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DONNY SCHATZ

Reigning Outlaws Champion Looking for Another California Victory

INDIANAPOLIS (March 26, 2015) – After ending his California winless streak last Saturday night, six-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is ready to pocket more gold this weekend. The driver of the of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J continues the California bullring battles Saturday and Sunday with the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and at Antioch Speedway.

The competition has been fierce through the first two weekends of the California Spring Tour for the Outlaws. Schatz admitted after last Saturday’s triumph at the Stockton Dirt Track that he and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team have experienced just about everything early in the 2015 WoO campaign, and the 19-year WoO veteran knowns the challenges will continue this weekend.

Schatz returns to Silver Dollar Speedway with four career triumphs at the quarter-mile dirt oval. The track has been a staple on the WoO circuit since 1979 and Schatz has made numerous trips to the northern California track since his rookie season in 1997. His most notable weekend at Chico came in September 2004 when he won both his preliminary feature and the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions. He returned to victory lane at the track in 2010 during the opening night of the Gold Cup program and won the Mini Gold Cup in the spring of 2011. His most recent victory at the track came in 2012, when he kicked off the three-night Gold Cup program with a victory. Last September, Schatz charged from 16th to sixth in the opening-night A-Feature and 19th to fifth in the Gold Cup finale.

Sunday’s stop at Antioch marks the fifth consecutive season the 3/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval has hosted the Outlaws. Schatz has a pair of top-four runs and two finishes outside the top-10. His best finish at the track came in September 2012, when he finished second. The race was a classic California battle to the end. Jonathan Allard led most of the way, but Schatz made a number of attempts to grab the top spot away. A late restart opened the door and Schatz took advantage, grabbing the lead with one lap to go, but his bid for victory came up just short when Tim Kaeding got around him in the final corner. Last September, Schatz qualified seventh, started fourth and finished fourth in the 30-lap A-Feature.

Schatz continues to rank second in the 2015 WoO championship standings after 10 of 88 scheduled nights of racing. Shane Stewart leads the standings with 1,399 points and Schatz is just 18 back with 1,381. His victory last Saturday at Stockton was his second of the season, his 178th career A-Feature win, and Stockton became the 70th different track where Schatz has earned an A-Feature triumph. He’ll be looking to make Antioch the 71st Sunday.

For Saturday’s Mini Gold Cup, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. while the grandstands open at 5 p.m. PDT. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com or call 530-350-7275.

Sunday at Antioch, the pit gates will open at noon while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. PDT. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.antiochspeedway.com or call 925-779-9220

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 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

After a roller-coaster weekend in Tulare, you and the Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team put a complete night together at Stockton Saturday. How good did it feel to get that win?

“It always feels good to win and my guys earned that. Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman – they are the best in the business and they’ve been through a lot already this year. We had some bad luck in Tulare and killed a car the first night and everybody just kept working. We unloaded at Stockton and were fast right away. Setting a track record and then being able to drive forward every time we hit the track was big. It had been a while since we won and that’s what we are out here to do – stacking wins. We were hoping to get another one Sunday but unfortunately that didn’t happen. We’re ready to get back to the track this weekend and see if we can get another win and build on that.”

This weekend offers a return to Silver Dollar Speedway and Antioch Speedway. What are the biggest challenges you’ll face at each?

“They are both unique but, like most dirt tracks, you have to be able to drive forward. They are short tracks so, of course, getting through traffic is key. Silver Dollar doesn’t have a wall in the corners, so it gets a little tricky. Being able to get in and out of the corners and carrying speed is important. Antioch has more banking and a wall all the way around, so you don’t have as much forgiveness there. They are both racey places where qualifying is super important. It’s still early in the year, so we’re expecting the tracks to still have some moisture, too. They both are places where the races usually come down to the final laps. Fans love that and that’s what we are out here for … to put on a good show.”

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 four-wheel-drive 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, four-wheel-drive 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 four-wheel-drive, 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. Information on Bad Boy Buggies models can be found at: www.BadBoyBuggies.com.

 

 

UNOH All Stars set to open Attica season and series point run

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The new University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Attica Raceway Park to open “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue’s 2015 season in the 24th Annual HD Supply Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4.

The nation’s oldest winged sprint car touring series has competed at Attica 104 times in the track’s history and will visit the track five times in 2015. It will be the first point’s race for the All Stars though they held five non-points races in Florida during February which saw Kerry Madsen claim three wins with 2014 All Star Eastern Region Champion Greg Hodnett and former World of Outlaws Champion Daryn Pittman claiming the other two wins.

“With it being early in the season we expect some drivers from around the region to show up for the HD Supply Spring Nationals. We usually see some drivers from the Pennsylvania area and hopefully we will see some competitors from the Midwest and Knoxville areas,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

“We will have several Knoxville Fair Board members in attendance for the Spring Nationals and we are confident they will see an entertaining and exciting two nights of racing,” Attica Promoter John Bores.

Five time All Star Champion Dale Blaney, of Hartford, Ohio, has claimed Spring Nationals wins in 1995, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The last time both nights of the Spring Nationals were competed saw Blaney and two-time Attica Champion Craig Mintz claim victories in 2012. Blaney leads all drivers in career All Star wins at Attica with 15 and has 21 total victories at the track to place him third on the all-time win list. Blaney also sits atop the all-time win list for the All Stars with 115 victories including 16 in 2014.

Things certainly won’t be easy for Blaney as several new teams have joined the All Stars in 2015 including Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith, who scored a World of Outlaws win in his home state in 2014. He will also have to battle fellow four time All Star champions Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah. Of Kemenah’s 20 career wins at Attica (fourth on the all-time list), five are All Star victories of which two have come during the Spring Nationals. Shaffer has recorded 13 career wins at Attica of which five are All Star victories. Greg Wilson, a two-time All Star champion, has 19 career wins at Attica (fifth on the all-time win list) and has seven series wins at the track including Spring National wins in 2002, 2003 and 2006

Attica Raceway Park has also been a favorite track for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver. The former Lernerville Speedway champion has two career All Star wins at Attica including one last season.

Danny Smith, who will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame later this summer, has three career All Star wins at Attica, his last coming in 2005 during the Spring Nationals. The Chillicothe, Ohio driver has 10 career victories at Attica Raceway Park.

Attica’s tough weekly competitors will also contend for the Spring National victories. Six time Attica champion Byron Reed has 30 career wins at the track (second on all-time win list) of which four are All Star victories including a Spring Nationals win in 2010.

Another former Attica champion Chris Andrews of nearby Sandusky, Ohio, has joined a new team in 2015 and has six career wins at Attica including an All Star win in 2013. Former track champion Dean Jacobs has 10 career wins at Attica including an All Star win in 1998. Former All Star competitor Cap Henry of nearby Bellevue, Ohio, scored two wins at Attica in 2014.

Other possible contenders for Spring Nationals wins include Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Stevie Smith, who has two career All Star wins at Attica including a Spring Nationals win in 2005. Iowa’s Terry McCarl, who already has a World of Outlaws win in 2015, has two career wins at Attica including a Spring Nationals win in 2006. Local driver Brandon Martin has three career wins at Attica and will contend for a win as will weekly competitor Brian Lay who has two career Attica wins. Don’t count out Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs who had a break-out year in 2014, scoring his first two career All Star wins. He has four career wins at Attica.

There is a very strong contingent of rookies scheduled to compete at Attica in 2015 including multi-time 305 sprint champion Nate Dussel, who takes over the seat of the Davis #40DD which carried Caleb Griffith to the track championship last season. Other rookies include T.J. Michael, who scored a 305 sprint win in Texas this season; Jimmy Colvin and Tyler Gunn. Other weekly 410 drivers who will contend include Brian Smith and Travis Philo, who each have two career Attica wins, Duane Zablocki, Jody Keegan, Stuart Brubaker and D.J. Foos (both in new rides in 2015), and Rob Chaney, who has eight career Attica win including an All Star win in 2001.

Other drivers planning to run most if not all of the All Star schedule in 2015 include Caleb Helms, Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild and Andrew Palker.

Gates will open Friday at 3:30 p.m. with racing underway at 7:45 p.m. Gates will open Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

SCHATZ, GRAY EARN SPRINT WINS IN J&J'S

McKENZIE, TN - Decorated Sprint car champions Donny Schatz and Terry Gray were victorious last weekend piloting J&J Auto Racing Sprint cars in California and Mississippi. Schatz earned his second World of Outlaws triumph of the season in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies J&J at the Stockton (California) Dirt Track, while Gray picked up his first Southern Outlaw Sprinters event at Hattiesburg Speedway.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Schatz, the six-time and reigning WoO champion, was the class of the field last Saturday night in the FVP Western Springs Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track. The Fargo, North Dakota driver started the evening by setting a new track record at the 3/8-mile and then he finished second in the opening heat. After finishing third in the dash, Schatz started the main event in the second row and took the lead on lap 16. He pulled away during the next 12 laps, but a caution late resulted in a restart. Schatz out dueled Shane Stewart for the victory by beating him to the scoring loop.

Schatz finished ninth in Sunday's show and ranks second in the WoO championship standings.

Trey Starks qualified for both A-feature events behind the wheel of his family-owned No. 55 J&J.

SOUTHER OUTLAW SPRINTERS

Terry Gray raced his way to his first triumph of 2015 Saturday night as the Southern Outlaw Sprinters invaded Hattiesburg Speedway for the first time this season. Gray drove his familiar No. 10 J&J into the lead from the start and went on to come out victorious in the main event.

Shane Morgan raced his No. 01 J&J to a fifth-place finish.

 

 

ST. CROIX VALLEY RACEWAY’S 2015 SCHEDULE OFFERS ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVERYONE

St. Croix Valley Raceway (SCVR) in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce its 2015 schedule with new and traditional events sure to please both the race fan and the person looking for a different entertainment experience.

Historically, SCVR has earned the reputation as the place to be on Friday nights for the intense racing action on the ¼ mile “bullring” and other nightly entertainment that is offered throughout the season. Such will be the case in 2015 as SCVR’s schedule will include traditional events such as the Thunder in the Valley Series, Open Wheel Nationals, and the Kouba Memorial for the Wing Sprint Car fan and the Bullring Blast for the hard core Late Model enthusiasts. Mix in trailer races, fireworks, kids, free food and destruction nights along with a unique weekly program featuring Future IVs/Mini Vans, Pure Stocks, Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) Micro Sprints, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, WISSOTA Modifieds and UMSS Traditional Sprint Cars and you have the ingredients for a summer full of exciting family entertainment.

The 2015 SCVR season will kick off with a practice session on Friday, April 24th, open to any team wanting to get some laps in before the season begins. The Ice Breaker Challenge on May 1st will officially get the racing season started with the Future IVs, Pure Stocks, UMSS Micros, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Vintage cars scheduled to compete that evening. In addition, there will be a practice session for all other classes of cars throughout the night. The season ramps up May 8th with the Season Opener for all classes including the WISSOTA Modifieds and UMSS Traditional Sprint Cars. The first of three Thunder In The Valley nights with the UMSS Wing Sprint Cars on May 22nd will highlight the remaining May schedule. The Davey Tabor Memorial on Memorial Day weekend is a great night of racing and entertainment to remember a big supporter of the UMSS.

June always begins with our first of two very popular Kids Nights on the 5th. Autographs and pictures on the SCVR track with their heroes will be a night to remember. Friday the 12th brings a new theme night, Carload Night. One occupant per seatbelt and everyone in the car gets in for only $24! Hilarious Trailer Races highlight June 19th. This has become one of the most popular events on the SCVR calendar. Never seen a trailer race? You have to see it to believe it! June wraps up with our annual Crash-Tastic-Smash-O-Rama on the 26th with lots of destruction from Wildman Clay Gallagher and other surprises throughout the night.

The heat of July will welcome a wide variety of events to SCVR. We will celebrate our freedom on July 3rd with a huge fireworks display. Our fireworks are the best around! After a week off on the 10th, the action returns to SCVR on the 17th with our second Free Hot Dog (buy one get one) and $1 Beer Night. Free food and $1 beer are always a good thing! Thunder In The Valley returns with the UMSS Wing Sprint Cars on July 24th honoring Dan Grams. SCVR will end July with our annual birthday celebration. 2015 will mark our 4th birthday and we will be serving free birthday cake on the 31st!

Like June, August always begins with Kids Night, but we ramp it up a ton with fireworks and what we like to call our Big Bike Giveaway! Last year SCVR gave away over 40 bikes to over 40 very happy kids! How many bikes will we give away in 2015? You’ll have to be there to find out. New to the schedule in 2015 will be the 1st annual - not only at SCVR, but anywhere – Trailer Race Nationals on the 14th! If you thought June’s trailer race event was the best, wait until you witness this! A huge purse will await the many participants competing for the big first place prize and the trophy to go along with it. SCVR expects to set a new record for the number of trailer race participants on this night! The night will also serve as Season Championship for the Future IVs/Mini Vans, Pure Stocks, UMSS Micro Sprints and UMSS Traditional Sprint Cars. On the 21st, SCVR will present the Race of Champions and Season Championship for WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Modifieds. The intensity will be high when SCVR presents the 4th Annual Open Wheel Nationals on August 28th. Increased purses will greet the racers while the fans will most assuredly enjoy increased car counts and awesome racing on the ¼ mile, high banked track!

September will be very special at SCVR! The 4th Annual Bullring Blast has become a true can’t miss event. The mighty WISSOTA Late Models and WISSOTA Street Stocks join our weekly classes for one intense night of racing. The combination of Late Models and the SCVR ¼ mile high banked track is something you have to see to believe! The last event on the 2015 SCVR calendar is the 23rd Annual Kouba Memorial. This high dollar UMSS Wing Sprint Car event will be your last chance to see these winged warriors at SCVR for the season. Wing sprint car fans will be treated to a 55 lap feature with a 5 minute 55 second pit stop on the front stretch at lap 25 in honor of the numbers 55 and 5 the Kouba family has made famous over the years. What a way to end the 2015 SCVR season!

For complete schedule details and admission prices, please visit us at www.scvraceway.com and on Facebook.

 

 

IT’S ALL COME DOWN TO THIS…

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 26, 2015

This Saturday is the culmination of one of the most historic Sydney Sprintcar Premierships ever conducted, and it goes right down to the wire between points leader James Thompson and rival Ben Atkinson.

Atkinson has two track championships to his credit already and a bagful of main event wins, whereas Thompson has yet to win a main event or track title in his 15 years.

Regardless of what he has or hasn’t done in the past though 33 year old Kellyville Pest Controller Thompson has been the standout competitor in terms of consistency this summer.

“I feel like I’m really getting the hang of all this,” he admits, “I know it’s been a long time but I feel like I really have a handle on what we need to do every time we go out there. We’ve been sticking to the same game plan every night and it seems to have worked so far.”

There’s only one more night to go, and James has a narrow 27-point lead over the rapidly closing in Darwin racer Atkinson.

“We can’t change the way we’re doing things and think about the Championship,” concedes Ben, “we just have to keep treating every race and every night as it comes. I can’t allow myself to think about the possibilities.”

The possibilities seem to swing in favour of Thompson on paper.

FOR BEN TO WIN:

- Ben has to finish 14 spots ahead of James to win track championship.

- So if Ben finishes 2nd, James has to finish 16th or worse.

- If Ben finishes 12th James would had to have finished 5th in B-Main or worse and not transferred.

- If Ben were to just win the A-Main, James would have to finish 14th or worse.

- If Ben were to win A-Main and lead most laps (4 bonus points), James would have to finish 12th or worse.

FOR JAMES TO WIN:

- Stay within striking distance - or 14 spots - of Ben all A-Main.

- Beat Ben.

- Ensure he makes the A-Main

- If Ben wins and leads most laps, finish 11th or better.

So a third Track Championship win for Atkinson is certainly not out of the question but the likelihood of a Sydney battler and father of two wrapping up his first is also seriously on the cards.

Aside from the Track Championship honours though there’s also the matter of the “Month of Money” March prize-money bonus that pays $5,000.

So far the individual points score for the March promotion sees Young (NSW) 20-year-old Jackson Delamont and Australian champion David Murcott sharing the lead with Ben Atkinson sitting just two points shy of the lead duo.

South Aussie Trevor Green aggravated an old back injury last weekend in a crash during the Pole Shootout and as such will miss the Grand Finale.

The 45 year old veteran from Two Wells will fly in promising South Aussie youngster Chad Ely (the current Australian 360ci champion) in to steer the #11 NATRAD Maxim.

In addition to Ely the interstate vision will extend to former Queensland Champion Andrew Scheuerle, Queensland second generation racer Mitchell Gee, Victorian gasser Brett “the Jet” Milburn, former Valvoline Raceway Track Champion Ian Loudoun in the Essendon Ford (Victoria) #3, Victorian Ryan Davis and Northern Rivers region Mick Sauer.

With the Parramatta Posse that’s an impressive 59 Sprintcars!

The night will also see the many former track champions honored and recognized including:

Bob Tunks

Bob Blacklaw

Rob Worthington

Garry Rush

Dennis Farr

Brooke Tatnell

Skip Jackson

Robbie Farr

Peter Attard

Trevor Green

Adam Clarke

Troy Little

Ian Loudoun

Mitchell Dumesny

Ben Atkinson

Max Dumesny

Top Ten in Month of Money Points:

Jackson Delamont 732

David Murcott 732

Ben Atkinson 730

James Thompson 710

Robbie Farr 706

Sam Walsh 695

Grant Anderson 680

Jeremy Cross 673

Max Dumesny 668

Adrian Maher 666

Top Ten in Valvoline Raceway Track Championship

James Thompson 4540

Ben Atkinson 4513

Sam Walsh 4426

Max Dumesny 4408

Jackson Delamont 4384

Toby Bellbowen 4329

Danny Reidy 4286

Trevor Green 4250

Grant Tunks 4110

Matt Dumesny 4037

In addition to the Sprintcars will also be Late Models and Street Stocks.

Gates open at 2pm with hot laps commencing at 5.30pm and qualifying prior to 6pm.

Adults $30

Concession $20

Juniors (13-15) $15

Kids 12 and under FREE

Family (2 adults/2 juniors) $70

For more information visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au or visit us on Facebook.

Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Clyde – Granville.

 

World of Outlaws Tickets on sale for inaugural event at Dakota State Fair Speedway on June 20

HURON, S.D. — March 26, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, South Dakota, sponsored by Iverson’s Chrysler-Dodge of Huron & Mitchell on Saturday, June 20, and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/DakotaStateFairSpeedway or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The semi-banked track, located at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, will mark the fifth venue in the state of South Dakota that the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced at, dating back to 1979. A total of 15 drivers have won A-Feature events with the series in South Dakota.

Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending series champion, is the winningest active driver with the series in South Dakota, having earned four wins at two different tracks. Craig Dollansky, who returned to the series full-time in 2015, has been victorious twice in the state.

Dakota State Fair Speedway hosted the World of Outlaws Gumout Series in 2002, and current World of Outlaws of Outlaws point leader Shane Stewart competed in that event, along with fellow veteran driver Jason Sides. The track also has held a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series events, first in 2005, and again in 2010.

Also in action on June 20 will be 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman, who drivers for Kasey Kahne Racing, along with his teammate Brad Sweet, as well as Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and rookie contender Jason Johnson.

Tickets for the inaugural World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway, sponsored by Iverson’s Chrysler-Dodge of Huron & Mitchell, can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/DakotaStateFairSpeedway or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

David Gravel Finishes Fourth at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Shaking off a frustrating weekend at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, David Gravel put together a nice weekend in Stockton, CA that saw him pick up a fourth place finish on Saturday night.

“This Roth Motorsports team has been working hard all year and it’s great to get a really good finish,” Gravel said.

With two nights on tap on the Stockton Dirt Track, Gravel opened the weekend up on Saturday night as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine in 19th quickest, missing out on the heat race inversion.

Finishing fifth in his heat, the Watertown, CT driver transferred into the feature event, though he would start near the rear as he rolled off in the 19th position. The slicked off surface was to Gravel’s liking, as he was able to work his way forward.

Racing by drivers like Kraig Kinser, Carson Macedo, and Jason Sides, Gravel would end his night with an 11th place finish.

Coming back on Sunday night, Gravel got off to a much better start as he timed in 11th fastest, and went on to grab the heat race win over his Roth Motorsports teammate, Tim Kaeding.

Earning a spot in the dash by way of his heat win, Gravel would finish in the eighth spot, and line up in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event, on a very abrasive Stockton Dirt Track.

Just like he did on Saturday night, Gravel was able to work his way forward, as he stayed inside the Top-10 during the duration of the race. As the track began taking rubber, cautions would soon plague the second half of the race. With various restart opportunities, Gravel was able to capitalize as he worked his way up to a fourth place finish to close out the weekend.

“I really have to thank all of my guys for their continued hard work,” Gravel said. “I also have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for continuing to support us. It felt good to be up in the hunt on Sunday night, and hopefully we can continue to qualify well, and put ourselves in good starting position each night. We are making progress, and hopefully we can pick up one of these wins very soon.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, KW Suspension, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team will be in action for the Mini Gold Cup in Chico, CA on Saturday Night before taking to the Antioch Speedway on Sunday night in Antioch, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel83.

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Hafertepe Jr. Going After Win No. 1 This Weekend at Golden Triangle and Battleground

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (March 25, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is searching for his first victory of the season this weekend when he invades the ASCS Gulf South Region's season-opening doubleheader.

Hafertepe Jr. will compete on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

"Our goal is to win both nights," he said. "First we have to put ourselves in contention to win and that means putting together a good heat race each night. Then if we can make the redraw for the feature we will have a shot."

Hafertepe Jr. finished fourth during his only race at Golden Triangle Raceway Park last season. He also placed second at the track in 2013 and visited Victory Lane there in 2011.

"Golden Triangle is a smaller, bullring type of track," he said. "You have to be up on the wheel the entire race. If the track is racy it's a fun place because you're always around other cars and constantly working to make a pass."

He also scored podium finishes during both races at Battleground Speedway last year.

"Battleground is more of a speed track," he said. "Your car has to have a good setup and you have to make smart decisions if you want to be in contention for a win. If we can put ourselves in the ball park and have a little luck we'll be challenging for the win at both Golden Triangle and Battleground this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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

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

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank LoneStar Speedway, Wells Racing Engines, 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.

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Reutzel Sets Sights on 305 Shootout after Another Pair of Podiums

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 25, 2015) – Aaron Reutzel put together another strong weekend aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car with a pair of podium finishes in ASCS Southwest competition during this past weekend’s Copper on Dirt at Tucson’s USA Raceway.

After a runner-up finish in the Friday night prelim and a third-place run in the Saturday finale, the current Lucas Oil ASCS National points leader turns his attention to this weekend’s $5,000-to-win 305 Shootout at Las Cruces’ Southern New Mexico Speedway.

Returning to the track this past weekend where he posted his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour podium finish in 2011, Reutzel once again found the USA Raceway clay oval to his liking in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

“The track was awesome, it was fun to race on,” Reutzel said of the 3/8-mile oval. “It was up on the fence both nights.”

After winning his Friday night heat, Reutzel found himself starting 12th in the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution machine after the redraw.

“We had to start 12th and actually got up to third pretty quick,” Reutzel says. “There was a late restart but (Dusty) Zomer was in his own zip code, he was good. We were a little too loose, I actually pounded the fence a couple of times.”

Reutzel ended up second in the final Friday rundown in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine after a Zomer penalty, locking into Saturday night’s Copper on Dirt finale.

“We tried to change our car up some for Saturday so we could roll the middle a little better,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel redrew a seven to start fourth row inside, but that seven wasn’t lucky this time.

“Everyone in line ahead of me spun their tires or got sideways so we lost a couple of spots right at the start,” Reutzel explained.

The Clute, TX, racer didn’t stay back there long though, driving the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics entry to the head of the pack in short order.

“It was starting to take just a little bit of rubber near the end of the race, I ran (Logan) Forler down for second, got up under him but didn’t quite get him,” Reutzel recounts. “Forler moved down then closed in on Zomer the exact same way, but just like me, he didn’t quite get by.”

“It was a good weekend, we got another couple of good finishes against a strong field of cars, so we’re happy with it,” Reutzel concludes.

After sitting in El Paso for a couple of days to watch the weather, Reutzel and crew will try to take the $5,000 winner’s share in this weekend’s 305 Shootout at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

“We’re already here and it kinda sets us up travel-wise for the next couple of weekends, hopefully we can make it a good payday,” Reutzel wraps up.

2015 Quick Stats: 14 races, four wins, nine top-fives, nine top-tens.

Up Next: The $5,000-to-win “305 Shootout” at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM, this Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

NO EASY PATH TO VICTORY AT CHICO AND ANTIOCH

FOR WORLD OF OUTLAWS COMPETITIORS

CHICO, Calif. (March 25, 2015) – This weekend World of Outlaws competition remains in California with a Saturday, March 28, stop at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and a Sunday, March 29, event at Antioch Speedway.

Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car, is a four-time winner at Silver Dollar . His most recent victory at this quarter-mile high- banked oval was in September of 2013 in the Motter 71M. Normally the Outlaws visit Chico on the Spring Swing and again during the fall, but last year the spring event was rained out.

The small bullring tracks are treacherous because the leaders are running in lapped traffic very early and for the majority of the event. It is rather like the military context of Whack-a-mole where the opposition keeps re-appearing. It is sensory overload for each driver who is trying to move forward, avoid other moving objects, keep the tires inflated and protect the race car and its parts and pieces.

At the end of a hard night of racing, it’s a date with the car wash and then a three-hour drive to Antioch Speedway, a 3/8-mile banked clay oval. The Outlaws began competing at this facility in 2011 and Saldana has yet to score a victory here.

“There’s no time like the present,” said Saldana. “It would be nice to add a trophy from Antioch to our collection.

“We have been fortunate to have won the Gold Cup twice at Silver Dollar Speedway (2007 and 2009) and we have two additional wins there, plus three World of Outlaws preliminary races. The victories give you some comfort that you’re up for the challenge.

“But at both of these tracks it is a delicate balance between running full throttle and avoiding contact with another car. We’re getting the throttle foot tuned up for a good weekend of racing.

“I just wanted to acknowledge that the racing world lost Earl Baltes on Monday, the gentleman who built Eldora Speedway and made it one of the most prestigious dirt tracks in the country. Though I didn’t know Earl personally, I salute him for his vision and for building the best track ever. Eldora has always been my favorite track.”

“Our 71M has won a lot of races on that storied half mile,” said team owner Dan Motter. “In 2004 with Kenny Jacobs driving, we won five events in that year alone: two All Star races, two World of Outlaws events and the historical Big One II, which paid a sweet $100,000 to win. We are certainly a big fan of Eldora Speedway that Earl Baltes built.”

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Launches Fantasy Dirt Track Sprint Car Racing

Media Contact: Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway General Manager & Promoter, 641-842-5431

Knoxville, Iowa - March 25, 2015

Knoxville Raceway has announced the debut of its fantasy racing series, which will run in tandem with the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series. The fantasy series will encompass all 18 races in the Championship Cup series, and includes the 410, 360, and 305 classes.

Each week, fantasy racing participants will build a racing dream team by selecting drivers that are likely to earn the most points that weekend. Points are awarded to owners, and to drivers for the top five qualifiers, lap leaders, finish position.

According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, over 41 million people in the United States and Canada played fantasy sports in 2014. Although football is currently the most popular fantasy game, fantasy racing participation has grown in recent years.

Registration is now open for Knoxville Raceway fantasy racing, with the season opener scheduled for April 18th. Prizes will be awarded weekly, along with a grand prize at the end of the season. Participation in Knoxville Raceway fantasy racing is free, and available on any device.

For more information, or to sign up for fantasy racing, visit knoxvilleraceway.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Making Sprint Car Season Debut This Weekend at 81 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (March 25, 2015) - Kevin Swindell will make his winged sprint car season debut this Saturday at 81 Speedway.

Swindell is set to drive for Jeff Smith at the 3/8-mile track located in Park City, Kan., during the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA. The event pays a series-record $6,000 to win.

"It's always fun to climb back into a sprint car and turn some laps," he said. "I haven't been able to drive one very often the last few years, but it always feels like it's a pretty quick transition to get caught up to speed."

Swindell, who has been focused on NASCAR in recent years, has only competed in a sprint car approximately one-to-two dozen times each season during the past few years. However, he has registered a sprint car feature victory during each of the past four years, including one at 81 Speedway last season.

"We had a solid night there last year," he said. "Tire wear was a big issue during the feature so we had to play it safe until the end. Luckily we put ourselves in a good position and we were able to capitalize with a win."

Swindell has a pair of top fives and three top 10s in a trio of races on dirt this year during the Chili Bowl Nationals in January.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mike Curb and Curb Records

Curb Records, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the world's leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved more than 425 No. 1 records, more than 1,500 top-10 records and charged more than 4,500 total records. Mike Curb has competed within the motor sports industry for more than 40 years, including teams on the NASCAR, IndyCar, World of Outlaws and USAC circuits. For more information about Curb Records, visit http://www.CurbRecords.com. To learn more about Mike Curb, visit http://www.MikeCurb.com.

"I'm very grateful for the support of Mike Curb and everyone at Curb Records throughout the years," Swindell said. "Mike and Curb Records have done a lot for drivers in the racing industry for a long time."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Hall Gunning for Top Fives at ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - LONGVIEW, Texas (March 25, 2015) - Tyson Hall is aiming to record his first career top five at both tracks hosting the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening doubleheader this weekend.

Hall's best result at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, which is the site for Friday's race, is a 10th-place result during the 2013 season.

"That was a good night for our team," he said. "It was an ASCS National Tour event so any time you can get a top 10 with that series you've had a great race."

This Saturday Hall will tackle Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, where he registered a ninth-place result in 2013.

"Golden Triangle is a smaller type of track while Battleground allows you to build more speed," he said. "We don't have a lot of laps around either place in a sprint car. Hopefully we can improve on our career-best results at both tracks and put ourselves in the top five."

Hall is slated to compete full-time with the ASCS Gulf South Region this season. He ended 12th in the championship standings last season after scoring three top fives in limited action.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

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

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

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Pressure Construction, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products

The $6000 to win, Pepsi presented, fifth annual "Air Capital Shootout" that opens the 2015 race season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division at 81 Speedway in Park City this Saturday night is not only the largest payout in the series sprint car history, it is also bringing out some of the biggest names in the region.

Sammy (Cooper #01) and Kevin Swindell (Jeff Smith #86) have both indicated they will be at the three-eighths mile oval this coming weekend. Add in Danny Lasoski, Jack Dover (aboard the #4 Chris Bowers sprinter), Jon Again, Dakota Hendrickson, Johnny Herrera, Danny Jennings, Tony Bruce, Jr., Wayne Johnson, Don Droud, Jr., Harli White, Kris Miller, Jordan Weaver and more.

The drivers representing NCRA will look to defend the series honor and get a jump on the 2015 point battle. They include defending co-champions Jeremy Campbelland C.J. Johnson, Jeff Stasa, Jon Freeman, J.D. Johnson, Wyatt Burks, Kaden Taylor, Ty WIlliams, Jake Greider and others.

Gates on Saturday night open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time. The Oklahoma based Wingless Oklahoma Warriors will bring their non-wing sprint series in as a support division as the series also opens their 2015 race season.

Gates on Saturday night open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time. The Oklahoma based Wingless Oklahoma Warriors will bring their non-wing sprint series in as a support division as the series also opens their 2015 race season. Tickets are just $15 for adults ages 11 and up; $5 for children 6-12 and kids 5 and under will be admitted to the grand stands for free.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then one mile west. For more information call (316) 755-1781.

 

 

STOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN: Car #51 Gains Top-5 Finishes

Podium finish on second night propels McMahan in to series title hunt

TELFORD, PA. - March 25, 2015 - As the 2015 season rolls on for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, title favorites are beginning to emerge.

With a pair of top-5's at the Stockton (Calif. ) Dirt Track, CJB Motorsports driver Paul McMahan finds himself right in the thick of the championship chase.

"We're off to a good start in 2015," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "We've got one race win this season (Cocopah Speedway) but we're looking for that first Outlaw win. We've been fast, though."

McMahan and the CJB crew brought their speed to the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track for a weekend double header. On the opening night, crew chief Barry Jackson tuned the #51 to near perfection as McMahan timed in 3rd out of 39 cars. The CJB machine took the green for the 30-lap feature from the pole position.

"We began the night off on a great start," commented the California native. "Starting on the inside row hurt us during the feature. Shane (Stewart) got around us heading into one and Donny (Schatz) slid by us so we were back to third by the end of the first lap. We settled in, had a great battle with Joey Saldana and wound up fourth."

Night two had a similar theme as the #51 showed flashes of excellent speed.

"We barely missed the dash on the second night," said McMahan. "That meant we started ninth and we pushed forward. Barry and the crew gave me another great car.

I used up my right rear a bit early on but managed to nurse it to a third place finish."

With his top-5 count sitting at ten for the season, McMahan is looking forward to the next event on the Outlaw schedule.

"We head to Chico now," explained McMahan, referring to the quarter-mile bullring known as Silver Dollar Speedway. "I have so much history there. I met my wife, Jan, there. Raced around that place a lot growing up. We found out we'd be running the full Outlaw schedule there in the spring of 2013. We also won that night. Anytime we race at Chico, it's big for me. We'll also be heading to Antioch (Speedway) this weekend. They've changed a few things there over the years. We've had some good speed there so that should also be a good track for us."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 17

Quick Times: 1

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 10

Top-10's: 13

Average Time Trial: 5.5

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 47

UP NEXT:

Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Antioch Speedway are up next as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its first west coast swing in California.

BOX SCORE:

Stockton Dirt Track: 3rd/4th (3rd)/ 4th (1st)/ 1st (4th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

Stockton Dirt Track: 5th/3rd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 9th (3rd) - Winner: Rico Abreu

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook and Twitter. For live race audio, please visit www.dirtvision.com during race nights.

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

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks Inc., Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Nightly awards to continue in 2015 with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – March 25, 2015…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 2015 racing season.

Each of the awards will pay $100 cash at all of the 16 Ocean Sprints events this year at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.

Returning for the fifth 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, Steve Osborne Motorsports, Keith Day Racing & others. 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 sixth year of offering the hard charger award and its second 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 once again placing 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 2015 with the support of Jason & Jeremy Chisum promoting their company 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.

This is the third straight season that Beer Optics has supported the hard luck award. The Chisum brothers have been big supporters of Ocean Speedway, bringing a two car effort each week to the Ocean Sprints.

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 2015 season on Friday April 3 with the first of 16 scheduled events this year.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm on Friday April 3 with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The Pit gate will open at 2pm. 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, B Scadden Designs and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.oceansprints.com and www.racepmg.com

 

 

STARS SET TO BATTLE IT OUT IN SEASON FINALE

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

March 25, 2015

A massive field of 58 cars will battle for the win in the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship grand final this Saturday night, March 28.

All eyes will be on the two combatants for the track title: James Thompson and Ben Atkinson. The two have been locked in an intense battle for weeks and this weekend is it, the last time to score vital points in the race to be number 1 in season 2014/15.

Simply, if James Thompson beats Ben Atkinson to the line or finish within a few spots of him, he will walk away with the track championship.

It will be an exciting conclusion to what has been the most hard fought track title in years.

There will also be last week’s winner Jackson Delamont and other Month of Money winner James McFadden. Australian Champion Dave Murcott is back as well as he goes for the Month of Money series. Visiting Queenslanders Mitchell Gee, Brandon Rawlings and current Queensland champion Andrew Scheuerle will be joined by Victorian Brett Milburn and South Australian Chad Ely.

Speaking of the Month of Money Series, that will also go down to the wire with Murcott and Delamont tied for the lead and Atkinson just two points away in third place.

Racing will commence at around 5:30pm on Saturday with time trials. There will be regular updates on the Sprintcar Association of NSW Facebook page.

Going into Saturday night, the point scores look like this;

The top 10 in the track championship are as follows;

1. James Thompson – 4542

2. Ben Atkinson – 4515 (-27)

3. Sam Walsh – 4428 (-114)

4. Max Dumesny – 4410 (-132)

5. Jackson Delamont – 4386 (-156)

6. Toby Bellbowen – 4331 (-211)

7. Danny Reidy – 4288 (-254)

8. Trevor Green – 4252 (-290)

9. Grant Tunks – 4112 (-430)

10. Matthew Dumesny – 4039 (-503)

The top 10 in the March Month of Money series are as follows;

1. Jackson Delamont – 732

Dave Murcott – 732 (-0)

3. Ben Atkinson – 730 (-2)

4. James Thompson – 710 (-22)

5. Robbie Farr – 706 (-26)

6. Sam Walsh – 695 (-37)

7. Grant Anderson – 680 (-52)

8. Jeremy Cross – 673 (-59)

9. Max Dumesny – 668 (-64)

10. Adrian Maher – 666 (-66)

 

 

Shawn Wright To Make 2015 Civil War Debut Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- After spending the last two weekends taking on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Shawn Wright will put his 360ci engine back in his machine, and make his first start with the Civil War Sprint Car Series at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

“Taking on the World of Outlaws is tough, and we didn’t qualify well in Tulare, and this past weekend we still struggled,” Wright said.

Stopping in at the Stockton Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout, Wright timed his Wright Process Systems/A.R.T. No. 99 machine in 29th quickest on Saturday night before timing in 34th fastest on Sunday night.

Lining up in the fourth row of his Saturday night heat race, Wright would finish ninth in the race, putting his Wilwood/Hixco/Wesmar Racing Engines machine in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown, where he would finis in the 11th spot.

Back in action on Sunday night, Wright would finish eighth in his heat race, before a 14th place finish in the LCS on an extremely slick surface would end his weekend.

This weekend, Wright sets his sights back on 360 racing, as he is set to take on the Civil War Series in Petaluma, CA. Wright kicked his season off at the end of February at the Marysville Raceway with his 360ci engine, and managed to work his way forward to a sixth place finish on that night, earning hard charger honors.

“We are looking forward to getting to Petaluma this weekend, and hopefully having a better weekend of racing,” he added.

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Shawn will be back in action this Saturday night as he takes on the Civil War Series at the Petaluma Speedway.

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Ian Madsen Runs 12th at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team have not had quite the trip out West they were hoping for, but after a weekend in Stockton, CA, Madsen is pleased with the direction the team is headed.

“We still are not quite where we want to be yet, but overall it was an encouraging weekend,” Madsen said.

Saturday night during the FVP Western Spring Shootout, Madsen laid down a nice lap in time trials, as he timed the Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply Inc. No. 18 machine in sixth fastest, before scoring a fourth place finish in his heat race.

Lining up 10th in the feature event on an extremely slick Stockton Dirt Track, the St Marys, NSW driver continued to have a strong night as he battled much of the night inside the Top-10. Continuing to have a strong night, Madsen’s right-rear began to lose air as the track began taking rubber, and his machine became a little tough to keep a handle on. Using his veteran savvy behind the wheel, Madsen was able to hang on to a 12th place finish at the stripe.

Friday night during the opener in Stockton, CA, Madsen went out late in time trials, and ultimately timed the Greenland Homes on IA/Royal Flooring/ Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling backed entry in 31st quick.

In a very deep hole to start the night, Madsen would find himself in the B Main for one final shot at transferring into the night’s feature event. Lining up in the sixth row of the Last Chance Showdown, the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, put together a very nice charge, that saw him work his way up to a seventh place finish, just missing out on a transfer.

“We are all working hard, and are staying positive,” he added. “Stockton was a place we have never seen before, but I feel like we made strides. I have a tremendous amount of confidence in this team, and feel like we will get rolling once we get some momentum on our side.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Madsen and his KCP Racing team will close out their Spring Break trip in California this Saturday night in Chico, CA and Sunday night in Antioch, CA before heading back to Iowa to kick off the 2015 NSL season.

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Harli White Kicks Sprint Car Season Off In Arizona

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the Midwest still feeling the effects of Winter, Harli White and her team opted to kick their season off this past weekend during the Copper on Dirt in Tucson, AZ.

“We had some bugs to work out, and that showed, but we think we got things sorted out, and we are already looking forward to this coming weekend,” White said.

Taking on the USAC/CRA with his 360 engine, as well as the ASCS Southwest Region, White had her fair share of opening weekend issues.

Friday night in the non-wing division, White qualifier her underpowered machine in 11th fastest before finishing fourth in her heat race. Moving into the feature event, White was scheduled to line up on the pole.

When she pushed off for the feature, she had some mechanical issues under her hood, and she would not compete in the race.

In the ASCS Southwest program, White lined her MVT/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil machine up on the front row of her heat race, and scored a second place finish to earn a spot in the feature event.

Trying some things on her car set up wise, White would roll off in the 12th spot for the main, and would eventually lose some track position as the race went on, and finished 20th.

Saturday night saw White go out near the end of time trials in USAC/CRA action, and timing her machine in at the bottom of the speed chart put her last in her heat race. Figuring out the slick USA Raceway, White was able to fight her way forward, and pick up a fourth place finish to transfer into the night’s feature event.

Lining up at the tail end of the feature event, White took a liking to the high side of the speedway, as she used the cushion to work her way forward. Under a caution, White was unable to keep heat in her tires, and when the racing action resumed, she had her hands full. Trying to get back in her rhythm she had built in the early goings of the race, White would ultimately break a shock mount, and have to retire from the event.

After having mechanical woes with the non-wing car on Friday night, Saturday night saw the team chase their winged car as a fuel leak left them sidelined for both hot laps and White’s heat race.

Lining up at the tail end of the B Main, White would pick up a few positions, but would not earn a transfer into the feature event, bringing her weekend to a close.

“It was a hectic weekend, and frustrating at times, but we needed to shake things down to find any issues,” White said. “It was nice to race, and when we were able to race I think we did learn some things on our cars, which will help us out as we get going. I really have to thank everyone for all of their hard work.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: White will be back in action on Saturday night at the 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS.

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

 

 

Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Trail Attracts A Great Field!

The 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail has once again attracted some of the best Sprintcar drivers from around Australia as they all they go in search of claiming the major overall prize – a magnificent Harley Davidson Street 500.

The 35th Anniversary Easter Trail is traditionally a full stop on the Sprintcar Racing scene for Victoria with $5000.00 up for grabs for each of the three feature race winners, plus the awesome Harley Davidson Street 500 for the overall point’s champion.

That is all in addition to a very cool $10,000.00 cash for any driver who is good enough to sweep all three nights of competition, thus giving that particular driver, $25,000.00 in cash and a Harley Davidson!

Is it any wonder some of the country’s best are lining up for a crack at history?

With more than 40 cars nominated for the three nights of racing including weekend highs of 49 so far for Avalon Raceway and Premier Speedway, Warrnambool the competition is sure to be red hot.

Headlining the current list of nominations is the white hot Jamie Veal who has taken all before him so far in 2014-15, including being almost unstoppable at both Avalon Raceway and Premier Speedway, while also having been in great form at Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier.

Veal will be joined in the chase for the Harley Davidson by crowd favorite Max Dumesny who will join son Matthew in their annual Easter pilgrimage.

Also in the field will be two time Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Steven Lines, another former Classic Champion in Ian Loudoun while 2014-15 World Series Sprintcars Speed Week Champion Luke Dillon will also be a part of the action.

Grant Anderson is back and would dearly love to bring home a win for his family backed team, Daniel Pestka, Darren Mollenoyux, Brett Milburn and John Vogels headline a field that boasts all of the regular Eureka Garages and Sheds Series stars.

New South Welshman Sammy Walsh is a welcome addition to the field along with Jackson Delamont, while a pair of South Aussie’s in Ryan Jones and Chad Ely will also be keen for strong results at the rounds that they select to do.

Tasmania will again be strongly represented with Kurt Luttrell and Tim Hutchins always keen to test their credentials against their main land rivals.

It goes without saying that the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail will be accompanied by some Massive Fireworks displays, thus providing three great nights of family Easter entertainment.

Pit Parties will be held at all three venues between 3pm and 4pm on race nights, giving the race fans a fantastic opportunity to catch up with their favorite drivers, obtain an autograph or perhaps even grab some of the fantastic merchandise that select teams have to offer.

Speaking of merchandise, some awesome looking Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail t-shirts and hoodies will be available at all three venues, so be sure to grab something to remember what promises to be an amazing Easter Trail by.

The 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail will be held on Friday April 3, 2015 at Avalon Raceway, Geelong with thanks to Essendon Ford and Camden Neon Signs, Saturday April 4, 2015 at Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier with the support of the Ray Scott Group, Stihl Shop Mt. Gambier and S.E Fire Extinguisher Service before the final night on Sunday April 5, 2015 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool with thanks to GJ Gardner Homes.

The grand finals of the Essendon Ford Avalon Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship and the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Premiership will also be held as a part of the 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail.

 

 

Recap of Western Spring Shootout at Stockton

The early season West Coast swing in ‘The Golden State’ for the World of Outlaws continued this past weekend for Craig Dollansky and the Destiny Motorsports #7 team as they took to Stockton Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

Back at the 3/8-mile bullring for the first time since the Greatest Show on Dirt made their inaugural appearance in 2013, Dollansky went out early in qualifying posting the 14th fastest lap of the 39 drivers. Starting alongside Californian Tim Kaeding on the front row of heat two, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ battled for the lead with Kaeding before taking the win to secure a spot in the dash.

Finishing fifth in the dash meant the Aggressive Hydraulics backed sprinter would start the 30-lap A-Main from inside row three. Slipping back a few spots before a yellow on lap 8, Dollansky battled a tight handling race car as the main event continued and fell back in the pack before pulling in on lap 22.

“We were able to win our heat race and start on the pole of the dash but unfortunately went backwards in the dash and then again in the main event,” commented Dollansky. “I finally just dropped out of the race and took it to the trailer. We can’t tear up equipment as we work to get a handle on our cars as everyone is working hard to get things sorted out.”

Back on Sunday for the finale at the Stockton Dirt Track, a late draw for qualifying would prove to be unfavorable as the MonDak Portables Maxim registered the 23rd fastest lap in qualifying. On the outside of the 16-car heat race inversion, the Elk River, Minnesota native got his elbows up in heat competition charging from outside row three to secure a top-five transfer position in 4th.

Mired deep in the pack of the field for the start of the A-Main, Dollansky worked his way up a few positions during the mid-stage of the 30-lap feature. After the final restart on lap 16, the Rick Rogers Construction #7 battled for position with Jason Sides on a tough racing surface before taking the checkered flag in 18th position.

“Our results haven’t shown it but we are making progress as a team,” explained Dollansky. “Sunday we had a decent car but after a poor qualifying effort we had to start at the rear of the main event on a track that took rubber very early making it difficult to move forward. Right now I need to be patient as a driver until we get a better handle on our cars. We have a strong race team and need to stay focused and keep working hard and the results we all would like will follow.”

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team will now travel to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California this coming Saturday.

 

 

Fox Shocks and Fastline Performance part of the Lucky Giveaway Program.

By Dean Reynolds

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Part of the Program Since: 2014 (Inaugural Year)

SYRACUSE, NY – In a special joint sponsorship effort Fox Shocks and Fastline Performance from Chadwicks, NY joined the Lucky Giveaway Program for the first time in 2014. Fox Shocks is recognized worldwide and is entering the world of dirt track sprint car racing in a big way.

In addition to Fastline Performance products and shock parts, you will also find great resources to aid in your planning, setting up and also help rebuilding shocks and chassis. We offer Racing Shock & Chassis Training Seminar Classes

Bruce Harwood’s guidance and everyday assistance, you can bring your team into the line of top performance…with Fastline Performance.

A set of Fox Shocks was offered for the program and the winner was up and coming Empire Super Sprint star Matt Tanner.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2014 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Panchos Racing Products, Aero Wings, Vahlco Wheels, M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Five Star Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing.

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Attica institutes 'Lucky Dog' and 'Mulligan' rules

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ATTICA, Ohio – In short track racing it used to be once you were lapped it was nearly impossible to gain any positions throughout the rest of the race. That will change at Attica Raceway Park in 2015.

A new rule this season will be the “Lucky Dog” honor. Lapped cars will still be required to go to the tail on a yellow or red flag. However in the A-main only, the lapped cars will receive one Lucky Dog – they will be put back on the lead lap one time providing they did not bring out that yellow or red flag and are not two laps or more down.

“Before, drivers who were lapped realized it was nearly impossible to pick up any positions when the caution came out and many pulled off the track. With the Lucky Dog, it will encourage them to stay out and race as they can gain positions at the end of the feature,” said Rex LeJeune, Attica Raceway Park Director of Operations.

In another rules change, if a driver misses one night or racing they will receive 75 points one time only providing they did not compete at another race on that night.

“It’s a big commitment to race every week and sometimes during the season something out of anyone’s control can come up. We feel these two new rules will help our weekly racers that support us,” said Attica Promoter John Bores.

That point rules change could make a big difference in 2015 as Bores, in celebration of his 10th year of promoting ARP, has put together a $63,000 point fund for the four weekly divisions of 410 and 305 sprints, UMP late models and dirt trucks.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

 

 

Swindell Returning to 81 Speedway on Saturday for NCRA's Air Capital Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (March 24, 2015) - Sammy Swindell has a dominant track record at 81 Speedway.

Swindell claimed the first five World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races in the early 1980s at the 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval in Park City, Kan., where he will return for the first time in as long as he can remember this Saturday for the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA.

"I've got some pretty good memories of being around there when I drove for LaVern Nance," he said. "I used to drive there quite a bit in the 1970s and 1980s. I wound up with quite a few fans and friends out there."

Swindell will pilot a sprint car for Donnie Cooper on Saturday, which will mark Swindell's first winged sprint car race since last August when he announced his retirement from full-time racing. The duo was going to pair up for two races in Mississippi earlier this month, but the weekend was washed out by storms.

Saturday's race, which pays an NCRA-record $6,000 to win, has Swindell jogging his memory of the track.

"It can be a bunch of race tracks at one time," he said. "The racing line can change and the surface can change quite a bit. We were there one time and it started raining. They kept us running and it was pretty slippery. I jumped above the cushion and ran around there for a couple of laps before they called it."

In addition to the five World of Outlaws victories at 81 Speedway from 1980-83, Swindell was also victorious there with the premier sprint car series in 1991.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"I've run some of the High Performance Lubricants products this past year and the product we put in the rear end and the steering made it run cooler," Swindell said. "We did a bunch of oil analysis before and after and found some great things using High Performance Lubricants."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Seeking to Extend Winning Streak at 81 Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (March 24, 2015) - Jack Dover has won a feature at 81 Speedway during each of the past two years.

Dover, whose season opener was cancelled last weekend in Texas because of rain, is seeking to extend that streak when he kicks off the season at the 3/8-mile oval in Wichita Falls, Kan., this Saturday during the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA.

"I want to go in there and win," he said. "We're going to head there and try our hardest. There's going to be some great competition there because there's a lot of money on the line."

The event, which pays an NCRA-record $6,000 to win, provides Dover his first opportunity to continue a streak of wins that dates back to 2013. In addition to Dover's triumph last season, he also charged from 16th to sixth in his other race at 81 Speedway.

"We've had a lot of success there throughout the years," he said. "The track really varies from time to time. Sometimes the race is won up top and other times it's on the bottom."

Additionally, Dover has kicked off his season with a top-five finish in three of the past four seasons.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 81 Speedway in Wichita Falls, Kan., for the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

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"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 Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

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Johnson Focusing on World of Outlaws Races in Chico, Antioch This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 24, 2015) - Chase Johnson is looking forward to a pair of smaller tracks this weekend as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues to tour California.

Johnson will pilot a 410ci sprint car owned by Shawn and Cindy Thomas on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and on Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the premier sprint car series.

"I think I'm going to be more comfortable on the smaller tracks," Johnson said. "Chico is a track I grew up racing on and last year we raced there quite a bit. I'm excited to go back there, especially with the Outlaws. I think the shorter tracks will be more beneficial to our team than the bigger tracks."

Johnson is coming off a frustrating outing with the World of Outlaws at Stockton Dirt Track where he faced an uphill battle all weekend.

"We struggled quite a bit last Saturday," he said. "We left the setup in we had working with us in Tulare (from the weekend before) and we thought we had found something to try at Stockton. Unfortunately that wasn't the fastest or the best. We were chasing the car all night. I didn't feel comfortable in it and it was an animal to handle. The crew was throwing everything they had at it trying to get it comfortable for me and to get us fast."

Johnson qualified 36th quickest, which lined him up on the inside of the fifth row of a heat race.

"With qualifying that far back it makes it difficult to go anywhere," he said. "We got it figured out in the heat race. It was a lot better."

Johnson maneuvered from ninth to sixth place in his heat, which missed a lock-in position to the feature by only one spot. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, which he started 16th.

"When we went back out for the B Main we started so far back and the car was a handful again," he said.

Johnson advanced to a 13th-place result to end his night.

The team returned to Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday and decided to try from square one with the setup. Unfortunately, mechanical issues plagued Johnson early.

"The magneto went bad in hot laps," he said. "We changed the box for hot laps and it ran for about two laps and then it shut off. We spent some time after that getting it fixed. It'd fire, but shut right off. We had a spare magneto, but it wasn't set up correctly for the motor. We weren't able to make qualifying so we decided to play it safe."

The team elected to scratch from the remainder of the night to not jeopardize hurting the engine.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 21 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 13 (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

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

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

 

 

‘THE STREAK’ HONOURED THIS SATURDAY AT VALVOLINE RACEWAY

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 25, 2015

He’s one of Australian Speedway’s most treasured ‘larrikins’.

Possessing a cheeky grin, a penchant for a cold beer and a personal Speedway collection of cars, bikes and memorabilia that would rival anyone in the world, Bob “The Streak” Blacklaw is a larger than life character who was a feared racer at any circuit he showed up to – particularly Parramatta City Raceway.

And this Saturday night, as the culmination of the “Legends of March” at VR, Blacklaw will be honored as the Grand Marshall.

As a former Track Champion “The Streak” (a nickname he gained as a young man racing slot cars) will bring out one of his prized former drives for some laps during the National Anthem laps and participate in presenting the winners’ trophies for the Sprintcar A-Main.

It’s been 15 years since “Streak” lapped Parramatta in anger and he’s excited and honored to be coming down to Valvoline Raceway as a ‘legend’.

“It’s certainly an honour to be named alongside people like Dick Briton, Bobby Tunks and Jimmy Winterbottom,” says the cheeky Sydney speedway icon, “I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone on Saturday night.”

Blacklaw recorded an interview with Wade Aunger for the “inside the helmet” series but the stories he regaled went on for so long that the interview will need to be screened over two segments.

It’s the kind of thing you could listen to all day as he recalls larrikin stories of Morris Minor races in his mates backyards (and on the roads lol), wild presentation nights, after race parties and the support his dear old Mum always gave his racing buddies as the Blacklaw family home was often transformed into ‘party central’.

A keen Speedway historian Bob has a collection of magazines, of newspapers, or paper clippings, of videos, of his trophies (he has nearly ALL of them!) that is hard to comprehend on first viewing.

He is also restoring one of the most legendary racecars in Australian Speedway history – the Anderson Sprintcar!

“The Anderson car is the car that changed everything in this country,” he proudly smiles, “and I found it sitting in a front yard in Darwin of all places. When I saw it I knew I had to buy it and restore it to its former glory.”

That process is well and truly underway though there is no finish date scheduled at the moment for Bob’s project.

This Saturday night fans and current drivers and teams will get to honour Blacklaw – a three time Track Champion and a man who sits sixth on the all time winner’s list with 33 main event successes at the iconic Parramatta venue.

 

 

Hank Arnold Memorial Saturday at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 24, 2015) – The action heats up Saturday night as the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars take to the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park for the annual running of the prestigious Hose Advantage Hank Arnold Memorial.

Following an open practice session on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s card named for the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer goes green at 7:00 p.m.

In addition to the fearless USAC Southwest contenders, the Hose Advantage Hank Arnold Memorial also includes Micro Sprints, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, AMA Mod Lites and Dwarf Cars.

Stevie Sussex, who topped the recent USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast “Sin City Showdown” in Las Vegas, also enters Saturday’s action as the reigning Hank Arnold Memorial champion after capturing his first USAC Southwest win in last October’s running of the event.

The Sussex triumph last October put a halt to an R.J. Johnson run of domination that had included three series triumphs in a row at CSP after Josh Pelkey had taken two of the previous three events with Charles Davis, Jr., also posting a Canyon win last season.

While Sussex finished strong with the Hank Arnold Memorial win and has now started strong with Vegas honors to snare the early series points lead, R.J. Johnson’s title defense begins in earnest with Saturday’s tilt. Johnson outdistanced Davis, Jr., by more than 200 points for last year’s title with Pelkey, Western World champ Matt Rossi and Shon Deskins also among the top five with other top USAC Southwest shoes including the likes of Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Brian Hosford, Michael Curtis and Nick Aiuto.

With Saturday’s event the first for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars at CSP since Winter Challenge action, the Arizona Differential Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars took part in the March 14 season opener with Chris McCurdy, Jr., and Brian Stehr winning their respective features.

It the first action for the Micro Sprints and AMA Mod Lites since Winter Challenge competition where Gary Winter took two of three Micro Sprint wins and Joel Huggins topped two of three Mod Lite mains.

Tickets for Saturday’s Hose Advantage Hank Arnold Memorial are just $16, with a $3 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling 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 2015 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

World of Outlaws Return to Silver Dollar Speedway this Saturday
 (Chico, CA 3-24-15)…The Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaw sprint car series, returns to the historic Silver Dollar Speedway this Saturday night, March 28. The last time the Outlaws raced at Chico was on September 6, 2014 when local driver Jonathan Allard beat the greatest drivers in the world on his home track. In fact, Allard became the first Chico native to win the exclusive Gold Cup Race of Champions Saturday night main event. We assume the Outlaws will remember the sting of losing to a local and will want continue their dominating ways at Chico and win the $10,000 Saturday night 40-lap main event. Tickets for the Saturday March 28 event are on sale and can be acquired by visiting http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/default.asp… or by contacting 1-877-395-8606. General admission tickets cost $39, while reserved grandstand seats cost $45. Children 12 & under are free. Will Call and the ticket sales window will open at noon on Saturday at the track, the pit gate will open at 2pm, and the front gate will open at 5pm, with qualifying scheduled for 6pm & racing at 7pm. Local sprint car drivers have had their way with the World of Outlaws during this West Coast Swing. San Jose driver and two-time Silver Dollar Speedway champion Tim Kaeding won the Friday night main event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on March 13. The following night Rutherford, CA driver Rico Abreu beat the Outlaws at the same track. Abreu then backed up that win by dominating this past Sunday night at The Dirt Track in Stockton. Other locals looking to win the Mini Gold Cup are Roseville’s Sean Becker, Chico’s Kyle Hirst and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. Even though the locals have proven their toughness this early season it is still the World of Outlaw drivers who will be the favorites to win it all coming into Saturday night. Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart currently leads the World of Outlaws standings by 18-markers over six-time & defending series champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota. The pair was involved in one of the most exciting late race duels in recent memory last week in Stockton. Schatz came out on top by inches to become the first repeat winner at the time. Stewart is in his first full season with the Greatest Show on Dirt while driving the Larson/Marks Racing No. 2 and captured victory a few weeks back in Las Vegas. Completing the top-10 in World of Outlaws points going into this weekend are California natives Paul McMahan & Brad Sweet, Indian’s Joey Saldana, Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman, Australian Kerry Madsen, Connecticut’s David Gravel, Tennesee’s Jason Sides & Iowa’s Terry McCarl. On Friday night the Silver Dollar Speedway will host its first point show of the season. Winged 360 sprints will race for $2,000 to win. Other divisions on Friday night will include wingless sprints, dwarf cars and economy winged sprints. Front gate will open at 6pm with racing slated to start at 7:30pm. Adult general admission is $16.00, seniors and juniors $13.00, children $6.00 and kids five and under are free. Camping is available at the fairgrounds for $35.00 per night. Please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com for more information.

 

Sides Steals Show with Wild Pirouette During World of Outlaws Finale in Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 24, 2015) - Jason Sides wasn't able to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race last weekend at Stockton Dirt Track, but he did steal the show on Sunday night.

Sides capped the doubleheader midway through the main event by executing a move in his sprint car only a figure skater would attempt.

After qualifying seventh quickest and finishing third in a heat race to lock himself into the main event, Sides battled inside the top 10 throughout the first portion of the feature.

"We were pretty good," he said. "On one of the restarts we got going good. It looked like another driver got a little sideways and checked up so I had to check up. My car started to spin and caught the infield berm. It spun around and I did a pirouette. When it came down it came down pretty hard. I was still running so I gassed it up and kept it going. The only thing it did was bend the rear bumper down."

Sides lost several positions during the spectacle, which started with a 180-degree flat spin before ending with Sides rotating in the air on his rear bumper to face forward. He finished the race with a 17th-place result.

"I actually did that at the same track in the same turn a couple of years ago, but I wasn't able to keep going," he joked. "I flipped three times that night. This time it turned out a little better."

The weekend began on Saturday when Sides timed in 13th quickest during qualifying. That lined him up on the pole of a heat race, but the inside lane wasn't the preferred groove.

"At this point it seems like nobody is going to win off the second or third row," he said. "You have to put yourself in that position to be able to be in the dash. You either want to be in the top four or nine through 16 during qualifying.

"In the heat race the bottom lane had already got slick and the top had a big curb to where the outside row was starting in the better part of the race track. The drivers starting second and fourth got a better start and we just fell in line."

