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Helms Hopeful to Return to All Star Competition This Weekend After Truck Problem

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (July 28, 2015) - Caleb Helms missed last weekend's UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader in Michigan and Wisconsin because of a problem with the team's truck.

"The computer on the rig had been acting up and the brake lights weren't even working," he said. "It wouldn't have been safe to drive it. We were trying to fix it and spent three and a half hours working on it, but couldn't get it done in time."

Helms said he anticipates the problem will be fixed or the team will use a different truck to haul the race trailer this weekend when the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions visits Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday for the Open Wheel Championship before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., for the 2nd annual Sprint Monster.

"We're going to new tracks and getting into more of the slick tracks," he said. "I think we're going to be good. I'm a lot more confident in myself knowing that we've gotten things turned around."

Helms has competed at both tracks once this season and while he doesn't have many laps at either track, he registered a sixth-place result at Atomic Speedway last season.

"We like it a lot there," he said. "It's usually really slick and we've been getting better on that lately. Hopefully we're ready for it and have two good nights there.

"It'll be fun to go back to Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway as well. That's a really wide track that should be pretty racy."

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championship and Sunday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., for the 2nd annual Sprint Monster with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Racing Products

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Beierle Reaches First 410 Feature with National Sprint League at Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 28, 2015) - Andee Beierle is happy with how her return to sprint car racing played out last Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

"The car felt great," she said. "I'm glad how everything turned out and that we were able to roll it in the trailer at the end of the night. I'm really happy with the first night back."

Beierle had missed more than two months of competition because of a lack of an engine after stepping into the 410ci ranks this year for the first time. Sunday's FVP National Sprint League event was not only her return following the delay, it was also her debut at Huset's Speedway and only her second career 410ci race.

"I'm still learning and still very much a rookie," she said. "I think it will take a while until I'm used to it and how the car feels. I wasn't focused on results. I just need laps. I don't care if I take first or last. I just want to finish in one piece and know I made some good laps throughout each night."

Beierle opened the event by qualifying 25th quickest before she finished eighth in a heat race. She then spent the first half of the feature - her first ever in a 410 - gaining experience and comfort in the car before a bolt in the throttle linkage came out on Lap 19, which sidelined her with a 23 rd-place result.

Beierle will return to FVP National Sprint League competition this Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

"I'd like to keep improving on my comfort level and getting used to the car and getting used to using the full power," she said. "That's the main focus."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 8 (9); Feature: 23 (25).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the FVP National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andeebeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

With locations in Iowa, Georgia and Nevada, Lone Mountain Truck Leasing supplies rigs to truckers all over the country through a simple, no surprise lease deal. The company secures fleets of trucks from well-known vendors and then leases those trucks to drivers who are looking for low monthly payments and the opportunity to own their own truck. For more information, visit http://www.LoneMountainTruck.com.

"I want to thank everyone at Lone Mountain Truck Leasing for the support," Beierle said. "It's been great having them as part of the team and I look forward to future success with them on board."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco, Inc., Turn 1 Tavern, AB Auto Detail, Harmony Stables, Simpson Race Products, Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Sets Season-Best Result with Runner-Up Finish at Outlaw Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LONGDALE, Okla. (July 28, 2015) - Brandon Hanks is finding a groove during the right time of the year.

Hanks scored his season-best result while recording a pair of top 10s last weekend with the ASCS Red River Region, which earned him a $500 bonus for finishing in second place during the Young Tool Challenge.

"Friday night was as about as solid as it could be other than going to Victory Lane," he said. "The car was excellent. We were able to do some passing in the heat race. I got lucky on the start and got three positions. That was enough to put us in the redraw."

Hanks powered the David Smith Racing entry from seventh to fourth place during a heat race, which sent him into the feature redraw at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla. He then pulled the No. 5 during the random draw to line up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We jumped up to third and ran third most of the race," he said. "We got Jake Martens with about two to go for second. Sam Hafertepe Jr. was the fastest car. I don't think I had anything for him, but we were definitely excellent."

Hanks ended with a second-place result, which was his best finish of the season and his fifth podium this year.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Longdale Speedway.

"It took rubber in the heat races," he said. "I overdrove the first corner and Sam passed me. I've never been to a track that takes rubber in the heat races. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. I just overdrove it. I wasn't expecting the speed to be so slow. That put us middle of the field for the feature."

Hanks finished sixth in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"They didn't do anything to the track all night long," he said. "It stayed rubber down on the bottom. Pretty much where you started was where you finished. Whenever we got in line that was where you stayed. There wasn't any passing. Somebody had to really screw up to go by. We had a late caution and Matt Covington was probably like me, sick and tired of riding around, so he tried to make something work on the top. I went by him and he settled in behind me. That's the only thing that happened during the race."

Hanks capped the night with a ninth-place result.

He is scheduled to compete this Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Outlaw Motor Speedway in Wainwright, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (5).

July 25 - Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. - Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

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 - Penske Racing Shocks

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

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

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

 

 

Hagar Doing Double Duty Saturday at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 28, 2015) - Derek Hagar is slated to return to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday for the first time since winning at the bullring in early June.

Hagar will compete in both sprint car classes this weekend during the Cody Burks Memorial at the quarter-mile track in West Memphis, Ark.

"We have good confidence going into this weekend," he said. "Saturday is a special event for a local young kid who died a couple of years ago. It's a special race and I'd love to add that trophy to my others."

Hagar, whose scheduled race last weekend at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., was rained out, is seeking his sixth feature victory of the season. He lapped up to third place while winning the Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway approximately eight weeks ago.

"The last time we were there we had a pretty dominant performance," he said. "The 305 deal didn't work out as well as we wanted, but we were good in the 360s."

Hagar also posted a fifth-place result in the 305 class that night after being involved in an early crash that sent him to the back.

"I'll be driving for Bobby Jones like I did the last time," he said. "We just got his car today and we'll look over some things and see if we can get it a little better than the last time we drove it."

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

Located in Gallaway, Tenn., FSR Radiators has been supplying high-performance, all-aluminum radiators to the racing community for many years. For more information, visit http://www.FSRProducts.com.

"FSR Radiators make the best radiators to keep your motor as cool as it possibly can be," Hagar said. "I'd definitely recommend them to any racer."

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

 

 

MWR/Bryan Clauson – Mr. Consistent!

(Bill W) July 28, 2015 – After reeling off quick time at the King’s Royal, Bryan Clauson and the Matt Wood Racing #17w showed their consistency during FVP National Sprint League “Fair Speedweek”. A third, two fourths and a sixth place finish have the team second in owner points, and despite missing a race for the Indy 500, Bryan sits seventh in the driver standings. This week, the team plans on running the 1st Annual “Road to Knoxville” at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska Thursday and Friday. With the ASCS also competing, Cole Wood plans on bringing out the 360 for the first time this year as well. Bryan will compete in a midget tonight in Beloit, Kansas and at the Belleville Nationals in Belleville, Kansas on Saturday as well.

Bryan reeled off quick time at the July 18 King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio (he was fifth quick in the prelim). “We’ve put an emphasis the last month on getting better earlier in the night with our qualifying,” he says. “Obviously, that culminated into quick time at the King’s Royal. It was really cool. It’s one of those events that is a crown jewel, and everyone is bringing their best stuff. That was a huge step for our team and a proud moment.”

After several hours of rain delays, he would finish 13th in the finale in the wee hours of Sunday morning. “It was definitely one of the longer races of the year,” says Bryan. “It was the first time for me running the big (fuel) tank, and we struggled to get going early on. We barely got caught one lap down there early before a caution. From there, it was tough. We felt we had a car that could run in the top ten at the end of the race. Donny (Schatz) was just so fast early on and trapped us there.”

This week the team registered solid finishes with the NSL. “We felt we’ve been as consistent as anyone in the NSL over the last couple months,” says Bryan. “We’re still looking for that win, but everyone has been working hard at getting our program better. We had a new car this week, and it really worked well. We were strong every night.”

One highlight was the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa Tuesday. Bryan timed in second quick and went from seventh to fourth in the feature. “The corners were so tight, that was something that helped me early on in qualifying,” he says of backing the car into the corners reminiscent of his non-wing experience. “When we go to new places for everyone like that, it helps me, because everywhere is new to me with this series.”

At Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Thursday, he rode second until a late caution. He shot to the high side in a gamble for the lead, but ended up third. “We had a shot at Jackson,” says Bryan. “We took a shot at the win on the restart there late, but it didn’t pan out. We felt we were fast enough. We were working the bottom pretty well. We feel like we’re on the cusp of a win.”

At Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota Sunday, Bryan timed in fourth and made another run from seventh to fourth in the feature. “It’s probably been our best track over the course of this year,” he says. “We’ve made big gains there, and late in the races, we’ve had a shot to do something. Sometimes you find places that fit your style, and that’s one of them. It’s a really fun track and probably my favorite on the tour so far.”

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Quick Lane, Fuel Safe, Schoenfeld and Vortex Wings!

To follow the Matt Wood Racing’s progress online, visit www.ColeWoodRacing.com!

Follow Bryan Clauson online at www.BryanClauson.com!

 

 

Brad Loyet – Two Runner-up Finishes Restore Confidence!
(Bill W) July 28, 2015 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team put in a solid weekend in Illinois and Missouri. Two second place finishes and another top five had the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver’s confidence back after a change in cars. A week off precedes the “Ironman 55” in Pevely, Missouri August 7 and 8.

MOWA Illinois Speedweek began at Quincy Raceways on Thursday. Brad started fourth in the heat. “We had a couple yellows in the heat, but we ran the cushion the whole time,” he says. “That put us in the Dash. I just couldn’t get a good handle on the car and we finished sixth.”

He would start sixth in the feature. “The handling of the car just wasn’t good,” says Brad. “I think at one time we were up to third. I started searching, trying to make some moves. I slowly backed up to fifth. The car wasn’t responding like it should. It’s the one we’ve been running since the crash at Knoxville. We’ve been pulling our hair out trying to make it quick. We just decided to take it apart and we put a new one together for Tri-City.”

The decision paid off at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City. “We had a really good car there,” says Brad. “We were able to go from fifth to second. We had a slider for the lead, but couldn’t quite stick it. We were the high point man going into the Dash. We started fifth and drove up to third. We were beside (Christopher) Bell at the line.”

Brad was able to move from inside row two to second at the checkers. “The feature went well,” he says. “Our car felt awesome. I thought we were better than (Brady) Bacon on the cushion, but we couldn’t get around him. We knew it would lay rubber, and I was hoping to find it first. Brady and I found it at about the same time. From then on, we just drove nose to tail. Overall, it was a good night and it felt like I had a racecar underneath me.”

It was on to weekly action at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday. “We were able to win the heat,” says Brad. “We started fifth in the Dash and ran third. We lined up behind (Joey) Montgomery in the feature. He’s the guy to beat down at Farmington. On the start, we were with him. We were pretty much the same speed. I tried the top and getting a run, I tried every line possible to get a run. I wasn’t able to do anything. It seemed lapped traffic was opening up for him, but it seemed I had to race them for three laps. We ended up second. It was a good finish.”

The weekend ended back in Illinois with MOWA at Jacksonville Speedway. “It rained most of the morning, and I was kind of surprised it wasn’t canceled,” says Brad. “You knew the track was going to be rough. My pill draw was fabulous and I drew a nine for the heat. It was rough. The first corner, I got by Brady and about turned over. The next corner, he got back by me. That was about it. We finished eighth.”

Brad would start fifteenth in the main event. “We knew we had a good car,” he says. “It wasn’t worth tearing up for where we were starting. I was patient. If someone screwed up, I was able to get by them. We got up to eighth and actually had a really good car. The way the track was, it was follow the leader. I don’t know that the leaders lapped anyone. Overall, it was a pretty good weekend and we’re glad to have a good car underneath us.”

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

 

 

4th Annual Capitani Classic Gets Even Bigger

For the last three years, the Capitani Classic has been one of the biggest single night events at the Knoxville Raceway, as it gives drivers one final shot to shake down their 410’s at the Knoxville Raceway prior the to famed Knoxville Nationals.

This year, the 2015 Capitani Classic gets a little bigger as Kustom Concrete Pumping and Greenland Homes of Iowa have come on board to raise the stakes for this event that pays homage to the former promoter of the Knoxville Raceway, Ralph Capitani.

KCP will be this year’s presenting sponsor of the $5000-to-win event, while Greenland Homes of Iowa will sponsor the $3000-to-win pole shoot out, a new twist to the event in 2015.

The Top-Eight qualifiers transfer through their heat races on this night will race head to head with the winner advancing to the next round as the first four rows of the feature event are set. The last man standing will take home the cool $3000 and earn the right to start on the pole for the prestigious event.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Roads to and from Knoxville!

 (Bill W) July 28, 2015 – It’s been a busy fortnight for the TMAC Motorsports #24 team and driver Terry McCarl. A total of four top fives and eight top tens were the result in eight events. This week, the Altoona, Iowa driver will compete with the FVP National Sprint League and the “Road to Knoxville” Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. Saturday it will be back to weekly action. On July 18, it was Twin Features Night for the 410’s at Knoxville. “In the first one, we were pretty good,” says TMAC. “The track was a little heavy at the time. I thought we had a good car and we moved up to fourth (from sixth). When the best of the best are up front, they don’t make too many mistakes.”

Starting 12th in the second feature, TMAC would checker ninth. “There are some things we wanted to work on,” he says. “I don’t have time to go to the track and test, and if you practice with only three or four cars out there, you don’t get the conditions you need, so you don’t learn what you need to. We tried some things in the second one. I was uncomfortable, but we got up to ninth. We paid the price a little bit for testing.”

NSL “Fair Speedweek” kicked off last Tuesday at the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa. “For me, it was really awesome,” says TMAC. “All the Snowplow guys were there. Clarion is only thirty minutes south. Daryl Arend also brought the first car I ever drove or won in. We were able to hang with them and sign some autographs.”

TMAC timed in 10th quick on the 4/10-mile oval. “It’s a fun track,” he says. “It’s an unusual track. You kind of have to pitch it into the turns like a non-wing car. I was kidding Bryan Clauson that he had an advantage. We won a tough heat race there, and we went out in the Dash and passed a couple cars.”

He would register a fifth place finish in the feature. “I was able to really rotate the bottom well, especially coming off of turn two,” says TMAC. “The bottom just went away after a while. It took me a few laps to get to the top. We were able to run Brian (Brown) down and he did a 360 avoiding a lapped car. I got off the track avoiding him, and Clauson got by me. That screwed me up, but we ended up fifth.”

It was on to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines Wednesday. TMAC would qualify 11th. “I felt bad for (Mark) Dobmeier,” he says. “They packed the cushion after hot laps. Normally, you don’t touch the track between qualifying and the heats and that’s why. It affected the track by taking away the cushion. Dobmeier went out first and got into the fence. I did kind of the same thing coming out third.”

TMAC would win his heat and finish eighth in the feature. “The car felt amazing in the heat,” he says. “We were able to win it, but we just missed the Dash. We had to start back a ways (11th) in the feature. I was happy with the car and with my driving. Eighth was as good as we were going to get, and some nights are like that.”

Jackson Speedway in Minnesota was up next on Thursday. “I was so mad at myself at Jackson,” says TMAC. “In qualifying, I was horrible. I totally did the wrong thing to the car after hot laps. It was 100% my call and my fault. I think we qualified 19th.”

He would come from seventh to grab a top five in his heat before starting 19th in the main event. “We started far back, but we had a great car,” says TMAC. “We were able to get up to tenth. The bottom was good in one and two, and it was the same on the top in three and four. I think we did the best with the cards we were dealt. I couldn’t be mad at anyone but myself.”

TMAC would do double duty at Knoxville last Saturday. “I think we learned some things at Des Moines and Jackson that we were able to use at Knoxville,” he says. “I can’t thank Don Long of Searsboro Telephone Company enough for allowing me to use his engine for the 360 Nationals. Jaymie Moyle and I have been friends for 25 years, but it’s the first time I’ve been able to use one of his 360 engines. They run awesome. To go out and get quick time with the competition they had there was really neat.”

He would make it through his heat, with the redraw starting him inside row two for the 360 feature. “I was tight in the heat race, but that allowed me to learn what not to do,” says TMAC. “We were leading the feature to complete the first lap. We were cooking it on the top, and when the yellow came out, we had a big lead. I knew there was a decent bottom in turn two, but we had been so tight earlier in the night…I was scared to go down there. Dusty (Zomer) got us on the bottom. It was one of those deals where it was better to be second than leading. I was disappointed that we didn’t get Don a trophy, but I think everyone was happy. We’re looking forward to the 360 Nationals.”

A sixth quick qualifying effort in the 410’s put TMAC inside row three for his heat. “We were just a tenth of a second off of quick time, which was good,” he says. “We had kind of a crazy heat. Bronson (Maeschen) had something break, and guys were banging wheels. We had a good car, and that set us up well for the feature.”

He would start inside row three for the feature. “Certain guys draw up front every week, and I’m to the point where I’m happy to draw a five!” jokes TMAC. “We had a really good car and we got cooking. We were able to get by Brown right away, and then we ran down Lynton (Jeffrey) and got him. We were able to get to (Justin) Henderson as well. We ended up third, and we had a great racecar. The competition is tough. It’s like an Outlaw show. I think these local guys are going to be a handful at the Knoxville Nationals.”

At Huset’s on Sunday, TMAC timed in tenth quick, but won his heat. “We had a three-way tie (for the redraw), Brown, Tasker (Phillips) and myself and I was the odd one out,” he says. “That’s huge, and put us back starting tenth. The track was really heavy, and they had a lot of rain that morning. That’s really not my forte. We were good though. We were tight early, and the car really started coming in there at the end. We ended up eighth.”

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This Week in TMAC History!

On this week in 1996, TMAC pulled a double feature win at Knoxville Raceway taking home both the 360 Nationals and the 410 feature that night. Driving for Brad Gray in the #51 he won the $3500 360 Nationals over Danny Lasoski, Doug Wolfgang, Don Droud Jr., Larry Pinegar II and Rickey Hood. He won the 410 feature ahead of Steve Beitler, Lasoski, Dennis Moore Jr. and Gary Wright.

"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, Destiny Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Vortex Racing, Mastell Brothers Trailer Sales, 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, Octane Ink, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Dynasty Stucco, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Butlerbuilt and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Harli White Battles To Longdale Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the ASCS Red River Region over the weekend, Harli White would have a mechanical failure late in the feature event on Friday night at the Outlaw Motors Speedway before battling back to a seventh place finish on Saturday night at the Longdale Speedway.

“We keep seeming to have a little issue week after week that causes us to have a bad finish, we are all hoping to these little gremlins go away as soon as possible,” Harli White said.

Checking in at the Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday night, White would line her MVT/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w entry up in the third of her heat race, before she raced her way to finish in the third spot.

Earning enough points to qualify for the nightly redraw, White would find herself with the six pill thus putting her in the third row for the feature event. As the race came to life, the Lindsay, OK driver would go through a hole in turns one and two and get her machine out of shape.

Though she was able to race on, White would lose four positions as she found herself in the 10th position. Though frustrated, White would remain calm as he worked her way back into the Top-Five as the race started to wind down. With just five laps to go, White would develop a hole in per power steering line, and with fluid spraying everywhere, she would be forced to end her night early.

Heading to the Longdale Speedway on Saturday night, White would capitalize on a front row starting position in her heat race as she picked up the win and again made herself redraw eligible.

Saturday night would see White draw the five-pill to grid the field from the third row on the extremely slick racing surface. Not getting the jump that she wanted on a track that was taking rubber in the early stages of the feature event, White would slide back as far as the 10th spot before she could get in line.

Continuing to hit her marks, White was able to make up some ground on the rubbery surface as he was able to work back to the seventh position and earn her fifth Top-10 finish of the year.

“I made a mistake on the start of the race, and it really hurt us with the way the track was,” White said. “We had a really good car, and I was able to capitalize on some mistakes and work my way back into the seventh spot.”

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 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: White will return to action on Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Topping the Podium in Des Moines for First Team Victory!

The TKS Motorsports team continued to make big gains this past week with Craig Dollansky behind the wheel. Set for a trio of events in four days, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ got underway on Wednesday not far from the team shop in Des Moines with the National Sprint League at Iowa State Fair Speedway.

After timing in 4th fastest in qualifying, Dollansky started third and finished 3rd in the 6-lap event. A two pill for the dash then put the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim in great position where the Elk River, Minnesota native capitalized and raced to over a six second victory in the dash. On the pole for the main event, the Stone Mountain Access backed entry led the field to the green in the 20-lap A-Main. Working the bottom on a racing surface that was becoming abrasive, Dollansky set a strong pace but also managed his tires leading all laps to score the NSL victory in just his sixth start aboard the #2KS.

“This is an awesome win for TKS Motorsports,” said Dollansky in front of a packed grandstand. “It has been a trying year for me, my family, our fans, and supporters. You just need to keep digging and battling. We were fortunate enough to get track position, but at the same time we capitalized on it. We’ve got a good team here and will keep working on it.”

For team owner and crew chief Troy Renfro, the first win for TKS Motorsports was special for multiple reasons.

“This was my first win as a car owner and meant a lot having my whole family there to be a part of it,” commented Renfro. “Don Lamberti and Bob Myers were there from Casey’s so it was nice to win with them and just a great event Tony Moro and the people from MP Promotions put together.”

Thursday saw National Sprint League action continue for the TKS Motorsports team as they traveled to Jackson, MN for their first look at the newly reconfigured Ĺ-mile. Adapting to the new surface nicely by being the fastest car in hotlaps, Dollansky piloted the Casey’s General Stores sprinter to 7th best in qualifying at 16.186 seconds.

Starting inside row five for the 25-lap A-Main, Dollansky maintained position before a yellow on lap 15. When the feature resumed, the Vahlco Wheels #2KS gained a couple spots as the main event wound down to score a top-ten finish in 7th.

Following a night off on Friday, the team returned to Knoxville Raceway for Knoxville Championship Cup Series action at the historic half-mile. Qualifying 8th fastest among the 27 cars signed in for competition, Dollansky turned attention to heat action where he finished 4th.

When the green flag waved on the 20-lap A-Main, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ battled just outside the top-five. Running seventh with six laps in the books, the Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP) sprinter gained one position on the ensuing restart and raced to the checkered with another solid top-ten finish in 6th.

“After Jackson it was time for my motor to be freshened before the Nationals,” commented Renfro. “We ran well and had a good night. We tried a couple things that Craig really liked so we will go back this weekend with a similar package.”

 

 

Plymouth Speedway Appoints New Race Director

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) Drivers and fans will see a new race director at Plymouth Speedway beginning this Saturday, Aug. 1.

Sara Tarlton was recently appointed as the new Promoter/Race Director at the Playground of Power. The Albion, Indiana resident loves racing and has followed the sport her entire life.

“I’ve been a racing fan ever since I can remember,” smiled Tarlton as she reminisced about her days a child at the race track. “My brothers raced cars, my uncle raced cars at Warsaw Speedway and I even owned a race car at one time. I just have a passion for racing.”

Not only is Tarlton a fan, she’s also been involved behind the scenes for more than 20 years. She has hand scored the running order in races in different traveling series and served as race director at Angola Speedway for two years.

Her goals will be in line with the effort of excellence put forth by Plymouth Speedway employees.

“Everyone works well together and if we can keep that and make it even stronger Plymouth Speedway will have everything the fans want on race night,” said Tarlton.

As race director, Tarlton is in charge of the employees, sponsorships and race procedures. She will welcome a conversation with the driver after the features conclude to discuss any concerns.

Tarlton previously served as the pit stewardess in the 2015 season.

If there are any questions, email Sara Tarlton at sarano9@frontier.com.

 

 

NRA Sprint Invaders & SOD Sprints On Dirt Make Final 2015 Montpelier Appearance Saturday, August 1st

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt will make their final 2015 appearance at the Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday, August 1st as the points chase begins to wind down for both organizations. The event will feature a true epic battle drawing Ohio’s and Michigan’s finest winged sprint car drivers to the Indiana 1/4 mile bullring as the Ohio based K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will compete against the Michigan based Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt bringing two separate sanctioning bodies to one single race. The event will mark the second event that NRA and SOD have co-sanctioned an event at theMontpelier Motor Speedway
The June 6th NRA/SOD Event saw 23 cars take the green flag in A Main action with Jared Horstman picking up his first MMS win over SOD heavy hitter Dustin Daggett, Max Stambaugh, Hud Horton, and Randy Hannagan rounded out the top 5. California’s Hannagan also picked up the hard charger award advancing 8 positions in the 25 lap feature. Stambaugh will enter the weekend as the NRA points leader while Gregg Dalman will enter as the SOD points leader. Hannagan has won the previous three NRA events while Ryan Ruhl has also pulled near the same feat in SOD action winning the last two.
Also, joining the program will be the popular UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars. The UMP Modifieds have posted five different winners with Todd Sherman, Tony Anderson, Ryan Ramseyer, Aaron Orr, and Randy Lines all picking up wins. Tony Anderson is currently the points leader in both the UMP Modifieds and Super Streets while Ervin Turner is currently leading the Thunder Car Division.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. Sprint car racing first came to Montpelier in the late 1940’s in the form of “Big Cars”. While the east central Indiana ľ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, and runoff area. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions, and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.
General Admission will be $15 with Kids (12 and Under) – FREE!
Full Event Information can be found on our website at:
www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Classes
K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders vs Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt – Winged Sprint Cars
UMP Modifieds
Super Streets
Thunder Cars
Times
Gates Open – 3:00 PM
Hot Laps – 5:00 PM
Racing – 6:30 PM
Admission
General Admission – $15
Kids (12 and Under) – Free
Pit Pass – $30
Racer Information
RaceCeivers – Default frequency 454.000
Westhold Transponders- May be used on Sprint Cars only – Transponder and mount will be provided to the first 45 entries
not already possessing a yellow Westhold unit.
Pit Parking – Sprint cars teams will park on the south end of the pits near the track. Sprint cars will be started near this area and will enter the track on the backstretch and exit on the front stretch.
Work Area – The Montpelier Motor Speedway has a work area located near the track exit. The car must not exit the area and all work must be completed in the chute indicated by a red barrier. The work area is only available during the A/B Mains.
Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Top 10 Points
1. 49T Gregg Dalman
2. 7K Kyle Pitts
3. 27 Brad Lamberson
4. 2M Dustin Daggett
5. 11R Chase Ridenour
6. 1A Mark Aldrich
7. 31 Andy Tuenessen
8. 16 Ryan Ruhl
9. 24 Eric Smith
10. 19 Brett Mann
NRA Sprint Invaders Top 10 Points
1. 6M Max Stambaugh
2. 17 Jared Horstman
3. 83 Kyle Sauder
4. 10 Dustin Stroup
5. 6 JR Stewart
6. 22 Randy Hannagan
7. 11 Tim Allison
8. 23 Devon Dobie
9. 49 Shawn Dancer
10. 28Hud Horton
Facility Information
– Size – ľ Mile Clay Oval
– Built in 1903 – First Auto Race 1915
– Total Montpelier Motor Speedway seating – 3200
– Family Seating Section (located behind the flag stand) – Consumption of alcohol not permitted in this area.
– Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
– Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
– New Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
– Concession stand (wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks) located behind the main grandstands. Duel lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
– Beer garden – Wide range of cold adult beverages and Coke/Pepsi products. ID required. The carry-in of coolers or alcohol is prohibited due to insurance and state regulation codes.
Location
East Central Indiana (I69 Exit 264)
Montpelier Motor Speedway
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Track Phone – 765-728-8210
Web & Media
Official Website: www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook – “Home of the Montpelier Motor Speedway: www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack)- www.twitter.com/MontpelierTrack
NRA Sprint Invaders Website – www.nrainvaders.com
Sprint On Dirt Website – www.sprintsondirt.com
Upcoming Montpelier Motor Speedway Sprint Dates:
August 1 – NRA VS SOD – Winged Sprint Cars
September 12th – BOSS – 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars
Upcoming Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Dates:
August 15, September 5, September 19
Ignite High Performance Ethanol & Lubricants UMP Modified Special – Saturday, September 26th
UMP Modifieds – $3000 To Win – $300 To Start – Ignite High Performance Ethanol 40
UMP Modifieds – $600 To Win – $75 To Start – Ignite High Performance Lubricants 20
Super Streets & Thunder Cars

 

 

Wampler Finishes Sixth During First Race at Southern Oklahoma in More Than a Decade

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (July 28, 2015) - Cody Wampler competed in a pair of races last weekend for the first time this season.

"I picked the hottest weekend of the year to do it as well," he joked.

Wampler kicked off last weekend on Friday with the Oil Capital Racing Series at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., where he advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race during his first race at the track in approximately 15 years.

"We were pretty good in the heat," he said. "We were on the verge of passing for second. I was told we had the fourth quickest lap time out of all the heat races so I felt pretty good about it."

That earned him a spot in the feature redraw where he pulled the No. 3 during the random draw to line up on the inside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"I ran second until about halfway through the race and then we just kind of faded at the end," he said. "We didn't tighten the car up enough for the bottom. That's where I wanted to be. The top had a pretty heavy, rough cushion on it. We were too tight for banging against the cushion. In the last two laps we got passed by two guys. Overall I was pretty pleased though."

Wampler ended with a sixth-place result, which was his fourth top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lawton Speedway, where Wampler maneuvered from fourth to second place during a heat race. He then started the 20-lap main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"We were really having a good run," he said. "It was probably the fastest we've been in the car all year. About Lap 10 or 11 we were battling for second. I slid a guy in turns one and two. He got back by me coming out of turn two and another guy got by me down the back straightaway. I slid him again in turns three and four and I felt like I had him cleared, but I was trying to keep it down as much as I could. He tried to risk going between me and the wall. We banged wheels and it knocked the front end down."

Wampler's night ended early following the crash.

"The track was bone slick from the bottom to the cushion and everybody was running on the top," he said. "Slide jobs were the way to pass. It was fun racing."

Wampler will return to Lawton Speedway this Saturday with the OCRS.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (3).

July 25 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 15 (8).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the Oil Capital Racing Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wampler Transmission

Located in Walters, Okla., Wampler Transmission rebuilds domestic transmissions and has been in operation since the 1970s.

"My grandpa started Wampler Transmission and it has been in business since before I was born," Wampler said. "It has been an important part of my family as well as my racing career."

Wampler would also like to thank Buzbee Trucking, Cotton County Drug, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, 5th Avenue Processing & Retail, Al's Pump, Eagle Creek Escape, Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery, Mac's Body Shop, Bedrock Nursery, Cotton Ag Inc. and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Open Wheel Championships Coming To Atomic

All-Stars Invade / BOSS Non-Wing Sprints Share Billing

OVSCA, AMRA Modifieds, and Racesaver 305's on the card

Modifieds are $2,000 to win and $200 to start!--Saturday

(OVSCA Sprint Drivers Should Call promoter Brad McCown for Tether details)

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-One of the largest Open Wheel racing shows east of the Mississippi River of coming to Ohio this Friday and Saturday, July 31st-August 1, when the UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions come to town at the Atomic Speedway. The winged outlaw sprint car series will pay $5,000 to win Friday and $10,000 to win Saturday, making this one of the most significant two-day shows in the country.

Joining the winged warriors Friday will be the non-wing BOSS Sprint cars and Racesaver 305 sprints. The first-ever BOSS event was held in July of 2011 at Atomic. California driver Justin Grant won that day. In the last 4 years BOSS has grown into the largest regional non-wing series in the country, second overall only to USAC. Now BOSS returns to Atomic where it all began this Friday night.

Saturday's program consists of All-Star winged sprints, AMRA Modifieds and Racesaver 305 sprints. Modifieds are $2,000 to win and $200 to start!

Thursday night, July 30 Atomic will host a pit party and cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m. Teams can enter the cornhole tournament at $20 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Several All Star drivers will be in attendance and participating in the cornhole tournament.

Tickets are on sale in the office by the pit concession from 9-5 Mon-Thursday for the 2nd Open Wheel Championship. You can also reserve your camping spot for the wknd only $25.

The party in the pits Thursday night kicks off the weekend at Atomic Speedway! The party is free for fans with a track sponsored cornhole tournament open to anyone. Entry for the cornhole tournament is $20 per team. But just to come hang out enjoy the evening is free.

Pre-sale General Admission tickets and or pit passes can be purchased this week from 9AM - 5PM each day until Friday. On Friday they can be purchased from 9AM - Noon.

Two-day day general admission tickets can be purchased at $40 or individual tickets daily at $22 Friday, 12-and-under free; and Saturday $25, 12-and-under free.

Two-day day pit passes can be purchased at $60 or bought individually at $35 daily or $20 for kids 12-and-under in the pits.

A limited number of reserve tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling Atomic Speedway from 9-5 Mon-Fri or they can be purchased on race days. Call 740-703-9749 for more details.

Promoter Brad McCown just made a deal with Kears Speed Shop to purchase several sets of the tethers that are required by the ASCOC. Brad will allow drivers to pay him in payments for these tethers so OVSCA drivers can all race. "I want all of our local OVSCA teams to be able to race and enjoy our bigger events as well as weekly shows," said McCown. "Contact me if you are interested in purchasing a set of tethers for the Open Wheel Championship this weekend."

Due to scheduling conflicts with other tracks season points there will be no Mini Sprints on Fridays program.

August's World of Outlaws Late Model Series visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, has been expanded to two events, setting up an Aug. 21-22 WoO LMS doubleheader at the 3/8-mile track. The additional Atomic event, which replaces a recently canceled race at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., gives the national tour a three-race weekend with Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pa., set to host the series on Sun., Aug. 23. The weekend opener at Atomic on Fri., Aug. 21 will pay $8,000 to the winner, while the event on Sat., Aug. 22 will pay $10,000.

Sponsors for the OWC are Tim's Tires,Southern Ohio Equipment Co.,Trackside Camping, Downs Construction, Acords Pizza Pub & Sub, Kears Speed Shop, ValleryChevy.com, and Graphic Creations. Also, thanks to all of our great sponsors!

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.

Additional informaton can be found at http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Friday July 31st:

All-Star Sprints - $5,000 to win

BOSS non wing sprints - $2,000 to win

Racesaver 305 Sprints - $600 to win

Saturday August 1st:

All-Star Sprints - $10,000 to win

AMRA Modifieds - $2,000 to win

Racesaver 305 Sprints - $1,000 to win

Admission Prices for the OWC:

Thursday

- FREEEEEEE! Come and enjoy the Pit Party

- $20 a team if you want to enter the corn hole tournament

Friday

- Kids 12 & Under FREE

- Kids Pit Admission $20

- General Admission $22

- Sr. General Admission $20

- Pit Admission $35

Saturday

- Kids 12 & Under FREE

- Kids Pit Admission $20

- General Admission $25

- Sr. General Admission $23

- Pit Admission $35

Two Day Passes

- Kids 12 & Under FREE

- Kids Pit Admission $40

- General Admission $40

- Pit Admission $60

OWC Schedule of Events

Time subject to change

Monday July 27th

Tickets go on sale 9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday July 28th

Tickets go on sale 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday July 29th

Tickets go on sale 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday July 30th

Tickets go on sale 9:00am – 5:00pm

Campers allowed on premises 9:00am

Open House 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Corn Hole Tournament $20 per team 6:00pm

Friday July 31st

Tickets go on sale 9:00am – 12:00pm

Pit Gates open 2:00pm

General Admission Seat Marking 2:00pm – 3:30pm

VIP, Will Call Window opens 4:00pm

General Admission Ticket Booth opens 4:30pm

Hot Laps 6:30pm

Qualifying 7:30pm

Heats 8:00pm

CMains 9:30pm

Dash 10:00pm

BMains 10:15pm

AMains 10:45pm

Saturday August 1st

Pits Open 1:00pm

Lunch with the King 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Will Call Window opens 3:00pm

General Admission Ticket Booth opens 4:00pm

Hot Laps 6:00pm

Qualifing 7:00pm

Heats 8:00pm

CMains 9:30pm

Dashs 10:00pm

BMains 10:30pm

AMains 11:00pm

RaceSaver 305 Sprint payout for the Open Wheel Championship

Friday

1-$600

2-350

3-250

4-220

5-200

7-180

7-160

8-140

9-120

10/20-100

Saturday

1-$1000

2-600

3-400

4-250

5-220

6-200

7-180

8-160

9-140

10/20-120

 

 

Kline and Ball Post 1-2 Result for White Lightning Motorsports at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2015) - White Lightning Motorsports recorded its first career 1-2 finish last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in the 305ci class.

Devin Kline claimed the feature victory, which marked his fourth official triumph of the season during eight races, with teammate Jamie Ball posting a second-place result during his first 305 start since 2011.

"We couldn't have wrote the script any better," Kline said. "To be able to do that shows how strong our program is. It was a great night."

Kline kicked off the event by qualifying third quickest. He then advanced from sixth to second place during a heat race before pulling the No. 2 during the feature redraw to earn a starting spot on the outside of the front row for the 12-lap feature.

"We've been lucky with the redraw all year," he said. "We started second and shot out to the lead. The car was perfect. There was a good bottom so we were stuck to that. The only way I've been slowing down all year is in lapped traffic and I told myself I wasn't going to do that. Under a caution I saw Jamie was in second. It was fun being able to race with him. I knew I just had to hit my marks."

Kline did just that as he held off Ball for the win.

"My car owner started piecing together a 305 earlier this year that he wanted me to run for him," Ball said. "Things went a little slower than we anticipated so I didn't get to run it for the first time until Saturday."

Ball qualified second quickest and finished fifth in a heat race. The feature redraw lined him up on the outside of the third row, but it didn't take long for him to join his teammate near the front. Ball powered into the runner-up position on Lap 5 and maintained a close pace with Kline until the checkered flag.

"We were both making the same moves through the bottom," Ball said. "I never really lost, but never really gained. The new motor hadn't been fueled very well. It had some smaller nozzles and it didn't take off on a late-race restart. I had the pedal matted to the floor, but it didn't get going until the flag stand."

Ball also competed in the 360ci class at the half-mile oval, where he timed in 13th quickest during qualifying before ending second in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I moved up pretty quickly," he said. "Within the first three laps we were up to ninth. The car was real good. It was one of the better cars we've had this year. Starting 12th it makes it hard to get by those guys and pass most of them because the level of competition is just phenomenal. I'm definitely happy with going forward."

