action over the weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series during their season finale, and Hendrickson was pleased with how things went.

“It was a great weekend,” Hendrickson said. “Our first weekend together we were at a pretty tough show, and for me personally, it was the first Lucas Oil ASCS National feature I have ever started.”

Kicking things off at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ on Friday night, the Omaha, Nebraska driver picked up a second place finish in heat race action aboard the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks backed No. 5h machine, locking him into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the seventh row on the slick Cocopah Speedway surface, Hendrickson got bumped from behind very early in the feature event, causing him to spin his machine out, and tag the field from the rear.

Lining up in the 26th spot, Hendrickson was able to gain a few positions as he adapted to his new machine, as he worked his way back up to the 22nd spot at the finish line.

Back in action on Saturday night, Hendrickson finished in the fifth spot of his heat race, putting his NAAKE Suspension/FSR Radiators machine in the evening’s B Main event.

Lining up in the fourth row of his B Main event, Hendrickson looked to get into the top three to transfer into the feature event, but on this night it was not in the cards.

Doing all he could to gain positions, Hendrickson would finish in the seventh spot, ending his 2014 season, and his debut weekend with Van Dyke Motorsports.

“We were a little bummed to not make the feature event on Saturday night, but overall it was a good weekend for us,” Hendrickson said. “It was nice to work with Harley and his team, and I am already looking forward to January.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, K&N Products, JRI Shocks, NAAKE Suspension, FSR Radiators, for their support during the year.

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team has concluded it’s 2014 season but will kick off 2015 in January back at the Cocopah Speedway.

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Johnson Reaches New Heights Across the Country During Busy Season

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2014) - Chase Johnson pushed himself to a new level in 2014.

Johnson took advantage of new racing opportunities and he raced at several tracks for the first time, which took him from California to the Midwest and back.

"I had a great year with new experiences," he said. "I can't thank Harley Van Dyke, Shawn and Cindy Thomas, Matt and Cole Wood, Jay St. Claire, Steve Kaiser, Scott Dupont and all of the people who gave me an opportunity. It was an unbelievable year and I'm extremely grateful for everything."

It kicked off with his debut at the Chili Bowl Nationals in January.

"That was a surreal event," he said. "It was neat to be able to compete in the Chili Bowl for the first time. I felt like I improved every time I hit the track."

From there Johnson made his first 410ci sprint car start and he was involved in the 24 hours of LeMons event in March, when he drove a Volkswagon Jetta at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

Additionally, Johnson was able to gain a lot of nonwing experience in 2014. He competed in a nonwing 410ci sprint car, a nonwing spec sprint and a nonwing micro sprint along with his Chili Bowl opportunity in a midget.

"There is a big difference of driving a nonwing race car versus a winged one," he said. "I improved as a driver by learning in both types throughout the season."

In winged competition, Johnson took part in the ASCS Northwest Region Speedweek in California and Oregon before he ventured to the Midwest, where he raced in Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. That included his debut at the famed 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"That is one of the biggest races of the year and brings in the top talent from across the country," he said. "It's unbelievable how tough the competition is there and how challenging the track is to learn. I gained so much knowledge about racing on a big, fast half-mile track from my laps there."

This season also included a micro sprint win at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23.

"It's tough to win in anything these days so that meant a lot to earn a trip to Victory Lane this year," he said.

Johnson finished the season with seven top fives, including a podium result during the Adobe Cup at Petaluma Speedway on Oct. 11.

"In addition to all of the car owners, I want to thank my family and sponsors for the support this year," he said. "Thank you everyone for believing in me and sticking with me. I had a great time and I'm really looking forward to the opportunities in 2015 with my great sponsors, family and fans."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"My great grandpa started Johnny Franklin's Mufflers in 1961 and it has been in the family ever since," Johnson said. "My family and everyone at Johnny Franklin's Mufflers have supported me through my entire racing career and are my biggest fans. I couldn't be happier to represent such a great company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Strong with ASCS; Western World this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 18, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel closed out his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign in fine form with another podium finish among a pair of top-ten runs in the series season-ending double at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma this past weekend.

And Friday’s rousing 19th to third charge aboard the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car could have been improved upon Saturday night if night for a failed nose wing mount that held the Clute, TX, driver to an eighth-place finish rather than a possible ninth overall win of 2014.

With the winged season in the books, Reutzel switches gears and goes non-wing for the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car portion of this weekend’s 47th Annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix.

Riding a stretch of eight consecutive finishes of fourth or better entering Friday’s Cocopah card, nine in a row seemed unlikely after Reutzel missed the cut from his heat race.

“I tried a big slider for second, I tried to cut it back down but Jason (Johnson) got by so we started and finished third,” Reutzel explained. “And that put us in the B.”

Transferring from the “B” Main, Reutzel gridded the feature field 19th aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry. And the show was on.

“It was the last two races and points weren’t really a concern for us,” Reutzel says. “I really wanted a shot at that $10,000 to win on Saturday night, so if I junked a car going for it I was okay with that.”

The all-or-nothing approach paid dividends with Reutzel slicing through the field to earn a third place finish and lock into the Saturday night finale.

“We drove through there like it was nothing,” Reutzel comments. “We were rolling really nice and got all the way up there with just one caution, we had to pass all those cars. The car was perfect, the track was great with a good top, good bottom and middle.”

With a ninth-consecutive finish among the top four, Saturday looked even more promising for the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine after Reutzel was quickest among the four locked-in cars in hot laps.

With $10,000 on the line, it was feature time.

“We got a lap in before the feature and the car was great, I thought we had this one for sure,” Reutzel says.

But no sooner did the green flag drop did Reutzel’s hopes dwindle away.

“The nose wing fell down on the frontstetch at the start, the back mounts broke,” Reutzel says. “It was like having the top wing back all the way, it felt like I didn’t even the front tires on the ground.”

Reutzel struggled early on with the nose wing issues, dropping back in the field.

“It took me a while to figure out how to drive it like that, we finally got going some but it wasn’t what it could have been.”

Slipping as far back as 12th, Reutzel took advantage of a late restart to climb back up to eighth at the finish.

“It’s really nice to see what you’re capable of doing without engine problems,” Reutzel said of late season rush that includes ten top-ten runs beginning with the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals last month.

“It was a great way to finish our ASCS season and we’re really looking forward to next year now knowing that our engine program is in good shape,” Reutzel explains.

The 2014 season isn’t quite done for Reutzel and crew though with a pair of big non-wing races to round out the season beginning with this weekend’s Western World Championships.

“We’re gonna give it a try, hopefully we get some slick tracks that we can do something on, that’s where I always seem to go better without the wing,” Reutzel concludes.

2014 Quick Stats: 62 races, 8 “A” Main wins, 32 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Up Next: The USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars at Canyon Speedway Park’s 47th Annual Western World Championships in Peoria, AZ, this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY AWARDS DRIVERS FOR THEIR 2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The annual NAPA Wayne County Speedway awards banquet was held Saturday night, November 15, 2014 at the Pines Golf Course banquet hall with well over 200 people in attendance. Following the delicious meal, a slide show, put together by Alan Hutchinson, was shown of all the top drivers. Then a slide show highlighting the 50 years of Blaine Aber racing was shown and then Blaine was given a die cast of his 50th year gold car. Brad Haudenschild picked up his first ever Fisher Performance Sprint championship trophy and awards as he had 6 feature wins and a total of 519 points for the year. Jason Dolick was the runner up while Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Jordan Harble, Russ Sansosti, Nick Patterson, Danny Mumaw, Kirk Jeffries and Bob Lime followed in the top ten. For the fifth time in his career at NAPA WCS, Ryan Markham laid claim to the Lias Tire Late Model championship as he also collected 6 checkered flags this season and chalked up 617 markers. Following him in the top ten were Blaine Aber, Charlie Duncan, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, Shane McLoughlin, Don Conley, Allan Baker, Jim Nicely and Keith Berner. Eight wins propelled into 646 points and the second Thrifty Muffler Super Stock championship for Larry Baldwin as Mitch Caskey, Tyler Thompson, Nick Smith and Paul McVicker filled out the top five and they were followed by Brandon Gardner, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Bob Daugherty and Chaz O’Dell. Brad Hensel scored 8 feature wins and posted 573 points to grab the WQKT Mini Stock crown. Doug Hensel edged out Adam Kern for second as Steve Crowe, Moose Workman, Greg Thompson, Mitch Reichard, Lester Berry, Jason Rowe and Elvis Conkle rounded out the top ten. All drivers also received packets from the Contingency Connection awards plus many different awards that included the Accelnation.com Club to Mitch Caskey while Brad Haudenschild collected the Aeromotive Phantom Fuel System Series. The J E Pistons Sportsman of the Year Award went to Jason Dolick as Blaine Aber was awarded the Stage 8 Fasteners World’s Best Award. Larry Baldwin picked up the Performance.com Top Performer and the Contingency Connection’s 20th Anniversary Official Welder Award. Also pocketing two awards was Ryan Markham as he took the RJS Racing Equipment Championship award and the Scorpion Super Star Bonus. The Flowmaster/Hurst Grassroots Champions Bonus went to Brad Hensel as Doug Hensel received the Painless Performance Circuit Challenge Award. Watch the website at www,waynecountyspeedway.com for news on the 2015 season that will include the Sprints, Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mini Wedges plus the new Aamco Crate Late Models and the Lowes Dirt Carts.

 

 

MAXIM/RIDER SPRINT CAR ‘RAFFLE CAR’ HEADS TO FINAL TWO TRADE SHOWS BEFORE THE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, DRAWING DATE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 18, 2014) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation’s brand-new 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered Maxim sprint car ‘raffle car’ will make the last two trade show appearances soon before its Friday, December 19, drawing date. Museum special events coordinator David Herrmann will have the state-of-the-art winged sprint car at this weekend’s Heartland Auto Racing Show, November 21-22, in Des Moines and at next month’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 11-13, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Said David Herrmann today, “People don’t always realize that the non-profit museum foundation needs an 18-month raffle to make this fundraising program work for us and our partners, the builders and the manufacturers. However, we are now down to the last month before we will draw the winning ticket. So, if you’ve always dreamed of owning and/or driving a sprint car, now is your chance to be a part of the raffle. Tickets are just twenty dollars each, or six tickets for one hundred dollars. Those individuals that won’t be at the Heartland show in Des Moines nor the PRI show in Indianapolis are encouraged to call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-874-4488. This opportunity will really make someone’s Christmas this year!”

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

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is located at One Sprint Capital Place (P.O. Box 542) in Knoxville, Iowa (50138). It is open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

 

 

Kody Graham, Mike Bruce Earn Shell Shock Designs Heat Race Challenge Honors

OSWEGO, NY (November 18, 2014) – For the second consecutive season Nebraska based helmet painters, Shell Shock Designs, has awarded a free custom helmet painting to the driver with the most heat race victories in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions at Oswego Speedway.

Supermodified shoe Kody Graham and SBS veteran Mike Bruce are this year’s recipients, after they earned the most qualifying heat race victories in their respective divisions this season.

Despite missing one event this year, Graham raced to four heat race victories and one main event triumph in the Graham Racing No. 90, finishing 11th in the final Supermodified driver standings. Graham’s four heat race wins were one better than Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, Tim Snyder, and David Danzer to earn heat race challenge honors.

In the SBS ranks, Bruce piloted the No. 22 machine to five heat race wins and three main event victories on his way to 8th in the final driver’s point tally. Five heat race wins for Bruce were one better than Jack Patrick and Jason Simmons to collect the free custom helmet paint job from Shell Shock Designs.

Shell Shock Designs is a custom helmet painting business, which services some of the best racers in the world, fronted by designer and painter Noah Ennis, a longtime fan of Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing.

Some of Shell Shocks client base includes World of Outlaws racers Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, and Daryn Pittman as well as recent World Finals winner Brian Brown.

Speedway competitors Mike Bond and Dan Connors Jr. won the inaugural Shell Shock Designs Heat Race Challenge in 2013.

For more information on Shell Shock Designs visit their website online at www.shellshockpaint.com or visit on Facebook and Twitter.

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

 

 

EIGHTH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW DATES SET FOR MARCH 1-7, 2015 AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL

BY: STEVE PADOS

The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th. In making the announcement Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great relationship with the Phillipsburg Mall and we are pleased to once again host the Dirt Track Heroes Show for all of our great racing fans in the Tri-State area. The solid support from the fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show." Greg Collins, vice president at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "We are overjoyed to once again play a part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and we are proud to be associated with this great show."

The schedule of events for the eighth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars all of the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

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

The restored race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of the event back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eighth consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame.

 

 

Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Championship Grows At Premier Speedway

Having been a part of the Premier Speedway landscape for a number of seasons as the naming rights sponsors of the track championship, in conjunction with GF1 Chassis, Parr Motorsports have once again stepped up to the plate ahead of the 2014-15season.

In seasons past Adrian and Kim Parr have provided the Sprintcar Track Champion with a magnificent GF1Chassis and Panel Kit. For the 2014-15 season that prize will now consist of a $10,000.00 voucher to Parr Motorsports for the lucky winner of the Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship.

This prize will most definitely go a long way to reducing one teams inventory bill at the completion of the season!

The Premier Speedway Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Championship will kick off with the opening night of Sprintcar competition on Saturday November 29, 2014.

In a slight twist to previous years, the Championship will be fought out over 10 nights of competition including the two preliminary nights of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The final night of competition will be on Sunday April 5, 2015 as part of night three of the Easter Sprintcar Trail as presented by GJ Gardner Homes.

Adrian Parr from Parr Motorsports was excited to once again be a part of the what is shaping up to be a great season of racing at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this summer.

“Parr Motorsports is thrilled to be able to continue their association with Premier Speedway again supporting the Sprintcar Track Championship for this coming 2014-15 season”, Parr said.

“We have found that supporting the Sprintcar Track Championship over the past couple of years has certainly helped promote our name and associated Speedway brands, thus increasing sales”, he added.

“Premier Speedway has for a long time now been the standout track in Australia and it’s on and off track professionalism with the Club’s ongoing facility and track improvements. Parr Motorsports is again honored and excited to be in some way involved with this great venue”, Parr concluded.

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was also excited to be able to announce the increased Track Championship prize.

“To have Adrian and Kim back on board is great for us. To be able to offer a prize to the value of $10,000.00 to our Sprintcar Track Champion will hopefully create plenty of interest and really give the guys and girls who choose to come and race with us something to chase”, Mills said.

So with the formalities in place it is time for business with the Sprintcars set to kick things off on Saturday November 29 when 3YB, Coast FM and McDonald’s Warrnambool present the opening night of the season.

Tickets for this meeting are available, on-line or they can be purchased from the gate at 4.00pm, on race day. The Modified Production Traders Derby will also be a part of the action.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Caps Season Fifth in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2014) - The 2014 season didn't end as well as Sam Hafertepe Jr. had hoped.

He entered the final weekend within striking distance of his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship. Unfortunately, bad pill draws and a lack of good luck were too much to overcome in the southwest.

"We had a long shot at the championship, but everything had to go right to put us in contention," he said. "We didn't get the most favorable pill draws and didn't have our race car exactly how it needed to be to overcome that."

Hafertepe Jr. started each of the final two nights of the season - last Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway during the Cocopah Challenge Cup - on the outside of the fourth row of a heat race. He advanced from eighth to fifth place each night, which relegated him to a B Main both times.

Hafertepe Jr. won the consolation race on Friday to earn a transfer into the main event. However, a parts failure wouldn't allow the car to rotate the corners on the slick track during the feature.

"You had to hit your marks on that surface and the car was pushing on the right rear as we entered the corners," he said after finishing 21st. "It was pretty difficult to drive."

Saturday didn't fare much better for Hafertepe Jr., who finished third in a B Main to garner a transfer. He was unable to make up much ground during the 30-lap main event and he placed 20th to cap the season.

"Ideally you want to go out and win the final race of the season so you have some momentum heading into the offseason," he said. "Only one person can do that though and we weren't in contention for that opportunity. We'll take what we learned and apply it the next time we face those conditions at Cocopah Speedway."

Hafertepe Jr. finished fifth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. He scored a series-leading four feature victories and he ranked fourth in top fives (14) and top 10s (25).

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 21 (17).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 20 (21).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 37 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Keizer Aluminum Wheels has provided custom aluminum racing wheels for any type of racing application for several decades. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"I've been using Keizer Aluminum Wheels since 2004," Hafertepe Jr. said. "They are like family to me and have been with me through the highs and the lows."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank LoneStar Speedway, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Wells Racing Engines, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports Honored at Knoxville Raceway Banquet

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Nov. 17, 2014) - White Lightning Motorsports officially wrapped up the 2014 season last Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway banquet.

The team was awarded third place in the championship standings in the 360 class and was honored as the Sportsman of the Year in the 305 division.

"We're making steady progress," said Jamie Ball, who scored his first career 360 victory this season. "I think we've got consistent enough that we can contend for a championship next year.

"The sportsmanship award is something that is really important. A lot of people go through this sport and make it all about them. I think Devin (Kline) and the rest of our team is really proud about how we were able to help another driver achieve a dream."

Kline and White Lighting Motorsports received the award in large part because of Kline allowing championship contender J. Kinder to use his engine on the final night of the season.

"I know how much getting those two wins my rookie season meant to me," Kline said. "I couldn't imagine what a championship on the line meant for him. It feels good to help him out."

Additionally, White Lightning Motorsports scored a new Maxim chassis and a set of wings thanks to the random drawing Knoxville Raceway holds for the teams that attended at least 75 percent of the races.

"The Maxim chassis was the best prize we could win at the banquet so we're thrilled about that," Ball said. "We were the first team drawn so we definitely picked a Maxim chassis."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization, which provided insurance for eligible drivers, a $500 credit for safety products and a new driveline restraint system.

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 14 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

LARRY BALL JR. - 8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 3 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 7 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Larry Ball Jr. Website: http://www.LarryBallJr.com

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

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

Larry Ball Jr. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LarryBallJr5j

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights from Ball's first career 360 victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 21: http://youtu.be/sJxnb-gK1nY

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first-ever 305 win at Knoxville Raceway on July 19: http://youtu.be/cu2F34pQISg

Here is a link to highlights from Kline's triumph at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 2: http://youtu.be/wHeFsGhah6I

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Maxim Racing

Located in Springfield, Ill., Maxim Racing has focused on building elite sprint car chassis since being established in 1988. For more information, visit http://www.RaceMaxims.com.

"Since I got hurt in 2012 we switched to Maxim Chassis and the first night out after we put the car together Dusty Zomer won before I could get back in the car," Ball said. "They not only build fast cars that help us be successful, but they keep up safe as well."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L & J Automotive, AIB College of Business, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Van Gorp Construction, Ostrich Racing Engines, The Hearing Clinic, Timber Line Tree Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Matt Jones Trucking, Bell Helmets, Driver Websites, Sweet Manufacturing, Vocon Auctioneers, Iowa State Savings Bank, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Replay XD, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Scores Eight Feature Victories During 2014 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports recorded eight feature victories in 2014 as a trio of drivers powered a Big Game Treestands sprint car.

Craig Dollansky earned five wins, including three at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he finished sixth in the championship standings. He also won at Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., and at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

Dollansky added 16 top fives and 25 top 10s.

Sammy Swindell picked up a trio of triumphs at three of the premier facilities in the country. He won World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., and at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. Swindell also returned to Victory Lane during the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

He finished an abbreviated season with 14 top fives and 23 top 10s.

Danny Lasoski drove for Big Game Motorsports during the final three races of the season. He scored a runner-up result during the Renegade Sprints Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, and notched a pair of top-six results at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

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TRAIL CAMERAS -

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It’s Western World Week at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 17, 2014) – The Western World Championships, the perfect way to end a season.

That’s how Canyon Speedway Park will bring the curtains down on the 2014 season with this weekend’s 47th Annual USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix.

The Honda USAC National Midgets and the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will battle it out for three nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The week’s festivities get under way early with Tuesday night’s Western World Kickoff Party at the Saddle Ranch Chop House in Glendale.

By week’s end, one elite driver could pocket $15,000 in Saturday night’s Western World finale with a winner’s share of $7,500 up for grabs in both the Midget and Sprint Car ranks.

It’s a feat that Bryan Clauson pulled off last year. After dominating the Sprint Car portion for his second Western World title in as many years, Clauson made a last lap pass in the Midget main event to make it a sweep.

A winner of ten CSP main events in 2013, Clauson comes off a win in this past weekend’s USAC National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Classic.

Clauson will have his hands full in both divisions with a number of top competitors looking to add the title of Western World champion to the ledger.

In the Midget ranks, Rico Abreu leads Keith Kunz Racing teammate Christopher Bell into the weekend with Hall of Fame opening night winner Tracy Hines third in points.

Current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson defends his home turf in the Sprint Car portion with series champion Matt Mitchell leading the way for the USAC West Coast forces along with USAC Western Classics champ Ryan Bernal.

Johnson is one of several top contenders along with Clauson pulling double duty over the weekend including two-time Western World winner Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, USAC/CRA shoe Mike Spencer and Casey Shuman.

Approximately 70 Midgets and Sprint Cars are anticipated for the event, with a quick glimpse at the entry list revealing one of the most competitive fields in Western World history.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

0 Jack Hawley (Menifee, CA)

1p Terry Nichols (Delano, CA)

5d Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)

7 Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, CA)

17 Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)

17n Johnathon Henry (Stockton, CA)

24 Tracy Hines (New Castle, IN)

32 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ)

51 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

51 R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)

52c Isaac Chapple (Wilkinson, IN)

55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)

56 Darren Hagen (Riverside, CA)

57 Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)

63 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)

67 Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV)

68 Ronnie Gardner (Norco, CA)

71 Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

73 Trey Marcham (Newcastle, OK)

73x Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)

91T Tyler Thomas (Tulsa, OK)

97 Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA)

98 Jarid Blondel (Orange, CA)

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

2 Larry Gibson (El Mirage, AZ)

2 Josh Shipley (Peoria, AZ)

02 Matt Rossi (Peoria, AZ)

5 Tye Mihocko (Peoria, AZ)

5v Bradley Terrell (Sebastopol, CA)

7k Bruce St. James (Phoenix, AZ)

7m Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)

8 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

11c Michael Curtis (Cottonwood, AZ)

12 Josh Pelkey (Peoria, AZ)

12x Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA)

16 Mike Martin (Yuma, AZ)

17m Michael Colegrove (Peoria, AZ)

17rw Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL)

19 Andrew Reinbold (Chandler, AZ)

20 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)

20 Shon Deskins (Waddell, AZ)

20s Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN)

21az Stevie Sussex (Phoenix, AZ)

22b Chris Windom (Canton, IL)

28 Mark Morin (Surprise, AZ)

30 C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)

32b Brian Hosford (Gilbert, AZ)

37 Matt Mitchell (Yorba Linda, CA)

48 Thomas Ogle (Surprise, AZ)

50 Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ)

55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)

56 Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA)

73 Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)

74 Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA)

74x Josh Hodges (Tijeras, NM)

75 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ)

77 Dalten Gabbard (Peoria, AZ)

77m R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)

87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

92 Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA)

98 Matt Lundy (Phoenix, AZ)

99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

In a slight alteration to the format of yesteryear, the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field will not be split, with all entries running each night just as the Midgets have done.

While all entries in Midgets will race each night with Thursday and Friday preliminary events following standard USAC format including qualifying, heat races and features, the Sprint Cars will do similar with a full card of heat races and features on both Thursday and Friday. Separate qualifying (Midgets only), heat and feature points will be tabulated to determine Saturday night Western World Championship lineups.

The top eight in combined points for both Midgets and Sprint Cars from Thursday and Friday action will be locked into Saturday’s main event. Those eight will engage in a Revenge Draw during Saturday’s opening ceremonies to determine the Dash lineups for both Midgets and Sprint Cars. The Dash finish will determine the alignment of the front four rows of the main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Qualifying races straight up by points, with finishes determining the balance of the night’s “A” and “B” Main lineups.

Past Western World Championship Winners (Wing / Non-Wing / Midget)

2013 – Bryan Clauson (nw) / Bryan Clauson (m)

2012 – Wayne Johnson (w) / Bryan Clauson (nw)

2011 – Donny Schatz (w) / Tracy Hines (nw)

2010 – Donny Schatz (w) / Brady Bacon (nw) 2009 – Sammy Swindell (w) / Brady Bacon (nw)

2008 – Kevin Swindell (nw) 2007 – Jerry Coons, Jr. (nw) 2006 – Josh Wise (nw) 2005 – Dave Darland (nw) 2004 – Bud Kaeding (nw) 2003 – Tony Elliott (nw) 2002 – Bud Kaeding (nw) 2001 – Jeremy Sherman (nw) 2000 – Jay Drake (nw) 1999 – Donny Schatz (w) 1998 – Tyler Walker (w) 1997 – Mark Kinser (w) 1996 – Steve Kinser (w) 1995 – Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1994 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1993 – Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1992 – Steve Kinser (w) 1991 – Danny Lasoski (w) 1990 – Steve Kinser (w) 1989 – Sammy Swindell (w) 1988 – Mark Kinser (w) 1987 – Steve Kinser (w) 1986 – Bobby Davis, Jr. (w) 1985 – Steve Kinser (w) 1984 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1983 – Steve Kinser (nw) 1982 – Steve Kinser (nw) 1981 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1980 – Jeff Swindell (nw) 1979 – Tim Green (nw) 1978 – Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1977 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1976 – Bubby Jones (nw) 1975 – Ron Shuman (nw) 1974 – Rick Ferkel (nw) 1973 – Earl Wagner (nw) 1972 – Jan Opperman (nw) 1971 – Jan Opperman (nw) 1970 – Jerry McClung (nw) 1969 – Bob Huebner (nw) 1968 – Bob Cleberg (nw)

Three-day advanced tickets are available for just $65 with VIP Suite tickets for all three days available for $95 and All Access Passes for $110.

Single day tickets are $20 for both Thursday and Friday and $25 for Saturday’s Western World Championships finale.

Detailed Western World Championships ticket information and pricing is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/the-45th-annual-western-world-championships/.

Tickets may be ordered by calling the track at 602-258-RACE (7223).

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

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

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule and early portion of 2015 can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Allard Scores 13th Victory of 2014 During New Zealand Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a strong 2014 season in the United States, Jonathan Allard made the trip back to New Zealand, and opened his season in victory lane, as he scored his 13th overall win of 2014 at the WXC Speedway on November 8th, 2014.

With new clay being brought in during the off season, the Chico, CA transplant took a liking to it early, as he charged his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul backed No. 0 machine from the fourth row to finish second in his first heat race.

In the second round of heat race action, the 2014 Gold Cup Race of Champions winner picked up the win from his front row starting position, giving him high point honors on the night.

With the four-car inversion in place, Allard lined his Exide/NZCDS/BDR Max entry up in the second row for the 20-lap feature event.

As the green flag dropped, it was Jamie Duff jumping out to the early lead, but Allard was quick to jump into the second spot, as he chased after the early race leader, as he put his machine on the ragged edge.

Riding in the second spot for eight markers, Allard made his move getting into turn three on the eighth lap as he snuck around Duff, to take the lead, which he would never relinquish.

Over the last half of the race, Dean Brindle and Duff looked to challenge Allard, but he was too good on this night, and took home the opening night win.

“There is nothing better than getting the opening night win, “ Allard said. “We had a great car that worked anywhere on the track, and it let me do what I needed to do to get the lead. I have to thank my team for their efforts, and of course all of our partners for making this all possible.

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support. 2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-63, Wins-13, Top 5’s-30, Top 10’s-42. ON TAP: Allard will be back in action on Saturday night at WXC Speedway. STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, http://www.allardmotorsports.co.nz/, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Rich Vogler Classic Winner, David Byrne Ready For King Of The Wing in California Wisconsin open-wheel standout ready for long trip West for three races in three days

Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Monday, November 17, 2014): It's already been a career season for David Byrne in the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series after winning his first ever race in the series in the most prestigious race on the schedule; the Rich Vogler Classic. He's also had a good year with the Wing atop of his Sprint car competing in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series. Competitive each and every time he's entered an event, the Shullsburg, Wisconsin driver is hoping to end the 2014 racing season on an even higher note with a trip to California.

Davey Hamilton's King of the Wing Series will conclude its' inaugural season with three races in three days in the Golden State beginning on Friday, November 21st at the fast 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval of Madera Speedway located northwest of Fresno in Madera, CA. From there, it's on to the immaculate Irwindale Speedway, a 1/2 (0.500) mile progressively banked paved oval northeast of Los Angeles in Irwindale, CA on Saturday, November 22nd. The series concludes on Sunday, November 23rd at the 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval of Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, CA.

"I have really enjoyed our Season. The Win in the Silver Crown race in Indy was really Special. Being the 100th different winner in a Historic Series such as the USAC Silver Crown Series and to think I’m on a list of other winners such as A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti is pretty surreal." The 28-year-old offered as he and his Byrne Racing Team prepare for the lengthy trip out west. "We took all season to figure out set-ups and nuances of the Winged Pavement Sprint car but we nailed it at Rockford in the last race. After what we did there, I can't wait for California." He added.

In the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series race at the fast 0.292 mile high-banked paved oval of Rockford Speedway (IL), Byrne was fast throughout the weekend and just missed his first ever trip to victory lane in a Winged Sprint Car with a solid second place finish on September 28th. "We had a dominating performance. With three to go a lapped car broke right in front of us and we had to dive through the infield to avoid him. Lost the lead in the process. We still finished second and didn’t really tear anything up." He explained.

His Father and Car Owner, Steve Byrne added; "It’s been a very special season. David’s win at Indy in a last corner, last lap pass was indescribable. Our Team worked hard and never gave up. We knew the win was right around the corner."He stated. "David and Chuy (Car Chief, James Sandberg) have really gelled this year and we couldn’t do it without the work and expertise of Chuy. Byrne Racing is very lucky to have a Car Chief of his caliber. The Team came a long way with the Winged Sprint Car. It took us awhile to put it all together but David’s Rockford Race proved we should have a great run with the King of Wings Series." He ended.

For the King of the Wing Series in California, his familiar #40 Winged Sprint Car machine will carry sponsorship support and decals from the family owned business, Bytec Resource Management as well as Truck Country, J&D Performance Incorporated, Steele Performance Parts, Simpson Racing Products and M.P.H. Promotions. To learn more about David Byrne as well as the entire Byrne Racing, please go to the Byrne Racing Website located at: www.byrneracing.net You can also follow Byrne Racing on Facebook by going to: www.facebook.com and searching for "Byrne Racing LLC".

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS TO BE HONORED JANUARY 24, 2015

Sunoco American Late Model Series to Join Ceremony

ROSSBURG, OH (November 17) – An intense points chase at Eldora Speedway that culminated with first-time champions Matt Westfall (DIRTcar Modified) and Frank Paladino (Eldora Stock Car); along with Matt Miller’s defense of his DIRTcar Late Model title, will be honored Saturday evening January 24, 2015 with the annual Awards Celebration.

To be held in the adjacent Eldora Ballroom, the doors will swing open at 5 p.m., with opening remarks at 6:30 followed by the distribution of awards and $30,000 in point fund monies. Each of the three divisions competes for a $10,000 point fund annually at the legendary half-mile oval.

As has become tradition in recent years, the Sunoco-sponsored American Late Model Series (ALMS) will join the ceremony with the presentation of their championship awards and point fund as well. Brandon Thirlby will return to the stage as the ALMS champion.

Even with an impressive run of eleven A-Feature finishes among the top five, including five victories, Westfall needed a stellar run during the division’s final event of the season, the DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance, to keep Jerry Bowersock from winning back-to-back championships.

Westfall rose to the occasion with wins on each of the preliminary nights of the three-night program, but a consistent finishing Bowersock remained within reach going into the lucrative 25-lap battle on the half-mile oval that featured a collection of the nation’s top running Modified chauffeurs. Both drivers had issues throughout the chase, but Westfall’s 15th place finish over Bowersock’s 29th ‘sealed the deal’ and secured Ludlow Falls, OH driver Westfall his first Eldora title.

Paladino’s ride to a championship was even more nail-biting. Going into the final Stock Car point event of the season, the Lima, Ohio charger found himself sitting in third position behind Jeff Koz and Paul Pardo. When mechanical issues relegated Koz and Pardo to 21st and 20th place finishing positions respectively, Paladino rallied to a third place finish which earned him enough tallies to claim the title by a mere two points.

Miller repeated the strength he exhibited to previous year to garner back-to-back championships. The Whitehouse, Ohio driver captured the Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite in May along with a convincing victory in the Friday night portion of the World 100 weekend. A consistent season in the Rick DeLong-owned machine resulted in eight finishes among the top-five for Miller.

In addition to the hardware and point fund distribution, numerous specialty awards will be distributed , including: Rookie of the Year; Most Improved Driver; Hard Luck Award; Best Appearing Car and the coveted Chick Hale Sportsman of the Year trophy.

Pricing for the lively affair remain at the 2005 price of $23 per person and will go on sale December 15, 2014 by contacting the Eldora office at (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. The deadline for ordering tickets is January 16, 2015.

Additional information regarding Eldora Speedway and its 62nd season, including ticket and campsite purchases is also available on the track’s website.

Race fans can keep up-to-date with the plans going into the 2015 season by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant hosts some of the biggest and most recognizable events in racing. The historic half-mile dirt oval features the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models and Modifieds, UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, USAC National Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Monster Jam, Eldora Stocks and for the third consecutive year, the only dirt race in NASCAR, the 1-800-CAR-CASH featuring the Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

 

 

Bowser Motorsports

Sarver, PA (November 17, 2014) – With the season wrapping up in Western Pennsylvania, Carl Bowser and the Bowser Motorsports team secured one final honor: Bowser was named the #1 Cochran Cavalcade Points Champion in the sprint car division and “could well be the driver to beat for quite a few more years,” according to Area Auto Racing News’ Walt Wimer.

The title added to Bowser’s already successful season, in which he earned six feature wins and the 2014 Lernerville Speedway Track Championship.

Bowser posted victories at Lernerville Speedway on May 2nd, June 6th, June 13th, August 1st, and August 15th, and added to his win count at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on August 30th. He finished second in his last outing of the season at Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede.

“We’ve had a really successful season and I’m very happy with how we ended up,” Bowser said. “We branched out quite a bit from our normal schedule and plan on doing that even more next year. But we were still able to be competitive locally and support our local and regional marketing partners.”

The Bowser Motorsports team expanded their schedule by nearly 40% from 28 to 38 races in 2014, visiting Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Wayne County Speedway, Fremont Speedway and Lincoln Speedway for the first time while posting top-five finishes in nearly 60% of appearances. The team plans to continue expand their schedule significantly in 2015.

The Bowser Motorsports team would like to thank their 2014 marketing partners: Terry Bowser Excavating, Turner Dairy Farms, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, MSMDesigns, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, DirtyMouth Communications, Townsend Gas and Oil, and JHR Racing.

To learn more about Carl and the Bowser Motorsports team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter as @CarlBowser, on Instagram, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing Look Forward to 2015! Holtgraver’s ‘Down Under’ Campaign with Reeve Kruck Will Launch in Warrnambool on December 20th

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (November 17th, 2014) - Despite ending their short but eventful 2014 campaign on a disappointing note during the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing are already preparing for their 2015 season debut. Holtgraver, who teamed up with Phoenix Racing in October after a long stint with Hunter Racing, is more than excited to continue his relationship with Tom and Sherry Leidig, and will welcome a few returning sponsors in the process. The ‘59’ team plans to kick off 2015 in Florida; just two days after Holtgraver arrives home from Australia. Their first stop will be in Ocala, Florida where they will join the UNOH All Stars for three full nights of racing at the Bubba Raceway Park on February 5th through 7th.

“Our first three races together were tough...but we’ll put those behind us and prepare for next year...we are pretty excited” said Holtgraver, “I can’t thank Tom and Sherry Leidig enough...they believe in me and they believe in what we can accomplish together...Bonzai Bruns and I are learning to communicate a little better and that has shown...he is great crew chief and very knowledgeable...I also need to thank Bonnell’s Rod Shop and DKW Transport...they have been with me for a while and they will follow me to the ‘59’ team...definitely excited for 2015.”

Danny Holtgraver earned seven victories during his 2014 campaign; all while behind the wheel of the familiar Hunter Racing ‘10H’ owned by Rob Hunter. Three of his seven victories took shape during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition; earning a hefty $5,000 for each triumph. Perhaps Holtgraver’s most celebrated accomplishment of 2014 came at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio where he won for the first time in his young career. The victory occurred during ‘Ohio Sprint Speedweek;’ topping the massive 44 car field.

“2014 was pretty special in its own right...we had a lot of highs and some lows..but all in all, it was a great year” explained Holtgraver, “Winning at Eldora was huge..definitely a career highlight..that place is known all over the world and to be a winner there is incredible...hopefully next year we can park the ‘59’ on the same stage.”

Like previously announced, Danny Holtgraver will spend the upcoming winter months ‘Down Under,’ driving for car owner Reeve Kruck during the Australian summer season. Holtgraver, joined by crew chief Bingo Jenkins, will pilot the Reeve Kruck owned no. 36 during fourteen events; including the notorious Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in Warrnambool. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion will spend a vast majority of his Australian campaign competing with the World Series of Sprintcars- a ‘Down Under’ comparison of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

“This is going to be an experience of a lifetime” said Holtgraver about getting the opportunity to race in Australia, “I want to thank Reeve and Bingo for this opportunity...this will be my first ever visit to Australia...I’d love for this to turn into a yearly event...getting an extra month and a half of seat time is only going to help me prepare for Florida...I can’t wait to get over there!”

Danny Holtgraver’s Tentative 2014-2015 Australia Schedule:

December 20 - Warnambool

26- Adelaide WSS

27- Murray bridge WSS

28- mt gambier WSS

30- Avalon WSS

January 1-Warnambool

4- Brisbane WSS

9- Brisbane WSS

10-Brisbane WSS

21-Avalon Presidents Cup

22- Mt. Gambier Kings Challenge

23-25 Warnambool Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

30-Murray Bridge WSS

31- Adelaide WSS

[WSS - World Series of Sprintcars]

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during their entire campaign. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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2014 Wins: 7: (1- Attica Raceway Park (ASCoC)(OH); 1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks and Work Room to the Trade.

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s 65th Anniversary Season Ticket Prices Announced, Available for the Holidays

OSWEGO, NY (November 17, 2014) – In time for the holiday season, Oswego Speedway has released its 65th anniversary season ticket prices, with season passes for grandstand and pit area admission available for purchase.

Fans are now able to visit Oswego Speedway’s box office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve their seats and get a jump start on the 2015 campaign.

General admission and reserved seating grandstand packages are available as well as season long VIP tower suite packaging and pit passes for the Speedway’s 2015 regular season. Season ticket packages will again carry an option to include Budweiser International Classic Weekend tickets in your overall purchase.

This year’s season ticket packages do not include an option for Race of Champions Weekend.

Pricing for 2015 grandstand and pit area season tickets will remain identical to 2014.

This year’s grandstand packages will again include a ‘Regular Season’ pass as well as a ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pass.

‘Regular Season’ grandstand packages will again be priced at $225 for general admission seating and $275 for reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes for the grandstand area will be set at $325 for general admission seating and $390 in reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of only Race of Champions Weekend.

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

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

‘Regular Season’ pit passes will remain set at $350 in 2015, with ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pit passes again marked at $475.

Yearlong admission to the beautiful Oswego Speedway VIP area, which includes entry onto the breathtaking Speedway sky deck high above the grandstand, is available for regular season events at only $900. This price includes all you can eat food and beverage, air-conditioned seating, closed circuit HD television coverage of the racing, and a free Speedway program.

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

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

 

 

Rolling Wheels Raceway Gears up for 2015

Rich Vleck, ELBRIDGE, NY, (November 16, 2014)- Rolling Wheels Raceway, located in Elbridge, NY, was recently purchased by Pay-Dirt Racing and Construction Group, Inc. and is actively preparing for the upcoming racing season.

After an extended process to finalize the agreement to purchase the 5/8-mile oval, Pay-Dirt is moving forward, spearheaded by Mike LaGuzza. Mr. LaGuzza is a life-long race fan that has always dreamed about ways to make improvements and is excited to tackle those goals. A wide array of renovations and improvements are planned while still preserving the elements that make dirt racing so exciting.

Recently, Pay-Dirt brought on their first two employees, agreeing to terms with Mike Emhof and Rich Vleck. Emhof has been installed as the Director of Racing Operations while Vleck will serve as Media Director. They have worked together since 2003, most notably with the Patriot Sprint Tour, and will serve in similar capacities at RWR while maintaining their Patriot obligations.

For 2015, Rolling Wheels will once again utilize a specials only race format. Thursday Night being the primary night used about once a month featuring Big Block Modifieds, 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sportsman. In addition, “The Fast Track” will feature a ground-breaking multi-day tournament-style event near Memorial Day Weekend.

Without a doubt, the Pay-Dirt series will be noteworthy due to the impressive payouts and incredible point funds. The exact details are still being ironed out but are sure to be announced in the near future.

Many other exciting developments are still in the works, which will be announced in the coming weeks in a series of press releases. Look for updates on www.RollingWheelsRaceway.com to come shortly as improvements are currently being made on the website. Over the last month, the www.facebook.com/RollingWheelsRaceway page has been must-visit location for information and ground-breaking fan interaction, including the popular “Sunday Night Trivia”.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Rounds Out Season With Top Five at Cocopah Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 16, 2014) - Track position was key last weekend during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season finale at Cocopah Speedway.

Tony Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team took advantage of a good pill draw on Friday, when Bruce Jr. won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row at the Cocopah Cup Challenge.

"We had a good draw Friday night and that set us up," he said. "We took advantage of our heat race and put ourselves in the redraw."

Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - eight - during the random redraw, which lined Bruce Jr. up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track was nice and slick," he said. "There was no preferred line. We just missed it on the setup. Toward the end of the race I started to fade. I couldn't get back to the gas soon enough on the exit of the corner."

Bruce Jr. maneuvered into third place during the first half of the main event and he maintained a podium position for most of the race. However, two drivers were able to pass Bruce Jr. exiting turn four as they headed to the white flag.

Bruce Jr. finished fifth, which was one position out of locking into the $10,000-to-win feature on Saturday.

"It was such a horrible feeling falling to fifth in the last couple of laps," he said. "We literally went from guaranteeing ourselves in the redraw on Saturday on the big night to drawing 70 and starting last and having to take a provisional to get in the show."

The One 8 Motorsports team was forced to start last in a heat race on Saturday after drawing the No. 70 during the pill draw.

"I had a good start and unfortunately somebody washed up in front of me on the top entering turn one," he said. "I had to get off the gas and I fell in line. Track position was so key because it was tough to pass."

Bruce Jr. finished seventh in his heat race and he ended eighth in a B Main. He then used a series provisional to start 24th in the main event.

"I tried the top the first few laps and it really didn't get us anywhere," he said. "You had to be on the bottom all the way around the race track. Once we tucked in line we were just as fast as everybody else. The problem was we were all in the same lane."

He ended with a 22nd-place result.

"It's not the way we wanted to finish," he said. "You just have to take it, roll with it and focus on the positives from the year. We're excited to get back in the shop and make some adjustments to our program."

Bruce Jr. finished the season seventh in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. It marked the sixth straight season he has placed in the top 10 in the standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 14 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (8).

Nov. 15 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 8 (10); Feature: 22 (24).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 4 wins, 17 top fives, 37 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 59 top 20s

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com.

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Tracy Hines Wins Opener of Season-Ending Hall of Fame Classic

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 16, 2014 — Tracy Hines earned his second Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win of 2014, by claiming the opening night of the season-ending 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona on Friday, November 14. Hines led all 30 laps en route to the 47th win of his career with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Hines started on the outside of the front row for the A-Feature and took the lead at the start, before a red flag stopped the action with one lap in the books. He used a strong restart to remain out front in The Carolina Nut Company DRC. Another red flag would be displayed on lap-23, with Hines again retaining the lead on the final restart and pacing the remaining eight circuits to earn the win. Chase Stockon chased him throughout the 30-lap contest.

“I was lucky enough to catch a yellow and a red exactly when I needed it,” said Hines after the win on Friday night. “I was just too tight to maneuver in traffic a whole lot. Chase (Stockon) is a good friend and I knew he’s not doing anything stupid to take us both out. Today was a good day for us and our partner The Carolina Nut Company, as their NASCAR Truck Series team won the championship tonight.”

For Hines, the win moved him into sole position of third on the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series all-time list, breaking a nearly season-long tie with Hall of Famer Jack Hewitt. Hines picked up his first win of the season back in April at Gas City I-69 Speedway in his home state of Indiana.

In the finale of the Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday, November 15, Hines battled driveline problems early in the night, which prevented him from completing a lap in time trials. He used a provisional to start the feature and was able to work his way from the 24th starting spot to 17th when the checkered flag flew.

Hines wrapped up the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series season sixth in points. He was victorious twice and recorded a total of 19 top-10 finishes, of which nine were top-five performances.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, returns to action later this week at Canyon Speedway Park with the Honda USAC National Midget Series for the running of the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Western World Championships.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

All Stars thrilling feature cut short by Moama rain gods.

