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Lakeside Speedway Hosts McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on May 8

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 17, 2014) - TBJ Promotions and RacinBoys are bringing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to Lakeside Speedway on May 8 for only the third time ever.

The McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic, which is the Thursday of NASCAR weekend at nearby Kansas Speedway, will showcase the premier 360ci sprint car series at the half-mile dirt track for the first time since 2008.

"Lakeside Speedway has a strong history in sprint car racing," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "It's good to have an ASCS race back there and we're looking forward to bringing that action back to the fans."

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor, who was born and raised in the Kansas City area, is excited for the dirt slinging, wheel-to-wheel action to return to the historic facility.

"My first trip to Lakeside Speedway was in 1966," he said. "I can remember it like it was yesterday. There are some that think the sprint car drivers from Kansas City were as good as the drivers from Pennsylvania during that time. There's a lot of guys who cut their teeth in the early days to create the atmosphere of sprint car racing in this area. I think that's one of the reasons Kansas City Klassic fits. Lately ASCS has helped bring that atmosphere back to the Kansas City region."

The May 8 date also creates an opportunity to build on the sprint car audience as the NASCAR weekend kicks off only a few miles away.

"There are a lot of NASCAR drivers who were sprint car drivers," Bruce Jr. said. "I think a lot of the fans recognize most of the best racers in the world came from sprint cars. It brings their attention to what we've got going on as a sport and hopefully we can bring some fans over to show them what sprint car racing is about."

TICKETS -

Tickets for the TBJ Promotions events can be purchased at a discounted rate at http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

McCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group is proud to provide numerous facilities for all of your automotive needs throughout Missouri and Kansas. The company has locations serving Olathe, Overland Park, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, Shawnee, Mission, Topeka, Lawrence and the surrounding areas. Whether you are in the market to purchase a new Chevrolet, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota or a pre-owned vehicle, McCarthy Auto Group will help you find a car loan that works for you! Even if you have bad credit or are a first time car buyer, you can trust that McCarthy Auto Group will get you into the automobile of your choice. For more information, visit http://www.McCarthyAutoGroup.com.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

In its sixth year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass (May 3) and Midsouth Showdown (Aug. 21) at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's return to Lakeside Speedway (May 8) in Kansas City, Kan., for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic; the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals (May 31) at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.; and the Steve King Memorial (June 28) at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.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.

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.

 

 

The Roar is Restored to Park Jefferson Speedway
North Sioux City, SD-AtoZ Promotions LLC is pleased to announce that is agreed to lease terms on to promote the 2014 season of racing at the Park Jefferson Speedway. “We are very excited to bring back racing at The Park to the great race fans of the Siouxland area. This facility is really unique and we are excited to return it to its glory days,” said AtoZ general manager Josh Holt.
Preparations are already underway to rehab the facility. “There is a lot of work to do in the weeks prior to opening on June 14. We will begin work on the physical premises and have begun reaching out to sponsors and advertisers.” Advertising and sponsorship opportunities will be available including billboard advertising, race class title sponsors, and program sponsors.
The clubhouse will be available for businesses to use during race season. Each of the division title sponsorships will be offered a night to reserve the clubhouse exclusively for entertainment of clients and employees. Private parties will also be able to reserve the turn one party deck.
The schedule will feature IMCA Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Compacts. In addition, there will be a new entry stock class division called Park Jeff Thunder Cars. The rules package will mirror the Buena Vista Raceway Bombers, in order to allow those drivers a chance to race somewhere on Saturday nights.
The schedule is packed with specials, the first being the return of super late model racing to the Siouxland. The Corn Belt Clash will take on the MARS Dirtcar Series on Thursday, June 26 to kick off the specials calendar.
On Friday, July 11, the ASCS Midwest Sprint Cars challenge the Minnesota Mafia as the opening act in the two-day Carlson Clash and the first of two sprint car specials. The following night will feature super late model racing featuring the SLMR Late Model Series. The two day Carlson Clash is to honor former track owners Ted and Jo Carlson and feature two great nights of racing.
In August, the facility will see the return of the ASCS Midwest Sprint Cars vs. the Minnesota Mafia for the Inaugural Saturday After The Big One event. This event will also offer local fans the opportunity to enter the first annual corn hole tournament with proceeds benefitting the drivers of the Minnesota Mafia.
The last of the specials will be the Inaugural Mount Rushmore state championships on October 3-4.
“We are still in negotiations with other sanctioning bodies including modifieds and late models about the possibility of adding an additional night or to our preliminary schedule” stated Josh. In addition, Park Jefferson will be looking for people interested in helping at the facility leading up to the opening race and during the season.
Follow all the new developments on Park Jefferson can be found at www.parkjeff.com or by contacting Josh Holt at 515-661-4027 or josh@parkjeff.com
Additional press requests can be directed to josh@parkjeff.com or Austin Lloyd at austin@parkjeff.com.
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Mark Castiglia Small Block Super Fundraiser Set for Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes

OSWEGO, NY (April 17, 2014) – Mark Castiglia, a two-time Pathfinder Bank SBS feature winner at Oswego Speedway in 2013, will be holding a fundraiser for his Missile Motorsports No. 69 race team on Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at noon.

Castiglia’s fundraiser will feature a chicken barbeque as well as raffles and door prizes with a lotto board, a Calloway golf bag, as well as a full season pit pass to Oswego Speedway including Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Announced in December, Castiglia will join forces with teammate Cameron Rowe in 2014, each driving FFB Racing Chassis.

Castiglia claimed two feature wins last season driving the Four Sevens Motorsports No. 67, but vacated the seat half way through the season. Castiglia will now form his own team along with Rowe.

“Cameron has really helped my career over the years,” said Castiglia. “He keeps me motivated and has given me a ton of confidence. We get along really well on and off the track and I can’t wait for the season to start. We have high expectations. I believe Cameron and I will be a championship contending team in 2014.”

The Road to the Championship for the Pathfinder Bank SBS series will begin on Saturday, May 3 as a part of the 64th annual opening night special at the Speedway presented by Gater Racing News featuring the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

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.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

USAC INTERN WELCH TO DEBUT SATURDAY AT ELDORA

“Dream Come True” for Second Generation Broadcaster

ROSSBURG, OH (April 17) – Already comfortable on the race track as an accomplished and respected driver, Dillon Welch will be transferring that excitement and adrenalin into a new role Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. The 20-year old Ball State University Telecommunications Major student recently accepted an internship with the United States Auto Club (USAC) and his first assignment is a coveted one.

Welch has been tabbed to join Eldora announcer Dustin Jarrett in covering the Don Branson/Jud Larson USAC National Sprint Car Classic Saturday night. “I’m very grateful and excited for this opportunity to come on board with USAC. Being able to announce racing has long been a personal goal, and to make my announcing debut at one of the world’s premier short track facilities, covering my favorite type of racing, at a young age, is a dream come true,” stated Welch, who will become a second-generation broadcaster with Saturday’s stint.

Dillon’s father, Vince Welch is a recognized ESPN IndyCar/NASCAR commentator. “My dad has played a big part in getting me interested in broadcasting. I have always wanted to be a driver, and have had some great years behind the wheel of a Midget and Quarter-Midget, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen the value of broadcasting to the racing industry and the entertainment it provides. I’m looking forward to hopefully catching up to my dad one day, but I know he’ll help me whenever he can along the way,” continued the excitable Carmel, IN native.

His on-track experience behind the wheel, knowledge of race car characteristics and comfort zone with fellow drivers will be assets as he settles into his new role of translating what is going on to the Eldora fans Saturday and those watching the event via Eldora’s live online streaming pay-for-view broadcast.

“Ultimately, it comes down to wanting to make a living in motorsports. I’d prefer to be driving, something that I have been doing since I was 7, but if I can use my broadcasting skills to be involved in the sport, that is just as great. My primary focus this year is the USAC internship, but if time permits and the opportunity is there, I’d never turn down a chance to jump back in the seat.”

Saturday’s tripleheader finds the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars joining the Indianapolis, IN based USAC organization as it enters its 53rd consecutive year. With the heritage of USAC racing at Eldora nearly tripling Welch’s 20 years, comes the passion to excel. “You can always count on the racing at Eldora to be exciting and the Big E has always been one of my favorite tracks; Saturday can’t get here soon enough for me.”

Pay-per-view, event details and ticket purchasing information can be found on Eldora’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com or can be obtained by calling the speedway office (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours. Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access 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 is available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

 

Big-Block Modifieds and Sprint Cars to Highlight Action in 2014
at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

�The Fast Track� special events include World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars,
Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and ESS Speedweek

 

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. - April 17, 2014 - Five nights featuring the world's top dirt track stars and the fastest dirt track race cars are on tap for 2014 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

The 800-horsepower Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, Empire Super Sprints and other DIRTcar stars attack "The Fast Track" in 2014, bringing fans one of the most exciting schedules in the history of the 5/8-mile clay oval.

"Rolling Wheels is one of the premier motorsports facilities in Central New York," said Rolling Wheels General Manager Jeff Hachmann. "It has built a tradition on running must-see events, and in 2014 we have put together five events that feature the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, Super DIRTcar Series and two new mid-week specials showcasing all DIRTcar divisions. If that isn't enough, back after popular demand, everyone who buys a ticket in advance to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car event in October will receive a FREE Fan Pit Pass at no additional charge. I can't think of a better way to get up close and personal with 'The King' Steve Kinser and create memories that last a lifetime."

Two special Thursday night events on June 26 and July 24 highlight DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder. DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman and Stock Cars will be on the card for Thursday, June 26, and DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars and Stock Cars will be featured on Thursday, July 24.

On Thursday, July 3, the Super DIRTcar Series action heats up with the 'Stars & Stripes' Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811 featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and Empire Super Sprints. This blockbuster event will feature eight-time and defending series champion Brett Hearn in his pursuit for a record-setting ninth title, three-time champ Matt Sheppard's quest to regain supremacy, and Round #2 of ESS Speedweek for the 360 Sprint Cars. To celebrate the nation's birthday, a huge fireworks display will light up the sky on this special midweek event.

Saturday, Sept. 28, will bring the ESS Championship and Go Nuclear Late Model Series to Elbridge. It will be the first time the Go Nuclear Series has tackled 'The Fast Track' and the first time any Late Model series has competed at Rolling Wheels since 2012. In addition to this first, the Empire Super Sprints will return to decide their champion in the ESS Championship.

The final event of the Rolling Wheels season on Saturday, Oct. 11, showcases the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in what has become a can't-miss event with championship implications every year. Making this year even more special, it will mark the final event at Rolling Wheels for 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser on his "Salute to the King" tour. Plus, the annual DIRTcar Big-Block Modified "Win-and-You're-In" 25-lap feature that night will lock in the final competitor to the Syracuse 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

For tickets, FREE Fan Pit Passes and more information, click www.rollingwheelsraceway.com or call (877) 395-8606. Find DIRTcar Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcar or follow on Twitter @DIRTcarNE.

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 2014 Season Schedule

June 26, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds

DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

DIRTcar Stock Cars

July 3, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

'Stars & Stripes' Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Empire Super Sprints (Round #2 of ESS Speedweek)

Huge Fireworks Display!

July 24, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds

Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Stock Cars

Sept. 28, Sat.

7:30 p.m.

ESS Championship

Empire Super Sprints

Go Nuclear Late Model Series

Oct. 11, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

Super Dirt Week Special

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds "Win and You're In!"

 

 

MOWA Race Preview – Tri-City Speedway

By: MOWA Media – media@ciltrak.com

Pontoon Beach, IL (April 16, 2014) – The MOWA Sprint Cars presented by Casey’s General Stores will visit Kevin and Tammy Gundaker’s Tri-City Speedway near Pontoon Beach, IL for the first of four scheduled tries in 2014 on Friday, April 18.

The series will be part of the “Deuces Wild” event that boasts $2,000 to win feature events for DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar Modifieds along with the MOWA Sprint Cars.

In four previous events at Tri-City, a different winner has graced victory circle. Ohio legend Danny Smith picked up the trophy back on July 28, 2011. Jerrod Hull scored the win back on October 12, 2012. Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl shared victory lane in 2013, Madsen’s victory coming on July 25 and McCarl’s victory coming on October 4.

Grandstand gates open at 5pm. The first practice session is slated for 6:30 with Heat Races at 7:15. Adult grandstand admission is $20 while kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

For more information about the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores, visit www.midwestopenwheel .com, follow @mowasprints on Twitter, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestopenwheel.

CONTINGENCY REPORT:

Jacksonville Speedway – 4/11/14
• KSE Racing Products Top Gun Award (Highest Passing Points Total) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)
• BMRS Hard Charger Award (Highest finishing driver that advances the most A-Main Positions) – 05 Brad Loyet (14th to 2nd) (1)
• VP Racing Fuel Award (Random Draw from A-Main starters) – 2K Ryan Kempin (11) (1)
• Midland Performance Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #1) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)
• Bland Brothers Enterprises Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #2) – 82 Kevin Swindell (not awarded – non-member)
• Keizer Wheels Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #3) – 5 Tiffany Wyzard (1)
• Competition Suspension Incorporated Award (First non-qualifier) – 5B Kory Bales (1)
• Hoosier Tire Midwest Award (Winner of A-Main) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)

34 Raceway – 4/12/14
• KSE Racing Products Top Gun Award (Fastest Qualifier) – 24 Terry McCarl (1)
• BMRS Hard Charger Award (Highest finishing driver that advances the most A-Main Positions) – 9 Paul Nienhiser (10th to 2nd) (1)
• VP Racing Fuel Award (Random Draw from A-Main starters) – 2K Ryan Kempin (19) (2)
• Midland Performance Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #1) – 24 Terry McCarl (1)
• Bland Brothers Enterprises Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #2) – 7 Craig Dollansky (not awarded – non-member)
• Keizer Wheels Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #3) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)
• Competition Suspension Incorporated Award (First non-qualifier) – 10S Jeremy Standridge (1)
• Hoosier Tire Midwest Award (Winner of A-Main) – 24 Terry McCarl (1)

MOWA STATS BLAST:

• Jerrod Hull extended his series-leading win total by scoring his 12th win at Jacksonville
• Terry McCarl broke a tie with Danny Lasoski for fourth on the all-time win list – behind Jimmy Hurley (7) and Danny Smith (6)
• Three drivers made their first ever series starts during the weekend – Kevin Swindell in the Blazin’ Racin’ #82, 2013 Knoxville Raceway track champion Bronson Maeschen, and Omaha, Nebraska youngster Dakota Hendrickson
• Ten different drivers recorded their best series finishes:
o BRAD LOYET AT JACKSONVILLE – 2ND – ALSO FINISHED SECOND AT MONTGOMERY MOTORSPORTS PARK IN 2013
o CORY BRUNS AT JACKSONVILLE – 5TH WAS 6TH AT LASALLE IN 2013
o TIFFANY WYZARD AT JACKSONVILLE – 8TH – WAS 17TH AT JACKSONVILLE IN 2011
o LEVI CURRY AT JACKSONVILLE – 10TH – HAD NEVER QUALIFIED FOR AN A-MAIN IN FOUR PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS
o CRAIG DOLLANSKY AT 34 RACEWAY– 3RD – WAS 19TH AT 34 IN 2011
o KEVIN SWINDELL AT 34 RACEWAY – 4TH – FIRST SERIES VISIT
o JOSH SCHNEIDERMAN AT 34 RACEWAY – 8TH – WAS 16TH AT 34 RACEWAY IN 2012
o COLE WOOD AT 34 RACEWAY – 10TH – WAS 11TH AT 34 IN 2013
o DAKOTA HENDRICKSON AT 34 RACEWAY – 17TH – FIRST SERIES VISIT
o BRONSON MAESCHEN AT 34 RACEWAY – 21ST – FIRST SERIES VISIT
• Tiffany Wyzard became the first female in series history to earn a Heat Race win after taking charge at Jacksonville

LOOKING AHEAD:

• The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores will host a doubleheader weekend on Friday, May 2 at Lincoln Speedway and Saturday, May 3 at Clay County Speedway
• The Lincoln event was rescheduled from opening night’s rainout on April 4
• The visit to Clay County Speedway in Flora, IL will mark the first-ever series visit to the facility

 

 

Opening Night to drop the green flag on the 2014 Season Justin Fabus to sign National Anthem Lernerville Kids Club is back

Sarver, PA (April 17, 2014) The lights are out, the field is set and flagman Todd Beichner has the green flag at hand ready to let it fly on the 2014 Fab Four Racing season at the Action Track this Friday Night, April 18. Lernerville Speedway remains the only track on the planet to feature all three top divisions on a weekly card and our fourth division, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman, might be the most competitive of the fabled �Fabulous Four Divisions of Racing�.

Budweiser Points will be on the line right from the drop of the first green flag and 2013 Track Champions Brandon Spithaler in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, Alex Ferree in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models, Mat Williamson in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds and Corey McPherson in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman will all be looking to repeat last season�s success. Runners up Brandon Matus, John Garvin Jr. and Brian Swartzlander will all be seeking redemption in the form of an Opening Night feature win, while AJ Flick has traded in his fendered Sportsman/Stock for a winged 410 Sprint Car!

Gates open at 5:00 and Fab Four Racing will start after the invocation and national anthem at 7:30 sharp. Local recording artist and Firecracker weekend concert series favorite Justin Fabus will be signing the national anthem.

Tickets remain unchanged at $14 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $7 for students 11-17 years old and children 10 & under are admitted FREE with a paying adult! Pit passes remain unchanged as well at $20 for DIRTcar Members and $30 for non-members.

DIRTcar Membership is not just for drivers; crew members and fans that frequently pay to enter the pits on race night are also encouraged to visit www.DIRTcarMembers.com and explore the benefits of purchasing a �Crew Member� Membership for just $80. At a $10/week discount, the membership will pay for itself in just eight weeks, plus you get the extra protection of an extended insurance policy.

Drivers are encouraged to download all of the paperwork necessary for registration by logging on to Lernerville.com, clicking the �Downloads� tab and then clicking the �Driver Registration Packet� link. Just print it out, fill it in and bring it to the track for Opening Night to save a lot of time and hassle!

All cars will be required to pass through tech inspection prior to rolling onto the Action Track. Drivers and crew members should review their division�s rules prior to Opening Night by clicking the �Downloads� tab on our website!

Don�t forget to download the Race Monitor App before Friday night to see lap times in real time on your smart phone or tablet device. Available as a free download from iTunes or Google Play, you just need to sign up for a monthly or annual subscription; $0.99/month or $4.99/year.

As always, we�ll be bringing the Action Track right into the palm of your hand with Social Media. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Vine and Instragram to keep abreast of all the action on and off the track!

Don�t forget to sign up for Fantasy Fab Four Racing League at www.FantasyDirtRacing.com and to pick your Opening Night winners in The Dirt Network�s �Lernerville Pickem� contest by logging on to thedirtnetwork.blogspot.com. Anyone who picks all four Opening Night feature winners correctly in the Lernerville Pick�em contest will win a FREE ticket to next Friday�s Fab Four Racing program!

We�re also bringing back some Kid�s Club activities for the 2014 season; starting with an Easter Egg Extravaganza! Membership is free for kids 10 & under and sign-ups will be available at the Stivason Photo Booth. We will be hosting Kid�s Club activities the first and third Friday of each month where applicable. Kids will be able to meet their favorite drivers, win rides in the #1 Cochran Pace Truck, visit Sheetz Victory Lane and participate in fun pre-race activities throughout the season.

Opening Night always brings surprising and familiar names back to the Action Track to kick off the season. Don�t miss the first big race of the season, join us for Opening Night 2014, this Friday, April 18 at 7:30!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR - RESERVED CAMPSITES AVAILABLE MAY 1; ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Ohsweken, Ontario – April 16, 2014 – Reserved campsites for special events at Ohsweken Speedway go on sale Thursday, May 1, while advance general admission tickets for regular Friday night racing events are now available.

RESERVED CAMPSITES Pick out your favourite campsite and reserve it for Ohsweken Speedway’s special events! Reserved campsites will go on sale on Thursday, May 1 at a cost of $40 per week. Special events at Ohsweken Speedway in 2014 include the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS Avoid the lineup at the ticket window on Friday nights – Advance general admission tickets are now available for all regular Friday night events at Ohsweken Speedway. Put them in your wallet, and use them whenever you want! Adult (ages 18-64) tickets are $12, while Senior (ages 65+) and Youth (ages 13-17) tickets are $10, and Kids (ages 12 & Under) are FREE! Contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

Methods of payment for all tickets, passes, campsites, and memberships include cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing begins on Friday, May 16 with 2014 Opening Night, including 25 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 20 lap features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 15 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

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

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

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Opens Season with Podium Finish

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 15, 2014) - It was a long five months for Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky, who returned to a sprint car last weekend for the first time since the end of last season.

Dollansky won his heat race, the dash and placed third in the Midwest Open Wheel Association feature last Saturday at 34 Raceway.

"Given the fact it was our first night out in five months I was pretty encouraged with the way things went," he said. "We made progress and were able to get a decent finish out of the night."

The podium finish created momentum for the Big Game Treestands team heading into this Saturday's season-opening event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Dollansky will compete for the track championship in the 410 division.

"It was our first night to get things shaken down and sort some things out," he said. "All in all, it was good to get that first night in and get the season started. We learned a few things there that we'll work on in preparation for Knoxville."

With MAVTV cameras taping the action at Knoxville Raceway this season and a hefty prize of $20,000 to the track champion, Dollansky is headed into the opener with high expectations for his Big Game Treestands team.

"The mindset is to win," he said. "I would say it's going to be the strongest, most competitive season Knoxville has had. Our team is prepared and will be ready. We have a great race team assembled."

This marks the first season since 1995 that Dollansky will compete for the track title at the half-mile oval.

"At Knoxville if you're looking at the points championship, they give points for qualifying, heats and the feature," he said. "Every time you hit the race track it's important."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Big_Game_TS

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

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

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Ultra Competitive Knoxville Championship Kicks Off LIVE On The Cushion.Com Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Anticipation is building for the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup, and TheCushion.Com will be there every step of the way with Live PPV Coverage for what will be the most competitive season at the speedway in the 410ci division is recent memory kicking off this Saturday night.

“Whoever wins the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup will definitely have earned it,” Terry McCarl said in a recent interview on Winged Nation, “it is going to be quite the field.”

With many former World of Outlaw feature winners, and Knoxville Raceway Champions on board, 2014 will be a must see show, and those not living in the area will be able to tune in weekly and watch LIVE from the comfort of their own living room for just $15 a night.

“We have always loved bringing fans LIVE Video coverage of the historic Knoxville Raceway weekly, and with the field that is supposed to be on hand this year, it should be a thrilling season,” Ian Marvuglio, President of T2 Digital said.

Some of the drivers who will be on hand and vying for the championship will be Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Justin Henderson, 2013 410ci Champion, Bronson Maeschen, Mark Dobmeier, new to the 410 ranks in 2014 is many –time 360ci Champion, Clint Garner, and a host of others.

“With 360ci, and 410ci cars on the card on a weekly basis as well as a good number of 305ci races, the 360 Nationals, Capitani Classic, and Knoxville Nationals, we hope fans all over the country tune-in and watch this season that should live up to all of the hype,” Marvuglio added.

Anyone that wishes to purchase the Knoxville Raceway broadcast on a weekly basis must first sign up for at least a free membership on TheCushion.com to get the $15.00-per-night price. Fans choosing our VIP or Premium membership will receive a 10% discount, and also have access to our 280+ Video On-Demand vault.

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Brandon Hahn Sidelined at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 16, 2104) - Brandon Hahn had high expectations going into Saturday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the I-30 Speedway, but things would not play out as hoped. After initial reports were of mechanical issues, it was later revealed that Brandon was having back problems that hampered his ability to breath.

"I like racing, but I like living more," said Hahn of the situation.

Choosing to skip his Heat Race, Hahn was able to make laps in the B-Feature, but elected to return to the Pits after only a few laps. Seeking medical attention after returning home on Sunday, Hahn explained that he pulled a muscle in his back but was able to get treatment and is feeling much better.

Returning to the driver's seat this coming weekend, Hahn will compete with the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region and Speedway Motors Warrior Region.

"We're going to a track I've never been to before. I just want to make the A-Feature since I'm not racing for points. We're rolling with the Maxim again, but other than that I'm not worrying about too much," said Hahn of Friday's races at the West Siloam Speedway.

"I am looking forward to Saturday at Springfield. I ran really go there last year until I ran off the end of the track but other than that, I really like that place and just hope my back will hold up for me."

RECENT RESULTS:

April 12 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark. - Heat Race DNS; B-Feature 12-DNF (14)

QUICK STATS:

Races: 6; Win - 0; Top5 - 0; Top 10 - 1; Top 15 - 1; Top 20 - 3

NEXT EVENT:

Friday, April 18 - West Siloam Speedway - West Siloam Springs, Okla. (ASCS Sooner) Saturday, April 19 - Springfield Raceway - Springfield, Mo. (ASCS Sooner / Warrior)

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Tight at the top! Sprints and Supers head show Sat.

Marysville- Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park will host a thrilling four division show this Saturday night. The MRP Winged Sprint Cars will headline the program in their third appearance of the season. For stock car fans the MRP Super Stocks and MRP Mini Stocks will compete in some fender rubbing championship point racing competition as well. The Pro 4 Sprint Cars will also be on the card.

In the MRP Winged Sprint Car division, three-time and defending champion Billy Wallace from Grass Valley has had a tough couple of races. Three-time champion Colby Wiesz of Colfax won on opening night and finished a close 2nd last week. The 2007 MRP Champ, Grass Valley ’s Jeremy Burt, won last week with Wiesz breathing down his neck for the last few circuits and was 3rd on opening night. Paradise driver John Michael Bunch has really been on the gas and has a 2nd and a 3rd in his first two starts. Wallace however has uncharacteristically labored with mid-field finishes and is 6th in points.

Among others, another former champion, Mike Monahan out of Sparks Nevada, had a difficult night last week and was involved in a spectacular crash on the opening lap last Saturday. Monahan is among the most aggressive of the participants and will look to improve his position Saturday night. Five-time champ Korey Lovell of Yuba City and twin brother Kevin Lovell also from Yuba City have had rocky starts to the new season as well.

Other top-notch drivers who have not had the starts they had hoped for include Woodland ’s Peter Paulson and Marysville’s Cort and Brandon Dozier. Husband and wife racers Raquel and Heath Hall of Oroville will be trying for the up front finishes they are capable of. Rookie contender Marysville’s own Jeremy Hawes will be back after a 6th place finish on opening night. But, he was caught up in the six car opening lap crash last Saturday. Auburn’s Jimmy Steward was also involved in that crash and endured knee injuries that will sideline the speedster for at least a couple of months.

The MRP Super Stocks are loaded with local talent including Yuba City championship contenders Phillip Shelby and Cory Hall. Hall won convincingly last week while Shelby grabbed the point lead with a pair of consistent finishes. Marysville’s Cort and Rick Dozier and a very quick James Castleberry, among others, will be looking for their first trips to victory lane. Double duty star Cort Dozier will saddle up in his Super Stock as will brother Rick Dozier who has had a fast reunion with speed since returning to racing. Cort is a champion in sprint car and stock car classes at MRP.

The MRP Mini Stocks will be led by championship point leader James Foster of Linda. Foster was relentless in his last outing and beat Yuba City ’s Jimmy Ford and former champion Misty Castleberry to the flag in a thriller. Defending champion Shaun Merritt of Marysville did not start the feature last time out. Look for Merritt to be ready for action this week.

Defending champion, local lady racing star, Misty Castleberry will lead the Pro 4 Sprint contingent for their second visit to MRP this season. Gates open at 5pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm.

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Marcham to compete in USAC Midget Week and Midwest Schedule with Driven Driver Development

Noblesville, IN- Trey Marcham has enjoyed success in several different race cars all over the country throughout his young career. In 2014, the 22 year old Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native will look to add the Midwest and the USAC National Midget Series to that long list. Marcham will team up with the powerful BCI/CTR/Curb-Agajanian Driven Driver Development Program to attack a 12 race Midwest schedule highlighted by marquee USAC events such as the Hut 100, Indiana Midget Week, Four Crown Nationals, and Gold Crown Midget Nationals. Marcham, the 2013 Western States Midget Rookie of the Year, will kick off his schedule this weekend on Saturday, April 19 at Montpelier Speedway in the Driven Driver Development, R.D. Marcham Energy, Pinnacle Energy Services, Select Coatings, Metal Supermarkets, Best Western Tulsa Airport, Simpson Race Products #39T. “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to run with such a great race team. I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun this season and hopefully putting together a lot of great finishes along the way,“ stated the Oklahoma native. “Adding a guy like Trey who has had success in everything from 600’s to asphalt late models is exciting for our team and our program. Our whole team is really excited about giving Trey the opportunity to expand that success into the National Midget ranks,” said 2-Time National Midget Champion and car owner Bryan Clauson. Follow Trey and all the action online at www.marchamracing.com , the Bryan Clauson Racing page on Facebook, or on twitter: @BryanClausonInc Trey Marcham Midwest Schedule 4/19 Montpelier Speedway 5/9 Tri-City Speedway (Hut 100) 6/11 Gas City Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/12 Lincoln Park Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/13 Bloomington Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/14 Lawrenceburg Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/15 Kokomo Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 9/20 Eldora Speedway (4-Crown Nationals) 10/2 Tri-City Speedway (Gold Crown Midget Nationals) 10/3 Tri-City Speedway (Gold Crown Midget Nationals) 10/4 Tri-City Speedway (Gold Crown Midget Nationals) 10/17 Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo Klash)

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS AT DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY WHERE

SALDANAS ARE ONLY FATHER, SON TO HAVE WON

MESQUITE, Texas (April 16, 2014) -- The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car teams will return to their roots Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels.

Formed in March of 1978 at this Texas Speedway, the World of Outlaws raced at the Devil’s Bowl unique half-mile oval until 2003. Now, more than a decade later, the Outlaws will return to their birthplace for a homecoming of sorts which will include a reunion of racers from throughout the history of the series.

In Texas vernacular, ‘it ain’t the first rodeo’ for the Saldana family or for team owner Dan Motter. Li’l Joe Saldana earned the inaugural Devil’s Bowl victory in 1974 before the Outlaws were Outlaws. When Joey scored his first victory in 2001, they became, and still remain, the only family to have a father, son victory at this track. Joey also notched a second victory at this track in 2002.

In 1995, driver Stevie Smith drove the Motter 71M car to victory circle. Motter is out of the country on business and hopes to return to the United States in time for Saturday’s green flag.

The Brownsburg Bullet likes the D-shaped, high banked half-mile oval that was built to provide a great view for every grandstand seat in the house. The curve on the back straight is 15 feet higher than the front straight allowing the fans to see every dip and dive, slip and slide.

“This is a great area full of sprint car fans,” said Saldana, “and I’m glad we’re returning to race there. The excitement is really building and it is cool that some of the former racers will be there to celebrate.”

Besides bragging rights, the incentive to win Saturday night’s show at Devil’s Bowl is a sweetened purse: $20,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

The high stakes racin’ doubleheader in Mesquite is fixin’ ta commence. The Outlaws are back in town.

 

 

Tankersley Headed to Heart O' Texas Speedway and Gator Motorplex This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 16, 2014) - Channin Tankersley will be in a new ride when he tackles the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader this weekend.

Tankersley will pilot a sprint car for Marvin and Peggy Pearson this Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and on Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the 3rd annual Nolan Wren Memorial.

"I really want to thank Cooper Motorsports for the opportunity the past year and a half," Tankersley said. "We won three races together and I hope to drive into Victory Lane soon with the Pearsons."

Tankersley competed in a pair of ASCS Gulf South Region races in Louisiana for the Pearsons in 2012.

"I was running third and we broke the first night and I ran third the second night from like 15th," he said.

Tankersley has also had a lot of success at Heart O'Texas Speedway in recent years, including a pair of runner-up finishes last season.

"We go pretty decent there," he said. "It's a little bitty, high-banked bullring. Generally the racing there is pretty good."

Saturday's track presents another good opportunity for Tankersley, who is aiming to earn a pair of top fives this weekend.

"It's a cool track," he said. "It has a tendency to rubber down quite often. As far as when the track is right, it's really racy."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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"Custom Vinyl Designs has been sponsoring me since I started racing in 1998," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate all of the support throughout the years."

Tankersley would also like to thank Challenger Drilling, Accu-Fab, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Day Motorsports for their continued 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.

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The American Sprint Car Series and Inside Line Promotions have partnered for an exclusive driver program throughout the 2014 season. ILP is offering free press releases for a month for one driver within the ASCS 360 regions.

ASCS Gulf South Region competitor Channin Tankersley has been selected as the driver awarded with free press releases for the month of April. At the end of April, one driver from the ASCS Warrior Region will be selected for free press releases during the month of May.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Two Podium Finishes in 410 and 360!

(Bill W) April 16, 2014 – A mixed bag of 410 and 360 racing yielded success for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team last weekend. A scintillating charge from 14th to 2nd thrilled fans in Jacksonville, Illinois with the MOWA series on Friday. Saturday, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished on the podium with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. This weekend, the team will be back in action with the big iron under the hood with the World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

Friday’s heat in Jacksonville saw Brad finish fourth after starting fifth. “We had a good start, but we had a nozzle line knocked off there the first lap,” he says. “So we were running without full power in the heat. That put us behind the 8-ball, but we made the show and we couldn’t do anything about it at that point.”

Brad is no stranger to putting on a show at the banked ¼-mile oval, so starting 14th just added some excitement. “I had come from the back before at Jacksonville in a midget, so that was the mindset heading into the feature,” he says. “It worked out for us.” Track conditions played into his hands. “When you looked at the track before the feature, you thought it was heavy,” says Brad. “Pretty much as soon as the green flew, it slicked off though. It got to be pretty racy on the top, but you needed a car that was able to get around up there yet still hooked up enough to get off the corner. Fortunately, we had both.”

Brad put on a charge, and was soon on the leader, Jerrod Hull, with the laps winding down. “There was a yellow with about five to go,” he says. “We had just gotten up to second, and we had run Jerrod down. We were getting into lapped traffic. We really didn’t need that yellow. I think we may have had something for him. Even after the restart, we were on him to the checkers and maybe with a couple more laps we could have had it done.”

The team was happy with the runner-up finish. “Overall, it was a really good night for us, and a solid finish with the 410,” says Brad. “Running the 410 is definitely more fun than the 360. This year, we’re trying to run as many as we can, whether it be with the Outlaws or with MOWA. The next two weeks, there will be nothing but 410 racing. For someone that runs with ASCS it isn’t common, but it seems to slow everything down when I go back.”

After the long tow Saturday to Little Rock, Brad won the heat from the pole. “It was normal I-30,” he says. “I usually just dread going there. It was still fairly narrow in the heats, and we were lucky enough to start up front. It was our heat race to lose. We tried a setup there that we came up with over the winter. It definitely worked for us, and hopefully, when we go back we’ll have more success.”

Brad redrew a starting spot inside row three for the feature. “The redraw was pretty much how you were going to finish,” he says. “Honestly, I felt we had the best car in the race. If we could have started on the pole, we’d have been tough to beat. We were able to get up to third. (Sean) McClelland was just good enough that we couldn’t get around him, but if I could have, I think we could have raced with (Aaron) Reutzel. I had a really good racecar. It was kind of putt-putt around the bottom, but we were really good on the straightaways.”

Brad’s start with the Outlaws at the Devil’s Bowl will be his first with the series since Tucson in March.

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Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global, Miller Truck Lines, and Loyet Landscape Maintenance. Associate sponsors: Maxim Race Cars, J and D Performance Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meramec Heights Collision Center, KSE Racing, Weld Wheels, Penske Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hepfner Racing Products, DMI, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Bell Helmets, TI 64, Conroy Control, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, and Speedway Motors.

 

 

MOSS, BRIDGES, AND MORGAN TAKE WINS IN J&J’S

McKENZIE, TN (April 16) – It was a J&J Auto Racing sweep in the Spring Speed Xplosion event this past weekend with Johnny Bridges winning night one and Lance Moss scoring his first-ever victory in night two. Shane Morgan also joined the victory parade for J&J by winning the Southern Outlaw Sprinters feature event in Mississippi.

USCS – FRIDAY

Past USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Champion Johnny Bridges kicked off the season with a victory in his No. 07 J&J Friday night at Carolina Speedway. Bridges, who started fifth in the USCS vs. URC North vs. South challenge event, passed early race-leader Lance Moss (No. 23 J&J) on lap eighteen after a restart and led the final seven laps of the 25 lap contest. Moss finished second ahead of 10-time series USCS Champion Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J). It was a top-five J&J sweep with reigning URC champion Robbie Stillwaggon (No. 89 J&J) finishing fourth ahead of Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J).

USCS – SATURDAY

Lance Moss will always remember his night at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, April 12, 2015. The driver of the No. 23 Champion Oil/Carbon Raptor backed J&J scored his first career triumph in Round #2 of the USCS vs. URC North vs. South challenge. Moss started on the pole and led the first seven laps before Eric Riggins (No. 47 J&J) took the top spot until lap 18 when his machine came out of gear. Moss retook control and led the rest of the way to secure the emotional win.

Johnny Bridges, (No. 07 J&J) who passed Moss late in Friday’s race to open the weekend, finished second Saturday and Robbie Stillwaggon (No. 89 J&J) was third. Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) earned her second consecutive fifth-place finish, Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) was sixth ahead of Eric Riggins, Jr., who came back to finish seventh.

SOUTHERN OUTLAW SPRINTERS

Shane Morgan raced his familiar No. 01 J&J to victory Saturday night in the Southern Outlaw Sprinters event at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. The win was Morgan’s first of the year.

Other recent winners… Terry McCarl earned his first win in 2014 driving Jeremy Scadden’s No. 6 J&J to victory on April 5 in the ASCS-Midwest series event at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Schedule Picking Up!

(Bill W) April 16, 2014 – Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H led by Randy and Lisa Hammer are starting their 2014 campaign in Ohio. The team began Friday, April 4 at Attica Raceway Park and suffered a tire issue that resulted in a DNF. The next two weeks, they’ll be competing locally in anticipation of the May 2 and 3 arrival of the World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg.

Brandon explained their issues in the feature at the April 4 All Star show at Attica. “The valve stem core blew out of the tire,” he says. “The tire went flat and we weren’t able to get back out to get it changed. It was kind of a rough start to our season for sure. The first night out didn’t go as planned!”

The Fairmount, Indiana driver is starting his first full year with the Ohio based Hammer Motorsports team. “Attica was only our third or fourth time out together,” says Brandon. “We’re still in the early stages of getting the car figured out between us. We still have some work to do, but we’ll get there.”

Three local shows will make up the schedule the next two weeks. “This week, we’ll be running Attica,” says Brandon. “Next week, we’ll be running Attica and Fremont (Speedway). Then the next weekend, the Outlaws will be coming to Eldora.”

The rest of the schedule is yet to be determined. “At this point, we’re running a hit and miss schedule,” says Brandon. “These next two weeks, we’d like to get in a position where we’re ready when the Outlaws get to the area.”

Hammer Motorsports fans can expect the car to be running most of the big shows in the Midwest. “We’re planning on the big shows,” says Brandon. “We’ll be at the Knoxville Nationals. We’ll probably go out there beforehand once, maybe for Twin Features night. We’ll hit the All Star and Outlaw shows in the area, and any local shows that pay a little more.”

The Hammer Motorsports is looking for additional partners to expand their schedule in 2014. Those interested can e-mail Brandon Wimmer at Brandon7TW@yahoo.com or Hammer Motorsports at hammertime24@ymail.com.

Hammer Motorsports would like to thank the following for their support: Crown Batteries, OC Shocks and Meggit Sandblasting and Powdercoating.

 

 

Blake Hahn Struggles with Setup at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 14, 2014) - Blake Hahn's weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real was one of ups and downs as the Oklahoma driver ended up sixteenth at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"We had a good Heat Race, ran second to Jason Johnson and had a really good car so we had a pretty good starting spot for the A-Feature but just missed the setup a little bit," explained Hahn. "We had a good car, just couldn't exit the corner really well."

After starting twelfth, Hahn worked to eight before the caution displayed on Lap 8. On the restart, the setup seemed to slip away.

"I went up and tried the top, and it really didn't work so I went back to the bottom and pole putted but still couldn't get around them, so I tried the two groove and a couple cars got around me so I just went back to the bottom. It was a good night, just wish we could have gotten at top ten"

Following the I-30 Speedway weekend, Hahn sits eleventh in Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings.

The Oklahoma shoe will take advantage of the tours off weekends to compete with the ASCS Regions, traveling to Texas this coming weekend to compete with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas on Friday, April 18 and Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, April 19.

"We ran Waco last year for the first time, and got a win there so I'm excited to go back to Waco. I've never been to Willis, but I've always heard it's dry so hopefully I have a good night there."

RECENT RESULTS:

April 12 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark. - Heat Race 2 (2); A-Feature 16 (12)

QUICK STATS:

Races: 10; Win - 0; Top5 - 1; Top 10 - 4; Top 15 - 7; Top 20 - 10

NEXT EVENT:

Friday, April 18 - Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, Texas (ASCS Gulf South)

Saturday, April 19 - Gator Motorplex - Willis, Texas (ASCS Gulf South)

STAY IN TOUCH:

Website: http://www.blakehahnracing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blake-Hahn-Racing/139549836107030

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HahnRacing_52

 

 

“SALUTE TO CHAMPION STEVE KINSER” SPECIAL EXHIBITION

TO DEBUT AT THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM IN JUNE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 16, 2014) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville is pleased to announce that this year’s featured attraction will be the “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition. The display, consisting of at least six cars that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee drove during his illustrious career, will be in the non-profit museum from June 13 through November 1. It follows similar exhibitions honoring Tony Stewart (2011), Jeff Gordon (2012) and Mario Andretti (2013).

According to museum curator Thomas J. Schmeh, “I have to thank Steve and Dana Kinser, and Misha Geisert of Tony Stewart Racing, for their unbridled enthusiasm in helping us plan for this unique display of vehicles and memorabilia. I also give my sincere appreciation to the current owners of the Steve Kinser-driven race cars that we will have on display: the Robert Karnell family; Alan Kreitzer and Lynn Paxton of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR); Chuck Merrill of Maxim Chassis; Dana Kinser and Tony Stewart. Words cannot truly express my sincere gratitude to all of these generous people.”

The “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition will coincide with the King’s final full season on the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series in 2014. In fact, it will debut on the weekend of the WoO Mediacom Shootout on June 14 at the legendary half-mile Knoxville Raceway, at which the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is located.

Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “This display, featuring the race cars and a lot of other Steve Kinser-related art and artifacts, will only be able to be seen together at one place this year and that is here at the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World.’ This will be a must-see attraction for the legion of fans of the 20-time World of Outlaws champion and 12-time Knoxville Nationals winner.”

Those seeking additional information can visit the museum’s web site at www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

ISMA Supermodified Roster Continues to Build Leading to Oswego Speedway Opener on May 3rd

OSWEGO, NY (April 16, 2014) – As the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) season opener continues to draw closer at Oswego Speedway, the winged traveling series roster continues to grow with a mixture of returning vets and interesting new combinations for the coming season.

One of the most intriguing combinations that will debut at Oswego on Saturday, May 3 will be the recent teaming of defending ISMA Supermodified champion Lou Cicconi with veteran car owner Clyde Booth.

Cicconi claimed the 2013 ISMA Supermodified championship by 70-markers over Ben Seitz, including a June 8 victory at Oswego, driving for another veteran owner in Vic Miller.

With Miller not committing to a full-time franchise commitment with ISMA in 2014, Cicconi now moves to the Booth No. 61 with the ‘Steel Palace’ first on his racing calendar with the ISMA series on May 3.

While Miller has not franchised for 2014, his team does intend on competing through the New England portion of the ISMA schedule including all four Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series events at Oswego Speedway.

Chris Perley is expected to again be behind the wheel of the familiar No. 11 machine, looking to add win number nine to his career listing at the Speedway. Perley’s last win at Oswego came just one year ago, winning the 56-lap running of the inaugural ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial over Cicconi and Canadian Mark Sammut.

Mike Lichty was no doubt the ‘King’ of Oswego Speedway winged racing in 2013 earning the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series championship as well as victories in the King of Wings title event and the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Budweiser Classic Weekend.

Lichty is again franchised for the 2014 ISMA Supermodified season and will again walk through Oswego’s steel gates on May 3. While victory lane will no doubt be in Licthy’s sights, he also plans to set aim on the Speedway’s track record of 14.972 seconds at 150.282 mph set by Dave Shullick Jr. last season.

Last year Lichty had the goal of becoming the first driver in the 14-second bracket at Oswego Speedway, but fell just short to Midwest rival Shullick. In race trim Lichty would go on to defeat Shullick on two occasions at the Speedway, with Shullick starting deeper in the starting field.

‘The Shoe 2’ will return to Oswego on May 3, looking to knock off Lichty and ISMA’s best, and return to Oswego victory lane for the first time since May 4, 2008.

Shullick now has two Jim Bodnar built Supermodifieds in his shop, looking not only to head to victory lane, but to lower his existing 14.972 track record circuit.

While Shullick and the Bodnar No. 94 have become the talk of winged Supermodified racing in the last year, the Ohio racing veteran also plans to run at the Home of Supermodifieds without a wing yet again, team with Otto Sitterly and John Nicotra.

Shullick plans to make his 2014 Novelis Supermodified debut on Memorial Day Weekend at the Speedway on Saturday, May 24.

On ISMA’s returning list for 2014 is last season’s Rookie of the Year, Alison Cumens.

Cumens, who became the first woman driver to earn a top 5 finish in a Supermodified at Oswego during last year’s running of the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, will return to Oswego on May 3 driving the same No. 39 Vic Miller chassis.

The former TQ Midget racer ended her 2013 campaign in grand style with tremendous runs at both Oswego and Thompson International Speedways on her way to a 6th place finish in the final driver standings.

Joining the list of returning ISMA threats will be series runner-up Seitz in the Bien Racing No. 17. Seitz looks to debut a brand new Allegresso chassis in 2014 and continue his run of great finishes at Oswego, which includes a victory back on September 6, 2010.

Jeff Locke will also return weekly with ISMA in 2014 behind the wheel of his bright red No. 37 machine. Locke, who ran sparingly with Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified division in 2013, will also field a non-wing Supermodified full-time for Randy Ritskes to compete with at Oswego in search of his first Speedway championship.

A newcomer to ISMA Supermodified racing and Oswego Speedway will be Ryan Gath, a graduate of 350-Supermodified racing at Lee Speedway. Gath will be driving for Lane Racing in 2014, piloting the No. 97.

Other current franchise listed racers are Dan Bowes, Tim Ice, Sammut, Rob Summers and Eddie Witkum Jr.

ISMA’s deadline for franchise commitments is not until April 30.

Other drivers that have verbally committed join the ISMA regulars for the Oswego Speedway opener on May 3 include a new comer and a returning veteran.

Oswego Speedway’s 2013 Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year Tony Steiner will strap a wing on his Muldoon chassis No. 07 machine for the ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial. Steiner ended the 2013 season at Oswego 15th in the overall driver standings with one top 5 finish. Steiner has never before competed with a winged Supermodified.

Expected to return to Supermodified racing in 2014 is veteran Keith Gilliam. A longtime weekly Novelis Supermodified competitor with his No. 87 machine, Gilliam intends to run the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series at Oswego, staying close to home. Gilliam looks to return to the ‘Steel Palace’ with the same Supermodified he has competed with in past seasons, most recently in 2012.

Two-time Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified main event winner Shaun Gosselin is also among the drivers looking to throw his hat into the ISMA ring at Oswego on May 3. Gosselin, who surprised many with a 3rd place overall finish in the Novelis Supermodified driver standings at Oswego in 2013, is no stranger to winged racing.

Midwest Supermodified ace Moe Lilje is also expected to be on hand with the No. 08 Supermodified, which carried him to a top 5 finish at Oswego in June of last season.

On track activity begins at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on April 26 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 3 with the 64th annual Gater Racing News Opening Night featuring the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 56 and the opening round of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Road to the Championship.

The Speedway’s flagship non-wing Novelis Supermodified division will kick-off their 53rd consecutive season of racing at the Home of Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 10th presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and Planet Fitness of Oswego. Nearly 30 Novelis Supermodifieds are expected in be in action including defending champion Otto Sitterly, Indianapolis 500 veterans Joe Gosek and Davey Hamilton, and Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year contender Jessica Zemken.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Schneiderman Scores solid run with MOWA Sprints

(West Burlington, IA - 4/16/14) The Deuce Motorsports #49 pulled through the gates of 34 Raceway, this past Saturday night to shake a little wintery rust of their 410 segment of the Bart & Suzie Schneiderman family owned sprinter. With a kind pill draw of 15, Josh knew he would not get a second chance to elbow up and set his sights on turning a clean, error free qualifying lap! With 32 solid fellow competitors lined up in the pits, he was determined to make a shot at the top 8 to have a chance at the inversion. Turning a good lap at the 3/8th mile clay oval in his J&J Auto Racing Chassis, Hoosier Tire, Automotive Machine powered, ENGLER Fuel injected, Weld Racing Wheels, HRP Winged, trusty mount hitting the track, out in the 11th spot, Josh would cut a nice lap of 13.193. This would set the stage to line up 3rd in the 4th heat race, achieving his goal, 8th quick overall! In the heat race, Josh made a quick move into 2nd at the drop of the green flag, and set his sights on the leader, he worked the bottom of turns 1 & 2, rolled the high line through turns 3 & 4, as he chiseled away at the interval between himself & leader. Josh was patient, cagey and then made his move off the bottom of turn 2 to put his World of Wheels, UNIVERSAL Therapy Group, MD Orthopedics, IDEAL Ready mix sponsored steed to the point, never looking back, taking the checkered flag, COORS beer style! With luck of the pill draw, his heat finish, Josh would line up his #49, in the 4th position for the fast car dash. Josh brought the Gear Heads for God, Morning Sun Farm implement, Supershox tuned ride home in 4th as well. This would garner him an outside 2nd row starting position for the main. The stage was set for the 22 car A-main event. Josh lined up his mount outside the second row, in the 4th spot. He stood on the loud pedal, rode a nice wheel stand down the front stretch, getting him out of shape on turn one entry, he gathered his composure back, then set his sights on moving forward, made a nice roll through turns 3 & 4 to move back into 4th, then went to work on third place, capturing it. Josh would miss his marks a couple of times later in the main event, battling all the way. He would bring home his Mountain Dew Kick Start, Butlerbuilt sprinter to an 8th place finish, a great night overall for the 410 season debut! Tonight the #49 Deuce Motorsports machine will be in action with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This Saturday, April 19th, the team makes their 2014 season debut at the Knoxville Raceway. Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 on Twitter @JSRACING49 and on Facebook at Josh Schneiderman Racing.

 

KSE Racing Products KO Competition

PETERSEN MEDIA: From region-to-region, KSE Racing Products scored some big wins over the weekend with both familiar, and fresh, faces in finding victory lane.

One of the hottest drivers in the world at this moment is California pilot, Rico Abreu. Already with ASCS National, and World of Outlaw wins to his credit this year, Abreu added a pair of USAC National Dirt Midget wins to his 2014 resume by way of his weekend sweep of the Kokomo Grand Prix in Kokomo, IN aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports entry.

In California, the World of Outlaws wrapped up their “Spring Break” with a pair of KSE Gen2 podium sweeps.

Hanford, CA saw Kasey Kahne Racing’s Cody Darrah power to his first win of the season, as Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan joined him on the front stretch, while Perris Auto Speedway saw Joey Saldana notch his first WoO win of 2014 aboard Dan Motter’s No. 71M entry. Joining Saldana on the PAS podium were Kasey Kahne Racing drivers Daryn Pittman, and Brad Sweet.

The King of the West Series kicked off their 2014 campaign in Tulare, CA, and Tommy Tarlton led the way across the stripe with his KSE Gen2 Steering Box. Tarlton held off Kyle Hirst and Bud Kaeding on the extremely slick surface, as the trio made it a KSE Gen2 sweep.

After recovering from a broken ankle over the winter, Jonathan Cornell returned to action in La Monte, MO and score a win with the Wing Outlaw Warrior’s on Saturday night with his KSE Racing Products.

Other winners over the weekend included Aaron Reutzel scoring ASCS National gold at I 30 in Little Rock, AR, Terry McCarl pocketing MOWA action at the 34 Raceway, and Justin Sanders scoring his first win at the Placerville Speedway.

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

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

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Crazy USAC Opener For Chapple

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking his rookie season off with the USAC National Dirt Midgets at the Kokomo Grand Prix in Kokomo, IN over the weekend, Isaac Chapple didn’t have quite the weekend he was looking for, and ended his weekend with a crash.

“It was a wild weekend, and I learned that I need to qualify a little better,” Chapple said.

With 47 cars on hand for the big event, Chapple started his weekend on Friday with a 27th quick qualifying effort.

Missing the transfer to the feature from his heat, Chapple found himself in the fifth row of the evening’s B Main event.

With eight transferring, Chapple found himself in the sixth spot with just four laps to go, but as the laps clicked off, he was victim of circumstance, as he was caught up in a wreck with nowhere to escape, and his night came to a close.

Back at it on Saturday night, a poor qualifying effort put him in the C Main. As the race got underway, Chapple jumped another competitor’s right-rear wheel and took a nasty ride into the Kokomo Speedway fence, ending his night.

“I actually went to the hospital following that wreck, and everything checked out okay,” he said. “I am just pretty sore. Overall, I really need to qualify better with these guys, and I think we will be okay. I need to thank everyone who makes this possible, and works so hard for me out the track, it is truly appreciated.”

Isaac Chapple Racing would like to thank CFH Enterprises, AR Jackson Plumbing, Brown’s Roofing, Quality Walls and Ceilings, VMS Motorsports, Ultimate Offroad, Paint By Steve and Gale Enameling, and Indy Race Parts for their support.

ON TAP: Chapple will now go to work, and get his equipment ready for the Hut 100 on May 9th, 2014.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news on Isaac Chapple follow him on Twitter @isaacchapple52 or ‘Like’ his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isaac-Chapple-Racing/158616950869220?ref=br_tf.

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Back And Forth Feature Sees Boespflug Bring Home 11th

PETERSEN MEDIA- Slowly kicking off his 2014 campaign in the Midwest, Hanford, CA native, turned Avon, IN resident, Chad Boespflug and a back and forth feature event Saturday night that ultimately saw him bring own an 11th place finish aboard his self owned, No. 98 machine Saturday night in Putnamville, IN.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Boespflug got the early jump, but a couple laps into the race, the yellow flag waived, bunching the field back up. The ensuing restart, saw Thomas Meseraul sneak by for the lead, and Boespflug would settle for second, putting him in the fifth row for the feature event.

On a track that was a bit rough, Boespflug saddled up, and moved into the fifth position by the fifth lap, as he bounced his Midwest Shades/ButlerBuilt/Creative Finishing entry around the track.

Working on the fourth place car, Boespflug bounced through a hole in turn three that nearly sent his machine on a wild ride, but he was able to get it on all fours, but in doing so got a left rear flat, and brought out the yellow.

‘My guys, Eric Chambers, and Brian Stanfill did a great job in the work area getting me fixed up and back on the track quickly,” Boespflug said.

Restarting from the tail of the field, Boespflug continued to fight, as he worked his way back up to the 10th spot, as the race began it’s home stretch.

In a three car fight for 8th on the last lap, Boespflug got hung up behind a slower car, and was forced to check up, and he slid back to an eleventh place finish.

“It was a much better weekend than our first two nights,” Boespflug said. “We were able to do some testing with our new FK Shock package, and that helped us out a ton. I am looking forward to getting into the Hazen car next weekend and competing with him for his 57th year of racing.”

Chad would like to thank Midwest Shades, ButlerBuilt, Creative Finishing, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, Wilwood, Shaw’s Vintage Stuff, Bud’s Auto Sales, Physical Medical Consultants, K&N, and Weld Wheels for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Chad will now climb aboard Paul Hazen’s Physical Medical Consultants No. 57 entry this weekend as they compete in Gas City, IN on Friday night, and back in Putnamville, IN on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Chad, visit his website at www.chadboespflugracing.com, ‘like’ his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/chadboespflugracing, or follow him on Twitter, @chadboespflug.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Three Race Week Starts Tonight!

(Bill W) April 16, 2014 – The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is looking forward to a three-race week in both Iowa and Texas, starting tonight with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Wayne will also be in attendance at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for this weekend’s historic return of the World of Outlaws. The Knoxville, Iowa driver showed speed in a pair of MOWA events last weekend.

On Friday, at Jacksonville Speedway, things started well with a second place heat run and a Dash win on the banked ¼-mile oval. “It was kind of one-lane all night for us,” says Wayne. “After the heat, we were able to draw the pole for the Dash. The car was pretty good there and we were able to win it.”

Starting on the pole for the feature, the first start went well, but it was called back. “I thought the start would be everything, because the track was so narrow,” says Wayne. “We were able to get the jump on Jerrod (Hull) there, but there was a crash on the first lap.

There was a fifteen or twenty minute delay, and the track was a lot drier on the bottom on the restart. I spun the tires, and Jerrod got the jump on me. Maybe I just overthought it a little bit too.”

Wayne tried to run down the leader. “We were running pretty well there in second,” he says. “We were about halfway through the race waiting our turn. There just weren’t a lot of opportunities to pass. We got to him in traffic, but we couldn’t get by him.”

Unfortunately, the race took a turn for the worse, resulting in a DNF. “I was running around the top there to try and move around a little bit,” says Wayne. “I got pretty high and the car was loose, and that’s when (Kevin) Swindell slid me. I had to check up, and the car dug up the cushion. I ripped all the radiator components out, and it knocked the line out of the oil tank, so we were done.”

A stout 33-car field gathered Saturday for the MOWA show at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Wayne timed in seventh. “I thought we were decent qualifying,” he says. “I think the racetrack picked up. A lot of the quicker times came later on. It wasn’t horrible. We were just a few tenths off of (Terry) McCarl, and he’s really fast right now.”

Wayne would transfer to the Dash after advancing from row two to finish second in his heat. “We were free a little bit in the heat,” he says. “We fell back to sixth in the Dash right away (after starting fifth). We maintained and we were able to get by Bronson (Maeschen) for fifth there at the end.”

He lined up inside row three for the 30-lap main event. “We changed a lot,” says Wayne. “We tightened the car up quite a bit. At the start of the feature, we got to third right away, and I felt like we were picking up on (Craig) Dollansky. The caution came out about seven or eight laps in, and on the restart, I screwed up. I jumped the cushion in three and four, and let (Josh) Schneiderman get a run on me off of four. We were side by side down the front straight. I needed to be on the bottom, but I ran the top.”

With the preferred line the bottom of turns one and two, Wayne lost some ground. “I was able to stay side by side with (Schneiderman) for a lap,” he says. “I hung around up top a couple of laps and before you know it, I was back in eighth or ninth. I finally muscled my way back to the bottom and ended up passing a couple cars to finish seventh.”

Still, the car was strong and a step in the right direction heading into tonight’s action in Oskaloosa. “I felt like we had a top three car both nights,” says Wayne. “The driver just screwed up. Our car is still better early than late, but we’re getting closer with that. Every time out, we’ve been a little better. I’m ‘bumfuzzled’ on these tires though.”

Take Advantage of Wayne’s Deals on Apparel!

New Wayne Johnson Racing #77x t-shirts and sweatshirts are in! With any purchase of this year’s apparel, you can get a free t-shirt from 2013 while sizes and supplies last!

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

I-30 Speedway is home to one of Wayne’s biggest wins, the $10,000 to win 1997 Short Track Nationals in Bobby Sparks #91. His first win there came in 1996, when he bested Mike Ward, Pete Butler, Tim Crawley and Garry Lee Maier.

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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, Jeff with 517 Design, Shawna and Kaleb with XXX Chassis, 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, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Extra Dollars on the Line at Mercer Raceway Park this Weekend

Mercer, PA (April 16, 2014): Let's go racing! will be a cry heard all around Mercer Raceway Park on April 19. The racers will have extra incentives to bring home the victory. All classes will be competing for extra prize money courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop, of Fairview, PA. Points will be awarded for all classes, but there will be no handicapping in effect for this event.