Sides finished third in the heat race to lock himself into the feature, which he started 16th.

"We were pretty decent in the heat so we made a few changes," he said. "In the feature the car got really bad really quick. We found we had a left rear shock that was bad. It didn't have any tie-down and it just kept popping up."

Sides ended with a 13th-place finish.

He is slated to compete this Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the World of Outlaws.

"I'm positive going into this weekend because the car is getting better," he said. "Everything is running good. We just need a little bit of luck to go our way this weekend and we can put together a couple of top-five runs."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 21 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 13 (16).

March 22 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 17 (11).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com.

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

Smith Competing at Williams Grove Speedway and Atomic Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (March 24, 2015) - Ryan Smith has been looking forward to this weekend for more than two and a half months.

After kicking off the year by competing at five races in Arizona during the first two weeks of January, Smith has been preparing for a breakout season that begins this weekend. He will compete on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., before making his debut at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday.

"Our goal this year is to push ourselves to new heights," he said. "That means going to new tracks, like we did in Arizona in January and like we will on Saturday in Ohio. The biggest thing I need to improve on is running up against the fence."

Smith likely won't have that opportunity on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where he found a fast bottom groove that led him to five top-five finishes and seven top 10s in a dozen races last year.

"We have a good baseline to start there," he said. "We're definitely going to race for the win, but it will also be a good chance to shake everything down in preparation for Saturday."

Smith said he plans to tackle the first seven All Star Circuit of Champions races before making a decision on how long he will follow the 410ci sprint car series. That begins this Saturday at a high-banked track where he has never competed.

"The more and more I have watched videos it's looking more banked and a sweet place to race," he said. "We really don't have many tracks out here (in Pennsylvania) like that. It's something I just need to get there and do. Racing around here you can be competitive running against the fence and there's nights when that's the fast way around the track, but it's more common to be a slicker, throttle-control track rather than slam it into the cushion."

Smith said he is aiming for a victory on Saturday, but he would be happy with a consistent performance on the unique track.

"I definitely would like to run in the top 10, roll it in the trailer in one piece and have some fun," he said.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Quality Roofing Supply

Quality Roofing Supply is a distributor of residential roofing, commercial roofing and exterior building materials through 15 locations throughout Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company has one of the largest inventories of roofing shingles, metal roofing, slate roofing, commercial roofing, siding, windows, doors, decking, railing, waterproofing and accessories in the entire country. For more information, visit http://www.QualityRoofingSupply.com.

"Quality Roofing Supply has been a big supporter of me the past couple of years," Smith said. "We appreciate their support and encourage anyone in the Northeast who has roofing needs to check out Quality Roofing Supply. We look forward to visiting Victory Lane with Quality Roofing Supply."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, CnB Chubby, G.L.T. Electrical, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Schuchart Scores Best Result at Stockton Dirt Track to Lead Shark Racing

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 24, 2015) - Shark Racing is ready to put last weekend at Stockton Dirt Track in the rearview mirror.

"We were better than last season, but not where we want to be," Logan Schuchart said. "We learned setups, how to drive it and some things to do for next year when we return though."

Schuchart's weekend with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series was highlighted on Saturday when he qualified 18th quickest, finished seventh in a heat race and won the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the main event.

"I felt a lot better the first night," he said. "I felt like I could race it more. You could get up on the top and move around the race track. There were a couple of times when I made some mistakes that kept us from the top 10."

Schuchart advanced from 18th to a 14th-place result in the feature, which marked his best career finish at the track.

The team returned to Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday and once again Schuchart narrowly missed a spot in the heat race inversion via qualifying, which he finished 19th.

"If you get in the inversion and start on the front row of the heat and you can get the lead, even if you're not perfect or your setup isn't right you can still win the heat race and then make some changes for the dash and you're in a better position," he said. "When you start back in the heat, with everyone being as good as they are, it's really hard to gain a lot of positions."

Schuchart placed sixth in a heat race and fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to miss a lock-in position to the feature by only one spot both times. He elected to use a provisional to tag the back of the field for the main event.

"On Sunday night the track was pretty slick and we still haven't found a setup for that," he said after finishing 24th. "I tried racing at first and I just didn't feel real comfortable where I could make many moves. Once I felt like the track started to rubber up I pulled off to keep myself out of a position to not crash the car."

Fellow Shark Racing driver Jacob Allen also had comfort issues. Allen timed in 33rd and 36th, respectively, during qualifying. He ended eighth in a heat race and 17th in the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday, and he was unable to compete following qualifying on Sunday because of mechanical issues.

"I didn't feel too good or get around the track very great," he said. "It was a tough weekend for me. It's one of those weekends I'd like to wipe away, but I look forward to racing every weekend. Even when you have bad times you have to rebound and have a good attitude going into the next race."

Shark Racing is scheduled to compete with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

JACOB ALLEN:

March 21 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 17 (13).

March 22 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: DNS (9); B Main: DNS (16).

LOGAN SCHUCHART:

March 21 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 14 (18).

March 22 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 5 (4); Feature: 24 (25).

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 16 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 16 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Shark1s1a.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharkRacing1s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Racing/561570593854948

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Shark Racing via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Joe Bear Joan

"They are longtime fans of my grandpa who are now friends with us," Schuchart said. "We really appreciate their help and support."

Shark Racing would also like to thank Marty Thompson Investments, Pell's Tire Service, Triple X Race Co., Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle and Son, Newman's Towing & Recovery, DMI Rear Ends, AO Designs, CnB Chubby, Bobby Allen's Speedway 94, Restas.com, YourAutoSourceInc.com, Moose Blocks, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Lisa Alwine - Silpada Jewelry, Wings Unlimited and Michael Palumbo for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

TheCushion.Com Teams With Dean Mills To Ramp Up California Sprint Car Coverage

PETERSEN MEDIA: The T2 Digital Staff is pleased to announce that an agreement with veteran videographer, Dean Mills, has been reached with the Civil War Series and King of the West Series to carry On Demand content from all 36 races during 2015 on TheCushion.Com.

“We are super happy to represent the best California Sprint Car Racing on thecushion.com,” T2 Digital CEO, and Co Founder Ian Marvuglio said. “Working in conjunction with Dean Mills of Mills Video Productions, and the soon to be launched millsvideo.tv, we are able to bring our members every Civil War and King of the West Race during the 2015 season.”

2015 is a big year for both series’ as the King of the West Series celebrates it’s 30th season of 410ci racing, and the Civil War Series happily celebrates their 25th season of 360c ci racing around the great state of California.

“Dean, who has recently reached an agreement with the Prentice Motorsports Group to become the official videographer of the Civil War and King of the West Races, will be supplying us with super high quality race video, and highlights after every event this year which is a huge bonus to all of our Premium and VIP Members,” T2 Digital CTO, and Co Founder, Brian Harmdierks.

With this great addition, and others to come, thecushion.com will have On-Demand video coverage of over 200 races this year plus Live PPV broadcasts of over 40 events including the 2015 Knoxville Nationals.

T2 Digital is continuing to work on bigger and better things for their members, and is hoping to have more news to share, as they strive to make thecushion.com a ‘one stop shop’ for race fans seeking LIVE and On-Demand video coverage.

With 2015 shaping up to be a banner year, any companies looking for maximum brand exposure and a solid marketing partner in the Open Wheel racing segment, please email info@thecushion.com.

The start of the 2015 season also is a great time to purchase your premium membership. Premium members (Monthly), or VIP (Yearly), get access to our nearly 500 Video On Demand Vault, and also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2015, the website strives to provide over 40 live broadcasts, and over 200 On-Demand videos.

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

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

For more information visit www.petersenmediainc.com, email sales@petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Starks Maintains Streak of Making World of Outlaws Main Events in Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 24, 2015) - Trey Starks continued his streak of making World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main events last weekend during a doubleheader at Stockton Dirt Track.

"We haven't missed an A Main this year, which is pretty tough to accomplish," he said. "We're priding ourselves on that and hoping to capitalize on it a little more. We're starting to qualify better again. Qualifying inside the inversion is the key to your night. We missed it by a couple of spots on Saturday and then we had to do some battling in our heat and didn't get through it."

Starks, who qualified 20th quickest on Saturday, finished seventh in a heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, which he started on the inside of the second row.

"It wasn't an easy one," he said. "We dropped back to fifth behind (Terry) McCarl on the start. That was the toughest B Main I've been in in a long time. We hit traffic in about five laps and we got by McCarl with about three or four laps to go and then by (Cory) Eliason for third with about two to go."

Starks placed third in the consolation race to transfer to the main event, which he started 20th.

"We were rolling really good and were up to 12th," he said. "The cushion was pretty big on both ends. I made a driver mistake and got off the cushion in turns three and four and looped it around. I was trying too hard. That's how we got most of our spots and it just bit us."

Starks restarted at the tail of the field and he maneuvered back to 17th place before he was moved to last place at the conclusion of the race because officials deemed that he jumped the final restart.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track, where Starks qualified 16th quickest to earn a pole position of a heat race.

"Our heat was a pretty fun one," he said "(Kerry) Madsen got the jump on the start so we followed him for a few laps. With about two laps to go we ended up catching him. I tried a slider on him, but he ended up crossing underneath us to get back by us."

Starks placed second in the heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started 16th.

"We were working up through and racing really hard," he said. "The track was really racy. There were cars everywhere. I think we were just outside the top 10 when we ended up getting a wheel put on us coming out of turn two and we got pushed off the track. We lost a lot of positions and the track ended up taking rubber at the end."

Starks ended with a 21st-place result.

"We have to look at it that we were fast both nights," he said. "We just ran into some bad luck and I made some driver mistakes."

Starks will take this weekend off before resuming competition on April 4 at Yakima Dirt Track in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 21 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 24 (20).

March 22 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 21 (16).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 4 at Yakima Dirt Track in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home," Starks said. "Even though we are traveling a lot, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Wheatley Puts Emphasis on Qualifying During World of Outlaws Races

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 24, 2015) - Qualifying is an emphasis for Austen Wheatley.

"We've got the same speed as everyone else when we race, but when we don't qualify inside the heat race inversion that puts us in a tough spot," he said. "We have to improve our qualifying times."

Wheatley missed making the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main events at Stockton Dirt Track last Saturday and Sunday in large part because he wasn't able to qualify inside the inversion.

"The first night wasn't too bad," he said. "Our lap times were on pace with everyone, but everyone was pretty similar so it was hard to pass. The track was wide, but it was really fast. We really needed to start toward the front of the heat race or Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the main event."

Wheatley, who qualified 25th quickest and less than one tenth of a second outside of the heat race inversion, finished where he started in both his heat race - seventh - and the Last Chance Showdown - sixth.

He returned to the track on Sunday and timed in 31st quickest during qualifying, which was approximately a half second outside of the heat race inversion. Wheatley then placed seventh in a heat race and 12th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We weren't as close to making the show on Sunday as we were on Saturday, but that's in large part because our qualifying was off by that extra amount," he said.

Wheatley will return to action with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif.

"I think we'll be fine in Chico," he said. "It fits my style more. I seem to do all right there. Antioch is more of a wild card for me."

Wheatley's best result at Silver Dollar Speedway was a fourth-place result in 2011. He placed seventh in the Last Chance Showdown during his lone race at Antioch Speedway in 2013.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 21 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (6).

March 22 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 12 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hagar Venturing to Toccoa Speedway for USCS Toccoa Tangle This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 24, 2015) - Derek Hagar is aiming for at least one victory when he invades Toccoa Speedway this weekend.

Hagar is driving for Jeff McCall during the USCS doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at the 5/16-mile track in Toccoa, Ga., during the 4th annual Toccoa Tangle.

"I haven't won at that track and I haven't won a race this year so this weekend would be a good time to scratch those off the list," Hagar said. "I've heard the track changed ownership and they made a lot of changes to it since the last time I was there. They said the track is a lot racier. Hopefully we go there and take advantage of the new surface."

Hagar hasn't competed at Toccoa Speedway since 2013, when he earned a podium and two top 10s in as many races. He also scored a top 10 during his only race at the unique, D-shaped track in 2012.

"There will be some good competition there this weekend," he said. "Plus, we'll be in a brand new car that hasn't hit the track yet. Hopefully everything goes smoothly for us."

Rain has washed out races the past three weekends for Hagar, who won a USCS-best seven features last season despite a limited schedule with the series.

"These last three weeks sitting at the house not being able to race has been real hectic on us, but it looks like this weekend we'll finally get to go do something," he said. "It'd be great to get back in the Winner's Circle as well."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Ga., for the 4th annual Toccoa Tangle with the USCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Hagar 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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com.

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, Xtreme Race Graphics, Dynotech Performance, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

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Hanks Tackling ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader in Texas This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (March 24, 2015) - Brandon Hanks will head to Texas for a sprint car doubleheader this weekend assuming the weather holds out.

Hanks is slated to compete during the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening weekend, which had been scheduled for two weeks ago before it was postponed because of rain. He will race this Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands.

"I'm just ready to get back to racing," he said. "We've been rained out the last two weeks and I'm tired of looking for other things to do on the weekend."

Friday will mark the debut for Hanks at Golden Triangle Raceway Park, which is a quarter-mile, high-banked track.

"I like bullrings," he said. "They are my favorite type of race tracks. We're all closer together and we can really beat and bang on each other without getting in as much trouble."

Hanks will return to Battleground Speedway on Saturday for his first race at the 3/8-mile oval since his inaugural race last year, when he placed ninth.

"It was a fun place," he said. "I look forward to going back as well as seeing Golden Triangle for the first time. This should be a fun weekend. After a few weeks off and me getting back in shape again I'm hoping for a top five and if we can I want to win."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Walls Paint and Body Shop

Walls Paint and Body Shop is an auto repair and paint business located in Covington, Tenn.

"They've been good friends of ours since I was a kid," Hanks said. "I want to thank them for everything they have done and for making the cars look incredible every year."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Acme Graphix, RE Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Aiming for Continued ASCS Gulf South Success During Opener This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (March 24, 2015) - Patience is certainly a virtue for Channin Tankersley, whose season opener has been delayed each of the past two weekends because of weather.

"We've had a little more time to go through everything so that was a bright spot," he said. "The weather is looking a little better this weekend so hopefully it will stay dry and we can race."

Tankersley's defense of his ASCS Gulf South Region championship will start this weekend - weather permitting. He will race at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on Friday and at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Saturday.

Tankersley has earned success at both tracks in recent years, including a string of eight straight top 10s at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.

"That's a tight bullring where you will always be around other cars," he said. "Whether you are leading the race or battling in the middle of the pack, you're always going to have cars around you. That makes it exciting as a driver because you know you have to be up on the wheel from the green flag until the checkered flag."

Tankersley has been to Victory Lane at Battleground Speedway during each of the last two seasons.

"Battleground is a bigger track that takes speed, good decisions and a little luck to win at," he said. "Hopefully we can have a smooth night there as well as at Golden Triangle to start the season on the right foot."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Construction

King Construction is a heavy haul trucking and equipment company based out of the Houston, Texas, region.

"JR King with King Construction came on board earlier this year and has helped me a ton," Tankersley said. "I look forward to our partnership leading to many victories this year."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus, LLC, G3 Boats, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Continue To Make Progress

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though the results are not quite what Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky are looking for, the team is continuing to work hard and make gains as the World of Outlaws series continues to compete in California.

“Our results haven’t shown it, but we are making progress as a team,” Dollansky said.

Making his second ever appearance at the Stockton Dirt Track over the weekend, Dollansky kicked the FVP Western Sprint Shootout off by timing the MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Benic Enterprises backed No. 7 machine in 14th fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Dollansky was hard on the throttle as he jumped out to an early lead, and went on to pick up the win and earn a spot in the Dash.

Lining up on the pole of the dash, Dollansky did not get the jump he had hoped, and slipped back to finish in the fifth spot, and in the third row for the 30-lap feature event. Going to work for the feature event, Dollansky and company were a little off, as the Crowd Pleaser spent the first half of the race doing what he could to get his machine moving forward.

Before the race was over, the Elk River, MN driver opted to save his equipment, as he pulled off early, and headed back to his pit area.

“Saturday night we were able to win our heat race, and start on the pole of the dash, and unfortunately we went backwards in the dash, and then again in the main,” Dollansky added. “I finally dropped out of the race and took it to the trailer. We can’t tear up equipment as we work to get a handle on our cars. Everyone is working hard to get things sorted out.”

Returning to the Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday night, Dollansky timed the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Boss Signs and Graphics machine in 23rd fastest, before working his way up to a fourth place finish in his heat race.

On an extremely deteriorating track surface, Dollansky would start the feature event out of the 22nd starting position. As the race got started, Dollansky would slowly grab a few positions, as passing became challenging as the track began taking rubber.

Once he found the rubber, Dollansky would work his way into the 18th position, and settle in, as passing quickly stopped. Able to save his tires, and hold his place in line, ‘The Crowd Pleaser” would end his weekend with an 18th place finish.

“Sunday we had a decent car, but after a poor qualifying effort we had to start at the rear of the main event on a track that took rubber very early, and made it difficult to make forward progress,” he added. “Right now I need to be patient as a driver until we get a better handle on our cars. We have a strong race team, and we all need to stay focused, and keep working hard, and the results we all would like will follow.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Dakota Fluid Power, Bob’s Bike Shop, Rod End Supply, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, , GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Fibreworks, Stone Mountain Access, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky head to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night and to the Antioch Speedway on Sunday night.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

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

 

 

Kaeding Has Elbows Up In Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to challenge the World of Outlaws in his home state of California, Tim Kaeding had his elbows up all weekend long at the Stockton Dirt Track as he charged his way to a pair of Top-10 finishes with the “Greatest Show on Dirt”.

“We had a really fast car both nights, but I couldn’t grab the heat race wins we needed, and that made things a little difficult,” Kaeding said.

Saturday night during the FVP Western Spring Shootout Opener, the San Jose, CA driver timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle machine in 10th fastest. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Kaeding could not get the jump, and ultimately ran second to Craig Dollansky.

Rolling off for the feature event in the 13th position, Kaeding was working his way forward on the slick Stockton surface as he abused the cushion. Around the halfway point, Kaeding hit the cushion wrong and spun his machine out, resulting in him tagging the rear of the field.

In electrifying Tim Kaeding fashion, he did not let the spin hinder him, as he continued to thrill the crowd as he worked his way back through the field. When the checkered flag flew on the event, Kaeding had worked his way back up to an eighth place finish.

Sunday night saw the team back in action at the Stockton Dirt Track, and on this night, Kaeding would get his night started by timing the No.83jr machine in 15th fastest, before finishing second in his heat to his Roth motorsports teammate, David Gravel.

Lining up 15th in the feature event, Kaeding did not let the rubber being laid down on the track affect him as he again used the high side to his advantage. Working his way forward, Kaeding took advantage of most using the bottom of the speedway, as he was able to gain ground away from the rubber.

In the closing laps, Kaeding was able to make a late surge, and work his way up to a sixth place finish, earning KSE Hard Charger honors for the race.

“It was a great weekend for this team,” Kaeding added. “The driver needed to make it happen in heat races on both nights, but for having to start behind the dash, and go to the back one night, I am happy with our finishes. It’s an honor to drive for Dennis and Teresa Roth, and I am hoping we can win a couple more races while the Outlaws are in town.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, KW Suspension, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tim Kaeding and the Roth Motorsports team will head to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night for the Mini Gold Cup before heading to Antioch, CA on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tim by following him on Twitter, @tkaedingracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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The Mad Man Grabs Two Top-10’s During FVP Western Spring Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Stockton Dirt Track over the weekend for the first time since winning a thriller in 2014, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team scored two more Top-10 finishes.

“All in all it was a decent weekend for our race team,” Madsen said. “We came away with two good finishes as we continue our stay in California”

Taking to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday and Sunday night for the FVP Western Spring Shootout, Madsen got his weekend started by timing his machine in fourth fastest before finishing fifth in his heat race.

Earning a spot in the night’s dash, ‘The Mad Man’, would finish in the seventh position and line up for the 30-lap feature event in the fourth row. On the slicking off track surface, Madsen would battle inside the Top-10 during the entire race, as he went wheel-to-wheel Jason Johnson and Daryn Pittman at times. In what was a wild feature event, the St. Marys, NSW driver ended the first night with a sixth place finish.

Back on Sunday for the second of the two-day event, Madsen would time in a tick slower at 12th fastest, but handled business from the front row of his heat race as he picked up the win.

Working up to the sixth spot in the dash, Madsen would line up in the third row for the 30-lap finale.

On the extremely slick, and deteriorating track surface, Madsen would work the 3/8 mile speedway as he raced inside the Top-Five. The closing stages of the race brought a few stoppages, and restarts were not kind to Madsen, as he would ultimately finish in the seventh spot.

“We had a good enough car to maybe finish a little better each night, but we were able to survive, and escape with a pair of Top-10’,” he added. “Again, have to thank everyone involved with this team for their hard work and continued support.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-28, Wins-6, Top-5’s-17, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Madsen will return to action this Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and again on Sunday night in Antioch, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Becker Looks To Rebound During Chico Double Header

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker is quick to tell you that he simply hates ‘DNF’s’. Following an early restart on Friday night at the Marysville Raceway, Becker was collected in an incident that has left him very eager to return to action this coming weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

“I absolutely hate DNF’s, and although it’s a part of racing it doesn’t help my stomach feel any better,” Becker said. “On the other hand, we had a good night going up until then, and I really have to thank Dan Menne and his daughter Becca for everything they did for me this weekend.”

Taking on the Civil War Series during their season opening event, Becker timed the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Menne Ranch Hay Inc./Cherry Street Mini Storage No. 75 machine in ninth fastest, before he absolutely dominated his heat race.

Pulling the one pill for the dash redraw, Becker did not get the jump he was looking for in the dash, and actually slipped back to the fourth spot, where he would go on to finish.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, Becker raced inside the top-five during the early stages of the event, as he battled with the likes of Dominic Scelzi, and Matt Peterson.

A caution on the eighth lap of the race brought on a double file restart, and on the ensuing restart, Becker’s machine received contact to the rear resulting in him spinning, and collecting another car.

Making a trip to the work area, Becker and his team would be unable to make repairs, and his night was over.

“To say the night was disappointing would be an understatement,” he added. “Unfortunately cars got bunched up on a restart, and we got spun from behind, and that was that. I know we are all looking forward to two nights of racing at the Silver Dollar Speedway to show what this team is capable of.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 3, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 2, Top 10’s- 2

ON TAP: Becker will be back aboard the Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine this Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway for a 360ci event before bolting the 410ci power plant in to take on the World of Outlaws in the Mini Gold Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, and become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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Bad Luck Bites Netto In Stockton

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to Stockton, CA to take on the World of Outlaws, DJ Netto had some bad luck during the feature event on Saturday night, before putting on a charge in the B Main to come up just short of making the Sunday night feature event.

“We had some really good speed all weekend, but we broke a rod end on Saturday night battling in the Top-10, and on Sunday night we got off to a slow start, but rallied well, I thought,” Netto said.

Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, the Hanford, CA driver timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto parts No. 88n entry in 16th fastest amongst the 39 cars checked into the pit area.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Netto would capitalize on his starting position and pick up the win to earn a spot in the night’s Dash.

Lining up in the fourth row of the dash, Netto would gain a row for the feature event, as he raced his way to a sixth place finish, putting himself in the third row for the 30-lap feature.

As the feature got underway, Netto went wheel to wheel with some of the best talent in the world, as he raced inside the Top-10. Finding himself in a battle with Rico Abreu for the ninth and 10th spots, the duo made a little contact, and it resulted in Netto breaking a rod end, and his night came to an end.

Back in action on Sunday night, Netto would pack his right-rear full of mud during time trials, and the end result would be him timing in 32nd fastest.

After finishing seventh in his heat race, Netto would line up in the 12th spot for the Last Chance Showdown. On the slick Stockton Dirt Track surface, Netto had his elbows up as he raced his way forward. Getting by Bryan Clauson and Mason Moore, Netto had worked his way up to the sixth spot, as he eyed the fourth and final transfer spot.

Chasing after Logan Schuchart, and Brian Brown, Netto would run out of time as he ended his weekend with a sixth place finish in the LCS.

“Sunday night was frustrating with how we qualified, and how far back it put us,” Netto added. “We had a good car, but you can only do so much in a World of Outlaws B Man. Thanks to everyone who supports us, and hopefully we can have some good results this weekend.”

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 2015.

ON TAP: Netto hopes to be in action this weekend as the World of Outlaws invade the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Saturday night, and the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA on Sunday night.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

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Mason Moore Eighth at Civil War Series Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA-Princeton, CA product, Mason Moore, was in action at the Marysville Raceway on Friday night for the Civil War Series season opener, and raced his Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products No. 22m machine to an eighth place finish.

“We ended up with a nice Top-10 finish, but were still not where we need to be,” Moore commented.

27 cars checked into the Marysville Raceway on Friday night, and Moore timed his machine in 17th fastest, before racing his way to a fourth place finish in his heat race, to transfer him directly into the evening’s 30-lap feature event.

On a slick a racy surface, Moore would grid the field from the seventh row, and work his way forward as the race played out.

A pair of cautions slowed the race on lap one and lap eight, but the final 22 laps would go non-stop, and feature some exciting wheel-to-wheel action.

Following the lap eight caution, Moore would restart in the 11th position, before getting his elbows up and getting inside the Top-10. Finding himself in a battle with Kenny Allen, Cody Lamar and Dominic Scelzi.

Battling for position late in the race, Moore was also battling with lapped traffic, but was able to work his way to the eighth spot when Ed Entz dropped the checkered flag.

“It was a total team effort,” he added. “We did not time in very well and that hurt us. Fortunately the track was racy in the feature event, and we were able to fight our way forward.”

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Mason and his team would like to thank Coors Light, ITC Service Group, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, JRI Shocks, Platinum Powder Coating, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-13, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Still trying to finalize his week ahead, Moore hopes to compete at both Marysville Raceway and the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin

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Price Fights Fuel Issues During Civil War Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA-Robbie Price resumed his 2015 season on Friday night at the Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA on Friday night as he took on the Civil War Sprint Car Series. Fighting some fuel issues most of the night, Price would ultimately cross the stripe with a 12th place finish.

“It was not the finish we were looking for, but for our first visit to the Marysville Raceway, and having some bugs hinder us, it is something to definitely build off of,” Robbie Price said.

Timing his Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing No. 21 machine in 16th fastest out of the 27 cars checked into the pit area, Price would work his way forward to finish third in his heat race.

Transferring directly into the 30-lap feature event, the Cobble Hill, British Columbia driver would line up in the sixth row. As the race got underway, an immediate caution flag brought on the race’s first double-file restart of the race, before the race’s final caution flew on the eighth circuit.

Restarting in the 14th position, Price hand his hands full as he continued to acclimate to a new track, and also continued to fight with gremlins that plagued his machine during the night.

Focusing on making clean laps during the race’s final 22-lap green flag run, Price was able to work his way forward and finish in the 12th spot, and continue to get more laps in his machine as he continues to transition to the 360ci car in 2015.

“The theme of the early part of the year is to continue to get laps and get comfortable, and we are doing that,” Price said. “I have to thank everyone that continues to help us get this car dialed in, and I am looking forward to the weekend ahead.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-3, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Robbie Price will be in action on Friday night back at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA before making his debut at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, again with the Civil War Sprint Car Series.

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

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Zearfoss Growing Anxious for ‘The Grove’ and ‘Port’ This Friday and Saturday Season Opening Events for Both Central PA Venues

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (March 24th, 2015) - If all goes according to plan, and Mother Nature decides to cooperate, Brock Zearfoss will have the opportunity to enter two different ‘season openers’ this Friday and Saturday, and officially launch his 2015 campaign. Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, no. 3Z ‘410’ sprint car, will enter competition at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, March 27th, followed by a scheduled visit at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 28th. Both central Pennsylvania venues will host their 2015 lid lifters during the upcoming weekend; each awarding $3,600 to the main event winner. Like previously announced, Zearfoss will be a regular competitor at ‘The Grove’ and ‘Port’ in 2015.

“I really hope we get to race” said Zearfoss, “We are definitely anxious to get started...the weather hasn’t been playing in our favor recently...we’ll be at Williams Grove and Port Royal this Friday and Saturday...opening weekend is always an important weekend...gives us an opportunity to organize ourselves, begin a routine, and set a tone for the year...our goal is to be in the hunt every night and hopefully put ourselves in a position to win, and ultimately, fight for a championship...it all starts on opening night.”

Zearfoss will go head-to-head with many of Pennsylvania’s top ranked ‘410’ sprint car teams over the course of the upcoming weekend, and every weekend. Central Pennsylvania’s elite level of competition will only benefit Brock Zearfoss Racing as they prepare for a busy 2015 campaign; loaded with multiple sanctioned events featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and All Star Circuit of Champions.

Those interested in learning more about upcoming events at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway can do so by logging on to their official online homes: www.williamsgrove.com and www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 2015 racing campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing

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Recent Highlights: Finished 8th in Tulsa Shootout A Class Winged main event; Finished 22nd in Winged Outlaws Tulsa Shootout main event.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmers Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports

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Carson Macedo Runs 12th and 13th With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the second weekend in a row, Carson Macedo showed great speed with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ as he timed in well, and recorded 12th and 13th place finishes in Stockton, CA.

“We timed in well both nights, and were in good position during the feature event both nights, but the driver got in the way of a good car, and made some mistakes,” Carson Macedo noted.

During the FVP Western Spring Shootout opener on Saturday night, Macedo timed the Tarlton and Son Inc./WFO Apparel/Executive Auto No. 21x machine in sixth fastest, before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Missing out on the night’s dash, Macedo would line his machine up in the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event on the slicking off surface.

Battling inside the Top-10 during most of the night, Macedo would find himself battling with Rico Abreu, and good friend DJ Netto. Near the halfway point, Macedo would make contact with another competitor, and some minor damage to Macedo’s machine would give him some fits during the second half of the race.

Doing what he could with a bit of a banged up racecar, Macedo would hang on to a 12th place finish at the stripe.

“We were pretty good on Saturday night, but we bent the Jacobs Ladder, and that caused some handling issues,” Macedo added.

Back to work on Sunday night, Macedo timed in 14th quickest during qualifying time trials before running third in his heat race.

By way of his heat race finish, the Tarlton Racing driver would transfer directly into the feature event, as he rolled off for the 30-lap race out of the seventh row. On another slick and racy surface, Macedo would show patience as he worked his way forward as he looked to crack the Top-10.

With the closing laps plagued by restarts, Macedo admitted to making a couple of mistakes, that resulted in him slipping back to finish in the 13th spot.

“Huge thanks to Paul Baines and everyone who works on this car,” Macedo said. “They have given me a fast car almost every night so far, and I have to do a better job of performing. We were looking good there for a minute, but I just made too many mistakes on a couple restarts.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Executive Auto, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2015 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will now follow the World of Outlaws to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night for the Mini Gold Cup.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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The World of Outlaws invade the ‘Action track by the Delta’ this Sunday night with Antioch Speedway showcase

By Gary Thomas

Antioch, CA – March 24, 2015…With it already being an immensely entertaining start to the season the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolls into Antioch Speedway this Sunday evening March 29 for the sixth ever appearance at the always action packed bullring.

Tickets for the Sunday March 29 event are on sale and can be acquired by visiting http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=570&backurl=default.asp or by contacting 1-877-395-8606. General admission tickets cost $39, while reserved grandstand seats cost $45. Children 12 & under are $15 in general admission.

Will Call and the ticket sales window will open at noon on Sunday at the track, the front gate will open at 4pm, with qualifying scheduled for 6pm & racing at 7pm.

Last year’s event produced the closest finish in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series history when Kerry Madsen edged out two-time King of the West Series champion Kyle Hirst by just .005 seconds. "I felt like I was doing it comfortably and managing traffic pretty well, but I just got bottled up there and he got a run," Madsen said. "I was pretty lucky to get away with that one. You definitely had to maneuver through traffic well, because cars were everywhere during the main event."

Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart currently leads the World of Outlaws standings by 18-markers over six-time & defending series champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota. The pair was involved in one of the most exciting late race duels in recent memory last week in Stockton. Schatz came out on top by inches to become the first repeat winner at the time. Stewart is in his first full season with the Greatest Show on Dirt while driving the Larson/Marks Racing No. 2 and captured victory a few weeks back in Las Vegas.

Completing the top-10 in World of Outlaws points going into this weekend are California natives Paul McMahan & Brad Sweet, Indian’s Joey Saldana, Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman, Australian Kerry Madsen, Connecticut’s David Gravel, Tennesee’s Jason Sides & Iowa’s Terry McCarl.

Of all the tracks that the World of Outlaws compete at in the Golden State, Northern California drivers have seemed to make the most noise at Antioch Speedway. With that in mind California natives have captured three of the first four events held by the series during their Spring Break Tour in the state. Rutherford’s Rico Abreu has won main events each of the last two weeks and will be looking for another score this Sunday night. The 23-year-old has had a tremendous start to the year, which was kicked off by winning the Chili Bowl Nationals in Oklahoma.

Multiple-time Antioch winner Tim Kaeding of San Jose scored a thrilling win at Tulare a couple weeks ago and will bring Dennis & Theresa Roth’s No. 83jr into the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds venue on Sunday. The two-time King of the West Series champion earned a final lap victory with the World of Outlaws at Antioch in 2012 and is a four-time winner at the track with KWS. Kaeding was also the hard charger in last week’s Stockton finale.

The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 East (Highway 4) to the Somersville Road North Exit. Follow Somersville Road to 10th Street. Turn Right on 10th Street. The address for the track is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509. The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento.

Tickets are also on sale for the huge Calistoga Speedway weekend that Motorsports Ventures & the World of Outlaws are going to present on Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12. The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will also co-sanction each night with the Greatest Show on Dirt. In addition to that the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster will be on hand Saturday, while the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints share the stage with WOO & KWS on Sunday. To reserve your seat log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=570&backurl=default.asp

Information about the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series can be found online at www.woosprint.com

Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winners at Antioch Speedway

2014- Kerry Madsen 2013- Kyle Larson and Shane Golobic 2012- Tim Kaeding 2011- Steve Kinser

Past winners of KWS Winged 410 events at track since 2003

2013- Willie Croft and Jonathan Allard 2012- Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst & Craig Stidham 2011- Jonathan Allard and Tim Kaeding 2010- Jonathan Allard and Kyle Larson 2009- Tyler Walker and Brent Kaeding 2008- Tyler Walker and Tim Kaeding 2007- Brent Kaeding and Tim Kaeding 2006- Dennis Moore Jr. 2005- Lawrence Edlund and Robert Ballou 2004- Brent Kaeding and Brent Kaeding 2003- Jason Statler

 

 

Reserved Seats on Sale for Oswego Speedway’s Memorial Day Weekend Port City ‘Super Spectacle’

OSWEGO, NY (March 24, 2015) – Reserved tickets are now on sale for Oswego Speedway’s highly anticipated Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete on May 23, featuring the rare opportunity to see the Novelis non-wing Supermodifieds and the winged ISMA Supermodifieds take on the ‘Steel Palace’ on the same night, with the running of the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 and ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 50.

Not since 2004 have the Novelis Supers and ISMA Supers competed on the same night at the same venue, with Craig Rayvals and Johnny Payne driving to victory lane at the Port City oval on May 29, 2004.

With the 2015 season marking the 65th anniversary of Oswego Speedway, Speedway officials felt the time was right to reintroduce the Supermodified double, at the Home of the Supermodifieds.

“With the non-wing Oswego fields being as strong as they have been in recent years, along with a rejuvenated weekly ISMA lineup this season including the additions of Dave Shullick Jr., Trent Stephens and more, we felt we had the right opportunity in front of us to make this addition to the schedule,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski. “Historically, Memorial Day Weekend has been a mini Classic Weekend of sorts, and with this year’s ‘Super Spectacle’ on tap we believe we have set-up a can’t miss event for all Supermodified and open-wheel racing fans.”

Kapuscinski believes that race teams, as well as fans, will relish the opportunity to be a part of such a rare weekend of racing.

“It is not often Supermodified racers across the Midwest and Northeast can all come together on one weekend to compete on the same stage, on the same night,” said Kapuscinski. “As a fan first, and a former Supermodified driver, I simply cannot wait for this night of racing and I hope Supermodified teams across all platforms take the opportunity to be a part of such a special event.”

The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will also take part in the ‘Super Spectacle’ with the running of the annual Tony White Memorial, a 35-lap main event, making for a total of 160-laps of feature action on May 23.

The Memorial Day Weekend lineup for the ‘Super Spectacle’ will include a Friday night open practice session for Novelis Supermodifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds, and the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers. Admission into the grandstand on Friday will be free, and fans will also be able to enjoy the Tiki Bar and Grill below the main grandstand as well.

The Oswego Kartway will also be in action on Friday night, behind the Speedway’s rear grandstand.

Fans are encouraged to call Oswego Speedway’s box office at (315) 342-0646 to reserve seating for this one of a kind event. Reserved tickets are currently on sale for $40, with kids 16 and under and camping free for the entire weekend.

General admission tickets will be available the week of the race for $35, with pit admission set at $40.

Friday night’s ‘Super Spectacle’ open practice session on May 22 will see pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps scheduled between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday’s Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ main events will open pit gates at 11:30 a.m. with practice set at 1:30 p.m., ISMA time trials only at 4 p.m., and heat racing scheduled to take the green at 5 p.m.

A Sunday rain date of May 24 is in place.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing season will kick off on Saturday, May 9th with the 65th annual opening night celebration featuring the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

BLAKE DARCY LEADS THE WAY IN GUNNEDAH

Official media release: NSW Wingless Sprints

March 24, 2015

The NSW Wingless Sprints visited the picturesque Gunnedah Speedway last Saturday night, March 21, for the 13th round of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport NSW Club Championship.

Fifteen cars made the trek to the north-western NSW venue and it was Blake Darcy who proved too strong, leading every lap of the final, to claim an emphatic win. Second to the line was Mark Blyton followed by Brian Briton, Jason Bates and Sean Dicker.

It was an important point’s haul for Darcy as the run to the finish of the club championship reaches a climax and every position becomes important.

Finishing just outside the top five was Mikaela Blyton in sixth ahead of Nikki Briton, Clint McCorquodale, Ashleigh Jack, Jeff Neve, Troy Carey, Greg Cowan, Marshall Blyton, Nathan Dicker and Sean Mayo.

It should be noted too that Blake Darcy was also victorious at the previous country round at Goulburn in February. Can he make it three country rounds from three starts in two weeks time?

Looking ahead for the NSW Wingless Sprints, there is a two week break before hostilities resume at the Narrabri Speedway on April 11 for round 14 of the club championship followed by a club show at Morris Park Speedway, Dubbo on April 24, round 15 the next night back at Dubbo and the season ending round at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday, May 2.

For all of the latest information about the NSW Wingless Sprints, make sure you connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nswwingless.sprints.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their wonderful support of the NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship.

 

 

Atomic Speedway Hosts All-Stars March 28

Race to Kick-off the 2015 Open Wheel Campaign

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The UNOH All-Star Sprints will invade Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio paying $10,000 to win this Saturday, March 28. The race will kick off the official points season and northern opener after the tour finished a transitional Southern tour in Florida. Joining the sprints on the race card are Late Models paying $2,000 to win and Sport Mods!

The large purse and success of last week's late model opener has stirred the interest of many of the nation's top open wheel stars, including multi-time Outlaw champion Steve Kinser. Kinser, along with quite a few of the best sprint car drivers in the Midwest will be on hand, hoping to get a good start in pursuing the All-Star crown.

Because of the possibility of cooler temperatures, the event will have early start times. All gates open at 2 p.m., the driver's meeting is planned for 4:30, and hot laps are at 5:00 p.m.

Tony Stewart officially became the new owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions March 12, 2015. More information can be found concerning the All-Stars, Tony Stewart Racing, and Steve Kinser, one of the TSR drivers at the following URL's

TSR Website: www.TonyStewartRacing.com

Kinser Website: www.SteveKinser.com

TSR Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing

Kinser Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SaluteToTheKing

Saturday March 28th

NOTICE: EARLY START TIMES FOR THREE EXCITING CLASSES!

Kids Gen. Adm. 12 & Under FREE

General Admission $25

Seniors 60 & over $22

Kids Pit Admission $20

Pit Admission $35

Reserved Seat $5

VIP Box $20

Camping is available in the Atomic front lot this season; call for availability at 740-703-9749. Also camping is available at the adjacent Trackside Camping at 740-701-2908.

Atomic Speedway would like to remind all drivers about our points’ system.The points’ championship includes every race on the schedule. On special events the top regular drivers earn points as to how they finish. If the first two local drivers finish 9th and 10th in a sanctioned show like the Lucas Oil event, they would then receive 1st and 2nd place Atomic points for the evening. The object is to involve our local supporting race teams in every event and reward them with points in this manner.

For the late models, AMRA points DO NOT start until April 1 so the March shows are not sanctioned and will not need an AMRA license until April 1.

For the latest breaking news about the All-Stars please visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions or the series website at http://www.allstarsprint.com/ . An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >> or www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway

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.

 

 

03/23/15 Southern Outlaw Sprinters

Last Friday night 16 of the Fastest 360 injected Sprintcars rained down on the always fast Hattiesburg Speedway, in Hattiesburg, MS. Yes, the Southern Outlaw Sprinters visited the high banks in South Mississippi.. The night started out a little late as the Racetrack had to get a record breaking crowd in the Grandstands and the Pits.. When we finally completed the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we never looked back.. This night we were also complemented by a full field of Hattiesburg’s Speedway Local classes.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by Terry Gray’s #10.. The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Racing Products was Michael Miller’s #4M.. The third and final Heat, presented by Schoenfeld Headers was won by that fast girl, Morgan Turpin in the #10M.. After the Heat races and the passing points were figured, we set the 16 Superstars loose in a heated 25 lap battle to the finish. Terry Gray’s #10 from Bartlett, TN. took the Winged Warriors into turn one and never checked up.. Gray led every lap of the race, while constantly be pressed by Michael Miller’s #4M, out of Ocean Springs, MS.. Miller was hotly pursued by the always fast Todd Fayard’s #13 from Biloxi, MS. , who gave way to the “Fastest Girl in Sprintcars”, Morgan Turpin’s #10M, from Memphis, TN. ,at the finish.. The Hard Charger Award, presented by Schaeffer Oil Products, was none the other than Casey Hinds in the #2B.., who after trouble in the Qualifying Heats and a starting position of , 15th , finished 8th.. Hinds is returning to us after 2 years “retirement”, but appears to be making a spectacular comeback…

The Feature results were as follows: 1. Terry Gray #10M 2. Michael Miller #4M 3. Morgan Turpin #10 4. Todd Fayard #13 5. Shane Morgan #01 6. Lee Moore #1A 7. Buster Dickerson #86 8. Casey Hinds #2B 9. Ronnie Roberts #33 10. Brandon Blendon #88 11. Lance Hester #F16 12. Hunter Phillips #32 13. Freddie McCall #1 14. Rusty Sanford #29 15. Ray Stevison #N2 16. Brandon Olsen #01X

The following Saturday night, the SOS Superstars forged thru the inasty weather to the Famous Dixieland Dirt Track, in Cottonwood, AL. Even with our fingers crossed and prayers falling on deaf ears we were not able to get the event started before Mother Nature shut us down..

As always, we would like to thank the Fans, Sponsors, and Drivers that support and follow the SOS Outlaws…

 

 

Rilat Ready for ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader in Texas This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (March 23, 2015) - Travis Rilat hopes the third time is the charm.

Rilat is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday for the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening doubleheader after the last two weekends of racing have been rained out in Texas.

The races - Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands - had been slated for two weeks ago before Mother Nature decided to dampen the party.

"We're all just excited to get back to racing," he said. "It's hard to be ready to go to the track and then have everything cancelled because of weather two weeks in a row. Hopefully we have a couple of dry days and we can get both races in this weekend."

Rilat has an outstanding track record at both facilities. He picked up a victory at each track last season and has recorded a win at Battleground Speedway each of the past three years.

"Golden Triangle and Battleground are two tracks that I look forward to racing at," he said. "I've won at both tracks and you get an extra boost of confidence whenever you return to a place where you've won."

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

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"We are excited to have MDS Boring & Drilling as part of the team," Rilat said. "I look forward to visiting Victory Lane several times this year with MDS Boring & Drilling."

Rilat would also like to thank Triple X Race Components, Shop The BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning, and everyone who has partnered with his No. 29 Triple X.

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Justyn Cox Pleased With Stockton World of Outlaw Showing

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a whirlwind couple of weeks trying to get his hauler and equipment back from Las Vegas, NV, Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team were in action three times over the last weekend, including two more nights of World of Outlaws competition.

“We had some really good speed with our 410ci package, and we were all really happy with how things went,” Cox said. “I made some mistakes as a driver, but had a blast.”

Spending his Saturday and Sunday night in Stockton, CA, Cox timed his Berco Berry Redwood Lumber/STL/College Cyclery machine in eighth fastest during both nights of action.

Saturday night in his heat race, Cox moved into the second spot and chased after DJ Netto. Looking to take the top spot from Netto, Cox would finish in the second spot putting him safely in the feature event.

Lining up in the sixth row for the main event, Cox held his own with some of the business as he battled for a Top-10 during much of the feature event. As the track continued to slick off as the race went on, Cox began battling a loose race car, and dropped a couple of positions.

“We started to get really loose on exit, and that made it tough to keep our spot, and we slowly dropped a couple of spot,” he added.

Lining up in the seventh row for a late race restart, Cox would slip back to 16th, where he would go on to finish.

After timing in eighth quickest again on Sunday night, Cox would slip back to sixth at the start of his heat race, but would work the slick Stockton Dirt Track to get back by Chris Martin to take the fifth at final transfer spot to the feature event.

Lining up 12th in the main event, Cox would battle with Carson Macedo in the opening stages of the race, as the pair of California drivers battled mid-pack.

With cautions plaguing the second half of the race, restarts did not go Cox’s way, as he slipped back to 16th for the second night in a row.

“I feel like we had a better car than our results show, but the driver needs to get better on restarts,” he said. “After getting involved in a wreck on Friday night with the Civil War Series, it was nice to have two decent nights with the World of Outlaws. I really have to thank Rod Tiner for letting us use his truck, and all of my guys and my family for their help and support. I also want to wish Kyle Riley a speedy recovery as he is having a procedure this week, and will have to step away from our race team for a few weeks.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Berry Redwood Lumber, PM Truck Repair, LRB, JRI Shocks, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, Axcel Race Suits, SafRacer.Com, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2015!

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Cox will be in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before taking on the Civil War Series on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway.

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Matt Peterson Rallies After Early Tangle

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he didn’t get the finish he was looking for to kick of the 2015 Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster season, Matt Peterson overcame an early race tangle and raced his way back to an 11th place finish on Friday night in Marysville, CA.

“It was a little bit of a bummer to get involved in a tangle like that, but fortunately we were able to restart, and my guys gave me a really good car, and we were able to make the most of the night,” Peterson said.

Friday night at the Marysville Raceway, 27 cars checked in for action, and Peterson got things underway by timing in the Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales No. P37 machine sixth fastest, before finishing fourth in his heat race.

The Wilton, CA product would earn a spot in the night’s dash, where a sixth place finish placed him in the third row of the 30-lap feature event. With the track slick, Peterson got off to a slow start as he looked to settle into a rhythm in the race’s early goings.

Slipping back to the eighth spot, where he ran when the caution flew on the eighth lap, Peterson would find himself with nowhere to go as a car spun in front of him on the restart, and he became part of the wreck.

With minor damage to his machine, Peterson made a quick stop in the work area, and was able to restart the race, for what was then a non-stop 22-lap segment.

On the slick surface, Peterson had his elbows up, as he was locked in during that final run. Working his way through traffic, Peterson would finally cross the stripe with an 11th place finish.

“We needed another caution or two after the yellow, but it just did not happen that way,” he added. “Huge thanks to all of the people who help out on this car, and continue to support us.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Peterson is looking for an opportunity to race on Friday night in Chico, CA, and will for sure be in action with the Civil War Series on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

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Justin Sanders Lands on Third Straight Marysville Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA: After announcing they he would compete regularly at the Marysville Raceway during the 2015 season, Justin Sanders has left no doubt that he will be a serious championship contender as he landed on his third straight podium at the speedway as he competed with the Civil War Series.

“This typically has not been one of my favorite tracks, but we have been really strong here to open the season, and it is growing on me for sure,” Sanders said.

With 27 cars checked into the pit area to kick the 25th Anniversary Civil War Season off, Sanders timed his F&W Racing No. 18 machine in eighth fastest. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, contact with his fellow front row starter sent his machine up the race track, as he lost several positions.

Rebounding to finish in the third spot, Sanders would move into the feature event, where he would line up in the fifth row, on what was a very racy track surface. After an opening lap yellow, Sanders would slowly work his way forward during a seven lap green flag run as he ran in the seventh spot when the race’s final caution flew.

During a 22-lap non-stop run, Sanders was very good, as he gained spots as the leaders worked through dense traffic. Getting around Dominic Scelzi and Bradley Terrell, Sanders was able to wrestle the final podium spot away from Colby Wiesz in the race’s waning laps.

Making a bid for Andy Forsberg and Shane Golobic, lapped traffic was a little tricky, though Sanders was able to hold on and finish in the third spot.

“It is a nice way to get the Civil War season started,” Sanders said. “This is a championship we would love to capture, and it is great to get it started with a podium run. I have to thank all of my guys for their hard work, and Rudy and Bev Warrington for their support.”

ON TAP: Sanders and his F&W Racing team will travel to the Silver Dollar Speedway for a non-points show on Friday night, before traveling to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the second Civil War Series event of the season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Steven Tiner Opens Season Up With Sixth Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner kicked his 2015 season off on Friday night at the Marysville Raceway as he climbed aboard the Steve Duppman Racing/Hansen Machine Works No. 10 to grab a sixth place finish during the Civil War Series’ opening even.

“I really have to thank Steve (Duppman), Scotty (McMillen), and everyone who has helped out with this 10 car,” Tiner said. “For it being our first night out, I think we were all pretty pleased and know some things we can focus on now.”

With 27 cars checked in for the series’ opening event, Tiner timed his machine in seventh fastest before scoring a second place finish in heat race action.

A little bit of luck was on the Visalia, CA driver’s side as he things went his way in other heat races, and he earned a berth into the night’s dash, where he would finish in the seventh position to start the 30-lap feature event from the fourth row.

When the feature event got underway, Tiner held strong in the SDR machine as he searched around the slick Marysville Raceway as he battled inside the Top-10.

After a pair of cautions within the first eight laps of the event, the final 22 circuits went nonstop, and Tiner came alive, as he worked his way toward the top five.

Closing in on the lead pack of cars, Tiner began battling a brake issue, that made things a little difficult on him in the waning laps.

“Everything was new, and got hot pretty quick,” Tiner said. “We probably should have had a little better finish, but once I lost brakes it was tough to pass cars.”

Getting in the sixth spot, Tiner would go after Bradley Terrell and Colby Wiesz, but he was unable to get by them, and finished in the sixth spot.

“Overally it was a great first night out,” he added. “We know we have a pretty good piece here, and now we can fine tune. Again, just really thankful to have this car to drive, and hopefully we can grab some wins and keep going.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Tiner hopes to bring his Steven Tiner Racing No. 94 machine out on Friday night in Chico, CA but will for sure be back in the No. 10 machine on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA with the Civil War Series.

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Scelzi Earns Top 10 at Marysville, Makes World of Outlaws Feature at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 23, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi pushed himself to the limit last weekend by competing in a trio of races.

Scelzi, who was fresh from being involved in a scary fire that left second and third-degree burns on his left leg the previous weekend, scored a top 10 last Friday at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, Calif., before capping the weekend by advancing into the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature at Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday.

"All I really did all weekend was sit, jump in a car and then sit," he said. "It was a long weekend. My leg hurts a lot. I'm sure it hindered the healing process. It's one of those things where I felt like I needed to race and I'm glad I did it."

Last weekend opened with Scelzi qualifying 10th quickest in the Dan Monhoff owned sprint car at Marysville Raceway.

"We had a really good car," he said. "We timed in decent and we were able to win the heat race, which put us in the dash."

Scelzi then advanced from fourth to second place in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row of the main event.

"For the majority of the feature I was running third," he said. "I was nose to tail with the top two in traffic with about four laps to go. The guy in second slipped off the bottom. I got my right rear off the cushion trying to clear him and I got up into the loose stuff and lost a few positions."

Scelzi ended with a seventh-place result, which marked his third top 10 of the season.

He hopped in his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned sprint car on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track for the first of two World of Outlaws races at the track.

"We didn't time in very well," he said. "Then in the heat race we passed a bunch of cars and ended one spot out of the transfer. We had to pass a lot of really good race cars in the heat race and the Last Chance Showdown."

After timing in 34th quickest during qualifying and rallying from ninth to sixth place in a heat race, Scelzi was relegated toward the back of the Last Chance Showdown. He maneuvered from 14th to ninth and missed a transfer to the feature by a handful of positions.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track, where Scelzi qualified 26th quickest. He placed sixth in a heat race to miss a lock-in position to the feature by only one spot for the second straight night. However, Scelzi advanced from sixth to third place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer.

"The track was a lot slower on Sunday so that helped us," he said. "The slicker the race track the better we seem to be. I was running fifth for a while and I got the top working in turns one and two when nobody was up there, which helped me get up to third.

"In the main event the track was really, really slick and we struggled with forward bite. When you're back there in the back you don't get clean air and it can be tough to put together good laps."

Scelzi started 24th and he maneuvered toward the top 15 before ending with a 20th-place finish.

He is slated to race for Monhoff on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., before returning to the quarter-mile track on Saturday in his family car for the Mini Gold Cup with the World of Outlaws. Scelzi will wrap up the weekend on Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 20 - Marysville Raceway in Marysville, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (2).

March 21 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 9 (14).

March 22 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 20 (24).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the World of Outlaws 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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"Red Line Oil makes the best racing oil on the market," Scelzi said. "They've supported us from Day 1 in our racing ventures and it shows with our performance on the race track."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development for their continued support.

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Holtgraver Will Join All Stars at Atomic on Saturday! Searching for Career First Victory in Chillicothe

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Pittsburgh, PA (March 23rd, 2015) - Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will continue their 2015 campaign this Saturday evening, March 28th at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, ‘59’ team will rejoin the recently rejuvenated UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions on March 28th; attempting to pocket the $10,000 pay day up for grabs during the series’ first point race of 2015. Holtgraver, a three-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2014, will hunt for his first victory of the new year on Saturday night, as well as his first victory since joining the Phoenix Racing operation.

“We are way overdue” said Holtgraver, “We are way overdue for a win...if we keep working hard, they will come; it just takes time...we learned a lot while we were in Florida and that will benefit us the rest of the season...Tom and Sherry Leidig gave me a great opportunity to drive for Phoenix Racing...they allow me to do what I love to do every single weekend, and I can’t thank them enough for that...we’ll head into the weekend with a positive attitude and work towards our first win together.”

Saturday’s event at Atomic Speedway will be Holtgraver’s sixth start with ‘America’s Series’ in 2015. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native joined the All Star Circuit of Champions for five events during ‘Florida speedweeks’ earlier this season; resulting in one top-five and two top-ten finishes. Holtgraver made appearances with the UNOH All Stars at the Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida, and at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. All five Florida events were non-point races.

“We raced a lot in Florida but we’ve had a long break since then...we are ready to get back to work” said Holtgraver, “I’m excited to get back to Atomic...it’s a fun bullring that I am pretty familiar with...I always seem to run pretty good there...with ten grand on the line this weekend, and All Star points officially starting, there will be some added pressure on Saturday...our plan is to not let that interfere...we work as hard as we can each and every night we sign in...we are going to use what we’ve learned so far this year and try to get this ‘59’ up front.”

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event at the Atomic Speedway this Saturday can do so by logging on to www.atomicspeedway.net.

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

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2015 Highlights - Earned three consecutive Top-Ten finishes with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Bubba Raceway Park on February 6th, 7th & 8th.

2015 Wins: 0

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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

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

 

 

EARL BALTES

April 27, 1921 – March 23, 2015

ROSSBURG, Ohio (March 23, 2015) – Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93.

He is survived by Berneice, his wife of 67 years; daughter, Starr, and her husband, Joe Schmitmeyer; son, Terry, and his wife, Dee; beloved sister, Susie Barga, and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Baltes built Eldora in 1954, first as a quarter-mile before shaping the track into its popular high-banked, half-mile oval configuration in 1958. Since then, it has become the premier dirt track in the United States. Under Baltes, the facility began hosting the highly successful Famous World 100 for Dirt Late Models, now the largest dirt race in the world, and the Dirt Late Model Dream, the richest dirt late model race in the world. A fan of sprint car racing, Baltes took great pride in his fabled Kings Royal Weekend for World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and many United States Auto Club (USAC) events, including the Four Crown Nationals.

Races at Eldora were shown on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” with Keith Jackson and Al Michaels as broadcasters. ESPN, CBS and TNN also televised events that helped put Eldora on the map. Despite the track’s growing popularity, Baltes kept ticket prices affordable and concessions costs low, which continued to attract fans from around the world.

Baltes built the track, nestled in rural west-central Ohio off Route 118, into a showplace for dirt motorsports, increasing the seating capacity to more than 20,000. Baltes was beloved by many fans and seemed to know all by name. He also was a great storyteller who always had a joke to tell. And he always had wild ideas that made them wonder: “What will Earl do next?” He hosted three sprint car races in the 1960s that featured 33 cars and were 500 laps. He ran a season-long promotion featuring a series of skits with a family of randomly appearing apes eventually married in a ceremony presided over by legendary driver Duane “Pancho” Carter.

In 2001, Baltes posted a remarkable $1 million payout to the winner of the “Eldora Million” Dirt Late Model race and followed that with the “Mopar Million” in 2003, which had a purse of $1 million and paid $200,000 to the winner of a non-winged sprint car race.

The pioneering promoter developed a relationship with the late Bill France Sr., assisting the founder of NASCAR with recruiting cars for the inaugural event at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Baltes and Eldora also maintained close ties with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. IndyCar legends, whose barnstorming schedules at fearsome tracks like Eldora earned them their shot at the Brickyard, and Tony George, former Speedway president and CEO, were frequent visitors during Baltes’ tenure.

Fond of saying, “If we could sell just one more hot dog, we’d break even,” Baltes worked on all measures of Eldora during his time. He also promoted other speedways in Ohio, including those in Dayton, New Bremen, Limaland, Millstream, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill and Powell, while also promoting one in Salem, Indiana. He also promoted World of Outlaws events in Florida and founded Ohio Sprint Speedweek for the All Star Circuit of Champions.

He was inducted into many Halls of Fame, including National Sprint Car, National Dirt Late Model, USAC, Dayton Auto Racing Fans and Hoosier Auto Racing Fans, and was named USAC Race Organizer of the Year in 1984 and 1997. He was named Auto Racing Promoter of the Year in 1993, and fellow iconic promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler recognized him with the Charlotte Motor Speedway Promoter of the Year Award in 2001. The state of Ohio named Route 118 “Earl Baltes Highway” from Ansonia to the south to St. Henry to the north.

In 2004, Baltes began to think about selling Eldora. Despite several suitors, he reached out to a driver whose style he had always admired, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and former Eldora driver Tony Stewart. The sale was completed in the fall of 2004.

Baltes continued attending Eldora’s events with Berneice, often receiving the loudest ovation of the evening when introduced to the crowd. Thanks to Stewart, there is a life-size statue of the two founders at the entrance of the facility.

Baltes was much more than a race promoter. He was born in Versailles, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Before he started in racing, he was big into the music business. Before WWII, he formed and led the Melody Makers, a 16-piece band that rose to regional prominence. And then in the later 1940s, he built Crystal Ballroom near Versailles while continuing to perform.

The purchase of Ma Shoe’s by Baltes in the early 1940s got Eldora started. He bought the dance hall before he even saw an auto race. One day he caught a race at New Bremen and, without any knowledge of the sport, decided he was going to build a track in the natural amphitheatre that separated the dance hall and the Wabash River. The now named Eldora Ballroom is still there, while the racetrack has grown into national treasure.

Baltes and author Dave Argabright documented his memoirs in the book “Earl!” published in 2004.

Tony Stewart, Owner, Eldora Speedway:

“Earl was the yardstick other track promoters measured themselves by. He constantly raised the bar, and he did it by creating events everyone else was afraid to promote. He did them himself, too. Not as a fair board, or a public company, or with major sponsors or millions of dollars in TV money. He put it all on the line with the support of his family. He and his wife, Berneice, created a happening at Eldora. They turned Eldora into more than just a racetrack. They made it a place to be. They were integral to the evolution of dirt-track racing and the sport as a whole. Earl will be missed, but he won’t ever be forgotten because of his devotion to auto racing.”

Services are being planned by the family, and information will be distributed by Eldora Speedway when complete.

 

 

Williams Grove and Atomic On Deck for Brent Marks Racing Marks Set to Join All Stars at Atomic for a Shot at $10,000

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (March 23rd, 2015) - Despite losing another weekend of competition as a result of Mother Nature, Brent Marks and the Brent Marks Racing operation will stay focused, and turn their attention towards the upcoming weekend schedule. Marks, who pilots the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, will visit two different facilities in two different states during the upcoming weekend; beginning with the Williams Grove Speedway season opener in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, March 27th. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native will then travel nearly seven hours west to the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio for an All Star Circuit of Champions event on Saturday, March 28th.