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series A Main event was won by the rain last night. With every effort being made to beat the incoming weather unfortunately the A Main had to be declared after only 13 laps. Not making half race distance as required to declare final placing’s. ‘With rain forecast we ran thru our heats quickly having these finished just after 8, then cut the Pole Shoot Out and the A Main lined up in the grid and had the first shower come down. Cars pushed back to the pit to wait for the rain stop. The track was reworked by the Heartland crew and we then attempted the event again. In what was shaping up to be a thrilling feature on a great race track the drizzle started again.’ Mandy Searle tells us. ACT26 Tony Moule led for the early stages of the main being passed by SA75 Scott Bogucki about 6 laps in. Followed closely by SA71 Sam Putland, V34 Brenton Farrer & V66 Wayne Logue. The Red light was bought on by ACT26 Tony Moule & V34 Brenton Farrer with Moule in the wall and Farrer having nowhere to go putting his car into the wall hard in Turn 3. With light drizzle setting in the event had to be declared for the safety of all. Heat wins were taken out by SA75 Scott Bogucki, ACT40 Dion Bellman, ACT15 Harley Bishop & ACT26 Tony Moule. Quick time was won by SA71 Sam Putland with a 13.968. ‘This was a very disappointing end to the night. We would like to thank everyone for their efforts to make this event happen last night – the Heartland team who worked hard to beat the rain and our drivers who were extremely cooperative throughout the night.’ Searle says.

Top 5 in the King of the River points are SA75 Scott Bogucki -252, ACT40 Dion Bellman- 250, V83 Chris Solomon-248, ACT26 Tony Moule-240, V34 Brenton Farrer – 237.

SA71 Sam Putland takes out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award

 

 

2014 UMSS Awards Banquet At Hampton Inn (Featuring Tom Savage as the Keynote Speaker)

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director Stillwater, MN (11-15-14)

The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) has set the date for their annual awards banquet to celebrate and honor the top drivers from the 2014 winged, traditional and micro sprint series. The 2014 UMSS awards banquet will return to the same venue as last year. The banquet will move up one week earlier than in previous years and will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Hampton Inn & Green Mill restaurant and bar located at 1000 Gramsie Road in Shoreview, Minnesota at the intersection of I-694 and Lexington Avenue North. Activities will begin with a social hour from 5:00-6:00pm. A cash bar will be available all evening. A buffet dinner will be served from 6:00-7:30pm. The awards ceremony, featuring a keynote address by Tom Savage, will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. The banquet room has three large screens where videos and photo highlights from the 2014 season will cycle through during the course of the evening.

Well-known in the sprint car racing world, Tom Savage will provide his insight into the sport and talk about his long tenure covering sprint car racing here in the Upper Midwest area. Tom has announced sprint car races in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa, has a 25 year run with the Trackside Racing Radio Network, written a book about racing, edited and published his own weekly racing paper, edited and published the annual Dirt Track Fury Yearbook, written countless columns in several area weekly racing publications dating back well over 30 years, contributes a column for FLAT OUT magazine, and co-emceed the first 10 years of induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Listening to Tom Savage will be a highlight for those attending the 2014 UMSS Awards Banquet.

The cost of the banquet is the same as last year at $30 per adult, children 6-15 are $15, and under 6 are free. Tickets need be purchased by January 1, 2015 by mailing a check payable to UMSS to 2700 420th Street West, Harris, MN 55032. Please indicate the number of adult and children tickets on the memo line or on a sticky note, so the appropriate number of tickets can be set aside. A sign-in list will be at the registration table in the banquet room. Driving directions and other information about the Hampton Inn can be found on their website at http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/minnesota/hampton-inn-minneapolis-st-paul-north-MSPSVHX/index.html or by calling them at 651-482-0402. The UMSS encourages race teams and fans to come out and make this an enjoyable family weekend. The Hampton Inn has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and video arcade.

Rooms have been set aside at the Hampton Inn under the group code UPP. The rate for Saturday night for a room with two (2) queen-size beds is $99.00 or a single room with (1) king-size bed is $89.00 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 651-482-0402 and mentioning the UMSS banquet room rate and group code. The cut-off date for reserving a room under the UMSS banquet rate is December 11, 2014 (or based on availability thereafter).

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series looks forward to seeing many sprint car drivers, teams and fans at their sixth annual banquet on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Sprint car fans are especially encouraged to attend the banquet. The UMSS has completed six successful seasons of winged sprint car racing, four seasons with the popular traditional non-winged sprint cars, and three seasons for the micro sprints. The UMSS continues to generate interest in sprint car and micro sprint racing, as they build and grow the sport near the Twin Cities and surrounding areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Series CDO Ron Bernhagen is working to put together a preliminary schedule for the winged sprint car division and hopes to have it ready by early December. Please visit the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or check out the UMSS Facebook page for information about this exciting series and the opportunities that are available for participants, sponsors and fans. These photos will be available on OneDrive for 30 days. To learn more about OneDrive, click here. To share high quality pictures with your friends and family using MSN Photo E-mail, join MSN.

 

 

 

JoJoHelberg, Accomplished Pavement Sprint Car Champion Returns to Roots of Dirt Racing in 2015

JoJoHelberg, 24, the California native sprint car driver has shattered numerous track records, earned series championships, and taken trophies nationwide in both Winged and Non-Winged Pavement Sprint Car events.

Earlier this year Helberg was also crowned the King of the Wing Midwest in the three-race-shootout. What’s next for Helberg?

During the 2014 race season, unless you followed Helberg closely on social media you would have been surprised by which sprint car he piloted at any given pavement track around the country. Helberg skillfully mastered the delicate balance of racing both his own HRD Helberg Racing Development, ADTS #7 Sprint Cars at select venues, while finding incredible success in the newly formed partnership with Smith Motorsports and the black #71 machine.

Steve Smith, owner of Smith Motorsports of Jackson, Michigan, a driver himself with over 20 years’ experience wheeling pavement modifieds, super late models, and pavement sprints, knows the fastest way around a track, earning accolades similar to Helberg such as track championships, series championships and holds track records.

In an interview with Smith he shares, “Over the years I have watched JoJo race and have been impressed with his driving style and ability to win. After meeting him by chance and asking him to drive my car last minute at M-40 speedway, we hit it off right away. From that point on I made sure to work out a way for us to team up with him behind the wheel and drive my cars. He is an extremely positive and determined young man, not just in the car, but also outside of the racing atmosphere.”

When asked, “How committed is Smith Motorsports to Helberg in 2015?” Smith replied, “2014 was a great success! In the Smith #71 exclusively, we were grabbed four feature wins, a few podium finishes and never finishing outside of the top four cars any evening. JoJo has what it takes and I’m committed to 2015 at the next level. Dirt is next! We’ll continue pavement racing as well, but knowing JoJo can drive any car at any track, we’re expanding to dirt racing. Personally, I’d like to be the one who takes him back to his roots of dirt racing.”

There is no denying that Helberg is one of the most popular and winningest Sprint Car drivers in the country and he is going to be a force to recon with on dirt just as he has been on pavement.

Smith arrives in California this week to join the Helberg team in their quest to steal the King of the Wing West winged pavement sprint car crown, running three California tracks over three days in the #7 ADTS machine.

Helberg was crowned King of the Wing Midwest and can taste victory in the upcoming the King of the Wing West event later this month. “I love to race in my home state; it’s a rare opportunity and to have Steve alongside me makes it complete.”

Helberg is a natural talent. Collectively he’s raced and placed this year across 410 and 360 sprint cars, winged and non-winged through AVBBSS, MSRXSS and the USSA series where he’s consistently challenged series regulars. In the HRD/ADTS black #7 he accomplished eight wins in four different series, 14 podium finishes, seven fast times, and two new track records. Three more chances to showcase are as early as November 21 in the King of the Wing at Madera Speedway, California.

Look for Smith Motorsports and driver JoJoHelberg to continue the pavement shows, and compete at select dirt tracks throughout the nation in 2015.

About Smith Motorsports: Owner Steve Smith, racecar driver, team owner and owner ofJim Coffey and Son Plumbing and Heating, and HRS Properties, Jackson, MI, www.coffeyplumbing.llc.com

About HRD, Helberg Racing Development: Owner JoJoHelberg, racecar driver, designer and fabricator of sprint cars, and 3rdgeneration racecar driver. www.jojohelberg.com

About King of the Wing - West: Promoter Davey Hamilton, Three California race series, November 21, 22, & 23, 2014. www.kingofthewing.net

 

 

Bell’s First Oval Nationals in the Books

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (November 13, 2014) – The Oval Nationals. Perris Auto Speedway’s prestigious event is about as tough as it gets in the wingless Sprint Car ranks.

And 19-year-old Christopher Bell tossed his hat into the Ovals for the first time and came away with a solid 12th place finish in the Saturday night finale.

“Over 50 cars there and we made it into the show and ran 12th,” Bell commented. “That’s not too bad for someone that hasn’t run much non-wing stuff, we’ll take it.”

With Bell’s first Oval Nationals in the books, it’s back to North Carolina this weekend for more super Late Model action with the Kyle Busch Motorsports team on asphalt.

Bell’s Oval Nationals experience got under way on Thursday night with the Norman, OK, native timing in 11th among a field of 46 USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Cars in his first PAS laps aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 51T entry. After a runner-up finish in his heat race, Bell’s night was cut short with engine problems early in the feature event.

Swapping out 360-ci engine for 410-ci to kick off the official USAC-sanctioned Oval Nationals on Friday, Bell’s night nearly got off to disastrous start.

“I nearly dumped it on my first qualifying lap so I just took it easy the second time around to make sure I got a lap in,” Bell explained.

Mired at 23rd quick among the field of 55, Bell won his heat from the front and then rallied from 19th in the “A” Main to a strong tenth place finish.

Bell carried that speed over to Saturday’s $20,000-to-wn finale, timing in ninth quick and then finishing second in his heat race to lock into the main event.

“After the six locked in guys, we were second best in points,” Bell said. “We were going good, starting eighth in the feature.”

This one wasn’t meant to be though for the racer that has already reached victory lane 25 times in 2014.

“We fell like a rock at the start and just never really got going,” Bell laments.

Bell ultimately took the checkered flag 12th in the 40-lapper to finish off his first effort at the PAS.

Bell goes from left coast to east this weekend for Saturday’s Super Late Model 200-lapper atop Southern National Motorsports Park asphalt, an event with a scheduled stop after 125 laps for right side tires only.

“It’s going to be another entirely new experience for me,” Bell laughs. “It’ll be interesting, I’m really looking forward to it.”

2014 Quick Stats: 101 races, 25 wins, 53 top-fives, 67 top-tens.

Next Up:

Saturday, Southern National Motorsports Park (Kenly, NC) – Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 asphalt Late Model

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

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

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway Partner Renewals Continue to Climb in Anticipation of 65th Anniversary Season

OSWEGO, NY (November 13, 2014) – The 2014 calendar year continues to wind down as anticipation and excitement is already building towards Oswego Speedway’s 65th anniversary season, set to kick-off on Saturday, May 9 of 2015.

An increasing number of Speedway partner renewals continue to make their way to the ‘Steel Palace’ offices, located on the Albany St. hill in Oswego.

To date, 16 partners from the past racing season have already signed on to continue in 2015 including race night sponsors Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers, Century 21 Galloway Realty, and JP Jewelers.

Just this week it was also announced that Leon Shapiro Motor Sales would return as the Official Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle provider of the Speedway, with Dodge Ram Safety Truck #1.

Joining these valued Speedway members already as returning partners in 2015 are Blue Bowl Sanitation, Chestnut Security, Dufores Jewelers, Dunkin Donuts, the H. Lee White Marine Museum, NBT Bank, Ontario Orchards, Oswego Sub Shop, Performance Harley Davidson, Precision Balancing, Stop DWI – Oswego County, and Sunset RV Park.

Other businesses that may be interested in joining on as a marketing partner with Oswego Speedway are encouraged to contact the Speedway offices Monday through Friday at (315) 342-0646 or e-mail Debbie Bond at dbond@oswegospeedway.com or Dan Kapuscinski at dkapuscinski@oswegospeedway.com.

The Speedway offers competitive marketing opportunities designed to help businesses reach the most dedicated and loyal consumers in the sporting industry, race fans.

Opportunities range from weekly Speedway program ads, to billboard signs within the Speedway, all the way to race night partnerships that include VIP tickets to the races in the luxurious Speedway Sky Deck towers with all you can eat food and beverage.

Of course all partnerships come with inclusion in one of the top public relations and social media networks in all of short track racing, offered by the Speedway.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 season is sure to be nothing short of spectacular, with blockbuster events through the entire year’s schedule.

Local businesses are encouraged to take time to review and take part in one of the longest standing, and most well supported, entertainment venues in all of New York State.

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

 

 

Shane Golobic Has Banner Year

PETERSEN MEDIA- Winning a championship can often elude drivers over the course of their career. For Shane Golobic, he had an extremely strong 2014 season that saw him claim his second career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Braco championship to go along with his first career Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster title.

“It’s pretty cool to win both deals,” Golobic said. “It just goes to show how good my team is, and how hard they work.”

Piloting the Keith Day owned No. 22 machine, primarily in 360ci action, Golobic also saw action in the Joe Vonschriltz No. 121 410ci entry, as well as the Doug Bock midget.

In action on 59 occurrences aboard the three different entries, the Fremont, CA driver had a very nice stat sheet that saw him score six victories, to go with 21 podium finishes, and 27 Top-5’s. Showing his consistency, Golobic also scored 42 Top-10 finishes and topped the speed charts during time trials seven times.

During the Summer months, Golobic went on a roll as he picked up a big win at the Silver Dollar Fair race with the Civil War Series after out dueling Jonathan Allard before going on a string of second place finishes that admittedly got frustrating at times.

Golobic and company were in contention for wins on numerous occasions, but second place finishes at the Howard Kaeding Classic, Johnny Key Classic, and Mark Forni Classic aided in his championship run. Though it was a non-point race, Golobic also had a strong battle with Sean Becker at the Fall Nationals that resulted in a second place finish.

“We hit a stretch there where we seemed to be second more often than not,” Golobic added. “It was frustrating at the time it was happening, but in the scheme of things, it showed how strong we were, and led us to a pair of championships.”

Though he did score second place finishes in some big races, Golobic also did find victory lane during some big races too.

Scoring the 4th of July win at the Placerville Speedway, Golobic went on to sweep a night of action at the same track on August 2nd as he won in both the winged 360 and the midget.

During the 2014 Tribute To Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track, Golobic clinched the Civil War Series Championship, but got upside down during the feature event. Coming back for the 410 feature event, Golobic put the frustrating crash behind him as he triumphantly won an exciting feature event, marking his first KWS win of the season and second for his career.

Claiming his second Ocean Speedway title, Golobic joins a list of drivers like Brent Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton to claim multiple titles. With his Civil War championship, Golobic becomes the 12th different champion in the series’ 24 year history, and he breaks an eight-year streak of drivers being named Becker or Forsberg winning the title.

“Rick Bragg and Keith Day put me in a great position in 2014, and it is kind of unbelievable to win both of these championships,’ Golobic noted. “Their hard work and dedication made this all possible, and it really is a pleasure to drive for them.”

Golobic was equally appreciative for the other opportunities that he also had during the 2014 season.

“I also have to thank Joe Vonschriltz, and Doug Bock Racing for the opportunities they gave me in 2014. Joe Vonschriltz has been one of my biggest supporters over the years. We had our ups and downs, but it was not lack of effort,” Golobic noted. “I love racing midgets, especially with Doug and Joey Bock. I thank them for continuing to allow me to race with them, and I am already counting down the days until Chili Bowl.”

Though he has had a strong season in 2014 to date, it’s not done yet. Golobic will accept his awards this Saturday night during the Night of Champions with both series’ but he will return to the track the following weekend for the Western World Championships.

Shane Golobic would like to thank Keith Day, Joe Vonschriltz, Doug Bock, Rick and Sharon Bragg, Dennis, John Golobic, Chris McKim, Jeff Castillo, Keith Day Trucking, Gabilan AG Services, ButlerBuilt, Factory Kahne, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI, Wings Unlimited, Brown and Miller, and Impact Racing Products for their continued support.

ON TAP: Golobic will be crowned the 2014 Ocean Sprints and Civil War Champion on Saturday night, before running a midget the following weekend at the Western World Championships.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-59, Wins-6, Top-5’s-27, Top-10’s-42

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Shane by following @ShaneGolobic on twitter.

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Brady Bacon – Going for the Championship at Canyon!

(Bill W) November 13, 2014 – Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team will go for a USAC National Sprint Car Series championship this weekend at Canyon Speedway Park near Peoria, Arizona. The two-night event will bring a close to USAC’s sprint car season. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take a 53-point advantage over Bryan Clauson after finishing second and eighth at last weekend’s Perris Oval Nationals in California.

Brady qualified fourth in last Friday’s prelim at Perris Auto Speedway. “We qualified well and make it out of our heat (going from sixth to second),” he says. “That was a good start to the night.”

Starting fourth, Brady moved forward quickly in the feature. “We got up to second pretty quickly,” he says. “That’s when I thought we may have a bad night. We lost a cylinder about five laps into the race. We were on seven cylinders the last 25 laps, but fortunately, the track was slick enough to help us out. I was definitely nervous the first five laps or so after it happened.”

He was able to hold on and earn a spot into Saturday’s finale. “Fortunately, we were able to finish second,” says Brady. “They gave us a really solid night, and more importantly, it locked us into Saturday’s feature.”

Saturday would start for the team in the Dash. “I really don’t know what the problem was,” says Brady. “The track wasn’t that much different. We finished sixth in the Dash. We just weren’t very good.”

Starting sixth, Brady would battle, but never quite got the handling on the car. “We made a couple of changes for the feature, but the car just never came around,” he says. “We were too tight on entry for some reason. We just couldn’t get going. I think we got as high as fifth at one point. We wound up finishing eighth.”

Still, the eighth place finish meant another solid point night. “The cushion got really big and nasty,” says Brady. “The guys that were really getting up into it were fast. There were also several guys who tried it and it didn’t work out for them. We weren’t in a position to do that.”

Canyon Speedway Park has seen Brady in Victory Lane with a wing and without in the recent past. He hopes to carry that to a USAC championship. “I think we gained two points over the weekend on Clauson, which is good with just two races left,” he says. “We’re going to a track where we are both pretty good. Hopefully, we can get in position to get up front, get a couple of wins and wrap this championship up.”

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Partner of the Week – Triple X Race Components

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Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – All Star Performance

The key to success in any car building project, whether race car, street rod, or street machine, is access to high quality, reasonably priced parts that will get the job done right - the first time. Each and every AllStar Performance part came about as a direct result of our dedication to continuous research and development. Once a need for a particular part is established, the parts are designed and manufactured by talented craftsmen, many of whom are racers and hot rodders themselves. Remember, many Allstar Performance parts are one-of-a-kind, you won't find them anywhere else at any price! Visit them on the web at www.AllStarPerformance.com!

Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Communications, PPM Titanium Products, Triple X Race Components, Smiley's Racing Products, Heath Clips Lawn Care, VanDerBrink Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Pattison Precision Products, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Diversified Machine Inc., Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Lightning Wings, Simpson, CP Pistons, Schoenfeld Headers, Carrillo Rods, Sweet Manufacturing, All Star Performance, King Racing, Schroth Racing, FSR Radiators and Fuel Safe.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Eldora’s “Off Season” is Ambitious with Resurfacing of Legendary Oval

Nearly 400 Truckloads of Clay Being Brought in to Invigorate Surface

ROSSBURG, OH (November 13) – Eldora Speedway’s "off-season" is anything but that once again as the track surface is undergoing an ambitious makeover under the direction of Chad Schmitmeyer, Facilities Manager of the legendary half-mile clay oval.

Nearly 400 truckloads of clay is in the process of being hauled on to the high-banks to invigorate the surface that last year produced some of the most competitive racing seen in Eldora’s rich 61 year history.

As a non-stop parade of 45 trucks hauls in the clay, Schmitmeyer and crew continues to distribute it around the full oval, keeping a watchful eye to maintain the shaping that produced 2014’s multi-grooved racing.

While the hauling of the clay is expected to be completed within the week, the track preparation will continue right up through the April 11, 2015 Test and Tune session.

The ongoing ticket and campsite renewal process for the 2015 Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers (June 4, 5 and 6), Kings Royal weekend (July 17 & 18), 1-800 Car Cash Mud Summer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (July 22) and World 100 (September 10, 11 & 12) continues through this Sunday, November 16 at midnight. Add and Exchange Days, exclusive to patrons who renewed their tickets or campsites for 2015, are November 19-20-21. The public sale date for the remaining tickets and campsites for these major event weekends is Saturday, December 6 at 10 a.m.

Tickets and camping for the balance of Eldora’s 2015 season will go on sale on Monday, February 9.

Stay up-to-date as we plan for 2015 by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant hosts some of the biggest and most recognizable events in racing. The historic half-mile dirt oval features the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models and Modifieds, UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, USAC National Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Monster Jam, Eldora Stocks and for the third consecutive year, the only dirt race in NASCAR, the 1-800-CAR-CASH featuring the Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

 

 

8TH ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES DATES SET MARCH 1-7, 2015 AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the race tracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th. In making the announcement Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great relationship with the Phillipsburg Mall and we are pleased to once again host the Dirt Track Heroes Show for all of our great racing fans in the Tri-State area. The solid support from the fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show." Greg Collins, vice president at IRCO and the historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "We are overjoyed to once again play a part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and the Phillipsburg-based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is proud to be associated with this great show."

The schedule of events for the eighth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars all of the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

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

The restored race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of the event back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eighth consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame.

he Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTH98@aol.com .

 

 

MOTTER 71M SPRINT CAR ON DISPLAY IN HE&M SAW DISPLAY

AT FABTECH TRADE SHOW IN ATLANTA

ATLANA, Ga. (Nov. 13, 2014) -- The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car wrapped the 2014 World of Outlaws season this past weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but the 71M isn’t finished yet.

A replica show car is helping to promote the HE&M Saw brand at FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. The signature yellow Motter Motorsports car will be a focal point of the HE&M Saw booth at the show held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Nov. 11-13.

Adjacent to the show car in the display space is a HEMsaw industrial band saw painted in military camouflage colors with a specially designed camouflage cover. HEMsaw has painted the saw and designed the cover to honor the veterans and show their support for San Diego-based Workshop for Warriors, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that trains, certifies and places Veterans and Wounded Warriors into advanced manufacturing careers.

“We have a high regard for Workshop for Warriors, its initiatives and its goals,” said

Bob Foster, HE&M Saw’s service manager. “Five of the Warriors accompanied the race team to Perris, Calif. in April where driver Joey Saldana and the Motter team won. It was a nice experience to share victory circle with them and to acknowledge them during opening ceremonies earlier in the evening.

“The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M drew a lot of traffic to our booth at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September

and we expect it will do the same at the FABTECH show. Our alliance with the Motter team on the World of Outlaws circuit has provided a great return on investment for our company.”

The upcoming FABTECH event is expected to draw over 27,000 attendees and 1400 exhibiting companies.

Additionally, Dan Motter has recently become a HE&M Saw dealer.

“HE&M Saw makes the best products on the market,” said Motter, “and I believe that

many of the customers I serve on the Motter Equipment side are also a target audience for the saws. Doug (Harris, president of HE&M Saw) and I have a great amount of respect for each other and this was a perfect way to create a business-to-business opportunity for mutual benefit.”

 

 

Tracy Hines Looks for Another Strong Run at Canyon Speedway Park

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 13, 2014 — Ever since he made his debut at Canyon Speedway Park three years ago, Tracy Hines has been consistently fast at the three-eighths-mile oval in Arizona. He has raced both sprint cars and midgets at the track and has been victorious in the sprinters. The veteran driver will spend the next couple weekends at Canyon, first competing in a sprint car this weekend, followed by a stint in a midget next weekend.

The 14th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic is set for Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The event serves as the finale for both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

“It sounds like they put a wall all the way around the track, so that will change the racing line around the top a little bit,” said Hines, who drive The Carolina Nut Company DRC. “We have a good set-up for there and will have to adjust that a touch to compensate for the changes to the track. Canyon is usually a pretty racy track and there will be a great field of cars with the west coast drivers on hand.”

Last year in the Hall of Fame Classic at Canyon Speedway Park, Hines finished second on both nights. In the finale, he started on the pole and led the opening circuit before eventual winner Chase Stockon got around him. In the 2013 Hall of Fame Classic opener at Canyon, Hines lined up seventh and steadily worked his way forward in the 30-lap contest to finish in the runner-up position.

Hines also raced in the West World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park in 2013, finishing sixth or better in four of the five feature races he took part in. With the Honda USAC National Midget Series, he crossed the line fourth in the finale, following a sixth-place effort on the opening night and a 13th-place showing on the second night of the three-night contest. In addition, Hines raced in the USAC West Coast 360/Southwest Sprints combination event. With the field split into two qualifying nights, he ran second on the second night and was fifth in the 30-lap finale.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, made his debut at Canyon Speedway Park in 2011. He was victorious at the track three times during the 2012 edition of the Winter Freeze, which was held in January of that year.

Last weekend, Hines competed in the Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California. He finished 14th on the opening night and was caught up in an accident in the finale and wound up crossing the line 17th.

“Ending the sprint car season on a strong note is the key for this weekend,” Hines said. “The ideal situation would be to pick up two wins, but two solid showings that would give us a lift going into the off-season would work as well. With the past success we’ve had at Canyon we feel like we have a good baseline to get us going there.”

Entering the Hall of Fame Classic, Hines is sixth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, on the strength of one win, along with 18 top-10 finishes.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: DON'T FORGET - ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET COMING UP FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21; RULES MEETINGS NOVEMBER 16

by Tommy Goudge (November 12, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen's Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. See below for details and ticket information.

WHAT: 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014. Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, Awards at 8:00pm, and Dance at 9:30pm

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

TICKETS: $40 per person - Tickets can be purchased by contacting Lorraine Pederson 519-717-0023 or Lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com, or at Styres Gas Bar (519 445-0575). *Please note: Reserved tables are not available this year. Seating will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER NOVEMBER 14TH. NO EXCEPTIONS.*

RULES MEETINGS NOVEMBER 16, 2014 Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all five of the track's weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario.

Memberships for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings. The membership fee is $60, and payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Registration 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Mini Stocks and Bombers 2:15pm to 3:15pm - Thunder Stocks 3:30pm to 4:30pm - 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sprint Cars

 

 

Format Unfurled for Next Week’s Western World!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 12, 2014) – The Western World Championships. The name says it all about one of auto racing’s most history-rich events.

The 47th edition of the USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval near Phoenix is just one week away.

After an open practice session on Wednesday evening, November 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Honda USAC National Midgets and the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will battle it out over the next three nights for Western World honors on Thursday through Saturday, November 20-22.

And, one driver could pocket as much $15,000 in the finale with a $7,500 winner’s share posted for both the Midgets and the Sprint Cars.

In a slight alteration to the format of yesteryear, the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field will not be split, with all entries running each night just as the Midgets have done.

While all entries in Midgets will race each night with Thursday and Friday preliminary events following standard USAC format including qualifying, heat races and features, the Sprint Cars will do similar with a full card of heat races and features on both Thursday and Friday. Separate qualifying (Midgets only), heat and feature points will be tabulated to determine Saturday night Western World Championship lineups.

The top eight in combined points for both Midgets and Sprint Cars from Thursday and Friday action will be locked into Saturday’s main event. Those eight will engage in a Revenge Draw during Saturday’s opening ceremonies to determine the Dash lineups for both Midgets and Sprint Cars. The Dash finish will determine the alignment of the front four rows of the main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Qualifying races straight up by points, with finishes determining the balance of the night’s “A” and “B” Main lineups.

Three-day advanced tickets are available for just $65 with VIP Suite tickets for all three days available for $95 and All Access Passes for $110.

Single day tickets are $20 for both Thursday and Friday and $25 for Saturday’s Western World Championships finale.

Detailed Western World Championships ticket information and pricing is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/the-45th-annual-western-world-championships/.

Tickets may be ordered by calling the track at 602-258-RACE (7223).

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

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

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule and early portion of 2015 can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Tankersley Closes Season This Weekend at Cocopah Speedway With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Nov. 12, 2014) - Channin Tankersley is down to only one weekend of racing remaining this season.

Tankersley will drive for Bruce Griffith this Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season finale. The Cocopah Cup Challenge will mark Tankersley's first time at the 3/8-mile track.

"We've had such a good year up to this point," he said. "We've had really, really good speed and we're running with these national guys. We can't seem to catch a break or put a whole night together. Hopefully we can end the season with a couple of good finishes."

Tankersley is coming off a rough weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

On Friday, he advanced from eighth to fifth place in his heat race to earn the 12th starting position for the main event at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas. Unfortunately, a mechanical issue sidelined him early in the feature.

"We were moving forward in the A Main," he said. "The cam spud stripped out for some odd reason. Everything on these cars is driven off the cam or the crank. It's all kind of connected. When the cam spud strips out you lose your turning power and that's what turns the fuel pump."

Tankersley followed the DNF with more bad luck on Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway. He started eighth in a heat race for the second straight night, but endured a violent finish on the final lap.

"I was up to fifth, which was probably going to put us midpack in the A Main," he said. "Two cars in front of me got together. I checked up a little to see if I could shoot to the bottom. When I did the thing biked up and I went flipping."

Tankersley didn't finish the heat race and he was unable to start the B Main. He was granted a provisional based on car owner points to tag the back of the field for the main event.

"We got everything fixed and were able to take a provisional," he said. "As soon as we took the green the car was so far out of whack. I didn't want to crash it again so I pulled off about five laps in."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 7 - El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: DNF (12).

Nov. 8 - Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: DNS (17); Feature: DNF (24).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Accu-Fab

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"Calvin, who owns Accu-Fab, has been a big supporter for the past couple of years," Tankersley said. "I can't thank him enough for helping me out."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Day Motorsports, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

 

 

NASCAR STAR KYLE LARSON TO RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ON THANKSGIVING!

(Perris, CA, November 12, 2014) Young NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Larson will be racing at the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving night. It will be the popular 22-year-old star’s first appearance on a dirt track since racing in the Chili Bowl Midget event in Tulsa, Oklahoma last January.

The longest running and most prestigious Midget race in the nation, the Turkey Night Grand Prix was first contested in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium, which is now the site of the CBS Studios in Los Angeles. The race was held at a variety of tracks throughout the years since. Most notably at J.C. Agajanian’s legendary Ascot Park in Gardena where it was staged all but one year from 1960 until it closed in 1990. With the exception of being run at Saugus Speedway in 1991, Turkey Night stayed true to its dirt roots until moving to the Irwindale Speedway from 1999 through 2011. When it made its much heralded return to the dirt at Perris Auto Speedway in 2012, Kyle Larson stood head and shoulders above the competition for a historic win.

“It is huge news throughout the racing industry that Kyle Larson is coming back to his racing roots to race a Midget on dirt for the first time in nearly a year,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said with a huge smile. “We are ecstatic that his first race back will be at the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway. He raced here several times over the years, but the most memorable was two years ago when he won the Turkey Night Grand Prix. The race always draws a lot of buzz from fans and the media. His inclusion in this year’s race has escalated that buzz to a roar and the race is still two weeks away.”

In his first full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, Larson has been impressive since the first green flag of the season at Daytona last February. Heading into Sunday’s finale in Miami, Florida, he has more top five finishes (8) than two of the final four drivers in the Chase! He also has 17 top 10 finishes. Only two of the drivers in the final four have more.

On Thanksgiving, Larson will be driving a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Midget. He was driving for Kunz when he won the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris in 2012.

“Kyle Larson’s entry makes an already huge event even bigger,” Kazarian said. “He is teaming up with Keith Kunz again and he has to be one of the favorites for the win and a chance to kiss the Aggie Trophy for the second time.”

In addition to seeing him compete in the event, fans will also be able to meet him on the track at the autograph session with all of the drivers before the races begin.

They can be obtained at The PAS souvenir stand on a race night, by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online by clicking on the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

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

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

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

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

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

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2014 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 15 Amsoil Oil Twins PASSCAR Champion’s Night – LoanMart Street Stocks, Modifieds, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks

November 26 Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 27 Agajanian Promotions and Perris Auto Speedway Presents the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix – USAC National and Western Midgets

 

 

Pittman, Brown, and Schatz Put Exclamation Point On World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the 2014 World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car season coming to a close over the weekend, Daryn Pittman, Brian Brown, and Donnie Schatz did their part on putting an exclamation point on a very exciting season.

Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Daryn Pittman stalked Rico Abreu during most of the race, before using his KSE Power Steering to get past the California standout, as Pittman took the checkered flag for the 14th time in the 2014 season.

Saturday’s season finale brought it’s share of fireworks, as Brian Brown fianll got the World of Outlaw monkey off of his back. Starting on the front row of the feature event, Brown was in cruise control, as he used his KSE Power Steering to navigate the slick track to perfection, until Pittman looked to sweep the weekend as he took the lead with three laps to go. A green-white-checkered finish saw Brown take the lead, as he raced his way to his first career World of Outlaw Series win.

While the race on track was exciting, Donny Schatz was the big winner over the weekend, as he spent the World Finals enjoying the body of work his team put together, as he had his sixth series title wrapped up heading into the event. Aside from winning the championship, Schatz also earned 2014 KSE Hard Charger award for his performance during the season.

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USAC National Sprint Car Stars Invade TheCushion.Com Airwaves

PETERSEN MEDIA: The stars and cars of the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Tour will invade TheCushion.Com’s airwaves this Friday and Saturday night during their season finale at the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ for the Hall of Fame Classic.

Leading the field into Arizona is a red hot Robert Ballou. Ballou is coming off of a weekend sweep at the Oval Nationals, and will look to cap his 2014 season with a win LIVE on TheCushion.Com.

With this weekend being the final event on the USAC schedule, fans can also watch the Championship fight come down to the last checkered flag, as Brady Bacon currently leads Bryan Clauson by 53 digits with two shows left.

This broadcast also gives fans across the country a chance to watch some of their favorites compete LIVE as the likes of Dave Darland, Jon Stabrough, Tracy Hines, Justin Grant, Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer, CJ Leary, Kevin Thomas, Jr and many more are expected to be on hand for both nights of action.

If you can’t check the action this weekend, TheCushion.Com will again have the cameras rolling next weekend at the Canyon Speedway Park as the USAC National Midgets invade the speedway for the Western World Championships, along with the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Vs. The USAC West Coast 360’s.

To purchase any of the broadcasts, simply click over to www.thecushion.com and sign up for a FREE membership. The two-night package is available for $36.99 or you can purchase Friday night for $19.00 and Saturday night’s show for $24.00.

As always, those customers who are Premium members, or would like to become Premium members to get access to our Video On Demand Vault also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 300 On-Demand videos.

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @T2Media!

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – 61,150 Reasons to be Happy in 2014!

(Bill W) November 12, 2014 – For the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team, 2014 was definitely a roller coaster ride! After starting on a high note, winning the $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial, some doldrums set in. Midseason, however, the team gained steam again, culminating in a $61,150 weekend at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska in September. Wayne is anxiously preparing for 2015 in his Knoxville, Iowa shop.

Things started with two wins at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida in February. That included the $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial “King of the 360’s”. “We came out of the box really well,” says Wayne. “We really should have won all three nights down there. We hit the fence the first night, broke the Jacob’s ladder and ran second.”

It marked the second time that Wayne has won the race. “We’re usually good down there,” he says. “Everything just lined up right for us. Ronald and his family meant a lot to me, so that makes that win all the more special.”

A lack of results in the first half of the season had the team scratching their heads. “We started out good, but we sure did struggle once we got back home,” says Wayne. “It took us a while to win. We were really struggling with setup and we chased quite a few things on the car.”

In July, a trek to the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario was the winning formula Wayne needed. “That win really turned things around for us,” he says. “From then on, we were competitive. Everything kind of flip-flopped and we started rolling. We should have won more races than we did.”

Wayne made the finale of the 360 Nationals at Knoxville before heading back to Ohsweken at the end of August. “We were able to get another weekly show at Ohsweken, and then we went to Brockville, Ontario and ran second,” he says. “We had run over the top of the track, and I had to drive back through the pack to finish there.”

He would rack up second place finishes in Moberly, Missouri and at the prestigious Canadian Nationals. “We had some seconds for sure,” says Wayne. “Things all came together at I-80 though.”

With a $50,000 bonus put up for sweeping the “Fall Brawl” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska, Wayne did just that. He had to make a late race pass to do it in the finale, but he brought the weekend’s winnings to $61,150. “That was a tremendous boost for us as a team, especially with our struggles early in the year,” he says. “We went to Wheatland (Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial) the next week and ran second in the prelim and probably should have won that. The next night we got tangled up.”

The team brought a fast car to the Short Track Nationals in October as well. “We just seemed to be one spot out there at Little Rock,” says Wayne. “We slipped up on our prelim and ran fourth when the top three locked themselves in. When Saturday came, we were definitely coming. We ended up charging from 12th to fourth. It would have been interesting if we started in the first three rows!”

The team will build on their momentum heading into 2015. “I think the biggest thing we’re going to take out of this season is knowledge,” says Wayne. “You know you’re never too old to learn in this game. We changed some things midseason that definitely gave us some momentum. We’re really looking forward to Yuma in January.”

As always, Wayne is appreciative of those who make Wayne Johnson Racing possible. “I have to thank Slippy (Conner Nelson) and Daryl Turford, who was with us most of the year working on this thing. Of course, we couldn’t do it without Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles Hill with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray Williams with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems, and all our product supporters.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne had six wins in the 2014 season. He won twice in weekly competition at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario. His other four were big ones! He won the $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial “King of the 360’s” at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida in February, as well as a prelim. In September, he swept the two-night “Fall Brawl” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska to the tune of $61,150.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays! To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

NSL Welcomes Natalie Sather as Marketing Director!

Windom, MN (November 12, 2014) – The National Sprint League is pleased to welcome Natalie Sather on board as Marketing Director. Natalie will have a variety of duties with the series including marketing, apparel and pit reporting.

“I am really looking forward to this next adventure in my career and am very excited Tod Quiring has brought me on board,” says Natalie. “Taking on the role as Marketing Director, my goals along with the help of Tod Quiring are to make this series a thriving organization that drivers and fans can look forward to attending our events.”

Natalie entered her first go-kart race at nine, and has had a passion for racing since. She advanced into sprint cars after winning a go-kart title in 2001. After racing competitively at the Knoxville Raceway, with the World of Outlaws, All Stars, ASCS and in Australia’s premiere racing series, she joined NASCAR’s “Drive for Diversity” to race on asphalt. She ran in the NASCAR Whelen Series for three seasons, placing 25th overall and finishing fifth in the competitive Virginia States point championship.

In 2012, Natalie pursued a career in reporting, producing interviews with drivers and their team members. In 2013, she began her career as a race reporter for the World of Outlaws.

“During the past two years, I’ve enjoyed being on the other side of the microphone,” she says about her time with the World of Outlaws. “My racing experience and the relationships I have developed with drivers during my racing career, gave me the experience and connections necessary to excel as I pursued my career as a race reporter. Now I will take these connections and relationships I have developed over the years to the National Sprint League in helping them transcend to a top racing series.”

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter addresses for the latest on the NSL!

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Dakota State Fair Speedway to Host Inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Event in 2015

HURON, S.D. — November 12, 2014 — Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, is set to host the best sprint car drivers in the world on Saturday, June 20, 2015, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make their first-ever visit to the semi-banked three-eighths-mile. Dakota State Fair Speedway is located on the grounds of the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota.

“I’ve always wanted to have a World of Outlaws event, but their schedule never quite worked out when we had an opening in our schedule, but it will for 2015,” said Orville Chenoweth, Promoter at Dakota State Fair Speedway. “It should be a great fit for both the track and the World of Outlaws. There are some sprint car drivers in this region that have wanted to come and run here for a while and this will give them an opportunity and they’ll get to race against the Outlaws.”

Dakota State Fair Speedway will mark the fifth track in South Dakota that the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at, dating back to 1979. A total of 15 drivers have won A-Feature events with the series in South Dakota, led by three-time series champion Sammy Swindell, who retired earlier this year. Swindell claimed 11 A-Feature wins in the state during his legendary career.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, who completed his last full season with the series in 2014, has 10 A-Feature wins in the state. Along with Kinser and Swindell, other Hall of Fame drivers that have won with the World of Outlaws in South Dakota include: Dave Blaney, Bobby Davis Jr., Mark Kinser, Ron Shuman, Jimmy Sills and Doug Wolfgang.

Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, and recently won his sixth Outlaws championship, is the winningest active driver with the series in South Dakota, having earned four wins at two different tracks. Craig Dollansky, who returns to the series full-time in 2015, has also been victorious twice in the state.

Dakota State Fair Speedway hosted the World of Outlaws Gumout Series in 2002, and current World of Outlaws of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers Jason Sides and Shane Stewart competed in that event. The track also has held a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series events, first in 2005, and again in 2010.

“We’ve hosted the WISSOTA 100 the last few years, which is also a big event, and this will really be the icing on the cake,” said Chenoweth of the World of Outlaws debut at the three-eighths-mile. “The fans really enjoyed when we had the World of Outlaws Gumout Series here a number of years ago and everyone should be pretty excited to see all of the Outlaws in 2015.”

More information on tickets will become available at a later date at www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Gregg Has Strong First Season With Russell Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: After running the Russell Motorsports No. 14r on occasion towards the end of the 2013 season, Andy Gregg and both Scott and Kami Russell teamed up for the 2014 and put together a very strong year, including a B Main effort in Gregg’s first career 360 Knoxville Nationals attempt.

“I really have to thank Scott and Kami Russell for the opportunity they provided me with in 2014,” Gregg said. “We were able to team up a little bit in 2013, and to run a full year together was a pleasure and a ton of fun.”

Running 27 360ci and a single 410ci race during the course of the year, Gregg and company had a solid year as the Placerville, CA pilot picked up a Civil War Series Win at the Marysville Raceway Park, and scored a win at the Stockton Dirt Track early in the season.

“We really had a strong season together, and it is a testament to the great sponsors, and crew members that committed to us,” Gregg said. “Without great support you don’t have a team, and this is a team sport.”

On top of those two wins, Gregg and his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto team also picked up 13 top-five finishes, to go along with 18 Top-10 finishes as well.

Though each top finish is noteworthy, Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team bolted in a 410ci engine one Saturday night as they took on the King of the West Series in the 14r’s lone 410ci start of the season. In front of a capacity crowd at his home track, Gregg went toe-to-toe with the best drivers on the West Coast, and scored a strong fifth place finish.

“The night we took on the King of the West Series in the 14R was a lot of fun,” he said. “We had a ton of speed, and hung with (race leader) Brent Kaeding most of the night, but I made a little mistake late in the race, but we were all happy with the fifth place finish.”

In August, Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team made the journey to the Knoxville Raceway to take on the World’s best drivers in Iowa Speedweek. Taking part in the Knoxville 360 Natioanls, Gregg made the feature event during his qualifying night, before ending his weekend in the star-studded Saturday night B Main event.

“To have the opportunity to go to Knoxville in the Russell Motorsports car was amazing,” he added. “It was the first time I had ever seen the track, and run well was awesome.”

With the 2014 season just freshly completed, and Gregg now enjoying fatherhood for the first time, discussions for 2015 have been put off a few weeks.

“I am enjoying time with my new son, and we will talk racing in the coming weeks,” he added. “Again, I really need to thank the Russell Family, all of the guys who worked on this car, and all of the companies that supported us all year. It was a really good year for this team.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

ON TAP: Gregg’s 2014 season has concluded.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-24

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Tuesdays with TMAC – Another WoO Top Ten!

(Bill W) November 11, 2014 – With a little different circumstances at the Dirt Track in Charlotte on Friday night, there could have been two Knoxville regulars taking wins at the World of Outlaws World Finals. Terry McCarl put himself on the pole for the preliminary event. A few issues changed some setup decisions and he settled for another WoO top ten finish. Nonetheless, the TMAC Motorsports #24 team finished on a high note.

Thursday saw the field qualify for Friday and Saturday’s action. “I kind of missed my line qualifying for both nights really,” says TMAC. “For as bad as I felt my lap was, we still came out decent for Friday (16th quick). For Saturday, it really hurt us going out early. They did a really good job with the racetrack. Both nights, it was good from the beginning and it lasted until the end. I didn’t get a chance to see anyone go out. We were less than tenth of a second off Donny Schatz for the heat invert, and we were 30th quick, so that tells you what the competition is like there.”

Sixteenth quick meant the Altoona, Iowa driver would start on the pole of his Friday heat race. “We had a good battle with Logan (Schuchart) at the start of the heat,” says TMAC. “We were able to take off from there, and win by quite a ways. The car was the best I’ve felt at Charlotte.”

TMAC continued his hot streak with a Dash win, putting him on the pole for the feature. “We made a few changes to the car,” he says. “Being in the Dash gave us an opportunity to test a little bit. Doug (Rankin), Austin (McCarl), DJ (Brink) and Carson (McCarl)…we put our heads together. There were some small things I wanted to do. It was really the best car I’ve had there.”