"We really have to thank Scott Bonnell for stepping up to support our racing programs," said track manager Frank Benic. Bonnell, a former racer at the Park, saw his career come to a sudden end after an accident at another area speedway. Now a successful entrepreneur, Bonnell demonstrates his passion for the sport in many ways. In addition to sponsoring several special events at the track, he backs the Outlaw Sprint Warrior division, and several racers in other classes.

Rod George, of Kittanning, leads the way in the 410 Sprnt Car division, which is presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating. He chased down third-generation driver Brandon Matus to score his first win of the 2014 season last week. Competition will be tough, as defending champion Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Spithaler, Carl Bowser, and many others will be in the field. And, with $4,000 going to the winner, there may be some invaders coming in to grab the gelt.

The Strattonville Charger, Kyle Fink, pulled away from Lonny Riggs to take the first checkers in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Shawn Fleeger, Richard Whitney, and Makayla Guidace each chalked up their career best finishes, and they will be gunning for more! But, top talents like Frankie Guidace, Jimmy Holden, J.R. McGinley, and Matt Reeher had misfortune come their way, and they would like nothing more than taking the win.

Michael Bauer, of Clarion, began his title defense in perfect fashion. Bauer raced to victory in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. The class had a strong car count, including several new competitors. Could one of the newbies score the upset this Saturday?

Tim Burns turned in a thrilling performance to take the win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Steve Longwell, Jr. gunned his Mini Stock to victory. His class is sponsored by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. They will be looking to double up this weekend.

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with racing starting at 7 p.m. Come out early to get your favorite seats!

Special event ticket pricing will be in effect. Adult admission will be $17, seniors (60+) $15, and students (9-15) $7. Children ages 8 and under are always free. The Family Pass will be $35, and that will be good for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the track this weekend, Saturday Night Live! racing will return on April 26.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's webesite and following the simple steps.

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

 

 

Average Night For Covington At I-30 Speedway! 4/16/2014 Average Night For Covington At I-30 Speedway!

Covington Motorsports- GLENPOOL, Ok. (April 16, 2014) After a deep draw in the heat race, Matt Covington ended with a subpar 15th place finish at I-30 Speedway this past Saturday night.

Racing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the fast quarter mile, Covington would start the night off on the outside of the third row in his heat.

“We were able to get a good start and work our way into the fourth position,” stated Matt. “Once I got into fourth the cars in front of me were good cars and we was all about the same speed, which left us nose to tail on the bottom”

With the heat race finish and added passing points, Covington would slip his way into the tail of the A-main and start in the 15th position.

Once the A-Main got underway, Matt would work to advance into the top-10. Matt would race hard with a handful of cars in front of him. With the track being very slick and one lane on the bottom, Matt would lose some of the spots he gained as he went to the top trying to make something happen. This would cause Covington to slip back to the 15th position where he started at the finish.

“The track was very slick and one lane around the bottom,” he said. “We went to the fence and watched the B-Mains before our feature and we honestly over tighten the car. I was too tight in the feature and had a hard time setting up any passes coming off the corners. Slipping back at the end was just me trying to go to the top and make something happen with everybody running the bottom. I am a little disappointed in our finish, but we will learn from it and go on and try to do better at the next race.”

Matt and his Covington Motorsports team would like to thank T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Pro Shocks, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, GME Steering, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, and Schoenfeld Headers for their support in 2014.

2014 STATS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: 4/18/14 West Siloam Speedway (ASCS Sooner) 4/19/14 Springfield Raceway (ASCS Sooner)

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video)

MERCHANDISE: There are still a few 2013 shirts on sale and in stock which can be purchased at the races in the trailer, or on the website www.mattcovingtonracing.com. 2014 merchandise will be available soon.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington11.

 

 

Shark Racing's Allen Remembers the Past And Points Toward the Future with His Two WoO Rookies

HANOVER, Pa., April 16 — A great deal has changed and a great deal hasn't changed since 1978 when the first World of Outlaws sprint car show ever was staged at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Bobby Allen of Hanover, Pa., finished third in the series' points that inaugural year, and he'll be on hand at Devil's Bowl for a two-night show this Friday and Saturday to field two Shark Racing sprint cars for Logan Schuchart (#1s) and Jacob Allen (#1a).

Schuchart, Bobby's grandson, and Jacob Allen, Bobby's son, are both rookies in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this year, contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award presented by ButlerBuilt. In February the trio left their home base in Hanover, Pa. to embark on a challenging, 10-month schedule of 93 different WoO races at 53 tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces.

Bobby Allen, who turned 70 in December, noted that the whole sport has gotten much more professional since Ted Johnson organized the top outlaw (unsanctioned) drivers into a series. Allen said that in the seventies as the drivers traveled from track to track in search of the biggest purses offered that particular weekend, there was a lot more camaraderie among the competitors than what he notices now.

"Before, it was like one big family; it was a band of guys traveling around and having fun along the way," he said. "Today the drivers talk to each other at the track, but they don't seem to hang out with each other much otherwise like we did. It's all more like big business; it's just different."

Allen said some of the drivers would travel together in a convoy, and now and then they'd have cookouts in the tracks' parking lots. After the races they'd lift a beer or two at a local bar or their motel's lounge, and they'd play cards together if a race was rained out.

"It wasn't really poker, but we gambled," he said. "We'd put $5 at a time in the pot, and a couple of times it got over $100."

He added that the wives and girlfriends following the circuit would usually go shopping during a rainout, and he was sometimes left with the kids.

"That's when they got me, because they'd say they'd be back by 3 and it was really more like 6," he added with a smile.

It wasn't just his own kids he was babysitting, either.

"Kinser's kids were the worst; they'd run in different directions and I couldn't catch them," he said. "And yes, that includes Kraig," he added, speaking of current WoO driver Kraig Kinser.

"I did small magic tricks for the kids, so I was a pretty popular babysitter," he added. "Just simple things; nothing fancy, but they liked it."

Along with his skills as a driver — he won the 1990 Knoxville Nationals in a career that numbers over 276 sprint car feature victories and put him in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame — Allen's work as a designer and fabricator are also legendary. His rookies will drive the only Shark chassis in the field at Devil's Bowl.

"Today everything is bought; there are manufacturers for the cars and all the parts; nothing is built out of the garage anymore," he noted. "It's gotten more business-like down the line. I'm a little the other way though," he added with a smile.

More borrowing went on too.

"Back when I was driving, people would come to my shop and I'd give them old tires or little things that I had that they might need, and they'd do the same for me," he remembered. "Jimmy Boyd just mentioned a front axle I gave him years ago. Now that I'm back on the road, people are coming up to me and reminding me of things I gave them at one time or another."

It wasn't called paying it forward at the time but those kindnesses are coming back to him now, and he mentioned how thankful he is for help from people like engine builders Don Ott and Charlie Garrett today.

Although sprint car racing is more business-like today, Allen said one thing that hasn't changed much in 36 years is the cars themselves. "They're basically the same, but the motors and the tires have changed a lot," he said. "The motors generate more horsepower and stay together longer, and the tires have gotten better too. With every tire company that's been involved in sprint car racing, we've learned something. Nowadays what's big as far as the engines go is the fuel set-ups. We've learned a lot about shocks too; that's really important.

"The technology has gotten much better," he summarized. "But everything costs more and more big business is involved than there was in the past."

To that end, Shark Racing is actively looking for additional sponsors to join its list of supporters, which includes businesses and individuals such as Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service, Marty Thompson, Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings, Newman's Towing & Recovery, CnB Mushroom Farms, Brenneman Painting, Speedway 94, Dirt: The Game, Silpada Jewelry, Lebo Skin Care, DMI, Penske Shocks, ButlerBuilt Seats, Tony Stewart Racing and SR Lubricant Solutions.

With this weekend's show, called the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is making its first appearance at Devil's Bowl in more than a decade. Former driver Shane Carson is organizing a reunion of some of the drivers who were there in March 1978 when it all started. Included in this year's event is an autograph session for the "original outlaws" like Allen on Saturday afternoon.

Bobby Allen didn't compete in that first race, but he did race at a "test" two-day show that Johnson promoted at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa. in 1977. Allen was in plenty of other WoO shows in 1978 though, and he finished third in the very first WoO season behind the champion, Steve Kinser, and Rick Ferkel. Doug Wolfgang and Jack Hewitt rounded out the top five.

Boyd won the series’ inaugural event March 18, 1978, ironically in a non-wing car.

Allen said he met Johnson a few years before that first WoO race at a race in Shreveport, La., and he was involved in Johnson's first promotion at Lincoln before the World of Outlaws was formed.

"I just love racing, and I wanted people to see how they ran at places like Knoxville and Manzanita," he said. "Some people had never seen guys run up against the wall like they do at places like that.

"I wanted to have guys like Jimmy Boyd, Doug Wolfgang, Chuck Amati and people like that put on a show at Lincoln, and Ted was talking to all of us about organizing a series," he said. "Originally it was Ted; me, and my sponsor, the M & J Coal Company, that were going to promote that show at Lincoln, but then they bought me out and I just drove in it. I can't remember exactly when it was or who won though."

Allen has seen a lot of different tracks and been in a lot of races since then too.

Now all his attention is focused on getting Schuchart and Jacob Allen more experience.

They will be getting their first look at Devil's Bowl this weekend. Devil's Bowl is unique because the frontstretch is a little lower than the backstretch, so the drivers go up and down hill during the course of a lap. It will definitely be challenging, but they're both looking forward to experiencing it for themselves.

Fans who can't attend the races at Devil's Bowl can follow along through DirtVision.com. Shark Racing, Schuchart and Allen have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, and Schuchart has a Web site at Shark1s.com. Team apparel can be purchased through that Web site or at the track. Other information is available on the series' Web site at woosprint.com.

 

 

Test and Tune This Saturday at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It's time to get that race car in gear and practice on the dirt at Plymouth Speedway on Saturday, April 19.

Open practice is being offered to all drivers who would like to get their car ready for the 2014 season. Gates will open at noon and practice will begin at 2 p.m. Teams are welcome to run on the dirt until 6 p.m. ET.

This open practice time is not just for drivers – it's for the fans too! General admission for the practice session is FREE. There will be a $20 charge for access into the pits.

The Plymouth Speedway staff has been working hard the entire off season to make 2014 the best year yet at the track. One of those changes includes the food. The concessions are new and the prices are family affordable. Concessions will be offered Saturday so stay the whole day and sample what's new on the menu.

The first race of the 2014 season will be the Cabin Fever event on Saturday, April 26 with a regular show at 6 p.m. ET with the UMP Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Street Stocks and 600 Open Sprints.

 

 

TOP 10 FINISH FOR SALDANA IN EL PASO

El Paso, Texas (April 15, 2014) – A capacity crowd squeezed into the grandstands at El Paso Speedway Park to watch the second ever appearance of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers and the greatest show on dirt.

In qualifying, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the fifth quickest lap around the semi-banked 3/8-mile oval, clocking 13.467 seconds.

The Brownsburg Bullet lined up third for the start of the second heat race. Outlaws officials called back the first start and on the restart, Saldana was fourth when the green flew. The Saldana-Pittman on-track battle from the feature in Perris continued in the El Paso heat race as the two drivers went wheel to wheel, side by side, trying slide jobs and every tactic in the sprint car playbook to one up the other. It was arguably one of the best dogfights of the night. At the checkered flag, it was Steve Kinser with the heat win, Saldana fourth and Pittman fifth. The top six finishers in the heat solidified starting positions in the A-Main.

Saldana was scheduled to line up eighth for the start of the A-Main. When Logan Schuchart took his car to the pits during preliminary laps, Saldana moved to the sixth position on the grid. At the green, Kerry Madsen took the lead with Jason Sides second and Saldana seventh. The Bullet was having a tough time guarding his position.

The first yellow came out on lap 13 when Jason Sides looped the car in turn one. On the restart, Saldana was seventh in the line-up but McMahan, next to him on the outside of the row, got by to gain a position. There was one more yellow and at the end of the night, Saldana rolled across the finish line ninth.

Kerry Madsen celebrated the win on his wedding anniversary, Steve Kinser was second and Daryn Pittman was third.

“Every team has an off night,” said team owner Dan Motter. “If our off night is still a top 10, we can live with this. We will regroup and get ready for The Devils Bowl this weekend.”

 

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Big Win at Jacksonville to Open 2014!

(Bill W) April 15, 2014 – Small motor…no problem. Facing one of the stoutest fields the MOWA series would see all year, Jerrod Hull grabbed a win at Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway, and was in the running for a podium finish at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Rockwell American #12 team was utilizing an eighteen year old, 12-head motor first built in 1996!

Friday’s opener for the MOWA series saw the three-time and defending champion draw outside of row two for his heat. “Two cars got together in front of us there to start the heat, and we were able to start up front,” says Jerrod. “That was where we needed to be. I kind of hit the cushion up there and the car was perfect.”

The heat win earned Jerrod a Dash spot. He drew a six to start the event, and charged to second. “The car was just dead on,” he says. “It was perfect. We were able to get up through there and finish second. That put us on the outside of the front row for the feature.”

With Wayne Johnson on the pole, the race was for the lead on the tight ¼-mile bullring. “Wayne was able to get the jump on us on the first start,” says Jerrod. “They had another start, and we were able to get the jump that time. We were able to get up top first where you needed to be, and we were out front.”

Jerrod negotiated traffic, with the likes of Johnson, Ian Madsen, Kevin Swindell and Brad Loyet in pursuit. “Some of the guys kind of caught up with us in lapped traffic,” he says. “But getting to us, and passing us are two different things. It’s one of those things where leading isn’t always an advantage in traffic, but I think we had a handle on it. When a caution did come out, it did help us to get out of traffic.”

He would go on to win in his first outing of the season. “All in all, (crew chief) Scott (Bonar) had the car great,” he says. “I was just in there hanging on, so it was just perfect.”

The Sikeston, Missouri driver waited a while last year before getting his first win in Macon, Illinois at the end of July. This felt a lot better. “It was tough last year,” says Jerrod. “After a month or so , we were wondering if we’d ever win again. We don’t have to worry about that now. We can relax and let the wins come.”

The team made the eighteen old engine sing enough to put themselves in contention on Saturday at 34 Raceway. “Our primary engine is not done yet, so we’re still using our 12-head motor that we built back in ’96,” says Jerrod. “We knew we weren’t going to do well qualifying. We were just hoping to make the invert, and it worked out to 11th out of 33 cars. With that motor, we were really happy.”

Jerrod used his starting spot outside of row one in the heat to record his second heat win of the weekend and head to another Dash. “Again the car felt really good,” he says. “The top was the place to be in the heat, and we were able to start up there. I don’t know what we have going on, but we have SuperShox and Hoosier Tires and they are just working perfect for us.”

Quick timer Terry McCarl drew a seven for the Dash invert, putting Jerrod row one outside. “We had a great starting spot and I was excited,” he says. “About two-thirds of a lap in, I saw smoke coming out and that being our only engine for right now, I shut it off immediately.”

The culprit was an inspection plug. Once reinserted and with a quart of oil added, Jerrod would start outside row four for the main event. “My start wasn’t too good starting on the top in one and two and we lost a position,” he says of the first lap. “I was able to move down and we started passing cars. There towards the middle of the race, I was battling (Craig) Dollansky for second and I thought we had a really good shot at that.”

A caution appeared at the halfway point with Jerrod sitting in third behind McCarl and Dollansky. Unfortunately, the yellow hindered his chances. “I thought we’d make a run at that point, but as soon as the green came back out, our tires sealed over and we fell back to seventh,” he says. “We were able to get sixth back at the checkers. Some nights the cautions work for you, and some nights they don’t. They definitely hurt us there.”

Still, the team was excited about the weekend. “With the competition we had, we were tickled to death,” says Jerrod. “We knew we had a shot at getting a win, but you never know. To win one with that type of competition gives you some momentum going into the rest of the year.”

MOWA is back at it this Friday night at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. “We’ll still be down on motor just a little bit, but hopefully, without qualifying, we’ll be good,” says a hopeful Jerrod.

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.

 

 

Ian Madsen Continues To Build Momentum

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to mesh with new crew chief, Leonard Lee, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team put together two very strong nights of action as they competed in Jacksonville, IL and Burlington, IA over the weekend.

Friday night saw the Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 roll through the pit gate in Jacksonville, IL and it was a draw show.

Drawing a very high pill, Madsen found his machine starting ninth in his heat race, and on the very small track, Madsen was able to carve his way forward to a ninth place finish.

Though it was a great run, it only put him 11th in points, thus putting him in the sixth row for the 25 lap feature event.

Continuing to show his ability to move forward, the St. Marys, NSW native navigated his machine with precision on the tight speedway, as the 25-lap feature zipped by, and he crossed the stripe in the fourth spot.

Moving to the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA on Saturday night for a qualifying show, Madsen timed his Royal Flooring/Greenland Homes/QTC entry in sixth fastest putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Moving into the second spot when the race got underway, Madsen hounded early leader, Craig Dollansky, as he rode the cushion. With three laps to go, Madsen bounced over the cushion, and spun his machine to a stop, but was able to restart and finish in the fourth and final transfer spot.

Again, Madsen found himself in the 11th starting spot, and again, he showed patience as he worked his way forward through very thick traffic.

Dicing it up with some of the regions top racers, Madsen was able to cap off his weekend with a fifth place finish, giving him two Top-Five’s for the weekend.

“It was a really fun weekend all around,” Madsen said. “We are getting better heading into the Knoxville opener, and Leonard Lee and myself seem to be communicating better each time we hit the track.”

Ian and his KCP Racing 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 Air 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-24, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 10, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team is set for three nights of action this week kicking off Wednesday (Tomorrow) at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA with the Sprint Invaders, Tri City, IL on Friday with the MOWA, and will be at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night for the 2014 Knoxville Championship Cup Opener.

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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60th Anniversary Season Starts Saturday at Skagit Speedway

4/14/2014

Alger, WA – Skagit Speedway kicks off their 60th year of entertaining families on Saturday night with four classes of action set to take on the 3/10 mile oval. This season is lining up to be a monumental year for the Alger, WA track as a host of recognizable veterans and new rookies are prepared to burn methanol and kick up some clay in pursuit of individual accolaides and season championships.

What makes 2014 such a promising season for both the fans and drivers is a fantastic schedule of events that gives drivers a chance to shine at some premium events while delivering entertainment dollar bang for the buck. For the first time in recent memory, Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA have cooperated on scheduling, so that fans and teams will have no major conflicts on big events at either track. The highlight of the scheduling cooperation comes with the Summer Thunder Series 360 Sprint Cars, a traveling series between the two tracks featuring 8 total shows for enhanced purses every night.

The first of three scheduled fireworks nights is slated for the John Carroll Classic on May 24th. Skagit Speedway will host the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box featuring 410 Sprint Cars on June 26th, 27th and 28th. Dirt Cup kicks off a full slate of big events through the heart of the summer, followed by Mid-Season Championship night and Les Schwab Fireworks Extravaganza on July 5th. The Bob’s Burgers and Brew Summer Nationals featuring the 360 Sprint Cars runs July 25th and 26th and one month later, it’s a three day event featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars beginning August 28th as they compete in the Monster Energy Meltdown.

Six different divisions will compete for season championships at Skagit Speedway in 2014, beginning with round one of the Foothills Toyota Racing Series this Saturday night. Kelsey Carpenter returns as reigning champion in the 360 division, with Derek Roberts and Colton Heath both eager to knock him off his newly acquired throne. The 410 Sprint Cars are wide open coming into 204 and it’s anyone’s guess who will reign supreme in the “Thunder and Lightning” division. Steve Parker won the Sportsman Sprint championship last year and returns with a brand new engine and renewed vigor to add another title to his already impressive resume. Zach McCabe, Tyler Fox, Cory Swatzina and a massive influx of rookie talent are promising to keep the Sportsman Sprints as “must see racing” every time they hit the track. Outlaw Tuners return to Skagit Speedway for their 10th season with Rick Young looking to repeat as champion over Brandon Berg, Freddie Vela and a whole host of drivers looking to call themselves champ. The Shipwreck Bead Modifieds are back for their second season of racing at Skagit Speedway with Craig Moore and son Kyler returning to the track for six nights of competition. The USAC Midgets also return in 2014 with five nights on the schedule and a healthy mix of veterans and rookies coming back this year.

Skagit Speedway’s 60th Anniversary Season begins Saturday night, April 19th with the 360 Sprint Cars, 410 Sprints, Sportsman Sprints and Outlaw Tuners competing in round one of the Foothills Toyota Racing Series. Ticket information as well as gate times and a full season schedule are available online at www.skagitspeedway.com or over the phone at 360.724.3567. Skagit Speedway – Where Families Come to Have Fun!

 

 

410 SPRINT CARS RETURN TO ROARING KNOB NEARING ON MAY 18 WITH 2ND VISIT JUNE 1 FOR $5,000 TO-WIN & A GUARANTEED SPOT IN KASEY KAHNE’S “DIRT CLASSIC”

By Mike Leone

April 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Markleysburg, PA)…After a slow start from a cold winter, Mother Nature has finally loosened her grip and weather conditions are improving everywhere. With the month of April at the halfway point “410” Sprint Car racing is getting up to full speed in most areas. With May and June not far away, the special events kick into high gear and two of those will be taking place at Pennsylvania’s Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. The 3/8-mile dirt track will host two appearances in 2014 by the fire-breathing, mudslinging winged warriors on Sunday, May 18 followed up by a return visit two weeks later on Sunday, June 1!

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to see 410 Sprint Cars back at the Knob,” stated track owner Rick Jones, who has already begun his fifth year of racing at one of the Keystone States most scenic speedways. “We couldn’t have had a better show last year. The quality of cars was great, the fan turnout was strong, and the racing was tremendous with a last lap pass for the win! We received so much positive feedback that I’m thrilled to be able to host two events in 2014.”

While Roaring Knob has long been known as a hot spot for Super Late Models since the track opened in 1998 featuring the cars weekly along with visits by the Lucas Oil Series, NDRL “Kings of Dirt”, Three State Flyers, and Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Series, Sprint Cars were never on the southwestern Pennsylvania 3/8-mile oval’s radar.

That changed in 2013 when the inaugural “410 Showdown in the Laurel Highlands” came to the Knob. The tremendous race saw central Pa. great Lance Dewease go down in the history books as the first ever Sprint Car winner at the facility with a last lap pass of four-time All Star Champion Tim Shaffer.

The second annual “410 Showdown in the Laurel Highlands” will take place on Sunday, May 18 with a feature purse of over $16,000 with $3,500 going to the winner and $300 to-start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers will receive $100. The complete payoff is posted below. The event will also be a shootout with Port Royal Speedway’s May 24 $5,000 to-win event. The top three in points from the two races will receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively.

Announced back in March and finalized recently will be the first of two qualifiers for Kasey Kahne’s $20,000 to-win “Dirt Classic” to be held at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 27. The $5,000 to-win event at the Knob on Sunday, June 8 will also award the winner a guaranteed starting spot in Lincoln’s $20,000 to-win feature! The richest Sprint Car event in the history of the Knob will boast a $23,550 feature payoff including a cool $1,000 for 10th with $400 just to start the feature!

Teams will receive two complimentary pit passes for the June 1 event if they are pre-registered by May 12! Teams may by pre-register be e-mailing their name, car number, and contact information to dirtclassic@hotmail.com. A second qualifier will be held at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, June 8. For more information, check out www.dirtclassic.com.

“We’re excited to be extending The Dirt Classic into Western Pennsylvania with this qualifier at Roaring Knob,” Jarrod Adams of The Dirt Classic team said. “The track made a splash in 2013 with their first Sprint Car event and we’d like to help them up the ante this year with a second. I think teams from both Central and Western Pennsylvania will be excited by the purse and race format.”

Precise Racing Products/HTMA (www.preciseracing.com) will award a $100 gift card to fast qualifier at both the May 18 and June 1 events!

May 18 Payoff ($16,075): 1. $3,500 2. $2,000 3. $1,200 4. $1,000 5. $900 6. $800 7. $700 8. $600 9. $500 10. $450 11. $400 12. $350 13. $325 14. $320 15. $315 16. $310 17. $305 18-24. $300. $100 to non-qualifiers.

June 1 Payoff ($23,550): 1. $5,000 2. $2,000 3. $1,500 4. $1,400 5. $1,300 6. $1,250 7. $1,200 8. $1,100 9. $1,050 10. $1,000 11. $750 12. $650 13. $550 14. $525 15. $500 16. $475 17. $450 18. $425 19. $425 20. $400 21. $400 22. $400 23. $400 24. $400.

There will be no entry or registration fee for either event. The national “410” Hoosier Tire rule will be in effect. There will be no muffler or weight rule. RACEceivers are required. The PA Sprint Speedweek format will be used for both events. Experienced push truck and tow vehicle drivers are welcome. You and a guest will be admitted at no charge.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 followed by time trials and racing. Stay tuned for more information as the events draws near. For info contact Mike Leone at 724-967-2363, mikeleone@zoominternet.net, or on Twitter @mikevleone.

Roaring Knob is located off historic US Route 40 in Markleysburg, Pa. The scenic area in Fayette County is about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and just minutes from the West Virginia and Maryland borders. The unique location, strong payout, neutral grounds, and conducive dates are sure to draw teams from western and central Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and the Ohio Valley region.

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is a 3/8-mile clay oval located near Markleysburg, Pa. just off of scenic Route 40 at 380 Fearer Road (look for the road sign) just seven miles east of Nemacolin Woodlands on the right, one mile west of Yough Lake on the left. Check out the website at www.roaringknob.com or call 410-857-3821 (office) or 724-329-0306 on race day.

 

 

Trenca Rallies to Post Pair of Top 20s During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. (April 15, 2014) - Joe Trenca is satisfied with his first weekend out of the shop.

Piloting his sprint car for Mucci Motorsports, Trenca overcame mechanical issues during his season opener on Saturday to record a top 20 with his 360ci engine against 410ci competition on Sunday.

"It started off as a tough weekend, but at the end it was a good weekend," he said. "We learned a lot."

The team was plagued on Saturday during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

"We had motor troubles the whole night," he said. "It was the same thing all night. We changed stuff we probably didn't need to change. We eliminated things. Sunday morning we took the whole fuel system apart. There was stuff in the filter and stuff in the lines."

Trenca timed in 17th quickest and finished seventh in his heat race on Saturday after pulling in early because of the fuel issue. After starting on the outside of the 11th row in the main event, Trenca worked toward the top 15 before a red flag around Lap 18.

"The crew came out and told me what I needed to do better," he said. "I started running the top better and we picked up a few positions. About five laps later it started acting up again so I pulled it in."

Trenca ended with a 17th-place result.

The team traveled to Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday for another test.

"We were the only 360, but we were fast right out of the gate," he said.

Trenca was in a thick battle with several cars for fifth place most of his heat race.

"Probably fifth through eighth were all in the same pack," he said. "I was racing with some pretty good guys. I went to throw a slide job on one of the cars and didn't complete it and lost some momentum that cost me."

Trenca placed eighth, which started him 22nd in the main event.

"The main event went really well," he said. "I was racing with a lot of the guys I never thought I would, like Danny Dietrich and Brent Marks. We all kinda battled pretty good the whole race. I stayed up with the pack and passed a few cars."

Despite having to pull the car out of gear a couple of times to avoid crashes, which sent Trenca to the back for the restart each time, he rallied to post a 16th-place result.

"The objective was to first test the motor," he said. "Then it was to make some laps and learn a new track. I really like racing down there and I want to go back this year. I had a lot of fun down there. They race with each other really hard and really clean."

Trenca will return to action on April 25 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 17 (22).

April 13 - Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. - Heat race: 8 (6); Feature: 16 (22).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

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"They've really been helpful throughout the years," Trenca said. "Corky Stockham, the owner of National Parts Peddler, and my grandpa have known each other from a young age and are lifelong friends."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, Shute's Water Systems, National Parts Peddler, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Shell Shock Designs, Don Ott Racing Engines, Hammerdown Photography, Total Seal Piston Rings and Pepsi 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.

 

 

OVSCA Sprint Opener Joins AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY - APRIL 19, 2014

NDRL Event Builds Momentum

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway will host the season opener for the OVSCA Sprint Cars this Saturday, April 19, along with AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods & Street Stocks. This week there will be no Late Models. Atomic Speedway management has also announced the running of the 1st Annual Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial on September 20.

Outlaw sprint cars at Atomic Speedway are the 'perfect date'. The stars of the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association will be sure to impress fans as a contingent of veteran drivers and daring youth challenge Ohio's fastest 3/8 mile high-banked dirt track. Last year's champion was Nathan Skaggs of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Crace, Sr. Memorial Slated

The legendary driver Bob Crace, Sr. raced at the speedway for 54 years, passing two weeks ago at the age of 80. Not only was Bob Sr. a great driver in his day, but his business 'C-M Racing Equipment' has serviced parts for Atomic Speedway for 27 years. Bob built championship motors for Late Models, Modifieds and Street Stocks. Event information follows with purse details dedicated to the #23 that Crace campaigned during his career.

Sept 20, 2014 at ATOMIC SPEEDWAY will be the 1st annual Bob Crace, Sr Memorial.

Featuring

Late Models $2,023 to win

Modifieds $1,523 to win

Street Stocks $623 to win

Sport Mods $523 to win

"Most importantly to me," said owner Brad McCown, "Bob was a great friend. He and son Bob, Jr. have gone out of their way to help me no matter what I've asked for in the 20+ years I've known them. Bob's 81st birthday would have been one day before his upcoming memorial race. I just ask that everyone comes out to honor him and remember all he has done for the racing community."

Race #3 in the DREADLAND HAUNTED WOODS Enduro series will continue April 26 after the regular races are complete. This event will be a 50 lap Enduro with No entry fee. Racers can pay regular night admission prices and go racing. The event will have the same payout and rules as the first 2 Enduros.

NDRL Invades Atomic

The National Dirt Racing League known predominantly as the NDRL will invade the Atomic Speedway for a three-day show May 8th, 9th, and 10th. It will be the first-ever invasion of what has quickly become the ‘Kings of Dirt’ for the powerful super late models on Ohio’s fastest 3/8 mile high-banked dirt track. The weekend will also feature three days of the AMRA modifieds and a combination of Sport Mods and Street Stocks as announced below. Currently, other national sanctions are taking this weekend off, allowing the best of the best to compete this 3-day weekend.

Friday night the Late Model feature pays $5,000 to win (May 9) and Saturday, May 10th Atomic hosts the grand finale “Atomic Blast” paying $15,000 to win out of a total $80,000 purse.

The rained-out Fire/EMS/PD Night will be added to the schedule on Saturday July 19th. This will be a $3,000 to win show for the AMRA Late Models and include AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Mods.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Food Drive Night

Food Drive Night April 26, 2014 will provide food to the local Chillicothe/Waverly area food banks. Race fans can bring 3 canned items of food or non-perishable items and get a reduced General Admission ticket for $10. For just ten bucks fans can see both the powerful 410 Outlaw Sprints and Late Models along with some of the best drivers in the support divisions-the World’s Fastest Open Wheel Modifieds—The Octane AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and a 50-lap Enduro.

Atomic is a Hoosier only track. Check the website for rule details. Next Saturday, April 19, 2014 Atomic will host the OVSCA Outlaw Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Sport Mods.

April 19- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

April 26- Food Drive Night: Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 3- MODIFIED MAYHEM AMRA Modifieds $1,500 TO WIN, Sprints, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

3 DAY NDRL WEEKEND:

May 8- NDRL Late Models (Practice & Qualify), AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods

May 9- NDRL Late Models $5,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 10- NDRL Late Models $15,000TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 17- KIDS NIGHT-KIDS BIKE RACES Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

 

 

Reutzel Lands First ASCS National Win; Eyes Third Consecutive Wren Classic Score!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 15, 2014) – “It couldn’t have been a better night, we’ve been trying to get that one for a long time,” Aaron Reutzel exclaimed after bagging his first career ASCS National Tour feature win at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday.

Reutzel had good reason to be excited about the Stafford Performance-powered Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren’s Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X machine wrenched by crew member Ryan Beechler after Saturday night’s triumph over a stellar 43 car field.

“We knew going in that this was probably one of our best opportunities to win, the STN last year showed we’ve really got our car rolling good around that track,” Reutzel explained. “We unloaded fast. It was one of those things that was just meant to be, everything went just right.”

Reutzel and crew carry that momentum into this weekend’s ASCS Gulf South double at Heart O’ Texas Speedway and then the Gator Motorplex, where he is the two-time and defending winner of the Nolan Wren Classic.

At I-30 Speedway this past weekend, Reutzel’s evening began in familiar fashion with a big draw number. Unphased, Reutzel raced forward from ninth to fourth to put the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine in the redraw.

Reutzel redrew the pole position for the 30-lap feature. The opportunity was there.

“We watched the B’s, the guys up top were decent but the bottom looked a lot better,” Reutzel explains. “We set up to put the right rear where it would never see the moisture, I wasn’t going to get off the bottom unless I could hear someone or traffic forced us.”

Reutzel jumped into the lead and narrowly avoided the first caution just as he approached the tail of the field. “The guy’s car went one way and the wheel went the other, we split it. Leading and trying to get that first win, you think everything is out to get you,” Reutzel laughs.

The tension thickened as the laps clicked off and Reutzel was ever closer to parking the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics machine in victory lane.

“We ran down traffic again, we kept slowing down more and more it seemed like,” Reutzel explains of the closing laps. “I could hear a motor, someone running the middle, I started getting nervous and just barely clipped one of the tires exiting two. I told myself, ‘Don’t start that!’.”

Closing in to lap Seth Bergman in the final handful of laps, Reutzel put the No. 23 car to good use. “He was running up top and we would meet on the straightaway. I could hear someone back there still so I tried to slide up next to him on the straights (Bergman) to block the track.”

The white flag flies and the Clute, TX, driver is just one-quarter mile from that breakthrough victory.

“Now I’m really nervous. I’m thinking someone is gonna dive bomb me for the lead so I go in really hard and just smoke a couple of infield tires getting into one, I thought for sure the front end would go down.”

But the front end stays up through turns one and two and Reutzel powers down the backstretch.

“That last lap was the longest lap of my life, I was just waiting for the front end to collapse getting into three,” Reutzel exclaimed.

But it doesn’t and Reutzel negotiates the final pair of corners without incident to finally nab that first career ASCS National win after accumulating ten previous ASCS Gulf South wins.

“Thank goodness we had a Triple-X left front radius rod, it held up. It bent the axle and the tie rod, but we hung on.”

Relief is just one of the many emotions that run through a guy’s head after a monumental win like Reutzel’s at I-30 Speedway on Saturday night. “You start to wonder if it will happen. You come so close so many times, you start to wonder if it’s meant to be,” Reutzel explains.

“That was one of our goals for the year, to get that first National win,” Reutzel comments. “The further you go into the season, the more anxious you get about it and start to wonder. We got that one out of the way so maybe they’ll start coming easier now.”

“That’s the confidence booster we needed, especially before we head out to Oregon next month. Now if we can just be consistent and get good finishes we can reach our other goal for this year of finishing top five in points.”

Reutzel is well on his way to that other goal as well, climbing to tenth in a tightly-bunched points race.

Reutzel points out that, “We had a horrible points start having to use a promoter’s provisional the opening weekend, and now we’re just 62 points out of the lead. String together some top fives and we’re right there.”

And for Reutzel, the first win couldn’t have come at a better place than I-30 Speedway. “I love that place, from Micros to Sprint Cars it’s always been a fun place to race at.”

Reutzel and crew have little time to enjoy the spoils of victory as Gulf Coast Ford comes on board for this weekend’s ASCS Gulf South events at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Friday and then the Nolan Wren Classic at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on Saturday.

Reutzel’s second career Gulf South win came at Heart O’ Texas early in 2011 with two more wins in the initial two editions of the Nolan Wren Classic at the Gator Motorplex in 2012 and then last April. “Both places are racy, one of my wins at Willis was on the top and the other was on the bottom, they usually have a good track when the Gulf South is there.”

Reutzel says of the Nolan Wren Classic, “That’s always a big race for us, we’ve known the family a long time and were good friends with Nolan so it’s always means a lot to us to do well at that one.”

Reutzel beat Christopher Bell and Jason Johnson to the line in last year’s Nolan Wren Classic. And Reutzel would love nothing more than to be standing in victory lane for the second consecutive Saturday night this weekend as a three-time Nolan Wren Classic champion.

2014 Quick Stats: 15 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 10 top-tens, 1 heat race win, 2 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: ASCS Gulf South this weekend including Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Friday and then the Third Annual Nolan Wren Classic at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on 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.

 

 

Thomas Earns First Career Top Five With USAC at Kokomo Grand Prix

Inside Line Promotions - KOKOMO, Ind. (April 15, 2014) - Tyler Thomas put together another top-notch weekend during the Kokomo Grand Prix last Friday and Saturday.

Thomas rallied to a 14th-place result on Friday before capturing his first career top-five USAC result on Saturday during the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series co-sanctioned event at Kokomo Speedway,

"Overall it was a good weekend," he said. "The track was awesome both days so there was some pretty good racing. The car was working good. I couldn't really ask for much more. We had some racing luck go our way on Saturday and not so much on Friday."

Thomas qualified 13th quickest to open the competition on Friday. That started him on the inside of the second row for his heat race, which locked the top four into the feature.

"The track was pretty much on the top in the heat race," he said. "The only opportunity to make moves was on the start and I got hung up on the bottom. I couldn't get to the top fast enough."

Thomas placed sixth, which sent him to the B Main. He then earned a seventh-place result in the consolation race to transfer to the main event. After lining up ninth and battling for a top 10 in the feature, Thomas was caught up in a crash with seven laps remaining.

"I restarted 22nd or 23rd and found the bottom," he said. "I drove all the way up to 14th in seven laps. Overall, it was a decent run. It's not the finish we wanted. I just had tough racing luck."

Thomas continued to move forward during Saturday's competition.

He timed in 19th quickest in qualifying, which again started him on the inside of the second row for a heat race.

"I got into second and it was follow the leader on the top," he said. "I was running second and we had a yellow. I decided to go to the bottom on the restart and lost three spots to finish one spot out of the transfer."

That relegated him to the B Main, which Thomas finished fifth in to transfer to the 40-lap main event.

"We pretty much set up for the bottom," said Thomas, who started 15th. "For the most part everyone was running the top. There were a few people on the bottom and middle. It was so hard to throw a slide job on someone as fast as the top was. We tried to set up where most of the field wasn't running. We were pretty tight at the beginning. About Lap 15 to 20 we started making moves."

Thomas worked into the top five with a handful of laps remaining and he ended with a fifth-place result.

His next event is scheduled for April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 8 (7); Feature: 14 (9).

April 12 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 5 (15).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://Twitter.com/TylerThomas91

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Thomas-Motorsports/154971717863656

APPAREL -

Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thriller Photo

Thriller Photo specializes in photography and videography. For more information, visit http://www.ThrillerPhoto.com.

"Michael Jackson of Thriller Photo has always provided me with great pictures and a great website for my career in racing," Thomas said.

Thomas would also like to thank BT Machine Inc., Quick Racing Products, Triple X Race Co., Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing, Bell Helmets and Esslinger Engineering 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.

 

 

Dover Debuting at Raceway Park This Saturday With Nebraska 360 Sprints

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 15, 2014) - Jack Dover is set to make his debut at Raceway Park this Saturday.

The Nebraska 360 Sprints event will be the first at the small track in Jefferson, S.D., which is less than two hours from Dover's shop.

"I've went by it the last 10 or 12 years and have wanted to race on it," he said. "It's tiny and has a lot of banking to it. I'd call it a mini sprint track."

Dover estimated that the track is a small quarter-mile oval and will create conditions with constant side-by-side battling for position.

"You've got to be more aggressive and up on the wheel," he said. "You have to be thinking nonstop about what your next move is going to be."

Saturday marks the third Nebraska 360 Sprints race of the season. In 18 events last season, Dover picked up nine victories and 13 top fives.

"We ran with them last year and won half the races," he said. "I'm one of the top competitors there and every time I go I'm expecting to win."

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

"Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on," Dover said. "And they've been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., 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 and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws 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.

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.

 

 

Felker Finds Groove to Charge Forward During Kokomo Grand Prix

Inside Line Promotions - KOKOMO, Ind. (April 15, 2014) - It was a rush for Andrew Felker to make it to the Kokomo Grand Prix last Friday.

"We were finishing building a motor all day Friday," he said. "We got the parts at noon and finished building the motor and got off the dyno at 4:30 with an hour and a half drive to the track. We got there after hot laps were over."

Felker missed hot laps and was unable to qualify because of an electrical issue during the opening part of the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series co-sanctioned event at Kokomo Speedway.

That started Felker 12th in his heat race.

"I got up to fifth at one point," he said. "The car was really good. We were just off on the gear without having any laps on the track."

After placing sixth in his heat race, Felker was relegated to the back of the C Main. However, he charged from 14th to a runner-up result, which transferred him to the rear of the B Main. He then rallied from 18th to third in the consolation race before he ran out of fuel with three laps remaining.

That forced Felker to use a USAC provisional to start 26th in the main event.

"I really used the same line that I had through the C Main and B Main," he said. "We were running above the cushion a little bit. It was a little rougher, but we found our groove all night. I'd come off turn two and across the bottom of turns three and four."

Felker charged to a 12th-place finish, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I felt like I had a top-five car," he said. "Just starting that far deep, I wore out the car getting to that point."

Felker returned to Kokomo Speedway for Saturday's finale, which he kicked off by qualifying 19th quickest. He battled within the top four positions throughout his heat race, but ended fifth after losing the final lock-in position on the final lap.

Felker then survived the B Main after losing all of his tearoffs midway through the race. He came out on top of a three-wide battle at the checkered flag to finish seventh, which earned him a transfer to the main event.

"They reworked the track and I committed to the bottom," he said. "As the race went I kept tightening it up. I kept making adjustments. I felt like the bottom kept getting better and better as the top went away."

Felker maneuvered from 18th to record a seventh-place result, which was his sixth top 10 of the season.

"I was happy with a seventh-place finish after the start of the night," he said. "I definitely had a fast car. The new motor has a lot of power."

Felker will take this weekend off before returning to POWRi action on April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: DNQ; Heat race: 6 (12); C Main: 2 (14); B Main: 14 (18); Feature: 12 (26).

April 12 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (2); B Main: 7 (8); Feature: 7 (18).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewFelker11a

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

APPAREL -

Felker has t-shirts for sale at each of his races. To view his race schedule, visit http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CSI Shocks

Located in Brownsburg, Ind., CSI Shocks, a.k.a. Competition Suspension, is a leader in the shock industry within short-track racing. Since its inception in 2009, drivers using CSI Shocks have won more than 500 races. For more information, visit http://www.CSIshocks.com.

"Since we've gone to the CSI Shocks program it has stepped things up with our program," Felker said. "Since they came out with the RS-X2, it's been a key to our success all year."

Felker would also like to thank Auto Xpress, 66 Truck & Foreign Salvage, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Engler Machine & Tool, Momo's Racing Engines, Fontana Automotive, Schluckebier Farms, Pro Powder Coating, All-Pro Auto Interiors, Aggressive Graphics, KBR Performance, Weld Wheels, KMK Enterprises, Heath II, Wilwood, Maxim Racewear, Leading Edge Composites and Liquid Nitro 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.

 

 

Wheatley Wrecked While Battling For Top 10 at Kings and Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 15, 2014) - Last weekend was the culmination of a lot of frustration for Austen Wheatley, who was charging toward a pair of top-10 results only to be caught in a pair of crashes.

"It was very frustrating," he said. "You put all this money and effort into it to run well. The start of the year we've had is very frustrating."

Wheatley competed with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., last Friday. He qualified 25th quickest and placed eighth in his heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

It was in the closing laps of the consolation race when Wheatley found his groove.

"It got really slick and the cushion was hard to find," he said. "Everybody started hitting the bottom. I just went to the top. The cushion was not even on the race track. You'd enter on it and then in the middle of turn one you'd fall off the track."

Wheatley powered from seventh to fifth place in the final two laps of the Last Chance Showdown to earn a transfer to the main event. He continued to ride the cushion in the feature and rallied from 23rd toward the top 10 before a caution at the midpoint of the race.

"Everybody wasn't even touching it," he said of the cushion. "I'd say only five or six cars were up there. Everybody else was around the bottom. That's my style. I'm just good at slick tracks with a curb.

"I was behind (David) Gravel on the restart and I saw (Daryn) Pittman flipping in turns one and two," he said. "I thought I was going to miss it. All of a sudden I was flipping. I didn't even know what happened."

Wheatley, who dove to the bottom in turn one to avoid the melee, was hit from behind and ended upside down. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 24th-place result.

The team repaired the damage prior to Saturday's King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season opener at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Wheatley posted his best qualifying effort of the season by timing in third quickest, which started him on the outside of the second row in his heat race.

"In the heat race I had to run top four," he said. "I took the lead three laps into it and then I stuck it in the concrete. I barely nicked it and it caved in the wheel."

After powering to the top spot midway through his heat race, Wheatley cut his right rear tire after slight contact with the wall. He didn't finish the heat and was sent to the B Main, which he won to transfer to the main event.

Wheatley started the feature on the inside of the fifth row and competed within the top 10 for the first handful of laps before some spun him from behind. After restarting at the back, Wheatley maneuvered toward the top 10 before he was once again swept up into a crash with approximately a dozen laps remaining.

The several-car wreck resulted in Wheatley flipping and he ended with a 19th-place finish in the main event to cap the weekend.

Wheatley is scheduled to return to his home state of Washington and will compete this Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 24 (23).

April 12 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (9).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiniWheats44w

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team, so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Astro Titanium, Bell and King Racing Products 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.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Hustles to Third Straight Top Five at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 15, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. posted his third consecutive top five last Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

Hafertepe Jr. charged from 16th to a fifth-place result during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the bullring, which keeps him in third place in the championship standings - only 12 points out of the lead.

"We had a really good car," he said. "It showed in the feature. The more and more laps you give a guy with a good car, he's going to take advantage."

The night didn't begin as well as it ended as Hafertepe Jr. drew a high pill, which started him on the outside of the fourth row of his heat race.

"We drew a pretty tough heat race and we drew in the back of a heat race," he said. "We had guys like Sean McClelland, Dustin Morgan, Matt Covington and Tim Crawley, and the track was right around the bottom."

Hafertepe Jr. rallied from eighth to fifth place, which earned him enough points to advance directly into the main event. He started 16th in the 30-lap feature.

"The track got pretty dry in the feature," he said. "Most guys were putting around the bottom. We were able to move around a bit and run the middle for the most part of the race."

Hafertepe Jr. maneuvered through the field to score his fourth top five of the season.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 5 (16).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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

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 Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lone Star Speedway, 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.

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.

 

 

Salina Highbanks Hosts Steve Kinser's "Salute to the King" Final Visit on April 25

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. - Salina Highbanks Speedway hosts the final trip to Oklahoma during the "Salute to the King" tour for 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser.

The only World of Outlaws event in the state is set for Friday, April 25, with Kinser seeking his first victory at the fast track during his final visit as a full-time competitor.

"It's always good to be racing in Oklahoma," Kinser said. "We've had so many good nights at tracks all over the state since the Outlaws started, but we've only been to Salina Highbanks a couple of times."

Kinser has recorded 16 feature victories in Oklahoma, including his first in 1980. He finished third during his inaugural visit to Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011 and he placed sixth last year.

"It's just a matter of being able to get around there the best," he said. "If the track widens out then you can use the top, middle and bottom. You like it when a banked track gets slick so you can use it to your advantage with slide jobs."

Kinser, who is the winningest driver in World of Outlaws history, already has one win this season.

"With the caliber of competition we have right now, you have to be somewhat close to the front and have a car that is capable of going forward," he said. "I know the Bad Boy Buggies guys will be excited to be back at Salina and hopefully we'll see another great crowd there."

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHEN: Friday, April 25

WHERE: Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Check out the O'Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O'Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O'Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O'Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O'Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

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.

 

 

Billy Alley

April 15, 2013 (by Jeff White)
The 2014 racing season is underway. The first 2 weekends saw the Ironwood Motorsports Team compete in Wichita, KS and
Greenwood, NE. It was an exciting winter for the race team, new cars, new motors and the announcement of the partnership with
Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation. 50% of the team’s winnings every night will be donated to the foundation, which
helps various children’s and veteran’s charities.
The first race of the season was with the NCRA series in Wichita, KS on March 29th. “We drew 72 out of 75 numbers, so right away
we got to start in the back of the heat and got to see what this hot rod could do right off the start” said driver Billy Alley. The heat
would see the car push off in the 10th position, ultimately finishing in the 5th position, enough to qualify for the A feature. “We were
pretty good in the heat race, the track was extremely slick so passing was crucial. It was a good start.” The A feature would see the
car push off in the 14th position, another chance to start in the back. “The first few laps we were really good and the car was getting
faster and then the track took rubber, so we just settled in and finished in 9th. It was a good start to the season.”
April 5th & 6th the team competed at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE with the ASCS Midwest Series. “It’s always nice racing
close to home with friends, family and sponsors so close by, we really want to do good in front of the hometown crowd.” On
Saturday night Billy and the team would start the heat race in the 4th position. “The track was extremely dry in the heats on
Saturday, you really needed to slow down to go fast, it was a lot like the heats in Wichita.” “We got off to a decent start and got
rolling really good at the end and picked up the heat race win. Bob Richardson had the car setup pretty good and the Zach Woods
horsepower got us up front, it was a good start to the night.” With enough points from the heat race the team would qualify for the
A feature redraw, which is reserved for the top 8 point getters in the heat races. “We drew the #5 and we were pretty fired up for
the A feature. The track was good at the start of the race but once again about halfway through it took some rubber in spots and we
settled in the 4th position, it was another solid night for the team.”
A rare 2-day show would see the team compete again at the I-80 Speedway on Sunday April 6th. The draw would see the #3 on the
outside of the front row of the 1st Heat race. Motor issues would force the car into the pits with 3 laps remaining in the heat race
while running 2nd. “It was a shame we had motor issues, the car has felt great the last two nights and we were poised for a decent
finish that night.”
The team will be watching the weather this week and deciding on where to race, stay tuned to our twitter and facebook pages.
WFO
We would like to thank our sponsors: Ironwood Builders, Carpetland, Klone Farms, Colby Ridge Popcorn, Vogt Poured Walls, Astro
Buildings, Duteau Chevrolet – Subaru, Stepping Stone Genetics, the Buda Family, Depicted Image by Jeff White, Troy and Tyler
Walvoord, M & K Fence, K & N Filters, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Minuteman Printing, Snappy Popcorn Co., Vermeer, Big Red Tire Pros,

 

Oswego Speedway Spring Clean Up Day Set for Saturday Morning

OSWEGO, NY (April 15, 2013) – As the countdown continues toward the Speedway’s 64th consecutive season of green flag racing, fans have the opportunity to assist in getting the ‘Steel Palace’ ready for action on Saturday, April 19 with the 11th annual Pizza Villa Spring Spruce-Up Day.

The annual Spruce-Up Day will begin at 10am, instead of the regularly scheduled 8am start, with free lunch being served by Pizza Villa of Oswego at Noon. Due to the forecasted low temperatures over night, the start time is being pushed back two hours.

Among the tasks on hand will be re-painting heat race victory lane, touching up the start/finish line stripe on the main straightaway, as well as cleaning up the walkway leading to the Speedway’s main entrance.

Those in attendance are encouraged to bring push brooms, small hand tools, and pickup trucks if available.

Any and all fans and community members are welcome to help kick-off the beginning of the 2014 Oswego Speedway racing season and enjoy a great lunch provided by the folks at Pizza Villa of Oswego.

On track activity at Oswego Speedway begins Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session running from 1-5pm. Spectators can watch team testing from the grandstands for free.

The Road to the Championship for the Pathfinder Bank SBS series will begin on Saturday, May 3 as a part of the 64th annual opening night special at the Speedway presented by Gater Racing News featuring the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

The Novelis Supermodified season takes the green flag on Saturday, May 10 with the 53rd annual Mitchell’s Speedway Press/Planet Fitness ‘Supermodified Kick-Off’ at the Speedway.

Racing on May 3 and May 10 will begin at 6:30pm, with kids 16 and under admitted free of charge as long as they attend with a paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Mitchell Pockets Third In Perris

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night, Matt Mitchell returned to action with the USAC/CRA Series at the PAS, and after leading a few laps in the early goings, the Yorba Linda, CA driver settled for a hard fought third place finish.

“It was great to run up front all night,” Mitchell said. “We have had some atrocious luck to start the year, so we are pretty happy with the way the night went.”

With 28 410ci USAC/CRA sprint cars on hand for the event, Mitchell timed his Pit Boss jacks/Campbell Brothers Storage/MPD backed entry in sixth fastest.

A fourth place finish in heat race action qualified him for the feature event, and he gridded the field for the 30-lap affair in the second row.

When the green lights flashed, Mitchell got off to a very strong start as he powered his way into the lead heading into turn one, but quickly felt pressure from a red hot, Damion Gardner.

Falling to second on the third lap, Mitchell hooked up in a very exciting battle with Mike Spencer, as the duo exchanges slide-jobs lap, after lap, duking it out for the second position.

As the race wound down, Mitchell found himself in the third spot, and made a late race effort to get by Spencer for second, but Spencer was able to counter Mitchell’s last attempts, and the Yorba Linda, CA driver settled for third.

“I really have to thank my dad a ton for everything he does for my and my racing career,” Mitchell said. “I also have to thank my guys. They have been working so hard the last few weeks, and once we start racing a little more consistently, I think we can start clicking some wins off.”

Matt would like to thank Pit Boss Jacks, Campbell Brothers Storage, MPD, and ART Speed Equipment for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Matt Mitchell is unsure of his plans for this weekend, but is considering making the tow to the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday and Sunday for two night’s of USAC Western Classic action.

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

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Back on Track this Weekend!!

Bristol, WI – April 15, 2014. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team have been working hard this long, cold Wisconsin winter gearing up for another year competing at race tracks throughout the Midwest in 2014. Even with the snow fall yesterday, the team is looking to get the season underway this coming weekend with a couple events. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team would like to welcome Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta located at 8300 Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee to an already stellar list of sponsors of the 17B sprint car. The team will start out the day at Rocky Rococo’s this coming Saturday, April 19th, as owner, John Degnitz is putting on the 1st ever “Salute to Racing” car show at his store from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be several cars on hand including Bill and the 17B sprinter along with a live radio broadcast of “Sparky’s Final Inspection” which will air from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Sports Radio 1250 AM. There will also be an in-store special for a “Family Meal Deal” that includes 1 – one-topping pizza, 2 – orders of breadsticks, and 4 – medium sodas for the price of $19.74 in honor of Rocky Rococo’s 40th Anniversary. Fans can also register to win tickets to the Slinger Speedway, Oshkosh Speedzone, the Beaver Dam Raceway, the Wilmot Raceway, and the Great Lakes Dragaway. Bill, the B2 Motorsports Crew, and the 17B sprinter will be on site from 10:00 a.m. until just after noon as they will have to head north for the Interstate Racing Association’s season opener at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, WI. Fans please note that there is an early start time as hot laps will begin at 3:00 p.m. Bill will be looking for his 5th straight win at the third-mile speed plant. The following week, Bill and the team will travel to the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday, April 26th for the annual Jim Wipperfurth Memorial Race. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team have taken home the hardware for this race the past two years. Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, Maxim Chassis, Hepfner Racing Products, XYZ Machining, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears. B2 Motorsports is still in search of marketing partners for the 2014 season. Please contact Bill at balogb17@yahoo.com or Matt at littlekw022@gmail.com if you have any interest in partnering with B2 Motorsports team in 2014. Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports. Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

Don't Miss Race For Schools Night at Saturday's Knoxville Raceway Season Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

bstickel@knoxvilleraceway.com

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - April 15, 2014 - This Saturday central Iowa schools have a competition of their own as fans head toward Knoxville Raceway for its 61st Season Opener of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Champion Cup Series. The Raceway distributed 50,000 coupons to local schools to promote Race for Your School Night. For every adult paid admission of 15-dollars, Knoxville Raceway will give back 5-dollars to his or her school. The school that raises the most money will also receive a cash prize. All kids under the age of 19 also get in free.

"We are encouraging more families to come to the races in hopes of finding some brand new race fans," said Knoxville Raceway Promoter Brian Stickel. "The entertainment you find here is unlike anywhere else and costs no more for families than a night at the movies." There will be fun for all ages as kids games get under way at 5 pm and hot laps start at 6:45 pm.

New this year includes schools choosing a teacher or staff member to compete in the first-ever "Race for Your School Foot Race" during intermission on Saturday night. Whoever races to the checkered flag first will be awarded the fastest school.

"Knoxville Raceway is committed to affordable family entertainment," Stickel said. "Thanks to our premier partners Lucas Oil, Casey's General Store, Pella Motors, Arnold Motor Supply and FVP, there are ticket deals and promotions out there every week to help keep costs down for families and individuals."

Besides this Saturday night, three other nights during the season will also be free for kids under the age of 19. They are May 3rd, May 31st, and July 12th.

For more information about Knoxville Raceway events go to www.knoxvilleraceway.com or call (641) 842-5431.

 

 

USAC EMBARKS UPON 53rd SEASON OF ELDORA ACTION SATURDAY

Four of Top Five Point Drivers Hope to End Eldora Winless Streak

ROSSBURG, OH (April 14) – With 185 completed events and 71 different winners, Eldora Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) enters its 53rd consecutive year of association on the venerable .500-mile clay oval this Saturday evening (April 19), with the annual Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic for ‘traditional’ non-winged Sprint Cars and some interesting statistics.

Of the 71 different winners, 39 have repeated their Eldora wins at least one-time, and four of them remain active in USAC racing. Ironically those four account for 12 wins out of the past 16 USAC National Sprint Car Series events at Eldora; to shut out drivers aspiring to either increase their presence on the win list or etch their name into the Eldora archives.

Veteran Tracy Hines sits second on the all-time win list and has been the most prolific of the quartet by capturing five of his nine Eldora wins during this time span, a period in which Robert Ballou has scored his three USAC wins. Jerry Coons, Jr. picked up two of his three wins during this interval with current USAC point leader Dave Darland notching one win to increase his total to four.

Now retired from active racing, Levi Jones was in that 16-race mix that includes Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson and most recently Chris Windom as first-time USAC winners at Eldora.

Darland, Hines, Coons Jr., Ballou and Windom are expected to be competing Saturday in anticipation of increasing their win count and extending the momentum of repeat winners. Their opposition will be a bevy of drivers seeking their first USAC checkered flag at the historic Rossburg, OH speed plant.

Atop that list are the four drivers that follow Darland in the current USAC point ranking, including two-time defending champion Bryan Clauson. Clauson’s resume shows two USAC Silver Crown victories at Eldora but none in the division that he has dominated in over the past two years. That fact, plus, by his standards, a disappointing fourth-place ranking will be the fuel behind his drive Saturday.

Justin Grant (2nd), Chase Stockon (3rd) and Brady Bacon (5th) also continue their chase towards the USAC National championship Saturday winless in Eldora competition; a fact they hope to change. Hines enters the fray seventh in the point chase, while Ballou is ninth and Coons, Jr. sixteenth.

Completing the tripleheader program Saturday evening will be the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars, with a 7:30 p.m. race starting time. Tickets for Saturday night or any of the other events on Eldora’s exciting menu may be purchased by going to the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling the track office during normal business hours (937) 338-3815. Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access 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 is available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Domination in West Burlington!

(Bill W) April 15, 2014 – During the course of the evening at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa last Saturday night, Terry McCarl had no peer. From his quick time performance to his dominating feature win, no one was close in the 33-car MOWA series field. This Saturday night, TMAC embarks on the Knoxville Championship Cup Series amongst the toughest weekly field ever assembled at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”.