Ball will return to action this Thursday at the Dubuque County Fair Race in Dubuque, Iowa, and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 class) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (12).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (305 class) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

DEVIN KLINE:

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 21 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 20 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 8 races, 4 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Dubuque County Fair in Dubuque, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 9: https://youtu.be/ErMdMcbuxjQ

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's second win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 23: https://youtu.be/3BbJfIPVbqc

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ostrich Racing Engines

Ostrich Racing Engines offers performance 305ci, 360ci and 410ci engines. Along with being a dealer for many of the top product manufacturers, Ostrich also offers a complete machine shop service and dyno facility for the do-it-yourself racers. For more information, visit http://www.OstrichRacingEngines.com.

"We have been utilizing Ostrich power since we started our race team," Jamie Ball said. "Lee and the crew at Ostrich build a great engine and provide great service. At Knoxville Raceway you must have a great engine and Ostrich has been providing us with some of the fastest engines in the country. All of our cars are consistently top qualifiers and top runners and we credit that to our Ostrich Racing Engines."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Matt Jones Trucking, Jerry & Kelly Johnston, Housby, JJ Kane Auctioneers, BCP Weddings, Timber Line Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Sweet Manufacturing, Bell Helmets, Driver Websites, Iowa State Savings Bank, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

 

 

NO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THE NEXT TWO SATURDAYS!

(Perris, CA, July 28, 2015) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway the next two Saturdays, August 1st and 8th. Racing returns on August 15th with the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprints. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series Street Stocks, Super Stocks & Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds will close the month of August on the 29th.

The final “Night of Destruction” for the 2015 season will take place on September 5th. Last Saturday night’s “Night of Destruction #IV” produced one of the largest ever crowds in the 20 season history of famous Riverside County racing facility.

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, Archibald’s Restaurants, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Cafť, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, 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, 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.

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Tankersley Records Two Runner-Up Results During Shady Oaks Classic

Inside Line Promotions - GOLIAD, Texas (July 28, 2015) - Two is the common number for Channin Tankersley, who used a pair of second-place results during the Shady Oaks Classic last weekend to move within two points of the ASCS Gulf South Region championship lead.

"We've worked hard to get here," he said. "It's nice whenever you have a little luck on your side now and again. We had a pretty fast car all weekend. It's crazy how one weekend can turn everything around. We had a shot to win both nights, too."

Tankersley kicked off the doubleheader at Shady Oaks Speedway last Friday when he maneuvered from fourth to second place during a heat race. That earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 during the random redraw to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"I got to third pretty much instantly," he said. "Then it took me about five laps to get to second. We had a restart on Lap 4 or 5 and I got to second then. Ray Allen Kulhanek started on the front and ran a real clean race. I got beside him a handful of times, but he had all the momentum. He was running around the top in turn one and I was around the bottom. I could get beside him, but he'd have the momentum going into turn three, where the groove was the bottom."

Tankersley spent a majority of the race battling for the lead before he ended second, which locked him into Saturday's feature redraw as one of the top four finishers. Tankersley opened Saturday's event by drawing the No. 1 during the feature redraw to garner the pole position for the main event.

"The outside polesitter got me on the start," he said. "I could get beside him, but he had a little more momentum. It was just enough where I couldn't clear him."

Just like the night before Tankersley spent the feature trying to find a way around the leader, who stayed in the preferred line, before posting a second-place result.

"For the most part I had a pretty good weekend," he said. "I can't complain too much with two seconds. It was a good, consistent weekend."

Tankersley is scheduled to take the next couple of weeks off before the ASCS Gulf South returns to competition on Aug. 21 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 22 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (6).

July 25 - Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas - Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 21 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 22 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by RaceOnTexas.com of Tankersley's win on June 26: https://vimeo.com/132040071

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

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

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

Tankersley would also like to thank G3 Boats, King Construction, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha, Day Motorsports and 41 Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Stornetta Sixth During Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard both the Lathrop Motorsports No. 9n as well as the Joe Stornetta Racing No. 6 machine on Saturday night, Joe Stornetta would turn in his best winged sprint car effort of the season by way of his sixth place finish.

“We had some more bad luck with the wingless car, but I was really happy with how we did in the winged car,” Joe Stornetta said.

Having fuel issues and failing to get a qualifying time in the winged division, Stornetta would have his struggles during group qualifying in the non-winged division as he timed in eighth fastest.

Starting last in his winged heat race, the Napa, CA driver fought some internal issues with the car, but was able to get some good laps in as he finished in the fifth position.

Picking up a second place finish in the non-winged heat race, Stornetta would find his Geide Family/OK Tire Store/iWear Motorsports backed No. 6 machine in the second row for the feature event. As the race went green, Stornetta settled into the third spot during the opening circuits of the race until something under the hood went south.

Heading down the front stretch, Stornetta’s machine would lose power and shut off, and Stornetta would see his night come to a close in the non-winged division.

Lining the Lathrop Motorsports No. 9n machine up in the fifth row of the winged 360ci feature event, Stornetta continue to run good laps as he worked his way forward. Focusing on hitting his marks, Stornetta would work his way up to a sixth place finish when the checkered flag flew on the event.

“As the night went on, we continued to get the winged car better, and better,” Stornetta added. “By the feature event, I was really pleased with the changes we made, and it was nice to have some really good speed in the car after struggling a little bit over the last few weeks.”

Joe Stornetta would like to thank JPS Trucking, The Geide Family, OK Tire Store, iWear Motorsports, Parmeter General Engineering Service, X Winery, Bergin Glass, LJ’s Speed & Machine Shop, Rick Lawley Trucking, Black Hawk Body Shop, and The Holman Family for their support.

ON TAP: Stornetta will most likely be off this week, before returning to action on August 8th for the 50-lap Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Soares Classic at the Petaluma Speedway.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-2, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Joe, make sure to follow him on Twitter @JoeStornetta.

 

 

Price Picks Up Fourth Place Finish During Summer Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Staying close to his native Cobble Hill, BC over the weekend, Robbie Price and his team were in action at the Skagit Speedway for the Summer Nationals where Price earned a fourth place finish.

“It was an okay weekend for us,” Price said. “I made a mistake in the feature on Friday night and spun while running sixth, but we were able to bounce back on Saturday night and run fourth in the big show.”

Taking to the Skagit Speedway on Friday night, Price would time the Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing No. 21 machine in ninth fastest.

Running fifth in his Friday night heat race, Price would be forced into the B Main event, where he would have one final shot at racing his way into the preliminary night feature event.

Finishing third in the ‘B’, Price would advance into the feature event, where he lined up in the 18th starting position.

Price had a very strong car during the 30-lap feature event, as he was able to slice and dice his way through the field picking up positions at will. Getting into the sixth spot during the race’s closing laps, Price would lose the handle on his machine on the 26th lap and bring out a caution.

From the tail end of the field, Price would pick up a few positions during the race’s final four laps as he closed his Friday night with a 13th place finish.

Sitting 11th in event points after the preliminary night, Price would be locked into the Saturday night 40-lap A Main event.

With the feature being lined up by event points, Price would grid the field from the sixth row, and for the second night in a row would work his way forward. Using a couple of timely cautions to his advantage, Price would work by Cam Smith and Colton Heath to secure a fourth place finish.

“We were pretty strong on Saturday night, and it was nice to rebound after my mistake on Friday night,” Price said. “I have to thank all of the people who continue to help us out on a weekly basis.”

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-32, Wins-3, Top-5’s-9, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Robbie Price be back in action this weekend at the Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA.

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

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

 

 

Second Place Run At Hancock County Speedway Highlights Ian Madsen’s Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- A very busy week with the National Sprint League saw Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team turn in some solid results as Madsen moved up to the third spot in the 2015 NSL Championship standings.

“We had a grueling but successful NSL Speedweek, and it is a testament to how hard my guys worked every night,” Madsen said.

Tuesday night the action kicked off at the Hancock County Speedway as Madsen timed the Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply Inc. No. 18 machine in fourth fastest.

Going from third to second in his heat race, the St Marys, NSW native would finish second in the Dash, and start on the front row for the 25-lap affair. Chasing after Billy Balog in the early stages of the race, Madsen did not seem to have anything for the leader. That changed as Madsen reeled Balog in on the seventh lap and looked to take the top spot, only to see Balog move up and take his line.

Over the final half of the race, cautions would slow the pace, and Balog would open his lead up in clear track, and Madsen would not get close to him again as he took second during the opener.

Having a bit of a rough night on Wednesday night during Nehring Construction Night, Madsen would time in eighth fastest at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, IA before slipping back to finish in the 13th position during the feature event.

Thursday night the scene shifted to the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, MN where Madsen would get his night started off by timing the Greenland Homes of IA/Royal Flooring/Aspen Aire machine in 12th fastest. Taking advantage of a front row starting position in his heat race, Madsen would race his way to the win and find himself in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

Battling with veteran drivers Lynton Jeffery and Danny Lasoski during the A Main, Madsen would run in the sixth spot, as he fought for a way into the Top-Five. Pressuring Jeffery late in the race, Madsen would hold the spot briefly, before he was dropped back to the sixth spot at the line.

A brief break in the NSL Speedweek saw Madsen and his team check in at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. Timing in 11th fastest in time trials, Madsen would finish ninth in the feature event.

Heading to the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sunday night to close out NSL Speedweek, Madsen would time in seventh fastest amongst the 26 drivers signed in.

Following a second place finish in heat race action, Madsen would grid the field in the third row for the 35-lap A Main. Racing insdie the Top-Five battling with Bryan Clauson and Danny Lasoski, Madsen would close his busy week out with a fifth place finish.

“We have some massive races on the horizon, and I feel like we were strong, and where we want to be,” Madsen added. “This week kicks off a stretch of some prestigious races, and we are going to do what it takes to get the KCP Racing team in victory lane.”

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-66, Wins-5, Top-5’s- 29, Top 10’s-43

ON TAP: Madsen and his KCP Racing team will follow the NSL to the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Thursday and Friday before getting back to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

 

 

TK Picks Up Four Top-10’s During NSL Speedweek

PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy week of racing saw Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team turn in a strong performance as Kaeding pocketed four Top-10 finishes during NSL Speedweek.

“We had a really good week,” Tim Kaeding said. “We were unable to get into victory lane but we showed some consistency.”

Kicking things off last Tuesday night, TK would open NSL Speedweek up by timing the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford No. 3 machine in sixth fastest during time trials.

Picking up a heat race win from the second row, the San Jose, CA driver would finish fifth in the Dash, and line up in the third row for the feature event. Overcoming an early spin during the feature event, Kaeding would rally as he carved his way back up to a seventh place finish.

Wednesday night the series was in action at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, IA and Kaeding again started the night off by timing in sixth quickest. A third place finish in his heat race would again find Kaeding in the Dash where a fifth place finish would again place him in the third row for the A Main.

With passing at a premium on Wednesday night, much of the Top-10 finishers finished right where they started, including Kaeding. Though he would battle NSL Point Leader, Danny Lasoski at times during the race, Kaeding would take the checkered flag with a fifth place finish.

The Jackson County Fairgrounds would be the scene for Thursday’s event, and on this night Kaeding would thrill the crowd. Timing in 16th fastest, TK would not be Dash eligible and would start the feature from the eighth row. On a racy Jackson Speedway, Kaeding would have his elbows up as he clawed his way through the star studded field.

Getting into the eighth spot, Kaeding would chase after Craig Dollansky in the closing laps as he looked for another spot. Though his efforts for seventh came up short, Kaeding would advance eight positions to finish in the eighth spot.

Taking to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for a non-NSL event, Kaeding would get his night started off very quickly as he timed in second fastest. Bad luck would find the Lunstra Motorsports team on this night however, as a spinning car during TK’s heat race would collect Kaeding and the wreckage would junk Kaeding’s car and end his night.

Closing NSL Speedweek out on Sunday night, Kaeding and company were in action at the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD. Turning in the 15th quickest lap during time trials, TK would pick up the heat race win.

Again lining up deep in the field, Kaeding would continue to show great speed at the Huset’s Speedway as he charged his way through the field and closed a very busy week of racing out with a sixth place effort.

“It was tough to lose a car on Saturday night, but in this sport it is part of it,” Kaeding added. “I really have to thank this team for all of their hard work. These mid-week races are tough on my guys, but they did a great job with it, and I am looking forward to some big races ahead.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Sioux Falls Ford, Yager Agriculture Supply, EMI, Matt’s Repair, Octane Ink, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be in action four more times this week as they will be with the NSL at the I-80 Speedway this Thursday and Friday before returning to the Knoxville Raceway and the Huset’s Speedway Saturday and Sunday.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-41, Wins-3, Top-5’s-13, Top-10’s-27

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.

 

 

PA Posse Defends Home Turf With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: During the 2015 Summer Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway, PA Posse fans were proud of their contingent as a pair of Posse members used KSE Racing Products to sweep the coveted event.

To open the Summer Nationals it was Danny Dietrich using his KSE Racing Products to make a late race move to get around Donny Schatz for the big win before Stevie Smith fended off Schatz’s advances during the finale on Saturday night to make it a PA Posse sweep of the two-day extravaganza.

A day after the Summer Nationals, Schatz would end his five race runner up streak by using his KSE Power Steering Products to pick up his 21st win of the season by way of his triumph at the Lebanon Valley Speedway.

In California, the Peter Murphy Classic was the race to be at on Saturday night, and it was Clute, TX driver, Aaron Reutzel making a late race pass to pick up the win aboard the potent Roth Motorsports machine as Ryan Bernal and Justin Sanders were also victorious in the Golden State.

Seth Bergman made sure Reutzel wasn’t the only ASCS National star to win big on Saturday night as he retuned home to the Skagit Speedway and claimed the Summer Nationals.

Mark Dobmeier found victory lane with the NSL, while Johnny Herrera (ASCS National), Danny Lasoski (Knoxville), Dusty Zomer (Knoxville 360), Dale Blaney (ASCoC), Jonathan Cornell (ASCS Warrior), and Landon Simon (BOSS) were also victorious with KSE Racing products.

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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LARSON MARKS RACING GOES NORTH OF THE BORDER

SIX-TIME WINNER: Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing begin the Canada swing as six-time World of Outlaws winners this season. In its first full-season of WoO competition, Larson Marks Racing most recently swept the Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway. They've also earned wins at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway and Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa.

CANADIAN ROOKIES: The Larson Marks Racing team will be making its debut at all three Canadian tracks this week: Oshweken Speedway, Brockville Ontario Speedway and Autodrome Drummond.

2014 AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: Last year at Ohsweken, Stewart, not driving for Larson Marks Racing, won the World of Outlaws dash to earn the pole for the feature event. In what has been seen often throughout the 2015 season, the race became a battle between Stewart and Donny Schatz. Stewart led 19 laps before succumbing to Schatz in lapped traffic and finished second.

OHSWEKEN HISTORY: Ohsweken is arguably Stewart's best track. He is one of only two drivers to earn a three Canadian Nationals titles there.

STANDINGS: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team remain second in the World of Outlaws standings. The team has earned six wins, 25 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks 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 career Sprint Cup win this weekend at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.

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

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete in the Prelude to the Ironman at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

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: 53 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 6 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 25 TOP-10 FINISHES: 38

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Two Wins Cap off Busy Week!

(Bill W) July 28, 2015 – A five-race week resulted in two wins for Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Motorsports #13 team. The Grand Forks, North Dakota native earned his 111th career win at the River Cities Speedway in his hometown Friday. He also picked up his second FVP National Sprint League victory of the year Sunday at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. It was his 60th career win at Huset’s. This week finds the team competing with the NSL at the “Road to Knoxville” event at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska Thursday and Friday. They will also compete at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday.

NSL “Fair Speedweek” kicked off at the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa Tuesday. Mark would start twelfth in the main event, and advance to sixth. “It was a fun little track,” he says. “It was really racy. I caught the top groove before a lot of other people did. I was getting a car every lap or two. As the race went on, they were catching on that the top was fast, especially in one and two. At that point, it took us the rest of the race to get by a couple more cars. I enjoy going to new racetracks, and Britt was fun.”

At the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines on Wednesday, track position was everything and he would finish 12th after starting 14th. “Des Moines has a great facility,” says Mark. “The grandstands and everything were awesome. They just have a lot of work to do on the racetrack. There was just nowhere to pass with the way the track was Wednesday.”

On Thursday, it was on to the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota. Mark would charge from 14th to ninth in the feature. “Compared to Jackson Speedway of the past, it was definitely racy,” he says. “We were able to run around a little bit. A lot of people were on the bottom of one and two. On the last caution, I paraded around the top of one and two and it looked decent. On the restart, I went up there and we were able to climb a couple of spots at the end.”

In River Cities on Friday, Mark would start fourth in his heat race. “We ran second to Austin Pierce in the heat,” he says. “At the end of the night, I have to tip my hat to the track. The heats were dry and slick. They came out at intermission and prepped it for the feature. It was an excellent track. You could run the top or bottom. You could even hang in the middle of the lapped cars if you wanted to.”

He would start fourth in the feature. “I think we got to the lead on the second lap or so,” says Mark. “We were railing it up on the cushion. It got to a point in traffic where a lot of the cars were running the top. I went to the bottom to see what was there and there was actually a good bottom down there too. There were a couple of late race cautions, which makes a guy nervous, but we were able to drive away.”

Coming out dead last with the NSL at Huset’s on Sunday, Mark would time in eighth quick. “They had enough water in the track that coming out late wasn’t a disadvantage,” he says. “Sitting in that eighth spot in the heat…you are a dead man walking. You have to get at least a spot or two, or ninth or tenth quick are going to pass you for the redraw. We ran it pretty hard and we were able to get up to second.”

A young fan drew a starting spot inside row two for Mark. “I really like the NSL redraw,” he says. “If I draw my own pill, you see what happens. If a kid draws for me, it goes a lot better. We had a good feature. (Dusty) Zomer was running a fast pace, and he was running it well. I could stay with him, but I didn’t have enough to pass him. My goal was to stay with him until we got to lapped cars.”

His winning move would have to come in traffic. “I tried the bottom early to see what was there,” says Mark. “There was enough to hang. I loved the racetrack. We were able to pinch him in lapped cars and sneak by on the bottom. Once I was by, I just went as fast as I could and got through lapped traffic as best I could.”

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, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Cody Burks Memorial Next for COMP Cams Interstate Cup

Memphis, Tennessee (07/27/15) – The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It next returns to action this Saturday, August 1st at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) with the 3rd Annual Cody Burks Memorial.

The series was slated to be in action last Saturday at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas), but late afternoon rain nixed the program.

In honor of the late Burks, a fan as well as the track have contributed additional money to the 360 c.i. Sprint Car purse for this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway. The event will pay $1,538-to-win and $138-to-start.

Little Rock, Arkansas driver, Zach Pringle leads the current series standings. AG Rains, Howard Moore, Blake Jenkins, Tim Crawley, Kevin Hinkle, Justin Sturch, Dalton Davis, Cody Gardner, and Andy McElhannon round out the current top ten in the standings.

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It Standings

Updated July 22nd, 2015

Name TOTAL

1 Zach Pringle 390

2 AG Rains 376

3 Howard Moore 354

4 Blake Jenkins 304

5 Tim Crawley 288

6 Kevin Hinkle 268

7 Justin Sturch 260

8 Dalton Davis 260

9 Cody Gardner 254

10 Andy McElhannon 246

11 Mike Pack 228

11 Jeremy Middleton 220

13 Joe Young 192

14 Derek Hagar 186

15 Robert Richardson 178

16 Matthew Bauldwin 170

16 Jerod Roller 170

18 Marshall Skinner 168

19 Tommy Snellgrove 164

20 Ernie Ainsworth 160

The next point event for the series will be on July 25th at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas). For more information, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas claimed the title in each of the first three years before seeing fellow West Memphis resident, Marshall Skinner dethrone him in 2014.

For 2015 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event through September 12th at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program.

Drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

The final payout for the series will pay ten places, and the minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:

1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 7th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 19th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 3rd will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

Race fans can also donate money to the point's fund if they so choose. For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point's fund. For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Speed Mart Inc., Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Scores Podium Finish at Atomic Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (July 28, 2015) - Kevin Swindell registered his third podium finish of the season last Saturday at Atomic Speedway.

Swindell, who teamed up with Bernie Stuebgen for the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association event, kicked off the night by qualifying third quickest out of the 27 competitors at the high-banked track.

"We were fast in hot laps," he said. "In qualifying it was one lap and it wasn't too bad."

Swindell then advanced from fourth to second place during a heat race, which determined the starting lineup for the feature.

"I slid the leader coming to the checkered, but didn't get it to stick," he said. "They line the feature up based on the results from the heat race. Since I finished second in the third heat I started sixth. If I would have won the heat I would have started third in the feature."

However, Swindell quickly maneuvered into third place during the main event.

"It took a few laps to get to third," he said. "I had to figure out how hard I could run without bouncing off the fence. I just couldn't run through the slick like they could. We just didn't get it as tight as we needed it for a track like that."

Swindell battled with Cole Duncan and Brandon Wimmer throughout the main event on the tricky track before sustaining a broken Jacobs Ladder in the closing laps en route to a third-place finish.

"I stayed pretty close the whole time," he said. "I slid Duncan once in traffic. I was having to knock the fence down to keep up with them and they could go right through the middle."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arai Helmets

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"Arai Helmets are the best fitting helmet I've ever worn," Swindell said. "Visually and structurally it's the best thing I've ever put on my head."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, and MPI Steering Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Picks Up Third ASCS National Tour Victory in Past Five Races

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 28, 2015) - Johnny Herrera continued recent momentum last week during a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

Herrera posted his third win in the past five races and extended his streak of top-four finishes to seven in a row thanks to two great efforts in Wyoming and South Dakota.

"We started running good the whole West Coast swing and we've carried it," he said. "It's a good time of the year to get momentum rolling. I might not be the fastest guy at the start of the race, but I'll be there at the end."

The scary part for his competitors is that there is room for improvement.

"I need to be better at the start of each race," he said. "We're just missing a little bit, but we're on a new program with our car. It's just trying to get that perfected."

Herrera was on point last Wednesday at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo., where he won his heat race to earn a spot in the feature redraw. He then pulled the second highest number - seven - during the random redraw to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"We weren't too bad," he said. "We definitely needed to do more work on our race car. I wasn't real good at the start of the race and gave up too much time. By the end we were the same speed as the two up front, but I gave up too much time early. I was a little snug at the start of the race. As the race went on and the track freed up and the fuel came off the car we got better."

Herrera advanced from seventh to a third-place result.

The momentum carried over into Friday's event at Black Hills Speedway, where Herrera maneuvered from sixth to second place during a heat race. That earned him enough points to make the feature redraw and this time he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position.

"Usually it doesn't seem like I can draw better than a five, but momentum is on our side," he said. "We had a good car there, but we weren't the best race car. We should have run second in all reality. We just didn't have the race car underneath us. Sometimes other people's misfortune is your reward."

Herrera led the first 10 laps before being stalled in dramatically slower traffic, which allowed another driver to take the lead.

"It was two and three wide," Herrera said. "The closing rate was so fast on some of those guys. When you get on a half mile like that it seems to be multiplied. It was pretty sketchy at times."

Herrera maintained the runner-up position until the leader began to slow with an apparent mechanical problem with three laps remaining. Herrera reclaimed the lead on the backstretch and pulled away to his 13th career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph during his 200th career start with the series.

He is slated to compete this Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (7).

July 24 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 5 wins, 17 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Herrera 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.

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

"We have a great group of people behind our team who I can't thank enough," Herrera said. "From the money sponsors to the products sponsors and everyone in between I'm grateful for your support."

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

 

 

Blaney Claims Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Sweeps All Star Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (July 28, 2015) - Dale Blaney had the performance every racer dreams about last week.

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team earned three feature victories and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup championship.

"It was probably the best week I've had," he said. "It was pretty good."

Blaney kicked off the week last Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., by qualifying fourth quickest in his group during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event. He then finished second in a heat race to lock himself into the 10th starting position for the first of twin 30-lap main events at the high-banked track.

"When you have (Donny) Schatz on the front row and you're starting 10th you're thinking it's going to be tough to win," he said. "I knew if we were operating good we could get to the top three. You put Donny on the front row and he's tough to beat. But I've seen that track get that way, really slick. You have to run all over it and our car was really good."

Blaney capitalized on his experience by quickly powering into the top three. He then maneuvered around Daryn Pittman for the runner-up position before sliding Schatz for the lead on Lap 17.

"It's a momentum place and you just keep your speed up," he said. "Before I knew it was I was running third and we had an opportunity. I knew Donny and Daryn were running the bottom in turns one and two and I was working the middle. I had an opportunity because Schatz didn't know where I was running. I made it stick up there and got enough of a run to slide him in turns three and four. To pass Donny to win an Outlaw race is pretty special."

Blaney led Laps 17 through 19 before Schatz nipped him at the line on Lap 20. Blaney reclaimed the lead on the ensuing lap and held on for the final 10 circuits to earn his second World of Outlaws victory of the season.

That lined him up on the inside of the 10th row for the second feature, which inverted the lead lap cars.

"It's tough starting 19th with everybody in front of you," he said. "You're fighting so hard with Pittman and Schatz and (Kerry) Madsen and (Shane) Stewart. You're fighting tooth and nail for real estate. I think they had a yellow about halfway through and we were running 15th. I knew I had to get in the top 10 to have an opportunity to win the overall title. We found a lane on the bottom of turn two and I got a couple of runs on guys. We started running really good the last 10 laps."

Blaney rallied to post an eighth-place result, which earned him the Hard Charger Award as well as his first Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup title.

The Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team continued its success into last weekend by sweeping the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Blaney timed in third quickest during qualifying last Friday at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich. He then won the first of two heat races and advanced from seventh to third place during the second heat to lock himself into the dash.

"It was really hard to pass all night," he said. "Track position was huge there. We were fortunate to draw the No. 1 (during the dash redraw) and won the dash. There were only 13 or 14 cars that started the A Main so we knew there wouldn't be much traffic. Where you were coming off turn two on the start was probably where you'd finish. The motor took off really good in the A Main and that probably won us the race."

Blaney led the distance of the dash and the feature to score his first career win at Hartford Motor Speedway.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway, where Blaney qualified second quickest, finished second in a heat race and won the dash. He then led throughout the entire main event to post his fourth straight victory at the track.

"We were fortunate to draw the No. 2 (in the dash redraw) and get us in clean air to win the dash," he said. "The feature was tough. I felt like the track was going to stay heavier than it did. Our car wasn't the best, but track position was key. (Cody) Darrah was all over me. I was able to plug some holes in traffic. We had a yellow with seven laps to go. He drove by me after that and I turned it back underneath of him. It was nip and tuck. We were both going at it pretty hard."

Blaney, who leads the All Star championship standings by 169 points, returns to action this Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championship and Sunday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., for the 2nd annual Sprint Monster with the series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature #1: 1 (10); Feature #2: 8 (19).

July 24 - Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race #1: 1 (2); Heat race #2: 3 (7); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

July 25 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 11 wins, 25 top fives, 38 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championship and Sunday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., for the 2nd annual Sprint Monster with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Blaney's World of Outlaws victory at Attica Raceway Park on May 29: https://youtu.be/ZZ0DlkA5T1c.

Here's a link to highlights of Blaney's World of Outlaws win during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on July 21: https://youtu.be/J9wpd7i6uDA

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Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion Jump Starts 65th Anniversary, $5 Admission Special on August 8

OSWEGO, NY (July 28, 2015) – The Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion will celebrate in a big way come Saturday, August 8, as the reunion will put on its’ 10th annual celebration just hours before Oswego Speedway’s 65th Anniversary special, which will feature grandstand admission of only $5.

The reunion, once again coordinated by longtime Speedway faithful’s Jim Ferlito and Jim Liccardi, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 8 at Lighthouse Lanes, located directly across from the Speedway on Jim Shampine Drive.

Several historic members of the Oswego Speedway racing community will be on hand including legends Bentley Warren, Todd Gibson, Norm Mackereth and more.

Drivers, owners, racing families, officials, media members and longtime fans will be available throughout the afternoon to help celebrate Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing for the 10th year.

Warren will also be available at Oswego Speedway for a book signing of his piece ‘Wicked Fast: Racing through Life with Bentley Warren’, inside the Speedway’s grounds at a time to be determined.

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

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

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

The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will join the Supermodifieds for a 30-lap feature on August 8, followed by an infield pit party at the conclusion of the racing action.

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

 

 

Brent Marks Earns Top-Ten During Williams Grove Speedway ‘Summer Nationals’

Williams Grove and Port Royal Next on the Agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (July 27th, 2015) - Brent Marks earned his third World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-ten finish of the 2015 season during the recent weekend; crossing under the checkers seventh in the running order during the annual “Summer Nationals” finale at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, #19M, started eighth during the 30-lap, $20,000-to-win “Summer Nationals” A-main on Saturday, July 25th; improving one position to secure his second World of Outlaws top-ten finish in his last five WoO starts. Marks qualified for main event competition by winning his respective heat race. The “Myerstown Missile” would go on to finish eighth during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series dash.

“Not a bad weekend for us” said Marks, “Battled some engine troubles for a big portion of the weekend but we got things figured out. I feel like we were just as good on Friday night but got into some trouble late in the race. All in all, pretty good weekend. Proud of my team. We never give up and that is what makes this team special. We’ll spend the upcoming weekend close to home and prepare to head west the week after.”

Brent Marks kicked off the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series “Summer Nationals” weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with a 24th place finish during the opener on Friday night, July 24th. After starting in the 11th row, the Myerstown, Pennsylvania native surged forward and was racing as high as 12th in the running order before getting turned around on the front stretch with one circuit remaining. Marks would be scored 24th.

“BMR” will spend the upcoming weekend racing close to home as they prepare to venture west with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series once again. Marks will visit the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, July 31st for a regular “410” program. Following his “Grove” visit, Marks will make the short trip north to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 1st. The “19M” operation will be traveling west to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 7th & 8th, all before heading to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on August 12th - 15th.

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

======================== Recent Highlights: Brent Marks finished seventh with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 25th.

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, Diamond Toyota, 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

 

 

Zearfoss Satisfied with 'Summer Nationals' Performance Back to Work in Central PA on Friday and Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (July 28th, 2015) - The 2015 season has been quite the learning curve for Jonestown, Pennsylvania native Brock Zearfoss. With the good comes the bad, especially for Zearfoss. Despite how the results may read, the recent weekend was a good one for the “Jonestown Jet.” Zearfoss joined the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for back-to-back programs at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th. The driver of Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, #3Z, qualified for each of the “Summer Nationals” A-mains at "The Grove," and highlighted the weekend with a 22nd place finish on Friday evening, July 24th. Zearfoss also qualified for a World of Outlaws dash for the first time in his career on Saturday, July 25th, as well as earned a career-first World of Outlaws heat race victory.

“All in all, it was a good weekend for us” said Brock Zearfoss, “We qualified for both shows and that was a huge accomplishment. Our finishes weren’t as solid as they needed to be, but we definitely had a good car both nights. We made some adjustments as the weekend went on and they worked out for the better. Definitely excited for the future. This team has been showing some speed and that is the most important thing.”

Brock Zearfoss will return to competition this Friday and Saturday with a pair of events back in central Pennsylvania. The "Jonestown Jet" will return to the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, July 31st. A regular program is on tap at the historic speed plant. After his trip to "The Grove" on Friday night, Zearfoss will return to competition on Saturday, August 1st at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile oval has been the Saturday night destination for Zearfoss for much of the 2015 season. The "3Z" operation owns top-ten finishes at Port Royal Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway.

“We’ll return to normal this weekend” said Zearfoss, “Excited to go back to Williams Grove and Port Royal and try some of the things we figured out while racing with the World of Outlaws. We are well into the downhill portion of the season so we are running out of time. Our goal is to get to victory lane. If we keep working hard, we’ll get there.”

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: Earned two consecutive top-ten finishes in central Pennsylvania on July 10th & 11th; 9th at Williams Grove and 5th at Port Royal Speedway.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmer’s Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Rob Peters Motorsports Shock and Bar Services, Looks Like Gold Salon

 

 

 

 

FAST410 Competition Continues July 31st & August 1st


 

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 (July 27th, 2015) - The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series season continued during the recent weekend with back-to-back F.A.S.T. 410 Championship Series and F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series programs at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. By the time the checkers flew on Saturday night, three repeat F.A.S.T. main event winners were crowned, with one driver visiting F.A.S.T. victory lane for the first time in 2015.


 

‚€œIt has been a great year for a lot of our F.A.S.T. teams‚€Ě said F.A.S.T. promoter Rich Farmer, ‚€œThese guys work hard and they are very dedicated to the sport. The talent is rich is our area and the teams are constantly finding new ways to improve and make their programs faster. I‚€™m excited to see what the last few weekends of our schedule brings.‚€Ě


 

The Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. ‚€˜410‚€™ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service visited the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday night, July 24th. Stuart Brubaker, driver of the familiar Burmeister Racing #16, picked up the main event victory at ‚€˜Ohio‚€™s Finest Racing‚€™ facility; his second consecutive F.A.S.T. main event win at Attica Raceway Park in 2015. Brubaker rallied from the outside of row five to pick up the series victory. He was followed by a ‚€˜hard charging‚€™ Byron Reed, who advanced ten positions during main event action, and Dean Jacobs.


 

Bobby Clark earned the JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. ‚€˜305‚€™ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro main event victory on Friday night, July 24th at Attica. It was Clark‚€™s second F.A.S.T. ‚€˜305‚€™ Championship Series victory of the 2015 season; the only repeat winner during ‚€˜305‚€™ competition this year. Clark improved three positions to secure his place in victory lane. Jordan Ryan and Paul Weaver would round out the evening‚€™s podium finishers.


 

F.A.S.T. competition continued on Saturday evening, July 25th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. It was former Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. ‚€˜410‚€™ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service champion Craig Mintz making an appearance in victory lane. The F.A.S.T. win was number two for Mintz on the year and his second at ‚€˜The Track That Action Built.‚€™ Genzman Racing‚€™s Cap Henry finished second at Fremont Speedway, followed by defending F.A.S.T. champion Byron Reed.


 

Paul Weaver earned dual honors on Saturday night during F.A.S.T. ‚€˜305‚€™ Championship Series competition; earning his first F.A.S.T. main event victory of the 2015 season, while also achieving ‚€˜Hard Charger‚€™ honors. Weaver advanced eight positions during the 25-lap program at Fremont Speedway after starting on the inside of row five. Alvin Roepke rolled home in the runner-up position after starting fourth on the grid. Attica winner Bobby Clark earned his second consecutive podium finish of the weekend with a third place performance.


 

The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‚€˜410‚€™ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will move forward and prepare for another doubleheader weekend in northwestern Ohio this Friday and Saturday. The series will visit routine destinations during the upcoming weekend including the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Attica will host Round 15 of the 2015 schedule on Friday evening, July 31st, with Round 16 hosted by Fremont Speedway on Saturday, August 1st. F.A.S.T. ‚€˜305‚€™ Championship Series competition will not resume until Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th. The 2015 ‚€˜305‚€™ championship worth $2,000 will be determined on the August 7th/8th weekend.


 

Byron Reed will lead the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‚€˜410‚€™ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service into competition on July 31st & August 1st. The defending ‚€˜champ‚€™ has one victory thus far in 2015 during F.A.S.T. competition, and controls the standings by a 40 point margin. Reed is the only driver inside the top-five of the current standings with only one F.A.S.T. victory this season; using experience and consistency to hunt down the $10,000 title. Cap Henry, the only driver to ‚€˜sweep‚€™ a F.A.S.T. weekend thus far this season, sits second in the championship entering the upcoming weekend. Recent winner Craig Mintz will enter the Attica Raceway Park program on Friday, July 31st currently third in the championship chase. Two-time Attica Raceway Park F.A.S.T. winner Stuart Brubaker sits fourth, followed by opening night winner Dean Jacobs.


 

There are 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 headline 11 events in 2015, which included their inaugural visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park back on 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.


 

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, July 31st - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, August 1st- Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

*F.A.S.T. ‚€˜410‚€™ Event Only*


 

2015 Winners:


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‚€˜410‚€™ Winners:
Round 1 - Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews
Round 3 - Friday, May 1st - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs (2)
Round 4 - Saturday, May 2nd - Fremont Speedway - Byron Reed
Round 5 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Cap Henry
Round 6 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)
Round 7 - Friday, June 5th - Attica Raceway Park - Chad Kemenah
Round 8 - Saturday, June 6th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews (2)
Round 9 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park - Canceled
Round 10 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway - Craig Mintz
Round 11 - Friday, July 10th - Attica Raceway Park - Stuart Brubaker
Round 12 - Saturday, July 11th - Fremont Speedway - Nate Dussel
Round 13 - Friday, July 24th - Attica Raceway Park - Stuart Brubaker (2)
Round 14 - Saturday, July 25th - Fremont Speedway - Craig Mintz (2)


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‚€˜305‚€™ Winners:

Round 1 -Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Jordan Ryan
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Bobby Clark
Round 3 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Jamie Miller
Round 4 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - T.J. Michael

Round 5 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park - Canceled
Round 6 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway - John Ivy
Round 7 - Saturday, July 4th - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Steve Rando
Round 8 - Friday, July 24th - Attica Raceway Park - Bobby Clark (2)
Round 9 - Saturday, July 25th - Fremont Speedway - Paul Weaver


 

Looking Ahead:


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‚€˜410‚€™ Events:
Round 15 - Friday, July 31st - Attica Raceway Park
Round 16 - Saturday, August 1st - Fremont Speedway
Round 17 - ¬ Friday, August 7th- Attica Raceway Park
Round 18 - Saturday, August 8th - Fremont Speedway - FAST Finale


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‚€˜305‚€™ Events:
Round 10 - Friday, August 7th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 11 - Saturday, August 8th - Fremont Speedway ¬ - FAST Finale


 

Point Standings (As of Monday, July 27th)



 

Kistler Racing F.A.S.T 410 Points


 

 

 

 

 

 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

5

Byron Reed

1

1811

0

2

53

Cap Henry

2

1771

-40

3

09

Craig Mintz

2

1747

-64

4

16

Stuart Brubaker

2

1679

-132

5

97

Dean Jacobs

2

1670

-141

6

19

Chris Andrews

2

1637

-174

7

40DD

Nate Dussel

1

1522

-289

8

83M

Broc Martin

0

1468

-343

9

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

1438

-373

10

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

1402

-409

11

45L

Brian Lay

0

1328

-483

12

60

Jody Keegan

0

1215

-596



 

JLH F.A.S.T 305 Points

After 07-25-15 Race

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

8

Bobby Clark

2

1124

0

2

99

Alvin Roepke

0

1073

-51

3

5R

Jordan Ryan

1

1061

-63

4

19R

Steve Rando

1

1053

-71

5

77I

John Ivy

1

1020

-104

6

39

Jamie Miller

1

1019

-105

7

2

Ricky Peterson

0

1017

-107

8

36

Seth Schneider

0

926

-198

9

12

Kyle Capodice

0

924

-200

10

25

Jason Keckler

0

874

-250

11

75

Jerry Dahms

0

742

-382

12

22M

Dan McCarron

0

739

-385

13

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

686

-438

14

44

Kyle Farmer

0

672

-452

15

20I

Kelsey Ivy

0

611

-513


 

 

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Matt Mitchell wins USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif., won the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series’ Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

The 28-year-old driver led the final eight laps after passing Ryan Bernal for the lead in the 23-lap feature, which was shortened from its 30-lap scheduled distance by curfew restrictions caused by eight cars flipping.