The team made an unexpected motor change before the feature. “I had a small vibration in the heat, and it got a little bit bigger in the Dash,” says TMAC. “We pushed off for the special 4-wide salute with all the classes, and it felt like it was getting worse. I got a little paranoid and felt like we needed to change it. We changed to a good motor, but it had about thirteen nights on it.”

Without time to look at the track during the late model feature, TMAC relied on word of mouth. “I still felt if the car was on, we would be fine,” he says. “We were changing the motor, and we had the tire guys and some others come up and say the late model guys were laying down some rubber. We didn’t have any hard tires, so I made the corporate decision to loosen the car up from where we were in the heat and the Dash. That was a huge mistake. It didn’t end up laying rubber. It wore the tires out, but it never laid rubber.”

After starting up front, he would checker tenth. “We were just loose from the word go,” says TMAC. “It was unfortunate, because we were really good up to that point. As it was, we got another top ten with the Outlaws. I don’t know how many we’ve had this year (thirteen top tens and five top fives in twenty shows), but we’ve had a good record with the Outlaws.”

TMAC’s 30th quick effort for Saturday’s finale put him behind the 8-ball. He started sixth in his heat, with only the top four transferring. “We were behind five fast guys,” he says. “Actually, we got a great start. I was able to get by Cody (Darrah) and I had a shot at (Danny) Lasoski. I kind of misjudged where Kerry (Madsen) was going and that slowed me down. It was actually a hell of a race, but we ended up sixth.”

He would start tenth in the B, and after challenging for a transfer, ended his night mid-pack. “It was a pretty tall order,” says TMAC of a top four transfer. “Everyone was so strong. We had a good start. A couple guys got piled up, and I just missed it. We restarted sixth and we got up to fourth. Lasoski got into the fence a ton, and I was right behind him. That got me slowed down, and Lynton (Jeffrey) and (David) Gravel just smoked me. I got to moving around and trying to make something happen after that.”

TMAC was happy about the weekend. “All in all, we had a great car,” he says. “To win the heat and the Dash on opening night was cool. I feel a lot better, and think we’ll have some good notes for next year if we go back. It was great to see Brian Brown, another Knoxville guy pick up the feature win Saturday. It shows how tough the guys are around here.”

He is also thankful for the help from some great partners. “We had a lot of help that gave us the opportunity to go down to Charlotte,” says TMAC. “We have to thank SuperFlow Dynos, Jet 24-Hour Fitness in Mooresville, North Carolina and Lincoln Auto Auction.”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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This Month in TMAC History!

On this week in 1992, TMAC embarked on the Slick 50 Series races in Arizona. TMAC ran seven races over six weekends that winter at the Manzanita Speedway near Phoenix in his own #27 machine following his rookie season with the World of Outlaws in the Offill #88. His best finish was eighth, coming on January 3, 1993. In the winter of 1993/1994, TMAC would return to the series in Arizona, this time competing in five features at the Canyon Raceway.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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Hagar Records Runner-Up Result During Season Finale at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Nov. 11, 2014) - Derek Hagar powered to his 26th top five of the year last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway during his season finale.

The result, combined with his career-best 16 feature wins in 2014, meant he earned a top-five finish in more than half of his races this season.

"I'm pretty happy with it," he said. "It's a good way to go into the offseason. We ended the year with two strong weekends."

Hagar kicked off Saturday night by winning his heat race from the pole position.

"I got a good start and led the whole thing," he said. "The race track got better and better and the car kept getting tighter and tighter. Luckily we were in clean air and I could run the car the way I wanted to."

That put Hagar third in overall points, which started him on the inside of the second row for the 20-lap feature.

"I ran in third for a little while behind Tim Crawley," he said. "It was probably Lap 12 or 13 and he got together with a lapped car. They hooked bumpers and spun out. On the restart I tried to go up in the cushion and cut across the bottom to get a run. It tripped up on the right front and biked real hard. I saved it and kinda just rode the rest of the race trying to protect my position."

Hagar ended with a runner-up result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 16 wins, 26 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 41 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

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

"R.E. Enterprises has pretty much everything a team needs," Hagar said. "Not only do they help me out, but I work there doing shocks. That has been a huge advantage to me. I encourage everyone to check out R.E. Enterprises and the website."

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

 

 

CURTAIN CALL: World Finals Ends Season for CJB Motorsports

McMahan continues strength in time trials; gears up for the 2015 campaign

TELFORD, PA. - November 12, 2014 - After ninety plus races, thousands of miles and ten months, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series came to a close with the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. For Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports, it was one final chance to add to their win tally.

"We really went to Charlotte with the mentality that we were going to grab a win or two," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "That was our goal and we felt like we had an excellent shot at it based on our track record there. A few freak things happened and we didn't quite get the job done."

The unique event, which features all three of the major forms of dirt track racing in the country (World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds) began with qualifying night on Thursday, November 6th.

"Qualifying night was very good for us," said McMahan. "We drew a good pill number for both events and laid down excellent laps. To time in in the top-5 against the level of competition that was at Charlotte is quite an accomplishment."

The California native was well on his way to another strong finish at the Dirt Track at Charlotte the following night when mechanical issues brought the #51 machine to a halt on the front stretch.

"We had a really good car and I believe we were heading for a podium finish," said McMahan. "Under caution though, we had a generator in the mag went out and the car just died. That derailed us but I was happy that it happened under yellow and not green."

Back for the following night to close out the 2014 season, McMahan and the entire CJB crew was determined to end on a high note.

"On night number two, we put on a harder tire for the feature than most of the other cars," McMahan explained. "I think that hurt us a bit but we were trying. You never really know how things will shake out but nothing can take away from how much this team accomplished in 2014. I am very proud and grateful to drive the CJB machine for Chad and Jenn Clemens. Barry and the crew work hard every night. It wasn't the finale we wanted but the good news is that we will be back to chase the World of Outlaws title once again in 2015. So, all in all, World Finals wasn't what we hoped for but we are excited for a new season."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

The Dirt Track at Charlotte: 4th/ 4th (3rd)/ 5th (7th)/ 7th (22nd) - Winner: Daryn Pittman

The Dirt Track at Charlotte: 3rd/ 4th (2nd)/ 2nd (3rd)/ 3rd (9th) - Winner: Brian Brown

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 89

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 42

Top-10's: 76

Average Time Trial: 7.1

Average A-main finish: 6.7

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: McMahan and the CJB crew have wrapped up the 2014 season and will kick off the 2015 campaign at the Winter Heat Series at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona, January 2nd thru the 10th.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Telford, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Shapiro Motors Back on Track at Oswego Speedway in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (November 12, 2014) – Leon Shapiro Motor Sales has announced they will again supply a Ram Truck as the Official Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle of Oswego Speedway in 2015.

“Shapiro Motors has been proud to support Oswego Speedway’s effort on safety for competitors and spectators for over two decades by supplying an official vehicle each racing season,” said Todd Shapiro, third generation dealer.

The Ram Pick Up, voted the 2014 Motor Trend Magazine Truck of the Year, became the first ever back-to-back winner of the Motor Trend award and has received that title three of the previous five model years after claiming it in 2010.

Properly equipped Ram Truck models get best in class fuel economy both in miles per gallon and miles per tankful.

Leon Shapiro Motor Sales on 410 West First Street in Oswego, is the area’s oldest franchised new car dealership which celebrates its 75th year in business during the 2014 model year and has been operated by the same family since 1939.

The available inventory of nearly two hundred units includes used vehicles and nearly two dozen different name plates of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Truck models.

Shapiro Motors, ‘The Name to Know… in Oswego’, is proud to be a partner and supporter of action at Oswego Speedway again in 2015.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing schedule was recently unveiled, and once again the rugged and durable Ram Truck from Leon Shapiro Motor Sales will be the lead Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle at the ‘Steel Palace’ when the lights go green in May.

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

 

 

MUSEUM’S HOLIDAY MASS MAILING TO BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY;

NEW MUSEUM STORE BROCHURE NOW ON-LINE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 12, 2014) - One of the ways that the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation keeps in touch with sprint car fans world-wide is through its annual holiday mass mailing, which will drop in the mail on November 17. However, those fans that can’t wait for their local mail delivery to see the new museum store brochure, or aren’t on the museum’s mailing list, can now access it on-line at http://www.sprintcarhof.com/Pages/SpecialEvents.

Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “I am very proud of the efforts of our museum staff for getting our holiday mass mailing completed in early November this year. I think those looking to buy sprint car racing-related items as Christmas gifts will be surprised at the quality and quantity of our offerings, including books, DVD’s, apparel, and much more. And, it’s not just sprint car racing items, but we also have great souvenirs relating to midget car racing, dirt championship car racing, Indy Car racing and even stock car racing. We have been told repeatedly by fans that our www.sprintcarstuff.com web site is their one-stop shop for sprint car racing-related items all year long and we are very proud of those comments, too. We recently had technical problems with our museum store web site, but those have been fully resolved now and we are ready to serve our customers for the 2014 Christmas season.”

In addition to the new museum store brochure, the holiday mass mailer also includes a cover letter from Bob Baker, a Maxim/Rider raffle car flyer, “A Brick At A Time” flyer and a museum/membership brochure. Items can be purchased on-line, through the mail, or by calling the museum store, seven days a week, at 1-800-874-4488.

 

 

HISTORIC, COLLECTIBLE, VINTAGE AND CLASSIC CARS WILL BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA November 12, 2014 . . . Classic cars, vintage cars, historic cars, collectible cars and more will play an important part in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25 at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

A 608 Bonneville Lakester, based in Flemington, NJ, is bound to be a popular attraction for the thousands of show attendees coming out for the 30th annual PPB Motorsports 2015 show. The chassis was built some years back by Bob Dauernheim and the shape of the car body and chassis are continually evolving as records are broken with the Lakester and owner Dauernheim is forced to go faster and faster.

At Bonneville, the famed salt flats used for establishing speed records over the years, the 608 Lakester class and the streamliner class have no rules except for those covering safety and engine size. The Tony Feil prepared engine is a 582 cubic inch Chevy. The very important radiator cooling system has been prepared by another company well known in motorsports, Arts Radiators in Flemington, NJ.

Car owner Dauernheim also points out that there are other names well known to racers that are part of the car including Jesal-Manley, GForce, and Winters. “One of the things we like is that this car is improved upon as opposed to continually being repaired,” said Dauernheim.

Driver Don Biglow lives in Florida and crew chief, Frank Walka makes his home in Boonton, NJ. According to Dauernheim most of the team members are longtime friends without whose help, labor and financial support I could not do this.

The 608 Bonneville Lakester will have a prime location at the show.

Add the Lakester to the many motorsports vehicles including a number of historic Indianapolis cars that will be a part of the three day show and you have the makings of another huge, filling 250,000 square feet of the Expo Center, PPB Motorsports 2015 show.

The show features just about everything imaginable in motorsports. On display will be modified stock cars, sprint cars, midgets, drag racers, motorcycles and so much more.

More than 500 exhibit booths will be filled with a variety of items relating to motorsports that will give show attendees the opportunity to see what is new and perhaps go home with a bargain purchase.

Many well-known racers and personalities in the sport will be making appearances at the show and there will be a number of FREE seminars.

Historic, vintage, collectible and classic car owners along with race car owners wanting to be part of the huge 30th Anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show are invited to contact motorsports@aarn.com.

Exhibitor space still remains available on a limited basis. Full details on the show can be found at motorsports@aarn.com.

 

 

Dick Myers to Join Kreig Heroth Motorsports for 2015 Season at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (November 12, 2014) – Longtime DIRT Modified car owner Dick Myers has joined forces with 2012 Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion Kreig Heroth for the upcoming 2015 season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Following the announcement of Won4 Racing closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2014 Speedway season, Myers approached Heroth with the plan of building a new Hedger Fabrication Small Block Super for 2015.

“After our family made the decision to try it on our own, we purchased the previously campaigned Won4Racing car with intentions of continuing to run at Oswego,” said Heroth. “After we purchased the car from Doug Soucy, Dick Myers approached us about building a new Hedger chassis and adding it to the stable.”

Heroth, who drove to one feature win at Oswego in 2014, accepted the offer and the chassis is due to be complete in the coming weeks.

“We plan to keep the old car complete as No. 04, as well as have the new car in identical form,” said Heroth. “We’re excited to continue at Oswego with a first class operation and a back-up car, thanks to the support of Dick Myers. We look forward to continuing our quest for a second Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super track championship, as well as chasing the goal of someday competing in the Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego.”

From Frankfort, NY, Myers owned DIRT Modifieds in the 1970’s and 1980’s for Johnstown, NY driver Andy Romano, as well as sponsoring the likes of Pat Ward.

During that time as an owner and avid race fan, Myers would often travel to Oswego to watch Supermodified racing, a passion that was rekindled this past season as Myers returned to the ‘Steel Palace’ to help support Heroth.

In 2015, Kreig Heroth Motorsports will move full speed ahead with Myers as a prime team member, as well as several valued sponsors including Little Lukes Childcare, Ontario Orchards, Save-A-Lot Food Stores of Fulton, Fajita Grill, G&G Oil and Fuel, Ray Hedger Fabrication, Fingerlakes Machine, Mojo Photos, and Cooper Custom Canvas.

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

 

 

J&J WOO CAR BUILDER OF THE YEAR, SCHATZ WOO CHAMPION, SKINNER AND BEARD-MILLER WINNERS FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN – J&J Auto Racing had a big weekend being recognized as the 2014 World of Outlaws Car Builder of the Year and championship driver Donny Schatz picking up his sixth WoO title, all earned as a J&J Auto Racing driver. There were also some on track winners this past weekend with Jake Beard-Miller winning in his J&J in western Australia and Marshall Skinner winning at Riverside International Speedway.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Jack and Bonnie Elam were recognized Sunday at the World of Outlaws ‘Night of Champions’ Award banquet in Concord, North Carolina. J&J Auto Racing was named Chassis Builder of the Year during the program.

“It’s an honor for Bonnie and I to be up here receiving this award,” said Jack Elam. “We are privileged to have some quality people working for us and fortunate to work with some of the best people in the business. The crew at Tony Stewart Racing… Jimmy Carr, Ricky Warner, Scuba and Eric as well as the best driver in the business Donny Schatz. We work hard to build a product that not only has success on the track, but also keeps our drivers safe. We’re excited about this award and know that it takes a lot of hard work. We have drivers all around the world in our cars and they should all be proud of this award.”

Donny Schatz earned his sixth WoO championship after having a career-best season in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J. He won 26 races, including his eighth Knoxville Nationals in nine seasons and finished all 88 WoO races this year.

“I have to thank Jack Elam and everyone at J&J Auto Racing for always keeping me protected,” said Schatz. “We’ve had a great relationship over the past dozen years. They build us tremendous cars that help us win races and win championships.”

RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Marshall Skinner won Saturday night’s season finale Sprint car feature at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. Skinner wheeled his No. 26 J&J to a flag-to-flag victory over fellow J&J racer Derek Hagar in the No. 9jr J&J.

PERTH MOTORPLEX

Jake Miller-Beard won last weekend's FAST Racing Series TW Mechanical 360 Sprint Cars feature event at Perth Motorplex in western Australian aboard his No. 32 J&J. He also won both heat races before scoring his the feature event victory.

 

 

Schatz Claims Sixth WoO Title, Kinser Concludes Final Full Season Tony Stewart Racing Teammates Close 2014 Outlaw Campaign in Charlotte

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 11, 2014) – The 2014 World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series campaign officially came to a close Sunday night with the annual “Night of Champions” awards banquet, and it was a night filled with highlights from the accomplishments of Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) drivers Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser. Schatz was honored as the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion and Kinser was recognized for his remarkable accomplishments during a WoO career that spanned four decades.

The weekend kicked off Thursday with a special presentation to Kinser by Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of this year’s WoO “Salute to the King Tour.” During a public unveiling at The Dirt Track, the seating area that was renamed the “Steve Kinser Grandstand” was filled to capacity for the three-night Bad Boy Buggies World Finals.

Schatz clinched his sixth WoO championship by signing to compete Thursday, and he promptly qualified the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J eighth for Friday’s program and 20th for Saturday’s season finale. In Friday’s race, he finished second in heat three and started the 30-lap A-Feature 13th. After climbing to seventh, the Fargo, North Dakota racer cut a right-rear tire and was forced to the pit area, where his STP crew replaced the tire. He returned to the track and finished 13th. The result was his first outside the top-10 in 36 races.

He returned Saturday and began his evening by winning the fifth heat race to earn a spot in the dash. The STP machine was strong in the six-lap dash and Schatz raced from 10th to sixth. In the 30-lap A-Feature, Schatz was looking to close the season with a victory and appeared to have a car capable of winning during the opening laps as he battled his way inside the top-five. Contact with Kerry Madsen heading into turn three on lap eight sent Schatz spinning and he was forced to restart the race from the back in 25th. Schatz put on a show for the capacity crowd, racing his way back through the field. He was fourth when a caution waved with four laps remaining. On the restart, Schatz moved past Daryn Pittman for third, but Pittman got back around Schatz on the final lap. The fourth-place finish was his 63rd top-five of the season and provided another example of the driver and team’s commitment to success.

“When you drive for one of the best car owners in the sport and the best guys in the pit area, you never give up on them,” Schatz said. “I had no choice. It’s not in the cards to quit. We weren’t happy to go to the back, but it is what we were dealt and I made the best of it. Hats off to the whole STP team. They put us in this position where we came to Charlotte and we didn’t have to race for the win to win the championship. That doesn’t change how we race, and tonight proves it. It was a great year, winning-wise, but when you look at the stats of the season, this car was in the work area twice all season and that was the final two races. We finished all 88 races. That’s tremendous and it’s what this team does. They’re just phenomenal at their jobs.”

Kinser’s final weekend as a full-time Outlaw began with the 20-time champion circling the 4/10-mile, clay oval in the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim in Thursday’s qualifying sessions. “The King of the Outlaws” posted the 27th-best lap in the first session and 14th-fastest for Saturday’s race. Friday night began with Kinser and Eric Bondy, Vice President, Consumer Business for Bad Boy Buggies, presenting Dolly Bickel from Lincoln, Montana with keys to a “Salute to the King” Ambush iS. Bickel was chosen from more than 80,000 entries in the Bad Boy Buggies promotion. After the opening ceremonies, Kinser finished seventh in his heat and eighth in the Last Chance Showdown and wasn’t able to qualify for the 30-lap A-Feature. He bounced back Saturday by finishing fourth in heat four to transfer into the season’s final A-Feature. Before the A-Feature, Kinser paced the Outlaws’ four abreast parade lap and received on final salute before action began. He started the race on the outside of row nine and would finish 23rd.

With the racing complete, the season concluded with the Outlaws’ “Night of Champions” at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. Kinser’s illustrious career was highlighted and several stories were shared by motorsports journalist Robin Miller. The Outlaws presented Kinser and his wife Dana with 20-time championship rings and a 20-time championship trophy.

“Well, thank you,” Kinser said. “All this stuff makes it even harder to give up. But I’ll think about it when I’m running down the road. The racing part, the people, it’s been my life. I’m happy to have had the career I did. I’ll be down watching some racing and participating, somehow. I had the opportunity to race with and for some great people over the years. I can’t thank Tony Stewart and all his people for the last five years. Bad Boy Buggies, it’s been great carrying your brand the past couple of years and getting to know you guys as friends. I’m looking forward to those friendships continuing.”

Throughout the program, a number of awards were presented and TSR was connected to almost all of them. Ron Shaver, engine builder for TSR’s No.15 machine, was recognized as the Engine Builder of the Year. Jack Elam of J&J Auto Racing earned Chassis Manufacturer of the Year. Schatz received the KSE Hard Charger Award. TSR won the VP Racing Fuels Award. Ricky Warner, crew chief of the No. 15 car, was named Crew Chief of the Year. And Scott Gerkin, crew chief of the No. 11 car, was the recipient of the “Ted Johnson Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sprint Car Racing.”

Schatz was presented with his championship ring and trophy following a remarkable season that included a career-best 26 wins in 88 starts. This was his sixth championship in the last nine seasons and he ranks second all-time to Kinser in WoO championships earned. He also compiled the most points in series history, surpassing Kinser’s previous record of 11,236, with his 12,427.

“I’ve got to thank Tony Stewart for giving us the tools and allowing us to build the success we have,” Schatz said. “There are a lot of people involved to make that happen. STP has been a huge part of that. Thank you STP for allowing us to grow your brand, your expectations and ours. Armor All, Chevrolet, Bad Boy Buggies, Crimsafe, thank you for letting us help you grow your brands into the future. For my guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, Eric Prutzman), enough can’t be said about you. What you did this year was unbelievable. I know how hard you work to do it. I know you’ll work super hard to do it again. It’s nearly impossible to explain the great season we had. I don’t know that you can ever do anything like this again. We’re going to try our best, but you just never know. All year long, I’ve just been living for tomorrow and, right now, I just want to live for today and celebrate.”

This was the fourth WoO championship for Tony Stewart Racing. Brett Frood, Executive Vice President of Stewart-Haas Racing, represented team owner Tony Stewart, who was racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in Phoenix, and read a statement from the car owner.

“When it comes to Donny, there hasn’t been a more dominant sprint driver in the last 10 years,” the statement read. “We were lucky to have him join us in 2008 and he picked up right where he left off in 2007 by winning another championship. That championship-level consistency is due in large part to the chemistry, specifically between Donny, Ricky, Scuba and Eric. The best driver paired with the best team, and they have proven to be a hard combination to beat.”

 

 

Brad Loyet – Eye on the Championship!

(Bill W) November 11, 2014 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team have their eyes on top prize this weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series. The final weekend of the season sees the series at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver brings a thirty-four point lead into the two-night finale.

Last weekend, the series visited El Paso Speedway Park in Texas on Friday. Brad would draw the pole of his heat. “We were able to start on the front row,” he says. “The track was lockdown, and hard to pass. We got the jump on the start, and on the heat race. We drew the eight on the redraw for the feature.”

He would quickly move forward. “We got up to fourth pretty quickly,” says Brad. “We were there for probably half of the race. We were able to get into third. I think we were getting through lapped traffic a little better than the top two cars. We had a really, really good car.”

In the end, he would land on the podium. “It was one of those deals where the yellows came out at the right time for the leaders,” says Brad. “We came home third, and it was a really good night. It was a good points night overall.”

Things couldn’t have gone much worse the next night at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces. “It was definitely not a good night, that’s for sure!” says Brad. “In the heat race, we had a bunch of restarts. We couldn’t get the race going. Ultimately, I was on the receiving end of a bad start. We had contact with another car and got upside down. It was pretty disheartening, but we got the car back together for the B.”

Things were only beginning for Brad, who would start tenth in the B. “We were starting tenth, but I thought we were fine,” he says. “We could get back through there and wouldn’t have to use a provisional. At the start, I drove it into one and two and tried to drive back underneath. Another guy got into us, and turned us over. That time, it tore up a ton of stuff.”

The team had to work hard to use their feature provisional. “We had to thrash pretty hard,” says Brad. “We had to put a coil-over on the right front, replace everything on the front end, we had to weld the tube behind the panhard bar. It was split in two.”

The team was able to get the #o5 back out on the track. “We got the car back out there and salvaged what we could out of it,” says Brad. “Somehow, we passed some cars and ended up 16th. When we went to do maintenance yesterday, we noticed one of the uprights on the frame was broken. We hadn’t seen that. So we ran the whole race with a broken frame. We were lucky.”

Time this week has focused on getting everything ready for Yuma. “We spent yesterday rebuilding things,” says Brad. “We want to make sure we have all our ducks in a row heading into the last weekend. We’re going to do our best to pull this championship off!”

Brad’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Brad’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Loyet” in the Subject Line.

Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global, Miller Truck Lines, and Loyet Landscape Maintenance. Associate sponsors: Maxim Race Cars, J and D Performance Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meramec Heights Collision Center, KSE Racing, Weld Wheels, Penske Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hepfner Racing Products, DMI, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Bell Helmets, TI 64, Conroy Control, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, and Speedway Motors.

 

 

White Makes Pair Of ASCS National Feature Events

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading west with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Harli White was in action at the El Paso Speedway Park on Friday and at the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday night, and successfully made both feature events.

“The ASCS National Tour has some of the best competition around, and we were happy to get into both feature events,” White said.

Drawing a low pill for Friday night’s show, White started on the pole of her heat race, but getting into turn one, the Lindsay, OK driver got pinched off and lost a few positions, as she settled for a fourth place finish.

Lining up sixth in the B, White looked to keep her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w machine in the top six to transfer, and she did that, and more, as he worked her way up to a fourth place finish, putting her in the ninth row of the feature event.

When the feature event went green, White was able to pass a few cars and she worked towards the Top-10, but an early yellow brought trouble upon White.

With a bleeder sticking in her right-rear, White began losing air pressure and her tire, and went the race resumed, handling on her machine became tough, though she stuck it out.

Doing all she could with a difficult car under her, White would end the night with an 18th place finish.

Heading to New Mexico on Saturday night, White drew high for her heat race, and found herself starting in the fifth row on a very locked down surface. Finishing in the seventh spot, White again found herself in the B Main, where he again started in the sixth spot.

With the track still locked down, White was able to gain a few positions, as her fourth place finish transferred her into the feature event for the second straight night, putting her in the 10th row

The track did not change much heading into the feature event, and like it was all night, passing was at a premium. From the rear of the field, White was very patient and methodical in her moves as he crept her way forward, and flirted with the Top-10.

Battling with Seth Bergman and Sam Hafertepe, White was able to work her way to a 13th place finish.

“We had a decent car both nights, and it was fun to work our way forward on Saturday night,” she added. “Friday night I thought we were in a good spot, but our bleeder sticking really hurt us.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White will continue to battle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as they head to the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Jerrod Hull – Fourth Championship, Seven Wins Highlight 2014!

(Bill W) November 11, 2014 – Jerrod Hull and the Rockwell American #12 team turned in another solid season. Along the way, the Sikeston, Missouri driver posted seven wins and won his fourth consecutive championship with the Midwest Open Wheel Association. Avoiding DNF’s, Jerrod’s consistency saw him rack up fifteen top fives as well.

In 2013, Jerrod didn’t pick his first win up until midseason. This year, he shot to Victory Lane on his first night out in April at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois. “We got it started off early,” he says. “It’s always great to win one the first time out. That’s going to get you going in the right direction, and that’s what happened. We had a good race there.”

His next winning tally would come at Clay County Speedway in Flora, Illinois on May 3. “That was the first time we’d ever been to Flora,” says Jerrod. “That was a neat win, because I didn’t feel all that comfortable in the heat race. (Crew Chief) Scott (Bonar) was able to get us dialed in for the feature. I think we started fourth and we were able to win it.”

Another May win came at Quincy Raceways. “We were able to win one at Quincy,” says Jerrod. “After that, it was kind of Chris Urish Quincy Speedway, because he won the last two there. We were able to get that one earlier in the year and that felt good.”

In June, the MOWA series headed to Indiana, and Jerrod picked up a win at the Tri-State Speedway bullring near Haubstadt. “We’ve won a few races there over the years,” he says. “We were able to get over to Indiana for a couple days. They don’t run with the wings much over there. We were really fast at Haubstadt. It was an exciting win, and one we put at the top of the list for the year.”

The last weekend in June found Jerrod at the Jim Hall Memorial at Benton Raceway Park in Benton, Missouri. He scored a big win there. “That was $5,000 to win,” he says. “It was just our night. We had a fast car all night. We ended up starting second in the feature and we were able to get (Brad) Loyet on the start. It was really a rough track that night, so being up front was important. That was our biggest money win of the year, and that helped.”

A surprise victory came in August in open competition at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Missouri. “That was the weekend of the (Knoxville) Nationals,” says Jerrod. “We really weren’t expecting to run that weekend, but we got word that Farmington was running about Thursday. We were able to win after starting eighth. Anytime you can do that, it gives you a lot of confidence.”

Jerrod had the MOWA title pretty much locked up when the series hit Jacksonville for its tribute to Ron Milton in September. That didn’t stop him from winning again. “I never got to race with Ron Milton, but he promoted a lot of the years at Jacksonville when I was starting racing,” he says. “I was around Ronnie a lot. He was a super-nice guy. It was a real privilege to win that race.”

He remains the only driver to capture a MOWA sprint car championship. “We had planned to run the full MOWA series, and that’s what we did,” says Jerrod. “Joey (Moughan) was all over us early, but he ended up having some motor problems at a couple shows. We kept doing our thing and trying to keep the car in the top five. It paid off. Scott always had the car nice and ready, and we avoided the DNF’s. I have to thank everyone who helps us on this team. It’s a special group of people.”

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Rockwell American, Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Logo Daddy, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

BR Ignitoneering To Show Off 2015 Improvements At PRI Show

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the 2014 season has just about wrapped up around the country, BR Ignitoneering is excited to announce that they will be on hand at the upcoming PRI Show ready to show off some new improvements to increase ignition performance.

“We have been very busy over the last few months working in our mag room and developing some improvements, and we are excited to show them off at the PRI Show,” Blake Robertson said.

All attendees are invited to visit the BR Ignitioneering booth (#1909) at the PRI show and check out all that is new, and all that BR Ignitoneering has to offer. Mag Specialist, Brock Robertson, will be in attendance, ready to talk magnetos, or answer any questions you might have.

The Performance Racing Industry Show is set for December 11-13th and the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. BR Ignitioneering will be located at pot #1909, and invites all attendees to stop by and check us out.

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Ian Madsen Set For Knoxville Banquet

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the 2014 season complete for Ian Madsen in the United States, he is set to officially be crowned 2014 Knoxville Raceway 410ci track champion on Saturday night after wrapping up his season at the World Finals last weekend.

“Our World Finals was not how we had hoped to finish off our season, but we won’t let that get us down,” Madsen said. “We had a great year overall, and we are all looking forward to celebrating our achievements on Saturday night.”

At The Dirt Track At Charlotte over the weekend, Madsen got off to a rough start during qualifying night on Thursday night as he timed his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 machine in 31st fastest for the Friday night show and 41st fastest for the Saturday night program.

“We just struggled qualifying on Thursday night, and with the way the format for the World Finals is, it really started us off in a hole on both Friday and Saturday night.”

Lining up seventh in his Friday night heat race, Madsen made a valiant effort to get his Royal Flooring/Greenland Homes of Iowa/QTC backed machine directly into the feature event, as he raced his way into the fifth spot.

Coming up just short of the direct transfer, Madsen lined up in the seventh row of the LCS, and finished in the 13th position, ending his night.

Back at it on Saturday night, Madsen was unable to get out of his heat before ending his season in the C Main.

“We aren’t going to let our season finale really bum us out too much,” he said. “We won a ton of races this year, and won a Knoxville Raceway Championship, which is really awesome for a second year team. It means so much to me to get this done for Bret Nehring and all of the great people who support us. We are all looking forward to having a good time and celebrating our accomplishments.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

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

ON TAP: Ian Madsen’s 2014 season in the United States has come to a close.

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

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COUNTDOWN IS ON TO RENEW 2015 ELDORA MAJOR EVENT TICKETS

Race Fans Meeting Sunday’s 11:59 p.m. Deadline Receive ‘Add and Exchange’ Opportunity

ROSSBURG, OH (November 11) – For competitors, the Eldora Speedway season is complete, but their fans are racing online, over the phone and in person to meet this Sunday’s (November 16) quickly approaching 11:59 p.m. deadline to renew their 2014 major event seats and campsites for the 2015 Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic and World 100.

Due to unprecedented demand, ticket representatives will be available to assist with renewals through Friday evening until 7 p.m. (EST) at (937) 338-3815. All patrons can renew 24 hours a day online using the instructions they have received via email and USPS until the deadline.

Renewals also entitle Eldora patrons to participate in Eldora’s exclusive ‘Add and Exchange’ program November 19, 20 and 21. Fans that successfully completed their 2015 major event seat and campsite renewals prior to the deadline have the ability to add seats or campsites to their orders or move to another location during this three-day period from any available inventory.

The ‘Add and Exchange’ is a recent and increasing popular addition to Eldora’s lineup of guest services. It is a unique process and must be completed over by phone over the designated three-day period. Ticketing Manager Tess Thwaits will have a full staff of agents at (937) 338-3815 on Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, November 19-20-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) to assist patrons with their requests.

All remaining tickets and campsites for the Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers (June 4, 5 and 6), Kings Royal Weekend (July 17 & 18), 1-800 Car Cash Mudsummer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (July 22) and the World 100 (September 10, 11 & 12) will go on sale to the general public Saturday, December 6. All sales, online (www.EldoraSpeedway.com), phone (937-338-3815) and in person begin at 10:00 a.m. (EST) sharp.

Renewals and new ticket orders received for 2015’s major events will be mailed for Christmas delivery.

Tickets and camping for the balance of Eldora’s exciting 2015 season, which can be viewed at the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com, will go on sale Monday, February 9, 2015.

Race fans can keep up-to-date with the plans going into the 2015 season by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant hosts some of the biggest and most recognizable events in racing. The historic half-mile dirt oval features the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models and Modifieds, UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, USAC National Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Monster Jam, Eldora Stocks and for the third consecutive year, the only dirt race in NASCAR, the 1-800-CAR-CASH featuring the Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

 

 

Reutzel Reels Off Another Win!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel is finishing off the 2014 season in strong form aboard the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car.

This past weekend is a perfect case in point, as Reutzel added his eighth overall win of the year in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour stop at Southern New Mexico Speedway after posting a runner-up finish at El Paso Speedway Park the previous night.

“It was another good one,” Reutzel understated.

With this past weekend’s finishes of second and first, Reutzel has finished no lower than fourth in his most recent eight starts aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry with two wins, four runner-up finishes, a third and a fourth.

“Everything is staying together, no parts failures, it makes all the difference in the world,” Reutzel explains of the late-season surge.

Reutzel will try to carry that momentum into this weekend’s season-ending Lucas Oil ASCS event at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ, on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel’s fourth ASCS National win of the year and eighth overall came on a heavy Southern New Mexico Speedway surface near Las Cruces on Saturday night.

“We were fortunate enough to draw good, the track got faster and faster all night,” Reutzel said.

Gridding the 30-lap feature inside the second row, Reutzel needed just seven laps to race into the lead for keeps aboard the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine.

“I got ‘em in traffic, they got up in the fluff a little bit and opened the door,” Reutzel commented.

While Reutzel prevailed at Las Cruces, his eighth win of the year very nearly came 24 hours earlier at El Paso Speedway Park.

“We screwed up a little bit and that probably cost us the win,” Reutzel explains.

Opting for a lower gear in hopes to generate greater overall speed, a greasy track in hot laps and heat race made it difficult to gauge. And when the track locked down in fast fashion in the feature, Reutzel says, “We just didn’t have enough gear to get off the corner, it would just lug so bad.”

Trying to keep his momentum up, Reutzel was forced to work the top side. “I couldn’t run the line that I knew I needed to, I had to stay committed to the top and there really wasn’t a lot there, especially in one and two.”

Lapped traffic would have worked to Reutzel’s advantage, had they ever reached it. “Every time we got to traffic the caution would come out.”

Still, Reutzel earned a close second-place finish. “I felt like we kind of gave one away, but still it was a good finish and we got the win the next night so it’s all good.”

Reutzel and the No. 87 team will now try to finish off the Lucas Oil ASCS National campaign with another win or two near Yuma this weekend.

“I think we’ll be good there,” Reutzel says. “It’s a place that usually doesn’t hold a lot of moisture, it slicks off enough that it’s usually really racy, it’s a place I really enjoy going to.”

2014 Quick Stats: 60 races, 8 “A” Main wins, 30 top-fives, 40 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour season finale at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ, this Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Scelzi Overcame Tough Luck to Earn Six Top Fives and 11 Top 10s in 2014

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi had a promising season in 2014.

The teenage sprint car driver scored six top fives and 11 top 10s despite his Roth Motorsports backed team running into a several stretches of rough luck.

"Momentum is huge in racing and it seemed like we weren't able to get a hold of it," he said. "We had some good races and we learned a lot this year, so hopefully that experience will benefit us next year and beyond."

Scelzi placed eighth in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series championship standings and he registered five top-five finishes with the premier series in California.

"I think the biggest area to improve for next year is qualifying," he said. "You have to put yourself in contention to win by starting each night with a great qualifying lap. We came from the back to earn top fives and top 10s, but if we can get a little more consistent in qualifying it will set us up to earn more trips to Victory Lane."

One of the highlights of this season came on Sept. 13 at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., where Scelzi overcame multiple steering issues and a flip early in the night to record a podium finish with the King of the West.

"We battled that entire night so to come out of it with a third-place result was a huge success," he said. "That was kind of the epitome of our season. Even on our best night we faced mechanical issues and a crash."

On a bright note, each of Scelzi's top-five results came at a different track. In addition to his podium at Ventura Raceway, Scelzi finished fourth at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., and he ended fifth at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

"I really appreciate all the families and companies that stuck with us through this year," he said. "I think this was a good base to build on."

Scelzi will compete for fun with his brother, Giovanni, this Friday and Saturday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., where he will pilot a nonwing micro sprint for Mike Martin during the Turkey Shootout.

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 25 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com.

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco and ARP for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2015 SPRINT CAR DATES!

(Perris, CA, November 11, 2014) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the dates for the 2015 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series races at Perris Auto Speedway. There are 11 dates on the schedule beginning on March 7th and culminating with the finale of the 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th.

The resident USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will be present on all of the dates. They will be joined on April 18th by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. As always, the Oval Nationals will be a joint effort featuring the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars.

2015 USAC/CRA SCHEDULE

March 7th USAC/CRA

April 18th World of Outlaws & USAC/CRA

May 2nd USAC/CRA

May 23rd USAC/CRA

June 13th USAC/CRA

July 4th USAC/CRA

August 15th USAC/CRA

September 19th USAC/CRA

November 5th Oval Nationals

November 6th Oval Nationals

November 7th Oval Nationals

Note: Schedule subject to change

The dates for the PASSCAR Series and Nights of Destruction will be forthcoming.

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Hanks Road Tripping to Cocopah Speedway for ASCS National Tour Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2014) - Brandon Hanks is heading the furthest west he has ever been for a pair of races this weekend.

Hanks will join the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge, which will wrap up the 2014 season.

"I've never been any further than Oklahoma out west," he said. "I'm just excited I get to go. This is a surprise race for me."

Hanks said his team will likely hit the road Wednesday afternoon and haul approximately 26 hours to the 3/8-mile track.

"I'm just going to have fun this weekend and try to end the year on a good note," he said. "This is a bonus race for me. I'm still going to have the same goals. I want to make the race and try to go for a top 10. At the same time I want to try to enjoy it more."

Hanks added that although he has never been to Cocopah Speedway, he has seen the track on TV.

"I can thank MAVTV for that," he said. "I think I've seen Cocopah about a million times. I've seen Jason Johnson win a bunch of times. It looks like a pretty fun place."

Hanks enters the weekend ranked 11th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite limited action. He has four top 10s with the series this season.

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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 Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, R.E. Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Baughman Earns Best Career ASCS National Tour Result at Southern New Mexico

Inside Line Promotions - LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Nov. 11, 2014) - Josh Baughman capped last weekend by scoring his best career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finish.

Baughman won his sixth heat race of the season on Saturday to kick off the event at Southern New Mexico Speedway. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"We got a good pill draw for the heat race and took advantage of it," he said. "In the feature the track was narrow and there was no passing. It was about 30 laps of hot laps. I went into turn one on the start and biked it. Johnny (Herrera) and Jeff (Swindell) got around us and there was no more passing after that."

Baughman maintained a top 10 throughout the race, which he finished a career-best seventh with the premier 360ci sprint car series.

That wasn't the only good performance he had last weekend. Baughman overcame an early mechanical issue to rally from the back of the B Main to a 13 th-place result in the main event on Friday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas.

"We fell behind the eight ball on Friday night," he said. "The mag box quit on us in the heat race."

Baughman was racing for third place a couple of laps into the heat race when he was forced to the pits early because of the issue. That relegated him to the back of the B Main.

"We pushed Jason (Johnson) across the flag stand for the last transfer spot," he said. "We were loading up and they came to us and gave us a provisional. I want to thank the track and ASCS for that opportunity."

Baughman, who had rallied from 16th to seventh in the consolation race to miss a transfer by only one spot, was given a provisional to tag the back of the field for the main event.

"They gave us the promoter's provisional in the A Main and we made the best of it," he said. "We passed a lot of cars. We went forward after having all that adversity. I just tried to pass as many cars as we could."

Baughman maneuvered from 24th to a 13th-place result.

"It gives us a lot of momentum," he said. "It's going to be a tough weekend at Cocopah Speedway this weekend, but if we can put together two solid nights I think we'll be good heading into the offseason."

Baughman will wrap up his season this Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 7 - El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas - Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 7 (16); Feature: 13 (24).

Nov. 8 - Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Rilat Finishes Season With Three Wins, Seven Podiums and 15 Top 10s

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) - Travis Rilat has ended his 2014 season with three victories, including a couple of special wins.

"It's always a big deal to win a race no matter where it is or who you are racing with," he said. "We won a couple of memorial races that honored good friends of mine. Those really stand out as two of the highlights of the season."

Rilat kicked off the year by claiming the 3rd annual Tyson Perez Memorial on Feb. 8 at Borderline Speedway in Australia. He claimed a heat race, dash and the feature during the unique event that paid homage to a friend and crew member.

"That was a great way to start the year," Rilat said. "Tyson was a great friend of mine so it was special to spend some time with his family and to top it off by winning a race in his honor."

Approximately two months later Rilat scored a victory during the Ronald Laney Memorial at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"Ronald was a fierce competitor and a good friend," he said. "It was nice to be able to win a race named after him. Those type of races make it a bigger deal personally for you. You know both of those guys, Tyson and Ronald, would make fun of you if you didn't win."

Rilat also scored a win on June 20 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

In addition to his trio of triumphs, he added four podium finishes, including three runner-up results. Rilat finished the season with nine top fives and 15 top 10s.

"We didn't get to race as much as we'd like this year and of course you're always looking to win more races, but I'm happy with the season," he said. "I want to thank Richard Saumure for the opportunity to drive for him again as well as John Binz and all of the crew members who have helped out. Also, a big thank you goes to all of the sponsors and partners of Richard's car as well as mine who help us achieve our dream of racing sprint cars."

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

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"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race and Triple X Race Co. was next door," 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

‘Rumble in Fort Wayne’ to crown overall champion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Drivers and car owners will compete for a newly created $1,000 bonus as overall champion of the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” midget division, event organizer Tony Barhorst announced.

“With the expansion of our event to three days, I think it’s fitting that we formally recognize an overall champion,” Barhorst said, looking ahead to the 17th annual indoor racing classic on Dec. 26-28 at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center.

“This harkens back to the old USAC days, when an indoor champion was crowned. It’s going to make the whole weekend more interesting.”

The champion driver and his car owner will equally split $1,000, said Barhorst, who hopes additional sponsors will step up so the award can grow in coming years. “We’d like to add to this, but this is a good start.”

Drivers and owners will earn points solely on the basis of their feature finishes on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon in the expanded three-day program. The winning driver and owner each day will earn one point, second place two points, third place three points and so on through the field. The driver and owner with the lowest point total – provided they start all three features – will be crowned “Rumble in Fort Wayne” champion.

Separate standings will be kept for drivers and owners. Owners who field multiple entries will earn points for each car, but the point totals are separate.

In case of a tie, the highest finisher on the final day will win the title.

Grant Galloway would have won last year’s championship on the basis of second- and third-place feature finishes. Russ Gamester and Justin Peck won the features.

Barhorst also issued a rules update for the national midget division. No cockpit shock adjustments of any kind and no remote canister shocks are permitted.

National midgets and non-winged dirt modified midgets will compete all three days of the Rumble, joined by winged outlaw modified midgets on Saturday and Sunday. Karts will be part of the program Friday and Saturday, while quarter midgets are included Saturday and Sunday. Competition is held on a specially constructed 1/6-mile concrete track inside the renovated Expo Center.

Gates open at 11 a.m. each day, with the main portion of the program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to the racing, the Evans Toyota Fan Zone will feature race cars and other displays. Fans may purchase pit passes at the event to see drivers up close as teams prepare their cars.

More information, including the event schedule, ticket prices, entry forms and “racer’s rate” hotels, is available at www.rumbleseries.com.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Live PPV of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 10, 2014) - RacinBoys will broadcast live Pay-Per-View video of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale this weekend at Cocopah Speedway.

The price for the Cocopah Cup Challenge is only $34.99 for both nights ($29.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $22.99 each night ($17.99 for premium RacinBoys members) on Friday and Saturday.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Additionally, RacinBoys will host a free video broadcast special previewing the doubleheader on Thursday at 7 p.m. local (9 p.m. Eastern) from the Cocopah Wild River Entertainment Center. The video link can be found on the home page of the RacinBoys website.

Scott Traylor anchors the webcasts for RacinBoys TV with Bryan Hulbert, the voice of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, calling the action. Scotty Cook will report from the pits and Victory Lane.