The 3/8-mile oval is one of TMAC’s favorites. “I really like 34 Raceway,” he says. “It’s just a fun track, and I’ve been going there since my Dad raced there when I was a kid. We have a lot of good friends down there. We usually get around there really well.” He would register quick time as one of only two cars in the twelve-second bracket. “We were second quick at the Outlaw show there last year,” says TMAC. “I’ve been quick time at Outlaw and other shows there in the past. We have a pretty good setup. Quick time has a lot to do with your engine, and our Rider engine is working well. It has been all year.”

TMAC won his heat race to transfer to the Dash. “I tried the bottom for a bit, but at that point, the track was really good on the top,” he says. “We got a good start. Cole Wood had some bad luck. It sounded like he broke a rear-end. The format was a little different in that we started fourth and had to make the top two to make the Dash. It forced me to have a good start. There was a heck of a field of cars. Getting to the top two wasn’t as easy as it sounded.”

With Craig Dollansky starting on the pole of the Dash, TMAC would post from seventh. A convincing charge saw him finish second and gaining on the leader. “To be honest, we didn’t really have the tire we wanted for qualifying or with us being in the first heat,” he says. “We were a little loose. We went with what we had. We were able to get something mounted up for the Dash and it helped us a bunch. I had a great start, and Craig was running around the top. We found a little something on the bottom, and I think we may have had him in another half-lap. I was really excited about that. It showed how strong we were.”

Dollansky would start on the pole of the main event, with TMAC outside. “I think he had the preferred line on the bottom,” says TMAC of Dollansky. “I knew I wasn’t going to beat him on the start. I just felt if I could hang with him and wait for a mistake in traffic or something, we could get him. As it was, I had a really good start. I was able to stay close in one and two on the top, and he went to the bottom in three and four. We were able to get around him there and the car felt really good.”

Up front, TMAC was cruising. “On the yellow flags, (son) Austin was signaling that we were pulling away every time,” he says. “We’ve just felt really good in the A.R.T. chassis this year, and it seems anywhere we go, if we’re not winning, we’re in contention. I’m really happy with the car and engine program this year.”

The win was rewarding, and TMAC is looking for more help to boost his racing schedule a bit. “We’re looking to add one more crew member,” he says. “That person can help me drive, and honestly, it will help us get to more races. When you’re doing it all, it’s tough to get to all the races you want to get to. At this point, Austin doesn’t have a full-time ride. I’d really like for him to be able to run some MOWA stuff, but we’re short some parts. Hopefully, he can find a ride or get something going. Right now, it works for me to have him helping me, and that’s what made Saturday so much fun. It was just Austin, Carson, Lori and myself. It’s a family team against the big boys.”

TMAC is thankful for the partners that make the team go. “We don’t have that one big corporate sponsor, but we have a lot of good people helping us out,” he says. “They are all really good friends of mine. It’s just the way I like my team. We can run when we want and where we want, and we’re surrounded by good people. Every name on that car is a big part of TMAC Motorsports, and they’re all good friends.”

Things ramp up in a hurry Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Everyone is fully aware that this may well be the best weekly competition ever assembled at the famous half-mile. “I’ve been going to Knoxville since the wooden bleachers,” says TMAC. “You look back fondly at the ‘Good Old Days’, and think it was pretty awesome. Looking at this year’s lineup at Knoxville, there’s really no comparison. It’s as tough as it’s ever been. You look at central PA, and in the past I’ve think they’ve been ahead of us, but not anymore.”

Over thirty drivers are committed to racing weekly in the 410 class. “There are some incredible teams,” says TMAC. “Craig Dollansky is a top five Outlaw team, and they’ll be at Knoxville every Saturday. You look at the Dobmeier/Lunstra team. They have Guy Forbrook as their mechanic. You go on and on down the row. It’s the toughest it’s ever been, and it’s great for the fans. The Dunkin’s do a great job with the track, which makes it even better.”

The level of competition will bring out the best in the seven-time Knoxville track champ. “It motivates me to work even harder,” he says. “When the competition gets tough, it makes me step up the program. I have a better attitude and it makes me even hungrier to win. We’re ready!”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

TMAC on MRN’s Winged Nation!

TMAC appeared on this morning’s MRN Winged Nation. The archive will be up at the following link… http://www.mrn.com/Media-Center/MRN-Show-Archives/Winged-Nation.aspx

Front Row Challenge Tickets on Sale!

The 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will be held Monday, August 4 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Tickets are now on sale! For more information, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. For further information, stay tuned to www.OskyChallenges.com!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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

This Month in TMAC History!

In 2001, TMAC performed a clean sweep of the Season Opener at Knoxville Raceway. He set quick time at 15.087, won his heat after starting sixth, and with an invert of eight took the feature over Dennis Moore Jr., Kerry Madsen, Don Droud Jr. and Leonard Lee. Madsen started on the pole, and led the first ten laps before TMAC took command. TMAC edged Droud by 95 points for the track title that year. Both won five features that season.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer – Bayaire Industries, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, T&P Brothers, Winters, DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Jocko's Sprint Parts, Sander, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Van Der Brink Trucking, Van Der Brink Designs, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Buttman BBQ, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, Justice Brothers, KSE Steering, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Weiland Racing, Butlerbuilt, PBS Bushings and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Brian Brown – Back Home in Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 15, 2014 – The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team concluded their California swing with the World of Outlaws last weekend. They are back in Grain Valley, Missouri headquarters preparing for this Saturday night’s opener at the Knoxville Raceway.

You started the weekend on Friday in Hanford at Kings Speedway with a qualifying run that was 11th quick.

After having a good weekend at Calistoga, we were looking forward to getting back to Hanford where we had some success last year. With the format, 11th quick isn’t the worst place to qualify…but you have to win the heat. We didn’t get the best laps out there qualifying.

You lined up outside row one for the heat and finished second.

We got the lead going down the front straightaway. I didn’t do a good job of taking passing angles away, I left the door open for (Kyle) Hirst and he did a good job. That was all she wrote. That was the difference between being in the Dash and starting 11th in the feature.

How did the feature go?

We’ve been tight all year long on these tires, and we worked on the car a bit. We just missed it a bit. Finally, the track got slick like we like it. We just weren’t ready for it, and we weren’t that good. Finishing thirteenth was probably a little better than we should have been. Some guys had problems. It was one of those races where you can’t wait for the checkered. It was frustrating.

You went down to Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, and you timed in fifth quick.

We were the quickest car in hot laps, and we felt we had a chance to lay a good qualifying lap down. You need to be first, second or third with the new three heat format. I had good runs in one and two on the first lap, and three and four on the second. I just didn’t put one whole lap together. I think being fifth quick shows how good our car really is…to mess up, and still be fifth quick like that says a lot about Maxim Chassis and Charlie Garrett engines.

After finishing fourth in you heat, you lined up eighth for the feature.

It was a short field. We had a pretty decent car. We were up to sixth or seventh at one point, and then back to tenth. It laid rubber with about fifteen to go, and we finished eighth. It was a bit of a freight train where you got in line around the top before that.

Your trip out west started tough with two destroyed racecars and you getting banged up. How do you assess it after it’s all said and done?

Overall, leaving California, we feel like as the nights went on, we got better…other than Hanford. We’re really excited to be back in the Midwest.

You have to be looking forward to Knoxville this Saturday night!

It’s like Christmas Eve for me. I can’t wait to get there. With the field of cars they’re going to have, it’s going to be tougher than it’s ever been. I think that’s going to help the locals come Nationals time. It’s going to be a battle every single week. I’m excited about the MAVTV deal too.

I know you have a number of partners who will be cheering you on at Knoxville.

I’m excited about being able to race there with our partners. Casey’s General Stores will be there…Bob (Myers) with Casey’s and Don Long with Searsboro Telephone Company…Wolfe Eye Clinic is right up the road in Des Moines. Housby provides our truck and they are right down the road. We’re just happy to get there and start working on our first step towards the Knoxville Nationals.

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

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FVP: www.fvpparts.com

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Brian enters 2014, tied with Skip Jackson for ninth on the all-time list for 410 feature wins at Knoxville Raceway with 25. He is also seventh on the all-time 360 feature win list with 13.

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About Casey’s General Stores

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

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Ditzfeld Transfer

Brian says – “Ditzfeld Transfer is a family deal. Ronnie and his sons were our very first sponsor. They haul our motors, and if I would need anything hauled across the country, I would call them first.”

Ditzfeld Transfer has been with Brian since the start of his racing career, and was his first sponsor. The Sedalia based family owned trucking business has been in operation for over 45 years, and has a commitment to maintaining the highest level of service. Currently, Ditzfeld Transfer utilizes more than 50 power units and 160 trailers. To learn more about Ditzfeld Transfer, visit www.DitzfeldTransfer.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Arctic Cat

For over 40 years, World Class Snowmobiles™ have been wearing the Arctic Cat name. Arctic Cat is equally proud to make Arctic Cat ATVs, too. They represent dedication and commitment to advanced manufacturing techniques, engineering innovation and industry leadership. Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. The Company markets its products through a network of independent dealers located throughout the contiguous United States and Canada, and through distributors representing dealers in Alaska, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets. The Arctic Cat brand name is among the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile and ATV industry.

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!

 

 

Homecoming

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was born in 1978 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. It returns to Mesquite on April 18-19 for the Texas Outlaw Nationals featuring a reunion of ‘Original Outlaws’

MESQUITE, Texas - April 4, 2014 - None of them knew what was ahead back in March of 1978. Ted Johnson gathered a collection of racers from around the country at Lanny Edwards' Devil's Bowl Speedway for the track's spring nationals. Johnson got them the buy in, literally, in some cases, to a vision he had. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was born that weekend in Texas. Now, 37 years later and more than a decade since it last competed at the unique half-mile oval, they're coming home to the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 18-19.

Two of today's stars were there that weekend: Steve Kinser, who would eventually win 20 championships and become known as the King of the Outlaws, and Sammy Swindell, a standout on quarter-miles around western Tennessee who had never raced on a track as big as Devil's Bowl but would go on to win three championships and rank behind only Kinser in all-time wins.

Kinser, a winner of 577 full-points features in his Outlaw career, finished last that day. He never envisioned 20 titles, 12 Knoxville Nationals wins, starts in the Indianapolis 500 or the Daytona 500. The son of Bob Kinser, a legendary sprint car racer in his own right, Steve was just hoping for a chance to race on the weekends around his native Bloomington, Ind. Now he's celebrating his "Salute to the King" season with one last run at winning a 21st crown.

Johnson banded together Kinser and a handful of other sprint car racers and started barnstorming the country. The popularity of the Outlaws grew quickly, but its roots were firmly entrenched in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, in Johnson's adopted home state of Texas. Fans from all around the plains would make the trek to Devil's Bowl, including a kid from suburban Tulsa, Okla., named Daryn Pittman, who would grow up to not only race against the stars he watched but eventually become their champion.

That March weekend was a beginning, but to what nobody really knew. Johnson collected some money for a point fund, put a schedule together and the rest is history.

"The first weekend we ran Devil's Bowl I ran a red #86 car owned by Jerry Smith out of Missouri, and then after we left there I started running Karl's car," said Kinser, who was an Indiana state wrestling champion and the son of one of the sport's greatest racers of all-time. "I just remember the first weekend Ted Johnson came up and said we needed $40 or $50 to start a point fund … nobody really knew what we were getting into but it just took off from there. All I was trying to do then was hope that I could race on the weekends somewhere. I knew when I left there I had a pretty good shot at getting into Karl's car. I knew that was a good fast race car and I would have an opportunity to do some good."

He did a lot of good driving for Karl Kinser. He's known in racing circles the world over. He's inspired nearly every sprint car driver behind the wheel of a car today.

A couple of years later, Swindell was able to find owners who could field a car for him full-time on the circuit, and just like that he won two championships and sparked one of racing's greatest rivalries: Kinser vs. Swindell.

"Devil's Bowl was one of the first places that we went that was quite a ways from home," said Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn. "It was a big track for me, it was a lot larger than all the quarter-miles at home. It gave me a chance to learn to race a little different. It's kind of a place where I sort of grew up a little bit. We ran there quite a bit. It will be nice to go back. The owners, Lanny Edwards and his family, have always been really nice and been really good to us and really supported sprint car racing."

For kids like Pittman, who was born the year Johnson started the series, and five-time Outlaw champion Donny Schatz, who was born one year earlier and cheered for Doug Wolfgang while growing up in North Dakota, the Outlaws stirred a passion.

"It was what you looked forward to every year as a kid," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. "We used to always try to make one trip if not two trips down to Devil's Bowl every year for the spring and the winter nationals. I went there a lot as a fan when I was a kid to watch. Obviously as a kid it helped spark your interest in what you wanted to become, what you wanted to do by watching those guys race four or five times a year."

Schatz is coming off a season in which he won 23 times, including his seventh FVP Knoxville Nationals title. With a couple of wins already this season, he's only four victories behind Mark Kinser for third all-time, and he's well-aware of his place in the history of the sport and those who came before him.

"When I was five years old I dreamed of doing this, now I'm 36 and I get to I live my dream every day," said Schatz, who earned the 149th feature win of his career last month at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track. "To see those guys who still have a love for the sport and they come and see the fans and be a part of the festivities and all the things that go on at the racetracks, it's definitely very humbling. I'm sure there will come a day when I get to that point when I get that opportunity too, at this time I just enjoy being a race driver and being part of the show."

While Kinser and Swindell will be behind the wheel when the Outlaws return to Devil's Bowl later this month, many of their former competitors will also be in attendance, celebrating the origin of the series that launched so many careers that have earned a place in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

Doug Wolfgang will be there. Rick Ferkel will be there. Norman Martin, who won the first of two prelim nights, will be there. Bobby Marshall and Steve Perry will be there. Car owner CK Spurlock will be there as will his driver in that race, Charlie Swartz. Shane Carson, the racer turned promoter turned race director who is working to reunite all of these great drivers at Devil's Bowl, will be there. Even Jimmy Boyd's feature-winning car will journey from the Woodland Auto Display museum in California to Devil's Bowl for the event. Carson has nearly everybody involved in that first event in 1978 returning for this weekend, with the "Original Outlaws" signing autographs on Saturday afternoon.

Ultimately, there's just something about the unique half-mile that brings a smile and a distant look of fondness to the drivers' faces, as if they're answering questions but thinking ahead to the challenge of racing at the same time.

"It's a little different track," said Kinser, a 10-time winner Devil's Bowl. "It's got the frontstretch a little lower and the backstretch a little higher. You sort of run uphill going into 1 and 2, then you sail off into 3 and downhill into a lower straightaway. It's a little different racetrack and always a fun track to run on."

Swindell's 12 feature victories are the most of any World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver at Devil's Bowl.

"It's always challenging track because both ends are different and you're going uphill and downhill, you don't get that a lot of places," Swindell said. "The experience comes into play there so that helps. I look forward to the challenge."

Schatz started running on the Outlaw tour in earnest in 1997, when he was named rookie of the year. None of his 149 victories came at Devil's Bowl but he's certainly looking forward to changing that in a couple of weeks.

"I remember when I first went there," Schatz said. "It's definitely a unique surface, it's tricky to be able to race there. You look forward to that. It's where you can be better than someone else because it's not an easy place to get around. I look forward to trying to have a great run."

The history that will surround the two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals will be unparalleled. On Friday night, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and Devil's Bowl will honor Kinser as part of the "Salute to the King" tour. Then on Saturday, the original Outlaws will participate in a one-of-kind autograph session with some of the greatest drivers to have ever wheeled a sprint car.

All seats for the event are reserved and available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the ticket hotline at 877-395-8606.

For more on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series click www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Ready for His Return to Western Pennsylvania;

Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Deck for Hunter Racing

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

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Pittsburgh, PA (April 14th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver will make his return to Western Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car competition this Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 19th; taking part in events at the Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. The Western Pennsylvania racing circuit was ‘home’ to Holtgraver for many seasons before his transition into ‘racing on the road.’ Upcoming weekend action for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will kick-off on Friday evening, April 18th at the Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Lernerville Speedway will be celebrating it’s 2014 ‘Fab-Four’ season-opener this Friday evening, April 18th; hosting all four of their weekly racing divisions including the ‘410’ sprint cars. Danny Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprinter, is a multi-time feature winner at the world-famous 4/10’s mile oval, as well as a former track champion; earning the championship crown in 2010. The current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions traveler will seek his first win of 2014 on Friday evening at the Sarver oval; taking-on the best that Western Pennsylvania has to offer. The ‘Fab Four’ event will also act as a very important warm-up for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ program that will be contested at the speedway on Friday, May 9th.

“I consider Lernerville Speedway my home track” said Danny Holtgraver, “I always love getting back there; no matter the occasion...a lot of my family and friends will be there on Friday so that makes it extra exciting...hopefully we can put on a good show and get this Hunter Racing ‘10H’ near the front…I just want to thank everyone involved with this team; especially Rob Hunter…this is a great deal we have going this year and without everyone’s help, none of it would be possible.”

Danny Holtgraver will make his return to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania this Saturday evening, April 19th. Bonnell’s Rod Shop, a proud supporter of Hunter Racing and Danny Holtgraver for the 2014 season, is sponsoring Mercer’s program on Saturday evening; complete with a $4,000 top prize for the ‘410’ sprint cars. Holtgraver has been rather successful at the Mercer 3/8’s mile bullring during the recent stages of his young career. The pilot of the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ was undefeated at ‘MRP’ in 2013; going five-for-five at the facility which included two (2) UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories. Holtgraver hopes to continue that impressive Mercer Raceway Park win streak this Saturday night.

As an added special feature to the Bonnell’s Rod Shop sponsored program on Saturday evening at Mercer Raceway Park, Danny Holtgraver will have one of his Hunter Racing/Bonnell’s Rod Shop sponsored sprint cars on display for fans to see. Holtgraver racing apparel will also be available for purchase.

“Bonnell’s Rod Shop is a huge supporter of Hunter Racing this season so we definitely wanted to be a part of this race on Saturday...it’s going to be a great show” explained Danny Holtgraver, “Mercer has been really good to us so hopefully that continues...we were really good there last year and that definitely helps our confidence heading in there this weekend...We are going to have one of our cars on display which should be really fun for the fans...we will also have all of our apparel for sale, too...I just can’t thank everyone enough; I really can’t say it enough times...Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop; they make this team possible...hopefully I can return the favor and ‘park it’ this weekend!”

For more information regarding Lernerville Speedway’s ‘Fab Four’ season opener this Friday evening, please visit the speedway live on the web at www.lernerville.com. Fans looking for additional information pertaining to Saturday’s $4,000-to-win Mercer program, sponsored by Bonnell’s Rod Shop, can do so by logging-on to Mercer’s official online home: www.mercerracewaypark.com.

“It’s going to be an awesome weekend...we can’t wait to get started”

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’ during the entire 2014 season. 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 networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights: Finished 4th (A-main) with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park on April 5th. Wins: 0

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, West View 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 Presented by Westview Motors.’

 

 

Reutzel Wins National Tour Race in XXX

4/14/2014

The toughest 360 drivers in the land converged on I-30 Speedway this past weekend for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race in Little Rock, AR. When the dust settled on the main event. Clute, TX driver Aaron Reutzel stood tall with the winner’s check and trophy for his first National Tour win. Aaron’s win headlines the list of drivers succeeding with XXX chassis this weekend, a list which includes Jeremy Burt in California, Brock Hallett in Australia, and Brent Bates in Oklahoma. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate our weekly winners and invite you to join them in victory lane! We have the largest network of dealers of any chassis and component manufacturer and they are eager to serve you. Visit www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925 to find your area dealer today.

To be the best, you have to challenge yourself against the best competition. Aaron Reutzel can now list his name amongst the best as he picked up his first career Lucas Oil ASCS Nation Tour win on Saturday night in his XXX chassis. Reutzel led wire to wire, running away from the field in clean air until the only stoppage of the race at lap 8. On the restart, Aaron again shot out like a rocket, stretching to a big lead before encountering lapped cars on the 16th circuit. The Clute, TX native worked diligently through the backmarkers while his lead gradually dwindled. With just five to go, Sean McClelland had closed to striking distance, but a thread the needle move between two lappers with 3 to go sealed the deal for Aaron. Our biggest congratulations go out to Aaron, his future wife Shelbey and crew chief Ryan on the victory!

A wire to wire win for Jeremy Burt put the #2b XXX back in victory lane this past Saturday night, but the path to victory was harder than you’d think. Burt set quick time on the night and at the outset of the main, had his work cut out for him with a deep invert draw. Luck worked in his favor on lap one, as the front row made contact, wiping out a number of cars with them and moving Jeremy to row one for the subsequent restart. At the drop of the green, Burt was gone, zooming out to a substantial lead until lapped cars reared their head. In the midst of heavy lapped traffic, Jeremy routinely turned away the challenges of the second and third place cars to park it in victory lane.

Brock Hallett is finishing his Australian racing season on a high note, as the Australian National Champion won again this past weekend. Hallett took the Cates Motorsport XXX 600 to victory at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia, narrowly missing out on a track record in the process. Hallett was joined by teammate Lochie Cates on the podium, who ran third in his XXX.

Another week in the books and another win in Oklahoma at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa. This week, it was Brent Bates in the #17 XXX sprint car winning the main event. After finishing second in his heat, Bates toppled 19 other drivers to score his first victory of the 2014 campaign.

 

 

Madsen’s “Spring Break” Ends With 9th At Perris

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen’s ‘Spring Break’ in California came to an end last weekend with the driver of the Keneric Racing/American Racing machine bouncing back from a mechanical failure DNF on Friday to close his California trip out with a ninth place finish on Saturday night in Lake Perris, CA.

“Overall it was a pretty good, CA trip for our team,” Madsen said. “We were able to pick up a win, and were in position for another one, but no real complaints on the trip, and hopefully we can stay strong back in the Midwest.”

Just narrowly missing the qualifying inversion on Friday night in Hanford, CA, ‘The Mad Man’, timed his EarthEX/GWM Products entry in 14th fastest before finishing fifth in his heat, putting him in the seventh row for the feature.

Madsen got off to a brilliant start in the feature event as he rode the thick Kings Speedway cushion to the front as he found himself up in the eighth position in the early goings of the race, until he lost power on the speedway, and was unable to re-fire, and he was credited with a 23rd place finish.

Closing out the trip at the Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, CA on Saturday night, Madsen’s eight fast qualifying effort put him on the front row of his heat race, though his second place finish would mean he would start 10th in the feature event.

On another extremely slick surface, Madsen had another great racecar, as he began working his way through the field, and jumped into the fifth spot, as the laps wound down.

On a late restart, Madsen started outside of the rubber that was beginning to get laid down, and he lost a bit of track position, as he slipped back to the ninth spot, before he could get in line and go.

Once the rubber began being laid down, passing was nearly impossible, and Madsen would close the trip out with a ninth place finish.

“We were really consistent all trip long, and that is great for us, as sometimes I struggle out west,” he said. “The way we have been running is a true testament to this team, and hopefully we can shake the little bad luck we have from time to time, and pick up some more wins.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-4, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team will return to action tonight at the El Paso Speedway before heading to Devils Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Texas Nationals Presented By American Racing Custom Wheels.

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Fremont Unfriendly To Haudenschild

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the dirt at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday night, Jac Haudenschild and his Destiny Motorsports team had a forgettable night, as an issue during time trial, and a heat race wreck left them out of the feature event.

With 30 cars on had, Haudenschild timed in with the 25th fastest lap, as he only made one lap due to a fuel issue forcing him to end his qualifying run early, and he lined up in the back of his heat race.

In heat race action, Haudenschild’s nice did not get any better as he was caught up in a wreck, causing heavy damage to his racecar, and forcing him into the night’s B main.

With his crew scrambling to get his machine put back together as best they could, Haudenschild made the call for the B Main but lined up in the 9th position with only the top four finishers transferring to the feature event.

With a very banged up racecar, Haudenschild was up on the wheel as he gave it his all to get through the B Main.

Limping his way up to the fifth spot at the line, Haudenschild narrowly missed out on the final transfer spot, but his night was over.

“We just had some bad luck there in time-trials and in our heat,” he said. “Scott (Benic) and the boys did a nice job getting the car back together, but it was still pretty tore up there for the B.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team will make a decision where they will be in action at this weekend within the next day or two, so please stay tuned for an announcement.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4

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Placerville Speedway hosts the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series in the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout” this Saturday April 19
By Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA – April 15, 2014…After opening the season last weekend the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will be right back at it this Saturday at the always action packed Placerville Speedway for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout.”
This Saturday’s event will be the second of five KWS shows this season filmed for airing by MAVTV American Real. The others include last week’s opener at the Tulare Thunderbowl, July 12 at Ocean Speedway, September 13 at Ventura Raceway and November 1 at the Stockton Dirt Track. The first event is scheduled to be aired the second week in June on MAVTV.
One of the hottest drivers anywhere in the country is set to join the King of the West 410’s on Saturday, with that being the always entertaining Rico Abreu. The Rutherford resident has captured a number of major wins this season, including those with the World of Outlaws, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and most recently last weekend a two-night sweep of the USAC National Midget sanctioned Kokomo Grand Prix. The 22-year-old has quickly moved up the ladder as one of the very best talents across the USA and this Saturday will be looking to find victory lane with KWS in Placerville.
Last Saturday saw Easton’s Tommy Tarlton kick-off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season in victorious fashion as he guns for the California Triple Crown title this year. The always hard charging driver put on a great show at both Placerville events last season, with the highlight being a charge from 19th to third during the April showcase at the high-banks. Tarlton will look for another strong night this Saturday aboard the Elite Landscape Construction No. 21 mount.
After finishing second in the season-opener, defending King of the West champ Kyle Hirst will be looking to break his way into victory lane at a track he’s had lots of success at during his career. The Sacramento driver picked up a thrilling victory with the series last April at Placerville in the Roth Motorsports machine. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding ran third at the season-opener and will visit Placerville on Saturday for the first time since joining Williams Motorsports in the off-season. The three-time USAC Silver Crown champ will be looking to give car owner’s Morrie & Katie Williams another win on the red clay.
Following a strong night at the opener Sacramento’s Willie Croft will be gunning to park the Holy Smokes BBQ No. 29 sprinter in victory lane on Saturday at Placerville. Croft is coming off the finest season of his Sprint Car career and showed that he will be a contender night in & night out once again. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi put on an impressive charge in the feature last weekend and rounds out the top-five in points after one round of competition. The 16-year-old was solid in the two King of the West events last year at Placerville, highlighted by a fifth place finish in June aboard the Scelzi Enterprises No. 41 machine.
Other drivers that have positioned themselves in the top-10 of points going into the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout” include Princeton’s Mason Moore, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Oroville’s Sean Becker and Campbell’s Brent Kaeding. All of those also happen to be drivers that routinely run strong at the Placerville Speedway and will be searching for victory with the MAVTV TV cameras rolling.
After a tough opening night Chico’s Jonathan Allard will be looking for a rebound at a track he has had immense success at, including a victory last June. More KWS regulars expected include DJ Netto, Craig Stidham, Bobby & Sean McMahan, Richard Brace Jr., Chad Compton, Jarret Soares, Nathan Washam, Geoffrey Strole and Pat Harvey. More drivers looking to shine bright in front of the cameras on Saturday are sure to include Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Placerville’s Andy Gregg & Jimmy Trulli, Australian Todd Wanless, New Zealander Michael Pickens, Roseville’s Colby Copeland; Seattle, Washington’s Taylor Malsam, Vacaville’s Joey Magaruh and others.
Adult tickets for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout” on Saturday will cost $20, seniors will be $16, juniors $12 and children $6. All seating is general admission during the night. The pit gate at Placerville Speedway on Saturday opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 5pm, cars will be hitting the track for wheel packing a little prior to 6pm, qualifying is scheduled for 6:30pm and racing is anticipated to begin around 7pm. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the grandstands always pack in at the Placerville bullring.
Hoosier Tires has grown to be one of the largest employers in Plymouth, Indiana, and produces over 1000 different types of race tires. The company has its own 300-mph test wheel; a technology center; state-of-the-art, fully-integrated production facilities; and a model sales and distribution network in Lakeville, Indiana, which others seek to emulate.

The pride that exists among those associated with Hoosier "family" continues to be the focal point of the success the company has enjoyed over the years. This philosophy has been, and will continue to be, the secret behind Hoosier's success in building "Tires Designed for Champions." More information on Hoosier Racing Tires can be found at http://www.hoosiertire.com and for more on Hoosier Tire West please visit http://www.hoosiertirewest.com
The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more on Placerville Speedway log onto www.placervillespeedway.com
The track is a high-banked quarter-mile oval with distinctive red clay and features an all-time track record that stands at a blistering fast 9.913. The mark was set in the spring of 2004 by San Jose’s Tim Kaeding and then was amazingly matched by Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs in March of 2009. The tight confines of Placerville Speedway offers a perspective very unique in Northern California and makes it one of the most popular tracks throughout the region.
Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.kwssprints.com
Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

Upcoming events after Placerville Speedway

Saturday May 3: Silver Dollar Speedway (24th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial)
Saturday May 10: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 17: Thunderbowl Raceway (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
Friday June 6: Silver Dollar Speedway (2nd annual David Tarter Memorial)
Saturday June 7: Marysville Raceway Park

 

 

Forsberg Finds Podium Again In Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Backing up his win one week ago at the Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and his F&F Racing team had a bit of a hectic night en route to a third place finish.

“It was a bit of a crazy night with an engine change, and then packing the right-rear full of mud in the feature, but to go through all of that and still wind up third is pretty good, and a testament to this team,” Forsberg said.

Forsberg started his night off by timing the Lucas Oil/Pit Stop USA/RPI No. X1 machine in fifth fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Working his way to the second spot, Forsberg would finish in the position and move to the feature, but after the heat the team was forced to change engines, and after doing so they noticed a fuel leak.

Scrambling to change fittings and lines, they opted to change the entire fuel pump, and got it buttoned up, and got him shoved off for the feature event with no leak.

Starting sixth in the feature, Forsberg got off to a slow start, as he fell back to the eighth spot initially.

Taking advantage of a few restarts, the Auburn, CA driver rode the tricky Placerville cushion to the front as he worked his way into the third spot.

In third, Forsberg bounced off the cushion, and lost his wheel-cover, and the right-rear wheel filled with mud, and began giving Forsberg a nasty vibration, and made the steering wheel tough to hang on to.

Moving down to the bottom of the speedway in hopes of settling his machine down, Forsberg was able to hang on, and land on the podium at the speedway for the second week in a row with his third place finish.

“It got a little out of control out there when we lost the wheel cover, and fortunately it flew off to the side of the track, and out of harms way,” he added. “We got vibrating so bad I had to go to the bottom to make it to the end, but I have to congratulate (Justin) Sanders on the win.”

F&F Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Pit Stop USA, HRP, CRV, Inventory Sales, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Wilwood, and Kaizer Wheels, K&N, Roseville Precision, Austism Speaks, FK Rod Ends, and PT Shocks for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: The F&F Racing team will now take a week off before hitting the track on April 26th for the second Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster event.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-3

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Oskaloosa Wednesday, Independence Friday, for Sprint Invaders!
 
(Bill W) April 14, 2014 – One of the most exciting weeks of the season is upon us for the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders.  On Wednesday, April 16, they will take to the half-mile at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  On Friday, April 18, they make their way to the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa.
 
Inquiries from drivers around the Midwest have come in concerning these two highly anticipated events.  With Knoxville Raceway opening their season on Saturday, several area drivers are rumored to be in the house at both Oskaloosa and Independence.
 
Wednesday will mark the first appearance for the Sprint Invaders in Oskaloosa on a night sponsored by WCM Metal Works and Pro-Line Buildings.  The last winged sprint car event there was won by Brian Brown at last August’s Front Row Challenge.  Several Knoxville regulars are expected to make the short tow to the Mahaska County Fairgrounds.
 
The first event in Sprint Invaders history and the first sprint car race in twenty years in Independence last season was a huge success that saw Terry McCarl best Lucas Wolfe for the win.  The banked 3/8-mile oval boasted a great night of racing at one of the finest racing facilities in the Midwest.
 
Defending series’ champion Russ Hall will lead the Sprint Invaders charge into Oskaloosa, fresh off his win on Saturday, April 5 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.  Lincoln, Illinois’ Bret Tripplett leads the current point standings ahead of Knoxville’s Tony Shilling, Jon Agan, Bobby Mincer and Josh Schneiderman.
 
Pit gates open at 5:00 on Wednesday in Oskaloosa, with the grandstands opening at 5:30.  Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 with racing to follow.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $7 ages 7-17 and 6 and under FREE.  The sprints will be joined by mods, sport mods, stocks and hobby stocks.  For more information, visit www.OskySpeedway.com!
 
Pit gates and grandstands open at 5:00 on Friday in Independence.  Adult admission is $15 and $13 for Seniors and students 12-17.  11 and under are FREE with a paid adult.  Mods and sport mods will also be on the card.  For more information, visit www.IndependenceMotorSpeedway.com!
 
For more information on the Sprint Invaders, including points, schedule, results and more, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!  
 

 

2014 Sprint Invaders Schedule

 

Saturday, March 29 – 34 Raceway (Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Saturday, April 5 – Lee County Speedway (Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA)

Wednesday, April 16 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, IA)

Friday, April 18 – Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA)

Sunday, May 25 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Thursday, June 19 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Friday, June 20 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)

Thursday, July 3 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)

Friday, July 11 – Tipton International Speedway (Tipton, IA)

Friday, August 15 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)

Saturday, August 16 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, August 17 – Quincy Raceways – w/ASCS-Warrior region (Quincy, IL)

Thursday, September 11 – Farley Speedway (Farley, IA)

Saturday, September 20 – Jackson County Speedway (Maquoketa, IA)

Saturday, September 27 – 34 Raceway – Season Championship (West Burlington, IA)

 

2014 Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders Driver Standings (Top 20)
 

 

# Races

Driver

Hometown

Car #

Total Points

1

2

Bret Tripplett

Lincoln, IL

22

425

2

2

Tony Shilling

Knoxville, IA

22T

420

3

2

Jon Agan

Knoxville, IA

4

411

4

2

Bobby Mincer

Burlington, IA

15

410

5

2

Josh Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

49

408

6

2

Russ Hall

Pleasant Hill, IA

29

400

7

2

Mike Houseman Jr.

Des Moines, IA

68

386

8

2

Carson McCarl

Altoona, IA

27

385

9

2

Jarrod Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

11s

379

10

2

Paul Nienhiser

Chapin, IL

9

370

11

2

Dave Getchell

Sperry, IA

83

368

 

2

Mitchell Alexander

Knoxville, IA

6

368

13

2

Andy Huston

Roseville, IL

40

366

14

2

Jimmy Davies

Oquawka, IA

99

358

15

2

Tim Moore

Rock Island, IL

10T

309

16

2

Kelly Graham ®

Collins, IA

12G

303

17

2

Kaley Gharst

Decatur, IL

41

265

18

2

Dustin Selvage

Indianola, IA

73

232

19

1

Justin Newberry

West Burlington, IA

36

192

20

1

Chase Wanner

Agency, IA

85

50

 

 

Scelzi Charges From Last to Fourth Place at King of the West Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season with a bang last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi rallied from last to a fourth-place result, which marked his first top five of the season and provided momentum entering this Saturday's King of the West race at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

"I understand that I'm running for a championship, but my goal is to win races and I want to win as many as I can," he said. "If I can run top 10 at Placerville that'll be a huge night for me. Who knows, maybe I can get more."

Scelzi opened last Saturday's event at Thunderbowl Raceway by qualifying 12th quickest on the third-mile track. That lined him up on the outside of the front row of a heat race.

"The track was right around the bottom in turns one and two," he said. "I was next to Shane Golobic on the start. We were side by side and I couldn't go to the bottom. I tried to go to the top and got into the fence and fell back to third."

Scelzi finished third in his heat race, which locked him into the main event. He started the 30-lap feature on the outside of the seventh row.

"I was rolling through the middle," he said. "Everyone was running the bottom in turns one and two. I was able to pass a couple of cars."

Scelzi had advanced into the top 10 when contact with another car led to him spinning on Lap 5. He was forced to restart at the back of the pack.

"I was really disappointed when I stopped," he said. "I felt like I had a really strong car and I felt really comfortable. I felt pretty confident that I could come up through the field. I really wanted to get a top 10."

Once the race restart, Scelzi began to pick his way toward the top 10.

"We restarted at the back and I tried to be as patient as I possibly could, yet aggressive when there was an open spot," he said. "I was running the top around the whole track. Around the last five or six laps there was rubber starting to get laid down on the bottom in turns three and four. I was the only guy on the top toward the end of the race."

Scelzi kept his momentum up around the track and made a last-corner pass to secure a fourth-place finish to wrap up the weekend, which began the night before with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

"We had a lot of confidence going into Hanford," he said. "We felt really good in hot laps. We went out a little late and the track slowed down. It wasn't a great qualifying effort, but I was a little conservative in qualifying."

After qualifying 24th quickest, Scelzi advanced from eighth into sixth place during his heat race. With the top six locking into the feature, Scelzi maintained the position until the final lap.

"There was something with the throttle linkage where it wouldn't allow the motor to idle down," he said. "It was really difficult to slow down. On a restart I saw (Jason) Statler below me. I wanted to go down and protect, but I knew I couldn't get slowed down enough to hit the bottom. I tried to stay high and keep my momentum, but he got by me coming to the checkered."

Scelzi finished seventh in his heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

"I was racing for fifth for most of the race with D.J. Netto," he said of the LCS. "We kinda got in line and on the white flag Austen Wheatley got around me on the top."

Scelzi again placed seventh, which was one position out of transferring to the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 7 (6).

April 12 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 4 (14).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"Robert has insured our family for more than 20 years and many of our sponsors as well," Scelzi said. "Not only is he a friend, but a big supporter of our racing program."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Roth Motorsports, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.

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Cory Haas 'Hard Charges' for Lincoln Top-10; Big Money Weekend On Tap in Central Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

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York, PA (April 14th, 2014) - Central Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car regular Cory Haas earned his third (3rd) Lincoln Speedway top-ten finish of the 2014 season on Saturday evening, April 12th. The York, Pennsylvania native would do it the hard way; charging nine (9) positions from the inside of the eighth row to secure the top-ten position. Haas was scored sixth (6th), officially, during the A-main on Saturday evening at the Pigeon Hills oval. Alan Krimes was the 25-lap main event winner. There were twenty-nine (29) ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for action.

“We had a pretty good night…we were all pretty happy” said Cory Haas, “I think the car is still a little off where it needs to be...we’ve been messing with some things... hopefully those adjustments work and we can get back to Lincoln this weekend and earn a win.”

Cory Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, no. 11C ‘410’ sprinter, will head back into the heart of the Central Pennsylvania racing scene this Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 19th; making his usual visits to the Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedway’s. Each facility will headline their weekend programs with special ‘410’ sprint car events; with over $10,000 on the line by Saturday night’s end. Haas will kick things off with a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 18th.

Williams Grove Speedway will be hosting its Spring Classic-Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on Friday evening; complete with a 30-lap, $7,500-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprinters. A time trial format will be used for the marquee program. Cory Haas is a former ‘big-money’ winner at the world-famous half-mile dirt oval; once earning the notorious ‘Jack Gunn Memorial’ title worth $5,000. Williams Grove Speedway will attempt to to end a two-week wet spell on April 18th. Their last two Friday night programs have been canceled due to inclement weather conditions.

Cory Haas will revisit the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 19th. The Spring Championship for the ‘410’ sprint cars will be the highlighted program at the 3/8’s mile dirt oval; awarding $4,000 to the main event winner. Haas is certainly no stranger to victory lane during high paying events at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. The former Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ most improved driver earned the 2011 Kevin Gobrecht Memorial victory worth $7,000.

The Michael Barshinger ‘11C’ team will enter the upcoming weekend fourteenth (14th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS point standings. Cory Haas is still winless in 2014, but looks change that early season statistic as soon as possible.

“We are anxious to get back to work this weekend” explained Cory Haas, “We have been pretty consistent lately so I’m anxious to get back to The Grove and Lincoln...I can’t thank my guys enough...they work their butts off...hopefully our consistency and hard work will pay off this weekend and we find victory lane.”

For more information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; please visit the speedway live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com. Additional information regarding the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania can also be found online; www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Keep up with everything related to Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team; right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com.

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd (A-Main) at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 5th 2014 Wins: 0

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Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including:

Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, J Henry Plumbing & Heating, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’

 

 

Podium Finish in Season Debut at 34 Raceway

The Big Game Treestands #7 team kicked off their 2014 season on Saturday traveling to southern Iowa for Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) competition at 34 Raceway where Craig Dollansky recorded a dominating performance picking up the victory in his most recent visit in June.

With a good field of 33 drivers on hand, Dollansky got a feel for the track in hotlaps and then registered the 14th fastest lap in qualifying. Sixteen cars inverted into four heats then put the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim on the pole of heat two where Dollansky powered to the victory. Starting on the pole of the dash, the #7 set the pace going on to win the event earning the right to start on the pole of the main event.

Following final preparations by Scott Vogelsong and crew, the Big Game #7 sprinter ran second in the early stages of the main event primarily running the highside around the 3/8-mile. After a caution around the midway point, Dollansky tried the bottom in turns 3 & 4 but gave up a position in the process and ended up racing to the checkered flag with a podium finish in third.

“I was happy with the way things went for our first night out, we were able to make some laps and shake things down,” commented the Elk River, Minnesota native. “We weren’t real fast but learned some stuff with our car and it won’t take long for us to get a handle on it. I felt good and probably raced more conservative than I needed to, but with a new team and it being our first time on the track in five months with a new crew all in all everyone did a great job and I’m looking forward to this weekend.”

The Big Game Treestands #7 team will compete next at the Knoxville Raceway season opener this coming Saturday, April 19th.

 

 

NCRA Sprints Back in Action in Hutchinson This Saturday Night!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – April 14, 2014 - The “winged warriors” of the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360 cu- injected sprint car division get back into action in a fast and furious way this coming Saturday night as the tour heads to the famed half mile at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas in a special “non-nationals” event that will also see the series modified and late model divisions on the racing card.

The 25th consecutive season for the tour successfully opened back on March 29th and it was non-touring regular Kevin Swindell, who got the best of a stout field of 39 sprinters to take home the special $5000 pay check. This $2000 to win show will shake out who is and who isn’t gunning for the 2014 tour championship.

Among the touring regulars expected include: Jeremy Campbell, three time and defending champion C.J. Johnson, J.D. Johnson, Jake Martens, Kris Miller, Luke Cranston, Jon Freeman, Wyatt Burks, Zach Blurton and Jordan Weaver.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

The Kansas State Fairgrounds is located off of West of SR 61 on 17th Ave., then north on Poplar. For more race information contact the Speedway’s Inc. office (316) 755-1781. To learn more about the 25th anniversary season for the NCRA sprint car, call the number listed above or check out the series website www.racencra.com.

2014 NCRA Sprint Car Point Standings:

1) Kevin Swindell 300, 2) Jeremy Campbell 285, 3) C.J. Johnson 280, 4) Cole Wood/Danny Wood 275, 6) Kyle Belim/Jac Haudenschild 265, 8) Danny Jennings 260, 9) Wayne Johnson 255, 10) Koby Barksdale 245

 

 

DARRIN DAVIS GIVES HIMSELF "EARLY" BIRTHDAY PRESENT WITH INAUGURAL WIN OF SOUTHERN STATES MIDGET SERIES AT NORTH FLORIDA SPEEDWAY

Exciting feature event brings crowd approval

IT'S ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL JACKSONVILLE , FLORIDA'S DARIN DAVIS #92 BIRTHDAY BUT HE WAS CELEBRATING A LITTLE EARLY AS HE WON THE A-MAIN FOR THE INAUGURAL EVENT AT LAKE CITY , FLORIDA'S NORTH FLORIDA SPEEDWAY'S SPECIAL 18 RACE SCHEDULE OF WAYNE DAVIS'S SOUTHERN STATE MIDGETS SERIES AND PROMOTERS OF NFS LIZ AND PHIL GUADAGNO HAVE A WINNER HERE AS THE FEATURE EVENT SAW DAVIS AND TEAM MATE TREY PEARSON #44 SWAPPED THE LEAD IN EVERY CORNER FOR THE ENTIRE FEATURE.

THE FANS KNEW TREY SON OF Lucas Oil LATE MODEL STANDOUT EARL PEARSON JR. WOULD BE TOUGH AS HE WON HIS HEAT AND THEY WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED when the feature rolled ON THE 3/8'S DIRT SPEEDPLANT.

ANY ONE THAT WASN'T ON THE EDGE OF THeir SEAT FOR THIS ONE WASN'T A RACE FAN AND even though the car count was a little low there are MANY NEW MIDGETS BEING CONSTRUCTED WITH FINAL PREPARATIONS TO MAKE THE SOUTHERN STATES SERIES POSSIBLY "TAKE OFF" AFTER WAYNE DAVIS'S MANY YEARS OF HARD WORK.

17 MORE SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED FOR NFS AND TAKE IN THE ACTION OF THESE "COWBOYS OF MAYHEM" WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR RETURN APPEARANCE.

 

 

 

A Texas Trio for Kraig Kinser this Week

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — April 14, 2014— The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” will certainly hold true this week for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. A trio of races are on-tap, including the series return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where it all began for the series in 1978. The event will mark the series first visit to the historic half-mile since 2003, an event that Kraig Kinser competed in.

The week opens on Tuesday, April 15 at El Paso Speedway Park for the second-ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the three-eighths-mile. The Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, is scheduled for Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, with a $20,000 payday awaiting the winner of the finale, which marks the largest winner’s share ever for a sprint car race in the state of Texas.

The Texas Outlaw Nationals will feature a reunion of racers who were at the first World of Outlaws event at Devils Bowl in 1978. The reunion is being organized by Hall of Famer Shane Carson, one of the original “Outlaws.”

Last season at El Paso Speedway Park, Kinser fifth in the 30-lap main event, after lining up seventh on the grid in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. In time trials at the semi-banked oval, Kinser stopped the clocks 11th-fastest, which put him on the pole of the second eight-lap heat race. He took the lead at the start of the heat and paced all eight circuits to earn a spot in the dash. Kinser started ninth in the dash and gained two positions, which put him on the inside of the fourth row at the drop of the green flag in the A-Feature. Kinser made his first-career start at El Paso Speedway Park in the fall of 2012 in a 360-sprint car event.

“We had a good car at El Paso last year and with my dad winning that race, we both have some good notes to go off,” said Kinser. “We didn’t quite wrap up the West Coast races up how we were hoping last weekend, so hopefully heading back to the Midwest we can pick up some steam and string together a few good runs to build on.”

Kinser has raced in two feature events in his career at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He finished 13th at the half-mile in 2002, after starting 13th. Kinser was eighth-fastest in time trials that night of the 32 entries. He returned to the historic track the following season and was seventh-quickest in time trials. Kinser raced his way into the dash, starting 10th in the main event, before mechanical problems ended his night early in the A-Feature.

“It sounds like it is going to be a huge event at Devil’s Bowl,” said Kinser. “There are a ton of the racers from the first Outlaws race there coming back, so it’s going to be pretty cool. There will definitely be a lot of bench racing all weekend and for those of us that weren’t around yet when that race was run it will be pretty neat to hear some of the stories. As for the racing, we'll treat the track like a place we are going to for the first time, since it's been such a long time since we've been there and a lot has changed on the cars since then.”

Kinser wrapped up the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series “Spring Break Tour” in California, last weekend. He finished 13th at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 12, battling driveline problems early in the night. At Kings Speedway on Friday, April 11, Kinser was 14th, working his way back through the field after an early race spin in the 35-lap feature.

Kinser heads to Texas 10th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings. He has a trio of top-10 finishes thus far in 2014.

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: El Paso Speedway Park & Devil’s Bowl Speedway 0.375- Miles around El Paso Speedway Park 0.5- Distance around Devil’s Bowl Speedway in miles 1- Start with the World of Outlaws at El Paso 2 Career main event starts at Devil’s Bowl 3- Nights of racing in the state of Texas in 2014 for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 10- Current position in points 13.453- Track record at El Speedway Park 647- Miles from El Paso Speedway Park in Texas, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races on April 15 to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas 755- Miles from Perris Auto Speedway in California where the World of Outlaws raced on April 12 to El Paso Speedway Park in Texas 1734- Points earned this season through April 12 1978- Year of first World of Outlaws event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway 2013- Year of World of Outlaws debut at El Paso Speedway Park 20,000- Dollars the winner receive at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, the largest payout for a sprint car race ever in Texas

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.

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Tiffany Wyzard Motorsports Kicks Off 2014 In Style!”

After many months of anticipation, Tiffany and team kicked off their 2014 campaign in grand style! The team headed to the Jacksonville Speedway Friday for the Midwest Open Wheel Association Presented By Casey’s General Stores season opener, after last weekend’s event at the Lincoln Speedway was a washout.

Thirty of the best sprint cars in the Midwest signed in to do battle at Jacksonville, including 3-Time and defending series champion Jerrod Hull, as well as heavy hitters Kevin Swindell, Ian Madsen, Wayne Johnson, Brad Loyet and Cole Wood.

Tiffany drew the pole of heat three, starting next to Joey Moughan. At the drop of the green, Tiffany quickly shot to the lead and pulled away to a comfortable victory on a lightning fast Jacksonville track, leading green to checkered.

By winning her heat, Tiffany made the 6-lap trophy dash. She took the green from outside the front row and was running second to Wayne Johnson, until a late race bobble allowed Jerrod Hull to slip by for second. Tiffany crossed the stripe in third, setting her up for an inside second row starting position in the feature.

Twenty cars took the green for 25-lap feature event. As the field made it’s way through turn one, Jim Moughan spun and collected several cars, including Ben Wagoner who got upside down. This moved Kevin Swindell up to outside second row next to Tiffany for the restart. The two traded slide jobs for several laps, putting quite a show until Kevin got the best of her off turn four. Tiffany began to fade a bit, as the car was too tight for roughening racetrack. About the midpoint of the race, Cole Wood stopped on the backstretch, bringing out a caution. Tiffany restarted from the seventh position, but the race was quickly halted again, when a lapped car made contact with race leader Jerrod Hull and bounced up into a closing Kevin Swindell, who took a wild ride in turn four. Tiffany once again restarted from seventh, and had quite a battle with Korey Weyant, before Weyant found himself sitting backwards in turn three bringing out the race’s final caution. Jimmy Hurley slipped by Tiffany for seventh after Tiffany hit one of the holes and upset the car a bit. Tiffany’s car started to come in slowly in the later stages of the race, but ran out of time to run Hurley down, bringing her #5 home for an eighth place finish at the checkered flag.

We would also like to take a moment and recognize our new supporters joining us for 2014. The list includes CLS Construction, Creative Whitetail Taxidermy, Williamsville Route 66 Car & Pet Wash and Winters Performance.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who has supported us and continues to support us! Especially our fans! We have the most loyal and supportive fans in the Midwest!

 

 

Gregg Roughed Up At Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Unfortunately in racing, hot streaks can come to an end at the blink of an eye, and for Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team, their string of top finishes came to a halt on Saturday night as Gregg got upside down during the feature event at Placerville Speedway.

Gregg continued to show speed through the night as he got going by timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto entry in sixth fastest, with 22 cars checked into the high-banked facility.

Starting third in his heat, Gregg surged out to the lead, and cruised to the victory, solidifying himself a position in the top-eight redraw, where he pulled a five, and lined up for the 25-lape feature in the third row.

The Placerville, CA driver looked to keep his streak of top-five finishes alive, but on this night his feature event would be cut short.

Racing inside the top five, Gregg and another competitor made contact exiting turn two, and the end result was Gregg getting upside down, and ending his night.

“We defiantely had a good run going with our finishes, but this is a part of the sport,” Gregg said. “We had a really fast car, timed in well, won our heat, and got in the re draw, so we continue to be fast, but we just got the bad of the sport tonight. We will bounce back, and be ready to go again next week.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carrol 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 will now shift gears as he hops aboard his GUTS Racing, Miller Fortune backed No. 53 machine this weekend as he heads to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before defending his home turf at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night against the King of the West Series.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg16x.

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White Runs Third with OCRS At Longdale Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in action with the OCRS Series on Saturday night, defending series champion, Harli White took to the new Longdale Speedway and put together a very strong night as she pocked a third place finish.

“It was a fun night and a great weekend for our team with the up and down start to the season we have had,” White said.

On a very dry, and slick surface early in the night, White lined her Lucas Oil/Mesilla Valley Transportation/PXP Raceway entry up on the pole of her heat race, and went on to dominate the race, earning the win, and putting her in the feature event.

As the track continued to deteriorate through the night, track position would be huge, as rubber would be a factory, and the lady racer lined her machine up in the third row for the main event.

White got off to a very strong start in the feature event, and flexed her muscle, as he was able to do what many struggled to do, and that was pass cars, and she was able to do it seemingly at will.

Getting up into the second spot as the race wound down, White wanted more. Searching around the speedway for a faster line to take the race lead, White made a bid for the lead, but she came up short, and in doing so, she slipped back to a third place finish.

“We had a really fast racecar, and I thought we had something for the leader,” she explained. “It was really slick, and as I searched around trying to take the lead, we lost a spot, but that is nothing to hang our heads about. I have to thank everyone who helps me out!’

Harli White Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Mesilla Valley Transportation, PXP Racewear, 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-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: With Prom on Friday, Harli White will be in action with the ASCS Sooner Region at Springfield Raceway on Saturday night.

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Wild Race Sees Croft Score 5th at KWS Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the result sheet says fifth, Willie Croft made it known that he will be a force to be reckoned with, as he ran the last half of the feature event with a flat right-rear tire, and slipped back to fifth at the finish line.

Setting the tone for his 2014 King of the West season early, Croft led the way in time-trials, setting him up nicely for the rest of the night aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt backed entry.

Fighting from fourth to second in heat race action, Croft qualified for the Dash by way of his qualifying time, and found himself with the four-pill putting him in the second row of the shootout.

Hoping to gain a row for the feature, Croft would hold strong in the fourth spot, putting him in the second row of the feature event.

When the race got underway, Croft was able to work his way into the second spot, by way of a battle with Kyle Hirst, though cautions slowed the early flow of the race.

The first extended green flag run of the race came following a lap-six restart, and Croft got everything he could out of his machine, as he ran the tip-top of the speedway gently bumping the wall, and using it as his cushion repeatedly.

With race leader, Tommy Tarlton, using the low side of the speedway, Croft had speed up top, and really challenged for the lead, until the complexion of the race nearly changed on the 18th lap.

With a car flipping in front of him, Croft was forced to get on the brakes hard, and as he did so he looped his Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends/Hinchman supported No. 29, but stood on the throttle, and kept it fired as he drove away from the wreck, and kept his second spot.

The ensuing restart saw another red, and this time, the crowd sat as they saw Croft’s right-rear go flat under the stoppage, and they wondered what he would do.

While idling around the speedway, Croft did all he could to build heat in his right-rear that was completely flat, and opted to stay on the track.

The restart saw Croft get into turn one, and his flat tire caused him to bicycle, but he kept his foot in it, and slipped back to third, but the next corner saw him slide Hirst back for the second spot.

Doing a remarkable job with the flat tire, Croft slowly lost spots in the waning laps, but in the end crossed the stripe in the fifth spot, and had a bittersweet taste in his mouth following the fifth place finish.

“We had an awesome car, and really think we would have ran top three if we didn’t have the tire go down,” Croft said. “It was a blast racing Tarlton during that first green flag run we had, and I just hate that we had some bad luck. I didn’t want to pull in and lose all that track position without trying it out, and somehow it held for all those laps, we were able to escape with a fifth place finish.”

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-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Croft will be in action for round two of KWS action as the series takes over Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

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Wood Battles Mechanical Gremlins During MOWA Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 14, 2014) - If it wasn't for a mechanical issue each night last weekend, Cole Wood would have had a great opportunity to record two more top fives.

Instead, a rear end problem hampered his team during the Midwest Open Wheel Association races at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at 34 Raceway on Saturday.

Wood started the weekend on Friday by charging from ninth to a fifth-place result during his heat race at Jacksonville Speedway.

"They reworked the track and nobody would go to the top," he said. "On the first start we went from ninth to third and they called that one back. I only got two or three cars on the second start."

Wood's heat race results started him on the outside of the fifth row for the main event on the small track.

"In the feature we went from 10th to eighth and then the race car fell out of gear," he said. "We're not sure why. The car felt really good. We were working the cushion nicely."

Wood ended with a 14th-place result.

However, a similar issue reappeared during his heat race on Saturday at 34 Raceway.

"We were running the top and it once again jumped out of gear with two laps to go," he said.

Wood was unable to finish his heat race and was relegated to a B Main. He claimed the consolation race to transfer to the feature, which he started on the outside of the ninth row.

"Our car was really good up top," he said. "There were a lot of guys who were trying to slow down and run the bottom. Pretty much the whole race I was picking them off one by one. If we got to start up front I think we could have ended up with a top five."

Wood charged from 18th to a 10th-place finish, which was tied for the most cars passed in the main event.

He is slated to race at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., this Friday with the MOWA series before traveling to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for Saturday's season opener.

"We're going to run there 15 or 16 times this year," he said. "The first couple of races we'll try some things, find out what the car likes and what I like. I hope that will be one of our strong points this season."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 14 (10).

April 12 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (18).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., with MOWA series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wood17w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cole-Wood-Racing/246046125428603?fref=ts

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Wood has t-shirts and hats available at his trailer at every race. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com.

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"The guys in the Quick Lane department of Elk Grove Ford are extremely helpful with the CWR team," Wood said. "For anyone who needs an oil change, tire inspection or most anything else involved in servicing a car, check out Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford."

Wood would also like to thank Elk Grove Ford, SpeedMart, Moss Racing Engines, Wion's Body Shop, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, NorCal Boxer Rescue and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

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Johnson Overcomes Mechanical Issues to Post First Top Five of Season

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Chase Johnson scored his first top five of the season last Saturday when he raced his family car for the first time this season at Petaluma Speedway.

However, it was anything but an easy race for Johnson, who battled mechanical issues throughout the feature.

"It was definitely a confidence boost despite all the troubles we had," he said. "It was a nice, solid night."

After qualifying fifth quickest to start the night, the team made some adjustments to loosen the car prior to the heat race.

"We struggled early on to get the car free," he said. "It was just too tight. We figured it out for the heat race."

Johnson, who started on the inside of the second row, picked up a position to finish second in his heat. It locked him into the inversion redraw for the feature.

"We pulled the two in the inversion, which started us on the outside of the front row for the feature," he said.

Unfortunately, Johnson lost the brakes on his race car within the first five laps.

"I just kind of fell back from there," he said. "I was running third for the majority of the race and then we lost about half our horsepower. We broke a rocker on the motor, so that was the cause of why we lost so much horsepower. We were able to hang, but we were putting around the bottom. We couldn't make any moves or go anywhere."

Without brakes and with a struggling engine, Johnson maintained a top five for the entire race before ending with a fifth-place finish.

"It's always hard when you start in the front and go backwards," he said. "As soon as we figure out our problems, we'll be good."

The team will put the spare engine into the car for this Saturday's race at Petaluma Speedway, where Johnson will compete for his first win of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle and I-Wear Graphix for their continued support.

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Graves Motorsports Eyes Engine Strength Before ASCS Lone Star Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (April 14, 2014) - Graves Motorsports made a lot of progress from the first race of the season to the second.

Driver Kolt Walker anticipates that the same kind of improvement will be showcased when the team returns to the track on April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and on April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, for the next two nights of racing with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

"We need to be consistent," he said. "We need to be in the top five every night. As far as what we're doing, I feel like we have a handle on it. It's just the stuff that goes wrong we need to be on top of."

The team fixed a steering issue between the first two races and is now focusing on repairing the primary engine, which is currently at the engine builder.

"We're trying to get our engine program where it needs to be," Walker said. "We've been fighting it since August of last year and we're trying some things to get it back to where it used to be."

The team used a spare engine during its second race of the season and will likely be in the same situation for the ASCS Lone Star Region doubleheader in a week and a half. With the goal set toward winning the championship, Walker said the team needs to begin peaking sooner than later.