“It’s frustrating when the weather doesn’t cooperate, but we have plenty of racing to look forward to this year” explained Brent Marks, “We have a busy weekend ahead...we’ll be at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, then we’ll head over to Atomic Speedway on Saturday night for the first All Star points race...we are excited to race there...I’ve always heard great things about the track and the facility...the All Stars have gone through a lot of changes recently and that makes it even more exciting...hopefully things go according to plan and we can get both races in the books...I just want to thank this entire team and all of our sponsors...we have a great combination and some great supporters...we’ll work as hard as we can to get the first win of the year this weekend.”

Marks will have an opportunity to rack up a win total nearing $14,000 by the time the upcoming weekend comes to an end. The Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Friday night, March 27th will feature a $3,600-to-win program for the ‘410’ sprint cars. Atomic Speedway’s program on Saturday night, sanctioned by the ‘New’ All Star Circuit of Champions, will feature a $10,000-to-win main event. Despite sanctioning events in Florida during the month of February, the All Star Circuit of Champions program on Saturday will be the first points race of their current season. This Saturday will also mark down as a first ever visit to the Atomic Speedway for Brent Marks.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== 2015 Highlights: Finished fourth on Sunday, March 15th during the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30.’

2015 Wins: 0

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Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, The Shelper Bros., Wolfrun Landscapes, Tim Spangler, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Circle Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products

 

 

McQueen makes her first midget start of the 2015 outdoor season
Dupo, IL (March 23, 2015) After two weekends of 360 sprint car racing, Shannon and her McQueen Racing team made their return to midget racing this past weekend at their home track, Bakersfield Speedway. With 17 USAC Western States Midgets entered, the format would be qualifying, heat races, and an A-main event. As a result of the pill draw, Shannon would go out 15th to qualify. In typical Shannon McQueen form, she would lay down a lap good enough for third quick out of the 17 cars. This put her lining up fifth in her heat race event. In just a few laps, Shannon would take the lead until she made a slight mistake and spun out in front of the field, collecting others in the incident. Based on her qualifying time, Shannon would start the A-main from outside the second row. She was able to get to third before being forced into the work area with a flat left rear tire as a result of contact with another car on the lap 15 restart. After multiple attempts at a green flag for lap 15, and two flips on this same lap, the track would enforce its 30 minute/30 lap rule and the feature was called at 20 laps. In the laps between going to the rear of the field and the 20 lap checkered flag, Shannon was able to get her #7 Esslinger powered Spike chassis back up to an eighth place finish.
This marks Shannon’s first top ten finish of the 2015 season and gives her momentum going forward this year. Next weekend, Shannon will return to the V & M Motorsports #87, when the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars make their first visit to Kings Speedway in Hanford, California. Shannon and her V & M Motorsports team are looking to rebound after a couple rough weekends so far this year. Follow Shannon on Facebook and Twitter for updates all night long this Saturday night and throughout the 2015 season.
McQueen Racing would like to thank everyone for their support in 2015. A big thank you to these sponsors for making this possible - Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, MPD, Jet-Hot High Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports, Advanced Racing Suspension, MurfDogg Racing, Eibach Springs, Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen, Hoosier Tire, Mud-X, and Twin Arrow Transportation, Inc.
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Bruce Jr. Earns Podium Finish in Rare Action at Port City Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (March 22, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. took advantage of a rainout in Texas last weekend to compete closer to home.

After the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, was cancelled because of weather, Bruce Jr. drove his midget and a nonwing micro sprint for Rodney Bippus on Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway.

"It was definitely fun to do something that was completely out of my element," he said. "It's something that I don't get to do often. It was a different experience and one that I enjoyed."

Bruce Jr. battled more than 60 cars during the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Turnpike Challenge, which he kicked off by advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race on Friday. That started him on the outside of the fourth row of a qualifier, which transferred the top seven to the main event.

"We had a good car in the heat race and in the qualifier, but a bit of bad luck took us out of the show," he said. "At one point we were in a transfer spot to go to the A Main, but a guy in front of us spun out. I had nowhere to go and had to stall the car out. It was unfortunate, but is part of racing."

Bruce Jr. finished ninth in the qualifier to miss a transfer by only two positions.

In micro sprint duty on Friday, Bruce Jr. finished where he started - second - in a heat race to lock into the feature starting 12th. Unfortunately, he was caught up in a crash on the opening lap.

"I felt like we had a good shot at making our way into the top five, but we got involved in an early accident and weren't able to continue," he said.

Bruce Jr. returned to the bullring on Saturday, when he advanced from sixth to fifth place in a midget heat race. That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the 14th starting position of a qualifier. Bruce Jr. then maneuvered to a ninth-place result, which was only two spots shy of a transfer for the second straight night.

"Saturday night's track was a lot different," he said. "On Friday it was wide and slick through the middle. On Saturday it was really heavy with a thick curb. It made the racing line really difficult to run and it made it really hard to pass. I couldn't figure out turns three and four that well."

Bruce Jr. fared better in micro sprint action as he charged from seventh to second place in a heat race to garner the third starting position for the main event.

"I made a lot of mistakes at the beginning of the race and fell back a few spots," he said. "I couldn't get turns three and four figured out no matter what I was driving for a long time. However, I was coming on the leaders at the end. It was unfortunate that we didn't get a win, but it was a solid run. I want to thank Rodney for the opportunity and I hope we can race together again in the future."

Bruce Jr. ended with a third-place result.

He will return to sprint car competition this Saturday at 81 Speedway in Wichita Falls, Kan., with the NCRA. The 5th annual Air Capital Shootout pays an NCRA-record $6,000 to win.

"We've always been fast in Wichita," he said. "I grew up racing in Kansas and got to race there a number of times. We won an NCRA race there a few years ago. I'm really looking forward to going up there and seeing what we can do."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 20 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Midget) - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 9 (8).

March 20 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Micro Sprint) - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 20 (12).

March 21 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Midget) - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Qualifier: 9 (14).

March 21 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Micro Sprint) - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 81 Speedway in Wichita Falls, Kan., for the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

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.

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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 2015 season."

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

 

 

JACKSON DELAMONT TAKES WIN IN SYDNEY Official media release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport 23 March, 2015

It was a dream outcome for Jackson Delamont on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway when he took the chequered flag in the second last round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

Making his move late in the race, Jackson passed all in front of him and took the lead four laps from home to record his first A-Main victory of his career.

“I suppose you could say it’s like a weight that has been lifted off my shoulders,” Blake said.

“We have been trying hard the last few weeks and I think our results have shown that pretty clearly. We have been close to getting the car parked in Victory Lane, and on Saturday night we came up with the goods.

“I must say it makes me feel more relaxed now we got that first win out of the way.”

Jackson worked hard for it all night after being relegated one row at the start of his heat after the officials deemed he jumped the start. He managed to win the heat in style and race in the Pole Shuffle which improved his start and gave him the best possible shot in the final.

“I have to say thanks to dad and the crew. It’s given me a great deal of confidence, beating those guys, considering we had four ex-Australian Champions and the current champ. Over the last few weeks we have really come alive in the last ten laps. It’s great to see it pay dividends on Saturday night.

“We have just been going with the same attitude week in, week out, to do our best. Even though we have this win, we know the next one will be just as hard to score. The competition will be super tough this weekend too.”

Saturday night’s win almost cements Jackson in the fifth spot for the Sprintcar Track Championship, which comes to an exciting conclusion this weekend. Although if results go Jackson’s way, he may go as high as fourth.

Whatever happens, it certainly has been a super season for the young throttle stomper.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

BELLBOWEN’S HOPES FLATTENED AGAIN Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport March 23, 2015

Once again Toby Bellbowen was left to only think about what could have been after another retirement on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway due to a flat tyre.

In what can be described as déjà vu, at the time of noticing his flat tyre, Toby was leading the field but had to concede again and record a ‘did not finish’ against his name. “It's not getting any easier to take, that's for sure,” Toby admits. “It's not just me that it affects, it's our whole team that hurts. It's not a great feeling rolling back to the pits and seeing their faces as disappointed as they were. Although it could be a lot worse, it's nothing near what we had hoped for.

“We led after running second for the first few laps, and like last week, about ten laps in our car began to handle very strange. Somehow I cut the side wall of my left front tyre. Apparently other cars had been cutting tyres too, due to something in the track. Whether that's true or not, I'm not sure.

Earlier in the night, Toby set his third quick time in a row, his fifth quick time of the season but sadly, clinging onto the tag of ‘quick time man’ isn’t filtering through to results in the event that matters.

“Not to sound cocky, but quick time isn't a big thing for us anymore. It's very pleasing to achieve that feat, but we know it's the end of the night that counts. It's a credit to the consistency and determination of my crew to be able to perform well straight out of the box every week.”

So, going into this Saturday night’s grand final, Toby still sits in sixth in the points and provided he makes the A-Main, he should hold onto that position to see the season out.

“Even a credible result would be good. I know that if we can have our 4 tyres hold up at least we should be in with a good shot!

“This weekend won't be any easier though, I know that. It's a fresh start, with even more tough cars competing. We'll have to be on our toes that's for sure.”

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

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

 

 

MOTTER TEAM GAINS A POSITION IN POINTS

DESPITE DISAPPOINTING

FINISH SATURDAY AT STOCKTON

STOCKTON, Calif. (March 22, 2015) – Joey Saldana had a third place finish at the Stockton Dirt Track last night and was in the heat of the battle but he wanted more. Tonight he hoped to be a little bit better as the World of Outlaws West Coast Swing hit its halfway mark.

But the evening began to develop challenges early on. Saldana was the 20th qualifier tonight in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, a very unusual spot for the veteran driver who had more No. 1 qualifying efforts last year than any other driver and had qualified no worse than ninth this season.

The Brownsburg Bullet had his work cut out for him. His qualifying position seeded him fifth in the final heat. When the green flag dropped, Saldana was on his toes and advanced to the third position but had Terry McCarl on his bumper. The Bullet was able to protect his position. At the checkered flag it was front row starter Kerry Madsen with the win, polesitter Trey Starks second and Saldana third. Though the Bullet solidified a starting position in the A Main, it was the first time this season he wouldn’t be one of the elite eight in the dash.

It was notable that last night’s winner and second-place finisher, Donny Schatz and Shane Stewart, had to transfer through the B Main.

Saldana would start deep in the field, 19th of 25 competitors, for the start of the 30-lap A Main. When the field went green, Saldana began to pick his way forward, advancing four positions in four laps to 15th. Terry McCarl was the race leader but was overtaken by Brad Sweet on lap 10. The caution came out with 11 laps complete for leader Sweet who drove over the cushion and stopped on the track with a flat tire. On the restart the running order was Terry McCarl, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, and Rico Abreu. Saldana restarted 15th. Three laps down and the red stopped racing action when Daryn Pittman clipped the cushion and flipped. Re-rack the field: Jason Johnson, McCarl, Gravel and Abreu. Saldana was 14th on the restart. Back to green with McCarl getting the advantage and leading the way, Johnson second, Gravel third. Saldana was 14th. From the you-can’t-make-this-up department, at the halfway point, Jason Sides got upside down, drove away and the caution never came out!

With 16 laps complete Saldana stopped on the track with a flat tire, resulting from debris on the racing surface. He went to the work area and was out quickly, but with no guaranteed time for repairs past the halfway point, Saldana was just beginning to return to the field when the caution went out so he missed the start. However, on the restart, two cars flipped causing a red flag. (Drivers were okay) This was a break for the 71M team as Saldana rejoined the back of the field without being penalized another lap. On the restart it was McCarl on the point, Abreu and Gravel. Saldana started 24th but began to pick his way forward. With 21 laps complete Abreu passed McCarl and took the lead. Saldana advanced to 19th which is where he finished. Abreu won, McCarl was second and Paul McMahan was third.

“It was a disappointing night for our team,” said team owner Dan Motter. “But on the bright side, we did gain one position in the point standings. We are now fifth. Joey and the team did their jobs. We have a few days to dust ourselves off and catch our breath before next weekend. We will rebound. I know this team.”

Next on the schedule for the World of Outlaws is Chico, Calif. Saturday, March 28 and Antioch, Calif. March 29.

 

 

Walsh on the Podium Again

It was yet another hard-charging drive from Sammy Walsh, and this time, last Saturday night for the penultimate round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship, it rewarded him with a third-place finish.

Walsh, who had started from position 13 in the feature race after qualifying 10th in time trials and then finishing second in his heat race earlier in the night, only began to move forward in the second half of the 30-lap race, and he managed to claim the final spot on the podium as a result.

“I didn’t make a lot of progress in the opening half of the feature race, but when there was the mid-race stoppage, I took a chance by pulling my top wing back,” said Walsh.

“It was one of those 50-50 chances, but pulling the wing back was a gamble that paid off and it helped me move forward and saw me come away with a podium finish.”

For Walsh, this third-place finish was his sixth podium finish of the 2014-15 season (1st x 2, 2nd x 1 and 3rd x 3), and it, at the same time, consolidated his third-place position in the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship.

“The best I can finish in the track championship standings now is third, because it is going to have to take something pretty drastic to happen to the two drivers ahead of me for me to leapfrog the both of them,” conceded Walsh.

“This coming Saturday night at the final round, my goal is to try and pick up another podium finish and also wrap up third place in the track championship.”

Sitting third in the current Valvoline Raceway Track Championship standings on 4428 points, Walsh is looking forward to this Saturday night’s final round.

Walsh would like to thank Fleck Earthmoving, Walsh Construction, EWT Auto Dismantlers, SVH Auto Body Shop, and www.myspeedway.com.au, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Walsh, check him out on Facebook by searching Sammy Walsh Autosport.

 

 

Reidy’s Night Deflated

Danny Reidy had his promising run at the penultimate round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship last Saturday night brought to a premature end through no fault of his own.

After qualifying on pole position for the feature race by virtue of winning the pole shuffle, Reidy paced the field for the opening three laps, before some overzealous driving from a rival ended his winning hopes.

“I was running down the back straight and then entering turns three and four I was slammed into by another competitor,” explained the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver.

“The contact from this competitor smashed my left-rear tyre and consequently forced me to retire.

“It was certainly a disappointing way to end what was shaping up to be a great night.”

Prior to the feature race, Reidy had performed strongly by setting the second fastest lap in time trials and then going on to make the transfer out of his heat race. In the pole shuffle, Reidy was second highest point scorer and managed to defeat Toby Bell-Bowen for the right to start the feature race from pole position.

Despite a tough finish to the night, Reidy remains in seventh in the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship standings with a total of 4288 points.

The final round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship will be fought out this Saturday night (March 28), and Reidy is aiming to finish on a solid note.

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

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

 

 

Scott Gobrecht Takes Over Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show in York from the Fishers

Newberrytown, PA (March 22, 2015) – Ownership of the long standing and popular Central PA Dirt Trackin’ show held every January in York has changed hands once again. Todd and Rhonda Fisher, owners of the Susquehanna Speedway Park, have sold the rights and assets of the wintertime racecar show to local businessman, Scott Gobrecht of New Oxford.

The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show has been a long standing event in the Susquehanna Valley area since its inception in 1984. The main focus of the show has always been a preview of the upcoming dirt track season at many of the area speedways. It’s an atmosphere where fans and participants come together during the off-season to relive the seasons past as well as looking forward to the upcoming racing season.

Todd Fisher approached Scott Gobrecht about taking over the management and ownership of the show and they agreed. “The Dirt Trackin’ Show back is very valuable to all those involved with the Central PA racing scene and we have tried to bring in new things to spark interest in the show. With running SSP until mid-November, we simply do not have the time to properly do everything needed to make the show the best that it can be,” said Todd Fisher. “I want to thank all the vendors and racers who displayed their vehicles at the last year’s show. We could not have done it without their support.” Fisher continued.

In terms of the Scott Gobrecht, Fisher added “I know he will do a fine job to carry on this great show which is in its 33rd year. He will have all of our support where it is needed.”

“I’m very excited to continue the long standing wintertime tradition of the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show,” said Gobrecht. “I am looking forward to expanding and growing the show to the heights that it once had back when it started in the early 1980s. With everyone’s help we can get it there as the show will be a fun place to be during the offseason. I am especially excited to work John Krall who will continue as the Show Director.”

The dates of the 33rd Annual Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show at the York Expo Center (Memorial Hall) will be announced shortly. The York Expo Center is located at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania.

The website can be found at www.dirttrackinshow.com. More information about the show and updated forms will be forthcoming and released in the near future.

For anyone wishing to contact the John Krall concerning the show, they may call 717-891-2659 or email jkrall1@comcast.net.

Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2003: Cara Foss (Cherry Hill, NJ)

2004: Lynne Bruyn (Tower City, PA)

2005: Ashleigh Mull (York, PA)

2006: Beth Christine (Manchester, PA)

2007: Alyssa Sharman (Sinking Spring, PA)

2008: Lindsay Krug (Hanover, PA)

2009: Loralyn Brinster (Sussex, NJ)

2010: Arynne Moody (Dover, PA)

2011: Jaynee Zeigler (Thomasville, PA)

2012: Kimmie Trout (Reading, PA)

2013: Brittany Coleman (Mt. Airy, MD)

2014: Trish Heller (Biglerville, PA)

2015: Misti Kopp (Hanover, PA)

2016: To be determined in 2016

Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2014: Tessa Darrah (Red Lion, PA)

2015: Jessie Palm (Loysville, PA)

2016: To be determined in 2016

 

 

AHG Triple Crown   SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

A GOOD field will contest the first round of the AHG Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

The format for the mini-series is slightly different to that of the regular AHG Sprintcar Series that wrapped up last week and was won by Cameron Gessner.

At the start of the night drivers will all run against the clock in individual time trials with the quickest from starting from the rear in one round of heats and from the front in another round of heats.

The rows will also be inverted.

After the heat races have concluded the top eight in points will go into the Knockout series with eighth taking on seventh, with the winner progressing to the next round, until we have a winner who will start from pole for the 30-lap feature race.

The winner of the first round of the Triple crown will receive $2500, with the purse increasing to $3500 for round two (April 4) and $4500 for the final round (April 18).

The last round will be a double points round to encourage all drivers to contest all three rounds.

The driver with the most points at the completion of the mini-series will receive a $2500 bonus, with second receiving $1500 and third $1000.

Qualifying points: 1st 40, 2nd 39, 3rd 38, 4th 37, 5th 36, 6th 35, 7th 34, 8th 33, 9th 32, 10th 31, 11th 30, 12th 29, 13th 28, 14th 27, 15th 26, 16th 25, 17th 24, 18th 23, 19th 22, 20th 21, 21st 20, 22nd 19, 23rd 18, 24th 17 etc.

Heat race points: 30, 27, 25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7 etc.

Feature race: 150, 146, 144, 142, 140, 138, 136, 134, 132, 130, 128, 126, 124, 122, 120 etc.

The qualifying and heat race points don’t go towards the championship, however if a driver doesn’t make the A Main he receives the points in the drop out order. So if we have 23 cars to make the A Main and one car doesn’t he receives 24th points – 102.

Nominations: 2 Jamie Veal, 7 Jason Priolo, 8 David Priolo, 9 Terry Cutts, 12 Daniel Harding, 26 Ryan Farrell, 27 Sean Zemunik, 32 Jake Beard-Miller, 41 Cameron Gessner, 45 Daryl Clayden, 46 Lee Nash, 57 Shaun Bradford, 66 Robert Watson junior, 73 Callum Williamson, 77 Bradley Maiolo, 81 Jason Boland, 86 Corey Hunter, 87 Carl Dowling, 89 Kye Scroop, 91 Troy Lawson, 92 Jason Kendrick, 94 Aldo DePaoli and 99 Jamie Maiolo.

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PODIUM FINISH FOR SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM

ON FIRST NIGHT OF WORLD OF OUTLAWS ACTION IN STOCKTON

STOCKTON, Calif. (March 21, 2015) – Joey Saldana has shown consistency this season and has been oh so close to scoring his first 2015 victory on the World of Outlaws circuit. Tonight was the first of a two-night stand at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team possesses top-notch equipment and is deep in talent. It seems the only thing missing from the equation is Lady Luck. Would she make an appearance tonight?

At first blush, the fact that Saldana would be the last of 39 cars to take to the track for time trials, coupled with the fact that the cushion was creeping up, making it further around the 3/8-mile oval, appeared to be a serious handicap. Apparently Saldana didn’t get the memo. The Brownsburg Bullet does what he always does in qualifying, puts the hammer down and amazed the spectators and competitors with a monster 12.593-second run, good for a mind-boggling second quick!

“Qualifying as well as we did is a great way to start the night,” said Saldana. “But qualifying is one thing, racing is another. You have to keep up with car adjustments as the track changes throughout the night.”

Based on the qualifying order, Saldana was seeded into the fourth starting position in the second heat. When the heat went green, polesitter Craig Dollansky took the lead, followed by Tim Kaeding and Saldana. The top three did not change position during the eight-lap event, but they did put a straightaway between themselves and fourth place Carson Macedo. Saldana would be a member of the elite eight in the dash.

The ‘six’ ping pong ball was pulled in the inversion draw, shuffling Saldana from the front row to the inside of the third row for the start of the dash.

When the green flag waved, McMahan was on the point, followed by Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen, and Donny Schatz. Saldana was sixth. At the halfway mark, Madsen lost the handle and dropped to the rear of the field. Saldana moved to fourth position. McMahan was the wire to wire dash winner and earned the pole of the feature. Stewart was second, Schatz third and Saldana fourth. The way they finished the dash was the way they lined up to start the 30-lap A Main.

After the four-wide salute to the fans, the drivers dropped to two abreast to take the green flag. Shane Stewart took the lead. Saldana made a bold move to second, Schatz was third and Paul McMahan fourth. Schatz went to work on Saldana executing one slide job after another but Saldana was able to hold his ground. Schatz finally was able to squeeze by Saldana to take second. Saldana took the position back but the yellow slowed competition before the lap could be completed. Restart order: Stewart, Schatz, Saldana, McMahan. Back to green and the running order remained the same. There were two more cautions but the top four leaders did not change position. With 16 laps in the record books, Schatz took the lead. Kraig Kinser spun in front of Schatz and brought out the yellow with 19 laps complete. Schatz narrowly avoided contact with Kinser.

On the restart it was Schatz, Stewart, Saldana and McMahan. With nine laps to go, Saldana was squeezed off the track, and dropped his right rear over the cushion, which was just enough of a bobble for McMahan to get by. Saldana recovered and got back up on the wheel and quickly regained third position.

With two laps remaining in the race, the yellow was displayed once again. The World of Outlaws rules call for a single file restart with a green, white, checker finish. The final green flag set off a side by side, wheel-to-wheel battle between leader Schatz and second place Stewart. Stewart led to the white flag, but Schatz got back in front. The two drivers banged bumpers to the finish with Schatz ultimately winning his second race of the season. Stewart finished second and Saldana rounded out the podium.

“It’s fun racing up front and when you get close, you want more,” said Saldana. “But it’s hard to get more out here. You’ve just got to kind of take what you can get and move on. Hopefully tomorrow we can get a little bit better.”

The Motter team will be back in action at Stockton tomorrow night.

 

 

Danny Willmes Enterprises to Sponsor Patriot Sprint Tour Lap Leader

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (March 21, 2015)- This offseason has been full of exciting sponsorship announcements for the Patriot Sprint Tour and with the start of the 2015 season just a handful of weeks away, another new partner has been added to the lineup, and not just for this year.

Danny Willmes Enterprises, of Rochester, NY, has agreed to a multi-year agreement with the Patriot Sprint Tour and will be the presenting sponsor of the Lap Leader Award. 2015 will be the first full-season endeavor for Willmes with the Patriot Sprint Tour, however his presence with the series is far from new. Willmes has sponsored and/or owned cars in competition for much of the decade, with competitors such as Darryl and Alysha Ruggles and Steve and Will Glover receiving support in 2015.

“We are excited to have Danny’s support for each of the next three seasons,” said PST President Mike Emhof. “We always enjoy having him around and it is great to know we have his support, along with our Hoosier Tire sponsorship, through 2017!”

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING RETURNS AS 360 SPRINT CAR TITLE SPONSOR

by Tommy Goudge (March 20, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Corr/Pak Merchandising as the title sponsor of the weekly 360 Sprint Car division.

Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those.

Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway's 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver's plans for the 2015 season.

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.

 

 

F.A.S.T. Memberships Now Available First F.A.S.T. Weekend Less Than a Month Away

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (March 18th, 2015) - The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series season is quickly approaching; launching another year of highly competitive ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car competition in northwestern Ohio. The season is set to kick-off on Friday evening, April 17th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will each activate their seasons on April 17th.

F.A.S.T. memberships are now available on the web at the official online home of the F.A.S.T. Series; www.fastondirt.com. Membership forms should be filled out, paid for ($125 for ‘410s’ and $100 for ‘305s’) and received by Friday, April 17th. Drivers and teams that plan to contend for a F.A.S.T. championship in 2015 may also fill out their F.A.S.T. forms during the first night of competition at Attica Raceway Park on April 17th. Checks should be made payable to FAST On Dirt, Inc.

There are currently 18 dates on the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule in 2015; stretching from mid-April until early August. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprinters will headline 11 events in 2015, with an inaugural visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park scheduled for Saturday, July 4th. The 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ title will once again be worth $10,000 to the series champion. $2,000 will be awarded to the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ series champion.

Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 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.

 

 

SHANE STEWART, LARSON MARKS RACING, HOPING TO CHANGE RUNNER-UP FINISHES INTO WINS

RUNNER-UP STREAK: Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks team are on a three-race runner-up finish streak. Stewart finished second in the World of Outlaws sprint car series race at USA Raceway in Tucson two weeks ago. Last weekend, he posted runner-up finishes in both nights of competition at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

POINTS LEADER: The Larson Marks Racing team, in its first season of full-time World of Outlaws competition, is the series current point leader. Stewart leads defending series champion Donny Schatz by 21 points.

MICRO NIGHT: Stewart will join his fellow sprint car drivers David Gravel and Bryan Clauson in a night of Micro Sprint racing at Delta Speedway on Friday. Stewart will be paired with California's Colby Copeland in Team Silco PMPs. For more information, visit http://www.sprintcarinsider.com/news/clauson-gravel-stewart-set-for-fridays-delta-speedway-opener/.

STOCKTON ROOKIES: The team will compete at Stockton Dirt Track for the first time since its inception this weekend. Stewart has never before competed at the 3/8-mile clay oval.

STOCKTON WINNER: While Stewart has yet to make his first laps at Stockton, one of his car owners, Kyle Larson, is a winner at the track. Larson won the inaugural World of Outlaws event held at Stockton in 2013.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks, both with California roots. Marks, a former student at California State University, also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy, 39, continues to oversee the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team with crew members Andrew Seamans and Scotty Martin.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will continue their season next weekend, March 28 and 29 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Antioch Speedway.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing. STATS: RACES: 9 FAST TIME: 1 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 4 TOP-10 FINISHES: 7 SOCIAL UPDATE: Justin Marks, Co-Owner, @JMarksDE: "So very proud of @shanestewart_2@SuchyMoto@sprintjunkie36 and @Scotty__21x for their hard work. @WorldofOutlaws points leaders!"

 

 

PLANS CONFIRMED FOR MARCH. . . . .

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 9TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES DATES ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 6 -12, 2016

While the Eighth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show concluded its successful week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall ten days ago, the Dirt Track Heroes staff has continued to work diligently on the plans and the dates for the next edition of the annual event. In working closely with the Phillipsburg Mall management, the dates selected for the ninth edition of the popular show will be March 6-12, 2016. In making the announcement event organizer Bob Miller stated, "Both the mall and our event staff scrambled hard during the week to make sure the show would be another successful venture. The cancellation and rescheduling of two nights of shows caught us off-guard to a degree and collectively we have decided to move the show back one week to hopefully dodge any inclement weather that may occur." Miller further added, "It may well be an advantage for those who want to participate in the show but just couldn't get their cars completed in time and the extra week may be the catalyst in helping them be ready for next year's show."

On Thursday, it was confirmed that Quaker Steak & Lube will be returning in 2016 as the event sponsor of the ninth presentation of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show.

The show was indeed a great success and even though the staff was forced to revise the scheduled nightly programming due to some harsh winter weather, the show brought out great crowds and great racers and 102 entries into the Mall. All nightly shows were well attended and brought out drivers, promoters, car owners and sponsors to the nightly gatherings. Some of the highlighted shows included the opening day with the stars of the Nazareth Speedway and the "Legends of Racing" on Friday and a roast to the "Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain on Saturday.

The Dirt Track Heroes staff would once again like to thank all of the racing fans, drivers, sponsors and vendors for their support, dedication and patience in making the show a great success. Quaker Steak & Lube was the headline sponsor for the event and associate sponsorship was provided through IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Kim's Kreations, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Persa Auto Repair, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Vogel Race Design, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restoration, Searock Fabrication & Speed, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Jeff's Automotive and VRP Shocks.

Quaker Steak & Lube, the headline show sponsor is located just one mile east of the Phillipsburg Mall and has been quickly established as the place for race fans to meet before and after their visit to the show. Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has over sixty-five locations throughout the United States and Canada and sells more than 80 million wings per year. It's a restaurant with a "racing theme" with much local racing fanfare to include the Mike Stasak owned Bobby Pickell #300 modified on a garage lift inside the restaurant. In fact, you may request the table directly under the modified. For additional information regarding Quaker Steak & Lube, check out their website at: www.thelube.com

The great fan base of racing came out to the Mall event and were transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Big Mike's Videos, Justin Beltrame with Mocatek and Mike Ritter had their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks were open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing to possibly find a picture or two they wanted to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information regarding Dirt Track Heroes is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall this year included big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage, drag and restored race cars.

Event Organizers Bob & Donna Miller have set the dates for the 2016 edition of the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes show for March 6-12, 2016 and additional information will be announced shortly. Special thanks to Quaker Steak & Lube and IRCO for their outstanding support. Watch for Quaker Steak & Lube at the Thunder on the Hill events at the Grandview Speedway as well as the Jersey RUSH at the New Egypt Speedway.

 

 

TWO TO GO

Official media release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

March 19, 2015

This Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway fifty-five drivers will battle it out for the penultimate round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

In what has been a fascinating last few weeks, the top two drivers vying for supremacy, Ben Atkinson and James Thompson, will battle it out until the very last race of the final, set for Saturday, March 28.

Currently Thompson holds a 21 point lead over Atkinson as the young man from Kellyville looks to secure his first track championship whilst Darwin based Atkinson is going for his third track title.

Not only will they be battling themselves, but also they will have to fight off last start winner James McFadden and Australian Champion Dave Murcott who both return after a 1-2 finish last weekend. For McFadden it was his first win at the track that had been widely reported to be his “bogey track”. Murcott scored a win earlier in the season – his first at Valvoline Raceway also.

In a field that is overflowing with talent, two of the biggest movers in terms of cars passed in the main events, Sam Walsh and Jackson Delamont will also be looking at keeping their purple patch streaks going but you cannot discount the likes of defending track champion Max Dumesny, Danny Reidy, Grant Tunks, Trevor Green and many others.

Drivers will compete in the usual format of time trials, heats, the pole shuffle, C-Main, B-Main and the 30 lap A-Main. For those who can’t be trackside, there will be regular updates on the Sprintcar Association of NSW’s Facebook page.

Apart from the track championship, there is also the March Month of Money series in progress and Ben Atkinson is showing everyone the way over Dave Murcott and Jackson Delamont. James Thompson and Robbie Farr round out the top five.

Racing at Valvoline Raceway this Saturday, March 21, kicks off at around 5:45pm with time trials.

It promises to be bigger than Ben Hur.

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Loyalty Program Announced: 2015 Will see the Largest Cash Payouts in History.

Hoosier Tires Also Providing Added Bonus at Each Full Point Event

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – As the 2015, 32nd Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is just around the corner, race teams will be happy to see a brand new Loyalty Program announced. With a new agreement in place, Hoosier Tires will also be adding to what will be the lucrative tour in ESS history.

The Loyalty Program will be given to any team that traveled to 90% of all the full point shows that will be run this season. Any team that does so will receive $500 cash on top of all the point fund monies that they earned during the year. It doesn’t matter where you finished in the points, if the car attended it will receive the bonus.

Last year, over $30,000 is cash was given away in the various point funds. This year with increased sponsorships, that total will be exceeded and then the Loyalty Program will be added on top of that.

Also, Hoosier Tires will be giving away a free tire at each full point show as well. To be eligible for the free tire, the race team will have to attend at least 2/3rds of the events up until that particular event. A total of 28 tires could be given out during the season.

“The Loyalty Program is something we wanted to do for a while and with sponsorships increased we now are in a position to do so.” noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “We always reward teams that run 2/3rds of our shows and we will continue to do so. The Program is to give a little extra to the teams that run the entire tour. It’s open to any team whether you have run ESS in the past or not. The same for the new Hoosier Tire bonus.”

Nightly purses and added bonuses are also the largest to be offered in the 33 years of the club. Every event of the calendar but three will be at least $2,000 to win, $250 to start or more. With sponsorship bonuses added, most nights will see well over $11,000 in cash paid out for each full point event.

A special Mach 1 Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Selinsgrove Speedway for teams to get ready for the 2015 tour assault and also via for some top money. Then on April 24 and 25, the Can-Am Motorsports Park and Mohawk Int’l Raceway will kick off the full point season with a pair of $2,000 to win events.

The weather is changing and the ESS teams are getting ready…The tradition continues of excitement guaranteed and it’s coming to a dirt track near you!!!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Sprintcars Set For Series Finale Tomorrow As Easter Trail Noms Roll In

The Grand Final of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series as well as the penultimate round of the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Premiership will be held tomorrow night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

A field of 43 cars has nominated for the event which will be supported by the annual Street Stock ‘Go Switch Go’ event, which will see drivers contest 20 laps in one direction before changing direction for the second 20 lap stint.

The winner of the Street Stock event will pocket a cool $1000.00.

The Sprintcar field will be headed by the Red Hot Jamie Veal although the likes of Daniel Pestka and Brett Milburn will be more than keen to end a run of dominating performances by Veal at Premier Speedway.

Adding some interest to the on-track action will be the injection of two time Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Steven Lines to the field. Lines will join the likes of another former Classic Champion in Ian Loudoun in casting a big say in who stands atop the podium tomorrow night.

Racing tomorrow night gets underway with Hot Laps from 5.00pm with the public gates opening at 4.00pm.

Following on from this weekend’s event, nominations are also flowing in for the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail which this year will see one lucky driver walk away with the all new Harley Davidson Street 500!

Of those already listed to contest the Easter Trail are defending overall points champion Jamie Veal, crowd favorite Max Dumesny, Steven Lines, Grant Anderson, Luke Dillon, Ian Loudoun, Jackson Delamont, Daniel Pestka, Matthew Dumesny and Ryan Jones along with a host of Victoria’s best.

The Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail will be in action on Good Friday at Avalon Raceway before moving into South Australia on Night Two at Borderline Speedway before the finale at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, which will also feature a massive fireworks display courtesy of the Tim Perrett and the team at Profire Pyrotechnics.

An update on the current points battles are as follows:

Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship

The top ten in points at the end of Round 8 are:

1 . V35 Jamie Veal 895 points 2. V77 Darren Mollenoyux 645 points 3. W3 Steven Lines 505 points =5 A1 David Murcott 495 points =5 W17 Kyle Hirst 495 points 6 V88 Daniel Pestka 490 points 7 W2 Brooke Tatnell 480 points 8 T10 Ian Madsen 450 points 9 V3 Ian Loudoun 440 points 10 S81 Luke Dillon 320 points

Eureka Garages and Sheds Spintcar Series

The top ten in points:

1 . V35 Jamie Veal 3230 points 2. V68 Brett Milburn 3076 points 3. V88 Daniel Pestka 2980 points 4. S20 Glen Sutherland 2586 points 5. V26 Nick Lacey 2519 points 6 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 2311 points 7 ACT83 David McKay 2293 points 8 V21 James Hennessy 2177 points 9 V48 Adam King 2138 points 10 V17 Dennis Jones 2127 points

Current Easter Trail Nominations: (Please note not all drivers are committed to all three nights)

V3 Ian Loudoun W3 Steven Lines V5 Max Dumesny T7 Tim Hutchins 9A Nick Simmons V12 Kristy Ellis T16 Adam Alexander V16 Kris Lacey S20 Glen Sutherland V23 Jimmy Gardiner V26 Nick Lacey V35 Jamie Veal N36 Eddie Lumbar V36 Tim Van Ginneken V37 Grant Anderson V40 Darren Hickman V42 Jye O'Keeffe T45 Kurt Luttrell N48 Jackson Delamont V48 Adam King V51 Peter Milnes W53 Luke Dillon V57 Matthew Dumesny V61 Robert Nicholas S63 Ryan Jones V67 Luke Walker V69 Colin Barker V72 Jake Smith V74 Michael Cunningham V77 Darren Mollenoyux ACT83 David McKay V88 Daniel Pestka V95 Ryan Davis V96 Andy Caruana

 

 

BELLBOWEN LOOKING TO END SEASON ON A HIGH Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport March 20, 2015

This Saturday night Toby Bellbowen returns to Valvoline Raceway in an attempt to turn around the luck that left him last Saturday night. While leading the feature race last weekend, a broken bleeder valve meant retirement from the race with Toby left to ponder just what could have been.

A new week means new opportunities however and the team are ready to get back into it and put on a good show.

“It's shaping up to be a great event,” Toby said, “and hopefully we're in the spot light at the end of the night. The boys didn't have to work too hard, compared to the other week when we wrecked a car, which is nice. Hopefully we can have some smooth runs to finish out the season.”

Currently sitting sixth in the track championship, this week is about scoring the best finish possible and trying to climb back into the top five, although that isn’t at the forefront of priorities.

“You can concentrate on points all you want, but at the end of the night, it's about getting the highest finishing place possible. After what happened last week, that's all we are going there to do.

“We know what we are capable of, and we're determined to get it.”

Looking ahead, there is one more show remaining in Sydney after this weekend before the off season begins and pans start for season 2015/16. This however, couldn’t be further from Toby’s mind as he prepares for tomorrow night.

“We have chatted about what we will do, although we haven't acted on that just yet. I find that it is best to not think of that, until we need to. Right now is about being fast for two more races. As soon as the season does finish, it will be full steam ahead to be 100 percent ready for the next season.”

Make sure you get trackside this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway to cheer on Toby and hopefully watch him get the first career win.

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

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

 

 

NEVER GIVE UP Official media release: Blake Skipper Racing March 20, 2015

Blake Skipper’s season continues tomorrow night at Valvoline Raceway as he chases that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Sadly for the team, it has been one of those seasons where they have spent a fair amount of it chasing.

Not letting it be a deterrent, Blake will be in action as he continues to try and keep his top 15 position in the track championship.

“A season from hell probably only starts the explain it,” Blake says as he manages a smile.“It's been a very low season by my standards. I had high hopes for this season but unfortunately it's all gone a little pear shaped. But with that being said, we have still had some pretty awesome results. Those very minimal highlights are what is driving my passion and hunger to keep at it and try to get better.”

Although it has been “one of those seasons”, it has made Blake and the team more mentally tough than ever before.

“Definitely having this season plagued with dramas and issues has made the team and myself much stronger. The majority of issues haven't been any of our own faults so we can't get too upset or down on ourselves for that.

“It's never easy knowing you could have been more competitive but that doesn't mean we just walk away. Someone very close to me only a few weeks ago told me you can never give up. So I never will it's what I enjoy doing and I enjoy being with the people I get to do it with.”

So where to from here? Well, the team will see out the remaining two nights of the season in Sydney before heading north to Queensland for the Easter weekend. A weekend the team is very much looking forward to.

“Yes Queensland is definitely still on the cards and I cannot wait to get away and have a great weekend racing on different tracks with some of the best. From there, we have half thought about the off season but mainly want to get through the rest of the season with some better results and build from that.”

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Eddie McCardle 1921 – 2015

Three-time Port Royal Speedway track champion Eddie McCardel passed away on March 18, 2015. "Fast Eddie," who at times also raced under the name "Jack McGurk," to avoid insurance companies and his mother knowing he was in action, was 94 years old.

McCardle won the first track titles at Port Royal when the track began weekly auto racing programs run under the sanction of Penn Central Racing Association in the early 1950s.

In 2011, Eddie McCardel and his brother Guy became the first recipients of the Port Royal Speedway Founders Awards.

Both Eddie and his wife Rita were instrumental in the building of Beaver Springs Dragway in Snyder County following Eddie's retirement as a circle track racer.

After his son Bob closed a deal to purchase land and build the dragway in 1971, Eddie oversaw complete construction. The Dragway set a record by being up, and operating in only 30 days.

"For as long as I can remember, dad had gasoline in his veins," said his son "Beaver" Bob McCardel .

Eddie raced AAA Midgets after the war and then he and his brother Guy formed Penn Central Racing Association, and started the Stock Car Races at Port Royal Speedway in 1951. He was the first club president, and the first champion.

He went on to win two more championships, and was the first driver to win a feature driving a Chevrolet V-8.

In 2009 McCardle was the subject of a feature story in the Daily Item newspaper of Sunbury, Pa., and that feature story follows.

By Shawn Brouse

BEAVER SPRINGS - To say that 89-year old Eddie McCardle of Beaver Springs has seen and done a lot in his life would be an understatement. But it is McCardle’s contribution to and involvement in area auto racing that he should be recognized for.

He graduated from the University of Southern Cal with a degree in aircraft structural engineering in 1939, fought the Germans in WWII, ran his own businesses, was married for 67-years and has lived to see Barack Obama be president.

It was in California during his college years that the Mifflin County native first got into the seat of a midget racer, and the legend that would become “Fast Eddie” was born.

Then came the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a four-year stint in the Navy in underwater demolition.

After the Navy, McCardle returned home to Burnham.

“I wanted something exciting to do and I knew about midgets and right away, I wanted to go racing,” McCardle says.

And so it was in the late 1940’s that McCardle and his brother Guy barnstormed around the East, midget racing at tracks in their home state like Philadelphia, Allentown, Langhorne, Ebensburg, Duncansville, Reedsville, Hatfield and Williams Grove. They hit Cleveland, Canfield and Akron, Oh.; Richmond and Winchester, Va.; Evansville, Ind.; and Trenton, Nj.

During those early days he met and raced against Mario Andretti and AJ Foyt.

But then, an injury and some intervention, that changed his course.

“It got to the point, you were living under the car, you might as well say. Then I broke my right leg and I had to take it easy and my wife was upset,” McCardle remembers of Rita.

“She wouldn’t go to the races. She didn’t like it. She wouldn’t even wash my dirty uniform when I come home - she says, ‘you’re gonna’ kill yourself.’”

“And I come out one day and there was a guy from New York and she sold him the car and the trailer and he left.”

“But my racing days weren’t over. I went to Ebensburg and one Sunday they had a stock car race and a guy said ‘hey, you wanna’ drive this,’ and I said, ‘yes,’ and I come home with $200 - my share. And I said, ‘I’m going stock car racing,’ and I got a 34 Ford out of the junkyard and put bracing in it and went racing for about $300 at the most,” says McCardle.

But the pressure to get out of racing remained, from both his wife and his parents.

He was forced to race under the assumed name of Jack McGurk for a time, trying to conceal his activities.

And from his parents who owned a service station and restaurant in Burnham, came an offer.

“My dad said he’d buy Port Royal and I could run it if I’d quit racing. We could have gotten it from the Agricultural Society for $25,000 but I didn’t want it. That was a mistake. I shot myself in the foot. Dollar wise, we’d have made out like a bandit,” McCardle reveals.

It was during his first stock car days, between the 1949 and 1950 season that McCardle formed and ran the Penn Central Racing Association, an organization of racers formed to help promote and protect its racing and drivers, essentially a sanctioning body.

McCardle was president of Penn Central for several of those early years, during which time he piled up most of his victories in sanctioned races including 11 at Reedsville, five at Snow Shoe, two at Ebensburg and 14 at Port Royal, where he was track and Penn Central Champion in 1950, 1951 and in 1954. He also took a title at Reedsville.

“Fast Eddie” was helping to build what would become today’s sprint car division.

His favorite tracks were Williams Grove and Hatfield. He never had any success at Selinsgrove Speedway and admits he just never liked the track too much.

He quickly names Don Kimberling of Altoona, Carl Vogt of Lewistown and Pete Swarmer of Reedsville as his toughest competition over the years.

In 1954 McCardle raced with NASCAR during its formative years.

“I went to Darlington with NASCAR but I didn’t last long in that. When you’re young, it’s like Tony Stewart, they run anything that has wheels. And when you’re young you do that, you didn’t have the fear of Christ put in you yet. You’re foolish,” the veteran reflects.

McCardle drove locally for brothers Don and Marv Yetter of Beavertown and John Regester of Thompsontown, when he wasn’t fielding his own car.

It was in Yetter’s car that he had his most success and that he took his last ride, in 1958.

He was leading a 50-lapper with 30 down when under a caution McCardle was forced to wave Al Chamberlain by him, into the lead. McCardle’s lungs were suffering from a Navy injury.

“I was losing my wind. I’d go into the first turn and my left hand would come off the steering wheel. That was it, I never got back in a car again.”

But that still wasn’t all the racing McCardle had in him.

After a fire that totally destroyed his garage, the Penn Central clubhouse and records and all his personal memorabilia, McCardle rebuilt.

In the early 1970’s, he and his father Ike purchased a country airstrip north of Beaver Springs and turned it into Beaver Springs Dragway, in the village of Benfer.

McCardle has long since retired and has turned operation of the strip over to his son Bob. He sold his automotive garage in Burnham and moved to the dragway.

Today, from his home just yards south of the lanes, he can still hear and feel the thrill of auto racing every weekend. And even at 89, he wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

 

WINTERBOTTOM HONOURED AS THIRD LEGEND OF MARCH

Official release: Valvoline Raceway March 20, 2015

This Saturday night Valvoline Raceway celebrates another of the legends of the sport with honoring the great Jim Winterbottom.

Jim was a two-time Australian Sprintcar champion earning those distinctions five years apart in 1969 and 1974 where he was able to account for the sport’s biggest names despite (in his words) “not having much of a budget to race with” compared to some of the other teams at the time.

We caught up with Jim earlier this week to record the Valvoline Raceway “Inside the helmet” series with him and, not unlike Dick Briton and Bob Tunks before him, we found Jim to be a very humble man who was quietly proud of his accomplishments but certainly not one to blow his own trumpet.

Winterbottom, who’s younger brother Gary is the long serving Chief Steward at VR, never achieved any dizzying heights at “PCR” as it was then known but he did finish on the podium twice in 1977-78 and 1978-79 seasons.

“To be honest, I always liked the Sydney Showground,” he admits, “it was narrow, it was tough and it was hard to pass on but you knew when you did pass you’d done something pretty special. The atmosphere was special too. You drove out of the pits and you looked up into those packed grandstands. It was amazing.”

Jim finished his racing career in the late 1980’s but by his own admission had plans to race beyond that.

“I bought a Tognotti car off Brian Linigen and I planned to race that but things just didn’t work out. I don’t have any regrets but I would like to have raced a little longer. We couldn’t ever really afford to do much more racing than we did to be honest.”

When time and his health allows Jim will come down and enjoy the action and often gets together with a group of former racers called “The Old Strokers Club” where they talk about the glory days over a glass of lemonade.

It’s interesting to note that next week when Valvoline Raceway honours Bob “The Streak” Blacklaw as our final Legend in March Jim has a special connection to Bob as well.

“Streak was on my pit crew at one stage,” he recalls, “and the first racecar he ever drove was my car.”

This Saturday night Valvoline Raceway proudly pays tribute to the career of Jim Winterbottom and acknowledges the contribution he made to Sprintcar Racing in this state and indeed in this country.

Tomorrow night also marks the second last night of the Sydney Sprintcar Track Championship with another stellar 50-plus car field including last week’s feature winner James McFadden, Australian Champion David Murcott, multiple Aussie champion Robbie Farr and a horde of “Parramatta Posse” drivers keen to get the $5,000 win in front of a huge crowd expected for the Monster Trucks.

The Track Championship point score battle is coming right down to the wire between Sydney’s James Thompson and Darwin’s Ben Atkinson with less than 30 points separating them.

In addition to the Sprintcars and Monster Trucks will also be a Demolition Derby, a Fireworks Display, a Jet Car and Legend Cars.

Gates open this Saturday at 2pm; hot laps start from 5.30pm and Qualifying from 6pm.

Please visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au for details or like Valvoline Raceway on Facebook – alternatively phone (02) 9637 0411 for more information.

Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street in Granville / Clyde.

 

 

Scelzi Hopeful to Compete with World of Outlaws in Stockton This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (March 19, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi is on the mend after being involved in a fire last Saturday.

Scelzi sustained second and third-degree burns on his left leg during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., following a mechanical problem. Scelzi was battling for a transfer position in the C Main when a fuel line, which hadn't been tightened properly during the rush to get him on the track, came loose.

"For clarification on the fire last weekend a fuel line was left loose on accident and didn't break," he said. "It was just an unfortunate accident that thankfully wasn't worse."

Scelzi, who visited a doctor on Thursday, said he is hopeful to be able to compete this Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"Sparco has by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

World of Outlaws Tickets on sale for event at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 27

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — March 19, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Jim Boyd “JB” Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 27 and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/beaverdam2015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Brad Sweet won at Beaver Dam last season in a gutsy driver, following a horrific accident the night before in Iowa that ripped his car in half and sent him to the hospital with a broken ankle. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws champion and Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing teammate, has three wins at Beaver Dam Raceway. Joey Saldana also has three triumphs at the high-banked third-mile bullring, while Craig Dollansky has won twice at the track with the series.

The World of Outlaws raced at Beaver Dam for the first time in 1996 and have visited the track each and every year consecutively since 2002.

Tickets for the Jim Boyd “JB” Memorial for the World of Outlaws on Saturday, June 27 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/beaverdam2015 or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Scelzi Looks at Big Picture Following Scary Situation at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 18, 2015) - Race results are the last thing on Dominic Scelzi's mind following a scary weekend.

Scelzi sustained second and third-degree burns on his left leg following a mechanical issue that caused a fire last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the finale of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned doubleheader.

"I can't thank the safety crew enough for getting to me so quickly and I can't thank Sparco enough for having the best suits and underwear on the market," he said.

Scelzi was closing out a challenging weekend when the fire occurred. He had qualified 31st quickest before placing seventh during both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown on Friday, and he got off to a slow start by timing in 42nd quickest during qualifying on Saturday.

However, the Roth Motorsports backed team began to make headway during a heat race, where Scelzi powered from 11th to seventh.

"We were extremely fast in the heat race," he said. "I was able to get through the guys. I had the second or third fastest lap of the heat race. We just ran out of laps."

Scelzi missed a lock-in position to the feature by only two positions and he was relegated to the C Main.

"I had a good start and worked my way into fourth place before a yellow came out," he said. "Then I slid for third and was trying for second, but just couldn't quite get there. Going into turn three on the last lap the fuel line broke, fuel got on the header and I caught on fire."

Scelzi pulled to a stop on the frontstretch, where the safety crew quickly arrived.

"I got the car stopped on the frontstretch, hopped out and rolled around on the ground," he said. "The safety crew did a really good job. And for the amount of time that I was on fire my Sparco suit worked far past its expectations."

Scelzi has visited with doctors this week and is waiting to make a decision whether to compete this Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 7 (11).

March 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 42; Heat race: 7 (11); C Main: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"Sparco has by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

“SPRINT CAR 101” EVENTS GROW AS MORNING TV SHOW FEATURES THRILL SHOWS AND “HELL DRIVERS: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL CRASH TEST DUMMIES” DOCUMENTARY TO BE SHOWN AT 6 P.M.

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (March 18, 2015) – Events surrounding Thursday night’s “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” forum at the National Sprint Car Museum continue to grow as the “Great Day” morning TV show on KCWI in Des Moines will feature film and speakers on the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show at 7:40 a.m., while the movie “Hell Drivers: America’s Original Crash Test Dummies” will be shown at the museum at 6 p.m. The “Sprint Car 101” program, which is free and open to the public, will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and it will also be streamed live on ustream.tv.

The “Great Day” morning KCWI-23 TV show segment on the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show will be broadcast live at 7:40 a.m. Central, with host Lou Sipolt, Jr., and special guest Dan Hutchings. Sipolt is a former Chitwood Thrill Show driver, while Davis County Fairboard member Hutchings is an auto thrill show memorabilia collector.

The 60-minute documentary “Hell Drivers: America’s Original Crash Test Dummies” was directed by Peter Koziell and written by Darren Garnick in 2008 and it won a Golden Wheel Award at the International Reel Wheel Film Festival in Knoxville. The film, which will be screened in the museum second-floor theater at 6 p.m., will provide a good lead-in to tomorrow night’s forum on county fairs and auto thrill shows.

The “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series program will begin at 7 p.m. Central and it will be moderated by Lou Sipolt, Jr., and it will feature National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Capitani, fellow former Chitwood Thrill Show drivers Jim Cadwell & Jimmy Canton, and thrill show memorabilia collectors Dan Hutchings & Chad Van Dyke. The “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” forum will be streamed live on www.ustream.tv/channel/sprintcarhof.

 

 

Reutzel Reroutes to Copper on Dirt

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 18, 2015) – Mother Nature has played havoc with racing schedules over the past two weeks.

“It’s a tough time to be a racer,” Aaron Reutzel, driver of the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X, commented yesterday as he awaited the weekend’s fate.

A complete washout of the previous weekend’s ASCS Gulf South events at Beaumont and Battleground was still fresh in mind. And the outlook for this weekend’s resumption of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring National looked bleak at best.

That outlook proved accurate, with the Spring Nationals’ plug pulled early Wednesday morning due to excessive North Texas rains.

The driver of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine had a backup plan at the ready though. “We’re gonna go out to Tucson for two nights of ASCS Southwest racing at the Copper on Dirt.”

Plan B in effect now, Reutzel and the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team are westbound towards Tucson’s USA Raceway for Friday and Saturday action with the ASCS Southwest forces.

“I’ve always liked that track, it widens out and is a racy place,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel has found past success atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

In fact, USA Raceway is the track where the Clute, TX, racer landed his first ASCS National Tour podium finish with a third-place run on February 19 of 2011, a strong start to his successful Rookie of the Year effort.

While Reutzel tries to add another pair of notches to the win column this weekend, he comes off his fourth overall win of the year Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics entry in his most recent start at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, TX, on March 7.

“I didn’t even know anything about it until the night before,” Reutzel explained. “It was a perfect time to bring down the new car and try it out, it was a great test session.”

A well-paid test session with the $1,000 triumph more than covering costs for the evening.

While Reutzel is anxious to get back to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action where he currently leads the $60,000 championship points chase, he’ll be satisfied to try to chase down another win or two at this weekend’s prestigious Copper on Dirt double at USA Raceway.

Action on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour is now set to resume at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN, on April 17-18 pending any rescheduled events in the interim.

2015 Quick Stats: 12 races, four wins, seven top-fives, seven top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Southwest competition at USA Raceway’s Copper on Dirt event in Tucson, AZ, this weekend, March 20-21

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

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

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

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track

With eight races complete this season Shane Stewart sits atop the World of Outlaws standings going into this Saturday & Sunday at the Stockton Dirt Track. The Bixby, Oklahoma wheel-man maintains a 21-point advantage over six-time titlist Donny Schatz coming into the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

Stewart is in his first full year campaigning the Larson/Marks Racing No. 2 Sprinter with the Greatest Show on Dirt and earned an Outlaw win on opening night in Las Vegas a few weeks back. The car is co-owned by current NASCAR Sprint Cup star & former Stockton Dirt Track winner Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, CA native captured the inaugural World of Outlaws event in Stockton.

Stewart himself has also spent lots of time competing in California for past car owner Paul Silva, who he claimed a pair of ASCS National titles with. In addition to being a five-time Knoxville 360 Nationals champ, Stewart was also the 2010 winner of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial held in Chico.

Delta Speedway, a Micro track also located on the Fairgrounds, will be running a special Micro race on Friday March 20, making it a three-night happening on the property. Stewart is entered into the special showcase, along with fellow World of Outlaws star David Gravel & past USAC champion Bryan Clauson among others.

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To purchase tickets log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 or contact the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606.

Please note special starting times for this weekend. Saturday March 21: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 4pm, Cars on track at 5:15, Qualifying at 6 & first heat race at 7. Sunday March 22: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 3pm, Cars on track at 4:15, Qualifying at 5 & first heat race at 6.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor this weekend at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.

FVP offers a full line of high quality oil, radiators, condensers, antifreeze, chemicals, hub assemblies, air, cabin air and fuel filters. They also offer a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUVs, commercial, marine, RV's and other specialty vehicles.

There is a post race party in the works for Saturday night following the races, along with a breakfast on Sunday morning. During the day on Saturday & Sunday there will be a live band & car show behind the grandstand area, so make plans to arrive at the track early.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206.

For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com & info on the World of Outlaws can be viewed at www.woosprint.com

 

 

JACKSON GOING BACK TO BASICS Official media release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport March 19, 2015

In light of recent weeks, one would imagine that Jackson Delamont is ticking all the right boxes. He is by far the driver who has passed the most amount of cars in the last five shows and overall, he sits in the top five. But Jackson still feels there is more room for improvement.

“We are working hard to get better in qualifying,” Jackson said.

“If there is one thing that we have lacked, it’s qualifying pace and with time trials setting up your night, we need to get it right.”

Going into this weekend at Valvoline Raceway, with only two Sprintcar shows remaining in the Sydney season, Delamont has moved into fifth place in the track championship. A position he is hoping to keep.

“With the competition there each night, you don’t go there expecting too much. A good goal would be to score a top five and keep the solid, consistent results coming.

“I hope to stay in the top five though, we just have to make sure we get everything right.”

Meanwhile, with the off season looming, eyes are on the upcoming of season.

“At this stage, we are looking ahead to next season and what we will be doing, but it’s probably a little too early to be making any firm decisions. Once we do know what we will be doing, we will announce it. In the mean time I will be doing a bit of Go-Karting and anything else I can getr a ride of,” Jackson concluded.

As always, connect with Jackson on Facebook and make sure you drop by the truck at the end of the night for an autograph!

Jackson’s schedule is as follows;

Valvoline Raceway - Saturday, March 21 Valvoline Raceway – Saturday, March 28 Avalon Raceway – Friday, April 3 Borderline Speedway – Saturday, April 4 Premier Speedway – Sunday, April 6

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

March 14, 2015 “Southern Outlaw Sprinters”

This weekend, March 13th & 14th , Mother Nature was not good to the SOS Warriors in Dothan, AL. as we had to rainout both nights of our season opener.. The Rain God’s held out all week, but when they started on Friday about Midday, they never let up..

However, the Southern Outlaw Sprinters, a 360 Injected Sprintcar touring series will be blazing the high banks at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS. this Friday night, March 20th.. There will be cars representing 6 states merging down on the always fast and one of the most popular tracks of the South.. The Friday night show will be regular racing with all of the regular classes.. Hattiesburg’s regular classes include: NeSmith Late Models, NeSmith Street, Outlaw Street, Open Wheel Modified, & Pure Stock..

And if that wasn’t enough, the SOS Winged Warriors’ will return to Dixieland Speedway in Dothan, AL. next Saturday night, March 21st.. They will be attempting to regain their vengeance on the Rain God’s of last week’s show.. Yes, The SOS will be back at one of the fastest 3/8 mile dirt tracks in the South.. The Sprintcars will be joined by two regular classes, Stockers & 4 Cylinders.. Also joining the race cars this night will be those always exciting “Mud Trucks” as they display their mudsling and raging talents in the Infield Area.. This is a night that any Fan would not want to miss!!!

Some of the Super stars already registered are:

SOS Superstars

Terry Gray #10
Michael Miller #4M
Morgan Turpin #10M “Fastest Female in the Southeast”
Shane Morgan #01
Jeff Willingham #29
Todd Fayard #13 \
Flyin’ Ryan Moore #36
Lane Whittington #9
Chris Hoyt #14H
Timmy Thrash #09
Ed Lee #00
Ray Steveson #99
Rockin’ Ronnie Roberts # 33
Matt Kurtz #89
Lance Hester #F16
Lee Moore #1A
Frank Beck #2
Clint Weiss #0X
Brian Thomas #67
Mike Ward #98

SOUTHERN OUTLAWS 2015 SCHEDULE
March 13, 2015 Smokey Harris Speedway Haleburg, AL Friday (Double Points)
March 14, 2015 Dixieland Dirt Track Dothan, AL. Saturday
March 20, 2015 Hattiesburg Speedway Hattiesburg, MS. Friday (Double Points) March 21, 2015 Dixieland Dirt Track Dothan, AL. Saturday
April 3, 2015 TBD April 4, 2015 Southern Raceway Milton, FL Saturday
May 8, 2015 Underwood Speedway Chatham, LA Friday (Double Points)
May 9, 2015 Underwood Speedway Chatham, LA Saturday
May 15, 2015 Northwest Florida Speedway Baker, FL. Friday (Double Points) May 16, 2015 Southern Raceway Milton, FL. Saturday
June 12, 2015 Smokey Harris Speedway Haleburg, AL Friday (Double Points)
June 13, 2015 Dixieland Dirt Track Dothan, AL. Saturday
July 3, 2015 Hattiesburg Speedway Hattiesburg, MS. Friday
July 4, 2015 Hattiesburg Speedway Hattiesburg, MS Saturday
(2nd Annual Flip Flop 50)
Sept. 4, 2015 Northwest Florida Speedway Baker, FL. Friday (Double Points) Sept. 5, 2015 Southern Raceway Milton, FL Saturday
November 6, 2015 Southern Raceway Milton, FL. Friday November 7, 2015 Southern Raceway Milton, FL. Saturday . (Championship Weekend)
TBD
Jackson Motor Speedway Greenville Speedway Whynot Motorsports Park Baton Rouge Raceway

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Driver Looking To Finish One Spot Better Once Again at Stockton

INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2015) – It’s week two of five in California for the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series and reigning WoO champion Donny Schatz is hoping the old saying “third-time is a charm” holds true for him this weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track.