Season-long coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series on RacinBoys is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. The presenting sponsor is McCarthy Auto Group and Victory Lane interviews are brought to you by SpeedMart.

Also sponsoring season-long coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on RacinBoys TV are Rod End Supply, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Knoxville Raceway, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Flat Out Magazine and Griffith Truck & Equipment.

In addition, Covington Motorsports has come on board as a partner for this weekend's broadcast.

Brad Loyet leads the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings entering the final two races. However, Jeff Swindell, Johnny Herrera, Jason Johnson and Sam Hafertepe Jr. are all within 68 points.

Johnson swept all four Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races at Cocopah Speedway last season. Rico Abreu won the two previous races at the 3/8-mile track earlier this season.

For those seeking to buy a present for a racing fan during the holiday season, the opportunity to purchase live Pay-Per-View video of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout - Dec. 31, 2014, to Jan. 3, 2015 - and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals - Jan. 13-17, 2015 - are now available at http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ . Premium member discounts are applicable for both events.

LUCAS OIL ASCS NATIONAL TOUR -

The 2014 season marks the 23rd year of sanctioning sprint car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of sprint car racing to dozens of tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the ASCS also consists of 10 regions across the country. For more information, visit http://www.ASCSracing.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its sixth year of broadcasting the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events and its ninth for the prestigious Chili Bowl. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2014. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski Finish Fourth and Sixth at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports wrapped up the 2014 season with a pair of top 10s last weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals.

Danny Lasoski piloted the No. 2 Big Game Treestands sprint car to a fourth-place result on Friday and a sixth-place finish on Saturday, when more than 50 cars competed during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season finale.

"We didn't win the races, but I think we showed everybody we were a contender right out of the box," he said.

The weekend kicked off on Thursday with the qualifying sessions for the Friday and Saturday programs. Lasoski timed in third quickest during the opening round and 10th quickest in the final round.

"The second round we weren't too happy with," he said. "I tried to get more out of it than there was and jumped the cushion. At Charlotte the second lap is usually the faster lap."

Lasoski opened Friday by finishing fourth in a heat race, which locked the Big Game Treestands car into the dash. He then advanced from sixth to fourth place in the dash, which started him on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap main event.

Lasoski moved to third place on the opening lap and he completed a slide job for the runner-up position on Lap 3.

"We got to second behind Rico (Abreu) and we knew it would be a race about saving the tires," he said. "I was going to wait until halfway through the race to really go after it. When we got to lapped traffic I ran too hard too soon and we ran the left rear tire off it."

Lasoski finished with a fourth-place result, which marked his second top five in as many races with Big Game Motorsports.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where Lasoski finished fifth in his heat race to miss a lock-in position to the feature by one spot.

"For whatever reason they dropped the green and we spun the tires like a top fuel dragster," he said. "I don't understand why. Guy (Forbrook) worked on it for the B Main and it felt good."

Lasoski placed third in the Last Chance Showdown to earn a transfer into the main event, which the Big Game Treestands team started on the outside of the seventh row.

"We made more changes for the A Main," he said. "I thought we were really good and then (Donny) Schatz passed us on the bottom. We moved down there and it seemed to work better."

Lasoski maneuvered from 14th to a sixth-place result.

"Any time you can advance with that crowd of cars, they are the best of the best, so that was a positive," he said. "We're not happy with sixth, but we're glad we were a contender. I was very, very happy working with the guys at Big Game Motorsports. I want to thank Tod (Quiring) for giving me the opportunity to drive one of the premier rides."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 7 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 4 (4).

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (14).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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

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

 

 

Jackson’s solid points haul

Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport November 11, 2014

Jackson Delamont left Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night with a season’s best ninth place finish.

Starting from position 19 in the 30 lap A-Main, Jackson made ten spots and that has flowed through to his standing in the season-long Track Championship.

Jackson now currently sits 13th in points, up from 18th heading into last Saturday night.

To kick the night off, Jackson set 19th quick in time trials which put him off the front row for heat three. A third place finish meant Jackson made the direct transfer to the A-Main.

“We started the night good with time trialling well,” Jackson said today.

“I made a bet with Kelly Linigen that if she beat me in time trials, I had to wear her race suit for one night over the international season. Unfortunately, I lost! The car felt really good though, just like it used to and I put that down to the new shocks we had on the car.”

Lining up in position 19 in the 30 lap final, Jackson started to make progress around lap from around lap five, steadily making his way forward. He also made a bunch of positions on the lap 16 restart and managed to race home to finish ninth. An excellent result for the team.

“We just need to get into the dash or pole shuffle. We always seem to just miss out so we need to focus on that. The way we went has given me a boost in confidence though and I am looking forward to getting back out there in two weeks time.”

Jackson now has another weekend off, with no racing in Sydney this coming weekend and will make a return to the track on November 22 or round 5 of the track championship.

Another good point’s haul then could see Jackson right up inside the top ten. An excellent way to get his season back on track.

Don’t forget, you can follow Jackson’s progress on race night by following him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jacksondelamont48. Make sure you check it out and if you haven’t already, simply ‘LIKE’ the page.

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

Taking the good with the not so good

Official Release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport November 11, 2014

It was a mixed night for Toby Bellbowen on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. The result in the 30 lap Sid Hopping Shootout did not in any way reflect the strong night he had.

In qualifying to begin the night, Toby timed in third quickest from 54 cars. He is finding good consistency in qualifying and to date this season, regularly placing himself in the top five.

A position six start in his heat saw Toby climb to fourth in the final standings which gave him an automatic start in the A-Main and as an added bonus, he also qualified for the Pole Shuffle.

In what was a crowd pleasing drive, Toby came from fourth place to win the Pole Shuffle.

“It was a very cool moment for me in the pole shuffle, racing against guys I've always looked up to from when I was a kid and beating them.” Toby said.

“My Dad knew how to make a pole shuffle work for him, and I'm glad to it rubbed off on me. I definitely wanted it bad. Probably the best part of it was seeing my crew and how happy they were. Something I'll always remember.”

From the pole position in the A-Main, Toby struck trouble on the opening lap, when his steering wheel came off.

“My steering wheel wasn't fitted properly. I pulled it off coming off of turn 2 and couldn't believe it. I saw the field rush by as I was looking down to try to put it back on. I was actually pretty surprised when I managed to clip it back into place. It was a total error on my behalf. It's embarrassing but I'll learn from it. It's a tough pill to swallow, especially when I could have realised it on the grid, or even in the roll around laps, but that's the way it goes.”

At that point, Toby dropped back to as far as tenth place and had to claw his way back up to the front again. He did just that and by lap 29 out of 30, he was running a creditable seventh, until trouble struck again.

“I'm not quite sure how, but that was another driver error,” Toby explained. “The front straight was quite slick in comparison to the rest of the track, and when I came off of turn four I was on the cushion, hard on the gas. I buzzed the wheels a little and the car chucked the front end to the right. I was just a passenger from then. Really disappointing to hurt our points that way, but that's racing.”

Toby was credited with a 17th place finish, however, only 48 points off the lead driver in the track championship.

Toby will be next in action on Saturday, November 22 for round 5 of the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship. And to say he is looking forward to the next race is a massive understatement.

“Definitely. I learnt a lot this past week and it will make us stronger and smarter in two weeks. I'm as hungry as I have ever been to get this win. I've got a great crew and sponsors, along with fans that have sent some really supportive messages after a tough end to a great night, and that really makes me want to work harder to get it done. I've been racing too long to not get over mistakes I've made. I've put it behind me and I'm ready to go again.”

Toby’s upcoming schedule is as follows;

November 22 – Valvoline Raceway December 6 – Valvoline Raceway December 26 – Valvoline Raceway December 27 – Valvoline Raceway December 29 – Valvoline Raceway January 1 – Valvoline Raceway

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their continued support of the 2014/15 racing season;

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Closing Out Season with Top-Ten at Charlotte

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team turned out the lights on the 2014 season on Saturday as they signed into The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the final night of the 8th annual World Finals.

Set to go in Concord, North Carolina after securing a front row starting spot for heat race action by virtue of his qualifying efforts, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ led the field to the green in heat three. Needing a win to secure a spot in the all-important dash, Dollansky did just that as he piloted the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim to the 8-lap heat victory. After the zero pill inversion draw for the dash was drawn, Dollansky started outside row four and finished 9th.

In the 30-lap A-Main the MonDak Portables #7 lined up inside row five. Advancing two positions on the opening lap, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ continued his march towards the front cracking the top-five after a restart on lap 8. Battling Rico Abreu and Joey Saldana before a caution five circuits later, a tough restart saw the Karavan Trailers backed sprinter lose a few positions but fought until the end taking the checkered flag with a top-ten finish in 10th.

“We had a decent weekend considering how quickly things were prepared with this new team to make it to Charlotte,” commented the Elk River, Minnesota native. "It was very beneficial to get a couple races in prior to the 2015 season as we learned some things that will be helpful. I was very happy with our new team and we’re very proud to be racing with Rick and Barb Rogers and the Destiny Motorsports team.

“We had our share of problems on Friday but Saturday went much better working our way into the top-five in the feature from the fifth row. After that restart our tires stopped working and we just had to ride it out to the end. All in all to have a new team finish in the top-ten with the caliber of competition of 56 teams gives us something to build on. The crew did a great job and we have a great team building with Destiny Motorsports. The 2015 season can’t get here soon enough for me!”

 

 

Brian Brown – WoO Win Comes Home to Grain Valley!

(Bill W) November 10, 2014 – For Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team, winning their first “official” World of Outlaws feature event was special. What happened afterwards with the biggest legend in sprint car racing made it all the more so. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up the finale at the World Finals at The Dirt Track in Charlotte, North Carolina Saturday night. He will finish up his 2014 season behind the wheel of Shawn Petersen’s #4 this weekend in Yuma, Arizona.

After the first round of qualifying on Thursday (for Friday’s event) in Charlotte, I’m guessing you were ready to go home.

We drew kind of late in both fields for qualifying. The wind kind of picked up about halfway through the Friday qualifying and it slowed us down (33rd quick). It hurt us, but we still weren’t as good as we needed to be. There were guys around us who made the invert.

You definitely rebounded in the second round (for Saturday’s event).

I think we were the 51st car out, and to save the weekend, we definitely needed a good qualifying effort. We needed to shake off our first effort in a hurry. We were able to make some good decisions and lay down second quick. That was a good sign for Saturday.

Being 33rd quick really put you behind the 8-ball in a tremendously stacked field on Friday.

Going into Friday, I thought if the track was good enough, we should be able to get in a transfer in the heat and maybe even go for a win. There just wasn’t a ton of passing that early in the night. We passed every car we came to in the heat (finishing sixth) and the B, we just didn’t have any breaks or cautions. We were able to win the C, and then move up to tenth in the B. We got up behind Dale Blaney, who is the second leading feature winner in the country this year. Steve Kinser was in front of him. That kind of shows you how tough it was. Missing in qualifying was a big deal.

You had to have more confidence for Saturday. You started fourth in your heat and just had to finish in the top four to make the Dash.

You have guys behind you like Kraig Kinser, who are more than capable of getting by you into the top four. We were able to get to third, so that was good.

You started up front in the Dash and won that.

We were lucky and got the right invert. That put Paul McMahan and me on the front row. We did well there, and made some small adjustments going into the feature.

You definitely had a great track to run on.

Gary Risch and the whole World Racing Group did a phenomenal job with the track all weekend. They didn’t have to go out one time and rework it. It was multiple lanes wide, and you could go anywhere you wanted.

What was your mindset heading into the finale?

I think sometimes I have thought being in the front row, that if I didn’t win, it was the end of the world. I think you put a lot of pressure on yourself with that mindset. Going into Saturday, I told myself and the guys that if we win it, it’s great. If we get a top two or three finish, that’s going to be great heading into the winter.

Where was your car working best on the track?

We were able to run the top and get out to the lead. We got to traffic and we were able to move around the track a little bit. It just felt that my car was a little better on top. To see (Daryn) Pittman running the bottom, out of the corner of your eye for twelve laps…it tells you that you need to run as hard as you can run without burning the tires off.

He was able to get by you late in the race.

We ran a really clean race. He finally had enough to get by me, and the yellow came out. I thought maybe that was all she wrote. We had a single-file restart with three to go, and I just had to make sure I didn’t spin my tires and get a good run off of four on him. I was going wherever he didn’t. He went to the bottom and I stuck to the top. I got the best corner I probably had the whole race, and got a really good run off of two. I was able to cross him over and get a good run going into three.

Finally, you held them off!

We stayed on the top, and we were finally able to get the win. We have been in that position plenty of times, and I don’t know how many seconds we’ve had. I think every time you run second, you learn a little more. I think sometimes these guys take these World of Outlaws wins for granted. I never will. They are very tough to win. Track changes, double-file restarts, cautions…there are a lot of things that happen in 30 laps. You have to be on your game for all of it.

I know your team is very proud of your accomplishments as well.

I’m just proud of everyone that helps…Chad Morgan and Zac Thomas. Our partners, Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, Impact…all of our partners. Charlie Garrett really turned our motor program around three years ago when he came on board. Maxim chassis, Vortex Wings, Schure Built suspension, Pro Shocks, Weld Wheels, Hoosier Tire, MC Power…the list goes on and on. These people have believed in us. Joel at FVP, Bob Myers and Don Lamberti at Casey’s, Don Long, Scott Ritchhart…all of these guys believe in our team. It’s as special for them as it is us.

I know you were racing for more than yourselves last weekend.

I said it on the CBS broadcast, but not on the house P.A. We lost a good friend of ours last week in Billy D. He lost a long battle with cancer. We raced with a heavy heart. To win a race of that magnitude for him was really cool. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

I know you had some special moments at the track after it was all said and done.

What meant more to us than anything is having all the crews and drivers come and congratulate us. The Outlaws were nice enough to give us the banner that goes in front of the car in Victory Lane. I took it down to ask Steve Kinser to sign it. I’ve been asking him for years and years for a helmet, and he gave me the one he used Saturday night. To me…things like that…the money will be gone from this race, the trophy will be there and we will remember, but to have Steve Kinser do something like that... He is a guy who made it possible for me to do this for a job and not a hobby. He was one of my heroes. It means a lot. He’s not going to be a full-time Outlaw next year, and that will be different for everyone. He’s a hero of mine, and it’s an honor to share the track with him anytime. It was an honor to have him do what he did for me, and I’ll always remember it as a racer and as a person.

Your season isn’t over yet. You’re headed for Cocopah Speedway near Yuma this weekend.

I’m looking forward to it. I want to thank Shawn Petersen and the Print Place team for giving me the opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with a Hall of Fame crew chief in Kenny Woodruff. Shawn just recently bought a new Maxim and hopefully, we can get that dialed in. We’re looking forward to going out there and ending the season with ASCS.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

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

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

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Van Dyke Motorsports Excited To Welcome Dakota Hendrickson

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the 2014 season comes to a close, Harley Van Dyke is excited to welcome aboard Omaha, NE driver, Dakota Hendrickson, to his Van Dyke Motorsports team for the remained of the season as well as the 2015 season.

As it sits now the team will make their debut with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ. With this weekend bringing the close of the 2014 campaign, Van Dyke and Hendrickson will then return to the Cocopah Speedway in January and take part in the Winter Heat Showdown.

“I am very excited to welcome Dakota Hendrickson to our team,” Harley Van Dyke said. “He is a young kid with a nice background, and I am excited to see what we can do together.”

With a background in Outlaw Karts, the 18-year-old driver made the move to Winged Sprint Cars in 2012 as he piloted a 305ci car before moving into the 410i division at the Knoxville Raceway in 2013.

2015 brings some added travel to Hendrickson’s schedule as the Van Dyke Motorsports team will pick and chose their schedule from California through Iowa.

The team plans to compete with several sanctioning bodies including ASCS both National and Regional, the new National Sprint League, as well as in various events at the Knoxville Raceway.

“We are all excited to get started, and this weekend should be a nice start to our new arrangement,” Van Dyke added.

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, K&N Products, JRI Shocks, NAAKE Suspension, FSR Radiators, for their support during the year.

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team will be in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ.

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Dewease 15th At World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to Charlotte, NC over the weekend for the 8th Annual World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team had mechanical issues on Friday night before scoring a 15th place finish on Saturday night.

“We didn’t time in great for Friday, but we raced well on Friday, and Saturday night was a solid night overall,” Dewease said.

Friday night saw the Fayetteville, PA driver line the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine up in the third row of his heat race after timing in 29th quickest.

Making some quick moves, Dewease worked into the fourth spot, where he would finish, and successfully transfer into the Friday night feature event.

Lining up 22nd in the feature event, Dewease got off to a very nice start as he gained four positions in two laps, but he had an oil issue, and retired to the infield.

“We raced well in our heat race, and we were off to a good start in the feature, but we had some issues, and it ended our night early,” he added.

Back in action on Saturday night, after timing in 11th quickest during Thursday night’s time trial session, Dewease worked his way up to a third place finish, putting him directly into the 30-lap feature event with the World of Outlaws.

Lining up in the seventh row on the slicked off surface, Dewease battled with the likes of Dale Blaney and Rico Abreu during the duration of the feature as he battled in a pack between 12th-15th.

When the race came to a close, Dewease crossed the stripe with a 15th place finish in his final start with the World of Outlaws for the 2014 season.

“Not a bad weekend for us,” he added. “We had pretty good speed all weekend, and now we will look forward to Selinsgrove this weekend.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-62, Wins-4, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-37.

ON TAP: Dewease will be back in action on Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway Park.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports, or by following on twitter @LDMotorsports.

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Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Close Debut Out With Top-10 Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: Destiny Motorsports, and Craig Dollansky, chose the largest stage to make their debut together at, and they did not disappoint, and the new combination timed in well for the World Finals, before Dollansky closed the weekend out with a 10th place finish on Saturday night.

“We are all pleased with how things went our first night out, but like anything, we have some things to work at over the offseason,” Craig Dollansky explained.

During Thursday night’s qualifying sessions, Dollansky showed speed aboard the MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Karavan Trailers backed No. 7 machine as he timed in sixth fastest for the Friday program, before going 18th fastest during the Saturday session, putting him inside the heat race inversion both nights.

Friday night got off to a tough start for the Destiny Motorsports team as a throttle linkage issue forced them to retire early from heat race action, forcing them into the evening’s Last Chance Showdown.

Starting on the front row of the 12-lap event, the Elk River, MN driver got off to a great start as he led the early portions of the race before he began being pressured by Brad Sweet. Losing the top spot, Dollansky would run second, and earn a spot in the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up 11th, Dollansky got off to a nice start as he battled inside the Top-10 as he raced with Kody Swanson.

While battling for position on the 17th lap, Dollansky lost the handle on his machine, before blowing a tire on the 23rd lap, and ending up with a 19th place finish.

“We were a little off in the feature on Friday night, but with a new deal, things will happen, and everyone stayed positive, and we worked on it,” he said.

Storming to an exciting heat race win on Saturday night, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ earned a spot in the dash, where he would finish in the ninth spot, putting the Benic Enterprises/Rick Rogers Construction/Renegade Rentals backed No. 7 machine in the fifth row of the feature event.

On this night, Dollansky was able to make some early moves, as he found himself in the sixth spot when the caution flew on the eighth circuit.

Getting around Paul McMahan, on the 10th circuit, Dollansky entered the top-five, and began looking for more until the caution flew on the 13th circuit.

The restart did not go Dollansky’s way as he lost a few spots, but still kept his machine in the 10th spot, and closed his first weekend with Destiny Motorsports by scoring a Top-10.

“I really have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for this opportunity,” he added. “We are all really excited about this deal, and this offseason we will get some things ironed out and be ready for 2015.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Karavan Trailers, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rens Trucking, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: The 2014 season has come to a close, please stay on the lookout for exciting announcements coming during the winter months.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-66, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-25

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 Craig Dollansky you can follow him on Twitter @DollanskyRacing or visit his website at www.dollanskyracing.com.

 

 

Gravel Puts on Hard Charge During 2014 World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Engine woes hampered David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team during Thursday’s qualifying night at the World Finals, but the Watertown, CT driver rebounded on Friday night as he charged from 25th to ninth during the Friday night program.

“We just had some bad luck on Thursday night, and that really set the tone for our Friday and Saturday night, but the guys worked really hard, and Friday night went well,” David Gravel said.

Timing in 44th quickest for Friday night’s program, Gravel worked up to the sixth spot in his heat race from his ninth starting spot, but came up just one spot short of transferring into the feature event.

Lining up in the fifth row of the 10-lap C-Main event, Gravel gained a few positions to finish in the sixth spot, but did not transfer to the B.

Utilizing his final provisional of the season, Gravel lined up scratch on the field, and put on a very exciting show for the capacity crowd that was on hand.

Simply going where there was open real estate, Gravel had his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle backed entry on the move as he surged toward the Top-10.

Taking advantage of a late restart, Gravel was able to climb into the ninth spot when the race came to a close, giving himself KSE Hard Charger honors.

“We moved forward all night, it was just unfortunate we had some bad luck during time trials, but the guys never gave up, and we ended up having a good night,” he added.

Timing in 26th fastest for the season finale, Gravel missed out on the heat race inversion, before starting, and finishing, sixth in his heat race.

Lining up seventh in the LCS, Gravel needed to get into the top-four to make the final feature event of the year as he used his final provisional of the year just one night prior.

Gravel did all he could as he worked his Roth Motorsports machine into the top-five, but ran out of time to chase down Lyton Jeffery, as he season would come to a close.

“It was not an ideal way to end our season, but you know, it was a really good season for this team, and I am really excited to put a full season together with everyone in 2015,” Gravel said. “I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for brining me on board during the season, and sticking with me. I also need to thank Troy, Brandon, and Scotty for all of their hard work, as well as all of the people who support this Roth Motorsports team.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-93, Wins-4, Top 5’s-29, Top 10’s-60.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team have wrapped up their 2014 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel83.

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Madsen Closes 2014 Season With 5th Place Finish, and 4th Overall In World of Outlaw Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team truly had a memorable year. The World Finals brought the end of the grueling 2014 campaign, and when the dust settled, Madsen took the checkered in the final race of the year in the fifth spot, and solidified a career best, 4th place finish in World of Outlaw point standings.

“It was a really nice way to end our season,” Madsen said. “We had people here from American Racing, family members, as well as the Gavranich’s, so it was nice to run well and cap off a great season.”

With qualifying for Friday and Saturday night’s program taking place on Thursday night, the wind picked up prior to Madsen’s Friday night run, and he ended up timing in 28th quickest. Making adjustments before his second session, Madsen got the season finale off to a quick start, as he was fifth quick for the Saturday night program.

Starting sixth in his heat race, “The Mad Man” got off to a great start as he jumped into the fourth spot before he outduelling, Danny Lasoski, to move into the third spot, where he would finish.

Successfully transferring into the feature event, the St. Marys, NSW driver lined up in the 11th row for the 30-lap feature event, and slowly worked his way forward on the extremely slick surface.

“We weren’t bad on Friday night, but we were not great,” he added. “We just missed it a little.”

Relentlessly working the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Madsen would score a 15th place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night for the final time in 2014, Madsen again got off to an awesome start in heat race action as he advanced to second from his fourth starting spot, safely putting his entry into both the night’s dash and feature event.

Lining up fifth in the feature by way of his fifth place finish in the dash, Madsen worked into the fourth spot as he aggressively pounded the cushion, during his pursuit of Stevie Smith.

Continuing to pound the top, Madsen would get as high as the third spot, as he was able to work by Smith, by a mid-race restart saw him lose a couple of positions, as he took the final checkered flag of the year in the fifth spot.

“It’s just great to get a strong finish to end a strong season,” he noted. “I really have to thank Peter and Bob Gavranich, Dan Ricehouse and American Racing Wheels, Tyler Swank, Brandon Ikenberry, and Chris Bowe for their hard work day after day, and all of the great people who continue to support us.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-96, Wins-9, Top-5’s-49, Top 10’s-73

ON TAP: The 2014 season has come to a close.

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Titan’s Danny Holtgraver Joins Ian Madsen and Grant Anderson In Classic Line-Up

For many years now the Reeve Kruck backed Titan Racing Team have made a habit of targeting the major races around the country, with the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic seemingly always on their racing agenda.

Daryn Pittman, Robbie Farr, David Muir and 2010 Knoxville Nationals Champion Tim Shaffer are some of the names to have piloted the Q36 machine at past Classic appearances by the Titan Racing Team.

The latest hired gun to fill the seat and the most recent American to lock in for the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is 25 year Danny Holtgraver who hails from Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

The former Lernerville, Pennsylvania Track Champion is regarded as one of the up and coming stars of American Sprintcar Racing as showcased by his strong showing throughout 2014 with the All-Star Circuit of Champions tour as well as several appearances with the World Of Outlaws.

2014 saw Holtgraver finish third in the All-Star Circuit of Champions National Point Championship behind runaway winner Dale Blaney and Jac Haudenschild. The ultra tough Ohio Points Championship for the All-Stars also sawHoltgraver competitive with a fourth place finish behind Blaney, Lee Jacobs and Haudenschild.

Holtgraver’s talents have been recognized by many with Tom and Sherry Leidig from Phoenix Racing, hiring the young gun in October to drive their car for the remainder of the 2014 season. In 2015 the team will embark on a true Outlaw schedule with Holtgraver replacing Tim Kaeding.

The American as always will receive strong support for his Classic tilt with Reeve Kruck again providing all the required equipment to get the job done, with renowned crew chief Bingo Jenkins again fulfilling his role at Titan Racing.

Backing for the Classic for the team will come from Titan Garages and Carports, XYZ Machining, Weld Wheels, Hephner Racing Products, Torco Oils, Oven U Oven Cleaning and Titan Steel Buildings.

While it is exciting to have a fifth American setting sail for the Classic, Uncle Sam’s Men won’t have it all their own way, especially with current Knoxville Raceway Track Champion Ian Madsen also signed on for Classic duty.

Madsen will again team up with crew chief Dave Sharman for his Australian Tour but this time with the support of prominent Tasmanian car owner Darren Goodyer and on the back of his American season this is a combination capable of claiming a Classic crown.

Having converted his 2010 Knoxville Raceway Rookie of the Year Crown into a Championship winning year in 2014, Madsen has been a threat each and every night he has hit the track.

For their Classic campaign Goodyer, Madsen and Sharman will have the support of Goodyer Developments, Watson’s Transport, Lucas Oil and Adornato Sand and Gravel, with Madsen again using the Classic as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge as a part of the 2015 Knoxville Nationals.

Effectively joining Ian Madsen in a two car team will be young livewire Tasmanian Callum Zizek who will return to the Classic aiming to improve on his previous luck at the Classic

Zizek will benefit from having the likes of Madsen and Sharman in his corner as he to strives for bigger and better things again with the support of Goodyer Developments, MK Excavations, Lucas Oil and Adornato Sand and Gravel.

The Australian contingent for this years field continues to gain strength with another of the hard charges signing on, this guy in recent years has generally flown under the radar, running a limited schedule which always includes the Classic and as a rule always making his mark.

That driver is Albury’s Grant Anderson who will once again be behind the wheel of the family run, Latrobe Valley Bandag, D&F Racing Products, FUCHS Lubricants, Beef Growers and TSC backed V37 machine.

In short the hard charging Anderson has been a constant threat at major meetings right around the country, in particular at the Classic and also a recent running’s of the Australian Sprintcar Championship.

A previous winner of the Skwid Signs Hard Charger award Anderson will again be another of the top line Australian’s coming to the Classic to re-claim the crown for the Australian’s after Tim Kaeding’s success in 2014.

The final driver of the most recent batch of nominations to be received by the Premier Speedway Club is Victorian driver Andy Caruana.

Caruana didn’t contest the Classic last season, preferring instead to entrust American Trey Starks with the driving duties.

The former Wingless Sprint racer will be contesting the Classic with the support of MSE Engineering, FUCHS Lubricants, Parr Motorsport and Leading Edge Construction.

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Records Pair of Top 10s on Heavy Tracks in the Southwest

Inside Line Promotions - LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Nov. 10, 2014) - Last weekend's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Battle at the Border races felt more like train rides than sprint car races for Tony Bruce Jr.

The track was heavy and fast both nights at the Southwest tracks where he earned a couple of top 10s to push his total to 36 top-10 finishes this season.

"I think on Friday the race track was pretty fast and it actually got wetter as it went on," he said.

Bruce Jr. advanced from fifth to third place on the opening lap of his heat race at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas. He maintained that position, which was good enough to lock him into the feature redraw. Bruce Jr. then pulled the second-highest number - seven - in the random redraw to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"My car kept getting tighter and tighter and tighter in the main event," he said after finishing with a ninth-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway, where he moved from third to second place in his heat race. That left him one position out of the feature redraw and starting ninth in the main event.

"The race track was extremely wet the entire night," he said. "In the A Main we all got in a line and ran the bottom. It was just one lane right around the bottom."

Bruce Jr. ended with an eighth-place finish.

"We all want to go out there and race and compete," he said. "It comes down to having a race track you can do that on. We're looking forward to going out to Cocopah Speedway this weekend. It's a good race track where you can get out there and compete."

Bruce Jr. will wrap up his season this Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

He enters the weekend eighth in the championship standings - only 58 points out of sixth place.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 7 - El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 9 (7).

Nov. 8 - Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 36 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 58 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

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"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past couple of years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, 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.

 

 

USAC Title on the Line in CSP’s Hall of Fame Classic!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 10, 2014) – An entire season’s worth of wild battles, slide jobs and crossovers comes down to just two nights with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series title on the line at this weekend’s 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Also the final pair of races on the USAC/CRA docket, racing action gets under way at 7:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints will be on the card as well both nights.

Just two nights of competition is all that stands between Broken Arrow, OK, native Brady Bacon and his first USAC National championship aboard the Hoffman Racing Mean Green No. 69 entry.

A winner of four USAC National events this season, Bacon topped January’s Winter Heat opener at Canyon Speedway Park that was the first event that included a wall all the way around the 1/3-mile oval, creating an entirely different dynamic than what previously existed.

Bacon’s advantage entering the weekend is 51 points over Bryan Clauson, who raced to ten CSP triumphs in 2014. Dave Darland, who topped four of six Winter Challenge events at CSP to being the year, is another 28 points back in third.

Jon Stanbrough is currently fourth in USAC National points, with defending Hall of Fame Classic winner Chase Stockon in fifth.

Currently ninth in points, Rocklin, CA, native enters the weekend coming off a sweep of the 19th Annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway, a triumph that netted $20,000 on Saturday night alone.

While Bacon tries to finish off the USAC National title chase, Damion Gardner will put the finishing touches on his third USAC/CRA championship as he enters the weekend comfortably ahead of Mike Spencer.

Matt Lundy has topped three of five Challenge Cup Sprint Car features at CSP this season while Gary Winter is the most recent winner in Micro Sprint action.

Tickets to this weekend’s 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic are $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday for adults with children 7-12 just $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Children 6 and under are admitted free. VIP Suite passes are available for $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday with All Access Passes available for $35 on Friday and $40 on Saturday. Detailed ticket information is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/the-12th-annual-parker-store-usac-hall-of-fame-classic/.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

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

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule 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.

 

 

The championship trend continues for racers using Super Shox!

Throughout the 2014 season the wins piled up and now there are championships to celebrate. Congratulations to these drivers and teams as they have definitely raised the bar.

· Bill Balog won his 7th consecutive IRA championship with an 11 win season to raise his win total to 80 in IRA competition.

· Jerrod Hull raced his way to the MOWA championship for the 4th consecutive year.

· Nick Petska scored his 3rd consecutive WIMS title.

· Danny Schlaffer won another MSA title repeating with the Challenge series and a win at the Chilton Fall Nationals.

· Sam Hosey repeated as the USCS 600 champion for the second consecutive year since switching to Super Shox.

· Kyle Sager won championships at El Paso Speedway Park and Southern New Mexico Speedway racing his 305 wing sprint car.

· Danny Smith made the switch to Super Shox and won the ORCS non-wing points and finished a very close second in the wing series points.

· Darren Davis won the Southern States Midget Series championship.

· Todd Daun won the Wilmot 410 championship.

· Justin Henderson and the BDS team were set on kill at Knoxville and won the 360 owner points and finished 3rd in 410 points. For the second consecutive year the team finished in the top 5 at the Nationals.

· In California Bobby and Kevin Michnowicz had a great season winning 11 of the 20 CLS races, Bobby scoring 7 wins and the championship! Damon Arnett who switched to Super Shox for the 2014 season kept the pressure on Bobby to finish second in points!

During the 2014 season racers with Super Shox won these big races:

· Dave Darland added to his win total at the Tony Hulman Classic, Sheldon Kinser Memorial and Kokomo Smack Down for the second consecutive year and became the winningest sprint car driver in USAC history on the same day!

· Jacob Wilson won back to back Little 500's and marked the 8th win for a car with Super Shox in this prestigious race!

· Ryan Bowers won the UMSS Mighty Axe Nationals and the Jerry Richert Memorial in Minnesota.

· Tyler Thomas won Illinois Midget Week.

· Jessica Zemken won the biggest race of her career at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals with a drive from the 14th starting position.

With wins and championships in 410 wing and non-wing, 360, 305, dirt and pavement Sprint Cars, Midgets, Mini Sprints and Micro racing. Racers with Super Shox continue to run away with the wins and titles!!!!

If you’re looking for a true edge on the competition it is time to check out the shock that is consistent lap after lap while giving your driver the stability and control that they need to run it in deep and drive off better than the rest. Check out Super Shox at www.supershox.com or give us a call at 847-548-SHOX (7469) you can also contact us by email at info@supershox.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Kulhanek Concludes 2014 Campaign With Three Wins, 10 Top Fives and 20 Top 10s

Inside Line Promotions - CONROE, Texas (Nov. 9, 2014) - Ray Allen Kulhanek had a solid season despite running into rough luck on a routine basis in 2014.

Kulhanek earned three feature victories, 10 top-five finishes and 20 top 10s in only 30 races this season. He also finished second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings, which marked his fifth straight season in the top two in points and his 10th top 10 during the 11 seasons he has raced 360ci sprint cars.

"We aren't satisfied by finishing second in the points by any means," said Kulhanek, who entered the season having won four straight ASCS Gulf South Region championships. "Our goal was to win the title again and unfortunately we weren't able to achieve that. It seemed like our team ran into quite a bit of bad luck, whether it was high pill draws or untimely cautions or being caught up in other people's crashes."

The tough luck started early in the year as Kulhanek drew the last starting position in each of his first four races of the season.

The first bright spot came on June 7 when Kulhanek claimed an ASCS Gulf South Region event at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas. He added his second victory of the season on July 26 at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, before recording his final triumph on Sept. 6 with the ASCS Gulf South Region at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La.

"We were able to capitalize whenever we had good starting positions in the main events," he said. "Unfortunately, we drew way too many sevens and eights in the feature redraws."

Kulhanek advanced into the feature redraw during 14 of the 20 ASCS Gulf South Region events. However, he pulled the No. 7 or No. 8 - the two highest numbers available - eight times. On top of that, Kulhanek only pulled the No. 1 or No. 2 to score a front row starting position three times. He won twice and finished on the podium during all three races.

"Hopefully we got all of the high draws out of the way this season and we'll catch a few breaks next year," he said. "I feel like we made the best of the situations we were dealt and with a couple of other opportunities we would have had a few more wins.

"Regardless, I want to thank everyone on the team and each of our sponsors who helped us achieve three wins and all of the success we had. I'm really looking forward to next season."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 20 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?fref=ts

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

"Everyone at J&J Auto Racing are probably some of the nicest people in racing," Kulhanek said. "I talk to them quite frequently. They are always quick to answer phone calls and will get stuff shipped out to you the same day. And they are definitely the safest cars on the market. I don't have a complaint on them after winning the last four championships running their cars."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Miller's RV Park, Texas Rotating Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Don Ott Racing Engines, Snap Graphics, Frazier and Son Laser Cutting and Simpson Race Products for their support.

 

 

Starks Spending Time in Shop Renovating Trailer and Building New Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 9, 2014) - Trey Starks will be spending a lot of time in the race shop during the next six weeks.

Starks said his focus is to complete renovations to the race trailer and build a couple of new sprint cars prior to his departure for Australia right before Christmas.

"We have a lot of things we want to get done this offseason," he said. "Since I'm heading to Australia to race for a month and a half it cuts down on our normal time off. So I have to make sure we get as much done as possible before I leave."

The goal is to have the trailer and cars finished before his racing trip to Australia so when he returns to the United States in early February, the option is available to race in Florida.

"More than likely I'll need to drive for somebody if I want to race in Florida, but you never know what will happen," he said. "I'd love to start the American season there once I return in early February."

Starks has traditionally kicked off his season in March with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series when it makes the first of two West Coast swings each year.

"It's always tough to start a season against the best in the business, especially when those drivers have a few races under their belts," he said. "Since I'm racing in Australia this offseason I think it will help me get up to speed quicker next season."

Starks said his 2015 racing plans following the Australia events likely won't be finalized for a few weeks.

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 - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Winning Walsh

Surreal! That’s the one word Sammy Walsh used to describe how it felt to win his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature race last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

After starting the feature race from position six – the highest position he had started so far this season – Walsh was able to recover from a bad start, which saw him move up to fourth before dropping back to sixth on the opening lap, to work his way into the lead just after the halfway mark of the 30-lap event by virtue of getting by three-time Valvoline Raceway Track Champion Trevor Green, and from there, he was never headed.

In what was his maiden feature-race win, Walsh described his feelings post-race as surreal, but also one of relief.

“It was a weird sort of race, where basically everything fell into place, but it was a great feeling to finally get maiden feature race,” admitted the 27-year-old, whose previous best Valvoline Raceway results was a twin-feature race win a few seasons back driving for Harry Delamont and also a second-place finish back in his maiden season aboard the family-owned car.

“We didn’t change anything with our car setup heading into the feature race, because I felt we had a good enough car to run at the front. To be honest, I was pretty happy sitting there in second behind Greeny (Trevor Green), but as soon as I knew that I was faster than him and could get a run on him, my whole attitude changed from being content to going for the win.”

Walsh continued on by saying what an honour it was to win the inaugural Sid Hopping Shootout.

“I’m a third generation racer, my pop, Bob, raced when the track opened in the late 1970s and then my dad, John, started in the early 1980s, so Valvoline Raceway has a special place in my family’s heart,” commented the NSW # 92 Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing / EWT Auto Dismantlers supported Maxim driver.

“It’s a wonderful gesture from the promotion to honour the track’s founder, because without him, we wouldn’t have what we have today. It’s very humbling to be the first driver to win this event.”

Apart from the thrill of winning his maiden Valvoline Raceway feature race, Walsh was rapt for his whole team and supporters.

“We only have a small team that’s made up of my dad (John) and a few of his mates (Alan and Greg), and they put in 100 percent every night, so it’s also great to get this win for them, along with my sponsors,” he said.

“At the beginning of the season we made the commitment to try and contest the entire track championship, and the goal for me now, apart from running the whole season, is to try and get a few more wins before the season is done.”

The night for Walsh started off by qualifying 15th in time trials, before going on to win his heat race and then finish sixth in the pole shootout.

With this win, Walsh, whose dad, John, has a total of seven career Valvoline Raceway feature race wins to his name, has moved himself into the top 10 of the current Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings.

The next appearance for Walsh is set to be the fifth round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship on the Saturday night of November 22.

Walsh would like to thank Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing, Walsh Constructions, EWT Auto Dismantlers, SVH Auto Body Shop, and www.myspeedway.com.au, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Walsh, check him out on Facebook by searching Sammy Walsh Autosport.

 

 

Reidy’s Hard-charging Podium

It might’ve been a result achieved the hard way, but Danny Reidy last Saturday night recorded his third podium finish of the 2014-15 season during the fourth round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship.

The NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver had to start from deep in the feature race field – position 16 – due to a poor qualifying performance; however, despite the less than ideal starting position, it wasn’t enough to stop him from reaching the podium at the conclusion of the 30-lap event in third place.

“I certainly had to work hard for that result,” remarked Reidy.

“To be able to work our way through the field and be right up there at the end is a testament to my car and the hard work of my team, because we had our backs to the wall, but we still managed to come away with a strong result.”

Reidy, who celebrated his 30th birthday on the same night, by virtue of his fourth consecutive top-five finish (sixth for the season) has now moved into the lead of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings.

“As I’ve said from the beginning of the season, our team is focusing on getting the best possible result we can every weekend,” he said.

“We can only control our results, and the points will take care of themselves. I don’t want to be playing the points game, because if you do that, it can have a negative effect on your performance.”

The night for Reidy started with him posting the 14th fastest lap in time trials, and then he went on to finish second in his heat race. Due to a poor time trial at the beginning of the night, he consequently missed out on a spot in the pole shuffle and had to start the feature race out of position 16.

Reidy’s next event will be in a fortnight’s time (Saturday night, November 22) for the fifth round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship.

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

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

 

 

MOOSE RACING PRESS RELEASE- 11/7/14

Jake Swanson Returns / Ram Bull Increases Sponsorship - 2015 CRA Season

Nationally recognized sprint car team, Moose Racing, founded by Tom and Laurie Sertich in 1992, announced today both the return of driver Jake Swanson to campaign the “#92 Moosemobile” for all of the USAC/CRA events for the 2015 season as well as the return of primary sponsor Ram Bull for plans to chase after a Championship! Laurie commented “It’s great to get Jake back for another season. He exceeded all of our expectations as a driver and promoter for Moose Racing. The return of Ram Bull and founder George Blacker’s increase of financial support is great news to us. Ram Bull’s generous support is very much appreciated but we are seeking additional support to secure the goal of racing in the 2015 Indiana Sprint Week.”

Jake is having an outstanding season with numerous highlights including a feature win, many quick time awards, and impressive main event showings. To top it off, he qualified under the track record and scored a podium finish at last night’s Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. Another notable accomplishment for Jake this year is that while debuting for Moose Racing he joined Damion Gardner and Mike Spencer as the short list of USAC/CRA drivers with multiple fast time awards so far this season. That’s great company for Jake to be in! Moose Racing, Jake, and Ram Bull are all looking to convert this year’s momentum of success into next year’s series championship! Jake commented “I’m really excited and optimistic for the 2015 season. I am driving for a great team, an incredible crew, and have awesome sponsors.”

This year George Blacker, founder Ram Bull, has been a strong supporter of both Jake and Moose racing and will continue his efforts for the 2015 season. George said: “Jake is a superb and impressive young talent who broke the track record and finished on the podium at this year’s 360 Oval Nationals. Also, the Moose cars are both fast and so well prepared to the point that I felt the combination of all these things has compelled me to increase my financial support in pursuit of the 2015 USAC/CRA championship.“ Learn more about George and Ram Bull here: http://www.hoseheadforums.com/forum.cfm?ThreadID=88752

Be sure to visit www.sprintcars.com and www.jakeswanson.com to learn more about Moose Racing, Jake, Ram Bull, and all of the sponsors and partners of the Moose Racing Team.

Moose Racing and Jake Swanson want to Thank all of their 2014 sponsors and partners: Huntington Beach Glass and Mirror, Ram Bull, Phil and Eileen King, Circle Track, Advanced Racing Suspension, Lucas Oil, Keizer Wheels, K&N Filters, Saldana, CRC, Freeway Auto Supply, Rod End Supply, RC Performance, JC, Simpson, MPD, West Evens Motorsports, MPD, Victory Race Cars, and One Day Signs. It’s been a great season. Tom, Laurie and Jake hope to see all of the 2014 sponsors back with them in 2015.

If you are interested in any level of support to the Moose Racing team in 2015, please contact Tom Laurie or Jake via www.sprintcars.com.

 

 

SALDANA FINISHES SEVENTH IN THE WORLD FINALS FINALE

AND FIFTH IN WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINT STANDINGS

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 8 2014) – Joey Saldana, the polesitter for tonight’s World of Outlaws event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, strapped in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M for the final night of racing this season, hoping for a successful evening to finish the year strong.

To start tonight’s racing action, Saldana lined up fourth in the first heat. When the green flag flew, polesitter Tim Shaffer assumed the lead and Saldana was riding fifth. At the conclusion of the eight-lap event, it was Shaffer with a wire-to-wire victory. Saldana finished fifth, just outside the top four transfer spots.

Saldana’s path to the A Main now depended on his ability to work his way through the Last Chance Showdown. For the fifth time this season the Brownsburg Bullet had to fight for one of the four transfer positions for the A Main.

Saldana started on the pole of the B Main and was surrounded by a hungry pack of A-list drivers ready to fight for those transfer positions. When the Brownsburg Bullet bought the 16-car field down to the green flag, Bill Balog and Kody Swanson got together, bringing out the caution. The two drivers were done for the night and the remaining drivers regrouped for a restart. Once again Saldana paced the field and took command when the green flag waved, riding the cushion, the fastest way around the 4/10-mile oval. The second-generation driver led all 12 laps of the LCS and earned the 11th starting position for the final feature of the season.

After one final tribute to Steve Kinser who was retiring from full-time World of Outlaws competition tonight, 26 starters assembled side by side for the start of the 30-lap A Main. As the green waved, Brian Brown surged to the lead, followed by Daryn Pittman.