"There's no throw-away races in there," he said. "As far as our performance, I think we were good. We just need to make the right calls at whatever track we're at. We can't really afford to experiment. Hopefully we make the right calls at the right time."

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KoltWalkerRacing.com

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Graves Motorsports is searching for additional partners to be able to compete for the ASCS Lone Star Region championship in 2014. For more information about supporting the team, e-mail Kolt at KoltWalker@gmail.com.

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"Briley Trucking has really helped us out since they came on board," Walker said. "They have been a huge support to the team and we really value the partnership we have with Briley Trucking."

Graves Motorsports would also like to thank A-Rock Materials, Advantage Homes, John and Stefanie Haley, Greg and Samantha Boyle, Two Hands Down Massage Therapies King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Astro Titanium, KSE Racing Products, Day Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Factory Kahne, Wilwood Brakes, Shell Shock, Sparco, Winters Performance Products, A-Line Auto Parts, KRS Fabrications, Precision Body Works Inc. and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

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Big Game Motorsports Driver Sammy Swindell Caps California Swing With Top Five

Inside Line Promotions - PERRIS, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell is leaving the West Coast for the first time since early March.

After spending the last six weeks in the west, Swindell and his Big Game Treestands team are headed to a trio of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races in Texas this week, which begins on Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso and culminates with the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite - site of the first-ever World of Outlaws race in 1978.

"That will definitely help," Swindell said. "Most of these tracks are pretty small out here. Everybody is so close together you never know what you are going to get. Once we get back in the Midwest we'll be on mostly bigger race tracks with more room. With the situation with the cars now, it's hard to pass. When we get on some of these wider tracks, it will give me the opportunity to outmaneuver or outdrive some guys."

Swindell capped the West Coast trip by tying his best finish of the season - fourth - last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway for the SoCal Showdown.

"We made a call to change the gear after practice and the track picked up," he said. "We were a little off there, but it worked in our favor. It put us in the right spot and we were able to get a good start."

Swindell qualified ninth quickest, which placed the Big Game Treestands car on the outside of the front row of his heat race. Swindell took the lead on the start of the heat and cruised to the win, which locked him into the dash.

"If we could have got the right draw I think we would have had a chance of winning," said Swindell, who finished fourth in the dash after starting fifth.

The Big Game Treestands car spent the entire main event battling within the top five as Swindell waged a war with Brad Sweet for third place.

"We were right there, but it was a one-lane track," Swindell said. "We passed each other on starts a few times. He was in the right place at the end once it took rubber. I could push him, but there wasn't an opportunity to pass."

The track began to take rubber just beyond the midpoint of the race and Swindell held on for the fourth-place result, which marked his second top five of the season.

The weekend started on Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with Swindell the quickest driver in hot laps.

He then qualified seventh quickest and started on the outside of the front row of his heat race.

"The guy on the inside decided to hit the brakes and the officials called me for jumping," said Swindell, who was penalized a row. "It's hard to race right behind somebody and that track is pretty round so you're always turning."

Swindell ended third in his heat race and he started the main event on the outside of the fifth row.

"The track was quite a bit different," he said. "That was the first time we've been on a track that slick this year. We made some changes to our car. We've been having some trouble with our car being too tight. We didn't get it near tight enough and then we had a stagger problem where we gained an inch and a half of stagger."

Swindell finished 15th.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 15 (10).

April 12 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, and Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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Bergman to Tackle West Siloam Speedway, Springfield Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 14, 2014) - Seth Bergman is looking forward to a pair of ASCS Sooner Region races this weekend.

Bergman will make his debut at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., this Friday before heading to Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., for a race that is co-sanctioned with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Although Friday will be his first time at West Siloam Speedway, Bergman won a B Main and charged to a seventh-place finish at Springfield Raceway last season during his inaugural visit.

"I'm excited to compete at West Siloam Speedway for the first time and to return to Springfield Raceway," he said. "Hopefully we can have a couple of good runs and race for two wins."

Bergman is coming off a frustrating performance at I-30 Speedway last Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It wasn't a great night," he said. "I just wasn't stellar all night."

Bergman survived a tire issue and finished where he started - third - in his heat race.

"I had a flat right rear in the heat race," he said. "It was a problem with one of the bleeders. I ran on three pounds of air the whole race."

That sent him to a B Main, which he placed second in to transfer to the back of the main event.

"I wasn't good enough to go driving by those guys in the main event to get in the top 10," he said. "It was just one of those nights you don't like having. We'll just forget about it and move on to this weekend."

Bergman ended with a 16th-place result.

"Looking back on it now you say to yourself this is what I would have done, but hindsight is always perfect," he said. "We weren't far off. I just think a few changes would have given me the opportunity to pass more cars."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 16 (19).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., and Saturday at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region

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"They've built a lot of 305 engines and we're trying to get the 360s more popular," Bergman said. "The second day ever in our hot-lap session we were the quickest overall of the 42 cars. That's a testament to how it runs. I'm a believer in ASI Racing Engines."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Print Place, SpeedMart, Young Tools and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

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Price-Miller Overcomes Adversity at Kokomo Grand Prix

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking the 2014 USAC National Dirt Midget season off over the weekend, Parker Price-Miller joined the fun as the series invaded the always exciting Kokomo Speedway for two nights of action, though all did not go as hoped for Price-Miller.

“It was a wild weekend that threw all sorts of curves at us,” Price-Miller said. “In the end we were able to overcome a little adversity, and have some fun.”

The action heated up on Friday night, and Price-Miller timed in 11th, before he lost an engine in his heat race forcing his team to roll their sleeves up.

Getting a new engine in his machine, the team could not get the car to fire after numerous attempts, and making adjustments.

Missing the B, Price-Miler’s teammate, Brady Bacon, gave up his seat for the feature, and Price-Miller hopped in his machine, and tagged the back of the feature event.

On a very well prepared track, Price-Miller had his work cut out for him, as he fought his way through traffic, racing three-wide at times.

When the action packed feature event came to a close, Price-Miller took the checkered flag in the 13th spot.

Spending Saturday getting his machine in order, the team was able to finally get the No.9P fired, and they were in business for Saturday night.

Timing his Toyota/TRD/Indy Race Parts backed entry in 17th fastest, Price-Miller lined up second in his heat, and finished fourth, putting him in the feature event, where he would line up 16th.

The start of the race was a little rough for him, as he slipped back to the 22nd spot at one time.

Just like he did the night before, Price-Miller got his elbows up, and went to work as he again had a long way to go to get to the front, but he took advantage of some things falling his way, and he closed his weekend out with a ninth place finish.

“I can’t thank everyone involved for making this all possible,” he said. “Nobody ever quit, and everyone worked so hard, it was really great to be a part of.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Toyota, Toyota TRD, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Price-Miller will be in action this weekend, he is just unsure of where he will be at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Kaeding Captures Pair Of Outlaw Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- With his California trip winding down, Tim Kaeding pocketed a pair of Top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws, as the series now heads to Texas.

Taking to the Kings Speedway on Friday in Hanford, CA and the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday in Lake Perris, CA, TK looked to close out the tour of his native California with a bang.

Lining up in the seventh row of the feature event after just narrowly missing the heat race inversion, the San Jose, CA driver was on the gas in the 35-lap main event.

Moving up inside the Top-10 early, Kaeding fell victim to a crash with the leaders, and the result was a collapsed nose wing, but he refused to give up track position, and continued on.

While most would have struggled, TK had his elbows up as he battled with his teammate, Kyle Hirst, and Paul McMahan, as the trio jockeyed position for much fo the race.

The end result was Kaeding crossing the stripe in the fourth spot, right on Paul McMahan’s bumper.

Heading south to put a period on the California swing, TK timed his machine in 11th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race, which he won, and earned a spot in the Dash.

Lining his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle machine up in the sixth spot for the Dash, TK would finish there, and line up for the feature in the third row.

On a deteriorating track, Kaeding would search for grip, as he battled with Paul McMahan for the second consecutive night, until Donny Schatz threw his name into the fight for fifth.

In the waning laps, the track began taking rubber, and TK was forced to get in line in the seventh spot, and head East with a seventh place finish.

“It was a tough stretch in California at times,” TK said. “It is really nice to close it out with a couple of Top-10 finishes, and hopefully we can get to Texas and get this thing to victory lane.”

Tim 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 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: TK and his team will now head to Texas as they hit the El Paso Speedway Park on Tuesday night, before a couple of nights at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com. You can also follow Tim on Twitter by following @tkaedingracing.

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SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM HOPE TO CARRY CALIFORNIA MOMENTUM INTO TEXAS

EL PASO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M team hopes to keep their California momentum rolling into Texas when the World of Outlaws series makes its next stop at El Paso Speedway Park Tuesday, April 15.

In the final California Spring Break weekend, Saldana set quick time twice, was second at Hanford and won in Perris.

“Our team has worked really hard and it felt good to have it all come together at Perris,” said Saldana. “Everybody on this circuit has good equipment and all the drivers are excellent. When you can come out on top of the leader board then it’s a great accomplishment.

“Our Speedway Engines have been super good and quick, but I have to give a tip of the helmet to Davey (Whitworth, crew chief), Sean (Strausbaugh), and Tommy (Waseleski) for working tirelessly and continuing to be optimistic.”

Saldana currently sits in fourth place in Outlaws point standings, 39 points out of the lead. So far this season the Motter team has accrued eight Top 5 and 11 Top 10 finishes. In 14 races, the Brownsburg Bullet has notched seven quick times.

This is the second time the World of Outlaws has competed on the semi-banked, 3/8-mile El Paso Speedway Park oval. Last year Saldana finished sixth.

Following Tuesday’s El Paso event the Outlaws series returns to its roots going back to its birthplace at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, April 18-19.

 

Rough Night For Cox In Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Bolting in the 410ci power plant, and heading south Justyn Cox had a night filled with struggles while taking on the King of the West Series Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

“It was really a frustrating night,” Cox said. “Harley and Fez worked all night to get us going in the right direction, but we couldn’t seem to make anything work to get grip on the slick surface.”

Timing in 18th fastest, Cox missed the inversion, and lined up fifth in his heat race, where he would finish, and was forced to go through the B Main, for a final shot at transferring to the feature.

Lining up fourth in the B, Cox was able to get to the third spot, where he finished, and transferred to the 30-lap Main Event, though he was buried in the 10th row.

With the track continuing to slick off, Cox was poised to turn in a nice run from the back, but couldn’t seem to find grip like some others could.

Search around the speedway for moisture, Cox picked up a few positions, and ended his night with a 14th place finish.

“I really can’t put my finger on why we struggled,” he said. “It was not for a lack of effort, that is for sure. I have always been pretty good on the slick stuff, and tonight was just a very long night, but I have to thank Harley and Fez for their hard work.”

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

Justyn Cox would like to thank Capitol Casino, JRD Endeavors, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Cox will return to action aboard the Van Dyke No. 5H on April 26th, in Petaluma, CA for the second Civil War Series Event!

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Allard’s Night Comes To Early End

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team had a nice night going during the 2014 King of the West Season opener on Saturday night, but mechanical gremlins surfaced while lining up for the feature event, and Allard could only take the green flag, and pull off the track.

The night got off to a very promising start for the former series champion as he timed his Tri-C Machine/NAAKE Suspension/JRI Shocks entry in fourth fastest during time trial qualifications.

Starting in the second row of his heat race, JA, got quite the jump as he took over the second spot, and chased after leader, Shane Golobic. Though he could not get to Golobic, Allard, settled for second, and transferred to both the feature event, and the Dash.

Lining up seventh in the Dash, Allard improved his feature event starting spot an entire row, as his fifth place finish put his Red Line Oil/K&N Filters/ButlerBuilt entry in the third row for the 30-lap main event.

Making his way to the speedway for the feature, Allard noticed something go south under the hood of his entry, and pulled off the speedway, forefitting his starting position.

With the problem not being a quick fix, Allard returned to the speedway to take the green flag, and then pulled in, putting a very disappointing end on what was a competitive night.

“We had a pretty good night going, up until the feature,” Allard said. “We were getting better each time on the track, and the feature was going to be fun with how slick it was, but we were not able to run it.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Allard and his team will head to the Ocean Speedway on Friday night to compete with the Taco Bravo Sprints in what will be their season opener prior to invading Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the KWS.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard0.

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Statler Rebounds For Ninth Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- In the midst of a very strong run during the King of the West opener on Saturday night, Jason Statler spun to avoid of a wrecked car while running in the fourth spot, and was able to march his way back up to a ninth place finish.

“We have had some pretty good speed to start the year, and were happy with some things that we learned running with the Outlaws, and then we just found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Statler said.

With 31 cars on hand for the long awaited KWS season opener, ‘The Big Guy” timed his DF Rios/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body No. 00 entry in 15th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat.

With heat winners going to the ultra important Dash, Statler got the win, and earned the Dash berth, where he found himself lining his SCI/Kaeding Performance/Yak Graphics entry up in the sixth spot, before he finished in the seventh position.

The 30-lap feature event saw Grass Valley, CA’s own line up in the fourth row, and when the race got underway, he was able to pick up a few spots, as the opening laps were slowed with countless caution flags.

Action finally heated up following a lap-six restart, and Statler was on the move as he moved into the fourth spot, and began chasing after Kyle Hirst and Willie Croft who were ahead of him, and in shouting distance.

Bad luck bit Statler on the 18th lap, as he got on the binders hard to avoid a crashed car, and doing so, he spun his machine out, and was forced to restart from the tail end of the field.

With 12 laps remaining, Statler remained cool, calm, and collected as he navigated around the extremely slick surface, as he clawed his way back into the Top-10, and ultimately the ninth spot at the line.

“We really had a good car in the feature event,” Statler said. “Mark and the guys have worked so hard to get us going in the right direction, and even though we didn’t finish where we wanted, we have some positive to take with us next weekend.”

Friday night saw Statler and his team take on the World of Outlaws for one final time this Spring, as they took to the dirt at Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA and finished in the 19th spot.

Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.

ON TAP: Jason and his team will now head to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the second rough of KWS action.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @StatlerRacing on twitter.

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Hirst Hangs On For Second at Thunder Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sending the World of Outlaws back east with a sixth place finish at the Kings Speedway on Friday night, Kyle Hirst kicked off his King of the West title defense on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA with a second place finish.

“All in all it was a really strong weekend for the 83JR team,” Hirst said. “We would have loved to win at least one of the shows, but we will definitely build off of this weekend and move forward.”

Saturday night saw the Chico, CA resident time his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry in second fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Jumping into the second spot, Hirst would chase after Tommy Tarlton, and come up shot, settling for second, but his qualifying time made him eligible for the Dash, and Lady Luck would have him pull the one-pill.

Starting on the pole of the Dash, Hirst jumped on the throttle as he grabbed the early lead, and never looked back, winning the Dash, and earning the right to start on the pole of the feature event.

Though the early portion of the race was marred by cautions, Hirst was unable to get the jump he was looking for as he slipped back to the third spot, as he battled with Willie Croft as he also chased after early leader, Tommy Tarlton.

A mid-race red following the race’s first long green flag run, put Hirst in position to make a bid at the leaders, and with Croft’s right-rear tire going down, he was able to take advantage of it, and move into the second spot, on the 20th lap.

On the extremely slick track, Hirst used finesse as he chased after Tarlton, and though he came up a bit short, he was still pleased with the second place effort.

“We had our ups and downs with the World of Outlaws all month, and to run well with them last night, and come out tonight and finish second, we are all pleased,” Hirst said. “We are all excited for this King of the West season, and with some big things like a handful of TV races, it really is going to be a fun year.”

Friday night, Hirst was in action with the World of Outlaws for one final time before they return this Fall, and after timing in eighth fastest, Hirst picked up a heat race win, putting him in the Dash, where he finished fourth, putting him in the second row of the feature event.

Hooking up in a very entertaining battle with his teammate, Tim Kaeding, Paul McMahan, and Donny Schatz during the feature, the King of California held his own with some of the sports best, and tallied a sixth place finish.

“The two nights we ran well with the Outlaws we timed in well, and took care of business in our heat, and put ourselves in the right positions,” Hirst said. “They are the best in the world, so to run well with them is a great feeling, and hopefully we can take some of what we learned and help ourselves out all year with KWS. I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for letting us run with them all month, and now hopefully we can focus on getting the Roth’s another KWS title.”

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-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway before heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for round two of KWS action.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Sanders Stout In First Placerville Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the last few seasons, Justin Sanders has been close to picking up a win at the Placerville Speedway but had fell short numerous times. That all changed on Saturday night when the Prunedale, CA driver dominated the 25-lap feature event to claim his first win at the tight bullring.

With 22-cars on hand in front of another packed house, Sanders timed his Rudy Warrington entry in second fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Scoring a third place finish in heat race action, Sander was eligible for the redraw, and as fate would have it, he would pull the one-pill, putting him on the front row of the 25-lap affair alongside many time Placerville feature event winner, Greg DeCaires.

Poised and primed to pick up that elusive first victory, Sanders was hard on the throttle when the green lights flashed, as he jumped into the early lead, with DeCaires hot on his tail.

As laps clicked off and Sanders approached lapped traffic on a handful of occasions, the yellow would fly, and though he would have to restart with DeCaires hot on his tail, he had clean track ahead of him.

When the checkered flag waived, it was Sanders picking up that first feature event, as he was very excited as he saluted the crowd in victory lane.

“I can’t thank Rudy and Bev Warrington enough for sticking with me,” Sanders said. “We got off to a tough start to the year, but to finally pick up a win here is pretty special, and hopefully we can start clicking them off now.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Friday night for the opening event with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo at the Ocean Speedway aboard his owned Sanders Racing entry.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-1, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

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Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo set to open the 2014 season this Friday April 18 at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 14, 2014…After a long off-season of work & preparation the time has finally come for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo to kick-off the 2014 campaign at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California this Friday night April 18. In total there are 15 rounds of competition scheduled for the Winged 360’s at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds based facility this season. The upcoming year will mark the eighth season for the Ocean 360 Sprint Cars & the fifth held with the partnership of Dennis Wuolett and local San Jose area business Taco Bravo. Last year saw Stockton’s Brad Furr join the list of past Ocean Sprints champions that includes Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, Salinas’ Ronnie Day and Fremont’s Shane Golobic. “We’re really excited to have Dennis Wuolett & Taco Bravo back on board with the Ocean Sprints in 2014,” said John Prentice of Prentice Motorsports Group. “It should be a strong season and it all gets underway this Friday night. Last year there was lots of parody and it was really competitive, so we definitely look for more of the same this season. It’s amazing to think this will already be the eighth year for the Ocean Sprints after we started it all back in 2007 with Rick Wright. We’ve definitely been blessed with some great partners over the years so we can’t thank everyone enough for their support.” Last year’s Ocean Sprints campaign saw 10 different winners throughout the season, including champion Brad Furr, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding & Prunedale’s Justin Sanders, who led the way with three victories apiece. Other winners included Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, Brent Kaeding, Tommy Tarlton, Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu & Hanford’s DJ Netto. Furr this season will be gunning for his second consecutive Ocean Sprints title and looking to join Brent Kaeding & Tarlton as one of only three drivers to win the championship on multiple occasions. In addition to his three wins last season the veteran competitor scooped up 10 top-five finishes and finished outside of the top-10 only twice all year. The wheel-man of the Price Right Restaurant Equipment No. 2 machine also led the way with five fast time efforts throughout the course of the campaign. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had one of the best years of his Sprint Car career last season & brought home a runner up finish in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings. The veteran driver earned 10 top-10 finishes and seven top-five’s, including an impressive five podiums. Nelson this season will be looking to break his way into victory lane aboard the Taco Bravo Racing No. 72 Sprinter. Rounding out the top-five in points last season and also looking to start the season off strong on Friday will include Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, Fresno’s Koen Shaw and San Jose’s Ryan Rusconi. Local hot shoe Justin Sanders is a favorite to contend for his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo championship, as he returns to full-time action once again at the track. The youngster is known as one of the top rising talents in California and is never shy with the loud pedal, but will look for the consistency this season to help bring home the title. Sanders’ three wins last year with the Ocean Sprints came on May 3, August 16 and October 4. Other past champs set to join the field on Friday and looking to get the season started off with a bang will include Tommy Tarlton and Shane Golobic. For Tarlton it will be his first time back at the track since suffering the heartbreak of all heartbreak’s at the Johnny Key Classic last August, where he looked to be on way to victory, until a final corner excursion relegated him to a third place finish. The pilot of the Tarlton & Son Inc. No. 21 however, is always tough when he signs in at the Ocean Speedway and will be one of the favorites on Friday night. Golobic last season ran part-time at Ocean Speedway and picked up a victory on May 17 at the track aboard the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 mount. This season the 2012 Taco Bravo champ will be back on a regular basis looking to put himself into title contention once again. Golobic last year had a very strong and consistent campaign that was highlighted by his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win at the Antioch Speedway in April. Chico’s Jonathan Allard is also expected to make his first ever attempt at the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title this season aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c Sprinter. The three-time King of the West presented by WFO Apparel champion is gunning for the California Triple Crown this season, which includes KWS, Civil War and the Ocean Sprints. Allard has been one of the top drivers in the Golden State for many years and will be a strong contender each & every week. Other possibilities to be on hand at this Friday’s opener will include reigning Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Rookie of the Year Nick Foster Jr. of San Jose, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto & Collin Markle, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, San Francisco’s Nick Rescino Jr., Pleasanton’s Nathan Washam, Morgan Hill’s Nick & Nicholas Ringo, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Hollister’s Tomas Bray-Scully, Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Riverdale’s Landon Hurst, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken and more. A highlight of the 2014 schedule for the Ocean Sprints is of course the grand-daddy of them all at Ocean Speedway, the 54th “Johnny Key Classic” on Saturday August 23. Something adding even more excitement about the coming season’s version is the fact it will be a “Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster vs. Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo” event for the first time.

The Key Classic will utilize the same format it has in past years; however, there will be two Qualifying Nights held at Ocean Speedway, as well as two Qualifying Nights held outside of the track. The two Qualifying Shows at Ocean Speedway will be Friday July 25 & Friday August 15. The other two Qualifying Shows will take place in Civil War events on July 5 at Petaluma Speedway & on August 9 during the annual “Mark Forni Classic” at Placerville Speedway.

The A-main winners during each of those four events will be locked into the 54th “Johnny Key Classic” on Saturday August 23. This year the highest point earner not locked into the race in both the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster and the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will also be locked into the Dash, which pits all of the locked-in drivers against each other to set the first three rows of the main event.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $15 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076. Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt's Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com

 

 

Tommy Tarlton Dominates King of the West Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Opting to try his hand at the California Triple Crown in 2014, Tommy Tarlton kicked the King of the West leg of it off in style as the Easton, CA driver dominated the 30-lap feature event.

With 31 cars on hand for the highly competitive series opener, Tarlton got off to a slower start as he timed in 14th fastest, but he did what he had to do, and won his heat race, putting the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino entry in the night’s Dash.

Pulling the three-pill for the Dash, Tarlton lined up in the second row, behind Kyle Hirst, and when the race went green, Tarlton followed Hirst as he jumped into the second spot, where he would finish, putting his Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates/All Star Performance entry on the front row for the feature event.

Though the feature got off to a very slow start, Tarlton got the initial jump, and continued to get the jump on the restarts, as the first six-laps were plagued with cautions.

The first long green flag run of the night saw Tarlton get out to a lead, but he had Willie Croft hot on his tail, making for a very exciting battle as the leaders got traffic.

A lap 18 red saw another red on the restart, and when action finally resumed, Tarlton flexed his muscle over the final 12-laps, as he cruised to the very popular victory with MavTV cameras rolling, making it an even bigger win.

“We have set some big goals for ourselves this year, and this is a great way to start it,” Tarlton said. “I can’t thank Paul Baines, my dad, and all of our sponsors enough for letting me get out and do this, and giving me great equipment. It feels awesome to win, and pretty cool to do it for a race that will be on National TV in a few weeks.

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., 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: Tarlton will return to action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA as he will kick off the Taco Bravo Sprints portion of the Triple Crown before hitting the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the KWS.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tommy by visiting www.tommytarlton.com, follow @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/21.

 

One Week and Counting; F.A.S.T. Action Begins Friday, April 18th! F.A.S.T. Points Tallied for Both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Sprints During Opening Weekend

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

Fremont, OH (April 12th, 2014) – The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio.

The opening F.A.S.T. weekend will include both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Championship Series competition. F.A.S.T. points will be tallied at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, April 18th; followed by the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 19th. This year’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series ‘champion’ will earn a $10,000 top prize; with the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series titlist earning a $2,000 pay day. Craig Mintz (410) and Nate Dussel (305) are the defending F.A.S.T. champions.

“We are ready to get the season started” explained Rich Farmer; F.A.S.T. Series promoter, “We have a lot of great people behind this program in 2014…hopefully everything goes smoothly and we can get things rolling in the right direction right from the start…I’d like to take the time to welcome Buffalo Wild Wings to our growing list of F.A.S.T. point fund supporters…the entire F.A.S.T. staff is very grateful to have them on board for the new year.”

Fremont, Ohio’s very own Buffalo Wild Wings is the newest supporter to join the F.A.S.T. family for 2014. The national chicken wing chain, notorious for its ‘beer, wings and sports,’ will join a very long list of other Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series supporters for the upcoming season. The overwhelming support from dozens of point fund supporters and contingency sponsors, like Buffalo Wild Wings, makes this series possible. With that continuing support, the F.A.S.T. program will continue their effort in ‘rewarding local racers’ who spend their weekends at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

“This series continues to grow and that is really exciting...we can’t wait to get started next weekend” said Rich Farmer, “Hopefully the weather cooperates so there’s no hesitation from drivers or fans…we want everything to go as planned…I just want to thank everyone involved again…without all of the support we have received, this series would not be possible.”

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service will continue next Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule will not continue until Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

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, Engine Pro, 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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY TAKING EASTER WEEKEND OFF!

(Perris, CA, April 14, 2014) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, April 19th. The track is taking the weekend off so fans, racers and officials can spend the Easter weekend with family and friends. Action will return to the famous Riverside County racing facility on April 26th with Night of Destruction #2 featuring Figure 8 races, Figure 8 Trailer races, wild Democross and Spectator racing. The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars will be back at the track on May 3rd. The Amsoil Oiltwns.com PASSCAR Series returns on May 17th.

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, 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, McMahon’s RV, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Showtime Motorsports, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, 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.

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: TICKETS FOR 2014 SPECIAL EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE

Ohsweken, Ontario – April 14, 2014 – The renewal period has ended, and tickets for Ohsweken Speedway’s 2014 special events – including the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown, and 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – are available for sale to the general public beginning at 9:00am today.

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS Events with reserved seating at Ohsweken in 2014 include the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Purchase a Saturday CSCN ticket before Friday August 1st, 2014 and receive a Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals ticket FREE! (Please note all tickets for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals are general admission.)

Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com, or by phone 9:00am through 9:00pm, Monday to Saturday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Any questions regarding ticket sales can be directed to Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

SEASON GRANDSTAND PASSES, PIT MEMBERSHIPS, & SEASON PIT PASSES Season passes and memberships are also on sale. Fans again have the option of paying just $25 extra to reserve a seat anywhere in the grandstands for all 16 regular Friday night racing events.

New for 2014 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.

Racers can take advantage of additional savings by purchasing their Pit Membership or Season Pit Pass on or before May 9, 2014.

Methods of payment for all tickets, passes, and memberships include cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Please contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com or by phone at 519 717-0023 for more information.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing begins on Friday, May 16 with 2014 Opening Night, including 25 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 20 lap features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 15 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

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

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

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

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY 2014 SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING

Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals – Monday, July 28, 2014 Adult (18-65) Reserved – $25.00 Youth (13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $5.00

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” – Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $40.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $15.00

Night Before The Nationals – Friday, September 12, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $12.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – Free *Purchase a Saturday CSCN ticket before Friday August 1st, 2014 and receive a Night Before the Nationals ticket FREE!*

10th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Presented by Arrow Express – Saturday, September 13, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) – $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) – $ 5.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – Free *Purchase a Saturday CSCN ticket before Friday August 1st, 2014 and receive a Night Before the Nationals ticket FREE!*

2014 SEASON PASSES AND MEMBERSHIPS

RESERVED GRANDSTAND PASS Adult (18-65) – $175 Senior (65+)/Youth (13-17) – $150 *A seat of your choosing will be marked with a name tag, so you can arrive whenever is convenient for you.* **Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for July 28 and July 29, or September 12 and September 13.** ***New for 2014 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.***

GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND PASS Adult (18-65) – $150 Senior (65+) /Youth (13-17) – $125 *Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for July 28 and July 29, or September 12 and September 13.* **New for 2014 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.**

PIT MEMBERSHIP Until May 9, 2014 – $50 After May 9, 2014 – $75 *Entitles pass holder to enter pits at the 2014 Ohsweken Member Rate* **Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for practice nights.**

SEASON PIT PASS Until May 9, 2014 – $300 After May 9, 2014 – $325 *Includes 2014 Pit Membership. Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for practice nights.*

 

 

Bruce Jr. Rebounds to Secure Sixth Top-10 Finish in Last Seven Races

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 13, 2014) - After a tough draw put Tony Bruce Jr. behind from the start last Saturday at I-30 Speedway, he rebounded to post his sixth top-10 finish in the last seven races.

Competing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the quarter-mile track, Bruce Jr. opened the night by starting on the outside of the third row in his heat race.

"The way the track is now, the top is a lot harder to run than it has been," he said. "The heat races were one lane on the bottom. We just had to take what we could get."

Bruce Jr. advanced one position to place fifth, which relegated him to a B Main. He started on the outside of the second row of the 12-lap consolation race, which transferred the top three to the main event.

"At the beginning I felt like we were a lot faster than those guys on the bottom," he said. "I knew we had a faster car than those guys. I just had to wait a few laps for things to open up."

Bruce Jr. made the top groove work as he powered into the lead and drove away to the B Main victory, which lined him up on the outside of the ninth row for the feature.

"The track was super slick again," he said. "A lot of the guys that started up front never got off the bottom. We knew starting so far back we'd have to move around and try some things."

With the bottom lane clogged, Bruce Jr. worked the outside lane and even went through the middle en route to a 10th-place finish.

"I wish we would have passed a few more cars in the A Main, but it was a solid run to get up to the top 10," he said. "I was up out of the groove and trying to make something happen."

He remains second in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 11 points out of the lead.

Bruce Jr. will make his 410ci debut this weekend during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series return to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"I actually feel like we have a good shot at being competitive even though we don't run a lot of 410 stuff," said Bruce Jr., who picked up his lone victory of the season at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21. "Not only the tradition part of it, but the aspect that we have a good shot at being competitive to even run up front is something that excites me about next weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (4); Feature: 10 (18).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

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 - Lubbock Wrecker Service

With locations in Lubbock and Synder, Texas, Lubbock Wrecker Service has more than 50 years of combined experience providing heavy duty, medium duty and light vehicle towing. For more information, visit http://www.LubbockWrecker.com.

"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.

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.

 

 

Starks Charges to First Top Five in Pennsylvania at Susquehanna Debut

Inside Line Promotions - NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. (April 13, 2014) - Trey Starks is quickly infiltrating the famed Pennsylvania Posse.

Starks recorded a top 10 for the third straight weekend that he has been competing in Central Pennsylvania and he capped this weekend with his first career top-five result in 'The Keystone State.'

"I know we've got really good equipment and the guys out here helping are phenomenal," he said. "They all know what the tracks are like and what they are doing. If I can stay on my game, the car is giving me a great opportunity. I've been able to capitalize on it."

After Friday's race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was rained out for the second straight week, Starks opened last weekend on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

"We just struggled all night," he said. "We went to a different car. A couple of combinations we had in the car just really didn't work."

Starks finished where he started - ninth - in his heat race, which lined him up eighth in a B Main. Starks advanced to capture the sixth-and-final transfer in the consolation to start him last in the main event.

"We put the car basically upside down for the main," he said. "We kinda got it to work, but it was such a slick track it was hard to pick up spots. We were just behind the car all night."

Starks rallied from 24th to place 15th.

On Sunday, the team headed to Susquehanna Speedway Park for Starks' debut at the track.

"We were just really good in the heat," he said. "We could pretty much pass wherever we wanted on the race track. We could run guys down in turns one and two and slide them in turns three and four."

Starks charged from ninth to a fourth-place finish in his heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"The main got a little more slick and started to take rubber in some spots," he said. "For the first part of the main we were running on the top. Then we had really good restarts. We'd pick off a car or two pretty much every restart."

Starks powered to a fourth-place finish, which was his second top five of the season and first ever in Pennsylvania.

"We were within one or two laps of getting Lance Dewease for third," he said. "Our car kept coming to us."

Starks is scheduled to race at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 6 (8); Feature: 15 (24).

April 13 - Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. - Heat race: 4 (9); Feature: 4 (10).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has men's and women's long-sleeve shirts, t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum 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.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Earns Sixth Top Five of Season During MOWA Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 13, 2014) - Kevin Swindell's unrelenting speed was showcased once again last weekend during his first 410ci events of the season with the Blazing Racing team.

Competing with the Midwest Open Wheel Association during its season-opening weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at 34 Raceway on Saturday, Swindell nearly won his second feature and he notched his sixth top five of the season.

The action started on Friday with Swindell powering from fourth place to win his heat race at the tiny Jacksonville Speedway. He was tied for the points lead after heat races, but the six was pulled during the dash draw to start Swindell on the inside of the final row.

After placing sixth in the dash, Swindell started the main event on the outside of the third row.

"On the first start I got through a couple of them and those guys crashed," he said. "On the restart I got run off the edge of the front straightaway. I managed to sneak around the top and got back to fourth. Then I got to third pretty quick."

Swindell advanced into the runner-up position after a caution midway and then he quickly closed the gap on leader Jerrod Hull.

"I ran Jerrod down really quick," Swindell said. "It was really hard to get by a guy. If you slid him he could cross you over really quickly. I tried to fill the hole between him and a lapped car. They almost got together and I had to lift. It sucked me in enough, whipped me around and laid the car on the side."

Swindell's charge to the lead was thwarted by his crash in turns three and four during the final third of the main event. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 13th-place finish.

"We were a lot faster than those guys," he said. "I should have been more patient with as fast as we were. The problem was you really couldn't be patient because there was no time. When that place is hooked up I bet it's a 10-second track."

The team headed to 34 Raceway the following night and Swindell kicked things off by qualifying second quickest. That started him on the outside of the second row of his heat race, which advanced the top-two finishers to the dash.

"I got to third off the start and then I slid (Ian) Madsen for second," he said. "I kind of had to hustle the car. I caught the cushion wrong and it bounced me sideways. I did a 360 and still came out fourth."

Swindell rallied to place third in the heat race, missing the dash by only one position. He then started the main event on the inside of the fifth row.

"We thought the track would go a little more than it did," he said. "We got the car a little too tight. I couldn't maneuver enough in traffic without some wing speed. It's a good thing to learn."

Swindell drove from ninth to a fourth-place finish, which marked his sixth top five of the season.

"Our cars in the feature have been really good this season," he said. "I think we can go anywhere and if the night goes right we can win."

Swindell and the Blazing Racing team will analyze the weather this week before deciding to race on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series or on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 13 (6).

April 12 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 4 (9).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series or Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

UP NEXT -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Racing Optics

Racing Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of laminated tearoffs for auto racing helmets, motorcycle racing helmets and helmet shield protectors. For more information, visit http://www.RacingOptics.com.

"I really appreciate all of the support from everyone at Racing Optics," Swindell said.

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets and Todd and Susan LaHaise 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.

 

 

Alan Krimes Earns Lincoln Victory on April 12th; Huge Weekend Ahead for ‘Super 87’ Featuring Williams Grove and Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

Denver, PA (April 13th, 2014) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes earned his first sprint car victory of the 2014 season this past Saturday evening, April 12th. The pilot of the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter picked up the win at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; bettering twenty-eight (28) other ‘410’ sprint car entries who signed-in for action on ARCH Night. Krimes, who was a three-time Lincoln Speedway winner in 2013, earned the April 12th victory from the ninth (9th) starting position; holding off Robbie Kendall and Danny Dietrich for the $3,300 top prize. The Denver, Pennsylvania native kicked-off the evening with a fourth (4th) place finish during his respective heat race; automatically qualifying him for the 25-lap main event that he would eventually take control of.

Central Pennsylvania sprint car competition will continue for Alan Krimes next Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th. The ‘Super 87’ entry will make it’s usual visits to the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway during the upcoming weekend. Although the destinations are the same, the prize money is not. Each venue will feature a ‘special’ program during the upcoming weekend; with prize monies higher than usual. Alan Krimes will kick things off at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, April 18th; taking part in the Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial.

The Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway will feature a 30-lap, $6,000-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprint cars. A time trial format will be used during the big-money program. The world-famous Mechanicsburg half-mile will attempt to end a two-week wet spell; with their last two programs being canceled due to inclement weather. Alan Krimes is certainly no stranger to victory lane during high-dollar events at Williams Grove Speedway; earning the $10,000 ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ victory back in 2011.

Krimes will make his return to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 19th. The ‘Spring Championship’ will be the featured event at the Pigeon Hills oval with a $4,000 top prize on the line for the ‘410’ sprinters. Alan Krimes hopes to use his recent Lincoln Speedway victory as a positive source of momentum, and put himself in contention for the $4,000 pay day. All together, a $10,000 possibility is on the line this weekend in Central Pennsylvania for Alan Krimes and the ‘Super 87’ team. A weekend sweep would do nothing but benefit the Denver, Pennsylvania native financially and statistically; as he continues to chase 2014 track championships at both Williams Grove and Lincoln.

The Midnite Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks ‘87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com

Recent Highlights: Earned first ‘410’ sprint car win of 2014 season at Lincoln Speedway (PA) on Saturday, April 12th 2014 Wins: 1

 

 

Tracy Hines Earns a Pair of Top-Five Finishes in Kokomo Grand Prix

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 13, 2014—Tracy Hines knew the field for the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway would be one of the largest and strongest that the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series would face all season and he was certainly on his game to match the added competition. The veteran driver earned a pair of top-five finishes at the quarter-mile in his home state of Indiana, coming home fourth in the finale at Kokomo, while he was fifth in the opener.

Hines started fourth in the 40-lap main event on the second night, April 12, and finished in that same position aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. The race was slowed by six yellow flags and one red flag period. Hines ran as high as third at a couple different junctures of the race, before crossing the line fourth to earn his second straight top-five finish to open the Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship.

“All in all, it was a good weekend for us,” said Hines. “We were a little off on Saturday night, but were able to run among the top-five. The track was fast and heavy during the heats, so to come from sixth to third to earn the transfer was an accomplishment in itself. For the first pair of outdoor midget races on the dirt this year, we were pretty close and know a few things now to work on for the next race.”

The native of New Castle, Ind., stopped the clocks fourth-fastest of the 45 drivers that took qualifying laps on Saturday night. He charged from the outside of the third row to finish third in the fourth heat race, punching his ticket to the 40-lap main event.

In the opener on Friday, April 11, Hines took to the grid 11th for the A-Feature. He fell back a couple spots in the early going, which saw two caution flags in the first three laps. By lap-10, Hines had moved into the top-10. He ran eighth for a large part of the second half race, before a couple of strong late race restarts propelled him to fifth at the checkered flag.

“We had a good car on Friday night,” said Hines. “We just needed a little bit side-bite and that’s what we worked on for Saturday night. It’s good having two nights at the same track and you can try a few things and always learn something that helps on the second night.”

Hines timed in 16th-fastest of the 46 entries on the first night of the Kokomo Grand Prix. He lined up third in the fourth heat race and finished third to earn a spot in the 30-lap main event.

Following the Kokomo Grand Prix, Hines is third in points with the Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship, just 11 markers out of second and 25 out of the lead. The next race for the series is the Hut Hundred at Tri-City (Ill.) Speedway on May 9.

Hines returns to action on Saturday, April 19, with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, and the running of the Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic, which he won in 2012. The event was rained out last year.

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.

 

 

End of the California Swing

Friday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, California started off the final weekend in Californa. The night started with a 10th quick, this would put Jason on the pole of his heat. He maintained a sizeable lead in the heat and brought home the win. This would land him in the dash. Jason would start 6th in the dash and finish 6th, no one advanced in positions in this race. This puts Jason starting 6th in the A main feature. Cody Darrah would bring home the win after battling Joey Saldana. Jason would miss several mishaps with other cars and bring home a 12th place finish. Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, California would be the final night of the Western Swing for the World of Outlaws and Sides Motorsports. The night would start off with coming out the first car of time trials and ending up 15th quick. This would start Jason 5th in his heat and he would finish there. Only the top two of that heat did any passing. This would start Sides 15th in the A main feature. According to the live scoring Jason would get up as far as 8th at times, but with multiple restarts, he would end the night in the 12th position and roll the car in the trailer and head out on the road. No rest for the wicked as Team Sides has to be in El Paso, Texas to run on Tuesday night. Tune in to www.dirtvision.com to listen and/or watch.

 

SALDANA SCORES FIRST OUTLAWS VICTORY OF THE SEASON AT PERRIS

AND EARNS SEVENTH QUICK TIME

PERRIS, Calif. (April 12, 2014) – Motter Motorsports sponsor HE&M Saw played host to veterans from Workshops for Warriors tonight at the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway. The veterans arrived early to meet driver Joey Saldana and the team. Crew chief Davey Whitworth provided a tour through the Motter Motorsports trailer.

Doug Harris, HE&M Saw’s president and CEO, along with Service Manager Bob Foster,

met the veterans at the track and joined them for the night of racing.

When it was time to get down to racing, Saldana continued his string of outstanding qualifying efforts, scoring his second consecutive quick time and his seventh of the season. The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Workshops for Warriors Beltline Body Shop 71M went to the top of the qualifying order with a 13.997-second lap. Saldana was the only driver in the sub-14 second bracket. But the night was just getting started and the team was just getting warmed up.

In 2013, the Motter team notched seven quick times throughout the season. This year they have earned seven quick times in the first 14 events.

Fast qualifier Saldana started in the fourth position in the first heat. Brad Sweet assumed the lead at the drop of the green flag and led wire-to-wire. Saldana finished third and would take a starting berth in the dash.

Again tonight, Lady Luck played into the hands of Motter Motorsports. In the inversion draw for the dash, a ping pong ball with a zero was pulled out of the container solidifying a straight up start that put Saldana on the pole. When the field went green, outside front row starter Daryn Pittman took the lead with Saldana in pursuit while simultaneously fighting off third place runner Brad Sweet. The battle for second place raged until Saldana and Sweet crossed the finish line nearly side by side with Saldana edging Sweet for second place honors. Pittman took the dash victory.

The Brownsburg Bullet started on the outside of the front row in the 30-lap A-Main and took command of the field when the green flew. With only one lap in the books, Steve Kinser brought out the caution when he failed to get through turn 2. On the restart, Pittman took the lead with Saldana close behind but by lap 6 Saldana had taken the lead. Through cautions and restarts, and slide jobs by Pittman, Saldana didn’t back down and Pittman was never able to get around the Bullet. The crowd was on its feet as Saldana captured his first win of the season.

Pittman was second and Brad Sweet was third.

“The win is for the Workshops for Warriors who are with us tonight and all the veterans who work hard for us,” said Saldana. “It was a great night for us. It was all about timing and hitting the marks right. We were able to put it all together with quick time and the win.

“Our team owner Dan Motter is in Chile and I hope he’s listening. We are happy to have HE&M Saw’s Doug Harris and Bob Foster here at the track.

“I want to thank my wife Shannon and our boys, Reece and Ragan, for their support! We’re ready to get to Texas to keep the momentum going.”

Saldana led lap 1 and laps 6-30.

This is Saldana’s second career victory at Perris. His first win at the Southern California track came in 2012.

The event tonight concluded the Outlaws California Spring Break tour. The teams travel to Texas for a Tuesday night (April 15) event in El Paso.

 

 

One Week and Counting; F.A.S.T. Action Begins Friday, April 18th!

F.A.S.T. Points Tallied for Both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Sprints During Opening Weekend

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

Fremont, OH (April 12th, 2014) – The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio.

The opening F.A.S.T. weekend will include both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Championship Series competition. F.A.S.T. points will be tallied at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, April 18th; followed by the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 19th. This year’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series ‘champion’ will earn a $10,000 top prize; with the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series titlist earning a $2,000 pay day. Craig Mintz (410) and Nate Dussel (305) are the defending F.A.S.T. champions.

“We are ready to get the season started” explained Rich Farmer; F.A.S.T. Series promoter, “We have a lot of great people behind this program in 2014…hopefully everything goes smoothly and we can get things rolling in the right direction right from the start…I’d like to take the time to welcome Buffalo Wild Wings to our growing list of F.A.S.T. point fund supporters…the entire F.A.S.T. staff is very grateful to have them on board for the new year.”

Fremont, Ohio’s very own Buffalo Wild Wings is the newest supporter to join the F.A.S.T. family for 2014. The national chicken wing chain, notorious for its ‘beer, wings and sports,’ will join a very long list of other Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series supporters for the upcoming season. The overwhelming support from dozens of point fund supporters and contingency sponsors, like Buffalo Wild Wings, makes this series possible. With that continuing support, the F.A.S.T. program will continue their effort in ‘rewarding local racers’ who spend their weekends at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

“This series continues to grow and that is really exciting...we can’t wait to get started next weekend” said Rich Farmer, “Hopefully the weather cooperates so there’s no hesitation from drivers or fans…we want everything to go as planned…I just want to thank everyone involved again…without all of the support we have received, this series would not be possible.”

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service will continue next Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule will not continue until Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

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, Engine Pro, 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

Tyler Altmeyer www.fullyinjected.com altmeyer119@gmail.com

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Tyler Altmeyer <altmeyer119@gmail.com> wrote:

One Week and Counting; F.A.S.T. Action Begins Friday, April 18th!

F.A.S.T. Points Tallied for Both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Sprints During Opening Weekend

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

Fremont, OH (April 12th, 2014) – The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio.

The opening F.A.S.T. weekend will include both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Championship Series competition. F.A.S.T. points will be tallied at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, April 18th; followed by the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 19th. This year’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series ‘champion’ will earn a $10,000 top prize; with the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series titlist earning a $2,000 pay day. Craig Mintz (410) and Nate Dussel (305) are the defending F.A.S.T. champions.

“We are ready to get the season started” explained Rich Farmer; F.A.S.T. Series promoter, “We have a lot of great people behind this program in 2014…hopefully everything goes smoothly and we can get things rolling in the right direction right from the start…I’d like to take the time to welcome Buffalo Wild Wings to our growing list of F.A.S.T. point fund supporters…the entire F.A.S.T. staff is very grateful to have them on board for the new year.”

Fremont, Ohio’s very own Buffalo Wild Wings is the newest supporter to join the F.A.S.T. family for 2014. The national chicken wing chain, notorious for its ‘beer, wings and sports,’ will join a very long list of other Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series supporters for the upcoming season. The overwhelming support from dozens of point fund supporters and contingency sponsors, like Buffalo Wild Wings, makes this series possible. With that continuing support, the F.A.S.T. program will continue their effort in ‘rewarding local racers’ who spend their weekends at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

“This series continues to grow and that is really exciting...we can’t wait to get started next weekend” said Rich Farmer, “Hopefully the weather cooperates so there’s no hesitation from drivers or fans…we want everything to go as planned…I just want to thank everyone involved again…without all of the support we have received, this series would not be possible.”

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service will continue next Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule will not continue until Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

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, 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, Engine Pro, 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 and Golden Graphics & Design

 

 

SALDANA ADDS ANOTHER QUICK TIME AT KINGS SPEEDWAY

AND FINISHES SECOND IN THE A-MAIN

HANFORD, Calif. (April 11, 2014) – Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M continued to be the hottest qualifying team on the World of Outlaws circuit, securing quick time again at tonight’s World of Outlaws event at Kings Speedway.

Saldana blistered the 4/10-mile banked clay track in 13.128 seconds earning his sixth No. 1 qualifying spot in 13 races this season.

Saldana was slated to start fourth in the first heat; however, when the green flag flew, Outlaws officials determined second place starter Sammy Swindell jumped the start. Swindell was penalized and moved back one row while Saldana was moved up one row to take Swindell’s previous position. The next start was good. Jason Sides assumed the lead with Saldana challenging, side by side, wheel to wheel. At the completion of the eight-lap heat it was Sides with the victory and Saldana in second place.

Next up was the dash. In the inversion draw, a ping pong ball with a zero was pulled from the container, putting the field in a straight-up start with Saldana on the pole and Brad Sweet sitting alongside. At the green, Saldana grabbed the lead and held on to it to the checkered flag despite Sweet’s attempts to mow him down. Sweet finished second, so the start of the A-Main would look like the dash: Saldana on the pole and Sweet on the outside of the front row.

The Brownsburg Bullet paced the 24-car field and brought them down for the green flag. A tug-o-war between Sweet and Saldana started the race with Saldana leading lap one.

Sweet was second but was soon passed by Kyle Hirst. A yellow flag with 8 laps complete triggered a restart. Again Saldana went to the top of the leaderboard and with 11 laps in the books, Sweet regained second place, passing Hirst, bringing along teammates Cody Darrah and Daryn Pittman. Another yellow on lap 15 and another restart. Saldana and Sweet made contact and collected cars behind them including Pittman and Austen Wheatley. Sweet and Pittman’s cars were damaged and taken to the work area but both were able to make repairs and return.

The restart was now single file: Saldana, Darrah, McMahan. At the green Saldana and Darrah battled. Darrah took the lead on lap 16 via a slide job. With 19 laps complete, the yellow came out again for Pittman and Sweet who tangled in turn 4 and stopped on the track facing the wrong direction.

The double file restart produced a side by side battle between Saldana and Darrah but a caution brought the start back to single file. The next time the green flew, Darrah was able to maintain the lead while Saldana engaged in a four-wide battle with McMahan,

Hirst and Kaeding for second place. Saldana captured second and was able to hold his position to the checkered flag while picking his way through traffic. Darrah got the victory, McMahan came home third.

“We had a decent car tonight,” said Saldana. “We just continue to pick away bit by bit.

Darrah did a good job driving and got by me when I changed my driving line on the race track. Also we had a broken front wing from our contact with Brad Sweet. This track was very slick and very demanding and we came up a little short. We can’t get discouraged. We will take second place and go to Perris tomorrow night where we look forward to hosting veterans from Workshops for Warriors.”

Saldana led laps 1-15.

 

 

PitStopUSA.com to reward Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series feature winners

 April 11, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is proud to announce that PitStopUSA.com will award a $50 PitStopUSA.com product certificate to the feature winner in both the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 division and Spec Sprint division.

"We are looking forward to the best season ever for the 2014 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "We are going to award a $50 PitStopUSA.com product certificate to the feature winner at each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series event good towards any product we sell."

PitStopUSA.com is a leading online retailer to the circle market. Pit Stop USA was one of the first online circle track suppliers launching their first online store in April 2000. PitStopUSA.com offers over 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from over 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and are proud to offer the widest assortment you will find anywhere.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

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The 7th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial Gets National Television Exposure

by: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – (April 9, 2014)…The national television network, MAVTV, will have their cameras rolling at the Silver Dollar Speedway on April 18th to film the 7th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial sprint car race. In a partnership announced in January, the Silver Dollar Speedway will get a 30 minute presentation solely focused on the Brownell Memorial sprint car event. “It was something that I thought was very important,” said promoter Dennis Gage. “The speedway has lacked any national television for a while now and I feel that we have as talented of a Friday night group of sprint car drivers that rival any weekly show in America.”

The actual television date for the race has not been determined by the Network. A follow up release will inform the public when the race will be televised.

The race itself is presented by Brownell’s friend and seven-time track champion Shane Scott. Withrow Motorsports is also involved as they are going to give two drums of fuel to the night’s hard charger in the main event. Local successful business man and sprint car enthusiast, Matt Shelton, is having his company, MJ Shelton General Engineering Inc., be the presenting sponsor for the MAVTV show. “Once again the local community of race fans is pitching in to make this event as successful as it can be,” said Gage.

If the chance to succeed on television was not enough motivation for the 410 winged sprint car drivers on this night then let’s add 2500 more reasons. The feature event winner will pocket a handsome pay day of $2500.

Former winners of this great event include Sacramento’s Willie Croft (2013), Redding’s Tyler Wolf (2012), Fort Jones Dan Menne (2011), Roseville’s Sean Becker (2010), Chico’s Kyle Hirst (2009) and inaugural winner Princeton’s Mason Moore (2008).

Drivers expected to join some of the former winners of this event include Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Placerville’s Andy Gregg. Local favorites John Michael Bunch, Brad Bumgarner and Keith Bloom Jr. are all expected to go for the win among many, many more.

Pit gate will open at 4 PM while the front grandstand gate will open at 6 PM. Adult general admission into the main grandstand is $13.00, juniors and seniors are $11.00. Children are just $6.00 and kids five and under are free.

 

 

HAGAR, ELY SCORE WINS FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN (April 9) – Derek Hagar carried the J&J Auto Racing banner to victory lane last weekend at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., while Chad Ely made it two wins in a row competing at Heartland Speedway in New South Wales, Australia.

I-30 SPEEDWAY

Derek Hagar started the evening by racing to a second-place finish in his heat behind the wheel of his No. 9jr Dynotech-powered J&J and gained enough points to start the main event in ninth. An opening lap crashed allowed him to move up a couple spots and then he wasted little time working his way into fourth during the opening laps. He restarted second midway through the race and he used a textbook slidejob to grab the lead. Hagar would hold the top spot for the remainder of the race, including a late restart en route to winning his third feature in four 2014 starts.

"I was expecting (the leader) to block the slide job and he didn't," said Hagar. "I slid him going into turn one and took the lead and never looked back from there. I had to make sure I tippy-toed real nice on the restart so I didn't hit any holes where it messed me up. I think we're going to have good momentum going into the ASCS National Tour race this weekend," he said. "We have a real good feel on the car. Hopefully we can go out and get another win."

Hagar will return to I-30 this weekend and compete with the ASCS National Tour.

SRA 360 CHALLENGE RACE - HEARTLAND RACEWAY

Australian Chad Ely finished in victory lane for the second consecutive weekend this past Saturday night taking the Hickman Tree Maintenance 360 Sprintcar Challenge at Heartland Raceway in Moama, New South Wales.

Ely started the evening by qualifying his Maxwill Motors powered No. 22S J&J on top of the board and collected the bonus money from Camden Neon Signs. Ely retained the top spot in the top six shootout. He led the main event from the pole and was never headed on his way to victory.

 

Bergman, Hagar and Lasoski Score Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (April 11, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Seth Bergman, Derek Hagar and Danny Lasoski each powered to a win last weekend.

Bergman recorded his first win of the season last Friday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, during the opening night of the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader. He then finished third in the finale.

Hagar charged from ninth to capture his third feature victory of the year in only his fourth race last Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

In their opening weekend together this season, Lasoski and Mark Burch Motorsports used a late-race pass to pick up their first triumph of the season at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., during the ASCS Midwest Region event last Sunday.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. earned a pair of podium finishes last weekend at Battleground Speedway during the ASCS Gulf South Region two-day event.

Kevin Swindell finished second on Sunday at I-80 Speedway with the ASCS Midwest Region.

Cody Freeman placed third on Saturday during his debut at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas.

Jack Dover won the B Main and rallied from 15th to post a fifth-place finish on Saturday at I-80 Speedway.

Josh Baughman advanced from sixth to second place in his heat race and then scored his first top five of the season with a fifth-place result on Friday at Battleground Speedway.

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VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5); Seth Bergman - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21); Danny Lasoski - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29) and Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29).

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Take Two: Taylor Ferns to Compete in the Inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — April 10, 2014 — The inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series was shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the season last year, until Mother Nature interrupted and pushed it back to this year. The debut of the two-day midget event at the always racy Indiana quarter-mile is scheduled for this weekend, and just as she was set to race in the event last year, Taylor Ferns will return to Kokomo in her family-owned Motor City Auto Transport Inc. Stealth.

The Kokomo Grand Prix, co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series, will hit the track on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. The two-night event will serve at the opener for the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship, as separate titles will be awarded for the dirt and pavements portion of the schedule again this season.

Ferns raced once at Kokomo Speedway in 2013, with that coming during Indiana Midget Week with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. She qualified 15th for that event with a stout 38-car field in attendance. She finished sixth in the third heat race, coming up just two spot short of transferring to the main event, and ended her night in the B-main.

“Kokomo is a great track for midget racing and is wider than a lot of the smaller tracks we race at,” said Ferns. “I grew up racing on short tracks, so I am usually able to adapt pretty quick to tracks like that. We’ve always had pretty good luck at Kokomo and it’s definitely a place I enjoy racing at.”

The high school senior made her first start at Kokomo in 2009, which also marked her first appearance in a full-sized midget. Ferns finished fourth in her heat race that night, while contact from another car caused too much damage in the feature to continue. In 2010, she made a pair of starts at the quarter-mile, coming home fifth in the Bob Darland Memorial. Ferns finished fourth and eighth at Kokomo in 2011, en route to claiming the USAC D1 Midget Series championship. In 2012, the now 18-year-old made a pair of starts at the track, including an eighth-place showing in the Kokomo Klash.

“When we race with POWRi there are always a lot of cars and that will be the case again this weekend,” she noted. “The first main goal is to make the feature and then we can focus on having a good run. It’s always very competitive racing at Kokomo and you have to be on your game.”

Ferns opened the outdoor portion of her 2014 season last weekend in the Sumar Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana, with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. She was caught up in an early race accident, which ended her night.

“Even though the Silver Crown car is so much different than the midget, it helped being in the seat and getting some laps last weekend,” said Ferns. “We didn’t have the best of luck and obviously did not get the finish we wanted, but it was good to be back in the car. The more I seat time you can get, the better.”

Along with the Kokomo Grand Prix this weekend, Ferns will run select Honda USAC National Midget Series races in 2014. She will contest the full Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series and run an aggressive schedule of winged 410-sprint car races in the Midwest.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, Indy Race Parts, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial lap money on sale for Saturday May 3 King of the West event at Silver Dollar Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Sacramento, CA – April 10, 2014...The 24th annual KWS presented by WFO Apparel sanctioned “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” at Silver Dollar Speedway is coming up on Saturday May 3 and lap money is on sale for the prestigious event.

If anyone would like to purchase a lap please contact Dave and Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958.

All of the money goes back to the racers as always and helps make this event unique and special like it has been for so many years. The laps cost $100 and are split between the top 3 in the A-main and LCQ each lap. The leader receives $50, 2nd place $30 and 3rd place $20.

In addition to lap money if anyone has anything they would like to donate for the event don’t hesitate to contact Dave and Dianne to give them the details. In the past there has been money and awards on the line for fast time, hard charger, heat races and lots more.

The “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” is one of the cornerstone events on the King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by WFO Apparel schedule and will be the third round of action in the fight for the title this season. The May 3 extravaganza also marks one of two appearances for the series at Silver Dollar Speedway and will feature a large car count as we pay respect to fallen driver Dave Bradway Jr.

Last season’s edition of the event saw history be made when Rutherford’s Rico Abreu became the youngest winner ever of the “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” and also took home the most money in the history of the show, pocketing over $8500.

For more info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series visit http://www.kwssprints.com/ and for more on Silver Dollar Speedway log onto http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

 

Tracy Hines Set for Inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 10, 2014— Kokomo Speedway in Indiana already hosts one of the biggest Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series events of the year, in the form of the Sprint Car Smackdown, and now the Midwest oval will add to its ever-growing national reputation of being one of the raciest tracks in the country, by hosting the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. The event was scheduled for the first time last year, but was rained out. Tracy Hines has competed in each of the first two editions of the Sprint Car Smackdown and will be in attendance for the first Kokomo Grand Prix for the midgets this weekend aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike.

The Kokomo Grand Prix, which is co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series, is set for Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. A full racing program will commence each night. The Kokomo Grand Prix will serve as the season opening event for the Honda USAC National Midget Series Championship, which will again be contest separately from the Pavement Championship in 2014.