In the first two appearances by “The Greatest Show on Dirt” at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, the driver of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J has finished third and second. This weekend, he’ll make his third trip to the 3/8-mile, semi-banked dirt oval for a pair of races Saturday and Sunday in the FVP Western Spring Shootout with an eye on grabbing the top spot on the podium.

The six-time WoO champion is one of eight drivers to capture an Outlaws victory early in the 2015 WoO season. And he’s looking to become the season’s first repeat winner and third driver to score a WoO A-Feature triumph at Stockton in as many races. In 2013, he charged from the 13th-starting position all the way up to third. Last March, Schatz started eighth and was leading seven laps in the 30-lap A-Feature. A commanding lead was wiped away on lap 13, when a caution sidetracked his pursuit of victory. Schatz lost the top spot on the ensuing restart but chased leader Joey Saldana back down and took over the top spot with on lap 28. On the final lap, Schatz had to deal with lapped traffic coming to the checkered flag. That opened the door for Kerry Madsen to inch by and steal the win.

This weekend’s doubleheader continues the Outlaws’ run through the Golden State, which began last weekend with a pair of races at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team battled through Friday’s accident-filled A-Feature and Saturday’s program to post finishes of eighth and fourth. Friday’s effort by the team showcased its never-quit attitude as Schatz was collected in an early race incident, but the TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman made repairs and enabled Schatz to continue on in the battle, racing back from 24th to finish eighth. Saturday night went much smoother with Schatz qualifying 10th, winning his heat and racing from eighth to fourth in the 35-lap A-Feature.

Schatz ranks second in the 2015 WoO championship standings with eight of the 88 scheduled nights of racing in the books. He has amassed 1,098 points and trails leader Shane Stewart by 21. Schatz has one victory, four top-five finishes and seven top-10s thus far.

For Saturday’s race, the pit gates will open at noon while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. PDT. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, the program will begin an hour earlier and the grandstands will open at 3 p.m. with qualifying set for 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.stocktondirttrack.com or call 209-466-9999.

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 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

You’ve competed on numerous tracks throughout your 19-year World of Outlaws career. What makes Stockton different than the others?

“I can tell you there are no two dirt tracks the same, that’s for sure. We always enjoy having the opportunity to race at new tracks across the country and they’ve done a good job at Stockton. I guess the first thing that sticks out has been the incredible fan turnout we’ve had at Stockton. The first year, it was hard just getting back to my pit from the track with all the people. It’s great to have such a big following in an area where we hadn’t raced before. The track itself is a racy place. They built it with passing in mind. I know turns one and two can be a little treacherous as the night goes on and that’s what makes it exciting for the fans. Guys have to be able to move around to continue to stay fast. We found a couple of good grooves there last year and got to the lead but just narrowly missed winning. You hate to lose anything but, when they are that close, you really can’t wait to get back there. It’s a fun track and a place I’d certainly like to win at. That’s our goal this weekend.”

Last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway produced some crazy results. Do you expect that kind of competitiveness to continue this weekend in Stockton?

“It’s certainly going to continue to be competitive. You pretty much expect the unexpected when you race in Tulare. I think that’s why so many fans pack the place. Leaders get caught up in crashes and end up flipping. Guys have to come through the field. Lapped cars racing the leaders in every corner. You just have to keep your head on straight every lap. Cars bouncing into you. It’s just that kind of place. This weekend, we’ll have a little more wiggle room at Stockton. It still comes down to being able to turn consistent laps and continuing to get better each lap. We brought out a new car for Saturday after trashing one Friday and it felt really good. There were 45 teams racing with us last week and I’m sure we’ll have another huge field in competition this weekend. I fully expect the competitiveness to remain just as high. I just hope there isn’t quite as much craziness.”

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series    THURSDAY MARCH 19, 2015

“YEAH it was a pretty good race there, it was wide open and fast and hang on.”

That was what Jamie Maiolo said after he finished third in the AHG Sprintcar Series Grand Final at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night

Maiolo was locked in a great duel with Ryan Farrell for second in the 30-lap feature race that was won by David Priolo.

As a result of his podium finish Maiolo finished fifth in the 2014-15 pointscore with younger brother Bradley finishing sixth.

“A good job to David, he just checked out on us and we were back there racing Ryan.

Maiolo said solid rainfall on the track in the lead up to the race meeting made for some fast race conditions.

“It was like that all night, I guess there was a little bit more passing in the feature race.

“I would just like to thank all the sponsors on the LJM Racing car and all the boys on the team who do a great job.”

Despite pushing hard all season Maiolo was unable to break through for another championship win.

“We were just unlucky with those DNFs in a row, but that’s racing.”

Now Maiolo and the rest of the pack will gear up for the AHG Triple Crown that kicks off at the Perth Motorplex on March 28.

 

 

Driver Websites Creates New Website for Klint Angelette

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (March 18, 2015) - Driver Websites has established a new website for sprint car driver Klint Angelette.

The custom veteran package website - http://www.KlintAngelette.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Biography, stats, sponsors, photos and videos are also highlighted pages on the website.

Angelette, who is from Thibodaux, La., started racing sprint cars at the age of 14 following an interest in motocross. He primarily competes with the ASCS Gulf South Region and at select events throughout Texas as well as the surrounding area.

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 your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

KSE Racing Products Win Around The World

PETERSEN MEDIA: With racing in full swing in the United States as well as Australia, drivers using KSE Racing Products found victory lane coast to coast, and in Australia.

The World of Outlaws invaded the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA and it was a pair of California products defending their home turf well. On Friday night, Tim Kaeding tamed the rough Thunderbowl aboard his Roth Motorsports entry, as he used his KSE Racing Products to navigate the high scary side.

Saturday night, Rico Abreu picked up his second career series win, as his KSE Racing Products helped him grab the lead on the opening lap of the feature event, and never look back, as he dominated the 35-lap feature.

After weeks of snow delays, the Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker took place on Sunday, and it was Greg Hodnett grabbing another win to continue his hot start to the 2015 season. Matt Kurtz used his KSE Racing Products to score a win with the Top Gun Sprints at the Bubba Raceway Park, while Dusty Zomer cashed in at the Canyon Speedway Park, and Andy Forsberg scored another win in California, as he was victorious at the Marysville Raceway.

James McFadden gave KSE Racing Products some international flavor as he picked up the win at the Sydney, Australia’s Valvoline Raceway.

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 .

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

For more information visit www.petersenmediainc.com, email sales@petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter. ________________________

 

 

Ian Madsen Roughed Up In Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA can be very tough on racecars, and unfortunately Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team got a taste of that last weekend.

“We just did not have much luck on our side,” Ian Madsen said. “We changed some things over the offseason, and we are still working through that, but my guys are working hard.”

Friday night saw Madsen come from the Last Chance Showdown, where he finished second, to transfer into the 35-lap feature event. Lining up in the 20th spot on a very rough track, Madsen went to work on what was a very tricky cushion.

On the 9th lap, the turn-three cushion bit Madsen, as he got into the wall, and laid his machine on it’s side. Making repairs in the work area, Madsen would restart the race, as he managed to finish in the 16th spot.

Saturday night again saw Madsen in the LCS, but on this night he would unfortunately not race his way into the feature event. On the extremely slick racing surface, cars checked up in front of Madsen, and as he checked up, contact to the rear of his car caused extensive damage, and his weekend was over.

“We didn’t have the speed we were looking for, but I am confident we will get it worked out for Stockton, CA this weekend,” he added. “Huge thanks to all of our supporters, and my guys for working so hard.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Madsen will follow the World of Outlaws as they head to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday and Sunday 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.

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

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

 

 

Tulare Tangles Slow Gravel

PETERSEN MEDIA- David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team raced well at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, but getting involved in a couple multi-car wrecks led to a pair of disappointing finishes.

“I thought we raced really well all weekend long, but unfortunately we got caught up in wrecks both Friday and Saturday night,” Gravel said.

The action kicked off on Friday night as Gravel timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle backed No. 83 machine in 15th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race.

Finishing second in the heat to his Roth Motorsports teammate, Gravel would transfer into the feature event, as he lined up in the 15th spot.

On a very rough, and tricky, racetrack, Gravel got off to a very nice start as he worked his way into the Top-10.

On lap 15, a wild wreck took place in turns three and four, and as competitors started flipping in front of him, Gravel got of the throttle, and he too would get his machine upside down, and escape unharmed.

Making repairs to his machine, Gravel would restart the race from the tail end of the field, and work his way back up to a 14th place finish.

Saturday night saw track conditions change dramatically as the surface was extremely slick early on in the night. Timing in 17th, and just missing out on the heat race inversion, Gravel would finish fifth in his heat to transfer into the feature event.

Lining up 17th in the main event, the Watertown, CT driver was searching for open real estate on the Thunderbowl Raceway looking for room to work his way forward. A lap 10 restart saw cars stack up in the first corner, and with nowhere to go, Gravel was collected, and again saw damage to his racecar.

With his Roth Motorsports team getting him repaired and back on the track, Gravel was able to do a little moving and shaking, as he worked his way back up to the 14th spot, where he would finish, before the track took rubber.

“You will have those weekends where you seem to get collected in everything,” Gravel said. “My guys did a great job of getting our car back together and back on track both times, and I really have to thank them for all of their hard work. I also need to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for everything they do for the team and myself. I wish we could have had some better results for them last weekend, but we will regroup and get ready for Stockton, CA this weekend.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team will head to the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA this Saturday and Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel83.

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Defending Lincoln Champ Earns First Top-Ten of 2015

Krimes Will Return to Lincoln Speedway on March 21st

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Denver, PA (March 18th, 2015) - Defending Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track champion Alan Krimes continued to display consistency in the Pigeon Hills by recording a top-ten finish during his first start of the 2015 season. Krimes, who earned two victories, 10 top-five, and 16 top-ten finishes during his 2014 championship campaign, finished sixth during Lincoln Speedway’s ‘Icebreaker 30’ in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 15th. A quality field of 30 ‘410’ sprinters packed the Lincoln Speedway pit area for the $4,000-to-win Pennsylvania opener. Krimes earned a main event starting position via redraw after finishing second during his respective heat race. The Denver, Pennsylvania native would start ninth on the ‘Icebreaker’ starting grid; moving ahead three positions to secure sixth at the checkers. Greg Hodnett would earn the ‘Icebreaker 30’ victory.

“The track was pretty tricky” said Alan Krimes, “We were happy to get out of there in one piece...you just kinda had to play it smart and stay out of trouble...we’ll head back there next week and see what we can do.”

‘Super’ Alan Krimes and the Krimes Racing Engines, Wayne Corini, VRP Shocks, ‘87’ team will be back in action this Saturday evening, March 21st at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. Krimes will attempt to earn his first win of the 2015 season, and continue his pursuit of a second consecutive Lincoln Speedway track championship.

For full results from the Lincoln Speedway, as well as other information such as schedule and start times, please visit the facility live on the web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Those interested in keeping up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2015 campaign can do so by following along all season at www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to visit the official online home of Alan Krimes at www.ak87racing.com

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Recent Highlights: Opened 2015 season with top-ten finish (6th) during Lincoln Speedway’s ‘Icebreaker 30’ 2015 Wins: 0

GoPro action featuring Alan Krimes can be found here: ‘Super’ Alan Krimes

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Alan Krimes would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines and VRP Shocks.

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Nouse Signs and Graphics Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program.

By Dean Reynolds

Company Name: Nouse Signs and Graphics

Website: http://www.nousesigns.com/

Contact #: (717) 793-3611 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nousesigns

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Part of the Program Since: 2014 (Inaugural)

SYRACUSE, NY – Pennsylvania 358 sprint car driver and champion Kevin Nouse and his Nouse Signs and Graphics joined the Lucky Giveaway Program for the first time in 2014. In conjunction with K1 RaceGear, Nouse provided and complete three layer drivers suit total customized with embroidery.

Nouse Signs and Graphics produce signs, banners, vehicle wraps and graphics, race car graphics, custom apparel and more. They are also authorized dealers for K1 RaceGear and Design 500.

The winner of the suit was Jason Barney who has been sporting Nouse’s work for several years now. Nouse also provided $100 certificates to every Empire Super Sprints’ (ESS) A-Main winner off a K1 Race suit.

Along with Barney, ESS chauffers such as Chuck Hebing, Matt Tanner, Jim Gleason and Paulie Colagiovanni Jr. will be fitted with K1 suits during the year.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2014 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Panchos Racing Products, Aero Wings, Vahlco Wheels, M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Five Star Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing.

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PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SIGNS 15-YEAR LEASE EXTENSION!

(Perris, CA, March 17) Since 1996 the face of racing on the west coast has changed dramatically. Many tracks have closed and are now housing tracts or shopping centers. Others have had a virtual revolving door of promoters coming in and failing. However, there is one that has remained the same since the day it opened the doors on March 30, 1996. Perris Auto Speedway, now in its historic 20th anniversary season, has never closed and has had the same promoter since day one. And, promoter Don Kazarian has ensured that grass roots racing will continue at the track for a long time to come by signing a 15-year extension on his lease with the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.

Kazarian made the announcement when he addressed the fans before at the 20th season opener on March 7th. In the context of his sometimes emotional address, he calmly said that he had signed a 15-year contract extension and quipped, “I have signed a 15-year contract extension for the racetrack. Racing is going to be here for a longtime to come. I am not sure I will be here for all of that time, but racing will.”

“Racing is a great sport and I want to see it continue at Perris Auto Speedway,” Kazarian said. “We have had good times and we have had some tough times over the years. We have a group of people who have been working together here for a long time to make the track a success. This will give us a goal of keeping great racing going for all of the fans for a long time to come. I am very excited to see what the future brings to Perris Auto Speedway. Special thank you to all of the drivers, teams, officials, sponsors and especially our wonderful fans. Without all of them, there is no way this lease extension would have ever been possible.”

The veteran promoter also thanked the Lake Perris Fairgrounds for the extension.

“Huge thanks to the fair board for seeing our vision of keeping racing alive on the fairgrounds and working with us,” Kazarian said. “They are behind us and want to see the track and racing continue to grow in the area.”

The announcement caught many by surprise including longtime track announcer and PR person Scott Daloisio.

“I had no idea that was coming,” Daloisio said of the historic announcement. “It completely caught me by surprise. One day in February we were talking in the office about the upcoming 20th season and I mentioned that Ascot was around for 34 years and we were starting to get close to that territory. He never let on that he was negotiating or had negotiated a 15-year extension at the time. It was certainly very exciting to hear and hopefully there will be even more extensions in the future.”

There is no racing at the track this weekend. Action returns with Night of Destruction #1 on March 28. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and the IMCA Modifieds will be back on April 11th and the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars will be making their only Southern California appearance of 2015 on April 18th at the So Cal Sprint Car Showdown. The USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprint Cars will also be competing on the 18th.

Advance tickets for all events at The PAS, with the exception of the World of Outlaws, are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws can also be obtained via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Marjon RV, Moon Nursery, P.I.P.E., Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town & Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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AHG Sprintcar Series

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18, 2015

THE AHG Triple Crown will round out the Western Australian Sprintcar season at the Perth Motorplex on March 28, April 4 and April 18.

On the back of Cameron Gessner winning the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series over Jason Kendrick and David Priolo last weekend, the Sprintcar Entrants Group has announced the mini-series to complete the season.

To spice things up there will be a change to the format for the three shows.

Instead of drivers doing hotlaps/qualifying in seeded groups at the start of the night they will do hot laps in groups and then do individual time trials over two laps each.

After the heat races there will be the Wormall Civil Knockout to the pole where the top-qualifying drivers will fight it out to see who will start on pole in a series of two-lap knockout bouts.

The feature races in the Triple Crown will all be contested over 30 laps.

Sprintcar Entrants Group chairman Geoff Kendrick said they hoped the mini-series would deliver something different.

“At the end of the day we are trying something different, we ran The Chase last year and it seemed that we lost cars at the end of the season, particularly for the drivers who didn’t qualify for it,” Kendrick said.

“We are always looking at ways to make the product more exciting for the racer and racefans and we are continually looking at ways to improve the product.

“We are trying to entice racers to finish off the season and hopefully the Triple Crown will attract strong fields and we are offering something extra for them to race for.”

The feature race on the first night will pay $2500 to win, with $3500 to win on night two and $4500 to win on night three.

On top of that the driver with the most points at the completion of the mini-series will receive a $2500 bonus, with second receiving $1500 and third $1000.

• Keep up to date with the latest news on the mini-series by LIKING the Sprintcar Entrants Group on Facebook or at www.seg.net.au

 

 

TULARE TILT: McMahan Wheels CJB Machine to Top-10's

McMahan gains 17 total positions in weekend double-header

TELFORD, PA. - March 16, 2015 - If there was one thing that was consistent between both nights of World of Outlaws action at Thunderbowl Raceway, it was that the #51 car was moving forward.

"Tulare was good for us," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "We didn't get caught up in any accidents and our car was extremely fast. You can't ask for much more than that other than a win or two."

Momentum was behind the CJB team as it rolled into Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. McMahan came into the event with an average finish of 6.8 through 15 events. The double header at one of California's most exciting tracks kicked off the Outlaws first swing through the Golden State.

"Tulare is unqiue," commented the California native. "It's a very racy place. It's almost like Darlington (Raceway) on dirt. The first night out, we go buried a bit in qualifying because the track got faster as the night went on. We then were able to race our way up to the front during the feature and missed a few of the accidents that occurred. To come from 18th to 6th is huge and would win us the 'Hard Charger' on most nights."

Night two had a similar theme as the #51 gained positions during the feature.

"We didn't start nearly as deep in the field on the second night," said McMahan. "We made our way up into the top-5 pretty easily. During an open red, I had Barry (Jackson) tighten up the car a bit. We tightened it up a bit too much and we feel back to seventh on the start. Luckily we made our way back up to 5th."

Highlights: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Thunderbowl Raceway March 14th, 2015 Highlights: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Thunderbowl Raceway March 14th, 2015

McMahan's strong weekend boosted the CJB team into fourth in the series standings. The team will continue to look for their first Outlaws win on the season as the series heads to the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track.

"Stockton is a relatively new track so we don't have as deep of a notebook there," explained McMahan. "It's a nice place and the sponsors are usually represented very well there. Looking forward to being out there for a two day show and continuing the west coast swing."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 15

Quick Times: 1

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 8

Top-10's: 12

Average Time Trial: 5.8

Average A-main finish: 6.8

Total Laps Led: 47

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is back in action with another doubleheader in California as the tour heads to the Stockton Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

BOX SCORE:

Thunderbowl Raceway: 18th/5th (5th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 18th (6th) - Winner: Tim Kaeding

Thudnerbowl Raceway: 6th/3rd (4th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (6th) - Winner: Rico Abreu

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook and Twitter. For live race audio, please visit www.dirtvision.com during race nights.

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

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks Inc., Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Hagar Invading Devil's Bowl Speedway This Weekend in Search of First Top Five

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 17, 2015) - Derek Hagar is aiming for his first top five of the season when he tackles Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Hagar scored a fifth-place result the last time he raced at the half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, which was last year with the premier 360ci sprint car series.

"It's always important to get the firsts out of the way early each year," he said. "We have our first top 10 so now we need to get our first top five and our first win. Once you get the first of everything it seems a lot easier for more to come."

Hagar has limited experience at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he garnered his lone top five and career-best result last October.

"You carry a lot of speed around that track," he said. "One set of corners is really tight while the other set is sweeping. It's very common for you to be really good on one end of the track and really struggle on the other so our emphasis is to find the right setup that works at both ends."

Hagar is coming off a sixth-place result during his most recent race - Feb. 27 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

"We really improved from the first weekend of the season to the second," he said. "We've had a few weeks off since then so hopefully we can continue to move forward."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Hagar 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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com.

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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Hall Planning for Devil's Bowl Doubleheader This Weekend with ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - LONGVIEW, Texas (March 17, 2015) - This weekend will mark Round 2 of Tyson Hall being scheduled to make his sprint car season debut in his home state of Texas.

Hall is slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's always great to be able to race in your home state," he said. "We had hoped to race last weekend here, but rain washed the races out."

Hall had planned on tackling the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening weekend in Texas last Friday and Saturday, but it was postponed two weeks because of inclement weather.

Now his focus shifts to Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he was in action one time last season. Unfortunately, Hall wasn't able to gain much experience as mechanical woes slowed him during the night and he was unable to start the B Main.

"Devil's Bowl Speedway is a track that takes a lot of laps to learn and unfortunately we don't have a ton of laps there yet," he said. "Our focus for this weekend is to gain more experience and improve every time we hit the track."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

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

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

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Pressure Construction, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall 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.

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LARSON MARKS RACING EXTENDS WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINTS LEAD
Shane Stewart Posts Back-to-Back Runner-Up Finishes in Tulare
Mooresville, N.C. (March 17, 2014) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing earned back-to-back runner-up finishes at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Friday and Saturday to extend their World of Outlaws point lead by 21 over defending champion Donny Schatz.

"It's early in the season, probably too early to talk about points," Stewart said. "To think though, even a few weeks ago, when we felt behind and anxious to get out here on the road, that we'd be the point leaders, it's just great. The guys work so hard on this team and it shows. We're going to try to turn these runner-up finishes into wins and keep extending that lead as much as we can."

On Friday, Stewart posted the sixth-best qualifying time and finished fourth in his heat race to transfer into the A-Main. After starting ninth, he survived a series of cautions and red-flag periods to move through the field and secure the runner-up finish to Tim Kaeding.

On Saturday, Stewart was the first driver to make a qualifying attempt and earned his first quick time of the 2015 season. After starting fourth in his heat, he gained one position to finish third, which he then repeated in the dash. Stewart started the 30-lap A-Main in third and advanced one spot to earn his third-consecutive runner-up finish.

The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete with the World of Outlaws sprint car series at Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Thunderbowl Raceway
DATE: March 13, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 6th
HEAT FINISH: 4th DASH FINISH: NA
STARTING POSITION: 9th FEATURE FINISH: 2nd
DATE: March 14, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 1st
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: 3rd
STARTING POSITION: 3rd FEATURE FINISH: 2nd
QUOTE:
Shane Stewart, Driver, No. 2 Larson Marks Racing Sprint Car: "It's early in the season, probably too early to talk about points," Stewart said. "To think though, even a few weeks ago, when we felt behind and anxious to get out here on the road, that we'd be the point leaders, it's just great. The guys work so hard on this team and it shows. We're going to try to turn these runner-up finishes into wins and keep extending that lead as much as we can."
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 8
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 4
TOP-10s: 7
FAST TIME: 1
NEXT RACE:
Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Johnson Showcases Improvement Throughout World of Outlaws Debut

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 17, 2015) - Chase Johnson is ecstatic following his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series debut last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"I think the biggest thing was the progress and improvements we made throughout the weekend,' he said. "That's really what we set out to do. Our goal was that every time we hit the track to improve and that's what we did. It was a lot of learning for myself, the car and the crew."

Johnson kicked off the doubleheader, which was co-sanctioned by the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, by qualifying 39th quickest on Friday in the Shawn and Cindy Thomas owned sprint car. Johnson then finished 10th in a heat race and fourth in the C Main to miss a transfer by only two positions.

"I thought I put in a pretty good qualifying lap and was expecting to come off in the top 20," he said. "Those Outlaws guys are tough and there definitely weren't any slacks. It was a pretty stout field. We would have liked to do better on the opening night, but we still made progress from when we event out in qualifying to when we finished the C Main."

The team returned to the third-mile oval on Saturday, when Johnson qualified 28th quickest before he placed eighth in a heat race.

"On the first lap I made a move for sixth and I got together with Jacob Allen," he said. "I got the bad end of the stick and got a little sideways down the back straightaway and a couple of guys got around me."

That relegated Johnson to the Last Chance Showdown, in which he placed ninth.

"We passed a few cars in the beginning and then a few passed me back," he said. "We dodged a few wrecks. We definitely can't complain. I was running with a lot of the guys I will run with this season with the King of the West. I think we finished right behind Bud Kaeding and Jonathan Allard.

"The results showed our improvement. We had a lot better setup in the car and I felt about 10 times more comfortable in the car. I'm looking to carry that on throughout the rest of the season. With us being a new team and me being a new 410 driver we can only continue to improve."

Johnson is scheduled to compete this Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 39; Heat race: 10 (10); C Main: 4 (5).

March 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

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

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

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

 

 

Rilat Returning to Devil's Bowl Speedway This Weekend With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (March 17, 2015) - Travis Rilat has an affinity for Devil's Bowl Speedway.

It has little to do with the half-mile oval being only a short drive from his home and more with the success Rilat enjoys at the track, where he is set to compete this Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Devil's Bowl is less than a half hour from where I live so it's nice to be able to race close to home," he said. "It's even nicer to have had a lot of success at the track."

Rilat has recorded at least one top 10 during each of the past 10 years at Devil's Bowl Speedway, including a pair of eighth-place results last year. He earned a trio of top 10s in 2013 and was victorious with three top fives in 2012 at the track.

"We race to win and that's our goal this weekend," he said. "You have to be in contention to win so I'm happy with our recent results at Devil's Bowl because it means we are in the ball park with a chance to win each time."

Rilat has also scored feature victories in 2011 and 2006 at the high-speed track. Additionally, he notched three top fives in 2009, five top 10s in 2008 and three top fives in 2007.

"Despite Devil's Bowl being so close to the shop we've only been able to race there a handful of times each season," he said. "We have a base setup that puts us in a good position. Then with some minor adjustments and a little luck we're able to contend for victories there."

Rilat was scheduled to race in Texas last weekend during the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening doubleheader before rain washed the weekend out.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Components

Based in Burlington, Wash., Triple X Race Components offers top-of-the-line sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts and chassis. For more information, visit http://www.xxxraceco.com.

"Triple X has been a great partner for the last few years," Rilat said. "I always feel very comfortable and very safe racing a Triple X chassis."

Rilat would also like to thank MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop The BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning, and everyone who has partnered with his No. 29 Triple X.

 

 

Hanks Excited to Return to Action This Weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) - Brandon Hanks is eager to get back on the track.

Following an illness that sidelined him for a couple of weeks and rain that washed out last weekend's ASCS Red River Region doubleheader in Oklahoma, Hanks is prepared to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We had to sit out for a few months during the offseason and then came back for one weekend in February, so that was like a tease," he said. "I can't wait to get back to racing weekly and hopefully that starts this weekend."

Hanks competed at Devil's Bowl Speedway four times last season. He ended with a 13th-place result during two races and was unable to finish the other two events.

"Devil's Bowl is a very tricky track," he said. "The corners are different from each other so your car has to be able to handle well under difficult conditions. A lot of people are good at one end of the track, but the best cars at the end of the race are usually the ones who are effective on both ends."

A good pill draw is also helpful at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Ideally we'd be able to start on the front row, get a strong start and have clean air to our advantage," Hanks said. "I've seen a lot of people pull away from the field once they get in the lead and have clean air. Then it's all about hitting your marks."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Hanks 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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wesmar Racing Engines

Since the inception of Wesmar Racing Engines in 1986, the company has grown from a small business to one of the top names in the sprint car engine building industry. For more information, visit http://www.WesmarRacing.com.

"I want to thank Dan and the team at Wesmar Racing Engines for giving us such great engines," Hanks said. "We have the best horsepower available."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Kicking Off Season with ASCS National Tour at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (March 17, 2015) - Channin Tankersley is seeking a strong start to his season, which was delayed a week following rain that engulfed the region last weekend.

Tankersley, whose defense of the ASCS Gulf South Region championship was set to begin last weekend before the season-opening doubleheader was rained out, is now scheduled to open his season this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm bummed that we didn't get to race last weekend because of the weather, but in some ways it was a blessing in disguise," he said. "We were working really hard to wrap up everything to start the season and the rain bought us an extra week to finish everything."

With his ducks now in a row, Tankersley is amped to kick off the year at the fast half-mile oval.

"Devil's Bowl is a fast and technical track," he said. "The only way you're going to end up front is to have a car that can operate on both ends of the track and you catch a break or two. We've had fast cars there throughout the years, but haven't been able to capitalize."

Tankersley has registered his career-best result - seventh - at the half-mile track during each of the past two years.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

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

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

Tankersley would also like to thank G3 Boats, King Construction, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

STOCKTON MARKS HALF-WAY POINT OF WORLD OF OUTLAWS

WESTERN SPRING SWING

STOCKTON, Calif. (March 17, 2015) – The World of Outlaws FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track is expanding to two days this year, Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.

This will be the third year of Outlaws competition at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds 3/8-mile oval.

Last year Joey Saldana qualified the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M on the pole, led 20 laps of the feature and finished third.

Saldana comes into the Stockton doubleheader sixth in point standings, only six points out of fourth place. The Motter team led the point standings coming out of Las Vegas for two events before a Friday the 13th accident at Tulare, Calif., not of Saldana’s making, put him on the trailer after leading the first 12 laps.

“Our team is doing great,” said Saldana, “just the DNF at Tulare hurt us, but we will turn it around. I am confident of that.

“I grew up racing on the smaller tracks, and they are fun for me as a driver and great for the spectators, but one spin can set off a chain reaction that can affect several cars.

“We have a lot of racing left this season. We are barely out of the gate, and I am pumped up about our team and our chances of being right in the middle of the championship chase. Stockton is the half-way point of the West Coast swing. Our team has made some forward strides on set-ups for racing surfaces that challenged us in previous years. That gain is huge.

“We are looking forward to Stockton and the rest of the West Coast spring swing.”

 

 

Dover Opening Chase for 20 Victories This Weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (March 17, 2015) - Jack Dover is all about winning races.

He has captured at least nine feature wins during each of the past seven seasons, including four years with at least a dozen victories.

"My goal the last couple of years has been to win 20 races," he said. "We haven't been able to reach that feat just yet so that's still the main goal this season."

Dover, who earned 14 triumphs last season and a career-best 15 the previous year, will begin his chase for the 20-win mark this Friday and Saturday when he will drive for Danny King at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I haven't won at Devil's Bowl since 2010 so it'd be huge to start off this season by going to Victory Lane during the opening weekend," he said. "You have to be on top of your game at that track so hopefully we can start the season on a strong note and be in contention for a win or two."

Dover hasn't been able to compete at the half-mile track very often. However, he has recorded at least one top-10 finish at Devil's Bowl Speedway each season since his win in 2010.

He placed ninth and 11th, respectively, at the track during his final two races of last season.

"Any time you can get a top 10 with the ASCS National Tour you've done a good job," he said. "However, we're aiming for victories and I'm confident that we will be a contender when we return to Devil's Bowl this weekend."

This will be the first time Dover has driven for King.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

THURSDAY NIGHT ‘SPRINT CAR 101’ FORUM ON COUNTY FAIRS &

AUTO THRILL SHOWS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE INTERNET

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (March 17, 2015) – Thursday night’s “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” forum at the National Sprint Car Museum will be streamed live at www.ustream.tv/channel/sprintcarhof. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Central.

Museum special events coordinator David Herrmann said today, “We are excited about streaming this Thursday night’s program, which will be moderated by former Chitwood Thrill Show driver Lou Sipolt, Jr., and will feature National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Capitani, fellow former Chitwood Thrill Show drivers Jim Cadwell & Jimmy Canton, and current thrill show memorabilia collectors Dan Hutchings & Chad Van Dyke. If you can’t be in Knoxville this Thursday night, you will definitely want to catch the discussion on-line.”

 

 

Airgas Signs On as Official Partner of Oswego Speedway in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (March 17, 2015) – Airgas, one of the nation’s leading single-source suppliers of gases and welding products, is set to join Oswego Speedway as an official partner for the 2015 racing season.

Known nationwide, the Airgas distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top quality products and unmatched expertise.

Members of the Syracuse branch of Airgas, located at 2730 Erie Blvd. East, will be on site at all Speedway events in 2015, prepared to exchange or provide teams with nitrogen cylinders as well as other safety and welding products, tools and hardware, and gas equipment.

Supermodified and Small Block Super teams at the Speedway are encouraged to set-up an account with Airgas by April 30. Information on account set-ups will be sent to teams via email in the coming days. To call Airgas to set-up an account, call (315) 446-8540 and ask for Steve.

Not only will Airgas be the official supplier of nitrogen gas cylinders at Oswego Speedway, but they will also be a presenting partner of the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin 20’s on Saturday, August 22.

Formed in 1982, Airgas will also return as a partner on the Crow Motorsports No. 18 Small Block Super, driven by 2014 track champion Andrew Schartner.

For more information on Airgas be sure to visit their expansive website located at www.airgas.com.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing season will kick off on Saturday, May 9 with the 65th annual opening night celebration featuring the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

Stockton Dirt Track

Future National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Joey Saldana will be one of the many World of Outlaws drivers looking to park it in victory lane at the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend. The driver known as the Brownsburg Bullet set the track record last year with a blazing fast 12.869 around the Stockton clay and led a number of laps in the feature, before coming home third.

Saldana currently ranks 6th in the WOO standings, 36-digits behind point leader Shane Stewart. Last season he raced to seven World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins and ended the campaign fifth in the final standings. He ranks sixth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list with 91 career victories. The only drivers ahead of him on the illustrious list are Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Mark Kinser & Doug Wolfgang.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the event this weekend at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.

FVP offers a full line of high quality oil, radiators, condensers, antifreeze, chemicals, hub assemblies, air, cabin air and fuel filters. They also offer a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUVs, commercial, marine, RV's and other specialty vehicles.

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the March 21 & 22 FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To purchase tickets log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 or contact the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606.

Please note special starting times for this weekend.

Saturday March 21: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 4pm, Cars on track at 5:15, Qualifying at 6 & first heat race at 7.

Sunday March 22: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 3pm, Cars on track at 4:15, Qualifying at 5 & first heat race at 6.

Delta Speedway, also located on the Fairgrounds, will be running a special Micro race on Friday March 20, making it a three-night happening on the property. World of Outlaws point leader Shane Stewart is entered in the event. There is also a post race party in the works for Saturday night following the races, along with a breakfast on Sunday morning. During the day on Saturday & Sunday there will be a live band & car show behind the grandstand area, so make plans to arrive at the track early.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com & info on the World of Outlaws can be viewed at www.woosprint.com

 

 

Cory Haas Charges to Fifth During Lincoln ‘Icebreaker’ Back to Work in the Pigeon Hills on March 21st

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (March 17th, 2015) - Cory Haas mixed patience with experience during Lincoln Speedway’s ‘Icebreaker 30’ on Sunday, March 15th, and rallied fifteen positions during feature competition to secure his first top-five finish of the 2015 season. Haas, a regular at the Abbottstown, Pennsylvania oval and a top-five finisher in the 2014 Lincoln Speedway track championship standings, started the 30-lap/$4,000-to-win ‘Icebreaker 30’ main event from the outside of the tenth row; surviving a marathon of cautions, red flags and a fuel stop to secure a fifth place performance. Haas and the Michael Barshinger Builders, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., ‘11C’ team hope to use their new dose of momentum wisely, and work towards the 2015 Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track championship.

“It was a wild afternoon to say the least” said Cory Haas, “It was pretty tough to pass in the heat race...ended up seventh in our heat so we had to run the consi..made it through the consi but had to start pretty far back in the ‘A’...we just kinda kept our nose clean and stayed out of trouble...advancing that many positions and getting a top-five felt pretty good...hopefully we can use this momentum to our advantage...we’ll come back next week and try to get ourselves a little closer to the front.”

There were 30 ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for competition at the Lincoln ‘Icebreaker 30.’ Greg Hodnett was the main event winner.

Cory Haas will be back in action this Saturday evening, March 21st at the Pigeon Hills venue. Lincoln Speedway will utilize a 6PM starting time, with the ‘358’ late models joining the ‘410’ sprints for their first evening card of the 2015 season. For full results from Lincoln Speedway, as well as other information such as schedule and start times, please visit the facility live on the web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

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

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Finished fifth during Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30’ on Sunday, March 15th.

2015 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, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and Fully Injected Motorsports

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

NSW WINGLESS SPRINTS HEAD TO GUNNEDAH

Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints

March 16, 2015

Round 13 of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship is set to go green at the Bluevale Speedway, Gunnedah this Saturday night, March 21.

A total of 17 nominations have been received by organisers and the field is brimming with talent including last start winner and current club championship leader Mark Blyton, Nathan Dicker who is placed second in the championship, Brian and Nikki Briton, Mikaela Blyton, Jason Bates and a host of others who are looking for a win this season.

Drivers will compete in two heats each before the A-Main grid is set and vital club championship points are on the line.

Going into this weekend, Mark Blyton holds a tight 6 point advantage over Nathan Dicker with Brian Briton, Jeff Tomas and Adam Hourigan making up the top five. Jason Bates, Mikaela Blyton, Sean Dicker, Marshall Blyton and Nikki Briton round out the top ten in points.

After this weekend, the points will change again and with the season winding down, positions will be vital. Following Gunnedah, teams will have a 2 week break before Narrabri Speedway on April 11. It is promising to be a dramatic finish.

There will be regular updates on the Facebook page on Saturday night so if you haven’t, make sure you like the NSW Wingless Sprint page at www.facebook.com/nswwingless.sprints.

Club Championship top 10:

1. Mark Blyton – 2298

2. Nathan Dicker – 2292 (-6)

3. Brian Briton – 2256 (-42)

4. Jeff Thomas – 2256 (-42)

5. Adam Hourigan – 2247 (-51)

6. Jason Bates – 2254 (-53)

7. Mikaela Blyton- 2207 (-91)

8. Sean Dicker – 2175 (-123)

9. Marshall Blyton – 2155 (-143)

10. Nikki Briton – 2113 (-185)

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their support of the 2014/15 Club Championship

 

 

Peterson Seventh at Marysville Raceway In Civil War Tune Up

PETERSEN MEDIA- Opting to travel to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night to tune up for this Friday night’s Civil War Series opener, Matt Peterson worked his way forward to a seventh place finish.

“We had a pretty good car, but the track was really fast, and passing was tough,” Peterson said.

Timing his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company backed No. p37 entry in 11th fastest, Peterson would finish second in his heat race, and miss out on the top-eight redraw.

“I just couldn’t take care of business in my heat race, and that really hurt us later in the night,” Peterson said.

Lining up for the feature event in the sixth row, Peterson got off to a great start as he quickly jumped inside the Top-10 as he raced his way to the seventh spot. Once in seventh, Peterson tried everything he could to keep moving forward, but could not find any racing real estate to do so.

“We had a ton of speed, there just was not much room to take any thing happen,” he added.

Opting to not force the issue with the Civil War race coming up on Friday night, the Wilton, CA driver would settle for a seventh place finish at the stripe.

“We were faster than a seventh place car, but it was a little narrow, and passing was tough,” Peterson said. “It wasn’t worth it to me to try anything stupid and tear someone else up or tear myself up, so we finished seventh. I really have to thank everyone that continues to support this team, and help us out.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Peterson will return to action on Friday night, again at the Marysville Raceway for the 2015 Civil War Series opener.

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Sanders Scores Second Place Finish at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to the Marysville Raceway after scoring the season opening event two-weeks ago, Justin Sanders continued to show great speed at the facility as he scored a second place finish, and has a ton of confidence at the track heading into this weeks Civil War Series opener.

“It is great to have so much speed at Marysville early in the season,” Sanders said. “With the Civil War opener there this week, hopefully we can get our season with them started off just as good as it has been going there.”

Timing in second quickest during time trials with 20 cars checked into the pit area, the Watsonville, CA resident would finish second in heat race action, making him eligible for the night’s redraw.

Lining up in the second row for the feature event, Sanders would work his way up into the second spot, as he chased after leader Bud Wallberg, while battling with a hard charging Andy Forsberg.

With Sanders pressuring Wallberg for the top spot, Forsberg would get by both to take the lead, as Sanders moved into the second spot, and chased after ‘Mr. Excitement.”

On the 21st lap, the caution would fly bunching the field back up, but the restart saw Forsberg get away from Sanders, as he held on to the second spot at the finish line.

“The track was pretty fast, and we were just a little to snug,” Sanders said. “I have to thank the guys for continuing to give us a fast racecar, and like I said, we are all really looking forward to the Civil War opener.”

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 back in action on Friday night at the Marysville Raceway for the Civil War Series opener.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-1, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

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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Madsen Finishes Fourth During Wild Weekend in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA always seems to create excitement, and that was the case over the weekend as Kerry Madsen scored his 17th Top Five finish to date in 2015, his sixth with the World of Outlaws.

“We had good speed both nights, and were capable of having a pair of top fives, opposed to just one,” Madsen said.

Friday night night greeted the teams with very rough and heavy racing conditions, as Madsen timed his Keneric Racing/American Racing/KPC No. 29 in fifth quickest in time trials before a third place finish in his heat made him dash eligible.

Lining up seventh in the 35-lap feature event, Madsen navigated around the track, as he worked his way towards the Top-5. A wild night saw a couple of big wrecks, but Madsen was able to keep himself out of harms way, as he continued to work his way forward.

Following an open red flag during the halfway point in the race, Madsen was able to grab a couple more positions as he took over the fourth spot and chased after third running, Shane Stewart. Late in the race, Madsen made a run for the third spot, but came up just short of the position, as he finished fourth.

Saturday night saw Madsen get timed in with the third fastest lap of the night. Following a fourth place finish in his heat, Madsen would slip back to finish seventh during the dash, putting him in the fourth row of the feature event.

On an extremely slick track that was dramatically different from Friday night, Madsen was able to again slowly work his way forward.

Following a red flag on the 10th lap, Madsen would clip an infield barrier, and cause damage to his machine that would ultimately end his night.

“Friday was a tough track, but we were pretty good, and had a nice finish,” he added. “Saturday night we were en route to another strong finish, but I made a mistake a clipped the infield marker and knocked our front end out. Huge thanks to the Gavranich’s as well as American Racing and all of our other supporters.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-26, Wins-6, Top-5’s-17, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Madsen will be back in action with the World of Outlaws this Saturday and Sunday night at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA.

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Ryan Bernal Impressive During Tulare Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming into the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA off of a second place run at the Las Vegas Dirt Track, Ryan Bernal was impressive on Saturday night after enduring a Friday night he would like to forger ever happened.

“We went from a low on Friday to a high on Saturday, and I really just tried to put a bad night behind me,” Bernal said.

Saturday night, Bernal was strong aboard his Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 machine as he finished third in his heat race, which ultimately put him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event on an extremely slick Thunderbowl Raceway.

Getting off to a slow start, Bernal soon came into his own, as he clawed his way to the front of the field, as he began to chase down Richard Vander Weerd who had a sizeable lead on the field.

Making up a ton of ground by diamonding off of turn four, Bernal was soon all over Vander Weerd. The 14th lap saw Bernal make a picture-perfect move exiting turn four to get under Vander Weerd, and take command of the race. Out in front, Bernal quickly began checking out, as he worked the cushion to near perfection aboard his Keizer Wheels/Tri-L Mandaring Ranch/A.R.T. No. 56 machine.

“It is great to get a win at Tulare in front of a lot of friends,” Bernal said. “I have to thank my guys for their hard work all weekend long.”

Friday night Bernal was in action aboard the MPM No. 56 winged 410ci sprint car as well as the MPM USAC West Coast 360. In what was his first start against the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Bernal was involved in a vicous flip early in the night that would end his weekend on the winged side of things.

In USAC action, Bernal kicked the night off by timing in with the fastest lap during time trials, before picking up a heat race win.

Lining up sixth in the feature event, Bernal found himself battling hard with Jace Vander Weerd until he got loose and the duo tangled. Later on in the race, Bernal would have a fuel issue and retire from the feature event.

“Just great to end a rough weekend with a win,” he added. “It is going to be a fun year, and hopefully I can get this winged stuff figured out.”

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, Butlerbuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2014 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-3, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Bernal and the MPM team return to action on April 4th at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA with the King of the West Series.

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Shark Racing Successful and Smart During Thunderbowl Doubleheader with Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 16, 2015) - Shark Racing will chalk last weekend up as a success after the duo of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart combined to make three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features and exited the weekend without tearing up any equipment at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"We brought our cars home in one piece in Tulare, which is pretty huge," Allen said. "It's stressful for sure. You have to be on your toes. It has some rough spots on the track that if you hit it can bounce you around. You have to hang on, keep your eyes open and be smart. You still have to race and go for it, but just be alert of your surroundings at all times."

Schuchart earned his way into the main event both nights at the third-mile oval. He qualified 24th quickest and finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the feature on Friday night before timing in 16th quickest, placing sixth in a heat and finishing second in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer on Saturday.

Schuchart decided to exit the feature early both nights and he was credited with finishes of 24th and 21st, respectively.

"When it's rough like that it's hard not to crash," he said. "To make both feature and not crash anything up is a better weekend than it could have been. It was hard to race. You had to really be on the gas and take some chances to pass people and with our budget and lack of spare equipment we have to be cautious with racing like that. We have to take care of our race cars."

Allen progressed throughout the weekend. He qualified 33rd quickest, finished 10th in a heat race and 14th in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday before rebounding on Saturday by timing in 24th quickest and maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to lock himself into the main event.

"On Night 1 we were trying to figure it out," he said. "In qualifying it fell off the deep end and we were behind the eight ball the rest of the night, but on Saturday we qualified decent and I transferred through the heat, which was a big deal to me. The track was difficult so we decided to pull in early during the main event, which was a good idea since a lot of cars ended up crashing."

He was scored 26th in the feature.

Shark Racing will return to World of Outlaws competition this Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

"I think we'll have a chance to race a little bit," Schuchart said. "Hopefully that track is smooth and we can race on it."

QUICK RESULTS -

JACOB ALLEN:

March 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 10 (9); B Main: 14 (13).

March 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 26 (24).

LOGAN SCHUCHART:

March 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 24 (24).

March 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (1); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 21 (16).

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

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Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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Soares Shakes Down Car At Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA- Still getting acclimated to 410ci sprint cars, Jarrett Soares and his Soares Motorsports team headed south to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the World of Outlaws and King of the West Race to continue to get the young driver laps.

“This weekend was all about getting laps, and getting comfortable in the car before the King of the West season really starts on April 4th,” Soares said. “We did not have great results, but each night we were able to get through the night and get some things ironed out.”

In the C Main on both Friday and Saturday night, Soares was able to move forward each night, and gain valuable experience.

“We knew it would be a great field of cars down there, so we did not go into the event looking for much other than getting some good laps in.”

Friday night, Soares would roll off for the C Main in the 11th spot, and work his way forward to an eighth place finish on what was a very rough race track.

Regrouping for Saturday night, Soares and his team would again be in the C Main event where he would start in the 10th spot. On a very different surface, Soares was able to figure out the extremely slick conditions, as he would close his weekend out with a seventh place finish.

“Tulare is a tough place, and can be tough on cars,” he added. “We were happy with what we accomplished, and will look forward to the Antioch race in a couple of weeks. I have to thank everyone on this team, and who supports this team, for their help.

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., Performance Powder Coating, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, McMahan Motorsports, CSI Shocks, and Brad Scadden Desings for their support.

ON TAP: Jarrett will return to action on the 29th of March in Antioch, CA, with hopes of possible stopping in at the Silver Dollar Speedway on the 28th.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

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Wright Battles With World of Outlaws In Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Bolting his 410ci power plant in his Wright Motorsports No. 99 machine over the weekend, Shawn Wright battled the World of Outlaws as they invaded the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

“I struggled getting used to the 410ci engine again, but I seemed to get a little more comfortable each time we hit the track,” Wright said.

Saturday night saw Wright time his Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Willwood machine 37th fastest, before finishing ninth in his heat race.

Lining up third in the night’s C Main event, Wright was able to get by Michael Faccinto in the early stages of the race, and fend him off for the final transfer position, and Wright would move into the night’s B Main event.

Lining up 16th in the B Main, Wright would patiently work the slicked off Thunderbowl surface, as he gained a few positions. When the checkered flew on the race, Wright would finish in the 12th spot.

Friday night saw Wright again in the C Main event, but on the second lap, contact from another driver sent him spinning, and he was forced to start at the tail end of the field.

Though he wouldn’t make it back to a transfer position, Wright would make it back up to a sixth place finish.

“We kept making changes all weekend long to try and get it better,” he added. “I really have to thank everyone who helps us out.”

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Shawn will be back in action this Saturday and Sunday night at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA.

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Prime Time Posts 13th Place Finish in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA-Heading south over the weekend to race with the World of Outlaws in Tulare, CA, Mason Moore was able to work his way up to a 13th place finish.

“Things did not go very well on Friday night, but I was really happy with how we raced on Saturday night,” Moore said

With 45 cars on hand for Saturday night’s event, the Princeton, CA driver known as ‘Prime Time’, timed his Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products No. 22 machine in 20th fastest, before racing his way into the feature event through his heat race.

Gridding the field from the 10th row, Moore attacked the slick racing surface, as he looked for real estate on a clogged up Thunderbowl Raceway. With action all over the raceway in the early goings, Moore was able to avoid catastrophe in turn one as a multi car wreck broke out right in front of him.

Working his way towards the Top-10, the track began taking rubber, and passing quickly became very tough. Getting to the rubber, Moore would ultimately cross the finish line with a 13th place finish.

“It was nice to get into the feature and move forward,” Moore said. “Tulare can be tough at times, and it was good to finish, and get some things worked out.”

During Friday night’s action, Moore would time in 29th fastest before finishing seventh in his heat race. Lining up in the ninth spot of the B Main, Moore would tip-toe around the extremely rough racing surface, and finish in the ninth spot.

“Friday night could have definitely gone better, but it could have gone worse like we saw later in the night,” Moore added. “I have to thank all of our great partners, and everyone who helps work on our car.”

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Mason and his team would like to thank Coors Light, ITC Service Group, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, JRI Shocks, Platinum Powder Coating, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-10, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Still trying to finalize his week ahead, Moore hopes to compete at both Marysville Raceway and the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend.

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Rough Return to CA for Allard

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a successful season in New Zealand over the winter, Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team kicked their season off over the weekend with the World of Outlaws and the King of the West, and things did not go how Allard and company had hoped.

“I have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar as well as my guys for their efforts while I was away, but unfortunately we just struggled all weekend long,” Allard said.

Struggling in time trials on Friday night, Allard found himself in the C Main event, and early in the race, contact with another car sent Allard’s machine into a sequence of violent flips. Though Allard would escape just a little sore, his night would be done.

Saturday night saw JA time the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt backed No. 3c machine in 29th quick, before finishing seventh in his heat race.

Lining up ninth in the night’s Last Chance Showdown, Allard was working his way forward around the slicked off Thunderbowl Raceway. Working his way towards a transfer spot, cars slowed in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Allard got into the back of another car, and was forced into the work area.

Returning to the track, Allard would work his way back up to an eighth place finish, but his weekend was ultimately over.

“It was a little disappointing to have a weekend like that our first weekend out, but we have some things to improve on this week before we head off to Stockton,” he added.

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Allard the Tri-C Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday and Sunday night in Stockton, CA.

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Tulare Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Destiny Motorsports with driver, Craig Dollansky, got their extended trip to California off to a solid start, as the team finished ninth on Friday night, before contact while battling inside the Top-10 on Saturday night sent Dollansky’s machine into the wall.

“Tulare was the most encouraging weekend we have had to this point,” Dollansky said. “We started to show some speed, and had two solid qualifying efforts at a track that isn’t easy to get qualified at.”

Friday night saw 46 cars check into the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, and Dollansky timed the MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine in 12th fastest, before picking up a heat race win in convincing fashion.

Lining up for the 35-lap feature in fourth row by way of his dash finish, Dollansky battled inside the Top-10 much of the night, as he navigated a very rough racing surface. Battling with drivers like Donny Schatz, and Tayler Malsam, Dollansky was able to avoid a couple of multi-car crashes, and get a ninth place finish to open up the weekend.

“Friday night we were off with our car, but we were able to survive the race, and get a Top-10 finish out of it,” he added.

Polar opposite track conditions greeted the teams on Saturday night, and Dollansky opened his night up by timing the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Boss Signs and Graphics entry in fifth fastest, before finishing fourth in heat race action.

Gridding the field from the ninth spot for the 35-lap feature event, Dollansky continually searched the Thunderbowl for grip as he worked both the high, and low lines of the speedway, as he worked his way forward.

While battling for the seventh position on the 10th lap, contact with another competitor spun Dollansky’s machine into the back stretch wall, and he was taken to the work area. Though the crew worked feverishly to get him back on track, Dollansky would restart, but would ultimately pull into the infield as the damage was too significant to continue.

“Saturday night we had a car that was more cooperative, and had a decent race going until we tried to get around another car, and contact sent us into the wall,” Dollansky added. “Unfortunately we had too much damage with a broken frame to continue the race, but if we could have cleared that car I was trying to pass, I feel would could have finished in the Top-5 somewhere which is a big improvement from where we have been. Everyone on the Destiny Motorsports team is working hard. We need to continue working together, and making progress as a team. We’re not where we want to be as far as results go, but we definitely made some steps in the right direction this past weekend.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Dakota Fluid Power, Bob’s Bike Shop, Rod End Supply, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, , GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Fibreworks, Stone Mountain Access, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky will continue their stay in California this coming Saturday and Sunday night in Stockton, CA.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

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Netto Runs 15th With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting a frustrating Las Vegas, NV trip behind him, DJ Netto returned to California over the weekend and scored a 15th place finish with the World of Outlaws.

“Friday night we had some issues, but Cori and Steve Kent were able to get things ironed out, and that helped us have a much better night on Saturday,” DJ Netto said.

Timing his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88N entry in 15th fastest, Netto went on to win his heat race convincingly, making him dash eligible.

Finishing eight in the dash on the extremely slick track surface, Netto and his team went to work on their car for the 35-lap feature event.

“We all though it was going to take rubber earlier than it did, so we were just too free and slipped back through the field,” he added.

Lining up in the eighth spot of the feature event, Netto hung in with some of the best drivers in the world in the early goings, as he ran inside the Top-10.

As his car got a little loose, he would slowly lose some positions, though he did everything he could to get his machine comfortable. When the checkered flag flew, Netto had ultimately slipped back to finish 15th, but felt good about what they were able to work out during the weekend.

“We got some things worked out over the weekend that really have us all looking forward to Stockton this weekend,” he added.

Friday night got off to a rough start for the Hanford, CA driver. Timing in 37 quickest in time trials, Netto would transfer from the night’s C Main to tag the back of the B Main.

From the 16th spot in the B, Netto would work his way forward to score a ninth place finish.

“I really need to thank everyone who helped us out over the weekend,” Netto said. “The help we got on Friday really put us in a good position for Saturday, and we are hoping we can build off of that moving forward.”

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 2015.

ON TAP: Netto will now head to the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday and Sunday night for more World of Outlaws action.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

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Tulare Crash Sidelines Croft

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the scene of his 2014 Trophy Cup Championship, Willie Croft continued his love-hate relationship with the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as a mid-race wreck took him out of not only the rest of Friday’s race, but the rest of the weekend.

“I love Tulare, but it is one of those things where I run really well there, or it bites me, and this weekend it unfortunately bit me,” Croft said.

Timing his Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller No. 29 machine in 21st fastest against the 46 drivers checked into the event, Croft would finish sixth in heat race action.

Lining up on the front row of the Last Chance Showdown, Croft would get the jump, and drive away from the field, as he won the race, and transferred into the feature event.

With the track staying rough and heavy during most of the night, Croft slowly was working his way forward from his 21st starting spot.

Running in the 15th spot, a wild wreck broke out on the 15th lap. As Bud Kaeding flipped cars behind him began checking up, and as that happened three more cars flipped, including Croft’s, and his night was over.

Getting checked out at the hospital later that night with some discomfort, it was discovered Croft fractured some ribs, and his weekend was over.

“It was frustrating to crash, and to get a little dinged up from it even makes it worse,” Croft said. “I will take it easy for a couple of weeks, and hopefully feel good enough to race the Mini Gold Cup at the end of the month. I want to thank all of my guys for their hard work all weekend long.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Croft is hoping to return to action when the World of Outlaws invade the Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28th.

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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Atomic Speedway Opens Season Friday, March 20

Two Powerhouse Shows Kick-off the 2015 Campaign

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway, dubbed “The Midwest’s Fastest 3/8 Mile Oval” will kick off the its racing campaign Friday, March 20 when the nations’ most prestigious late model series–The Lucas Oil Late Models–kick off the first race of the 2015 campaign north of the Ohio River. Tagged as the “Buckeye Spring 50", this race kicks off a star-studded slate of twenty six races in 2015 at the fabled dirt racing facility. Open wheel modifieds are also on the racing card.

The race is the first of two huge weekends to kick-off the 2015 racing season--The second event is Saturday, March 28th, when the University of Northern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Sprints invade Atomic paying $10,000 to win. Late Models and Sport Mods will also be on the race card. Tony Stewart, NASCAR star, purchased the All-Stars over the winter. Stewart just might be on hand to see the first official points' race under his ownership.

Some of the biggest names in auto racing, both within and outside the Lucas Oil series and barnstorming outlaws will join forces with the region's best racers this Friday, where fair skies and mild weather are forecast for a great night of racing.

Among those drivers expected from the top 15 from Lucas Oil rosters are Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, Jimmy Owens, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Don O'Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran, Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Mike Benedum, and Jason Papich.

Drivers that compete on the Lucas Oil series in 2015 will be vying for the coveted series championship that will pay $75,000 to the champion, along with a $10,000 prize to the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year. Friday’s race at Atomic will pay $10,000 to the winner. The top 15 drivers in the series, often credited as the top 15 in the nation, are slated to be on hand to compete for a spot in the 26-car field.

Ticket pricing for the opening night March 20th Lucas Oil Late Models “Buckeye Spring 50″ are as follows:

0-12 FREE

$20 Seniors over 60

$22 General Admission, ages 13-59

$25 General Admission Reserved seating

$20 Pit Pass 0-12

$35 Pit Pass age 13 or older

Camping is available in the Atomic front lot this season; call for availability at 740-703-9749. Also camping is available at the adjacent Trackside Camping at 740-701-2908.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., Main gates at 4 p.m. and Hot Laps at 6 p.m.

Atomic Speedway would like to remind all drivers about our points’ system.The points’ championship includes every race on the schedule. On special events the top regular drivers earn points as to how they finish. If the first two local drivers finish 9th and 10th in a sanctioned show like the Lucas Oil event, they would then receive 1st and 2nd place Atomic points for the evening. The object is to involve our local supporting race teams in every event and reward them with points in this manner. Also AMRA points DO NOT start until April 1 so the March shows are not sanctioned and will not need an AMRA license until April 1.

For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2015 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << 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.

 

 

Friday the 13th Top-Ten Highlights Tulare Weekend

Craig Dollansky and the Destiny Motorsports #7 team shifted attention to Thunderbowl Raceway this past weekend as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ aimed to score his first victory of the season similar to 2013 when the Elk River, Minnesota native scored his first win of the year.

Starting the night 9th fastest in qualifying around the ultra-fast 1/3-mile, the MonDak Portables #7 would start on the outside pole of heat four and rocket around the cushion to take the lead and ultimately the win of the eight lap event. Unaffected by the dash inversion draw, Dollansky started seventh in the dash and finished 8th.

In the 35-lap A-Main the Aggressive Hydraulics backed entry lined up outside row three and dropped a couple spots before a red flag on lap 12. Moving up to eighth after another red just three circuits later, Dollansky ran inside the top-ten battling with Taylor Malsam and Donny Schatz before taking the checkered flag in 9th.

“We showed some speed and that is encouraging for all of us as we continue working together to get our team competing for wins,” explained Dollansky. “We qualified well and that has been an area that we have struggled. We survived Friday night and were able to get a top-ten but really weren’t very competitive.”

Ready to go for another great day for racing in California on Saturday, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ once again started the program strong turning a lap of 13.010 seconds registering the 5th fastest lap of the 44 drivers on hand. Heat competition would see the Rick Rogers Construction Maxim finish 4th to transfer into the main event.

As the feature got underway at Thunderbowl Raceway, the Elk River, Minnesota native battled inside the top-ten but unfortunately was involved in an accident on lap 10 and forced the #7 to retire early from the A-Main.

“Saturday night we were able to get through a tough heat to lock ourselves in the feature,” commented Dollansky. “We were closer with our car and running in the top-ten when I was on the outside of a car that evidently didn’t know I was there and contact sent us into the wall breaking our frame and ending our night. I feel we had a car good enough to get us somewhere in the top-five which is a big improvement for us as Scott and I continue working together to get more handle on our cars. We have 80+ events to go so we just all need to continue working hard and making progress.”

Up next for the Destiny Motorsports #7 team are a pair of events at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA beginning March 21st.