Saldana began to make gains, negotiating traffic to move up to seventh place. With eight laps complete, Donny Schatz and Kerry Madsen made contact while racing for fourth place, bringing out the caution. Schatz made slight contact with the wall and went to the work area but was able to rejoin the back of the field. This is when the other drivers in the event should have cued the famous soundtrack from ‘Jaws.’ Just like the shark in the movie, Schatz began to eat up the competition. Brown continued to lead the field, while Saldana battled Rico Abreu, Craig Dollansky and Paul McMahan for fifth position.

Racing slowed again with 13 laps complete. Brown and Pittman started one-two and Saldana was sixth. On the green, Pittman began to challenge Brown in earnest with multiple slide attempts. Pittman could pull even with Brown, but couldn’t pass him. With two-thirds of the race in the books, Schatz passed Saldana to take sixth.

On lap 27 Pittman charged by Brown to take the lead right before the final caution with three laps remaining.

On the restart, Brown got the advantage and regained the lead. Stevie Smith moved to second. Brown won the event and a check for $12,000. Smith finished second, Pittman was third. Schatz made it all the way up to fourth.

Saldana came home seventh and finished fifth in the World of Outlaws final point standings.

The Motter team will attend the awards banquet tomorrow and then head back to Minnesota where next season’s cars are already be prepped.

 

 

Battling Adversity on Friday Night of World Finals

The fall colors have changed, temperatures have dropped, and suddenly it is already November which also means World Finals weekend. Joining Destiny Motorsports just a few weeks prior, the team was eager to get down to The Dirt Track at Charlotte as they prepared for their first weekend on the track with ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ behind the wheel of the new black, white, and blue #7 paint scheme. With two rounds of qualifying on Thursday setting the tone for the weekend, Dollansky registered the 5th fastest lap among the very strong 56 car field for Friday’s qualifying run followed by the 18th fastest for Saturday to also make the 20-car inversion.

Lining up inside row two of heat one on Friday, the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim held the 4th and final transfer position a majority of the 8-lap event before losing power and retiring from the event. What was found to be a broken throttle linkage was fixed and Dollansky came through the B-Main finishing runner-up to transfer into the feature.

In the 30-lap A-Main the MonDak Portables #7 took the green flag from inside row six. As cars scattered all over the racing surface when action got underway, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ battled inside the top-ten in the early stages. After spinning in turn one to bring out the caution on lap 17, Dollansky again slowed to a stop six circuits later due to a flat left rear tire. With no guaranteed time in the work area, the #7 team made repairs quickly and rejoined the field. Following a caution on lap 24 when the Elk River, Minnesota native worked his way back up to thirteenth, more adversity surfaced on the last lap when contact with another brought out the caution and the #7 was scored with a 19th place finish.

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team will regroup and prepare for a new night of racing action tonight for the World Finals finale.

 

 

SALDANA WINS HEAT AND FINISHES EIGHTH ON FRIDAY AT THE DIRT TRACK

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2014) – The dirt racing extravaganza at The Dirt Track at Charlotte tonight played to a standing room only crowd.

Joey Saldana, the most recent World of Outlaws winner at the 4/10-mile track, was optimistic about his return and looking forward to the doubleheader season finale.

Thursday was a night set aside for qualifying to solidify the heat race lineups for Friday and Saturday.

Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 12 qualifying position for tonight’s event, putting him on the outside pole of the second heat in a field of 11 cars.

When the green flag flew, polesitter Kraig Kinser went low and Saldana went high. Saldana stalked Kinser until he was able to execute a perfect slide job to take the lead just as he completed the opening lap. From that point, Saldana checked out on the rest of the field, while the battle behind him heated up for the final transfer spot. Saldana won the heat with nearly a two-second margin of victory, and solidified a starting position in the dash.

“That was a good run,” said Saldana, “but we will go back and make adjustments. You need a car that can move around to win the race tonight so we have to keep up with the changing track conditions.”

The No. 8 ping pong ball was drawn for the inversion, placing Saldana in the third starting position for the dash. When the green flag was displayed, polesitter Terry McCarl assumed the lead followed by Rico Abreu. Saldana was third, fending off attacks by Danny Lasoski. The top three ended the six-lap dash the way they started and Saldana locked in a third place starting position for the A Main.

One of the fan spectacles tonight included a four-wide salute of the starting fields of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, along with the Super DIRTcar Modifieds, all on the track at the same time, while a massive fireworks display lit up the sky.

The sold out crowd got a four-wide encore performance when the World of Outlaws sprint cars performed their traditional four-wide display. When the field was unleashed, polesitter Terry McCarl took the lead followed by Rico Abreu. At the completion of the first lap Abreu powered around McCarl to steal the lead. Saldana, running the bottom, lost positions but remained in the top 10.

A yellow with 17 laps complete slowed the pace and tightened the field. On the restart it was Abreu, Danny Lasoski, and Daryn Pittman. At the green flag, Abreu took command of the field. Pittman slid past Lasoski to take second and on lap 23, he passed Abreu to take the lead.

The caution came out on laps 23 and 24. After the second restart with Pittman in the lead and Abreu second, a war raged for third between Brad Sweet, Danny Lasoski and Greg Hodnett. Sweet prevailed and captured third place but continued to swap positions with Lasoski. Pittman was able to hang on to the lead on a green, white, checker finish and scored the victory. Abreu was second and Sweet rounded out the podium.

Saldana finished eighth.

“This track was deceiving,” said Dan Motter, team owner. “Watching the Late Models run before us, it appeared that the bottom would be the way to go, but early in our race, the bottom was slow. We lost some positions early on that were hard to make up. The bottom didn’t come in until about halfway through the race. So the race track snookered us, but that being said, we made some progress on our slick track set-up.

“Tomorrow night we’re aiming for a spot on the podium.”

 

 

Driver Websites Creates Custom Website for Sprint Series of Texas

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Nov. 7, 2014) - Driver Websites recently developed a brand new website for the Sprint Series of Texas, which is a 305ci series that was established in 2005.

The website - http://www.RaceSST.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Rules, championship points, pictures, videos and more are also highlighted pages on the website.

Additionally, Sprint Series of Texas will use the all-new MyRacePass Pit Board, which can notify drivers who sign up with the latest news and updates via text messages. More information about the service is available below in the "Tracks" section.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of MyRacePass your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

 

 

Dusty Zomer Teams up with Buffalo Wild Wings #82 in 2015!

(Bill W) November 7, 2014 – Todd and Susan LaHaise, franchise owners of several Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grills in the Upper Midwest, and team owners of the Buffalo Wild Wings #82 sprint car, are pleased to announce the hiring of driver Dusty Zomer for the 2015 racing season. The team plans on running the entire National Sprint League schedule in the Midwest as well as competing at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday nights. Other events in both 410 and 360 sprint car action will also be included in the team’s schedule. They are planning on an 80+ race schedule.

Dusty is excited about the opportunity to expand his race schedule. “I’m definitely looking forward to putting our schedule together,” he says. “I’m getting the opportunity to race a lot more than I have in the last several years where I’ve raced thirty times or so a year. Next year, I’ll be able to race twice that.”

In addition to the NSL and Knoxville, the team figures to race with several other sanctioning bodies including the World of Outlaws. “I’m looking forward to getting to a lot of different tracks, and some new ones for me,” says Dusty. “I’m also looking forward to racing against the stiff competition that we’ll be up against across the country.”

The NSL debuts in 2015 as a new 410 sprint car series in the Midwest with around thirty shows scheduled. “I’m excited for the National Sprint League,” says Dusty. “I think it’s going to be great for all the fans, sponsors and team owners involved. I just want to thank Todd and Susan LaHaise for the opportunity to do this. Also, I think we all owe Tod Quiring a big thanks for creating this series.”

The team plans on beginning in January with the five-night Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. “It sounds like we’ll be starting down in Yuma in January, which is a lot earlier than I’m used to!” says Dusty, who first raced for the team at the July All Star Circuit of Champions show at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota. “It was nice to race with the team the last two months. You go into the year knowing what you’re looking at, and you have a comfort level as far as working with the team.”

Dusty picked up two wins with the team in September. One came at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The other was in IRA competition at the Superior Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. The team registered second quick with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. They also registered two second place finishes at the Devil’s Bowl Winternationals in Texas and finished up 2014 by charging from 19th to seventh at the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Buffalo Wild Wings #82 team would like to thank partners Maxim Chassis, DMI, Parker Racing Engines and HRP Wings for all their help!

 

 

D.J. Foos Named Driver for Coomer Motorsports in 2015

With an impressive four race showing while finishing out our 2014 season, 24 year old Fremont, OH native D.J. Foos has been selected to pilot the Coomer Motorsports #21 in 2015. Aj Havens, also from Fremont, will be turning wrenches on the car. Having never worked together before, Foos and Havens were able to adapt well at the end of 2014 and secure their future positions with Coomer Motorsports for 2015. Brad Murphy will also continue as team manager for 2015.

D.J. got off to a hot start in his first appearance in the car at Fremont Speedway setting quick time out of 20 cars in attendance. After troubles in the heat race, he was able to bring it home in 7th position in the feature after starting 11th. The following weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Eldora Speedway, D.J. gave Coomer Motorsports their first ever appearance in a main event at Eldora in the sprint car division against a strong field of 36 cars. After qualifying 14th overall and finishing 3rd in the heat race, he was able to make it up to the 11th finishing position after starting 14th in the A-main. Foos’s home track of Fremont Speedway was up next again as the World of Outlaws were in town. Out of the 45 cars, D.J. qualified 25 overall and finished 6th in the heat race which had him lined up to start the B-main. D.J. was unable to advance to an A-main transfer position missing it by one spot after starting 5th and finishing 5th but was granted a provisional to be the 26th starter at the tail of the A-main. After the 40 lap main event, he was able to advance nine positions and finish in the 17th spot. In the final event of the 2014 season, D.J. made his first ever appearance at Atomic Speedway for the inaugural Open Wheel Championship featuring the newly formed Renegade Sprints series. Qualifying did not go as well as we had hoped after ending up 39th out of 53 cars. This would line D.J. up starting 7th in the heat race and after finishing 5th, he would have to go to the B-main. As the B-main got under way starting in the 19th spot, D.J. was one of the fastest cars on the track after Aj Havens and crew hit the setup for the B-main a lot better than in qualifying and the heat race. After making it up to a top 6transfer position, D.J. was passing for 5th with three laps to go when the current 5th place runner made contact with D.J. sending him into the fence and ending the night.

Although the 2014 season has come to an end, the team will be busy preparing for 2015 and participating in various off-season events. Coming up on December 11-13 of 2014, Coomer Motorsports will make an appearance in the Aesthetic Finishers, Inc. booth at the Indianapolis PRI show where we will have a brand new car on display in booth 2039. After the PRI show, we will begin to assemble a racing schedule for 2015 as most tracks will be releasing their schedules during this event. As of now, you can anticipate to see us participating with various series such as the World of Outlaws, Renegade Sprints, and All Star Circuit of Champions in the broader Ohio region and surrounding states. If you cannot make it to the PRI show, you will also be able to catch our 2015 car on display at the Piqua Mall Racing Expo in March of 2015 right before the season gets under way. Don’t forget to follow along and stay up to date with the latest news by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

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Keoni Texeira – Building for 2015!

(Eric Arnold) November 6, 2014 - Keoni Texeira completed his rookie season in the Knoxville Raceway 305 sprint car class with an eighth place finish in points. The driver of the Mark Christopher #50 also finished second in the 305 Rookie points at Knoxville, with Kevin Hetrick taking top honors. Keoni finished the Knoxville season strong with his second top five finish of 2014 and winning his first heat race at the famed half-mile. The heat race win came on August 2nd in front of a huge crowd as the 305 class raced in conjunction with the finals of the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

“We are pleased with our first full season racing at Knoxville and around Iowa,” said Keoni. “We learned a lot and we were able to race the whole year with one car and one engine, so not tearing up equipment helped. I am looking forward to 2015 and having a new chassis and engine combination that will hopefully make us more competitive for wins next year.”

Outside of Knoxville, Keoni was excited for the opportunity to race at other tracks and gain more experience behind the wheel of a sprint car. “I’ve only drove a sprint car 15 nights at Knoxville the past two seasons and with all the rain outs we had this year it was good to race at other tracks and get some valuable seat time.” Some of those extra races were 360 cubic inch events where he knew he was at a horsepower disadvantage.

On July 3rd Keoni competed at the Double X Speedway in California, MO at an ASCS Warrior Region 360 event. He started eighth in his heat race, finished fifth, and was able to make the top 16 in passing points to qualify for the A-Main where he finished a respectable 16th against a field of 30 cars.

July 25th he made the tow to Des Moines to race at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and finished 5th against a field of 14 cars that night.

After wrapping up his Knoxville season, Keoni ventured to 34 Raceway in Burlington a couple of times. On September 6th he raced in their weekly 305 class where he started 8th and finished 3rd in his heat race. In the feature the track was difficult to pass and he ran a solid 6th place.

September 27th he once again elected to race against a field of 360 cars when the Sprint Invaders Series was at 34 Raceway. Keoni finished 4th in his heat race and16th in the feature against a field of 32 cars on this night. “It was nice to be able to get one more race in there at the end of the season,” said Keoni. “This just goes to show we have a good car on these short tracks to be able to compete and that gives me confidence as a driver going into next season.”

In October the MC Racing team was able to purchase a J&J Chassis from Skip Jackson that has never been on a race track. It is a nice upgrade from their 10 year old J&J they used in all of 2014. “We have high hopes for the 2015 season for our little team. We have a new car, and will have more spare parts to work with,” said Keoni. “I have to thank so many people for giving me the opportunity to race, my car owner Mark Christopher, Brian Standberry, Jeff Woodruff, Skip Jackson, Dusty Zomer, and James Kinder with Midwest Speed Shop, Joe Beaver and his crew, they have all helped out. I’m blessed to be part of a great community.”

Keoni and the MC Racing team would also like to thank their partners: Winchester Ag, Chuck’s Corvette-Hawaii, Amsoil, DJ Safety, MPD, J&J Chassis, and Gaerte Engines for their support.

2014 Knoxville Stats Qualifying average finish: 5.8. Average feature finish: 8.3 Top 10 Finishes: 8 Heat race wins: 1 305 Point Standing: 8th 305 Rookie of the Year Standing: 2nd.

Social Media with Keoni For the latest news on Keoni Texeira, and live updates from the track each night be sure to like the Kenoi Texeira Racing Facebook page and follow him on Twitter!

Facebook Link - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keoni-Texeira-Racing/215117572017274?ref=hl

Twitter: @Keoni__Texeira

To receive updates or to ask Keoni questions, send an e-mail to arniebhg@yahoo.com.


 

SALDANA SCORES QUICK TIME NO. 24 OF THE SEASON

FOR SATURDAY’S 2014 WORLD OF OUTLAWS FINAL RACE

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2014) – In Thursday’s qualifying action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to solidify heat race lineups for Friday and Saturday’s World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series season finale, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 1 qualifying position for Saturday’s event with a 13.118-second lap. It was his 24th quick time of the season and he scored more than double the No. 1 qualifying efforts of any other driver.

In Friday’s event, his heat race starting position will be based on a 12th place qualifying effort of 12.729 seconds.

There were 56 cars entered for both nights of competition.

“We left a little bit on the table on our Friday qualifying effort, but we were challenged by high winds and changing track conditions,” said team owner Dan Motter.

“We made some adjustments for our Saturday time trial run and got the balance just right for Joey’s driving style. His 13.118-second lap was the quickest but his first lap of 13.157 second would also have been quick enough to earn the No. 1 spot. We are very pleased, and earning our 24th quick time is a great way to close out the season.”

 

 

Remembering how it all began

Sprintcar Association of NSW November 6, 2014

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is this Saturday night, November 8 at Valvoline Raceway for the Sid Hopping Shootout – remembering the man who had the vision and followed through to build Parramatta City Raceway, now Valvoline Raceway.

A red-hot field of 55 Sprintcars have nominated for the event, which will feature the first pole shuffle format for the season.

The previous three A-Mains have been dominated by Victorian Jamie Veal and the only thing certain this Saturday night is there will be another winner, apart from Veal, who is away on interstate duty.

This will also change the landscape of the Track Championship as contenders Danny Reidy, Ben Atkinson, Toby Bellbowen and last fortnight’s third placegetter Darryl Campbell will be looking at scoring top points this weekend.

You can’t discount one of the stars of the last A-Main, Troy Little. Troy was coming on gangbusters till a deflated left rear put pay to that. Throw in Queensland visitor Andrew Scheuerle, former track champion Trevor Green, current track champion Mac Dumesny, James Thompson, Matthew Dumesny and Marty Perovich and you have one hell of a recipe for a main course of action.

This week also sees the season debut for drivers Craig Morrison, Matthew Craft, Brian Czuczi, Tim Evans, Brad Stacey, Paul Lazkezeski and Jarrod Goldoni. It also is a return from injury for Clayton Hart who was involved in a nasty 6 car pile-up two seasons ago on the back straight. Clayton injured his back in the accident and it’s great to see him back.

Making his Sprintcar debut is Thomas Jeffrey, son of Paul Jeffrey. Thomas had a run at practice before the season started and looked steady. We wish him all the best.

Don’t forget to connect with the Sprintcar Association of NSW on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Sprintcar-Association-of-NSW/367613673312688. That is where you will find results as they happen through the night.

There is also the website, which feature pre and post-race reports along with nominations in the lead up to each show. The address is www.sprintcarsnsw.com

Sprintcar time trials kick off at 6pm at Valvoline Raceway.

When: Saturday, November 8 Where: Valvoline Raceway What: Round 4 Sprintcar Track Championship Nominations: 55

 

Tentative 2015 Lucas Oil Speedway Event Schedule Released!

MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson
WHEATLAND, MO (November 6th, 2014) - As Lucas Oil Speedway enters it's 10th season of racing action in Wheatland, Missouri, speedway officials are pleased to release the following tentative 2015 event schedule.

"With record attendance in 2014 and high expectations for 2015, we are pleased to release the following schedule as we continue to strive to provide great family friendly affordable entertainment in our 10th season of action here in Wheatland." commented Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson.

Complete details regarding event specifics and ticket information will be released in the coming weeks.

The 2nd Annual MLRA Spring Nationals on April 9th-11th will kick off the on-track competition in 2015 while the 2nd Annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and Factory Stock Shootout on October 8th-10th will wrap things up in October.

12 Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series events plus 12 Special Event weekends are slated for 2015.

The annual open competitor Test & Tune session will take place in it's normal spot on Saturday, April 4th. The Mad Dog Demolition Derby Night of Destruction and the Rex Merritt Racing School will take a one-year hiatus and will not take place in 2015 with Easter Weekend occupying that first weekend in April in 2015. Both events are expected to return in 2016.

The Lucas Oil MLRA will be in action for their first appearance of 2015 with the 2nd Annual MLRA Spring Nationals event scheduled for April 9th-11th. The first two stand alone Weekly Championship Series events will be held on April 18th and 25th as all four weekly racing series classes will be in action including the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and the USRA B-Mods.

The 4th Annual Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown kicks off the month of May on May 2nd as the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Winged Sprint Cars, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, and the WAR Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Cars all take to the Lucas Oil Speedway for a huge night of open wheel racing. Weekly Championship Series racing will be held on May 9th and May 16th.

The 23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com is set to take place on May 21st-23rd and will feature the return of the MLRA Cowboy Classic on Thursday night to kick off the mega event as it culminates with the 100 Lap-$30,000 to win main event on Saturday, May 23rd featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In addition to the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds are also scheduled to be in action all three nights in 2015 during Show-Me 100 weekend.

The month of June gets underway with the fifth weekly show of the 2015 season before the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series invades the Lucas Oil Speedway for the first time in 2015 on June 12th-13th for the 4th Annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic featuring the wild 250mph Top Fuel Hydros along with a full night of Weekly Racing Series action on June 13th. The first appearance of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Winged Sprint Cars hits the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" the following Saturday night June 20th along with the WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series Sprint Cars. June wraps up with round #7 of the Weekly Championship Series on June 27th.

Highlights for July include a special Thursday Night Thunder edition of the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Championship Series as we celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 2nd along with a huge fireworks show to cap off the evening and jump start the holiday weekend. The 9th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals falls on July 11th featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA as the top late model drivers in the country battle for the $10,000 top prize. Weekly Championship Series action takes place on July 18th. The Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals moves up in the schedule in 2015 on July 25th with several new features in the works.

The month of August starts out with the 10th Weekly Championship Series event of 2015 on Saturday, August 1st followed by the 6th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Shootout on August 8th. Lucas Oil Speedway will take the weekend of Saturday, August 15th off as kids head back to school. It is also the opening weekend of the Missouri State Fair and the Knoxville Sprint Car Nationals. The height of the Weekly Championship Series points battle dominates the last two weekends of August on the 22nd and 29th as the Season Champions will be crowned on Saturday, August 29th.

The stars of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series make their final appearance of 2015 on Lake Lucas on September 4th-6th for the 5th Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals. The Lucas Oil MLRA will once again take to the track on Drag Boat Weekend on Saturday, September 5th as the Larry Phillips Memorial moves to Wheatland for the first time in 2015.

There will be no racing on Saturday, September 12th with the Professional Bull Riders just down the road in Springfield. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals featuring the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour will move back slightly in the month to September 19th. The final Sprint Car event of the 2015 Season will wrap up on September 25th and 26th with the 5th Annual ASCS/WAR Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

After a very successful first year in 2014, the final event of the season is once again the 2nd Annual MLRA Fall Nationals along with the Factory Stock Shootout with details to be released at a later date.

Below is the Tentative 2015 Lucas Oil Speedway Schedule. All events, dates, classes and payouts are subject to change. Complete details regarding event specifics and ticket information will be released in the coming weeks.


Tentative 2015 Lucas Oil Speedway Event Schedule
April 4th: Open Test and Tune
April 9th-11th: 2nd Annual MLRA Spring Nationals
April 18th: Weekly Series Event #1
April 25th: Weekly Series Event #2

May 2nd: 4th Annual Impact Signs Open Wheel Showdown
May 9th: Weekly Series Event #3 plus 6th Annual Business Expo
May 16th: Weekly Series Event #4
May 21st: 2nd Annual MLRA Cowboy Classic
May 22nd-23rd: 23rd Annual Show-Me 100
May 30th: No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled

June 6th: Weekly Series Event #5
June 12th-13th: 4th Annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic
June 13th-Weekly Series Event #6
June 20th: ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale
June 27th: Weekly Series Event #7 Mid-Season Championships

July 2nd: Weekly Series Event #8 Thursday Night Thunder plus Fireworks
July 4th: No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled
July 11th: 9th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals
July 18th: Weekly Series Event #9
July 25th: Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals

August 1st: Weekly Series Event #10 Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night
August 8th: 6th Annual USMTS Show-Me Shootout
August 15th: No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled
August 22nd: Weekly Series Event #11 Fan Appreciations Night
August 29th: Weekly Series Event #12 Season Championship Night

September 4th-6th: 5th Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals
September 5th: MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial
September 12th: No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled
September 19th: Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
September 25th-26th: 5th Annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Oct. 3rd: No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled
Oct. 8th-10th: MLRA Fall Nationals and Factory Stock Shootout
Oct. 17th: No Racing (Kansas NASCAR)
Oct. 24th: Lucas Oil Spookway Safe Trick or Treat Night (No Racing)

Please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for the most up to date information about "America's New Motorsports Destination", Lucas Oil Speedway.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.


Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2015 season once posted, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.


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CONTACT:

Dan Robinson

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager

Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director

Office: (417) 282-5984

Dan@lucasoil.com

About Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City Metro Area, dubbed the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2014 marks the 4th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2014 plus National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) events.

Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.


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Jackson is on track

NSW Sprintcar driver Jackson Delamont is going into the Saturday night’s Sid Hopping Shootout at Valvoline Raceway relaxed and knowing his season is on track.

Jackson currently sits eighteenth in the Track Championship standings but Jackson isn’t too fazed about that at this early stage, as we head into the fourth round of the season long series.

“I just need to go out and do the best I can each and every week,” Jackson said today, “and if the good results happen, then the points will look after themselves. You can only do your best, and I believe we are in OK shape as we start looking ahead to December and the big shows around Christmas time.”

With so many cars nominated for Saturday night, Jackson believes that time trialling is what can ultimately make or break your night.

“Qualifying is unbelievably important. If you can qualify somewhere in the top 15, you are in pretty good shape. For me personally, I seem to lose my way if I don’t qualify well. I just need to make sure I put two good laps together and be on the front foot.”

This week also has the added challenge of a Pole Shuffle, something that is new to Jackson.

“No, I’ve never done one before,” Jackson grinned, “but I have always wanted to and I hope on Saturday night, I will be.

“We are ready and I can’t wait to get out there. We had the car loaded up as early as last Sunday. We will be trialling some new shocks, built by Eric Slade from Slade Shock Technology in the United States so we will be hoping to put on a good show.

“We also spent the week putting the spare car together for the big shows coming up, so it’s been a relaxed lead up to this weekend.”

As always, you can follow Jackson’s progress on race night by following him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jacksondelamont48. Make sure you check it out and if you haven’t already, simply ‘LIKE’ the page.

There is also merchandise for sale at Jackson’s truck, so head on down at the completion of the meeting on Saturday night to pick up a bargain.

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

Bellbowen striving for victory this Saturday night

Toby Bellbowen is gearing up for this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway and if his form so far this season can be any sort of a yard stick, he is in with a fighting chance.

Toby currently sits fifth in the Sprintcar Track Championship and is the highest NSW based driver in the points at present. If things were to fall Toby’s way on Saturday night, he could potentially be leading the championship.

He won’t have it easy as there are a total of 55 cars entered, the biggest car count so far this season, and the night takes on extra significance as the night will be paying tribute to Sid Hopping, the man who built Valvoline Raceway back in 1977.

“It would mean a lot, not only being my first feature win, but also with Sid's name on the trophy is something I would cherish,” Toby said today.

“Whilst Sid is now only a piece in the puzzle, without Sid's contribution from the start, I wouldn't have a speedway in my backyard. We will be going hard this Saturday night for that very reason.”

Toby also hopes the engine dramas that caused a spectacular fire in the dash event a fortnight ago are well and truly behind him.

“I hope so! What happened to us two weeks ago was unfortunate, but more so unexpected. My guys do a great job preparing the car each week, and we can't afford for something like that to cost us anymore spots again. We will definitely play closer attention to detail from now.

“As always, we are going there to win, which would also be a big boost for us in the championship. We are currently in 5th so from here on it's about solid finishes. Consistency is key in a championship.”

Don’t forget, you can connect with Toby via Facebook on www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 and that is where you will find regular updates on race night and the Facebook page is regularly updated during the week too.

Following this Saturday night, Toby’s race schedule is as follows;

Saturday, November 22 – Valvoline Raceway: Track Championship round 5 Saturday, December 6 – Valvoline Raceway: Track Championship round 6 Friday, December 26 – Valvoline Raceway: Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix Saturday, December 27 – Valvoline Raceway: Sprintcar Summer Cup

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season;

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker

McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Hagar Leads Team ILP to Triumph at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Nov. 6, 2014) - Derek Hagar picked up the lone triumph for Inside Line Promotions last weekend.

Hagar scored his 16th victory of the season on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

In other Team ILP news, Dominic Scelzi rallied to a fifth-place finish during the California Civil War Sprint Car Series event on Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

Also, Patrick Dills was honored as the Rookie of the Year at the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

VICTORIES -

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

 

 

Schatz Wins Sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Title Tony Stewart Racing Driver Dominates 2014 Season with Series-Best 26 Wins

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2014) – With the stroke of a pen, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz clinched his sixth World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series championship Thursday afternoon. By simply signing in to compete in the eighth annual Bad Boy Buggies World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, Schatz earned the 2014 title as his 316-point margin over second-place Daryn Pittman is insurmountable.

The championship is the fifth WoO title for TSR (2001, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014) and the organization’s 19th overall championship, as TSR has 14 owner titles in USAC.

Schatz, driver of the No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J machine for TSR, was dominant from the time he took over the top spot in the championship standings following his victory May 31 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. The Fargo, North Dakota, native and his STP crew, consisting of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman, crushed the competition with a series-best 26 wins, 62 top-five and 79 top-10 finishes in 86 races. Schatz and Co. can add to those stats this weekend with the series’ final two races at Charlotte.

“Winning this championship is the result of hard work by so many people,” said Schatz, whose five previous WoO titles came in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012. “The entire Tony Stewart Racing organization and all of our partners should be proud of what we accomplished. We knew after coming up 14 points short of a championship last year that we weren’t going to be outworked this year. From all the guys on the team, our teammates both in the Outlaws and USAC Series to our marketing partners – STP, Armor All, Crimsafe, Chevrolet – our motor builder, Ron Shaver, and J&J Auto Racing, who builds our cars, there are so many pieces to this puzzle.

“We came out looking for wins and consistency and set some pretty lofty goals. First was winning the championship and second was topping the 23-win mark of last season. Remarkably, we were able to accomplish both of those and win another Knoxville Nationals. It was a total organizational effort that enabled us to reach these new heights. Now, we can celebrate as one.”

Schatz rides a string of 35 consecutive top-10s heading into Charlotte. He’s finished first in four of the previous six races and second in the other two, and he returns to Charlotte as the leading feature winner at The Dirt Track with seven wins in 35 starts.

Schatz won the season finale event of the 2008 World Finals, his first season with TSR, and swept the World Finals in 2011. Last season, he qualified second for both programs before winning Friday night’s main event and placing third in the finale. Schatz finished second earlier this season at Charlotte.

Schatz began his quest for a sixth WoO title by winning two of the first five A-Features, including a run from 11th to first at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida in the season’s second night of action.

He made history in April by winning his 150th career WoO A-Feature at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, site of the first-ever WoO race in March 1978.

A pair of late-June victories, first at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota and then at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, moved him past Mark Kinser for third on the all-time WoO win list.

His fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup win in mid-July at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, was followed by three consecutive wins in eastern Canada. A week later, he continued his mastery of the sport’s premier event: The Knoxville Nationals in Iowa. Schatz led 49 of the 50 laps to win his eighth Knoxville Nationals title in the last nine seasons.

A hometown triumph the following Sunday in Minot, North Dakota, started a six-race winning streak that included two more wins in Canada and three in Washington. He scored back-to-back wins in Indiana, winning for the first time at Kokomo and Terre Haute before consecutive wins at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway and Berlin (Mich.) Raceway the next week.

The winning continued in October with his second consecutive fall triumph at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York, before earning his 26th victory of the season Oct. 18 at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway.

“This has been such a fun season,” Schatz said. “There were some rough spots along the way, but everyone kept working to get better. The guys got me a better car by trying things. I tried to become a better driver every night. It just got to the point where you were excited about each and every race and you couldn’t wait to get to the next one. That’s the goal. We had a lot of fun and that’s what makes this special for everyone. We got STP and Armor All another title. Chevrolet has another WoO championship trophy. And I’m really proud that we were able to get Crimsafe a WoO championship in their first season with us. We’re really looking forward to celebrating this incredible season, but we’ve still got some work to do first.”

In addition to the historic triumphs and career-best win totals, the 2014 season has been an incredibly consistent one for Schatz and the STP team. They completed all 86 races this season and finished outside of the top-10 only seven times. Four of those seven finishes were 11th-place results. Schatz earned 13 second-place finishes, with four coming in marquee events – the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the Ironman 55 in Pevely, Missouri, and the Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove. The WoO title puts an exclamation point on a year that included 48 podium finishes amid extreme consistency.

Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and owner of the No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J machine, is extremely proud of the team’s effort.

“I’m proud to have such a quality group of people representing Tony Stewart Racing and all of our partners,” Stewart said. “What Donny and his guys – Ricky (Warner), Scuba (Steve Swenson) and Eric (Prutzman) have done the last couple years is something special. Winning 48 races in two seasons is remarkable. Donny is a true champion and an incredible ambassador not only for TSR, but for the entire sport of sprint car racing. He’s never lost sight of the ultimate goal – winning the championship. I know it was really difficult last year for them to come so close to winning the championship, but the entire team never quit getting better. They did an outstanding job in bringing TSR the title this year.

“It’s really gratifying to win another championship with our partners Armored Auto Group and their STP and Armor All brands. Their commitment to TSR has been a true asset to our organization, and being able to deliver another championship to Chevrolet is something we take a lot of pride in. This is a championship for all of our partners to be proud of – Bad Boy Buggies, Crimsafe, J.D. Byrider – everyone plays a part in our success.”

Donny Schatz Driver of the No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

Date of Birth: Aug. 10, 1977

Hometown: Minot, North Dakota

Residence: Fargo, North Dakota

Marital Status: Married, Erica

Children: Daughter, Savanna

Highlights: Six-time World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series champion (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014)… Career-best 26 WoO A-Feature win in 2014 (through Nov. 2), surpassing previous best of 23 wins in 2013…Eight-time Knoxville Nationals winner (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), and the only driver to win the event eight times in nine years…172 career WoO A-Feature victories … Nine-time $50,000 Sprintcar International winner in Sydney, Australia… Winner of every major sprint car race during his 18-year WoO career… 1997 WoO Rookie of the Year… 1996 WISSOTA National 360 sprint car champion… Made sprint car debut in 1993 as a 15-year-old at State Fairgrounds Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri.

 

 

Russ Hall – Another Solid Season!

(Bill W) November 6, 2014 – Russ Hall and the Skillz Motorsports #29 team turned in another successful season in 2014. The Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver was able to rack up wins, and he also finished on the podium at the prestigious Front Row Challenge. Although he didn’t reach Victory Lane at Knoxville, despite a couple of DNF’s, he finished fourth in the final 360 point standings. After some late season runs in 410 competition, Russ also wants potential owners to know he is for hire in 2015.

The season started at the “King of the 360’s” at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida. Russ started the season with a fourth place finish amongst stout competition. “We couldn’t have asked for better results down at East Bay,” he says. “We also went to Devil’s Bowl (in Mesquite, Texas) early in the year and made the feature there. It was a pretty good start to the year.”

Once back in Iowa, the 2013 Sprint Invaders champion suffered some mechanical ills in that series opener. He was able to bounce back quickly. “Things just started tough with the Sprint Invaders at Burlington, but we bounced back at Donnellson and got the win there the next week,” says Russ. “Then we started out pretty strong at Knoxville.”

Russ strung some early season top fives together at Knoxville Raceway, including two second place finishes in May. He would finish fourth in the points race. “Other than having a few DNF’s at Knoxville that hurt us, the season went really well,” he says. “We didn’t tear up too many things.”

A surprise win came in Minnesota at Jackson Speedway in July. With Knoxville rained out, it became an option. “We decided to go up there at the last minute really,” says Russ. “It was kind of a rough, heavy track. That’s not the kind of track we do well on, but we were able to pick up the win going away. We couldn’t have asked for a better night.”

His solid third place run in August at the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, came behind Brian Brown and Jac Haudenschild. “I think that was my first podium finish with the ASCS National tour,” says Russ. “To do it at Terry’s (McCarl) race like that was pretty special. The Front Row Challenge has been on my car for several years, so it was nice to finish third there.”

Russ was solid just about every night in the #29. “I think in our car, we had fourteen top five finishes in 26 races,” he says. “That’s a solid season. We would have liked a few more wins, but it seemed when we needed a good night, we got it for the most part.”

At the end of the season, Russ had the opportunity to get in a 410 and run for the Northrop Racing #83 team based in central Illinois. “I want to thank the Northrop’s for giving me the opportunity to get some laps in their 410,” he says. “I’m hoping next year we can find a 410 ride.”

He is very thankful for those supporting him as well. “It all starts with my Dad (Roger),” says Russ. “I have an awesome crew and we have awesome sponsors. We don’t really know what we’re going to do with our team, but I definitely want owners to know I’m for hire!”

Russ and the Skillz Motorsports team would like to thank: Waterfront Seafood Market, Kulow Trucking, Northtown Motors, Schnee Chassis, Ostrich Racing Engines, Tom Davis Automotive, Des Moines Industrial Products, Midland Performance, Ballistic Designs, HRP, Jim’s Johns, R&L Racing Shocks and Jocko’s.

 

 

Brian Brown – 2014 Road Ends in Charlotte!

(Bill W) November 6, 2014 – It’s been another great season for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. There would be no better way to cap it off than winning at The World Finals at The Dirt in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend. The competition will again be stout at a track that the Grain Valley, Missouri driver has shown strength at over the years.

I know the team is excited about racing in Charlotte, starting tonight with qualifying.

We’re really looking forward to Charlotte. This is one of the big events of the year. With the Big Block Modifieds, the Late Models and the Sprint Cars, it attracts 20,000 spectators a year. We always like to run in front of the big crowds.

You’ve really won well at Charlotte in the past.

We’ve had some success there recently. We’ve been able to run second in the Friday show the last couple of years. We’ve been in a position to win those as well. I think we’ll unload with some confidence. We’ll look at our notes, and go from there.

I know since the Short Track Nationals, the team has been working overtime getting ready.

Chad (Morgan) and Zac (Thomas) have worked their butts off to make sure we are bringing our best stuff there. We have our best Maxim chassis with our best Charlie Garrett engine.

Tonight kind of determines your mindset heading into the weekend. You do two rounds of qualifying that set up the lineups for Friday and Saturday.

Those four laps are really crucial tonight. They set your whole weekend up. You qualify for Friday and then you wait about an hour and a half and qualify for Saturday. It’s kind of the opposite of what we’re used to in qualifying and then heading to the heat race.

A win would really put some icing on a really good season.

There wouldn’t be a better way to cap off our 410 season than to pick up a win with the Outlaws. At the least, we want to finish somewhere up front.

You will be facing the best of the Outlaws, All Stars and central Pennsylvania.

I think outside of the Knoxville Nationals, it’s the toughest field we face. You’ll have fifty or sixty cars. Fifty of those have probably won races somewhere in the country this year. You better have your best car, and you better be on your game setup-wise. If not, you’re going to be on the outside looking in. It’s going to be tough, but I think we’re up to the challenge.

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Brian was able to put a solid weekend together last year at Charlotte. He would win the Dash and finish second in the opener, before pulling down another top ten finish on Saturday.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com

Brian says – “David and Julie Goodson have a great family there. They also make sure our trailer looks great with the graphics they provide. We’re proud to represent them.”

The goal at Impact Sign and Lighting is to make selecting the right sign and lighting for your business a simple process for you. Impact can design, create, and install virtually any type of sign on awnings, poles, buildings and much more including racecars, of course! They will work with you from conception to completion and make sure you are completely satisfied. We'll give you personalized service, expert consultation, quick turnarounds, and reasonable pricing. Impact Sign and Lighting are responsible for the graphics on the Brian Brown Racing #21. Visit them on the web at www.Impact4800.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brian says – “We feel John Harper and the folks at Brown and Miller have the lightest weight, strongest, best looking lines out there. We use them for all our fuel, wing and motor lines. We've had no issues at all, and we've been using them since 2008."

Brown & Miller’s lightweight range of hose satisfies virtually every racing application and their fittings are designed for safety, reliability and optimum weight saving. With an industry standard ProGold convoluted hose system, Smoothbore hose and Adaptor ranges, they have the complete system. To further complement these products, they can also provide custom engineered fittings designed to optimize hose installations where standard fittings may not be suitable. With outlets worldwide, there is no excuse to settle for second best! At Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, they maintain the simple philosophy that when our parts are on your racecar, they are a part of your team. Visit them on the web at www.BMRS.net!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Christopher Bell adds to HRP / Hepfner Racing Products 12 Championships and Triple Digit Wins Record for 2014

With the season quickly winding down and just a handful of events remaining, HRP Wings/Hepfner Racing Products 2014 tally of Championships and Feature Wins is most certainly one of the most impressive in recent years, including Christopher Bell's top run at last month's Short Track Nationals. The Norman, OK driver picked up his 24th overall win of his season and netted the $15,000 prize aboard the Brandon Berryman owned sprinter running HRP Wings and components.

Bell's STN win added to the already lavish list of 100+ Feature Winners using Hepfner Racing Products throughout the season in several genres of motorsports. While the Winners list contains a very large contingent of drivers, notable wins of the season include Kevin Swindell's spring win at 81 Speedway, 7 World of Outlaw wins for Joey Saldana and Motter Motorports,2 World of Outlaw Wins for Sammy Swindell, "The Sheriff" Kevin Darling was a big winner in URC action in Winchester VA, Roger Crockett and Mark Dobmeier each scored World of Outlaw wins at I-96 and Huset's respectively, Dusty Zomer and Justin Henderson doubled up HRP wins in July at Knoxville Raceway, Sheldon Haudenschild put on an impressive run and won at Angell Park Speedway in The Hartnell 48H, Father/Son combo Al and Danny Schlafer both scored wins during the season and brothers Nick & Kyle Daywalt were both victorious throughout the year. First ever Career Feature Wins highlighted the HRP Winners List as well, which include Nick Daywalt, Phillip Mock, Hayden Johnson and Brandon McMullen.

The full list of 2014 Hepfner Racing Products Winners is posted on the Media Center page of their website.

Along with all the winners, there is large applause and congratulations for the strong list of HRP customers and teams having a stellar year include Champions Carl Bowser (Lernerville 410), Todd Daun (Wilmot 410), Adam Schroeder (Wilmot Mini Sprint), Tim Haddy (Manitowoc/EWSC), JR Stewart (Limaland and NRA 360), Donnie Steward (34 Raceway 305), Jeremy Campbell (NCRA and 81 Speedway), Jerod Hull (MOWA), Danny Schlafer (MSA Challenge Series), Paul Pokorski (MSA Master Series) and Bill Balog continued his HRP dominance clinching his seventh consecutive Championship with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

Hepfner Racing Products wishes to Thank all of the owners, teams and drivers whom were customers in 2014. The crew at HRP looks forward to working with you again in 2015! Congratulations to all of the winners and champions. We're extremely proud of you!

Hepfner Racing Products is the leader in Sprint Car Wings and Components, Front Axles, Nurf Bars, Bumpers, Chassis Tabs & Brackets, custom MULE conversions and the largest selection of Shop & Trailer Accessories for Sprint Car, Micro, Mini and Junior Sprint racing. All of HRP's roster is designed, manufactured, assembled, packaged and shipped from their family owned facility in Hartford, WI. Visit HRP online at hrpracing.com or call them at (262) 457-5015. PRI attendees- plan now to see HRP at booth 4913!

 

 

Fremont Speedway and F.A.S.T. to Award Champions on December 6th

Byron Reed Earns Fremont Speedway and F.A.S.T. Championship Titles

Top Ten in Each Division Awarded During 2014 Banquet

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915 F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, Ohio (November 6, 2014) - The 2014 Fremont Speedway and Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) banquets will be a joint celebration in 2014, and will each take place on Saturday, December 6th at the Fremont American Legion on Buckland Avenue in Fremont, Ohio. Champions from each F.A.S.T. division, as well as each of the 2014 Fremont Speedway champions, will be awarded during the annual banquet; as well as the top-ten drivers from each division. The festivities are scheduled to begin at approximately five-thirty, with dinner to follow at six-forty. A band will wrap up the evening with live music following the awards ceremony.

“We had a great season in 2014; for Fremont Speedway and the F.A.S.T. series” explained Rich Farmer, “The Fremont Speedway banquet will involve a lot of the same individuals as the F.A.S.T. ceremony, so why not have them together...we are excited for it...gives us a chance to reunite with everyone that supported our series and our track...hopefully everyone can make it...it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Not only will the 2014 champions and the top-ten in each division be awarded on December 6th, but a long list of other award recipients will be recognized during the annual banquet. A crew chief in each Fremont/Attica Sprint Title division will be awarded, along with a F.A.S.T. ‘Rookie of the Year’ award, and a Fremont Speedway ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.

Bryon Reed earned the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service championship, along with the 2014 Fremont Speedway - Fort Ball Pizza Palace ‘410’ Sprint Championship. Reed was able to accomplish his dual championship without winning a main event. Rounding out the top five in the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ standings were Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Dean Jacobs. Finishing second through fifth in the 2014 Fremont Speedway ‘410’ standings included Brian Lay, Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith and Brian Smith. Reed’s F.A.S.T. title is worth $10,000.

Nate Dussel, a two-time winner in F.A.S.T. ‘305’ competition in 2014, earned the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro $2,000 championship. Dussel’s win during the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ finale put the finishing touches on his second consecutive championship campaign. Dussel was followed in the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ standings by John Ivy, Jordan Ryan, Steve Rando and Dustin Dinan.

Jordan Ryan used his five feature victories at the Fremont Speedway in 2014 to propel himself to the top of the standings and earn the Fremont Speedway - Fremont Federal Credit Union - ‘305’ Sprint Championship. Ryan’s final margin of victory in the standings was 41 markers over Nate Dussel; Dustin Dinan, John Ivy and Bobby Clark rounded out the top five.