“It’s always good to have a new ‘big event’ on the schedule,” said Hines. “There is going to be a very strong field of cars on hand and it’s going to be good, hard racing each night. Kokomo is a great track for midgets and has plenty of racing room. The fan support at Kokomo is always solid and with this being their opening race of the year, I would expect a fantastic turnout.”

Hines made five starts at Kokomo Speedway last season, with four of those coming with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and the fifth with the Honda USAC National Midget Series during Indiana Midget Week. He earned a pair of top-10 finishes in the sprint car at Kokomo.

The native of New Castle, Ind., was victorious in a midget at Kokomo Speedway most recently during the 2012 Kokomo Klash, which marked the second straight year he has won during that late season event, as he was also victorious in 2011. Hines has finished on the podium in four of his last five midget starts at Kokomo over the last three seasons.

“Last year, I only raced a midget once at Kokomo, so it will be good this year to run a few more times up there,” said Hines. “We had some bad luck during Indiana Midget Week last year after starting near the front of the field, so hopefully we can make up for that. We usually have a good set-up for Kokomo in the midget. With the field that will be there, you’ll have to be on hit every time you hit the track.”

Hines began 2014 by competing in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., in January. He finished fifth in the 20-lap Race of Champions on the opening night of the five-day event. Hines ran sixth on his qualifying night and wound up 12th in the 55-lap finale. A field of over 275 cars gathered for the annual indoor event.

Last season with the Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship, Hines recorded 13 top-10 finishes en route to finishing third in points. He earned a season-best second-place finish at Gas City I-69 Speedway during Indiana Midget Week. Hines matched that result on the preliminary night of the Belleville (Kan.) Midget Nationals in early August.

Hines kicked off the Traxxas USAC Silver Crow Series season last weekend, finishing second at the Terre Haute Action Track in his home state of Indiana. He opened the event by turning the fastest lap in time trials and is currently second in points, just three markers out of the lead as he chases his second Silver Crown title.

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.

 

 

Alpinestars to sponsor Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series

April 10, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that Alpinestars will award the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series top three drivers in the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars for the 2014 season with new Alpinestars gear. The top 3 drivers in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 division will receive a new pair of Alpinestars racing shoes. The top 3 drivers in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Spec Sprint division will receive a pair of Alpinestars racing gloves.

"We are very excited to have Alpinestars on board as a series sponsor of the 2014 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "Alpinestars is one of the premier safety equipment suppliers in the racing industry. The design, function and quality of their products are second to none. From F1 to NASCAR, top drivers around the world choose Alpinestars."

Alpinestars rich heritage in motorcycle racing has branched into nearly all discipline of motorsports from motocross to Formula 1. Though Alpinestars has evolved over the years, the timeless rebel-style of motorcycle racing and the refined Italian aesthetic of the early sixties continue to drive the brand. Now, nearly 50 years later, Alpinestars has outfitted countless world champions past and present and produces the highest level of performance and protective footwear and apparel. To this day, Alpinestars' legacy of motorcycle racing and its roots in Italian artistry are stitched into every garment.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

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GREG ALEXANDER DEBUTS BRAND NEW CAR SATURDAY AT PERRIS SO CAL SPRINT CAR SPECTACULAR!

(San Pedro, CA, April 10, 2014) San Pedro, California’s Greg Alexander is set to unveil a brand new race car this Saturday night, April 12th, at the “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” at Perris Auto Speedway. Alexander will be competing in the Amsoil USAC/CRA portion of the triple header program that also includes the World of Outlaw and PAS Senior Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm and the first race will begin shortly after 7:00.

“The new chassis is a Racecrafter and it was built by Jake Hodges in Simi Valley,” Alexander said on Wednesday afternoon. “He used to race at Ventura back in 2007 or 08. This is not only brand new, but it is the first one built. He has come up with some cool new ideas and I am going to try it out Saturday and see how it is. We have not had it on the track yet. We are going out there “cold turkey.” Hopefully we will have a good weekend. I want to break that top five barrier with CRA. I have not gotten past that yet.”

In addition to the new chassis, the Chuck Tyler Motorsports #72 will be powered by a different engine than in 2013. The new combination has Alexander, who will turn 25-years-old on April 19th, excited at the prospects.

“We have a Gaerte Engine that we got out of Minnesota,” he said. “It is putting about 60 more horsepower than our old engine so it should be pretty stout. It is pretty similar to what Mark & Steve (Alexander) are running in their car.”

Alexander has some extra impetus to do well in 2014 as it will be the last year for the Chuck Tyler Motorsports Team before Chuck Sr. and Jr. hang up their owner’s hats.

“We plan on making all of the Perris races and maybe a couple out town shows,” the excited driver declared. “We will definitely be at the May 10 Ventura USAC/CRA race. We are going to kind of take it one race at a time. This is going to be Chuck & Chuck’s final season. They are going to sell everything at the end of the year. We are going to try and make the most of it and have them go out with a bang. We may also throw a 360 in it and run it a couple of times. We will just have to see how it all irons out.”

For the 2014 season, the Chuck Tyler Motorsports entry was sponsored by Racecrafters Chassis Design, Construction & Repairs, Barnes Systems, Amsoil, Oiltwins.com, CSI Shocks, SC Grafix and Scott Daloisio Sports.

If you would like to get on board and be involved with Greg Alexander's racing efforts in 2014, please give him a call at: (714) 610-4566.

This piece was produced by Scott Daloisio Sports. If you would like help promoting your series or team, please call or write: (909) 226-7768 or sdaloisiosports@aol.com.

 

 

I-44 Riverside Eyes Huge Blue River Classic this Saturday!

Cody Morris I-44 Riverside Speedway Public Relations

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A huge gathering is in the works this coming Saturday night at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Almost a struggle where to start.

THE Blue River Classic. We direct all patrons to don their best Saturday night blues as we race to raise autism awareness. This is the first auto racing event in OKC to raise autism awareness.

And what a fitting time to blare that blue. This Saturday, April 12th I-44 Riverside Speedway features the best talents in SEVEN classes of competition.

Headlining that lucky number will be the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series. Our first of 9 POWRi West Midget events booked with Eric Fenton’s rowdy bunch. A full field of Midgets will be coming to Oklahoma City hungry after a Friday night serving at Creek County Speedway. Series promoter Eric Fenton will be in action in the Southside Mowers #14, as will AJ Burns in THE University of Oklahoma backed entry.

If you’ve been following dirt track racing in Oklahoma City the past decade, Guthrie’s Michelle Decker hardly needs an introduction. Michelle powered to two champ sprint titles and countless wins back when OKC had two tracks. This will be Michelle’s first race in the OKC area since the untimely demise of our beloved Fairgrounds.

For a full length preview of POWRi West weekend action, check out the Midget preview. The Oklahoma No Fender Network on Facebook is a good place to view it, go ahead and get acquainted as live updates of weekend action will be plenty on the ONFN.

Oh, but the Blue River Classic doesn’t stop there. Not even close.

The Tulsa-based National Open Wheel 600 series (now600) will officially challenge the brand spankin’ new Texas Open Wheel Racing series (TOWR) in the A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted divisions. Not so much a duel when one factors in a healthy and growing contingent of 405/580 west side natives. The natives turned out to the tune of 93 entires just in these classes last week.

One could easily see over 100 regional competitors engage in a beloved geographical battle for the Blue River Classic. Beloved battle? Yep we compete this weekend in support of autism awareness. The notion that all who compete and Go Blue this Saturday are winners is anything but a cliché.

Yet another outstanding addition to the show will be the Outlaw class, also referred to as Multis (in case of future confusion). Demand was high in recent weeks among the Outlaw ranks and they always deliver a high flying show at Riverside’s 1/5th mile high banked red clay battleground.

Another three way battle will be on display here also, well, actually four when you add in Missouri’s Tucker Klaasmeyer making the trip to represent the Show Me State. We may even have reigning 2013 Mini Sprint Nationals champ Nate Fleming make the haul from Great Bend, Kansas.

Kyle Keeler, Blake Dacus (reigning A Class champ), Tyler Gordon, Josh Toho, Micheal Hall, Bobby Springer, and Blake Dewberry will lead the West-siders. While Travis Harris, Layne Heimbaugh, Jason McDougal, and father/son duo Ty and Harlan Hulsey all come in leading the Tulsa team.

Fort Worth’s Scott Evans is our first official Texas Outlaw. Christian Kinnison, a familiar sight to I-44 Riverside in the #82c would be on the Texas team, but instead will be testing ACT (or is it SAT) this Saturday. Good luck C-Man! Possible Texas teammates could be fellow north texas outlaw Drew Salisbury, or the Amarillo trio of Caleb Lovelady, Harold Lewis, and Danny Davidson.

Entry list on Outlaws has wavered between 17-19 confirmed for the past few days with a whole slew of maybe’s and possibilities. This will be the first Saturday night solo for the Outlaw class at I-44 Riverside in nearly three years. Much ambition was in adding a 7th class to the show, but if we’re aiming for one of the best Saturday Night shows in speedway history, and after huge Multi turnouts in our last two ventures - we’ll see if they are up for an occasional (and faster) option.

The Turf Tire and Junior Sprint classes will also be in action. In fact, this will be Champions Cup event #2 for all five weekly classes - as the Now600 vs. TOWR vs. Riverside battle in A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted will be a point event for all three entities.

Start times have been moved up for the Inaugural Blue River Classic. Important to note - gates open at 3pm (wouldn’t fault anyone for arriving sooner!), the track pack will begin at 5pm, sign in/draw for all classes concludes at 515pm ß remember this. Hot laps commence as soon as the track has been packed (520-530pm). Drivers meetings will be held as soon as hot laps conclude (610-620pm). The Blue River Classic gets going with heat races at 630pm.

Pit passes $30. General admission $12 and bring your lawn chairs. We are racing against the clock to have the first section of stands up, so do pack your chairs and remember to sport blue in support of autism awareness!

Only the Junior Sprint main event was completed in last week’s opener, the remaining four main events were postponed by rain until April 19th. Thus, all classes will draw with the exception of the Junior Sprints.

A CLASS, NON WING, and RESTRICTED teams will sign in and draw at the Now600 trailer which will be set up along the back chute. Outlaw and Turf Tire entrants will sign in and draw at the pit gate. Junior Sprints just sign in. POWRi West Midgets will obviously sign in, draw, and report to the POWRi West Midget trailer located in turn 4.

For information regarding I-44 Riverside Speedway, please visit www.i44riversidespeedway.com or contact the speedway at 405.633.1583 or contact Speedway PR Cody Morris at 405.641.1191.

For information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series, please visit www.powri.com or the official POWRi West Facebook page.

For more information regarding the National Open Wheel 600 Series please visit www.now600racing.com

For more information regarding the Texas Open Wheel Racing series, please visit www.texasopenwheelracing.com

 

 

Russ Hall – Cashing in at Donnellson!

(Bill W) April 8, 2014 – Russ Hall and the Skillz Motorsports #29 team locked up their first win of the season with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders last Saturday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The defending series’ champion led from start to finish in the 25-lap feature event.

The 3/8-mile semi-banked oval seems to always lend to good sprint car racing. “I thought coming in, the track may be heavy with all the rain they had during the week,” says Russ. “It turned out to be smooth, and it slicked off as the night went on. You really couldn’t ask for a smoother surface for this time of year.”

Despite starting fifth in his heat, Russ was on top of the track. “We had a pretty tough heat race,” he says. “I went and watched the track a little bit after hot laps and watched the modifieds run. I could see the track was slicking up a little in the straightaways. We made some adjustments there before we went out for the heat. I think we hit on the setup a little better than most.”

The Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver made his way up to second and challenged for the lead. “We got into second place there behind (Bret) Tripplett,” says Russ. “We were able to put a slidejob on him for the lead, but the caution came out. After that, running the top two was the key to making the Dash. Tripplett had a good car in the heat race, and we settled for second.”

The redraw for the Dash saw Russ start outside of row two. Before a lap could be completed, he was leading and checking out on the field. “We made a few more adjustments,” he says. “They really worked, because I think we were leading coming off of turn two after the start. We were lucky enough to have the Junior Fan of the night draw me the pole for the feature. We had luck on our side too.”

Russ took off from his pole position. After an early red flag, he took off and put several lapped cars between himself and the second place car of Scotty Thiel. A caution came out around the midway point. A new rule with the series puts lapped cars at the tail of the field and put Thiel on his bumper. “I kind of forgot about that rule,” says Russ. “That’s when you need them to leave them in the order! I figured we had at least three or four of them between us and second. I didn’t know who was behind me. I figured it was Scotty Thiel or (Tony) Shilling.”

He needn’t worry as he pulled away in clean air and cruised to his first win of the season aboard the Schnee chassis powered by Ostrich Racing Engines. “We had a car that was taking off well all night,” says Russ. “By lap 20, I had some room between the lap cars and myself, so I was taking it a little easy. I was trying not to catch them too fast, because they were running three-wide and the rubber was starting to take hold. I took my time a little bit, and I think Scotty was running me down a little bit. I think if it came down to it, we would have been able to hold him off if it came to that.”

Russ will be back in action with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Wednesday, April 16 and on Friday, April 18 at the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence.

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.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ Outlaws Points Leader Looking To Close California Tour on a High Note

INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2014) – After winning two of the first five World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series races of the 2014 season, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz headed to California with a lot of momentum. Consistency through the first six races of the Outlaws California Spring Break Tour has pushed the five-time WoO champion to the top of the standings heading into this weekend’s California finales Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.

The driver of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J has earned three top-four finishes in his California starts. A runner-up finish at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare kicked off the tour and he narrowly missed earning his third WoO A-Feature of the season at the Stockton Dirt Track the following week. Last weekend at Calistoga, Schatz took the lead in the championship standings after finishing fourth in Friday’s opener, and his goal for this weekend is to close the run through the Golden State with a pair of wins.

Schatz returns to Kings Speedway as the most recent Outlaw winner at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in central California. Last year’s stop by the Outlaws marked the first time they contested an A-Feature at the facility since 2003. Schatz was solid all night, qualifying third and finishing third in the dash before he swapped the lead early in the 35-lap A-Feature with Tim Kaeding and through the middle stages with Chad Kemenah. The Fargo, N.D., racer would lead the final 14 laps and collect his first win at the track in his 12th career start.

The STP team carried the momentum from the Kings victory to Perris the following night and turned in another solid performance. Schatz won the opening heat and earned the pole position in the 30-lap A-Feature after winning the six-lap dash. For the second consecutive night, he would battle Kaeding for the lead early before falling to third 10 laps into the race. In the end, he chased eventual winner Daryn Pittman and Kaeding to the stripe. The third-place finish was his best result at the half-mile, semi-banked clay oval.

Through 12 of the schedule 92 nights of WoO races, Schatz leads the championship standings with 1,688 points. His two wins ranks second to Brad Sweet’s three and his eight top-five finishes leads the series. Last season entering the Kings-Perris weekend, Schatz trailed Pittman by 155 points, and the team’s goal is to leave California still on top of the standings after this weekend’s doubleheader.

Friday at Kings Speedway, the grandstands open at 5 p.m. PDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For Saturday’s race in Perris, the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=447, or call (877) 395-8606.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races 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 Sprint 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 updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

The California Spring Break Tour concludes this weekend with races at Kings Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway. Last year, you had good results at both tracks to close the tour. Would a duplicate performance this year make the California tour a success?

“We need to win races to be successful. Last year, we had a pretty inconsistent run through California until that final weekend. This year has been a little different. We’ve had some races where we felt like, going into the A-Feature, we had a good shot at winning but came up a little short. That’s motivation for me and all of the STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) to keep working hard every night. Last year, we had a really good night at Hanford and had fun racing those guys for the lead early, but I remember more not being happy with finishing third at Perris. We had a really good package in the heat and dash, but in the feature Tim and Daryn were able to drive away from us. I’m not exactly sure what results we would need to call this year’s California Tour a success. It’s always been about wins, so I guess if we can win both races, we’ll call the weekend a success.”

The season has a dozen races in the books. Are you where you thought you might be right now when the season began?

“I’d say we're a little behind where we hoped to be. We finished last year on such a good roll and planned on continuing that. We’ve had two races in 12 where we couldn’t crack the top-10 but, other than that, we’ve been competitive. Our qualifying is getting better and now we’re trying to race better. We’ve made the most of some nights when things didn’t go our way and have let some good opportunities get away from us a couple of times, too. You are going to have that during a long season. Experience pays off in this long journey. You are only as good as your last race and we finished ninth on Sunday, so that’s where we are at. We’ll put in the time this week to give ourselves the best chance to win at Hanford and Perris and then turn the focus toward El Paso and Devil’s Bowl. We’re hoping to be better the next 12 races and continue improving as the season goes along.”

About Armored AutoGroup

Armored AutoGroup Inc., headquartered in Danbury, Conn., is primarily comprised of the Armor All®, STP® and Tuff Stuff® brands. The current Armor All product line of protectants, wipes, tire and wheel care products, glass cleaners, leather care products and car washes are designed to clean, shine and protect interior and exterior automobile surfaces. The STP product line of fuel and oil additives, functional fluids and automotive appearance products have a broad customer base ranging from professional racers to car enthusiasts and "Do-it-Yourselfers". Tuff Stuff cleaning products are formulated to tackle the toughest jobs.

Armored AutoGroup has a diversified geographic footprint with direct operations in the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. and distributor relationships in approximately 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.armorall.com and www.stp.com.

 

 

STEVE KINSER & KRAIG KINSER Father-Son Duo To Carry Bad Boy Buggies Brand in California Finale

INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2014) – For the first of two times in the next month, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser and his son Kraig will be both be driving Bad Boy Buggies-backed racing machines in World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series action. The father-son tandem will be looking to close the Outlaws' five-week California Spring Break Tour with strong performances — Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.

This weekend’s schedule continues the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour” as Steve Kinser makes his final run at his 21st WoO championship. The 20-time champion will pilot the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim with sights set on his 578th career WoO A-Feature triumph. Kraig Kinser will drive the No. 11K Bad Boy Buggies/Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Stores Maxim of Steve Kinser Racing.

This weekend marks the third time the Kinsers will share Bad Boy Buggies. In last year’s FVP Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, Kraig Kinser had a strong beginning before being snake-bit by bad luck, and Steve Kimser came home ninth in the 50-lap finale. In the 2013 season-ending World Finals, both drivers finished in the top-five.

Steve Kinser leads all drivers with seven career WoO A-Feature victories at Kings Speedway. “The King of the Outlaws” won A-Features at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval in the fall of 1986, 1987 and 1988 before sweeping both WoO races at the track in 1990. He put together consecutive wins in 1998 and 1999, as well. Last April, he qualified fifth, raced to second in both his heat and the dash before suffering a flat tire in the main event. He raced his way back to finish 10th.

Kraig Kinser made an impressive debut last year at Kings Speedway, racing from 12th to fifth in the 35-lap A-Feature.

Neither driver has been able to conquer Perris Auto Speedway. Steve Kinser has competed in all 14 WoO races at the half-mile, dirt oval. His best finish was a runner-up in the 2002 race and his third-place result in 2012 earned him his eighth career top-five at the track. He finished 12th last April. Kraig Kinser has made three starts at Perris, finishing eighth in his debut back in 2004 during his World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year campaign. He was fourth in 2012 and 16th last season.

The Kinsers spent the majority of last weekend’s A-Features at Calistoga battling one another for position. They are looking to do the same this weekend, but hoping they’ll be a little closer to the front.

With 12 races of 2014 in the books, Steve Kinser ranks seventh in the standings with 1,606 points, trailing his TSR teammate Donny Schatz, who leads the standings by 82 points. Kraig Kinser is 202 markers out of first and ranks 10th.

Friday at Kings Speedway, the grandstands open at 5 p.m. PDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For Saturday’s race in Perris, the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=447, or call (877) 395-8606.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races 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 Sprint 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 updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

You’ve been very successful at Kings Speedway during your career. How much would it mean to you to win Friday’s race?

“It would mean a lot to win, for sure. We worked so hard over the winter to be as prepared as we could to be competitive this year. Winning down in Florida gave us a lot of confidence, and then, running up front at Las Vegas and Tucson kept that going, but we haven’t quite been as good here in California. I’ve always enjoyed going to Hanford and racing. We won a lot of races there over the years and that part of California has some tremendous racing. Last year, we had a really good night going up until the feature, so that gives us some confidence that we’ll have a good starting point. Like I said, this has been a tough six races for us and we need to get back to where we’re battling right up front. These guys are tough on this Bad Boy Buggies team and they’re doing everything they can to give me a car capable of getting the job done. Going back to Hanford may be just what we need to get back up front.”

This weekend you and Kraig will have the chance to both be running Bad Boy Buggies cars. How special is it to not only be competing with your son on the track, but sharing a sponsor?

“Racing has always been such a big part of my family’s life. It’s all I’ve known for so long. That probably makes this year the toughest, not knowing for sure what’s next, but it’s been great these years to have Kraig on the Outlaw tour racing with us. They’ve had some really good runs and our teams kind of work together. We’ve been racing each other a little bit for position here, lately, but it would be nice to be racing for wins rather than top-10s. I’m so pleased to be associated with Bad Boy Buggies and happy they are going to be back on Kraig’s car a couple of times this year. Last year, we had a heck of a battle down there in Charlotte together and, like I said, hopefully we can get a one-two finish for Bad Boy Buggies this weekend.”

Kraig Kinser, Driver of the Steve Kinser Racing No. 11k Bad Boy Buggies/Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Stores/Maxim:

This weekend, you will be back running the Bad Boy Buggies brand and are a teammate to your dad. It has to be special for you to help celebrate your dad’s final full year with the Outlaws?

“It’s great to fly the Bad Boy Buggies colors this weekend. This is a special year for my dad, obviously, and to be able share a little part of that from time to time, such as this weekend, is pretty neat. We ran the Bad Boy Buggies car a few times last year and it was always fun. Hopefully, we’ll be up front this weekend and have both cars contending for wins.”

You haven’t raced at Kings Speedway or Perris Auto Speedway much during your career. How would you characterize each facility?

“Hanford is a track that we are still learning, since we’ve only raced one main event there and part of another show. We had a really strong car late in the feature last year and I was able to pass quite a few cars. We only have a couple of races left in California and we really want to end it on a strong note. We know there will be a tough field of cars, just like when we were at Tulare (Thunderbowl Raceway) a few weeks ago. Perris is definitely a fast track. Just like last weekend at Calistoga, time trials will be very important, especially with the new format. We’ll give our all as we always do and hopefully the chips fall in the right place.”

About Bad Boy Buggies

Bad Boy Buggies is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered 4x4 vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds. In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO, a business unit of Textron Inc.

For more information, please visit www.badboybuggies.com.

 

 

FARR’S LAST SYDNEY SHOW FOR SEASON

Official release: East Coast Pipeline Racing April 10, 2014

Robbie Farr and the East Coast Pipeline Racing Team will make their final NSW appearance this weekend for the final round of the Sydney Speedway Track Championship.

The Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim will roll out for it’s third-last race event of the busy 2013/2014 season in Sydney before heading to the team’s home base Queensland for the remaining two weekends of competition.

“We’re hoping to have a good showing in Sydney for our sponsors and our friends there,” smiles Farr, “we’ve had good car speed each time we’ve raced there so there’s no reason we can’t expect to carry that on this weekend.”

The team will head north after this weekend to contest the three-nights-in-three-days Tri City Shootout at Maryborough, Toowoomba and Archerfield over Easter before the final event on the schedule the following weekend (April 25-26) in the QLD title at Archerfield Speedway.

“It’s been a busy season and we’re hoping to finish it on a high,” explains Farr, “we hope to see everyone out at Sydney Speedway this weekend to begin with.”

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

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

 

 

Josh Schneiderman Rebounds for Strong Run

(West Burlington, IA – 4/9/2014) Josh Schneiderman and his Deuce Motorsports #49 were in Donnellson, Iowa last Saturday night racing at the Lee County Speedway. What started as a rough evening turned into a strong performance for Josh and his team. This week has the team dropping the 410 in to run with the MOWA Series at 34 Raceway this Saturday night. Josh would start the heat race in the 6th spot and looked fast through the first two corners, quickly moving into the 4th position. As he was coming through turn four, the second place car spun collecting the Deuce Motorsports #49. The damage to the car was too severe to restart for heat race action. “I really feel like we had a great opportunity to win that heat race,” commented Josh, “We got the car stopped before we hit the car spinning in front of us, but the car coming from behind ran up over our left rear and destroyed the top wing and drag link. The crew went to work and did a great job getting it fixed for the feature.” With a DNF in the heat race the World of Wheels #49 had to start from the tail end of the field (17th position). When the green flag flew, you could see Josh had one thing on his mind, get to the front. When the first caution waved after completing one lap, Josh and his Universal Therapy machine had already moved into the 9th spot. By the halfway point he had moved into the top 5. Josh worked hard over the final laps to get by the second place car, but came up just a little short, settling for the final podium spot. “We had an awesome car in the feature,” stated the 26 year old, “The crew did a spectacular job getting the car back together and also making sure we had a fast racecar. If we had started closer to the front I think we had a winning racecar, but after the rough start we were extremely happy with a 3rd place run!” Our featured sponsor of the week is World of Wheels. World of Wheels sells quality pre-owned vehicles and has been serving the Des Moines area for over 20 years. Mark and his sales staff’s #1 priority is finding you the vehicle of your choice. Be sure to check out their vast inventory online at www.worldofwheelsonline.com. Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of our partners for the 2014 Season; World of Wheels, Universal Therapy, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for Gods, 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. You can follow Josh Schneiderman and his Deuce Motorsports #49 team on Twitter @JSRACING49 and on Facebook at Josh Schneiderman Racing to keep up with this season’s action.

 

Keizer Wheels to sponsor Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series

April 9, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is proud to announce that Keizer Wheels will award a selected competitor in each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series main event with a $25 product certificate good towards the purchase of any Keizer product for both the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season. In addition, Keizer is providing 4 wheels as giveaways for the year end awards banquet.

"We are excited to have Keizer Wheels joining us as a sponsor of the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series for the 2014 season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "Keizer makes top quality aluminum racing wheels and some of the strongest and most beautiful front hubs you'll find anywhere. Keizer is rapidly becoming a force in sprint car racing throughout the country."

Keizer Wheels have dedicated themselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as their engineering focal points, Keizer produces many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Keizer Wheels are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Keizer's double spun, cold drawn parts in combination with their unique and protected heat treat processes give Keizer their perfect part. Wheel components are made from 5051 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

https://www.facebook.com/PitStopUsaSprintCarSeries

 

 

“Salute to Duke Griego” Sat. at MRP 5 divisions ready to rumble.

Marysville- Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park will pay tribute to former racer, community leader and business man Duke Griego who passed away this week at his home. Griego was among the first race drivers to test the clay at what is now known as Marysville Raceway Park. Further, Griego was in attendance nearly every Saturday night. More than that Griego was a friend of racing and particularly the racing that has been staged over the last 7 seasons under the guidance of the Hawes family.

Griego’s remarkable good humor and passion for the sport was an added bonus each time he attended. On more than one occasion Duke cornered this observer, MRP officials and promoter Hawes with ideas on how to make the MRP facility more family, spectator and racer friendly. Most of those suggestions, in time, were implemented by promoter Paul Hawes. Promoter Hawes will honor his friend with a traditional racer’s Checkered Flag Lap during pre-race ceremonies. Griego was a community leader on many levels and will be sorely missed by eveyone in the racing world.

Championship Point Race #2 will be offered Saturday as the mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars return with the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars. The MRP Super Stocks and Hobby Stocks will add some first class fender crunching excitement to the evening. The Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will also appear in their first 2014 outing.

In the MRP Winged Sprint Car division, 3-time and defending champion Billy Wallace from Grass Valley will have some pretty stout competition from 3 time champion and last week’s feature event winner Colby Wiesz of Colfax. The 2007 MRP Champ, Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt, will be at MRP as well. Last Saturday night, while running second, Burt had throttle issues when a piece of clay lodged between the gas pedal and the floorboard. He nursed the car to a fine 3rd. Former champion Mike Monahan out of Sparks, Nevada had a difficult night last week and looks to improve his position in the standings.

Once again MRP presents a great “Race of Champions” in the winged sprinters. Returning former champion, Marysville’s own Cortney Dozier, will also be in the hunt. 5-time champ Korey Lovell of Yuba City is trying for championship #6 and twin brother Kevin Lovell also from Yuba City will be his teammate.

Others to watch for include Woodland’s Peter Paulson who continues to impress. Paulson was a factor all year in 2013. Husband and wife racers Raquel and Heath Hall of Oroville will be returning for round 2. Auburn’s Jimmy Steward has an all new car and new power for 2014. Rookie contender in the MRP Winged Sprint Car division, Marysville’s own Jeremy Hawes will be back after a fine 6th place finish on opening night.

The MRP Super Stocks are loaded with local talent including Bad-Fast James Castleberry, legendary and controversial Jerry Bartlett in his final season and Yuba City championship contenders Phillip Shelby and Cory Hall. Marysville’s Cort and Rick Dozier and Wild Willie Horn, among others, will represent talent from east of the bridges.

Rookie sensation Evan Scroggins from Sutter will try to make it 2 in a row after last Saturday’s spectacular performance in the MRP Wingless Warrior class. Oroville’s Erin Gustin, along with local stars Misty Castleberry and Johnny Burns will try to stop Sacramento’s Tim Sherman Jr. who was the fastest driver in the class last week. A flat tire kept Sherman out of victory lane. Marysville’s Josh Vieira couldn’t buy a break and he’ll return with a renewed purpose.

67 cars signed in on opening night with additional entries expected this week. Gates open at 5pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm. More, later.

GPS: Marysville Raceway Park is located at 1468 Simpson Lane in Marysville California. www.marysvilleracewaypark.com is the website.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY BEGINS DRIVE TO $100,000.00 FOR RELAY FOR LIFE!

(Perris, CA, April 9, 2014) This Saturday night, April 12th, when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the So. Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” featuring the STP World of Outlaws, Amsoil USAC/CRA and PAS Senior Sprint Cars, the popular Riverside County oval will begin “The Drive for $1200,00.00” for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Saturday and the first race will bump off just after 7:00.

2014 will mark the eighth consecutive year that the track has supported the Relay for Life. To date, $89,711.00 has been collected and Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian hopes to see that total top $100,000.00 in 2014.

“This all boils down to our great fans,” Kazarian said. “We have asked them to help us in this and they have done so every year. From pocket change to hundred dollar bills, it all helps and our fans have been very generous in helping fight this dreaded disease. We also have to thank all of our wonderful drivers. They go into the stands at the events and collect money in their helmets. That is where a majority of it comes form. All of the fans and drivers have relatives or friends who have been affected by cancer and they know it is a horrible disease. They all have given graciously to help.”

In addition to this Saturday, there will be three other dates that the track will be collecting donations. April 26th at Night of Destruction #2, May 24th Salute to Indy and July 4th.

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight against cancer by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons.

In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends donated $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. That first year, nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course.

While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer.

In 1986, 19 teams took part in the first team relay event on the track at the colorful, historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. An indescribable spirit prevailed at the track and in the tents that dotted the infield.

The vision turned into over 5,200 Relay For Life events across the United States today and nearly $5 billion in fundraising to save lives from cancer. In addition, the American Cancer Society licenses twenty non-governmental cancer organizations in other countries to hold Relay For Life events to battle cancer across the globe.

For 28 years, Relay For Life has provided inspiration and hope for millions of cancer survivors and

Advance tickets for Saturday’s “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular,” which include a free Outlaws spectator pit pass, are available at the following link http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=424&backurl=default.asp or by calling toll free to: 877 395-8606.

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, 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, McMahon’s RV, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, 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.

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/

Fans can participate for free in The PAS 2014 Fantasy League at: http://www.shorttrackin.com/. There are separate divisions for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR classes of Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the Modifieds. Players can compete in as many divisions as they like. Prizes will be announced as they come in.

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Concludes West Coast Swing this Weekend

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — April 9, 2014— Spring-type weather has finally reached most of the country and that means it’s about time for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to begin heading back east for races in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Before they can do that though, there is one more matter of business in California, as the “Spring Break Tour” wraps up at Kings Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway this weekend. Kraig Kinser looks to finish the early season West Coast portion of the schedule with a couple of strong finishes, and will be sporting the Bad Boys Buggies colors this weekend on his car.

Kinser will open the weekend aboard the No. 11K Bad Boy Buggies/MVT/Casey’s General Stores/Maxim on Friday, April 11, at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. He’ll conclude the weekend at Perris Auto Speedway, just outside of Los Angeles on Saturday, April 12.

“We ran the Bad Boy Buggies car a few times last year and it’s great to have them on-board again this year,” said Kinser. “Obviously this is a special year for my dad and to share the Bad Boy Buggies look for a few races is pretty neat. Hopefully we’ll both be up front and in contention both nights.”

The native of Bloomington, Ind., finished fifth last season at Kings Speedway, making a late race charge, after starting 12th. Kinser timed in 11th-fastest, which put him on the pole of a heat race. He ran third in that heat, just missing a spot in the dash by one position. Last year marked the first main event start for the third-generation driver at Kings Speedway. He raced at the track in 2011, but the A-Feature was rained out that night just as the cars pushed off.

“Hanford (Kings Speedway) is still a place I am learning,” he shared. “We had a great car later in the race last season and were able to pick up quite a few spots as the laps wound down. I qualified in the perfect spot last year, but wasn’t able to capitalize on that in the heat race to get into the dash. With the new format we’ve been running the last few weeks, timing in the right spot can really affect the rest of your night. You have to race hard every lap in the heat race and try to win it.”

Kinser has made three A-Feature starts at Perris Auto Speedway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, finishing a career-best fourth in 2012. He finished 16th last year on a track that was challenging to pass on. He opened the night 18th in time trials and finished fifth in his heat race to earn a spot in the main event, where he lined up 18th. Kinser made his debut at Perris in 2004, finishing eighth in the main event that night.

“Perris is a fast place,” said Kinser. “We haven’t had the best of West Coast trips, so we want to try and end on a strong note. That’s a place I’ve done well at in the past and last year we were pretty good on the higher banked tracks. They are also running the (410) non-wing cars with us on Saturday night and for the fans it will be the best of both worlds and should be a great night of racing.”

Last weekend, Kinser finished 11th in the opener of the two-night event at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway and was 16th in the finale. He was fifth-fastest in time trials on the first night, which marked his sixth top-10 qualifying effort this season.

Heading into this weekend’s pair of races, Kinser is 10th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings, with a trio of top-10 finishes.

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: Kings Speedway & Perris Auto Speedway 0.375- Miles around Kings Speedway 0.5- Distance around Perris Auto Speedway in miles 1- Career main event start at Kings Speedway 3- A-Feature starts at Perris Auto Speedway 9.3- Average finishing position in three career starts at Perris 12- Races completed by the World of Outlaws thus far in 2013 12.293- Track record at Kings Speedway 13.875- Qualifying record at Perris Auto Speedway 262- Miles from Calistoga Speedway where the World of Outlaws raced April 5-6 to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. 275- Miles from Kings Speedway where the World of Outlaws compete on April 11 to Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. 1486- Points earned this season through April 5 2004- Year of first start at Perris Auto Speedway 2013- Year of first main event at Kings Speedway

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.

 

 

King Racing Products on board with Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that King Racing Products will award a selected competitor in each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series main event with a $25 product certificate good towards the purchase of any King Racing Products component for both the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season.

"We are proud to have King Racing Products on board as sponsors of the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series for the 2014 season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "King Racing Products offers a great selection of innovative sprint car parts and accessories and the company is a big supporter of sprint car racing here in California. King Racing Products manufactures top quality components that can be found on many of the top sprint cars in the country."

Time flies when you're having fun and that is exactly what everyone at King Racing Products has been doing is having fun. The staff at King Racing Products takes each job they do serious and give 100% every second of the day. The company is based upon their production and attention to detail and King Racing Products believes that if they build the best parts out of the best materials they can only climb to the top and that's exactly where they are right now, on top and leading the pack.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

https://www.facebook.com/PitStopUsaSprintCarSeries

 

 

Thomas Taking Extra Preparation into POWRi Doubleheader at Kokomo

Inside Line Promotions - COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (April 9, 2014) - Tyler Thomas used a soggy weekend to spend extra time in his race shop.

After the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series races at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., were cancelled last weekend because of the wet weather, Thomas focused his time on preparing for the upcoming Kokomo Grand Prix.

Thomas is slated to compete for only the second career time this Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the POWRi event.

"Me and my dad spent a lot of time out in the shop last weekend," he said. "Kokomo Speedway is one of the best tracks in the Midwest. I know we'll have a good car to run up front. It's about me putting myself in the right places at the right time."

Thomas, who ranks fourth in the POWRi championship standings heading into the weekend, said his goal is to earn a top five both nights.

"They're expecting a pretty stacked field this weekend, which is great," he said. "I'm pretty excited to run up there. If I can qualify good I think we'll have a good shot at it. The biggest thing I struggle with is qualifying. We always seem to be pretty tight early in the night. We can't seem to get the speed out of the car in qualifying."

The lone race for Thomas at Kokomo Speedway was last season, when he placed second in his heat race before struggling in the main event.

"As far as the track goes, it's not the most technical track," he said. "From what I've seen in videos and from going there and watching a couple of times, that place is always two grooves. There's always a bottom if you are patient enough to run it."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the Kokomo Grand Prix with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://Twitter.com/TylerThomas91

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Thomas-Motorsports/154971717863656

APPAREL -

Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"I've been using Bell Helmets for the past five years and I don't think there is anything else out there I'd rather wear," Thomas said. "They've always been comfortable and are a very safe helmet."

Thomas would also like to thank BT Machine Inc., Quick Racing Products, Triple X Race Co., Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing, Thriller Photo and Esslinger Engineering 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.

 

 

Scribner Plastics to reward Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Fast Qualifier

April 9, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that Scribner Plastics will award the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Fast Qualifier with a Scribner 5 Gallon Utility Jug for the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season.

"We are pleased to announce Scribner Plastics will award one of their popular 5 gallon fuel jugs to the fast time qualifier for the 2014 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "We believe that Scribner Plastics makes the highest quality products on the market, and their 5 gallon utility jugs are used by every competitor in the pits. There is not a team in the series that could not use a new Scribner 5 Gallon Utility Jug."

Features unique to Scribner utility jugs include the Square design eliminating unusable spaces around the jug. They mate naturally and fit flush against walls and other flat surfaces. All Scribner jugs are manufactured from tough LLDPE polyethylene using their rotational molding process makes them the toughest around. The extra heavy duty top features Scribner's unique, polyethylene gasket, with a larger and wider gasket seat and, unlike o - rings, there is no swelling and falling out after a month of use.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

https://www.facebook.com/PitStopUsaSprintCarSeries

 

 

Driver Websites Makes Website for Sprint Car Pilot Trey Starks

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Trey Starks partnered with Driver Websites to create a brand new website.

The Puyallup, Wash., native selected a veteran website package, which includes updated press releases, schedule and results, photo and video galleries, biography information, sponsors logos with links to their websites and an online shopping cart for apparel at http://www.TreyStarks.com.

Starks, who scored a trio of feature victories last season at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., will return to racing across the country this year.

 

 

Driver Websites Creates Website for Mucci Motorsports Driver Joe Trenca

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Driver Websites recently finished building a custom website for Mucci Motorsports and its driver Joe Trenca.

Trenca, who lives in Clay, N.Y., has a veteran website package, which includes updated press releases, schedule and results, photo and video galleries, an image of his sponsors that link to their websites and more.

The 2012 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Rookie of the Year, Trenca isn't running for points with any series or tracks this season. Instead, the team will compete at big events throughout the Northeast.

To learn more about Trenca and Mucci Motorsports, visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com.

 

 

Driver Websites Constructs Website for IRA Sprint Car Driver Jeremy Schultz

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Driver Websites created a custom website for Jeremy Schultz, who won the 2013 IRA Sprint Series Rookie of the Year Award.

Schultz, who hails from Beaver Dam, Wis., picked a professional website package, which will provide press releases, updated schedule and results, photo and video galleries, background information, sponsor logos with links to their websites as well as an online shopping cart for his 2014 apparel.

Schultz placed second last season with the IRA Sprint Series as he collected two wins and 14 top fives.

To learn more, visit http://www.JeremySchultzMotorsports.com.

 

 

Driver Websites Creates Custom Website for Karting Champion Cabot Bigham

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Driver Websites has customized a website for karting driver Cabot Bigham.

The Palo Alto, Calif., resident selected a veteran website package, which features background info and will include the latest press releases, an updated schedule with current results, photo and video galleries, links to sponsor websites and more at http://www.CabotBigham.com.

Bigham, who is the 2013 World Karting Association West Coast PRD champion, competes primarily at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., with the Red Line Oil Karting Series and he also races in select SKUSA Karting events throughout the country.

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.

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 .

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.

 

 

Racing Delayed One Week at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) A persistent winter and a soggy spring will delay the start of the 2014 season at Plymouth Speedway.

Practice at the dirt oval will be Saturday, April 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the first race night Saturday, April 26. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and practice will begin at 5 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Plymouth Speedway officials say the move is in the best interest of the fans and this will also allow the track a little more time to dry. Plus, the chill may leave the air by the time the green flag drops on April 26.

Join us for the start of the new dirt season on April 26 where four different classes of racing will be featured: UMP Modifieds, 600 Open Sprints, Thunder Stocks and Super Streets. Find out what everybody’s talking about!

For ticket prices and more on the 2014 Plymouth Speedway schedule, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

About Plymouth Speedway Plymouth Speedway features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy. Four different classes of racing are featured: UMP Modifieds, 600 Open Sprints, Thunder Stocks, and Super Streets. Regular season races are scheduled in the months of April through August on Saturday nights with several special events including Late Models and Sprint Cars. For information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net, follow Plymouth Speedway’s official Facebook page, @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter, or email plymouthspeedway@yahoo.com.

 

 

Carson McCarl – Fast at Donnellson!

(Bill W) April 9, 2014 – After a solid clean run in his Sprint Invaders opener at 34 Raceway on March 30, Carson McCarl’s feature was anything but that last Saturday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. After solid runs in his heat and the Dash, the Altoona, Iowa driver’s night ended in a tangle on the second lap of the feature aboard the Mastell Brothers Trailer Service #27.

Carson and his brother Austin, who serves as crew chief, were joined by mother, Lori, who provided moral support. “I’m just really thankful to have my brother Austin with me right now,” says Carson. “He doesn’t have a ride, so it’s just him and me. We work really well together. He really has his stuff figured out, and he had me hooked up all night at Donnellson. I’m lucky to have a brother like him.”

Carson drew inside row two of his heat race and ran second to earn himself a spot in the Dash. “We had a really good run there in the heat,” he says. “With the Sprint Invaders you want to get into the top two in the heat to get in the Dash, and we were able to do that.”

Starting up front in the Dash, Carson had another strong run, finishing second. “Russ (Hall) got me on the start there in the Dash,” he says. “The car was working really well though, and we were able to hang onto second.”

The nineteen year old driver talked about the 3/8-mile oval in Donnellson. “The track was really tricky,” says Carson. “Turns one a two were slick all the way up to the fence. Three and four were really different. Especially in the heats, you could really honk it in there full tilt. You had to really hit your marks and make sure you didn’t do that down in turn one. Unfortunately, that’s what I did in the feature.”

Starting outside of row one, Carson was contacted by another car on the first lap. Then he was involved in a tangle and ended upside down on lap two. “I just a made a mistake there,” he says. “It was disappointing, because the car was really good. I don’t know if we would have had anything for Russ, but we definitely had a top three car.”

Carson talked about the incident. “The start of the race was screwed up a little,” he says. “Some of those guys were going crazy on the first lap. I was following (Tony) Shilling in one and two and he spun in front of me. I got into him. That straightened him out, and may have made my right rear go down there the following lap. Unfortunately, I got the worst of the whole deal.”

The team will take this weekend off before the Sprint Invaders get back underway, Wednesday, April 16th at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

Carson would like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Inc., Deanfield Farms (Gary and Sally Dean), Berryhill Racing, Vortex, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hoosier, DeBerg Concrete, HRP, Engler Machine, Phil and Vivian, Rider Racing Engines, Justice Brothers-Gillund Enterprises, Country Builders Construction, CM Rock, Bayaire Industries, Hinchman Racewear, Schoenfeld Headers, BMRS, Crow Safety, Butlerbuilt, KSE, Aurora Rod Ends, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Bell and Jocko's for all their help!

Visit Carson on the Web!

Keep up to date on Carson’s racing at www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

Twitter: @CarsonMcCarl

Carson’s Releases!

Stay up close and personal with Carson McCarl’s racing. To receive Carson’s Releases, send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Carson” in the subject line.

 

 

Scelzi Powers to Career-Best World of Outlaws Finish During Calistoga Debut

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi is heading into this weekend's King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season opener on a positive note.

Scelzi is coming off his best career result with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway, where he passed a race-tying high seven cars to place 16th.

"In the main event we really got rolling," he said. "It took me a while to get my corner entry right. I was having a hard time understanding what I needed to do. Once I figured that out I felt a lot more comfortable."

After qualifying 23rd quickest and placing eighth in his heat race, Scelzi ended fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to earn a transfer to the main event. He then started on the inside of the final row for the 30-lap feature.

"There wasn't a lot of lifting," he said. "You were going full speed everywhere. With the restart with five to go we really came alive. We had a good battle with everyone that was running with us. That's the best that we've been all year. It felt really good to get that under our belt. Overall, it was a pretty good night."

Scelzi returned to the half-mile track on Sunday and he qualified 27th quickest to kick things off.

"I made two really bad laps and made some bad decisions in qualifying," he said. "I thought the bottom was a little bit better and I didn't run it the right way. That set us behind the eight ball."

Scelzi charged from last to seventh place in his heat race and waged a tough battle with Kraig Kinser for the final lock-in position during the closing laps. However, a last-ditch effort for the sixth position came up short for Scelzi.

"I was right behind Kraig and going into turns three and four to the checkered I peeled off to go to the bottom to slide him," he said. "He rolled to the middle and I just couldn't clear him."

That relegated Scelzi to the Last Chance Showdown, which he started last. After being slowed in the first handful of laps during a wild battle for seventh place, Scelzi took over the position and set sail for the final transfer position.

"Once we got going we got our rhythm and started running a lot better," he said.

Scelzi tracked down the sixth-place driver with two laps remaining, but he was slowed with a mechanical issue on the final lap and crossed the finish line eighth - two positions out of a transfer.

Scelzi is set to race on Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series before beginning his chase for the King of the West championship on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

"I have high hopes going into Tulare and back to the King of the West," he said. "Everyone's focus is to have a solid qualifying effort, a good heat race and run strong in the main event. Hopefully that'll put us up in the top 10. A top 10 would be a great start to the King of the West season considering the struggles we've had this year."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (5); Feature: 16 (23).

April 6 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

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., Roth Motorsports, Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance - Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Schoenfeld Headers 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.

 

 

Wood Rebounds Following Sour Start at ASCS Midwest Region Opener

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) - After a challenging start to his weekend, Cole Wood rebounded with a pair of top 15s during the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader at I-80 Speedway.

"We weren't able to start our heat race on Saturday," Wood said. "The car wouldn't start. I don't know if it happened when I shut the car off from hot laps or when I tried to fire off for the heat race, but it never started."

The team changed the steering assembly prior to the B Main, which Wood started on the outside of the seventh row.

"We got it figured out in the B Main," he said. "It was kind of a bummer when we couldn't do our heat race, but I was happy everybody on our team was able to rebound so well."

Wood rallied from 14th to place fifth and earn a transfer to the main event, which he started 19th.

"It was rubber down so I was happy to pass a bunch of cars," he said. "Our car was really good at working on the high line. I don't think I went down on the bottom once."

Wood picked off position by position and was credited with an 11th-place result.

He returned to I-80 Speedway on Sunday with a boost of confidence. Wood advanced from seventh to fifth place during his heat race, which earned him enough points to lock into the main event.

"I think we were really good at the beginning of the race," he said after starting 13th. "I had my line figured out, but a couple of guys got by me. Instead of staying with my line I followed them to their line. I think it would have been a better choice to stay up there and run the cushion."

Wood competed with several drivers just outside the top 10 for the remainder of the race and he ended with a 13th-place finish.

"I was really happy with our first night," he said. "We learned some things both nights that we will take into this weekend."

Wood is scheduled to make his debut this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and he will also compete on Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, with the MOWA series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: DNS (4); B Main: 5 (14); Feature: 11 (19).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 13 (13).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, with the MOWA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wood17w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cole-Wood-Racing/246046125428603?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Wood has t-shirts and hats available at his trailer at every race. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wion's Body Shop

Wion's Body Shop is an auto body and paint shop located in Sacramento, Calif.

"Wion's Body Shop does a bunch of work for us to keep the cars looking sharp," Wood said.

Wood would also like to thank Elk Grove Ford, SpeedMart, Moss Racing Engines, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, NorCal Boxer Rescue 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.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Adds Another Podium Finish at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) - Kevin Swindell continued his podium-capturing performances with Blazing Racing as the team tackled the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader last weekend.

On a challenging I-80 Speedway last Saturday, Swindell, who guided the car to a win and a third-place result in the team's first two races together, picked up where he left off.

After he finished third in a heat race, Swindell started the main event on the outside of the sixth row and promptly began to advance toward the front.

"I went through a few of them at the beginning," he said. "The places I would make speed guys would slide across. The restart gave me an opportunity to be creative. I think I got from seventh or eighth to third in a lap and a half."

After picking up a handful of positions in the first half of the race, Swindell quickly advanced several spots and executed a perfect slide job for third place in turns one and two with 10 laps remaining.

"(The other driver) tried to block me getting into turn one and leaned into me," he said. "I was able to slide across there and leave him enough time to know I was coming. I cleared him and got off the corner a little better than he did."

As Swindell drove through the rubber in the middle of the track in turns three and four, the other driver collided with him and Swindell flipped into the fence in turn four.

"I went in as low to the rubber as I could to cut off any opportunity to slide me," he said. "He blasted through the dust. By the time I knew he was there he was into the side of me."

Swindell was scored with an 18th-place finish.

The team returned to the wide track on Sunday and Swindell rallied from seventh to fourth place in his heat race, which gave him enough points to advance into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 to start on the outside of the second row.

"I got to second right off the start," he said. "I was slowly getting to (leader) Ian Madsen. When the traffic hit I was able to sneak between him and some lapped cars. I was pretty much cruising. Then we had a restart with 12 or 13 laps to go and the car popped a couple of times, like once every couple of laps. We had a restart with seven laps to go and it wouldn't run. It was like running half throttle, like running around there wide open turning the switch on and off."

Swindell maintained the lead until Danny Lasoski took over the top spot with two laps remaining. Swindell held on for the runner-up result, which was his third podium in four races with the Blazing Racing team.

"Everything has been good so far," he said. "The car has been really good and easy to drive. We'll just keep plugging along."

Swindell and the Blazing Racing team are slated to compete with the MOWA series this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and this Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 18 (12).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, with the MOWA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

UP NEXT -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arai Helmets

Arai Helmets are a premier helmet manufacturer with distributers throughout the country. For more information, visit http://www.AraiAmericas.com.

"Arai Helmets are the best fitting helmet I've ever worn," Swindell said. "Visually and structurally it's the best thing I've ever put on my head."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics and Todd and Susan LaHaise 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

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports Records Victory During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports and driver Danny Lasoski kicked off this season as strong as the program ended last year.

The team combined to score a victory on Sunday during the finale of the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader at I-80 Speedway with Lasoski driving from third place to the lead in the final three laps.

"We love racing together," Lasoski said. "To be able to go to I-80 Speedway and win is great, especially with it being in Mark's backyard."

Lasoski started the weekend on Saturday by advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race, which earned him enough points to lock into the main event. After starting on the outside of the seventh row, Lasoski powered the Mark Burch Motorsports entry into the top five before ending with a seventh-place result.

"For starting as early as they did and with the wind they had, the track was phenomenal," Lasoski said. "You couldn't do any more than they did. It was tough that it laid rubber that early. We had a better car than that. It was driver error. I burnt the tires up."

The team took the lessons learned on Saturday into Sunday's event, which began with Lasoski claiming his heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 7 to start on the inside of the fourth row.

"I made sure we didn't run the tires off it," he said. "I never do this, but I actually looked at the scoreboard. I wasn't going to race until seven or eight laps to go. I don't even know where I was at position-wise. We had a caution with about seven laps remaining and from that point on I went as hard as I could."

Lasoski, who worked his way into the top five before the late caution, maneuvered into the lead by using a different line in the rubber.

"I had moved down a lane and it hadn't locked down rubber, but it was cleaned off enough where you could get going through there," he said. "The two lead cars were married together. When I came through there I caught them both entering turn three."

Lasoski drove into the runner-up position exiting turn four and he continued his momentum into the lead in turns one and two with two laps remaining.

"Danny Lasoski was true to form," Burch said. "Using a little bit of the low line, a little bit of the high line and a little bit of his own line, he saved his tires, bided his time and then dropped the hammer with a jaw-dropping late race charge to the lead.

"After a less than stellar performance Saturday night, adjustments had to be made. Fortunately, our crew did a great job of getting us prepared over the winter for this first race. Shane, Cal and Scott did a great job having everything ready to go so all I had to do was jump in the truck and head to the track. Due to work and prior commitments it was only Danny and I Sunday night, but the preparation paid off from the work done at the shop as usual. The Dude drove a flawless race and saved his stuff until the end. The last lap is the one that pays and we had a car and driver who made those laps the fastest ones of the race."

Additionally, Burch wanted to show gratitude to several sponsors who contributed to the triumph.

Engler Machine and Tool:

"We really want to thank everyone at Tim Engler's shop for all of their R&D work over the winter. Their new stuff is really, really good and not just in 360s. Tim's injectors have been seeing their share of checkered flags with the World of Outlaws this season as well. Congratulations to Kasey Kahne Racing on their podium sweep the other night."

Huggins Cams:

"Steve Huggins still grinds some of the fastest camshafts - bar none. Other companies have spent millions to try and duplicate one thing - win races. We are proud to win with Huggins Cams."

Wolfweld Chassis:

"Once again "Ole' Yeller" got-r-done. Doug Wolfgang's attention to detail and craftsmanship makes all the difference in the world. From Little Rock to I-80 to Knoxville and everything in between his cars have been the platform on which we rely on."

Afco Gas Shocks by Dave Shaw - Speedway Motors:

"Dave Shaw has built and maintained our shock program thanks to Speedway and Afco since the first set won at Devil's Bowl three years ago. While other teams tend to dial themselves out with their shocks, the consistency of our Afco gas bulb shocks is unsurpassed."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (14).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (7).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

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"Mike Smith is probably one of the nicest dudes I've ever met," Burch said. "We want to honor his "DUDE. BE NICE" RV Tour and help Mike spread his message. His unique and inspirational speaking style captures all audiences. His message is fresh and clear - and he's making a difference. For more information please visit http://www.mikesmithlive.com. PS. His videos are riveting.

"So what does this all have to do with sprint car racing? It's cross exposure pure and simple. It's the Golden-Doodle of social media experiments gone crazy. Crazy enough that it just might work! In order for sprint car racing to survive we need to reach out to young people. If we can do that, and help make the world a little nicer place at the same time - it's a win-win for everyone involved.

"So this season we are partnering with Mike Smith Live and DUDE. be nice to help spread the word. Won't you join us?"

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

 

 

Trenca Kicks Off His Season With Pennsylvania Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) - Racing season is finally here for Joe Trenca, who will hit the track this weekend for a doubleheader in Pennsylvania.

Trenca kicks off his season this Saturday during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove.

"First, we're going to try to shake the car down and make sure everything is going good," he said. "It's racing season so we're there to win this weekend."

The lone time Trenca has competed at Selinsgrove Speedway was May of last year.

"We made it into the main," he said. "We missed the setup a little bit, but we learned a lot from the track."

Trenca will wrap up his weekend on Sunday with his debut at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown.

"I've haven't heard much besides turns three and four get slick," he said. "We're not quite sure what to expect. I'm going there open minded and we'll see how we do in hot laps and what the rest of the night brings."

Regardless of his lack of experience at the two big tracks, Trenca said it will be key to get off to a good start.

"Being so young and racing with the older guys and stiff competition, sometimes you go to big races just hoping to make the race," he said. "My attitude has changed and my mindset is that we're going there to win. Hopefully it'll be a good year by starting off with a top five or a top 10."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

Located in Bristol, Conn., Fast Axle distributes axles and other racing parts for a variety of race cars. For more information, visit http://www.FastAxle.com.

"Fast Axle has been with us since Day 1 in the quarter midgets," Trenca said. "They do a lot of dirt modifieds stuff and have expanded into the sprint car market."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Shute's Water Systems, National Parts Peddler, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Shell Shock Designs, Don Ott Racing Engines, Hammerdown Photography, Total Seal Piston Rings and Pepsi for their continued support.

 

 

Dollansky and Big Game Motorsports Kick Off Ambitious Schedule This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 8, 2014) - Saddle up because Craig Dollansky is set to make his season debut with Big Game Motorsports this weekend.

Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands team will kick off a schedule of approximately 50-to-60 events this Saturday with the Midwest Open Wheel Association at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, where Dollansky dominated last season's World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event.

"I'm chomping at the bit and feel like a caged animal looking forward to get after it," he said. "I can't thank Tod and everyone at Big Game enough for the opportunity this season. This is something different for myself and my family outside of what we've done the past few years. We're looking forward to it and embracing it. There's a lot of benefits to it."

Following the race at 34 Raceway, Dollansky will compete weekly at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, which opens its season on April 19. Dollansky hasn't raced for the Knoxville Raceway championship since 1995, when he placed third in the standings.

"Knoxville Raceway is the premier dirt track in the world," he said. "They've got a race track that the guys who work on it definitely work hard and take pride in what they do. When you look at Knoxville Raceway it's a tough race track that you have to work a little harder to get your car right."

Adding to the prestige of winning at the premier track along with the $20,000 prize to the track champion, Knoxville Raceway and MAVTV have partnered to showcase the weekly racing on national television. In addition to highlights of the racing, the television program will include features on several drivers.

"First of all I think TV is the driving force behind any sport," Dollansky said. "Unfortunately in sprint car racing there hasn't been a whole lot of TV coverage. It's great to see Knoxville put a package together with MAVTV and we're very excited to showcase the Big Game Treestands brand on television each week."

Dollansky, who ranks 10th on the World of Outlaws all-time wins list, will also compete in approximately two dozen Outlaws events this season. Highlighting that schedule will be the 54th annual Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 6-9 at Knoxville Raceway) and the Ironman 55 (Aug. 2 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.).

While Dollansky has claimed the past three Ironman 55 events, he is seeking his first career Knoxville Nationals title. Dollansky has seven top-five finishes at the Nationals, which is the most of any driver who hasn't won.

Dollansky is banking on the weekly experience to help him prepare for a run at this year's Knoxville Nationals title.

"It's difficult to go in there prepared properly when you're racing on the World of Outlaws tour," he said. "For our Big Game Treestands team it's going to be beneficial racing weekly and I think I'll be more prepared than I've ever been."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Midwest Open Wheel Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Big_Game_TS

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

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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

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

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TRAIL CAMERAS -

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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.

 

 

Hagar Handles Slick Track at I-30 Speedway for Third Triumph of Season

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 8, 2014) - Momentum continues to build for Derek Hagar, who improved to 3-for-4 on the season with another victory last Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

Hagar charged from ninth to capture the feature win on the quarter-mile track, which hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Saturday.

"I think we're going to have good momentum going into the ASCS National Tour race this weekend," he said. "We have a real good feel on the car. Hopefully we can go out and get another win, which would be our first with the ASCS."

After advancing from third to second place during his heat race last Saturday, Hagar earned enough points to start on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"On the first lap they had a red flag and a couple of cars in front of us crashed," he said.

That moved Hagar to sixth for the restart and he capitalized by quickly maneuvering into fourth place.