Mitchell won the USAC West Coast Sprint Car championship a year ago, but decided to run for the USAC/CRA Sprint Car championship in 2015. Saturday’s event, which had 29 entries, was his third in the West Coast series this season and it earned him a first-place purse of $4,000.

‘I just really wanted to run it,” Mitchell said. “Peter Murphy is a retired racer and the promoter. It’s a cool event, there’s good money up for grabs and I wanted to support the cause.”

Mitchell drove the same Maxim chassis and used the same Chevrolet 360-cubic inch engine, built by Yorba Linda’s Mark Priestly, used in winning the championship last year. The chassis serves as the backup to the primary Maxim that Mitchell is using in the USAC/CRA series, which uses 410-cubic inch engines.

Mitchell was sixth fastest in qualifying and finished third in his heat. It placed him on the inside of the second row for the feature.

“I was running the bottom in (turns) one and two and the top in three and four,” Mitchell explained. “I bided my time. We were in traffic and Ryan Bernal tipped over in it to bring out a red flag and I got into the lead.”

It was Mitchell’s second career victory in the USAC West Coast series and “probably” his 10th in 360 sprint cars.

Mitchell had finished third at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s dirt track and seventh at Thunderbowl in his previous USAC West Coast events this season.

Mitchell is fourth in the USAC/CRA championship with 545 points. Mike Spencer is the leader with 594. Mitchell’s next race will be the USAC/CRA event at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Aug. 15.

 

 

The Inaugural Golden State 8

CHICO, CA (7-22-15) – Northern California will host eight consecutive nights of open wheel, grass roots, dirt track racing featuring the most diverse, respected and well known auto racing sanctioning bodies and drivers in the World. Starting September 5th at Calistoga Speedway and ending September 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, the Golden State 8 will cater to each and every fan of sprint car, both winged and non-wing, midget racing, and outlaw go karts. “The promoters have realized that joining forces and combining each event into a speed-week style format should attract not only local fans, but appeal to race fans from all over the world who can now plan one trip and see so much diverse racing, formats and historic racing facilities,” said King of the West Director of Communications Gary Thomas. The four tracks joining forces include Calistoga Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, Cycleland Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway. All four tracks offer different configurations and unique vantage points for the fans. All four tracks are located within a three hours driving distance. During the Golden State 8, over $300,000 will be awarded to the race teams in contingency awards and prize money. The Golden State 8 kicks off over Labor Day weekend at the most beautiful place in the world to watch sprint car and midget racing. The historic Calistoga Ĺ mile speedway is located at the Napa County Fairgrounds. The Amsoil CRA/USAC non wing sprint cars and the Honda USAC Western Midgets will each race both nights during the 8th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic. “Non- wing sprint cars and midgets at Calistoga Speedway is as traditional as it gets for our sport,” said Thomas. Each night will feature qualifying, heat races and main events. The following night, September 7th, Petaluma Speedway will host a special Monday night Amsoil CRA/USAC sprit car event. The facility is located about 40 minutes from Calistoga. The dark, heavy 3/8 mile dirt track produces high speeds and close racing. Tuesday night, September 8th, outlaw kart racing returns to the 1/8 mile Cycleland Speedway in Oroville. The Outlaw Kart Showcase, presented by Kyle Larson Racing, will feature over 150 driver’s vying for the highest-paying event in the history of Outlaw Kart racing. Larson, who not only is promoting the event, will be racing. Joining Larson during this event will be all the regular Cycleland stars and special guests to be named later. On the following night, and just eight miles up the road from Cycleland, Silver Dollar Speedway will host the 62nd Anniversary of the Gold Cup Race of Champions. This four day party kicks off Wednesday night, September 9th, with the 360 winged Civil War sprint cars and the non-wing Hunt Magneto sprint series. Thursday night, the Amsoil CRA/USAC sprints and B.C.R.A./Honda USAC Western Midgets will co-headline the evening. It will mark the only appearance of the year for the USAC sprint cars at Chico. Then on Friday and Saturday night, the greatest show on dirt, the World of Outlaws return for two consecutive nights of tight knit racing on the high banked, ľ mile clay oval speedway. After the races on Friday night, fans can experience the world famous Miss Gold Cup 2015 Bikini Contest and Chili Feed.

The Golden State 8 - Fact Sheet Who World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint cars, USAC/BCRA Midgets, Outlaw Go-Karts, Civil War Sprints, Hunt Magneto non wing sprints, What Eight consecutive nights of grass roots open-wheel dirt track sprint car/midget/go-kart auto racing in Northern California. When/Where September 5 and 6 Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway – Ĺ mile September 5 – Marysville Raceway – ľ mile (Alternative option) September 7 USAC/CRA at Petaluma Speedway – 3/8th mile September 8 Outlaw Kart Showcase presented by Kyle Larson Racing at Cycleland Speedway 1/8th mile September 9, 10, 11 & 12 the 62nd Anniversary of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway – ľ mile

Ticket/Camping/Track Information Louie Vermeil Classic-Hunts Race World (916) 773-7223 www.calistogaspeedway.org Marysville Raceway – (530) 350 – 7275 www.marysvilleraceway.com Petaluma Speedway – (707) 763 – 7223 www.petaluma-speedway.com Cycleland Speedway - (530) 342 – 0063 www.outlawkartshowcase.com Silver Dollar Speedway - (530) 350 – 7275 www.silverdollarspeedway.com Why Over $300,000 in prize money and contingency awards spread out over the EIGHT consecutive nights of racing. Fans from all over the WORLD will get the chance to take a one of a kind racing vacation enabling them to attend famous race tracks, a diverse driver roster that will change nightly and experience the beautiful sights of Northern California. These five tracks are all centrally located within a 3 hour driving radius.

 

 

Smith Beats Outlaws Again in XXX

7/27/15

Another huge winning weekend for XXX chassis is in the books, highlighted by Stevie Smith beating the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove for $25,000. XXX chassis led every lap of the Saturday night finale, as Aaron Ott led early before Stevie got him coming into traffic. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate Stevie, Fred, Freddie, Moon and the rest of the team on the big win as well as the rest of our Team XXX drivers finding victory lane this weekend. Other XXX winners included Brady Bacon over MOWA in Illinois, Tristin Thomas over the Northwest Focus Midget Series in WA, Sean Becker in California, Scott Bradley in his 1200 in Indiana, Joey Chester over the ASCS SW in Arizona, Ryan Bowers twice over the UMSS in Wisconsin, Jack Sodeman and Darin Gallagher at Mercer Raceway Park, Robert Sellers over the OCRS, Johnny Parsons III over the TSCS in Wisconsin and Zac Taylor in Colorado.

Details about the feature wins as well as our full listing of chassis and components and contact info for our huge network of dealers can be found at www.xxxraceco.com. Tech links, setup advice and even more can be found 24/7/365 on the most informative, up to date website for Sprint Car, Midget and 600 chassis and components on the web. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

 

 

Starks Powers to Runner-Up Result During Skagit's Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 27, 2015) - Trey Starks earned his best finish during the prestigious 26th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals last weekend at Skagit Speedway.

Starks rallied from 11th to fourth place during Friday's preliminary feature before he finished second on Saturday.

"We had a really good weekend," he said. "I was one spot short on Saturday of it being great."

Starks kicked off the weekend on Friday by qualifying eighth quickest. He then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to lock himself into the feature, which inverted the lock-in drivers. That lined Starks up on the inside of the sixth row as the driver fifth highest in points.

"I started alongside (Travis) Rilat and he ended up winning that night," he said. "We got a little screwed up at the start of the race and Seth (Bergman) and Travis got by me. After that I settled in and it was us three moving up in a pack. It was pretty smooth just picking them off one by one. I was driving a pretty conservative race because I knew it was about getting points and getting in the top six scramble the next night."

Starks maneuvered from 11th to post a fourth-place finish, which put him third in overall points and earned a spot in Saturday's A Main scramble.

"We got some good points Friday night," he said. "We had a good car and everything went smooth. Unfortunately in the scramble on Saturday we had a little problem on the start. There were some jockeying up front and we ended up mistiming it and ran into the lead car, knocking the nose wing down. The car didn't handle that well and we ended up slipping back to fifth."

That lined Starks up on the inside of the third row for the 40-lap feature.

"We were really good in the main, especially late in the race," he said. "I think we were third by the second lap. At that point Seth and Travis were the two fastest cars. They were the two guys you had to beat. I knew it was about being patient and waiting for the right time to get by Travis for second. We had a late-race restart and I saw my shot at Travis and I took it. It took us about a lap to get by him and then the last 10 laps we were closing pretty hard on Seth. We just about got there and right as we got within striking distance the caution came out with four laps to go. He had clear track after that."

Starks held on for the second-place result, which marked his 13th podium finish of the season.

Starks is slated to return to action this Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., where he has earned a podium during all four races this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (11).

July 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - A Scramble: 5 (3); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 3 wins, 17 top fives, 21 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

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.

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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.

 

 

Johnson Crashes During Debut at Peter Murphy Classic with King of the West

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (July 27, 2015) - Chase Johnson's debut at the Peter Murphy Classic ended early last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Johnson got upside down midway through a King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series heat race, which resulted in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned team missing the remainder of the night as well as next Saturday's King of the West event.

"Our night didn't end well and unfortunately the frame was broken so we parked it after the crash," he said. "It won't be fixed by this Saturday so we'll be looking to get back at it the next King of the West race after that."

Last Saturday began on a strong note for Johnson, who qualified 15th quickest.

"Our night started out great," he said. "We had an issue when the birdcage fell apart on us in hot laps. We didn't get to feel out the car like we hoped to. Then we went out there for qualifying and put together a good lap. That's exactly what we needed to do."

It lined Johnson up on the pole of a heat race.

"I didn't get the jump like I wanted," he said. "I was rolling around in second place and saw the leader getting away from me. I ended up missing my line and getting in a rut in turn one and upside down I went. I got really sideways and it just grabbed the right rear and right front and rolled itself over. It was a good one. It definitely hurt the car."

Johnson, who flipped on Lap 4, isn't slated to compete again until Aug. 8 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., during the 4th annual Soares Classic.

"I really want to thank my supporters, my family and Shawn and Cyndi Thomas for keeping positive through this rough patch this year," he said. "We'll get this turned around and start earning the finishes we deserve soon."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: DNS (2).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 8 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., during the 4th annual Soares Classic

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, Napa Auto Parts, Shifty Illusions, 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.

 

 

Kulhanek Captures Night 1 of Shady Oaks Classic, Earns Top Five During Finale

Inside Line Promotions - GOLIAD, Texas (July 27, 2015) - Ray Allen Kulhanek returned to Victory Lane and he used a pair of top-five finishes to close within striking distance of the championship lead with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Kulhanek claimed the preliminary feature of the Shady Oaks Classic last Friday at Shady Oaks Speedway before wrapping up the weekend with a fifth-place result, which was his 10th top five of the season and closed the points deficit to 18.

"Friday was a good night to have a good night," he said. "We drew bad in the heat race. We drew the highest pill in the bucket and started last in our heat race, but we made our way up to third. I felt fast from the get-go. I was pretty comfortable with everything. Then we went over to the feature redraw just expecting the No. 7 or No. 8. Low and behold I couldn't believe my eyes when I pulled out the No. 1. I knew I had to get my car decent and not make any mistakes. I needed to get a good start and get out in the lead."

Kulhanek, who had advanced from seventh to third place during his heat race, capitalized on drawing the pole position for the main event. He took the lead on the start and never looked back en route to his second ASCS Gulf South Region victory of the year.

"Off a restart Channin (Tankersley) got a good start with me and he got beside me," he said. "A few times throughout the race he'd close in on me, but he was trying to run where I wasn't and I was in the ideal line. When we caught lapped cars everything fell just right for me where it didn't really slow me down at all."

The win also locked Kulhanek into Saturday's feature redraw, which determined the first few rows of the main event. Unfortunately, Kulhanek drew the No. 5 during the random redraw to start the feature on the inside of the third row.

"The track stayed sloppy through the night," he said. "It really never got the bottom worked in until midway through the main. Eventually you could hold it down at the bottom of the track, but it still didn't have a ton of bite to it. The track was locked down and you pretty much finished where you started."

Kulhanek maintained a top five throughout the feature before placing fifth.

He is scheduled to return to action with the ASCS Gulf South Region Aug. 21 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 22 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 1 (1).

July 25 - Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas - Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 21 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 22 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, 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 - Frazier and Son

Located in Conroe, Texas, Frazier and Son is a fourth-generation business with an emphasis on providing quality bucket elevators and conveyers. For more information, visit http://www.FrazierAndSon.com.

"Frazier and Son is a company that I work for that came on board last season," Kulhanek said. "I'm appreciative of Mark Frazier and the whole company for supporting our race team and I hope for many more years of success."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Miller's RV Park, Texas Rotating Equipment, DR2 Racing Engines, ButlerBuilt Professional Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, Snap Graphics and Simpson Race Products for their support.

 

 

Sides Nets Two Top 10s During Busy Week in the Northeast

Inside Line Promotions - WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (July 27, 2015) - Jason Sides bookended a busy weekend in the Northeast with a pair of top 10s.

Sides kicked off the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup last Tuesday by qualifying 13th quickest in his group before he placed sixth in a heat race and second in a Last Chance Showdown at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. That locked him into the 22nd starting position for the first of twin main events at the high-banked track.

"We had a good balance on the car and I was able to maneuver around like I needed starting that far back," he said. "Any time you can pass that many cars and get a top 10 it's a good night."

Sides rallied to pick up an eighth-place result, which also earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. Since the second feature was lined up by inverting the lead lap cars from the first main event Sides started on the outside of the sixth row.

"We battled for a top 10 throughout most of the feature, but late in the race we spun around and that cost us a few spots," he said after placing 13 th.

The team ventured to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday. Sides timed in fourth quickest during his group. He then finished third in a heat race and 14th in the main event.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday for the Summer Nationals.

"We barely missed the inversion during qualifying and once you do that at a big track with a lot of talented drivers like there are at Williams Grove it's an uphill battle the rest of the night," he said.

Sides qualified ninth quickest - one spot out of the inversion and a starting position on the pole of a heat race. He advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before wrapping up the night with an 18th-place result during the feature.

The busy week concluded on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Sides qualified 10th quickest, but missed a spot in the dash when he pulled in early while leading his heat race because of a mechanical problem. He capped the night by picking up two spots to finish ninth during the main event.

Sides heads to Canada this week as he tackles Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, on Tuesday; Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, on Friday and Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, on Saturday with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 2 (4); Feature #1: 8 (22); Feature #2: 13 (12).

July 24 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 14 (12).

July 25 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 18 (17).

July 26 - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: DNF (1); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 30 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada; Friday at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, Canada; and Saturday at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, 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 - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com.

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

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

 

 

Tracy Hines to Climb the Belleville High Banks this Week

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—July 27, 2015— When it comes to big events in Midget racing, there is none bigger than the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas. Tracy Hines knows the history and aura of Belleville quite well and it is certainly an event he would like to win before his career is complete. Hines will have another chance to take on the legendary high-banked, half-mile this week, as the 38th Annual Belleville Midget Nationals hit the track for the Honda USAC National Midget Series.

The week will begin for Hines, who drives the Parker Machinery/Powered By Toyota Spike, on Tuesday, July 28 at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit Kansas, for the running of the Chad McDaniel Memorial. The Belleville Midget Nationals will open on Thursday, July 30, with a full preliminary racing program, which will set the stage for the finale on Saturday, August 1.

The races this week will mark his first back in the car, since suffering a broken rib on July 12 during Indiana Sprint Week at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Last month, Hines broke his collarbone in a midget accident at Lawrenceburg, which required surgery.

“Being out of the car the last couple weeks has definitely been tough,” said Hines. “Getting healed up was the most important thing. Trying to get one injury healed was a big enough challenge, let alone two. Resting has helped quite a bit and while I probably won’t feel completely comfortable in the car, I’ll certainly feel better than I did a few weeks ago. It just takes time for everything to heal up.”

Hines finished third last season at Solomon Valley Speedway in the Chad McDaniel Memorial. In 2013, he crossed the line fourth at the quarter-mile, which has become a staple leading up to the Belleville Midget Nationals.

Last year in the Belleville Midget Nationals, Hines finished fourth in the opener and was third in the finale. He also raced in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series event at Belleville in 2014, finishing second. Hines won the Silver Crown race at Belleville in 2013. In his last four midget starts at the half-mile, Hines has finished fourth or better in all four.

“There is little room for error at Belleville,” explained Hines. “It takes a lot of horsepower and the speeds we run there are pretty amazing. You get around that place in a hurry. You need your engine running right first and foremost, but you also have to have a car that will handle and maneuver.”

Hines enters this week's races third in the Honda USAC National Midget Series standings, just six markers out of second and 27 out of the lead. He is in search of his first Honda USAC National Midget Series title, which would give him the elusive career Triple Crown, having already won a Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series title and Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series championship. In six midget starts this season, Hines has five top-10 finishes, of which three are top-five performances.

“With everything that has happened this year, it’s hard to believe we are still third in points and well within contention,” Hines said. “This set of races is pretty important as is the East Coast ones coming up next month, as there are not too many midget shows left after those. We been fast all season in the midget and feel like we are right there knocking on the door.”

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

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

 

 

Late Race Flat Slows Gravel at Lebanon Valley Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: David Gravel and his Destiny Motorsports team looked to be on their way to ending a string of frustrating nights at the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday night, but a brush with the turn four wall would cut Gravel’s right-rear tire late in the race, and his night would come to an end.

“It was a tough week for our team, but things looked to be turning around on Sunday night,” David Gravel said. “We were really fast all night at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, but unfortunately a late flat cost us.”

Getting his Sunday night kicked off on a high note, Gravel would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine in fifth fastest and make himself Dash eligible with his time.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gravel would battle with Joey Saldana and Lucas Wolfe as he finished in the fourth spot, and took advantage of his time trial effort and made a stop in the Dash.

With the four pill being pulled, Gravel would line the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Champion Brand Lubricant machine up in the third row of the six-lap shootout before he finished in the eighth spot.

By way of his Dash finish, Gravel would grid the field from the fourth row for the 25-lap A Main event. On a surface that simply did not allow for much passing, Gravel would run in the eighth spot much of the race, though he tried everything he could to pick up a spot or two.

On the 16th lap, Gravel would make contact with the turn four wall while battling for position, and the contact would result with a flat right-rear. Since the race was beyond the halfway point, there was no guaranteed time in the work area for Gravel and his Destiny Motorsports team, and the flat would end the night.

“I was pleased with how Sunday night went overall,” Gravel said. “We did not get the finish that we were looking for, but we had speed all night long, and we were able to hang up front and compete. My team has been working hard, and hopefully we can improve as he run in Canada this week.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rod End Supply, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel follow the World of Outlaws into Canada as they take to the Ohsweken Speedway Tuesday night before racing at the Ontario Speedway on Friday and the Autodrome Drummond on Saturday.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-59, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-17

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 David, you can follow him on twitter @DavidGravel83, or by clicking over to www.davidgravel89.com.

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‘The Mad Man’ Fourth With World of Outlaws at Lebanon Valley Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending the weekend on the East Coast, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team put a tough weekend at the Williams Grove Speedway behind them as they finished in the fourth spot and set a new track record at the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday night.

“The Summer Nationals at Williams Grove were a bit of a disaster for us, so it was really nice to put a strong run together on Sunday night at the Lebanon Valley Speedway,” Kerry Madsen said.

Following finishes of 23rd and 12th place during the Summer Nationals, things got off to a great start for Madsen on Sunday night, as he set an untouchable bar during time trials, and broke the track’s two-year old single lap track record in doing so.

Starting his heat race from the second row, Madsen showed very good speed during the eight-lap warm up race as he worked forward to finish in the second position and solidify a spot in the Dash for his American Racing Custom Wheels/Keneric Racing backed No. 29 machine.

Lining up for the 25-lap feature event in the second row of the feature event by way of his third place effort in the Dash, Madsen would find himself in a struggle with Joey Saldana during much of the race, as he looked to get his American Racing/Morrison Racing Engines powered No. 29 machine on the podium.

Though passing was at a premium on this night, Madsen was relentless in his efforts as he tried numerous times to get by Saldana, but nothing would give as he closed out his week with a fourth place finish.

“We had great speed on Sunday night, but it was just tough to pass,” Madsen added. “We had a very strong car, and I think we showed that by how hard we pressed in the feature. I really have to thank the Keneric Family, everyone at American Racing, and my guys for continuing to support this team and work hard.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-68, Wins-6, Top-5’s-34, Top 10’s-58

ON TAP: Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team will be north of the border this week starting Tuesday night at the Ohsweken Speedway, Friday night at the Ontario Speedway, and Saturday night at the Autodrome Drummond.

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

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Twitter- @KMR29

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DeCaires and Miller Motorsports Eighth at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Greg DeCaires seemed to cool off a touch over the weekend as his 11-race podium streak came to an end on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway as ‘The Catfish’ finished in the eighth spot.

“It was definitely not my best night in the seat,” DeCaires said. “This team has been awesome all year long, and Saturday night did not go quite how we had hoped.”

Laying down the third fastest qualifying lap of the night aboard the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA machine, DeCaires would line up in a very wild heat race.

Lining up in the second row, a number of start attempts were needed before the race finally got underway and DeCaires jumped out into the early lead and picked up the win.

Pulling the three pill in the redraw, the Elk Grove, CA veteran would battle inside the Top-five much of the night as the leaders found themselves racing in very heavy traffic.

Missing his mark a couple of times, DeCaires would get up over the cushion in turns one and two and he lost valuable track position and drifted back to the eighth spot. Unable to pick up any of the positions he lost, DeCaires would end his night with his 12th Top-10 finish of the season with an eighth place effort.

“We had some challenging laps in the feature event, and needless to say things just did not go as planned,” DeCaires added. “I have to think this team for all of their efforts, and we will look to get back on track this weekend before the big Mark Forni Classic in a couple of weeks.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Foothill 7 TV, RedHawk Casino, Halk Equipment Rentals, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins- 5, Top-5’s-11, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

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Gregg 5th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Back in action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team had an extremely fast racecar.

“We were really fast all night long, but lapped traffic did not go our way in the feature event,” Andy Gregg said.

Getting his night started by setting the standard in time trials, Gregg would line the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape No. 14r machine up in the second row of his heat race.

A great start saw the Diamond Springs, CA driver jump into the second spot, before making a bid for the heat race lead. Cutting a right rear tire, Gregg would bring the caution flag out and make repairs as he would rejoin the field from the tail and still come back to finish in the second position.

Pulling the seven pill during the redraw, the driver known as “Guts” would start the race from the fourth row aboard his Nail It Roofing/Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards backed entry.

Getting into the Top-Five early in the race, Gregg would find himself battling with Jimmy Trulli and Sean Becker. With lapped traffic extremely tricky at times, Gregg would find himself trying to dodge cars as he looked to get his machine to the front.

As things just did not unfold the way that he needed them to, Gregg would take the checkered flag with a fifth place finish.

“I have to thank everyone who works on this car, because we were extremely fast each time we hit the track on Saturday night,” Gregg said. “In the feature, traffic got dicey and we could not seem to find the opening we were looking for. We got a top five out of it and it was really a good night overall for this team.”

Andy and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Toyota, New Gen Landscape Management, Nail It Roofing, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., HJS Consulting, Poor’s Equipment Repair, CTL Forrest Management, K&T Fab, K&N Products, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Factory Kahne Shocks, Hinchman Indy, and Hansen Machine for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Gregg and the Russell Motorsports No. 14r will return to the speedway on Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-2, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Sean Becker Puts Monhoff Motorsports in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the Monhoff Motorsports No. 35 machine on Saturday night, Sean Becker returned to victory lane at the Placerville Speedway as he recorded his third win of the 2015 season.

“Dan Monhoff and myself had not won together in a long time and it was almost a sigh of relief to get back to victory lane on Saturday night,” Sean Becker explained. “I had a blast racing with him and his team, and thank them for the opportunity."

Timing the Monhoff Motorsports No. 35 machine in 10th fastest during qualifying time trials, the Roseville, CA driver would move forward from his third row starting position in his heat to finish in the third position.

Gridding the field from the third row for the 25-lap A Main event, Becker would race his way by Greg DeCaires and Jimmy Trulli early in the race as he moved into the second spot and began his pursuit of race leader, Mike Benson.

Racing in thick traffic, Becker would hound Benson as the duo raced wheel-to-wheel until the 14th lap when Becker forged ahead and took command of the race. A lap 15 caution would give Becker clear track, and when the race came back to life he would continue to flex his muscle as he kept Benson at bay and picked up his third victory of the 2015 season.

With the speedway sharing the fairgrounds with a fire camp on this night as firefighters continue to fight local forest fires, Becker made a point the acknowledge the real heroes on this night.

“We come out here and we race these cars each week and we sign these things called hero cards after each race, but we are not really heroes,” Becker said in victory lane. “There are true heroes here tonight who put their lives on the line to fight these fires and protect us, and I hope they enjoyed themselves tonight.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 29, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 20, Top 10’s- 23

ON TAP: Becker will be in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night with the Menne Motorsports team before returning to the seat of the Monhoff Motorsports No. 35 machine in Placerville, CA on Saturday.

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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Smith Overcomes Trucking Woes to Post Top 10s in Michigan and Wisconsin

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (July 27, 2015) - Last weekend was anything but an easy one for Ryan Smith, whose longest trip of the season with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions got off to a slow start.

"It was a rocky trip," he said. "We broke down on the way out to Michigan. We got almost to the Ohio border on Thursday night and our truck started overheating. There was water running out of the bottom of the radiator."

Following a stay at a truck stop and a hectic Friday morning, the team made it to Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., as qualifying began.

"We rolled into the track at 8:15 p.m. on Friday night and made it just in time for time trials," he said. "They were pushing the first car out. We rolled our car out, changed the right rear tire and I suited up. I just made it. I had watched some videos so I had a pretty good idea of what we'd need. Luckily we were ready to go when we unloaded. The All Star guys gave me an extra lap to get some heat in the motor. Plus, it was nice having two heat races."

Smith qualified 11th quickest and with a low car count the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions used a duel heat race format to determine cars for the dash.

"I was able to try some things on the car," he said. "It was a big monster half mile and it was hammer down. I think we could have run a little better if we had our big motor in, but I'm trying to save that if we do have a chance to go to Knoxville."

Smith won his first heat race and advanced from sixth to fourth place during the second heat. That earned him a spot in the dash, where he ended fifth to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

Smith battled for a top five throughout the feature before placing sixth.

He made his debut at Wilmot Raceway the following night, when Smith qualified sixth quickest and finished third in a heat race to earn a spot in the dash. He picked up a position during the dash to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"I was up to third late in the race and started reeling in (Dale) Blaney and (Cody) Darrah," he said. "I had the bottom rolling real well. I think it was going to get pretty good, but we had a yellow and I got too tight on the restart. We definitely would have been third and who knows what would have happened (if there wasn't a late caution). We were in heavy lapped traffic. Those guys were running the middle to the top and getting stuck in traffic. I was sneaking by guys on the bottom. I think we would have had a shot at it."

Smith posted a fourth-place finish, which marked his ninth top five of the season. He ranks seventh in the championship standings and is only 10 points out of sixth place.

Smith is slated to compete this Tuesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series before All Star races on Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championship and Sunday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race #1: 1 (1); Heat race #2: 4 (6); Dash: 5 (4): Feature: 6 (5).

July 25 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (2); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series; Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championship and Sunday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., for the 2nd annual Sprint Monster with the UNOH 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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to Smith's first career All Star Circuit of Champions victory on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park: https://youtu.be/nBIxI_tNFyc

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"We need to find a cure for kids like little Joey who have Angelman Syndrome," Smith said. "The Fighting Angels Foundation is a great foundation that raises money to find a cure for this syndrome. Hopefully in the near future there will be a cure."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, 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.

 

 

Rilat Opens Summer Nationals at Skagit with Win, His Third in as Many Countries

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 27, 2015) - Travis Rilat scored a preliminary victory and a podium finish last weekend during the 26 th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway.

"I would have rather won the finale, but we'll take a win any time," he said. "We had a great car all weekend."

Rilat, who was driving for Richard Saumure, kicked off the event on Friday by qualifying seventh quickest. He then finished where he started - third - during a heat race to lock the team into the main event, which was inverted. Since Rilat ranked fourth in points out of the 15 drivers locked in he started the main event on the outside of the sixth row.

"We passed a bunch of cars and I think I was running fourth with about 10 laps to go and they had a red for two cars in front of us, which moved us up two spots," he said. "Everything went our way."

Rilat, who had cracked the top five on Lap 7 before advancing to fourth several laps later, capitalized on a restart with only a few laps remaining to take over the top spot on Lap 28.

"I was able to drive around the leader in turns one and two," he said. "The top was the fastest way around and I dove to the bottom to show him the bottom a few times. He took the bait on the restart."

Rilat held on during a green-white-checkered finish to secure his third triumph of the season, including his first in the United States. Rilat has also won in Australia and Canada this year.

That made Rilat the high-points driver from preliminary action and locked him into the pole position for Saturday's A Scramble, which lined up the first three rows of the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win feature.

"(Seth) Bergman had a better car," he said. "He started front row outside and I think the outside was the preferred starting line. He won the scramble."

Rilat started the main event on the outside of the front row.

"In the feature the first 25 or 30 laps it was looking pretty good," he said. "He wasn't getting away from us. We were maintaining our own within a few car lengths. Toward the end of the race I burned my tires up and we weren't able to keep up. Then on one of the restarts (Trey) Starks was able to get around me so we ended third."

The third-place result was Rilat's ninth podium finish of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 1 (12).

July 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - A Scramble: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 14 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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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"They do so much stuff I can't even keep up," Rilat said. "They are one of the major sponsors and we're grateful for all of the help they provide."

Rilat would also like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology, Shark Racing Engines, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Score Knoxville Victory, Five Top Fives

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 27, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski continued their standout season last week by earning another feature victory and top-five finishes during all five races throughout the Midwest.

"We knew when we looked at the schedule that last week would be an important week," Lasoski said. "We had a very consistent week. Happy wouldn't be the word to describe it because we want to win every race, but you have to be consistent to win races."

The consistency led the Muddy backed team to its eighth win and 26th top five of the year, including a streak of 15 straight. Lasoski now owns a 585-point lead in the FVP National Sprint League championship standings and a 326-point advantage in the standings at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Last week's competition began with the start of the FVP National Sprint League Speedweek, which featured four races at different tracks in six days, on Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa. Lasoski qualified third quickest, placed second in a heat race and sixth in the dash before advancing from sixth to third place during the main event in his debut at the track.

"It's very uncommon in today's racing that you get a top and a bottom with the middle slick," he said. "That's what they gave us in Britt. If you had a good car you could pass and we got up to third."

Big Game Motorsports invaded Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, the ensuing day. Lasoski, who hadn't competed at the track since the early 1990s, timed in seventh quickest during qualifying before winning a heat race. He ended seventh in the dash and then rallied from seventh to fourth place during the main event.

Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn., hosted FVP National Sprint League Speedweek Round 3 last Thursday with Lasoski qualifying second quickest, finishing third in a heat race and fourth during the feature.

"It was driver error there," he said. "For some reason it bites us in the tail. We made it to second on the first start, but Ian Madsen jumped the start so they called it back. On the restart I fell off the backstretch and dropped to 10th."

Lasoski rallied to post a fourth-place result.

The Muddy sponsored team tackled Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, when Lasoski set quick time during qualifying, ended sixth in a heat race and made a late move in traffic to capture his 106th career victory at the half-mile oval.

"Knoxville had an inch and a half of rain on Friday and two inches on Saturday morning," he said. "They had the race track in great shape. With all the rain the top was way good. We just bided our time until we got to lapped traffic."

Lasoski took over the top spot on Lap 16 before winning the race.

The busy week concluded on Sunday at Huset's Speedway during the FVP National Sprint League Speedweek finale. Lasoski timed in second quickest, ended fourth in a heat race and picked up a position on the fast track during the main event to secure third place.

"They also got a lot of rain," he said. "It was one of those race tracks where you ran around there wide open. The track was fast and there wasn't a ton of passing."

Lasoski and Big Game Motorsports return to competition this Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the FVP National Sprint League and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 6 (8); Feature: 3 (6).

July 22 - Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 7 (5); Feature: 4 (7).

July 23 - Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (6).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 1 (3).

July 26 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 8 wins, 26 top fives, 29 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the FVP National Sprint League and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of the first win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 9: https://youtu.be/iOzKaSjcrMA

Here is a highlights video of the World of Outlaws victory at I-80 Speedway on June 5: https://youtu.be/1EE8dc2q4iY

Here are highlights of a win at Knoxville Raceway on June 6: https://youtu.be/xjmEi-hGvO8

Here are highlights of the victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 27: https://youtu.be/t8-ugw6evC8

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Richard Vander Weerd Second at Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to racing after a two-week hiatus, Richard Vander Weerd picked up a second place finish with the USAC West Coast 360’s on Saturday night.

“We ran the winged car on Friday, and after going to the back early in the feature, I pulled off halfway through the feature to save our car for a very big night of racing on Saturday night,” Vander Weerd said. “We had a good race going on Saturday in Tulare, CA but unfortunately the feature was cut a little short.”

Taking to the high-banked Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night, Vander Weerd would kick his night off by timing his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in third fastest and qualified for the night’s Dash For Cash.

Lining up on the front row of the Dash, Vander Weerd would jump into the lead and never look back as he picked up the win and earned the cool $500 that came along with it.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Visalia, CA wheelman would line up in the second row of the feature event as he found himself in a tight battle with Bud Kaeding, Matt Mitchell, and eventually Ryan Bernal.

Getting into the third spot, Vander Weerd would chase after Bernal and Mitchell as the laps clicked down, and the field spread out. With the leader crashing on the 15th lap, Vander Weerd would take over the second spot and the restart would see him make a move for the lead only to see Mitchell make a cross over to put Vander Weerd back in the second spot.

With the caution waiving on the 23rd lap, officials decided to cut the race short, and Vander Weerd would finish second.

Friday night, Vander Weerd was in action at the Keller Auto Speedway with the King of Kings Winged 360’s. After timing in 12th fastest on the extremely slick surface, Vander Weerd would get through his heat race with a fifth place finish.

Lining up in the sixth row for the feature event, Vander Weerd would work towards the Top-10 as he tip toed around the tricky speedway. Running 10th, Vander Weerd would lose the handle on the 14th lap and be forced to go to the back of the pack. With a big race on tap the next night, Vander Weerd would opt to call it a night as he pulled his machine back to the pit area.

“I was really happy with how our weekend went overall,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “I would have like to get a good finish in the winged car, and be one spot better with USAC on Saturday night, but overall it was a good weekend for us.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-6, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Richard and the Vander Weerd Racing team will return to the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night for another night of action with the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

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

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Wheatley Rallies to Record Top 10 During Summer Nationals Finale at Skagit

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 27, 2015) - Austen Wheatley showed great improvement throughout the 26th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals last weekend at Skagit Speedway, where he raced for the first time in more than three months and in a new chassis.

"The second night was way better," he said. "The first night was terrible. I spun out by myself and got ran into three times. The new car was way different than what I had before. I struggled pretty bad. I think our setup was a bit off and I was not very consistent. I didn't really know what to expect from it and it reacted a lot different."

Wheatley qualified 13th quickest and won a heat race to kick off the doubleheader last Friday. That locked him into the seventh starting position for the preliminary main event at the high-banked track.

"I got shuffled back super early," he said. "I was very aggressive early and that's why I spun out. I probably only had a top-10 car and I should have just salvaged it."

Wheatley rebounded from his midrace spin to post a 16th-place result, which locked him into Saturday's $10,000-to-win feature as the driver ranked 16th in overall points. That started him on the outside of the eighth row for the 40-lap feature.

"We changed a bunch of stuff setup-wise and that got me more comfortable in the car," he said. "The difference was night and day. It was so much better."

Wheatley methodically maneuvered his way into the top 10 before a late rally moved him within striking distance of the top five.

"There were times I'd pass three or four cars and we'd have a restart and I'd get tight on the curb and I'd get passed by three or four cars," he said. "We could have been top five if I was more aggressive. Just the first night I was so aggressive early I didn't want to overdrive it."

Wheatley rallied to record a seventh-place result, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 16 (7).

July 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 7 (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

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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.

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"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.

 

 

Shawn Wright Comes Up Short at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA over the weekend during the Peter Murphy Classic, Shawn Wright admitted to getting in the way of a good car, as he came up just short of the feature event.

“We had the car, but I just could not seem to get going and cost our team,” Shawn Wright said.

With 36 cars on hand for the 2nd Annual Peter Murphy Classic, Wright would time the Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood backed No. 99 machine in 19th fastest, just missing the heat race inversion.

Lining up in the third row of the third heat, Wright would finish in the sixth spot, putting him two positions out of a transfer spot into the A Main, and forcing the Hixco/Wesmar Racing Engines/Super Shox No. 99 entry into the night’s Last Chance Showdown.

Starting in the second row for the LCS, Wright would have his struggles, as he could not get going in the right direction. With his hands full aboard an ill-handling racecar, Wright would struggle.

Fading back to the 14th spot, Wright would see his night come a close early as he would not transfer into the 30-lap feature event.

“I made a bad call on our setup for the B, and we were pretty bad,” Wright said. “I misjudged the track and then made some mistakes. I have to thank everyone who helps us out, and hopefully we can be better during the Forni Classic.”

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, Viking Engineering, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will take this weekend off before heading to the Placerville Speedway on August 8th for the 10th Annual Mark Forni Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shawn, follow him on Twitter @SCWright99, or click over to http://www.wrightps.com/about-us/community/wright-motor-sports.