Undoubtedly the most dominant performer of the 2014 Fremont Speedway season was Fremont Fence Company - Dirt Truck driver, Shawn Valenti. Valenti scored 14 victories during his 2014 campaign at the Fremont oval; securing his 2014 championship with a margin of 293 points. Following Valenti in the 2014 Fremont Speedway - Fremont Fence Company Dirt Truck standings were Matt Foos, Jeff Ward, Dustin Keegan and Art Ball.

“It was a competitive season in every division” said Rich Farmer; promoter of F.A.S.T. and Fremont Speedway, “These guys put on a show each and every night...a few of the championships, including F.A.S.T. ‘410’ and ‘305,’ came down to the last night of racing...that just goes to show the level of competition we have in this part of Ohio...we are already looking forward to next year...on behalf of the entire Fremont Speedway staff and F.A.S.T. staff, I want to thank everyone for their support...it wouldn’t be possible without the help from all of our sponsors and supporters.”

Tickets can be purchased for this event by contacting Rich Farmer or Shelly Liskai. No tickets will be sold at the door. On a special note, the top ten drivers in each division, F.A.S.T. and Fremont Speedway, must be present at the banquet to receive awards. Tickets are $20.

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund: Kistler Racing Products, KS 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, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

Fremont Speedway to honor teams; FAST money to be handed out

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will honor the top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints; and AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks at a gala banquet Saturday, Dec. 6 at the American Legion in Fremont. The Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series will also hand out prize money to the top 10 in points as will the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Championship Series.

Doors will open Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the awards to follow. After the awards ceremony the band Steel Creek will entertain.

Tickets for the combined banquet are $20 each and must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets will be on sale at the Fremont Speedway office, 509 W. State Street, Fremont, on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the Kear’s Speed Shop Open House on Nov. 15. A check may also be sent to 280 N. St. Rt. 590, Fremont, Ohio 43420 and tickets will be mailed.

Race teams must be present to collect their point fund money.

Byron Reed claimed his second consecutive Fremont Speedway title, the fifth of his career at “The Track That Action Built.” Not only will Reed take home the $5,000 track check, but the $10,000 FAST championship, his second such title. Second through 10th in the 410 points were Brian Lay, Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Brian Smith, DJ Foos, Stuart Brubaker, Travis Philo, Jody Keegan and Matt Merrill. Merrill will also be honored as the track’s rookie of the year.

Jordan Ryan claimed his first ever track title in the 305 sprints over Nate Dussel who claimed the 2014 FAST championship. Dustin Dinan was third in the track’s points followed by defending champion John Ivy, Bobby Clark, Steve Rando, Alvin Roepke, Jason Keckler, Kyle Capodice and Seth Schneider. Capodice will be honored as the division’s rookie of the year.

In the dirt trucks, Shawn Valenti earned his first ever Fremont championship. Second through 10th went to Matt Foos, Jeff Ward, Dustin Keegan, Art Ball, Dana Frey, Kent Brewer, Cory McCaughey, Brad Keckler and Keith Sorg. Brandon Leighton will be honored as the division’s rookie of the year.

In the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series standings, beside champion Reed, the rest of the top 10 in points to share in the money and prizes were Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay, Dean Jacobs, Travis Philo, Stuart Brubaker, Duane Zablocki, Jody Keegan and Stuart Williams. Dain Naida will be honored as the FAST rookie of the year.

In the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Championship Series, besides Dussel claiming his second straight title, the rest of the top 10 in points to share in money and prizes are John Ivy, Jordan Ryan, Steve Rando, Dustin Dinan, Alvin Roepke, Bobby Clark, Seth Schneider, Ricky Peterson and Jason Keckler. Capodice will be honored as the FAST rookie of the year.

Besides the race team awards, there will be several special awards presented during the banquet.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or www.fastondirt.com

 

 

All Stars geared up and ready to rock the Bridge.

“Finally we are about to kick off the 8th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Murray Bridge Speedway this Sat night – Nov 8th.” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter. “I have been counting the sleeps this week and can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Murray Bridge again for our opening night.”

With a star studded field of top 360 competitors and a few top 410 competitors joining forces the crowd are guaranteed exciting racing. Defending Series Champ & reining Australian 360 Champion Chad Ely will be looking for a win to kick off the start of the series. Tony Bartlett has joined forces with Scott Bogucki this season to run the Series in the Bartlett’s Auto SA75. Bartlett is returning s to the Series as a contracted car after a couple of seasons off and joining forces with the young hard charger of Bogucki will be a great addition to the series. Bogucki confidence will be high after winning the Masters last Saturday night in Adelaide.

Throw in hard charger SA14 Brendan Quinn who has been swapping engines between a 360 & 410 for the start of this season, V7 Paul Solomon & V83 Chris Solomon are back on board the Series for the season after Paul raced in the States for 3 months during the offseason. SA83 Shannon Barry has also locked into the Series and after sorting out some engine gremlins at his opening show in Adelaide the other weekend will be keen for a confidence boost at Round 1. The ACT15 team of Harley Bishop & John Butler will also make the trip over. Bishop ran only selected shows last season and is hoping for a positive start to the Series. Young gun Sam Putland is another to lock into the Series as a contracted car in the #SA71. Putland spend some time in the States during the off season crewing on the Brady Bacon team and is sure to bring some expertise to the team from the experience he has gained. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is backing up for his 8th season with the Series. Locks dedication to the series has to be admired with the team only missing 1 show since the Series started. Another youngster and much improved Daniel Evans’s SA44 will want to take out the A Main win after leading the Mayor’s Cup recently for the majority of the race only to have driveline issues take the win from him. Brenten Farrer, Craig Vandersteldt, Shane Hendry , Wayne Logue, Rory Button - the list goes on it really is an All Star studded field of racers geared up for Round 1.

With the usual All Star, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.00pm – Murray Bridge Speedway, S.A

 

 

Christopher Bell Eyes Oval Nationals after Strong Asphalt Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (November 5, 2014) – Finishing off what has already been a strong 2014 season in even stronger fashion, Christopher Bell added another win this past weekend to run his season total to 25 victories.

While the win didn’t come in what he expected for the weekend, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, settled for a close runner-up finish in Sunday’s 150-lap asphalt Late Model event that came down to the final round at Sophia, North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway.

The unexpected victory came after a strong practice session on Friday in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 Late Model.

“This guy came running up to me and said, ‘Hey, my driver didn’t show up, do you want to run my Midget?’,” Bell explained.

The answer was what one would expect, with Bell jumping into the Butch Lamb-owned HPD Eastern Midget and racing to victory lane in the Friday night feature.

“He had the best car in the pits, no question about that,” Bell says.

With victory number 25 of the season in the books, Bell had his sights set on number 26 in the Late Model 150-lapper that was pushed back from Saturday to Sunday due to weather.

With the top ten in qualifying redrawing for starting position, Bell gridded the event fifth with the tenth-qualifier starting directly in front of him in third.

“I got hung up behind him, I’m not sure if he missed a shift or what, but by the end of the first lap we were back to ninth,” Bell explains.

Bell was soon on the move though on the half-mile, paperclip asphalt oval.

“It was a lot like Martinsville, bumper-to-bumper right around the bottom.”

Up to sixth shortly after the start, Bell made his way to the front of the pack with more than 60 laps to go.

“I’d passed the 74 car for sixth. Then I got out front and I could see him picking off car after car, he was on us when we had the final restart after about 120 laps,” Bell explains.

Bell took off on the start as he tried to knock down his second consecutive win in asphalt Late Model action after an October 18 score at Durham, North Carolina’s Orange County Speedway.

“We had some distance on him and then got to traffic,” Bell comments. “A lapped car cut down on me getting into the corner and cut the right front.”

“It was pushing so bad after that, I was practically stopping in the corners to keep him from getting under me,” Bell explains. “We held him off until the last lap, he did what he had to do and moved me.”

Given the circumstances, Bell was pleased with the strong run.

“There was nothing I would have changed, they gave me a great car and we had a great run,” Bell concludes.

Getting more comfortable by the week in the asphalt ranks, Bell is set for one more outing this year in the Kyle Busch Motorsports entry at North Carolina’s Southern National Motorsports Park on November 15.

But, before that, it’s back to the dirt this weekend aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 51T Non-Wing, 410-ci Sprint Car for the 19th Annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA.

Bell will also compete in Thursday’s night’s USAC West Coast 360-ci portion of the event before plunging into USAC’s prestigious $20,000-to-win Oval Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

“Turkey Night last year is the only time I’ve ever been to Perris,” Bell explains. “This will be my first time there in a Sprint Car, so it’ll be a challenge for sure.”

“Going from an asphalt late model to a wingless Sprint Car at Perris is about the polar opposite,” Bell says.

But for a racer that makes a habit of jumping from Midget to Winged Sprint Car to Wingless and then asphalt Late Model on a regular basis, don’t expect the transition to take too long. In fact, the Thursday 360-ci portion could work to Bell’s advantage.

“I’m glad we have that race, that’ll give me some laps to get adjusted to it and then hopefully be ready to contend when the money is on the line.”

2014 Quick Stats: 98 races, 25 wins, 53 top-fives, 66 top-tens.

Next Up:

Thursday, Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA) – Roth Motorsports No. 51T Non-Wing 360-ci USAC West Coast Sprint Car

Friday and Saturday, Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA) – Roth Motorsports NO. 51T Non-Wing 410-ci USAC Sprint Car ($20,000-to-win Oval Nationals)

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

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

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

 

 

Battle at the Border Next for Reutzel after Wingless Podium Finish!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 5, 2014) – Taking advantage of an idle weekend on the ASCS National circuit, Aaron Reutzel clipped his wings this past weekend to gear up for some season-ending money races in the topless ranks.

And Reutzel tuned up in nice fashion aboard the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car by racing to a runner-up finish in Saturday night’s USAC Southwest main event at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway.

“It felt good to get some good laps in before Western World and the Las Cruces race,” Reutzel explained in reference the $7,500-to-win Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park on November 20-22 and the $10,000-to-win Thanksgiving Bash at Las Cruces’ Southern New Mexico Speedway on November 28-29.

Before that though, Reutzel and the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team has business to finish up with the ASCS National Tour, beginning with this weekend’s Battle at the Border events at El Paso on Friday and then Las Cruces on Saturday.

“The last two weekends of ASCS racing at Short Track Nationals and Devil’s Bowl have been good for us, so hopefully we can finish up strong,” Reutzel said.

Running wingless this past weekend for the first time since a Freedom Tour outing in August, Reutzel explained that, “I was trying to get a feel for it again.”

The Clute, TX, racer got off to a good start by driving the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine to a heat race win, earning a second row inside starting position for the $2,000-to-win main event.

“The track was heavy in the heat race, I didn’t think it would slick up that much,” Reutzel explains. “I was wrong, it slicked off big-time and I was way too loose.”

Still, Reutzel stayed in the mix throughout before ultimately taking the checkered flag in second behind reigning USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson.

“R.J. kinda caught me sleeping when he slid by,” Reutzel says. “He wasn’t any faster than us, we kept up after he got by. I just made one mistake and he took advantage.”

“We have to feel pretty good about second though,” Reutzel continues. “Those guys run wingless all the time and go to that track quite a bit. I haven’t run without the wing in a while and it’s the first time I’d ever seen that track, so we’ll take a second place.”

With seven overall wins to his credit this year including three on the ASCS National Tour, Reutzel will try to bolster the total on the border this weekend as he keeps a grip on his top ten ranking in National points.

2014 Quick Stats: 58 races, 7 “A” Main wins, 28 top-fives, 38 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour Battle at the Border events at El Paso Speedway Park on Friday night and then Southern New Mexico Speedway near Las Cruces on Saturday night.

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

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

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway Set to Participate in 15th annual Trinity Catholic School Spelling Bee

OSWEGO, NY (November 5, 2014) – Two teams from Oswego Speedway will be competing in the 15th annual Trinity Catholic School Spelling Bee on Friday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at the American Foundry, located on 246 W. Seneca St. in Oswego.

Tickets for the spelling bee are available for $10, which includes hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. A cash bar is available.

Team #1 from Oswego Speedway includes Supermodified drivers Dave Cliff, Dan Connors Jr., as well as $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified David Danzer.

Oswego Speedway Team #2 will be led by Small Block Super competitors Anthony Losurdo, Jason Simmons, and Speedway PR Specialist Dan Kapuscinski.

Other teams in the contest include Fulton Savings Bank, Trinity Teachers, Greene’s Ale House, Eagle Beverage, NRG, and the Oswego Historical Society.

Tickets for the event are available by calling the school office at 343-6700.

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.

 

 

Hagar Hangs On for 16th Win of Season After Late-Race Pass at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Nov. 5, 2014) - Derek Hagar continued to add to his jaw-dropping statistics last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar made a late-race move to secure his career-best 16th victory of the season during his 50th race of the year.

He kicked the night off by advancing from fourth to second place during his heat race, which gave Hagar the third-most points overall. That started him on the inside of the second row for the 20-lap main event.

Hagar moved into second place on the opening lap and he stalked A.G. Rains around the bullring for a majority of the feature.

"We had a caution midway through the feature," he said. "I tried to do a slide job in turns three and four, but A.G. got back by me and I rode behind him for a while."

Hagar took advantage of his next opportunity when there was a caution with approximately six laps remaining.

"On the next restart I did a different line going into turn three," he said. "I went in high and when he went to slide up I drove underneath him."

Hagar led the remaining handful of laps, which included a scare on the final circuit.

"We cut a right rear tire in turn three on the last lap and limped it to the finish," he said. "I was running against the guardrail going into turn three and turning the car about the center of the corner and shooting across the bottom to exit the corner. I must have hit the tire when I did that."

The win was Hagar's third of the season at Riverside International Speedway, where he will return for the season finale this Saturday.

"The last three or four years we've ended the season on a good note with some wins," he said. "It helps boost things through the offseason. Hopefully we can go into this weekend and do the same thing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 1 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 16 wins, 25 top fives, 30 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, Dynotech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Hanks Taking This Weekend Off to Focus on Family Farm

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2014) - The focus for Brandon Hanks right now is farming season.

Hanks will take this weekend off from racing as he works long hours on his family's farm, assuming that the weather cooperates.

"It has been raining a lot lately," he said. "If we can get some sun and a little wind it'll dry up real quick and we'll be in good shape."

If everything plays out accordingly, Hanks said he will wrap up his season during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale Nov. 14-15 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

It would mark his first time at the 3/8-mile track and would be the first time he has competed in Arizona.

"I've heard a lot of great things about Cocopah Speedway and I hope we can make it out there," he said. "Plus, I know it's sunny and warm in Arizona most of the year so you can't beat that in November."

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 14-15 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wesmar Racing Engines

Since the inception of Wesmar Racing Engines in 1986, the company has grown from a small business to one of the top names in the sprint car engine building industry. For more information, visit http://www.WesmarRacing.com.

"I want to thank Dan and the team at Wesmar Racing Engines for giving us such great engines," Hanks said. "We have the best horsepower available."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Walls Paint and Body Shop, R.E. Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Making Rare Visit to Southwest for Battle at the Border This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Nov. 5, 2014) - Channin Tankersley doesn't have many laps under his belt in the Southwest, where he will race during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Battle at the Border doubleheader this weekend.

Tankersley, who is driving for Bruce Griffith, will make his debut at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, on Friday.

"I've heard the track gets kind of rough every now and again," he said. "I tend to like the rougher tracks."

Tankersley will wrap up the weekend on Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., where he hasn't competed since his debut in 2010.

"I remember it was super dry slick and it was so cold," he said. "That's about all I remember from that place."

That year Tankersley finished sixth in the main event the preliminary night and he was caught up in a crash during the finale.

"My goal is top 10s both nights this weekend," he said. "It's a pretty realistic goal. Of course I'm going to try to do better, but I think we can be happy if we put together a couple of top-10 finishes."

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., for the Battle at the Border with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Miller's Machine & Welding

Established in 1977, Miller's Machine & Welding builds custom aluminum and stainless steel tanks, stands and structures for all sizes of boats, trucks and specialty automobiles. For more information, visit http://www.MillersMachineandWelding.com.

"If I crash or if I need something cut, they can pretty much do anything," Tankersley said. "Miller's Machine & Welding is a great fabrication shop and I'm grateful for their help."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tracy Hines Begins West Coast Swing as 2014 Season Winds Down

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 5, 2014 — With temperatures in the Midwest starting to drop, it means it's time for sprint car and midget drivers to make their annual trip west to wrap up the season in warmer locales. Tracy Hines will spend most of November out west as he competes with the both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and Honda USAC National Midget Series. First on the docket for Hines, who drives The Carolina Nut Company DRC, is the 19th Budweiser Oval Nationals this weekend at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California.

The Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction are set for Friday November 7, and Saturday, November 8. The main event on the final night will pay the winner $20,000.

“With the long break in the schedule, I am more than ready to get on the track at Perris,” said Hines. “Over the years we’ve had some pretty strong runs there and have come close to winning in the sprint car a few times. There will be a lot of cars out there, so qualifying well and putting yourself in a good spot will be very important. The competition is so tough right now that you have to be in the right spot at the right time.”

Last year during the Oval Nationals, Hines finished ninth on the opening night and was 10th in the finale. He started 15th on the first night, working his way forward in that 30-lap contest. On the second night, he again started in the 15th position. Hines has finished in the top-10 in each of his last six sprint car starts at Perris Auto Speedway, dating back to 2011. The veteran driver made one start with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Perris in 2013, with that coming in the historic Turkey Night Grand Prix, which saw him finish 11th.

Hines made his Perris Auto Speedway debut in 1995, in a USAC Western Midget Series event, on a temporary one-third-mile at Perris Auto Speedway that preceded the current half-mile, which opened in 1996.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, made his most recent start in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series season finale as part of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds on October 11, finishing sixth. He wound up second in the series standings for the second straight year. In the most recent start with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana, at the end of September, Hines finished third.

Heading into the Budweiser Oval Nationals, Hines is sixth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He has one victory this season, with that coming in his home state of Indiana, at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The native of New Castle, Indiana, has 18 top-10 finishes with the series, of which seven are top-five showings.

“We have four more races in the sprint car to try and pick up a couple of more wins,” he said. “We started the year off pretty strong and won in the spring and haven’t won since, so we definitely want to change that. Heading into the winter, a win or two helps in a few different ways. It’s always great to end the season with a good pay day, and the momentum is just as important as you spend those long, cold days in the shop in the winter, preparing for the next season.”

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ
Tony Stewart Racing Driver To Close Remarkable 2014 Campaign in Charlotte

 

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 5, 2014) – For the sixth time in the last eight years, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz is headed to the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals looking to win a World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series championship. In four of those previous five, Schatz has left with the hardware and championship check. By signing in Thursday to compete this weekend, the driver of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J will become a six-time WoO champion.

Schatz is looking to do more than just sign in Thursday for the three-night World Finals being contested at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Fargo, North Dakota resident is in the midst of one of his best season ever with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” He has won 26 WoO A-Features and is looking to add more to the “W” column. Also, for the first time at the World Finals, Schatz will also be competing in the World of Outlaws Late Model division driving his family owned No. 15 Petro of Fargo/Fastlane Car Wash/Schatz Crossroads Rocket.

Returning to Charlotte will likely only fuel the fire for Schatz as he looks to put an exclamation point on the 2014 campaign. He has been extremely consistent at the 4/10-mile clay oval and enters the weekend on a 35-race top-10 streak. He’s won four of the last six WoO events and finished second in the other two. Second is where he finished when the Outlaws raced at The Dirt Track in May during the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 weekend.

Schatz is the leading feature winner at The Dirt Track with seven career triumphs. He first tasted victory at the state-of-the-art facility in the fall of 2000 and then scored a thrilling win by coming from 10th to first in May 2007. Victories again in the 2008 season finale, May 2010 race and a sweep of the 2011 World Finals highlight his 35 nights of action the track. In last year’s World Finals, Schatz qualified second for both programs before winning Friday’s A-Feature and finishing third in the season finale. He nearly maxed out available points for the weekend but came up 14 short of winning the season championship. That won’t be the case this year as Schatz heads to Charlotte with a 316-point advantage.

The TSR team is looking to finish the season with two more solid runs in the STP machine. Crew chief Ricky Warner, car chief Steve Swenson and crewman Eric Prutzman have put an extremely competitive J&J under Schatz throughout the campaign and their attention to detail has led to Schatz finishing every race. He has earned 48 podium finishes in 86 starts and only finished worse than 11th three times.

The pressure for Schatz may come when he switches rides through the three-night program. Schatz is in his third season driving a Dirt Late Model. He caught the bug following a successful Dirt Late Model debut in the 2012 Prelude to the Dream at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Schatz competed in a handful of regional events during the 2013 season, winning a pair of races before a memorable August night when he won the WoO Sprint Car Series 40-lap A-Feature and the Northern Late Model Association 20-lap feature at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He competed in Arizona to start the season and made his WoO Late Model debut at Hibbing (Minnesota) Raceway in July. A run from 18th to seventh was the result and led to him enter the Knoxville Late Model Nationals. Schatz knows being competitive in such a star-studded field is asking a lot, but he’s excited about the challenge.

World Finals competition begins with a pair of qualifying sessions Thursday night to set the lineups for Friday’s and Saturday’s complete race programs. Each night of action includes heat races and a dash, and will conclude with a 30-lap feature.
   
On Thursday, the pit gates will open at 11 a.m. EST with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. For the programs Friday and Saturday, the pit gates will open at noon with the grandstands opening at 3 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Contact Charlotte Motor Speedway at (800) 455-3267 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com to learn more about the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

 

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

 

The season has been an incredible show of consistency for the STP team. What’s the biggest key to maintaining such a high level of performance throughout an entire season?

 

“We’ve been at this for a long time and your goal is to become this consistent. Night in and night out have a pretty good place to start and just fine-tune things to get better. This team has been together for quite a few years. We’ve worked with J&J Auto Racing on the cars for a long time and with Ron Shaver, who builds our motors. It’s an amazing package and we’ve just tried to get it better and better. We always start the year with the goal of winning the most races. We won 23 last year and that wasn’t enough to get the championship. We felt like we wanted to make sure 23 wins would be enough to win the championship this year. Everyone at TSR put in a lot of long hours to get us here and we all want to continue getting better. We head to Charlotte knowing that we were close in May but didn’t get the job done. We’re looking at this weekend as an opportunity to win two more races.”

This year’s World Finals will provide a new experience for you. What prompted you to compete in both Sprint car and Late Model divisions?

 

“I started playing around with a Dirt Late Model a couple of years ago after having so much fun in the Prelude at Eldora. We raced around home and I started talking Mark and Josh Richards of Rocket Chassis more and more. We ventured out and ran the Winter Freeze deal in Arizona last year and had some fun. I told my Sprint car team that if I had the championship clinched that I wanted to try the Late Model deal, too. They were all for it and we just went out and got the championship all but clinched. It’s so much fun to come down to Charlotte and know that you have the championship. Last year, we did everything we could to try and make up points but came up short. This year, we won’t have to worry about that but, instead, I get to try and figure out how to compete with the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the world. It’s going to be a heck of a challenge, but I know we’re all looking forward to it.”

 

Donny Schatz, Career Results The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway:

 

Year

Date

Donny Schatz

Qualifying

Start

Finish

2014

5/23

World of Outlaws

1

2

2

2013

11/9

World of Outlaws

2

6

3

 

11/8

World of Outlaws

2

4

1

 

5/24

World of Outlaws

8

8

12

2012

11/3

World of Outlaws

19

7

25

 

11/2

World of Outlaws

25

DNQ

---

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

11

9

2

2011

11/5

World of Outlaws

6

5

1

 

11/4

World of Outlaws

7

1

1

 

5/27

World of Outlaws

11

9

3

2010

11/6

World of Outlaws

1

9

7

 

11/5

World of Outlaws

15

8

4

 

5/29

World of Outlaws

7

2

1

2009

11/7

World of Outlaws

1

5

6

 

11/6

World of Outlaws

1

3

2

 

5/22

World of Outlaws

2

1

3

2008

11/1

World of Outlaws

5

1

1

 

10/31

World of Outlaws

10

3

2

 

5/23

World of Outlaws

5

7

6

2007

11/3

World of Outlaws

2

8

4

 

11/2

World of Outlaws

1

2

2

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

4

5

1

2006

5/24

World of Outlaws

4

12

5

2003

5/24

World of Outlaws

5

17

8

2002

10/12

World of Outlaws

5

9

21

 

10/11

World of Outlaws

10

4

22

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

4

5

3

 

5/24

World of Outlaws

6

3

23

2001

10/6

World of Outlaws

---

3

2

 

10/5

World of Outlaws

5

9

3

 

5/26

World of Outlaws

2

10

3

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

1

3

6

2000

10/6

World of Outlaws

---

2

3

 

10/5

World of Outlaws

8

1

1

 

5/27

World of Outlaws

---

8

20

 

5/26

World of Outlaws

10

6

4

PRELIMINARY EVENT            DNC = DID NOT COMPETE

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING CONCLUDES DEBUT SEASON WITH WORLD FINALS IN CHARLOTTE

THE END OF THE BEGINNING: Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart will wrap up their debut season of sprint car competition this weekend at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series' World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was at this race one year ago that owners Kyle Larson and Justin Marks introduced Stewart as the driver of their newly-formed 410 winged sprint car team.

IN A YEAR: In its previous 48 starts this season, the Larson Marks Racing team has earned three victories at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway and Willamette Speedway in Oregon. The team has also posted 16 top-five and 32 top-10 finishes.

MOST RECENT RACE: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team charged from a 16th-place starting position to an eighth-place finish at the Oct. 25 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway.

HOME GAME: For the second time this season, Larson Marks Racing will compete at its home track in Concord, N.C. Although the owners are from Missouri and California, the driver is from Oklahoma and the crew chief hails from Pennsylvania, the Larson Marks Racing shop is located in nearby Mooresville, N.C., just a 20 minute drive from The Dirt Track.

LAST TIME AT THE DIRT TRACK: In May, Stewart qualified 13th and finished third in his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heat race. He started 12th in the feature event and was running seventh when he clipped an infield tire and went airborne. Stewart walked away uninjured, but the GoPro No. 2 was too damaged to continue.

STEWART AT THE DIRT TRACK: This weekend's events will mark Stewart's ninth and 10th starts at the Concord, N.C., track. He finished fourth in this event one year ago.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by Larson, a former winged sprint car driver, who is now battling for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year honors and will be competing for his first Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Marks also competes in a limited NASCAR schedule and is a successful entrepreneur, as well as owner of GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

GOPRO MOTORPLEX: In honor of the weekend's festivities, Marks's GoPro Motorplex located at 130 Motorplex Drive in Mooresville, N.C., will offer a special World Finals rate of $18 per kart race all day on Friday, November 7. Rates are typically $25.

CREW CHIEF: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy oversees the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team. Suchy, 39, has previously worked with notable drivers Larson, Cody Darrah, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. A Pennsylvania native, Suchy relocated to North Carolina last winter to lead the formation of the new Larson Marks Racing team.

LARSON MARKS IN 2015: Larson Marks Racing will be a full-time team on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour in 2015. The GoPro No. 2 will kick-off the 2015 season at Cocopah Speedway in January for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

CONNECT WITH LMR: More information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, can be found on the team's website www.larsonmarksracing.com, on its twitter account @LarsonMarks and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

SEASON STATS:

STARTS: 48 WINS: 3

TOP-FIVES: 16 TOP-10s: 32

 

 

Kraig Kinser Wraps up the Season at the World Finals in Charlotte

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — November 5, 2014 — In its first seven editions, the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals has grown into the “Must See” dirt track event of the year. Featuring the top-three dirt track series in the country, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series shares the bill with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the big-block modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series. Kraig Kinser has competed in each of the previous seven renditions of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals and will make it eight straight this week as he heads to Charlotte to wrap up the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season.

The Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals kicks off for Kinser, who drives the Mesilla Valley Transportation/King Racing Products Maxim, on Thursday, November 6, with two rounds of time trials. The first round will set the field for heat races on Friday, November 7, with the second round setting the grid for heats on Saturday, November 8.

“It’s going to a bittersweet weekend, with it being my dad’s last race as a full-time Outlaws driver,” said Kinser. “The whole year has been amazing in terms of the fans and all the tracks that have honored him. It sounds like the folks at Charlotte have some more big things planned for this week. For both of us to finish up front, with the strong field that will be on hand, would mean a lot.”

Kinser finished 10th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series first visit of the season to the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend. He was seventh-fastest in time trials and followed that up with a fourth-place finish in the first heat race. Kinser earned a spot in the dash by way of his qualifying time and ran fourth in that six-lap contest, which put him on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap A-Feature.

Last year in the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals, Kinser finished fourth in the finale of the season-ending blockbuster event. He started eighth and steadily worked in his forward in the 30-lap main event. He finished 23rd on the opening night of the event. A total of 55 cars took part in the 2013 edition of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals.

“The World Finals has turned into such an amazing event,” he noted. “As a racing fan, there is a little bit of everything for everyone. Whether you are a sprint car fan, late model person or like the big-block modifieds, fans certainly get their fill. It’s pretty neat to see all three of the series at the same track at the same time.”

Kinser has nine career top-10 finishes at the state-of-the-art four-tenths-mile, including a runner-up finish in the finale of the 2008 World Finals. The third-generation driver has qualified for 12 of the 14 A-Feature in the first seven editions of the World Finals and has earned six top-10 finishes. Kinser finished in the top-five both nights in 2012.

“We really want to end the season on a strong note,” said Kinser. “We’ve had some really good runs at the World Finals in the past. They recently resurfaced the track, so we’ll have to keep close tabs on it each night. With so many cars on the track, the surface definitely gets used up, but the track crew there usually re-works it a couple of times and has it very racy throughout the three nights.”

Heading to the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws Word Finals, Kinser is ninth in points with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. He has one win on the season, along with 30 top-10 finishes, of which seven are top-five showings.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: The Dirt Track at Charlotte: 0.4- Miles around the Dirt Track at Charlotte 2- Best-career finishing position at the track, coming in 2008 3- Feature events for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Charlotte in 2014 5- Top-five finishes at the track dating back to 2008 8- Consecutive years that the World Finals have been held, counting this year; Drivers that have won during the World Finals 9-Career top-10 finishes at the Dirt Track at Charlotte 11.880- Track record at Charlotte 13.1- Average finish in 22 main event starts at Charlotte 22- Career main event starts at Charlotte, including preliminary features 30- Top-10 finishes this season 615- Miles from the Steve Kinser Racing shop in Bloomington, Indiana, to the Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina 2000- Year of first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Charlotte 2002- First start at the Dirt Track at Charlotte for Kinser 2007- Year of the first World Finals

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY HOSTS “360 OVAL NATIONALS” ON THURSDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 4, 2014... On Thursday, November 6th, Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway will host the “2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals.” Opening the prestigious “19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals, presented by All Coast Construction,” the USAC West Coast and USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will battle for $2,500-to-win and $300-to-start. Sponsored by the Hose Advantage Store and Hoosier Tire, 40 cars have pre-entered the final round of the “Grudge Series.” The spectator gates at the "America's Premier Dirt Track" will open at 4:00pm, Time Trials at 6:15pm, and racing will start at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

NOTICE TO RACERS: Thursday’s race at Perris will be run under the USAC West Coast & SouthWest Rule Books. A $75 late entry fee will be collected and the Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver. Perris Auto Speedway has 95db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and www.usacracing.com.

The annual event at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California has become one of the most anticipated races on the schedule. Last season, five-time USAC/CRA Champion Mike Spencer won the 30-lap feature in Mark Priestley’s #7 Maxim and claimed the “Grudge Series” title. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. set the 1-lap track record of 16.739 over thirty-five entries behind the wheel of the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS. A pre-entry list for the “360 Oval Nationals” is posted at the end of this release and more drivers are expected.

After rain washed out the September 27th “Brawl For It All” at Canyon Speedway Park, Austin Liggett of Tracy, California sits atop the “Grudge Series” point chase. Piloting the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Home Connections Inc. Spike, Liggett won the Las Vegas “Sin City Showdown” on March 6th over J.J. Yeley, Mike Spencer, Nic Faas, and Josh Pelkey.

Heading to the final USAC West Coast point race, Matt Mitchell of Orange, California has a slim 28-point lead over Rauma, Finland’s Markus Niemela. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Jacks Maxim, Mitchell claimed his first series win at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway on August 8th. Leading the points for most of the year, Niemela took the #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike to a season best second place run at Watsonville on May 16th. Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Ryan Bernal, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Troy Rutherford, Austin Liggett, Nic Faas, and Dennis Howell round out the top-10 in the standings.

While the event is a non-point race for the USAC SouthWest Sprints, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix will lead a strong Arizona contingent. Fresh of his eleventh win of the season at Queen Creek, the pilot of Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman has a solid 110-point advantage. Josh Pelkey, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Matt Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Shon Deskins, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Michael Curtis, Nick Aiuto, and Andy Reinbold follow Johnson in the championship points.

In addition, drivers from the USAC National Sprint and Midget series are entered in this prestigious race. Indiana’s Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson, Jon Stanbrough, Robert Ballou, and C.J. Leary will tackle the half-mile oval along with Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell. Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama will return to Perris at the helm of a Keith Ford entry.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. General Adult tickets are $25, and Kids tickets (6-12) are $10. Advance tickets are on sale and for more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars and for more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- 360 OVAL NATIONALS WINNERS: 2013-Mike Spencer.

PERRIS USAC WEST COAST/SOUTHWEST 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Charles Davis Jr. – 16.739 (10/30/13)

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 6-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 11-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis Jr., 4-Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Stevie Sussex, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 360 OVAL NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY LIST: (Provided by Perris Auto Speedway) 2F-Danny Faria Jr., 3X-Terry Schank Jr., 4G-Dave Darland, 5V Colby Copeland, 5X-Max Adams, 7M-Mike Spencer, 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 11-Troy Rutherford, 12-Josh Pelkey, 12X-Robert Ballou, 15-Rick Hendrix, 15B-J.J. Ercse, 16-Mike Martin, 16B-Bryan Clauson, 17-Johnathon Henry, 20-Shon Deskins, 25-Brian Grosenheider, 30-C.J. Leary, 36-Mikey Lovas, 37-Matt Mitchell, 39E-Kyle Edwards, 42N-Jeff Sibley, 48-Brody Roa, 50-Charles Davis Jr., 51T-Christopher Bell, 54-Cody Majors, 55-Tony Everhart, 55X-Kyle Smith, 56-Ryan Bernal, 73-Markus Niemela, 73X-Kevin Thomas Jr., 74-David Taylor, 77M-R.J. Johnson, 81-Tristan Guardino, 81M-Jon Stanbrough, 86-Chris Ennis, 88-Jace Vander Weerd, 92-Jake Swanson, 179-Landon Hurst, 02-Matt Rossi, 04-Mike Collins.

USAC GRUDGE SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1. Austin Liggett-66, 2. J.J. Yeley-64, 3. Mike Spencer-60, 4. Nic Faas-54, 5. Troy Rutherford-53, 6. Josh Pelkey-52, 7. Markus Niemela-49, 8. Charles Davis Jr.-44, 9. Matt Mitchell-39, 10. Mike Martin-37, 11. Brody Roa-36, 12. Jimmy Crawford-34, 13. Landon Hurst-30, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-27, ---Dennis Howell-27, 16. Michael Faccinto-24, ---A.J. Bender-24, Rusty Carlile-24, 19. Richard Vander Weerd-21, 20. Danny Faria Jr.-19, 21. Georgie Morris-17, 22. Tye Mihocko-15, 23. Mike Colegrove-14, 24. Shon Deskins-1, ---Andrew Reinbold-1, ---Reece Goetz-1.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Matt Mitchell-659, 2. Markus Niemela-631, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5. Ryan Bernal-512, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-500, --Troy Rutherford-500, 8. Austin Liggett-490, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-344, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-205, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-154, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1259, 2. Josh Pelkey-1149, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1117, 4. Matt Rossi-1040, 5. Mike Martin-993, 6. Shon Deskins-977, 7. Tye Mihocko-893, 8. Michael Curtis-685, 9. Nick Aiuto-663, 10. Andy Reinbold-656, 11. Brian Hosford-636, 12. Bruce St. James-628, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-457, 15. Tom Ogle-439, 16. Josh Shipley-438, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

 

 

JAMIE VEAL GUNNING FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN AND $10,000 SPRINTCAR JACKPOT

Sprintcar ace Jamie Veal is aiming for his fifth consecutive victory and a $10,000 payday when he contests Avalon Raceway’s invitational Sprintcar Jackpot event on Saturday night.

Undefeated in the 2014/15 season, Veal heads to Avalon on the back of a commanding win last weekend at Moama’s Heartland Raceway, where he lapped almost the entire field.

A week earlier, the SWI Engineering/Lucas Oil #35 Maxim driver also became the first Victorian to claim three events in a row at Sydney Speedway, Parramatta.

Veal said the lure of $10,000 is even more of an incentive for a fifth successive victory.

“Five from five would be an incredible feat. The Jackpot is the first big money show of the year and will be the toughest race we’ve faced so far,” Veal said.

“Avalon is a fun track that throws up different conditions every time. It’s flat and narrow, so hopefully the weather is in our favour and its’ a slower track for good elbows-up racing.”

The Sprintcar Jackpot features an unconventional format, which sees the night begin with two 25-lap races. The 32-car field is then whittled down to a 12 over two more elimination races for a 10-lap dash to the $10,000.

Veal knows he will have to be on his game against the high calibre field.

“It’s quite a unique event so it’s really important to be on the pace from start,” Veal said.

“A bad starting position for the opening race can really ruin your night. Guys like James McFadden, David Murcott and Steven Lines are in form, so it will be tight racing.”

The 26-year-old from Warrnambool honed his race craft in America in the off-season with a whirlwind tour of Ohio – where he claimed his first US win – and attributes continuity in the car to his early season surge.

“All of our gear is the same as the end of 2013/14 and we have a really racy package for the SWI Engineering/Lucas Oil Maxim,” Veal said.

“We were strong at the end of last season, so I feel like we picked up where we left off.

“Racing in America definitely helped too because it meant I could get invaluable time behind the wheel over our winter so I was comfortable in the car from the first night.”

The Sprintcar Jackpot takes place on Saturday night at Avalon Raceway with racing from 6pm.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Announces 2015 SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge Qualifiers in New Zealand and Australia

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Brian Stickel, general manager and promoter at the Knoxville Raceway, is pleased to announce the dates and venues for the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge qualifiers in 2015. This trio of events will be the only races at which American sprint car drivers can qualify for the 22nd Annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge to be held on Friday, August 14, 2015, during the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals:

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series Round 1; WxC Speedway; Western Springs (Auckland), New Zealand,

Monday, December 8, 2014 - Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series Round 2; Robertson Holden International Speedway; Palmerston North, New Zealand, and

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, January 23-24-25, 2015 - Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic; Premier Speedway; Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Said Knoxville Raceway general manager Brian Stickel this week, "We are very pleased to once again partner with Greg Mosen at Western Springs, Bruce Robertson at Palmerston North, and David Mills at Warrnambool on these qualifiers. It is my understanding that Americans like Jonathan Allard, Jac Haudenschild, Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser, Trey Starks, Brad Sweet and others have already made their intentions known that they will be venturing 'Down Under' in order to qualify for the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge. All American sprint car drivers are encouraged to compete in one of these three qualifiers in order to represent the USA in mid-August. I would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank the good people at SPEED SPORT magazine for all of their support of this event, whose mission is uniting nations through motorsports. Just last night I saw a great repeat feature by Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio on the Knoxville World Challenge on their SPEED SPORT Magazine television show on MAV TV. That is incredible exposure for the drivers, teams and tracks involved in this truly international event."

For more information on the Knoxville Raceway and its 22nd annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge during the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals, fans are urged to visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

For information on SPEED SPORT magazine, fans can visit www.nationalspeedsportnews.com.

For news on the three international qualifiers, visit:

WxC Speedway - http://springsspeedway.com/

Robertson Holden International Speedway - http://www.pnspeedway.co.nz/

Premier Speedway - http://www.premierspeedway.com.au/

 

 

 

STEVE KINSER
‘The King of the Outlaws” Concludes 2014 Campaign at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

 

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 4, 2014) – It seems only appropriate that World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series icon Steve Kinser will close his 34th and final full season competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” at an event that shares sponsorship with his famous No. 11 racecar. Kinser, the all-time winningest driver in WoO history with 577 career A-Feature wins, hopes to close the Outlaws’ “Salute the King Tour” this weekend with a victory at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway behind the wheel of Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim in the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals.

Kinser embarked on this season as his final run at a 21st WoO title and, after scoring a victory in the final night of the season’s opening event in Florida in February, he’d like nothing more than to bookend his campaign with a victory during the season’s final event. The Bloomington, Indiana native has twice come out victorious at the 4/10-mile, clay oval, scoring his 450th career WoO A-Feature win October 2001 and the inaugural World Finals event back in 2007.

This weekend’s season finale will mark the end of an era in the sport as Kinser, who has plans to race in 2015 but not as a full-time Outlaw. Kinser competed in the Outlaws’ first-ever event back in March 1978 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas and concluded that first season by claiming the first WoO title. His incredible career blossomed as he teamed with his cousin Karl Kinser, and the duo won the biggest races annually and championships throughout the 1980s and into the mid-1990s before Kinser established Steve Kinser Racing following a stint with NASCAR’s top division in 1995. When “The King of the Outlaws” returned, it didn’t take long for the former Indiana High School Wrestling State Champion to reclaim his position as the driver to beat at dirt tracks all across North America. The championships continued through the early 2000s and, for the last decade, Kinser has continued to push the next generation of Outlaw stars. In 2010, he joined Tony Stewart Racing and has had a productive five-year run driving for the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.

Kinser has had numerous highlights during his illustrious career and several have come in Charlotte. He’s competed in 35 of the 36 WoO A-Features contested at the facility. In addition to his two victories, Kinser has picked up 20 top-five finishes and 29 top-10s. In last year’s season finale, Kinser earned the pole position for the 30-lap A-Feature and finished fifth.

Through 86 nights of racing in 2014, Kinser holds the eighth position in the championship standings. His victory at Volusia was a highlight and he’s earned a total of 11 top-fives and 40 top-10s this seas.

After having been honored from coast to coast throughout 2014, Kinser will participate in another pair of special ceremonies Friday at The Dirt Track. First, Kinser will be part of a presentation by the track at 2:45 p.m. EST, which will include a special dedication ceremony by Charlotte Motor Speedway president and general manager Marcus Smith. Later Friday, Kinser will be joined by Eric Bondy, vice president, consumer for Textron Specialized Vehicles, a division of Textron Inc., which manufactures Bad Boy Buggies. They’ll hand over the keys to a one-of-a-kind Salute to the King-themed Ambush iS to Dolly Bickel, who was the grand prize winner of the recent Bad Boy Buggies Salute to the King promotion.

World Finals competition begins with a pair of qualifying sessions Thursday night to set the lineups for Friday’s and Saturday’s complete race programs. Each night of action includes heat races and a dash, and will conclude with a 30-lap feature.
   
On Thursday, the pit gates will open at 11 a.m. with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. For the programs Friday and Saturday, the pit gates will open at noon with the grandstands opening at 3 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Contact Charlotte Motor Speedway at (800) 455-3267 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com to learn more about the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

 

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

 

So much of this year’s “Salute to the King Tour” has been focused on this being your last time at particular tracks. How much have you enjoyed the outpouring from the fans and tracks that you’ve received?

 

“It’s been incredibly humbling, that’s for sure. Last year, Dana, Tony and I sat down and talked about what we thought the year might be like, and I honestly had no idea that it would be as great as it has. The fans have been incredible. I had so many people come up this year and thank me for what I’ve done and a lot of them had different favorite drivers. It’s hard to think about everything you’ve done when you are in the moment, but I know we’ll all appreciate this season more and more as time goes on. It’s going to be bittersweet at Charlotte. The place will be buzzing with energy and we’re going to try and take it all in.”

The World Finals has traditionally been a very competitive event. What’s the key for you to have a successful final weekend?

 

“We’re going to have to be a little better than we have been at times this year. There have been some moments where we’ve been competitive, but, with the quality of competition, it’s going to be really important to get qualified in a good position. You have to be able to get into that dash so you can start relatively close to the front. It’s a big, fast track where we’ve had some decent runs. The Bad Boy Buggies guys (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois and Mark Angerett Jr.) have spent the past couple weeks at the shop getting us ready. I’ve tried to put in some time in the gym to help me be ready, too. We’d really like to be in a good position on Friday and Saturday to have a chance.”