"Then we ran third for the first part of the race and the track started coming to me," he said. "We were doing slide jobs for the lead. It was a fun race track. It was probably the raciest I've ever seen Little Rock."

After restarting second near the midpoint of the main event, Hagar powered into the lead entering turns one and two.

"I was expecting (the leader) to block the slide job and he didn't," he said. "I slid him going into turn one and took the lead and never looked back from there. When we came around to get two to go I was coming off turn four when Matt Covington blew a motor so they threw the caution. I had to make sure I tippy-toed real nice on the restart so I didn't hit any holes where it messed me up."

Hagar executed the closing laps on the slick track to perfection en route to his third win of the season. It also marked his third win at I-30 Speedway since 2010.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (9).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

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, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Xtreme Race Graphics 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.

 

 

Engine Issue Halts Covington's Charge at I-30

 Covington Motorsports-GLENPOOL, Oklahoma (April 9, 2014) Matt Covington took on the I-30 Speedway last Saturday night to run some laps before the ASCS National race this coming weekend.

Covington powered his way into the top-5 from the 16th starting position before engine issues sent him to the trailer with just two laps remaining in the feature.

“We had another solid night going for us, but unfortunately it didn’t end the way I would of hoped,” stated Covington, “We came down here to try some stuff and work on the car before the National race this upcoming weekend.”

Matt drew the 3rd starting spot for his heat race to start off the night. The track was very fast and racy come heat race time. Covington was able to race out front with the leaders and work for 2nd but ultimately settle for 3rd in his heat.

“We had a good car in the heat,” Matt said, “The track was just tacky and fast which made it hard to pass anybody once you got to them.”

Without being able to gain any passing points, Matt would have to run the B-main. With the pole starting position, Covington was able to jump out front and walk away with the B-main win.

The B-main finish would give Matt the 16th starting spot for the feature. At the drop of the green Matt would make a charge to the front. Covington would advance into the top-10 after only a handful of laps into the race. With about ten laps to go Matt would crack the top-5 and race into the 5th position. With the leaders bunching up as they worked into heavy lap traffic, Matt would do what he could to pass for 4th. Luck would go south for Covington with two laps to go as his engine expired, halting his run and ending his night.

“It was a bummer way to end the night after what looked to be a very promising run for us,” quoted Covington, This is my first ever engine failure since I started running sprint cars. But on the bright side there was a couple positives gained from tonight, and if we can run this strong next weekend when we come back I think we will be ok.”

Matt and his Covington Motorsports team would like to thank T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Pro Shocks, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, GME Steering, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Industries, and Schoenfeld Headers for their support in 2014.

2014 STATS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR. (ASCS National) Sunday at West Siloam Speedway (ASCS Sooner)

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video)

MERCHANDISE: There are still a few 2013 shirts on sale and in stock which can be purchased at the races in the trailer, or on the website www.mattcovingtonracing.com. 2014 merchandise will be available soon.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington11.

 

 

POWRi West Back In the Saddle Again

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Public Relations

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Fresh off a thrilling (and chilling) 2014 season opening double at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway with our National kinsmen, the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series launches our first solo outings of the season this coming Friday and Saturday.

The thrills begin this Friday night at Sapulpa’s Creek County Speedway. A prestigious ¼ mile semi-banked oval built by legendary racer and promoter Emmett Hahn in 1985, victory lane in the inaugural Lucas Oil POWRi West visit to “The Creek” will be a legendary first.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West warriors then pivot southwest down the Turner Turnpike to Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway for a Saturday night weekend finale aboard Mark Banister’s 1/5th mile high banked, red clay oval. Saturday night’s Blue River Classic will be the first of 9 POWRi West outings at our cornerstone venue.

POWRi West joins both Creek County Speedway and I-44 Riverside Speedway in going Blue both nights as we race to raise awareness for autism. Bring your best blue to both events! To learn more about what you can do to raise autism awareness in our beloved Sooner State, visit www.autismoklahoma.com.

A whopping 50 entries vied for the season opening double in the first ever Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget event held at the vaunted Port City Raceway with Sooner State phenom Christopher Bell pulling off the weekend sweep.

Among West registered drivers, Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas is off to the early lead. However, Thomas’ current plans has him in Hoosier country this weekend, making Tulsa’s Alex Sewell the de facto point leader entering the weekend double over fellow Tulsan Matt Sherrell.

Over 20 entrants have confirmed their plans to compete in Lucas Oil POWRi West action this weekend, beginning with POWRi West promoter Eric Fenton who looks to rebound from a nasty tumble a few weeks ago at Port City Raceway. The field illustrates a nearly perfect divide among experienced open wheel aces and many talented rookies.

The experience is led by two time (2007/2008) ASCS Sooner Region Champion Brian McClelland and two-time State Fair Speedway champ sprint titlist Michelle Decker. Hardcore open wheel fans will note Mustang’s Travis Scott return to action this weekend as well, his first open wheel race in nearly 9 years. Tulsan’s Alex Sewell and Matt Sherrell give the experienced team some youth.

Owasso’s Ty Hulsey is a three-time Port City Raceway track champion in mini sprint competition, but now aims for his first full year in Midget action following a debut late last season at I-44 Riverside Speedway’s Twister Nationals. Also gearing up for his Midget debut is Pauls Valley’s Steven Shebester. There is not a prestigious mini sprint special in the region that Shebester has not aced at least a prelim in. Steven will make his Midget debut in Rick Bailey’s ride Saturday night at Oklahoma City. “Hurricane” Hannah Adair, Anadarko’s Ryan Padgett and Broken Arrow’s Jason McDougal each add to a talent-rich rookie contingent eager to bring their talent to Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget action.

~The details~

Friday, April 11th Creek County Speedway Gates open at 5pm. Program begins at 8pm. Pit passes are $30. General admission $15. Also in action at Creek County Speedway will be the Now600 A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted classes. For more information regarding Sapulpa’s Creek County Speedway, visit www.creekcountyspeedway.co

Saturday, April 12th I-44 Riverside Speedway Blue River Classic Gates open at 3pm. Mud pack and hot laps begin at 5pm. Program begins at 630pm. *NOTE earlier start times Pit passes are $30. General admission $12. Also in action at I-44 Riverside Speedway will be a full Outlaw program, as well as the Now600 vs. Texas Open Wheel Racing in the A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted divisions. For more information regarding Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway, visit www.i44riversidespeedway.com

NOTE to race teams - Factor One Racing will have tires in stock and on sale at nearly all POWRi West Midget events.

Special thanks to our 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series Partners: Factor One Racing, Southside Mowers, Tulsa Gas Technologies, MUD-X, and Rod End Supply.

The 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series features 16 events at five speedways in Oklahoma and Missouri. For more information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series please visit www.powri.com, Like and Follow POWRi West on Facebook, or e-mail us at powri_west@hotmail.com.

 

 

Abreu Ends West Coast Outlaws With Two Top Fives At Calistoga
 Kokomo Grand Prix Midgets Up Next

St. Helena, California. April 7, 2014. Continuing his impressive early season success that has seen him win national sprint car events with both the World of Outlaws and American Sprint Car Series, Rico Abreu again showed he belongs in the conversation of the sport’s best pilots with another dazzling display, this time over two nights at his home track at Calistoga Speedway.

After taking his first WoO win in dominating fashion at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway in mid-March, Abreu welcomed the WoO stars into his backyard. The little leadfoot started the weekend with a fifth place finish on a surface that saw track record speeds, then came back the next night to show his adaptability on a dryer track with a fourth place effort, outpointed only by the three car Kasey Kahne superteam.

On Saturday night at the picturesque half mile located in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country Joey Saldana smashed the 1997 track record set by Mark Kinser, lowering it to 15.731. Abreu qualified 10th fast in the 28 car field. With the lightning fast speeds the newly reconfigured track produced heat race action as follow the leader affairs, which Abreu did in winning heat one from the pole. He started fifth in the dash before finishing sixth, placing him outside the third row for the feature.

The main event was action packed as Brian Brown and Brad Sweet traded the lead several times in front of a packed grandstand. Abreu battled nearly race long with Saldana, point leader Donny Schatz, and defending WoO champion Daryn Pittman. As high as fourth near the mid-point of the race, Abreu settled for fifth by holding off Pittman, while Sweet led Brown, Saldana, and Schatz to the lap 25 checkered.

“The track was really demanding tonight,” said Abreu at the conclusion. “I got going real good there early in the race, but you have to run so hard with these guys that I got a little winded there and gave back the pass I made on Donny for fourth. I really enjoy running in front of my family and friends when I’m here, whether in a midget or sprint car, and I’m really looking forward to getting back here tomorrow night.”

With temperatures 10 degrees higher on Sunday, Sweet set fast time of 16.457 on a drier and wider racing surface, while the Abreu Vineyards Paul Silva wrenched number 24 stopped the clock with fourth quick time of the 27 entrants. Although the heat races were once again won from the front row, passing was in plentiful supply. Abreu started third and finished fifth in the first heat, again transferring to the headliner event.

Starting seventh at the outset, Abreu found himself fighting to maintain his pace with the leaders. Ninth starting Paul McMahan dropped him to eighth after lap one, but Abreu began to find the well prepared track to his liking. As pole starter Cody Darrah led in the early going with teammates Pittman and Sweet in tow, Abreu surged back by McMahan and set out for Saldana and fifth starting Logan Schuchart. By the mid-point of the race he had disposed of both and was tracking down two time WoO champion Jason Meyers for fourth place.

As the race approached 10 laps to go Abreu was the fastest car on the very racy track. With seven to go Abreu raced by Meyers and began to reel in the top three, who were led in order by Pittman, Darrah and Sweet. Sweet got into second with 5 to go, just before a yellow appeared for Schuchart. On the restart Abreu nearly made the pass on Darrah a couple of times, but cleared the checkered flag in fourth, while Pittman held on for the win over Sweet and Darrah to complete the KKR sweep of the podium.

“Man that was a fun race,” said Abreu as he emerged from his machine. “Paul really had the car nice and I could run the top and bottom really good. I had a great battle there with Meyers for quite a few laps and when I finally cleared him I thought I had something for the top three. That last yellow that came out kind of hurt my momentum, but I gave it all I had to the finish.”

As the national leader in winged sprint car wins at five – two night sweep of ASCS at Cocopah, AZ, Chico Silver Cup, Tulare WoO, and Stockton Open Comp 360 - Abreu now leaves the Golden State to head to Kokomo, Indiana for the Kokomo Grand Prix that will see nearly 50 wingless midgets on hand in the co-sanctioned event between USAC and POWRi. The two day affair, at the track that Abreu holds the qualifying record, will also be the season opener for the USAC regulars.

Abreu is intending to focus on capturing this year’s title, once again steering a potent car within the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable. He will go up against a multitude of strong contenders, including teammates Tanner Thorson and Christopher Bell, the defending series champion. Also challenging for the title will be Chili Bowl champion Bryan Clauson, New Zealander Michael Pickens, Darren Hagen, and Tracy Hines.

“I can’t wait to get back there,” said the St. Helena, CA driver. “Kokomo is one of the best tracks in the country. The competition level for this race is going to be unbelievable, and I’d love to get me a win or two to start the USAC midget season off with some good momentum. I know Keith will have a great car for me and I’m really looking forward to getting the championship chase underway.”

Abreu’s racing efforts are sponsored by Abreu Vineyards, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Stadelhofer Construction, Alpinestars, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Plumbing, BR Motorsports, All Star Performance, Lucas Oil, Wilwood Disc Brakes and XYZ Machining, Inc.

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Felker Looking Forward to POWRi's Kokomo Grand Prix This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CARL JUNCTION, Mo. (April 8, 2014) - It has been a challenging two months since Andrew Felker returned to the United States following his racing trip to Australia.

Rain has plagued his schedule and mechanical issues hampered the team three weeks ago during the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series season-opening weekend.

"It's definitely frustrating, especially coming off a rough outing the opening weekend," Felker said.

The POWRi events last weekend at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., fell victim to rain, which leaves this weekend's doubleheader at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., as the next test to erase the sour taste.

"First off, I just want to get on the track at this point," he said. "We have some high expectations going into Kokomo."

Kokomo Speedway will host POWRi's Kokomo Grand Prix this Friday and Saturday at a track where Felker feels very comfortable despite limited laps.

Felker was battling with Kyle Larson for the runner-up position during a feature last season at Kokomo Speedway before Felker got into the cushion, which damaged the Jacob's Ladder.

"I definitely felt like we had a really good car last year," he said. "I hit the cushion too hard battling with Larson for second and we ended up limping it home."

Felker placed 11th last year and said he scored a top 10 approximately five years ago in his only other race at Kokomo Speedway prior to this weekend.

"With this weekend being a big show, realistically we'd like to be in the top 10 both nights and competing for a win hopefully," he said. "We need to have a good run."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the Kokomo Grand Prix with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

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"I've been with Engler Machine & Tool for three and a half years now and you can't get better customer service than Engler," Felker said. "I wouldn't drive a race car without Engler injection on it."

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Dover Drives to Pair of Top 10s in Season-Opening Weekend at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 8, 2014) - Jack Dover started his season with a solid performance during the ASCS Midwest Region doubleheader at I-80 Speedway last weekend.

Dover earned the Hard Charger Award after finishing fifth during the main event on Saturday before he ended the weekend with a seventh-place result on a track that took rubber both nights.

"I'm not upset, but I'm not happy," he said. "It's a good building point right now. I would have liked to have some wins, but the more I thought about it we were still thrashing on it the night before the first race. To put it together at the last minute and to get a pair of top 10s is good."

He opened the weekend on Saturday by advancing from fifth to fourth-place in his heat race on the narrow track, which left him one spot out of locking into the feature and placed him on the pole of the B Main.

Dover then led the distance to claim the consolation race and earn a transfer to the main event.

"The track started taking rubber in one of the corners in the B Main," he said. "I knew it was going to get more from the other classes so I left my car the same. It worked perfect in the A Main."

Dover rallied from 15th to score a fifth-place result, which earned him the award for passing the most cars.

"Coming from the B Main and finishing fifth, that's always a good night," he said. "I was really happy coming that far from the back of the field to fifth on that kind of track. When it starts taking rubber, it's hard to pass people."

Track conditions improved for the heat races on Sunday, when Dover maneuvered from eighth to a third-place result. That earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw.

"The track conditions were great in the heat races," he said. "I just picked them off one by one. There was a top and a bottom groove. Pretty much where you wanted to run it would hold you."

Dover pulled the highest number - eight - in the redraw to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"It was one lane around the top and there wasn't much passing," he said. "I'm not really down on myself because I know the track conditions were bad and I didn't miss the setup that bad."

Dover maintained a top-10 position for the entire race before finishing seventh.

He is slated to take this weekend off before a trio of events the following week.

Dover will compete on April 16 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and on April 18 at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders. He will wrap up the week on April 19 at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (15).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 16 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and April 18 at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and April 19 at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints

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"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last fews 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 Eagle Motorsports, Home Pride Companies, Inc., 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 and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

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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.

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Scotty Thiel - Podium at Donnellson!

4/8/2014

Scotty Thiel - Podium at Donnellson!

Mother nature finally presented some decent weather to go racing in and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team took advantage of that by traveling to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa this past Saturday night. After starting seventh in the 25 lap A-main event, Scotty Thiel drive his way up to a 2nd place podium finish.

The crew had worked hard on Friday night preparing their new race trailer so they could make the trip on Saturday morning. Final touches were made on Saturday before loading up and making the six hour haul to Donnellson, Iowa. They made the trip last April to Lee County Speedway with the Sprint invader series and pulled off a third place run. Scotty was excited to return back to the track and also get back in the seat. Florida was the last time he was in the car which was back in February.

Pill draw opened and Scotty drew a 20 pill, which set him to start third in the first 10 lap heat race event. The track began to slick off fairly quick as the night went on which made it difficult to pass. At the drop of the green flag, Scotty charged down into turn one and two on the bottom side. He tried to make the bottom work but lost some ground coming off of turn two and fell back into the fourth spot. He regrouped after one lap and worked his way up to the top side of the track. Several laps later, Thiel slid into the third spot and after ten laps would finish in the third spot, missing the transfer to the 6 car, 6 lap, Budweiser Shake-Up Dash event. That finish would place Scotty to start in the seventh position for the nights 25 lap A-Main event.

The cars were pushed off for the nights A-main event. Scotty knew the beginning laps were going to be the toughest as the track was slick from top to bottom. The field took the green and Scotty shot down to the bottom going into one. He made the car stick and charged off of turn two already up to the fourth position. He tried making the bottom work again in turn three and four but didn’t move up any more spots. He used the bottom side again in one and made the pass for third but a red flag came out as a car flipped in turn one. Scotty restarted in the fourth spot and after the restart, worked his way up to the third spot right way out of turn two. Thiel moved up the track to the cushion and had to make up some ground as the leaders had pulled away from the field. Only 8 laps were complete when a caution flew for a car spinning in turn two. On the restart, Scotty tried to make a slide job happen in turn one but came up short and settled back into the third spot. A few laps later, the opportunity presented itself and he began to battle back and forth for the second position. He made the pass for position on lap 14 and began to charge towards the leader. With only five laps to go, Scotty made the ground up on the leader and was within a few car lengths. Lap traffic was spread all over the track and made it tough to gain ground. With three laps to go, Scotty came off of turn two and the car began to sputter. Scotty instantly thought he was running out of fuel and began to back off and hold his position. The white flag flew and the Scotty was shaking the car to get any bit of fuel to come through and managed to hold on to the second place finish. After the race, the crew looked and still had 10 gallons of fuel left in the car. It turned out to be the fuel shut off level on the fuel filter than began to close with three laps to go which cut down the fuel supply to the engine.

““We were o.k. in the beginning, but Russ got out to a big lead,” Scotty said. “Towards the middle of the race, I found some rubber and we were running him down a little. Late in the race, the car started sputtering a little. I thought I was running out of fuel, so I backed it down to half throttle or so. I was just running my own race. It turned out it was the fuel shut off lever. Overall, the Professional Plating, XXX sprint car was phenomenal tonight. Congratulations Russ.”

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2014 Season to Begin This Weekend

After a long and cold Minnesota winter, spring time has arrived at last and the 2014 season will commence this Saturday for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team. The team plans to travel to Burlington, Iowa and compete against the MOWA Sprint Series at 34 Raceway, a tight 3/8-mile bullring where ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ put on a dominating performance capturing the victory in his most recent visit to the facility with the World of Outlaws last June.

“It’s been a long winter and I’m chomping at the bit to get racing,” commented Dollansky. “I feel real good about the great job that Scott Vogelsong and Brian Kemenah have done getting this race team prepared. Burlington is a nice little race track and they work hard preparing a good track to race on so I’m looking forward to going back to that track.”

The #7 team will then prepare for opening night at Knoxville Raceway as the Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series roars to the green flag on April 19th. From the short track of 34 Raceway to the big half-mile of Knoxville Raceway, the contrast is quite different but a good early season transition that has Dollansky eager to begin the season.

“I enjoy the half-miles and the change of track size, I feel our team is going to be very well prepared and ready to go to work and get a handle on our cars and get after it,” explained the Elk River, Minnesota native.

The following week will see the Aggressive Hydraulics backed team travel to Oklahoma for World of Outlaws competition on Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway, a track that Dollansky has captured the only two Outlaw events at the facility coming in 2011 and just last season. The plan is to then return to Knoxville Raceway the following evening, April 26th.

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Reutzel Off to I-30 After Two More Top-Fives!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 8, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel has Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway in his sites coming off another strong weekend that included a pair of top-five runs for the Stafford Performance-powered Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren’s Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X chassis.

While Lucas Oil ASCS National action resumes Saturday in Arkansas, Reutzel took advantage of an idle National weekend to take in two ASCS Gulf South nights close to his Clute, TX, home.

The Battleground Speedway double in Highlands, TX, proved to be another good weekend for the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team with a runner-up finish in Friday’s main event before finishing fourth on Saturday.

“It was a good weekend,” Reutzel commented. “We’re really happy with our engine program and the car right now.”

A bad draw worked out just right for Reutzel as action got going on Friday night. “We drew bad for the heat, but it was the right heat to draw a bad number so it worked out.”

Reutzel raced from the tail of the heat to finish third and ranked second in passing point aboard the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics mount to get in the redraw where he drew the pole position for the feature.

“It was dead slick top to bottom, it was one of those things where we really weren’t sure where we needed to run,” Reutzel explains. “I rolled the bottom the first couple of laps and Sam (Hafertepe) and Seth (Bergman) got by.”

“I moved the wing back and moved up the track and started diamonding off the corner, we got back by Sam and ran down Seth. I thought I was going to get him in traffic, but he never once made a wrong decision.”

Reutzel had one run at Bergman for the win that nearly ended in disaster just a handful of laps from the finish. “I dove underneath coming off the corner and we drag raced down the frontstretch. Seth cut down getting into one, I tried to miss him and miss the infield tires but we hit, I ended up spinning and Seth cut through the infield,” Reutzel explains of the wild chain of events.

“We kept it going but we fell back to fourth, a caution came out then for someone else and we got our spot back.”

“I didn’t get a good start on the restart so then we just never could get back up there to do anything with him,” Reutzel explains of the late-race restart. “We just didn’t capitalize on starting from the pole.”

With a season-best runner-up finish logged into the books on Friday, Reutzel redrew the sixth starting position for Saturday’s main event and fell back even further in the blink of an eye.

“The car in front of us got a horrible start to begin with then got sideways, we probably fell all the way back to tenth,” Reutzel explains.

The chances of getting back up front were minimized further by track conditions.

“It ended up being one lane around the bottom so it was tough,” Reutzel comments. “We got our way back there to fourth and that was all we could do, we were the same speed as the rest of the top four.”

With a strong weekend in the books, Reutzel is pleased with the No. 87 car as the first stop of the year at I-30 Speedway looms this Saturday.

“We’ve got good speed right now, if we can just keep our luck going with it we’ll have some good finishes and gain some points.”

As for I-30 Speedway, “I like it when it’s completely dusted off or when there’s a big ol’ curb right around the top,” Reutzel explains. “Maybe a little treacherous getting in, it’s fun that way, you really have to get your elbows up.”

A first-time visit to West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, OK, for the ASCS Sooner Region season-opener on Sunday is tentatively on the docket as well.

2014 Quick Stats: 14 races, 5 top-fives, 9 top-tens, 1 heat race win, 2 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday and ASCS Sooner Region at West Siloam Speedway on Sunday.

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.

 

 

Wins and Track Records Highlight Week For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Another week led to more areas in the country kicking off their sprint car and midget seasons, and that led to more celebrations for KSE Racing Products.

With the World of Outlaws winding down out west, the stars shined brightest at the Calistoga Speedway as Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman both used their new lightweight Black Series KSE Gen2 Steering Gears to pick up impressive wins. Aside from the two of them winning, on both nights of action the top five finishes utilized Gen2 Steering Gears, including an historic Top-3 podium sweep for KKR.

Also noteworthy from Calistoga was Joey Saldana setting the all time track record at the famed Calistoga Speedway as he got into the 15 second bracket using his Black Series Gen2 Steering Gear, HPD Pump, and Sting Ray Wing Valve & Slider.

In ASCS action, Jason Johnson picked up an emotional win with the Gulfsouth Region at the Battleground Speedway. Johnson won a race that was ran in honor of a fallen JJR crewmember. Also picking up regional ASCS wins were Terry McCarl at I 80, and Joshua Williams at the Tucson International Raceway.

Through the Midwest, KSE Power Steering Products notched a handful of wins as Justin Grant won the USAC race at ‘The Burg’, Kody Swanson raced his way to an impressive Silver Crown win at Terre Haute, Russ Hall dominated at Lee County, and Dale Blaney pocketed his 100th career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions triumph by way of his Saturday night win at the Attica Raceway Park.

Though the World of Outlaws have been in California for a month, local tracks are starting to get their season’s started as the World of Outlaws head out, and Andy Forsberg used his KSE Power Steering to grab the lead in lapped traffic on his way to winning Placerville Speedway’s opening night.

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

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

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Baughman Embraces Special Moment During His Career-Best Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 8, 2014) - A special moment capped a spectacular weekend for Josh Baughman.

After wrapping up the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader with another top-10 finish in his Jason Johnson Racing entry, Baughman joined his boss in Victory Lane at Battleground Speedway. The two teams then adorned backwards LA Dodgers hats with the name "Patrick Silva" stitched into them to honor Baughman's crew member who passed away two weeks ago.

"That just shows that we're a team and a family and he's not been forgotten about," Baughman said. "He loved the Dodgers. He always had a Dodgers hat on. We're going to continue racing in his honor."

While Johnson scored the victory during the Patrick Silva Memorial on Saturday, Baughman put together his best career weekend in the 360ci class.

He opened the event on Friday by charging from sixth to a second-place finish in his heat race, which earned him the most points of any driver and a trip to the feature redraw.

"We had a really good car Friday night," he said. "The track didn't have much moisture to it. We were patient and didn't get caught up in anything."

After pulling the No. 6 to start on the outside of the third row for the main event, Baughman battled within the top five for the entire race and waged an epic war with Johnson for fourth place - the final position that locked into Saturday's main event.

"We raced with Jason across the line and he beat us by about a foot to lock into the feature on Saturday night," Baughman said. "Being able to run with Jason and racing to beat the boss is definitely a thrill. That shows all the effort our teams put together. Last year we wouldn't even be able to get up there."

Baughman's fifth-place result was his first top 10 of the season and it gave the team momentum as it headed into the finale on Saturday. However, Baughman was caught up in a crash early in his heat race, which he started on the outside of the third row.

"We had about five restarts in our heat," he said. "On the first three starts we were up to second before we came out of the first turn. On the fourth restart a guy stopped in front of me going into turn one. I plowed into him and it tore my front wing off. I just survived the rest of the race. That thing wouldn't handle."

Baughman's sixth-place finish gave him enough points to lock into the main event starting 15th.

"We rebounded pretty good," he said. "I was just being patient and staying out of trouble. We hugged the tires and picked them off when we had the chance."

Baughman maneuvered to a seventh-place result, which marked his third top 10 of the season.

"This is by far the best weekend I've had in racing in the 360 class," he said. "It's something we are building on. We meet every week after every race and we set goals. The way everything is clicking there is no reason we shouldn't win real soon."

Baughman is taking the next two weeks off before returning to action with the ASCS Lone Star Region on April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and on April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 4 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 5 (6).

April 5 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 7 (15).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"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., Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Compression Generation Services, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Moss Racing Engines 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.

 

 

Amber Balcaen Announces Big Plans for 2014 Season

Winnipeg, Manitoba (04/08/14) - 22-year-old, Amber Balcaen from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is proud to announce that the 2014 season will mark her most ambitious to date as she will pilot both a 360 c.i. and a 410 c.i. Sprint Car for Apex SpeedSports Inc.

"Since I was a little girl it was always my dream to race a Sprint Car," says Balcaen. "After graduating from college with a degree in business management last spring, I realized that 2014 was the year to start making my racing dreams come true."

Balcaen has a background in racing Lightning Sprints for the past few seasons, but was ready to move on to a new challenge. After spending the last eight months in pursuit of sponsorship for 2014, Balcaen was able to solidify a few deals, but not enough to move her in the full-sized Sprint Car ranks.

She notes, "I had some great companies come on board to sponsor me, and I also received $5,000 for making it as one of fifteen finalists in the Champion Spark Plug Search for a Champion contest, but it still left me short of my sponsorship goals."

However, a few weeks ago Balcaen's luck began to change for the better, when she was contacted by Chris and Charlotte Unrau, owners of Apex SpeedSports Inc.

"They asked me what I needed to make the move to Sprint Cars, and we discussed what goals had to be achieved to make it happen," comments Amber. "I'm proud to announce last week that we were able to finalize terms to make this a reality!"

The 2014 season will find Amber piloting the Apex SpeedSports Inc. entry on the full Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) Sprint Car tour. The team will utilize Eagle chassis with power plants prepared by Lou Kennedy Sr., who is Balcaen's 75-year-old, grandfather. Tommy Taylor will serve as crew chief on the entry. When not competing in series action Balcaen will compete at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday nights as well as select events with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Cars, All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCOC) Sprint Cars, and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS).

The start to the 2014 campaign is largely dependent on weather, but right now it looks like the first event will be on Friday, May 2nd at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) with a Weekly Racing Series Event.

"I'm very grateful to the Unrau family and my sponsors for this great opportunity," comments Balcaen. "I look forward to this new challenge, and hopefully I can give back to them for affording me this chance to make my dreams come true."

Balcaen continues to ink sponsorships for the 2014 season so any interested parties are encouraged to please contact the team at sponsorship@apexspeedsports.com. Follow Amber on Twitter and Instagram at www.twitter.com/amberbalcaen10 and find her on Facebook at Amber Balcaen Racing.

In addition a new website is currently being developed by MSR Mafia Marketing Services and will be launched into the cyber world in the coming weeks.

Amber Balcaen would like to thank her marketing partners for the 2014 season, which include Apex SpeedSports Inc., Champion Spark Plugs, CDR, Metalz in Motion, Imrie Demolition, Simpson Race Products, Red Dragon, FK Rod Ends, Kirkey Racing Seats, Hoosier Tire, Weld Wheels, MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

 

 

Owasso Native Daryn Pittman Returns to Oklahoma with World of Outlaws April 25

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (April 8, 2014) - In addition to the electrifying racing, Daryn Pittman has an added reason for his excitement heading into the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 25.

It's only a 45-minute drive for Pittman to arrive at the fast track, which hosts the lone event for the premier sprint car series in Oklahoma this season.

"I always enjoy going to tracks near Oklahoma," said Pittman, who hails from Owasso, Okla. "I have a huge fan base out of the Tulsa area. It's something we look forward to. It was exciting for me to go back and race last year leading the World of Outlaws points and it'll be just as exciting to go back this year as the defending World of Outlaws champion."

Pittman, who estimated he will have an extra dozen family and friends in attendance, finished second in both his heat race and the dash before ending the night with a third-place result last year at Salina Highbanks Speedway en route to earning his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

"I felt like we had a good shot to win the race," he said. "I started on the front row all night long and just lost the starts and ran second in everything. We were right there."

Pittman had similar success during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debut at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011. He won a heat race and placed second in the dash before capping the night with a fourth-place finish in the main event.

Minnesota native Craig Dollansky claimed the feature victory in 2011 and last season.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

WHEN: Friday, April 25

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Check out the O'Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O'Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O'Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O'Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O'Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

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.

 

 

BR Motorsports Score Numerous USAC Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: Drivers using BR Motorsports and King Racing Products had very good weekends especially those running in USAC sanctioned events.

The USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Series kicked their season off at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night and it was Nic Fass putting the JFM King Racing Products Factory Car in victory lane. The JFM entry was stout with their BR Blueprinted MSD Ignition.

On Sunday night it was reigning series champion, Ryan Bernal picking up the win at the Calistoga Speedway. Bernal was aboard the Mike Phulps owned King Racing Products Factory car that was also carrying a BR Blue Printed MSD Igntion.

At the USAC Sprint Car Race at the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana, King Racing Products Factory driver, Justin Grant picked up the big win with his BR Blueprinted MSD Ignition and various BR Motorsports components.

In Terre Haute, IN, longtime BR Customer, Kody Swanson grabbed the lead late in the USAC Silver Crown race, and picked up an impressive victory, while King Racing Products Factory driver, Joshua Williams won the ASCS Southwest race in Tucson, AZ.

In California, Colby Wiesz used various BR Motorsports products to return to his stomping grounds, Marysville Raceway Park, and win their weekly opener on Saturday night.

Join the winning team, and align your team with BR Motorsports and King Racing Products!

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BR MOTORSPORTS- BR Motorsports is the world leader in sprint car technology, and your parts superstore for all of your sprint car and midget needs. Our products continue to help lead drivers to victory lane, and are readily available to you. If you do not already receive our annual super parts catalog, make sure and visit www.brmotorsports.com to sign up today!

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of BR Motorsports happenings and new products by visiting www.brmotorsports.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/brmotorsports, or you can ‘like’ us on facebook at www.facebook.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/BR-Motorsports/410731450055?ref=br_tf.

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A Trip to Williams Grove and Port Royal Up Next for Holtgraver and Hunter Racing;

Earns Top-Five Finish During ‘Spring Nationals’ at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

Pittsburgh, PA (April 8th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will return to sprint car competition this upcoming Friday and Saturday, April 11th & 12th; this time throughout the heartland of Central Pennsylvania. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will make the four-hour tow east to the Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedway's this Friday and Saturday; anxious to do battle with some of the nation's finest 'local' race teams. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will spend the upcoming weekend racing with the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ as a warmup for the fast-approaching UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ late-April swing through Central PA. The UNOH All Stars will be visiting the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, April 25th; followed by a visit to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 26th. Holtgraver is a full-time traveler with ‘America’s Series’ once again 2014.

“We have a few weeks off until our next All Star race so it was in our best interest to travel out east and get some laps” explained Danny Holtgraver, “The PA Posse are the best local competition in the country...every time we go there we learn something from those guys...we visit Williams Grove and Port Royal at the end of the month with the All Stars so I felt it was the right move to go out there before then and get some laps...hopefully our trip to Central PA this weekend allows us to gain a little bit of knowledge and momentum for when we return on the 25th and 26th.”

Up first on the weekend agenda for Danny Holtgraver is a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, April 11th. A ‘regular’ show will be featured at the Mechanicsburg half-mile dirt oval; complete with a full program of ‘410’ and ‘358’ sprint car competition. The second half of the upcoming weekend will consist of a visit to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 12th. The trip to Port Royal will help Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing get ‘dialed-in’ for the upcoming $10,000-to-win/$500-to-start ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ on April 26th sanctioned by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Holtgraver is a former ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ runner-up and always looks forward to returning to the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile.

“I really enjoy going to Port Royal...it’s a big half-mile and we always seem to do pretty well there” said Holtgraver, “Everything seems to be clicking pretty well with this team so hopefully that keeps up...I can’t thank Rob Hunter enough for what he has done for me...everyone involved works really hard...hopefully I can return the favor this weekend and find victory lane.”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver earned a top-five finish at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Saturday evening, April 5th. The former Lernerville Speedway sprint car track champion earned the top-five performance during the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ sanctioned ‘Spring Nationals.’ Holtgraver finished 4th, officially, at the conclusion of the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Dale Blaney, now a 100-time feature winner with the UNOH All Stars, was the $10,000 ‘Spring Nationals’ champion. Danny Holtgraver was a three-time UNOH All Star winner in 2013; finishing third in the final UNOH All Star ‘National’ standings.

“We had a solid night at Attica last Saturday...we were pretty happy” said Holtgraver, “Things went right all night long...we put ourselves in good position all night long and that allowed for a solid finish...to get a top-five at Attica during an All Star program really says something about the effort behind this Hunter Racing team...I can’t thank everyone enough...it’s going to be a great year.”

For more information regarding Danny Holtgraver’s upcoming weekend visit to Central Pennsylvania; please take the time to visit each facility live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com and www.portroyalspeedway.com. News and information, such as gates times and ticket prices, can be found at those locations.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’ during the entire 2014 season. 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 networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights: Finished 4th (A-main) with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park on April 5th. Wins: 0

Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, West View 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 Presented by Westview Motors.’

 

Allstar Performance to sponsor Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Hard Charger Award

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce Allstar Performance will sponsor the Hard Charger award for Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The $100 Allstar Performance Hard Charger Award certificate will be presented to the driver that gains the most positions in main event.

"We are very excited to announce the Allstar Performance Hard Charger Award for the 2014 season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "Allstar Performance offers one of the industry's largest selection of auto racing products, including a great selection of top quality Sprint Car components."

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 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!

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

 

 

Bell Racing USA to support Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased announce Bell Racing USA will award a new Bell GTX.2 Helmet to the 2014 series champion driver in both the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars and non-wing Spec Sprint Cars.

"We are very pleased to have Bell Racing USA join us by providing our Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series 2014 champions with a Bell GTX.2 Helmet," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "The Bell GTX.2 is the helmet of choice for top Sprint Car everywhere." The Bell GTX.2 is an ideal choice for racers competing in open wheel, open compartment, formula, karting or dirt track forms of racing. The Snell SA2010/FIA8858 GTX.2 features sleek aero styling including a front chin gurney and integrated rear wing for enhanced aerodynamic stability at higher speeds. With an ultra-lightweight carbon composite shell and pro-style interior for outstanding comfort, The GTX.2 provides industry-leading performance lap after lap.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

 

 

NOUSE WINS AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WITH LAST LAP PASS, SETS NEW TRACK RECORD AND EXTENDS CENTRAL PA POINT STANDINGS LEAD

Kevin Nouse and the R&R Motorsports #4R car has been very fast this season and Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway was proof of that. Starting 2nd in his heat race, Kevin blasted to the front of the pack and shattered the 10-lap track record by nearly 4 seconds, averaging lap times of 13.9 seconds around the 3/8 mile clay oval.

Kevin then started 7th in the 20-lap feature event. He moved quickly through the field and took over the 2nd position on lap 9. He then ran down leader Chase Dietz on the fast and narrow racing surface to pull off a last lap pass in lapped traffic to take the team's 1st victory of the season

In 3 events ran so far this season, the #4R car has finishes of 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This consistency has them on top of the Central PA 358 Point Standings as well as the Lincoln Speedway point standings. They are also ranked 3rd in the Williams Grove point standings after racing in only 1 event there to date.

Kevin would like to thank the following amazing sponsors for their support and commitment:

Bulls-Eye Express, Jack Gaughen Realtor - Carlisle, Robert Yockin Financial Planner, Highlands' Powersports, Factory Kahne Shocks, Fine Line Auto Body, Thompson's Lawn Care, JL Souders Mechanical, K1 RaceGear, Ultra-Shield Race Products, Nouse Signs & Graphics and Maxim Chassis.

Our next few scheduled events are as follows:

April 11, 2014 - Williams Grove Speedway April 13, 2014 - Susquehanna Speedway Park (tentative) April 19, 2014 - Lincoln Speedway

Please be sure to check for Kevin's latest results on Facebook (Kevin Nouse) or Twitter (@kevinnouse).

 

 

Not The Weekend Hirst Hoped For

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hoping to take the momentum from his third place run with the World of Outlaws a week ago, Kyle Hirst posted a pair of 17th place finishes at the Calistoga Speedway over the weekend.

“We were hoping to build off of how we qualified and ran at Merced, but we just did not seem to have the speed in time trials, and everyone knows how important it is to qualify with these guys,” Hirst said.

Timing his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry in 15th fastest on Saturday night, the light car count put him out of the heat race inversion, as he started and finished fifth in his heat.

Lining up 15th on a track that was very demanding and fast, Hirst lost a position on the start, as he worked around the grueling track. When the feature came to a close, Hirst crossed the stripe in 17th.

“Saturday’s track was really all about track position with how fast it was,” Hirst said. “We got better from time-trials to the feature, but being that far back on a tough track to pass on really puts you in a hole.”

Sunday night greeted teams with a very slick surface and a thick cushion, but Hirst again timed in beyond the inversion as he was 22nd fastest, and ultimately had to come from the LCS.

Running third in the LCS, Hirst lined up for the feature in the 22nd spot, and went to work on the cushion, as he crept his way forward.

With the first 20-laps going nonstop, KH again was able to work his way up to the 17th spot, where he would go on to close his weekend out.

“I love Calistoga, and had a blast running there over the weekend,” he said. “I can’t put my finger on where we are lacking speed, but this team never quits, and I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for standing behind us.”

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-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will run with the World of Outlaws on Friday night in Hanford, CA before beginning their KWS title defense on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Multiple Oswego Race Team Fundraisers Planned for Upcoming Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (April 8, 2014) – A total of four Oswego Speedway race team fundraisers are planned for the upcoming weekend, as the Speedway’s opening day of racing inches closer.

Saturday will feature a total of three team fundraisers spread across Oswego, Fulton, and Palermo.

Novelis Supermodified racers, Double Deuce Racing, will hold their Fan Appreciation Party for driver Pat Lavery and the No. 22 team on Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at 1pm.

The fundraiser will include $10 barbeque dinners, lotto boards, raffles, and entertainment as well as the first ever Deuces Wild Bowling Tournament.

In order to participate in the tournament you will need to register with a partner, and then blind draw to form teams of four when the tournament is complete.

There is a $50 entry fee per pair, which includes bowling and two dinners. Prizes will be awarded.

For further information on the fundraiser and tournament contact Lighthouse Lanes at (315) 342-2695.

Dennis Rupert, pilot of the Rupert Racing No. 99 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super, will hold his annual big money fundraiser at Gorman’s Tavern in Fulton on Saturday at noon.

Rupert’s fundraiser will include $10 chicken dinners featuring a ½ chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw, and a roll. Fans can also purchase just a ½ chicken for $6.

The highlight of the annual Rupert Racing fundraiser is no doubt the big money raffle that will again take place. Tickets for the raffle are $40 a piece, including a free dinner, and only 300 tickets will be sold.

The big money raffle will be drawn at 4pm on Saturday.

For tickets or more information call Rupert Racing at (315) 729-7557 or (315) 532-4304.

The third team fundraiser on Saturday will be for Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super driver Josh Kerr, and his Kerr Racing No. 8 team, to be held at the Driveway Inn in Palermo starting at noon.

Kerr’s fundraiser will provide a steak bake, with $10 pre-sale tickets available by calling (315) 368-5208 or (315) 591-4205. Fans can also purchase pre-sale tickets at the Driveway Inn. Tickets will be $11 at the door.

The Kerr Racing fundraiser will also feature 50/50 raffles and a lotto board.

The final fundraiser of the weekend, to be held on Sunday, is for Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super racer Jon Tesoriero and his Four Sevens Motorsports No. 47 team.

The Tesoriero fundraiser will be held at Woodchuck Saloon in Oswego on Sunday and will begin at noon with a steak bake, raffles, prizes, and a 50/50.

For more information on Tesoriero’s fundraiser you can join his event on Facebook.

On track activity at Oswego Speedway begins Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session running from 1-5pm. Spectators can watch team testing from the grandstands for free.

The Road to the Championship for the Pathfinder Bank SBS series will begin on Saturday, May 3 as a part of the 64th annual opening night special at the Speedway presented by Gater Racing News featuring the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

The Novelis Supermodified season takes the green flag on Saturday, May 10 with the 53rd annual Mitchell’s Speedway Press/Planet Fitness ‘Supermodified Kick-Off’ at the Speedway.

Racing on May 3 and May 10 will begin at 6:30pm, with kids 16 and under admitted free of charge as long as they attend with a paid adult.

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.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Madsen Tough With ASCS Midwest Region

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard a 360ci powered machine for the first time in eight-years, Ian Madsen had a strong weekend with the ASCS Midwest Region at the I 80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE in what was the KCP Racing team’s first weekend with Leonard Lee spinning wrenches, and calling the shots.

“I am pretty happy with how we performed,” Madsen said. “It was our first weekend with Leonard Lee as our crew chief, and my first time in a 360 in eight years, and to finish fourth and sixth is pretty good.”

With weather wreaking havoc on Friday night, the two-night affair was pushed back to Saturday-Sunday, and on Saturday night Madsen kicked his night off with a fourth place finish in heat race action, putting him 11th in points, meaning he would start 11th in the feature event.

Continuing to adjust to the 360ci power plant, Madsen got moving in the feature event, as he began picking up positions as the green-flag waived. Racing around the I-80 Speedway, ‘Dyno’ was able to work his way up to a sixth place finish at the line.

Returning to action on Sunday night, Madsen continued to show speed, as the St Marys, NSW driver rocketed to a heat race win, putting his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply entry on the pole for the feature event.

When the green flag waived, Madsen jumped out to an early lead, with Kevin Swindell hot on his tail. As he quickly got into traffic, he still led the way until the 10th lap, when Swindell was able to get under him.

Hounding Swindell, Madsen kept within striking distance as the laps clicked down, as Danny Lasoski joined the battle.

With Lasoski getting the edge on the Madsen and Swindell, Madsen ran in the second spot as the white flag waived, and went for a huge move on the last lap, and unfortunately it didn’t stick, and he slipped back to a fourth place finish.

“It was great for us to be in contention and up front both nights, after the start to our season we had,” Madsen said. “I have to thank Bret Nehring, and everyone who supports our team for continuing to let me have some fun.”

Ian and his KCP Racing 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 Air 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-22, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in action this weekend at Jacksonville, IL on Friday night at in Burlington, IA on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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Hagar Wins Opening Round of COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series

 

Memphis, Tennessee (04/07/14) – The opening round of COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was held on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas), and it was Marion, Arkansas pilot, Derek Hagar that topped a strong field of 35 entries to claim the victory.

 

Hagar advanced from his third row starting spot to overtake race leader, Justin Sturch, just past the halfway mark to claim the lead.  Once out front he ran away from the pack on his way to the victory with 12th starting Tim Crawley in second.  Terry Gray (started 19th) advanced to a third place, which earned him the Speed Mart, Inc Hard Charger Award.  Early leaders, Justin Sturch and Jerod Roller, rounded out the top five finishers.


COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Series Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It
Updated April 7th, 2014

 

Name

TOTAL

1

Derek Hagar

100

2

Tim Crawley

98

3

Terry Gray

96

4

Justin Sturch

94

5

Jerod Roller

92

6

Marshall Skinner

90

7

Brandon Hahn

88

8

Nic Jenkins

86

9

Morgan Turpen

84

10

AG Rains

82

11

Charlie Louden

80

12

Mathew Bauldwin

78

13

Jacob Pringle

76

14

Johnny Gardner

74

15

Robert Richardson

72

16

Matt Covington

70

17

Zach Pringle

68

18

Matt Ward

66

19

Brandon Hanks

64

20

Dale Howard

62

21

Cody Gardner

40

22

Jordon Mallett

40

23

Cody Howard

40

24

Chris Williams

40

25

Tommy Snellgrove

40

26

Jerry Kamer

40

27

Kevin Hinkle

40

28

Rick Pringle

40

29

Mike Pank

40

30

Samantha Gargus

40

31

Blake Jenkins

40

32

Bubba Jones

40

33

Joe Young

40

34

Howard Moore

40

35

Jan Howard

40

 

The next points event will be held on Saturday, April 19th in what will be the season opener at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas).  For more information on the event please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks.  A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas has claimed the title in each of the first three years.  For 2014 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation.  Each weekly racing series point’s event at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program.  Any special event does not count as a point's event for the series.

 

For 2014 drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money.  Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

 

The final payout for the series will pay ten places, and the minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

 

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:
1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

 

The miniseries is proud to welcome Speed Mart Inc. to the list of contingency sponsors for 2014.  The Burlington, Washington company is dedicated to providing open wheel racing products that combine quality, performance and value.  Speed Mart Inc. will provide a $50 Hard Charger Certificate at each event in 2014 to the driver, who advances the most positions from their starting spot in the feature.  For more information on Speed Mart Inc. please visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com .

 

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals.  The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 6th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 27th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event.  Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 11th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

 

Race fans can also donate money to the point's fund if they so choose.  For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point's fund.  For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .

 

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup  would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Speed Mart Inc., Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

 

 

 

The Mad Man Pockets Sixth and Seventh Place Finishes at Calistoga

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hitting the scenic Calistoga Speedway in California on Saturday and Sunday night, Kerry Madsen scored a seventh place finish on a grueling track on Saturday night, before charging from 16th to sixth on a slick, racy track on Sunday night.

“It was a tale of two tracks over the weekend,” Madsen said. “Saturday night it was fast, tough, and grueling, and on Sunday night you were able to move around, and it was a fun weekend.”

With 28 cars on hand Saturday night, Madsen timed his Keneric Racing/American Racing entry in fourth fastest putting him in the first heat, where he scored a fifth place finish, and transferred to the feature.

On a demanding track, where passing was at a premium, Madsen focused on holding it to the floor and making clean laps, with no mistakes.

Though it wasn’t one of the most exciting nights of racing, the Knoxville, IA resident held strong, as he settled for a seventh place finish.

Back in action on Sunday night, Madsen and his team were greeted with a slick track early, as he timed his EarthEX/GWM Products entry in 16th fastest, but with the low car-count, he missed the three-heat inversion.

Charging from sixth to third in his heat, Madsen transferred to the feature, where he found himself in the eighth row.

With track conditions ideal for passing, ‘The Mad Man’ lived up to his name as he rode the Calistoga cushion, as he carved his way to the front of the field.

Sitting just outside the Top-10 when the caution flew with five to go, Madsen continued to run the cushion, as he clawed his way up to the sixth spot by way of his late pass on Paul McMahan, and he would hold the spot at the finish line.

“Sunday night we really had another awesome racecar,” Madsen explained. “Tyler, Chris, and Brandon really worked hard, and though we missed it a little in time trials, we went forward in our heat and the main. Huge thanks to everyone at Keneric and American Racing for making sure we have awesome equipment.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-4, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team will be in action on Friday night at the Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA before heading south to the Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, CA to close out their California tour.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

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Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

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STEVE KINSER GETS ONE LAST SHOT FOR PERRIS WORLD OF OUTLAWS WIN THIS SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, April 8, 2013) When it comes to most racetracks around the country where the legendary STP World of Outlaws compete, the name “Kinser” sits on top of the all-time victory list. Perris Auto Speedway, “The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” is no different. However, at most tracks the first name of the “Kinser” topping the win list is “Steve.” That is not the story at Perris as the driver with the most World of Outlaws wins there is Steve’s cousin Mark Kinser. In fact, Steve Kinser has never won a main event at the famous Riverside County clay oval. And, Saturday will probably be his last chance as 2014 will be his final full season of chasing the circuit from one end of the country to the other.

The Outlaws first came to Perris Auto Speedway on November 1st, 1996 and Mark Kinser, who retired from racing in 2006, won the main event. In fact, he won the first five World of Outlaw main events ever staged at the track through Halloween night in 1998. Since then the name Kinser has not appeared on the victory ledger at The PAS again. Johnny Herrera, Craig Dollansky, Danny Lasoski (twice), Darryn Pittman (twice), Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana and Jason Meyers have all etched their name on the victory list since Mark Kinser’s last triumph.

Over his amazing career, the 59-year-old from Bloomington, Indiana has won an amazing 20 STP World of Outlaws Series Championships. In addition, the racing grandfather, who will turn 60-years-old in less than two months, has won an incredible 577 WoO main events, but none of them have come at The PAS.

“He has been close with some second place finishes,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “He was leading on the last lap or the next to last lap a few years ago when a lapped car got into him coming off turn two costing him the victory. Needless to say he was not happy and who could blame him? I know as a promoter I am supposed to be impartial, but deep down inside I will be pulling for him on Saturday night.”

For years Kinser, who won an IROC Race at Talladega 20 years ago against a field that included Dale Earnhardt Sr., Dale Jarrett, Al Unser Jr., Mark Martin, Danny Sullivan and Rusty Wallace, has been known to his legion of fans as the “King of the Outlaws.” This year’s season has been dubbed “Salute to The King” as fans bid the racing legend a fond adieu.

While it may be his farewell season, Kinser has let it be known that he is running for the championship and plans on adding to his already record number of wins on the tour. Thus far he has recorded one win in 2014. That victory came at Valusia Speedway Park in Florida in February in his Tony Stewart owned #11 winged sprint car. Heading into this weekend’s event at The PAS, Kinser is seventh in WoO points with a win, four top five and eight top ten’s in the first 10 races of the 2014 campaign.

“I just hope that sometime during the night the entire crowd gets up and gives Steve Kinser a standing ovation for all he has done for the sport of sprint car racing for more than three decades,” Kazarian said. “It is going to be an emotional night for a lot of people as another driver who raced in Southern California at Ascot is stepping aside. Only a handful of drivers who raced there are still competing today. It is sad to think of him not being here the next time the Outlaws come to town as another racing era is coming to an end.”

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will be joining the Outlaws on this historic night that will see the two groups racing together for the very first time. Also, The PAS Senior Sprint Cars, for drivers 45 and older, will be in action. Advance tickets for Saturday’s “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular,” which include a free Outlaws spectator pit pass, are available at the following link http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=424&backurl=default.asp or by calling toll free to: 877 395-8606.

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, 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, McMahon’s RV, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, 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

 

 

Up And Down Night For Haudenschild and Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at the Attica Raceway Park, Jac Haudenschild had an up and down night, as he got off to a great start in the feature event, but late in the race, something went south, and he was relegated to a 19th place finish.

On a track that was surprisingly slick considering the rain and weather the area had received, Haudenschild timed his MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises/Renegade Rentals entry in 24th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race.

Slipping to the second spot when the heat race started, Haudenschild hooked up in an entertaining battle with Tim Shaffer, and in the end he would fall to the third spot, but did make the transfer to the feature event.

Lining up 23rd in the feature event, Haud looked to have a rocket under him for the 40-lap feature event, as he quickly began working his way forward from the back.

Tip toeing around the slick surface, Haud worked his way up to the 12th spot, when the first caution waived on the 10th lap.

When action resumed, Haudenschild didn’t seem to have the same car under him that he started the race with, as he struggled to find grip, and began falling back through the field, losing all of the positions that he had picked up.

Continuing to fight, and search for grip, Haudenschild would slip back to a 19th place finish when all was said and done.

“We were pretty good early in the feature,” he said. “After that yellow I’m not really sure what happened, but we didn’t seem to have the same car we started with. I have to thank Scott and the boys for working hard.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team will make a decision where they will be in action at this weekend within the next day or two, so please stay tuned for an announcement.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4

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Special nightly awards to continue in 2014 with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 8, 2014…The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are pleased to announce that the various nightly incentives, including the fast time award, hard luck award and hard charger award will continue during the 2014 racing season.

Each of the awards will pay $100 cash at all of the 15 Ocean Sprints events this year at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. While Ray Scheidts Electric continues their gracious support of the fast time award, a new company has stepped up to sponsor the hard charger award, with that being familiar San Jose area business High Five Pizza. Back for the second year in a row as partner of the hard luck award is Beer Optics.

Returning for the fourth consecutive year as sponsor of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo fast time award will be Santa Clara County based Ray Scheidts Electric.

Ray Scheidts Electric Inc. is an electrical contracting firm for commercial and industrial projects. Since 1962, they have designed and constructed numerous power and control systems for major companies throughout Santa Clara County and the Bay Area. Ray Scheidts Electric is owned by Rich & Steve Morin and has been the sponsor of the fast time award for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo ever since it was introduced in 2011.

In addition to sponsoring the fast time award Ray Scheidts Electric has also sponsored various teams over the years, including Brad Furr, Keith Day Racing & was also involved with Shane Golobic’s K&N West Series efforts last season. The “Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award” has become a further incentive to drivers and teams, not only for bragging rights, but for the additional cash they can pick up for turning the fastest qualifying lap of the night.

Originally founded to service a handful of small, neighboring customers, Ray Scheidts Electric now sends their truck fleet and dozens of highly qualified electricians throughout the Greater Bay Area on diverse projects for numerous companies. For more information on Ray Scheidts Electric Inc please go to www.rayscheidtselectric.com

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo enters its fifth year of offering the hard charger award and its first under the sponsorship of long-time auto racing supporter Myles McEntee and Hive Five Pizza.

High Five Pizza features two locations in San Jose, which includes Branham & Snell Ave in the Safeway Shopping Center and at the Silver Creek Sportsplex off Hellyer Road in San Jose. High Five at the Plex is in the center of the Silver Creek Complex overlooking the activities. Both locations have plenty of big screen TV's to watch sporting events, with food specialties including Pizza, Sandwiches and Salads.

The High Five at Branham offers BBQ every Wednesday night from 5pm to 9pm, while High Five at the Silver Creek Sportsplex offers Prime Rib dinner every Thursday night from 5pm to 9pm. The company also does fantastic catering under the name “Catering by Five.”

High Five Pizza has been a long-time supporter of San Jose area sports, including motorsports, which it has used to help market the brand. Owner Myles McEntee is excited to partner with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo on the hard charger award. “We’re happy to support the Ocean Sprints this season by being able to step in and place our name on the hard charger award. High Five Pizza and Sprint Car racing have gone hand in hand, so it really is a perfect match for all involved.”

More info on High Five Pizza & Catering by Five can be found at http://hi5catering.com/main.html

The hard luck award is back in 2014 with the support of Jason & Jeremy Chisum promoting Beer Optics. The “Beer Optics Hard Luck” award will go to the driver during the night that is deemed to have had that roughest of them all. The Chisum brothers & Beer Optics are partnering up with the award again to try and benefit the small budget teams who have trouble during the night. More info on the Beer Optics line of Sports Goggles & Eye Wear can be found at www.beeroptics.com

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will kick-off the 2014 season on Friday April 18 with the first of 15 scheduled events this year.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm on Friday April 18 with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $15 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt's Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com

 

 

Kaeding Hard Charger at ‘Stoga

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding continued his hard charging ways at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA as the San Jose, CA driver gained a combined 18 positions in both feature events.

“It has kind of been the norm for us to struggle early, and really turn it on later in the night, which is not where we want to be, but it’s a testament to how hard my team works on a nightly basis,” Kaeding said.

On a super fast track on Saturday night, Kaeding was on the tight side in time trials, as he timed his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle machine in 19th fastest.

On a very narrow and heavy track in heat race action, TK got everything he could out of his machine as he powered his way from his fourth row starting spot, to finish fourth, and transfer to the feature event.

With the track still staying pretty heavy for the feature event, TK went out and did what many struggled to do, and that was pass cars.

Lining up 19th in the A, Kaeding hooked up with a tough battle with Jonathan Allard, as the two of them started in the 10th row, and moved forward.

Battling with Allard for most of the race, TK was still able to move forward as he got past Jason Meyers, and David Gravel.

Taking advantage of a late restart, Kaeding was able keep Allard at bay as he battled with Steve and Kraig Kinser, but as the checkered fell, Kaeding crossed the stripe in the 12th spot.

Back in action on Sunday night, the track was slick early, and Kaeding timed his machine in 19th fastest.

Heat race action saw Kaeding have engine woes, and his team was forced to change power-plants prior to the B Main.

Lining up second in the B, Kaeding lost the drag race into turn one to Swindell, and held on to his second place finish, as he felt his machine out, to get it ready for the feature event.

Lining up 19th in the feature again, Kaeding put his machine on the ragged edge, as he rode the thick, sticky cushion as he fought his way forward.

In 20-non stop laps to open the race, TK was able to work his way up to the 12th spot, and on the restart, the San Jose, CA driver made some big moves, as he found himself eighth at the stripe, and with his second Hard Charger award of the weekend.

“Our guys worked hard all weekend, and we continued to get better through the night, both nights,” TK said. “Hopefully we can get to Hanford, and Perris this weekend and put ourselves in a better spot early, and get this thing into victory lane.”

Tim 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 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: TK and his Roth Motorsports team will be in action on Friday night at the Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA and at the Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, CA on Saturday.

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MOTTER MOTORSPORTS AND HE&M SAW TO PAY TRIBUTE TO WORKSHOPS FOR WARRIORS VETERANS AT PERRIS

PERRIS, Calif. (April 8, 2014) -- Motter Motorsports and associate sponsor HE&M Saw will host veterans from Workshops for Warriors at the World of Outlaws So Cal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday, April 12.

Workshops for Warriors is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in manufacturing careers. HE&M Saw supports Workshops for Warriors and has donated HEMSAW metal cutting band saws to the vocational training program.

“Workshops for Warriors has been very successful in their mission and we are privileged to help support our vets,” said Bob Foster, HE&M Saw’s service manager. “These Americans have served their country and it is rewarding to be involved with a program that helps those who have served our country learn a trade and give them an opportunity to find employment and contribute to the community.”

To date, Workshops for Warriors has had 96 veterans graduate with 100 percent job placement. There are currently 276 vets in training. You can visit their website at www.wfwusa.org for more information.

“To help draw attention to this worthwhile program and to honor the vets that will be joining us at Perris, we will be displaying the Workshops for Warriors logo on our car and will give them name entitlement,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Our car will be known as the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Workshops for Warriors Beltline Body Shop 71M .”

Three U.S. Marine Corps vets and one United States Navy Retired veteran will have the opportunity to visit with the Motter team and driver Joey Saldana.