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Justin Sanders Earns Fourth Weekend Sweep of 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA: California driver, Justin Sanders, is in the midst of a very special season. For the fourth time in 2015, Sander swept his weekend events as he picked up his 11th and 12th wins of the year by way of his triumphs at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night aboard the JSR No. 17, and at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night aboard the F&W Racing No. 18 machine.

“It continues to be an awesome year, and I am really happy and thankful to celebrate two more wins,” Justin Sanders said. “Week in and week out both cars are awesome, and I am just very lucky.”

Hitting the dirt at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night looking to qualify for the Johnny Key Classic that is coming up at the end of August, Sanders would go out very late in time trials and time his entry in third quickest.

Picking up a second place finish in his heat, Sanders would line up on the front row for the feature event. Getting the early jump, Sanders would race his was to a sizeable lead as he was flanked by Dominic Scelzi, Bud Kaeding, and Andy Forsberg.

Hitting his marks as he worked around the immaculately prepared Ocean Speedway, Sanders would feel pressure from a charging Bud Kaeding late in the feature event. Racing in traffic, and slower car would force Sanders to check up and allow Kaeding to close in on him.

Keeping his composure, Sanders was able to keep Kaeding at bay as he picked up his sixth win of the season at the speedway and also locked himself into the Johnny Key Classic.

“It is awesome to have six wins at the Ocean Speedway as well as being locked into the Johnny Key Classic,” Justin Sanders said. “We would love to win this track title, but we will just focus on winning more races and let the points take care of themselves.”

Making the trip to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night to pilot the F&W Racing No. 18 machine, Sanders would again time in third quickest during qualifications. Racing his way to a second place finish in his heat race, the Watsonville, CA driver would line up in the second row for the feature, as he looked to also grab his sixth win of the year at the Marysville Raceway.

Jumping into the second spot when the green flag waived, Sanders would race past Brad Bumgarner on the third lap to take over the race lead, and never look back. Out front, Sanders was masterful on the Marysville Raceway and showcased to the crowd why he has been so hot in 2015.

Carefully dicing his way through traffic, Sanders would never be seriously challenged on Saturday night as he picked up his 12th win overall in 2015, and completed his fourth weekend sweep of the season.

“Things are just clicking this year, and it has been a blast,” Sanders said. “We are in a good spot at the Marysville Raceway as well, but again we are just focusing on winning as many races as we can.”

ON TAP: With the Ocean Speedway dark on Friday night, Sanders will be in action on Friday night aboard the M&S Racing No. 27 entry before he searches for his seventh win at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-12, Top-5’s-25, Top-10’s-31

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

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Hirst Lands on Two Central California Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA- Even though his three-race King of the West win streak came to a close on Saturday night, Kyle Hirst put together a very strong weekend that saw him put his Roth Motorsports entry on a paid of podiums while competing in Central California over the weekend.

“Racing in the Roth Motorsports team’s backyard all weekend, it was great to run well, and be in contention on both nights, “Kyle Hirst said. “We wanted badly to win the Peter Murphy Classic, but it was great to see Aaron Reutzel pick the win up for this organization.”

Hitting the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night for the Second Annual Peter Murphy Classic, Kyle Hirst would get off to a nice start as he timed his Roth Motorsports tribute to Peter Murphy No. 1nz machine in fifth fastest.

Finishing in the second spot during his heat race, the Chico, CA driver would have a little bit of luck on his side on Saturday night as he was able to sneak into the special Australian rules Pole Shuffle that was used in place of the Dash on this night.

Finding himself with the two-pill, Hirst would end Jason Meyers’ four-match win streak to advance into the finals where he would come up just short the Carson Macedo and finish second, still starting on the front row for the 30-lap feature event.

As the green flag dropped, Hirst would find himself chasing after Jason Meyers during the race’s first few laps until the red flag flew on the second lap causing a lengthy delay.

A yellow a lap after the race restarted would set up a 14-lap green-flag run that saw Hirst and Meyers battle back and forth for the top spot as Hirst stayed committed to the high side of the speedway.

Following a caution on the lap 17 restart, Hirst would continue to hound Meyers for the race lead but would feel pressure for the second spot by the way of his Roth Motorsports teammate, Aaron Reutzel.

Fending Reutzle off for four laps, Hirst would fall back to the third spot on a lap 21 restart as he then sat in the cat birds seat as the two leaders battled in the closing laps.

Making a late surge, Hirst would come up just short and finish the Peter Murphy Classic with a third place finish.

Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team kicked their weekend off on Friday night competing in a 360ci event at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

A tricky track surface on this night would see two-time and defending KWS champion also finish in the third spot.

“We were awesome both nights and I really have to thank this entire Roth Motorsports team for their hard work,” Hirst said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth have been great to me over the last few seasons and though we could not get them another win over the weekend, we were pleased with how things went.”

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-21, Wins-4, Top 5’s10, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Kyle Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will head to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night for another round of action with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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World of Outlaws Invade Autodrome Drummond on Friday, August 1

DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec — July 27, 2015 — Since the 2010 season, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has visited Autodrome Drummond in Quebec each and every year. In that time, five different drivers have been victorious at the quarter-mile oval. The sixth annual race for the World of Outlaws at the track will take place this year on Saturday, August 1.

Donny Schatz, the current series point leader, who has won already won 21 races in 2015, picked up his first win at Autodrome Drummond in 2014. The six-time and defending series champion, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, started fifth and steadily worked his way forward, eventually taking the lead from Kerry Madsen on the 27 lap of the 35-lap event. Schatz tops the leaderboard in nearly every statistical category this season with the World of Outlaws as he chases his seventh series title.

Madsen, who is currently third in points, led nine laps at Autodrome Drummond last year en route to a second-place finish. The Australian took the lead from Cody Darrah on lap-18 and was out front until Schatz got around him on the 27th circuit. Madsen, who was fastest in time trials at Autodrome Drummond last year, has been one of the most consistent drivers this season and is in search of his first win of the year.

Shane Stewart, who is second in points, will be making his debut at Autodrome Drummond. The Oklahoma native, who drives for a team co-owned by rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson, has won in Canada in the past, during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Stewart has five wins this season, including earlier this month in the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, which kicked off the “Month of Money.”

Joey Saldana and Brad Sweet currently round out the top-five in points. Sweet has a trio of wins this season, while Saldana was victorious in his home state of Indiana last month. Saldana won at Autodrome Drummond in his debut at the track in 2012. He missed the 2011 event, due to injury.

Also in action with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Autodrome Drummond on Saturday, August 1 will be 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing. Veteran driver Paul McMahan, who ran fourth at Drummond last year, is one spot ahead of Pittman in the standings. Following that pair is veteran Jason Sides in eighth. Sides has won in the past in Canada with the World of Outlaws. Young gun David Gravel in ninth in points and looking for his first win of the year, as is third-generation driver Kraig Kinser, who sits 10th in the standings.

The two-car team for Shark Racing, consisting of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen will also make the trip north to Autodrome Drummond. The team is owned by Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, one of the original “Outlaws.”

Jason Johnson, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws this season, will be making his first visit to Autodrome Drummond. The native of Eunice, Louisiana, recently returned to the driver’s seat after missing nearly three months of action due to injury and earned a season-best second-place finish in the Kings Royal.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Autodrome Drummond on Saturday, August 1 can be purchased by calling the track at (819) 474-2222 or by visiting http://autodrome-drummond.com.

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Bernal Bags Second Career Winged 360 Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- Racing his way past Jason Meyers and Jonathan Allard at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night, Ryan Bernal would score his second career winged sprint car feature event win a night before a violent flip at the Peter Murphy Classic with the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

“It was great to get another winged win on Friday night, and we had certainly had a car that was capable of winning the race on Saturday night with the USAC Series,” Ryan Bernal said. “Traffic got really dicey and it resulted in me getting upside down in a big way.”

Making his first appearance at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night since picking up a win a few weeks back, Bernal would get his night started off by timing the Metal Works/Keizer Wheels/DMI backed No. 56 machine in sixth quickest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Hollister, CA product would tip-toe around the tricky Keller Auto Speedway surface as he would finish in the fourth spot and sneak into the night’s Dash.

By way of his seventh place finish, Bernal would grid the field from the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event. Taking a liking to the bottom of the speedway, Bernal would use a double file restart on the third lap to work into the second spot as he chased after the aforementioned Meyers and Allard.

Running very well in the third spot, Bernal would see an opening for second on the 18th lap, and he would seize the opportunity as he squeezed under Meyers getting into turn one. Once in second, Bernal would continue to work the bottom as he chased after Allard.

Pulling alongside of Allard on laps 23 and 24, Bernal would take command of the race on the 25th lap as he exited turn four. A caution on lap 26 would give him the clear track he needed as he held off Allard to score his second career winged sprint car feature event win.

Losing the wings and heading to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for Saturday’s Peter Murphy Classic, Bernal would kick the night off by timing in 12th fastest in time trials.

Picking up the heat race win, Bernal would line up in the 12th spot for the scheduled 30-lap feature event. Following a red on the opening lap of the race, Bernal would make some big time headway on the restart as he was able to diamond off of turn two and work his way into the top-five.

Working into the second spot by the 12th lap, Bernal would surge into the lead on the 13th lap and begin pulling away from the field. Amidst dense traffic, contact would ensue with a slower car, and Bernal’s machine would flip violently down the front stretch on the 15th lap and his bid for a weekend sweep would come to a close as he escaped the wreckage uninjured.

“Our wreck on Saturday was one of the hardest hits that I have ever taken, and I really am thankful for the safety of our cars as well as the safety of the equipment that I am so thankful to have,” Bernal added. “I hate it for my guys to have a torn up racecar, but at least we were able to get one win over the weekend.”

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-30, Wins-8, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports will return to action on Thursday, August 6th as they take part in the 360 Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway.

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

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Croft Set For Midwest Adventure

PETERSEN MEDIA- Roseville, CA driver, Willie Croft, and his Willie Croft Racing team are set to take off for their Midwest swing this week as Croft is set for action this coming weekend.

“This has always been a dream of mine, and I am so thankful for the people who have made this possible,” Croft said.

With the team scheduled to leave their California shop early this week, Croft plans to be in action on Thursday and Friday at the I80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE with the National Sprint League before making his debut at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. If things go well, Croft and company may also make the trip to Brandon, SD on Sunday to compete at the Huset’s Speedway.

“I have been to these tracks as a crew member over the years, but I am very much looking forward to racing at them this year, and competing in some of the big events in the United States,” Croft added.

After a busy week of racing and travel this week, Croft will then gear up to take part in his first Knoxville 360 and 410 Nationals that kick off the following week at the Knoxville Raceway.

“This is a trip I have really been looking forward to, and again, I am just really thankful to everyone that is making this possible,” Croft noted.

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-30, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Croft will be in action this Thursday and Friday night at the I 80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE with the National Sprint League before making his debut at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Jason Statler Earns Stephen Allard Hard Charger Award During Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though his night started off with more bad luck, Jason Statler and his DF Rios Motorsports team persevered, kept at it, and salved their night as Statler charged from 19th to finish sixth during the 2nd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.

“We had something go south with our engine in hot laps, and I thought ‘here we go again’, Jason Statler said. “We went out last in time trials after changing our engine and we were fully in catch up mode.”

Going up in smoke during his hot lap session, Statler and his DF Rios Motorsports team would go to work on getting a fresh bullet under the hood of the Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body/SCI No. 00. Missing their time trial position while making the swap, the Grass Valley, CA driver would one lap at the end of the session and would time in 24th fastest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, ‘The Big Guy’ would jump into the fifth spot initially, and then go to work on fourth running, Jason Meyers, as he looked for the final transfer spot. Unable to gain the position he needed, Statler would make a stop in the B Main for one final shot at qualifying for the feature event.

Having some suspension issues warming up for the B, Statler’s team would make the adjustment before the green flag dropped and he would still be able to line up in the fourth row. Making some strong moves in the early going of the ‘B’, Statler would work into the third spot, where he would end up finishing, and successfully transfer into the 30-lap A Main.

Gridding the field from the 10th row on a very racy Thunderbowl Raceway, Statler would slowly carve his way forward aboard a very well prepared Kistler Racing Engines/Simpson Race Products/Yak Graphics backed No. 00 entry.

Following a red on the second lap, and a yellow on the third lap, Statler would work his way into the Top-10 when the yellow flag waived on the 17th lap. In the closing laps, Statler would look for more as he forged his way past the likes of Craig Sitdham and Cory Eliason to secure the lucrative Stephen Allard Hard Charger Award by way of his sixth place finish.

“I am just so proud of my guys for how hard they worked all night,” Statler said. “When things went south in hot laps, they didn’t get down and kept working. I have to thank everyone involved with this team for their work ethic, and hopefully we can take some of this momentum into next week and have an issue free night.”

Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.

ON TAP: Statler will head to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night for another night of action with the King of the West Series.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins-0, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-8

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @Jason_Statler on twitter or by following @StatlerRacing.

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Hafertepe Jr. Sweeps ASCS Red River Weekend During Return from Broken Arm

Inside Line Promotions - LONGDALE, Okla. (July 27, 2015) - The road to recovery was a slow one for Sam Hafertepe Jr., who missed approximately three months of racing after sustaining a broken right arm during a sprint car crash on May 1.

"I've never had to sit out for an injury ever," he said. "It was pretty tough. Basically what they did was put a plate and seven screws in there. They put me in a brace and let me take it off every once in a while to exercise my wrist. I couldn't do any heavy lifting until after the doctor released me."

Hafertepe Jr. was officially released to compete last Thursday and he made a splash in his return to the sport by sweeping a pair of ASCS Red River Region races last weekend while driving for Keith Dobbs.

"I felt like talent-wise before the injury we should have won both races," he said. "I didn't know how my arm would respond. I knew the capability was there, but I didn't know if my arm would handle it. I was surprised at how well my arm held up. Sitting out for 12 weeks you get to think about things and how much racing means to you. You never know when it might be your last race. It opened my eyes to that kind of stuff. I needed to dig a little deeper."

Hafertepe Jr. did just that last Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Wainwright, Okla., where he won a heat race before leading the distance of the feature to claim his first feature victory of the season during his first race in exactly 12 weeks since the injury.

"The car was really, really good," he said. "We didn't change it all night long. For the feature we drew the No. 2 (during the feature redraw), which put us in a good spot. I think we had everybody covered on Friday. We never got challenged by anybody. We stayed out front. I was testing a lot of lines to make sure I had all my bases covered in case we got in traffic, but every time we got to traffic a caution would come out."

Hafertepe Jr. continued the spectacular return on Saturday at Longdale Speedway, where he rallied from eighth to fourth place during a heat race. That earned him enough points to lock into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to start the 20-lap main event on the outside of the third row.

"They watered the top of the track and it had a little moisture up there, but not much," he said. "It had laid rubber on the bottom. I thought my only chance would be if I hit the top on the start. We were up to second after the first turn. I ran down (Andy) Shouse in traffic. I made a few attempts on the outside of turn two, but the rubber was too good. I started riding and when we got to traffic he bobbled a little bit and we snuck by him."

Hafertepe Jr. took the lead just after the midpoint of the race and he cruised to the victory. He was also the Hard Charger for passing the most cars and was the winner of a $1,000 bonus as champion of the Young Tool Challenge.

Hafertepe Jr. is slated to compete for Hill's Racing Team this Friday at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, and Saturday at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Outlaw Motor Speedway in Wainwright, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

July 25 - Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, and Saturday at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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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 Lone Star 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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Tiner’s Peter Murphy Classic Ends Violently

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to action for the first time since Northwest Speedweek at the beginning of the month, Steven Tiner would finish 12th on Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway before taking a nasty tumble during the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday night with the King of the West Series at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“It really was not the weekend we were hoping for,” Steven Tiner said. “We had a decent night on Friday night, and on Saturday night we struggled and then ended our night with some bent up parts.”

A slick Keller Auto Speedway racing surface greeted drivers and teams on Friday night and Tiner would feel the effects of a late qualifying draw as he timed his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 machine in 21st fastest.

Lining up in the last row of his heat race, the Visalia, CA driver was able to find some speed after a bit of track prep, as he forged his way forward and finished in the second position.

Needing to win to earn a spot in the Dash, Tiner would line his Fisher Racing Engines/harvest Supply/Powder Coat-It backed machine up in the ninth row for the 30-lap showdown.

On this night a narrow surface would make passing tough at times. Searching around the slick speedway for grip while in traffic, Tiner would negotiate his way forward and finish 12th to open up his weekend.

Going to battle with the King of the West Series on Saturday night for the Second Annual Peter Murphy Classic, Tiner would again get off to a slow start as he qualified 25th quickest of the 36 cars signed into the pit area.

Getting into the wall and nearly getting over in his heat, Tiner would lose track position at the end of his heat race, as a seventh place finish would send him into the Last Chance Showdown.

Lining up eight in the ‘B’ Main, Tiner would come into contact with a fellow competitor on a lap five restart, and his machine would slide through the infield before getting upside down violently.

Though he would escape uninjured, Tiner’s night would come to an early end.

“I just want to thank everyone who made this entire weekend possible,” Tiner said. “It felt good to get back in a car after a few weeks off, but I was a little disappointed with how Friday went, and really bummed with our wreck on Saturday.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Tiner will be back in action on August 8th at the Placerville Speedway for the 10th Annual Mark Forni Classic.

 

 

Macedo Picks Up Pair Of Fourth Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Lemoore, CA driver, Carson Macedo, put together a very impressive showing during the Second Annual Peter Murphy Classic that eventually saw him finish in the fourth spot.

“We were really good on Saturday night, but I took to long to move to the top of the race track during the feature event, and we finished in the fourth spot,” Carson Macedo said.

Turning in quick time honors with 36 cars checked into the pit area at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night, Macedo would flex his muscle in heat race action as he charged from his second row starting position to pick up the win aboard his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino No. 21x machine.

Moving into the Pole Shuffle that was used in place of the Dash for this special event, Macedo would pull the one pill, and guarantee himself a front row starting position for the 30-lap feature event. Defeating Kyle Hirst in their match race, Macedo would win the shootout, and continue his impressive night as he earned the right to lead the field to the green flag.

Looking to pick up the win, and clean sweep the night, Macedo would fall back to the third spot as the race went green, only to see the red flag fly on the second lap. The stop would turn lengthy and it would allow his Paul Baines led crew to make some adjustments on his machine.

Over the course of the race, Macedo would battle with the Roth Motorsports duo of Aaron Reutzel and Kyle Hirst and would close his night out with a fourth place finish.

With his showing, Macedo sits second in the 2015 KWS point standings just three digits behind Bud Kaeding.

Making a rare appearance at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night, Macedo would time in ninth fast amongst the 27 cars in the pit area, before winning his heat race in dominating fashion.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, Macedo would line up in the third row on an extremely slick and tricky racing surface. Running in the lead pack during the 30-lap feature event, Macedo would race wheel to wheel with Craig Sitdham and Kyle Hirst late in the feature event as he again finished in the fourth spot.

“I am just really luck to be in the position I am with this team, and I have to continue to thank the Tarlton family for supporting me,” Macedo added. “Paul Baines and my guys are a great support system, and they work very hard to give me great cars and I continue to try and get them into victory lane.”

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

ON TAP: Macedo will in action on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA with the KWS.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-10

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Reutzel Rules Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- After competing with the ASCS National Series in South Dakota on Friday night, Aaron Reutzel made the most of an early morning flight on Saturday as he picked up the lucrative Peter Murphy Classic victory aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83sr entry.

“I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving me the chance to drive this amazing racecar, and Todd Ventura and this entire team for making it all possible,” Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane.

With 36 cars on hand for the prestigious race honoring Peter Murphy, Reutzel would time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83sr machine in 14th fastest and earn a front row starting position in his heat race.

The Clute, TX pilot showcased his abilities during his first ever appearance at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as he raced his way to a dominating win and earned a berth in the unique Pole Shootout that was in place on this night.

Pulling the seven for the Australian rules match race Pole Shootout, Reutzel would defeat Willie Croft in his first match, before falling short to Jason Meyers, and putting his machine in the fourth row for the 30-lap $11,000-to-win feature event.

Having a great start when the race went green, Reutzel would work into the fifth spot in the race’s first two laps before an extended red flag slowed the early pace of the race.

After crews had a chance to make changes to their cars, Retuzel continued to quickly figure out the high-banked Tulare, CA Thunderbowl as he banged off the wall lap after lap, as he found himself up in the third spot when the yellow flew on the 17th lap.

Chasing after Jason Meyers, and his Roth Motorsports teammate, Kyle Hirst, Retuzel would surge into the second spot on a lap 21 restart as he then went to work on the Two-Time World of Outlaws Champion, Jason Meyers.

Running the high-scary side of the speedway, and continuing to bounce his right-rear off the wall, Retuzel made his move on the 25th flip as he drove around Meyers exiting turn two, and never looked back.

Reutzel would take the checkered flag by a margin of. 466 seconds as he claimed his first career King of the West victory in arguably the series’ biggest event of the season.

“Late in the race I saw Meyers and Hirst had their wings all the way back, and knowing I still had a little ways to go, I pulled mine back and went for it,” Reutzel explained. “I bounced off the wall a few times and was hoping I didn’t knock the ladder out of it, or cut a tire, but it worked out and I am so excited to grab this win for the Roth Motorsports team.”

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

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports team will look to compete together later this season when Retuzel’s schedule allows.

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World of Outlaws Return to Brockville Ontario Speedway on July 31

BROCKVILLE, Ontario — July 27, 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Brockville Ontario Speedway for the first time since 2011 on Friday, July 31 for the Haulmark World of Outlaws Sprint Weekend. The event will mark the second of five scheduled races in Canada for the series in 2015 and is part of the second East Coast Swing of the season.

In the World of Outlaws inaugural event at Brockville Ontario Speedway in 2011, Paul McMahan was victorious. The veteran driver started fourth in the 35-lap event and took the lead from Craig Dollansky on the lap-32 en route to winning for the first time on Canadian soil.

For most of the race, Hall of Famer and three-time series champion Sammy Swindell was out front, before suffering a flat tire, which handed the lead to Dollansky. While in front, Dollansky sustained front wing damage that hampered the handling on his car in the late going.

In time trials, two-time series champion Jason Meyers was the only driver in the 10-second bracket, stopping the clocks with a lap of 10.923-seconds, to establish a new track record. Five drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series were in competition in that race in 2011.

Leading the way to Brockville Ontario Speedway this year is six-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing. Schatz has won 21 races this season and has finished first or second in 17 consecutive full point paying races for the World of Outlaws. The North Dakota native finished eighth in his only start at Brockville in 2011.

Shane Stewart, who drives for a team co-owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, has won five times this year, including the biggest win of his career in the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, which kicked off the “Month of Money” earlier this month. Stewart’a team is in their first full season on the road with the World of Outlaws. The Oklahoma native has won in Canada in the past in a 360-sprint car.

Joey Saldana, who is currently fourth in points, will be making his debut at Brockville this weekend. The second-generation driver is a past winner in Canada with the series on the western side of the country.

Brad Sweet, who is currently fifth in points, finished seventh at Brockville in 2011, in a fill-in role for Saldana, who was injured a few weeks prior to the race. Sweet has won three races thus far in 2015.

Kraig Kinser, the son of 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser, raced at Brockville in 2011, finishing sixth. The third-generation driver is currently 10th in the series standings. Jason Sides, who won his first race of 2015 earlier this month, picked up a top-10 at Brockville in 2011. The veteran driver is also a past winner on Canadian soil.

Drives competing full-time with the Outlaws in 2015 that will be making their debut at Brockville Ontario Speedway this weekend include Australian Kerry Madsen, who is currently third in points, as well as 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, who is Sweet’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing.

Also racing for the first time at Brockville will be young guns David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen. Jason Johnson, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the series, will be making his first trip north of the border. Johnson, who hails from Eunice, Louisiana, recently returned to the driver’s seat after sitting out nearly three months due to injury and finished a season-best second in the Kings Royal.

Tickets for the Haulmark World of Outlaws Sprint Weekend at Brockville Ontario Speedway on Friday, July 31, can be purchased by calling the track at 613-345-6324.

For more information on tickets, visit http://brockvillespeedway.com/events/world-of-outlaws.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING KEEPS TOP-FIVE STREAK GOING
Mooresville, N.C. (July 27, 2015) -- Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team escaped Pennsylvania Posse country with two hard-earned top-10s.

The two-night Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., kicked-off on Friday night. Stewart qualified ninth and finished seventh in his heat race, forcing the team to qualify through the second last-chance showdown. After winning the LCS, Stewart started 18th in the feature. Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team made a great charge through the field to advance 10 positions and finish eighth.

On Saturday night, Stewart qualified 10th in qualifying Flight B. He finished fourth in his heat race which secured the 20th-starting position in the 30-lap feature event. Stewart gained four positions throughout the race to finish 16th.

The World of Outlaws series headed north on Sunday to Lebanon Valley Speedway where Stewart qualified sixth. He finished third in his heat race and lined-up ninth for the 25-lap feature event. He gained one position to finish eighth and score his second top-10 finish of the weekend.

The team remains second in the series point standings and second in victories.


The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ont., Canada, on Tuesday, July 28.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: July 24, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 9th/10th
HEAT FINISH: 7th DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 18th FEATURE FINISH: 8th
TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: July 25, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 10th in Flight B
HEAT FINISH: 4th DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 20th FEATURE FINISH: 16th

TRACK: Lebanon Valley Speedway DATE: July 26, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 6th
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 9th FEATURE FINISH: 8th
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 50
WINS: 6
TOP-FIVES: 25
TOP-10s: 38
FAST TIME: 4
NEXT RACE:
The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ont., Canada, on Tuesday, July 28.

 

JUSTIN MILLER CAPTURES HIGHEST A-MAIN FINISH AT THE PLYMOUTH DIRT TRACK!

[PLYMOUTH, WIS]-July 27, 2015- The Arbor Green Contractors, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, Curve In Bar, Bane Nelson, Meyer Farms and R&H Enterprises,Triple X Racing Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M was back in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) on Saturday evening.
 Justin would climb aboard his #15M in the high heat on Saturday starting 3rd in heat race two of the night. After 10 laps he would capture the 2nd spot which placed him starting 2nd in the A-main event. Miller lead the A-main event for 22 laps after a red flag condition and several cautions. The last caution closed the field back up with no lap cars between him and the rest of the field. Miller would fight hard till the end and come up short at the checkers finishing 2nd. This is Miller's highest finish to date at the Plymouth Dirt Track and he is now 5th in points there.
 This week Miller on Saturday will be back in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track weather permitting with the Interstate Racing Association 410 group as the headliner.
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BROWN EDGES CLOSER TO POINTS LEAD AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

Sprint Car Championship a Three-Way Battle

Mitch Brown edged to within 2 points of Sprint Car leader Todd Hoddick of Cheektowaga, NY on Friday night with a solid second place finish in the track's feature event. But the Brantford competitors has company for second place in the standings in the presence of Ohsweken's Glenn Styres who recorded his fifth consecutive A-Main win at the track in his own front yard.

Brown drew the pole position for the 20-lap chase around the 3/8th-mile oval and broke quickly into a commanding lead over outside front row starter Dain Naida of Tecumseh, MI leading laps 1 through 6 until a caution came out for Mike Ferrell’s disabled car.

On the restart Brown held the lead with Naida in second and Styres. Naida used the outside line to take the lead on lap 10 with Styres (who had moved up from his sixth-place starting spot) moving past Brown for second.

Naida's night came to an abrupt end one lap later when he made contact with a lapped car and crashed heavily into the outside catch fence exiting turn two.

Brown moved to second place following the accident but once again couldn't chase down Styres despite closing the gap in the closing laps.

Hoddick held on to his slim points lead but must now contend with both Styres and Brown as they head into Monday night's special Summer Nationals at Ohsweken.

That event is expected to draw several American competitors and top runners from Quebec who are expected to run Monday's 360 Sprint Car show as a tune-up for Tuesday's Annual World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

JAKE BROWN SECOND IN POINTS IN CRATE SPRINT CAR DIVISION

Jake Brown continues to hold down second spot in the Strickland's GMC 602 Crate Sprints division following his sixth-place finish on Friday night.

He is now sandwiched between Dylan Westbrook of Scotland and defending series champion Ryan Hunsinger of Toronto as the teams prepare for their event this Monday night.

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Swindell Posts Two Top Fives with CJB Motorsports During Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 26, 2015) - Sammy Swindell captured a pair of top fives last weekend during a busy week of competition in Pennsylvania.

Swindell earned results of third and fourth, respectively, during the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in his second week of competition with CJB Motorsports.

"Williams Grove went real well for us overall," he said. "A third and a fourth is not bad. To be that competitive two nights in a row at that place, where you never know how things will play out, is a good achievement."

Swindell kicked off the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader last Friday by qualifying eighth quickest in his group. That put him on the pole of a heat race, which Swindell won to lock himself into the dash.

"We were a little too tight and didn't have the right gear in during qualifying," he said. "Then we made a few adjustments for the heat and drove away. In the dash we tried a different wing and it didn't fit with what we were doing so we went back. We also made a few changes for the feature and it was all pretty good."

Swindell, who finished eighth in the dash, maneuvered from eighth to third place during the main event at the half-mile oval. It was his first podium finish with the World of Outlaws in a little more than one year.

"To come from eighth up to third was pretty good," he said. "We got in some traffic and I didn't get the good breaks. Then they had a caution at the end. Our car wasn't as good as the front two off the restarts. It would take me about three laps and then I could make some good laps."

Swindell continued to run well on Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway, where he set quick time in his group and overall during qualifying to start the Summer Nationals. Swindell finished fifth in a heat race to advance into the dash, which he won to garner the pole for the 30-lap feature.

Unfortunately, Swindell was penalized one row after officials called him for jumping the initial start.

"They decided to put me back," he said. "It would have been a lot easier to hold those guys off than it was to try to pass them. It was difficult to even pass lapped cars. It was unfortunate for us not to get to start on the front. I think we could have held ground the way the race went."

Swindell battled for a second straight podium throughout the main event before he ended fourth, which marked his ninth top five of the season.

Swindell and CJB Motorsports also competed at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup last Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. Swindell qualified 18 th quickest in his group, but he charged from ninth to fifth place during a heat race to advance into the first of twin main events on the high-banked track.

"Qualifying is what really put us behind," he said. "We changed some bars around and changed the ride heights and shocks. We did quite a few things. The car was quite a bit better in the heat. We made a few more changes and it felt better for the first feature."

Swindell rallied from 24th to post a 13th-place result during the first main event. He then spent most of the second feature, which inverted the lead lap cars from the first main event, inside the top five before fading late in the race and ending 19th.

"We tried a softer right rear tire," he said. "It was good and I got to fifth at the start, but we didn't have the car quite right for that combination. It polished that tire up instead of wearing it. The last six or seven laps we got pretty slow."

Swindell will return to action this Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., driving for Donnie Cooper.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (9); Feature #1: 13 (24); Feature #2: 19 (7).

July 24 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 3 (8).

July 25 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (1).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS JULY 28, PLUS NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS JULY 27!

by Tommy Goudge (July 25, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Monday and Tuesday with two very special events: The Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Tuesday, July 28, preceded by the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27.

Arrow Express returns as presenting sponsor of the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers on Tuesday, July 28.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series is the world’s premier winged sprint car series. The 2015 WoO schedule includes 90 events at 56 different tracks across 23 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. The tour’s visit to Ohsweken will begin a three-race eastern Canadian swing which continues at Brockville, Ontario on Friday, July 31, and concludes at Drummondville, Quebec on Saturday, August 1.

North Dakota’s Donny Schatz leads the WoO championship standings, and has already reached the 20 win mark this season as he chases his 7th series title. Other drivers chasing WoO points this season include Oklahoma drivers Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan of Tennessee, Indiana’s Joey Saldana and Kraig Kinser, Australian Kerry Madsen, California driver Brad Sweet, Tennessee’s Jason Sides, Pennsylvanians Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson, and Connecticut driver David Gravel.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series has competed at Ohsweken on 9 occasions dating back to 2007. Jason Sides won that first event on July 25, 2007, and also recorded wins at Ohsweken on July 29, 2009, and July 30, 2010. Jason Meyers won at Ohsweken on July 28, 2009, Donny Schatz was the winner on August 1, 2010, July 30, 2013, and July 29, 2014, and Tony Stewart took the checkered flag on both July 27, 2011, and July 31, 2012.

The Northern Summer Nationals event on July 27 includes the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and the only appearance of the season at Ohsweken for the DIRTcar 358 “Small Block” Modifieds.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Northern Summer Nationals event will include a 25 lap feature, with a $3,000 winner’s prize, valuable championship points, and a guaranteed starting spot no worse than 8th in the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature on the line.

The DIRTcar 358 Modified portion of the event will pay the feature winner $1,500, and will count towards the 358 Modified Mr. DIRTcar championship which takes into account a driver’s best 16 finishes between January 1st and Labour Day. Points standings and other information on the Mr. DIRTcar championship is available at www.DIRTcar.com

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the July 27 Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the July 28 Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the September 18 Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 19! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sports and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for 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.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

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

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, 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.

 

 

TheCushion.Com Set To Stream Belleville Midget Nationals and Highbanks Hustle

PETERSEN MEDIA: On July 30th the Honda USAC National Midget Series will embark on one of the countries most legendary tracks, the Belleville Highbanks, and TheCushion.Com is excited to announce flag to flag coverage will be available for the three-day Belleville Midget Nationals that also include the USAC Silver Crown Series for the Highbanks Hustle.

“The Belleville Highbanks is a legendary track, this race is one of the biggest of the season for the USAC Midgets, and we are ecstatic to be able to stream in world-wide,” T2 Digital Co-Founder Ian Marvuglio said. “Belleville is where it all began for us with our very first LIVE PPV Broadcast back in 2007 of the Midget Nationals and we are super excited to come full circle and return to stream such a great race.”

Thursday night the Honda USAC National Midgets take to the speedway, before taking a day off on Friday for the USAC Silver Crown Series then returning on Saturday night for the Belleville Midget Nationals finale.

During the 2014 Belleville Midget Nationals, Rico Abreu picked up the big win, and he comes into this year’s event as one of five former champions of the race, looking to again celebrate the famed speedway.

Along with Abreu, Christopher Bell, Jerry Coons, Jr, Bryan Clauson, and Dave Darland are also former winners looking for another Belleville Midget Nationals Crown.

Coming into this event, Kevin Thomas, Jr currently leads the Honda USAC National Midget point standings as Tyler Thomas, Tracey Hines, Abreu, and Darren Hagen chase after him in search of the coveted Honda USAC National Midget Championship.

Coverage is set to to hit the airwaves Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 630pm CST. Each single night can be purchased for $25.99 ($22.99 for Premium and VIP Members) or a three-day package is available for $69.99 ($62.99 for Premium and VIP Members)

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 @WatchTheCushion!

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.

 

 

Driver Entry Forms Available for the 2015 Western World Championships

Kevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (July 24th, 2015) - Driver Entry forms are available for The 48th Annual Western World Championships featuring The USAC Sprint Car Series 2015 Finale.

Top USAC drivers from around America will congregate in the west at Tucson, Arizona's USA Raceway for three nights of USAC National 410 Sprint Cars vs. USAC CRA 410 Sprint Cars and USAC Southwest Sprint Cars vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars. The Western World will mark the end of the 2015 Sprint Car campaign and will crown all four USAC Sprint Car Series Champions for the first time in history.

The Western World Championships pre-entry deadline is October 31st and entry forms can be found at: http://raceusaraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Western-World-Entry-2015.pdf

Race fans can look ahead to the crowing of the 2015 traditional sprint car champion this November at the 48th running of the Western World Championships. Tickets are now available as the long standing tradition of this storied event will feature the best of the best in USAC Non Wing Sprint Car's.

Three-day General Admission tickets for this historical event can be purchased for just $65, with VIP All Access Suite tickets (includes pit pass) for all three days available for $150. Single day tickets are $25 with reserved seating available for an additional $5 per night.

Advanced tickets may be purchased online at: http://raceusaraceway.com/events/western-world-championship-4/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found online at: http://raceusaraceway.com/tickets/ or by calling the USA Raceway office at 520-664-2074.

Hotel Information can be found at: http://raceusaraceway.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 520-573-0000

The 2015 USA Raceway schedule can be previewed online at: http://raceusaraceway.com/schedule/

USA Raceway is located east of Tucson, Arizona off I-10 exit 268, then 1.6 miles south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information please, contact the track at 520-664-2074 or additional information regarding USA Raceway can be found at www.raceusaraceway.com

Arizona's Matt Rossi reigned supreme over the Sprint Car Portion of the 2014 Western World while Darren Hagen held off 2013 champion, Bryan Clauson, at the line to earn his first Western World Championship.

Steve Kinser has claimed the most Western World titles with seven triumphs including wingless wins in 1982 and 1983 followed by winged wins in 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992 and 1996.

Ron Shuman is next on the list with five Western World triumphs, all of the wingless variety, with other drivers posting multiple Western World wins including Donnie Schatz (3), Lealand McSpadden (3), Sammy Swindell (3), Bryan Clauson (3), Brady Bacon (2), Bud Kaeding (2), Mark Kinser (2) and Jan Opperman (2).

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

2014 - Matt Rossi (nw) Darren Hagen (midget) 2013 - Bryan Clauson (nw/midget) 2012 - Wayne Johnson (w) Bryan Clauson (nw) 2011 - Donny Schatz(w) Tracy Hines (nw) 2010 - Donny Schatz(w) Brady Bacon (nw) 2009 - Sammy Swindell(w) Brady Bacon (nw) 2008 - Kevin Swindell (nw) 2007 - Jerry Coons, Jr. (nw) 2006 - Josh Wise (nw) 2005 - Dave Darland (nw) 2004 - Bud Kaeding (nw) 2003 - Tony Elliott (nw) 2002 - Bud Kaeding (nw) 2001 - Jeremy Sherman (nw) 2000 - Jay Drake (nw) 1999 - Donny Schatz (w) 1998 - Tyler Walker (w) 1997 - Mark Kinser (w) 1996 - Steve Kinser (w) 1995 - Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1994 - Ron Shuman (nw) 1993 - Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1992 - Steve Kinser (w) 1991 - Danny Lasoski (w) 1990 - Steve Kinser (w) 1989 - Sammy Swindell (w) 1988 - Mark Kinser (w) 1987 - Steve Kinser (w) 1986 - Bobby Davis, Jr. (w) 1985 - Steve Kinser (w) 1984 - Ron Shuman (nw) 1983 - Steve Kinser (nw) 1982 - Steve Kinser (nw) 1981 - Ron Shuman (nw) 1980 - Jeff Swindell (nw) 1979 - Tim Green (nw) 1978 - Lealand McSpadden (nw) 1977 - Ron Shuman (nw) 1976 - Bubby Jones (nw) 1975 - Ron Shuman (nw) 1974 - Rick Ferkel (nw) 1973 - Earl Wagner (nw) 1972 - Jan Opperman (nw) 1971 - Jan Opperman (nw) 1970 - Jerry McClung (nw) 1969 - Bob Huebner (nw) 1968 - Bob Cleberg (nw)

 

 

SWANSON, BERNAL, FARIA AND THOMAS ENTER BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, July 24, 2015) Even though the race is more than three months away, early entries continue to come in for the historic 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 12th, 13th and 14th. More than 50 of the nation’s top sprint car drivers are expected to vie for the event record purse of more than $120,000.00.