 

Steve Kinser, Career Results - The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway:

 

Year

Date

Steve Kinser

Qualifying

A-Start

A-Finish

2014

5/23

World of Outlaws

10

9

7

2013

11/9

World of Outlaws

4

7

5

 

11/8

World of Outlaws

26

25

15

 

5/24

World of Outlaws

4

7

5

2012

11/3

World of Outlaws

40

25

13

 

11/2

World of Outlaws

30

23

19

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

4

6

13

2011

11/5

World of Outlaws

8

4

2

 

11/4

World of Outlaws

2

5

7

 

5/27

World of Outlaws

8

2

2

2010

11/6

World of Outlaws

3

5

13

 

11/5

World of Outlaws

5

12

7

 

5/29

World of Outlaws

13

7

4

2009

11/7

World of Outlaws

25

4

4

 

11/6

World of Outlaws

4

17

17

 

5/22

World of Outlaws

3

6

5

2008

11/1

World of Outlaws

8

14

6

 

10/31

World of Outlaws

3

8

4

 

5/23

World of Outlaws

15

15

7

2007

11/3

World of Outlaws

7

1

1

 

11/2

World of Outlaws

11

4

4

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

14

14

5

2006

5/24

---

DNC

 

 

2003

5/24

World of Outlaws

2

10

9

2002

10/12

World of Outlaws

15

19

7

 

10/11

World of Outlaws

6

10

6

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

---

1

4

 

5/24

World of Outlaws

3

5

2

2001

10/6

World of Outlaws

---

1

1

 

10/5

World of Outlaws

1

3

2

 

5/26

World of Outlaws

---

1

4

 

5/25

World of Outlaws

6

8

2

2000

10/6

World of Outlaws

---

1

2

 

10/5

World of Outlaws

7

2

2

 

5/27

World of Outlaws

7

10

2

 

5/26

World of Outlaws

25

24

10

PRELIMINARY EVENT            DNC = DID NOT COMPETE

 

 

DAMION GARDNER TALKS ABOUT THIS WEEK’S OVAL NATIONALS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, November 4, 2014) Heading into this week’s 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway, make no mistake about who is the favorite heading into the prestigious event. Most insiders are tabbing Concord, California sprint car superstar Damion Gardner as the man who will drive home with the $20,000.00 paycheck on Saturday night.

The reason most racing pundits are picking the driver, who is known as “The Demon,” to win the biggest traditional race in the country is quite simple. He has dominated the action in 2014. The slender star is about to sew up his second USAC/CRA title in a row and his third of all-time. Heading into the big race, he is 253-points ahead of second place Mike Spencer in the championship standings. He has won 11 of the 18 main events this year. He also tops the charts in the series in fast times and heat race wins. In addition, the Mark Alexander owned #4 that he drives performs almost flawlessly every time it is on the track.

The form of Concord, California’s Damion Gardner heading into this week’s 19th Annual Oval Nationals. Media, please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

With the race looming only a few days away, the fiery driver took the time to answer some questions on Monday afternoon.

The PAS: The USAC/CRA Series has had a long time off since the last race. Nearly two months. How have you and the team been getting ready and have you done anything special?

Gardner: No, not really done anything special. We have had a long time off. I don’t think anyone wishes for this long of a time off, but I guess that is what USAC wants so that is what we got. We have not really done much. Polishing everything I guess. We will shake the rust off a bit and get going.

The PAS: Are you guys bringing two cars down?

Gardner: No. What do you mean? One car. We have three cars, but we are only going to race one.

The PAS: I mean you are hauling back up cars with you in case of an emergency?

Gardiner: Oh yeah! These guys have plenty of spares. They are ready to go.

The PAS: You have won the Oval Nationals two-times. In your mind, how big of a race is it compared to other big races around the country?

Gardner: Oh, I think it is the biggest race in the non-wing world. I don’t know if there is any bigger one. You can argue about bigger sprint car races, but there not any bigger non wing races. Thanks to Mike and All Coast Construction they got the purse back up to what it needs to be. It has been kind of down for a while and now it is back to what a purse for something called the Oval Nationals needs to be. They have got the money back and it is kind of got to be a big event again. I think you can feel it from the competitors to the fans getting excited about it again. Hopefully we can all learn something from that. You put more in, you get more back. Hopefully we can keep rolling and make this thing bigger every year.

The PAS: You just talked about the prestige of the Oval Nationals. So, what is more important to you? Winning the Oval Nationals or the size of the paycheck?

Gardner: Oh, I don’t know. I have always been a guy who just races to win. I know a lot of guys say that, but that is not true. I have always figured if you win races the money just comes whether it is a little bit or a lot. There have been races I won and been cruising around toward victory lane when I am thinking how cool it is just to win and then, holy moly, it pays this much money. That is a sweet bonus. So to stack another trophy and get another Oval Nationals win and be one of the guys who wins a lot of them that would mean a lot to me. And, to be a west coast guy who wins it, that is another big thing. The money is just a bonus.

Damion Gardner lets out a yell after winning the PAS season opening sprint car race in March. Media, please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The PAS: You are racing two nights against the best competition you will race all year. You have all of the regular stars from out here against all of the top guys from the Midwest. Does that make your approach any different for this race?

Gardner: Fortunately, I think I am in a good point’s position. You are going to race to win it. You are going to race hard to win the Oval Nationals and you are going to race hard to show you are the best. I take a little pride in showing those guys in the Midwest that we are as good as them. That goes back and forth through the years. There was a time in the SCRA days when the west coast guys were probably better than the Midwest guys. It goes back and forth so there is bragging rights. Sometimes I don’t think our guys take that serious enough, but we should. If you can just step up your game or go a little extra, you should. This is the race to do it at.

The PAS: You are going to win the USAC/CRA championship this year. You have won over half the main events. Had the most fast qualifying times and won the most heat races. You also met your goal of going more than 200-MPH in a sprint car. So, if you do not win the Oval Nationals will that have an effect on how you will look back on this season years from now?

Gardner: Not at all. The only time a race will affect me is when I have not done my homework or have not prepared well for it. That is from the car, to me mentally and to correcting the errors I have made in the past. If I have not done that, then I would feel bad about losing the Oval Nationals. As long as me and the crew do all of our work and do our best, then I am all right with that. I have been in a lot of Oval Nationals and I did not win a lot of them. And, there is a lot of them I should have won, but I didn’t. You never know how it is going to play out. You just give it your all, your best and hopefully you can do it.

The PAS: Win, lose or draw at the Oval Nationals, there will be an after the race party in your pit with a DJ and a film crew to shoot scenes for the documentary “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car” on Saturday.

Gardner: Yeah, we are looking forward to that. Mike from All Coast Construction is throwing a little party there and wants to film. You know for the fans to come down and enjoy it after the big race. If we can go to victory lane, we will have a couple things to celebrate. If not, we will have other things to celebrate. It should be a good time,

Camping for the 19th Oval Nationals will be on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. The campground will open at noon on Wednesday and the fee is $25.00 per night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

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

OVAL NATIONALS CHAMPIONS

1996 - Jimmy Sills

1997 - Rip Williams

1998 - Rodney Argo

1999 - Rickie Gaunt

2000 - Tony Jones

2001 - Bud Kaeding

2002 - Bud Kaeding

2003 - Cory Kruseman

2004 - Cory Kruseman

2005 - Dave Darland

2006 - Dave Darland

2007 - Bud Kaeding

2008 - Jesse Hockett

2009 - Damion Gardner

2010 - Chris Windom

2011 - Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 - Dave Darland

 

 

Dover Ends Season Early With 14 Feature Wins and 22 Podium Finishes

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Nov. 4, 2014) - The 2014 season has ended with 14 feature victories for Jack Dover, who has earned at least nine wins each of the past seven years.

Dover, whose ride fell through for the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., also recorded 22 podium finishes in 43 races this season.

"I had a very successful 2014 season," he said. "We didn't get to race as often as I'd like, but I can't complain about the year we put together."

Dover noted that his highlight came in July when he scored three victories on the same weekend for the first time in his career. It jumpstarted a streak of four consecutive wins and five triumphs in eight races.

However, his win during the 58th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals - July 26 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan. - stands out among his 14 victories.

"That race has been going on for a long time and to win it two years in a row was pretty awesome," he said.

Despite a limited schedule, Dover finished second in the ASCS Midwest Region championship standings. He led that region along with the Nebraska 360 Sprints in feature victories.

Dover anticipates a similar schedule next season with the hope of adding more races. That will likely include a handful of events at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and several with the newly formed National Sprint League.

"I'll try to run more races and hit that 20-win mark and have another successful year," he said. "Hopefully we can get a full-time ride or sponsorship."

Dover wants to thank all of his sponsors, crew and family for the support this season and he looks forward to next year.

Additionally, Dover will post used parts for sale in the near future at https://www.facebook.com/JDRgarage .

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 34 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 39 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover's Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=690556044355835&fref=nf

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 couple of years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies, Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking 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 STP Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail teamdover@gmail.com.

 

 

Baughman Tackling ASCS National Tour Battle at the Border This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Nov. 4, 2014) - Josh Baughman will close out his season during the next two weekends with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Baughman is heading to a pair of familiar tracks this weekend for the Battle at the Border doubleheader, which is slated for Friday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.

"I've won at El Paso Speedway Park and we've had some good runs at Southern New Mexico Speedway, but we haven't gotten a win there yet," he said.

Baughman cut his teeth in sprint cars at both tracks in the 305ci ranks before advancing into 360s. However, his Jason Johnson Racing team has earned a pair of victories this season.

"We've got four races left this season," he said. "I hope we can put together some good results and we can carry some momentum into the offseason and next year."

Baughman, who has recorded six top fives and 14 top 10s this season, is searching for his first top 10 at both tracks in a 360 sprint car.

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., for the Battle at the Border 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

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Energy Equipment Co.

Headquartered in Midland, Texas, Energy Equipment Co. is a family-owned company, which has gained a reputation for competitive pricing and customer service. Its qualified staff members have more than 30 years of experience in the gas compression industry. For more information, visit http://www.EnergyEquipmentCo.com.

"Energy Equipment has been on board the last couple of years," Baughman said. "They help me out quite a bit and I really appreciate their support."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Dodge City Raceway Park Releases Tentative 2015 Schedule

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (November 4, 2014) – With the distribution of championship hardware and point fund monies in the books this past weekend, the tentative slate of 2015 events for Dodge City Raceway Park has been released.

The 2015 schedule of events atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval is heavy on Sprint Car action with Sprints included on eleven of the 15 scheduled nights of action.

Once again, the 2015 schedule is highlighted by the annual World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boothill Showdown” on July 3-4.

The Steve King Memorial takes place at DCRP for the second year in a row on June 27 with an all Sprint Car card of ASCS vs. NCRA 360 Sprint Cars and URSS 305 Sprint Cars.

The URSS ranks make four stops at DCRP once again with the addition of three nights of DCRP 305 Sprint Cars to the 2015 slate.

The DCRP 2015 season gets under way on Saturday, April 11, following an open practice on April 4.

Dodge City Raceway Park Tentative 2015 Schedule:

April 4 – Open Practice (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

April 11 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks)

April 25 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks)

May 9 – URSS Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

May 30 – NCRA Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

June 13 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks)

June 20 – Weekly Racing Series (Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks)

June 27 – Steve King Memorial – NCRA/ASCS 360 Sprint Cars and URSS 305 Sprint Cars

July 3 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Colorado Lightning Sprints, Sport Modifieds

July 4 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Colorado Lightning Sprints, Sport Modifieds

July 18 – Third Annual Modified Stampede ($1,200-to-win) plus Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

July 24 – First Responder Night / URSS Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

August 22 – Freedom Tour USAC Southwest Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, K.A.R. Everett Isaac Tribute

August 29 – Second Annual Sport Modified Mayhem ($1,000-to-win) plus Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

September 26 – Third Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Night / URSS Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

October 3 – Night of Destruction

November 7 – Awards Banquet

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.

 

 

Joey Moughan – A Look Back, A Look Ahead!

(Bill W) November 4, 2014 – For someone with over two hundred wins in his racing career, Joey Moughan’s 2014 season may have been overwhelmed with frustration. Though there were times when things went south for the young Springfield, Illinois driver, he emerged with a career-best second place standing in the Midwest Open Wheel Association point standings at season’s end. Five second place finishes at five different tracks with the series left a bit of a bad taste for Joey, but he is ready to rebound in 2015 as he enters the offseason.

The lack of trips to Victory Lane didn’t mean Joey wasn’t fast. “We had a lot of seconds,” he says. “That was frustrating, but towards the end of the season in my car, I felt we were running really well. We suffered a few engine troubles, but when we were running, we were running towards the front. We just didn’t get everything in line that you need to pull out a win. In MOWA, there is good competition, night in and night out.”

Joey showed his versatility, driving four different cars in MOWA competition. He added starts in different cars in 360 and midget competition as well. “We contended for wins pretty much every night we were out there,” he says. “I was able to hop in different cars and we still had some success. It’s all about building my own program up right now. It was the first year we’ve really chased the MOWA championship, and we finished second to Jerrod (Hull). He does a great job, and has been doing it a while. I hope that can be us next year or a couple years down the road.”

There won’t be much rest. He will see action in the midgets in December and January. He hopes to improve on a career-best B main finish at the Chili Bowl. “I’m going to be running a midget for Kenny Brown indoors at DuQuoin in December with POWRi,” says Joey. “We’re also hooking up for the Chili Bowl. We’ll be running a Boss Chassis utilizing AED Motorsports Docol R8 tubing in Tulsa. I’m really excited about that.”

Recently, Joey purchased a Silver Crown car with his father and Uncle Mark Moughan. “That’s going to be a blast,” he says. “I’m really looking forward to that. I’ve been fortunate to drive for a couple of other guys in the past at Springfield and DuQuoin. It’s exciting to have our own car. It’ll be great racing for my Dad and my uncle Mark. That’s something I haven’t done a whole lot of.”

He plans to make a few starts with USAC in 2015. “I don’t know that we’ll chase Silver Crown points, but we’ll definitely run Springfield, DuQuion and the Indy Mile,” says Joey. “We’d definitely like to run at Eldora in the Four Crown. We’ll see how it goes. There’s something about living in Springfield and growing up here going to the Springfield Mile. Just waiting in line at five in the morning to roll your car in gives me chills.”

Joey’s Releases

If you’d like to be added to Joey’s e-mail list, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Joey” in the Subject Line.

Joey and the JM Motorsports team would like to thank: Moughan Electric, Modern Paving & Scrap, Dan Mussellman at Maxim Chassis, motor builder Jeff Claxton, Racebumpers.com, Glenn Brothers Garage Doors, Cozs Pizza and Pub, The Spinzone, Conaway’s Handyman Service, TI-64, Indy Race Parts, Butlerbuilt, Simpson, DMI, Hoosier, Engler Injection and Lincoln Electric.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Perseverance Pays Off in 2014!

(Bill W) November 4, 2014 – Despite some challenges and obstacles along the way, Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team can hold their heads high and be proud of a strong 2014 race season. The West Burlington, Iowa driver ended third in the final Sprint Invaders standings, picked up a pair of wins at the 34 Raceway, while competing in 410 competition every Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway.

Josh finished on the podium five times in ten events with the Sprint Invaders. “We ran extremely well with the Sprint Invaders,” he says. “We couldn’t quite get the victories we needed, but we were always right there wherever we went.”

Oddly, he seemed to have more issues at his familiar haunts. “It seemed that tracks we are usually strong at, we were coming from behind…places like Burlington and Donnellson,” says Josh. “We had a couple instances of heat race trouble. We were able to rebound. I haven’t seen the figures yet, but I think we’d probably be close to being hard-charger of the year.”

Josh knows that finishing third in the Sprint Invaders standings is something to hang your hat on. “The competition is getting really stout with the Sprint Invaders,” he says. “It’s getting tough to come from the back. Everyone is improving their stuff each year, and it’s getting harder and harder.”

He would win twice in 305 competition at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington. Both races were part of double duty outings for Josh. “It was great to have those opportunities,” he says. “We were running the 410 as well both nights, and I have to thank 34 Raceway for putting that money up for the 305 class. We were fortunate enough to win both of those races. I think they have a really good class there at 34 Raceway.”

At Knoxville, it seemed when things started going in a good direction, something beyond the team’s control would happen. “We had a solid night going there four or five nights in,” says Josh. “We had qualified well, and we were poised to run well in the heat race. We had another car get sideways in front of us, and we got upside down. We just never really recovered from that.”

After issues at the Capitani Classic with their gears, the team put in a new rear-end for the Knoxville Nationals. Unfortunately, the new part gave them gremlins. The results saw the team with a big hole to climb out of. “The Nationals was a fluke deal,” says Josh. “Who has ever heard of that happening? Sometimes, you have those years. It can be kind of like quicksand. The harder you work, the more effort you put in…the deeper you sink.”

Nonetheless, the team persevered and turned in a solid season in three different sprint car divisions. “I think our sponsors and fans know we put the best effort forward that we can,” says Josh. “I feel we dealt with the challenges the best we could. At the end of the day, we’re proud of what we did.”

Already, preparations are beginning for 2015. “We’re turning some inventory over right now,” says Josh. “We’ve got a brand new car on order. We’re working on partnership deals right now for next year. We’re knocking on some doors.”

Josh on Twitter and Facebook

Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2014 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthopaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Coors, Grand Strand Salon, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, ButlerBuilt, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

2014 SEASON WRAP-UP AND AWARDS PRESENTATIONS FOR THE HOOSIER TIRE MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES

Haubstadt, IN - November 3, 2014. Additional Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series 2014 Season Awards were distributed to drivers during the last week of October. The week of October 27th thru October 31st served as MSCS Awards Week this year. These post season awards included the Top 10 point fund checks, the Top 5 recognition plaques, and various contingency prizes. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, won his fourth MSCS Driving Championship and his very first as the car owner. Cummins earned the most points of any MSCS Champion since the 2003 season with a total of 1,031. His margin of victory was 146 points. He won two features and finished in the top four during the feature 12 times. Cummins received the two championship trophies prior to the running of the Harvest Cup at Tri-State Speedway which was the final race for this season. Hoosier Tire MSCS Point Fund Checks have been issued to the Top 10 drivers. All ten met the 60% participation requirement. The Champion’s portion was $2,500. The point fund also included an award of $750 to this year’s Rookie of the Year James Lyerla. The point fund paid out totaled almost $8,000. Embroidered award jackets from Hoosier Tire Midwest were also presented to the Champion and Rookie of the Year. Former MSCS Champion Brady Short finished as the runner-up in points for the second season in a row. He moved into second place in points by winning the feature at the Harvest Cup. The victory provided the boost needed for Short to edge Brandon Mattox for the second spot by three points. Brady Short, Brandon Mattox, Robert Ballou and Carson Short received beautiful rosewood MSCS plaques for positions two through five during the late October awards distribution. Robert Ballou and Brady Short tied with the most feature wins. They both won three features during the season. The remainder of the top ten drivers included Jeff Bland Jr., James Lyerla, Aaron Farney, Chase Stockon, and Daylan Chambers. To their credit, Lyerla, Farney, and Chambers were all completing their rookie seasons with the series. Kyle Cummins received the plaque from MSCS for being the 2014 Hard Charger of the Year. The plaque is awarded each year to the driver who is the Hard Charger of the Race the most times. In event of a tie, the award is then given to the Hard Charger of the Race who moved up the most spots during a feature. Two other drivers also repeated in being the Hard Charger of the Race. Donny Brackett and Robert Ballou accomplished the feat twice! Kyle Cummins had gained 13 spots, which was the highest mark of the year for the three drivers! Merchandise certificates from AFCO totaling over $500 are awarded to the top drivers from those who signed up for their special racing shocks program. The top three awards went to Kyle Cummins, Brandon Mattox, and rookie James Lyerla. Each year Hinchman Indy Racing Uniforms provides an award designated to be given in support of the MSCS Rookie Driver Program. The Rookie of the Year James Lyerla received the valuable certificate they provide towards the purchase of a driver’s uniform. AFCO is also another supporter of the Rookie Program each season. The gate prize that is presented at the end of the season by RaceBumpers.Com was won by Aaron Farney. He won a complete set of bumpers and nerf bars. Farney’s name was drawn from a pool of 13 eligible drivers that participated in 60% or more of the 17 MSCS points paying events. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, also contributed three membership packets for the upcoming year. They were given to the Champion, Points Runner-up, and Rookie of the Year. More than 110 drivers participated in MSCS races in 2014, They arrived at an average rate of 28 cars per event. The 44 cars in the pits at Lincoln Park Speedway in August for a $3,000 to win event was the largest field assembled. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series wishes to thank all the series sponsors, drivers, car owners, track promoters, officials, journalists, photographers, and the enthusiastic race fans for their support and involvement in 2014. Sponsors who provided awards associated with the racing events held include Keizer Aluminum Wheels, RaceBumpers.Com, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, and Wilwood Brakes. This was the 14th season of racing for MSCS. With the awards process completed MSCS Officials will be reviewing the rule book during the off season. Also management is already working with track promoters to create an exciting schedule of non-wing 410 sprint car races for 2015.

Provided as News & Information for MSCS

HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS FINAL STANDINGS, Posted 10- 12- 2014

1) 3C Kyle Cummins 1031 2) 11P Brady Short 885 3) 28 Brandon Mattox 882 4) 12 Robert Ballou 852 5) 21 Carson Short 786

6) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 738 7) 11 James Lyerla 734 8) 15F Aaron Farney 709 9) 32 Chase Stockon 693 10) 4C Daylan Chambers 620

11) 4B Donny Brackett 618 12) 92 Daron Clayton 610 13) 90X Bradley Sterrett 594 14) 37RW Jon Stanbrough 585 15) 38w Chet Williams 445

16) 3R Brian Karraker 407 17) 20N Hunter Schuerenberg 396 18) 10X Aric Gentry 339 19) 02 Nick Hale 335 20) 21K Casey Shuman 334

 

 

Cox Comes Up Short In Stockton

PETERSEN MEDIA: The Stockton season finale did not go as Justyn Cox had hoped. Though he had a very fast racecar, Cox just had some things not go his way, and he closed his 2014 season coming up just short of making the feature event.

“We had a really fast racecar, though we had a nose wing come apart in time trials that held us back,” he said. “I caught a rut in the heat, and in the B, we were three wide for the last transfer, and I came up just a tick short.

With 44 360’s checked into the Stockton Dirt Track, Cox timed his Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks/JRD Endeavors backed No. 31c in 22nd fastest as his nose wing lost a sideboard during his two laps.

Heat race action saw the Clarksburg, CA driver move up from his sixth place starting spot to the second position, and as he made a move for the top spot, his car caught a rut, and his machine nearly got upside down, and Cox gave up all the valuable track position he had gained, and was bound for the night’s B Main.

Starting eighth in the B Main, Cox worked his way up behind Ivan Worden, and Carl Droivold, and as he looked for an opening around them on the hooked up and heavy track, he then felt pressure from Chase Johnson.

Getting into the sixth and final transfer spot, Cox then felt pressure from Tim Kaeding, who would get the spot late, and Cox was on the outside and looking in.

On the last lap, Cox went for broke to get into the feature, and as he committed to the top, and as the trio went three wide for the last two spots, Cox simply came up short.

“It was frustrating, because we really had a good car all night,” he explained. “I have to thank everyone who helped me out this year. It was awesome to run a ton of races in the family car, and I am looking forward to next year, and running more.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, MTFX Graphics, Konnected, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-256 Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cox’s season has come to a close.

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

 

 

Johnson Maneuvers Around Rough Stockton Dirt Track for 12th-Place Result

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2014) - Chase Johnson put together a strong performance on Sunday to wrap up his sprint car season.

Despite a rough track, Johnson rallied from the B Main to a 12th-place result during the California Civil War Sprint Car Series main event at the Stockton Dirt Track.

"We were really good in hot laps and then the track got rougher and rougher as each car went out during qualifying," he said. "On the first lap the ruts got the best of us coming out of turn four and made the car upset. That's something you can't afford to do on the bigger tracks like Stockton."

Johnson timed in 25th quickest during qualifying, which lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for his heat race.

"We had a really, really tough heat," he said. "We were running fifth and then going down the front straightaway the steering box broke. I came to a stop and got towed off the track. We weren't able to fix it and go back out."

That relegated him to the 10th starting position in the B Main, which transferred the top six to the main event.

"We picked off most of the cars on the opening laps and then we settled in fifth and stayed there," he said.

Johnson's fifth-place result in the consolation race transferred him into the back of the 30-lap feature, which he started on the inside of the 12 th row.

"We tried changing a bar, which was pretty dramatic, but it helped with how rough the track conditions were," he said. "We started really deep and kept our nose clean. The crew put a great car underneath me and we were able to move forward. I was able to make some moves and passes in traffic."

Johnson rallied into the top 10 before the front wing on his sprint car broke during the closing laps.

"It got stuck right in my view," he said. "It was stuck on the top wing because the air was holding it there. It was taking up half of my vision so I had to slow up and I got passed."

His 12th-place result marked the 24th top 15 this season.

Johnson is scheduled to finish his 2014 season in a micro sprint owned by Steve Kaiser on Nov. 14-15 at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: 5 (10); Feature: 12 (21).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 14-15 at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shifty Illusions

Shifty Illusions is a custom paint business based in Bakersfield, Calif. Shifty Illusions specializes in helmets and goalie masks. For more information, visit http://www.ShiftyIll.com.

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

ARDC SETS THE STAGE FOR 2015 SEASON

The members of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) held their annual Fall General Membership meeting on Sunday, November 2nd at the American Legion in Topton, PA.

One of the first items on the agenda was the election of Board of Governor members. Wayne Lesher was elected as the President of the organization for the 2015-1016 term. Dave Drevicki was elected to the position of Vice President, Jerry Steward - Treasurer, Deb Smith - Secretary, Tom Grumbine - Owners' Representative and Ted Bright as Member at Large. PJ Gargiulo, Driver's Representative and Keith Mory, Trustee, will continue in their positions through 2015.

As the newly elected president, Wayne Lesher is looking forward leading ARDC into the future. "2014 has been a year of celebration and change within the ARDC," Lesher explained. "I'm excited about what we have in store for 2015. Meetings with car owners and track representatives have been very positive and in few weeks we will have very exciting announcements about the upcoming season." Lesher added, "2015 will mark year 76th for this historic organization and it will be flat out and on the cushion!!!!"

Several speedways have already booked their dates for 2015 with many others in the works! Interested parties can contact Wayne Lesher at (717) 226-4933 or by email at wlesher@centurylink..net

ARDC will celebrate their 75th Anniversary Season by crowning their 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki on Saturday, November 29th at Lobitz Catering in Hazle Township. The banquet is open to the public. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For non-members, tickets are $35 while ARDC members can purchase tickets for $10 by contacting Deb Smith at 610-972-6176 or at dsfotog@outlook.com.

 

 

HAGAR MAKES IT 16 WINS IN 2014

McKENZIE, TN - Derek Hagar added another Sprint car victory for J&J Auto Racing last Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. Hagar piloted his familiar No. 9jr J&J with Dynotech power to the victory as a tune-up to this weekend's upcoming 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals at the quarter-mile, dirt oval. Hagar had a right rear tire going down late in the race, but he was able to keep his J&J out front and earned his 16th victory of 2014.

Several J&J Auto Racing teams will be in action this weekend. Hagar leads the contingent of drivers heading back to Riverside for the Fall Nationals while Donny Schatz headlines the list of entrants in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Schatz simply needs to sign in Thursday at the World Finals to capture his sixth WoO crown. Schatz has a had a remarkable season driving Tony Stewart Racing's No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe backed J&J winning a career 26 WoO A-Feature triumphs.

 

 

Several Northwest Drivers Heading South for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 3, 2014) - Greg Burgess spent several years in the sprint car industry in Washington before he started promoting at Cocopah Speedway.

The relationships he built in the Northwest are evident as a half dozen drivers from Oregon and Washington have committed to hauling to the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which will be held Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

"Greg has put together a really good deal for five nights to make it worth the drive down there," Washington native Henry Van Dam said. "It's the first type of thing since I've been racing to give us a chance to race in January. Hopefully that keeps us in the game a little bit more for next season."

Van Dam has made the approximate 24-hour drive - each way - the past couple of seasons to compete in 360ci events at the 3/8-mile oval.

"It's a really fun track to race," he said. "The track is wide and racy from the beginning to end. I'm excited to see what 410s will do there."

Oregon resident and Northwest multi-time champion Roger Crockett will also be making the trip in January.

"The biggest thing is being able to run five events in the course of nine days," he said. "It's not really against (other events) where a lot of cars can come compete. The weather should be good. I'm really excited they put something together like that."

Austen Wheatley, who hails from Lake Stevens, Wash., will make his debut at Cocopah Speedway during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start during each of the four weekend races and $5,000 to win the midweek show.

"I think it's cool because you get to race for a lot of money early in the year," he said. "It's also almost like a test session because after that you have two months off until Las Vegas (with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series). We get to try stuff earlier than normal and I get to get in the seat earlier."

Washingtonians Seth Bergman, Jason Solwold and Tayler Malsam, who has spent the past couple of seasons racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in addition to select sprint car events, are also committed to racing.

"There are a lot of talented drivers from the Northwest and I'm excited that some of them will be joining us in January," Burgess said.

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com. Additionally, anyone who purchases a ticket by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pit pass from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

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

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

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

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

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

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Details on how to order will be released in the near future. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

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

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

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

 

 

BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS THIS WEEK AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, November 3, 2014)

Facts and figures on this week's 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway.

WHERE: "Southern California's Home to Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571) TRACK: 1/2 mile clay oval. WHEN: Thursday, November 6th, Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th. WHO: The Amsoil USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars (Friday & Saturday), USAC West Coast & Southwest Sprint Car Grudge Series (Thursday), California Lightning Sprint Cars (Friday) and PAS Senior Sprints (Friday & Saturday). TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Thursday & Friday and 3:00 PM Saturday. Racing will start at 7:00 PM on Thursday, 6:45 on Friday and 6:40 on Saturday. AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS: Autograph and photo session with the drivers and cars on the track at 3:00 PM on Saturday. Dave Darland will have an autograph session in the sports bar signing his new book “The People’s Champ, A Racer’s Life” starting at 3:00 on Saturday as well. PURSE: More than $100,000.00 up for grabs. $20,000.00 to win Saturday’s A-main event and $1,000.00 to start. ANNUAL TONY JONES HARD CHARGER AWARD: To the driver who passes the most cars in Saturday’s A main event. RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins. PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands Wednesday night, November 5th. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks. Starts between 5:00 - 6:00 PM. FORMAT: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night. PROGRAM: 56-page color program packed with color photos. TICKETS: Available at the track each night, by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: http://www.tix.com/ ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 53 cars had been entered the 410 field and 40 in the 360. More expected at race time. Add in the California Lightning Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints and there will be over 130 cars competing over the three days. PAST CHAMPIONS PRE-ENTERED: Dave Darland (2005, 2006, 2013) Mike Spencer (2012), Damion Gardner (2009 & 2011) and Rickie Gaunt (1999). Complete list of past winners below.

· GRAND MARSHAL: Hall of Fame Crew Chief Bruce Bromme Jr.

CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night (campgrounds opens at noon on Wednesday) TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134 TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Google+ and Instagram: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy

Defending and 3-time Oval Nationals champion Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

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

OVAL NATIONALS CHAMPIONS

1996 - Jimmy Sills

1997 - Rip Williams

1998 - Rodney Argo

1999 - Rickie Gaunt

2000 - Tony Jones

2001 - Bud Kaeding

2002 - Bud Kaeding

2003 - Cory Kruseman

2004 - Cory Kruseman

2005 - Dave Darland

2006 - Dave Darland

2007 - Bud Kaeding

2008 - Jesse Hockett

2009 - Damion Gardner

2010 - Chris Windom

2011 - Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 - Dave Darland

 

 

Kinser, Schatz, Wolfgang, Moyer, Hearn, Gordon, Stenhouse and many others donate to NSCHoF World Finals Auction on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 3, 2014) – It is expected that at least seventy-five (75) unique and authentic pieces of short-track racing memorabilia, many of which will be autographed, will be on the auction block this Saturday afternoon, November 8, at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame World Finals Auction, at 12 Noon on the grounds of the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the World of Outlaws (WoO) World Finals. Items signed by the likes of Steve Kinser, Brett Hearn, Billy Moyer, Donny Schatz, Jeff Gordon, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Doug Wolfgang have already been donated to the charity auction.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker, “I can’t thank auctioneer Kendra Jacobs, Bill Holder of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, and the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame crew of Karl & Andrew Shartner and Pam Forney enough for their support of this event. They are rounding up some really unique auction items. Because Charlotte Motor Speedway and the World Racing Group are bringing the best of all dirt-track worlds together for this huge three-day event, I think fans will be the biggest beneficiaries. They will see the best-of-the-best race each night and then have a chance to buy some one-of-a-kind pieces of memorabilia at reasonable prices on Saturday afternoon. Heck, our own curator, Tom Schmeh, has even put together an Oswego Speedway package which includes a framed original 1984 Oswego Speedway season color poster with two other authentic flyers and a 1/64-scale Jim Shampine 8-ball die-cast modified stock car from his own personal collection.”

The auction will be located in the pavilion in front of the Z-Max Dragway and it will benefit the following non-profit racing charities: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa; Speedway Children’s Charities of Concord, N.C.; National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Union, Kentucky; and the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame in Weedsport, New York. Those seeking more information on the eighth annual World of Outlaws World Finals, November 6-8, in Charlotte, North Carolina, racing fans are encouraged to visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt/tickets/world_of_outlaws_world_finals_50943/.

 

 

Scelzi Finishes Season With Top Five at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi capped his season with a strong performance on Sunday while pulling double duty at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Scelzi maneuvered from 11th to a fifth-place finish in the California Civil War Sprint Car Series main event and he rallied from 12th to fourth before a mechanical issue sidelined him during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series feature.

"We were extremely strong and it was a great way to end our year," he said. "I feel excited to build on what we did. Hopefully all the bad luck is out of the way for next year."

Scelzi qualified seventh quickest and advanced from third to second place during his heat race in the Dan Monhoff owned sprint car. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the 30-lap California Civil War Sprint Car Series main event.

"I had a really good start and restarts," he said. "The longer the runs it seemed the guys in front of me would make mistakes. Even though the track was rough and hooked up and demanding, we were able to get around there well. It was a really good run, but all the cars were so fast we never got to lapped traffic."

Scelzi methodically picked his way through the top 10 before he ended fifth, which marked his sixth top-five finish of the season.

Unfortunately, bad luck reappeared when Scelzi piloted his Roth Motorsports backed sprint car during King of the West action.

Scelzi followed a ninth-place qualifying effort by placing second in his heat race.

"The motor just wasn't running in the 410 car," he said. "I'm not sure if it was a fuel issue or what it was, but we struggled in the heat race. The car wouldn't take off."

The problem continued in the 30-lap feature, which Scelzi started on the outside of the sixth row.

"We were really good, but again the motor wouldn't take off," he said. "It really hurt me on the restarts. I wouldn't be able to get going. I was fortunate enough to move around and find a good lane."

Scelzi rallied from 12th to fourth within the first third of the race before tough luck ended his promising run early.

"We had a horrible restart and then it started smoking bad so I pulled in," he said. "We found a rock went through the valve cover."

Scelzi was credited with a 19th-place finish.

"I wish we could have finished that race because I think we had a great car capable of winning," he said. "That's the story of our season. We had a fast car, but missed catching some breaks. I want to thank my family, crew and everyone who helped us for their effort this season. I can't wait for next year to get started."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (410 sprint) - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 19 (12).

Nov. 2 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (360 sprint) - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (11).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 25 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., has been a leading non-asset third party logistics provider since 1996. Because it started as a carrier, Red Rose Transportation understands the complex and diverse needs of both the carriers and shippers, and it provides comprehensive solutions that satisfy both parties. The team of logistics professionals are responsible for moving and facilitating thousands of nationwide truckload freight shipments annual. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com.

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

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco and ARP for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Wrap Up Season at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 3, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports will conclude its season this weekend at the prestigious World Finals.

Danny Lasoski, who finished second at the Open Wheel Championships on Oct. 25 during his debut with the team, will pilot the Big Game Treestands car this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., in a big event that closes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season.

"We've run well down there and we hope we can continue that," he said. "I'm very excited to run the engines Big Game Motorsports has. Tod (Quiring) spares no expense making sure this is a top-notch team."

Both Lasoski and Big Game Motorsports have recorded feature wins during the World of Outlaws event, which will once again be taped for a delayed television broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

"We're confident everywhere we go," Lasoski said. "We all know we have a feat ahead of us, but we're going to win for sure."

The action kicks off on Thursday when the drivers will qualify for both the Friday and Saturday programs.

"Those pill draws are very critical," Lasoski said. "If luck is on our side and we lay down a couple of good laps in qualifying, you've eliminated half of the problem to get yourself in a position to win."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World Finals with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

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TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Heading to the Border This Weekend During Close Points Chase

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (Nov. 3, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is in the thick of a tight points race heading into the final two weeks of the season.

Hafertepe Jr. ranks fourth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 53 points out of the lead - with four races remaining, including the Battle at the Border doubleheader this weekend.

"We haven't focused on points this season," he said. "Our goal has been to go out and win races and then we'll see where everything shakes out at the end."

Hafertepe Jr. enters the weekend with a series-leading four feature victories. He also has 14 top fives and 24 top 10s - both are second in the series.

This weekend's competition kicks off on Friday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, where Hafertepe Jr. will make his 360ci sprint car debut. He finished 11th at the track with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last season.

Hafertepe Jr. will wrap up the weekend on Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., where he hasn't competed since 2011.

"I don't have a lot of experience at either track, but I feel confident going into this weekend," he said. "We've had one of the fastest cars this season and if we can avoid the bad luck, I think we'll be in contention to win each night."

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 36 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., for the Battle at the Border with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wells Racing Engines

Wells Racing Engines Founder Dennis Wells has been building performance engines for circle track, drag race, boats and street since 1968. For more information, visit http://www.WellsRacing.com.

"Dennis Wells has been in business for a long time and is a leading engine builder in the 360 ranks," Hafertepe Jr. said. "He helps our team out quite a bit."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank LoneStar Speedway, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Set for Six Weeks of Racing in Australia This Winter

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 3, 2014) - Trey Starks is excited to announce that he is heading to Australia to compete for six weeks this winter.

Starks will return to the country for the second straight year and this time will drive his own sprint car during 12-to-15 races. He is scheduled to leave on Dec. 23 and return to the United States the first week in February.

"I'm extremely excited to go back to Australia," he said. "I learned a lot earlier this year when I made my debut there. With that experience and the comfort of being in my own car, I think we will be set up to have a successful trip."

Jarrod Woolstencroft is providing a trailer and hauler for the two sprints cars and engine that Starks recently shipped to the country.

"They've got a really nice shop and have provided us with living quarters and anything we'd need to get by," he said. "I'm really thankful for that."

Starks raced three times in Australia in January of this year. His notable performance was winning a heat race during the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway.

"It was pretty cool to see racing in a different atmosphere," he said. "A lot of the top American drivers are there as well and the tracks are unique, so it's a great experience all around."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Southstar Equipment

Southstar Equipment was launched three years ago by Dave Cochrane, founder of the Waratah Group. His goal is to bring new, innovative products to the logging industry. With good old fashion 'know how' Dave has engineered a series of processors that meet the need of today's logging contractors. By focusing on reliability and production, Southstar has developed some of the most innovative harvesting equipment today. For more information, visit http://www.SouthstarEquipment.com.

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Grateful for Support Following Career-Best Season

Inside Line Promotions - ENUMCLAW, Wash. (Nov. 3, 2014) - Henry Van Dam enjoyed his career-best season in 2014.

Van Dam earned six feature wins - double his previous high in any season - and he added 14 top fives and 22 top 10s in 34 races.

"My family has been overwhelmingly supportive of everything I've done," he said. "They are there every step of the way. I've got some great sponsors that have stuck by me for a long time and continue to be supportive. It's all the people involved who continue to build this team and put us in a position to make good things happen. A big thanks goes to Luke Huizenga, who is the guy who makes everything happen behind the scenes and doesn't get enough of the credit."

Van Dam, who also set season highs of four wins at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - his home track - and two victories at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., said his first trip to Victory Lane this season stands out the most.

"I'd say the season highlight was winning the Marvin Smith Memorial (May 31 at Cottage Grove Speedway)," he said. "That's what got everything going. It was a big win against good competition. That set the standard for the season.

"With all the effort the community put in to have that race there was a lot of excitement around it. For me to be a part of that and win it was pretty special to me."

Despite limited action, Van Dam finished fourth in the championship standings at Cottage Grove Speedway and eighth at Grays Harbor Raceway. He also led both tracks in feature wins.

Additionally, Van Dam placed eighth in the ASCS Northwest Region standings despite missing numerous events. He is the only driver to finish in the top 10 during all seven seasons the region has existed.

Van Dam said that he anticipates a similar schedule next year, which he will kick off with the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

"I don't have any intentions of running for points anywhere next year," he said. "This year our goal was to capitalize on each race and get the most out of each night. I think we'll follow that same thing for next year and not set standards to live to."

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 22 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a video by ARRacing of Van Dam winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7: http://youtu.be/a2sBRaf5l1c

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - A.R.T Speed Equipment

Established in 1976, A.R.T. Speed Equipment is a parts and fabrication shop with a huge inventory of sprint car and mini sprint parts. A.R.T. also builds top-notch chassis. For more information, visit http://www.ARTspeedequip.com.

"I've been using A.R.T. chassis for the past few years and they are made with great quality," Van Dam said. "The awesome customer service I receive makes it a great company."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher this Weekend at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 3, 2014) – Three blockbuster weekends of racing action is all that remains of the 2014 season at Canyon Speedway Park.

And it all begins this weekend with the Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher atop the 1/3-mile clay oval featuring the West Coast vs. CDM Super Late Models along with IMCA Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Renegades on both Friday and Saturday night.

Both nights of racing action will get under way at 7:00 p.m. following an open practice session on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Mr. Excitement 40 kicks off three consecutive big weekends with the 14th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Classic featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars season finale to follow on November 14-15 and then the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Western World Championships with USAC National Midgets and USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars on November 20-22.

This weekend’s Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher puts the West Coast Super Late Models on center stage at CSP for the first time since Don Shaw took Copper on Dirt honors on February 28.

Steve Drake swept through both nights of Mr. Excitement 40 action last year before finishing fifth in the Copper on Dirt earlier this year. Drake is the current West Coast Late Models points leader, though not by much as Clay Daly is just one point back entering this weekend’s West Coast Late Models season finale with Tony Toste only ten points out of the lead in third.

While Drake tries to defend Mr. Excitement 40 honors in the Late Model ranks, Mark Stewart and Jason Noll will attempt the same in IMCA Modified action after splitting victory honors last year.

Stewart has been denied victory lane at CSP this year while Noll has a pair of wins, including the most recent Modified outing on September 20.

IMCA Modified victory lane at CSP this year has been virtually owned by Ricky Thornton, Jr., who has topped 12 of 16 overall features in 2014. Thornton, Jr., also has a pair of West Coast Late Model triumphs to his credit this season.

Matt Martinez has topped a half-dozen Pure Stock features including the most recent event on October 18 that made him the fifth different winner in the most recent handful of events, while Joe Peterson and Paul O’Connor are the only drivers able to post repeat wins in 11 Renegade features this year.

Tickets to this weekend’s Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher are $18 on Friday and $22 on Saturday for adults with children 7-12 just $10 each night. Children 6 and under are admitted free. VIP Suite passes are available for $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday with All Access Passes available for $35 on Friday and $40 on Saturday. Detailed ticket information is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/mr-excitment-40/.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

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

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule 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.

 

 

Jones On The Masters Podium

By Phil Michell

MurrayBridge racer Ryan Jones has made an impressive start to the 2014/15 South Australian Sprintcar season highlighted by a third placed result at the Australian Sprintcar Masters at SpeedwayCity last Saturday night. Although he is not competing in the entire series, due to his Western Australian commitments with Ryan Schlam and the Schlam Engineering team, his most recent result has placed the Murray Machining and Sheds supported pilot third overall in the inaugural South Australian Shootout Series after two completed rounds. The Australian Sprintcar Masters was Ryan’s first opportunity to return to SpeedwayCity following his third placing in last season’s 410ci Sprintcar Track Championship. With the event featuring time trials it was important to draw an early marble and luck was on his side as Jones went out first and he was extremely fast setting the second fastest time in time trials. The former four time National 360ci Champ put in two impressive heat performances as he moved forward to lock himself into the top six dash. After finishing sixth in the dash Jones started from the third row and on what was an extremely racey track Jones utilised the high groove to perfection to secure a well-deserved podium result in what is one of the premier Sprintcar events in Australia. “We had a good run and managed to move forward in some pretty good company, we probably needed the race to hit traffic, but that’s the way it goes sometimes, we will take third and move onto next week in Bunbury”. Prior to the Masters Jones kicked off his season at his home track at MurrayBridge on October 18 at the “Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge” where he recorded a sixth placed result in the 30 lap A-main despite late race contact while challenging for the win.