Craig Dollansky Racing competes on the World of Outlaws circuit, the premier sprint car series in the world, with great sponsors in MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Rick Rogers Construction, and Dakota Fluid Power. Other supporters of CDR include Maxim Chassis, Parker Engines, Penske Shocks, Champion Oil, DMI, Keizer Wheels, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Snap-on, Schoenfeld Headers, Benic Enterprises, Sander Engineering, Hoosier Tires, Simpson, FibreWorks Composites, Saldana Race Products, All Star Performance, Fuel Safe, FK Rod Ends, Jiffy-Tite, Outerwears, Fel-Pro, CP-Carrillo, KSE Steering Gears, Astro Titanium, Bob's Bike Shop, Randy’s Racing Filters, Justice Brothers Products, R&R Enterprises, Red Devil Brakes, Trent’s Signs & Graphics, Glenn Hepfner Inc., and Racing Optics.

 

 

CLAUSON, GRAVEL, STEWART SET FOR FRIDAY'S DELTA SPEEDWAY OPENER

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (March 16, 2015) – Delta Speedway will host one of its most highly anticipated season openers in track history, when the 1/7th mile dirt oval fires off for another season of racing this Friday at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The Friday Night Special will serve as the kick off for the 2015 FVP Western Spring Shootout. The Western Spring Shootout will feature the World of Outlaws in two nights of action at the adjacent Stockton Dirt Track.

Four divisions of Micro Sprint action will take to the clay with the Super 600 division coming loaded with professional drivers. World of Outlaws championship contenders Shane Stewart and David Gravel, USAC National Driver's champion Bryan Clauson, 2015 Tulsa Shootout winner Michael Faccinto, 2014 Turkey Bowl winner Colby Copeland, and 2014 High Banks Hustle winner Jake Hagopian will take on the local Micro stars.

Oklahoma's Stewart and Connecticut's' Gravel both started their storied careers in Micros and currently race in the WoO for California car owners. Stewart drives for Kyle Larson and Justin Marks, both hailing from Northern California while Gravel drives for Dennis and Theresa Roth. Clauson will compete for the inaugural NSL championship in the Midwest for car owner Matt Wood out of Elk Grove, CA.

Stewart comes into Friday's special event as the WoO points leader. Friday's races will see Stewart paired with Copeland in Team Silco PMPs. Gravel will be teamed with Tulsa Shootout winner Alex Panella in Bob Panella-owned Paces. Clauson and Hagopian will be paired in Shawn Conde-owned D1 chassis and Faccinto will drive a CS9 chassis for Kasiner.

Gio Scelzi, Tucker Worth, and Dahne Lynn McKay are other possible entries with Tulsa Shootout "Golden Drillers" in their mantles.

Don't miss the equally as impressive non-wing division at Delta Speedway. The Worth cousins out of Coalinga won both the Super 600 and non-wing races at the last Winter Series event and the local drivers will have their eyes on knocking them off the top of the podium.

For a glimpse at racing's future stars, the track's youngest drivers race in the Restricted and Jr. Sprint divisions. The Restricted class is one of the fastest growing with 16 entries at the recent Winter Series race. Both fields are full of Quarter Midget graduates who hope to race professionally some day with Stewart and Gravel.

Contingency awards will be offered by HT Performance, Oak Farm Vineyards, JDA Enterprises, Wildhorse Consulting, Motion Media, Performance Wings, and Ink Crate Photography

Friday's action kicks off a busy season that races through the end of October with the prestigious Turkey Bowl.

On Friday, gates will open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, seniors 55+ and military, with kids 5 and under free! Pit passes are just $20. The drivers' meeting will be at 5:30 with hot laps, qualifying, and racing to follow.

For more information on Delta Speedway, follow them online at www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook and Instagram.

PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS ENTERED FOR FRIDAY MARCH 20th DELTA SPEEDWAY Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN / Carmichael, CA NSL/Knoxville David Gravel - Watertown, Conn. World of Outlaws Michael Faccinto - Hanford, CA California 360s Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA World of Outlaws/USAC Shane Stewart - Tulsa, OK World of Outlaws

 

 

McQueen perseveres through a tough weekend at Tulare

Dupo, IL (March 16, 2015) After making her USAC West Coast Sprint Car debut last weekend in Las Vegas, Shannon returned to the seat of the V & M Motorsports #87 this past weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.  This weekend’s events were once again held in conjunction with the World of Outlaw sprint cars.

On Friday night, the USAC format was qualifying, heat races, and the A-main event.  With only 20 cars entered for the event, every one taking time trials would have an A-main starting position.  In what was her first USAC 360 qualifying effort, Shannon ended up with a very respectable 14th place qualifying effort.  After the inversion, this landed her on the outside front row of her heat race event.  As the green flag flew, Shannon went to set the car in the first corner and something broke on the front end causing her to have a hard crash.  The team worked diligently to rebuild the wrecked race car in order to run the A-main.  Shannon would make one lap in the A before retiring from the event with no brakes.

The V & M Motorsports team worked hard all day Saturday to go through the #87 Maxim chassis and Shannon was able to return to Tulare for night two of the weekend.  The format for Saturday night was pill draw, heat races with passing points, and an A-main.  With only 22 cars signing in that night, again everyone there had a starting spot for the A-main.  As a result of the pill draw, Shannon would again start outside front row of her heat race.  Unfortunately as a lingering result of Friday night’s crash, she would again have no brakes and dropped back to finish sixth in the heat.  Since the team was still having issues left over from the hard crash, including a bent frame, the decision was made not to attempt starting the A-main. 

For McQueen, who is a proven winning race car driver, the weekend was definitely not what she hoped for.  The sprint car team is off this weekend, and Shannon will make her return to her familiar #7 Esslinger powered Spike midget at her home track, Bakersfield Speedway.  This race will mark the season opener for the USAC Western Midgets.  Shannon is looking forward to getting back in her self-owned midget and always loves running her home track. 

Shannon would like to thank everyone for their support this 2015 season and looks forward to continuing to work hard to get the results she knows she is capable of producing.  Thank you to V & M Motorsports and all the sponsors helping to make this season possible - Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, MPD, Jet-Hot High Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports, Advanced Racing Suspension, MurfDogg Racing, Eibach Springs,Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen, Hoosier Tire, Mud-X, and Twin Arrow Transportation, Inc. 

 

 

 

Macedo Shows Great Speed In Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA to take on the World of Outlaws over the weekend, Carson Macedo showed a ton of speed aboard his Elite Landscape Construction/WFO Apparel/Tarlton and Son, Inc. entry, but racing incidents held him back from the results he was hoping for.

“We had great speed all weekend, and qualified pretty well, which is huge with the World of Outlaws,” Carson Macedo said. “I made a mistake in the feature on Friday night, and on Saturday I got caught up in a pile up.”

Friday night, Macedo timed the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Executive Auto backed No. 21x machine in fourth fastest amongst the 46 cars checked into the pit area, and went on to finish third in his heat race.

Qualifying for the dash, Macedo would start in the fourth spot, and finish third, putting him in the second row for the A Main. On a heavy and rough racing surface, Macedo got into the turn three cushion and little too hot when the race got underway, and it resulted in him getting his machine upside down, and his night came to an early end.

Bouncing back on Saturday night, Macedo would go out late for time trials on an extremely slick track, but was still able to time in 18th fastest.

Just narrowly missing the heat race inversion, the Lemoore, CA pilot finished fifth in his heat race to transfer into the 35-lap finale at the Thunderbowl.

On the extremely slick track, Macedo would line up in the 18th spot, and moved forward through the first 10-laps until he was caught up in a six lap wreck, that saw his machine endure extensive damage, and make a trip to the work area.

Able to restart, Macedo’s machine was still pretty banged up, and he would limp across the line with a 17th place finish.

“It was good to have speed, but was pretty frustrating the way things went,” he added. “I really have to thank the Tarlton’s for all of their support, and Paul Baines and my guys for giving me a great car all weekend.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Executive Auto, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2015 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will now follow the World of Outlaws to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday and Sunday night!

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

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Wheatley Working on Minor Changes Following Outlaws Races at Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 16, 2015) - Austen Wheatley feels he will be in contention with a couple of minor tweaks.

Wheatley qualified 26th and 31st, respectively, last weekend during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"On Friday I thought it was a pretty good qualifying lap and would get us in the heat race inversion, but it didn't," he said. "On the second day I thought it was even better, but it was slower. Once we got in heat races and looked at lapped times we were fast enough to be in a transfer, but we were in a tough spot by not making the inversion."

Wheatley finished seventh in his heat race both nights, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown each time.

He started on the outside of the third row on Friday and was within striking distance of a transfer into the main event when he slid into the wall around the midpoint of the consolation race.

"I got into the fence off turn four and it bent a wheel and some other stuff," he said. "I was trying to get everything I could to get into one of the four transfer positions and I just got a little too high on the track."

Wheatley was unable to continue the race and he was credited with a 16th-place finish.

He had a similar fortune during the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday.

"I think I got to sixth and I was trying to slide a guy for fifth," he said. "I cleared him, but I hooked a hole. It bounced me. If he wasn't there I would have tapped the wall and I would have been able to keep going, but he was there and ran into me."

Wheatley flipped following the collision, which ended his night with an 11th-place result.

He will return to competition this Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

"The speed is there so I just have to focus, qualify a little better and get us in a better position starting position," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 16 (6).

March 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 11 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

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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 - Astro Titanium

Established in 1999, Astro Titanium manufactures quality titanium fasteners for sprint cars and midgets. Based out of Noti, Ore., owner Dave Sims has developed his business into a titanium leader on a national scale. For more information, visit http://www.AstroTitanium.com.

"Astro Titanium and Dave Sims have been with me since the beginning of my career," Wheatley said. "Anytime we have a problem, we call Dave up and he helps. He's a really personable guy and his products work great."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Downforce Designs, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Hafertepe Jr. Seeking Third Straight Year with Victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (March 16, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. has been on point at Devil's Bowl Speedway in recent years.

Hafertepe Jr. has scored a victory at the half-mile track during three of the past four seasons, including the last two, and he has six podium finishes and nine top 10s in his last 13 360ci sprint car races at the track.

He will return to the facility this Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I enjoy racing at Devil's Bowl," he said. "It's a technical track where the corners of the track are different from one another. It's also a high-speed track so you have to be on top of everything."

Hafertepe Jr. earned his first victory of the season at Devil's Bowl Speedway last season en route to three top 10s. He also won one out of his two races there in 2013, placed eighth during his lone event in 2012 and recorded a victory with four top-two finishes in as many races during the 2011 season.

"It will be pretty hard to top our record at Devil's Bowl in 2011, but I'm happy with our success there since," he said. "We've won a couple of races and had a chance to win a couple of others so I feel very confident returning to Devil's Bowl this weekend."

Hafertepe Jr. had planned on competing during the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening doubleheader in Texas last weekend, but both races were cancelled because of rain.

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Hafertepe 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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lone Star Speedway

A high-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Kilgore, Texas, Lone Star Speedway was reopened in 2009 by the Hafertepe family. For more information, visit http://www.LoneStarSpeedway.com.

"Lone Star Speedway is owned by a racing family who wants to make it into a premier facility in the country," Hafertepe Jr. said.

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Wells Racing Engines, 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.

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305 Shootout at Southern New Mexico Speedway Next Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 16, 2015) – Sprint Cars take to the Southern New Mexico Speedway clay oval for the first time in 2015 in the most intense fashion with a $5,000 winner’s share up for grabs at next weekend’s Sixth Annual Border International Trucks 305 Shootout.

Following a Thursday night practice session, two full nights of 305 Sprint Car action will follow on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, atop the freshly manicured 5/16-mile Southern New Mexico Speedway clay oval that features additional clay and added banking over the off-season to further enhance all the racing action.

While the Saturday night, March 28, 305 Shootout finale offers up $5,000 to the winner, the lucrative event pays $500 to start.

Saturday’s 305 Shootout finale will be preceded by a full card of racing action on Friday night with the top four finishers locked into Saturday’s 305 Shootout championship feature.

John Carney II, the father-son duo of Lorne and Wes Wofford and Royal Jones are among a host of 305 Sprint Car aces expected to battle it out for top 305 Shootout honors.

Carney II has taken 305 Shootout honors twice before, including the inaugural version in 2010 and then again in 2012. Wes Wofford won the 2011 version with Lorne Wofford victorious in 2013 before Brady Bacon bested the field in 2014.

After Thursday’s practice session from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Friday’s racing action gets under way at 7:45 p.m. with Saturday’s green flag flying at 6:30 p.m. Mini Sprints, X Mods and Hornets will be in action over both nights as well.

Detailed 305 Shootout entry and payout information is available at http://snmspeedway.com/clientfiles/images/files/305-Sprints-Registration.jpg.

Southern New Mexico Speedway is located west of Las Cruces off I-10 Exit 132, then south to Frontage Road and then 3.1 miles west on Robert Larson Boulevard. For more information, contact the track at 575-524-7913 or check online at http://snmspeedway.com/.

 

 

TK Tames Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding made the most of his return to Roth Motorsports over the weekend. On a hooked up, rough Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday night, the San Jose, CA driver outlasted the field, as he scored his fourth series win at the track he his very fond of.

“I have got to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, and everyone with the Roth Enterprises team,” Kaeding said. “This organization has given me so much over the last 10 years, this is a great way to repay them.”

Lining up fourth in the 35-lap feature event, Kaeding was conservative in the early stages of the feature event as he ran in the top five, and waited things out.

A lap 12 red saw the leader, and third place car get taken out, and Kaeding would move into the second position. Chasing after race leader, Terry McCarl, another red on lap 15 allowed crews to get out to their cars.

Taking a drink of water, and calming down, TK was poised to get to the top spot. When the action resumed, Kaeding quickly went to the tricky Thunderbowl cushion, and had his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle machine all over McCarl’s mount.

In thick traffic, Kaeding was all over McCarl, and was finally able to make his move exiting turn four, as they completed the 31st lap. Out front, TK was flawless over the final laps, as he raced his way to his 20th career World of Outlaws win.

“I calmed down, and finally got my car where I needed to be after the red,” Kaeding said. “It is awesome to get another World of Outlaws win with this Roth Motorsports team.”

Saturday night, things did not quite go as Kaeding and company had hoped. Timing in 21st fast on a slicked off racing surface, TK would race his way into the feature event by scoring the fourth and final transfer position in the evening’s B Main.

Starting 21st for the 35-lap main event, TK was patient as he slid around the slick Thunderbowl Raceway. Making some great moves high atop the raceway, Kaeding would get collected in a lap 10 pile up in turn one, but would make repairs and restart the race.

Back underway, TK continued to charge, as he was able to work up to the 11th position, as the track began to take rubber, and passing became pretty tough. When the checkered waived, Kaeding would cross with an 11th place finish.

“Again, I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for this opportunity to take on the World of Outlaws,” he added. “We were pretty good in the feature on Saturday night, but after the rubber came, we kind of got stuck in 11th.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Tim Kaeding and the Roth Motorsports team will return to action this Saturday and Sunday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tim by following him on Twitter, @tkaedingracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Hodnett and Briscoe Score XXX Wins

3/16/15

A pair of Sunday afternoon races were won by Team XXX drivers this past weekend. Greg Hodnett drove the Heffner Racing #27 XXX to a $4,000 score at the Icebreaker 30 at Lincoln Speedway and Chase Briscoe drove the Hoosier Speed XXX Lightning Sprint to his second win at DuQuoin in as many months. Triple X Race Components sends out kudos to these teams and wants you to join them in victory lane this season – there’s still time to get your XXX chassis on order and ready to dominate the competition in 2015. Our huge network of dealers can be found at www.xxxraceco.com or speak to one of our sales team members at 866.632.9925. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

With the sun finally shining and the snow melted (mostly) from the grounds, Greg Hodnett took the Heffner Racing #27 XXX to victory lane at the Icebreaker 30 at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The second win of the season for Hodnett was not without peril, as the track provided a rutty challenge in turns three and four that caused carnage all throughout the field. Greg took over the race lead on a lap 8 restart, using the inside groove in turns one and two, and led the rest of the way to grab the $4,000 win, his second of the season and first in the PA Posse wars. Congratulations Greg, Ryan, Sean, Mike and everyone else on the first of many Central PA wins in 2015!

On an incredibly slick DuQuoin Indoor Raceway surface, Chase Briscoe grabbed his second lightning sprint win over the past 2 months in the Hoosier Speed owned XXX Midget conversion. Starting inside row two, Briscoe showed incredible patience, running the inside of the track while looking for opportunity to advance. After picking up second place just a few laps in, Briscoe made the race winning pass on the inside of turn one around the halfway point of the feature, and ran away from the field after securing the lead to earn the victory.

 

 

Chase Dietz Makes First ‘410’ Start of 2015 ‘Hard Luck’ Ends ‘Icebreaker’ Early for Dietz/Gobrecht ‘44’ Team

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (March 16th, 2015) - Central Pennsylvania youngster Chase Dietz made his first start of the 2015 season on Sunday afternoon, March 15th during the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30.’ Dietz, who pilots the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, no. 44 ‘410’ sprint car, qualified for the $4,000-to-win ‘Icebreaker 30’ main event; earning a front row starting position as a result of the afternoon redraw. Unfortunately, his main event was cut short due to early race contact with fellow front row starter, Freddie Rahmer. Dietz was scored 22nd during the Lincoln Speedway opener. Greg Hodnett was the $4,000 winner over the 30 cars entered for action.

“We had a good day going for us up until that point” explained Chase Dietz, “We ran well in the heat race...actually battled for second and third most of the race until Krimes got by us...we ended up fourth in the heat but still made the redraw...we started on the front row of the feature but got together with Freddie...unfortunately, we tore up the front end and were unable to get back out but we were pleased with how the day was going...I was comfortable in the car and that is motivating for us as a team...we have some work to do this week but we’ll be ready to go for next weekend!”

Chase Dietz and the Scott Gobrecht ‘44’ team will be back in action next Saturday evening, March 21st at the Lincoln Speedway. The high school senior and 2014 Lincoln Speedway ‘358’ sprint car track champion will look to pick up right where he left off and earn a career-first ‘410’ sprint car victory.

“The first race of the year is usually the most nerve racking...but I’m happy with how things went and we have some confidence heading into next week” said Dietz, “I can’t thank Scott Gobrecht enough for this opportunity...racing in the ‘410’ division has been a dream of mine since I started racing, so to be able to do this is just incredible...hopefully we can pick up where we left off and get this ‘44’ up front.”

Full results from Lincoln Speedway, as well as other information such as schedule and starting times, can be found online at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire 2015 racing campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing

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Recent Highlights: Earned the 2014 Lincoln Speedway (PA) ‘358’ Sprint Car Track Championship

2015 Wins: 0

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Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, Miller Fabrication Inc., Pancho's Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Cheryl Rohrbaugh's Cleaning Service Inc., Case Beer & Beverage, Godfrey Racing Engines

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Ed Thompson Passes, Calling Hours Set for this Evening

OSWEGO, NY (March 16, 2015) – Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame member Ed Thompson passed away in the comfort of his own home, with family and friends by his side, early Friday morning.

A lifetime resident of Oswego, Thompson was a staple at the ‘Steel Palace’ nearly his entire life, serving as a crewman, welder, safety crew member, fabricator, driver, car owner, car builder, and sponsor.

Thompson’s passion for racing and Oswego Speedway was great and in 1970 ET, as most knew him, began his driving career on the dirt circuits.

By the mid-1970’s Thompson was a Supermodified racer at Oswego, driving the former Hemi-Hawk Supermodified formerly owned by Ed Cloce. Thompson would go on to build his own racers in the coming years, and while not earning a feature win at Oswego, he scored several Top20 point finishes and earned 11 Top5 finishes in his career including a fifth place finish in the 1980 International Classic 200.

Thompson was famously known for contending at the famed dirt ‘Moody Mile’ on the New York State Fairgrounds with his Front Door Tavern Special Supermodified during Super DIRT Week, swapping positions with some of the best dirt racers in the country on the World of Outlaws circuit.

During his time at Syracuse, Thompson took note of a young Supermodified competitor that was taking the mile by storm. That driver was Joe Gosek.

Since those days, Thompson became a staunch supporter of the Gosek Racing team, and could be found in the pits of the No. 00 nearly every event following.

Calling hours are set for Monday evening at Nelson Funeral Home on 11 W. Albany St. in Oswego from 4-7 p.m.

A celebration of like will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Home.

 

 

Another Fourth for Reidy

For the second occasion in three race meetings at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, Danny Reidy has finished one spot shy of the podium.

Last Saturday night, Reidy fought hard throughout the 30-lap feature race, but at the fall of the chequered flag ended up fourth.

“I was pleased to be able to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointment with a strong result,” commented Reidy.

“There were a few restarts that hurt me in the end (of the feature race), because I was stuck on the outside and that allowed a few of the inside cars to get a better run.”

By virtue of running third in the top 8 pole shuffle, the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver started from the inside of the second row in the feature race.

The night began strongly for Reidy, after he had qualified third fastest in time trials. In his heat race, he gained the final feature race transfer spot and it also booked him a spot in the top 8 pole shuffle.

Reidy has now moved up in the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings to seventh (4086 points).

This coming Saturday night (March 21), Reidy will contest the penultimate round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship.

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

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

 

 

Brent Marks Opens Season with Top-Five at Lincoln 'Icebreaker' Back to Lincoln Speedway on March 21st

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (March 16th, 2015) - After having to wait an extra day due to weather conditions, Brent Marks officially launched his 2015 racing season on Sunday, March 15th at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Marks participated in the annual ‘Icebreaker 30’ at the Pigeon Hills venue; resulting in his first top-five finish of the season. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native finished 4th officially during the 30-lap/$4,000-to-win main event on Sunday afternoon. There were 30 ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for the Pennsylvania sprint car opener.

“Pretty good way to start the year” explained Marks, “We had a pretty good car all day...happy to bring home a top-five and keep it in one piece...I need to thank this entire Brent Marks Racing team...these guys worked hard all winter long...starting the year with a solid finish will boost our momentum...we’ll head into next week with a great attitude and work towards our first win.”

The Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, ‘19M’ team kicked-off ‘Icebreaker 30’ competition with a runner-up finish during heat race action. Marks would start the 30-lap main event from the outside of row number four; surviving multiple cautions and red flags to earn his top-five finish. Greg Hodnett was the ‘Icebreaker 30’ winner.

Brent Marks Racing will be back in action next Saturday night, March 21st at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Their original plan was to venture to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for their season opener on March 21st, but it has since been postponed to March 28th.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== 2015 Highlights: Finished fourth on Sunday, March 15th during the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30.’

2015 Wins: 0

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Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, The Shelper Bros., Wolfrun Landscapes, Tim Spangler, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Circle Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

NO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, March 16) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, March 21st. Action will return with Night of Destruction #1 on March 28th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and the IMCA Modifieds will be back on April 11th and the World of Outlaws will be making their only Southern California appearance of 2015 on April 18th. Joining the Outlaws will be the USAC/CRA and PAS Senior sprint cars.

Advance tickets for all events at The PAS, with the exception of the World of Outlaws, are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws can also be obtained via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Marjon RV, Moon Nursery, P.I.P.E., Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town & Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

 

 

Brown looks for California Gold at FVP Western Spring Shootout in Stockton

Blackjack Brian Brown will carry the flagship colors for FVP Performance at this weekend's FVP Western Spring Shootout. Brown recently captured his 2nd career World of Outlaws victory, which came at the Tuscon Raceway in Arizona just a couple weeks back. The Grain Valley, Missouri wheel-man claimed last November's World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track in Charlotte for his first ever series win.

Brown has climbed the ladder to become one of the very best in the business and will be searching for his first California triumph at the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday & Sunday. Last season he raced to 14 overall wins, including the Knoxville 360 Nationals and the Front Row Challenge. He also ran second at the Knoxville Nationals for the third straight season.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the spring weekend destination event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, where each night will be a separate points-paying race for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the March 21 & 22 FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend in Stockton are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only.

To purchase tickets log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 or contact the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606. Camping is also available on the fairgrounds.

Please note special starting times for this weekend. Saturday March 21: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 4pm, Cars on track at 5:15, Qualifying at 6 & first heat race at 7. Sunday March 22: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 3pm, Cars on track at 4:15, Qualifying at 5 & first heat race at 6.

Delta Speedway, also located on the Fairgrounds, will be running a special Micro race on Friday March 20, making it a three-night happening on the property. World of Outlaws point leader Shane Stewart is entered in the event. There is also a post race party in the works for Saturday night following the races, along with a breakfast on Sunday morning. During the day on Saturday & Sunday there will be a live band & car show behind the grandstand area, so make plans to arrive at the track early.

Career Winged Sprint Car wins at the Stockton Dirt Track

Rico Abreu 3 Kyle Larson Willie Croft Dominic Scelzi Tim Kaeding Kerry Madsen Andy Gregg Colby Copeland Jonathan Allard Shane Golobic

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com & info on the World of Outlaws can be viewed at www.woosprint.com

 

 

DELAMONT IS THE BIG MOVER, AGAIN Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport March 16, 2015

Jackson Delamont pulled off another incredible display of driving last Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway after recording a fantastic 6th place finish from a 20thplace starting position.

Luck played some part when a number of drivers were slowed by an incident, but take nothing away from the driver who, over the last five weeks, has passed more cars than anyone else. A massive forty positions has been advanced by Jackson over the last five shows, a mile ahead of anyone else.

“I didn’t think I finished that far up at the finish,” Jackson admitted today, “it was quite a surprise for me too!”

“We were relatively average for the opening fifteen laps but at the restart when a couple of cars got together about half race distance, we rolled around the middle and made up something like eight spots.

“I ended up restarting in seventh and got past Robbie (Farr), hit my marks and we managed a sixth place finish.”

So after another deep in the field starting spot, it’s fair to say that should the tide turn and a starting spot at the front occur, I could well be a chequered flag for the likeable driver.

“I have sort of been wondering that for a while,” he says with that trademark smile, “although I think on Saturday night I think if we started sixth, that’s where we would have finished. There have been other weeks though that if we started up the front, we would have been in a good shot to take a win.

“Starting at the back is fun though. It is fun to pass cars. It’s more of a challenge that way.”

Jackson has moved into fifth place in the track championship and will no doubt look at consolidating that position and maybe advancing if results go his way.

The next event for Jackson and the team will be this coming Saturday, March 21 for the second last round of the season-long point score at Valvoline Raceway.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

47th Annual Awards Banquet Ushers in 2015 Season Cassella, Felmlee, Gamble and Petrishen inducted into Hall of Fame

Sarver, PA (March 15, 2015) Just short of 300 members of the Lernerville Speedway racing family convened at the Willow Tree in RIDC Park along Route 28 South on Saturday Night to start the 2015 season by honoring the accomplishments of the 2014 season. Budweiser Track Champions Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree, Rex King Jr. and Jim Fosnaught, along with their significant others, joined General Manager Gary Risch Jr. and emcee Dow Carnahan at the head table for the gala event.

The night started with the announcement of the following special awards:

Brian Stivenson (Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman #9S) won the Most Improved Driver Award

Jack Sodeman Jr. (Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints #23Jr.) won the Hard Luck Award

Frank and Rosie Spithaler (#008 Cow Patty School Bus) won the Sportsmanship Award

Aaron Easler (Pic-A-Part Sportsman #11) won the Lernerville and Western PA Rookie of the Year

Butch Hartman (Butch�s Towing and Infield Coordinator) won the Keith Burke Appreciation Award

Sheetz Convenience Stores (Victory Lane Sponsor) won the Bob Cochran Sponsorship Award

Tom Zuck (Valley News Dispatch/Trib Total Media) won his second Bill Steinbach Media Award

Candy Binkert (Pit Sign in Window) won the Grover Clasper Award

The Bauman Family, led by Office Manager Helen and Track Guru Dan, won the Milestone in Racing Award

Greg and Mae Flagg (longtime ticket takers and pit gateman) won the Golden Award

First time feature winners Lee Jacobs, Logan Wagner, Jared Zimbardi (Peoples TWP Sprints), as well as Joey Zambotti and Mark Sanders (Pic-A-Part Sportsman) were recognized as first time feature winners. Zambotti and Sanders (the other three were not present) were awarded with a VP Racing Fuels checkered flags.

After the first round of awards was announced, MRO Chaplain Bill Beck gave the invocation followed by a bountiful buffet dinner.

After dinner, our marketing partners and media members in attendance were recognized, followed by the Hall of Fame Inductions of Mark Cassella, Bob Felmlee, Don Gamble and the late Nick Petrishen. Cassella and Felmlee are legendary names in Lernerville lore for their thrilling accomplishments in the Sprint car division. Gamble is a local racing media icon and former driver and car owner. Nick Petrishen Jr. accepted the induction on behalf of his deceased father, the founder of Nick Chevrolet, and gave a lengthy, but very entertaining speech about his father�s love for live and local racing.

Following the Hall of Fame inductions, Budweiser Track Champions and the top ten in Fuhrer Eagle Sales/Budweiser Point Standings were recognized. Along with 2014 Track Champion Carl Bowser, Brandon Matus (2nd), Dan Shetler (4th), A.J. Flick (6th) and Brandon Spithaler (10th) all represented the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint division, along with car owner Bob McMillin who introduced his 2015 driver Sye Lynch and graciously thanked veteran driver Mike Lutz for piloting his McMillin #5M to a third place finish in 2014 points.

Five-Time Track Champion Alex Ferree was joined by Russ King (3rd), Jared Miley (7th) and Michael Norris (8th) representing the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models along with car owner Lynn Geisler on behalf of 4th place finisher Mike Pegher Jr. and Brandon Matus on behalf of his soon-to-be-brother-in-law John Garvin Jr. (2nd).

Rex King Jr. celebrated his birthday and first Lernerville Track Championship along with Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds competitors Jeremiah Shingledecker (6th), Rodney Beltz (8th) and Bob Warren (9th), as well as his father Rex King (4th).

Jim Fosnaught also celebrated his first Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman title accompanied by a large throng of family, friends and crew. Also representing the division was runner-up Rob Shook, Rookie of the Year Aaron Easler (5th), Mark Sanders (6th) and Joey Zambotti (10th).

Walt Wimer returned to the stage to present Jared Miley (Super Late Models), Carl Bowser (410 Sprints) and Ralph Engle Jr. (305 Sprints) with #1 Cochran Cavalcade Awards. Sylvan Easler of Alternative Power Sources accepted the award on behalf of Engle and Rex King Jr. received his Cavalcade Award for Big Block Late Models at the Sharon Speedway banquet.

General Manager Gary Risch Jr. ended the formal portion of the evening with a short and sweet speech before evoking the late, great founder of Lernerville Speedway Don Martin by �opening the bar�, though it technically remained open throughout the evening; tradition still matters!

With the banquet in the books, the pre-season rolls on next weekend with the Clearview Mall Car Show. Cars will enter the mall Wednesday night at the end of business (approximately 9:00PM) and be on display from Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21. The following weekend, the traveling road show returns to the Route 28 corridor for the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills Car Show where cars will be on display from Thursday through Saturday March 26-28.

The pre-season transitions into the regular season on Saturday, April 11 with the Test & Tune Practice Session and then we�ll officially throw the green flag on Friday, April 17 with Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas Opening Night 2015!

To view the entire and fast approaching 2015 Lernerville Speedway schedule log on to www.Lernerville.com and follow us on Twitter, if you don�t already, @Lernerville.

 

 

Sides Drives to World of Outlaws Hard Charger Award at Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 15, 2015) - Jason Sides is happy the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races at Thunderbowl Raceway are behind him.

Sides salvaged a pair of top 20s last weekend with the premier sprint car series at the tricky track.

"We got out of there without tearing anything up," he said. "Me and Thunderbowl Raceway don't really get along. It's got long straightaways with tight corners and it's rough. It's not my style of racing."

Sides qualified 28th and 33rd, respectively, before missing a feature lock-in position through both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown each night. That forced him to use a provisional both nights to tag the back of the field for the main event.

"They key was staying out of the holes on Friday," he said. "There were a couple of big crashes that took out multiple cars. We avoided the holes and the wrecks."

Sides maneuvered from 25th to a 12th-place result, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He also moved forward during the main event on Saturday, when he rallied from 25th to 18th.

"They reworked the track before the feature because it started laying a little rubber," he said. "We tightened everything up. Then they watered the track and reworked it so we loosened the car up. We were pretty good for about five laps and then the track rubbered up. We were in between the right and wrong setups so we got what we could."

Sides, who ranks ninth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, will return to competition next Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 10 (8); Feature: 12 (25).

March 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 10 (9); B Main: DNS (13); Feature: 18 (25).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clean Seal, Inc.

Clean Seal, Inc. has supplied extruded rubber products to the transportation industry since 1978. The company, which is based in South Bend, Ind., is a full-line, full-service source for standard and custom-designed seals and gaskets. For more information, visit http://www.CleanSeal.com.

"Clean Seal came on board this year and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

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

 

 

Starks Shows Progress During World of Outlaws Doubleheader at Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 15, 2015) - Trey Starks opened the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races at Thunderbowl Raceway last weekend on a bright note.

Unfortunately, he ran into bad luck during the main event each night at the third-mile oval.

"We're back on top of our qualifying a little bit," he said. "We were pretty consistent. We made the heat race inversion both nights out of 44 cars, which is a lot better than we've been qualifying. With the Outlaws it's a pretty big part of the night and is the key to having a good rest of your night."

Starks timed in 16th and 14th quickest, respectively, to garner a pole position of a heat race each night. He then finished second in each heat race to lock himself into the main event on Friday and Saturday.

"We got kinda squeezed a little on the start of the heat race on Friday, but on Saturday the start was as fair as you're going to get," he said. "It was just a matter of the top groove being a little better. We lost our brakes in the heat race on Saturday as well, but it was good to lock into the feature both nights."

However, luck was lacking late in the nights during the doubleheader, starting on Friday when Starks lined up on the outside of the eighth row of the main event.

"We had some suspension issues," he said. "We had a bad bar so the car was bouncing around. It didn't want to drive right. It got worse throughout. We made some changes under an open red, but it didn't help anything. We ended up finding the problem at the end of the night."

Starks finished with a 19th-place result.

Saturday's feature started with Starks lining up on the inside of the eighth row. He maneuvered toward a top 10 before he was caught up in a wild crash.

"We were rolling pretty good and got collected in an accident," he said. "One guy tried to go for a hole that wasn't there and it ended up with a road block in the middle of the track. We got tangled in it and got hit pretty hard from behind."

Starks was unable to resume racing and he was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

"We had good starts to the nights and unlucky finishes," he said. "We're running good and qualifying good so I'll take it as a positive weekend."

Starks returns to action with the World of Outlaws next Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 19 (16).

March 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

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

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Bruce Jr. Aiming for Continued Success in Return to Devil's Bowl This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (March 15, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. is gearing up for a return to Devil's Bowl Speedway next weekend.

Bruce Jr. has an outstanding track record at the half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, where he will compete on Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Any time you have Devil's Bowl on the schedule it's something you look forward to," he said. "There's no key to it or a certain thing I do different at that race track than others. I do have a lot of laps around there and I think that helps, but some places fit drivers better and I'm fortunate that Devil's Bowl fits my style. "

Bruce Jr. registered a pair of ASCS National Tour victories at the track last season. He recorded four additional top 10s.

"(What stands out is) we were running second during the Speedweek race and had a fuel line come apart," he said. "I really wish we could have that one back because I don't think we would have finished outside the top five then or in any of the races."

While last season was a standout year for Bruce Jr. at the facility, he has earned multiple top 10s during each of the past five seasons at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Bruce Jr. scored three top fives there in both 2013 and 2010, and he powered to a win and a trio of top 10s at the track in 2011.

"No matter where we start there we seem to make our way into the top 10 and often the top five," he said. "We've been consistently good. I've had multiple different setups and it doesn't seem to matter."

Bruce Jr., who planned on competing in Oklahoma with the ASCS Red River Region last weekend before the races were rained out, ranks sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings following two top 10s in four races this season.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

LIVE COVERAGE -

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SIXTH PLACE FOR SALDANA SATURDAY AT THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY

TULARE, Calif. (March 14, 2015) – Saturday: a new day for the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team. And Joey Saldana’s birthday.

Not a team to wallow in yesterday’s carnage, Saldana and Dan Motter’s crew were focused on rising to the racing occasion for night two of World of Outlaws competition at Thunderbowl Raceway.

“There is a saying,” said Motter, “‘Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday, it will definitely destroy your wonderful today and ruin your great tomorrow.’

“The team put together a new car for tonight’s event. We hope our new GF1 chassis responds as well as the one we just lost. We took a hit in the point standings with our DNF from last night, going from first to sixth. We will need some consistency to work our way back up the ladder. There were a lot of cars that suffered considerable damage last night and I hope we can race to the top and stay clear of accidents.”

Tonight, Saldana qualified second, as he did last night, powering to a 12.832-second lap.

The Brownsburg Bullet rolled off fourth in the second heat and gained one position on the first lap. Front-row starter Donny Schatz led the pack with polesitter Trey Starks second and Saldana third. The top three did not change position throughout the eight-lap event. Saldana earned a spot in the dash as well as the feature.

A ‘four’ ping pong ball was pulled in the inversion draw, moving Saldana from what would have been a front row starting position to the second row of the dash.

Saldana addressed the fans prior to the start of the dash discussing the accident last night, not of his making, that put him out of contention while leading.

“We have a great car, great team. We have everything in place to be successful; it’s just hard to do consistently. We tore up the car last night and we have a new one tonight. We are running good so far tonight. We just have to finish and that is the trick. Short track racing is tough and sometimes doesn’t deal you a good hand.”

When the green flag dropped on the dash, Saldana made a good start, gained a position and was running second. Battling handling problems, Saldana surrendered positions ultimately finishing fifth but was able to hold off sixth-place Donny Schatz. Saldana and Schatz would occupy third row starting positions for the A Main.

The first attempt at going green for 35 laps of winged sprint car racing was called back when two cars tangled before the entire field completed the first lap. On the restart,

Rico Abreu used a slide job to pass polesitter Brad Sweet for the lead. Shane Stewart was third, Donny Schatz fourth and Saldana was fifth. Schatz moved to third by lap 27 and McMahan stole fifth, shuffling Saldana to sixth. With 10 laps complete, a caution slowed competition. Back to green briefly before a massive pile up in turn one involving six cars (all drivers okay) brought out the red flag, which became an open red flag period allowing crews to work on their cars.

There were 25 laps remaining when the drivers lined up for a single file restart. One lap under green and back to yellow for a Kerry Madsen spin. The next green was good for the final 24 laps. Abreu maintained the lead. Stewart and Sweet battled for second place. Saldana passed Paul McMahan and Daryn Pittman and was beginning to close in on fourth place Schatz. McMahan found rubber on the treacherous third-mile track shortly before Saldana, but that discovery allowed McMahan to get around Saldana to solidify fifth place. Saldana finished sixth.

Fan favorite Rico Abreu won the race and then spun in turn two after he took the checkered flag. He was pushed to the scales to verify his victory and then enjoyed the traditional celebration with his team in front of the fans. Shane Stewart was second and the final spot on the podium went to Brad Sweet.

“Randy (Wolfe, crew chief) was able to make some adjustments on the open red that improved the 71M’s performance,” said Motter. “I would say that is one of the most hard fought sixth place finishes that Joey has driven to in our car. It was a constant battle with pressure from challengers behind him, but he fought them off like a soldier.

Tip of the helmet to Joey and the whole team tonight. I know he wanted a birthday trophy, but he did a great job.”

Another doubleheader is on tap for the Outlaws next Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22 at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track.

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015

ON so many occasions this season David Priolo has been in a commanding position in a feature race, only to push either the car or himself too hard and end up in the infield, watching a win slip away.

That wasn’t the case at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night when he won the 30-lap Westernapolis from Ryan Farrell and Jamie Maiolo.

The race was also the final round of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series where Priolo finished third to Cameron Gessner and Jason Kendrick.

Immediately after the win Priolo conceded he had to push hard all season.

“It is such stiff competition and you have just got to race your guts out,” Priolo said.

“Unfortunately sometimes it ends up on the infield, that’s just the way it goes.

“Ryan, (polesitter Ryan Farrell) I knew he was going to be hard off the front there so I had to race my arse off pretty much and the car was good, I knew that from the start.

“Once I got to halfway I just made sure I kept everything under me and didn’t do anything stupid which usually ends up happening with me.”

Priolo sent out a big thank you to car owner Rob Watson as this was his first major feature race win.

“I have really been pushing hard for him this year to get that first victory as he helps so many people out, so hopefully me giving this back to him will help keep him going along.”

Priolo had a stand-in crew on the night with most of the regular guys off in Adelaide working on father Pino’s drag car.

“The stand-in crew did a great job, for most of them it’s their first night working on a sprintcar, to come up trumps is great.”

Sprintcar racing returns to the Perth Motorplex on March 28 for the first round of the AHG Triple Crown.

 

 

SUNDAY MARCH 15, 2015

CAMERON GESSNER IS THE 2014-15 AHG SPRINTCAR SERIES CHAMPION

HE had a horror night behind the wheel but Cameron Gessner could still manage a smile late Saturday night after he won the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series Championship.

Heading into the series Grand Final at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night Gessner was in the box seat, being a solid 30 points in front of challenger Jason Kendrick.

To claim the championship it was pretty simple – stay out of trouble in the heat races to qualify for the feature race and then finish as high up the order in the 30-lapper as possible.

But just rolling the car onto the track for the final at the end of the night was almost enough for Gessner to seal the deal.

Kendrick would have been a threat if he won the feature race and Gessner finished 16th or lower but Kendrick was also struggling on the night and was coming out of P10.

Gessner’s night started reasonably ok – taking second quickest time in his qualifying group behind Jamie Maiolo.

He started from P3 in his first heat race and struggled with the #41 machine, crossing the line eighth in the first 10-lapper.

In the second qualifying heat he came out of P4 but he didn’t even complete a lap after contact with another car pushed him into the main straight fence hard.

Gessner was lucky not to roll over and he was quick to assess the damage on the infield as the team was preparing back in the pits to get the car ready for the final.

After replacing a front axle and getting the car ready Gessner started the feature race in 15th spot and once the race settled down he started to move forward.

Only a few laps from home he shredded a right rear tyre and was forced to limp the car to the finish line, albeit near the track’s safety fence and out of harm’s way.

Those last laps were a handful for Gessner as he tried to keep the car rolling – bearing in mind at that stage he was not sure of how the championship was going to go or where Kendrick was in the field.

Kendrick managed to take sixth and Gessner 12th – enough to seal his second championship for Cowara Motorsport headed up by Steve and Kareena Duggan, with the final margin being 18 points.

Kendrick, the WA champion, had enough points to easily be the series runner up with David Priolo, Shaun Bradford and Jamie Maiolo rounded out the top five in points.

AHG Sprintcar Series top 10.

Cameron Gessner 1960

Jason Kendrick 1942

David Priolo 1904

Shaun Bradford 1898

Jamie Maiolo 1894

Brad Maiolo 1838

Kye Scroop 1744

Ryan Farrell 1700

Callum Williamson 1408

Daniel Keen 1368

 

 

World of Outlaws Tickets for Kokomo Speedway event on June 3 now on sale

KOKOMO, Ind. — March 14, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event on Wednesday, June 3 at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana, and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/kokomo2015 or by calling SLS Promotions 815-344-2023.

Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending series champion, won for the first time in his career at the quarter-mile semi-banked oval last season. Indiana native and third-generation driver, Kraig Kinser, is the winningest active series driver at the track with two victories. Fellow Hoosier Joey Saldana, the current series point leader, also has won with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Kokomo, as has veteran Craig Dollansky.

The World of Outlaws first raced at Kokomo Speedway during their inaugural 1978 season, with 20-time series champion Steve Kinser winning that event. The Hall of Famer, who spent his last full-time season chasing points last year, won a total of six times with the series at the track in his home state to lead all drivers.

Tickets for this full night of racing action can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/kokomo2015 or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

UMSS Heats Up August Weekend (Minnesota Summer Heat Outlaw Sprint Car Tour Announced

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) in conjunction with K.R.A Speedway, Princeton Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Parker Engines and Randy Grages from Midwest Power Equipment, is proud to announce a series of three consecutive nights of sprint car racing known as the Minnesota Summer Heat Outlaw Sprint Car Tour. The three race weekend series is scheduled for August 20, 21 & 22 at three different Minnesota tracks.

The opening night of the Minnesota Summer Heat Outlaw Sprint Car Tour will take place at the K.R.A. Speedway in Willmar on Thursday, August 20. This race is already part of the previously announced Midwest Power Outlaw Sprint Car Series and pays $2,300 to win. The following night on Friday, August 21 the UMSS winged sprints head to the ¼ mile bullring at the Princeton Speedway for the Ethel Kouba Memorial paying $2,300 to win and $300 to start. The UMSS Traditional (non-winged) sprints will also be part of the Princeton program with $500 to win and $100 to start. The final night of the three race tour concludes at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday, August 22 and pays $5,000 to win and $400 to start for the UMSS winged sprints and $500 to win and $100 to start for the Traditional sprints.

The full purse, additional race details and sponsors for the Minnesota Summer Heat Outlaw Sprint Car Tour will be announced in the coming months. A couple of well-known sprint car drivers, Justin Henderson and Danny Lasoski, have already stated their intention to be involved with the weekend. 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf from Glencoe, who is sponsored by Midwest Power Equipment, along with a host of other top drivers, will be gunning to take home their fair share of the increased purse money. Additional drivers will be announced as their entries are received. With the potential to win $9,600 in first place prize money, GRP Motorsports in conjunction with the UMSS will put up a Clean Sweep Bonus of $10,400 should a driver pull off the difficult task of winning all three winged sprint car features during the Minnesota Summer Heat Tour making a potential of $20,000 to sweep the weekend.

Stated UMSS CDO Ron Bernhagen, “The UMSS has been looking to promote sprint car racing here in Minnesota since our inception, and this three race series really helps to further that goal. Having the tremendous support of the parties involved and adding the popular Traditional sprints on two nights really gives sprint car racing fans a great opportunity to enjoy some spectacular open wheel racing during the Minnesota Summer Heat Outlaw Sprint Car Tour.” Sprint car drivers and fans will certainly want to mark down the dates for this big Minnesota three race series.

 

 

AFTER LEADING THE FIRST 12 LAPS OF THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS RACE

IN TULARE, SALDANA GETS CAUGHT UP IN A LAPPED TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

TULARE, Calif. (March 13, 2015) –In Western superstition, Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day, but one lucky driver and team competing in the World of Outlaws event at Thunderbowl Raceway would walk away with the trophy and $10,000 in prize money.

Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M Sprint Car, owns the most victories at Thunderbowl, claiming four (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011). The Brownsburg Bullet has had a stellar start to the season and led the point standings coming into tonight’s seventh race of the season. Though he had notched a second and third place finish this year, the Bullet was eager for a victory.

Saldana excelled in qualifying, blistering the track in 12.620 seconds, establishing a new track record that held through half of the session until it was lowered by Brad Sweet (12.582). Saldana was the impressive No. 2 qualifier at the conclusion of time trials.

Eleven cars rolled to the green flag in the second heat race. Saldana started fourth but was running second, putting pressure on leader Terry McCarl on the first lap. The Tulare track was fast but not wide. McCarl won the heat with Saldana finishing second, transferring to the dash and the feature.

A ‘zero’ ping pong ball was pulled in the inversion draw, indicating a straight up start in the dash with Brad Sweet on the pole and Saldana on the outside of the front row.

“This is a fun track and you can really get after it with your race car but you have to be smart at the same time,” said Saldana right before the start of the dash. “You have to just enjoy it and have fun. This is a track similar to the tracks I grew up on so maybe that’s why I like racing here. It always seems to have a great surface and I think you’re going to see that again tonight.”

When the green flew it was Sweet and Saldana racing side by side in turn one, but Saldana took the lead coming out of turn two. At the end of six laps it was the Bullet with the wire-to-wire win, and along with that victory, he captured the pole for the A Main. Saldana was the seventh different dash winner in as many races.

Saldana paced the field, bringing the 26-car field down for the start of the 35-lap feature.

The track wasn’t green for long before the red was displayed for third-place starter Carson Macedo who got into the wall and collected Donny Schatz who had no place to go. A complete restart was called by Outlaws officials. Schatz’s team made repairs and sent him to the back of the field.

Back to green and Saldana assumed the lead followed by Terry McCarl, Sweet and Tim Kaeding. On lap four Saldana approached traffic and methodically picked his way through the lapped cars. There was no change in the running order for the top four, but disaster struck with 12 laps complete. Ian Madsen flipped and began to bounce. Saldana, with no place to go, slammed into Madsen, making hard contact with the Motter sprint car’s right rear tire, damaging the 71M’s rear end and frame, shocks and driveline. Then Sweet, also with no place to go, collided into Saldana, flipping over the 71M’s front end, bending the front end, the front frame, front axle and nose wing. This incident took out two of the top three in the running order (Saldana and Sweet) and the first (Saldana) and second (Sweet) in point standings.

Sweet was able to make repairs and return to the field, but the damage on the 71M was too extensive for the Motter team to fix. Thankfully, Saldana was able to walk away. Maybe there is something to the Friday the 13th superstition.

For the restart, it was McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Shane Stewart and Kerry Madsen. Competition stayed green for three more laps before the red was displayed for Bud Kaeding who hit the wall and began to flip. Then separately, David Gravel, Willie Croft and Daryn Pittman flipped.

The green came out for the final time after this restart. McCarl led the pack followed by Tim Kaeding and Kerry Madsen. With four laps to go, Kaeding was able to pass McCarl for the lead. Stewart and McCarl battled to the finish line with Stewart coming home second and McCarl third.

Saldana led laps 1-12 and is credited with finishing 23rd.

“We were so optimistic about the race tonight and we definitely had a winning car,” said team owner Dan Motter. “We did very well in the dash and we were actually working our way through traffic very well. We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The accident did a tremendous amount of damage to a car that had been running so well for us. It hurt us considerably in the point standings. The team will put together a new car for tomorrow and we will fight our way back.”

The Outlaws have an encore performance tomorrow night at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Tomorrow is Saldana’s birthday. Cake and trophies would be nice.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Teams to Showcase New Colors this Weekend

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (March 13, 2015)- The first race of 2015 may still be over a month away, but a full heat race of cars are completed and ready to be put on display this weekend.

The Patriot Sprint Tour will be well represented this weekend as two major motorsports shows. The Olean Mall Car show will showcase Jared Zimbardi and Steve Collins, the top two in PST America Points in 2014 while the Motorsports Expo will have six teams represented.

The Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds is a highly-anticipated event each winter, and this year with the show a week later, the anticipation is even more intense. 2012 PST America Champion Scott Kreutter will have his Pole Position Raceway No. 52 on display, alongside a Pole Position cart. Kreutter will be teamed with Bruce DeWick in 2015, who will have his Monster Energy sprinter to showcase.

The Einstein Construction Group cars of Tommy Wickham and Paulie Colagiovanni, along with Alysha Ruggles and Will Glover’s new rides will help complete the rookie flare. Adjoining to the PST booth will be the Mike Emhof Motorsports display, featuring the Eagle Chassis of Nick Cooper.

2015 Schedule cards of varying sides will be distributed at both locations. The Motorsports Expo will run from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday and from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: MEET US AT MOTORAMA!

by Tommy Goudge (March 13, 2015) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - The snow is starting to melt, and race season is just around the corner. Team Turner Racing have a number of promotional appearances planned before they hit the track this year, including a stop at the Canadian International Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo this weekend.

The event is scheduled for Friday, March 13, Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Team Turner Racing will have Cory Turner's 360 Sprint Car on display in the Ohsweken Speedway booth all weekend, and Cory will be on hand from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday.

The International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario, adjacent to Toronto Pearson International Airport. More information on the Canadian International Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo can be found at www.MotoramaShow.com

Team Turner Racing will hit the track for the first time in 2015 when the Patriot Sprint Tour visits Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario for the Spring Sizzler on Saturday, April 25.

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TEAM TURNER TROOPS Visit www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca to find out how you can join the Team Turner Troops! Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors and supporters for their support during the 2015 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Hank's Place, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Transport Sales & Service, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, Sundrim Golf, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, NecksGen, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

SPRINTCARS TO SET SATURDAY NIGHT ABLAZE

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

March 12, 2015

The Sprintcar Association of NSW’s season continues this Saturday night, March 14, at Valvoline Raceway for the 19th round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

Once again a nominated field of over 50 cars will greet the starter; including current Australian Champion Dave Murcott, who will be looking to improve on his fifth place finish from last weekend, former Australian Champion James McFadden, who has performed well at the shows he has contested this season and a whole bunch of Parramatta Posse drivers who are itching for a win.

None more so than James Thompson who now finds himself trying to hang onto a small 25 point lead over the fast finishing Ben Atkinson with Sam Walsh hovering in third.

This is fast becoming the closest finish to a track championship we have seen for a number of years and with the added Month of Money bonus, the stakes have just risen again.

Apart from the top two drivers, there are a host of others who are hoping for a win this season including Jackson Delamont, Toby Bellbowen, Grant Tunks and many more.

This season we have had 10 different winners from the 17 main events contested. Of those ten winners, three (Brad Sweet, Danny Reidy and Dave Murcott) have taken their maiden chequered flag.

Drivers will compete in the usual format of time trials and a heat race each before the ever-exciting Pole Shuffle, C-Main, B-Main and the 30 lap A-Main final.

The top ten in the Sprintcar Track Championship are as follows;

1. James Thompson 4064 2. Ben Atkinson 4039 3. Sam Walsh 3975 4. Max Dumesny 3942 5. Toby Bellbowen 3912 6. Jackson Delamont 3898 7. Trevor Green 3846 8. Danny Reidy 3844 9. Grant Tunks 3686 10. Matthew Dumesny 3633

The top ten in the Month of Money are as follows;

1. Ben Atkinson 254 2. Grant Anderson 246 3. Jackson Delamont 244 4. Sam Walsh 242 5. David Murcott 240 6. Toby Bellbowen 238 7. Jeremy Cross 236 8. Robbie Farr 234 9. James Thompson 232 10. Trevor Green 230

If you can’t be trackside, there will be regular Facebook updates throughout the night; simply search ‘Sprintcar Association of NSW’ and like the page.

 

 

DELAMONT IS PROVING TO BE A CONTENDER Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport March 13, 2015

This Saturday night, March 14, Jackson Delamont will look to better his finishing position from last weekend by two spots.

After finishing a great third place last weekend and buoyed by just how consistent he has been, having Jackson in his rival’s minds as anything other than a serious threat would be a massive mistake. As usual though, this is something that doesn’t sit well with Jackson.

“There’s probably 30 cars on any given night that are capable of taking the win. Even this week, there are a couple more who are coming to race. I guess once you start to think you deserve to win, that’s when things start to go wrong.

“We just have to try and be better each week, hit our marks and the results will look after themselves.”

Such is the consistency since mid-January, in the last five shows, Jackson is the third highest point scorer and as we know, to win championships you have to be consistent. Only being 166 points off the lead and sitting in sixth in the points chase shows that consistency in the latter half of the season has paid off massive dividends.

A track championship win might be out of the equation but advancing to as high as fourth in the title race is a real possibility, should results go Jackson’s way over the remaining three shows of the Sydney season.

“We are ready for Saturday night, we loaded up last night and for us, it’s just another normal week. We go racing with the same attitude each week – to have fun.”

Jackson will be in action tomorrow night, March 14, at Valvoline Raceway with time trials kicking off at the usual 6pm. If you can’t be trackside, make sure you follow the Facebook page for updates throughout the night.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

TOBY TURNS TO NEW CAR FOR THIS WEEKEND Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport March 13, 2015

Toby Bellbowen is back on track this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway after his big crash during the Pole Shootout and subsequent 6th place finish in the A-Main last weekend.

The team has turned to the backup car in preparation for the 19th round of the Sprintcar Track Championship where Toby sits fifth, 152 points off James Thompson’s lead and just 30 points behind Max Dumesny in fourth.

“We decided to utilise the spare car this week. It's a new chassis, identical to the one I had been running over the last couple of seasons,” Toby said, “the Mardi Gras last Saturday night was straighter than the old chassis is now!”

So does having a wreck like last week affect confidence going into this weekend? Certainly not, according to the driver of the Hogs Breath Café #70.

“It doesn't affect my confidence at all. It disappoints me that we wrecked some gear, but that's all. I don't feel that I did anything wrong in the crash, so you just move on to the next race. Sometimes though, if you have a big wreck on your own, and you have time to think of it, it can really play on your mind.

“It definitely makes it easier to get any negative thoughts out of your system by doing a good job in the next race.

“The guys on the crew have worked their butts off during the week to make sure the car is ready for tomorrow night so I just hope I can turn it into a win, especially with the increased prize money.”

Toby will be in action tomorrow night at Valvoline Raceway with time trials to begin at around 6pm. It’s not too late to grab some merchandise at the truck after the meeting so make sure you head on down to grab a bargain! Also keep up to date on the Facebook page at facebook.com/tobybellbowen70.

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

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

 

 

Excel in the West, Ryan Smith Joins Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (March 12, 2015) - Seth Bergman scored the lone feature victory for Inside Line Promotions last weekend.

Bergman claimed the Silver Cup triumph last Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., a night after recording a fifth-place finish at the bullring.

Other Team ILP clients with a top-10 result last weekend include:

Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski powered to a third-place finish with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas last Thursday. He also earned a fifth-place result on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

Jason Sides drove to a fifth-place finish on Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Dominic Scelzi maneuvered from 20th to ninth to garner the World of Outlaws Hard Charger Award on Wednesday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Shark Racing pilot Logan Schuchart produced his first top 10 with the World of Outlaws this season on Saturday at USA Raceway.

Additionally, Inside Line Promotions welcomes Pennsylvania sprint car driver Ryan Smith to Team ILP.

As a reminder, here are the new Inside Line Promotions PR specials for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 Free Press Release

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Brent Marks Eager to Return to Knoxville and Eldora in 2015 Season Set to Begin on Saturday at Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (March 12, 2015) - Despite a loaded upcoming schedule with dozens of high profile events in all areas of the country, Brent Marks has two programs circled on his list that attract most of his attention. Marks, who pilots the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, circled Knoxville Raceway’s ‘Knoxville Nationals’ and Eldora Speedway’s ‘Kings Royal’ as two high prioritized events for 2015, but not for obvious reasons. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native is anxious to return to both events where ‘unforeseen misfortune’ kept Brent Marks Racing from their maximum potential.

“I think I’m looking forward to Eldora and Knoxville the most” explained Brent Marks, “We had a really strong car the night of the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway last year but had some wing tree issues...we qualified for the show and had a really good starting position, but problems with the wing tree caused the left side of the wing to collapse...sometimes things happen that you can’t control...at Knoxville we had a great qualifying night...we timed 15th and started 6th in our heat...drove to second but a caution came out...on the first restart, we drove to third and the caution came out again...on the second restart, we didn’t get a good start...that took away a potentially great points night for us...we made the Saturday night C-main but didn’t get to race much of it because we got involved in a huge wreck on the start...we just want to get back to both of those places and basically pick up where we left off.”

Brent Marks is scheduled to launch his 2015 season this Saturday afternoon, March 14th at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The annual ‘Icebreaker 30’ will feature a $4,000-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprint cars. The Lincoln Speedway season opener was originally scheduled for February 21st but has since been pushed back multiple weekends due to winter weather conditions.

“All in all, we are looking forward to our entire season” said Marks, “We have a nice schedule put together...I can’t wait to see new places and meet new people...we want to spread the word about our great sponsors who make travel like this possible...BAPS, Creekside Auto, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller; they all make our schedule possible...we are better prepared than ever...we made a couple adjustments to our car’s aerodynamics package and shock package...we are excited to get the season underway.”

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== 2014 Highlights: ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ winner at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, The Shelper Bros., Wolfrun Landscapes, Tim Spangler, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Circle Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Princess Race Wear Offers Customization Options for Motor Sports Apparel

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (March 12, 2015) - Princess Race Wear has enjoyed a strong start out of the gate.

The apparel company that focuses on creating unique options for all generations of women has captured attention since launching last month.

"I want to thank everyone for their orders," Princess Race Wear Founder Cheri Wheatley said. "I've had a lot of people message me on Facebook and comment on our social media pages, which is great. I encourage the input because the goal is to make apparel that encompasses multiple styles and generations of women."

A hot spot has been custom t-shirt printing, which offers the option of adding a name and number in rhinestones, foil or ink to a shirt.

"That has been a really popular deal," Wheatley said. "It's a great option for someone who wants a one-off shirt, specifically a mom, girlfriend or friend who wants to support their favorite driver."

Princess Race Wear also allows unique customization for any race team that would like to use a photo of their race car. The minimum order is only 36 t-shirts. Screen and art charges do apply.

"Instead of adding their name and number to an existing Princess Race Wear style, we can produce apparel that uses a picture of their direct race car along with their name and number in rhinestones, foil or ink," Wheatley said. "It would be a perfect option for crew shirts or a fan club."

Anyone interested in learning more about customization can send an email to PrincessRaceWear@gmail.com.

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PRINCESS RACE WEAR -

Princess Race Wear was founded by Cheri Wheatley, who has been around different forms of racing - from pavement to dirt - since her childhood. On many occasions she wanted to purchase a racing shirt, but they were either too guyish looking or not a great fit. Enter Princess Race Wear, which is her opportunity to provide some fun, some girly and some over-the-top, blinged-out women's racing shirts to everyone.