Rising Anaheim, California star Jake Swanson, a past USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, has been entered in the famous Moose Racing #92 that is housed in Huntington Beach. Swanson, who contested Indiana Sprint Week for the first time last week, has been fast qualifier at three of the first six USAC/CRA races at The PAS in 2015. In addition to the#92, the Moose team has also entered #92m for the fall speed fest on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval.

Jake Swanson has been a 3-time fast qualifier in the Moose Racing #92 at Perris Auto Speedway in 2015. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal will be driving the pretty Michael Phulps #56 at the three day race. Bernal initially caught the attention of PAS fans the first night of the 2011 Oval Nationals. Having never been on the track before, he shocked everyone that evening by out qualifying a 49-car field comprised of the top USAC National and USAC/CRA stars.

Longtime Tipton, California star “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. will be driving his own #17 at this year’s Oval Nationals. The 43-year-old won the USAC West Coast Series championship in 2013 and heading into this weekend’s Peter Murphy Classic at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, he has a commanding 121-point lead in the championship standings over Visalia, California’s Richard Vander Weerd.

Tipton, California’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria currently sits on top of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series point standings. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Kevin Thomas Jr, will be in the Michael Dutcher #17w at the November race. The Cullman, Alabama driver has been busy thus far in 2015 and has already appeared in more than 50 races in non-wing sprint cars, winged sprint cars, midgets and silver crown cars. Thus far he has seven wins including the USAC National Sprint Car main event in Gibsonton, Florida on February 26th. Currently he is sixth in the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car standings and he leads Honda USAC National Midget standings.

First place will pay $25,000.00 at the Saturday finale of the Oval Nationals and $1,000.00 to start. The two preliminary nights, Thursday and Friday, will each pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start. All three nights of intense racing action will be full-points paying races for the USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.’

Teams wishing to enter the historic running of the 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction can download the entry blank at the following link: http://perrisautospeedway.com/forms/15ovalform.html

Advanced tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale now by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

Camping on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds will be available for the Oval Nationals for $25.00 per night beginning on Wednesday, November 11th. Tailgating is encouraged in the spectator parking lot 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, Archibald’s Restaurants, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Cafť, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, 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, 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.

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Nolen Racing's Coons Finishes Eighth

While Axsom Is 12th in USAC Silver Crown Race

Thursday Night at Lucas Oil Raceway

BROWNSBURG, Ind., July 24 — Nolen Racing's Jerry Coons Jr. of Plainfield, Ind., posted another solid finish in USAC Silver Crown action Thursday night at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, finishing eighth in the non-stop, 100-lap "Rich Vogler Classic."

The Whiteland, Ind.-based team, which is sponsored in part by Columbus Container and KECO Coatings, also fielded a similar yellow Beast/Tranter Chevy in the event in which Joe Axsom of Franklin, Ind., made his series debut. He never turned a wheel wrong either and finished 12th in a "one-off" appearance in a show reminiscent of the very popular "Thursday Night Thunder" programs. It also supported Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Coons remains fourth in the point standings heading into the next event, which is next Friday, July 31, at the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan. He is the only three-time winner of that track's biggest race, the Belleville Midget Nationals.

Coons qualified sixth in the 19-car field at LORI on Thursday with a time of 21.192 seconds for the 0.686-mile asphalt oval. That was just 0.186 of a second off the time Aaron Pierce ran to earn the pole.

When the green flag dropped a driver ahead of Coons got off to a very slow start. Coons was forced to drop back a bit on the first lap to avoid a collision, and David Byrne and Chris Windom got by him to put him in eighth place. With no yellow flags to tighten up the field he was still in that spot at the checkered, although he had a good battle with the polesitter, Pierce, for much of the race.

Around lap 85 Pierce got around Byrne for sixth place. Coons took the checkered flag just 0.473 of a second behind Byrne and a whopping 10.625 seconds ahead of the ninth-place finisher, A.J. Fike.

"A car in front of me didn't get a good start, and I had to drop back a couple spots," Coons said afterwards. "We got loose as the race went on, and there wasn't anything I could do to fix it. We got all we could get out of it tonight."

Axsom qualified 14th with a time of 21.692 seconds. Jarett Andretti got around both Axsom and Rex Norris III on the first lap, which put Axsom in 15th place. He ran in 15th, sandwiched between Norris and Jimmy McCune, for the first 30 laps. At that point Norris moved up a spot and McCune dropped back, which put C.J. Leary ahead of Axsom and Patrick Lawson behind him, but Axsom was still 15th.

Axsom passed Leary on lap 39 to regain 14th. He moved into 13th place on lap 72 when the driver who had been tenth, Jacob Wilson, dropped out with a broken shock. In the late stages of the race Axsom was running between Andretti and Tim Barber, but he passed Andretti with less than five laps remaining to nail down 12th. He was 0.866 of a second ahead of Andretti and 1.213 seconds behind Norris at the checkered.

"I want to thank Gene Nolen for the ride," Axsom said afterwards. "I've been wanting to drive one of these cars for 20 years. It was a great experience to get to race these cars against these guys. With the race going non-stop there wasn't a break at all, and you really had to keep focused. We were a little too tight at the beginning of the race and too free at the end, but I didn't have any close calls and I'm really glad I got to do it!"

Coons' fastest lap of the race was lap two, which was completed in 22.146 seconds and was the seventh-fastest lap of the race. Axsom's was just a tick slower with a 22.210 on lap five, which was ninth fastest.

All 100 laps were completed in less than 38 minutes.

More information is available on the series' Web site at usacracing.com.

For more information on Nolen Racing, see NolenRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

The team is looking for marketing partners; for more information, call (317) 201-0729 or e-mail LKMRestart@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Welcomes CP-Carrillo as Official Rod and Piston Supplier of the F.A.S.T. Series in 2016

F.A.S.T. Competition Resumes July 24th at Attica Raceway Park


 

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com


 

Fremont, Ohio (July 24th, 2015) - The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series organization would like to welcome CP-Carrillo as the ‚€œOfficial Rod and Piston Supplier of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series.‚€Ě CP-Carrillo will continue to act as a major point fund contributor to the F.A.S.T. organization in 2015, but will take on an even bigger role in 2016 and become the official provider of high quality performance products and internal engine components in the form of rods and pistons.


 

‚€œWe are more than excited to have CP-Carrillo continue their relationship with the F.A.S.T. organization at even higher level‚€Ě said F.A.S.T. Series promoter, Rich Farmer, ‚€œOur goal is to continue to build strong relationships with our supporters even as the racing season moves ahead. CP-Carrillo‚€™s long history and dedication towards motorsports is a perfect fit with our race teams and fanbase. I believe we will be a benefit to their organization and we will support them in every way we can. We are even more excited for 2016.‚€Ě


 

The 2015 F.A.S.T. Championship Series schedule continues this Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th with doubleheader F.A.S.T. programs on both nights. 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 share the spotlight this Friday and Saturday in northwestern Ohio. Competition will begin at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, July 24th, followed by a visit to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 25th.


 

About CP-Carrillo Pistons: CP has built a reputation of high end quality pistons, build to perform and out last; especially in powersport and sport compact. We are recognized as a technological leader in piston design and development for all venues for motorsports. We focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service. Proudly made in USA. - See more at: http://www.cp-carrillo.com/#sthash.oJU69xP6.dpuf


 

About CP-Carrillo Rods: Celebrating our 50th anniversary, the name Carrillo is synonymous with connecting rods. Carrillo has won more races in virtually every format of motorsports than any rod manufacturer in the world. We carry a full line of stock replacement rods and specialize in custom applications. We focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service. Proudly made in USA. - See more at: http://www.cp-carrillo.com/#sthash.oJU69xP6.dpuf


 

There are 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.


 

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, July 24th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, July 25th- Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

*F.A.S.T. ‚€˜410‚€™ & ‚€˜305‚€™ Events*


 

2015 Winners:


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‚€˜410‚€™ Winners:
Round 1 - Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews
Round 3 - Friday, May 1st - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs (2)
Round 4 - Saturday, May 2nd - Fremont Speedway - Byron Reed
Round 5 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Cap Henry
Round 6 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)
Round 7 - Friday, June 5th - Attica Raceway Park - Chad Kemenah
Round 8 - Saturday, June 6th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews (2)
Round 9 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park - Canceled
Round 10 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway - Craig Mintz
Round 11 - Friday, July 10th - Attica Raceway Park - Stuart Brubaker
Round 12 - Saturday, July 11th - Fremont Speedway - Nate Dussel


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‚€˜305‚€™ Winners:

Round 1 -Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Jordan Ryan
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Bobby Clark
Round 3 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Jamie Miller
Round 4 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - T.J. Michael

Round 5 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park - Canceled
Round 6 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway - John Ivy
Round 7 - Saturday, July 4th - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Steve Rando


 

Looking Ahead:


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‚€˜410‚€™ Events:
Round 13 - Friday, July 24th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 14 - Saturday, July 25th - Fremont Speedway


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‚€˜305‚€™ Events:
Round 8 - Friday, July 24th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 9 - Saturday, July 25th - Fremont Speedway


 

Point Standings (As of Monday, July 13th)



 

Kistler Racing F.A.S.T 410 Points


 

 

 

 

 

 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

5

Byron Reed

1

1524

0

2

53

Cap Henry

2

1508

-16

3

09

Craig Mintz

1

1461

-63

4

97

Dean Jacobs

2

1420

-104

5

16

Stuart Brubaker

1

1403

-121

6

19

Chris Andrews

2

1401

-123

7

40DD

Nate Dussel

1

1305

-219

8

83M

Broc Martin

0

1241

-283

9

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

1204

-320

10

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

1164

-360

11

45L

Brian Lay

0

1146

-378

12

60

Jody Keegan

0

1001

-523



 

JLH F.A.S.T 305 Points


 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

8

Bobby Clark

1

834

0

2

19R

Steve Rando

1

825

-9

3

99

Alvin Roepke

0

800

-34

4

5R

Jordan Ryan

1

798

-36

5

39

Jamie Miller

1

786

-48

6

77I

John Ivy

1

768

-66

7

2

Ricky Peterson

0

759

-75

8

12

Kyle Capodice

0

717

-117

9

36

Seth Schneider

0

694

-140

10

25

Jason Keckler

0

648

-186

11

75

Jerry Dahms

0

570

-264

12

22M

Dan McCarron

0

518

-316

13

44

Kyle Farmer

0

483

-351

14

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

464

-370



 

 

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Stillwaggon Runs Top 5 at Rolling Wheels

Robbie Stillwaggon and the 89 Quality Auto Body team made a last minute decision to tow up to Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge New York for the Patriot 360 Sprints race Thursday night July 23rd.

Stillwaggon started 7th in his heat and was only able to pick up 1 position finishing in the 6th spot. That put him in the dash for starting spots 9-14 where Stillwaggon started 6th and finished 4th. The 4th place finished placed Stillwaggon 12th in the field as they rolled towards the green flag.

In the feature Stillwaggon worked his way up to 5th place before trying out the topside. Unfortunately the topside wasn’t as fast and Stillwaggon lost some positions. As the laps wound down and the cars continued to run the bottom of the track Stillwaggon was able to regain positions finishing in the 4th position. This is now the 4th top 5 finish in Stillwaggon’s last 5 360 races.

Stillwaggon and crew will be taking the weekend off helping his younger brother Ryan. Next week Stillwaggon and the 89 Quality Auto Body team return to action for 2 awesome nights of racing. Friday night July 31st at Williams Grove Speedway for the 358/360 Sprint Car Nationals and Saturday August 1st for the Kramer Cup held at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

 

 

The DCRP Title Chases…

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23, 2015) – A big night is on tap Friday night at Dodge City Raceway Park with First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night at the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While First Responders are recognized with free admission and all variety of awards and prizes are distributed to drivers in appreciation for their support of the track, some important business will be at hand as well as all five DCRP championship chase divisions will battle it out for those precious championship points.

The United Rebel Sprint Series makes its third stop of the year at DCRP, which also marks the sixth of seven rounds of competition for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks round out Friday’s action.

Luke Cranston, Austin Allen, Jeff Kaup, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis lead their respective divisions into Friday’s First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night. A look at the current status of the championship point chases…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Only one round of action remains for the DCRP Sprint Cars after Friday night’s card. Luke Cranston became the first repeat winner of the year by topping the URSS portion of the June 27 Steve King Memorial. C.J. Johnson topped the first URSS stop of the year at DCRP on June 6.

Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 2, C.J. Johnson 1, Tyler Knight 1, Ty Williams 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 718, 2. Zach Blurton (Great Bend, KS) 670, 3. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 631, 4. Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK) 626, 5. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 602, 6. Keefe Hemel (Dodge City, KS) 595, 7. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 580, 8. Jeremy Huish (Jetmore, KS) 568, 9. Tyler Knight (Dodge City, KS) 557, 10. Cody Lampe (Jetmore, KS) 493.

IMCA Modifieds:

Finishing no lower than sixth in the last four races, Austin Allen has opened up a 51 point lead in his pursuit of a third consecutive track championship. After Clay Sellard topped the opening three races of the season, four different winners have followed. And Sellard is the only driver among the top 16 in points to post a feature win.

Feature Winners: Clay Sellard 3, Scott Green 1, David Murray 1, Jesse Richter 1, Cole Traugott 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Austin Allen (Goddard, KS) 952, 2. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 901, 3. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 851, 4. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 842, 5. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 800, 6. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 791, 7. Jimmy Brozek (Stafford, KS) 777, 8. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 721, 9. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 713, 10. (tie) Randy Wilson (Wichita, KS) and Heath Myers (Hoisington, KS) 681.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

The Sport Mods have offered up a different winner each time out with nine winners in as many races as April 25 victor Jeff Kaup holds a 32-point edge over last week’s winner Mike Appel in his drive for a third consecutive track title.

Feature Winners: Josh Appel 1, Mike Appel 1, Alan Brewster 1, Jeff Kaup 1, Jason Lunow 1, Clay Money 1, Angel Munoz 1, Jeremy Sigler 1, Austin Walker 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, KS) 1,254, 2. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,222, 3. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,178, 4. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 1,117, 5. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 1,112, 6. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,078, 7. Jamie French (Hugoton, KS) 915, 8. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 901, 9. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 890, 10. Darren Coyle 880.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Michael Pepper’s advantage is at a health 83 points over Ron Hartman although his win streak was stopped at three last Saturday night by Dusty Witthuhn.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 5, Jason Rogers 1, Dusty Witthuhn 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 1,005, 2. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 922, 3. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 908, 4. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 900, 5. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 888, 6. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 810, 7. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 719, 8. Chris Oliver (Garden City, KS) 570, 9. Trevor Schmidt (Hays, KS) 369, Dalton Bauer (Ness City, KS) 273.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

With seven top-five finishes in as many races and only one finish worse than third, Cody Williams has stretched out an 84 point lead over Reagan Sellard in the chase for the Hobby Stock crown.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 2, Matt O’Hair 2, Will Bauer 1, Reagan Sellard 1, Cody Williams 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 1,003, 2. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 919, 3. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 807, 4. Clint Long 803, 5. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 702, 6. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 642, 7. Zack McLemore 621, 8. Corey Hacker (Dodge City, KS) 593, 9. Jason Cleveland (Minneapolis, KS) 544, 10. Will Bauer (Ness City, KS) 536.

General admission tickets to Friday’s First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night are just $15 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.

The 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way. 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.

 

 

Independent Front Suspension Reinstated to 2016 Rule Set for Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodifieds

OSWEGO, NY (July 23, 2015) – Effective during the 2016 season at Oswego Speedway, independent front suspension will be reinstated in the Novelis Supermodified division.

Since 2008, Oswego Speedway’s rulebook has stated that independent front suspension is not permitted, and that a front axle must be utilized in all Novelis Supermodifieds.

That will change when the 2016-2017 Oswego Speedway rule book is unveiled during the upcoming off-season.

“Supermodified racing has long been known as an arena for advancements in technology,” said Oswego Speedway co-owner, John Torrese. “There was a time when limiting this technology at Oswego seemed to be the best option, but recent advancements in Oswego Supermodified designs within our current rule set along with the results that it has provided, has led us to the determination that allowing independent front ends to once again compete at Oswego will only open us to the possibility of more racecars coming through the gates at the Home of the Supermodifieds.”

While Oswego Speedway outlawed independent front suspension at the conclusion of the 2007 season, the traveling International Supermodified Association has continued to allow the technology, with competitive results between the two designs.

“At Oswego Speedway’s height, it was the goal of all Supermodified drivers and car builders to compete in our biggest events with the hope of reaching victory lane,” said Torrese. “With this change in our rule set, we are eliminating a major hurdle that has prevented some teams from being able to compete at Oswego in non-wing events such as the Jim Shampine Memorial, $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified, and of course the Budweiser International Classic 200.”

Before the ban in 2008, independent front suspension was no stranger to the ‘Steel Palace,’ dating as far back as the 1960’s.

Several car builders including the likes of Bill Hite, Fred Graves, Jeff West, and Clyde Booth all worked with the design, with mixed results.

West took his machine to victory lane in 1998 and 1999 with Booth doing the same as recently as 2007, with Doug Didero at the controls.

The last driver to reach victory lane at Oswego in an independent front suspension non-wing Supermodified was Joe Gosek on August 18, 2007, in an Xtreme Chassis prepared IFS racer.

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

 

 

Oswego Television Coverage Expands to Cover $5 Admission, 65th Anniversary Special on August 8

OSWEGO, NY (July 23, 2015) – Serving as an extra thread of excitement for the upcoming $5 admission, 65th Anniversary Special at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, August 8, the night’s action will be covered for national airing on MAVTV and Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT.

Ralph Sheheen, Derek Pernesiglio, and Dan Kapuscinski will once again bring race fans all the action from the ‘Steel Palace’, featuring a fast paced 45-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 15-lap Semi-Final feature qualifiers for the Supermodifieds, all presented by JP Jewelers and RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting.

Oswego’s national television coverage will begin on MAVTV on Thursday, August 13 at 7 p.m. ET with the running of the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 for Novelis Supermodifieds and will return on Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. ET with the Jack Murphy Memorial 50 for the ISMA Supermodifieds.

MAVTV and Thomas Video Productions’ filming of the Anniversary Night special will be the second consecutive week of coverage at the Speedway on August 8, as for the second year in a row the Davis Bros. Inc. $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified on August 1 will also return to the national airwaves on MAVTV.

Air dates for the $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified, 65th Anniversary Night Special, and the Budweiser International Classic 200 will be announced as soon as they are available.

With the addition of the 65th Anniversary event to the MAVTV and Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT schedule, that makes for a total of five Oswego Speedway events currently gaining national exposure in 2015, up from three in 2014.

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

 

 

ELEVENTH ANNUAL HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS HAPPENS AUGUST ONE

Haubstadt, IN - July 22, 2015. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday August 1st. That evening the 11th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals will unfold at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. The feature race will pay $5,000 to the winner. It is the third race of the four biggest races listed on this season?s MSCS schedule that offer $5,000 or more to win.

The additional purse, a date at the height of the season, the MSCS passing points format, and the opportunity to claim a national?s title in Hoosierland are continuing factors in making this race an ongoing and popular attraction for fans and competitors. Nine Hoosier Sprint National events have been held to date and eight different drivers have posted a win. The event was rained out in 2009.

Brady Short is the only driver who has captured a second HSN title. The Bedford Blaster won for the first time in 2008 and became the first repeat winner last year. The defending Hoosier Sprint Nationals champion has already won four features in MSCS competition in 2015. Two of those victories were on the Tri-State Speedway quarter mile oval. Short is presently second in the MSCS Points Standings.

Carson Short currently leads in the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series points. The Marion, IL, driver is seeking that first MSCS career win. He has finished second, third, and fifth in three of the last four MSCS features. Robert Ballou is third in points. Ballou has a win and six other top five feature finishes this season. Kyle Cummins also has two recent top five finishes. Kevin Thomas Jr. has runner-up finishes at the last two MSCS races held. Victory has just been a tick away for the Alabama driver. Thomas won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals in 2013.

No driver has won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals race and gone on to become the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Points Champion during that same season. Only two past MSCS Champions have also won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals and that happened during another season. Jon Stanbrough won the Hoosier Nationals in 2010 and became the series champion in both 2012 and 2013. Brady Short was the series champion in 2011 with Hoosier Sprint National victories occurring three years prior and three years following. Maybe this will be the year! The points championship does not conclude until October 10th.

The overall program on August 1st will have a different look this season. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will be competing as usual. The addition for this year will be the presence of the POWRi Midgets to provide a third brand of open wheel racing.

The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. Central Time with the stands to open an hour later. Hot laps begin at 6:30 with heat races beginning at 7:30. Additional information can be found at www.tristatespeedway.com or www.mscssprints.com.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

ANNOUNCEMENT - MSCS WILL BE RACING AUGUST 15

Haubstadt, IN - July 21, 2015 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series has completed an agreement to sanction the Laura Stockon Memorial Race scheduled to be held at Route 45 Raceway in Flora, IL, on Saturday August 15th. The date had been listed on the series schedule with a TBA notation.

For this special event drivers will be racing for $3232 to win! The purse for the race will be the standard MSCS pay-out which normally pays $2,000 to win the feature. However in tribute to Laura Stockon an extra $1232 has been donated and that amount will be added to the purse as bonus money for the winning driver.

Laura Stockon was active in sprint car racing and the MSCS series during those important formative years for the series. She was the car owner as her son Chase Stockon broke into the MSCS ranks and she remained active until ovarian cancer claimed her life in 2012.

The Laura Stockon Memorial Race will be promoted by Kenny Dobson of Last Chance Promotions L.L.C. with headquarters in Jacksonville, IL. Route 45 Raceway is a third mile high banked clay oval operated on a weekly basis by B.J. McCammon. Hot laps are at 6:30 with racing at 7 P.M.

The addition of this race to the MSCS season schedule now provides drivers and fans with back to back series races that weekend. MSCS will be racing the previous evening at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. The IU Surplus Summer Doubler on Friday will pay $3,000 to win.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

 

 

Brent Marks Ready to Race Outlaws on Home Dirt Williams Grove Speedway ‘Summer Nationals’ on Weekend Agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (July 23rd, 2015) - After racing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on three consecutive occasions in areas of western Ohio and western Pennsylvania, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will once again join “The Greatest Show on Dirt” for two more scheduled stops, but this time a little closer to home. Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, ‘19M,’ will make appearances with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series this Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Two full “Summer Nationals” programs will be contested at the dirt staple, with a potential $33,000 winner’s share up for grabs by the end of the weekend.

“As much as we like to travel with these guys, it’s tough to beat racing close to home” said Brent Marks, “We’ve been on the road quite a bit lately. It’ll be nice working out of our own shop this weekend. Things have been going ‘OK’ for us. We’ve had some great runs with a few cut short with tough luck. We have home track advantage this weekend so we plan to take advantage of that.”

The “Summer Nationals” will award $8,000 to the main event winner on Friday night, July 24th, followed by a $20,000 top prize on Saturday night, July 25th. In addition, the 30-lap main event winner on Saturday night will receive a $5,000 bonus, as well as ‘Morgan Cup’ honors. A win for Marks on Saturday night would keep the coveted “Morgan Cup” trophy in Pennsylvania for at least one more year.

“A lot on the line this weekend” said Marks, “Putting yourself in a good position after qualifying is important. Hopefully we can earn a dash spot and set ourselves up for a great starting position on both nights. We understand what it takes to run up front with these guys and that all starts with qualifying.”

Brent Marks will enter the “Summer Nationals” program with three consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts under his belt. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native joined the national travelers at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 32nd annual “Kings Royal” last weekend. Marks kicked off the historic program with a tenth place finish during the “Knight Before The Kings Royal” main event on Friday night, July 17th. It was a career-high feature finish for Marks at the famous Eldora Speedway; earning a third place finish during heat race competition and a sixth place performance during World of Outlaws dash action along the way.

Unfortunately, Marks would not be able to repeat his top-ten success on Saturday evening, July 18th during the “Kings Royal” weekend finale. After charging from the outside of row number ten into a top-ten running position, Marks would make contact with a slowing Donny Schatz. The contact sent Marks hard into the inside retaining wall with under ten laps remaining in the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event. Marks would have to settle for a 16th place finish.

The ‘19M’ operation would end their recent three-race stretch with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Tuesday evening, July 21st at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The “Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup” was on tap at the Sarver venue; showcasing two, 30-lap main events with each awarding $10,000. Marks would not qualify for the double feature program; finishing fifth in “Last Chance Showdown” competition.

“We were happy with our performance at Eldora” said Marks, “I think we were better than a tenth place car on Friday but I missed a few of my marks. We had a great run going on Saturday but it got cut short. Tough on us because I feel like we were a top-five car on Saturday. Started 20th and got rolling really well. Not much to say about Tuesday night. Just a rough night from the start. We got ourselves buried and could never really recover. Hats off to my guys and the entire team. They work hard and keep us going up and down the road. I appreciate everything they do for me.”

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

======================== Recent Highlights: Brent Marks finished tenth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Eldora Speedway on Friday, July 17th.

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, Diamond Toyota, 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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FOUR RACES IN FIVE DAYS BEGINNING WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS DRIVERS VS. THE PENNSYLVANIA POSSE AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 23, 2015) – The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule heats up with four races in five days beginning with the two-day Summer Nationals July 24-25 that pits the Pennsylvania Posse against the Outlaws drivers.

A sweep of the feature events could give the victor $33,000. Friday’s 25-lap feature pays $8,000 to win, Saturday’s 30-lap finale pays $20,000 plus another $5,000 Morgan Cup bonus.

The Morgan Cup is awarded each year to honor the track’s late owner and the sterling silver trophy resides at either Williams Grove if the Posse wins or World of Outlaws headquarters in Concord, N.C. It currently resides in North Carolina.

Last year, Joey Saldana guided the Motter HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a third place finish Friday after leading the first 16 laps of the event. On Saturday, Saldana was the No. 2 qualifier and finished sixth.

Helping to prepare the distinctive 71M beginning with Williams Grove, will be 18-year-old Gunner Cummings from Menomonie, Wisconsin. Cummings will replace Derek Miller who has moved back to his home state of Pennsylvania.

Cummings grew up in a racing family that owns Thunder Hill Speedway in Menomonie, a 1/8-mile clay track. As a 10-year-old Cummings began to compete in winged outlaw karts. He won three point championships along with three Wisconsin Dirt Track State Championships before moving to the micro sprint 600 category in 2012. In one season, he scored three feature wins and then took the leap in 2013 to 360 sprint cars and competed in an around Minnesota and Wisconsin in the UMSS Series, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series for two years. He attained a level of success in the series, scoring heat and challenge race wins.

Cummings graduated from Menomonie High School on May 30. When Lonnie Olson from Beltline Body Shop introduced Cummings and team owner Dan Motter, it was timely.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join a top-flight World of Outlaws team,” said Cummings. “I have enjoyed racing my whole life and am looking forward to contributing to the team and at the same time, soaking up everything I can learn.”

“Gunner is a great fit with our team,” said Motter. “We are fortunate that Lonnie (Olson) helped us make the connection.”

On Sunday, July 26, the Outlaws head to the high-banked half-mile Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York. Saldana won there in 2003 and last year he and the Motter team qualified No. 1 and finished sixth in the feature.

Monday is a travel day as the teams head over the Canadian border for Tuesday’s race at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, where Saldana was tenth last year.

“Last year we finished in the top 10 in all four of these upcoming events,” said Motter. “We would like to up the ante to four top 5s this year.

“Our crew chief Randy Wolfe has had a lot of experience at Williams Grove, having competed there often when he was driving. Sean Strausbaugh, who has been with us since our 2013 start-up year, also hails from Pennsylvania as does Randy. We hope that adds an extra measure of experience.

“Joey has done well there in the past and I know all the Outlaws drivers get amped up to face the Posse.”

 

 

Scotty Thiel - Podium at the Prairie!

7/23/2015

Mother nature once again took out a night for the STM #64 team as they were scheduled to race at Eagle Valley Raceway in Jim Falls, WI. Bad storms caused damage at the track and forced them to cancel the event. Sunday, however was a great day for racing as the team headed to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for their third appearance this year. Thiel finally had some luck this go around and ended up taking the third place podium spot after the 30 lap A-main event.

After drawing a 36 pill for qualifying, Scotty drove a very fast lap which ended up to be 7th quick overall out of the 33 cars in attendance. That qualifying time set Thiel to start 5th in the heat race event. Difficult passing occurred throughout the heat races but at the end of 10 laps, Thiel managed to take the 5th and final transfer spot into the main event and also was eligible for the A-main redraw.

The redraw pill was chosen and it lined Scotty up for the A-main in third place. The crew went to work to prepare the 64 car and the difficult track at hand. Officials called the A-main cars to the track and began to prepare for the 30 lap event. Coming to the green flag, Scotty worked the bottom groove of the track and managed his position. Several laps into the main, Scotty found himself in the fifth spot but there were plenty of laps left to go. A quick caution came out on lap four and lined Thiel up in forth. After going back to green, Scotty began to work the top side of the track. He made his way forward and got back into the third spot. The race went green for a long time and Scotty began to reel in the leaders as heavy lap traffic approached. With only three laps to go, Scotty started to make his move into second place but a caution came out for a car with a flat tire. After lining back up for a green, white, checkered finish, Scotty attempted to charge the bottom side of the track but failed to move forward. He settled back into third and would cross the finish line in that position. “I have to first off thank the fans for coming out tonight. We had a great car tonight but just couldn’t pull it off there at the end. My guys worked very hard to give me this tonight. We finally had a good run here and it feels great!” Thiel mentioned after the main event.

Next up on the Scott Thiel Motorsports schedule is this Friday at the Oshkosh Speedzone and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway with the Allstars & IRA.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their great marketing partners for the 2015 racing season and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies! Please support the people who support racing!

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Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

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Complete Water Inc specializes in Rentals, Iron Filters, Well Inspections, Salt Delivery, Sales, Drinking Systems, Complete Well Systems, Bottled Water, Reverse Osmosis, Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems, Well Systems, Well Pumps & Pressure Tanks, Rheem, MacClean, and American Standard. Contact Complete Water for any of your water needs!

SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

XYZ Machining:

XYZ manufactures aluminum and titanium racing components as well as custom products for other industries. Our company pays close attention to the three things important to our customers: on-time delivery, quality work, and excellent customer service. To learn more about XYZ, check out www.xyzmachining.com!

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Rhey Graphics:

Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

Vahlco Racing Wheels:

VAHLCO RACING WHEELS is a newly formed aluminum racing wheel company based in New Egypt, NJ focused on producing dirt oval track wheels to the highest standards of quality, durability, usability and precision. Dirt oval track racing and grassroots efforts is what racing in the United States was built on and it is our mission to produce, quite simply, the best wheels. Other companies may be the household name every racer knows, but Vahlco is ready to set the new industry standard. We are RACERS. We are DRIVEN. We are READY. Vahlco Racing Wheels. Made by RACERS for RACERS. Check them out at www.vahlco.com!

Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

Dover, Herrera and Blaney Maneuver into Winner's Circle with Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 23, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Jack Dover, Johnny Herrera and Dale Blaney drove into Victory Lane within the past week.

Dover captured his ninth win in the past 12 races and his 10th overall last Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Herrera powered to the triumph on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He also posted a fourth-place result last Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., and a third-place finish on Wednesday at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo., to give him six straight top-four finishes.

Blaney and his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team charged from 10th to garner his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. He also earned the overall event title after maneuvering from 19th to eighth during the second feature.

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

Travis Rilat finished second on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski placed second and third, respectively, last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during Twin Features Night. He also earned a third-place finish on Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa, and a fourth-place result on Wednesday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, during the first two rounds of the FVP National Sprint League Speedweek.

Additionally, Lasoski guided Mark Burch Motorsports to results of fifth last Thursday at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn., and second last Friday at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn.

Sammy Swindell powered to a fifth-place result during his CJB Motorsports debut on Friday in the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, before he maneuvered from 16th to fourth on Saturday during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 32nd annual Kings Royal.

Channin Tankersley recorded a fourth-place finish on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park and a second-place result on Saturday at Battleground Speedway to climb into second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

Brandon Hanks earned a third-place result on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., before he rallied from 16th to fourth place on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region.

Dominic Scelzi reclaimed the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series championship lead following a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

Zach Blurton garnered finishes of fourth and fifth, respectively, last Saturday and Sunday at Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., with the United Rebel Sprint Series National Series.

Ray Allen Kulhanek advanced to a fifth-place result on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.

Inside Line Promotions has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the current PR specials:

∑ Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

∑ Purchase 25 Press Releases, Receive 3 FREE Press Releases

Inside Line Promotions also offers a pay-per-press release option and a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2015 -

Jack Dover - 10 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 24 and July 16; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 13; Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on June 14; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on June 19, June 20 and July 11; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on June 21; Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., on July 3 and Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 5); Danny Lasoski - 10 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 28; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, June 6, June 20 and June 27; Saint Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on May 28; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on June 5; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on July 3 and Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa, on July 15); Dale Blaney - 9 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 11 and June 24; Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 1 and July 21; Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on May 22; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on May 29 and June 19; Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., on June 11 and Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on June 23); Derek Hagar - 5 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 23; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 6; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on June 13; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 9 and Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., on July 10); Johnny Herrera - 4 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 10; Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, on May 22; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on July 4 and Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on July 18); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on June 20; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on June 27 and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 28); Devin Kline - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, May 23 and June 20); Trey Starks - 3 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on April 24 and May 29 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on April 25); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on June 20 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 26 and July 10); Henry Van Dam - 3 (Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 23, June 20 and July 11); Zach Blurton - 2 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on June 28 and RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., on July 12); Cody Freeman - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 14 and Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on March 28); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 22 and Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on June 27); Travis Rilat - 2 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia, on Feb. 7 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 3 and Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on July 4); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20 and Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 3); Ryan Smith - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 4 and Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., on July 4); Jamie Ball - 1 (Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on May 6); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on June 13); and Sammy Swindell - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 13).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

The race that put Waynesfield Raceway Park on the map returns for the seventh straight year this Saturday night, July 25th. Hall of Fame driver Jack Hewitt once again brings the annual Jack Hewitt Classic to Waynesfield, Ohio for a night of racing sprint car fans dream about. The Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprints headline the 7th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic with $3000 in prize money awaiting the first driver to take the checkered flag. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders make up the winged portion of the evening invading for the final time. The USAC HPD Midgets also make their final stop of the season, their second ever appearance at WRP. Waynesfield’s very own Performance Powder Coating Mini Sprints will join the USAC stars in a true non-wing showdown. Pit side gates for the 2015 edition of the Jack Hewitt Classic swing open at 4PM. Grandstand gates open at 5PM. Cars begin to push off for hot laps at 6PM with racing following at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $18. Kids ages 11-15 years old are admitted for just $9. Anyone under the age of 10 is admitted for FREE. Pit admission is $30.

The charity kickball event that was rained out during Ohio Sprint Speedweek will take place take place Saturday afternoon at 1:30PM. All proceeds from the kickball game will be donated to Kick-It to support continued cancer research. Kick-It is national volunteer organization focused solely on the raising of funds to support children’s cancer research. A 10-year-old Ohioan, Quinn Clarke, founded the organization during his second battle with cancer. Since the founding, Kick-It has received mutual aid from other various organizations including NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by using the hashtag #HewittClassic.

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway ‘Summer Nationals’ On Deck for Brock Zearfoss Will Battle WoO Sprints for Two Full Nights

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (July 22nd, 2015) - For the second time in 2015, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will visit the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The notorious ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ will battle ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ for a potential $33,000 weekend payday. Brock Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, ‘3Z,’ 410ci sprint car, will join the Outlaws and Pennsylvania’s best during the upcoming weekend; working to upset the national travelers and earn a career-first World of Outlaws victory.

“It’s a weekend everyone looks forward to” said Zearfoss, “We’ll be up against the best all weekend. We’ll have to work hard and put ourselves in a good position early each night.”

Brock Zearfoss will join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during both ‘Summer Nationals’ programs at Williams Grove Speedway beginning Friday evening, July 24th. ‘The Jonestown Jet’ will work for an $8,000 top prize on Friday evening, followed by the $20,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, July 25th. An extra $5,000 bonus will be awarded to the winner on Saturday night, as well as ‘Morgan Cup’ honors. Zearfoss will enter the weekend with a recent top-ten finish at the world famous half-mile.

“We had a pretty good night last Friday at Williams Grove” Zearfoss said, “The car was good but the surface made it tough for us to pass. We started ninth and finished ninth. Solid top-ten for sure. We’ll use our notes and try to work our way into the show and hopefully up front this weekend.”

Brock Zearfoss Racing wrapped up their recent weekend of sprint car competition with an 11th place finish at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. While leading, Zearfoss cut a right rear tire during his pursuit through traffic; he would recover and finish just outside the top-ten.

“Tough deal on Saturday but we recovered somewhat” said Zearfoss, “We had a good run going but got caught up with a lapped car and cut a tire. We were disappointed but we’ll try again this weekend.”

To learn more about this weekend’s ‘Summer Nationals’ program at Williams Grove Speedway should visit the facility live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com. Learn more about the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at www.woosprint.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: Earned two consecutive top-ten finishes in central Pennsylvania on July 10th & 11th; 9th at Williams Grove and 5th at Port Royal Speedway.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmer’s Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Rob Peters Motorsports Shock and Bar Services, Looks Like Gold Salon

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Head to Mohawk This Friday

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – It was originally scheduled for June 6th but Mother Nature decided to take the A-Main victory. This Friday night will be the second try for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) to head to the ultra-modern Mohawk Int’l Raceway for a $2,000 to win A-Main.