Lyle Palm, 54, United States Navy Retired, is Dean of welding and fabrication at Workshops for Warriors. James Kench III, 23, and Paul Filler, 24 are instructors at the San Diego organization and Mike Casey, 23, who stepped on an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan, is a teacher’s assistant.

“These hard working men will have a backstage pass to watch our team in the heat of our sprint car battle,” said driver Joey Saldana. “We want to make them proud and we will pour every ounce of effort into our performance in Perris to help honor them for their contributions to our country. After all, they fought for our freedom, and because of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Services, we are able to enjoy doing the things we love to do.”

Saldana drove to victory at Perris Auto Speedway in 2012. Last year he was the No. 2 qualifier and finished sixth in the A-Main.

“It would be a perfect Hollywood script ending to win the race and have the vets celebrate with us in victory circle,” said a determined Saldana. “I’m going for the Hollywood ending.”

 

 

Jacksonville Speedway to kick off MOWA season after postponement

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (April 07, 2014)  With the postponement of the planned season opener for the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Caseys General Stores, focus has turned to what was supposed to be scheduled night number two at Jacksonville Speedway, Friday, April 11.

Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Ill., kicks off the weekend with what has turned into the series season opener. The $2,000 to win event will be hosted at the most often visited facility in the series history.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series present by Casey?s General Stores has made 12 stops at the track through its previous three seasons, with eight different winners in those 12 events. Only Jimmy Hurley, Danny Smith and Brian Brown have more than one series win at the track. Hurley has three wins, with his most recent coming June 14, 2013. Brown won the last series race there, October 12, 2013, taking the season finale.

Friday?s event is the first of five scheduled stops for the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey?s General Stores at Jacksonville Speedway in 2014. Other dates at the venue include May 23, Illinois Sprint Week July 25, Sept. 12 and Season Championship Night Oct. 11.

Friday?s event is slated to have pit gates open at 3 p.m., practice at 6:15 p.m. and racing beginning at 7 p.m. General admission is $20 for adults, $7 for students (11-18), and Free for kids 10 and under.

For more information about this event and other upcoming events for the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey?s General Stores visit www.midwestopenwheel.com. Also, you can visit www.jacksonvillespeedway.com for more information about this event and others at Jacksonville Speedway.

Follow the series on Twitter at @mowasprints and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestopenwheel.

 

 

MOWA slated for 34 Raceway stop, Saturday, April 12

MIDDLETOWN, Iowa (April 7, 2014)  The second show of a two night weekend for the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Caseys General Stores roars into 34 Raceway, Middletown, Iowa, Saturday, April 12th.

The series makes its eighth stop in the sanctions history at the fast 3/8ths mile speedway, where Danny Lasoski has won four of the previous seven races. In fact, Lasoskis only series wins have come at 34 Raceway, including two in a row during at two-day show in September of 2013.

Other winners at the track include Terry McCarl, who won in 2011, Danny Smith, in 2012, and Ian Madsen who won the series? first stop at the track last year. That night, Madsen won every race he was entered in, on his way to a dominating feature win.

The event is expected to see some travelers stop in, possibly including some Knoxville regulars, with the show paying $3,000 to win, and $250 to start for the 22-car field. Among those confirmed by the racetrack is long time veteran Craig Dollansky.

General admission will be $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes will be $35, with pit gates opening at 3:30 p.m., registration open at 4 p.m. and hot laps at 6 p.m. Time trials are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., with heat races to follow.

For more information about this event and other upcoming events for the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey?s General Stores visit www.midwestopenwheel.com.

Also, you can visit www.34raceway.com for more information about this and others races at 34 Raceway.

Follow the series on Twitter at @mowasprints and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestopenwheel.

 

 

Brian Brown – Strong weekend in Napa Valley for BBR

(Bill W) April 7, 2014 – With the rough west coast trip for the Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team, a second place finish Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway in California was a welcome reprieve. The World of Outlaws finish up their California swing this weekend at King’s Speedway in Hanford on Friday, and the Perris Speedway on Saturday.

Getting back on the half-mile at Calistoga must have been a relief. You qualified third quick.

With the new format, you need to qualify in the right spot, and with three heats, third quick put us in a position to lock ourselves in the Dash. On the half-mile, we’ve been great with Charlie Garrett engines and Maxim Chassis and Saturday was no different. We were still two-tenths off of Joey (Saldana), but we were right there with the rest of the field. We need to keep working to try to cut into Joey's two-tenths.

You were able to lock yourself into the Dash through the heat (finishing 4th), and you started on the front row outside.

(Donny) Schatz and I were up front. I just couldn’t quite get him cleared on the start. We kind of fell in line from there. I felt if we were somewhere up front for the A with a shot at the clean air, that we’d be o.k.

It sounded like the track was a rough one.

The track was narrow. They had a lot of rain on Thursday. Realistically, they did a good job of getting the event in. I think most tracks would have canceled with having to blade the track and do all the things they needed to do to it. It was a sloppy mess for a while. My hat’s off to the Abreu and Stadelhofer families for getting things ready. They had a great crowd both days, and that was good for them too.

You jumped out to the early lead in the feature.

We were able to get Schatz at the start and get the lead. Clean air is such a big thing now with these racecars with the way the tires are now. If you are fifth on back, it’s like an unruly bull. It’s just not fun to drive, and it’s tough to pass. There are a lot of drivers scratching their heads that have been at this a lot longer than me. I would like to see them go back to a RR tire that grows sometime soon. I think that would make the racing better throughout the field.

What was the ride like up front?

We kept our nose clean, but it was like a 140 mile per hour rodeo. The holes were so treacherous, and they were hard to see. You just had to keep your wheels spinning to get through them. I hooked one of the holes wrong, and that allowed Brad Sweet by us. I kind of fell in line, and he did the same thing and we were able to get back by. The same thing happened one more time and Brad got back by. I felt like I had a shot at him with a couple laps to go, it just didn’t work out. Our car was so good in clean air. We just got a little tight when we got to traffic. At the end of the day Brad did what he had to do and we got beat.

Even though, you fell a little bit short of winning, finishing second had to give you some confidence.

For the month we had had, it was testament to the whole crew: Chad Morgan, Zac Thomas and Beau Stewart. They have worked so hard putting cars back together and plugging away and not getting negative when the cards were down. All of our partners stuck beside us when we had some bad luck also. It’s been a rough month where we’ve tore things up, we’re not getting results and I haven’t felt the best in the world. Second felt a little bit like a win for us.

On Sunday, you came back with another solid qualifying effort, fifth quick.

The good thing with the new format is being fifth quick, you’re going to start eighth instead of twelfth. We were able to get through the heat (starting and finishing third).

You started outside of row four for the main event.

We struggled a bit in the A. It seems when you get out of line and try to pass someone, you get passed. Without that clean air, you are just hanging on. I think it shows with the guys who have qualified in the right spots and keep their nose clean…they are finishing up front. We lost a couple of spots on the start and we kind of rode there in ninth. I tried to be a hero on a restart with about four to go, and I got it up on two wheels. I lost four spots right there and we ended up 13th.

This marks your last weekend with the Outlaws, and you go to King’s Speedway Friday and Perris on Saturday.

We were able to win the 360 race at Hanford last year. It seems to get slick there from time to time, and that’s what we’re hoping for to put on a good show for the fans. We’ve got some FVP customers coming to Perris, so we’re looking forward to putting on a good show for them as well. Two more nights and we’re headed back to the Midwest. We’re looking forward to getting back to the Knoxville and having some fun there.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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FVP: www.fvpparts.com

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Brian won sixteen races in 2013. His wins came with five sanctions: ASCS, Rebel Cup, Knoxville Championship Cup Series, JSTS and MOWA, and seven states: Arizona, California, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and Texas.

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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.

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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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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!

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

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

 

 

Starks Picks Up 8th-Place Result in Debut at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 7, 2014) - Trey Starks enjoyed his first-ever visit to Port Royal Speedway and for good reason.

Starks took to the fast half-mile oval quickly and he recorded a top-10 result for the second straight week against the Pennsylvania Posse last Saturday.

"Port Royal is a really cool track," he said. "It's really fast. It kinda reminded me of a Williams Grove Speedway and Knoxville Raceway combined because of the big, wide, fast corners. It got real slick so you had to really be on top of your throttle control and be on top of your driving."

Starks charged from sixth to third place in his heat race to earn the final spot in the feature redraw.

"We got a pretty good start and I used a lot of what you use at Knoxville, using a lot of brake and throttle at the same time," he said. "We were really fast. I got the last redraw spot and I was the last person to draw and I didn't even have to draw. They left me the No. 1, which was pretty cool."

Starks pulled the No. 1 to be given the pole position for his first main event at Port Royal Speedway. However, the car was slightly off in the 25-lap feature.

"We just weren't on top of the setup," he said. "It's a shame we had to give up that No. 1 spot, but it was a big learning deal. We definitely know what we had wrong and what we need to change. We couldn't get off the corner as good as everybody else. You just lost all your speed."

Starks salvaged an eighth-place result, which marked a top 10 for the second consecutive week.

"That would have been a huge win, but I'll take another top 10," he said. "The great thing about Pennsylvania is everybody is willing to help out. Everybody appreciates racing."

Starks will compete this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., which rained out last weekend, and at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday. He will conclude the weekend by making his first-career appearance at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 8 (1).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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Starks has men's and women's long-sleeve shirts, t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends.

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 and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

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Spring Speed Event Saturday at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (April 7, 2014) – With the season opening event successfully in the books in front of a packed house, action continues at Canyon Speedway Park with this Saturday night’s Spring Speed Event atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Following an open practice on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s Spring Speed Event features the IMCA Modifieds along with Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Renegades and Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s action fires off at 7:00 p.m.

After topping four of six Winter Challenge events, Ricky Thornton, Jr., added another CSP score in the IMCA Modified ranks during Copper on Dirt action to take the early points lead ahead of defending track champion Jason Noll and Logan Drake.

Ty Weidner is out to the early lead in the Pure Stock ranks while the Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Renegades and Dwarf Cars take to the track for the first time in 2014.

Jason Noll is the defending IMCA Modified winner of the Spring Speed Event while Josh Shipley topped the Challenge Cup Sprint Cars last year.

Tickets for Saturday’s CSP Spring Speed Event are just $15, with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling 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/.

Discounted CSP season passes are also available by calling the track office. Season ticket packages can be viewed at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/season-passes/.

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.

 

 

DCRP Season Opener on Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 7, 2014) – The engines fire to life as the green flag officially flies for the first time of the Dodge City Raceway Park season with this Saturday night’s season opener that features a full card of championship chase action.

Saturday’s kickoff that includes IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars on the 3/8-mile clay oval along with Hornets on the inner asphalt oval gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

The opening leg of the championship chase on Saturday is the first of a dozen scheduled events for the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds with eleven nights of action on tap for IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars and nine nights of Hornet competition.

The complete 2014 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park encompasses 15 nights with special events including the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown, a returns of Late Models with a MARS vs. NCRA Showdown, the Steve King Memorial, the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Freedom Tour and four URSS Sprint Car stops that bolster the track’s thrilling championship chase action.

Austin Allen reigns as the defending IMCA Modified track champion after edging Jesse Smith and Ryan Heger in a hard-fought battle for the 2013 crown. Jon Herring, Jr., and Kevin Gray rounded out the top five in points.

Woodward’s Jeff Kaup captured the 2013 IMCA Sport Modified title, Billy Phelps topped the IMCA Stock Car ranks, Dustin Walker claimed Thunder Car honors and Jarett Lunow reigned supreme in Hornets.

Tickets to Saturday’s season opener at Dodge City Raceway Park are just $10 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

Season passes are also available for all 13 nights of DCRP competition (excluding the World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown in July) for just $140. Contact the track at 620-225-3277 for Season Passes. World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown tickets for July 4-5 may be purchased in advance at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=129.

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.

 

 

Tracy Hines Finishes Second in Silver Crown Season Opener at Terre Haute

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 7, 2014— Setting fast time, leading a lap and finishing in the runner-up position is not too bad of a way to start a new season. That was the formula that Tracy Hines used for the opener of the 2014 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series campaign at the Terre Haute Action Track in his home state of Indiana on Sunday, April 6.

Hines took the green flag for the Sumar Classic from the pole, with outside front row starter and eventual winner Kody Swanson, taking the lead at the drop of the green. A number of cautions plagued the early stages of the race, with Hines getting shuffled back to fourth at one point. Hines used a strong restart on lap-35 to gain a couple of spots and took the lead on 37th circuit from Chris Windom, who led lap-36, with Swanson retaking the top spot again on the very next circuit.

The native of New Castle, Ind., got another run on Swanson on the 40th lap and was just about to take the lead when the caution flag flew, putting the latter back on the point. Strong restarts the rest of the way cemented the race for Swanson, who lapped all the way up to fourth-place.

The runner-up finish for Hines, who pilots the Chevy-powered Hugh Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast for Lightfoot Racing, was his second straight top-five with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series at the Terre Haute Action Track. He is currently second in points, just three markers behind Swanson. The next scheduled event for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series is the USAC Hall of Fame Classic on May 17, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Hines opened the Sumar Classic by turning the fastest lap in time trials of the 21 entries at the half-mile, stopping the clock at 21.112-seconds. That put him on pole for the 100-lap event at the historic half-mile.

The veteran driver kicked off the weekend on Saturday, April 5, at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in The Carolina Nut Co. DRC. Hines finished third in the second heat race to earn a spot in the 30-lap main event, after qualifying 22nd of the 42 entries in time trials. The 2002 series champion suffered a DNF (Did not finish) in the A-Feature and was scored 19th. He is currently seventh in points, just 29 markers out of the top-five. The next Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio.

Hines returns to action this coming weekend at Kokomo Speedway in his home state of Indiana, for the running of the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, Hugh Brothers, Midwest Sheet Metal 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.

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.

 

 

XXX Drivers Ring Up Wins in PA, OK

4/7/14

Wet weather wrecked race plans for many drivers across the country this past weekend, but Team XXX still pulled through with wins in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Jim Siegel picked up an XXX chassis over the winter and picked up a win this past weekend at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. Fred Mattox has been a consistent winner over the past couple of seasons, and found himself with an April victory at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK. Teams choosing XXX chassis are off to a hot start in North America, and it isn’t too late for you to join them in victory lane! Find the dealer nearest you at www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925.

Central Pennsylvania provides the toughest weekly 410 racing competition you’ll find, with as assembly of talent and great equipment that stacks up against even the highest profile traveling series. So when a driver picks off an early season victory after a chassis change, people take notice. Jim Siegel put Central PA on notice on Saturday night, with a wire to wire win at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Citing his great car speed, Siegel was only slowed by slower traffic after starting on the pole en route to claiming the victory in the team’s new XXX chassis.

After visiting the proverbial pay window seven times in 2013, Fred Mattox is cashing his first big check of the 2014 season after a victory this past Saturday night. Running in the Championship Sprints division at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK, Mattox parlayed a third place finish in his heat into a victory in the main event in his XXX Sprint Car over 16 other competitors.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Learns During ASCS Midwest Region Test at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. used his weekend off from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to tackle a track he has struggled with in the past.

Bruce Jr. ventured to I-80 Speedway for the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, which served as a test for when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competes at the big oval in September for the Midwest Fall Brawl.

"That is a place we've struggled at and we learned a lot last weekend," Bruce Jr. said. "All in all, the weekend wasn't horrible. I felt like we made some gains on our car. At the same time I expect to do better than what we did."

Bruce Jr. was hampered by a high pill draw both nights, which started him near the back of his heat race on the tricky track.

On Saturday, he maneuvered from seventh to fifth place in his heat race before ending fourth in the B Main. That earned him a transfer to the main event, which he started 18th.

"We got going fairly decent," he said of the feature. "The track took rubber early. We just rode around in the rubber for the most part. At the end of the race I noticed everybody getting a lot lazier getting through the corners. With about four to go I moved up a lane and I was able to pass four cars in the last lap and a half."

Bruce Jr. rallied to post an eighth-place result.

Sunday's race started similar to the opener as Bruce Jr. finished sixth in his heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. He then placed second in the consolation to transfer to the feature. After starting on the outside of the eighth row, Bruce Jr. advanced to an 11th-place finish.

"Unfortunately we started in the back all night and the race track ended up taking rubber again," he said. "It was tough to pass and we couldn't really get anything done. Turns three and four were rubber all the way through. Turns one and two were rough getting in, but coming out of turn two there was quite a bit of rubber."

Bruce Jr. will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 8 (18).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

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 - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past 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.

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.

 

 

Graves Motorsports Focusing on Creating a Neutral Setup

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (April 7, 2014) - Graves Motorsports is in a selective experimentation stage regarding race setups.

Driver Kolt Walker is working toward perfecting a neutral setup that the team can use at any track.

"We're trying to get something to where each track doesn't have its own setup," he said. "You can have a neutral setup and then just fine-tune it at each race."

The team has made changes to its shock program and have worked with different torsion bar combinations in addition to fixing the steering issues that the program has battled with last season and during the season opener last month.

"We made a pretty big shock change," Walker said. "We've been on gas shocks forever. We tried to take some of the gas pressure out of our shocks trying to get more feel in the race car when the track goes to slick, smooth conditions. We pretty much have a handle on it when it's earlier in the night or the track is faster and rougher."

The team will return to action during the ASCS Lone Star Region doubleheader on April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and on April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas.

"I think we're on the right trail and I'm excited to try the new ideas at Lubbock Speedway in a couple of weeks," Walker said.

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KoltWalkerRacing.com

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Graves Motorsports is searching for additional partners to be able to compete for the ASCS Lone Star Region championship in 2014. For more information about supporting the team, e-mail Kolt at KoltWalker@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Two Hands Down Massage Therapies

Two Hands Down Massage Therapies was established in 1996 by Tammy Walker. The business, which originated in Kermit, Texas, is now located in Graham, Texas. Two Hands Down Massage Therapies specializes in therapeutic services, which include neuromuscular therapy, micro-current electrotherapy and post rehabilitation as well as equine massage therapy working with the horse industry. The business also works with sports-related injuries and stroke victims as well offering basic massages, such as deep tissue and hot stone massages.

"For some of my injuries that I've had in the past, I've had Two Hands Down Massage Therapies use the micro-current therapy, which cut my healing time in half," Walker said. "I've also used the standard massages to keep me loose and help me feel well."

Graves Motorsports would also like to thank A-Rock Materials, Advantage Homes, John and Stefanie Haley, Briley Trucking, Greg and Samantha Boyle, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Astro Titanium, KSE Racing Products, Day Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Factory Kahne, Wilwood Brakes, Shell Shock, Sparco, Winters Performance Products, A-Line Auto Parts, KRS Fabrications, Precision Body Works Inc. and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Sammy Swindell Searching for a Tenth

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell is continuing to show improvement with the Big Game Treestands team.

"We've been making gains since the second night at Tulare," he said. "It's about just putting it all together. It's tough to find that tenth of a second that you need. The cars are so close. Our whole package - motors, cars, everything - needs to get just a little bit better. We're not looking for a half a second now. We're looking for a tenth of a second."

Swindell tackled the scenic Calistoga Speedway last Saturday and Sunday during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series doubleheader, which began on a fast track last Saturday after rain soaked the track the previous night.

"Saturday night we had a pretty good run," Swindell said.

The Big Game Treestands car timed in sixth quickest during qualifying and finished third in the heat race to advance to the main event on the one-lane track.

"We had a pretty good car most of the night," he said. "There wasn't much of a race track. It never moved up much. I lost a couple of spots when I tried to move up to go around somebody. Instead of passing them I got messed up and lost a couple of spots. It was pretty difficult getting through it."

After starting on the inside of the fifth row and losing a couple of positions in the opening laps, Swindell rebounded to post a ninth-place result. It was his fourth top 10 of the season.

The team returned to Calistoga Speedway on Sunday. However, the night got off to a rough start as Swindell had a right rear tire go flat in the middle of his qualifying attempt after rubbing the wall exiting turn four. He was unable to complete his second qualifying lap and ended 17th quickest.

Contact at the start of his heat race knocked Swindell out of the racing line and he finished with a seventh-place result, which was one position out of locking into the 30-lap main event. He then powered the Big Game Treestands car to the Last Chance Showdown victory to transfer to the main event, which he started 17th.

"I felt like we were fast," he said. "There just wasn't any place to go. The track was kind of difficult to pass. It seemed like we were in traffic most of the race. A couple of times I tried to go around somebody and we'd get caught out and lose a spot or so. Toward the end we were definitely better."

Swindell picked up a handful of positions on a restart with five laps remaining to claw toward the top 10. However, his right rear tire began to lose air in the final two laps and Swindell held on for a 12th-place finish.

"At least we got two finishes instead of like the previous two weeks with DNFs," he said. "We were able to learn some stuff."

Swindell and the Big Game Treestands team will race this Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and this Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the SoCal Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (9).

April 6 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (17).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the SoCal Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Big Game Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Big_Game_TS

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

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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

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

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

TRAIL CAMERAS -

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

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.

 

 

Bergman Captures First Victory of the Season at Battleground Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 7, 2014) - Seth Bergman captured his first victory of the season during a benchmark weekend at Battleground Speedway.

Bergman led the final 22 laps to claim the ASCS Gulf South Region opener last Friday before nearly sweeping the weekend with another dominant performance on Saturday.

"It was the weekend I've been waiting to happen," he said. "We finally got the first win. As fast as we've been all year, just to put a night together is great. Everything went right."

On Friday, Bergman won his heat race from the pole position, which earned him enough points to advance to the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 to start the 25-lap main event on the outside of the second row.

"The track took rubber earlier in the night and the track crew did a good job to rework it," he said. "I knew I was going to have to make big moves early in case that rubber came back. My mentality was to go hard and try to get the lead early. I took a chance and went to the middle of the race track and it ended up working."

Bergman powered to the lead on Lap 4 and then held on to the top spot in thick traffic for the remainder of the main event.

"It was a good race," he said. "I feel like in the open track we kind of distanced them a little bit. It was tough racing traffic. We were probably side by side, wheel to wheel for the lead a couple of times, but I never got passed."

The win locked Bergman into Saturday's feature redraw, during which he plucked the No. 1 to start on the pole.

"We got the jump and I got through traffic the whole race until the end," he said. "The race got to where it was on the bottom at the end. I was trying to open my corner entry up and I made one mistake. I opened my entry too much and Jason (Johnson) plugged the hole and I couldn't get back to the bottom."

Bergman dropped from the lead to third place in that corner with a handful of laps remaining. He ended with a third-place result, which was his third top five of the season.

"That's a tough one to swallow," he said. "I let lapped traffic get the best of me. Those are the races to really learn something."

Bergman is slated to compete this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and on Sunday at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., with the ASCS Sooner Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

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

April 5 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Sunday at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., with the ASCS Sooner Region

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 -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Based in Burlington, Wash., SpeedMart is a leading sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts distributor. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart has been helping me pretty much since I started sprint car racing when I was 16-years-old," Bergman said. "I'm proud to have SpeedMart Owner Barry Martinez on the car. He's great to work with and treats us like gold. It's nice to be involved with people who are passionate about racing."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Print Place, ASI Racing Engines, Young Tools 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.

 

 

Croft 5th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting a rough start to his 2014 season behind him, Willie Croft headed to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and scored a fifth place finish.

“We had a rough couple of nights to start the year, and to finally have a night where we avoided issues was nice,” he said. “We were able to try some things, some worked out, and some didn’t, but I think we learned.”

With 30-cars on hand for the tracks season opening event, Croft timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt entry in fourth fastest, putting him in the second row of the 4th heat race.

Gaining a position at the start of the race, Croft would finish in the third spot, and moved on to the feature event, where he lined up fifth for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Croft held his own, as the top-five raced close during much of the night.

Mixing it up with Steven Tiner, Andy Forsberg, and Andy Gregg, Croft searched around the speedway to try and get some separation, but he remained in a tight battle.

As the race continued to click off, traffic became thick, and Croft was careful in slower traffic, as he chased after Gregg and Tiner.

Continuing to hold his own, Croft would end his night with a fifth place finish.

“It was an okay night,” he said. “I think we are slowly getting there, and hopefully we can come out strong on Saturday night with the King of the West Series during our opening event with them.”

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-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Croft will return to action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the opening event with the King of the West Series.

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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Gregg Continues String Of Top-Five Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he started on the pole, and was unable to pick up his second win of the year, Andy Gregg and his team continue to flex their muscles, as Gregg picked up his fifth Top-Five finish in as many starts.

“We missed it a little in the feature, and lost some spots, but we put ourselves in great position all night,” Gregg said.

Taking to his home track, Placerville Speedway, for their season opener, Gregg timed the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto Car entry in third fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race, where he would finish in the third spot.

Finding his machine on the pole for the 25-lap main event, Gregg slipped to the second spot, as he chased after early leader, Matt Peterson.

With a trio of strong cars behind him, Gregg fought his Carrol Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards entry, as he slipped back to the third spot as Andy Forsberg was able to get by him.

Hanging in the third spot for much of the race, Gregg battled with Matt Peterson hard for the second spot as the laps clicked down.

As he battled with Peterson, Steven Tiner entered the fray, as he was able to get both drivers, as Gregg continued to go after Peterson.

When the checkered flag flew, Gregg came up a little short for the third spot, and settled for the fourth spot.

“It is never a good feeling to go backwards when you start on the front row, but it is part of the sport,” Gregg said. “We were just a little off, and got beat by some better cars. I have to thank this entire team for working hard, and hopefully next weekend we can be a couple spots better.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carrol 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 will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night aboard the Russell Motorsports No. 14R.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg16x.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, both pre and post race, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen Media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team’s needs.

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Tiner Storms To Second At Placerville Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a late decision to compete at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Steven Tiner put together a late charge to score a second place finish.

“We had a really good car, and really got rolling late in the feature,” Tiner said. “Congrats to Andy Forsberg on the win, and were a little disappointed with second, but that was a fun race.”

Timing in his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems No. 94 entry in 14th fastest, Tiner went on to score heat race win, and put his machine in the third row for the feature event.

Problems on the start of the race saw the outside pole sitter lose the handle, and on the second attempt at the start, Tiner slipped back to the fifth spot, as he chased after Willie Croft and Andy Forsberg.

As the track got more racy as the laps clicked off, Tiner hooked up in a dog-fight between Willie Croft and Andy Forsberg.

Moving into the fourth spot, Tiner came alive late in the race, as he was able to get past Andy Gregg for third, as he chased after Forsberg and Peterson.

With Forsberg moving to the lead on the 16th lap, Tiner pressured Peterson for the second spot.

Getting into the second spot with five laps remaining, Tiner closed in on Forsberg in lapped traffic, and was able to get alongside of him, as the laps clicked down, and as the checkered waived, Tiner settled for the second spot.

“The track got better and better as the race wore on, and really allowed for some great racing,” Tiner said. “I have to thank all of my guys for busting their buts on this car all night, and hopefully we can keep rolling like this.”

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-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tiner is unsure of his next race, but he his hoping to be in action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

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Forsberg Scores Win No. 1 With F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking off the season at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg did it in style, as he parked his F&F Racing machine in victory lane in front of the capacity crowd.

“Last year we got off to a slow start up here, and turned it on towards the end of the year, so to win opening night is pretty huge, and our whole team is excited,” Forsberg said.

Lining up sixth in the feature event, Forsberg was strategic in his march to the front as he slowly worked his way to the front, getting past Steven Tiner, Andy Gregg, and Willie Croft, as he set his sights on race-long leader, Matt Peterson.

Using the always thick Placerville Speedway cushion, Forsberg used his momentum off of turn four to propel his Lucas Oil/Pit Stop USA/RPI entry around Peterson on the 16th lap.

In the midst of heavy lapped traffic, and a right rear tire that was losing air, Forsberg had his hands full for the final few laps, but in the end, the reigning track champ, was able to pull into victory lane.

“Looking at this huge crowd, it’s nice to see people didn’t forget how exciting this place is on a weekly basis,” he said in victory lane, “I love racing here, and hope we continue to get huge crowds. I also have to thank everyone on this team for working so hard, and getting us a very good car.”

In preliminary action, Forsberg timed in 12th fastest, and won his heat race.

F&F Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Pit Stop USA, HRP, CRV, Inventory Sales, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Wilwood, and Kaizer Wheels, K&N, Roseville Precision, Austism Speaks, FK Rod Ends, and PT Shocks for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team will return to action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-1, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on the F&F Racing team please click over to www.fnfracing.com, or follow them on twitter @FNFRacingX1.

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13th in ‘Stoga For Allard

PETERSEN MEDIA- In two nights of action at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA, Jonathan Allard surged his way from 20th to 13th on Saturday night, before he lost power late in the feature on Sunday.

“It is not the start of the year that we were hoping for, but racecar wise we are starting to find where he need to be, now we have to work on putting complete nights together,” Allard said.

With throttle issue keeping him out of Saturday night hot-laps, Allard’s first laps at speed on the track were in time-trials, and he timed his Tri-C Machine/BR Motorsports/K&N Products entry in 20th fastest.

Going to work on his entry for his heat race, Allard started an finished in the seventh spot on a very narrow and fast race track.

Lining up second in the LCS, ‘JA’ settled into the second spot as the race got underway, and took the transfer into the feature into the feature event, where he lined up in the 10th row with Tim Kaeding.

When the race got underway, Allard and TK began battling each other, but as they battled, the duo was able to gain spots on the track, which was no easy task on Saturday.

As they exchanged positions, they inched closer to the Top-10.

Continuing to move forward, Allard was able to get under Jason Meyers and David Gravel, as he soon saw the Kinser family on the horizon.

Battling with the Kinser’s and Kaeding, Allard got into the back of Kaeding as he was forced to check up, and lost a little momentum, but was still able to salvage a 13th place finish.

Sunday night greeted Allard the rest of the teams in action with a slick, wide racing surface, and in time-trials, Allard timed in 20th fastest for the second night in a row.

Lining up seventh in his heat, Allard was able to avoid near disaster on the opening lap, as he jumped into the sixth and final transfer spot, and went to move directly into the feature event.

In the feature event Allard didn’t have quite the run he had on Friday, as he got into the 16th spot late in the race, but under yellow, his machine lost power, and he took his car into the pit area, ending his night with a 21st place finish.

“On paper it does not look good, but all of us are happy with where we are getting our car,” Allard said. “It is tough to start a new deal, and to work the kinks out with the World of Outlaws really make it tough, but Clyde and Marion Lamar have provided us with great equipment, and we will be okay.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Allard and his team will be in action with the World of Outlaws on Friday night in Hanford, CA before starting the 2014 King of the West season on Saturday in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard0.

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Netto Makes First Start At Calistoga; Makes Both Features

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first two starts at the historic Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA over the weekend, DJ Netto can chalk it up as success as he made both feature events, and got a ton of track time on the speedway.

“Anytime you go to a new track it’s tricky, but we were able to make both feature events with the World of Outlaws, and we got better, and that is huge,” Netto said.

Saturday night Netto was a bit on the tight side during time trials on the extremely heavy and fast track, and he timed the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain entry in 27th fastest, putting them in an early hole.

Starting scratch on the field in his heat, Netto, finished in the same spot, as passing was at an extreme premium early in the night.

Lining up ninth in the LCS, Netto was able to make a couple of nice passes on Todd Wanless and Jacob Allen to get himself the final transfer position for the feature event.

On a tricky track in the feature event, Netto was patient on a track that was still tough to pass on, and with just five laps to go, he was involved in a wreck as cars were tangling in front of him, and he was scored with a 20th place finish.

Changing engines for Sunday night’s event, Netto saw a little improvement as he timed in 21st fastest, but still was unable to transfer out of his heat race.

Lining up third in the LCS, Netto felt pressure from Austen Wheatley early, but he was able to distance himself, as he took a fourth place finish, and moved into the main event.

Putting his machine in the 10th row for the feature event, Netto searched around the slick surface, as he expieramented on the thick cushion, and worked the bottom at times, as he took notes from the cars in front of him.

When the 25-lap feature came to a close, Netto took home an 18th place finish.

“In retrospect it was probalbly good we didn’t transfer out of our heat both nights, so I could make more laps on a track I had never been on before,” Netto said. “It was tricky to get used to, but hopefully when we come back with the KWS this summer, we can be even better.”

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: Netto will continue on with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars as he follows them to the Hanford, CA on Friday night before he kicks off his rookie campaign with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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Meyers Sees Strong Night End Early

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back aboard the Tarlton Racing entry in Calistoga, CA over the weekend, Jason Meyers had some bad luck bite him on Sunday night, as a broken muffler disqualified him from his fifth running position with just five laps remaining.

“We had some bad luck, and had a muffler snap off in the feature,” Meyers said. “We had a great car, and were sitting in a great spot late in the race, and I really hate it for everyone involved.”

Timing in ninth fastest on Sunday, Meyers went on to pick up the heat win aboard his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino earning a spot in the Dash, where he lined up on the pole.

Not getting the jump he was hoping for, Meyers battled with Daryn Pittman for half a lap before settling into the third spot, where he would finish in the six-lap contest.

Lining up in the second row for the 25-lap feature, Meyers settled in the fourth spot as he chased after the Kasey Kahne Racing trio.

As the first 20-laps went off without a hitch, Meyers stayed with in striking distance, as he looked to crash the KKR party at times, though he soon felt pressure from Rico Abreu.

Rolling the bottom of the speedway, Meyers clipped the berm on the bottom of the speedway, and checked up, allowing Abreu to get by, and he slipped to fifth.

The contact with the berm ripped his muffler off, and under caution, Meyers was disqualified, and credited with a 24th place finish.

Saturday night saw a very sticky and heavy track making passing tough for most teams in action.

Timing in 14th fastest, Meyers would finish sixth in his heat, putting him in the seventh row for the feature event.

On a track that was demanding, and fairly narrow, Meyers hit his marks, and held on for a 14th place finish.

“It was great to get back in the car this weekend, and I was really hoping we could get the finish this team deserves on Sunday night,” he explained. “I can’t thank everyone enough, and am really looking forward to getting back to Hanford on Friday night.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., 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: Meyers will return to action this weekend in the Tarlton Racing No. 21M machine on Friday night at the Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 2, Top 10’s-3.

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Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool to host Australian Speedcar Championship!

In an exciting and welcome announcement, the Premier Speedway club and Speedcars Australia are pleased to announce Warrnambool’s Sungold Stadium will host the 74th running of the Australian Speedcar Championship in February, 2015.

In news that is sure to set tongues wagging, Speedcars have long been pushing to be a major part of the Premier Speedway calendar and in 2015 they will have the long awaited opportunity to showcase their prestigious national title on a race track that is tailor made to suit the exciting brand of racing that the Speedcars are renowned for.

Race fans too have lobbied for a top level Speedcar event of this magnitude at the famed high banks for many years and the wait is now over. Three rounds of championship heat races and a preliminary A-main will be conducted on Friday, February 27th with a further round of heats, the pole shuffle and mains including the 40 lap championship decider set down for Saturday night, February 28th. The Wednesday night leading into the weekend is set down for practice while Thursday night will see the annual Calcutta held by the Premier Speedway club that are renowned for providing great pre national championship functions.

In further confirmation of the events stature, Lucas Oil Products have further thrown their support behind the venue and the championship that will be known as the Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship. Lucas Oil Products are also the naming rights sponsor for the jewel in Warrnambool’s calendar, the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic held every year on the Australia Day weekend in January.

Understandably, Speedcars Australia president Andy Pearce is keen to bring the Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship to arguably the finest track in the country as he confirms, “Both myself and everybody in the VSDA are really excited about next years championship. We are looking forward to working with David Mills and the entire Premier Speedway team and have no doubt this will be one of the best championships in the events history.”

“This will be the first time the Australian Championship has been held at Premier Speedway in the events 73 year history. Everybody knows Premier Speedway is one of the best venues in Australia and Speedcars produce the best wheel to wheel racing, it's a recipe for success.”

Three time and defending national Speedcar champion Adam Clarke will lead the Australian charge with a number of US imports expected to compete with the timing of the event set to coincide with the start of the US season.

“The timing is perfect to attract drivers from the land of stars and stripes as it is only a couple of weeks after the Australian rounds of the Powri World Championship in Queensland. I'm sure Adam Clarke will be excited to defend his crown at the Sungold Stadium.”

“I would expect nominations to be up around the 50 mark, anyone who has ever been to Sungold Stadium will want to be part of this championship and those who don't will wish they had,” said Pearce.

Sungold Stadium General Manager David Mills is also thrilled with the announcement as he confirmed Speedcars are universally recognised as the division that produces the most exciting racing.

“The Premier Speedway Club is extremely pleased to have the 2015 Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship come to the venue in February. It’s an event that is rich in history and with the 74th running set to be decided at Warrnambool in 2015, we are expecting plenty of support from both competitors and race fans alike.”

Mills continued, “We believe we can provide a track that will suit the Speedcars and will produce some excellent racing, something that is deserving of their national championship. There is no doubt from recent Speedcar events at the track that they provide some close and exciting racing with plenty of room for regular side by side racing and I’m sure these guys will be three and sometimes four wide.”

The honour roll for the Australian Speedcar Championship reads like a who’s who with luminaries such as Sir Jack Brabham, George Tatnell, Phil March, Robbie Farr, the late Michael Figliomeni joining US stars such as Kevin Swindell, Corey Kruseman, Tony Elliot, Jerry Coons Jnr and triple champ Davey Ray as past winners.

This weekend the Speedcars return to Sungold Stadium for the final round of the Lucas Oil Southern Speedcar Tour where a strong field of interstate cars have nominated in an attempt upset the Victorian Speedcar stars Travis Mills, Andy Pearce, Paul Farrell and Domain Ramsay while local Formula 500 star Dylan Willsher will compete in a Speedcar for the first time.

2015 Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship Schedule

Wednesday February 25, 2015 - Official Practice. Thursday February 26, 2015 - Calcutta Friday February 27, 2015 - Night One (Three rounds of heats and a Preliminary A-Main). Saturday February 28, 2015 - Night Two (One Round of heats, pole shuffle, C Main, B, Main and A-Main 40 laps).

 

 

MSCS SPRINTS OPENER AT LINCOLN PARK DELAYED UNTIL APRIL 12th

Haubstadt, IN - April 6. The 2014 season opener scheduled for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series has been delayed by a week. The season was to have opened Saturday April 5th with Bill Gardner’s Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The accumulating rainfall from the previous days prompted the decision to postpone the event a week and make use of a rain date that had been prearranged between the speedway and MSCS officials. This special event will now be held on Saturday April 12th. The 30 lap sprint car feature will pay $4,000 to win.

This will be the first time in it’s 14 years of existence that MSCS will open the season with an appearance at the Lincoln Park Speedway. And it is the first of 18 big events on the 2014 MSCS season schedule. Drivers will have added opportunities this year to get into the feature win column. For some it will be an opportunity to add a victory or victories to their list of accumulating wins. Others could grab that important very first victory. Everyone involved will have added opportunities to visit the pay window. Purses for 2014 include eight races that pay $3,000 or more to win.

Two time and defending champion Jon Stanbrough leads in all time MSCS wins with his 19 victories. Daron Clayton is the only other driver in double figures after posting 10 wins. Robert Ballou and Brady Short both have 8 wins. Other drivers with multiple wins that are high on the list and active with MSCS last season include Hunter Schuerenberg, Chase Stockon, Mitch Wissmiller, Kevin Thomas Jr., Chris Windom, Jeff Bland Jr., and Kyle Cummins. In all 55 different sprint car drivers have won MSCS feature races.

Racing at Lincoln Park Speedway begins at 7 P.M. Saturday. Hot Laps are at 6 P.M. Pit gates open at 3 P.M. Fans will want to arrive early enough to enjoy all the action. The main gate and grandstands open at 4:30 P.M. It is the Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest to kick off the 2014 season. Fireworks along with three other divisions of race cars will complete the program.

 

 

Champion Oil Announces New 2014 Interactive Full Line Catalog

(Clinton, MO)( 04.07.14) Champion Oil, a recognized leader in development and manufacturing of top-tier synthetic lubricants, announced today that the new 2014 Champion Full Line Interactive Catalog is now available online. http://championbrands.com/catalogsbrochures.html

Champion, celebrating its 58th year as an industry leader, develops synthetic motor oils for the racing, diesel, classic, vintage, hot rod, muscle car, and the engine builder markets. The interactive catalog is a unique way to obtain import data information with just a click of the mouse. The viewer can scroll over more than 300 different sku’s including Racing, Performance, Commercial and Industrials Products in the on-line color catalog.

The Champion 2014 Full Line Interactive catalogs is available for a free downloaded in Adobe® PDF format at http://championbrands.com/catalogsbrochures.html

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SALDANA AND THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS MAKE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA APPEARANCES

ON FINAL WEEKEND OF SPRING BREAK RACING

HANFORD, Calif. (April 7, 2014) – The World of Outlaws heads into its last week of California Spring Break competition this weekend beginning with a Friday, April 11 event at Kings Speedway located on Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif.

The Outlaws competed at this banked 4/10-mile clay oval from 1985 until 2003 and then took a decade-long break, returning last year. Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, drove to victory at Kings Speedway in 2000.

Last year the Motter team notched a sixth place finish here.

The team will roll into Hanford sixth in Outlaws point standings. Saldana

has driven to nine top 10 finishes in 12 races and leads the tour with the most quick times totaling five. The veteran shoe has also set two track records in the young season.

“We have a quick, fast car,” said the Brownsburg Bullet, “and thanks to the hard work of our team, we seem to be gaining a good measure of consistency.

“We are competitive and a threat to win every time we pull to the starting line. We are looking forward to a good showing at Hanford.”

The Outlaws teams will make a late night run after Hanford to its only southern California appearance Saturday, April 12 at Perris Auto Speedway where the team will host veterans from Workshops for Warriors, special guests of associate sponsor HE&M Saw.

 

 

Dean Jacobs Shines for Wooster Motorsports in Season Opener

Wooster, Ohio – April 7, 2013 – Technically the Wooster Motorsports season wasn’t supposed to start until the middle of April. However, fellow driver and friend of Wooster Motorsports Dean Jacobs was looking for a ride for the All Star Circuit of Champions Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park while his full time ride was getting the finishing touches put on it for the 2014 season. With the same set-up from the last night at Wayne County Speedway, the WMS team made the haul to Attica.

Right off the trailer the car was fast and the veteran Jacobs took control of the #787. With a favorable pill draw, he went out 3rd and put down a lap of 12.662 which put him 5th overall out of 36 cars!!! This put us in the 5th starting position of the first Heat Race. In the first lap of the Heat Race coming out of turn 4, Jacobs hit an infield tire sending him end over end on a wild ride that also took out #40 of Caleb Helms. The car got back to the pit and the repair was on.

Before the start of the B-Main, the WMS team replaced both front and top wings as well as a few radius rods. The crew thrashed and Jacobs was able to start on the outside of the front row. At the drop of the green, Jacobs rocketed past Helms and held on the victory. This might have been a B-Main win, but it is the first sprint car victory for Wooster Motorsports!!! With the transfer to A-Main, Jacobs got his qualifying time back and was scheduled to start in the 12th position.

Once the green flag waved on field of 24 winged warriors, Jacobs immediately moved up to the 9th position after the first lap. By the fourth lap, he was up to 7th and battling hard with the #63 of Chad Kemenah. Shortly past halfway, Jacobs was battling for a top 5 and took the 5th spot form the #57x of Andrew Palker on the 26th lap. At the end of the 40 lap feature, Jacobs finished in 5th which was another first for Wooster Motorsports, our first top 5 finish!!!

Wooster Motorsports would like to thank Dean Jacobs for the outstanding run he put forth in the ole’ #787, it was night to remember for everyone involved. Thank you again for everyone that had an effort to put the car back on the track after the Heat accident. We would also like to give Trey Jacobs a shout for putting his car in the 305 feature and finishing 15th, it was Trey’s first time in a car in a handful of years. To get updates throughout the off-season, follow the VIB-ISO, Wooster Metal Works, Wooster Motorsports sprint car by “liking” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/woostermotorsports or following us on Twitter @WMS_787.

 

SALDANA NABS TOP FIVE FINISH ON FINAL NIGHT IN CALISTOGA

CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 6, 2014) – After playing to a capacity crowd Saturday night, the World of Outlaws returned to Calistoga Speedway for an encore performance.

Track conditions tonight were vastly different from last night. The half-mile was solid black and slick by the end of hot laps.

In qualifying, Joey Saldana was second quick powering the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a 16.513-second lap. Saldana and the Motter team left the Napa region of northern California with the 15.734-second Calistoga Speedway track record set last night.

Saldana lined up fourth in the second heat. When the green flag flew, Cody Darrah took the lead and began to extend his advantage over the rest of the field. The best battle of the heat belonged to Steve Kinser and Saldana as they jockeyed for fourth position. At the checkered flag it was Darrah with the wire-to-wire victory, Kinser fourth and Saldana fifth.

Next on the program was the dash that would solidify the starting lineup for the A-Main. With a straight up start, Saldana would have started on the front row, but after the inversion draw, he was assigned the fifth starting spot. Six cars, six laps. Darrah, who started on the outside pole, grabbed the lead. A slick track made passing tough though Saldana put forth every effort to hunt Logan Schuchart down. At the finish line, the Brownsburg Bullet was sixth which would give him a good outside third row starting position for the feature.

After the four-wide salute to the fans, the 24 car field reverted to the side-by-side starting format for the 25 lap A-Main. When the cars were unleashed pole sitter Darrah paced the field, followed by Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet. Saldana got a good start on the bottom and gained two positions, moving to fourth. In the early going, Saldana and Jason Meyers were in a dogfight for position. Meyers would get a run and take fourth and Saldana would challenge and win it back. Ultimately Meyers prevailed hugging the bottom of the track as Saldana lost momentum riding the cushion. Schuchart and Abreu also got a run on Saldana as the laps counted down. Meanwhile the leaders were changing as Sweet got by Darrah for the lead and then with eight laps to go, Pittman gained the lead. The only yellow of the race was displayed with five laps to go when Schuchart stopped on the track with a broken front end. During the yellow

Meyers was disqualified when he lost the left side muffler. On the restart it was Pittman,

Sweet, Darrah, Abreu, Saldana and that’s the way they finished at the checkered flag.

“We had a good car both nights here at Calistoga,” said team owner Dan Motter. “We qualified No. 1 and set a track record last night and we were the No. 2 qualifier tonight. We had a podium finish last night and a top 5 tonight. We have consistency which is so important. This team is doing a great job and I feel a victory is close.”

The World of Outlaws California Spring Break comes to a close next weekend with King’s Speedway in Hanford on the calendar April 11 and then a dash south to the only southern California track, Perris Speedway, slated for April 12.

“Through our associate sponsor, HE&M Saw, we are excited to host some of the veterans from Workshops for Warriors at Perris. It will be a special evening for us.”

 

 

25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THUNDER ON THE HILL TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, MAY 25
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will hit a milestone twenty-fifth anniversary season at the Grandview Speedway in 2014.
One-hundred and nine Thunder events have been presented since the series opened in August of 1990, paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money to the competitors. Through the years, Thunder on the Hill has continued to evolve to be far more than just a single division 410 sprint car event like that inaugural race. Bringing new and different events to the “hill” has been the signature trademark of the series and in many cases, bringing those different divisions tonight on the same night. Sunday, May 25 is just that night, with the merging of five different divisions to present seven feature events in one night of racing. I
n appreciation to the great fans of Thunder on the Hill, the adult general admission price will be just $20 for the Lucky 7 features only event on Sunday night, May 25. On the program will be a pair of 358 Modified features, two URC feature events and single features for the ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend cars with the first of seven features taking the green flag at 7:30 PM. With a minimum of twenty- cars starting each feature, more than one-hundred race cars will take part in the Lucky 7 features only program. In the event of rain, Monday, May 26 will be the rain date and carry a 6 PM starting time. Some additional fan fun activities are being planned and will be announced shortly.
The Thunder Series will also present the 8th Annual Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars in the Eastern Storm. The Thunder Series and Grandview Speedway were the leaders in bringing USAC back east and the Eastern Storm Series continues to grow with the action-packed show. Tuesday night, June 3 is the night the Eastern Storm returns to the hill and the Modern Day Cowboy, Daron Clayton will be returning in 2014 after his “on the edge wall banging” victory ride in 2013. $6,000 will go to the winner of the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic event and sharing this card will be the non-wing ARDC Midgets. Race time is set for 7:30 PM.
Always a fan favorite event at Grandview is the return of the 410 sprints, after all, it was the 410 sprints that brought a start to Thunder on the Hill in August of 1990. Tuesday night, July 1 the Pennsylvania Posse 410 Sprints challenge the “hill” in the Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series joined by the ROC Modifieds. Race time is set for 7:30 PM and four time defending Thunder Series Sprint Champion Greg Hodnett is anxious to chase down another Thunder Victory.
On Tuesday night, July 30 the 410 Sprints will be on the program, this time joining the 17th Annual Traffic JAM for Modifieds sanctioned by ROC. The Traffic Jam is rich in history with some of the all-time greats in modified racing winning this event. In 2013, Duane Howard won his first Traffic Jam with Danny Johnson taking the victory in 2012. Other winners include Jeff Strunk 2011, Craig VonDohren 2010, Brett Hearn 1998, 2002, 2007, 2009 , Billy Decker 2003, 2008, Alan Johnson 2006, Tim Fuller 2005, Tim McCreadie 2001, 2004, Frank Cozze 2000 and Jimmy Horton taking the win in 1999.
The Thunder season finale will take place on Saturday night, October 18 with the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s joined by the Blast from the Past Vintage cars and the Monster Smash Demolition Derby all getting underway at 6 PM. In the event of rain, Sunday, October 19 will be the rain date and carry a 4 PM starting time.
The one lap track records are also on the line in 2014. In a 410 sprint, Jeff Shepard driving the ZEMCO sprinter turned the one-third mile with a time of 11.443 established on May 21, 2008. For the USAC Non-Wing sprint cars Kevin Thomas has quick time of 13.360 set on June 5, 2012 and in the Modifieds, Billy Decker holds the one lap quick time of 14.349 set on July 16, 2008.
In the twenty-four previous seasons of Thunder on the Hill, one-hundred and nine events were presented paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money. NAPA Auto Parts will be returning as the series sponsors joined by GALCO Business Communications and Lee Myles Transmission all part of a big season long 25th Anniversary celebration. The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway track owner Bruce Rogers and special events promoter Bob Miller.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, just ten mile north of Pottstown, PA Additional information on Grandview Speedway is available by calling 610-754-7688. The successful Berks County speedway is operated by Bruce Rogers and family.
For more information on the Thunder on the Hill racing events of 2014, please check out the full color event ads on our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TOTHRacing.
2014 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
Presented by: Pioneer Pole Buildings & GALCO Business Communications

Grandview Speedway
Route 100
Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
GPS Users: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Information: 443 513 4456
Websites: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TOTHRacing

2014 Thunder Series Race Dates:
Sunday, May 25 7:30 PM Lucky 7 Grandview Thunder 7-25 lap features in one night. 2-358 Modified 2 URC Sprint, Plus ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends. Rain Date Monday, May 26 6 PM
Tuesday, June 3 7:30 PM Jesse Hockett Classic USAC National Non-Wing Sprint Tour & ARDC Midgets
Tuesday, July 1 7:30 PM 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus ROC Modifieds
Tuesday, July 29 7:30 PM 17th Annual Traffic JAM ROC Modifieds & 410 Sprints
Saturday, Oct 18 6 PM House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. Rain Date: Sunday, October 19 4 PM

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 52nd Anniversary season in 2014. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap. END

 

 

Kulhanek Continues Streak of Charging from the Back During Rough Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 6, 2014) - Ray Allen Kulhanek is 4-for-4 in starting last during his heat race this season.

He has also powered into the feature redraw at every race, including both races at the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader last weekend at Battleground Speedway.

"I've made every redraw and haven't capitalized on any of them," he said. "I have not had any good luck."

Kulhanek continued his passing ways on Friday during the opener, where he maneuvered from seventh to a third-place result in his heat race. That gave Kulhanek enough points to advance to the feature redraw.

After pulling the No. 3 in the redraw, Kulhanek lined up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"They rewatered the track after the heat races and I made a bad judgment call," he said. "We ran in the top five for the first half of the race and then it was like we threw an anchor out and started going backward. It was way too free. It got 100 times worse as the race wore on."

Kulhanek held on for an eighth-place finish, which marked his second top 10 of the season.

The team returned to Battleground Speedway on Saturday for the finale and Kulhanek again started on the final row of his heat race.

"If we had another half a lap we would have won it," he said.

Kulhanek powered from ninth to the runner-up performance, which once again advanced him into the feature redraw. This time he drew the No. 7 to start on the inside of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.

"We jumped up to fourth and ran there past halfway," he said. "We had a motor issue and had to pull in with about seven or eight laps to go while I was running fourth. If I could get the whole night to come together I feel like we could go to winning races. As soon as I get this bad luck off my back it'll go well."

Kulhanek was credited with a 14th-place result and he now ranks eighth in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

"We're hitting our setups at the beginning of the night," he said. "Coming from the back you know you don't have a choice but to go forward. We've been doing well as far as getting our setups right and being able to get around guys. The car has been really maneuverable. However, the heat races don't pay the money; the features do. I've got to be able to close out a night."

Kulhanek will take this weekend off before competing with the ASCS Gulf South Region at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on April 18 and at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on April 19.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 4 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 8 (3).

April 5 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (9); Feature: 14 (7).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 18 at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and April 19 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

SOCIAL 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 - Texas Rotating Equipment

Based in Dayton, Texas, Texas Rotating Equipment is an industrial turbine services and repairs company for oil companies.

"Texas Rotating Equipment has partnered with us the past couple of years and it has really helped our team out," Kulhanek said. "We appreciate their support and hope to represent them in Victory Lane a lot this season."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Miller's RV Park, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Penske Shocks, Don Ott Racing Engines, Snap Graphics, Frazier and Son Laser Cutting and Simpson Race Products 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.

 

 

Heimbach Strong As Ever And 2 For 2 So Far This Season In Sprint Action

By Shawn Brouse for CHR

4/6/14

SELINSGROVE, PA – Blane Heimbach and the Creasy Heimbach No. 12 Racing Team have started off the 2014 racing season as strong as ever on the heels of the best season of Heimbach’s sprint car racing career in 2013.

So far this season, Heimbach has entered two 410 sprint races in Central Pa and he’s won them both, first in the season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway on March 23 and then again in the season opener at Port Royal Speedway on April 5.

In both events, Heimbach staged a run from behind to meet up with and duel with the pacesetter only to outpower and outdrive all adversaries to record the 76th and 77th sprint car wins of his overall career including those in 358/360 sprint competition.

Heimbach claimed the 2013 track championship at Port Royal Speedway, the first ever all-out 410 sprint title of his career.

And now “The Selinsgrove Sensation” seems poised for another racing season full of exciting action and trips to victory lane, focusing again this year on his super sprint car program.

The CHR No. 12 team will campaign regularly at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday’s in 2014 while also taking in other special events in the area including PA Speedweek programs.

Returning as primary supporters of the team’s efforts in 2014 is Goff Racing, Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, Mach 1 Chassis, MTR Transport and Creasy Signs.

Product sponsors include Keizer Wheels, Ben Cook Racing Products, DMI and GME Steering.

Previously the CHR team pocketed 358 sprint titles at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2005, 2006 and in 2011.

The team also garnered the 2002 track title at Clinton County Speedway in combined 358/410 sprint competition.

Catch the CHR No. 12 racing team piloted by “Selinsgrove Sensation” Blane Heimbach in action at Port Royal Speedway and catch a ride to the winner’s circle!

 

 

Latest news on Greg Wilson Racing w20:

The business of racing for the w20 team started in January with the announcement that Hercules Tire was renewing their sponsorship with Greg Wilson Racing. “This is always a great way to start the season. Hercules Tires has been awesome. They have become not just an important member to our race team but they have become part of our racing family starting with the great folks at Corporate, to the folks at the different warehouses, to the folks we have met along the way at the dealerships that we have visited throughout the country. It’s just neat, real neat how it has all worked out and come together. We are proud to represent the Hercules Tire Strongman as we travel throughout the country”, said an appreciative Greg. “Sure Hercules Tire is an important member to our team, but I’ve been real fortunate over my career to have some great long-term Primary partners as well. All Star Plumbing and car owner, Verl Warnimont, DNC Hydraulics and the Conaway family along with Chuck Bills at Ohio Logistics…they have all been contributors to our program that have allowed me to make racing my livelihood. I’ve said it before and I will say it again…my family and I have been very blessed with the relationships we’ve developed over the years”.

Equally important are our Associate partners. “Once again I’ve been fortunate for some of the long-term relationships with these folks as well,” said Greg while standing next to one of his cars pointing to the decals of his partners. “Paul Kistler and his gang at Kistler Engines have always gave us great power in our 410 program, Bob Hampshire of Hampshire Racing Engines has done the same in our 360 program, Doug and Nick at O.C. Shocks, Bob and Sue with All Pro Cylinder Heads along with Greg at Kinsler Fuel Injection…each of these folks are at the track with us on a regular basis and work along-side of us to help improve our program”.

Thanks, also goes out to our other Associate and Product partners: Capz, K & N, ALL-STAR Performance, Banshee Graphics, Callies Performance, Burns Petroleum, Simpson, Butler Built, Mark Wolford Painting, The LAWFT, Kistler Racing Products, Kears Speed Shop, and TSR.

“The w20 team and my family recently came home after being on the road for two months. During that trip I did a lot of thinking as to how I could improve our program both on the track and off. We learned a lot during this trip and finished the trip up strong on the track with solid finishes over the past several races. I know our performance on the track is heading the right direction. However off the track and on the road we have decided to make some changes,” said Greg as he was standing beside his new trailer. “Yep, we decided to go back to a toterhome style of traveling and the purchase of the new trailer was the first step towards this transition. Next up will be rewrapping the trailer and getting a toterhome, but until then we lead the way to the track with our current Mack truck”.

“This change needed to happen. With the addition of Hercules Tire to our team we travel a lot more and picked up dealer visits and promotional events throughout the country as part of our partnership agreement. We love doing these events and Hercules has been great to work with. With this added travel it only made sense to make this change. Plus we now will also have a place to conduct some business while at the track in private with our current and potential partners.”

“I’ve been fortunate throughout my career and the good Lord has allowed me to make racing as my livelihood for better than 20 years. I’ve seen a lot of change during that time but I’ve always been able to adjust and survive. I’ve always made decisions starting with a lot of prayers looking for direction as to what was best for our team, our partners my owner, my family and my racing career…I’m too set in my ways to change now…it’s worked this long why would I change. Life is good…I’m living the dream”.

For the latest up-to-date race schedule, photos and news follow the team on their website: www.gregwilsonracing.com. Check us out on twitter @GregWilsonw20 and be sure to visit www.herculestire.com for all of your tire needs!

 

 

Cocopah Speedway to Debut Four-Race Sprint Car Winter Series in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (April 6, 2014) - Cocopah Speedway is proud to announce a unique opportunity for the premier sprint car drivers and diehard racing fans this winter.

The 3/8-mile dirt oval is hosting the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown the first two weekends of 2015 - Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10. The 410ci sprint car event pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start each of the four nights.

Nearly $250,000 of prize money is allotted for the marquee sprint car event, which already has commitments from teams at Tony Stewart Racing, Kasey Kahne Racing and Larson Marks Racing.

"There is a window of opportunity that some of the NASCAR guys could race and some of the other drivers could race in the United States rather than have to fly overseas," Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said. "It's to fill that void when there's no events going on and the drivers are searching for races to not only make money, but to keep their skills up. There are quite a few big names attending and I'm anticipating a lot more coming on board in the near future."

A list of six drivers affiliated with teams owned by NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson have committed to compete.

Additionally, veteran driver and competition director Tommie Estes will be the race director for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Racing begins at 7 p.m. for each night of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway. Special main gate and pit gate opening times will be announced soon.

Stay tuned to http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com for additional announcements regarding the race format, contingencies and other news.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

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

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night; almost $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

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. Each of the four races pays out $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event.