Princess Race Wear has a focus of creating unique apparel for all generations of women. Additionally, an emphasis on the apparel is for women to feel comfortable and confident regardless of whether they are at the race track, the mall or lounging at home.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Matt Peterson and Vahlco Wheels Join Forces For 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- Matt Peterson and his Peterson Racing team are very excited to announce they have reached a partnership agreement with Vahlco Wheels for the 2015 season.

“It is an honor to say that I am part of the Vahlco Wheels team,” Matt Peterson said. “Taylor Weld is very respected with what he does, and I am excited to work with him and the Vahlco Wheels Brand.”

A relatively new company, Vahlco Wheels takes pride in the engineering and manufacturing resources they have, and are looking forward to showing their product in action.

“Vahlco Wheels is very proud to be on board with Matt Peterson and his team in the 2015 season,” VP of Operations, Taylor Weld said. “Matt is a great young talent, and with the addition of Brian Cannon to their team, we are excited to be a part of their team as they go after a Civil War Championship.”

With the 2015 season just underway for Peterson, he has shown great speed already with finishes of fourth and eighth place.

“We are happy with the way things went during the opener, and hope it is a sign for what is to come, so we can have a great year for all of our partners,” Peterson added.

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Peterson will return to action on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

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Bad Boy Buggies Driver Looking To Snap California Drought

INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2015) – Sometimes the details within statistics make one wonder. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz has found victory lane 50 times in World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series action since the start of the 2013. Remarkably, not one of those wins came on California soil. This weekend, the six-time and reigning WoO champion is looking to reverse that trend when he and the Outlaws open an 11-race tour of California at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare Friday and Saturday night.

The driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J is looking to end a 20-race winless draught in the Golden State that dates back to September 9, 2012. No driver has been more dominant over the past two seasons than the Fargo, North Dakota driver who set career-best totals for wins in the past two seasons – 23 in 2013 and 26 last year. Schatz was close to winning races in California both seasons, but wasn’t able to break through. Six of his 173 career WoO A-Feature triumphs have come in California and, with his sights set on a second consecutive WoO title and the seventh of his career, he knows succeeding in California over the next six weeks would go a long way in his quest for another WoO crown.

The weekend doubleheader at the high-banked, 1/3-mile dirt oval located in Central California has been an annual stop since the spring of 2007. Schatz won a preliminary feature at the track in October 2005 and dominated the 35-lap A-Feature in October 2007 en route to earning his second WoO crown. In March 2013, Schatz looked to be on his way to career victory number three at Thunderbowl when he led the opening 14 laps of the main event. Disaster struck when he broke a front axle during a restart and was forced to relinquish his post position to replace the broken components. Last March, he battled Daryn Pittman for the lead midway through the opening race but couldn’t get a clean opportunity in the late going to make a bid for the lead. In his previous 18 WoO A-Feature starts at the track, Schatz has finished inside the top-five seven times and earned 10 top-10s.

Schatz is one of six winners during the first six nights of action in the 2015 WoO campaign. He won the season’s second main event Feb. 14 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Last week, he climbed from 11th to sixth Wednesday in Las Vegas before charging from 14th to fourth Thursday. Saturday’s 17th-place finish at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona capped a frustrating night during which Schatz qualifying 20th in the field of 26 cars, finished fourth in the second heat, and improved two positions in the 30-lap A-Feature, which was rubber down for almost two-thirds of the race.

With six of the 88 nights of action slated for the 2015 WoO season in the books, Joey Saldana leads the championship standings. Schatz is fifth with 822 points and trails Saldana by 19 markers. His season stats include one victory, three top-fives and five top-10s.

For both events this weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway, the pit gates will be open throughout the day while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. PDT. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit thunderbowlraceway.com or call 559-688-0909.

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 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

This year’s spring California tour has 11 nights of racing scheduled. You have talked in the past about starting with momentum and having success in California being key to your success this season. Have you set any goals for this spring tour in California?

“Every year, we put some things out there to try and achieve. The last two years, we’ve been able to reach some of those goals, but there are still some that we came up short on. I can’t say we’ve put a number on the California tour or specific goals, but we have high expectations for how this team needs to be performing. We expect to win races and be challenging for wins every night. The Bad Boy Buggies guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) have busted their tails the last couple of years and have proven with the results how good they are. It’s a complete team effort and our goal is for that to continue. We’re heading to California knowing it’s going to take special efforts from all of us to get the results we want. We want to win in Tulare. We want to win in Stockton. And it goes on and on. Merced. Chico. Placerville, Calistoga, Hanford and Perris. It’s been a really long time since we won at Calistoga late in the 2012 season and we’re going to do everything we can to get another California victory.”

Racing in California offers a combination of so many variables. From the track sizes to surfaces you compete on to the caliber of the competition, every night is a big challenge. In your opinion, what’s the most important variable you need to overcome to be successful, specifically at Tulare?

“No matter where you race, it starts in your own race trailer. If we can push out of our pit area with a car that can go anywhere on the track and drive forward, we’ll have a great chance. I say it all the time – that my focus is getting the 15 car fast and drivable and my guys do an excellent job of that. If I can find the best way around the racetrack, we’ll almost always have a chance. Specifically with Tulare, it’s about being fast all night long. There is usually a large field of cars, sometimes pushing 40. You have to be able to get qualified in a position to race in the heat. The surface starts wet and is pretty narrow, so being locked down and cutting a good qualifying lap is the first big hurdle. Second thing is, you have to get in the dash. You can do that by qualifying in the top-four and finishing inside the top-five of your heat, or by winning the heat. Both are tall orders, but it’s what you try to do. If you make the dash, you take advantage of those six laps of track time and keep fine-tuning your car. The feature is 35 laps and it can be complete chaos. The track is going to change throughout the race. Your car is going to change. You have to deal with lapped traffic and you have to be able to put your car in spots that sometimes you shouldn’t. It’s always a big challenge at Tulare and one we’re looking forward to.”

 

 

BLAKE READY TO ROLL AGAIN Official release: Blake Skipper Racing March 12, 2015

After not being able to turn a wheel in anger last Saturday night, Blake Skipper is ready to get back at it this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.

Thankfully though, there is a good side to the story. The first thoughts of a blown engine were luckily put to rest as Blake and the team stripped the motor during the week.

“”We are good to go again. We just hurt a head gasket, but it’s now all good and we are ready to roll,” Blake confirmed this week.

Going into Saturday night’s event, Blake still sits in 15th place in the track championship and given the lack of points scored last weekend, the negative is still given a positive spin.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out there and proving ourselves this week. I really can't thank my sponsors: Onesteel, Australia Wide Towing and K&W Skipper Constructions enough for their continued support.

“All the boys on the crew, mum, dad, Mitch and Mikaela. It's been a long, long season but we have stuck at it and will be better for it. Just really hope we can get everything right these next few weeks and start fresh next season.”

The meeting this Saturday night is the 19th round of the Sprintcar Track Championship and also doubles up as the second event in the Month of Money.

Rest assured, there will be no stone left unturned for redemption this weekend.

As is always the case, there will be regular updates throughout the night on Blake’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BlakeSkipperRacing.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

SHANE STEWART TO RACE FOR TEAM SILCO AT DELTA MICRO OPENER

GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA, CANADA (March 12, 2015) – Team Silco Racing will welcome special guest Shane Stewart, driver of the #2 for Larson Marks Racing in the World of Outlaws, as he returns to his Micro Sprint roots in next Friday's season opener at Delta Speedway. The two-time ASCS National champion will be in action on the 1/7th mile speedway in a Black Dog Drilling-backed PMP chassis in the Super 600 division.

Delta Speedway's season opener at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds will serve as the kick off for the 2015 FVP Western Spring Shootout. The Western Spring Shootout will feature the World of Outlaws in two nights of action at the adjacent Stockton Dirt Track.

Stewart will be teamed with Kyle Larson Racing driver and 2014 Turkey Bowl winner Colby Copeland of Roseville, CA in a two-pronged attack on the Super 600 division. Team Silco Racing development driver Ben Silliker will compete in the Restricted division as well.

Stewart has never raced at either the Delta Speedway or the Stockton Dirt Track, but comes into the weekend fourth in WoO points on the strength of a win and five top-ten finishes to open the year.

"I've actually never raced the West Coast swing or Stockton Dirt Track but I've heard a lot of good things about the track and the crowds," Stewart said. "This will be a weekend of firsts. I like our chances over the West Coast swing."

Stewart's career in Micro Sprints as a teenager prepared him for a direct jump into 410s at only 16 years old. His career has included a pair of ASCS National championships, five Knoxville 360 Nationals titles, a pair of Knoxville 410 Nationals podiums, and the National 360 Driver of the Year in 2009.

"I want the 600 series to keep growing and it gives young kids a place to cut their teeth," Stewart said. "It is a perfect stepping stone and the speed to weight ratio is great!"

Team Silco Racing will be in action this weekend at the West Coast Nationals in Red Bluff, CA before turning their attention to Delta Speedway on March 20th.

Team Silco Racing is presented by Black Dog Drilling and Environmental Services, QRC Karts, PMP Chassis, Evolution Racing Products, Blakesley Sports Media, and RCM Design.

More information is available at www.TeamSilco.com The team can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

Plymouth Speedway Season to Kick off Next Month

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) On April 25, a symphony of engines will be roaring at the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana. The Cabin Fever event will put the drivers to the test to see how tune-ups made during the off-season will hold up to the competition. If the weather cooperates, open practice will be available on Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, April 18.

The Cabin Fever event will feature a regular line-up of features including Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, Cyber Stocks (new class) and Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints. In addition, 410 Non-Wing Sprints will race in the season opener.

Track officials are working hard to install new clay on the racing surface. Efforts to do so have been ongoing since the 2014 season ended. Work is also progressing on new grandstands, lighting and more to enhance the experience for fans. This is a two-year plan and changes will be seen as the season goes along.

If you’re itching to get the cobwebs off and get back into racing conversations, two 600 Sprints will be parked at Dickies Restaurant at Swan Lake Resort on Tuesday, March 17 around 6 p.m. ET. Drivers will be there to talk about the upcoming season. It’s also a chance to take advantage of the special at Dickies Restaurant: get a burger and fries for $5! Administrators there invite you in for food and fun conversation.

The World of Outlaws will be at Plymouth Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 17. Don’t miss this group of nationally-known talented drivers as they try to tame the Playground of Power. The Sprints on Dirt will return for two races this year. They will be here in May and for the Bob Newton Classic in September. Steve Kinser is also expected to make an appearance for the Earl Gaerte Classic on May 22.

For a complete schedule to fill up your calendar, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

We’re ready to go racing!

 

 

Craig Dollansky and Destiny Motorsports Prepare For California Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Not getting the trip out West off to the start that they were hoping for, Craig Dollansky and his Destiny Motorsports team are looking forward getting into the Golden State as they kick off a five week, 11-race span in California starting on Friday night.

“We really struggled in time trials this last week in Las Vegas, NV and Tucson, AZ, and that really put us in a hole early,” Dollansky said, “We haven’t been able to qualify better than 15th, and it’s hard to make up ground at this level.”

Wednesday night at the Las Vegas Dirt Track for the FVP Outlaw Showdown, Dollansky would finish seventh in heat race action on a rough and fast racing surface, and run in the Last Chance Showdown.

Fighting for the final transfer position aboard his MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine, a broken wheel center would end the team’s night.

Back in action on Thursday, Dollansky would time the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Champion Brand Lubricants entry in 21st fastest before transferring into the feature event directly from his heat race.

Lining up in the 11th row of the feature event, Dollansky fought some mechanical issues during the early portion of the feature event, and eventually pulled his machine into the infield.

“We made changes all week in Vegas, but just could not find the speed we were looking for,” Dollansky said. “We had some misfortune on Wednesday night with a wheel, and on Thursday night we fought a brake issue, and then we had a fuel issues, so I pulled off.”

Heading to the USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ on Saturday night, Dollansky would line up in the ninth row for the 30-lap feature event on a very slick and abrasive surface. As the race got underway, the track quickly began taking rubber, and passing became nearly non-existent as the Elk River, MN driver finished in the 19th position.

“It’s tough, but no one is giving up, and are working together and communicating as a team trying to get things better,” he added. “Rick and Barb Rogers have been great to work with and we would like nothing more than to get their car into victory lane.”

With Las Vegas, NV and Tucson, AZ in the rear view mirror, California is on the horizon, and it is a trip that Dollansky is looking forward to.

“I have always enjoyed the California swing,” he noted. “I have been fortunate enough to win races at four of the eight tracks we visit, so I am hoping we can get things turned around during our trip.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Dakota Fluid Power, Bob’s Bike Shop, Rod End Supply, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, , GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Fibreworks, Stone Mountain Access, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky will be in action on Friday and Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

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LARSON MARKS RACING LOOKS TO EXTEND TOP-10 STREAK IN TULARE

JACKPOT: Larson Marks Racing earned its first World of Outlaws win of the season with driver Shane Stewart last Wednesday, March 4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The team had won previously this year at the Winter Heat Showdown with team owner Kyle Larson driving.

TOP-10 STREAK: Along with Stewart's win, the team posted a ninth-place finish in the second night of competition at the Vegas track and followed it up with a runner-up finish at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., last Saturday.

ON THE CIRCUIT: Larson Marks Racing with driver Shane Stewart are competing for the World of Outlaws championship title in their sophomore season of competition. The team is currently fourth in the championship standings.

TULARE ROOKIES: The team will compete at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the first time since its inception this weekend. Stewart has previously had success at the track in the track's prestigious Trophy Cup, leading the overall points five times heading into the final night of competition, but the win has continued to elude him.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy, 39, continues to oversee the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team with crew members Andrew Seamans and Scotty Martin.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will continue their season next weekend, March 21 and 22, at Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing. STATS: RACES: 7 FAST TIME: 0 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 2 TOP-10 FINISHES: 5

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – New Beginnings in Vegas!

(Bill W) March 11, 2014 – It was a new beginning for Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Motorsports #13 team. The partnership came together in the offseason, and the first event for the Grand Forks, North Dakota driver came at The Dirt Track in Las Vegas, Nevada with the World of Outlaws last week. Wanting to get things sorted out, the team accomplished their goal by gaining speed as the two-night event progressed.

The Outlaw shows took place last Wednesday and Thursday. “The reason we went to Vegas was to shake everything down,” says Mark. “We have all new equipment, thanks to Jim and Cindy Senske and Ryan and Jennie Grinde. We wanted to get things figured out. On the first night, the driver had a little rust on him and the setup had a little rust on it. The biggest thing out of the trip was, we made some adjustments and we were fast the second night. We had a great car.”

Wednesday started with a 21st quick qualifying effort. “We drew a big pill and didn’t qualify well,” says Mark. “We were able to move forward out of the heat and make the feature though.”

Starting in row eleven, Mark charged forward until a mechanical issue sidelined him. “We had moved up a handful of spots,” he says. “The track was really rough and heavy. Toward the end, a chunk of mud came up and bent the shifter cable. The car actually popped out of gear under the yellow and I pulled in. We tried to fix it, but we didn’t have enough time with the race past the halfway point.”

The team went to work for Thursday’s finale. “The crew was working hard all day on Thursday,” says Mark. “We came out with a whole different deal. We qualified tenth, which was good.”

After finishing second in his heat race, Mark started 13th in the feature. “We had a really good car,” he says. “I think we were up to eighth at one time. Things were going good. We were getting some yellows at the wrong time, and I rubbed wheels with (Paul) McMahan. That got us sideways and I lost about five spots in one straightaway. That really killed the momentum.”

He was happy about the trip. “Overall, we were really happy,” says Mark. “The car was really reacting when we were making adjustments. We had a great car the second night, and racing circumstances really cost us a solid top ten there.”

Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, X-treme Polishing, Interstate Towing & Recovery, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendevous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

World of Outlaws Tickets for I-96 Speedway event on May 30 on sale

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. — March 11, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series “NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan” at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., on Saturday, May 30. Tickets can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/I962015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The event at I-96 Speedway will mark the ninth straight year that the series had competed at the now-three-eighths-mile, just outside of Lansing. Dating back to 1995, the World of Outlaws have raced 13 times at the track, with the majority of those on the former half-mile configuration.

Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending series champion, won at I-96 Speedway for the first time in his career last year. Craig Dollansky leads active drivers with two wins at the venue, while Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan and Jason Sides have single victories. Saldana, who holds the track qualifying record at I-96 Speedway, scored his first career World of Outlaws main event win at the track in 1995. Five different drivers have visited victory lane in the last five events for the series at the track.

Tickets for the “NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan” on Saturday, May 30 for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at I-96 Speedway can purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/I962015 or by phone by calling: 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Wins with Jack Elam and J&J Auto Racing

(Clinton, MO / 03.12.15) Champion, a recognized leader in purpose-built racing and enthusiast lubricants, announced today a special promotion in conjunction with J&J Auto Racing located in McKenzie, TN.

Geared towards Sprint Car Race Teams, Champion is offering through the month of April a $500 Gift Certificate towards the purchase of a new J&J Auto Racing "Deluxe Kit” and $1000 Gift Certificate towards the purchase of a new J&J Auto Racing “Roller Kit”. Visit http://www.jandjautoracing.com or call J&J at 1-800-526-5406 for more information on the kits.

For nearly 40 years, Jack Elam has been manufacturing racecars. The dedication to quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and willingness to build exactly what his customers ask for have helped J&J Auto Racing be recognized as the 410 Sprint Car “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year”.

Just ask - Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart, Arnie McDonald, Steve Kinser, Derek Hagar, Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver, Tim Shaffer, Robbie Stillwaggon, Dave Blaney, Kraig Kinser, Jake Miller-Beard, Eric Riggins, Jr., Wade Nygaard, Lee Grosz, Chad Ely, Daniel Pestka, Marshall Skinner, Ben Atkinson, Joe Ramaker, Tony Grams, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Josh Schneiderman, and DJ Simmerman to name a few.

Contact the Racing Department at Champion Oil for more details on how to obtain the J&J Auto Racing $500 Gift Certificate or the J&J Auto Racing $1000 Gift Certificate, call 660-890-6231 or inquire at http://www.championbrands.com Offer expires 04.30.15

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of racing, hot rod, street rod, classic and muscle car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

In addition, all Champion Racing Motor Oils contain an exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases horsepower and torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about the J&J Auto Racing Promotion contact Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO or go inquire at http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

TWO-TIME CHAMP DOUGLASS WINS PAS SENIORS - MORRIS WINS YOUNG GUNS!

(Perris, CA, March 11) When Perris Auto Speedway closed the 2014 campaign, Ventura’s Bruce Douglass said he was done after winning his second PAS Senior Sprint Car championship. However, like everyone figured, when the season opened last Saturday night, the 63-year-old was back on the track and he led nearly every inch of the way in the 20-lap season opening Senior Sprint main event. He was joined in victory circle by George Morris who led all the way in the PAS Young Gun 15-lapper for drivers age 14-21.

Starting on the outside of the second row in the 15-car Senior main event for drivers 45 and older, Douglass, driving the Victor Davis owned Lucas Oil #13, had secured the lead by the end of the opening circuit and left the remainder of the competitors to battle for second. Unfortunately, the word battle literally jumped into the main event on the breeze slickened track.

Bruce Douglass winner of season opening Senior main event with infield announcer

Ronnie Everhart. Doug Allen photo.

Palmdale’s Rick Hendrix, the 2013 champion, was initially second on the start followed by pole sitter Jack DeArmand Jr. of Corona Del Mar. Corona’s Steve Brown, who started sixth, quickly moved through the field and was third by the end of the second lap. Brown got over the inside berm on lap five and got into Hendrix forcing him back to third. In turn two the next lap, they came together again and this time Hendrix flipped and was plowed into by 2011 champion Bill Badger of Santa Clarita. Both drivers were uninjured, but their cars suffered extensive damage and they were done for the night.

The wrecked cars of Bill Badger (#75) and Rick Hendrix in turn two during the Senior main event. Photo by Vane.

The race restarted with Douglass out front followed by Brown and Simi Valley’s Chris Wakim. Douglass was having his way in the lead before the next yellow came out after Lake Forest’s “Hubcap” Mike Collins hit the berm in turn three and proceeded to plow heavily into Brown. Brown’s impressive run ended there with a damaged car. Collins was going to be penalized to the back, but a flat tire from the incident ended his night.

Once the race went green again, Douglass maintained his lofty position at the head of the pack all the way to the checkered, but he had Wakim all over him. Canyon Country’s Richard McCormick, who like Douglass and Wakim has cut tons of laps on the Ventura Raceway, took third. Calgary, Alberta Canada’s Royal Adderson was fourth and Danny Parrish from Fairbanks Alaska took fifth.

Morris started on the pole in the Young Guns main and led from green to checkered. Corona’s Courtney Crone, who turned 14-years-old on the day thus making her eligible for the class, pulled close enough to challenge a couple times in the race, but in the end, Morris, in the Morris Farms/Desert Glass/Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School #3k won by seven-lengths. Another newcomer, Riverside’s Justin Dunn, who races street stocks at the track as well, finished third.

 

 

'Tuscarora 50' Tops List of Sought After Wins for Brock Zearfoss ‘Jonestown Jet’ Will Begin Season on Saturday, March 21st at Port Royal

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (March 11th, 2015) - Although the 2015 season has yet to commence, central Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car sophomore Brock Zearfoss is already looking ahead to the month of September. Zearfoss, driver of the Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, no. 3Z ‘410’ sprinter, has his eyes set on the 48th Annual ‘Tuscarora 50’ at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned event will feature two complete shows on Friday and Saturday, September 11th & 12th; awarding $11,000 to the main event winner during the event finale on Saturday, September 12th. Zearfoss qualified for the ‘Tuscarora 50’ finale in 2014 and was scored 20th.

“We have a long season in front of us and a long time to wait, but we are already growing anxious for this year’s ‘Tuscarora 50’ at Port Royal” said Zearfoss, “The atmosphere at that event is always awesome...the track is packed and the car count is always big...there is a lot of money on the line with a ton of extra incentives...with the fair going on at the same time, it adds a little more to the weekend for the fans...just an all around great weekend for the fans and drivers.”

Brock Zearfoss will open his 2015 campaign on Saturday, March 21st at the Port Royal Speedway season opener. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ will be a regular at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile during the entire upcoming season.

“We’ll have plenty of lap time at Port Royal before the ‘Tuscarora 50’ comes around” said Zearfoss, “Our goal entering any event is to work towards a win and that includes the ‘Tuscarora 50’...hopefully we can use our notes from the entire season and work our way towards the front.”

Those interested in learning more about the Port Royal Speedway and their entire 2015 schedule, please visit the facility live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 2015 racing campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing

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Recent Highlights: Finished 8th in Tulsa Shootout A Class Winged main event; Finished 22nd in Winged Outlaws Tulsa Shootout main event.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmers Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Precise Racing Products Sponsors DCRP Sprint Cars!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (March 11, 2015) – With Sprint Cars becoming an even bigger part of the Dodge City Raceway Park slate of events in 2015, Precise Racing Products has signed on as title sponsor of the DCRP Sprint Car title chase.

Seven events are slated to count towards the DCRP Sprint Car championship, beginning with the track’s season opener on Saturday night, April 11.

All three DCRP Sprint Cars cards (April 11, April 25 and June 13) and the four URSS events (May 9, June 27, July 24 and September 26) will count toward the track’s DCRP Sprint Car championship.

The DCRP Sprint Cars compete under the same set of technical rules as URSS with the exception that a 5x5 top-wing will be permitted for the three DCRP-only events atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Drivers must compete in all seven scheduled events to be eligible for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points fund.

Located at 3801 W. Pawnee in Wichita, KS, Precise Racing Products offers parts and tires for all forms of racing. Visit the store or order online at www.preciseracing.com.

While the DCRP Sprint Cars are in action for seven of the track’s 15 scheduled nights of competition in 2015, other Sprint Car action on the slate this year includes the World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown on July 3 and 4, the Steve King Memorial featuring NCRA Sprint Cars on June 27 with the NCRA forces also making a May 30 stop at DCRP and then the final leg of the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Car Freedom Tour on August 22.

Things get under way at Dodge City Raceway Park with an open practice on Saturday, April 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. after a car show at the Village Square Mall earlier that day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The season officially fires off one week later on Saturday, April 11, with all five of the track’s championship chase divisions including the DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action.

The track’s full slate of events 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.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE STARTING MONDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (March 10, 2015) - The renewal period for Ohsweken Speedway's 2015 Special Event tickets ends this Friday, March 13, and all remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9:00am on Monday, March 16.

Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or by phone between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Events with reserved seating at Ohsweken in 2015 include the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30, the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28, the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to see the full 2015 schedule, and a detailed list of racing divisions and series competing at Ohsweken this season.

Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are already on sale, along with tickets for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown. Stay tuned for news regarding Preferred Camping locations in the coming weeks. Any questions regarding ticket sales and renewals can be directed to Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

** PLEASE NOTE: Tickets previously purchased for the Triple Crown Showdown will be mailed beginning in mid-April. **

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway's 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver's plans for the 2015 season.

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

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

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

2015 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING

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

Northern Summer Nationals – Monday, July 27, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $27.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $10.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $5.00

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” – Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $30.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

Night Before The Nationals – Friday, September 18, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $20.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $5.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $3.00

11th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Saturday, September 19, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved – $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $30.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $ 15.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

 

 

WESTERN TRIO: Car #51 Stout as Journey to California Begins

McMahan wheels CJB machine to strong finishes in Vegas & Tucson

TELFORD, PA. - March 11, 2015 - With three solid finishes in his back pocket, Paul McMahan is looking forward to the World of Outlaws first west coast swing of the season with optimism.

"It's really good to be getting out of the winter months and into spring," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "Warmer temperatures means we can go racing more. March is an awesome time of the year because it's when we head west for the first time."

With victories in years past at both the Las Vegas Motorspeedway and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., McMahan was confident that success was on tap as the #51 team arrived in Sin City for the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

"We felt really good coming out of Volusia about our notes and our baseline setup," commented the California native, who picked up his first quick time award of the year on the opening night at Las Vegas Motorspeedway. "We were quick both nights in Vegas. Night one was a bit rough. We got stuck in the wrong lane on a restart. Night two, the track was a bit slicker and we had some issues. I came into the work area but I thought I had broken something but we didn't. I went back out and we got up to 11th. It was a nice recovery."

After the two-day tilt in Vegas, the series moved southwest to Tucson, Ariz. and USA Raceway for the NAPA Autoparts Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports.

"Tucson is always a racy place," said McMahan. "The track was alright. We drew a late number and luckily made the dash. That set us up well for the feature. There wasn't much passing and we finished fourth after starting sixth. Solid night and good for momentum heading into California."

Leaving the Grand Canyon state behind, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' now embarks on a month long tour of California. With 11 events in 32 days, McMahan is looking forward more opportunities to reach victory lane on some familiar tracks. Up first is Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

"California is where I grew up," explained McMahan. "Tulare is bar none, one of the best race tracks in California. It's a tiny bullring but you have to race it like a big track sometimes. They usually have two or three grooves for racing. The fans are great there and we're looking forward to being there on back-to-back nights."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 13

Quick Times: 1

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 7

Top-10's: 11

Average Time Trial: 4.25

Average A-main finish: 7.1

Total Laps Led: 47

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series kicks off its events in California with a weekend double header at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on Friday, March 13 and Saturday March 14.

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

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

 

 

Shark Racing Caps World of Outlaws Weekend in Desert With Good Showing in Tucson

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (March 10, 2015) - Shark Racing drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen capped last weekend with their best result during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader in the desert on Saturday at USA Raceway during the NAPA Wildcat Shootout.

Schuchart, who qualified eighth quickest before placing seventh in a heat race and second in the Last Chance Showdown, recorded a 10th-place result in the main event. It was his first top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws.

"Running with the competition we have to run with, especially right now when you have all the big names in the Midwest joining the Outlaws, to get a top 10 is definitely a plus," he said. "The first couple of laps of the feature were real racy. I felt like I had a good car before the rubber came in. It only lasted about five laps before the track took rubber and then everybody had to move down and roll around the bottom."

Allen qualified 14th quickest and finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the main event. He then ended with a 15th-place result on the rubber-down track.

Shark Racing also competed on Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

Schuchart qualified ninth and 14th, respectively, before earning a lock-in position through a heat race both nights. He pulled off the track early on Wednesday night during the feature and he finished 16th in the main event on Thursday.

"The first night the track was real rough and heavy and it was hard to race," he said. "You had to make some aggressive moves to get around somebody. It's not worth it with the budget we have to tear up a car so I just felt like it was a better move to pull in and have a good race car to start the day off on Thursday.

"I didn't feel like I had a bad car or I drove it bad during the main event on Thursday. Everybody was so good. It was hard to pass cars. I just stayed where I was at. I needed to qualify better to start up front in the feature."

Allen qualified 27th and 28th, respectively, at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. He placed eighth in a heat race before finishing 12 th in the Last Chance Showdown on Wednesday. Allen's results improved on Thursday as he ended sixth in a heat race - only one spot out of a lock-in position to the feature - and ninth in the Last Chance Showdown.

Shark Racing resumes action with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Schuchart led the first 22 laps of the World of Outlaws feature before finishing eighth on Night 1 at the track last year and he earned a career-best second-place finish on Night 2.

QUICK RESULTS -

JACOB ALLEN: March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 12 (8).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 9 (8).

March 7 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (14).

LOGAN SCHUCHART: March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: DNF (13).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 16 (15).

March 7 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 7 (2); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 12 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Shark1s.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharkRacing1s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Racing/561570593854948

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Shark Racing via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman's Towing & Recovery

Newman's Towing & Recovery is a towing company based in Hanover, Pa.

"Gary and Michael Newman have been instrumental in Shark Racing for a lot of years," Logan Schuchart said. "We really appreciate their hard work and dedication toward our team."

Shark Racing would also like to thank Marty Thompson Investments, Pell's Tire Service, Triple X Race Co., Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle and Son, DMI Rear Ends, AO Designs, CnB Chubby, Bobby Allen's Speedway 94, Restas.com, YourAutoSourceInc.com, Moose Blocks, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Lisa Alwine - Silpada Jewelry, Wings Unlimited, Joe Bear Joan and Michael Palumbo 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.

 

 

Hanks Feeling Well Enough to Tackle ASCS Red River Region Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (March 10, 2015) - Brandon Hanks is feeling much better following a couple weeks of rest.

In fact, Hanks feels well enough to compete this Friday and Saturday at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., during the inaugural ASCS Red River Region event assuming he doesn't have any setbacks this week.

"I think I'm healed from the mono," he said. "I went back to work today and don't feel tired. We'll take it slow just to begin, but I think we're going to be fine and we'll go after the 'W' like we try every weekend."

Hanks competed at the track one time last season. He was in contention for a top five throughout the main event before a flat left rear tire sent him to the pits early.

"That was one of those good nights that got away from us," he said. "From what I could tell I really liked that place. I'm excited to go back and try again."

Hanks hasn't been able to compete since the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season-opening event in Florida in the middle of February because of an illness.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Hanks 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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com.

"I want to thank Jack and Bonnie Elam for all the help they've given me and all the advice throughout the years," Hanks said. "Not only are they some of the nicest people, but they build great, fast and reliable race cars."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Easter Trail Champ To Score a Harley Davidson Street 500

The 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail will once again become a fitting finale to what has been amazing season of Sprintcar Racing at Avalon Raceway, Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier and Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

However the attraction to the time honored three night Sprintcar extravaganza from a competitor stand point may just have been kicked up a notch with Geelong Harley Davidson coming on board as the Naming Rights Partners to all three nights of action.

David O’Brien and the hard working team at Geelong Harley Davidson will provide the winner of the 2015 Easter Sprintcar Trail with a brand spanking new Harley Davidson Street 500 valued at in excess of $10,000.00!

The Harley Davidson Street 500 is the latest and greatest of in the proud line of Harley Davidson Motorcycles and is most definitely a head turner!

The Street 500 is powered by the Revolution X, 60-degree V-twin, Single Over Head Cam, four valves per cylinder, precision liquid cooled engine and will come equipped with all of the trademark Harley Davidson features including the teardrop fuel tank, premium paint, café racer screen, LED tail lights, locking fuel cap and forks, metal tank and fender as opposed to plastic which is true to the Harley Davidson brand.

Jeff Drew from Avalon Raceway was instrumental in orchestrating the deal for Geelong Harley Davidson to become a part of the Sprintcar scene through their Geelong based venue and that relationship has now expanded to include the Easter Trail.

“To have David O’Brien and his team at Geelong Harley Davidson on board for the Easter Trail is great for our sport”, Drew said.

“To be given the opportunity to reward the Easter Trail overall points champion with a Harley Davidson Street 500 is a pretty cool thing to do. As always the aim of the three venues involved in the Easter Trail is to continue to raise the bar and I am hopeful that this generous offer of the Harley Davidson Street 500 has done that once again in 2015”, Drew added.

With the Harley Davidson Street 500 set to be awarded to overall Easter Sprintcar Trail Champion based on points awarded over all three nights of competition, the three venues have also seen fit to continue to offer the impressive $10,000.00 cash bonus for any driver who can sweep the three nights of competition.

The fact that potentially one lucky driver could seep the weekend raises the stakes even higher!

“As the three host venues we are keen to continue to offer the $10,000.00 bonus if a driver can sweep the three nights”, Jeff Drew said.

“If you do the math, if someone can win all three nights they will collect $5,000.00 per night, the $10,000.00 cash bonus and take home the Geelong Harley Davidson Street 500”, that’s upwards of $35,000.00 in cash and prizes to the winner”, Drew added.

So as the 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail approaches those intending competitors have a little added incentive to contest all three nights of competition.

Entry forms have been mailed to those teams that contested the 2014 Easter Trail with the same entry form also available for download via the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au.

The 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail will be held on Friday April 3, 2015 at Avalon Raceway, Geelong with thanks to Essendon Ford and Camden Neon Signs, Saturday April 4, 2015 at Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier with the support of the Ray Scot Group, Stihl Shop Mt. Gambier and S.E Fire Extinguisher Service before the final night on Sunday April 5, 2015 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool with thanks to GJ Gardner Homes.

The grand finals of the Essendon Ford Avalon Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship and the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Premiership will also be held as a part of the 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Jackpot in Vegas!

(Bill W) March 10, 2015 – Terry McCarl hit the jackpot with the World of Outlaws last Thursday at The Dirt Track in Las Vegas, Nevada. He took home a big victory at a track that hasn’t been the most kind over the years. The Altoona, Iowa driver has now won in nineteen states and Australia and Las Vegas was the 63rd different track in which he has scored a victory. TMAC added a top ten run in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday night as he heads to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California with the Outlaws this weekend.

Things opened in Vegas last Wednesday. TMAC timed in 12th quick. “The first night was pretty rough,” he says. “We won the heat, which put us in good position. We had a little trouble with the car being tight. We were o.k. out in clean air in the heat, but when we got to some bad air in the Dash, we had some issues.”

Finishing third in the Dash, lined him up inside row two for the feature. “We made some really good decisions for the feature with the car,” says TMAC. “We were right there battling Joey (Saldana) for third. We went back and forth. The yellow came out with twenty laps down. I was going to be able to start on the top, which was better. But we took the green and going into one, the car didn’t turn. I gathered it up and it really didn’t turn in three and four. I about flipped it. I stopped the car and we had a right rear that was cut and going down. Unfortunately, that’s happened a few times the last couple years at Vegas.”

Though he drove back up to 13th, the tire made for a frustrating night. “I was pretty disappointed, but as we talked about on the way back from the track, we were in the game,” says TMAC. “I hate excuses, but we were on our game and we had a fast car. I think we proved that the next night.”

After again qualifying 12th quick, the team found an issue in the pits. “We found a problem with our high-speed gauge,” says TMAC. “We checked it against Jason Sides gauge, and with Steve Suchy and Shane Stewart’s gauge. After time trials, we fixed it and our motor was running awesome.”

TMAC would sweep his heat and the Dash, lining up on the feature pole. “We were able to win the heat, and we had a great battle with Ian (Madsen) and won the Dash,” he says. “Going into the feature, it was a little bit of a guessing game. The track was a lot different than Wednesday. It wasn’t quite so rough, and in one and two, you could run anywhere. Doug (Rankin) and I kind of put our heads together. I really didn’t get a good practice lap to see if we were good.”

He was. “I was able to get a good jump on the start into one and two and decided to honk it into three,” says TMAC. “The thing rotated along the tires so well. It was that way the whole race. I think I only moved the wing back about an inch the whole race, which tells you how balanced a racecar we really had. The A.R.T. Chassis was working perfectly, and I have to thank Tommy Rider of Rider Engines for helping us get squared away too.”

The win was very rewarding for TMAC. “It’s one of those places that is really tough to win,” he says of Vegas. “There’s a lot of tough competition, and not a lot of guys have won there. It’s tough to win an Outlaw race period. It was fun, being the second night at Vegas, because you can go out and have some fun afterwards. Our good friend James Chinen and his wife with Kilani Fenders was there from Hawaii.”

It was on to Tucson and USA Raceway on Saturday. “We were able to break the track record there in 2005 or 2006,” says TMAC. “I don’t know if I’ve been back much since. It’s a pretty racy joint. It’s good to get back there with the great fans from the Phoenix area and Manzanita too.”

TMAC would time in 7th quick. “The track was going away quickly,” he says. “We went out in the middle of the group. We went out around Paul McMahan and he barely beat us…so we knew we were pretty fast. When you qualify close to Paul, you know you’ve had a decent lap.”

After winning another heat race, TMAC advanced from sixth to fifth in the Dash. “It turned into a guessing game in the Dash with the track,” he says. “We knew in the feature it was going to lay rubber. We just didn’t know when for sure. We started on the bottom (fifth) in the feature, and we just didn’t get to the top quick enough. I couldn’t quite slide up there quick enough. I didn’t want to crash anybody.”

The track quickly became one-lane and he would secure a ninth place finish. “Finally, we were in line in ninth,” says TMAC. “I was able to hang there with Joey and Kerry (Madsen). Eventually we dropped down and got in line. It was another top ten with the Outlaws, which was great, and another good qualifying effort.”

TMAC is looking forward to Tulare this weekend. “I’m excited,” he says. “It’s turned into one of our favorite tracks. We have a very good record there for top fives over the years. We’ll be the Country Builders Construction #88 out there. We’ll be staying through Antioch before we come back for the National Sprint League opener on April 11.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

This month in 1991, TMAC took the B main win at the Mini-Gold Cup at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. Driving for Weldon Offill, he advanced to seventh in the main event. Brent Kaeding won the Mini-Gold Cup that season ahead of Keith Kauffman, Dave Blaney, Johnny Herrera and Joe Gaerte.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

KSE Racing Products Shine Out West

PETERSEN MEDIA: After kicking the 2015 season off in dominating fashion in Florida, the winning continues for drivers using KSE Racing Products, as the action gets under way on the West Coast.

The World of Outlaws resumed their 2015 season after a couple weeks off, and it was three new drivers cashing in. During the opening night of the FVP Outlaw Shootout in Las Vegas, NV, it was Shane Stewart scoring one for the Outlaw regulars, as he used his KSE Racing Products to score the big win.

Thursday night, it was all Terry McCarl, as he simply dominated the feature event to score the World of Outlaws win with his KSE Racing Products, his first ever win in Sin City. After scoring his first career World of Outlaws win during the 2014 season finale, Brian Brown wasted no time getting his second win, as he was the class of the field on the very slick USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ.

In California, things got underway on Friday night in Chico, CA for the Silver Cup, as Andy Forsberg used his KSE Power Steering Products to pick up the opening night win, before Seth Bergman made a surprise visit to the speedway to take home the win during the Saturday night finale.

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.

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Champion Oil to Display in SEMA Pavilion at 2015 Custom Show Emirates

(Clinton, MO / 03.11.15) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years, announced this week that it will be displaying in the SEMA Pavilion at the 2015 Custom Show Emirates ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center) The Show runs from the March 26–28. www.customshowemirates.com.

The annual SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference and the Custom Show Emirates allows participants to gain insight into the growing specialty market for Middle East racing and performance enthusiasts. Through networking opportunities with retailers and wholesalers in the Middle East, participants will learn what products sell, what products are in demand, and for which applications.

“Racing and performance are at the core of our lubricant business”, stated Karl Dedolph, Director of International Sales at Champion. “At Abu Dhabi this year we will build valuable relationships with WD’s, Dealers, Jobbers, and Race Teams”. “It’s a wildly active market, and this huge Middle East region is the great hub for that performance and racing business.”

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) founded in 1963, represents the $30 billion specialty automotive industry of over 6,500 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger, diesel, racing, enthusiast, and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA or visit www.sema.org

Champion Oil is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Tankersley Defending ASCS Gulf South Championship Beginning This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (March 10, 2015) - While the process may include more freedom this year, the goal hasn't changed for Channin Tankersley.

After putting together a consistent season that resulted in his first career ASCS Gulf South Region championship last season, Tankersley returns to action this weekend with the series season-opening doubleheader on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

"The overall goal is to get another championship under our belt," he said. "Last year we were a little conservative toward the middle and end of the year. Now that we have that first championship under our belt we can go out and be a little more aggressive, try some things and hopefully find more speed."

Tankersley is starting at a track where he has earned a top-10 finish during each of his last eight races.

"The way to get around Golden Triangle is to get up on the wheel and hustle it," he said. "We haven't won there since 2011 so it'd be great to kick off the season by earning a trip to Victory Lane."

Tankersley has won at Battleground Speedway each of the past two years.

"We've done pretty decent there," he said. "It's a hammer-down, big, fast 3/8-mile track. They did some track work to it over the winter. It looks like it'll be a pretty cool place if they get the surface figured out. They put some banking to it so it should be a little faster."

While consistency carried Tankersley to the title last season, he is hoping wins do the same this year.

"The overall goal is to get another championship under our belt," he said. "I'm definitely looking at bumping up the winning percentage, too."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

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

Tankersley would also like to thank King Construction, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha, G3 Boats and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Hall Kicking Off First ASCS Gulf South Season as a Full-Timer This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LONGVIEW, Texas (March 10, 2015) - Tyson Hall is a full-time competitor for the ASCS Gulf South Region crown this season for the first time in his career.

The chase for the championship kicks off this Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

"We're shooting for two top-five finishes," he said. "We're going to try some setups we ran down in Florida last month. We basically were trying to make the car a little tighter. It should help us a lot here in Texas."

Hall said he enjoys racing at Golden Triangle Raceway Park, where he registered his best career finish - 10th - in 2013 during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"That track normally builds a big cushion," he said. "I like getting on the cushion and going hammer down. We have some good laps there and I like that track so I'm looking forward to Friday's race."

Hall's best result at Battleground Speedway was a ninth-place result with the ASCS Gulf South Region in 2013.

"Battleground is a bit bigger track," he said. "I'm used to running on quarter miles. It's more of a momentum track. You have to stay calm and keep the car smooth."

Hall finished 12th in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings last season after earning three top fives in limited action.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

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

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

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Pressure Construction, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

 

 

David Gravel Opens West Coast Swing With Trio Of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the West Coast swing under way last week in Arizona and Nevada, David Gravel got off to a nice start as he and his Roth Motorsports recorded three Top-10 finishes.

“Like I said after Florida, all of our guys and myself are still gelling, and we are certainly getting better I feel,” David Gravel said. “Dennis and Theresa Roth have given us a great opportunity this year, and I can’t thank them enough.”

Wednesday night saw Gravel return to action with the World of Outlaws as they invaded the Las Vegas Dirt Track for the first of two nights of action.

Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry in 15th fastest, Gravel took car of business in his heat race as he picked up the win, and earned a spot in the night’s dash.

Lining up eighth in the dash, Gravel would advance his starting position in the feature event a full row, as a sixth place finish put him in the third row. On a rough Las Vegas Dirt Track, Gravel was able to move forward in the feature event, but a couple of double file restarts did not go his way, and he would end his night with a seventh place finish.

“We snuck in the dash, and had a pretty good car on Wednesday night, but restarts did not go our way,” Gravel added.

Thursday night again saw series in Las Vegas, NV and on this night, Gravel would time his machine in seventh fastest before scoring a fourth place finish in his heat race.

Lining up 10th in the feature event, Gravel would find himself in battles with Paul McMahan and Shane Stewart during much of the race as they all battled just inside the Top-10.

When the fast paced feature event came to a close, Gravel took the checkered flag in the 10th spot.

“We qualified in that position you really don’t want to be in, and we weren’t able to race our way into the dash,” Gravel added. “The boys worked hard, and it was a nice Top-10.”

Heading to the USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ on Saturday night, the extremely slick track surface saw Gravel sneak into the heat race inversion after going out late for time trial, and eventually win his heat race.

Starting eight in the feature by way of his eighth place finish in the dash, the Watertown, CT driver was able to make some moves early in the feature as he got up as high as the fifth spot, but as rubber began being laid down on the speedway, Danny Lasoski was able to find it first, as Gravel slipped to sixth.

Running in the sixth spot much of the race, Gravel tried to make a move in the closing laps, but getting out of the rubber let another car by, and he would get back in line, and go on to finish in the seventh spot.

“Overall I think it was a good three race stretch for us,” Gravel noted. “We are looking forward to our California trip, and with Dennis and Theresa Roth being from California, we are hoping to score a couple of wins for them. Again, I have to thank them for this great opportunity, as well as my guys for working so hard for me.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team invade the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA with the World of Outlaws on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel83.

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Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Premiership Update!

The 2014-15 Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship has now seen eight of the scheduled 10 rounds completed, with Jamie Veal now a very short priced favorite to collect the $10,000.00 windfall at the end of the season.

On the back of four feature race wins at Sungold Stadium this season, the most recent of which was on Sunday night, has Veal with a commanding 250 point lead with two nights remaining.

Veal’s season aggregate of 895 points would appear to be a sound buffer over the remaining 68 drivers who have scored Track Premiership points, courtesy of making an A-main appearance this season.

The nearest challenger to Veal is another Warrnambool based driver in Darren Mollenoyux who once again has been a model of consistency throughout the season.

Some may suggest that Mollenoyux is too far back to be a genuine threat to Veal’s Premiership hopes, although with 175 points up for grabs for an A-main victory, should Veal suffer a hiccup in either of the remaining two rounds, anything is possible at this point.

On the up side for Veal, another sound performance, basically sixth or better on March 21 when the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series Grand Final rolls into Sungold Stadium would however guarantee the Premiership and the $10,000.00 Parr Motorsports pay day goes the way of the V35 driver.

The top ten in points at the end of Round 8 are:

1 . V35 Jamie Veal 895 points 2. V77 Darren Mollenoyux 645 points 3. W3 Steven Lines 505 points =5 A1 David Murcott 495 points =5 W17 Kyle Hirst 495 points 6 V88 Daniel Pestka 490 points 7 W2 Brooke Tatnell 480 points 8 T10 Ian Madsen 450 points 9 V3 Ian Loudoun 440 points 10 S81 Luke Dillon 320 points

 

 

Canyon Speedway Park Season Opener this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 10, 2015) – It’s take two for the Canyon Speedway Park 2015 Season Opener, with ideal weather ushering in the new season with Saturday’s action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Following an open practice session on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s CSP Season Opener goes green at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday’s card that was originally set for February 28 will feature the ASCS Southwest Region winged Sprint Cars along with the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

The CSP Season Opener marks the first winged Sprint Car outing at Canyon Speedway Park since August of 2013, when Las Cruces shoe Rick Ziehl raced to his second consecutive CSP score of that year.

The seven-time and reigning ASCS Southwest champion, Ziehl topped the recent ASCS Southwest opener at Casa Grande to take the early series points lead over Lorne Wofford, Billy Chester III, Ryan Linder and Casey Buckman.

After winning two of three Winter Challenge events at CSP in January, Ricky Thornton, Jr., kicks off his pursuit of the track’s 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified title that is worth $2,500 in 2015. Kenny Wallace is expected to join in on Saturday’s IMCA Modified action.

Reigning champion Matt Martinez kicks off his pursuit of the $2,000-to-win Arizona Differential Pure Stock championship after taking two of three Winter Challenge wins as well.

David Harrington begins his Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades title defense, with this year’s title worth $750.

The Renegades race for $300 to win and $50 to start with progressive purses in effect for IMCA Modifieds and Pure Stocks. Progressive purse information is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/driver-info/purse/.

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

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling 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 2015 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Score Back-to-Back Top Fives with Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (March 10, 2015) - Everything is working like a well-oiled machine in the Big Game Motorsports camp following back-to-back top fives with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last weekend.

After a mechanical issue stymied the Muddy sponsored sprint car last Wednesday during the opening night of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, driver Danny Lasoski was in contention for a victory with the premier sprint car series for the final two races in the desert.

Lasoski, who pulled into the infield early during Wednesday's feature, kicked off Thursday's race by qualifying 15th quickest after the team quickly changed an engine following hot laps.

"On the second night in Las Vegas a big shoutout goes to all my crew guys," he said. "We stuck a valve during the first lap of hot laps. We had a short time to change engines. The engine wasn't even up to temperature when we went out for qualifying."

He then won a heat race to lock the Muddy car into the dash, where Lasoski maneuvered from eighth to sixth place to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"There was passing everywhere," he said. "I think speed-wise we were right there in the feature. It probably would have taken some lapped cars to slow those two guys down to allow someone to pass them. As drivers you can make all kinds of excuses, but at the end of the day we ran third."

Lasoski's third-place finish marked his third top five of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at USA Raceway for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout. Lasoski opened the event by setting quick time in qualifying.

"We had some good hitters ahead of us who put down solid laps," he said. "We cut a decent lap that was good enough for quick time."

The Muddy sprint car then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to lock into the dash. Lasoski finished where he started - fourth - in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We knew the track was beginning to take rubber then," he said. "They scratched the track a little bit. Basically whoever got out front first was going to win the race. When it's a rubber-down race you have to get in line and take what you can get. We were trying too hard and let a couple of cars slip by us."

Lasoski advanced to third before losing two positions when he slid out of the rubber. He ended with a fifth-place result.

The Muddy team is scheduled to compete next on April 11 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, during the inaugural National Sprint League event.

"We feel we have a really good team," Lasoski said. "I'm very excited to get the season started with the NSL. We were successful with the All Stars and successful with the World of Outlaws. I'm very, very happy with the Muddy team and I think it will stay up front."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: DNF (18).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (8); Feature: 3 (6).

March 7 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 11 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

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Scelzi Captures Hard Charger Award During Career-Best World of Outlaws Finish

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (March 10, 2015) - The 2015 season has started on a high note for Dominic Scelzi, who achieved a new feat last week during his first race of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi powered his Roth Motorsports backed sprint car from 20th to a ninth-place result last Wednesday during the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas to garner the Hard Charger Award. It also marked Scelzi's best career result with the premier sprint car series.

"This is the year we as a team need to make our own luck," he said. "We went out and did that on Wednesday night. I feel like every night this year we need to do everything in our power to put ourselves in the right position to earn great results."

Wednesday started with Scelzi qualifying 20th quickest. He then finished sixth in a heat race, which was only one position shy of locking into the main event. It relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, which Scelzi finished third in to transfer into the main event.

"I could go high or low in the feature," he said. "I was really good throughout the main event. We were able to get up through there and pass some really good guys.

"The track was definitely different. Turns one and two were slick and wide. Turns three and four were pretty hooked up and rough. Our car was really good through the ruts and even better through the slick."

Scelzi, who maneuvered from 20th to ninth, returned to the half-mile track on Thursday. However, his team found a mechanical issue that forced them to swap engines prior to the event.

Scelzi timed in 27th quickest and he finished sixth in a heat race for the second straight night to narrowly miss a lock-in position to the feature. He then spent the Last Chance Showdown battling for a transfer position, but came up one spot short at the checkered flag.

"The track was nice, slick and wide," he said. "We had a green-white-checkered finish. We battled for it, but it wasn't enough. The car felt great and I did all I could as a driver. While it wasn't the outcome we wanted, we learned a lot and made huge strides from last year."

Scelzi closed the weekend on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway, where he drove for Dan Monhoff during the Silver Cup. Scelzi qualified eighth quickest and finished fourth in a heat race to lock into the main event.

Unfortunately, he was caught up in a crash only a handful of laps into the feature and was credited with a 16th-place result.

"The car felt really good," he said. "We got up to ninth in three laps and we were really, really fast. A guy a couple of cars ahead of us hit a hole, bounced up in the air and landed on top of us. It was just bad luck."

Scelzi will return to competition in his family owned sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws and King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (20).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 5 (7).

March 7 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 16 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and 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 - Carlucci Transport

Formed in 2001, Carlucci Transport has grown into a leader in the transport business, ranging from agricultural commodities to freight. With more than 200 power units servicing California, Carlucci Transport not only continues to meet, but stay ahead of the State of California's CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliance laws. For more information, visit http://www.CarlucciTransport.com.

"I really would like to thank everyone at Carlucci Transport, especially Nick and his wife for all of the support the past few years," Scelzi said. "I really enjoy having them as friends as well as sponsors."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development for their continued support.

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway

Throughout the years the most accomplished World of Outlaws driver at Thunderbowl Raceway happens to be Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana, who returns to the track this weekend aboard the Motter Motorsports No. 71m Sprint Car.

The veteran competitor has claimed four WOO features at the Tulare based facility, which ranks as the most of any driver. Saldana last season raced to seven World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins and ended the campaign fifth in the final standings. He currently leads the point’s by nine-markers over Californian Brad Sweet with six rounds complete.

Saldana’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway all came while driving for Kasey Kahne Racing and occurred in 2007, ’09, 2010 & 2011. The man simply known as the Brownsburg Bullet ranks sixth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list with 91 career victories.

The only drivers ahead of him on the illustrious list are Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Mark Kinser & Doug Wolfgang. Four of those five are currently National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Members, a place Saldana looks to end up at the conclusion of his career.

An ultra competitive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season has started out with six different winners in the first six races, including Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Terry McCarl & most recently Brian Brown last Saturday in Arizona.

To purchase your tickets for this Friday & Saturday’s World of Outlaws/ King of the West & USAC West Coast event at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway simply contact the box office at (559) 688-0909.

The front gate will open at 4pm both nights with racing scheduled to fire-off around 7pm. All seating is reserved during the double-header weekend with Bleacher tickets costing $40 and Grandstands seats $45 each night. A seating chart is available online at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Also competing both nights are the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series and on Saturday the Western RaceSaver Sprints will make their debut. Stevie Sussex claimed last weeks USAC West Coast Series opener in Vegas over Ryan Bernal & Matt Mitchell. Bernal will be gunning for a fifth straight Tulare win on Friday night aboard the Mike Phulps No. 56 mount.

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds for a price of $40 per night and is located off turns three and four.

Following the March weekend Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway will be dark until April 25 when the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invades the track for the first time. The premier Winged 360 Sprint Car tour out west will bring a solid field to the one-third mile clay oval and will be joined by the Western RaceSaver Sprints & Vintage Cars during the night.

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & USAC West Coast 360 Sprints will next compete in Tulare on May 16 at the annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial.

Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature winners at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

2014- Daryn Pittman on March 14, Rico Abreu on March 15 2013- Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16 2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 16 2011 - Joey Saldana on March 19 2010 - Jason Meyers on March 5, Joey Saldana on March 6 2009 - Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21 2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Oct. 18 2007 - Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, Tim Kaeding on Feb. 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 13 2005 - Tim Shaffer on Feb. 25, Donny Schatz on October 14, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15 2004 - Erin Crocker on October 29, Terry McCarl on October 30 2003 - Steve Kinser on September 3

Be sure to Like Thunderbowl Raceway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway

Information on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series can be found online at www.woosprint.com and info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at www.racepmg.com

 

 

SALDANA LEADS WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINT STANDINGS

HEADING INTO THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY DOUBLEHEADER

TULARE, Calif. (March 10, 2015) – It took the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body shop team only five races to take the World of Outlaws point lead, the earliest in the season they have topped the leaderboard since Dan Motter came back as a team owner in 2013.

As the Outlaws head into a doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway, the only thing missing for veteran shoe Joey Saldana is his first victory of the season.

Saldana, with a fierce competitor’s mentality, wouldn’t really be happy unless there was a ‘W’ beside every race on the 90-event Outlaws calendar, but he is very pleased with the team’s early season results.

“It is all good so far this year,” said the Brownsburg Bullet. “We just need to keep improving every night and keep bad nights to a minimum.”

Saldana and his three Pennsylvania-based team members have every reason to be optimistic about their chances at the Tulare Fairgrounds 1/3-mile clay oval. The Bullet has four victories at this track, which is a confidence-builder, coupled with the team’s success so far this season.

“We have been pretty good at reading the track and keeping up with the changes. Randy (Wolfe, crew chief) and I have a good line of communication going. Having been a driver himself, he can relate to what I tell him the car is doing, plus he picks up a lot just watching the car on track.

“Our pits have a very positive vibe and everybody is enjoying being at the races. Every crew member is contributing 110 percent.”

Saldana’s victories at Thunderbowl Raceway came in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Last year the Motter team qualified No. 1 on Friday and No. 2 on Saturday and scored a top five finish Friday.

At the end of two days of racing, Saldana hopes that at least one night takes him to his favorite destination: victory lane. Two nights would be even better.

 

 

Bergman Shines at Silver Cup
By Speedway Media
(Chico, CA 3-7-15)…Washington driver Seth Bergman wasn’t even supposed to be here. Bergman reported through social media that a racing event in Mississippi that he had planned to attend was canceled because of bad weather. With that news Bergman and team decided to head towards Chico and enter the two-day Silver Cup. That decision was a smart move as Bergman dominated the 30-lap sprint car feature on Saturday night and won not only his first main event at Chico but was also crowned the Silver Cup Champion.
Tim Kaeding started on the pole position and had to be the odds on favorite to win. Yet, it was outside front row starter Willie Croft who took the lead. Croft had set the fastest lap earlier in the night and rocketed out to the lead. The track was starting to get choppy in turns one and two. The first sight of wear and tear was on Croft’s car as his front wing post had broken. A few laps later he would bring the #29 to a stop in the infield with mechanical problems. Numerous drivers had issues because of the choppiness in turns one and two. However, it was Bergman who seemed to excel. Passing Kaeding was one of the highlights of the race. Once Bergman was up front it was clear he was the driver to beat. Sean Becker, as usual, charged from the back and moved his way towards the front. Becker went from 14th to third. Last night winner Justin Sanders went from 18th to sixth. Mason Moore started 19th and finished tenth. A driver who impressed the crowd was Matt Peterson. In the end the box score will show he started eighth and finished fourth, not overly impressive. Yet, to witness his charge up to second and passing Kaeding and Becker at one point was outstanding. With that said, all accolades need to fall upon the winner Bergman. Even a late race restart didn’t hamper his shot at the win. Bergman pulled away from Kaeding and won in decisive fashion.
Shane Golobic won the 12-lap B main event. Rim-riding Jake Morgan scored a second place finish. Johnny Reeves and Chris Martin rounded out the top four and earned transfer spots into the A main. John Michael Bunch won the 10-lap C main. Heat race winners included Craig Stidham, Peterson, Bergman and Kaeding. A total of 39 winged sprints attended.
Ryan McDaniel won his third Silver Cup Championship in the IMCA dirt modified division. Previous night winner Troy Folger lined up on the pole position and led the first part of the race. Two-time track champion Duane Cleveland, who started tenth, quickly drove to the front and pressured Folger for the lead. As the two raced, Folger slowed going through turn four and contact from Cleveland sent Folger around. During the caution Cleveland was sent to the rear of the field for the assist. Folger continued on and finished 11th. Up front it was time for McDaniel to shine. He drove around Albert Gill, Tom Berry Jr. and Jesse Bailey. It is hard to put into perspective how great of a driver McDaniel has been at Chico and what he means to the sport. Adding a third Silver Cup win cements his name as one of the best to ever strap into a race car at Chico. James Hite had a solid Silver Cup and finished in the fifth spot. It was a good showing for one of the good guys in our sport.
Kinzer Cox won the B main event. Chris Nieman, Randy McDaniel and Brett James all transferred to the feature event. Kevin Pendergrass, Bailey, Cleveland and Jeff Olschowka each won heat races.
Santa Rosa, CA product, Joe Stornetta had his elbows up on Saturday night as he tamed a tricky Silver Dollar Speedway, and survived a wild feature event to score the Silver Cup Race of Champions win during the Wingless Series Presented By Joe Hunt Magnetos season opener.
The start of the feature event saw Angelique Bell jump out to an early lead as behind her Colton Slack and Gary Nelson, Jr battled for the second spot. On the rough and tumble Silver Dollar Speedway, the action up front was exciting in the early laps as Tommy LaLiberte and Nick Larson battled for the fourth spot. With Bell up front, Laliberte made a couple of big moves as he moved into the third spot on the fifth lap, and set his sights on Bell and Slack.
Lap six saw Slack make his move on Bell to take the race lead, as Laliberte took the second spot on the seventh lap before clipping an infield tire and flipping wildly to bring out the red flag.
The red for Laliberte would trigger a wild chain of events that would change the complexion of the race. Under the caution, race leader, Colton Slack would suffer and right rear flat, and go to the tail end of the field. When the race restarted, new leader, Angelique Bell would come to a stop atop turn two, and Joe Stornetta would find himself in command of the race.
With Stornetta now up front, Nick Larson found himself in the second spot and Gary Nelson ran in third as the race came back to life. The restart saw Scott Hall go to the high side and get around Shane Mhyre and Nelson to take over the third spot as he began his pursuit of the race lead. As Hall chased down the lead pack, Slack was quickly working his way back forward as he was back into the seventh spot by the 10th lap. Reds on lap 13 and 14 would bunch the field back up, and what would be the races’ final restart, saw Hall slide off the track with some damage, as Stornetta continued to fend off Larson’s charge up front.
With Stornetta in command of the race, Slack would work into the third spot just before the race’s final caution flew on the 17th lap, and with that the checkered waived giving Stornetta his first career win at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and the opening night win with the series. “It is great to win in Chico,” Stornetta said. “Our car was awesome all night long, and that was huge with the way the track was. It was pretty technical, and I think that made it exciting. I really have to thank everyone who supports this deal for all of their hard work.” Nick Larson would hang on to finish second, with Colton Slack rebounding nicely to finish in the third back. Nelson would finish fourth followed by Shane Myhre, Shawn Jones, Bradley Clark, Bryan Grier, Bill Hopper, and Josh Vieira rounding out the Top-10. With 21 cars on hand for the season opener, Joe Stornetta set the standard in time trials as heat wins went to Shawn Jones, Tommy Laliberte, and Nick Larson.