The visit to the Akwesasne Reservation always carries extra weight as not only does it pay points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS Championship but also the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, the Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour and also the SUNY Canton Series.

Point leader Steve Poirier will be heading the list of winged sprinters, the Quebec star will be looking to add as many points possible to strive for his sixth championship. The list of challengers will be stout as Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Dylan Swiernik, Tommy Wickham, Parker Evans, Paulie Colagiovanni, Paul Kinney, Dave Axton, Etienne Girard, Shawn Donath, Lee Ladouceur, Yan Bilodeau, Dale Gosselin, Denny Peebles, Alain Bergeron, Jordan Poirier, Guilluame Neiderer, Kory Gurney, Patrick Vigneault’s #55 and more will be in the field.

Car Mate Trailers brings the heats, WestFront Construction is sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash with Lacaillade Masonry backing the B-Main..

It’s fun on the dirt for fans from United States and Canada alike and as it has become ESS tradition, It will be excitement guaranteed!!

Mohawk Int’l Raceway – June 5 – Racing at 7:30

Website - http://www.mohawkspeedway.com/

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

Twitter - @mohawkracewy

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

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, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Christmas, Heroes, Fireworks and More at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (July 22, 2015): There will be something for fans of all ages at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, July 25. And, there will be a little extra for the racers, too. Because of the high number of postponements due to rain, there will be three, yes, three separate promotions along with the full card of Saturday Night Live! racing action.

First up will be the Christmas in July celebration. Children will get toys and other gifts when they enter the speedway grounds. The generosity will continue to the racers in every class, as lap money has been accumulated through sponsors. Some of the money will go to the leaders of the features, of course, but the rest will be spread out to other competitors, depending on the donor's wishes.

During intermission, the races will assemble on the front stretch, and all fans will be invited to join them for a meet and greet. It will be a perfect time to get autographs and photo opportunities. Or, if you just want to shake hands and wish your favorite drivers well before they head into battle, you will get that chance. Many of the racers will have picture cards or candy to pass out during this interlude. This Meet your Heroes session is made possible by Herr's, the official snack food of Mercer Raceway Park.

Then, later in the evening, the skies above Mercer Raceway Park will explode with flashes of color the sounds of thunder. The fireworks display is provided by Pizza Joe's, the official pizza supplier at the track.

And, don't forget the racing. The Midseason Championships were completed last weekend, and four of the six points leaders used the double points to solidify their positions in the title chases.

One of the leaders to capitalize was Brandon Matus, who romped to the win in the 4 Your Car and World of Wheels 410 Sprints. He entered the event with just a one point margin over Eric Williams, and now he leads by 27 markers. Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Adam Kekich remain third and fourth, but, now, they are further behind the leader. Scott Priester climbed into the fifth spot with his run on Midseason Championship night. But, none of these drivers are ready to concede the championship to Matus, as there still is plenty of racing left to go in 2015.

Likewise, Jimmy Holden triumphed in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. He now has a 75 point advantage over Lonnie Riggs. Riggs and Kyle Fink jumped ahead of J.R. McGinley as a result of last week's action. Tommy Kristyak holds down the fifth spot.

Mark Marcucci now has a commanding lead of 122 points over Shane Webb in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites by virtue of his success. Mike Thompson is 75 points ahead of Steve Longwell, Sr. in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks. These racers, and others, will challenge for the wins.

Cody Bova was one of the lucky racers who took charge of the season's rankings after going to victory lane. He leads Goerge Hobaugh, Jr. in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. The win was a special one for Bova, as it was also American Cancer Society Race for a Cure Night, and he did his mother proud by taking the top spot. Sherri Bova is an eleven year survivor of breast cancer.

Curtis J. Bish was not as fortunate. His win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars moved him to fourth spot, just seven counters away from Pat Fielding. Two-time winner Ryan Moyer still leads the way. Gary Miller, Jr. rides along in second.

All of this fun and excitement will be yours for regular ticket prices! That means adults can enter for just $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. Children (8 and under) will be free, as always. The Family Pass will be offered for $28, and that will benefit mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.

The gates will swing open for spectators at 5 p.m, while the race teams will get access to the Pits an hour earlier. Practice will commence at 6:30, and heat race action will begin at 7 p.m.

If you cannot make it to the track for this blockbuster, August 1 will feature Bicycle races for the younger set, courtesy of Ray's Racing Collectibles and Approved Toilet Rentals. All participants must have a helmet. The older racers will go in a Saturday Night Live! program.

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

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.

 

 

Driver Websites Redesigns Custom Business Website for Eagle Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (June 23, 2015) - Driver Websites has revamped a professional business website for Eagle Motorsports Inc.

The website - http://www.EagleMotorsports.com - has pages showcasing its products, media and information about the company.

Eagle Motorsports Inc., which is located in Lincoln, Neb., has a goal to exceed the customer's expectations with emphasis on quality and safety. The technical support combined with an ongoing commitment to product safety sets EMI apart. Product research and development focused on current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry. Additionally, new alignments with Speedway Motors, Schnee Chassis, Stallard Chassis and Henchcraft Chassis forms a foundation for future success.

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.

REGISTRATION OVERVIEW -

MyRacePass offers online registration for yearly memberships, specific events and non-racing events such as banquets. Our registration process allows unlimited registration events and unlimited entries. Registration events can have a fee per class or be completely free for your drivers.

Online registration allows you to gauge how many drivers and who will be racing with your organization before the season starts. This can save tons of time on opening night as you could already have all the driver's information on file. Find out more by visiting http://www.myracepass.com/updates/?i=27096.

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 .

 

 

Beierle Back in Action This Sunday at Huset's Speedway with National Sprint League

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 23, 2015) - Andee Beierle has been forced to learn a tough lesson about patience this summer.

Beierle hasn't been able to race her 410ci sprint car since early May while an engine was being repaired. Everything finally came together this week, which will allow Beierle to return to action this Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., during the FVP National Sprint League Speedweek finale.

"It feels great," she said. "It's been really hard not being in the car since this is all I want to do. I've watched a lot of stuff and learned some valuable lessons from not being in the car."

Sunday's event will be her first at Huset's Speedway, which is a unique high-banked track.

"I don't know too much, but I've seen some videos," she said. "It'll definitely be a new experience. The goal is just to finish in one piece."

Beierle said she will continue to run with the National Sprint League as often as possible for the remainder of the season as well as hit other marquee events in the Midwest.

"We're not running for points anymore, but we'll keep following the NSL," she said. "I've never really experienced anything like this. I've always been able to race throughout the summer. That's what happens when you step up to the professional level. Things change and it costs more. We'll try to get as many races in as possible."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the FVP National Sprint League

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Oswego Supermodified Veteran Jeff Abold to Contend in Tony Stewart’s Midget Classic on Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (July 22, 2015) – Oswego Supermodified and NEMA Midget veteran Jeff Abold will contend this Saturday in the inaugural Tony Stewart Midget Classic at the Indianapolis Speedrome.

Featuring Midget racing since 1941, the Indianapolis Speedrome has played host to some of the greatest open-wheel drivers in history including Mel Kenyon, Rich Vogler, Tom Bigelow, Bob Cicconi, Bryan Clauson, Kenny Irwin Jr., Larry Rice, and Stewart himself.

Saturday, for the first time, Stewart will host his Midget Classic, paying over $50,000 in prize money and awards, including $5,000 to the winner in the 100-lap main event.

Abold, currently sitting eighth in the Novelis Supermodified series standings at Oswego Speedway with five top ten finishes this season, will drive the Bob Seymour No. 4 Midget with hopes of reaching victory lane.

The format for the Tony Stewart Midget Classic will see an initial 75-lap segment, with only green flags laps counting, followed by a 20 minute intermission. During the break teams will be allowed to change one tire of their choice, add fuel, or make chassis adjustments – with all work being done in the infield in front of the fans.

At the conclusion of the break, cars will then be realigned based on the running order after 75-laps, for a final 25-lap dash to the finish.

While Abold is known locally as a Supermodified veteran, with a podium finish in the 2007 Budweiser International Classic 200, the young shoe has quite the record in Midget car racing with three consecutive victories in the prestigious Boston Louie Memorial Classic from 2009-2011.

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

 

 

Sevens are Wild for Bellm

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 22, 2015) – Seven seems to be the number sticking to the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car, as Kyle Bellm posted a pair of seventh-place finishes in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points this past weekend in Montana.

The leading Rookie of the Year contender, Bellm is also ranked seventh in series points going into this week’s events at Wyoming’s Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday night and then Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday.

It’s a ranking Bellm looks to improve upon over the latter portion of the season.

“Fifth is still within reach, we just have to put together some good runs the rest of the way,” Bellm said.

If the past weekend is any indication, climbing another couple of positions or so on the point charts is well within reach for the driver of the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair Sprint Car.

Bellm rallied forward from 12th to seventh in Friday’s feature at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, MT, and then ranked as the High Point driver after Saturday heat race action at Billings Motorsports Park before a packed right rear wheel forced him to settle for seventh again after running among the top five most of the way in the feature event.

“It was a good weekend, we’re getting closer to getting a win,” Bellm says.

Bellm’s first Big Sky action was Friday at Great Falls’ Electric City Speedway, where he climbed a handful of positions in the feature after advancing from eighth to fifth in his heat.

“The track was fast after the rain delay,” Bellm says. “It was pretty narrow so it was tough to pass, but we finally managed to pick up a few positions.”

From there, action continued at Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday night where the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines machine was dialed in.

“We were good, we should have been a top-five car at the very least,” Bellm comments.

After racing from fourth to win his heat race and earn top point honors for the night, Bellm redrew the six to start third row outside in the feature.

An early slide job would prove to be detrimental for the driver of the Scheaffer’s Oil machine later in the event.

“I slid someone on probably the fourth or fifth lap, hit the cushion and it knocked the mud cover off,” Bellm explains. “The wheel filled with mud and the vibration was terrible the rest of the race.”

Still holding on among the top five despite the vibration, Bellm was ultimately fortunate to escape with a seventh place finish.

“It vibrated so much that it cracked the wheel and air was leaking out,” Bellm says. “We were fifth on the last caution but the tire was almost flat, we were able to limp it home though.”

With another pair of top-tens in the books, Bellm makes his first Wyoming start on Wednesday night before tackling Black Hills Speedway on Friday.

“I’m looking forward to this Wyoming track, I hear it’s in between the size of the two tracks we were just at so we should be good,” Bellm explains. “Hopefully we can make a good week of it and get a couple of top-fives.”

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Wyoming’s Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday night and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday night.

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

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Reaches Victory Lane in Montana – Set for Three Races in Four Days this Week

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 22, 2015) – The weekend sweep, it was oh so close for Aaron Reutzel.

The Clute, TX, racer fell just one position short of sweeping the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour weekend of competition in Montana aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car with a win at Great Falls’ Electric City Speedway on Friday night and then a runner-up finish at Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday.

It was another stellar weekend that kept Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team atop the $60,000 ASCS National Tour title chase.

Reutzel will try to build upon that lead with another pair of events this week beginning Wednesday night at Wyoming’s Gillette Thunder Speedway and then Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, before making a return engagement aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83sr for Saturday’s King of the West 410-ci Sprint Car Series “Peter Murphy Classic” at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

This past weekend started out with a bit of luck.

“We drew a good heat and we were lucky that we did because the car was way too tight,” Reutzel said. “Had we been in a different heat, I don’t know that we could have gone forward.”

Reutzel took advantage, advancing from sixth to second to make the redraw. And then he and crew member Don Grable learned from that heat race.

“We got it loosened up,” Reutzel says. “Then it started raining a little, so we loosened it up some more.”

It proved to be the right move for the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution team.

“It seemed like we were about the only ones that were good in the feature, everyone else was all balled up,” Reutzel said.

After starting fourth, Reutzel quickly made his way to second before ultimately chasing down Phil Dietz in traffic to capture his eighth overall win of the year aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

“With the rain it was a little narrow, we were just able to go through traffic a little better than Phil did,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel carried that momentum over to Saturday night’s event at Billings Motorsports Park, where he very nearly completed the weekend sweep aboard the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics Sprint Car.

“We were close to it, we just got to racing with Wayne (Johnson) for second and Johnny (Herrera) got away,” Reutzel explains.

After winning his heat race, Reutzel started fifth in the feature.

By the time he worked his way to second, Herrera was checked out. “At one point, I couldn’t even see Johnny, he was a half track ahead of us,” Reutzel says.

But Reutzel pressed on and nearly stole the win.

“We tracked him down, I had one shot to try to slide him but I hit the cushion and went through it and he got back by,” Reutzel explains.

The battle with Wayne Johnson was the big topic of discussion after the second place finish.

“I thought it was good racing, we put on a good show,” Reutzel says. “He ran through my nose once, then I slid him, I just raced him the way he raced me.”

“With about anyone else out here, Seth or Johnny or whoever, it would have just been good, hard racing,” Reutzel concludes.

With a successful tour of Big Sky country in the books, it’s time for three races in four days beginning Wednesday night at Gillette Thunder Speedway where Reutzel led all the way last year until a spindle broke with just four laps to go. Then it’s on to Black Hills Speedway on Friday, a track at which Reutzel posted a podium finish last season.

Reutzel will then jet to the west coast to rejoin forces with the Roth Motorsports team for some 410-ci King of the West action at the always entertaining Thunderbowl Raceway.

2015 Quick Stats: 40 races, 8 wins, 22 top-fives, 29 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Wyoming’s Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday night at Black Hill Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday night before King of the West action aboard the Roth No. 83sr at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on 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.

 

 

Chase Dietz Scores Two Podium Finishes in Three Days Earns Career High ‘410’ Sprint Car Finish at Susquehanna

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (July 22nd, 2015) - Central Pennsylvania rising star Chase Dietz took advantage of his recent three race weekend and scored a podium finish in two different sprint car divisions. Dietz, who shares his 410ci sprint car schedule with select 358ci sprint car programs at the Williams Grove Speedway, earned his podium finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway Park during the recent weekend; capturing a career-high third place finish during 410ci competition in the process. The York, Pennsylvania native hopes to utilize his consistency and continue his strong pursuit towards a career-first 410ci victory.

“Things have been going very well and we can’t be any happier” said Chase Dietz, “We’ve been strong in both cars this year and both owners are pleased. We are heading into the downhill portion of the season now so we want to keep the positive results coming. I just want to thank everyone involved with both race teams. I’m surrounded by great people who make my dream possible.”

Chase Dietz scored his first podium finish of the recent weekend on Friday night, July 17th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Back behind the wheel of the Troy Godfrey owned, Godfrey Racing Engines, no. 5, 358ci sprint car, Dietz rallied from a 13th starting position to finish second during feature competition at ‘The Grove.’ The third generation sprint car driver has now earned five consecutive podium finishes during his last five starts during 358ci competition; amassing two victories and three second place finishes. Chase Dietz was the 2014 Lincoln Speedway 358ci track champion.

“We were good on Friday” said Chase Dietz, “We had a chance to win but just kinda ran out of time. Troy Godfrey gives me a great car. It’s been an amazing experience this year driving for his race team.”

After a ‘disappointing’ night at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 18th, finishing 16th in the annual Gohn Memorial main event during 410ci competition, Chase Dietz would rebound and score his second podium finish of the weekend. The recent high school graduate visited the Susquehanna Speedway Park near York Haven, Pennsylvania on Sunday night, July 19th. Dietz, driver of the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, ‘44,’ 410ci sprinter, finished third officially on Sunday night after starting fifth during feature competition; earning a heat race victory along the way. It was a career high finish for Chase Dietz behind the wheel of a 410ci power plant.

“What a weekend!” said Dietz, “Saturday was kinda tough on us. The car just wasn’t right all night but we figured everything out before Sunday. We were pretty good all night at Susquehanna. We started fifth and worked our way to third. To finish right behind the ‘21’ and ‘48’ is pretty special. We were really excited.”

Chase Dietz will act as a spectator this weekend as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series are scheduled to invade the Williams Grove Speedway for the annual ‘Summer Nationals.’

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 a third place finish during ‘410’ sprint car competition at the Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA) on Sunday, July 19th

2015 Wins: 2 (2 ‘358’ wins - Williams Grove - PA)

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

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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, Kleffels of Hanover, Nevin’s Automotive, H&H General Excavating, McSherrystown Moose #720 Family Center, Direct 2Tee Printing, and Aero Wings.

 

 

ESPN 92.3’S “THE INSIDE LANE” ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, JULY 23, LINEUP: SHANE STEWART, JORDAN THOMAS & COLBY WOMER

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air at 5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, July 23, featuring interviews with sprint car drivers Shane Stewart, Jordan Thomas, and Colby Womer.

World of Outlaws driver Stewart will talk about his sweep of the 32nd annual Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway as well as what to expect in this coming weekend’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.

Up-and-coming 17-year-old driver Thomas is learning in the fast lane in the 360 sprint car division. Thomas scored a win earlier this season and qualified both nights at Eldora in the NRA 360 sprint car races.

Womer is a veteran 358 sprint car racer who has been consistently fast against the 360’s at Selinsgrove Speedway this season.

“The Inside Lane,” which also streams live on 923ESPN.com, was launched on May 1, 2014, to cover the exciting sport of auto racing on the regional and national scenes. The one-hour motorsports talk show has featured interviews with some of the sport’s most recognized names, including Indy 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti, World of Outlaws sprint car champion Donny Schatz, the Motor Racing Network’s Steve Post, Hall of Fame sprint car champion Fred Rahmer, and Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III, to name a few.

Inch is a long-time Pennsylvania race track announcer and publicist and Steward has more than 35 years of experience in the radio business.

 

 

Twin Features at Knoxville Yields Two Top-Ten Finishes

The always entertaining Twin Feature Night at Knoxville Raceway was up next for Craig Dollansky and the TKS Motorsports team this past weekend as they returned to the historic Ĺ-mile in southern Iowa.

After getting into a bit of a hole qualifying 21st fastest at 16.141 seconds, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ charged in heat competition from inside row four to finish 4th and secure a spot in the features. In the first 20-lap A-Main, the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim started deep in the pack in 19th. In a main event that went clean and green all twenty circuits, Dollansky made continual progress piloting the Vahlco Wheels backed entry to a top-ten finish in 10th.

“We went into it with the mindset that we are not in the points so we had the freedom to try two different things in the features,” commented team owner and crew chief Troy Renfro. “We tried some different things with the motor and car, some things worked and some didn’t. We struggled with being too tight early on so we learned quite a bit and will keep working to find that middle ground.”

After making some changes for the second feature which inverted all cars on the lead-lap, the Casey’s General Stores #2KS started outside row three. Mired by two early cautions in the opening five laps, the remainder of the feature stayed green as Dollansky battled inside the top-five taking the checkered flag in 4th.

“We had a solid night considering I put us in a hole in qualifying,” commented Dollansky. “We continue to grow and work hard together to get a victory and also make our program stronger preparing for the Knoxville Nationals. We are looking forward to running a couple NSL shows this week.”

Current plans for the TKS Motorsports team this week include a pair of events with the National Sprint League in Des Moines, IA tonight and Thursday in Jackson, MN.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Pays Honor to Jason Leffler During 32nd annual Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 22, 2015) - Kevin Swindell was part of a special tribute to Jason Leffler last weekend during the 32 nd annual Kings Royal.

Swindell teamed up with Bernie Stuebgen and the Indy Race Parts as well as Tom Buch during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway, where the team donned the No. 13 and posted "Leffler" across the front of the top wing.

"I lived right across the street from him for a couple of years," Swindell said of Leffler. "I knew him pretty well and spent a good amount of time with him. It was cool to be a part of something like that to honor him."

Unfortunately, the team battled mechanical woes throughout the weekend.

"The first night it had a leak in the water pump and we could never get the engine to get hot," he said. "If you can't keep it warm it doesn't want to run well. We were in a losing battle from hot laps on."

Swindell qualified 21st quickest in his group before advancing from seventh to fifth place during a heat race, which relegated him into a Last Chance Showdown during the Knight Before the Kings Royal.

"We had a box go bad, too," he said. "We got everything fixed for the B Main and we got better. We got what we could and tried to learn about the car."

Swindell rallied from 12th to sixth place during the consolation race, but missed a transfer into the main event.

The team continued to fight mechanical problems on Saturday, when the action began with Swindell qualifying 32nd quickest overall - only a couple spots out of the 30-car heat race inversion.

"Our lap was decent, but we went out early and the dust cleaned off and it actually got faster," he said.

Following a rain delay of more than four hours Swindell finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race before making a charge from 14th to ninth in the Last Chance Showdown.

"When we went back out to hot lap at night (after the rain delay) I was as fast as (Daryn) Pittman was," he said. "Then we went out for the heat race and it was like we had a 360ci engine in. Something was inconsistent within the fuel system. For the B Main we threw curveballs at the car to learn something since we figured we wouldn't make it from 14th."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 6 (12).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 9 (14).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems has some of the safest and most comfortable safety equipment available," Swindell said. "I encourage everyone to give the ButlerBuilt team a call to learn more about being safe and comfortable in a race car."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets and MPI Steering Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Laursen Classic Returns With A New Twist

By: Greg Parent for St. Croix Valley Raceway (7-21-15)

The St. Croix Valley Raceway along with the Laursen family are proud to announce the return of an event that began back in 1970. In memory of both Russ Laursen and Brent Laursen of Cumberland, the event returns as part of the Bullring Blast on Friday night, September 4 at the ľ mile dirt oval located near St. Croix Falls and Centuria. The new name for the race will be the Russ & Brent Laursen Classic.

The Russ Laursen Classic began back in 1970 at Superior for both the late model and sprint car divisions following the untimely death of Russ in a sprint car crash at Fairmont, Minnesota. At the time, Russ was survived by his wife Gloria and his three sons, Brent, Steve and Kimm. Brent and Steve went on to have successful racing careers themselves.

Russ Laursen was a legend to those who witnessed his success in racing. Russ started his racing career in 1951 and recorded numerous feature wins throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Russ earned five straight track point championships at the Rice Lake Speedway from 1961-1965 which included an incredible 52 feature wins driving his famous #19 and #519 cars. Russ also raced on the IMCA sprint car circuit during the latter 1960s. In 1969, he raced 15 of 30 races in the IMCA sprint car division and finished fourth in national points. Russ won three Canadian Invitational races, was the second all-time money winner at the Minnesota State Fair, and won over 500 trophies during his short 19 year career.

Brent Laursen began his racing career on the sprint car pit crew for his dad Russ. Brent washed the race car, changed tires and helped out in the pits. After graduating from Cumberland High School and attending college at the Barron County Campus, Brent Laursen began his driving career in 1969 in the street stock class at the Rice Lake Speedway. Brent moved to late models in 1971 where his career really took off in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Brent won track championships at Rice Lake, Menomonie and Cedar Lake and also won several invitational events including Hibbing and Ashland. Brent’s racing career also included successful seasons in the modified division and the winged outlaw modifieds in the 1980s era. Brent also tried his hand at driving in the sprint car division a few years. Brent and his brother Steve often raced against each other in the late model division at local area speedways. Brent passed away in the fall of 2010 and is survived by his daughter, Gina.

Past winners of the Russ Laursen Classic at the Tri-State Speedway in Superior (that was the name of the track back then) include the likes of Jerry Amundson, Harold Mueller, Don Roseen, Jim Eliason, Tom Steuding, Leon Plank, John Jones and Tom Nesbitt in the late model division while Barry Kettering, Dave Skari, John Stevenson, Jerry Richert Sr., Lyn McIntosh, Bob Hop and Bill Dollansky were champions in the sprint car division. The Classic ran from 1970 through 1981 before taking a leave of absence until 2003 at the Superior Speedway. Pat Doar, Brady Smith, Brad Pake and Loren Langerud were winners in 2003-2004. Mother Nature claimed the 2005-2006 events, as The Classic ran with just the late models in 2007 for another Pat Doar victory.

The Russ & Brent Laursen Classic now returns as part of the Bullring Blast program at St. Croix Valley Raceway which features both divisions that Russ and his son Brent raced in, the late models and the sprint cars. The late model portion of the event will feature an increased purse to be announced in the coming weeks. The sprint car portion of the event will see the UMSS Traditional sprints on the program with some added purse money from GRP Motorsports. Racers and fans will certainly want to make plans to attend this event on Friday, September 4 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway. The late models put on a very good show at the little bullring each year during the annual Bullring Blast while the Traditional sprints call SCVR their home track on Friday nights throughout the racing season and have provided fans with countless laps of exciting non-winged sprint car racing action. Let’s make the return of the Russ & Brent Laursen Classic a great one, as we honor the memory of a couple of local racing legends!

 

 

Sprint Cars Headline Big Friday Card at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 21, 2015) – A big night of action is on tap at Dodge City Raceway Park with this Friday’s Driver Appreciation & First Responder Night at the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

The United Rebel Sprint Series will mix it up with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with a full slate of championship chase action including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

While First Responders are admitted free, a big crowd should be on hand with drivers distributing tickets to the track’s first Driver Appreciation Night.

Eligible drivers with all of their tickets returned will be entered in the drawing for a Hinchman Racing Suit with all variety of prizes supplied by Simpson, Schoenfeld, Precise Racing Products, Napa Auto Parts and more drawn for as well during the evening.

While the track honors its frequent competitors as well as First Responders, the action on track should be intense as well with Luke Cranston, Austin Allen, Jeff Kaup, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis leading their respective divisions into the night.

Ness City’s Cranston leads the Precise DCRP Sprint Cars into the event as they take on the URSS Sprint Cars for the third time this season.

C.J. Johnson topped the first URSS stop of the season at DCRP on June 6 with Cranston padding his DCRP Sprint Car points lead with a triumph in the URSS portion of the June 27 Steve King Memorial.

While Cranston is 48 points ahead of Zach Blurton with Brian Herbert another 39 points back in DCRP Sprint Car points, Blurton holds an eight-point edge over Cranston in URSS Kansas Region points with Jed Werner another 18 points back in third. Jake Bubak currently holds a four-point edge over Cranston in URSS National points.

Coming off a top-five finish in last weekend’s Modified Stampede, Goddard’s Austin Allen holds a 51-point lead over Clay Sellard in his quest for a third consecutive IMCA Modified track championship while Jeff Kaup’s advantage over Mike Appel is just 32 points as he tries for a third straight title as well in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks.

Despite having his stranglehold on IMCA Stock Car victory lane broken this past weekend, Lakin’s Michael Pepper still holds an 83-point lead over Ron Hartman in the title chase while Bucklin’s Cody Davis is 81 points ahead of Reagan Sellard in the IMCA Hobby Stock championship chase.

General admission for Friday’s Driver Appreciation & First Responder Night is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way. 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: JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS AUTOGRAPH NIGHT & CHRISTMAS IN JULY THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (July 22, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, July 24 when Jibs Action Sports presents Autograph Night & Christmas in July.

The event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus the first of two scheduled Autograph Nights this season, and a visit from Santa Claus. Donate a toy to the Christmas in July toy drive to receive $5 off your admission fee!

An average of 130 drivers have signed in each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 27 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 24. Adult general admission is $12, while seniors and students are $10, kids age 7-12 are $2, and kids age 6 and under are FREE. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the July 27 Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the July 28 Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the September 18 Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 19! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, and Scooter Pro Shops at 362 Lakeshore Road West in Mississauga, or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for 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.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Gale's also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

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

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, 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.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: READY FOR 3 IN 5!

by Tommy Goudge (July 21, 2015) – Caistor Centre, Ontario – The Team Turner Racing Sprint Car drivers all finished in the top 10 at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday. Now they're set to return to Ohsweken for races on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday!

JULY 17 - OHSWEKEN Friday's "Brock Leonard Memorial Night" at Ohsweken Speedway brought back fond memories for Team Turner, as Ryan was the 2013 winner of the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 when he was competing in the Thunder Stock division.

Ryan has since moved to the 360 Sprint Car division along with brother Cory, and father Jamie, and were ready for action at Ohsweken. Wet weather earlier in the day, and a brief shower after hot laps gave way to sunshine as the Sprint Car heat races hit the track.

"I started pole in my heat race and finished 2nd on one of the fastest tracks that we had seen all year," Cory said. "I was pretty happy with the car, considering our lap times were a half a second faster than they had been all year.

"My dad started on the front row of his heat and finished 5th. He had the car a little too tight for how much moisture was in the track.

"My brother started 4th and finished 4th in his heat, holding off some fast cars behind him! It was the first time he has been able to make the feature redraw all year, so that is a huge feather in his cap!"

Ryan drew a starting spot outside the front row for the 20 lap feature, while Cory started right behind him in 4th, and Jamie started 12th.

"The track was the 'fastest' feature track we had seen all year, with how much moisture was still in the track!" Cory said. "I had a solid 4th place run going about halfway through when I got over the cushion in turns 3 and 4 and had to turn straight right to keep the car rubber side down...I gathered it back up after losing a couple of positions and was able to stay in that position for the rest of the race and finish 6th.

"My brother was able to finish in the 10th position, garnering his first top 10 run of the season at Ohsweken!

"My dad was able to make forward progress after starting 12th, and passed my brother with a few laps to go to finish 9th."

The team is excited to meet their fans this Friday in the first of two scheduled Autograph Nights this season at Ohsweken. They're also set to race in the Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken on Monday, and against the invading World of Outlaws Sprint Car series teams in the Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday.

UP NEXT July 24 - Ohsweken Speedway (360 Sprint Cars - Christmas in July & Autograph Night)

July 27 - Ohsweken Speedway (360 Sprint Cars - Northern Summer Nationals) July 28 - Ohsweken Speedway (410 Sprint Cars - World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown)

POINTS CHASING The TTR drivers are chasing points towards a pair of championships in 2015 – Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, and the Southern Ontario Sprints tour:

-#11 Jamie Turner: SOS 5th; Ohsweken 8th -#19 Cory Turner: Ohsweken 6th; SOS 6th -#91 Ryan Turner: SOS 7th; Ohsweken 12th

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 15 Races, 0 Wins, 1 Top Five, 11 Top Tens -#19 Cory Turner: 14 Races, 0 Wins, 4 Top Fives, 12 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 15 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens

TEAM TURNER LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 Facebook: search “Team Turner Racing” YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

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, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Booster Juice, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Jerome Bros. Farm & Market, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Six Nations Bingo, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan’s Farm Supply, 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, and Ti22 Performance.

Visit www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca to find out how you can join the Team Turner Troops!

BECOME A TEAM TURNER INSIDER E-mail racingteamturner@gmail.com to get Team Turner Racing news delivered straight to your inbox. Got a question for one of the Team Turner drivers? Just send us an e-mail and we’ll do the rest.

 

 

Hanks Scores Podium at Creek County, Hard Charger at Lawton

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (July 21, 2015) - Brandon Hanks continued his recent success with a pair of top fives last weekend during an ASCS Red River Region doubleheader.

"We had a really good, solid weekend," he said. "That's two or three weekends in a row we've been running up front. You can't run like that and not win eventually. If we keep being this consistent we'll end up in Victory Lane sooner than later."

Hanks and the David Smith Racing team opened the weekend on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where a heat race win locked Hanks into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 4 during the random redraw to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We started fourth in the feature and got up to second for a while," he said. "I saw Alex (Sewell) was running the bottom in front of me. I was running the top and he was pretty fast down there. We had a caution. I slid him for the lead on the restart and I started running the bottom. I led for a few laps and then I looked up and he took the top where I had been and went by. Howard (Moore) followed suit and I fell to third."

Hanks ended with a third-place result, which marked his fourth podium finish of the season.

"I'm always happy with a podium," he said. "I'm just bummed to lead laps and not win the race. But it's a good sign we're running up front."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lawton Speedway, where Hanks began the night by finishing where he started - fifth - in a heat race.

"In the heat race we were all running around the top," he said. "We didn't get anybody on the start. When we went in turn one everyone was single file and we stayed that way the whole race. Everybody was going the same speed so you couldn't slide anybody."

That lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.

"We were a lot better in the feature, but we had some heavy traffic," he said. "The track was kind of tricky. It was right around the top. The only way you could pass was to slide people for position because the track slowed down and the top moved up. There were a few holes you had to watch out for, too. It was a lot of fun. I hate that race ended. We got up to fourth at the end. I really wish we had a caution because I think we were better than a fourth-place car."

Hanks rallied from 16th to a fourth-place finish, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He is scheduled to return to ASCS Red River Region competition this Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Wainwright, Okla., and Saturday at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (4).

July 18 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (16).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Wainwright, Okla., and Saturday at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, 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 - R.E. Enterprises

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

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

Hanks would also like to thank David Smith Racing, Howard's Auto Plus, Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

SALDANA FINISHES 19TH AND THIRD IN DON MARTIN MEMORIAL SILVER CUP

TWIN EVENTS AT LERNERVILLE

SARVER, Pa. (July 21, 2015) – Up next in the continuing month of money was the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, a uniquely formatted doubleheader in which the first 30 lap event was run in traditional World of Outlaws fashion and then the field was inverted for a final 30-lap event in which no points were at stake. No one in the history of the event has won both in the same night.

To add another degree of difficulty to tonight’s event, the Outlaws were back in Pennsylvania Posse territory facing tough competition.

There were 44 cars entered at Lernerville so the two-flight rules were in play. Joey Saldana, 39th in the order to take to the track for time trials, and in the second flight of qualifying, was vying for a position in heat 3 or 4

Saldana, the Lernerville track record holder who has more than twice the No. 1 qualifying awards than any other driver on the Outlaws circuit this year, qualified 20th, an uncustomary position for the driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M.

Saldana rolled off 10th in the fourth and final heat race. There was no question he had his work cut out for him. Saldana methodically picked his way to seventh place before the checkered flag fell on winner Donny Schatz. The Brownsburg Bullet was destined for the Last Chance Showdown.

Saldana now had 12 laps to finish in the top two transfer positions in the A Main and he was seeded 10th on the grid. The green flew and so did Saldana going from 10th to fifth in the opening lap. Driving low, Saldana made his way to third when the caution came out on lap five. Back to green. Saldana tucked in low and drove to the lead but was in a three-way battle with Cole Duncan and Jason Sides. And they were soon joined by Danny Holtgraver. As they thundered down for the white flag, Holtgraver passed Saldana for third. At the checkered flag it was Duncan with the win and Sides second. Saldana opted to take a provisional to start the A Main.

Ed Lynch, who had won the dash and the pole for the feature, withdrew from the event having damaged an engine. Though Jason Johnson offered one of his engines, Lynch did not have the time to make the switch before the green flag.

Saldana started 25th. The first start was called back when officials determined Sheldon Haudenschild was on the throttle too early. The next time the green waved Tim Shaffer vaulted to the lead followed by Donny Schatz, who then assumed the lead on the second lap. The caution came out on lap 10 for two separate incidents. Cody Darrah and Brandon Spithaler collided in turn one while Haudenschild spun in turn four collecting Tim Shaffer. Shaffer was done for the night. There were no driver injuries.

Saldana restarted 16th. On the restart it was Schatz with the lead, Daryn Pittman second and Dale Blaney third. The battle up front saw lead changes and shuffling within the top competitors. Dale Blaney took the lead for the final time on lap 21 and Schatz was unable to regain the position. At the checkered flag it was Dale Blaney with the win, Schatz second and Daryn Pittman third.

Saldana finished 19th, however based on the inversion for the second 30 lap event,

he was on the pole. Saldana surged to the lead when the green flag waved and led the first 12 laps before Cody Darrah was able to sneak by. As Darrah continued to lead, Hodnett passed Saldana on the inside to wrestle second away from the Bullet. At the checkered flag it was Darrah with the victory, Hodnett second and Saldana third.

Dale Blaney finished eighth in the second 30-lapper and won the overall championship. No Outlaws regulars drove to victory circle tonight.

 

 

Johnson Unable to Overcome High Pill Draw on Tough Track at Placerville

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (July 20, 2015) - Chase Johnson got off to a rough start last Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

Johnson kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event by drawing a high number during the pill draw, which sent him out late to qualify in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car.

"We pulled a 94 out of 100 and when you go to Placerville you want to be the very first car on the track," he said. "We were the second-to-last car on the track. The track really slowed down. We fought all night trying to get out of the hole we were in. That's how it goes sometimes."

Johnson qualified 23rd quickest around the bullring, which lined him up on the outside of the third row of a heat race. Unfortunately, he pulled off the track early during the heat and was relegated to the B Main.

"We really didn't find much speed and forward bite until the B Main when the track got wider," he said. "We transferred out of the B and then we stayed clean for a good 29 out of 30 laps in the main event."

Johnson, who finished fifth in the consolation race to earn a transfer, rallied from his 21st starting position in the feature to inside the top 15 on the tricky track before a late-race crash.

"Coming to the checkered flag out of turn four we were running 14th and the guy in front of me got a little over his head and lost his car," he said. "He drove down the track and collected me. It was a bummer to end the night that way, but sometimes you have to expect that at Placerville because of how small and tight it is."

Johnson was credited with a 16th-place result.

He will return to King of the West competition this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic.

"I always love going to Tulare," he said. "I really like that track. I'm excited to get to the Peter Murphy Classic. This will be my first year running it. Peter is a really good guy. I can't wait to see what he's been working on all year long."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has 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 - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.

 

 

Zach Pringle Wins Again in COMP Cams Interstate Cup Action

 

Memphis, Tennessee (07/22/15) – The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It invaded the historic confines of Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the first time in 2015 on Saturday night. Zach Pringle stayed red hot on the season with yet another win.

 

Pringle outran Tim Crawley to score the victory, which was his second in a row and third overall with the miniseries. Brad Bowden, Howard Moore, and Jerod Roller rounded out the top five finishers.


Little Rock, Arkansas driver, Zach Pringle extended his advantage with the win. AG Rains, Howard Moore, Blake Jenkins, Tim Crawley, Kevin Hinkle, Justin Sturch, Dalton Davis, Cody Gardner, and Andy McElhannon round out the current top ten in the standings.