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.

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.

 

 

Kekich Racing Ready to Launch Busy 2014 Schedule Adam Kekich Plans To Compete Locally in Western PA and Regionally with ‘Ohio Region’ All Stars

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / Press Archive

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Hermitage, PA (April 6th, 2014) - After months of preparation, and plenty of overtime hours in his Hermitage, Pennsylvania race shop, Adam Kekich is finally ready to launch his 2014 racing campaign. Kekich, who will pilot the familiar Kekich Racing, Sunburst Environmental, Tight Seal Glass Block, Hermitage Agway, Liquid Nitro, no. 5K ‘410’ sprint car once again in 2014, plans to compete not only locally during the upcoming race year, but also on a regional scale; making an aggressive effort to roam in all areas of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Hermitage, Pennsylvania racer hopes to be on the road ‘as much as possible’ during his 2014 campaign; following the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘Ohio Region’ schedule. When not following ‘America’s Series,’ the third generation sprint car driver will be competing locally at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania; a 3/8’s mile dirt oval located just minutes from his Western Pennsylvania home. Racing throughout the region will give Adam Kekich the opportunity to compete along side some of the most recognized drivers in sprint car racing; giving his team the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience.

“We are ready to go...our team is extra determined this year!” explained Adam Kekich, “We want to race with the best and show that we can compete on a higher level...we have a lot of great people behind this team and I can’t thank them enough...we wanted to kick-off our season at Attica for the Spring Nationals but the weather kept us from making the trip...we will shake things down at the Mercer Raceway Park opener next Saturday...we are really excited!”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘Ohio Region’ schedule is made up of multiple ‘410’ sprint car events all across the areas of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Some of the tracks visited by the series includes Fremont Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, NAPA Wayne County Speedway, Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. The ‘Ohio Region’ is just one portion of the overall UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ national championship schedule. Adam Kekich competed at a number of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘Ohio Region’ events in 2013; qualifying for the A-main at each and every event he entered. The next UNOH All Star ‘Ohio Region’ event in 2014 takes place on Friday evening, May 9th; when the series make a visit to the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

“Our main focus this year is to get out on the road as much as we can and be competitive.” said Adam Kekich, “We are still looking for a few more sponsorships to help make those plans more permanent...we have the privilege of welcoming back many of our loyal sponsors...we also have the privilege of welcoming a few new supporters such as Liquid Nitro...everyone works hard and I can’t thank them enough!”

The Kekich Racing ‘5K’ operation will actually kick-off their new year next Saturday evening, April 12th during a regular ‘Saturday Night Live!’ program at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The ‘410’ sprint cars are on the ‘Saturday Night Live!’ racing card each and every weekend at the Mercer Raceway Park bullring; giving Western Pennsylvania racers a permanent home on Saturday nights. Adam Kekich is a two-time ‘410’ sprint car feature winner at ‘MRP’ and finished fourth (4th), officially, in the 2013 track standings; just 176 points shy of the top spot held by Jack Sodeman, Jr.. ‘MRP’ will actually honor Kekich’s late grandfather, Putzy Kekich, with a memorial race on August 9th. The ‘Putzy Kekich Memorial’ is probably the most important race date on Adam Kekich’s 2014 schedule.

“To win my grandfather’s memorial race would be so, so special” said Adam Kekich, “I’m pretty sure that would be more special to me than winning a career-first Outlaw race...it’s probably the race i'm looking forward to the most...regardless; we are anxious to get started...the guys on my team have been working really hard...we just really want to prove that we can compete on any level...it’s every racer’s dream to hit the road and race with a big series; and we hope to accomplish that some day...so for now, we are going to try and venture out as much as possible and really focus on making our team more noticeable...everyone involved is determined.”

Other 2014 racing plans for Adam Kekich include driving for car owner Bob McMillan at select shows around Western Pennsylvania. The Kekich/McMillan duo will likely make most of their appearances at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania; participating in their signature ‘Fab Four’ racing programs on Friday evenings. Kekich is a former winner at the Sarver 4/10’s mile dirt oval; capturing a Steel City Stampede ‘305’ sprint car title.

For more information regarding the 2014 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ ‘Ohio Region’ schedule, please visit the series on the web at www.allstarsprint.com. To check out information pertaining to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, please visit the facility on the web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Keep up with Adam Kekich and the Kekich Racing ‘5K’ team during the entire 2014 season: right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’ Be sure to also follow Adam Kekich on all of the available social networks including Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Highlights: Finished 4th in Mercer Raceway Park’s 2013 ‘410’ sprint car track championship. One feature win at Mercer Raceway Park. 2014 Wins: 0

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Adam Kekich and Kekich Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Sunburst Environmental, Tight Seal Glass Block, Hermitage Agway, Sniezek Cabinets, Designing Women Hair Styling, Warren Harley Davidson, Jones Performance, Mel Grata Toyota and Chevrolet, Grinnell Brothers Drywall, Liquid Nitro, Kriners Racing Engines, K&N Air Filters, Royal Purple, ButlerBuilt, Pro Shocks and ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’

This Release Made Possible By: FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors

 

 

Fremont Speedway moves times for 2014 opener

FREMONT, Ohio – Race fans throughout Northwest Ohio have been waiting anxiously for the 64th season opener at Fremont Speedway. They won’t have to wait as long as originally planned. The Track That Action Built has moved the gate and race times ahead for the 2014 season opener on April 12. Gates will open Saturday at 2 p.m. with racing under way at 5 p.m.

“We don’t want our fans to have to be out in the chilly night air for this time of the year so we moved our start times up. This way the fans will get to see awesome racing and hopefully be on their way home by 8 or 9,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

JRC Transportation Night will featuring the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks.

And, as it will be every week, there’s going to be something special for the fans. Fans can come into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame and register on a computer to participate in the 2014 Fantasy League. Fans will pick who they think each week’s 410 sprint feature winner will be and they will accumulate points based on how their pick finishes. You have to be present each week to make your pick and the top five in points will be honored at the track’s end-of-the-year banquet.

So mark it on your calendar, enter it in your phone, post it on your Facebook and Twitter feeds – gates open Saturday, April 12th at 2 p.m. with racing starting at 5 p.m.

Go to www.fremontohspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

ANOTHER SHATTERDAY FOR SALDANA AS HE CLAIMS QUICK TIME, SETS CALISTOGA TRACK RECORD AND FINISHES THIRD IN THE A-MAIN

CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 5, 2014) – Tonight was opening night for the World of Outlaws at one of the most picturesque tracks on the circuit, Calistoga Speedway in the Napa region of northern California.

Joey Saldana, driving the hottest qualifying car on the tour this season, shattered the 16.057- second Calistoga half-mile track record, lowering it to an astounding 15.731 seconds! It was the fifth time this season that the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M captured quick time, and the second track record-setting run for Saldana and the team.

“Our Speedway Engines are running great,” said the Brownsburg Bullet after his record-breaking run. “Davey Whitworth (crew chief) and the 71M team are doing a good job.

“Calistoga is a cool track and I’ve never won here, but as my Dad always says, ‘First you must finish to finish first’. This track is a little tricky and the cars move around a lot. It will be key to get the setup dialed in so that you can race solidly in traffic.”

Saldana started fourth in the first heat. When the field went green, Rico Abreu took the lead followed by Cody Darrah, Kerry Madsen and Saldana who lost some momentum at the start when the 71M hit a hole in the track between turns one and two. The track was fast but narrow with a very low cushion. There was no passing among the leaders but a yellow flag with five laps complete tightened the field on the restart. When the green flag flew on the double file restart, Saldana was able to overtake Madsen for third. At the checkered flag it was Abreu with the win, Darrah second and Saldana third.

Next up: the dash. Again tonight, the format was a six-car event comprised of the top three qualifiers who also finished in the top six in their heat races, along with the three heat race winners. After the inversion draw, Saldana was assigned the No. 4 starting position.

“Everybody racing here tonight has great equipment and they are all great drivers,” said Saldana. “You have to be patient and be smart.”

Pole sitter Darryn Pittman was penalized for jumping the dash start and was sent to the back of the field. Donny Schatz moved to the head of the field. When the green flew this time, Schatz took command of the field followed by Brian Brown and Joey Saldana.

Brad Sweet rode the coat-tails of Saldana, gaining in the corners while watching Saldana pull away on the straights. At the conclusion of six laps, it was Schatz, Brown and Saldana and they would retain those positions for the start of the A-Main.

A capacity crowd sent the 24-car field off for the 25-lap A-Main. Brian Brown got the jump from the outside of the front row at the start, followed by Schatz, Sweet and Saldana. Sweet powered by Schatz to take second. With five laps complete the yellow came out for Dominic Scelzi who slowed on the track. On the restart it was Brown, Sweet and Saldana up to third, but just one lap was completed before the yellow came out for David Gravel who slowed on the track.

Back to green. A lap wasn’t completed before the red came out for a flip by Bud Kaeding who also collected Austin Wheatley. The drivers were ok.

Green again: Brown, Sweet and Saldana. Abreu, running fourth, was hounding Saldana trying the top and the bottom. Abreu finally got a run on Saldana and got by on the bottom, but he bobbled and Saldana reclaimed third position. With 11 laps complete, the leaders encountered lapped traffic which allowed Sweet to take the lead. Traffic played a role in the continuing lead swap between Sweet and Brown for the next four laps. There were two more stops and starts before the conclusion of the race. Sweet prevailed for the win, Brown was second and Saldana rounded out the podium.

“The track was narrow,” said Saldana, “and we needed lapped traffic to make a move. The last caution four laps from the end cost us any shot at passing the leaders. But all in all we had a good night.”

The Outlaws will be back in Calistoga for another run Sunday night.

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY NEXT SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, April 5, 2013) The legendary STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has been winding its way through Northern and Central California for nearly a month. It will conclude its early season tour of the Golden State next Saturday night, April 12th, when it joins the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior Sprints in the So. Cal. Sprint Car Spectacular at Perris Auto Speedway. After that event, like snowbirds heading for Florida for the winter, the World of Outlaws will begin the journey back to the Midwest and east where it spends a majority of the warmer months of the year.

After three races in Florida during February to open the 2014 campaign, the tour and its bevy of superstar drivers loaded up their haulers and headed west in early March. Their first stop was in “Sin City,” Las Vegas, and then Tucson, Arizona before heading into California. Going into this weekend’s races at the Calastoga Speedway in Northern California’s gorgeous Wine Country, the competitive series has produced seven different winners in seven different races since leaving Florida. Three of the winners, Paul McMahon, Brad Sweet and Rico Abreau, are California natives. Other winners on the western swing have been Oklahoma’s Darryn Pittman, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, David Gravel of Connecticut and Australian Kerry Madsen.

Oklahoma’s Darryn Pittman takes the World of Outlaws checkered flag at Perris Auto Speedway in 2013. Media please feel free to use this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

After this Saturday and Sunday’s races at Calistoga, the World of Outlaws race Friday at King’s Speedway in Hanford before next Saturday’s “Spectacular” at Perris Auto Speedway. Advance tickets for next Saturday, which include a free fan pit pass, are available at the following link http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=424&backurl=default.asp or by calling toll free to: 877 395-8606.

In addition to the traveling band of racecar gypsies, the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, featuring point leader Damion Gardner of Concord, California, and The PAS Senior Sprints, headed by defending champ and three-time USAC title winner Rick Hendrix of Palmdale, will also be putting on full shows on the triple header night of open wheel action.

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, 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, McMahon’s RV, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, 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.

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/

Fans can participate for free in The PAS 2014 Fantasy League at: http://www.shorttrackin.com/. There are separate divisions for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR classes of Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the Modifieds. Players can compete in as many divisions as they like. Prizes will be announced as they come in.

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

 

 

Atomic Cancelled April 5

Racing Resumes April 12/Fire/EMS/PD Night slated for July 19

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Due to very heavy overnight rains and rains Thursday and Friday, racing at Atomic Speedway is cancelled for April 5.

Racing will resume next week April 12 when five divisions take to the Speedway. This night will be Dayton Auto Racing Fans (DARF) night, a

tribute to club members of this organization that has promoted racing for several decades.

Atomic has a couple of schedule additions to pass along. Next week April 12th we will be running all 5 classes-- Sprints, Late

Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Mods. The website and printed schedules had different classes running so to avoid confusion

we will run all five classes this coming week.

The Fire/EMS/PD Night will be added to the schedule on Saturday July 19th. This will be a $3,000 to win show for the AMRA Late

Models and include AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Mods.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<<

www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between

Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Atomic is a Hoosier only track. Check the website for rule details.

* April 12 will be the first AMRA sanctioned race for points; all drivers can purchase an AMRA License at the track

Saturday for $75 or buy a temporary license at $25. Drivers in the Late Model and Modified Divisions must have either a full AMRA

license or temporary license on April 12. Late Model and Modified drivers can purchase a license online at the AMRA Website

www.amramodified.com to save time and paperwork at the track.

Coming Events

April 12- DARF Night, Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

April 19- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

April 26- Food Drive Night: Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 3- MODIFIED MAYHEM AMRA Modifieds $1,500 TO WIN, Sprints, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

3 DAY NDRL WEEKEND:

May 8- NDRL Late Models (Practice & Qualify), AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods

May 9- NDRL Late Models $5,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 10- NDRL Late Models $15,000TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

 

 

Fresh Off First Oswego Speedway Victory, Pat Lavery Eyes 2014 Supermodified Championship

OSWEGO, NY (April 4, 2014) – Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified veteran Pat Lavery returns to the ‘Steel Palace’ in 2014 with more confidence and swagger than ever, as he again prepares to climb aboard the Double Deuce Racing No. 22 with renewed championship aspirations.

After 15-years of action at the Speedway, Lavery finally realized his life-long dream of reaching Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane at Oswego one year ago, becoming the 94th different Supermodified victor at the Speedway out dueling Kody Graham in lapped traffic on June 15 of last season.

Despite a lack luster beginning to 2013, a first career feature win and five Top 5 finishes ending the season, has Lavery chomping at the bit to take another run at the title that he narrowly missed back in 2012.

“If I wasn’t thinking about the championship, then there’s something wrong with me,” said Lavery. “I’d like to win the first race and then the second race, and every race after that this year, like everybody else. Last year was a bit of a letdown. We kind of missed it the first race, then had our motor issue, crashed out of a race. I think out of the first five races we only finished two and we normally finish a lot of races. After the points were out of the picture last year, we just focused on getting the car better, and I think by the end of the year we had one of the best cars out there. I hope we can start off 2014 with that same car.”

That same car is the exact piece Lavery has had at his disposal the last several years driving for Bob Hoefer and Bill Samuels, the very car which took Lavery to the pole position of the Budweiser International Classic in 2010, 2012, and 2013.

While the AMB scoring system says Lavery and Double Deuce have been the fastest Novelis Supermodified team at the Speedway the last handful of years, Lavery acknowledges there are a slew of new racecars looking to debut this season with returning veteran drivers that look to make 2014 a year unlike any other.

“It is going to be very tough this season,” said Lavery. “Everyone knows how fast those new Hawk cars are. It will only be a matter of time until two, three, or four of those new cars start up front. You are going to have to work hard to get a Top 5 this year. It is going to be very tough.”

With that in mind Lavery and his team, comprised of the father/son set-up duo of Dave and Aric Iosue, realize they can only control what comes out of their shop.

“We try not to worry about what is going on with everybody else at the track,” said Lavery. “We try to concentrate on what we have to do to get our car as good as we can get it. I feel that this car we have is as good a car as any of the new ones. Dave and Aric (Iosue) set this car up for me every week, and I know exactly what I have every time I go on the race track.”

A fan of Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing from an early age, Lavery could not be more excited for his 2014 campaign as he looks to continue to have fun with family and friends, contend for race wins, and do it all with team co-owners Hoefer and Samuels.

“I really have to thank Bob Hoefer and Billy & Linda Samuels. I could not be in a better place for me,” said Lavery. “When they kick me out, I’ll be done racing, but this is where I want to be racing with these guys. We are still competitive, still having fun, and that is what matters.”

Lavery went on to thank a long list of supporters of he and his Double Deuce Racing team.

“All of our sponsors have been great to us,” said Lavery. “Especially Lighthouse Lanes, Compass Credit Union, R.E. Davis & Son, Performance Harley Davidson, Vashaw’s Collision, The Big Dipper, John Bush Auto Sales, The Comic Shop, and Chris Nelson Insurance. I also have to be sure to thank my fiancée Kelly, who puts up with me being gone in the garage all the time.”

On track activity begins at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on April 26 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 3 with the 64th annual Gater Racing News Opening Night featuring the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 56 and the opening round of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Road to the Championship.

The Speedway’s flagship non-wing Novelis Supermodified division will kick-off their 53rd consecutive season of racing at the Home of Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 10th presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and Planet Fitness of Oswego. Nearly 30 Novelis Supermodifieds are expected in be in action including defending champion Otto Sitterly and Indianapolis 500 veterans Joe Gosek and Davey Hamilton.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Chaz Thompson – DALLAS, TX. (April 4th, 2014) The Devil’s Bowl Speedway is proud to release the Championship Purse for the ASI Racing Engines RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Blaine’s Motor Supply USA Limited Modifieds. The top-10 drivers in both divisions will be awarded prize money in 2014. All drivers are allowed to miss or drop 4 races throughout the duration of the 2014 racing season. All drivers must complete at-least 80% of the point awarded events in 2014 to be eligible.

ASI Racing Engines RaceSaver Sprint Car Championship Purse
1st. $4000
2nd. $3000
3rd. $2000
4th. $1500
5th. $1000
6th. $900
7th. $800
8th. $700
9th. $600
10th. $500

Blaine’s Motor Supply USA Limited Modified Championship Purse:
1st. $2000
2nd. $1000
3rd. $800
4th. $700
5th. $600
6th. $550
7th. $500
8th. $450
9th. $400
10th. $350

We hope that drivers and fans alike will enjoy the added excitement to the Weekly Championship Series in 2014. Drivers of other divisions can expect a Championship Purse, the details on the USA Modifieds, Dirt Late Models, and Factory Stocks will be released at a later date.

Remember it all kicks off this Saturday night at the track “Where Fast is Fun” the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Divisions:
ASI Racing Engines RaceSaver Sprint Cars
Blaine’s Motor Supply USA Limited Modifieds
Dirt Late Models
USA Modifieds
Factory Stocks

The Date:
April 5th, 2014

The Time:
Gates Open at: 6:00pm – Racing Starts at 8:00pm

Tickets:
(972) 222-2421
Pit Pass: $25
Adults - $12
Seniors 60+ - $8
Kids 12 to 15 - $8
Kids 6 to 11 - $2
Kids 5 & Under - FREE

The Devil’s Bowl Speedway would like to thank all of our supporting sponsors for the 2014 season: Parks Auto Sales, ASI Racing Engines, Blaine’s Motor Supply, HoneyCutt Sand & Gravel, Sterling Technologies with Bambi Wade, Payne & Sons Paint and Body, A&M Glass Services, Boroughs Signs & Designs, and John Eagle Honda. You can find more information about all our sponsors have to offer and a complete 2014 racing schedule at www.devilsbowl.com

 

Gearing Up for the 2014 Season!
The off season has been a long treacherous one for many, including the Rhine Auto Motorsports team. After running shows and finding success in 2013 with the Midwest Sprint Car Association, Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series and the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Cars the team was ready to get their race program even better for the 2014 season with some added changes. After acquiring a 410 motor late in the 2013 season, the team was able to run a handful of Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car races to get a feel for the added horsepower and other changes that came along with the new class. With that said, the Rhine Auto Motorsports team would like to announce that they will be running with the IRA full time in the 2014 season and run for Rookie of the Year and Championship titles! The team has acquired two new additional motors on top of the one they already had in preparation to run the full schedule with the IRA.
The 2014 season will commence in a few weeks for Ben Schmidt and the Rhine Auto Motorsports #35 team as they look to compete with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints at the Oshkosh Speedzone to start out the season. Aside from making the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Rookie of the Year and Championship titles a top priority, the team plans to take full advantage of the benefits and excitement the IRA provides to its drivers. The official schedule for the team has not been finalized yet, but they will be running the complete IRA schedule with some possible races with the World of Outlaws. In addition, new Rhine Auto Motorsports apparel is currently in the process of getting printed from our friends at R&R Racewear. Stay tuned to the Rhine Auto Facebook page for the 2014 car to be unveiled in the days to come along with the apparel becoming available to purchase!
Please check out our Facebook page for any last minute schedule changes and updates throughout the season by going to: https://www.facebook.com/rhineautomotorsports35. The Rhine Auto Motorsports #35 team would like to take this time and thank all of our 2014 sponsors/supporters for their continued support which include: Rhine Auto Inc., Schetter Electric, Adell Auto Center, Hopf Farms, Odyssey Fun Center, Hepfner Racing Products, HP Racing Engines, Roy's Tree Lot, K&N High Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Maxim Chassis, Weld Racing Wheels and Super Shox. Without the help of these great companies and people we would not be able to compete at the level in which we do throughout the season.





2014 – Rhine Auto Motorsports Tentative Schedule
Date
4/19/2014 Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway - Oshkosh, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
4/26/2014 Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
5/17/2014 Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
5/24/2014 Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
5/25/2014 141 Speedway - Francis Creek, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
5/31/2014 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
6/1/2014 Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
6/7/2014 Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
6/14/2014 Sheboygan County Fair Park - Plymouth, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
6/20/2014 Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway - Oshkosh, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
6/21/2014 Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
7/11/2014 Dodge County Fairgrounds - Beaver Dam, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
7/12/2014 Rice Lake Speedway - Rice Lake, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
7/19/2014 Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association with All Star Circuit of Champions
7/20/2014 Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
7/25/2014 Langlade County Speedway - Antigo, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
7/26/2014 ABC Raceway - Ashland, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
7/27/2014 Eagle Valley Speedway - Jim Falls, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association

8/2/2014
Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
8/15/2014 Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
8/16/2014 Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
8/17/2014 Seymour Tri-Oval Raceway - Seymour, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
8/23/2014 LaSalle Speedway - LaSalle, IL
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association with MOWA-Midwest Open Wheel Association
8/29/2014 Sheboygan County Fair Park - Plymouth, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
8/31/2014 141 Speedway - Francis Creek, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
9/5/2014 Amsoil Speedway - Superior, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
9/6/2014 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
9/13/2014 Sheboygan County Fair Park - Plymouth, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
9/20/2014 Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association
9/27/2014 Dodge County Fairgrounds - Beaver Dam, WI
IRA Sprint Cars: IRA Interstate Racing Association

 

 

DCRP Season Passes Available!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 4, 2014) – Looking for the hot ticket in Dodge City, KS? You can get your hands on it now, as season passes are available at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Season passes for the exciting DCRP season that officially kicks off next Saturday night, April 12, are available for just $140. The season pass covers 13 nights of action at DCRP, which is every event on the schedule with the exception of the World of Outlaws double in July. World of Outlaws tickets for July 4-5 are sold separately and may be purchased in advance at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=129.

Season passes may be obtained by calling the track office at 620-225-3277.

The season pass has you covered for every night of DCRP championship action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets along with special events that include the Steve King Memorial pitting the NCRA vs. ASCS Sooner Region Sprint Cars with URSS Sprint Cars on the bill as well, three other URSS tilts including the Jerry Soderberg Memorial championship finale, MARS Late Models, Modified Stampede and more.

Following an open practice on Saturday, April 5, it gets under way with the opening leg of the championship chase on April 5 with a $750-to-win IMCA Great Plains Stock Car event headlining more championship chase action on April 12.

May brings three events with the MARS and NCRA Late Models squaring off on May 3, the season-opening URSS event on May 10 and a full championship chase card on May 24.

Three more Saturdays await in June with championship chase cards on June 7 and June 14 followed by the all-Sprint Car Steve King Memorial event on June 28.

After the World of Outlaw Boothill Showdown over Fourth of July weekend, the rest of the month rounds out with the Second Annual Modified Stampede on July 19 and First Responder Night with URSS Sprint Cars to kick off Dodge City Days on July 25.

August finds the track hosting the final leg of the Second Annual Freedom Tour for the non-wing USAC Southwest Sprint Cars on August 16 with the Inaugural $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event to follow on August 23.

The action-packed season wraps up with the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Event on September 27 with URSS Sprint Cars headlining a full card of championship chase action.

The complete Dodge City Raceway Park schedule is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Historic Calistoga Speedway Next on California Tour for TSR Tandem

INDIANAPOLIS (April 3, 2014) – After four consecutive weekends of competing on short tracks, the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series stars will get the chance to open up the throttle and utilize nearly 900 horsepower Saturday and Sunday at picturesque Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway. The half-mile dirt oval was one of 23 tracks on the schedule with multiple races during the WoO’s inaugural campaign back in 1978 and it seems fitting two nights of action at Calistoga are part of the World of Outlaws’ “Salute to the King Tour.”

Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser, driver of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim, is making his final run at a 21st WoO title in 2014 and is off to strong start, posting his best two finishes of the season on half-mile ovals – a victory at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., in February and a second-place finish at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in early March. TSR’s Donny Schatz has had a successful start of the season on the bigger tracks, as well racing the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J to victory at Volusia and Las Vegas.

Only four drivers have won more than one Outlaw A-Feature victory at Calistoga, which is nestled in the middle of California’s Wine Country. Kinser, the 20-time WoO champion, has been a Calistoga winner five times, tied for most with Danny Lasoski. Sammy Swindell is a three-time winner at the track. Schatz, a five-time WoO champion, has won twice at Calistoga, including the series’ most recent stop there in the fall of 2012.

Kinser has competed in 28 of the 29 WoO races at the track, including both of those 1978 features. The Bloomington, Ind., racer won for the first time at Calistoga in 1987. That win was one of his record 46 in that magical season. He won the “Harvest Classic” three consecutive years from 1991 through 1993 and earned his fifth triumph in 1995, the first year he campaigned as a driver-owner. Kinser has been a top-10 finisher in the two most recent races at Calistoga, finishing 10th in April 2011 and seventh in September 2012.

Schatz is looking to make his 15th A-Feature field Saturday at Calistoga. The Fargo, N.D., racer first turned laps at the facility during his WoO Rookie of the Year campaign in 1997. He earned his first Harvest Classic triumph in 2004, passing Kinser for the lead midway through the 25-lap race. He led all 25 laps of the A-Feature in September 2012, a victory that was part of a season-ending surge that enabled Schatz to claim his fifth WoO title.

The Calistoga doubleheader is part of a nine-race California Spring Break Tour for the Outlaws. The first four shows have been extremely competitive with four different drivers coming out on top. Schatz has picked up a pair of runner-up finishes and continues to lead the series with eight top-10s in the first 10 races. Schatz and Kinser also top the laps led leaderboard with 37 and 35, respectively. Schatz is coming off a sixth-place run at Merced (Calif.) Speedway last Friday night while Kinser is looking bounce back from a 21st-place finish. “The King of the Outlaws” had flat right-rear tire early in the race and then was collected in an accident a few laps later.

With 10 WoO STP Sprint Car Series races completed for 2014, Schatz continues to rank second in the WoO championship standings, nine points behind leader Paul McMahan. Kinser is sixth, 63 markers out of first, and is only 11 points out of fourth.

For both races at Calistoga, the grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. PDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and more information, visit dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=447, or call (877) 395-8606.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races 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 Sprint 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 updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

After quite a few races on the smaller tracks, how much different will it be to get back to a half-mile?

“It’ll be nice to get back out on a track where you can open the car up a little bit. We enjoy running all these shorter tracks out here in California, but I’ve always been a fan of the bigger tracks. It’s really what these Sprint cars were made to do – go fast. We had a really good feel at the bigger tracks earlier this year and we’re excited to get back on one and see what we can do.”

The California Tour can be quite challenging with the competition and racing on such tight tracks. How would you rate your results through the first three weekends?

“Now probably isn’t the best time to ask me, since we’re coming off a 21st place. We just had some bad luck there at Merced and I hit the wall going down the frontstretch. That killed the tire and then we got back out there and got involved in someone else’s deal and broke the front axle. I wish we could have gotten Saturday’s (Mini Gold Cup) race in at Chico. We have had our moments the first three weeks, I guess. Qualifying has been good, but almost too good. We started a new format last weekend and we didn’t make the most of starting on the front row of our heat. We’ll just have to keep working at it. We’ve got two races this weekend on a bigger track and then two more short tracks before we head back East. I’d say if we can have a little better luck in the features in the next four races, we’ll consider the California tour a success.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

You are similar to your TSR teammate in that you’ve had a lot of success on the bigger tracks. Does your previous record on bigger tracks get you excited about heading to Calistoga this weekend?

“We look forward to every race on the schedule. We lost one last weekend to Mother Nature, so we’re all chomping at the bit to get back to the track. The fact that we’re going to a bigger track is good, too. I’ve enjoyed racing at Calistoga during my career and am looking forward to this weekend. We’ve had some good runs there and I’d like to make it two wins in a row there this weekend. We’re chasing wins. We’ve had a couple of good chances to pick up wins in California and have come up one spot short. I didn’t win in California last year, so we’re trying to break that streak, as well. We’re excited. The STP guys have been working hard at it and we’re all ready to get out there and see what we can do.”

Calistoga was one of the staples on the WoO schedule early in your career. What do you remember most about competing in the Harvest Classics?

“I always remember when you got to Calistoga, everyone was ready to have some fun. The pressure of the season had kind of worn off. The Knoxville Nationals were behind you. We made our big run through the Northwest and you traveled down to Calistoga for a three-race weekend. Being right there on the fairgrounds, it just provided everyone a chance to enjoy themselves. It was usually during Labor Day weekend, so it was always packed with people and everyone had a good time. I really enjoyed that part of the season for a lot of years. I’m really glad we’re getting the chance to come back and have a multiple-day show at Calistoga this year. It’ll always be up there as one of my favorite places.”

About Armored AutoGroup

Armored AutoGroup Inc., headquartered in Danbury, Conn., is primarily comprised of the Armor All®, STP® and Tuff Stuff® brands. The current Armor All product line of protectants, wipes, tire and wheel care products, glass cleaners, leather care products and car washes are designed to clean, shine and protect interior and exterior automobile surfaces. The STP product line of fuel and oil additives, functional fluids and automotive appearance products have a broad customer base ranging from professional racers to car enthusiasts and "Do-it-Yourselfers". Tuff Stuff cleaning products are formulated to tackle the toughest jobs.

Armored AutoGroup has a diversified geographic footprint with direct operations in the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. and distributor relationships in approximately 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.armorall.com and www.stp.com.

About Bad Boy Buggies

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Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds. In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO, a business unit of Textron Inc.

For more information, please visit www.badboybuggies.com.

 

 

Taylor Ferns Opens 2014 Silver Crown Campaign at Terre Haute

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — April 4, 2014 — Taylor Ferns raced at four of the most historic dirt tracks in the country last year with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, in the form of the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois, Eldora Speedway in Ohio, the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield and the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. She’ll add another legendary venue to the list this weekend as she kicks-off the 2014 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series season at the famed Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana.

The 100-lap Sumar Classic is scheduled for Sunday, April 6 at the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. Time trials will open the event and set the starting grid for the main event.

“It has been a long time since the Chili Bowl, so I am more than ready to get back in a race car this weekend,” said Ferns. “I’ve been watching videos online from races at Terre Haute to see the lines people run and to get a feel for the track. I try to always do as much ‘homework’ as I can to learn about tracks I have never been to, so that I am a little more prepared when I get there.”

Ferns has finished in the top-five in each of her last two Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series starts and has been among the top-10 in each of her last four races with the series. The winningest female driver in USAC history finished a career-best fourth at Eldora last fall during the Four-Crown Nationals, which was her most recent start with the series.

Prior to that, Ferns finished fifth at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds over Labor Day weekend. She also garnered top-10 finishes during the 2013 Silver Crown campaign at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and on the pavement at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Ferns ended up eighth in the 2013 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series championship standings, despite not competing in all of the races.

“We had a really good run in our last Silver Crown race at Eldora and that was my first time at Eldora, so it was pretty special to me,” she noted. “Hopefully the first time at Terre Haute we can have a good run and be there at the end. I really want to get back in the winner’s circle this year and have good finishes for my team.”

The 18-year-old made her Traxxas Silver Crown Series debut in 2012 on the pavement at Iowa Speedway, finishing eighth in that event. Ferns made three Silver Crown starts that year and followed it up with six appearances with the series last year. She is set to run the full Silver Crown schedule this season in the No. 35 Motor City Transport Inc. Beast with a Toyota engine under the hood.

“As I’ve raced heavier cars more, I have gotten a better feel for the Silver Crown cars,” explained Ferns. “Running the ARCA car last year really helped. A big key was learning how to keep my momentum up and also the reaction of the Silver Crown cars. The Silver Crown car is so much heavier than a Midget, so it took a little learning to see how it would respond in certain situations. I think all of that showed in my finishes last year as we got better each time we ran a Silver Crown race.”

Along with contesting the full Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series schedule in 2014, Ferns will also race select Honda USAC National Midget Series races and will fill in the rest of her schedule by competing in numerous 410 winged sprint car races across the Midwest.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, Indy Race Parts, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

2014 “Women in the Winners Circle Project Podium” Grant Award Winner Taylor Ferns was one of a select group of aspiring female race car drivers to be awarded a “Women in the Winners Circle Project Podium” grant for 2014. She received $5,000 to put toward her 2014 racing endeavors.

Ferns applied for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Women in the Winners Circle Project Podium Grant online and following a formal application process and judging selection process lead by Motorsports professionals, was one of eight total drivers chosen to receive a financial grant for the 2014 racing season. Along with receiving the $5,000 grant, Ferns will also have access to the Women’s Sports Foundation Motorsports Mentors throughout the year.

“It’s a great honor to receive the grant,” said Ferns. “The Women’s Sports Foundation is involved in every sport you can think of and helps women excel in sports. For the Foundation to be involved in motorsports and award it to me is pretty special. I can’t thank them enough.”

The original project created in 2007, was founded by seven-time Indy 500 starter and winning sports car racer Lyn St. James. The project was created to champion young and talented women drivers who compete in all forms of racing.

For more information, visit www.WomensSportsFoundation.org. Follow the Foundation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WomensSportsFoundation or on Twitter @WomensSportsFdn.

 

 

Wilwood Partners with Plymouth Speedway for 2014 Season

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The management and staff at Plymouth Speedway are proud to announce a partnership with Wilwood.

Wilwood designs and manufactures high-performance disc brake systems. Brake systems are made for all types of competitive motor sports, agriculture equipment, industrial applications, utility vehicles, snowmobiles, quads, motorcycles and military vehicles.

The engineering department uses sophisticated computer aided design to manufacture the best solution for your needs. They have ample stock of hundreds of varieties of brake calipers, rotor designs, master cylinder designs and a wide assortment of brackets, fittings, valves and brake lines. Dave Brzozowski is excited for the 2014 Plymouth Speedway season to start.

“This partnership is a great opportunity to get information about our product to the race teams and the fans at Plymouth Speedway,” said Brzozowski. “Racing on the dirt track is always exciting and we’re glad the racing season is right around the corner.”

Wilwood will be offering a contingency program for the drivers at Plymouth Speedway on a weekly basis as well as providing products to track champions for 2014. Wilwood wants to give drivers the opportunity to utilize and win with their products.

For more information about Wilwood, visit www.wilwood.com or call (805) 388-1188.

The Plymouth Speedway season opens with the Cabin Fever event on Saturday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. ET. UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks and 600 Non-wing Open Sprint cars will be featured on the dirt track. Great racing entertainment is scheduled through August with additional races to be announced.

About Plymouth Speedway Plymouth Speedway features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy. Four different classes of racing are featured: UMP Modifieds, 600 Open Sprints, Thunder Stocks, and Super Streets. Regular season races are scheduled in the months of April through August on Saturday nights with several special events including Late Models and Sprint Cars. For information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net, follow Plymouth Speedway’s official Facebook page, @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter, or email plymouthspeedway@yahoo.com.

 

 

A Doubleheader for Tracy Hines in USAC Midwest Opener

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 3, 2014— Baseball had its opening day earlier this week, which is a quasi-holiday to many. Now it's time for the racing crowd to celebrate the traditional USAC “Midwest Opener,” also viewed by many as a holiday of sorts. Expanded in 2014, a pair of races will mark the occasion this weekend, as both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series are in action in the Hoosier state. For Indiana native and two-time USAC champion Tracy Hines, it's one of the weeks he anticipates the most each year.

The weekend will begin for Hines on Saturday, April 5 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and a full night of racing is on tap. On Sunday, April 6, action will shift to the historic Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the running of the Sumar Classic for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series.

“To have two races in two types of cars this weekend has us really pumped up,” said Hines. “It seems like forever since we raced in Florida, with the winter we've had here in Indiana. Spring in the Midwest is always a gamble for sure, so we'll keep our fingers crossed and hopefully can get both full shows in.”

Hines raced four times at Lawrenceburg Speedway last year, with three of those coming in Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series events, and the fourth with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. The veteran driver finished a season-best 10th at the three-eighths-mile during Indiana Midget Week. In the spring with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series, Hines was 12th at the venue, turning the fastest lap in qualifying of the 40 entries to earn his first quick time award of the season. He also finished 12th in July during Indiana Sprint Week.

“We’re looking to carry the momentum from Florida into this weekend at Lawrenceburg,” he noted. “We were fast right out of the box down there and led laps and contended both night and that's all you can ask for. The sprint car field with USAC is as tough as ever right now and you have to qualify in the right spot and put yourself in a position to be able to contend for the win. Lawrenceburg is a fast place and in the spring, depending on the weather, can be even faster. We feel good about our engine package heading over there.”

Hines, who pilots The Carolina Nut Company DRC, opened the 2014 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series campaign with a runner-up finish at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida in February, after leading 16 laps of the 30-lap main event. The next night he came home sixth, which currently has him fourth in points, just eight markers out of the lead as he chases his second series title.

The veteran driver will be teamed with Lightfoot Racing for the fifth consecutive year in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. The familiar No. 16 will again be a Chevy-powered Beast, with backing from Hugh Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

Hines made three starts at the Terre Haute Action Track in 2013, two with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and one with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. He finished fourth in the Sprint Car in October in the Tony Hulman Classic and followed that up with a fifth-place showing the next night aboard the Silver Crown machine.

Hines has three career USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car series wins at Terre Haute in 1999, 2001 and the most recent in 2003. He also claimed the 2001 Hut Hundred with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at the half-mile.

With the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series last year, the 2000 titlist was victorious at the Belleville High Banks and finished third in points. Hines recorded six top-10 finishes in eight starts. In addition to his win, Hines finished on the podium in the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and at Pikes Peak. He set fast time at Belleville and qualified among the top-five in five of the eight races.

“It’s been a few years since we've had a Silver Crown race this early in the year, so that has us chomping at the bit to see how we stack up this year,” said Hines. “From what I've been hearing, it sounds like there will be a strong field on-hand. Other than a couple races where we had some bad luck last year, we were pretty strong each time out in the Silver Crown car. We were strong last fall in both the Silver Crown and Sprint Car at Terre Haute, so we feel like we have a good baseline going into this weekend.”

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, Hugh 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.

 

 

Champion Oil Announces Tsengeg Orkhon as New Master Warehouse Distributor in Mongolia

(Clinton, MO - 04.04.14) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of performance lubricants, announced today that Tsengeg Orkhon Co, Ltd is their exclusive Master Warehouse Distributor in Mongolia.

Tsengeg is a recognized leader in Gold and Silver Mining as well as in the distribution of commercial and industrial lubricants. They will offer Champion products in a number of categories, such as motor oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, coolant, diesel motor oil, differentials lubes, greases, power steering fluids, brake fluids, and automotive chemicals and additives.

“It is extremely important for Champion Oil to identify a partner that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide our Mongolian customers, retailers, dealers, and installers with first class service, support and distribution,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of International Sales for Champion. “Tsengeg clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified to disseminate our motor oil, chemical, additive and lubricant line in key demographics, applications, and strategic global markets.”

Tsengeg now proudly promotes the “Purpose-Built” line of Champion Motor Oils, Chemicals and Lubricants. For more information about Tsengeg Orkhon Co, Ltd you can contact them at 210322, Gazar Khotkhon, 19th Khoroo, Bayarnzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In the US, their representative is Monkhzul Damdinbazar (Zula) at 213-568-7142

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.ChampionsUseChampion.com

 

 

Trenca Focusing on Continually Developing Skills as His Racing Goals Shift

Inside Line Promotions – CLAY, N.Y. (April 1, 2014) – In his third season of racing sprint cars, 16-year-old Joe Trenca is set to expand his horizons.

“We’re not running for points this year,” he said. “We’re going to travel a little bit more. We’re going to hit some bigger races.”

Trenca, who was the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Rookie of the Year in 2012, will compete in approximately 40-to-45 races throughout the Northeast with trips to Canada and a first visit to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on the slate.

“We’re going to the Knight Before the Kings Royal and the Kings Royal,” he said. “Our primary class will be 360s and we’ll do five or six 410 races this year.”

In his 11th year of racing, Trenca said his mission is to continue to grow and develop as a competitor. Following success in quarter midgets and micro sprints, Trenca is adapting to sprint cars, which has shifted his goals.

“I’ve always wanted to make it to NASCAR,” he said. “As I started to get better on dirt I realized NASCAR might not be the top goal. I’d like to get a ride with a 410 team soon. Running the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series would be my main goal now.”

Trenca is scheduled to start his season on April 12 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. He will then race his 360ci engine against 410s the following day at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

UP NEXT –

April 12 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and April 13 at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL –

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Outdoor Factory Outlet

Outdoor Factory Outlet is an outdoors business that focuses on hunting, boating, fishing and camping. For more information, visit http://www.OutdoorFactoryOutlet.com.

“Outdoor Factory Outlet started off as a small sponsor and has worked its way up to a big sponsor for our race team,” Trenca said. “We’re glad to have them on board.”

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Shute’s Water Systems, National Parts Peddler, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken’s Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Shell Shock Designs, Don Ott Racing Engines, Hammerdown Photography, Total Seal Piston Rings and Pepsi 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.

 

 

Double Trouble Lovells are back Kevin Lovell looks for 1st title

Marysville- This observer learned today that local sprint car star, Yuba City ’s Kevin Lovell, will be back in the saddle for the full season of MRP Winged Sprint Car racing at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park . Former championship car owner Richard Lovell confirmed that for the first time in years Kevin Lovell has put together a team to run for the title. Active on and off for the last decade, a new focused and fit Kevin Lovell is now ready for a full season of action.

Twin brother Korey, also of Yuba City , is a 5-time champion of the division and Kevin has just missed the title on a couple of occasions. But, when Kevin did show up, he was a significant force to be reckoned with.

As the sport in general begins a strong recovery after the recession, more teams have been able to secure sponsorship and the familiar #81 team of Kevin Lovell is no exception. Brother Korey has remained in the hunt each year, but Kevin’s reemergence as a force at MRP makes the field just that much stronger. MRP is benefiting with new teams forming with some regularity.

Defending champion Grass Valley ’s Billy Wallace and former champions, Jeremy Burt also of Grass Valley , Mike Monahan of Sparks Nevada , Colby Wiesz of Colfax, Kelseyville’s Brent Dothage and brother Korey Lovell have a seasoned pro headed back to do battle with them. Kevin Lovell wants to become part of this select group of MRP champions.

The quality and caliber of the Marysville Raceway Park Winged Sprint Car field this season continues to grow. Stay tuned. As we know more, you’ll know more. See you Saturday at MRP!

The mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars, the MRP Super Stocks, the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars, the MRP Mini Stocks and the Pro-4 Sprint Cars will all compete this Saturday night in an action packed 5 division show.

Gates open at 5. Hot laps at 6.00. Qualifying follows hot laps with racing action scheduled immediately after qualifying.

The text is based on the best information we have at the time of its release.

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect. Go to Marysville Raceway Park ’s facebook for all the latest updates or our website at marysvilleracewaypark.com.

 

 

Team ILP Captures Pair of Feature Victories, Adds Three Teams to Roster

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (April 3, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Kevin Swindell and Giovanni Scelzi each captured their first feature victory of the season last Saturday.

Swindell won his heat race and made a pass for the lead with approximately eight laps remaining during the 4th annual Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., to notch the NCRA win.

Scelzi took the top spot just after the midpoint of his nonwing micro sprint feature at Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., en route to the triumph. He also posted a fourth-place result in the outlaw class.

Cole Wood put together his best performance of the season last Saturday at 81 Speedway by claiming his heat race and placing fifth in the NCRA feature.

Tony Bruce Jr. recorded a fifth-place result on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, to jump to second in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

Other Team ILP drivers with top-10 performances include Trey Starks, who ended sixth last Friday during the 75th annual season opener at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Blake Hahn finished sixth on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway after winning his heat race and posting the fastest lap of all the competitors during the heat races.

Travis Rilat rallied for his second top 10 of the season by placing eighth on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Graves Motorsports driver Kolt Walker advanced to a ninth-place result on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway, which marked the team's first top 10 of the year.

Additionally, Brenham and Crouch Motorsports, Joe Trenca and Jordan Weaver joined Team ILP.

To be represented by Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com or e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 2 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1 and Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29) and Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

APRIL 5 ELDORA TEST AND TUNE DAY CANCELED

April 12 UMP DIRTcar Spring Nationals Now First on Eldora Menu – Little Eldora Still on for Sunday

ROSSBURG, OH (April 3) – Unrelenting rain showers and unseasonably cool temperatures have worked against the Eldora Speedway track crew and their staunch efforts to produce an ideal racing surface for Saturday’s (April 5) scheduled Test and Tune Day. As a result, the session has been canceled.

The Test and Tune cancelation on Eldora’s historic .500-mile clay oval has not affected Sunday’s (April 6) season opening SpringBuster event for go-karts on the 1/7 mile Little Eldora Speedway, located on the northeast corner of the property. Featuring free general admission, multiple classes of karts are scheduled to take their first green flag at 12:30 p.m.

With the Saturday cancelation, Eldora’s first action on the infamous high-banks has moved to Saturday, April 12 with the UMP DIRTcar Spring Nationals presented by Allstar Performance. In competition will be the UMP DIRTcar Modified and Late Model divisions with a pair of $5,000 to win feature events are on tap to close out the season-opening night.

Admission gates on April 12 lid-lifter will swing open at 1 p.m. On track action begins at 3 p.m. with practice and time trial sessions, followed by a complete racing program which will take the green flag at 6 p.m.

Advance ticket purchases for the UMP DIRTcar Spring Nationals presented by Allstar Performance, and the other exciting race events on the 2014 Eldora calendar are available on the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes addess 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 is available for download via iTunes and Goggle Play.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – Burlington Top Five Knocks Rust Off!

(Bill W) April 2, 2013 – Kaley Gharst raced well in his first outing of the 2014 campaign, as he scored a top five finish with the Sprint Invaders at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa last Sunday night. The finish came despite the loss of a left front shock on the first lap. The Decatur, Illinois driver was competing in the Dale Oaks Farms #41, and the two will pair up again this Saturday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa.

Kaley and Dale put their deal together over the weekend. “Dale called me on Saturday to see if I wanted to run Sunday,” says Kaley. “We put the car together Saturday and finished it off. We were ready to go. I think the roller and motor came from Matt Harms.”

The all-time leader in Sprint Invaders victories drew the pole for his heat and won it in dramatic fashion. “You couldn’t beat our draw when the format takes the top two to the Dash,” says Kaley. “I got a bad start. I went low and spun the tires, and let Wayne (Johnson) get ahead there. I was able to figure out where I needed to be, and we were able to sneak by him on the last lap there for the win.”

He followed his heat up by leading much of the Dash before settling for second. “We got a good start and the car was working well,” says Kaley. “I just messed up there towards the end. I hit the hole in three and four two times in a row, and that allowed (Tony) Shilling to get by us. With the way the redraw is, it wasn’t too big of an issue. I learned not to hit that hole again!”

The draw saw Kaley line up fourth in the main event. Some competitors were worried about tire wear in a feature that was shortened to twenty laps. Kaley had bigger issues right away. “We actually had a lot of tire left,” he says. “We broke the left front shock. On the start, I got into turn one and slammed the car down a little hard. That broke the bolt that holds the shock. It was kind of a handful after that. I really didn’t want to run the top without a left front shock.”

Working the car on the low side, he would checker fifth. “I was kind of holding onto it around the bottom,” says Kaley. “It wasn’t the best first outing, but we still managed a top five out of it, so it wasn’t too bad I guess. It felt good to get out there and knock the rust off of the elbows a little bit. It helped that we were at a track that I’ve been to many times.”

Kaley hopes to stay busy the next few weeks. “Oaks told me he’d like to run Donnellson, so we’ll do that,” he says. “The following week, we’ll be in (Mike) Sandvig’s car up at Park Jefferson Speedway (north of Sioux City, Iowa). We’d like to pair that with something else, but there’s really nothing else going on up around there that weekend.”

Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com!

If you would like to receive Kaley's weekly releases, send an e-mail with the subject line "Kaley" to sprntcar@hotmail.com.

 

 

Legendary Motorsports Reporter Dave Despain Expands broadcast

duties for MAVTV with Launch of new Series

"The Dave Despain Show" Debuts on MAVTV 8pm ET/5pm PT Friday, April 25.

Corona, CA. (April. 2nd, 2014) - A legend in motor sports journalism, and former host of the very popular "Wind Tunnel" program on SPEED, Dave Despain has a new home at MAVTV and a new weekly interview series with "The Dave Despain Show" premiering Friday, April 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

To-date, MAVTV has ordered 26-episodes of "The Dave Despain Show." The 30 minute format gives the veteran interviewer the opportunity to sit with racing legends, current superstars, and rising young guns. For Despain, the new series allows his viewers an 'insiders' look behind the skill, passion, friendships, tragedy, courage and technology breakthroughs that makes motorsports such a thrilling spectacle.

Debuting with NHRA superstar John Force, guests this season include: Clint Bowyer, Cory Kruseman, Dennis Anderson, Bobby Unser, Scott Bloomquist, Kyle Larson, Jeremy McGrath, Parnelli Jones, Ivan Stewart, Antron Brown, Forrest Lucas, and Dan Gurney. Outtakes from the John Force interview can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeym4rcoIak

Dirt or asphalt, quarter-mile or banked super speedway, two wheels or four; Despain has reported on everything from NASCAR to dirt bikes. Having over 40 years experience with ABC, CBS, ESPN and TBS as a broadcaster; Despain will now share insights with MAVTV viewers on Friday nights, along with hosting duties for special MAVTV live racing events throughout the year.

Bob Patison, President of MAVTV, knows Despain as a respected motor sports journalist, and a giant asset to the fast-rising MAVTV channel.

"'The Dave Despain Show' will be a flagship series for MAVTV," Patison said. "Dave is one of the most respected names in motor sports journalism. He can now draw stories and memories from guests in a longer format that will definitely surprise and entertain MAVTV viewers."

Originally from Fairfield, Iowa, and now living outside of Atlanta, Despain most recently hosted "Wind Tunnel" starting in 2003 and wrapped in 2013 after 594 episodes. Despain entertained and informed viewers for nearly 11 years before signing off by reminding people that "racing is fun, it's supposed to be fun, so keep it that way." Today, Despain said one of the goals for the new show is to reveal a side of racers never seen before and the interviews are exceeding his expectations.

"MAVTV provided a format where I can really talk to people one-on-one and learn some of the behind-the-scenes truths," Despain said. "It has been one of the coolest experiences yet and some of the stories are amazing. The quality and variety of guests is staggering, and the interviews reveal stories that even I haven't heard in over 40 years of covering racing. The end result is deeply satisfying and I'm sure the viewers are going to love it."

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies - MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. MAVTV is currently available on Dish Network and DirecTV satellite services and many other cable providers.

Visit www.mavtv.com.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: MOBIL 1 BECOMES NEW VICTORY LANE SPONSOR

Ohsweken, Ontario – April 2, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce their partnership with Mobil Canada which will see Mobil 1 become the new sponsor of the track’s victory lane in 2014.

Whether you’re after fuels, car engine oils, heavy duty diesel engine oils, or industry lubricants, Mobil lubricants can be trusted to keep everything running smoothly. Mobil lubricants continue to develop new products and solutions to help meet the demands of today’s customers. Visit the official website of Mobil Canada at www.Mobil.ca

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing begins on Friday, May 16 with 2014 Opening Night, including 25 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 20 lap features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 15 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

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

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

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

 

 

Mike Bruce Small Block Supermodified Fundraiser Set for Saturday at Woodchuck Saloon

OSWEGO, NY (April 2, 2014) – Oswego Speedway Small Block Supermodified driver Mike Bruce will be holding a race team fundraiser on Saturday at Woodchuck Saloon in Oswego beginning at 1pm.

The Bruce Racing fundraiser will feature a $10 chicken barbeque which includes a ½ chicken, salt potatoes, roll, and a choice of baked beans or mac salad.

There will be several raffles including 50/50’s and door prizes.

Bruce finished 2013 14th in the overall SBS driver standings with three Top 5 finishes including being named the Nice Price Auto Sales ‘Up & Comer’ on two separate occasions driving the No. 22 machine.

The Road to the Championship for the Pathfinder Bank SBS series will begin on Saturday, May 3 as a part of the 64th annual opening night special at the Speedway presented by Gater Racing News featuring the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

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.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Dover Kicks Off Season This Weekend During I-80 Speedway Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 2, 2014) - After three consecutive ASCS Midwest Region championships and four titles since 2008, Jack Dover is focused solely on wins as he hits the track this weekend for the first time of the year.

"I want 25 wins and to win some bigger money races," he said.

Dover captured 15 feature victories and he swept the 2nd annual Midwest Fall Brawl sponsored by Home Pride Companies, Inc., at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., which gave Dover his biggest payday ever - a $20,000 bonus.

I-80 Speedway is also the site of the ASCS Midwest Region doubleheader this Saturday and Sunday, which bodes well for Dover. Including his success at the Midwest Fall Brawl, Dover finished in the top three of every heat race he raced in and he recorded four feature wins and six top-five finishes last season.

"The goal is to win this weekend," he said. "There's no other goal. I want to win both nights."

The team didn't make any major adjustments during the offseason and this year's schedule nearly mirrors last season. Dover will compete in approximately 50-to-55 races throughout the Midwest, including the Knoxville Nationals in the 410 and 360 classes, the Midwest Fall Brawl, the Jackson Nationals, the Nebraska Cup and the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial to name a few events.

Dover got his career season off to a hot start last year by winning his first race of the season at I-80 Speedway.

"It's pretty huge because you're pretty stressed going into the first race," he said. "If you win the first weekend, it's definitely a huge confidence boost."

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the ASCS Midwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

Home Pride Companies, Inc., is a leader in vinyl siding, window replacement, roofing and guttering. Based in Omaha, Neb., Home Pride Companies, Inc., also specializes in storm damage repair and has served Nebraska and Iowa for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.HomePrideCompanies.com.

"Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said. "He also has a great company, which we've seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parent's house."

Dover would also like to thank Eagle Motorsports, Certified Transmission, 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 and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws 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.

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.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Hits the Track at Calistoga for a Pair of Races

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — April 2, 2014— Kraig Kinser has waited just about a year to see the re-configured Calistoga Speedway in California. Mother Nature was victorious at the picturesque half-mile last season and the third-generation driver returns this weekend for a pair of races at the historic oval in the heart of Napa Valley wine country.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues the “Spring Break Tour” at Calistoga Speedway on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6. A full race program is scheduled for each night, beginning with time trials, followed by heat races, a dash, Last Chance Showdown and a 25-lap main event paying $10,000-to-win.

“After only having one race each of the last two weekends, we are pretty anxious to get to Calistoga,” said Kinser, who pilots the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. “It will be interesting to see the changes they made to the track last year. Calistoga has always been a fast, flat-out type track. With some banking in it now, it will be faster than ever. The cars will really be able to showcase their true speed.”

Kinser finished ninth at Calistoga Speedway in his most recent start at the track in 2012, which marked his fourth career top-10 finish at the venue. Kinser was sixth-fastest in time trials that night and finished fourth in the third eight-lap heat race. He started 12th in the 25-lap main event and steadily worked his way forward to finish ninth.

Kinser has made seven career starts at Calistoga Speedway with the World of Outlaws STP Spring Car Series dating back to 2004, when he finished a career-best seventh at the half-mile. He set fast time during the opener of the Harvest Classic in 2005. Kinser has qualified among the top-10 in six of his seven World of Outlaws starts at Calistoga.

“Getting two full nights of racing in this weekend will be great,” he noted. “We’ve been on the West Coast a while and the track is where we want to be every day. We haven't had the best of luck so far out west, so hopefully we can turn that around this weekend. We talk about qualifying a lot and now with the new dash format, it's even more important to be among the top-two or to start up front in a heat race and run as hard as you can to try and win your heat.”

Last Friday night at Merced (Calif.) Speedway, Kinser finished 17th. He lined up 21st, after transferring from the Last Chance Showdown. A rough-and-tumble 40-lap main event followed, with the native of Bloomington, Ind., getting caught up in a lap-18 caution, but he was able to continue on and gain a few positions in the second half of the race.

Entering this weekend, Kinser is ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings. He has three top-10 finishes and has qualified among the top-10 on five occasions.

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: Calistoga Speedway 0.5- Miles around Calistoga Speedway 3- Heat races wins thus far in 2014 4- Career top-10 finishes at Calistoga 7- Main event starts at Calistoga Speedway, including preliminary features 8- Nights of racing in California for the series during the “Spring Break Tour” 9- Current position in points 10- Main event starts with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2014 16.057- Track record at Calistoga Speedway 167- Miles from Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif., where the World of Outlaws raced on March 28 to Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. 1239- Points earned this season through March 28 1978- Inaugural visit by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Calistoga Speedway 2004- Year of first start at Calistoga Speedway

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.

 

 

FOURTH FLOOR TICKETS AVAILABLE

AT NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM FOR KNOXVILLE SEASON

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 2, 2014) - The 34-night 2014 racing season begins on Saturday, April 19, at the Knoxville Raceway and tickets remain available for seats on the second-floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which is located on the legendary half-mile dirt track’s turn number two. Tickets for seats on the second-floor are available for the entire racing season, in addition to nightly tickets being available for both Saturday night sprint car racing and all special events at Knoxville Raceway.

Second-floor, club-level seating is an open area which can provide viewing for groups and parties as large as 150 people. The second floor of the museum is also heated and air-conditioned, and offers closed-circuit television, wireless internet, and the track's public-address system. Also, second-floor ticket-holders can bring in their own food and drinks on race nights. At this time, tickets are available for all race nights on the second floor, including for the Wednesday-Saturday, August 6-9, fifty-fourth annual FVP Knoxville Nationals, which will be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series.

The 34-night season at the Marion County Fairgrounds oval, which begins on April 19 and extends through September 27, is highlighted by these special events:

April 19, Season-Opener for sprint cars

June 13, Classic Flat Track National Championship Series (CFTNCS) Vintage Motorcycles,

June 14, World of Outlaws (WoO) & 360 Sprint Cars,

June 15, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Pro Flat Track Series Motorcycles,

July 19, International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Modifieds & SportMods,

July 31-August 2, ASCS Arnold Motor Supply 360 Sprint Car Knoxville Nationals,

August 3, Ralph Capitani Classic 410 Sprint Cars,

August 6-9, WoO FVP 410 Sprint Car Knoxville Nationals,

September 19-20, Monster Trucks,

September 25-27, Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.

Those individuals interested in watching races from the museum are urged to e-mail Bob Baker at bbaker@sprintcarhof.com or call him toll-free at 1-800-874-4488.

 

 

Billy Alley / Ironwood Motorsports look to Git-R-Done for Larry the Cable Guy’s charity in 2014!

With their first full season together as a team behind them, Billy Alley and the Ironwood Motorsports #3 look to take things to the next level in 2014. Excitement surrounds all aspects of this race team right now. We have never been this equipped, this prepared or had this much excitement going into a new season. We are excited to announce our partnership with Larry the Cable Guy's Git-R-Done Foundation! The Git- R-Done Foundation is highly dedicated to helping out various children