 

Ian Madsen Pockets Top-10 In Opening Week of Action

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his 2014 Knoxville Raceway Championship winning KCP Racing team kicked their 2015 season off over the last week with the World of Outlaws, and an up and down trip saw Madsen pick up a Top-10 finish.

“It was a trying week, and a promising week at times, but overall it was good to get back racing with the KCP Racing team,” Madsen said.

Getting his 2015 season underway last Wednesday night, Madsen timed his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply backed No. 18 machine in 14th fastest, before racing his way to a second place finish in heat race action.

Transferring directly into the FVP Outlaw Showdown feature event, Madsen rolled off in the 15th starting position, on what was a pretty hooked up and rough track.

Battling with the likes of Danny Lasoski in the early stages of the main event, Madsen got his Greenland Homes of IA/Royal Flooring/Aspen Aire Inc. entry into the wall hard, and another competitor got into his left rear, and he went to the work area with two rear flat tires.

Making repairs, Madsen would restart the race, but his car did not feel right after the contact with the wall, and he opted to retire for the evening.

Thursday night saw the St Marys, NSW driver time his machine in fifth fastest, before finishing fourth in his heat race. As fate would have it, his brother, Kerry would win his heat race, and Madsen would ultimately get a berth in the dash.

Lining up on the front row of the dash, Madsen would run second, and start on tahe front row of the 30-lap feature event.

As the race got underway, Terry McCarl would get the jump, but Madsen would track him down and make a bid for the lead, but McCarl would answer, and the younger Madsen brother would settle into the second spot.

Running well inside the top three much of the race, Madsen would slowly fade towards the end of the feature as he seemed to have a right rear tire going down.

Hanging on best he could, Madsen would cross the stripe with a seventh place finish.

“We had a really good car on Thursday night, and I am certain we could have contended for a spot on the podium,” he added. “I have to thank my entire team for all of their hard work, and I am looking forward to a couple of weeks of racing in California.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Spek USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Madsen will now take his KCP Racing team to the Golden State as they follow the World of Outlaws to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Friday and 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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Tough Going In Vegas For DJ Netto

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip to the Las Vegas Dirt Track last week, DJ Netto had a rough time with the World of Outlaws, but the Hanford, CA driver is already looking forward to taking them on again this weekend on his home turf.

“It was a frustrating weekend, but on Thursday I feel like we finally got going in the right direction,” Netto said.

With issues keeping him from hot lapping on Wednesday night, Netto was a little off in time trials, as he would time in 33rd fastest.

“With the Outlaws, a bad time trial run is hard to recover from, but the boys worked hard to at least get something out of the night of racing,” he added.

Finishing eighth in his heat race, Netto would put on a charge in the night’s Last Chance Showdown as he made a bid to get into the feature event.

Lining up in the 13th spot, Netto worked the rough surface, as he moved up to the sixth spot, where he would go on to finish.

Being the last car out in time trials on Thursday night, Netto would dig a bit of a hole again as he timed in 30th fastest.

Lining up 10th in the B main, Netto again would work his way forward as he looked to sneak into the feature event, but a seventh place finish would cut his trip to Las Vegas short.

“These guys are tough, and you cant put yourself behind at the start of the night,” he added. “I feel like we got better at times, and I am really excited to take them on in California the next few weeks.”

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 2015.

ON TAP: Netto and his team will be back in action this weekend at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

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Cox Makes World of Outlaws Feature Event In Sin City

PETERSEN MEDIA: With very limited 410ci experience Justyn Cox and his Cox Motorsports team opted to take their newly acquired 410ci engine to Las Vegas, NV and take on ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt”.

“I had a blast shaking down our 410 at Las Vegas on the half mile,” Cox said. “I wish things could have gone a little better, but I was happy to get some seat time with the new combination.”

Wednesday night saw Cox time his Berco Berry Redwood Lumber/PM Truck Repair/LRB backed No. 31c machine in 31st quickest, putting him the fourth row of his heat race.

Needing to make some moves in his heat to earn a transfer into the feature event, Cox got the jump he needed as he was up into the fifth spot in the first corner, and was able to hold the position, and transfer into his first ever World of Outlaws feature event.

Lining up in the back of the pack, Cox would go a lap down, but continued make laps as he learned where he needed to better himself on the big track. After taking a rock off of his helmet shield, Cox opted to pull off and let the leaders race.

“It was pretty cool to make the feature the night out with my family teams car,” Cox said. “I learned some things, and ultimately pulled off after going a lap down.”

Thursday night things did not go so well, as mechanical gremlins hindered Cox and his team early in the night.

Finding himself deep in the B Main on Thursday night, Cox would gain a few positions as he would end his trip to ‘Vegas 11th in the LCS.

Trying to leave Sin City and get to Chico, CA for the Silver Cup, Cox’s transporter broke down, and his weekend of racing would come to an unscheduled close.

“We are still figuring out our ART chassis, and I would say we are still a work in progress,” Cox said. “My guys did such a great job all week, and I thank them for all of their hard work, and patience in getting home since our truck broke down.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Berry Redwood Lumber, PM Truck Repair, LRB, JRI Shocks, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, Axcel Race Suits, SafRacer.Com, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2015!

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Cox is hoping to be in action this Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway if his truck makes it home from Las Vegas, NV. If not he will be in action the following weekend at the Marysville Raceway for the Civil War Series opener.

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Peterson Charges To Fourth During Silver Cup Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- During his first race weekend of the year, Matt Peterson can sit back and smile. Teaming up with Brian Cannon for the 2015 season, Peterson showed speed during both nights of action culminating with a fourth place finish during Saturday night’s finale.

“It was really nice to work with my new crew chief, Brian Cannon, and click so well,” Peterson said. “We had a top-five cars both nights, but we had some bad luck on Friday night, but we are all excited with how the season started.”

Saturday night saw Peterson time the Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales No. p37 in 15th fastest, before driving away from the field in his heat race to pick up the win and qualify for the redraw.

Pulling the dreaded eight pill, Peterson would roll off in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event on what was a very tricky racing surface.

Not letting the starting position bother him too much, Peterson got off to a nice start as he broke into the top five by the third lap.

Battling with Seth Bergman and Craig Stidham, Peterson found himself in the third spot, and in hot pursuit of Tim Kaeding.

As the race reached the halfway point, Peterson and Kaeding hooked up in an entering battle as they swapped the second spot for a number of laps, with Peterson slipping back as far as fifth in the waning laps.

A restart with just four laps to go saw ‘Miller Time’ come to life as he rocketed into the third spot, chasing after Kaeding and Bergman, though he felt pressure from Sean Becker.

The last lap saw Becker sneak around Peterson, as he crossed the stripe with a fourth place finish.

“That was a fun race, and I had such a blast battling with one of my childhood heroes, Tim Kaeding,” Peterson added.

Friday night saw Peterson time in eighth fastest, before getting upside down in his heat race.

Finishing second in the B main, Peterson would transfer into the feature event as he lined up in the 10th starting spot.

Working his way forward, Peterson got up into the fifth spot, and as the laps clicked off, he began fighting steering issues.

On the last lap, his steering finally locked up, but he was able to finish, though he would slip back to eighth at the stripe.

“It was an awesome start to our season,” Peterson said. “It felt good to get back in the car, and I cannot wait to get back in the car. I have to thank my family, and everyone for their continued help and support.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Peterson will return to action on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

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Croft Continues To Show Speed To Start 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of his fifth place finish at the Toller Memorial, Willie Croft continued to show a ton of speed during the Silver Cup in Chico, CA, but a little bit of bad luck hindered him from having the results he was looking for.

“We have plenty of speed, and we are definitely showing that,” Croft said. “Friday night we went a little to far on our adjustments, and Saturday night we just had some bad luck leading the race.”

Setting the standard in qualifications on both Friday and Saturday night, Croft would go onto finish second in his Saturday night heat to safely transfer into the 30-lap feature event.

Sharing the front row with Tim Kaeding, Croft got the jump aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/Butlerbuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine. The rough and tumble Silver Dollar Speedway wreaked havoc on cars early in the feature, as a trio of cautions plagued the first handful of laps.

Having a nose wing collapse on a restart as he bounced through a rut, Croft did not let it phase him as he remained strong out front keeping Kaeding at bay. On the ninth lap, Croft caught a rut and bicycled his machine, and as he came down the right front packed full of mud and he was unable to steer his machine, and parked in the infield, ending his night.

Winning his heat race on Friday night, Croft drew the seven pill in the redraw and lined up in the fourth row for the A Main.

The patchy track conditions made things technical, and made adjustments key, and Croft admittedly went to far on his before the feature event.

With most cars using the bottom of the speedway, Croft opted to get out of line and try to make the top work, but he was unable to go anywhere.

When the checkered flew on Friday night, Croft crossed the stripe with a 12th place finish.

“It was just one of those weekends, where things really did not go your way,” Croft said. “I have to thank both Zach’s for all of their hard work all weekend, and hopefully we can stay fast this weekend with the World of Outlaws.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Croft returns to action this Friday and Saturday night as he travels to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA to take on the World of Outlaws and compete in the KWS opener in what will be a co-sanctioned event.

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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Robbie Price Finishes 9th During First Visit to Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA-Making the trip to Chico, CA from Cobble Hill, British Columbia, 16-year-old driver, Robbie Price, made his debut at the Silver Dollar Speedway during the Silver Cup, and overall put together a nice weekend.

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“It was a huge learning curve for me, but overall I was happy with how things went,” Price said.

Making his debut on Friday night during the Silver Cup, Price timed his Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metla/Tiger Towing No. 21P machine in 11th fastest.

In a wild heat race, Price slid of the track, and was able to finish in the fourth spot, and transfer directly into the night’s feature event.

Lining up 12th in the Friday night feature event, Price continued to adjust to the ¼ mile track, and conditions were tough to adapt to. Getting involved in an early yellow, Price and company would make repairs to the machine, and salvage the night with a 15th place finish.

Saturday night saw Price continue acclimate as he timed in 16th fastest, just making the heat race inversion. Lining up on the front row of his heat, Price would finish in the third spot after battling for second, and again transfer directly to the feature event.

Rolling off in 15th for the 30-lap feature event, Price would deal with one of the roughest tracks he has admittedly seen in his young racing career. Tip-toeing around the speedway, Price was able to move forward, as he climbed towards the Top-10.

Getting into 10th, Price was able to sneak into the ninth spot as the checkered flag flew on his first weekend in Chico, CA.

“I have never been on a track that small, nor one that rough, so it took a little while to get used to,” he added. “I have to thank everyone who helped us out all weekend, and I am looking forward to getting back to California and racing soon.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-2, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Robbie Price will return to action on Friday, March 20th to take on the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster at the Marysville Raceway during their season opener.

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

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Sean Becker Lands on Podium During Both Nights Of Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the potent Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine for the first time in 2015 over the weekend, Sean Becker did not disappoint as he picked up second and third place finishes during the Silver Cup.

“That was a great, solid way to start the season, and I am looking forward to the Civil War opener in this car,” Sean Becker said.

Getting his 2015 season underway on Friday night, Becker timed the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. No. 75 machine in third quickest with 35 cars in the pit area, before finishing second in his heat race.

Earning a spot in the redraw, Becker would find himself with the three pill, putting him in the second row for the opening night feature.

When the green flashed, Becker was quick to move into the second spot, as he set his sights on Andy Forsberg, on what was a tricky racing surface to master. Staying strong in the second spot, Becker would not Forsberg escape, and in the closing laps, Becker was all over Forsberg.

Trying everything he could to get around the leader, Becker would settle for a second place finish.

Saturday night at the Silver Cup saw Becker go out very early for time trials, which would result in him timing in 14th fastest, before finishing third in his heat race.

Gridding the field from the 14th spot in the 30-lap feature event, Becker showed why he is the defending Silver Dollar Speedway Champion, as he carved his way forward on a very rough racing surface.

Getting up into the seventh spot by the 10th lap, Becker looked for more as he carefully navigated around the track. Working his way up into the fourth spot with just four laps to go, Becker would slip back to fifth briefly, before making a late race charge to get up into the third spot as the checkered flag waived.

“Friday and Saturday night we had really good cars, and to come out of the box with two podium runs is huge,” Becker added. “I have to thank Dan and Cindi Menne, Brian Cannon, and everyone who helps out on this car for all of their help and support.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 2, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 2, Top 10’s- 2

ON TAP: Becker will be back aboard the Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine on March 20th at the Marysville Raceway for the Civil War Series season opener.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, and become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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

 

 

Mason Moore Grabs Two Top-10’s At Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA-Competing in the Silver Cup Race of Champions over the weekend at his home track, the Silver Dollar Speedway, Mason Moore battled all weekend long as he was able to score a pair of Top-10 finishes.

“It was a struggle all weekend, but everyone worked really hard, and we were able to grab a couple Top-10 finishes,” Moore said.

Friday night saw Moore time the Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products No. 22 machine in 22nd fastest, putting him in a hole early. Following a sixth place finish in heat race action, Moore would charge from his ninth starting spot in the evening’s B Main, and grab the win on the last lap and transferring into the feature event.

Lining up in the eighth row of the A Main, Moore was patient as he slowly worked his way through traffic. Navigating the technical track very well, Moore was able to work his way past Colby Wiesz, and Willie Croft, on his way to a ninth place finish.

Returning to the speedway on Saturday night, Moore would time in 23rd fastest, but on this night he would work his way up to fourth in heat race action, and transfer directly into the A Main.

Lining up in the ninth-row for the 30-lap race, Moore was all over the rough racing surface as he again worked his way forward.

Avoiding ruts the best way he could, Moore was again able to race his way into the Top-10, as he would close the Silver Cup out with a 10th place finish.

“The track kept us on our toes all weekend, and we were having to chase it, and I think that hurt us,” he added. “To come from the B one night, and run well, and to come from the back of the A on Saturday and run well again is a positive, and we will move to Tulare this weekend with the King of the West and the World of Outlaws.”

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Mason and his team would like to thank Coors Light, ITC Service Group, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, JRI Shocks, Platinum Powder Coating, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-8, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Moore head’s south this weekend as he will take on the King of the West Series and the World of Outlaws at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin

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

 

 

Justin Sanders Sixth at Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading to Chico, CA fresh of his season opening win just a week ago, Justin Sanders would experience mechanical issues on Friday night before charging his way to a sixth place finish in the Silver Cup finale on Saturday night.

“It was a pretty good weekend for us overall, aside from some mechanical issues on Friday night,” Justin Sanders said.

After losing an engine late in Friday night’s feature event, Sanders was back in action on Saturday night, and things got off to a slower than desired start as Sanders timed the Rudy Warrington owned No. 18 machine in 22nd fastest.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, the Watsonville, CA driver would work his way to a fourth place finish, transferring him into the feature event, though he would roll off in the ninth row.

Not letting the rough track conditions effect him, Sanders was able to patiently work his way forward as the track did take it’s toll on some cars.

Working his way all the way into the eight spot in nine laps, Sanders would battle his way to a sixth place finish when the wild feature came to a close.

“We were fast on Friday night, but we had some issues that took us out of the race,” he added. “I have to thank my guys for getting things ready for Saturday night, and am happy we were able to have a good night to cap off the weekend.”

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 back in action on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-1, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

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.

 

 

Bernal Claws Way To Second at Sin City Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team returned to action on Thursday night in Las Vegas, NV for the Sin City Shootout, and the Hollister, CA driver flexed his muscle all night and ultimately ended his night with a second place finish.

“Coming off of a strong Winter Series, I thought we had a great car, and had a shot to win, but luck just did not seem to be on our side,” Bernal said.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, Bernal quickly worked his way forward aboard his Tri-L Mandarin Ranch/Keizer Wheels/A.R.T. No. 56. In the second spot, Bernal made a big-time move on the last lap to storm to the heat win.

With the win and the inversion, Bernal would line up in the third row for the feature event. Just like he did in his heat race, Bernal worked his way forward as he was methodical on the bottom of the speedway.

Getting into the second spot, Bernal set his sights on race leader, Hunter Schuerenberg, and was able to take the top spot way from him on the 14th lap, and as the caution flew, officials deemed a lap had not been completed, and Bernal went back to the second spot.

The restart saw Bernal again look for the top spot, and as he went to make his move, Stevie Sussex was able to get to the top spot, and Bernal would continue to run second, but now he would work on Sussex.

In the race’s closing laps, Bernal would get around Sussex, but the caution would again fly, and Bernal was put back to the second spot, as his pass was negated.

The restart saw Sussex get the room he would need, and Bernal would settle for a second place finish.

“It was a little frustrating with the way the yellows fell, but we had an awesome car, and I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their hard work,” Bernal said.

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, Butlerbuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2014 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Bernal and the MPM team will be in action this weekend at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA as they will take on the World of Outlaws and the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

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

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

 

 

Sixth Place Finish at Wildcat Shootout Highlights Madsen’s Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the United States after a couple weeks of racing in Australia, Kerry Madsen picked up a sixth place finish during the Wildcat Shootout in Tucson, AZ as the World of Outlaws invaded Arizona and Nevada last week.

Taking to the USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ on Saturday night, Madsen timed the Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine in fourth fastest before finishing seventh in his heat race.

Forced to run in the night’s B Main event, Madsen would finish third on the extremely slick racing surface, and earn a transfer into the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, ‘The Mad Man’ would so some moving and shaking early in the feature event as he worked into the seventh spot as rubber quickly began going down on the speedway.

Once in seventh Madsen was able to hit his marks, and take advantage of a competitors bobble late in the race to take over the sixth spot, where he would go on to finish.

“It was a pretty good finish for us with how the track was, and where we started,” Madsen said. “We really struggled in our heat race, and that put us a little behind.”

Wednesday and Thursday night the team was in action at the Las Vegas Dirt Track.

Wednesday night saw Madsen time in machine in fifth fastest, and finish third in his heat race to transfer him into the feature event.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Madsen was battling inside the Top-10 when he ran over some debris and cut down a right rear tire just as the race passed the halfway point.

With no guaranteed time in the work area per World of Outlaws rules, Madsen was unable to make the call, but the caution flew a lap later, and he was allowed to restart, a lap down, and salvage a 16th place finish.

Thursday night in Sin City, Madsen would time in second fastest before putting together a very strong heat race that saw him storm to the win.

Finishing seventh in the dash, Madsen would line up in the fourth row for the feature event.

Unable to get the forward drive he was looking for, Madsen hung around the eighth spot during much of the feature as he battled with Shane Stewart, and his brother, Ian, late in the race. As the race drew to a close, Madsen would cross the stripe with an eighth place finish.

“We had a decent week, overall,” Madsen added. “The flat tire on Wednesday night killed us, and we just missed it on Thursday night in the feature. It was great to have Dan Ricehouse from American Racing Wheels with us, and we will head to California for a few weeks and see if we can find some more success out there. Huge thanks to the Gavranich’s and our sponsors for their continued support.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-24, Wins-6, Top-5’s-16, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Madsen and company will now head to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

AMERICAN RACING: American Racing is an iconic brand and a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance. Founded in 1956 as a manufacturer of bespoke magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, its roots date back to the golden era of hot rodding. American Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

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

 

 

Wheatley Grades Himself a B Minus During Opening Weekend of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (March 9, 2015) - Austen Wheatley gave himself a B minus following the opening weekend of the season.

Wheatley advanced into all three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features in the desert to kick off the year and he noted his qualifying effort was an improvement from last season.

"Qualifying was pretty good all three nights," he said. "That's normally where I struggle the most, especially on the big tracks. The heat races were pretty good, but I probably wasn't as aggressive running the features."

Wheatley opened the week last Wednesday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown by qualifying 23rd quickest. He then finished sixth in a heat race, which was only one position out of locking into the main event.

That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, where he advanced from fifth to fourth place to secure the final transfer into the feature.

"The first night it was one lane, really rough and rocky," he said. "A big rock hit me in the elbow early in the feature and it knocked my elbow numb. I ended up pulling in after about a dozen laps."

Wheatley was credited with a 21st-place result.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Thursday, when he timed in 17th quickest before placing sixth in a heat race for the second straight night. Wheatley made a late charge on the outside groove to earn a runner-up result in the consolation race.

"We were good, but once we got lapped in the feature it was hard to be as aggressive," he said. "I just wasn't aggressive enough. I also blistered my tires, which didn't help me. I didn't take care of those things."

He ended with a 20th-place finish in the main event.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at USA Raceway for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout. Wheatley qualified 15th quickest and he finished sixth in a heat race to earn a lock-in position to the main event. Unfortunately, he was knocked up the track on the opening lap of the feature.

"I went to the bottom like everyone did on the start and my left front was on the berm," he said. "Another driver ran into me and knocked me up the track. I got freight-trained and couldn't work my way back through the field because the track took rubber right away."

Wheatley finished 21st.

He will return to action with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (22).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 20 (17).

March 7 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 21 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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 - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Kulhanek Aiming to Regain ASCS Gulf South Championship As 2015 Season Opens

Inside Line Promotions - CONROE, Texas (March 9, 2015) - Ray Allen Kulhanek is driven to recover his top spot in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings this year.

Kulhanek will kick off the 2015 season with the region this Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

"We race for wins and ultimately we race for championships," he said. "Last year we didn't get as many wins as we wanted and we certainly didn't finish where we expected in the ASCS Gulf South standings."

Kulhanek's streak of four consecutive ASCS Gulf South Region championships was snapped in large part because of a tough season of missing luck. He advanced into the feature redraw during 14 of the 20 ASCS Gulf South Region events last year. However, he pulled the No. 7 or No. 8 - the two highest numbers available - eight times.

"Sometimes it plays in your favor and other times it doesn't," he said. "Hopefully we got all of the bad luck with the pill draws out of the way last year and it will balance out this year beginning with some good numbers this weekend."

Kulhanek earned a pair of sixth-place results during his last two races at Golden Triangle Raceway Park and he has a string of three consecutive top fives at Battleground Speedway.

"We ran well at both tracks last year, but didn't pick up a win at either track," he said. "It'd be a big boost if we could earn a win or two during the opening weekend to start this season."

He was last victorious at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in 2013 and at Battleground Speedway in 2012.

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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 - Miller's RV Park

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

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

Kulhanek would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Texas Rotating Equipment, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Don Ott Racing Engines, Snap Graphics, Frazier and Son Laser Cutting and Simpson Race Products for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Smith Joining All Star Circuit of Champions for First Month of Season

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (March 9, 2015) - Ryan Smith is expanding his sprint car program in 2015.

Smith said his emphasis this year is to visit new tracks to gain experience, which begins on March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Star Circuit of Champions. It will mark the first of seven straight All Star races for Smith.

"I've got to get more experience at different race tracks," he said. "I think the All Stars are coming back strong. I think it will be a good series to be a part of. I've got to get out to some new tracks and broaden my experience."

Smith has never competed at the high-banked Atomic Speedway as well as a lot of the tracks on the All Stars schedule.

"The slicker the better," he said of his track preference. "Most of the tracks out there get dusty, wide and racy by the feature. I'm more of a fan of a track that gets wide and we can do some racing on."

Smith will spend the first month with the All Stars before making a determination about how long he can stay on the road full time with the 410ci sprint car series.

"If I can get everything together the way I need to do it I really think we can run the whole All Stars deal," he said. "I'd love to run for points."

Smith said he will fill in his schedule of approximately 60-to-65 races with local events in Pennsylvania as well as select World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races on the East Coast. He added that he feels a step ahead thanks to racing at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in January at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

"Between working on the setup out there and broadening my driving ability at a new track, at least I know we can adapt quickly and get the hang of it," he said. "It was such a great event and to be rubbing elbows with all the big names it just makes it that much better."

Smith, who fought mechanical woes during the five-race event, highlighted the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by charging from 19th to sixth during a feature to earn the Hard Charger Award.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://speeddls.wix.com/RyanSmithRacing2

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Warko Group

Warko Group, which is based in Reading, Pa., focuses on general contracting including plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

"This is the second year that Rob Warko of Rainbow Roofing and Warko Group and I have been partnered for our race team," Smith said. "He puts as much focus and energy in his business as he does the race team, which leads to success on and off the track."

Smith would also like to thank S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, CnB Chubby, G.L.T. Electrical, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products and GME Steering for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Rilat Aiming to Continue Winning Streaks at Texas Tracks With ASCS Gulf South

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (March 9, 2015) - Travis Rilat returns to competition this week during the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening weekend in Texas.

Rilat will invade Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont on Friday and Battleground Speedway in Highlands on Saturday.

"We've had a lot of success at both tracks," he said. "We got our first win of the year out of the way when we won the Tyson Perez Memorial in February in Australia. Now we're going after our first win in the United States and there's no better time to do that than this weekend."

Rilat was victorious at Golden Triangle Raceway Park last year. He took the lead just after the midpoint of the feature and cruised to the triumph.

"The car and the track came to us during that race," he said. "We made the right decisions on the setup and put ourselves in a good position to capitalize."

Rilat has been dominant at Battleground Speedway, where he has won each of the past three years. In fact, Rilat has scored three wins, five podiums and six top fives in his last eight races at the track.

"Battleground has been a good track for us the last few years," he said. "We always feel like we have a great car out of the box. Hopefully we can continue the trend of running up front this weekend and we can make it four straight years with a win there."

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

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"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race and Triple X Race Co. was next door," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop The BOSS, Triple X Race Components, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning, and everyone who has partnered with his No. 29 Triple X.

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Hafertepe Jr. Set for ASCS Gulf South Region Season-Opening Weekend in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (March 9, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. will tackle the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening doubleheader this weekend.

Hafertepe Jr. is set to compete on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

"I haven't raced at either track very often throughout the years, but when we have gone to each place we've been competitive," he said. "Hopefully that's the case this weekend and we can come out on top with a win or two."

Hafertepe Jr. scored a fourth-place finish during his lone race at Golden Triangle Raceway Park last season and he recorded a runner-up result at the bullring in 2013. He last won at the track in 2011.

"That is a tight track where you always have to be on your toes," he said. "Whether you are leading or running in the middle of the pack there are always cars around you. It takes a clean night to end with a win there."

Hafertepe Jr. earned a pair of podium finishes during two races at Battleground Speedway last season.

"We were in contention to win both times at Battleground last year," he said. "You can't be disappointed with podium finishes, but we're aiming for victories this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

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"They are really good friends of ours who have been around for quite a while," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We've always really appreciated their support."

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

 

 

Van Dam Earns Best Finish With World of Outlaws in Las Vegas Since 2012

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2015) - Henry Van Dam had a strong car at the end of the night during a pair of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas last week.

"We got better every time we hit the track, but the start of the night is so critical when you compete with the World of Outlaws," he said. "We needed to qualify better to put ourselves in a better position for the end of the night."

Van Dam opened the FVP Outlaw Showdown last Wednesday by timing in 30th quickest. He then advanced from eighth to seventh place in a heat race, which missed a lock-in position to the main event by two spots.

That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, where he maneuvered from 11th to a fifth-place result - only one position shy of a transfer.

"The goal was to make the main event, but I was pleased that we showed a lot of improvement throughout the night," he said.

Van Dam returned to the half-mile oval on Thursday, when he improved his qualifying effort by a handful of positions to time in 25th quickest. He placed seventh in a heat race to once again narrowly miss a lock-in position.

Van Dam battled for a transfer position throughout most of the consolation race before he capitalized on a late-race caution. Van Dam and two other drivers went wheel to wheel for the fourth-and-final transfer position during the final two laps with Van Dam securing the position on the last lap.

"That caution with a couple of laps to go bunched everybody together and gave us a final opportunity to make a move," he said. "I was in the right place at the right time and made a couple of good moves to earn the transfer."

Van Dam then rallied from last - 24th - to an 18th-place finish during the main event. It marked his best finish at the track with the World of Outlaws since 2012.

"Any time you can make the main event and then put together consistent laps with the World of Outlaws it's a boost for your program," he said. "It was great to end the event with some momentum."

Van Dam is slated to return to competition on April 4 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 5 (11).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 4 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

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Van Dam has sweatshirts and hats available for sale at his race trailer.

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"Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw came on board the last couple of years," Van Dam said. "They take care of me from my car to the hauler and trailer to make sure we get down the road."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

 

 

Macedo Runs 11th With World of Outlaws In Las Vegas!

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking off his 2015 season last week with the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas, NV, Carson Macedo picked up an 11th place finish with “The Greatest Show On Dirt”.

“It was nice to get back racing, that is for sure,” Macedo said. “I have some work to do on ½ miles, but overall we were pleased with how things went.”

Wednesday night, Macedo would time the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./ WFO Apparel No. 21x machine in 17th fastest before finishing sixth in his heat race.

Lining up on the pole of the evening’s Last Chance Qualifier, Macedo was strong on the rough and heavy Las Vegas Dirt Track as he jumped out to the lead, and scored the win, earning a spot into the night’s feature event.

Lining up in the ninth row for the 30-lap feature event, Macedo drove a very smart race as he navigated some tough ruts, as he slowly worked his way up through the field.

Racing wheel-to-wheel with the likes of Jason Johnson, and Jason Sides, Macedo would work his way up to the 11th spot as the checkered flag waived on the feature.

Returning to the track on Thursday night, Macedo would struggle a little in time trials, as he timed his Executive Auto/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates backed machine in 26th fastest, before finishing sixth in heat race action.

On a much different surface on this night, Macedo would start sixth in the LCQ, and do everything he could to transfer into the feature event, as the drivers in fourth, fifth and sixth, all raced within inches of each other.

The last lap saw Macedo make a daring effort to get the final transfer spot as Henry Van Dam, Dominic Scelzi, and Macedo came across the stripe three wide, but Macedo came up just short and finished sixth.

“I struggled in time trials, and that makes things that much more difficult with the Outlaws,” Macedo added. “It was a good start to the year, and I really have to thank everyone who supports this Tarlton Racing team, and the Tarlton’s for continuing to give me a great opportunity.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Executive Auto, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2015 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will now follow the World of Outlaws to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night.

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

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T.J. Michael Earns First Win of 2015 Attica Raceway Park ‘Opener’ On Deck for Texas Native

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Plano, Texas (March 9th, 2015) - After scoring multiple top-ten and top-five finishes during his first few weeks of ‘305’ sprint car competition, Plano, Texas native T.J. Michael finally reached the top of the podium on Saturday, March 7th. Michael, who is piloting the Kenny Clark owned no. 18 ‘305’ sprinter wrenched by Scott Bartson during the early stages of his current season, entered Racesaver ‘305’ action on Saturday, March 7th at the Gator Motorplex near Willis, Texas. Michael qualified for the Racesaver main event by finishing third during his respective heat race. The former F.A.S.T. ‘305’ main event winner would start the evening’s feature program on the inside of row number four, and rally seven positions to secure his first win of the season. The victory at Gator Motorplex was T.J. Michael’s third-career ‘305’ sprint car victory.

“Feels great to get that first win of the year” said T.J. Michael, “Everyone on this team works really hard and they deserved this one...I can’t thank my Dad, Scott Bartson and Mike Melton enough for everything they do...Scott Bartson has been down here for a while now working on our cars and he does a great job...this motor actually belongs to Mike Melton and we were working out of his shop...its been a great start to the year...hopefully this momentum continues; especially when we move into the ‘410’ stuff here soon.”

After entering events in all areas of Texas over the last few weekends, T.J. Michael will finally make his return to the ‘Buckeye State’ and continue his 2015 racing campaign on Friday evening, March 27th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ will host their season opener on Friday, March 27th; welcoming back the highly competitive ‘410’ sprint cars, ‘305’ sprint cars, and UMP super late models. T.J. Michael will perform a ‘double-duty’ during the Attica opener; making his first ‘410’ sprint car start of the 2015 season, while also competing in the ‘305’ ranks. The Texas native will hunt for a career-first ‘410’ victory at the Attica Raceway Park, with the ultimate goal of ‘sweeping’ the evening.

“I have been waiting for this all winter” said T.J. Michael, “We are more than excited to get our ‘410’ program going...the car is ready and I think we are ready...I can’t thank everyone enough for their help...hopefully the weather cooperates and things go on as scheduled.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earns first win of the 2015 season on Saturday, March 7th at the Gator Motorplex near Willis, Texas 2015 Wins: 1

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits and Snap-On, Fully Injected Motorsports.

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Champion Oil Launches New Professional Grade Octane Booster

(Clinton, M0 / 03.10.15) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, announced today the launch of a new specialty engineered Professional Grade Octane Booster. Part #4279K available March 2015.

Champion Professional Grade Octane Booster safely stops knocks, pings, hesitation, and restores performance. Plus, maximizes power, removes carbon deposits, improves ignition and responsiveness, and helps fuel burn cleaner. Reduces the need for premium gasoline. Use at every gasoline fill-up to boost octane level up to 15 points or 1.5 RON. When you boost the octane level, it improves horsepower and increases acceleration.

Champion Professional Grade Octane Booster is the only octane booster offering advanced combustion technology for superior performance in a street legal formula. Safe and effective for use in all gasoline engines. Champion Professional Grade Octane Booster is also excellent as a lead substitute for collector and performance automobiles. The Champion Professional Grade provides the strongest street legal Octane Booster available.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, manufacturing, commercial, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about the new Champion Professional Grade Octane Booster part #4279K - contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Otto Sitterly Supermodified Set for Display at annual Motorsports Expo March 14-15

OSWEGO, NY (March 9, 2015) – One of John Nicotra Racing’s Novelis Supermodifieds driven by seven-time Oswego Speedway track champion Otto Sitterly, will be on display this weekend at the annual Motorsports Expo to be held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

The Motorsports Expo is the un-official start to the 2015 Oswego Speedway racing season with the ‘Steel Palace’ once again featuring a multi-car display at the Expo, along with two Supermodified simulators for fans to take a set of laps at the famed oval.

Two Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers are also expected to be at this year’s Expo, including the Crow Motorsports 2014 championship ride of Andrew Schartner and 2012 Small Block champion Kreig Heroth.

In 2014, Sitterly completed his historic seventh Novelis Supermodified track championship run at the Speedway tying him with legends Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren.

Sitterly then capped the season by capturing his fourth Budweiser International Classic 200 crown on Labor Day weekend.

The Nicotra team will again field rides for Sitterly, Dave Shullick Jr., and Davey Hamilton in 2015.

Oswego Kartway will also once again be a part of Oswego’s overall booth with schedules and membership forms available and a couple scheduled karts on display for viewing from MDR Motorsports’ Ricky Pritchard and John Stepien.

Back by popular demand at this year’s Expo will be the Oswego Speedway Supermodified simulators provided by John Byrnes, Bob Garafolo, and LaGraf’s Pub in Oswego.

Fans can also try the simulation online at www.suprs.net. The race software can be downloaded for a donation of $25, which goes to the Dion Parish Memorial injured driver’s fund.

Rides at this year’s Expo will once again be $5 a piece with 13-laps of racing being given at Oswego Speedway behind the wheel of an ISMA winged Supermodified. Money raised will once again go toward the Kids on Track giveaway fund in 2015.

The top five fastest times on the simulators will be tracked throughout the weekend, with Speedway race tickets being awarded to those who set the top three fastest times.

One of the more popular things to do at the Motorsports Expo each season is to collect one of the many racing schedules available for the coming year, and once again Mitchell’s Speedway Press has developed Oswego’s schedule flyer for 2015. Be sure to stop by the Speedway booth to pick one up as well as browse the many options of Speedway merchandise that will be available.

Thomas Racing Videos will also be on hand with Speedway DVDs ready for purchase.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

McQueen makes USAC 360 sprint car debut in Vegas

Dupo, IL (March 7, 2015) After years of success in midget racing, Shannon McQueen made her much anticipated USAC 360 debut Thursday night at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event, dubbed as “The Sin City Showdown,” hosted 31 USAC 360 sprint cars and 33 of the best drivers the World of Outlaws have to offer. The two sprint car groups were also joined by local IMCA modifieds and with NASCAR being in town this same weekend, plenty of NASCAR’s top drivers were also on hand to watch some dirt racing. With a little different format being used Thursday night, USAC would have a pill draw for heat race line ups instead of traditional qualifying. Shannon drew number16 and would line up inside second row in the first heat race. After having the initial green flag waved off and a red flag on the second attempt, the race finally started on the third try. As the laps clicked away, Shannon found herself battling an ill-handling car and dropping through the pack. She ended the ten lap heat race in seventh position. The USAC format for the night was a passing point system, so this would relegate the Van Meter Racing #87 to an eleventh place starting spot for the B-main. Again, Shannon battled car handling issues and finished in the same spot she started. Although the team hoped for better results in its 2015 season opener, the night was not a total loss. As Shannon made laps, she and her team were able to learn more and can move forward in giving her the car she needs to be running up front. Shannon notes that there was a lot to build on Thursday night and knows that as she gets more seat time, the results will continuously improve. The team will now regroup and be back on track next weekend, March 13th and 14th at Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, California. Shannon and her Van Meter Racing team would like to thank all the sponsors that are making her 2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car season possible - Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, MPD, Jet-Hot High Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports, Competition Suspension Inc,MurfDogg and Twin Arrow Transportation, Inc.

 

Walsh Charges Home

Valiant! That’s probably the best way to sum up Sammy Walsh’s performance last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

Walsh finished just off the podium in fourth, after he had worked his way forward from towards the back of the field: position 18.

“I had moved up to third in the closing stages, but lost the position with two laps to go,” commented Walsh, who had battled noise issues aboard his NSW # 92 Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing / EWT Auto Dismantlers supported Maxim throughout the night.

“Although it was disappointing to miss out on another podium finish, I was pleased to be able to fight my way forward from where I started.”

Another plus to come from Walsh’s performance was that he has now moved up to third in the current Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings.

“It just goes to show that you should never give up, and the point standings are so close that you have to fight for every position,” he enthused.

“We didn’t have a good run in time trials, and when it came to starting the feature race, it hurt us, but we managed to overcome the challenge.”

Walsh had qualified a disappointing 19th in time trials at the beginning of the night, and a second-place finish in his heat race locked him into the feature race.

In the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship standings, Walsh sits in third on 3975 points. A total of 89 points separates Walsh and current leader James Thompson.

Walsh’s next appearance will be this Saturday night (March 14), for the next round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship.

Walsh would like to thank Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing, Walsh Construction, EWT Auto Dismantlers, SVH Auto Body Shop, and www.myspeedway.com.au, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Walsh, check him out on Facebook by searching Sammy Walsh Autosport.

 

 

Anderson on the Podium Again

Despite missing out on the winning honours by one spot for the second weekend in a row, Grant Anderson was pleased with his efforts last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway that rewarded him with a second-place finish.

The Vic # 37 Bandag Latrobe Valley supported Maxim driver chased hard after eventual winner Ben Atkinson in the latter stages – moving into second on the 17th lap – but in the end had to settle for the runner-up spot on the podium behind Atkinson.

“To finish on the podium once again is another great result, and a good share of the prize money is certainly a major help for our small team,” Anderson expressed.

“I was running inside the top three for the whole feature race distance, and although it would’ve been nice to get the win, second is the next best result.”

Anderson started the night by qualifying fourth in time trials, and he then followed up that performance by finishing third from position six in his heat race. Later night, he finished fourth in the pole shuffle and that resulted him in starting the feature race from the outside of the second row.

Anderson’s next outing will be back at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night (March 14).

“We are taking it race meeting by race meeting,” explained Anderson.

“Our schedule for the rest of the season is all going to be based around my work commitments in Western Australia.”

Grant Anderson is proudly supported during the 2014-15 season by: • Bandag Latrobe Valley • D&F Racing Products • Bockman Batteries • Fuchs Lubricants • Beef Growers • Townsend Service Centre

To find out more about Grant Anderson, visit www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE him on Facebook by searching, Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

Reidy’s Rough Run

To say that Danny Reidy endured a rough run last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway would be a rather large understatement.

Despite being on the pace, Reidy was forced to retire while leading his heat race due to a flat tyre sustained after an earlier collision with another competitor, and then to add instant to injury, he once again failed to finish in the B main, this time due to a magneto failure, while sitting in a solid second place and a transfer spot into the feature race.

“It certainly wasn’t our best of nights, and pretty much it was a case of everything that could’ve gone wrong did,” remarked the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver.

“This was without a doubt one of our worst nights of the season, but we will be back there this coming Saturday night and attempt to bounce back.”

Reidy’s night started by setting the 13th fastest lap in time trials, and from there, his night went from bad to worse.

Despite the tough night, Reidy remains inside the top 10 of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship standings in eighth with a total of 3844 points.

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown – Tucson Win, Vegas Second Start WoO West Coast Trip in Style!

(Bill W) March 9, 2015 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team started their west coast swing with the World of Outlaws last weekend in fine form. Brian picked up a huge win with the World of Outlaws at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday. That followed a second place finish to open things in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver heads to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California this Friday and Saturday.

What were your thoughts going into Tucson on Saturday?

We’ve always been pretty good at Tucson. We won the ASCS race there last year, and felt like we had a good shot to win with the Outlaws there too. We had high expectations going in. We drew a good number for qualifying, and that helped.

Qualifying went well for starters.

Fifth quick is a good spot to be when there are three heats, because you just need to be in a transfer spot. We were able to run third in the heat.

You were able to finish the Dash in second.

We got lucky with the Dash draw and started on the pole. After qualifying and the heat…we had to work on it quite a bit. My crew chief, Chad Morgan, and Josh Hembe did a great job making sure we made the proper changes. We led the first few laps. I stayed on the bottom to long and that let (Brad) Sweet get by us. We thought after that Dash, that we had something. The major decision there was about tires. Hoosier has two or three different choices now, and we knew it was probably going to lay rubber at some point. I feel, as a team, we made the right choice.

You started the feature on the outside of row one. That seemed to be the place to start the feature.

We felt the top was the place to be, so it was a good starting spot. We were able to jump out and get the lead. From there, the car was just flawless. I think at one point, we were up by four seconds or so. They said we had two or three lapped cars between us and second at all times, and that was the key.

At what point did the rubber-down conditions surface?

I moved around, and kind of searched. When I felt the lapped cars were keeping pace or even better than us on the bottom, I went down there. It was about lap fifteen or sixteen, and I found the rubber, and I tried not to do anything stupid and stayed in line. We were able to do that.

The FVP Showdown with the Outlaws at Las Vegas saw you get out to a fast start on Wednesday.

We were able to qualify for the front row (tenth quick) of the heat, win that, and get a good draw for the Dash. We were able to win that as well.

That put you on the pole for the feature.

Shane (Stewart) got the lead from the outside right off the bat. It was probably the roughest half-mile I’ve ever been on. It was kind of like a 30-lap bull ride, trying to hold on. We were able to stay right with him the whole while.

Did you have any shots at Shane for the lead?

It didn’t play out like we needed. We had a double-file restart with ten to go, and we had a pretty good start. I just didn’t have quite enough. I felt if I pushed it, it could have been bad for both of us. We took a good second place finish and went on to Thursday.

You were 18th quick in the final at Vegas on Thursday.

We just kind of missed it in qualifying. We worked on it and went from fifth to third in our heat.

You put on quite a show in the feature, before suffering a DNF.

We were able to charge all the way up to seventh (after starting 18th). We had a restart about halfway in, and the field kind of got bottled up. It was kind of an “accordion effect” and I ran into the back of Ian Madsen. Shane Stewart got into the back of me, I got into the infield tire and knocked the front axle out. I was pretty disappointed in myself, because I think we had a top five car if the driver doesn’t do something stupid. It didn’t set very well with me.

It’s been a great start to your trip.

To come out west and start as good as we have, with a second on night one, and a good run on night two. To come out and win at Tucson…with a bunch of FVP customers and employees at these events…it’s exactly where we want to be as a team. It took us a while to win our first one (with the Outlaws at Charlotte last November), but we were able to get our second one three races later!

This should give the team some momentum heading into Tulare this weekend.

I’m really confident going in. We have to get qualified well, and get ourselves in position. Last year, didn’t go so well, but there’s no reason we can’t contend at Tulare.

We’re here on the west coast because of FVP. To do well at the FVP Showdown and then go over to Tucson and win was just what the doctor ordered. It was great to get the first win for our new partner, Print Place, and our new employee, Josh Hembe. It was good to get him our first win too. Our whole package with Casey’s General Stores, MC Power…David and Julie Goodson with Impact were able to be with us at Vegas…you can’t go out and compete without all of our partners, and I’m so thankful to have them!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian’s best finish with the World of Outlaws in California in 2014 came at Calistoga Speedway. He led fourteen laps, but settled for second behind Brad Sweet. Joey Saldana was third, ahead of Donny Schatz and Rico Abreu.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

Receive 15% off of your order with Enco Tools! Just go to www.UseEnco.com and use the coupon code “BBR21”!

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com

Brian says – “David and Julie Goodson have a great family there. They also make sure our trailer looks great with the graphics they provide. We’re proud to represent them.”

The goal at Impact Sign and Lighting is to make selecting the right sign and lighting for your business a simple process for you. Impact can design, create, and install virtually any type of sign on awnings, poles, buildings and much more including racecars, of course! They will work with you from conception to completion and make sure you are completely satisfied. We'll give you personalized service, expert consultation, quick turnarounds, and reasonable pricing. Impact Sign and Lighting are responsible for the graphics on the Brian Brown Racing #21. Visit them on the web at www.Impact4800.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – HostIowa.net

Brian says – “One of the most important parts in making your team look professional, is your website. I believe we have one of the most professional ones out there. Kyle McCullough at HostIowa.net has not only been able to help us, but a lot of my friends. He’s a good friend, and I appreciate what he does for us.”

If you have been searching for a reliable web solutions partner - your search is over! HostIowa.net is a homegrown, time-tested full-service web hosting and development partner. They will work with you to determine your needs and implement the right solution using services and technologies that best meet your goals. HostIowa.net is an industry leader in web hosting, web application development, and database solutions for a wide range of customers in Iowa and the United States. Contact Kyle today at www.HostIowa.net!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Print Place, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Pro Shocks by Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, 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 and Flexzilla for all their support!

 

 

MR CONSISTENT DELAMONT SRIKES AGAIN

Official press release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport March 9, 2015

Jackson Delamont continued his purple patch of late by once again being a big mover in the A-Main at Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night, March 7. This resulted in a very well-deserved third place finish at the end of the 30 laps.

Starting from position 8, Jackson was locked in an entertaining battle with Sam Walsh and Australian Champion Dave Murcott for the minor positions. At the end of the race, it was Jackson who prevailed and scored the final podium place.

“It was a good night all round,” Jackson said today.

“We had an early pill draw in qualifying, not that it matters much these days thanks to the awesome job by the track crew. We were pretty nice in the heat, but we missed the pole shuffle by one place.

“For the A-Main, we didn’t do too much to the car. I actually lost a spot on the start and I probably spent too much time behind a lapped car, but once I got around them, I got the bottom to work for me. In the last ten laps, the car stuck like glue on the bottom and when I saw the chequers, I actually thought I finished fifth or sixth, till I looked up at the screen and saw I go third!”

And what about the engrossing battle with Walsh and Murcott? On the outside looking in, it was awesome to watch.

“It was fun,” Jackson smiles, “I actually got out of the car saying that was a fun race. Both Sam and Dave raced super hard but also left so much room. That is what racing is all about.”

Going into the next event at Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night, Jackson has been the biggest mover points wise in recent weeks. So what is the secret?

“Truly, it is the amount of effort that dad puts in. He works tirelessly throughout the week. That’s why it keeps going. We have found a good base line that we don’t have to vary too much on track conditions. It’s all about the hard work.”

As mentioned, Jackson will next be on track this Saturday night, March 14 at Valvoline Raceway for the next event in the Month of Money series, which also doubles as the 19th round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

At the completion of last weekend, Jackson sits in 6th place in the track championship, 166 points off the lead.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

Joe Stornetta Storms To Silver Cup Win During Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Season Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Chico, CA)- Santa Rosa, CA product, Joe Stornetta had his elbows up on Saturday night as he tamed a tricky Silver Dollar Speedway, and survived a wild feature event to score the Silver Cup Race of Champions win during the Wingless Series Presented By Joe Hunt Magnetos season opener.

The start of the feature event saw Angelique Bell jump out to an early lead as behind her Colton Slack and Gary Nelson, Jr battled for the second spot. On the rough and tumble Silver Dollar Speedway, the action up front was exciting in the early laps as Tommy LaLiberte and Nick Larson battled for the fourth spot.

With Bell up front, Laliberte made a couple of big moves as he moved into the third spot on the fifth lap, and set his sights on Bell and Slack.

Lap six saw Slack make his move on Bell to take the race lead, as Laliberte took the second spot on the seventh lap before clipping an infield tire and flipping wildly to bring out the red flag.

The red for Laliberte would trigger a wild chain of events that would change the complexion of the race. Under the caution, race leader, Colton Slack would suffer and right rear flat, and go to the tail end of the field. When the race restarted, new leader, Angelique Bell would come to a stop atop turn two, and Joe Stornetta would find himself in command of the race.

With Stornetta now up front, Nick Larson found himself in the second spot and Gary Nelson ran in third as the race came back to life. The restart saw Scott Hall go to the high side and get around Shane Mhyre and Nelson to take over the third spot as he began his pursuit of the race lead.

As Hall chased down the lead pack, Slack was quickly working his way back forward as he was back into the seventh spot by the 10th lap.

Reds on lap 13 and 14 would bunch the field back up, and what would be the races’ final restart, saw Hall slide off the track with some damage, as Stornetta continued to fend off Larson’s charge up front.

With Stornetta in command of the race, Slack would work into the third spot just before the race’s final caution flew on the 17th lap, and with that the checkered waived giving Stornetta his first career win at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and the opening night win with the series.

“It is great to win in Chico,” Stornetta said. “Our car was awesome all night long, and that was huge with the way the track was. It was pretty technical, and I think that made it exciting. I really have to thank everyone who supports this deal for all of their hard work.”

Nick Larson would hang on to finish second, with Colton Slack rebounding nicely to finish in the third back. Nelson would finish fourth followed by Shane Myhre, Shawn Jones, Bradley Clark, Bryan Grier, Bill Hopper, and Josh Vieira rounding out the Top-10.

With 21 cars on hand for the season opener, Joe Stornetta set the standard in time trials as heat wins went to Shawn Jones, Tommy Laliberte, and Nick Larson.

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos return to action on April 12th at the Calistoga Speedway.

WINNERS: Joe Stornetta (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 7th).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS SPRINT CAR SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2015, the series will operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 12 races scattered at six different tracks.

 

 

TOBY SIXTH IN OPENING MONTH OF MONEY EVENT

Official media release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport March 9, 2015

As the old saying goes: Some days are diamonds and some days are stones and Toby Bellbowen had one of those days at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night, March 7.

After the adulation of setting quick time, his third of the season, and making the direct A-Main transfer in his heat, he was guaranteed a pole shuffle appearance and a front row start in the A- Main.

Unfortunately his A-Main spot was put in severe jeopardy after riding out a wild flip in the final pole race after making contact with Ben Atkinson. Toby flipped through the air before landing heavily the right way up. Although he was OK, the crew had plenty of work to do to make sure he was right to start the A-Main. The crew worked feverishly and ensured the Hog’s Breath Café #70 was back on track and able to take his spot on the front row of the 30 lap final.

That being said, he did manage to salvage a sixth place finish in the A-Main; a good result given the proceedings earlier in the night.

“It’s a bit of a reflection on what our whole season has been,” Toby admits. “We're fast and whether we have a set back or not, we can't get the job done. Although a 6th place finish is credible after the wreck we were involved in.

As Sunday dawned, Toby admitted that even though it was a wild ride, he was feeling quite OK. “Surprisingly, I feel fine. I was expecting to be quite sore, although I've pulled up fine.

“The car is damaged though. It's been completely stripped, ready for work to commence on it during this week to hopefully have it fixed for this weekend. At worst, we will have to go to our back-up car. But with the way the crew worked hard on Saturday night, I have no doubt we will be ready in time.”

Toby is also quick to diffuse the suggestion of any bad blood between himself and Ben Atkinson.

“To me it was a racing incident. These things happen. I race hard and fair, and I believe Ben does too. I guess you could say we are pretty similar in that way, along with our commitment and dedication we put into our racing. No one likes to tear up gear, but when two guys are going for the same part of the race track, these things can happen. We're not kids, we are racers, and we move on.”

With this weekend now behind him, focus now turns to next Saturday night, March 14 when the next round of the Month of Money series hits the track. Currently sitting in fifth place, cementing a top five finish is now a priority.

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

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

 

Starks Makes World of Outlaws Main Events During Desert Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (March 8, 2015) - Trey Starks opened the 2015 season in the United States by making the main event throughout a trio of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races last week.

"Our goal is to be competing for wins, top fives and top 10s, but making all three main events with the World of Outlaws is a solid foundation for the start of our season," he said. "We learned a few things and gained some confidence so I feel like it was a successful start that we can build on."

Starks kicked off the competition last Wednesday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, where he qualified 19th quickest during the FVP Outlaw Showdown. He then placed seventh in a heat race to miss a lock-in position by only two spots, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

Starks finished second in the consolation race to transfer into the main event, where he advanced to finish 17th - tied for his best result with the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas.

"We had worked our way up to just outside the top 10 before we had to go to the pits for some mechanical issues," he said. "The track was very rough and tricky so being able to be competitive and roll the car back into the trailer at the end of the night was a positive."

The team returned to the half-mile track on Thursday. However, after qualifying 22nd quickest, Starks was unable to start his heat race because of mechanical woes. That forced him into the Last Chance Showdown, where he placed third to transfer into the main event.

He then maneuvered from 22nd to 19th in the feature.

"The track was a lot better on Thursday, but we were mired in traffic and dirty air the whole time," he said. "That place is so fast that if something happens to scrub your speed you lose momentum in a hurry. We'll take the top 20 though, especially after not being able to start the heat race."

Starks rounded out the tripleheader on Saturday at USA Raceway for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout. He qualified 24th quickest, placed seventh in a heat race - one spot out of a lock-in position - and fourth in the Last Chance Showdown.

However, the track quickly took rubber in the feature and Starks finished with a 23rd-place result.

He will return to competition with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 17 (19).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: DNS (6); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 19 (22).

March 7 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 4 (6); Feature: 23 (22).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Sides Highlights World of Outlaws Weekend in Desert With Top Five in Las Vegas

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (March 8, 2015) - Jason Sides continued his consistency with a trio of solid performances in the desert last weekend.

Sides nearly scored three top 10s with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during a four-day span, which was highlighted by a fifth-place finish on Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

"It could have always been better, but it could have been worse as well," he said. "We were expecting a win the second night in Las Vegas, but to get out of there with a top five was good."

Sides kicked off last week's competition on Wednesday during the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, where he qualified eighth quickest and finished fifth in a heat race to lock himself into the main event. After contending for a top 10 throughout the feature, Sides ended with a 12th -place result.

"We were too tight and we had a right rear tire going down," he said. "It kept getting worse and worse. We weren't very good."

The following night started on a better note as Sides timed in fourth quickest before advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race, which locked him into the dash.

"We were really good in the heat and dash," said Sides, who placed third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"On the start of the feature I got screwed up a little bit," he said. "I went into the first corner and fell back to sixth or seventh."

Sides rebounded to fourth place before Donny Schatz got by him on the last lap. The fifth-place result marked the third top five of the season for Sides, who wrapped up the weekend on Saturday at USA Raceway for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout.

"It was windy and one lane," he said. "We were in the third heat and the track got cleaned off."

Sides, who qualified 12th quickest, battled with Joey Saldana for the heat race lead before ending second. That locked Sides into the 12 th starting position for the feature.

"They reworked the track twice during the night," he said. "When feature time started everybody shot to the bottom. I'd say the track got cleaned off about Lap 4 or 5 and by Lap 7 it rubbered up and was a train race."

Sides got in line on the bottom groove and ended with an 11th-plrace finish.

He will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 12 (12).

March 5 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (3).

March 7 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 11 (12).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BR Motorsports

BR Motorsports provides the highest quality sprint car and midget parts made in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.BRMotorsports.com.

"Everyone at BR Motorsports is top notch," Sides said. "We've been partnered with them and King Racing Products for a long time. They are as good of friends as they are partners for our race team."

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Seeking Win During Debut at Flint Creek Speedway This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (March 8, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. will make his debut at Flint Creek Speedway this Friday.

Bruce Jr. is set to tackle the bullring in West Siloam Springs, Okla., which is approximately an hour from his home, during the ASCS Red River Region season opener.

"This will be a first for me," he said. "I know it's a small track. From some of the stories I've heard it's a nice, tight bullring. That's something that always get me excited to go race."

Bruce Jr. said smaller tracks are his preference.

"I mostly like the smaller tracks because mainly there's nowhere to hide," he said. "On big tracks leaders can get out front, hide and set sail. On small tracks you have to get after it every single lap; make sure you're doing your job as a driver."

The goal for Friday is to tally the first mark in the victory list this season.

"That's why we all do this is to win races," he said. "Our ultimate goal is to go out there and pick up the 'W.' We want to make a statement that said we did our work all winter long."

Bruce Jr. has recorded a victory in his home state of Oklahoma each of the past two seasons.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Mach 1 Chassis Continues Major Support with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints for 2015.

SYRACUSE, NY – One of the most successful relationships over the past few years has been between Mach 1 Chassis and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and that will continue for the 2015 season! Mach 1 will be the title sponsor for the Hard Luck Award as well as the full point show at Selinsgrove Speedway and new this year the annual Earl Halaquist Memorial at the I-88 Speedway.

2015 will mark the fourth consecutive year that a complete frame will be awarded to the driver chosen to have the toughest luck during the season while also competing in 2/3rds of the full point shows. Patrick Vigneault, Mike Stelter and last year Jeff Cook have received frames from Mach 1.

Mark Smith is the man behind building the Mach 1’s. This year he will be a fixture with ESS as he has been hired by Vigneault to drive his #55 in at least 15 events starting with the opening weekend Apr. 24 and 25 when the point season kicks off at Can-Am and Mohawk. Smith is coming off an exciting win in the Ronald Laney Memorial held at the East Bay Raceway, a victory worth $10,000.

On May 16th, the stars and cars from ESS will head south to take on the very best from Selinsgrove for the $3,000 to win, $300 to start Mach 1 Shootout. This event ironically was won by Smith last year. Then on Tuesday night, August 25th it will be the 12th annual Earl Halaquist Memorial and with Mach 1’s help the event will be $2,500 to win.

Since its start in 2008, Mach 1 Chassis quickly raced into a leadership position in the design, engineering and fabrication of fast and safe open wheel race car chassis. Drivers in Mach 1 Chassis are winning races in just about every major form of open wheel sprint car racing in the United States, including 410, 360, 358, and USAC sprint cars in addition to the Pennsylvania-based super sportsman.

For more information, you can log on to www.mach1chassis.com as well as find them on Facebook.

The 32nd Anniversary Tour for the most lucrative 360 sanctioning body in the Northeast and Canada is just a short time away…Poirier, Barney, Cook, Tanner, Kinney, Sparks, Axton’s, Wickham, Donath, Evans and many, many more are just some of the cars and stars that will be coming to a dirt track near you.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Mach 1 Chassis, two important reasons why the tradition continues as excitement guaranteed!!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

SALDANA STAYS ATOP THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINT STANDINGS

FOLLOWING EIGHTH PLACE FINISH IN TUCSON

TUCSON, Ariz. (March 7, 2015) – After two podium finishes at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Joey Saldana was hoping for a win at the NAPA Know How Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway in Tucson. This track was on Saldana’s bucket list. He has finished second here but has never made the drive to victory lane. Spirits were high in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop pit and the team was hoping to be able to pad their point lead tonight.

Saldana, debuting his new HE&M Saw Workshops for Warriors tribute helmet, knew he had to dig deep in qualifying. As the last driver to take to the track for time trials, on a surface that was slicking off, the Brownsburg Bullet lived up to his reputation, clocking a pretty remarkable 14.304-second lap, good for the No. 9 qualifying spot.

Saldana was one of only two drivers in the second half of the field to bump into the inversion.

“It was huge to qualify No. 9,” said the Bullet. “One of the tricks with running with the World of Outlaws is to be able to adapt to all the different tracks. Our team is doing a great job. We adapted to the track conditions tonight pretty quickly. We just have to keep adapting as the night goes on and see what the race track deals us and hopefully make the right calls and have a chance at winning.”