 

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It Standings
Updated July 22nd, 2015

 

Name

TOTAL

1

Zach Pringle

390

2

AG Rains

376

3

Howard Moore

354

4

Blake Jenkins

304

5

Tim Crawley

288

6

Kevin Hinkle

268

7

Justin Sturch

260

8

Dalton Davis

260

9

Cody Gardner

254

10

Andy McElhannon

246

11

Mike Pack

228

11

Jeremy Middleton

220

13

Joe Young

192

14

Derek Hagar

186

15

Robert Richardson

178

16

Matthew Bauldwin

170

16

Jerod Roller

170

18

Marshall Skinner

168

19

Tommy Snellgrove

164

20

Ernie Ainsworth

160



 

The next point event for the series will be on July 25th at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).  For more information, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks.  A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas claimed the title in each of the first three years before seeing fellow West Memphis resident, Marshall Skinner dethrone him in 2014.

 

For 2015 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event through September 12th at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program. Any special event that pays more than a weekly show does not count as a point's event for the series.

 

Drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money.  Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

 

The final payout for the series will pay ten places, and the minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

 

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:
1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

 

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals.  The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 7th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 19th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 3rd will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

 

Race fans can also donate money to the point's fund if they so choose.  For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point's fund.  For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .

 

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Speed Mart Inc., Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

 

 

 

Shane Stewart Crowned King With Help From KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Shane Stewart and his Larson Marks Racing team utilized their KSE Racing Products as they won of the biggest races of the year on the World of Outlaw schedule.

Taking to the Eldora Speedway over the weekend with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, Stewart and his team used their KSE Racing Products to win the Knight Before the Kings Royal. Enduring torrential weather on Saturday night, Stewart used his KSE Racing Products to charge from his 14th starting spot to become King Shane as he scored his first Kings Royal win.

Though he went winless during Indiana Sprint Week, Rocklin, CA native, Robert Ballou turned in a consistent week as he captured the Indiana Sprint Week Championship. Jonathan Allard picked up his fourth consecutive win at the Silver Dollar Speedway, while Brian Brown, Dusty Zomer, and Billy Alley each used their KSE Racing Products to score at the Knoxville Raceway.

A red-hot Kyle Hirst got around the ultra-slick Placerville Speedway to score his third consecutive King of the West win. With the ASCS National Tour migrating back from the Midwest, Johnny Herrera and Aaron Reutzel each scored a win while utilizing KSE Racing Products.

Josh Baughman scored an ASCS Regional win, Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, and Ed Lynch, Jr were victorious in Pennsylvania, while Logan Forler found victory lane at the Huset’s Speedway, and Glen Styres stayed hot north of the border as he won at the Ohsweken Speedway.

During last night’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the Lernerville Speedway, it was Cody Darrah, and Dale Blaney each picking up victories. Charging from 10th to out duel Donny Schatz to score the win during he first feature, Blaney would finish eighth in the inverted second feature and be named the overall winner of the race.

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 .

 

 

Dewease Finishes in Top Six All Weekend

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LD and the Dietz Motorsports team seem to be having better luck as of late. After making a few changes and building a brand new car, they came back fighting this past weekend and it surely paid off.

Friday night, LD and the crew headed to Williams Grove Speedway for their World of Outlaws Tune-up and had a pretty consistent night. The C.C. Dietz Builders #14 went out 18th to time and ultimately ended time trials in the eighth spot which would set LD to start on the front row of the second heat.

After winning his heat, the dash finish determined that LD would start sixth in the feature. After 25 laps with hardly any passing, LD made his way to fourth where he finished off the night.

The team moved onto Port Royal Speedway on Saturday. LD started in the back of his heat and pushed his way through to claim third and make it into the feature handicap. He was slated to start fifth and worked his way around the track to take second for the night.

Sunday was spent at Susquehanna Speedway where LD did not pull a good pill. Add that to a poor track conditions and it looked like it would have been a rough day, but it turned out better than expected. LD started in the last row of his heat and climbed up to fourth. Not much passing happened during the feature and LD finished his weekend with a sixth place finish.

LD would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Wings Unlimited, Hank's Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, WRT Web Designs, WRT Speedwerx, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Bell Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, SightScapes Pond and Garden, Fastener Specialties, Kelly Racing Fuels, GME Steerings, XXX Race Company, and Rider Race Engines.

WHAT'S UP NEXT: LD and the Dietz Motorsports team will be taking on the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and Saturday night this weekend for the Summer Nationals. LIVE race updates will be posted to LD's Twitter page.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts - 37, Wins - 1, Top 5's - 8, Top 10's - 14.

CONNECT WITH LD: Keep yourself up to date on all the LD Motorsports happenings by checking out LD's website (www.lancedewease.com), liking Lance Dewease Motorsports on Facebook, or following along on Twitter at @LDmotorsports.

 

 

TOBY BELLBOWEN TO RACE IN THE USA

Official Release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport July 22, 2015

In what is arguably the biggest announcement in Toby Bellbowen’s career thus far, the twenty-one- year-old will tackle some of the major races in California this August and September, with the Civil War Series, King of the West Series and the World of Outlaws. All up, Toby will be in action for seven nights with The Gold Cup in Chico and a number of key 360 cubic inch races, including the Johnny Key Classic at Watsonville, to name just a few.

Just as big as the announcement of Toby racing in the USA is, he will be driving for Peter Murphy at the events, behind the wheel of the number 11 Daltons sponsored machine.

The Bowen/Murphy connection goes back a long way. Toby’s dad Rod first met Peter when they raced Compact Speedcars together in the 1980s and Rod’s first trip to the United States was with Peter in 1991.

To say Toby is pumped about this announcement is an understatement.

"I'm ecstatic to have this opportunity to make my USA debut. This is something that I have dreamt about since I can remember, and now it is finally happening,” he said. "We have been working on putting this deal together for a while. I first spoke with Murph about racing over there when he was at Valvoline Raceway during our summer and he said he'd work on something for me. He certainly hasn't let me down.

"I honestly can't think of a more perfect scenario for me. Murph is so very well respected by this industry in not only in Australia and the USA, but just as much in New Zealand. To drive for someone like him is a very proud moment in my career.

"I travelled to the Gold Cup in Chico as a 6-year-old with my family in 2000 and had photos taken with legends like Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser. Now 15 years later I'll be racing the No.11 as a 21-year-old. Simply a dream come true.”

Murphy, who is now retired from the sport due to injury, is looking forward to housing Toby for a three week period and teaching him more to further his career.

"Toby's driving impressed me when I was last down under during the "international period" in Sydney. He hasn't been exposed to many tracks, and I think this will allow him to shine,” Murphy said.

"As a retired racer that has gone through what Toby is now, I wanted to assist him where I could. I was once a young kid with the determination, dedication and commitment that Toby has and I was lucky enough to be given a chance. I can see that Toby is a level-headed kid that won't let this shot pass him by."

"Whilst it is under unfortunate circumstances that I can't race myself, I believe having Toby wheel the Dalton's No.11 will give me the enjoyment of being a racer again."

It really is an exciting opportunity for Toby to spread his wings as a driver and have the ultimate lead up to the Australian season.

Toby’s USA schedule is as follows;

August 28 – Silver Dollar Raceway, Chico August 28 – Ocean Speedway, Watsonville (55th Johnny Key Classic) September 9 – Silver Dollar Raceway, Chico (360 Civil War Series) September 11 & 12 – Silver Dollar Raceway, Chico (World of Outlaws Sprintcar Gold Cup) September 18 – Kings Speedway, Hanford (King of Kings 360) September 19 – Kings Speedway, Hanford (King of the West)

Of course you will be able to follow his progress through regular Facebook updates and news stories.

 

 

Defending Rich Vogler Classic Winner, David Byrne Ready For Return To Lucas Oil Raceway To Defend Title Wisconsin driver ready to kick off Brickyard Speedweeks the same way he did in 2014

Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Tuesday, July 21, 2015): For David Byrne the shining moment of his career came at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN) on July 24th, 2014. The Shullsburg, Wisconsin driver went to victory lane in the prestigious Rich Vogler Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Series after an epic battle with Tanner Swanson that would see Byrne execute a last lap pass of the Tanner Swanson to score his first career victory. By taking the checkered flag, the now 29-year-old driver became the USAC Silver Crown Series’ 100th different winner all-time.

Now Byrne will head back to the immaculate 0.686 mile progressively banked paved oval located west of Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana as the defending race winner. Something that he is not taking lightly in the fact that both Tanner Swanson and his brother, 2014 USAC SCS Champion, Kody Swanson, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran, Ryan Newman and many more will all have Byrnes' silver #40 in their sights and Byrne wouldn't have it any other way.

"The Rich Vogler Classic is my Race. I’m the defending Race Winner and I will do everything in my power to defend that win." Stated Byrne as he and his Byrne Racing Team prepare for the trip to the Circle City. "Chuy (James Sandberg) our Car Chief has got the car back to my liking after some steering issues and I feel super confident coming off the second place finish at Iowa Speedway.

So far in 2015, Byrne is sixth place in the season long point's chase after his season high finish of second at Iowa Speedway on June 20th. Overall he has three top 10 finishes and despite being absent at the last USAC Silver Crown Series race back on July 2nd at Terre Haute Action Track (IN), Byrne is only 22 markers behind Jacob Wilson for the coveted top five position of fifth.

Car Owner and Father, Steve Byrne added; " A couple of mechanical issues have held us back this season, but this still could be the best year we have had since making the switch from Karts to open wheel cars. I’m proud of David, Chuy and the whole Byrne Racing Crew. It is really fun to watch things mesh." He stated.

In the first point's race of the year at Toledo Speedway (OH) on May 1st, Byrne overcame a steering box issue and would have to manhandle the car for the last half of the Rollie Beale Classic 100 to finish sixth. "That’s the hardest thing I’ve done in a while." Byrne laughed. The following race on the dirt at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on May 21st, it was only his second time ever racing on the clay surface and "A Rookie move on a lap car slid us into the wall," he finished 16th.

Two days later was his first trip to LOR since winning the Vogler Classic last July. More steering problems plagued his machine as he finished in eighth. In his last race, at Iowa Speedway on June 20th, Byrne was strong and was fighting for the lead early in the race; heat in the cockpit began to takes its toll at the end of the race though on a very hot and humid day. A Caution with six laps to go relegated the field to a green, white checkered finish. He started fourth on the outside and coming to the white flag, he went to the outside and was forced up to the wall.

Paint and dust flew most of the way to the start/finish line, but he kept his foot in the gas and going into turn three on the checkered flag lap, a daring three-wide maneuver propelled him to second spot at the end of the race. Due to the extreme warm weather, Byrne ended the race with minor burns on his leg and wrist.

In addition to running in the USAC Silver Crown Series, Byrne also plans on as many races as the schedule allows in his Winged Sprint Car and compete with the USAC Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Car Series as well as making limited appearances in the USAC King of the Wing Series.

For the Rich Vogler Classic, Byrne's familiar silver #40 USAC Silver Crown series machine will carry sponsorship support and decals from Stoops Freightliner/Truck Country as well as Tri-Cor Insurance, Bytec Incorporated, Indy Race Parts, J&D Performance, Simpson Race Products and M.P.H. Promotions.

To learn more about the entire Byrne Racing Team and to inquire about additional sponsorship opportunities for the rest of the 2015 racing season, go to the Byrne Racing Website at: www.byrneracing.net You can also follow Byrne Racing on Facebook by going to: www.facebook.com and searching for "Byrne Racing LLC".

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Teaming up with Mertz/Jenkins for Knoxville in August!

(Bill W) July 21, 2015 – Brandon Wimmer is proud to announce his partnership with the famous Mertz/Jenkins #55XM for Southern Iowa Sprintweek in August. The team will tackle the 25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals August 6-8 and the August 9 Capitani Classic at Knoxville. They will be competing at the $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, before returning for the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores August 12-15.

The Fairmount, Indiana driver is looking forward to getting back to Knoxville. “I’m really excited to go out there with the 55XM team,” says Brandon. “We’ll have Maxim chassis, which obviously, I’m familiar with. It will be good to get back to Iowa in August!”

The team will have Charlie Garrett engines for the 410 Nationals. “Our 360 is actually a Morrison/Garrett,” says Mertz. “This is the first time we’ve run the 360 Nationals with our car. I think running all week will give us a little extra track time. We started coming out to the Nationals in 1994 when Steve Smith leased my motors. I don’t think we’ve missed but two or three of those since.”

The #55 has a deep history. “We’re excited about teaming with Brandon,” says Mertz. “I think it’s the right combination for us to come out and have a little fun. I busted Brandon a little bit. We’ve had three guys that won the first night in: (Tim) Shaffer, (Billy) Pauch and (Daryn) Pittman. Blaney should have at Skyline, but it was so dusty he couldn’t see. I just wanted to make sure there wasn’t any pressure on him! (laughs)”

The list of drivers with the team is a ‘Who’s Who’ of sprint car racing. “This is going to be driver 46 or 47 for us over the years,” says Mertz. “We started with Ted Young back in 1974, and it’s gone from there.”

The next couple of weeks, Brandon will be racing for John Shewbrook in his #A97 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. This week will feature weekly competition, before the All Stars visit July 31 and August 1.

The #55XM team would like to thank the following for their support: Charlie Garrett, Brian Morrison, Ben Cook Racing, Century 21 Mertz ( www.Century21Mertz.com ), Intense Fabrication and Maxim Racing.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Charges To 9th at Kings Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA- A bizarre Kings Royal came to a close at roughly 430am local time in Rossburg, OH, and after an extremely long night at the track, Kerry Madsen charged from 18th aboard his Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine to finish in the ninth spot.

“It was a strange night of racing, that is for sure,” Kerry Madsen said. “We had some wild weather come through, and the track staff did a great job of saving the surface and getting the show in.”

57 cars checked in for the 32nd annual Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway, and Madsen qualified 6th fastest overall before working his way to third in his heat race.

With a unique format in play for this prestigious event, Madsen would lineup 18th for the 40-lap A Main aboard the Keneric Racing/American Racing entry, as he looked to become to first repeat winner of the event.

The green flag would eventually drop on the feature event just before 4am local time, and considering the amount of rain the track was in great shape. Though it did not get nearly as slick as many have become accustomed to, it still allowed for Madsen to work his way forward.

Picking up what he could over the duration of the 40-lap A Main, Madsen would close the Kings Royal out with a ninth place finish.

“We were good in our heat, but the format did not play out to our advantage and we were not good enough to come from 18th and win,” Madsen admitted.

The big weekend kicked off on Friday night for the Knight Before the Kings Royal and Madsen was able to time in fourth fastest in his qualifying flight. Starting on the front row of his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW driver would pick up the win and move into the Dash.

Charging from sixth to third in the Dash, Madsen would line his Keneric Racing/American Racing/KPC backed entry up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

Tightening his machine up for the feature event in preparations for a slick track, the Eldora Speedway would not quite do what Madsen and company thought and the 2014 Kings Royal Champion would slip back a few positions.

When the checkered flag flew on the race, Madsen would cross the stripe with an eighth place finish.

“It was not the Kings Royal weekend we had hoped for, but it was still a solid weekend for our team,” Madsen said. “ I have to thank my guys for sticking with me and working hard on a strange night on Saturday, and have to again thank the Gavranich family for all they do for this team, and the American Racing Custom Wheels team for their continued support.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-63, Wins-6, Top-5’s-33, Top 10’s-55

ON TAP: Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team are back in action tonight for the Don Martin Memorial, Friday and Saturday at the Williams Grove Speedway, and on Sunday at the Lebanon Valley Raceway.

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Gravel 14th at Kings Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA: A tough weekend of racing paired with an extended weather delay on Saturday ultimately resulted in a 14th place finish during the 32nd Annual Kings Royal for David Gravel and the Destiny Motorsports team.

“Everyone was a little frustrated with how we were performing, but nobody gave up and we continued to fight,” David Gravel said.

With 57 cars checking in for the prestigious Kings Royal at the Eldora Speedway, Gravel would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine in 37th quickest.

Deciding to make an engine change after time trials, things would be put on hold as Mother Nature had other ideas on this night. With a break in the weather, the team would make the swap just before a second massive storm rolled through the area.

Getting everything squared away, the action would resume just after 1am local time. Starting seventh in his heat race, Gravel would put on a strong charge as he worked into the fourth spot, but with only the Top-Three moving into the feature event, he would line up on the pole of the B Main.

Picking up the B Main win, Gravel would line up 21st for the 40-lap feature event. With the track in really nice shape considering the weather, it was not quite typical Eldora slick. Fighting his way around the Ĺ mile speedway, Gravel would pick up a few positions along the way as he finished in the 14th spot.

Friday night at the Eldora Speedway, things did not go Gravel’s way. Timing in 16th fastest during his qualifying flight, Gravel would finish fifth in his heat and take a trip to the night’s B Main.

Starting and finishing seventh in the second Last Chance Showdown, Gravel and his team would utilize and provisional to tag the rear of the field for the 30-lap A Main event.

Form his 25th starting position, Gravel and company would try some things in the feature event, as Gravel would work his way forward to finish in the 19th spot.

“None of us are pleased with where we have finished the last few nights, and everyone keeps working extremely hard to get us going in the right direction,” Gravel added. “I want to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for continuing to support us, as well as my guys for working so hard for me on a daily basis. “

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rod End Supply, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel are back in action tonight at the Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial, Friday and Saturday at the Williams Grove Speedway, and Sunday night at the Lebanon Valley Raceway.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-16

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 David, you can follow him on twitter @DavidGravel83, or by clicking over to www.davidgravel89.com.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Exorcising the Demons at Putnamville!

(Bill W) July 21, 2015 – Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team have had their bad nights at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana, but that all ended last Thursday night when they visited Victory Lane. USAC’s Indiana Sprintweek was up and down for the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver, and he would end up third in the final point standings. Tonight finds him at the Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pennsylvania with the World of Outlaws. He will go from there to Illinois Speedweek, which will entail four nights starting Thursday.

Last Wednesday at the Terre Haute Action Track, Brady timed in a surprising 20th quick. “We’re always good there, and qualifying got us behind,” he says. “It definitely cost us. We started 18th in the feature, and we had a pretty good car. It’s just pretty tough to come from the back there.”

He would charge to a seventh place finish at the checkers on the half-mile. “It was as slick as it’s ever been since I’ve been going there,” says Brady. “It was tough to pass people, but we got up through there pretty decent and salvaged it after starting way back.”

The team bounced back Thursday at Putnamville, and Brady timed in 8th quick in the 47-car field. “We changed a lot of things on the car for Putnamville,” he says. “The race before, we hadn’t done too well, but we figured some things out.”

After winning his heat from fifth, he started outside row one and led every lap of the feature. “Things went our way, and we were able to win,” says Brady. “It was good to beat the place that had been beating us bad!”

USAC moved to Bloomington Speedway on Friday. Brady set a new track record in qualifying on the ľ-mile oval. “We were really fast in qualifying,” he says. “The track was obviously heavy. I was running fifth, trying to go for fourth in the heat and got off the track. At that point, I didn’t have much to lose. Fifth or last doesn’t matter. We ran second in the B, and it rained out after that.”

With a shot at the Sprintweek title, it was on to Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt on Saturday for the finale. Confidence was high heading into a track that the team had tasted victory before. “We were decent in qualifying (8th) and the heat (3rd),” says Brady. “In the feature, it just kind of caught us by surprise. We just couldn’t get going. We had the same setup we had won there with. We’ll have to go back and look at it and make sure there wasn’t an issue causing that.”

The eleventh place finish meant Brady would finish third in Sprintweek points. “It’s been kind of a weird year,” he says. “Last year, the wins weren’t coming as much, but we were there in the top five every night. This year, we’ve won more, but haven’t got the top fives.”

As always, Indiana Sprintweek is unpredictable. “We struggled a bit at the places that we’ve been good at,” says Brady. “It was an odd week, where we won at a couple tracks (Lawrenceburg and Putnamville) we’ve struggled at in the past. The draw hurt us at a couple places too. I think we found a few things that will make us faster. Overall, it was a good Sprintweek. We gained a little momentum.”

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

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Ian Madsen Scores Pair of JSTS Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA- Preparing for a busy Speedweek that starts tonight with the NSL, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team put their own SPeedweek together last week and did well as Madsen picked up two wins with the Jackson Speedway Touring Series, and a pair of Top-Five’s at the Knoxville Raceway.

“We are getting hot at the right time of the year, and I cannot thank my guys enough for the effort they have been putting forth,” Ian Madsen said.

Taking to the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, MN on Thursday night, Madsen would race his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply Inc. No. 18 machine to a heat race win from his second row starting position.

Lining up on the pole for the 20-lap A main event, Madsen would settle into the second spot as he chased after the early leader, Skylar Prochaska. Battling in lapped traffic, Madsen would surge to the lead just past the halfway point, only to see the caution fly and negate his pass.

The ensuing restart would see Madsen dive to the low side of the speedway and take over the race lead as the caution again flew on the 13th lap. When the action picked back up, Madsen was able to pull away as he picked up the win.

Returning to action with the JSTS on Friday night at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, MN, Madsen would charge from his sixth starting spot in his heat race to pick up the win and transfer into the A Main Redraw.

Pulling the one pill, Madsen would put the Greenland Homes of IA/Royal Flooring/Aspen Aire Inc. backed machine on the front row for the feature event as he looked for another JSTS win.

Slipping to the second spot in the first few laps, Madsen would forge his way into the lead on the third lap, and never look back. Feeling pressure form Scott Winters and Danny Lasoski at times, Madsen would stay in command and pick up the race win.

Heading to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for double-duty action, Madsen would get both cars timed in 4th fastest.

Running sixth in the 360ci heat race, Madsen would line up in the fourth row for the 18-lap feature event. Showing great speed in the feature event, Madsen would work his way forward as he quickly worked into the Top-Five as he chased after Clint Garner.

Getting around both Dakota Hendrickson and Garner, Madsen overtook the third spot late in the race, and would go on to finish on the podium.

Finishing sixth in his 410ci heat race, Madsen would start in the fourth spot of the first feature event, and pick up a fifth place finish, before mechanical gremlins relegated him to an 11th place finish during the second feature event.

“Really pleased with how he ran all week long, and I hope we can run well during upcoming NSL Speedweek,” Madsen said. “I have to thank this entire team for everything they do.”

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-61, Wins-5, Top-5’s- 27, Top 10’s-39

ON TAP: Madsen and his KCP Racing kick off NSL Speedweek tonight Hancock County Speedway, tomorrow night at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, IA, and event that is sponsored by Nehring Construction, Thursaday night at the Jackson Speedway, Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway and on Sunday at the Huset’s Speedway.

“We are really hoping to see a great crowd in Des Moines, IA on Wednesday night,” Madsen said. “Bret Nehring is doing a lot for this race, and we hope it is extremely successful.”

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.

 

 

Becker Overcomes Adversity at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker and his Menne Motorsports team overcame adversity on Friday night and scored a third place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

After losing an engine in a big way during heat race competition, Jim Richardson offered his car to the Menne Motorsports team for the feature event, and after working feverishly, Becker was able to put together a great run.

“It was a devastating night for our team as we lost our only 410ci engine in a big way,” Becker said. “We have five 410ci races left on our schedule, so we are not sure what we will do at this time.”

Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. No. 75 machine in third quickest in time trials, Becker would experience terminal issues under the hood during his heat race.

“Jim Richardson was the first person to our trailer, and he offered us his entire car for our use, and this team cannot thank him enough for his sacrifice,” Becker added.

With his crew working hard to get things switched over to Richardson’s machine, Becker and company would make the call for the feature event as he lined up in the 11th spot.

On a racy Silver Dollar Speedway surface, Becker was able to make the best of a bad night, as he charged his way forward and finished third on Friday night.

“Our focus now is figuring out what we can do to move forward long term,” Becker said. “I want to race with Dan and Cindy Menne as long as I can, and we do not want to do anything that will jeopardize that for a short term fix. I also want to say how overwhelmed I am week after week the camaraderie and support of the racing community continually exhibits. I hate that it was needed for us, but I am very thankful for all of the support we received in a very trying moment in our season.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 28, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 19, Top 10’s- 2122

ON TAP: Becker will head to the Placerville Speedway this Saturday night and pilot the Dan Monhoff owned No. 35 machine.

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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Ryan Bernal Runs Fourth in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the trip to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team picked up a fourth place finish after starting in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

“It was a fun night at the track, and I thought we stayed really consistent all night long,” Ryan Bernal said.

Getting his night started off by timing the Keizer Wheels/DMI/S&S Automotive No. 56 machine timed in second fastest, the Hollister, CA driver would line up in the second row of the night’s second heat race.

Jumping into the second spot, Bernal would hound Brad Bumgarner as he searched for the heat race win. Staying on Bumganer’s rear bumper for much of the race, Bernal would finish in the second spot and move into the nightly redraw for the feature event.

Finding himself with the six-pill, Bernal would grid the field from the third row for the 25-lap feature event. Running up front and chasing after Jonathan Allard in the early stages of the race, Bernal would soon feel pressure from a hard charging, Sean Becker.

With Becker getting around Bernal for the third spot, Bernal would not give up on the defending track champion, as he worked for the podium position. Giving Becker all he could handle, Bernal would close his night out by coming across the stripe with a fourth place finish.

“It has been good for us in the winged car lately,” Bernal added. “I am having fun, my guys are working hard, and we are getting better night after night. I am excited to get down to Hanford, CA on Friday night and run the Murphy Classic on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

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-28, Wins-7, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports will be back at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night before rejoining the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Tulare, CA for the 2nd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.

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

 

 

Jarrett Soares 19th in Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a couple of mistakes during qualifying time-trials, Jarrett Soares was able to rebound on Saturday night and race his way into the King of the West feature event.

“I made a couple of mistakes qualifying and almost spun out, and that put us in a huge hole for the rest of the night,” Soares said.

With 28 cars on hand for the Bullring Nationals, Soares would get out of shape in the qualifying session and end up timing the American Tool & Mfg/Performance Powder Coating/A.R.T. No. 12 machine in 27th fastest.

Running the B Main after a sixth place finish in his heat race, the Discovery Bay, CA driver would keep his nose clean and avoid a couple of wrecks that were in front of him.

Getting in to the seventh spot, Soares would make a late move to get him in the sixth and final transfer position into the 30-lap feature event.

Achieving his goal of making the feature event, Soares would keep his Bailey Brothers Racing Engines powered machine on the lead lap, as he battled in the back of the pack on an extremely slick Placerville Speedway surface.

On the last lap, Soares would get collected in a turn four wreck, and would be scored with a 19th place finish.

“My Dad and my crew chief, Brian Sperry, worked hard to give me a good car and a shot at making the feature event, and it paid off,” Soares added. “Considering the track conditions, I could not have been happier with how comfortable I was in the car. I also have to thank all of our partners and the rest of my family for what they do to keep me racing each week.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Vet Ent., Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Excel Environmental, Simpson Race Products, McMahan Motorsports, CSI Shocks, and Brad Scadden Designs for their support.

ON TAP: Soares will be back in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the 2nd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

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Joe Stornetta Bitten By Bad Luck Bug

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway, Joe Stornetta looked to be well on his way to his third win of the season. Unfortunately, Stornetta would fall victim to a broken steering bolt, and his night would come to a close seven laps shy of the checkered flag.

“Even though we broke a bolt, I thought we still had a pretty good night,” Joe Stornetta said. “We were really fast and I think we would have been pretty tough to beat at the end of the race.”

With 25 cars checking into the Petaluma Speedway for a Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos event, Stornetta would time the Geide Family/OK Tire Store/IWear Motorsports No. 6 machine in sixth fastest during group qualifying.

Working on getting his machine better, Stornetta and company would make some adjustment prior to the heat race as the Napa, CA wheelman picked up a third place finish and earned a berth into the night’s Dash.

Running second in the six-lap Dash, Stornetta would line up on the front row of the 25-lap feature event, and when the race got underway he simply took off and hid from the field.

Though a few early caution flags would slow his pace, Stornetta would continue to run away from the field restart, after restart. A restart on the 16th lap saw Stornetta bobble as he fell to the second spot on the exit of turn two. Down the back straight-away it was apparent Stornetta had issues and as he was unable to steer his machine, he got out of the gas and kept his machine off the wall and brought it safely to a stop. His night would be over.

“We were awesome in the feature event,” Stornetta said. “With the way we have been running, it was nice to be that fast, but it was also disappointing to come of short and have a DNF.”

Joe Stornetta would like to thank JPS Trucking, The Geide Family, OK Tire Store, iWear Motorsports, Parmeter General Engineering Service, X Winery, Bergin Glass, LJ’s Speed & Machine Shop, Rick Lawley Trucking, Black Hawk Body Shop, and The Holman Family for their support.

ON TAP: Stornetta will be back in action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-2, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Joe, make sure to follow him on Twitter @JoeStornetta.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING WINS KINGS ROYAL XXXII
SWEEPS SPRINT CAR RACING'S SECOND-BIGGEST WEEKEND
Mooresville, N.C. (July 21, 2015) -- Call him King Shane the 32nd. Shane Stewart, driver of the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing sprint car, swept the weekend at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to earn the biggest win of his career in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

"I don't know what to say," an overwhelmed Stewart said in victory lane. "I just can't thank my guys enough. They gave me a great, great racecar all weekend long and I actually thought I had a legitimate shot at Donny (Schatz) there.

"This is definitely the biggest win of my career. I actually told myself coming into the weekend that this is the best shot I've ever had at winning a big race. I can't thank these race fans enough for sticking around. By God, this is a late night and I'm going to celebrate."

Stewart was the second-fastest qualifier of the night. As heat races began to line up, a monstrous storm hit Eldora Speedway, followed by another wave of rain shortly after. The delay was nearly four hours long, but track officials worked hard to get the track perfect by the time heat races began at roughly 1am, ET.

Stewart lined up fifth in his heat and finished third. Due to the Kings Royal's unique format, Stewart's heat race finish moved him to 14th for the start of the 40-lap race.

From the moment the green flag waved, Stewart wasted no time showing the speed of his race car. He moved into the top-10 in the opening 10 laps and into third by the halfway point of the race. A caution with six laps remaining saw Stewart restart on the front row next to the race's leader, Schatz. As the field came back to the flagstand, Schatz ran out of fuel with Stewart on his bumper. Stewart claimed the lead with just three laps to go.

As Schatz slowed, another competitor ran into his car, bringing out the caution. Stewart maintained the lead for the subsequent green-white-checkered finish and earned the $50,000 paycheck.

The Knight Before the Kings Royal also saw Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team in victory lane. Stewart won the dash to earn the pole position for the event. He led every lap, holding off a hard-charging Schatz in the closing lap, to claim the win and sweep one of racing's most prestigious weekends.


The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., on Tuesday, July 21.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: July 17, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 3rd in Group B
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: 1st
STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: July 18, 2015
SERIES: Unsanctioned QUALIFIED: 2nd
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 14th FEATURE FINISH: 1st
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 48
WINS: 6
TOP-FIVES: 25
TOP-10s: 35
FAST TIME: 4
NEXT RACE:
Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., on Tuesday, July 21st.

 

 

Hagar Makes 410ci Winged Sprint Car Season Debut at Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 21, 2015) - Derek Hagar received a call late last week offering a ride for the 32nd annual Kings Royal.

"We got the call to go race for Pete Grove and went over there and worked on it for a couple of days," he said. "It's good equipment. Getting into a new car, it's just a different feeling and comfort zone so you have to ease into it."

Hagar made his 410ci winged sprint car season debut on Friday during the Knight Before the Kings Royal, which kicked off the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway.

Hagar timed in 18th quickest in his group during qualifying and he placed sixth in a heat race, which relegated him to the ninth starting position during a Last Chance Showdown.

"We had a fast car," he said. "We had a restart with three laps to go and I was running sixth. I got by a couple of cars who were racing each other. I slid both of them. We needed one more restart after that. We were great on restarts. That's where we were gaining our positions. I got up to fourth, but they only took the top three."

Hagar missed a transfer by only one position, which gave him confidence entering Saturday's $50,000-to-win event.

"We had problems during qualifying," he said. "We weren't up on the motor like we needed to be. You have to be on your game when you're running with those guys. We didn't have it to its fullest potential with the gear and the fuel system."

Hagar qualified 51st overall and he ended eighth in a heat race, which was preceded by a rain delay of more than four hours. That lined him up on the inside of the second row of the C Main.

"Once the rain came and got the track heavy and narrow it was really tough to pass," he said. "We were fast. You just couldn't pass anybody. We finished where we started in the C Main."

That transferred him to the back of the B Main, where an opening-lap incident dropped him to the back of the field.

"Whenever you're in a B Main that far back it's tough to overcome," he said. "Restarts helped us because they do the double-file restarts. Cars would be worried about blocking a slide job and we'd drive around them. I got more and more comfortable in the car and we got faster every time we hit the track. It just didn't work out in our favor to get a transfer."

Hagar rallied from his 21st starting position to finish 11th in the consolation race.

He is scheduled to return to action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., where he has earned a top five during all three races this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (9).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 51; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: 3 (3); B Main: 11 (21).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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

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

 

 

Keller Auto Speedway Roars Back To Life Friday Night

KoK 360’s, IMCA Mods, and IMCA Sports Mods on the Card!

Hanford, CA- After an extended break, the Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings County Fairgrounds comes back to life on Friday night for the third round of the inaugural Battle For the Milk Can featuring the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s, the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mods, and the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods.

The $3000 to win, $300 to start Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s are led into action by current point leader, Cory Eliason. Leading the season long championship standings by 19 points over DJ Netto, Eliason also leads the Battle for the Milk Can standings by a mere one digit over the series’ most recent winner, Mitchell Faccinto.

Aside from the great purse on the line for the King of Kings 360 series, there is a $1000 bonus up for grabs to the driver who finishes the highest on Saturday night with the King of the West Series that runs on Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway with the King of Kings 360’s.

A star studded field is expected to be on hand with the likes of Eliason, Netto, Faccinto, Steven Tiner, Ryan Bernal, Craig Stidham, Landon Hurst, Austin Liggett, Heath Duinkerken, Eric Humphries, and some special guests including Jonathan Allard, Kyle Hirst, and many more.

Thought the KoK 360’s have another night of action later this Fall to determine the Battle For the Milk Can Champion, the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mods and the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods will crown their respective champions on Friday night.

In McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod action, the first two Battle For the Milk Can rounds have been all about Brad Pounds. Picking up the first two wins, Pounds will look to sweep the three-race series this coming Friday night.

Though Pounds leads the mini-series standings, Bryan Burnes continues to sit atop the season long standings as he leads Chad Reichenbach by 13 points, and and Roger Holder by 22 digits, while Pounds sits 33 points out of the lead.

Ricky Childress Jr and Nick Spainhoward continue to go back and forth in the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod division. With each driver scoring a win during the first two Battle For The Milk Can races, the duo will battle for the title on Friday night as the also sit just three markers back of each other for the season long title chase.

With big money and prestige on the line Friday night, the Keller Auto Speedway is the place for all race fans to be. The front gates are scheduled to open at 5pm with cars scheduled to be on the track for hot laps around 6pm. Adult tickets will be sold for $15 while Students and Seniors will be admitted for $12, and kings five and under are admitted free.

ON TAP- Racing will return to the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night as the King of Kings 360’s, IMCA Mods and IMCA Sport Mods compete in the third ‘Battle For The Milk Can’ event.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Justin Sanders Scores Two More Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA: one week after scoring his ninth and 10th wins of the 2015 season, Justin Sanders flirted with picking up two more, though he would come up short as he finished third at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night and second at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night.

“We were in contention for the win late on Saturday night, but Golobic was really good on Friday night, and kicked everyone’s behind,” Sanders said.

Returning to the Ocean Speedway one week after winning the Howard Kaeding Classic, Justin Sanders was in action aboard his Justin Sanders Racing No. 17 machine. Timing in second fastest during qualifying time trials, Sanders would work his way to second during his heat race.

By ways of his heat race finish and his qualifying time, Sanders would advance into the Dash, where he drew the four pill, putting him in the second row of the shootout. Getting upside down in the Dash and finishing seventh, Sanders’ crew would go to work and do what they could to get the Lancaster Locksmith backed entry on the track for the A Main.

As the crowd at the Ocean Speedway has become accustomed to, Sanders worked his way forward as he picked his way through traffic at will. Chasing after Carson Macedo and Shane Golobic as he ran in the third spot, Sanders would be unable to reel in the lead duo as he settled for the show position on Friday night.

Heading to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night aboard the F&W Racing No. 18 machine, Sanders would again get his night off to a strong start as he timed in second fastest for the second consecutive night.

Finishing second in his heat, Sanders would find himself with the five-pill during the redraw, putting himself in the third row for the feature event on an extremely rough and heavy Marysville Raceway surface.

Quickly working his way into the second spot, Sanders would race into the race lead on the 9th lap, as he looked primed to pick up his 11th win of the season. Though lapped traffic was tough on this night, Sanders would get bottled up on lap 15, and fall back to the second spot.

A caution on the 19th lap gave the leaders open track, and though he challenged the leader in traffic with just a few laps to go, Sanders would come up short and pick up his 23rd Top-Five finish of the season.

“Overall it was another really good weekend for both cars,” Justin Sanders said. “I really have to thank everyone who got the 17 back together on Friday and everyone on the 18 car for giving me another car that was good enough to win.”

ON TAP: Sanders will be back at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night and at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night as he will try to extend both point leads.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-10, Top-5’s-23, Top-10’s-29

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

 

 

Blurton Hangs on for Two Top Fives During URSS National Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Neb. (July 21, 2015) - Zach Blurton recorded a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during a United Rebel Sprint Series National doubleheader to keep himself within striking distance of the championship.

Blurton, who has earned 10 top-five finishes in 16 races this season, ranks fourth in the championship standings - only 18 points out of the lead.

"Overall it went pretty good," he said. "We could have been better both nights. We really missed the setup and held on for decent finishes. We thought the track was going to take rubber a lot more both nights and it didn't. Looking at it that way I'm pretty happy with it."

Blurton opened the weekend on Saturday at Dawson County Raceway by winning his heat race.

"I finally changed it up and let my dad draw for me to start the night," he said. "He drew the No. 4, which put us on the pole of a heat race. We led all the laps and that put us in the redraw."

Blurton started on the inside of the second row following a seven-car inversion for the main event.

"I got into second right off the first start," he said. "Then I fell back a little ways. I think I fell back to sixth at one point. I had a restart and got back around a car and then a guy spun out in front of me so that put us back into fourth. I really hung on to fourth the rest of the race."

Blurton's fourth-place result earned him the final lock-in position into Sunday's feature redraw, where the inversion lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event.

"I stayed right in sixth the whole time," he said. "A car spun out in front of us again and it moved me up a spot. I didn't pass anybody. I just hung on really. I think we could have changed a few more things on the race car. With us thinking the track was going to rubber up we didn't want to get it too tight, but we probably should have tightened it up more."