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

 

 

Bell, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian & Sletten headline Badger Midget banquet

Sun Prairie, Wis., Nov. 1 --- Driver Champion Christopher Bell and car owner Kunz/Curb-Agajanian headlined the list of honorees at the annual Badger Midget Auto Racing Association awards banquet Saturday Night at the Angell Park Pavilion . The event brought the curtain down on the 78th anniversary season for the series sponsored by Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie and Mid-State Equipment. Bell's season was highlighted by five feature victories in the twelve race schedule, which saw events contested at four different tracks with eight different feature winners. Bell was the primary driver of Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet/Toyota No. 71 which claimed the car owners championship. Other award winners included: Tanner Thorson (Terry Vaughn Award), Tyler Courtney (Frank Conner Award), Bill Ecker (Pat Stender Award), Harlan Kittleson (Kevin Doty Award), Jim Tretow/Racing Roundup (Media Award), Jim Schulenberg, Al Weisensel (Appreciation Award), Mid-State Equipment, Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie, Don's Home Furniture, Advance Fastening Supply, 1855 Saloon, Cardinal Heating, Kleven & Company, Conrad Reality, and Momo Engines (Sponsor Appreciation), and Huston Solution (Best Appearing Car/Best Dressed Crew). Brandon Sletten won three features to claim the Badger 600 Micro series Championship finishing ahead of Will Gerrits, defending series champion Matt Paderta, Zach Boden, and Tory Strauss completed the top five. # #

 

 

Oswego Speedway Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Inductions Conclude 2014 Season

By: Carol Haynes - OSWEGO, NY (November 3, 2014) – With the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego providing the elegant backdrop, the Oswego Speedway closed out a very successful season of racing Saturday, Nov. 1, by honoring the outstanding achievers of 2014.

Otto Sitterly entered into the record book elite level having won his seventh Novelis Supermodified Oswego Track Championship, while Andrew Schartner made his weekly trips from North Carolina worthwhile as he earned his first-ever PathFinder Bank SBS Track title.

Many other awards filled the night agenda, including the induction of drivers Dave Shullick Sr. and Jimmy Winks, Ed Cloce, Special Achievement as modified and supermodified car owner, Ed Czirr Oswego employee, and the famous Norm Hagen-Lyle Howard team as supermodified car owners, into the prestigious Mitchell’s Speedway Press Hall of Fame.

The program began with several annual awards honoring individuals for their special contributions to the Oswego Speedway. The 2014 Ed Clark Spirit Award went to Safety Crewman Mike Cook. The Lois Matczak Woman of the Year Award went to Linda Samuels of the Lavery 22 team. The Oswego Speedway Recognition Award went to Don Gioia, of Burke’s Home Center, for his dedication and hard work at the racetrack in his free time.

Each year the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Hall of Fame committee meets to choose individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Oswego Speedway in the past. Dave Shullick Sr. and the late Jimmy Winks were honored for their prowess as drivers during their Oswego careers. Shullick acknowledged his family’s love of Oswego Speedway over the years of his competition, his proud achievements in Classic races and how his son Dave Jr. now is delving into the racing at Oswego. Jim Winks wife Debbie, along with daughter Cindee and granddaughter Jillian James West, accepted the award for Winks and indicated what a great honor it was to have him recognized by a great racetrack such as Oswego and the Hall of Fame.

Norm and Marg Mackereth, and Bernard and Jean Howard accepted the Hall of Fame Inductee plaque for the famous Hagen-Howard race team that Mackereth had driven for many years. Mackereth commented that Hagen would have been thankful of all the support of the people in attendance and the fans over the years. Speaking for the Howards, Marg Mackereth said that their Canadian family would not have been able to stay racing at Oswego if it had not been for the kindness of the Howards who they considered to be their American family from Fulton over the years.

Eric Czirr and daughter Lisa represented their father Ed who was a longtime mainstay in the scoring tower at Oswego and instrumental in setting up the individual scoring efforts each year at the International Classic. Potsdam, NY’s Ed Cloce was recognized for his longtime car ownership at Oswego of the famed Hemi-Cuda modified driven by the likes of Guy Chartrand, Jim Shampine and Brian Ross and more recently by his son Tom’s continuation of the family participation in Oswego racing. Cloce also fielded a supermodified, the Hemi-Hawk, which was driven by several drivers including Chartrand, Mark Letcher and Merv Treichler.

The Eagles Fan Club recognized Paul Conzone of the Oswego Safety Crew with their Jim Shampine Memorial Award. The Eagles Tony White Memorial award went to longtime SBS competitor Mike Bond. In addition the Eagles presented checks to members of the top ten in each of the racing divisions, plus 17 other drivers in each who were Eagles members.

The Jake’s Automotive SBS Car Owner of the Year award, a gift certificate, went to Won Four Racing, Doug Soucy and Dwayne Heroth owners, Kreig Heroth driver. The Jake’s Automotive Supermodified Car Owner of the Year was presented to Maine’s Ken Locke who traveled back and forth each race week to campaign the 37 super with Randy Ritskes aboard. The team finished an admirable third in points in their first year together.

Jake’s Automotive also sponsored Crew of the Year honors for both divisions with Losurdo Racing taking the award in the SBS division and Gruel Racing taking the Supermodified award.

One last award individual award was the Turning Stone Casino Favorite Driver award which was voted upon by the fans, went to Michael Barnes of the Syrell 08. Barnes received a 2015 season’s pit pass along with his plaque.

Ron Tascarella, Senior Vice President / Chief Credit Officer of PathFinder Bank spoke briefly on the bank’s long and continued sponsorship of the SBS class and awarded SBS champion Andrew Schartner with a $2000 check and championship jacket. Schartner spoke of his six year efforts to fain his first career championship and thanked his family, his crew, his competitors and how honored he was to be able to travel from Charlotte, NC each week to compete at the Oswego Speedway.

Oswego High School student Camden Proud earned the Oswego Speedway Butler Disposal Rookie of the Year award by finishing third in the points. Proud was ecstatic and exuberant at his first-year racing achievements while still in high school. “It you told me at the beginning of the season that I’d be standing here on the podium on November 1, I wouldn’t have believe you!”

The second through tenth PathFinder Bank SBS drivers in order were Kreig Heroth, Anthony Losurdo (a classmate of Camden Proud’s and also the recipient of the Most Improved Driver award), Jack Patrick, Jason Simmons, Jay Andrews, Barry Kingsley, Michael Bruce, Dan Abt and Josh Kerr.

The final awards went to the top ten in the Novelis Supermodified division. Novelis representative Tom Salvador also spoke of the Novelis commitment to the Oswego Speedway and its supermodified division in the past and how it will continue into the future. Novelis Oswego has recently embarked onto the automotive scene as provider of aluminum to be used in truck and car bodies. The second through tenth Hoosier Tire - Carr/Pak point getters were David Gruel, Randy Ritskes, David Danzer, Pat Lavery, Joey Payne, Joe Gosek, Michael Barnes, Tim Devendorf and Michael Muldoon.

Oswego, NY’s Michael Barbera was recipient of the ND Tech Shock Dyno Supermodified Rookie of the Year honors, which included a $400 gift certificate courtesy of the title sponsor.

Otto Sitterly stood on the podium for the third consecutive and seventh time overall as Novelis Supermodified Track Champion. He joins Bentley Warren and Jimmy Shampine as the only others to have reached the 7-time plateau. Otto acknowledged that it has been an amazing 8-year run for he and car owner John Nicotra.

“Eight years ago John asked me just to help set up a car for Davey Hamilton and we’re still going strong. We all have a passion for racing and winning, said the Canajoharie, NY driver, “And I want to thank John for giving me this opportunity. We’ve established a friendship and partnership over the years. And, now we look forward to bring Dave Shullick Jr. into that team. We’re looking for a win for Shoe II in a non-wing super in 2015 and for me to win a winged show. It should be another fun year.”

Oswego Speedway’s Public Relations Specialist Dan Kapuscinski was on the podium as master of ceremonies for the night with former Oswego Speedway co-owner Romey Caruso providing the invocation. Kapuscinski also put together the great and oft-times poignant videos that accompanied all the presentations and viewed from large screens throughout the facility. Debbie Bond was recognized for her work organizing the banquet and Designs of Elegance of Pulaski and Central Square provided the beautiful table arrangements. Ron Gray’s Millennium Music entertained the attendees at the completion of the ceremonies. The numerous loyal sponsors that provided support throughout the years were recognized.

Videos of the night’s activities will be available online shortly. Check www, oswegospeedway.com for details.

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM PUMPED UP FOR A REPEAT WIN

AT THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2014) – The final two races in this year’s World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car season will be contested Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

A pair of qualifying sessions Thursday night will set the stage for the Friday and Saturday heats and A-Main World Finals doubleheader.

In preparation for this massive weekend of racing which also include Super DIRTcar Series Modifieds and World of Outlaws Late Models, the four-tenths-mile clay oval has been given a makeover. Approximately 1500 to 1700 yards of dirt have been added as part of a resurfacing project.

Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, is the most recent World of Outlaws winner at The Dirt Track, dominating competition in May, winning his heat, the dash, and scoring an impressive wire-to-wire win in the feature while fending off an always hard-charging Donny Schatz.

When Saldana was asked if there was a highlight moment or moments of the 2014 season, he found it hard to single out any one of his seven victories. All the victories he celebrated just flooded his mind and the names of those race tracks just tumbled out of his mouth along with “that was a good one.”

“Each race win had something special about it but they were all fantastic. Because we are headed into the season finale, the Charlotte victory is top of mind. Our team’s performance at The Dirt Track in May gives us added confidence that we have the ability to win.

“We applaud Charlotte’s efforts to continue to keep the racing surface as flawless as possible. We know the fans that fill the grandstands will get their money’s worth of hammer down racing.”

Indeed, the upcoming races are an elixir for dirt racing fans, annually drawing a huge crowd.

The final reflection from Saldana before the season finale?

“We need to be more consistent, but for a new team in only our second year together, we have had a great season!”

Saldana, who claimed victories at The Dirt Track in 2012 and two in 2009, is hoping to be able to add to his extensive trophy collection and end the season on a high note.

 

 

Croft Scores Two Top-Fives With Tri-C Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the Clyde and Marion Lamar No.3c on Sunday night with the King of the West Series and the Civil War Series, Willie Croft had a very strong night as he posted finishes of second and fourth place.

“With Jonathan Allard heading back to New Zealand already, I really cannot thank Clyde and Marion Lamar enough for letting me drive for them again,” Croft said. “I think overall we had a really good night, and I am looking forward to a few more races with the team.”

In 360 action with the Civil War Series, Croft timed the Tri-C Machine/ButlerBuilt/FK Rod Ends backed machine in eight fastest, before finishing third in his heat race.

Transferring into the feature event, the Roseville, CA driver lined up in the sixth row for the feature event, and was able to move forward on a very tricky track surface.

One of the bigger movers and shakers in the early goings of the main event, Croft worked into the top-five in just nine-laps as he battled with Herman Klein and Shane Golobic, until Golobic got upside down on the ninth lap.

Taking over the fourth spot, Croft would get by Klein on the restart to move into the third, but soon had company in the name of Tim Kaeding, who was charging up from the back of the pack.

Falling back to fourth, Croft would cross the stripe with a top-five, as he then hopped aboard the 410.

Timing in 17th fastest with the King of the West Series, Croft would then finish fifth in his heat to earn the transfer to the feature event, but would have his work cut out for him, as he lined up in the 17th spot for the 30-lap feature event.

With things getting a bit wild in the KWS feature, Croft was able to keep his nose clean, as he slowly worked his way through the field.

Late in the race Croft had worked his way into the top-five, and on a late green-white-checkered finish, Croft worked into the second spot, where he would go onto finish.

“This is a great team, and we all worked well together tonight, and had a really good night,” Croft said. “It was a pleasure to be back in this for sure, and I am excited to head to Arizona.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-31, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Croft and the Tri-C Motorsports team will head to the Cocopah Speedway in two weeks with the ASCS National Tour.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

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Hirst Claims Second Consecutive King of the West Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kyle Hirst and Roth Motorsports have been a potent combo over the last 2 ˝ years, and on Sunday night, Hirst and company celebrated their second consecutive King of the West crown.

“It is great for this entire team to capture another championship,” Hirst said. “We did not have the night tonight that we had hoped for, but it’s a testament to how strong this team is that we can have a night like that and still win this deal.”

Timing in 12th fastest, Hirst’s night became eventful as issues in his heat race caused his Roth Motorsports team to change power plants before the B Main event, and Hirst was able to win the B, but the last few laps something mechanically was still off.

“The boys worked so hard all night, and I can’t thank them enough for all of their efforts,” he said. “it was a cold night, and everyone on our team had their sleeves rolled up and sweat was pouring down.”

Thinking the problem was fixed, Hirst made the call for the feature event, but again something was off, and he went to the work area. Though he restarted, Hirst would soon pull back off, but the body of work he put together with the series was still good enough to get him the title.

“There was a huge crowd on a Sunday night, which was awesome to see, and it made it a little disappointing we had bad luck, but those nights will happen,” he added. “I also need to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for supporting me, and letting me be a part of this team. I am looking forward to trying to get another one of these in 2015.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-38, Wins-6, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports have concluded their season and have earned the King of the West Championship.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Tiner 19th in Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the Stockton Dirt Track for his first time, Steven Tiner finished 19th on Sunday night during the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster season finale.

“We were okay early in the night, but the track seemed to get faster as the night went on and a little more rough, and we were pretty tight in the feature event, and didn’t really go anywhere,” he said.

With 44 cars on hand, Tiner timed his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports No. 94 machine in 14th quickest, before finishing second in his heat race.

Transferring into the feature event, Tiner did not make the dash, and he found himself lining up in the seventh row for the 30-lap feature event.

Following some extended track prep before the feature event, the track seemingly became ever more rough, and more moisture came up, making it extremely fast in the feature event.

When the race got underway, the Visalia, CA driver searched around the speedway trying to make his machine work, but it simply was not happening, as he fought an extremely tight racecar.

Bouncing through ruts, Tiner wrestled his machine that was often bicycling, as were many other cars, before he ultimately called it a night, and was scored in the 19th spot.

“We just were not very good, and a lot of equipment was getting torn up towards the end of the night, so I opted to pull in as I really wasn’t moving forward,” he added. “It was an up and down year for us, but I really have to thank everyone involved with the Steven Tiner Racing team for all of their help over the year.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-39, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Tiner’s 2014 season has now come to a close.

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Gregg Sets New Track Record At Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg took on both the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster and the King of the West Series on Sunday night, as he scored a ninth place finish with the 360, before getting upside down in the 410 feature event.

“We had really good speed in both of our cars, and it’s pretty cool to have the 360 track record at Stockton now,” Gregg said.

Kicking things off with the Civil War Series on Sunday night, Gregg was quick early aboard the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto No. 14r machine, as he broke the track record in qualifying time trials.

Starting fourth in his heat, the Placerville, CA driver went on to score a third place finish in the heat, before finishing eighth in the dash.

Scheduled to line up in the fourth row of the feature event, Gregg was forced to the work area before the race went green, and would end up starting from the tail end of the field, but he did not let that rattle him.

Even with the track being very fast, and rough, Gregg worked the speedway brilliantly as he clawed his way back forward.

Gregg would in fact rebound in a big way, as he worked the Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards/Goodwin Trucking machine all the way back inside the Top-10, as he would finish in the ninth spot.

“We had a nice year in the Russell Motorsports car,” Gregg said. “I really have to thank Scott and Kami for the opportunity they gave me. I also have to thank all of my guys for their hard work all year long.”

Piloting his own GUTS Racing/Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair No. 53 machine with the King of the West Series, Gregg was fast in that as well, as he started his night off by timing in second quickest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, Gregg would also qualify for the 410 dash, where he would finish in the third spot, putting him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Gregg would have a short feature, as his machine got upset in the first corner, resulting him getting upside down, and ending his night.

“The track was fast and rough all night long, and we just got into turn one, and cars stacked up a little and ended up getting upside down,” he said. “That was definitely not the way we wanted to end our year, but I am fine, and we will be back to race another day.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Gregg’s 2014 season has concluded.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-24

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Gremlins Hinder Peterson’s Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first ever start at the Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday night during the Civil War Series season finale, Matt Peterson had a very fast racecar, but mechanical gremlins kept him from having a strong finish.

“We were fast every time we hit the track, which really made how the feature went very tough to swallow,” Peterson said.

Timing the V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company backed No. p37 in 12th fastest, before he took advantage of his front row starting spot, and earned a berth in the dash.

A fifth place finish in the dash put the Wilton, CA driver in the third row for the final 30-lap feature event of the year.

Moving into the fourth spot when the race got underway, Peterson ran there when the first caution flew, but opted to head to the work area, as he had a broken shock on his machine.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, Peterson was patient as he worked around the rough and heavy Stockton Dirt Track, slowly picking up positions that he lost when he was forced to the pit area.

Getting back up as high as 10th, Peterson’s engine started getting hot, and the 21-year-old opted to call it a night and save his equipment.

“We ended up breaking a radiator it looks like, pretty disappointing,” he added. “I really have to thank my guys for all of their hardwork tonight, and all year. I have to thank my parents and all of our sponsors for their continued support, and we cannot wait to get back at it in 2015!.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson’s 2014 season has concluded.

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Netto 7th With Civil War and 11th with KWS during Championship Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy night at the Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday night saw DJ Netto in action with both the King of the West Series and the Civil War Series in the final night of action of 2014 in California, and Netto had a strong night as he scored seventh and 11th place finishes.

“We had a pretty good night overall,” Netto explained. “We had really good speed in both cars, but we had a little bad luck in the 410 that took us out of contention for the win.”

410 action saw the Hanford, CA driver time the Netto AG/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88n machine in 10th fastest, before he went on to pick up a heat race win.

Earning a spot in the dash, Netto would pick up a sixth place finish, putting him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

On a rough and sticky surface, Netto showed strong speed as he quickly got moving forward as he worked into the second spot, chasing after Tim Kaeding.

While in second, Netto had company, as Rico Abreu surged into the second spot, just before the caution flew on the 10th lap.

The restart saw Netto stay on Abreu’s tail, and move back into the second spot on the 11th lap, again, just before the caution flew. Netto would hang with Kaeding when the race restarted, and on the 17th lap, he made a bid for the lead, and contact ensued, resulting in Kaeding spinning his machine around, but Netto had taken the top spot.

“I absolutely hated for that to happen battling with TK for the lead,” Netto explained. “I have a ton of respect for TK. My car sputtered a little and a bounced up and made contact with him. We were getting ready to have a good battle.”

The caution did waive, and officials then elected to allow cars to refuel, as they had reached the magic number of green and yellow laps.

Back underway, Netto was strong out front, but on the 20th lap, his nose wing collapsed, and his machine began tough to maneuver, and he gave up the top spot, and slowly drifted back, and finished 11th.

“That was a tough one,” he added. “We had a really fast car, and did not get the result I think we deserved, but we have shown some really good speed with the 410 as of late, and I am already excited for 2015.”

In 360 action, Netto timed in ninth fastest before scoring a heat race win, as he earned a spot in the dash, and finished sixth.

Lining up in the third row, Netto hung around the Top-10 much of the race, as he worked around the tough surface. Battling with the likes of Dominic Scelzi and Kyle Hirst during he race, Netto would claim a seventh place finish.

“I have to thank everyone who helped out tonight,” Netto said. “We ran both cars and it was a lot of work. I have to thank everyone who helped us all year long. It was a blast.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: The 2014 season has concluded in CA. With a couple of races in AZ later this month, Netto and his team will look into possibly making the trip over.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-52, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-19

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Abreu Bags Tribute to GP; Golobic Claims 2014 Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Stockton, CA)- With rain delaying the 2014 Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster season finale a day, fans were treated to a rare Sunday night program at the Stockton Dirt Track, and when the wild night came to a close, it was Rico Abreu celebrating his second series win of the season, his 24th overall for the year, and Shane Golobic earning his first career series championship.

Rico Abreu and Andy Forsberg led the field to green, on what was a sticky and hooked up surface, and it was the Auburn, CA driver jumping out to the early lead, though Abreu was with him every step of the way.

The third lap saw the Rutherford, CA get under Forsberg to take the top spot, and as Abreu made the pass, Forsberg pulled his machine off the speedway with mechanical woes, bringing out the first caution.

While most were watching the battle up front, 22nd starting, Tim Kaeding, was putting on a show from the tail end of the field, and gained attention under the caution as he had worked his way up to eighth in just three markers.

When the race came back to life, Abreu continued to lead arson Macedo, Shane Golobic, Herman Klein, and Willie Croft, as the field navigated the tricky surface, bouncing through some ruts, as weekend rains did seem make track conditions tough during the night.

On the ninth circuit, Shane Golobic was victimized as he caught a rut, and sent his Keith Day Trucking No. 22 machine upside down, and ending his night. Though it was not the end he wanted, fans cheered Golobic as he climbed from his car as he claimed the 2014 Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster Championship. Golobic became the first driver not named Forsberg or Becker to win the championship since Greg Decaires won in 2005.

Back under green, the field clicked off two laps before Greg DeCaires got over down the back stretch. DeCaires would be okay, but was visibly not happy with a fellow competitor.

The action heated up when the green flag dropped, again, as Abreu continued to lead, but behind him Tim Kaeding surged up to the third spot, and chased after Carson Macedo, as Abreu slowly began to check out.

With the race getting into a rhythm, Abreu found himself in lapped traffic, but still held a sizeable lead, as Kaeding worked into the second spot on the 20th lap, to much of the crowds delight.

With Abreu held up in traffic, Kaeding was able to take a chunk out of the advantage. Abreu caught a rut in three and four during the closing laps, and upset his car, and the crowd rose to their feet, as Kaeding closed in on the leader.

Abreu was flawless, however, from that point on as he cruised to his second Civil War Series win of the season, making him the only repeat winner of 2014.

Tim Kaeding would finish second followed by Macedo, Croft, Dominic Scelzi, Bradley Terrell, DJ Netto, Sean Becker, Andy Gregg, and Kyle Hirst rounding out the Top-10.

“I really like this place, and tonight it was really fast, and I think that’s what the fans like,” Abreu said in victory lane. “We have always run well here, and its nice to win in front of a big crowd on a Sunday night. Thank you all for coming out, and a special thanks to my guys for their hard work.”

Though he came up just short, Kaeding was pleased with his run in the feature event. “We dug ourselves a hole in time trials, and we just snuck in through the B Main, so it was a pretty good recovery in the feature,” he said. “I have to thank Rod TIner and the guys for the car they gave me, that was fun.”

“We had a very good car, but we got beat by two of the best drivers out here right now,” third place finishing, Carson Macedo, said besides his machine. “Paul Baines and the Tarlton Racing guys gave me a great car, and I am a little disappointed with third, but it was a strong night for us.”

Fans were treated to an exciting B Main, as well on this night as Cory Eliason picked up the win over Herman Klein, Kyle Hirst, Bradley Terrell, Chase Johnson, and Tim Kaeding. The last lap of the race saw Johnson, TK, and Justyn Cox racing three wide for the final transfer spots, with Johnson and Kaeding just inching Cox out at the line.

In other preliminary action, Andy Gregg started the night off by setting a new track record during time trials, with heat race wins going to Netto, Macedo, Ryan Bernal, and Matt Peterson. Heath Duinkerken won the C, and Andy Forsberg won the night’s dash, that boasted $1000 to win.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster has concluded it’s 2014 season, and we thank all of the teams and the fans that supported us. Please be on the lookout for our 2015 schedule that will come out this winter. Also, remember that our Championship Banquet is coming up on Nov. 15th.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd), Colby Copeland (Petaluma Speedway on September 20th), Rico Abreu (Stockton Dirt Track on November 2nd).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Jones On The Masters Podium

By Phil Michell

MurrayBridge racer Ryan Jones has made an impressive start to the 2014/15 South Australian Sprintcar season highlighted by a third placed result at the Australian Sprintcar Masters at SpeedwayCity last Saturday night. Although he is not competing in the entire series, due to his Western Australian commitments with Ryan Schlam and the Schlam Engineering team, his most recent result has placed the Murray Machining and Sheds supported pilot third overall in the inaugural South Australian Shootout Series after two completed rounds. The Australian Sprintcar Masters was Ryan’s first opportunity to return to SpeedwayCity following his third placing in last season’s 410ci Sprintcar Track Championship. With the event featuring time trials it was important to draw an early marble and luck was on his side as Jones went out first and he was extremely fast setting the second fastest time in time trials. The former four time National 360ci Champ put in two impressive heat performances as he moved forward to lock himself into the top six dash. After finishing sixth in the dash Jones started from the third row and on what was an extremely racey track Jones utilised the high groove to perfection to secure a well-deserved podium result in what is one of the premier Sprintcar events in Australia. “We had a good run and managed to move forward in some pretty good company, we probably needed the race to hit traffic, but that’s the way it goes sometimes, we will take third and move onto next week in Bunbury”. Prior to the Masters Jones kicked off his season at his home track at MurrayBridge on October 18 at the “Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge” where he recorded a sixth placed result in the 30 lap A-main despite late race contact while challenging for the win.

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

 

 

Macedo Strong in Stockton

PETERSEN MEDIA- Carson Macedo had a very good night in Stockton, CA as he scored a third place finish with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, before finishing sixth with the King of the West Series.

“We had a fast racecar in both classes, and I cannot thank Paul Baines and everyone at Tarlton Racing for all of their hard work, especially with two cars in action,’ Macedo said.

Opening his night up with the Civil War Series, Macedo timed the Elite Landscape/Tarlton and Son/WFO Apparel No. 21x machine in 10th fastest, before he raced his way to a heat race win, earning a spot in the night’s dash.

Finishing fourth in the six-lap dash, the Lemoore, CA driver would line up in the second row of the feature event. When the feature event went green, Macedo jumped into the third spot as he chased after Andy Forsberg and Rico Abreu, before he took advantage of Forsberg’s misfortune on the third lap, and moved into second.

Chasing after Rico Abreu on the heavy and rough surface, cautions and red’s slowed the race, as Macedo had a few shots at Abreu on restarts, but was unable to do anything with him.

Hanging in the second spot, Macedo felt pressure from a hard-charging, Tim Kaeding, in the closing laps, and slipped to the third spot with 10-to-go, and would go on to claim the final spot on the podium.

In King of the West action, Macedo set the standard in time trials, as he earned quick time honors before advancing to second in heat race action, moving him into the dash.

Macedo would finish in the dash, putting him in the third row of the feature event, and though he had just ran well in the 360, the track was just as demanding and challenging, in what was a wild feature event.

On the third lap, Macedo got out of shape, and bounced off the track, and ended up making a stop in the work area, before restarting from the tail end of the field. In a race that saw some wild wrecks, and hard nosed racing, Macedo was able to work his way through the field, and end his 2014 season with a sixth place finish.

“What a way to end our year,” he added. “I had an absolute blast tonight, and I can’t thank the Tarlton’s for letting me run both classes. We had a really good 2014 season, and I cannot wait to keep it going in 2015.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will stay close to home the new few weekends, as they will be at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Saturday night in what kicks off three consecutive weekends of racing at the Thunderbowl.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-1, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-26

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Racing by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

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Reidy Gets That Winning Feeling

The impressive 2014-15 season form from Danny Reidy was rewarded last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway with the 410 Sprintcar feature-race winning spoils. Now with one win in the bag, he’s hungry for more.

Reidy was the standout driver throughout the night, and in the feature race he started from pole position and then went on to dominate the entire 30-lap distance. Despite a late caution in the feature race, it wasn’t enough to deny him of his maiden win for the season.

As one would expect, the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver was rapt to return to victory lane.

“It’s a great feeling to get back into victory lane, and it’s not only rewarding for me but my entire team for all of the hard work they put in,” expressed a pleased Reidy, who has now recorded top-five feature-race finishes from as many race meetings so far this season.

“We’re going from strength to strength this season and this win is another example of that, so hopefully we can continue our current form and pick up a few more wins along the way.”

The night for Reidy started with him setting the second fastest qualifying lap, and then he finished sixth in his opening heat race and third in the second and final heat race. In the Dash, where he was third highest point scorer, he claimed the win and therefore started the feature race from pole position.

With form of his side, Reidy heads into his next meeting, this Saturday night (November 8) for the fourth round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship, with his confidence at an all-time high.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, Downs Tinting & Signs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Gonzo’s Race Pipes and Inglis Race Engines, for their 2014-15 season support.

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Facing Battle at the Border Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 2, 2014) - There are only two weeks remaining this season for Tony Bruce Jr., who will compete in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Battle at the Border doubleheader this weekend.

Bruce Jr. will race for the third time in his career at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, on Friday. He placed second during his debut at the track in 2012 and was unable to finish last year's race because of a fuel issue.

"We've been really good there," he said. "We should have won the time we ran second. We just didn't get it done on the start. Last year we took a provisional because we had something go wrong in the heat race. We were up to fifth (in the main event) with a few laps to go before a fuel line came off at the end.

"I don't know what it is. It's kind of a hammer-down track and for some reason we roll good there. I'm really looking forward to going back."

The weekend wraps up on Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., where he will visit for the fourth straight year.

"We just haven't had very good luck in the heat races," he said. "Unfortunately we've had to start in the back every single time we've been there. Last year we stumbled onto something that worked for us. I'm looking forward to going back there because I feel like we found something."

Bruce Jr. has improved his result at the track each of the past three years - highlighted by a sixth-place finish last season.

"We've been good in El Paso and we finally figured something out about Las Cruces last year," he said. "I feel like we have a shot to win, but I always feel like we have a shot to win. Everybody wants to win these last few races to head into the offseason with some wins and confidence. There's only a certain amount of time and races left this year. We want to finish strong and the only way to finish strong is to win races."

Bruce Jr. has earned four wins this season, including three with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 34 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., for the Battle at the Border with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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"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 Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

ALEX BRIGHT IS NOMINATED BY EMPA

Bright Is Nominee for John Blewett III Young Gun Award

As Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright prepared to head to the 'land down under' he received word that he is one of five nominees for the John Blewett III Young Gun Award presented annually by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA).

Bright, who races a midget with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) has received recognition on both a national and international level during the past year.

Bright came to ARDC in 2010 as the driver of his grandfather's, Joe Hemler, Lightcap Electric #77. The new team picked up their first win the following season and have been a threat ever since.

Last January, Bright and Hemler drew national attention when Alex wheeled the #77 to a podium finish on his qualifying night for the 2014 Chili Bowl. His third place finish placed Bright in the redraw for what is often referred to as the Super Bowl of Midget racing on Saturday night. After dropping back in the early going, Bright fought his way back to battle with Christopher Bell and Kevin Swindell in the closing laps of the Chili Bowl. While Bryan Clauson raced to the checkered, Bright raced to a fourth place finish. After five days of competition and nearly three hundred competitors, Bright raced the same car that he uses in ARDC competition to achieve one of the highest finishes ever by an ARDC driver in the main event in Tulsa.

Just one year ago, Bright garnered international headlines when he captured the Magic Man 34 while racing on the Speed Car circuit in Australia. The Magic Man 34 is one of the most coveted races in Australia as it pays tribute to former Speed Car competitor, Mike Figliomeni. Bright and four time Magic Man 34 winner, Davey Ray, exchanged the lead back and forth and had the fans in the Perth Motorplex on their feet until Ray was finally sidelined seven laps from the checkered. Bright went on to take the win - certainly one of the biggest of his career.

Bright returned to Australia just a week ago to prepare to race a brand new entry for car owner, Graham Jones.

"I was really surprised to be selected as a nominee for this award," Bright related. "I had a lot of bad luck this year (motor issues) but at the same time, I made all the races I did finish count!" Bright finished fourth in the ARDC points chase for the 2014 season, collecting 5 wins, including three consecutive wins during July and August. Bright collected ten podium finishes in fifteen scheduled events.

The winner of the John Blewett III Young Gun award will be decided by members of EMPA and will be honored at the annual EMPA Convention weekend in Valley Forge on January 2-4, 2015.

 

 

FANS FREE AND $2.00 PIZZA, SODA & BEER AT OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE!

(Perris, CA, October 31, 2014) All fans will be admitted free for next Wednesday’s (November 5th) practice for the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to watching some of the top sprint car drivers in the nation shake down their cars for the prestigious event, fans will be treated to $2.00 pizza, soda and beer courtesy of Family Affair Concessions.

“This is a great time for fans to come out and size up the teams for this year’s Budweiser Oval Nationals,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Dom Kazarian said on Friday. “The practice is open to all cars that will be racing in this year’s Oval Nationals. Almost all of the top 410 and 360 teams take full advantage of the track time and they turn lots of laps. For most of the out of town drivers, it will be their first time on The PAS track this year. Free admission and our concessionaire offering $2.00 soda, beer and pizza makes it a great night for racing fans.”

Cars will be on the track at 5:00 PM for the practice and it usually runs to 9:00 or 9:30.

Wednesday is also the first day of camping for Oval Nationals fans. The campground will open at noon and the fee is $25.00 per night payable when campers arrive.

Advance tickets to see all of the stars at the Oval Nationals are available by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://www.tix.com/

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

Camping the Oval Nationals is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Wednesday, November 5th. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

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

 

 

Andrew Felker and Giovanni Scelzi Record Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Oct. 31, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Andrew Felker and Giovanni Scelzi each drove into Victory Lane last weekend.

Felker swept the nonwing micro sprint portion of the Race 4 Life event at Cedar Lake Arena in New Richmond, Wis. Felker also rallied from 24th to fourth on Saturday in the winged main event.

Scelzi powered to his fifth triumph of the season during the Turkey Bowl on Saturday at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif. He also advanced from 14 th to third in the winged feature on Saturday.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top five include:

Danny Lasoski scored a second-place result during his debut with Big Game Motorsports on Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, during the Renegade Sprints Open Wheel Championships.

Derek Hagar maneuvered from 12th to fourth on Wednesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the Short Track Nationals Open.

Ray Allen Kulhanek finished fourth on Thursday during preliminary action of the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at I-30 Speedway.

Kevin Swindell powered from 13th to fifth on Saturday during the Short Track Nationals $15,000-to-win main event at I-30 Speedway.

VICTORIES -

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

ON THE INTERNET -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

POMCO MARKETING TO REPRESENT MOTTER MOTORSPORTS

WORLD OF OUTLAWS TEAM

PENGILLY, Minn. (Oct. 31, 2014) – Dan Motter, owner of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop World of Outlaws sprint car team, today announced an exclusive agreement with PomCo marketing to help secure additional sponsorship.

Jim Pomerenke, owner of Iowa-based Stepping Stone Genetics and his son, Joey,serial entrepreneur and founder of Scotch & Pretzels, an award-winning public relations firm based out of Los Angeles, have formed PomCo Marketing and are entering the world of motorsports.

“As business owners, Jim and I bonded over our shared understanding of running and owning our own businesses, and of course, our passion for sprint car racing,” said Motter. “Recently when Jim and his son decided to form PomCo, we spent hours discussing how our relationship could be mutually beneficial and we’re proud to say that PomCo will represent us in sponsorship and marketing initiatives and strategies for our race team.”

“PomCo Marketing is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Motter Motorsports,” said Jim Pomerenke. “Working with a first class car owner like Dan Motter and a superb driver and person like Joey Saldana will be extremely rewarding and PomCo is excited to get started.”

“We are fortunate to have HE&M Saw and Beltline Body Shop onboard as sponsors of our race team,” continued Motter. “My relationship with Doug Harris, owner of HE&M Saw, is very similar to the friendship I have with Jim (Pomerenke). Lonnie Olson with Beltline has been a friend of mine for decades.

“When I made the decision to return to World of Outlaws racing after a 15-year hiatus, it was a commitment that I took very seriously. I want to win and I expect results as do driver Joey Saldana and every member of our team. We have won seven races so far this season and Joey (Saldana) is the Outlaws’ leading qualifier with 23 quick times. At times throughout this season we led the point standings.

“We have had a great season but we want to take our team to the next level and I feel

PomCo can help us achieve that goal.

“We are focused on winning the World of Outlaws championship!

“With the dedication of our existing sponsors and the excitement and enthusiasm we share with PomCo for our future, we can’t wait to get the 2015 season started!”

Follow @PomCoMarketing on twitter. The company’s email address is info@pomcomarketing.com.

 

 

Brent Kaeding looks to add a 5th Tribute to Gary Patterson on SUNDAY at the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA - October 31, 2014...Campbell’s Brent Kaeding will finish off his 36th year of Sprint Car racing on Sunday at the Stockton Dirt Track. The 13-time Golden State/ King of the West 410 Series champion ranks third in the KWS standings going into the season finale, which marks the 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Famer is a 4-time Tribute to GP winner, which is tied with Steve Kent for the most all time in the history of the event. BK this year has claimed three victories with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo & looks to cap the season with a KWS victory.

The 2014 campaign has also been his first as one of the Managing Directors with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. Sunday's race is the 18th & final round of action and concludes the 29th season of operation for the tour. Next year marks a milestone for the series, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

“This season has been a special one for all involved and we hate to see it end. The racing has been second to none this year and we hope all the fans have enjoyed it. We also want to thank Tony Noceti for doing everything to get this weekend’s event in, even with a little mother nature. We really hope to see everyone come out and support the Tribute to GP on Sunday. This is a historic event and one you definitely do not want to miss.”

Important Stockton start time info for Sunday- Race teams, drivers meeting Sunday is scheduled for 3pm, wheel packing at 3:30pm. We want the 1st heat to fire off at 6pm, which is an hour earlier than normal. However, that has always been the advertised start time for the event because of the two classes. So please pass the word!

Will Call & Ticket Booth opens at 2pm this Sunday November 2 at the Stockton Dirt Track, with the front gate opening at 4pm. The physical address for the Stockton Dirt Track is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. The car show & live band will still take place from noon to 4pm behind the grandstands.

Air One HVAC Systems has put up $200 to the KWS fast time qualifier on Sunday.

There is also currently $5500 on the line for the dashes that will be held on Sunday with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster. Thanks to Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats, Reeves Sand & Gravel, Panella Racing Engines, Don from Modesto Steel & Nascimento Motorsports for their support.

Known as the "Dancing Phantom from Stockton," the "Preacher," the "Hostile Hippie" or just simply "GP," Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured a number of major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and actually began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This season will be the second time we’ve paid Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Info on the Stockton Dirt Track can be found online at www.stocktondirttrack.com

 

 

WORD VERSION IN ATTACHMENT

Fremont Speedway and F.A.S.T. to Award Champions on December 6th Byron Reed Earns Fremont Speedway and F.A.S.T. Championship Titles

Top Ten in Each Division Awarded During 2014 Banquet

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, Ohio (October 31st, 2014) - The 2014 Fremont Speedway and Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) banquets will be a joint celebration in 2014, and will each take place on Saturday, December 6th at the Fremont American Legion on Buckland Avenue in Fremont, Ohio. Champions from each F.A.S.T. division, as well as each of the 2014 Fremont Speedway champions, will be awarded during the annual banquet; as well as the top-ten drivers from each division. The festivities are scheduled to begin at approximately five-thirty, with dinner to follow at six-forty. A band will wrap up the evening with live music following the awards ceremony.

“We had a great season in 2014; for Fremont Speedway and the F.A.S.T. series” explained Rich Farmer, “The Fremont Speedway banquet will involve a lot of the same individuals as the F.A.S.T. ceremony, so why not have them together...we are excited for it...gives us a chance to reunite with everyone that supported our series and our track...hopefully everyone can make it...it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Not only will the 2014 champions and the top-ten in each division be awarded on December 6th, but a long list of other award recipients will be recognized during the annual banquet. A crew chief in each Fremont/Attica Sprint Title division will be awarded, along with a F.A.S.T. ‘Rookie of the Year’ award, and a Fremont Speedway ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.

Bryon Reed earned the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service championship, along with the 2014 Fremont Speedway - Fort Ball Pizza Palace ‘410’ Sprint Championship. Reed was able to accomplish his dual championship without winning a main event. Rounding out the top five in the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ standings were Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Dean Jacobs. Finishing second through fifth in the 2014 Fremont Speedway ‘410’ standings included Brian Lay, Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith and Brian Smith. Reed’s F.A.S.T. title is worth $10,000.

Nate Dussel, a two-time winner in F.A.S.T. ‘305’ competition in 2014, earned the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro $2,000 championship. Dussel’s win during the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ finale put the finishing touches on his second consecutive championship campaign. Dussel was followed in the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ standings by John Ivy, Jordan Ryan, Steve Rando and Dustin Dinan.

Jordan Ryan used his five feature victories at the Fremont Speedway in 2014 to propel himself to the top of the standings and earn the Fremont Speedway - Fremont Federal Credit Union - ‘305’ Sprint Championship. Ryan’s final margin of victory in the standings was 41 markers over Nate Dussel; Dustin Dinan, John Ivy and Bobby Clark rounded out the top five.

Undoubtedly the most dominant performer of the 2014 Fremont Speedway season was Fremont Fence Company - Dirt Truck driver, Shawn Valenti. Valenti scored 14 victories during his 2014 campaign at the Fremont oval; securing his 2014 championship with a margin of 293 points. Following Valenti in the 2014 Fremont Speedway - Fremont Fence Company Dirt Truck standings were Matt Foos, Jeff Ward, Dustin Keegan and Art Ball.

“It was a competitive season in every division” said Rich Farmer; promoter of F.A.S.T. and Fremont Speedway, “These guys put on a show each and every night...a few of the championships, including F.A.S.T. ‘410’ and ‘305,’ came down to the last night of racing...that just goes to show the level of competition we have in this part of Ohio...we are already looking forward to next year...on behalf of the entire Fremont Speedway staff and F.A.S.T. staff, I want to thank everyone for their support...it wouldn’t be possible without the help from all of our sponsors and supporters.”

Tickets can be purchased for this event by contacting Rich Farmer or Shelly Liskai. No tickets will be sold at the door. On a special note, the top ten drivers in each division, F.A.S.T. and Fremont Speedway, must be present at the banquet to receive awards. Tickets are $20.

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS 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, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

Memorial Weekend ‘Super Spectacle’, $5 Anniversary Night Highlight 65th Season at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (October 31, 2014) – Oswego Speedway officially announced its 65th anniversary, 15-race weekend schedule featuring the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Road to the Championship’, as well as several blockbuster weekend events, on Friday.

When taking note of the 2015 schedule of events, two key components no doubt stand out. The first coming in the month of May, the second on the Speedway’s anniversary weekend in August.

The Home of the Supermodifieds will be calling on all Supermodifieds for a ‘Super Spectacle’ during Memorial Day Weekend’s Port City 160, as the winged ISMA Supermodifieds will join Oswego’s Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS for an absolute can’t miss weekend of action.

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

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

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

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

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

Race officials felt now would be the perfect time to resurrect one of the biggest weekends in Supermodified racing, as a part of the 65th season of action at the Home of the Supermodifieds.

More details will be announced through the off-season in regards to Memorial Day Weekend’s ‘Super Spectacle’, making this show the only one day event anywhere in the world that a fan can see each exhilarating version of the Supermodified take on the most iconic Supermodified venue.

A rain date of Sunday, May 24 will be attached to the weekend.

The next major addition to the 2015 schedule of events will be another fan pleaser.

To celebrate the 65th season of racing at Oswego Speedway, the Speedway will once again hold a fan appreciation night at the Steel Palace to help celebrate their anniversary on Saturday, August 8.

General admission grandstand seating on August 8 will be just $5, with padded reserved seating available for $10, as the night will feature both the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Join the Speedway for its 65th birthday on Saturday, August 8, and bring a friend to show them how you spend your Saturday nights in the Port City.

The Speedway’s 65th season opener will take place on Saturday, May 9 and for the first time since 2012, it will include the Speedway’s staple division, the Novelis Supermodifieds.

However, with the introduction of the ISMA Supermodifieds on Memorial Day Weekend, this year’s Speedway opener will take on a special twist, with the inclusion of the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 75, making the Speedway opener a three-division card for the 65th annual lid lifter with a 30 lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main.

The return of the Speedway’s Spring Championship will cap the month of May on May 30 with the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

The ISMA Supermodifieds will return for the second show of the season on Saturday, June 13, paired with the ultra-fast ATQMRA TQ Midgets.

Just one week later the always exciting Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s will return for the second consecutive year, paired with the first driver autograph session of the season on June 20.

July will continue to be a summer hot bed at the Steel Palace, as the Fourth of July Grand Prix and Christmas in July will take place on Saturday, July 4 followed by the annual King of Wings on Saturday, July 11.

King of Wings VII will again feature the ISMA Supermodifieds, but this year they will be joined by the nimble NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites, for a true winged weekend in Oswego.

July will be rounded out with the Summer Championship for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS on July 18.

The 29th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS will kick start the final month of the regular season on Saturday, August 1, followed by the $5 anniversary night on August 8.

The year’s second driver autograph session will be featured on Saturday, August 15, with the Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s taking center stage on Saturday, August 22.

Budweiser International Classic Week will run from September 1 – September 6 featuring the 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds.

The Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds will return to ‘Fast Friday’ night action and will be joined by Novelis Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials along with time trials and heat races for the Bud Light SBS Classic.

Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ Classic Weekend events will feature the final round of the ISMA SuperSeries with the annual running of the Bud Light ISMA SuperNationals 60 along with the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 and the Bud Light TQ Midget Classic.

Race of Champions Weekend is tentatively scheduled for September 18-19 to finish the 65th season of racing at Oswego Speedway, and will once again declare Speedway track champions.

Other special events on the 2015 Oswego Speedway calendar include the annual spring spruce up day on Saturday, April 25 as well as the Speedway’s season opening practice to be held Saturday, May 2.

The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience will return to the Speedway the weekends of April 19, July 25, and August 29.

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.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all tim