Saldana started on the outside of the front row in the final heat. When the green flag dropped, Saldana surged to the lead with pole sitter Jason Sides in hot pursuit. The two drivers battled for the lead. Near the halfway point, Sides briefly took the lead before Saldana came right back to command the field. The Bullet’s victory gave him a ticket to the dash and assured him a starting position in the feature.

In the inversion draw, a ‘four’ ping pong ball was drawn, inverting the first four drivers.

Saldana started seventh. Front row starters Brian Brown and Brad Sweet changed places for the lead during the six-lap event with Sweet ultimately taking the dash victory. Saldana finished seventh and he would line up seventh for the start of the A Main.

After the traditional four-wide salute to the fans, the drivers returned to two abreast formation for the green flag start. Brian Brown jumped out in the lead and led all 30 laps of the wire-to-wire caution-free event. There was some jockeying for position throughout the event for second and third and ultimately Shane Stewart finished second and Brad Sweet was third. Saldana finished eighth.

So the victory at USA Raceway will remain on Saldana’s bucket list, but the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team did attain another goal: they left Tucson with the points lead!

“The trick to staying in the point lead is that you have to be consistent and you have to win races,” said Saldana. “We haven’t won a race yet so that is at the top of our ‘things to do’ list.”

Next Friday and Saturday (March 13-14), the Outlaws will be in Tulare, Calif. for a doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway.

 

 

Mercer Raceway Park Welcomes New Sponsors and Announces Schedule Change Mercer, PA

(March 7, 2015): Mercer Raceway Park is pleased to announce the sponsors for the 410 Sprint Car division in 2015, and the names will be familiar to the Western Pennsylvania motorsports community. 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels will present the speedway's headline class. "We are proud to have these firms join us at Mercer Raceway Park," said speedway owner and promoter Bill Altman. "They have been part of the racing family for a long time, and we are looking forward to having them partner with us for years to come." 4 Your Car Connection is engaged in sales and rentals of used vehicles, and it boasts a full service center and towing operation as well. 4 Your Car Connection is located at 7082 U.S. Highway 322, in Cranberry, PA. The store is open Monday through Saturday, and evening hours are available during the week. But, if you are planning to shop on Saturday, plan to arrive early, as the store does close in the afternoon, so everybody can head to the racetrack to enjoy the fun. Check the website, www.4yourcarconnection.com for additional information.

World of Wheels sells ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, cruisers, generators, and more from its shop located at 2572 State Route 257, in Seneca, PA. It is an authorized sales and service center for Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda Power Equipment, and Toro. Check out www.worldofwheels6.net for more information. Like 4 Your Car Connection, World of Wheels is open every Monday through Saturday. Evening hours are available during the week, but the shop does close early on Saturdays as well. You know that owner Bob Felmlee, a former Sprint Car champion at the Park, will want to be trackside to see his charges perform! Returning to the fold are loyal sponsors Approved Toilet Rentals with the 358 Modifieds, Bonnell's Rod Shop with the Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Precise Racing Products with the Stock Cars, and Rock Concrete with the Modified Lites. Once again, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles will proffer the popular Mini Stocks. Mercer Raceway Park will host Tony Stewart's All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars three times during 2015. Stewart recently purchased the historic Sprint Car Tour, and plans are being made for a blockbuster season for the touring racers. The rift with an insurgent Sprint Car sanction has been resolved, and top talents from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere will be on hand, including former champions Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Chad Kemanah, and Greg Wilson. Rising star, Pittsburgh's Danny Holtgraver will be joined by other up and coming drivers like Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Lee Jacobs. May 2 will mark the first appearance for the All Stars. Please note a schedule change has been made for the two-day July 4 holiday extravaganza. Racing will now be held on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4. Please mark your racing calendars to join us at the Park to celebrate Independence Day! Coming up on Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, fans will get to see more than twenty race cars on display at the Shenango Valley Mall. Stop out to see the shiny new machines before they hit the track for their first action of 2015. The very next weekend, March 21, the races will get the cars out to play. There will be an open practice session, followed by the make-up date for the Jack Frost 150. Racing will resume on March 28 with the Annual Chiller Thriller for the ULMS Late Models, UEMS Modifieds, unsanctioned Crate Late Models, and more! Saturday Night Live! racing for the track's super six divisions will kick off on April 4. Remember, too, 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 website 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.

 

 

JAY MAC BACK AT THE VALVOLINE RACEWAY TRACK

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 6, 2015

Two times World Series Sprintcars and two times Australian Sprintcar Champion James McFadden will make a welcome return to Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night (March 14) for the first of three consecutive weeks of competition.

“Jay-Mac” will run the final three of the four “March Month of Money” events at Valvoline Raceway in his first night back at Parramatta since the Scott Darley Challenge weekend in mid-January.

The RMGH / Totally Workwear COOL pilot will add further spice to an already boiling pot of talent on hand for the remaining three rounds of the VR Track Championship.

With back-to-back Australian champion David Murcott and former Aussie and WSS champ Robbie Farr already domiciled in Sydney for the month of March the field is already highly competitive as everyone shoots for their share in $75,000 prize money for the month.

25 year old Alice Springs born – Brisbane domiciled McFadden showed considerable speed during the Darley weekend and will certainly rank as a feature win candidate over the next three weeks.

“Considering he doesn’t race here very much James will still be a legitimate chance for wins,” says VR Managing Director Steve Green, “he’s one of the sport’s great natural talents and we’re excited he can fit us into his schedule.”

Yet another interstater will join McFadden on March 28 for the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship finale (only) by Victorian Jamie Veal – a man who has shown a particular penchant for nabbing main event wins at the circuit already this season.

 

 

Ohio Logistics Back on Board as Title Sponsor for Brad Doty Classic!

(Bill W) March 7, 2015 – Ohio Logistics returns as the title sponsor for this year’s 27th Annual Brad Doty Classic. The event, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be held Wednesday, July 15 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.

Ohio Logistics is based in Findlay, Ohio, and this will be the eighth year partnering with the Brad Doty Classic. Chuck Bills is the president of one of the nation’s largest privately held logistic companies. Ohio Logistics provides innovative warehousing, distribution and transportation services to clients with local or global logistic requirements.

“We’re really excited to have Ohio Logistics with us again,” says race co-promoter Brad Doty. “I’ve gotten to know Chuck Bills and his family over the years. They’ve been a great supporter of this race, and have played a large part in building this into the event that it has become.”

This year will mark the eleventh consecutive that the World of Outlaws have sanctioned the Brad Doty Classic. Last year, Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan emerged victorious. Kerry Madsen was second, ahead of Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz and James McFadden. McMahan became the 21st different winner in the 25 Brad Doty Classic features contested (one was rained out).

Ticket Renewals Available Now

Existing ticket holders can renew their tickets now! Remaining tickets for the Brad Doty Classic go on sale April 6! For further information on Limaland Motorsports Park and the Brad Doty Classic, visit www.Limaland.com!

About Ohio Logistics…

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all of the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements.

Their story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay's Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996, they had grown to five locations in three states and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently they are in 19 locations in seven states operating over 6,000,000 square feet.

Ohio Logistics has grown from one 40,000 square foot building and an idea, into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Midwest.

Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

Visit them online at www.OhioLogistics.com!

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser 1990 – Jack Hewitt 1991 – Bobby Allen 1992 – Rained Out 1993 – Mark Keegan 1994 – Danny Smith 1995 – Randy Kinser 1996 – Dale Blaney 1997 – Tyler Walker 1998 – Jeff Shepard 1999 – Butch Schroeder 2000 – Kelly Kinser 2001 – Danny Smith (2) 2002 – Alvin Roepke 2003 – Dean Jacobs 2004 – Greg Wilson 2005 – Stevie Smith 2006 – Joey Saldana 2007 – Jac Haudenschild 2008 – Jason Meyers 2009 – Steve Kinser (2) 2010 – Dale Blaney (2) 2011 – Donny Schatz 2012 – Kerry Madsen

2013 – Donny Schatz (2)

2014 – Paul McMahan

 

 

THE RACING SERIES WITH THUNDER. . . . . .

GALCO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS RETURNS TO SPONSOR NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW IN 2015

A busy season is planned for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as it returns to Grandview for its twenty-sixth season at the one-third mile high banked Speedway. Returning as sponsor will be GALCO Business Communications, a leader in providing business phone solutions in the Lehigh and Delaware Valley. Specializing in phone systems and cloud/hosted PBX solutions as well as Voice and Data Solutions.

GALCO has been a long time sponsor of Thunder on the Hill, known for sponsoring the Fast Time Award, Joe the Pizza Dude, the parade lap fireworks, the Inside/Out Promotion, Pre-race Pit Tours and numerous fan give-away items like gas cards. “It has always been important for us to give back to the loyal and dedicated Thunder on the Hill race fans and we look forward to doing it again in 2015”, said Jim Gallagher of GALCO Business Communications. Jim can always be found at the front gate on race night or assisting with the numerous fan fun activities going on at any Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event. For information on GALCO Business Communications visit us at wwww.galcobc.com or 215-536-7100

In 2015, the Thunder Series will open with the very popular Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only program that will showcase the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints & Legends on Sunday night, May 24.

On Tuesday night, June 2 the 9th Annual EASTERN Storm will open at Grandview Speedway with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints & ARDC Non-Wing Midgets taking part in the Annual Jesse Hockett Classic. This “rub rails and rooster tails” show is always a crowd pleasing event as the USAC stars are not afraid of the Grandview Speedway outside wall.

The third Thunder event will showcase the return of the DIRTCar Modifieds joined by a complete show of the Grandview 358 Modifieds making up the 18th Annual Traffic Jam on Tuesday night, June 16. This is a first time ever presentation of these two premier divisions coming together on the “hill”. The DIRTCar Modifies will battle 60 laps for $6,000 to win as the 358 Modified chase a $3,000 payday in a 30 lap feature. It’s a Double Down for Modifieds Night with an added $1,000 Bonus from Pioneer Pole Buildings for any driver who can Double Down and with both features.

Always a popular event is the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series when the 410 Sprints and the Modifieds team up on Tuesday night, June 30.

The 410 Sprints will return in the THUNDER CUP joined by the 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 28.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out 2015 with the Annual House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s on Saturday night, October 17. The features only program will include the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints and Legend Cars along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. This event will start at 6 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series sponsor joined by Quaker Steak & Lube, Window World, GALCO Business Communications & Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Sunday, May 24 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

5-25’s 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends

Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Jesse Hockett Classic 7:30 PM

USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT TOUR & ARDC

Tuesday, June 16 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM

Modifieds DOUBLE DOWN $1,000 PPB bonus to win both features

Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps *NASCAR Point Race

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & Modifieds

Tuesday, July 28 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

THUNDER CUP for 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*NASCAR Point Race

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM

Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends, Blast from the Past

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

ROUTE 100

BECHTELSVILLE, PA 1

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505

TRACK PHONE (RACEDAY) 510-754-7688

Websites: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TOTHRacing

Thunder on the Hill fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #TOTHRacing before, after and during racing events. #TOTHRacing content will be promoted across the Thunder on the Hill official social media platforms on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill, Twitter: @TOTHRacing and Instagram: @TOTHRacing.

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 53RD Anniversary season in 2015. 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.

 

 

Struggling for Speed in Las Vegas

The 2015 World of Outlaws schedule shifted to the West Coast this week as the Destiny Motorsports #7 team prepared for a pair of events in ‘Sin City’. Competing in forty-seven events at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas dating back to 1996, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ has captured 21 top-tens including 14 in the top-five.

After struggling for speed in qualifying to get the racing program underway, Dollansky started inside row four of heat one and finished 7th. Finishing outside the top-five meant the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim would be forced to run the B-Main. Lining up outside row three on the starting grid, Dollansky ran sixth until a broken wheel center on lap nine retired the #7 from competition.

Regrouping for the FVP Outlaw Showdown finale on Thursday, Dollansky went out early to qualify but ended up registering the 21st fastest lap. Heat competition saw the MonDak Portables #7 race into the top-five to transfer into the main event. Starting deep in the pack for the 30-lap A-Main, Dollansky fought some mechanical issues that hampering his forward progress and pulled in towards the end of the feature.

“We really struggled both nights being off the pace a half a second or more qualifying each night,” commented the Elk River, Minnesota native. “We were making changes but really never had the speed needed. We broke a wheel center in the B-Main and were lucky we didn’t junk a car in the process. The second night we lost the brakes and I had a fuel line leaking on me. We will regroup and prepare for Tucson and get things sorted out to qualify better and put us in better positions.”

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team returns to action tonight at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona.

 

 

Turner Dairy Farms increases presence as presenting sponsor of weekly program Fab Four Racing will now be Fueled by Turners Premium Iced Teas $1,000 Fueled by Turners bonus for Fab Four Racing feature wins leader

Sarver, PA (March 6, 2015) Lernerville Speedway is proud to announce an exciting, expanded marketing partnership with Turner Dairy Farms which has agreed to become the presenting sponsor of Fab Four Racing. The best weekly program in the country will now be �Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas� and include a $1,000 bonus for winning the most features during Fab Four during the 2015 season.

Turner Dairy Farms joined the Lernerville Speedway marketing program two years ago as a presenting sponsor of All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car races in addition to fast qualifier awards, pre-race tea sampling, open air box seat ticket giveaways, tee shirt launches, cartons of tea for feature winners in Sheetz Victory Lane, an active partner in social media and, of course, coolers of Turner�s Premium Iced Teas in concessions stands available for purchase. Turner�s Premium Iced Teas is also an associate sponsor on two-time and defending Track Champion Carl Bowser�s family-owned #10 car in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints.

In addition to being the presenting sponsor and the $1,000 Fueled by Turner�s driver bonus program, Turner�s will also be increasing their presence in Sheetz Victory Lane with merit stickers, hats and shirts for all Fab4 Fueled by Turner�s feature winning drivers during the 2015 season.

But don�t worry fans, the TeaBird will still be at the front gate about once a month for sampling and shirts and hats will continue to fly into the stands from the press box roof and front stretch by way of slingshot!

�As race fans we�re fueled by the excitement that comes with dirt track racing and we�re proud to continue our partnership with Lernerville Speedway for the 2015 race season,� stated Turner Dairy Farms Marketing Manager Nicholas Yon. �As the presenting sponsor for weekly Fab Four Racing, we�re proud to fuel the fans and drivers that make Lernerville�s stands and pits their home every Friday night, all summer long. We hope that a large number of drivers get to taste a fresh Turner�s Premium Iced Tea in victory lane this year and we always look forward to race fans stopping by to meet our team and TeaBird promotional vehicle.�

Lernerville Speedway General Manager Gary Risch Jr. is excited about Turner�s expanded role at the Action Track for the fast approaching season, �Turner�s has really burst onto the scene the last couple years since joining our sponsorship family and it�s awesome that they�ve agreed to be the presenting sponsor of our weekly racing program. We�re so proud to continue to be the only track in the country to have all three headlining divisions on a weekly card and to have a presenting sponsor for that is a good thing for the drivers; especially the one that wins an extra $1,000 for winning the most features!�

Lernerville Public Relations Director Eric Westendorf added, �The thing that really takes Turner�s sponsorship to the next level is their active presence on social media. Nicholas and his interns have taken an active role in our weekly program by engaging both drivers and fans on Twitter and everyone benefits from those iterations. The drivers love the tea in victory lane. Fans love the tee shirts and box seats. It�s really been a great partnership for everyone involved!�

Turner�s will begin their involvement in Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas during the Pittsburgh Mills Car Show on Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28 as the TeaBird will be on display alongside Carl Bowser�s Sprint Car all weekend. The first tea sampling is scheduled for Opening Night 2015 on Friday, April 17.

For more information about Turner Dairy Farms and Turner�s Premium Iced Teas, log onto their website www.TurnerDairy.net and definitely follow them on Twitter @TurnersPremiumT for chances to win box seat tickets, tee shirts and more!

To view the entire and fast approaching 2015 Lernerville Speedway schedule log on to www.Lernerville.com and follow us on Twitter, if you don�t already, @Lernerville.

 

 

Tim Kaeding And Lunstra Motorsports Set To Tackle Midwest In 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding and Dave Lunstra are shaking things up in 2015. Both parties are excited to announce that they will be teaming up to go after three championships in 2015 as TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will go after the new National Sprint League Title, as well as both the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway Championships.

“This is a great opportunity, and I am very much looking forward to teaming up with Dave Lunstra and his Lunstra Motorsports team in 2015,” Kaeding said. “Being from California and growing up on short tracks, I am looking forward to getting a lot of track time on tracks like Knoxville every week, and really getting prepared for the Nationals. Dave has had a powerhouse team over the years, and we will definitely go out and have some fun.”

With the National Sprint League forming in 2015, the Brandon, SD based Lunstra Motorsports team will be very busy as they contest the 29 race NSL schedule to go along with both the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway schedules with some added World of Outlaws races mixed in over the season, as well as the coveted Knoxville Nationals.

“I am very excited to team with Tim Kaeding,” Dave Lunstra added. “He is a very exciting driver, and we are all looking forward to the upcoming season.”

The Bammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford backed entry will make it’s debut at the 34 Raceway during the inaugural NSL event at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA a week before kicking off the Knoxville Raceway season.

“I am looking forward to getting back to racing, and again, I just want to thank Dave Lunstra, and everyone involved on his team for making this possible,” Kaeding noted.

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, and Sioux Falls Ford for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will kick their season off on April 11th at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA with the newly formed NSL.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-0, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

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

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game of patience Official media release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport March 6, 2015

Speedway and in particular Sprintcars racing is a patience game. Getting that first win tends to open up the flood gates but it is getting to that first chequered flag that requires plenty of perseverance. This Saturday night to Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen will line up in a bid to score his first A- Main win of his career after a stellar performance at the last show a fortnight ago.

Added prize money for the month of March is also an added bonus as Toby and the team look to secure a top five spot in the track championship also.

“We are as ready as we can be. I'm excited for the final 4 weeks. It's amazing what Valvoline Raceway has put up for grabs. The guys have worked hard lately and we have every reason to go into the next 4 shows confidently,” Toby remarked.

Asked what he wants to achieve from the final four shows of the season, the answer is pretty simple really.

“I want a win, most of all. I can't say that it's not on my mind, and I'll be doing everything I can to get that win. Other than that, we are in a strong position in the championship and we want to sustain that, and hopefully move up the order too.

A crack field has nominated for this weekend, including Australian Champion David Murcott, and this is something that the Cranebrook missile grabs with both hands.

“We need to be strong every time we hit the track. These guys don't let you make a mistake without paying for it, so they will need to be at a minimum.”

As mentioned, the Sprintcar season in Sydney is headed for an exciting finish before the long off season is upon us.

“I do, and I don't like the off season. I love racing, and I'd race every night if I could. But it's also a bit of a blessing in disguise when you can regroup, work out where we can be better, and really start with a clean slate for some better results.”

At this stage, things are up in the air for Toby in the off season, however he is hoping to secure something in the not too distant future.

“I'd love to go to the states again at some point, whatever way I can. They are the industry leaders over there, and it keeps you in the "racing mood" if you spend time over there during our winter. Other than that, we will be busy working on our cars. For now though, it's about finishing off this season as strong as possible.”

Toby will be in action tomorrow night at Valvoline Raceway with time trials to begin at around 6pm. It’s not too late to grab some merchandise at the truck after the meeting so make sure you head on down to grab a bargain! Also keep up to date on the Facebook page at facebook.com/tobybellbowen70.

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

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

 

 

Tickets for World of Outlaws event on May 30 at Salina Highbanks Speedway now on sale

SALINA, OKLA. — March 6, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Friday, May 1. The event will mark the series only visit of the season to Oklahoma and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/salina2015 or by phone by calling: 815-344-2023.

The visit to Salina Highbanks Speedway will mark the third time that the best sprint car drivers in the world have raced at the high-banked three-eighths-mile, dating back to 2011. Joey Saldana is the defending race winner at Salina, while Craig Dollansky scored the win in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011.

Leading the way will be Oklahoma natives Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart. Pittman, who hails from Owasso, drives for Kasey Kahne Racing. Stewart, who was born and raised in Bixby, drives for Larson Marks Racing, co-owned by rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson. Both have already been victorious with the series in 2015. Also in attendance will be six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, as well as Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan Jason Sides, Jason Johnson and David Gravel among others.

Tickets can purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/salina2015 or by phone by calling: 815-344-2023.

For more information, visit http://www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

SALDANA SECOND ON FINAL NIGHT OF COMPETITION IN LAS VEGAS,

TAKES WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINT LEAD

LAS VEGAS (March 5, 2015) – After a podium finish last night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team came into the second night of competition full of anticipation, set to deliver another strong performance.

Joey Saldana set the benchmark in qualifying, notching his first No. 1 qualifying effort this season, lapping the half-mile in 14.358 seconds.

The World of Outlaws qualifying- to- heat-race formula seeded Saldana in the fourth starting position in the opening heat. When the green flag dropped, polesitter Rico Abreu took command of the field followed by Brad Sweet and Saldana. The first three cars began to spread out but at the halfway mark, Saldana began to put pressure on Sweet. At the checkered flag, the top three remained the same: Abreu, Sweet and Saldana. The Brownsburg Bullet earned a starting berth in the dash.

The inversion draw didn’t work in Saldana’s favor. With a ‘six’ ping pong ball pulled, the would-be pole starter was shuffled to the sixth starting position.

“The track was rough last night but it’s a lot better tonight. I think you’re going to see a top and bottom on the track,” said Saldana prior to the dash. “You can move around a lot more tonight and hopefully it turns into a good race!”

Saldana gained a position at the start of the dash, moving to fifth. Polesitter Terry McCarl led the pack, followed by Ian Madsen. While McCarl and Ian Madsen battled for the lead, Saldana was engaged in his own crusade with Kerry Madsen. At the halfway point, Madsen and Saldana banged wheels going into turn one. Both drivers were able to hang on and maintain track position. At the finish line it was McCarl with the dash victory and the pole of the A Main. Saldana finished fifth and would start fifth in the feature.

When the field was unleashed for the 30-lap A Main, Terry McCarl took the lead, then Ian Madsen passed for the lead, then McCarl regained the lead: three lead changes in the first lap. Saldana was fifth. On lap three, Saldana moved to fourth, quickly advanced to third and with six laps complete, he was running in the second position. As the race progressed, McCarl built up a 3.5-second advantage. With 13 laps complete, caution slowed competition and then with 16 laps complete, another yellow. On the restart, a spin by Brian Brown called the field back for a single file restart. Back to green with McCarl in the lead, Saldana second, and Danny Lasoski third. The leaders began to spread out but with five laps to go, McCarl slowed in traffic and Saldana gained ground. With two laps to go, McCarl was able to extend his lead to comfortably win Thursday’s feature. Saldana ran a strong race, finishing second and Danny Lasoski was third.

“Tonight was just a great effort the whole night,” said Saldana in a post-race interview.

“We had a shot there at the end but Terry (McCarl) was really, really strong through the majority of that race. It was going to take a lapped traffic car to make it happen and that scenario just didn’t play out. But Terry had a great car, he drove a great race and the guys I am between, McCarl and (third place finisher) Danny Lasoski are not too shabby, so it was definitely a good run for us tonight.

“We also want to thank our sponsor HEMsaw for their support. We wish they could have been here with us in Las Vegas.”

Saldana’s second place finish coupled with his No. 1 qualifying effort catapulted him from fourth to the World of Outlaws point lead by one point.

The teams have a travel day Friday and reconvene on the dirt at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona Saturday, March 7.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Set To Contest King of the West Series With Main Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Two-Time and defending King of the West Champion, Kyle Hirst, is set to go after his third consecutive King of the West Championship in 2015 aboard the Main Motorsports No. 35M machine.

“I am really excited for the season ahead, and to team with Main Motorsports,” Hirst said. “I also have to send a huge thank you to Dennis and Theresa Roth, as well as the entire Roth Motorsports team for the opportunity they gave me over the last two and a half seasons. Unfortunately it was not in the cards to keep going, and I do wish them well in 2015.”

Coming off of a very strong Australian season with the Monte Motorsports team, that included claiming the 2015 Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, Hirst is set to make his debut aboard the Main Motorsports machine during the King of the West season opener March 13th and 14th at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA as the series competes alongside the World of Outlaws.

The team is also set to compete in the remaining World of Outlaw races as “Greatest Show on Dirt’ spends six-weeks in the Golden State, and will also compete in various races through the season as the KWS has breaks in their schedule.

As fans have seen in years past, Hirst will also compete on occasion with the Finley Farms Raing No. 77f team. Having success with that team in season’s past, Hirst is also excited to continue that relationship in 2015.

“I am very fortunate of the opportunities that have been put in front of me, and I am looking forward to getting this season underway,” he added. “Coming from a pretty successful stint in Australia, I am looking forward to getting back to racing, and am hopefully we can be strong right out of the box.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11.

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TKS Motorsports Tackles Knoxville in 2015!

(Bill W) March 5, 2015 – Most of Troy Renfro’s life has centered on sprint car racing as a mechanic. From his roots in Maryland and central Pennsylvania, he has traveled up and down the road with the World of Outlaws, just about every other sprint car sanction, and has been involved on the local scene as well. With the creation of TKS Motorsports, he is now a car owner!

Veteran Don Droud Jr. will be the driver of the TKS Motorsports #2KS. The team will compete weekly at the Knoxville Raceway.

TKS Motorsports is a family operation. “The ‘T’ is my wife Tammy, and the ‘K’ and ‘S’ are for my daughters Katelyn and Sydney,” says Troy. “This sport is much more about family for me now than it used to be when I was on the road all the time. Last year, I was very happy helping out on Matt Moro’s deal, and I’ll be helping him during the week again. The last few years prior, I just wasn’t as happy with things.”

The seed for starting a team of his own hit Troy in 2014. “My in-laws, Rick and Belinda Lander of Des Moines Industrial Products have sponsored cars for years,” he says. “They are great people. Last June, I decided I wanted to do this with the help of Rick, who thought the same thing. That’s when the wheels started turning. I couldn’t have done it without my in-law’s support. I wanted to do a team my way, and this gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Troy had a number of people lending a helping hand in forming his new team. “I want to thank Don Lamberti, who’s been a big supporter of sprint car racing in general,” he says. “He helped me with the purchase of a motor. R.B. Harmon is on board. Tony Moro has been a tremendous help in getting this team going as well. Bob Myers and the people at Casey’s General Stores have been behind us all the way, as well as Vahlco Wheels and Bernie Stuebgen from Indy Race Parts.”

Droud is looking forward to 2015 as well. “Getting to drive for TKS Motorsports is really exciting,” he says. “I know with Troy that things with the car are going to be taken care of, and I’ve been lucky throughout my career to have had that with the majority of teams I’ve driven for. It’s important. It will be great to represent this new team, and I look forward to getting back and racing at Knoxville every Saturday night. There’s no better place to be on Saturday night than Knoxville!”

Though the team has been formed with a good foundation on which to start with, TKS Motorsports is also open to new perspective partners.

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, DMIP, R.B. Harmon, Larry Woodward Racing, Indy Race Parts, Maxim, Vahlco Wheels, Don Ott Racing Engines, AO Designs, Hoosier, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Mag Tech Ignition, Fuel Safe, SWE (Steve Watts Engineering), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Competition Suspension Inc., Simpson Race Products, Vortex, Webb Family Farms and HRP.

 

 

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY STARS HIGHLIGHT QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The Eighth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the fourth day of the week long journey on Wednesday evening for the racing community and another successful day went into the record books featuring the stars of the Hamlin Speedway occupying center stage. The eighth annual edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship through headline sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Kim's Kreations, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Vogel Race Design, Persa Auto Repair, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Jeff's Automotive, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restoration and Searock Fabrication and Speed.

Nightly interviews and 102 race cars provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway Indoor Go Karts and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds sponsored last evening's show and have been loyal supporters of the event show for many years.

Ed and Steve Pados along with Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame interviewed a great panel of driving stars from the speedway and it proved to be a good mix of veterans and newcomers doing battle this season. Drivers interviewed from Hamlin included Richie Smith, Kurt Bettler, Bobby Smith Jr, Amber Oraschin, Danny Buccafusca, Tyler Peet, Chloe Andreas, Joel Smith, Anthony Raisner, Mike Marold, Nathen Marold, Jenna Schostkewitz, Tyler GalatroL and Brittany Erlsten. Tim Santee, the race director at the Mahoning Valley Speedway, shared his thoughts on the great race programs going on at his speedway. Thomas Strupp and Johnny Strupp represented Orange County and talked of the family's long association with racing. Cody Quagliato represented Snydersville Speedway. Smith Fabrication guru, the legendary "Rapid" Richie Smith, highlighted the evening by announcing his Stage One Modified race division acquired a new sponsor, Hampton RV and Trailer Sales based out of Newton, New Jersey area, for the 2015 racing season. More news is forthcoming in this partnership.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video and Big Mike's Videos will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 360 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting many of our racing heroes who have passed away in the past year. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2015 racing season.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

9 PM Friday, March 6 At Quaker Steak & Lube in Phillipsburg, NJ The Rusty Smith Motorsports Celebrity Dinner honoring Gerald & Joanne Chamberlain - - - Open to All. Tickets are not required, but you are responsible for purchasing your own food and drinks.

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 3:30 PM- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all quarter midget clubs in the area. Meet Little Miss Motorsports Jayden Gursky. She is 11 years old and from Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 5:30- Searock Fabrication and Speed Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview and Big Diamond Speedways

Check out. . . . dirttrackheroescarshow.com<http://dirttrackheroescarshow.com>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY FANS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2015 RACE ACTIVITIES; NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS WANTED

Orrville, Ohio By Mike Swanger

With the 2015 racing season just a little more than six weeks away, Wayne County Speedway will get the fans involved a lot more this year. Registration for the new Kid’s Club, 12 and under, is already underway as parents may send their child’s name, address, city, state, and zip code, t-shirt size, birthday, parents name and e-mail address and phone number to WCS, 209 Pine St., Creston, Ohio 44217 c/o Kid’s Club. There is also a form on the Wayne County Speedway’s Facebook page that can be filled out. Many activities are planned for the kids that include pit tours, rides around the track, bike races and more. Each week there will be a Fan of the Week and that person could be riding in a Push Vehicle, ride in the Pace Car, throw the green and checkered flags for selected feature races that night and other perks for being the Fan of the Week. Fans will sign up when they come in the general admission gate each night for the chance to be the Fan of the Week. A two seater Late Model car has been purchased and fans will be able to pay $50 for five laps around the track and pick the driver they want to drive the two seater Late Model. All the money raised will go to the Wayne County Humane Society and other charities in the Wayne County area. Also, if you can sing or play an instrument, we are looking for people of any age to sing or play the National Anthem. You can be in a duo or group also. Anyone interested needs to send an audition video of you singing the National Anthem via a YouTube link or a video to kristin@waynecountyspeedway.com. Please have your name and phone number so that you can be reached. Wayne County Speedway’s 2015 season will get underway on Saturday, April 18th with the New Unoh All Star Sprints, the Rush Crate Late Models and the Super Stocks all in action. For more information on the track, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING WINS IN LAS VEGAS
Shane Stewart Holds off Brian Brown to earn LMR's First Win of 2015

Mooresville, N.C. (March 5 2014) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing earned their first win of the 2015 World of Outlaws sprint car season Wednesday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

"It's a great relief to get the first win of the season so early," said Stewart. " Steve, Andrew and Scotty have worked so hard to get our team prepared for our first full season on the World of Outlaws tour and this win gives us great momentum into the West Coast swing.

"Glad we could have Kyle here with us. He gave the team the first win of the year in Yuma and now he gets to stand here in victory lane with us tonight, too. Big thanks to GoPro, ENEOS, ParkerStore, Kick-It and all of our partners who have helped make this team come to life."

Although the last car to qualify, the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 turned the fourth-fastest lap of the night. Stewart advanced one position in his heat race to finish third and qualify for the World of Outlaws dash. Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team finished second in the dash to secure the front-row starting position for the night's 30-lap A-Main.

Stewart took the initial lead when the green-flag dropped and fought off a hard-charging Brian Brown throughout the 30-lap race. Several caution periods allowed Brown a shot at the win, but Stewart continued to dominate to take the checkers.

The Larson Marks Racing team will attempt "the sweep" as they return to action tonight with the World of Outlaws for the second-night of a two-day show at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway DATE: March 4, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 4th
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: 2nd
STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 1st
QUOTE:
Shane Stewart, Driver, No. 2 Larson Marks Racing Sprint Car: "It's a great relief to get the first win of the season so early," said Stewart. " Steve, Andrew and Scotty have worked so hard to get our team prepared for our first full season on the World of Outlaws tour and this win gives us great momentum into the West Coast swing."

Kyle Larson, Co-Owner, No. 2 Larson Marks Racing Sprint Car: "We didn't run for points last year but I thought consistently Shane was second best to Schatz the last half of the Outlaw season," Larson said. "Hopefully that momentum will carry over to start the season - it already has. Just thankful these guys got a big win tonight."
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 4
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 1
TOP-10s: 3
FAST TIME: 0
NEXT RACE:
Larson Marks Racing will again compete at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway tonight, March 5, with the World of Outlaws.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Skipper looking to finish strong Official media release: Blake Skipper Racing March 5, 2015

Blake Skipper enters the final four weeks of the Sprintcar Track Championship sitting in 15th place; a position that makes the talented racer from Kirrawee very happy.

This Saturday night, at Valvoline Raceway, Blake will do his very best to cement himself inside the top 15 along with chasing the extra prize money that is on offer in what is being hailed as the ‘money month’.

“I am super happy to be inside the top fifteen,” Blake said today, “even happier when you consider we were forty-fifth after the opening night,” he laughed.

“It’s going to be a tough and exhausting month of racing no doubt and I can't wait to get after it for 4 solid weeks. We have got so much going on and racing will just be a fun release for all of us. We want to be as competitive as we possibly can and we will be pushing for more consistent results.”

Once the racing in Sydney comes to a close at the end of the month, Blake and the team are heading to Queensland for the three nights of racing over the Easter weekend, and frankly, the impending off season couldn’t be further from Blake’s mind.

“Honestly I haven't thought about the off season to much been looking forward to racing in Queensland over the Easter period too much to worry about the off season. But as always it will be a good time to regroup and get back on top of our game for next season that's for sure.”

Racing on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway will kick off at around 6pm with time trials. Fans can keep updated via Blake’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BlakeSkipperRacing.

In other news, plans have already begun on a team website which will be ready to go LIVE in the not too distant future. More details on that will be given closer to the launch date.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Jackson is on the home stretch Official media release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport March 5, 2015

As the Sydney Sprintcar season draws to a close, one driver who is looking to finish on a high is Jackson Delamont.

Currently running seventh in the track championship, Jackson is locked into an intense battle with Toby Bellbowen and Danny Reidy for a top five spot in the season-long point score.

Going into this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway, the team is leaving nothing to chance and inserting a fresh power plant into the Mad Harry’s Steel, Steel Supplies and KRE Racing Engines sponsored #48 machine.

“We have been working real hard getting the new motor in,” Jackson said as he prepared for this weekend. “We have started the car and everything is running good. I am confident of a good showing for these final weeks of the season.”

There is an added bonus for this month of racing in Sydney with organisers increasing prize money for the four meetings; certainly news that appeals to a Sprintcar driver.

“It’s a bit hard to be more determined than what we already are,” Jackson laughed, “it does make you work a little harder though knowing there is extra money on the line.”

The end of the season in Sydney certainly doesn’t mean the end of Jackson’s season. He is planning on contesting the Easter Sprintcar Trail, held each year at Avalon Raceway, Victoria; Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier and Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

“I am looking forward to getting back down south. We had a good run there in January and the Easter Trail is always a tough deal and that’s what makes it a challenge.”

Jackson’s month of speed kicks off this Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway with time trialscommencing at 6pm. If you can’t make it trackside, make sure you keep up to date with what is going on at Jackson’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/jacksondelamont48 and you can also watch the live video feed at Valvoline Raceway’s Clay Per View – www.clayperview.com.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

State Of Emergency Closes Phillipsburg Mall On Thursday; 8th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Continues On Friday With Revised Weekend Schedule

The long and cold winter keeps hanging around and for the second time in three days the Quaker Steak & Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show will be brought to a standstill for the events scheduled for Thursday evening at the Phillipsburg Mall. As Gov. Christie has declared a State of Emergency this evening for the state of New Jersey and the Phillipsburg Mall announced the mall will be closed Thursday. Most updated status will be at WFMZ Stormcenter, Facebook.com/thephillipsburgmall.

The Dirt Track Heroes staff is extremely sorry for another cancellation but circumstances beyond our control (Mother Nature) have brought about this unfortunate situation. With one schedule adjustment already in place, the Dirt Track Heroes Staff will move the Thursday night schedule to Saturday night In order to accommodate our sponsors and still provide the exposure for the drivers who are interviewing at the nightly event. The "Stars of Tomorrow" originally scheduled Tuesday show has already been moved to Saturday afternoon after the regularly scheduled show is completed.

The 8th edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship through headline sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Searock Fabrication and Speed, Kim's Kreations, Vogel Designs, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Persa Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations and VRP Shocks. Please follow the revised schedule below for the remainder of the show.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Quaker Steak & Lube, the show sponsor is located just one mile east of the Phillipsburg Mall and has been quickly established as the place for race fans to meet before and after their visit to the show. Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has over sixty-five locations throughout the United States and Canada and sells more than 80 million wings per year. It's a restaurant with a "racing theme" with much local racing fanfare to include the Mike Stasak owned Bobby Pickell #300 modified on a garage lift inside the restaurant. In fact, you may request the table directly under the modified.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Videos, Big Mike's Videos and Justin Beltrame's Mocatek Memorabilia collection will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2014 show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2015 racing season.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

9 PM Friday, March 6 At Quaker Steak & Lube in Phillipsburg, NJ The Rusty Smith Motorsports Celebrity Dinner honoring Gerald & Joanne Chamberlain - - - Open to All. Tickets are not required, but you are responsible for purchasing your own food and drinks.

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 3:30 PM- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all quarter midget clubs in the area. Meet Little Miss Motorsports Jayden Gursky. She is 11 years old and from Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Saturday-March 7- Approximately 5:30-Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview and BigDiamond Speedways

Check out. . . . dirttrackheroescarshow.com<http://dirttrackheroescarshow.com>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Off Florida in Victory Lane!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 5, 2015) – Florida treated Aaron Reutzel good. Real good.

The Clute, TX, racer finished off his February in Florida by romping to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory lane last Friday night at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X.

With the triumph, already his third of the year aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine, Reutzel escaped Florida with the early lead in the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship points chase.

“About the only bad thing about it was being locked into Saturday’s feature and then getting rained out, we didn’t get a chance to go for the sweep,” Reutzel said of the final Florida weekend of February.

After a prelim win and then a runner-up finish in East Bay’s Ronald Laney Memorial prelim, Reutzel went to Ocala last weekend among the favorites to visit victory lane after posting an All Star Circuit of Champions runner-up finish in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine atop the egg-shaped oval earlier in the month.

Reutzel didn’t disappoint.

“The heat race was critical, we were able to get around Hafertepe early and that was what we needed,” Reutzel explained. The move from third to second landed him eighth in passing points and in the redraw. “They left us the one, so our luck may be changing with that part.”

Starting from the pole position in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics entry, the strategy was simple enough.

“The way the track was, I knew whoever got to the first turn in first would be hard to beat,” Reutzel explained.

Reutzel won the drag race to the first turn and that was all she wrote, with Reutzel setting the pace for all 25 laps.

“I was mainly just trying to care of my tires, I was maybe half throttle most of the race,” Reutzel explained. “When I started getting to traffic, I tried to back off more to stay away from them. I knew nobody could get around us.”

Reutzel was right, taking his second series win of the year in four outings to leave Florida in the rearview mirror with his closest title contender 58 points back.

“It went as well as we could have hoped for,” a happy Reutzel said after the opening pair of ASCS National Tour weekends. “East Bay was tough with so many good cars and then the way Ocala was we could have easily redrawn fifth and run fifth, so we’re pleased with the start.”

After on off weekend at home, Reutzel will take in the initial pair of ASCS Gulf South events at Beaumont and Baytown next weekend before National Tour action resumes with the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on March 20-21.

2015 Quick Stats: 11 races, three wins, six top-fives, six top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Gulf South on March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX, and then March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX.

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

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

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway and Kartway Preparing for Annual Motorsports Expo at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse

OSWEGO, NY (March 5, 2015) – The un-official start to the 2015 Oswego Speedway racing season is set for March 14-15 with the annual Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Oswego Speedway will once again feature a multi-car display at the Expo, along with two Supermodified simulators for fans to take a set of laps at the famed ‘Steel Palace.’

Two Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers are expected to be at this year’s Expo, including the Crow Motorsports 2014 championship ride of Andrew Schartner.

Schartner dominated the 2014 Small Block Super campaign at Oswego, on his way to his first career track championship. A long-time supporter of the Expo, car owner Tom Aeserud plans to have the No. 18 shined up and ready to represent an Oswego Speedway track championship.

The second Small Block Super in attendance will once again be the Kreig Heroth Motorsports No. 04 Hedger Fabrication Chassis, driven by 2012 Speedway track champion Kreig Heroth. Heroth took second in the driver’s championship last year, falling just short of his second career track title at Oswego. The well prepared and maintained No. 04 machine will join Schartner’s ride as racing machines on display for the ‘Steel Palace.’

Oswego Kartway will also once again be a part of Oswego’s overall booth with schedules and membership forms available and a couple scheduled karts on display for viewing.

Back by popular demand at this year’s Expo will be the Oswego Speedway Supermodified simulators provided by John Byrnes, Bob Garafolo, and LaGraf’s Pub in Oswego.

Fans can also try the simulation online at www.suprs.net. The race software can be downloaded for a donation of $25, which goes to the Dion Parish Memorial injured driver’s fund.

Rides at this year’s Expo will once again be $5 a piece with 13-laps of racing being given at Oswego Speedway behind the wheel of an ISMA winged Supermodified. Money raised will once again go toward the Kids on Track giveaway fund in 2015.

The top five fastest times on the simulators will be tracked throughout the weekend, with Speedway race tickets being awarded to those who set the top three fastest times.

One of the more popular things to do at the Motorsports Expo each season is to collect one of the many racing schedules available for the coming year, and once again Mitchell’s Speedway Press has developed Oswego’s schedule flyer for 2015. Be sure to stop by the Speedway booth to pick one up as well as browse the many options of Speedway merchandise that will be available.

Thomas Racing Videos will also be on hand with Speedway DVDs ready for purchase.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

PODIUM FINISH FOR SALDANA WEDNESDAY AT THE DIRT TRACK

AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2015) – The World of Outlaws made the first of their annual two-night stand at The Dirt Track as Las Vegas Motor Speedway tonight as a prelude to the NASCAR weekend. A great crowd filled the grandstand on a cold night to watch the Outlaws battle.

Joey Saldana wheeled the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 3 qualifying position with a best lap of 13.987 seconds.

His qualifying position translated to a fourth place starting position in the third heat. When the green flew, polesitter David Gravel assumed the lead, Rico Abreu followed and Saldana made a gutsy move to take third position in front of Donny Schatz. The best battle on the track was Saldana attempting to reel in Abreu. At the checkered flag, the running order remained the same: Gravel took the victory followed by Abreu and Saldana.

Next up on the evening’s program was the dash to determine the first eight starting positions for the A Main. A No. 6 ping pong ball was pulled in the inversion draw positioning Saldana in the fourth starting position. At the drop of the green, Brian Brown grabbed the lead, followed by Terry McCarl, Shane Stewart and Saldana. At the halfway point, Stewart and McCarl traded positions and at the checkered flag it was Brown with the win and the pole position for the feature. Saldana finished fourth and earned a feature starting position on the outside of the second row.

Before the 24-car field rolled to the stripe for the start of the FVP Outlaw Showdown, the track was groomed and graded. Saldana prepared to make his 47th start at the Las Vegas track.

On the initial start, Brian Brown assumed the lead followed by Shane Stewart and Saldana. Between turns three and four on the first lap, Stewart passed Brown for the lead and then the field was under caution. Back to racing with Stewart, Brown and Saldana again leading the way but three laps later, the yellow was displayed once again. The green flag waved for the third time with Brown and Stewart first and second, but this time McCarl made a steal and took third. Saldana was fourth but had McCarl in his sights. In heavy traffic, Saldana made his move and regained third position. Two more yellows with 19 and 20 laps completed respectively. Once again the restart order was Stewart, Brown and Saldana with 10 laps remaining. When the field broke for the final time the running order remained Stewart, Brown and Saldana to the checkered flag.

“We’ve had a couple of weeks off,” said Saldana after his podium finish. “It was nice to get back behind the wheel and bounce around again in one of these things. They are a lot of fun to drive.

“We had a good car. I felt like if we hadn’t had that last yellow we were coming and the bottom of turns three and four were coming in and I don’t think Shane (Stewart) and Brian (Brown) realized it. They didn’t need to. They had a good race going on. Lapped traffic was pretty good.

”That was definitely a great effort for our team tonight and we will come back tomorrow and try to do a little bit better.”

 

 

SCOTT DARLEY CHALLENGE TV SHOW TO AIR ON ONE THIS SATURDAY

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 5, 2015

The first of two one-hour TV shows covering the two nights of the 2015 Scott Darley Challenge from Valvoline Raceway will air on ONE this Saturday, March 7 at 1pm.

The first show will feature a mix of all of the colour, the pageantry, the emotion and the brotherhood elements that have gone hand in hand with the event each year.

Viewer will gain a unique insight into the personal tributes and the raw emotion that fellow racers harbor for the memory of the man the race honours.

They’ll also see one of the most dramatic nights of on-track action seen at the circuit in many years!

So tune into ONE this Saturday at 1pm and enjoy some courageous driving, some heartfelt emotion and some of the best wheel to wheel racing seen anywhere in the world.

The second show covering Night Two will be screened on Saturday, March 14 at 1pm on ONE.

Please be aware that the coverage is listed online and in TV guides as World Series Sprintcars but is in fact the Scott Darley Challenge Night One.

Visit the following for reminders - http://tenplay.com.au/tv-guide

 

 

As the Sprintcars Return, Premier Speedway Says Thanks For Your Generosity!

A massive Labour Day long weekend of racing is set to roar to life as Premier Speedway says thanks to those that donated so generously to the Robbie Gordon Trust during last weekend’s Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship.

The inaugural Labour Day Clash featuring two consecutive nights of Sprintcar Racing at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway on Saturday and Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool has attracted yet another stout list of entrants.

Sunday nights field at Sungold Stadium consists of 49 drivers who will battle it out for the $5000.00 pay day along with a $1000.00 bonus for the overall points leader from the two nights of competition.

A field of 41 cars has nominated for Saturday nights program at Simpson.

All of the Sunday night action is presented by Heytesbury Stockfeeds who have been long time supporters of the Premier Speedway Club. The public gates will open at 4.00pm with Engine Starts and Hot Laps from 5.00pm.

Please note that there are no time trials this weekend.

Late Models and V8 Dirt Modified's will also be on the program.

Saturday night’s action at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway commences with the gates opening at four with the on-track action starting at 6.00pm. Speedcar will join the Sprintcars on the racing program.

This weekend’s two nights of racing sees the return of Sprintcar Racing to Premier Speedway following last weekend’s 74th running of the Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship.

In one of the highlights of the weekend, the generosity and kindness of the Speedway community was highlighted once again with an amazing $4,806.20 being donated to assist in the care and rehabilitation of Speedcar driver Robbie Gordon who was seriously injured at Sungold Stadium back on January 2.

The fund raising commenced with an impromptu opportunity to spoon feed Vegemite to three of the four visiting American drivers at the Speedcar Championship Calcutta.

This venture raised around $1250.00 alone with Queensland based driver Scott Wilson adding a further $500.00 to that tally having been granted the opportunity to spoon feed the Australian delicacy to his imported team mate, American Tyler Thomas.

A huge thank you has to be extended to Thomas, Jerry Coons Jnr and Davey Ray for the good-natured way they accepted the challenge.

On the Saturday night of the Championship it was the public’s turn with a strong contingent of drivers taking their helmets through the crowd to collect donations from the spectators and crews.

Once again this generated a large sum of donations with Premier Speedway kicking things off with a $1000.00 donation.

To everyone that participated and donated no much how big or small the donation, Premier Speedway would like to say thank you so much for your support of what is a great cause.

The Gordon family through Robbie’s brother Brad has asked that their thanks be extended to you all.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Florida Trip Comes to a Close!

(Bill W) March 4, 2015 – The Florida trip ended for the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team last weekend. The ASCS National Series was only able to get in one night at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala. Next up for Wayne will be ASCS-Red River region action in Oklahoma on March 13 at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs and on March 14 at Creed County Speedway in Sapulpa.

Friday’s event in Ocala saw Wayne with a bad heat draw. “For the second time in three races, we drew a 71,” he says. “That put us in the back of the heat again. We were able to get up to fifth, which we felt pretty good about, but it wasn’t enough to make the show.”

The Knoxville, Iowa driver was able to qualify through the B main. “We ended up starting on the pole of the B,” says Wayne. “I was able to lead most of the way. I was running the top, and it started taking rubber on the bottom. Travis (Rilat) got by me and we ran second. I was trying to save the tires a little bit. I didn’t want to have to put new ones on for the feature, but I had to anyway.”

Wayne would line up outside row ten for the main event. “When they threw the green, I was going to be a hero and run outside of all of them!” he says. “I passed six or seven cars, about spun out up in the (marbles), and came out running last. I think 26 cars started the feature and I was dead last!”

He would get back to finish 19th. “We were able to come back up through there and get by some guys,” says Wayne. “It was tough to pass on that night. It can be tough to pass there anyway. The track is a little narrow. I don’t know how we did so well there a few weeks ago with the All Stars (16th to 6th).”

It will be a welcome week for Wayne at home before heading to Oklahoma. “We may go to Oklahoma and run with the ASCS-Red River Region (next week),” he says. “I have some things to take care of down there in Oklahoma and that will be on the way to Devil’s Bowl on March 20 and 21.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne’s last podium finish at Creek County Speedway came in ASCS National action on July 14, 2008. Jason Johnson won ahead of Tim Crawley, Wayne, Nick Smith and Zach Chappell.

Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

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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, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Hall Happy to Return to Texas Following Tough Trip Home From Florida

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (March 4, 2015) - Tyson Hall's trek home from Florida was a rough one this week.

Hall's team broke down for two days in Mississippi following two weeks of racing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 'The Sunshine State.'

"It wasn't a good way to wrap the trip up," he said.

Hall also had a tough outing during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at Bubba Raceway Park last Friday.

"I drew at the back of the first heat," he said. "The track was hammer down and we had brake problems."

Hall advanced from ninth to eighth place in his heat race, which relegated him near the back of a B Main.

"We thought we fixed the brake problem, but it came back in the B Main about three laps into it," he said. "We're just getting all the bugs worked out. It's too bad Saturday's race rained out so we didn't get those extra laps, but we learned a whole lot down there with different setups and things we can do to the car."

Hall is slated to take this weekend off before resuming competition March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening weekend.

He is planning on competing full-time with the region for the first time in his career.

"We are a lot better off going into the ASCS Gulf South races after spending that time in Florida racing," he said. "Now hopefully we can put what we learned to use and start off on the right foot."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

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

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

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Pressure Construction, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

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WFO Sprint Series Name Changed To WST

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The newly created Western Fastest Outlaws Sprint Series has changed its name to the Western Sprint Tour. The reason for this change was a conflict with trademark on the term “WFO” so with the introduction of the WST name there is no issue on that front. Be prepared to feel the earth shake as these 700+ horsepower fire-breathing monsters do battle at a track near you. Despite the name change the website address will remain the same, sprints.nwextremeseries.com, so be sure and don't miss out on any of the latest news or information.

Currently as of right now there are fifteen exciting action-packed events scheduled at six different and exciting race tracks in the great states of Oregon, California, and Washington with the Western Sprint Tour in 2015. Each action-packed thrilling main event is $2,000.00 to win and $300.00 to start unless stated otherwise.

The Western Sprint Tour collects the best winged 360 Sprint Car pilots in the Pacific Northwest at some of the best racing facilities in the entire country. Be sure and don't miss out on the opening weekend at the Cottage Grove Speedway on April 24th and 25th. Visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com for the latest news and information.

Additional Information: 2015 Tentative Western Sprint Tour Schedule April 24thCottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR May 23rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR May 24th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest) June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest) June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 1st Travel Day July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Printable Schedule- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245239 Series Rules- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245238 Series Race Format- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245241 Series Payout- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245240

 

 

FARR IS FAST AND FLYING TO SYDNEY!

Official release: ECP Racing

March 5, 2015

Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing Team return to Sydney Speedway this Saturday for the first of four consecutive Saturday nights of competition at the iconic Parramatta venue safe in the knowledge that the #7 Hi-Tec Oils Maxim is right on the money.

And the four nights ahead are fittingly being billed as “the month of money” at Sydney Speedway with $75,000 on offer over March.

“We’re heading back to Sydney after a very encouraging West Australia swing,” explains Robbie, “we’ve had several top five results and a couple of podiums but the best part is that I know we’ve got a really fast racecar.”

Farr placed the #7 on the podium at last weekend’s Krikke Boys Shootout and was holding down a top five result during the previous weekend’s Australian Championship at Bunbury before a component failure rained on the parade.

Podium finishes at The Perth Motorplex and Bunbury Speedway in recent weeks has Farr confident that form will continue back over East.

“I’m feeling really good about our chances in Sydney says the Sydney-born now WA-based hard charger, “we’ve had the car and the speed we needed to rack up some wins of late but for one reason or another we haven’t quite been able to finish off. We’re coming back to Sydney to change that.”

The ECP Racing Team will be based in Sydney for the next four weekends consecutively with races on March 7, March 14, March 21 and March 28 before heading to Queensland for the Easter weekend.

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

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

 

 

 

VEGAS DOUBLE: McMahan and CJB #51 Bound for West Coast

Pennsylvania based team begins cross-country trek for month of racing

TELFORD, PA. - March 4, 2015 - Once a year, the stars and cars of dirt track racings biggest touring series converge on the entertainment capital of the world.

And the results rarely disappoint.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action with a two-night stop in Sin City before heading to Arizona for the series lone stop in the Grand Canyon state.

"Heading out to Las Vegas is always fun," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine for CJB Motorsports. "Of course you've got the city and the lights but the sprint cars always draw a big crowd out there. It's really cool to race in front of big crowds."

Last season, McMahan picked up the first of five victories on the season at the semi-banked, half-mile. The following night, McMahan wheeled the #51 machine to a sixth place finish.

"Vegas is a fast track for sure," commented the California native. "It was special to win there last year because we had Chad & Jenn (Clemens) there with us in victory lane. The second night, we had to battle back and I was extremely proud of my team."

Following the FVP Outlaw Showdown, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' will head west to Arizona and USA Raceway. McMahan won the inaugural series event at the track in 2006 but experienced trouble last year.

"The wind was fierce at Tucson last year and I got blown all around during the dash," said McMahan. "The car flipped and the CJB boys went to work. They had it back together in time for the feature. I won the inaugural Outlaw show there in 2006 so we have quite a bit of confidence in what we can do. The Tucson race is our gateway to the first west coast swing. We're headed to a lot of the tracks I grew up racing on and will be out there for almost a month. I think we can run very well while we're out west and have that set us up well for the year."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 10

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 5

Top-10's: 9

Average Time Trial: 3.8

Average A-main finish: 7.2

Total Laps Led: 47

UP NEXT: The FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 4th and 5th at Las Vegas Motorspeedway is up next for the #51 team. From there, the will head to USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. On Saturday, March 7th.

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

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks Inc., Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Six-Time Outlaws’ Champion Poised To Continue Vegas Stranglehold

 

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) – There’s no place better to make a statement than Las Vegas. The lights are bright, the stakes are high and nobody rolls higher when the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series hits the half-mile, dirt oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway than six-time and reigning WoO champion Donny Schatz.

The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No 15 Bad Boy Buggies J&J leads the Outlaws back to Las Vegas not only as the most recent winner at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but also the leading all-time winner at the facility with eight WoO A-Feature victories. The Fargo, North Dakota racer will look to continue his winning ways there in this year’s FVP Outlaw Showdown Wednesday and Thursday evening before the tour heads to Arizona Saturday night for a battle at USA Raceway in Tucson.

Coming off the 2014 season, which included a career-best 26 WoO A-Feature victories and his sixth WoO championship, Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies crew (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) are aiming to reach even loftier goals this season. Early success was one goal for a team that historically is at its best from the middle of the summer on. And winning in Las Vegas for the third consecutive season would certainly qualify as a signpost of a strong beginning.

One constant for Schatz throughout his 19-year WoO career has been success in Las Vegas. He is the only driver to compete in all 49 WoO races at the track – 31 A-Features and 18 preliminary programs. His first triumph at the track concluded the 1999 season, and he won again to close the 2004 campaign. He was a two-time Las Vegas winner during the 2006 season – in March and October of that year – which culminated with his first WoO championship. He won again in February 2009, when the Outlaws returned to the high-speed, semi-banked dirt oval after a two-year hiatus, and he’s won the second night in each of the last two Outlaw visits. Consistency has been the key to Schatz’s success in Las Vegas and he enters Wednesday’s race with 14 consecutive top-10 finishes.

After a pair of complete shows in Las Vegas, the focus Saturday turns to the 3/8-mile, dirt oval in Tucson. The track has hosted five previous Outlaw events and Schatz has finished inside the top-six in all five. Schatz had a dominant night at the track in the fall of 2006, when he nearly pulled off a clean sweep. He was the fastest qualifier, won the opening heat, finished second in the dash and led every lap of the 30-lap A-Feature. During each of the last two races in Tucson, Schatz has charged forward, racing from 13th to sixth in March 2013 and 12th to fifth in last year’s race that was contested in extremely high winds. Schatz also spent time at the track earlier this year competing in a dirt Late Model.

With three of the 88 nights of action slated for the 2015 WoO season in the books, Brad Sweet leads the championship standings. Schatz is currently second with 426 points and trails Sweet by four markers. Schatz opened the season by finishing second at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida before winning the second 30-lap A-Feature of the season on Feb. 14. He raced from 17th to 10th in the Volusia finale.


For both programs at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. PST and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. For tickets, visit
www.lvms.com or call the track at (702) 644-4444.

On Saturday at Tucson, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. MST and the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. For tickets, visit
www.WorldofOutlaws.com or call (877) 395-8606.

 

Race fans unable to attend this week’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/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

 

Your season began three weeks ago in Florida with two races with All-Stars and three with the World of Outlaws. Did you accomplish what you wanted to in Florida?

 

“The answer is no. We wanted to win five races. We only won once and felt like we had two others that were right there for the taking. Wins are what we expect. The guys on this Bad Boy Buggies team obviously did their homework in December and January. We had some success and I know we’ve all spent the past couple of weeks trying to make sure we can be even better out West. It’s always good to get that first win under your belt and allows you to focus on the next one. It’s game on when we get to Las Vegas and I’m excited to get back in the car.”


Your success at The Dirt Track is unmatched. Is there any particular aspect of the track that has enabled you to be so successful there?

 

“I would say there isn’t anything about the track, but more about the team and people I’ve been surrounded by that’s led to the success. It started with that first win in 1999 and, since the end of the 2000 season, we’ve been working with a package that we’ve just kept fine-tuning on. I’ve always liked the big tracks. You can carry a lot of momentum and the track typically will get slicker as the race goes on. That puts it back on the driver and that’s where I like it. I know Rick, Scuba and Eric work hard to give a car that’s going to be there at the end of the race and it’s up to me to bring it home in the top spot. This team thrives on being at our best at the end of the night. We love the challenge and things have worked out really well over the years in Las Vegas. We’re shooting for that to continue this week.”

 
This week will be the first of many where you compete at different tracks. What’s the biggest difference between The Dirt Track in Las Vegas and USA Raceway in Tucson?

 

“The main thing is the size. Las Vegas is big and fast but Tucson can be really fast, as well, even though it’s a smaller track. One of the things you like to see in dirt-track racing is multiple grooves and a track that slows down some. The competition is so good these days that you can’t have a track that is locked down and everyone just uses every ounce of horsepower. Both tracks are pretty much out in the open, so wind is a factor, and we’ve seen both tracks become drier and slick. With the Outlaws format, you have to qualify well and then be able to race your way forward. If the surface is right, you can do that at both tracks. We’re excited about being at both tracks. It’s a thrill for us to be out here competing with the World of Outlaws and doing everything we can to win races.”

 

 

Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz: Career Results at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

 

Year

Date

Donny Schatz

Qualifying

Start

Finish

2014

3/6

World of Outlaws

11

2

1

 

3/5

World of Outlaws

2

6

5

2013

3/7

World of Outlaws

12

1

6

 

3/6

World of Outlaws

14

2

1

2012

3/8

World of Outlaws

17

16

9

2011

3/3

World of Outlaws

14

12

3

 

3/2

World of Outlaws

1

2

3

2010

2/26

World of Outlaws

5

1

3

2009

2/26

World of Outlaws

1

3

1

2006

10/28

World of Outlaws

1

6

1

 

10/27

World of Outlaws

3

5