Blurton, who is leading the URSS Kansas Region championship standings, will compete with the region this Friday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., and Saturday at Dirtona Raceway in Hugoton, Kan.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (3).

July 19 - Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb. - Feature: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., and Saturday at Dirtona Raceway in Hugoton, Kan., with the URSS Kansas Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

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Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton, who earned 2013 Knoxville Raceway 360 Rookie of the Year and 2012 NCRA Rookie of the Year honors, is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

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"MAP Inc. has been with me since the beginning," Blurton said. "They were my first sponsor. They aren't just a sponsor anymore. They are like family to me."

Blurton would also like to thank Tornado Racing Engines, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Park Liquor, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Ti22 Performance, Salon 156, Rob's Fun Center and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

GREENUP ‘HEATS’ UP AT STARS MID-WAY POINT WITH 3RD WIN OF THE SEASON
By: Michael J Guglielmucci
Morris, IL—With air and track temperatures reaching their highest of the year, the teams of the D’Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series were found making significant adjustments to their high powered race cars. For one team, the 120 degree track temp didn’t change the outcome at the conclusion of the annual Bob Tattersall Classic. Channahon, Illinois native and current national midget points leader, Brad Greenup, found himself parked on the front stretch of the Grundy County Speedway for the third time this season. Greenup, a former Bob Tattersall Hard Charger award recipient, started on the inside of the front row after original pole sitter Erica Ensor elected to start at the tail. Greenup led all 30 laps but it wasn’t an easy win. On the initial start, Greenup and Kyle O’Gara went two-wide for the first five laps before a caution flew. Greenup then held off the hard charging Ryan Probst before an extra push at the conclusion of lap 27 from Probst found himself facing the opposite way on the front stretch after spinning coming out of turn four. The final three laps went by with ease as Greenup pulled his Mahoney Environmental/Window World/Conrad’s Harley/Beast/Mopar into victory lane and atop the points. “This win means a lot to us. Winning the Tattersall Hard Charger has been one of the highlights of my career and now to win the Tattersall Race adds to it,” stated Greenup. “We had some issues early on in the night but my dad and my crew worked their tails off in this heat and got the car dialed in for me.” Kyle O’Gara, making his first appearance of the season at the Grundy County Speedway in the Guess Racing number 99, came home in the runner up spot. “It was a good night for us. The Guess Performance car was really good at the start but as the race went on it started to get tight through the corners, so to come home second isn’t too bad.” Tyler Baran rounded out the podium, coming home in third. “We had one of the fastest cars at the beginning of the race but couldn’t find a way to get around the guys ahead of us. We have had some little issues go on all season for us but tonight seemed to go well. A win is right around the corner.” Ryan Probst came back to finish fourth, while Nick Baran rounded out the top five.
Patrick Bruns picked up yet another win for his MWR team at the Grundy County Speedway in 2015 in the Illini Racing Series division. Teammate Max Pozsgai finished second, while Travis Mahoney, Erica Ensor, and Mike Anderson rounded out the top five.
2011 Classic Modified Champion, Ed Ensor, cruised to a comfortable win over Darren Ihrke and defending modified champion Greg Wills. Jordan Caskey found victory lane for the second time this year in the Midwest Legacy Series.
The D’Arcy GMC STARS series will have a week off before returning to the Grundy County Speedway on August 1st . For more information on the D’Arcy GMC STARS series, log on to shorttrackauto.com or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/shorttrackauto.

 

Smith Takes Lessons from First Competition at Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 21, 2015) - Ryan Smith is all smiles following his first appearance at the Kings Royal.

"All in all I was happy with the weekend," he said. "We didn't make the big dance on Saturday, but we had a good weekend."

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway began on Friday with Smith qualifying eighth quickest in his group to kick off the Knight Before the Kings Royal. He then won a heat race from the pole position to lock himself into the dash, where an eighth-place result lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We timed good and caught the inversion for the heat race," he said. "It was great to win the heat race and get in the dash. I just didn't free the car up for the dirty air. You carry so much speed and dirty air can be so bad there. I was too tight and went backwards. I learned a lot that night though."

Smith posted a 17th-place result during the feature.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday for the 32nd annual Kings Royal and timed in 35th quickest overall.

"On Saturday the track was totally different early," he said. "I thought I hit a pretty good lap in time trials. I don't think I pulled enough gear out to run the top. That was a lack of experience."

Following a delay of more than four hours because of a storm Smith advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race, which relegated him to the 11 th starting position in the Last Chance Showdown.

"It was a tough heat and I didn't catch any breaks," he said. "Then in the B Main I couldn't go anywhere. We didn't get the result we wanted, but it was an awesome show to be a part of."

Smith, who placed 13th in the consolation race, returns to UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions action this Friday at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. It will be his debut at both tracks.

"I'm looking forward to both places," he said. "It will be two new tracks and we seem to be adapting pretty quickly to new tracks."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 17 (8).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 35; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 13 (11).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the UNOH 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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to Smith's first career All Star Circuit of Champions victory on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park: https://youtu.be/nBIxI_tNFyc

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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, G.L.T. Electrical, Fighting Angels Foundation, CnB Chubby, 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.

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports Garners Two Top 10s During Challenging Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2015) - Jamie Ball and White Lightning Motorsports overcame a variety of tough circumstances last weekend to post a pair of top-10 finishes.

"It was definitely a big boost and a confidence builder to know that we can overcome some of those obstacles and earn a good finish," he said.

Last weekend began on Friday at Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders. Ball finished seventh in a heat race after starting on the inside of the third row, which relegated him to the back of the main event.

"It was a product of Mother Nature," he said. "The night before it had rained about three inches. The track held water real well and it was real narrow. I started fifth and just fell in line during the heat race. That made me start 19th in the feature."

Ball was able to rebound in the main event, where he rallied from the back to record an eighth-place result.

"The track was still narrow," he said. "I was a little nervous going in because starting at the back of the pack can be dangerous like it was for me in Des Moines. I started slow and let everything shake out. Then I slowly started picking them off and I avoided the wrecks. I was able to get up to eighth. I really couldn't have been much happier. To be able to salvage a top 10 out of how the night started was great."

Ball also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where the night began with mechanical problems.

"I went out in hot laps and the car felt great," he said. "Then I broke a rear end in turns one and two on the last lap. It turned the motor pretty hard and shattered the gears into a thousand pieces."

Ball's crew worked diligently to change the rear end before qualifying. Unfortunately, Ball missed his qualifying spot by a couple of positions. He got one lap at the end and timed in eighth quickest, but was ineligible for the feature inversion.

The crew then worked hard to swap the engine prior to the heat race, in which Ball barely made it to staging before he advanced from fourth to third place on the track. That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"I fell back a little, but worked my way back up to seventh," he said. "I had a really good car. I needed track position to race for the win. Everyone is so competitive that starting position is a huge benefit."

Ball is slated to compete at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday in the 360ci class as well as the 305ci class, where he will join teammate Devin Kline.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

July 17 - Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa - Heat race: 7 (5); Feature: 8 (19).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (9).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 19 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 18 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 7 races, 3 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 9: https://youtu.be/ErMdMcbuxjQ

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's second win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 23: https://youtu.be/3BbJfIPVbqc

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JJ Kane Auctioneers

Selling from multiple locations across the United States, JJ Kane Auctioneers specializes in asset recovery and liquidation. They hold absolute auctions year round across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.jjkane.com.

"JJ Kane Auctioneers is a huge part of our race team and has been since the beginning," Ball said. "They are also a big part of our family business and we couldn't do it without them. They are great people as well and we enjoy our business and personal relationships with each and every one of their team members."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Matt Jones Trucking, Jerry & Kelly Johnston, Housby, Ostrich Racing Engines, BCP Weddings, Timber Line Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Sweet Manufacturing, Bell Helmets, Driver Websites, Iowa State Savings Bank, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

 

 

Atomic to Host Dirtweek Late Model Finale

Upcoming Open Wheel Championships Next

By Scott Wolfe

Chillicothe, Ohio- The Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week presented by Octane Race Products will revisit the Atomic Speedway for the Reno and Sons Lawncare rescheduled Dirtweek finale Saturday, July 25. The inagural Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Champion will be crowned following the running of the coveted $5,000 to win 803fire.com Late Model feature.

Also on the racing card are Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprints $2,000 to win, Precision Grading AMRA Modifieds $1,000 to win, and C & M Racing Sport Mods & Enduros all for one low admission price of $20. Kids 12 and under are free. The Sprint cars will run under the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association banner.

This is one event that race fans will not want to miss. Be a part of history with the crowning of the first annual dirtweek champion. The series ensures a good field of cars as this race comes on the coattails of the next-to-last race at Moler on Friday, July 24 making the trip economically feasible for the big-time traveling teams expected in town.

The finale is part of what originally was a seven-race, nine-day racing trek across Ohio. All but two of the original races were rained out and have been rescheduled over the past two weeks with a great following of fans and cars.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and hot laps (warm-ups) are at 6 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:30.

Saturday August 1st, Atomic will host "Lunch with The King" a package that gives race fans a chance to pay tribute to 20-time "King of the Outlaws" Steve Kinser.

The event runs 1:30-3pm for Night 2 of the Open Wheel Championships featuring the UNOH All Star Sprints. The Open Wheel Championships will be Friday, July 31 and Saturday August 1. Thursday night, July 30 Atomic will host a pit party and cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m. Teams can enter the cornhole tournament at $20 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Several All Star drivers will be in attendance and participating in the cornhole tournament.

A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling Atomic Speedway from 9-5 Mon-Fri or they can be purchased on race days. Call 740-703-9749 for more details.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

July 25 Reno and Sons Lawncare Buckeye Dirtweek Finale $5,000 to win for Late Models!

OVSCA Sprints, Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Friday July 31st - 1ST Night of the OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Two-day show: Night 1- UNOH All Star Sprints $5,000 to win, BOSS Non Wing Sprints, Race Saver 305 Sprints, Mini Sprints ( Thursday, July 30 pit party and cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m./ $20 per team to enter. Prizes awarded. Several All Star drivers will be in attendance.)

Saturday August 1st- OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Night 2- UNOH All Star Sprints $10,000 to win plus AMRA Modifieds and Race Saver 305 Sprints

 

 

Trenca Tallies Best-Ever Result at Eldora Speedway During Kings Royal Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 21, 2015) - Joe Trenca registered his best career result at Eldora Speedway last weekend with the NRA Sprint Invaders.

The Mucci Motorsports driver garnered his first career top 15 at the half-mile track during the 32nd annual Kings Royal weekend, which featured a tricky track both nights.

"It was an ok weekend," he said. "The track conditions we had weren't conducive to passing with the 360s. It's very hard to make up ground because everyone is the same speed. It was a little disappointing. I wish we could have got to race more, but it's always fun to go to Eldora. Tony Stewart does a great job keeping it as one of the best tracks in the world."

Friday kicked off with Trenca qualifying 18th quickest. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for a heat race, in which he ended third to lock himself into the feature. Trenca then spent most of the feature battling just outside the top 10 before he finished with a 15th -place result.

"It's good we made the show and finished, but it's not really close to what we're looking for," he said. "Last year we destroyed a car at Eldora so a top 15 isn't too terrible. The track was heavy both nights. After the first lap everyone got spread out and there wasn't much passing. With the 360 we were wide open and barely turning."

Trenca timed in 16th quickest during qualifying on Saturday. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row of a heat race, which ended with Trenca placing fifth. That sent him to the B Main where he rallied from ninth to sixth.

"We just couldn't go anywhere," he said. "In the B Main I just barely missed a transfer. It was just a tough track to pass on. We did learn some things for the next time we'll go back there though."

Trenca will return to action this Thursday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour. He will then race with the World of Outlaws on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., before tackling the Six Nations Showdown on Monday and Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada.

"I like going to Ohsweken," he said. "It's a fun track and we usually do pretty good there."

Trenca made his World of Outlaws debut at Ohsweken Speedway last year. He won the Last Chance Showdown before advancing from 24th to 15 th in the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 15 (12).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour; Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., and Monday and Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Six Nations Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stars and Stripes Tool Inc.

Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. was founded in 2003 with the goal of providing its customers with quality tools at reasonable prices. For more information, visit http://www.SaSTool.com.

"Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. has pretty much every tool you could need," Trenca said. "They are longtime friends of ours who came on board this year. We're really happy to be partnered with them."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Empire Sub Shop, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Seals-It, Schoenfeld Headers, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Helms Slowed During Starts Throughout Kings Royal Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 21, 2015) - Caleb Helms showed several bright spots during last weekend's 32nd annual Kings Royal.

"The results were disappointing, but it was definitely a sign of growth," he said. "We qualified decent both nights, which is more than half the battle."

Helms opened the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway on Friday by qualifying sixth in his group to start the Knight Before the Kings Royal. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for a heat race.

"They called the initial start back in the heat race," he said. "I was taking off a little early, but waiting for the polesitter to go. I gave my motor time to catch up because I was having problems with my motor taking off. We both took off about the same time, but they called it off. On the next start I waited too long. It just wouldn't get off the corner."

Helms ended with a fourth-place result, which relegated him to a Last Chance Showdown. Unfortunately, a slow start hurt him once again and he ended sixth in the consolation race to miss a transfer.

"We changed the gear and checked the fuel setting and made some changes for Saturday," he said. "We were ok for going out pretty late on the second night. I thought it was an awesome lap, but it was just an ok lap. It did put us on the front row of a heat race though."

Helms kicked off Saturday's 32nd annual, $50,000-to-win Kings Royal by timing in 23rd during qualifying, which started him on the outside of the front row of a heat race. However, a rain delay of more than four hours stalled the action.

Once his heat race hit the track Helms ran into a familiar problem on the start.

"I couldn't get off the corner on the start," he said. "I tried to time it just right so I could be there when Lee Jacobs was taking off. Once I got going the motor was fine. I just couldn't get it to take off. It wasn't stumbling; it just wasn't going right away."

Helms stayed in second on the start of the race, but he quickly closed on Jacobs for the lead.

"I was about to pass him and around Lap 4 my motor blew," he said. "I got into the next corner and pulled into the infield. We found out we broke a rod."

Helms was unable to finish the remainder of the night.

He is slated to return to UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition this Friday at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., where he will make his debut, and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (2); B Main: 6 (3).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNF (2); C Main: DNS (11).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

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

 

 

Tankersley Uses Two Top Fives to Climb ASCS Gulf South Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 21, 2015) - Channin Tankersley has climbed back into the race for the ASCS Gulf South Region championship following a solid outing last weekend during the 14th annual Summer Nationals.

Tankersley pocketed a pair of top fives to advance to second in the standings - only 67 points out of the lead.

"Overall I'm pretty satisfied," he said. "We worked our butts off the whole weekend to get what we got. We were fighting handling issues all weekend. We were just super tight."

The weekend began on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, where Tankersley advanced from sixth to fourth place during a heat race. That put him ninth in overall points, which missed a spot in the feature redraw by only one position and lined him up ninth for the main event.

"We didn't get off to the start we wanted," he said. "We started off a little on the slow side, but got a lot faster throughout the night. We struggled to get a little speed out of it for some reason. The car was pretty snug all night. We threw some stuff at it before the main event trying to free it up because the track was super fast. It was kind of hard to pass on because everybody was going well. We managed to get a couple of guys on the start of the feature and picked off a couple more throughout the race. We just didn't have that little extra to move forward like we wanted to."

Tankersley ended with a fourth-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Battleground Speedway.

"It started where we finished on Friday," he said. "The car was still not 100 percent where we wanted it, but we worked on it and worked on it."

Tankersley, who rallied from seventh to third place during a heat race to make the feature redraw, started the feature on the outside of the second row.

"Finally come time for the A Main we had it pretty good," he said. "I got up to second on the first lap and took the lead about six to eight laps into it. I led most of the race, but made a mistake in traffic with about five laps remaining and it let another driver get by me. The track was really fast around the top and super slick everywhere else. It was kind of air it out on the cushion. I got stuck behind about four cars trying to put them a lap down and it allowed the second-place driver in there."

Tankersley finished second, which marked his eighth top five of the season.

"I wanted to win for sure, but I'll definitely take a second," he said. "We're looking long-term, wanting to give ourselves a chance to get another championship. We're still going to try hard to win every night, but podiums are good finishes."

Tankersley is slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, for the Shady Oaks Classic with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 4 (9).

July 18 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, for the Shady Oaks Classic with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by RaceOnTexas.com of Tankersley's win on June 26: https://vimeo.com/132040071

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com.

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus, LLC, G3 Boats, King Construction, Yamaha, Day Motorsports and 41 Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Kulhanek Captures Two Top 10s during ASCS Gulf South Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 21, 2015) - Ray Allen Kulhanek earned a pair of top 10s last weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region during the 14th annual Summer Nationals.

"It was a middle of the road, mediocre weekend," he said. "I wasn't particularly happy with it. I felt like we should have been a little better than we were."

Kulhanek kicked off the doubleheader on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, where he advanced from seventh to fifth place during a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"It's always hard to pass in heat races in Beaumont," he said. "We were decent in the main. It seemed like the track was fairly even on the bottom and the top and it made it pretty tough to pass. Just about everybody on the track was fast. To go up and get a top five was decent."

Kulhanek maneuvered from his 11th starting position to a fifth-place result, which was his seventh top five of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Battleground Speedway, where Kulhanek fell from third to fourth place during a heat race.

"The guy who started behind me decided he should jump beside me before the polesitter took off," he said. "I was already behind when he did take off. I got passed by a couple of cars and only got back up to fourth."

That started Kulhanek on the outside of the sixth row for the feature.

"As horrible as it is it's probably one of the best cars I've had at Battleground and I didn't really have much to show for it," he said. "I'm really disappointed with Saturday. The race went green to checkered. I got bottled up on the start and got passed by a couple of guys. Once we got going we were picking cars off. Every car we passed if there was a gap between us and the next car I would run them down in a lap or two. Unfortunately, I never got any cautions or anything to help us out."

Kulhanek rallied from 12th to a seventh-place finish to keep him third in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings - 74 points out of the lead.

Although Kulhanek didn't get the results he aimed for, he found a change for his race car that he hopes will work during the ASCS Gulf South Region Shady Oaks Classic this Friday and Saturday at Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas.

"I went a little more drastic on a setup last weekend," he said. "I got out of my element a little bit trying to find something to get more speed. It was a little different shock package deal than I've been running. We kind of mixed some stuff together and it really worked. It seemed like it really kept the car pretty happy no matter if I was in the slick or up in the cushion.

"There's always room to grow in this sport. My only mindset for this weekend is just win. That's it. I'm just going out to win. I'm not settling for anything."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 5 (11).

July 18 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 7 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, for the Shady Oaks Classic 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 - Texas Rotating Equipment

Based in Dayton, Texas, Texas Rotating Equipment is an industrial turbine services and repairs company for oil companies.

"Texas Rotating Equipment has partnered with us the past couple of years and it has really helped our team out," Kulhanek said. "We appreciate their support and hope to represent them in Victory Lane a lot this season."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Miller's RV Park, DR2 Racing Engines, ButlerBuilt Professional Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Frazier and Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, Snap Graphics and Simpson Race Products for their support.

 

 

Dover Picks Up Ninth Win During Last 12 Races and 10th Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 21, 2015) - The trophies continue to pile up for Jack Dover, who picked up his ninth win during the past dozen races last Thursday at I-80 Speedway.

Dover's win was his seventh in the last eight Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints features, which moves him within 11 points of the championship standings lead despite missing a race. It was also his 10th triumph of the season, marking his fifth time in the last six seasons registering double-digit victories.

"Hopefully this momentum continues throughout the Knoxville Nationals," he said. "Confidence and figuring this car out and great horsepower are the three ingredients to the success."

Dover opened last Thursday's race by maneuvering from fourth to win a heat race.

"I think we got the lead on the first lap," he said. "The track was real racy. We could go wherever we wanted. I jumped up to the top and got around everybody. After that I was trying different lines to see where my car would go. It was good anywhere."

The heat race result locked Dover into the feature redraw, where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the 25-lap feature on the outside of the fourth row.

"I fell back to 11th or 12th in the first five laps because anywhere I'd go there'd be a car," he said. "I just calmed down and focused and started picking cars off one by one. The best line that I found was in the middle because everybody was on the bottom and throwing moisture to the middle. So that's where I started running."

Dover rebounded into the runner-up position before a late-race caution gave him a shot to take the lead.

"On the restart I drove around Don Droud Jr. and took the lead going into turn three," he said. "I pulled away from there."

Dover is aiming to continue his winning ways this Friday and Saturday at Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., for the 59th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals with the NCRA. He has claimed the marquee event during each of the past two years.

Dover will also race on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (8).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 10 wins, 16 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., for the 59th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals with the NCRA and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

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

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

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, 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.

 

 

Blaney Looks to Rebound Following Frustrating Weekend at Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 21, 2015) - Dale Blaney didn't have the Kings Royal weekend he hoped for last Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway.

Blaney exited the track early during both World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main events at the half-mile oval, which marked the first time that the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team was unable to record a top-10 finish during two consecutive races this season.

"It was a frustrating weekend," he said. "We just never had a whole lot of speed. On Friday we qualified ok, but we went out at a good time. Then we didn't get a very good start in the heat race and we weren't very good in the A Main. It wasn't the night that we wanted."

Blaney timed in fifth quickest in his group and he placed third in a heat race to lock himself into the 14th starting position for the Knight Before the Kings Royal main event, which ended early because of a power steering problem. He ended with a 22nd-place result.

"We stuck another motor in for Saturday and we thought we'd qualify better, but for whatever reason we qualified a lot worse and just didn't get any better," he said. "That motor is never out of the top 10 and rarely out of the top five during qualifying."

Blaney qualified 24th quickest, which started the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored team on the outside of the front row of the final heat race on Saturday.

"If I could have put a number down where I wanted to qualify at the beginning of the night it would have been 24," he said. "We were in the ideal spot, but I'd much rather have qualified fifth overall and knew I had a fast car and tried to work my way through there rather than backing into 24th. Then in the heat race we struggled."

Blaney finished second in the heat race, which had been delayed more than four hours because of a storm, to garner the 12th starting position for the 32nd annual, $50,000-to-win Kings Royal main event.

"In the feature we just weren't very good," he said. "I had a vibration start around Lap 5. The way the track was it was going to be hard to really move forward if you didn't have a fast car. Motor was everything."

Blaney pulled off the track around the midpoint of the 40-lap feature with a 20th-place result.

He is scheduled to compete on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws before racing Friday at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 22 (14).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 20 (12).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 8 wins, 22 top fives, 34 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Friday at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Blaney's World of Outlaws victory at Attica Raceway Park on May 29: https://youtu.be/ZZ0DlkA5T1c.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Camerasģ exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestandsģ and Eyecon Trail Camerasģ offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2015.

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

MUDDY -

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

 

 

Starks Invading Skagit Speedway This Weekend for Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (July 21, 2015) - Trey Starks has one goal this weekend during the 26th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

"I want to win," he said. "This is a big weekend with a lot of money and prestige on the line so I want to be standing in Victory Lane when it's all said and done."

Starks enters the $10,000-to-win event at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Friday and Saturday fresh from a weekend off. He is rejuvenated and seeking his first win this season at Skagit Speedway and his fourth victory of the year.

"I've won a lot of races at Skagit and I feel like we have a great baseline rolling into that track," he said. "If we can catch a break or two we should be in contention throughout the weekend."

Starks has recorded five career triumphs at the high-banked track, including his first career sprint car victory in 2011. This year he has a season best of second place and has garnered four top-10 finishes in seven races there.

"The Summer Nationals is always one of the biggest races in the Northwest and it'd be a great event to add to my rťsumť," he said. "We are confident heading into the weekend and that's always the first hurdle to clear in racing."

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 3 wins, 15 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 26th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Southstar Equipment

Southstar Equipment was launched three years ago by Dave Cochrane, founder of the Waratah Group. His goal is to bring new, innovative products to the logging industry. With good old fashion 'know how' Dave has engineered a series of processors that meet the need of today's logging contractors. By focusing on reliability and production, Southstar has developed some of the most innovative harvesting equipment today. For more information, visit http://www.SouthstarEquipment.com.

"Southstar Equipment helps my dad with his timber processing company," Starks said. "They have helped my dad out a lot and produce great equipment. We're very excited to have them on board."

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

 

 

38th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS PRESS RELEASE

"Five former winners aim for Belleville Midget Nationals Glory” ”38th annual running slated for July 30-Aug. 1”

Belleville, Kan., July 21---Five former Belleville Midget Nationals Champions head the list of drivers competing in next week’s “38th annual Belleville Midget Nationals” on July 31-Aug. 2 at the Belleville High Banks. Defending champion Rico Abreu heads the list of past champions, and hopes to add another Belleville victory to his resume. This season Abreu has victories in two of midget racing’s crow jewel events: The Chili Bowl Midget Nationals,and Pepsi Midget Nationals. One of Abreu’s teammates for the event in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian stable will be 2013 winner Christopher Bell. The events only three-time winner Jerry Coons Jr., will drive Mike Heffner’s owned Triple X/Esslinger No.27. A pair of two-time former winners Bryan Clauson, and Dave Darland will drive identicial Rusty Kunz Racing/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports No. 63’s sponsored by Dooling Machine Products. A record preliminary night purse on Thursday awaits competitors of The USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series. Opening night features qualifications around the 1/2-mile high banked clay oval, preliminary races, and a 25-lap midget feature race. The "3rd annual The Hustle on the High Banks" is slated for Friday Night July 31, featuring a 50-lap feature for the USAC Silver Crown Cars. The JayHusker Mini Sprint Series will compete on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday Aug. 1 will feature last chance races, along with a trophy dash to set the 40-lap feature, midget racing's most grueling event of the season. A check of $12,500 awaits the winner, with $1,000 minumum for each feature starter. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the "3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals". General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1271

 

 

Pair of F.A.S.T. Events Ahead for T.J. Michael Attica & Fremont on the Weekend Agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Fremont, Ohio (July 21st, 2015) - Plano, Texas native T.J. Michael will begin preparations to join the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service for a pair of upcoming events in northwestern Ohio. Michael, driver of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Snap-On Tools, Shell Shock, no. 8M ‘410’ sprinter, will join the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway this Friday and Saturday, July 24th & 25th; competing in rounds 13 & 14 of the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ schedule. ‘The Texas Traveler’ is roughly halfway through his first full year of ‘410’ competition and continues to hunt for that career first ‘410’ sprint car victory.

“Took a little bit of time off recently, but it is good to be back” T.J. Michael said, “Staying in Fremont, Ohio all summer doesn’t give me much of an opportunity to go home and visit my family and friends. We didn’t plan on racing at the ‘Kings Royal’ at Eldora. Not sure if we are ready for that place just yet. So, we decided to take some time off and I went home to Texas. Always good to get back to racing though.”

T.J. Michael will visit the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday night, July 24th, followed by a short trip north to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 25th. ‘The Texas Traveler’ is a recent ‘305’ sprint car main event winner at both of the Ohio venues he is about to visit and currently has three ‘305’ sprint victories to his credit this season. Texas and Ohio are the two states represented in Michael’s win column.

“The season is moving forward pretty quickly” said T.J. Michael, “We’ve had the opportunity to bounce around quite a bit this year...racing at a lot of area tracks with different series. With our shop right in Fremont, racing with the F.A.S.T. series doesn’t require a lot of travel on our end so that is a benefit. Hopefully we can find our mark this weekend and get that first ‘410’ victory.”

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: Earned third victory of the 2015 season on Saturday, May 16th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

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

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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, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Cody Bova Earns Win for Mother on ‘Race for a Cure Night’ Fourth Victory of 2015; Back On Top of ‘MRP’ Standings

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (July 21st, 2015) - Cody Bova, who celebrates a birthday on July 21st, earned his fourth ‘305’ sprint car victory lane appearance of the 2015 season during the recent weekend; capturing the ‘Outlaw Sprint Warriors’ main event win on Saturday, July 18th at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It was Bova’s third ‘MRP’ victory of the 2015 season, allowing the Struthers, Ohio native to officially retake command of the Mercer Raceway Park ‘Outlaw Sprint Warriors’ track championship standings. The win took shape on "American Cancer Society Race for a Cure Night” at the 3/8-mile dirt oval, and despite the long list of potential people to thank and consider, Cody Bova dedicated the win to his mother, Sherri Bova; a 12-year breast cancer survivor and the number one supporter of Bova Racing.

“It was pretty special to win on Saturday night...that one was for my mom” said Cody Bova, “She’s been behind my brother and I since we started this racing deal. I don’t know what I would do without her.”

Cody Bova and the Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, ‘20B’ operation will return to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday evening, July 25th. ‘Bonzai’ will enter the ‘Saturday Night Live’ program with a 16 point advantage in the current track championship standings. A track title in 2015 would be a career first accomplishment for the ‘Buckeye State’ native.

Cody Bova plans to enter a total of three events during the upcoming weekend; adding Thunder Mountain Speedway and the recently reopened Tri-City Raceway Park to the weekend agenda. Bova will once again pilot the Skip Dougherty Racing ‘27’ on Friday night, July 24th back at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, Pennsylvania. The duo have one win together in 2015 and will search to double that win total this Friday night. With their one victory on the year, a ‘305’ track championship is still possible at the Brookville oval.

The upcoming weekend schedule will also include a Sunday afternoon road trip north to the Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania. The ‘305’ sprint cars will compete for an $800 payday on Sunday night at the recently reopened facility; joining the BRP Big Block Modifieds and the ‘410’ Sprint Cars on the racing card.

“We have a lot planned for this weekend so hopefully it all works out” said Bova, “I want to race as much as I can. We have the potential to race three times every weekend. Sometimes it works out where we can, and other times it doesn’t, but regardless, we have the mindset to race as often as possible. I want to thank my entire family, Skip Dougherty and all of my sponsors for the opportunities placed in front of me this year. Hopefully we can get a few more wins and keep a hot streak alive.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire 2015 campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Earned fourth victory of 2015 season on Saturday, July 18th at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA

2015 Wins: 4 (3 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

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Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, 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.

 

 

URSS Ready For Another Doubleheader Weekend

The United Rebel Sprint Series will be taking a week off from the 2015 Myers Engine URSS National points Series and will resume the Kansas Points Series this weekend with two nights of action packed racing. The Kansas Points race is tight with only eight points separating leader Zach Blurton and second place Luke Cranston after 12 races. Third place Jed Werner holds a 66 point lead over 4th place Jeremy Huish as he only leads Brian Herbert by two rounding out the top 5. So this weekend’s races will figure heavily in the 2015 Kansas Region Championship.

Friday night the Rebels will once again return to the high banks of Dodge City Raceway Park for their third appearance of the 2015 Season. In the two previous races at DCRP, Luke Cranston and CJ Johnson have graced Victory Lane. The racing action at DCRP has always been fast and furious and the 3/8’s oval has been a favorite of the URSS drivers. Races are scheduled to start at 7:30pm and will be the Driver’s Appreciation and First Responders Night at DCRP.

Saturday night the URSS Rebels will make the trek to Dirtona Raceway in Hugoton, Kansas. The 3/8’s mile semi-banked oval has hosted the URSS Series four times in the ten year history of the URSS with Jon Johnson, Brian Herbert, Ty Williams and Jake Bubak visiting the Winner’s Circle. Racing action will start at (0:00pm) and promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as the drivers battle for points this weekend.

If you cannot make it to either of the races this weekend you can tune into www.racinboys.com and join Kyler Fetters with all of the racing action. If you have questions about the United Rebel Sprint Series you can visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for information, updated points, driver bios, race results and much more 24/7.

Remember you are invited to visit the pits after the races to visit with the drivers and team. Many of the Drivers have t-shirts and autograph cards and they are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the series or to take pictures with the kids. Visit the URSS merchandise trailer for your URSS 10th Anniversary T-shirt, coloring book and various driver shirts as well.

 

 

Brian Brown – Things Heat Up with Five Race Week!

(Bill W) July 20, 2015 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are gearing up for a busy five-race week. They are hoping being awarded a win at the Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night is a sign that things are headed in the right direction for the “Month of Money” ahead. FVP National Sprint League “Fair Speedweek” kicks off Tuesday night at the Hancock Speedway near Britt, Iowa, before moving onto the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines on Wednesday, and the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Thursday. After competing again in weekly action at Knoxville on Saturday, the NSL finishes up the weekend at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.

You came out 24th out of 30 cars Saturday and qualified fourth quick.

To come out as last as we did, and lay down a good time like that is always good. The track was pretty technical in that we had to hit the bottom, and the car had to work down there. We were able to make a couple of good laps.

You started fifth in the heat, but it seemed tough out there.

We had high hopes for the heat race. For whatever reason, we didn’t move up like we had hoped. We had a decent start, but the driver put the car in a couple of bad spots. It was unfortunate, but at that point, it didn’t mean a whole heck of a lot (he finished sixth).

You started fourth in the feature, and it didn’t take you long to get to the front.

It was fun to be back up front. Danny’s (Lasoski) been the fastest car there this year, and it was good to finally be able to race with him. We were able to get the lead and just cruise there as long as we could…until we got to traffic.

That’s when things got interesting.

I got into the infield berm in turn three pretty good one lap. At the time, I really didn’t know what was going on, but I normally spoke my wheel straight up at 12 o’clock. As soon as I did that, my spoke went to three o’clock. I’m not making excuses, but I spent some time darting around trying to figure out what was going on. At that point, I thought my steering was bad.

It was a great race with a three-way battle for the lead at the checkers. You ended up inheriting your 30th win at Knoxville.

We ended up trying to salvage something and got passed at the end. We finished second. It was unfortunate that Tim (Kaeding) was DQed. I’m not sure how much that muffler helped him. Theirs was altered. Whether that made a difference or not, who knows? He took the checkered first, but post-race inspection said something different. The way our luck’s going, maybe that’s what we needed. It’s not how we want to win, but when you go to the bank, they don’t ask how you got it, they just ask how much you’re depositing.

What did you do to fix the car between features.

As soon as I came in after the first feature, I told Chad (Morgan) to change the steering, because I knew something was going haywire. There wasn’t a lot of time to diagnose the problem. Chad and Josh (Hembe) did a great job of getting it changed. Just as we finished that, we noticed the left front radius rod was bent. Really, we probably changed that steering gear for no reason.

You started charging forward, but came to a stop.

We were in a hurry, and for one reason or another, one of the (power steering) lines was left lose. We had a really good start and got up to seventh, eighth or ninth. Then I went down there and all the power steering fluid blew out of it. It was one of those deals that happen. It was unfortunate, but overall, it was a really good night.

This is a good week to have some more good nights!

It’s a big week. The arm’s feeling good. Confidence is getting back where it needs to be, and the guys are working hard. We’ve never been to Britt, and we haven’t been to Des Moines since the early 2000’s. It’s back to Jackson, back to Knoxville and back up to Huset’s. Tis the season! There are sleepless nights, but this is what we live for. We need to make sure we’re prepared.

Brian to Appear Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Casey’s from 11 to 1

Brian and the Casey’s General Stores #21 team will be appearing at the Pleasant Hill Casey’s from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. They’ll be joined by the fellow Casey’s sponsored cars of Matt Moro and Craig Dollansky.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian won the 2010 Jackson Nationals. The win was based on points from two nights. He finished second in the opener and third in the finale to take the trophy.

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 – Ditzfeld Transfer

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

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

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Deli Express

Founded in 1955, the E.A. Sween Company is the proud parent company for the Deli Expressģ Brand. The company’s headquarters is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The 100,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the art, USDA inspected production facility that produces over one million sandwiches per week. Today, Deli Expressģ is the #1 selling sandwich in convenience stores nationwide. Learn more about their history, growth and some of the people who made us them who they are today by visiting www.DeliExpress.com!

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, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, 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!

 

 

Kyle Hirst Continues Red Hot Run

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kyle Hirst continued to stay hot with the King of the West Series as the two-time and defending series champion picked up his third consecutive win the with the series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

“I sound like a broken record, but I am just very thankful to be a part of this team, and am extremely grateful that Dennis and Theresa Roth let me continue to run for them in California,” Kyle Hirst said.

Hirst and company have been strong since rejoining in May, and with his Saturday night win, Hirst has tied his career high single season win total with the KWS as swept the two series events at the Placerville Speedway.

Lining up on the front row with current series point leader, Carson Macedo, Hirst powered his way into the lead, though he would feel pressure from Shane Golobic.

Over the last few seasons, Hirst and Golobic have put on memorable duels as the Placerville Speedway and Saturday night was shaping up to be another one until Golobic had issues early in the race, and Hirst re-assumed the lead.

On the extremely slick Placerville Speedway surface, Hirst would feel pressure from Andy Forsberg as well as a resurgent Colby Copeland during the later stages of the race, but he would not be denied on this night, as he scored his fourth KWS win of the season, and third consecutive with his Roth Motorsports team.

“We have been on a roll lately, and I am hoping we can continue it next week as he head down to the Peter Murphy Classic,” HIrst said. “There are a ton of people who have worked hard to make the Murphy a big race, and I hope we can get a lot of fans down at that show as well.”

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-19, Wins-4, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Kyle Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will make a stop at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night before taking to the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night for the 2nd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

 

 

By the Numbers: World of Outlaws at Autodrome Drummond

DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec — July 20, 2015 — Autodrome Drummond has become a staple of the Canadian Swing for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, with the series having visited the track each of the last five consecutive years. The best sprint car drivers in the world will return to the quarter-mile again this year for a full night of racing on Saturday, August 1. Leading the way will be six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who won at the track for the first time in 2014. Joey Saldana is the only other current driver that has been victorious at Autodrome Drummond, with his triumph coming in 2012. As a very competitive season continues for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, here are a few facts and figures by way of numbers to consider heading into the Canadian swing of races.

By the Numbers: Autodrome Drummond

0.25- Miles around Autodrome Drummond

1- Race in the province of Quebec for the World of Outlaws this season

2- Drivers currently competing full-time with the series that have won at Autodrome Drummond

3- Drivers that led laps in the main event at the track last year; Canadian provinces that the World of Outlaws will race in this season

4- Tracks in Canada that the series will visit this season in three different provinces

5- Nights of racing in Canada this season for the World of Outlaws

11- Drivers competing with the series this season that raced at Autodrome Drummond in 2014

13- Drivers racing full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2015

13.788- Track record at Autodrome Drummond established in 2010 by Lucas Wolfe

≠≠≠≠≠≠20- Wins for Donny Schatz this season through July 18 to lead the series

15- Drivers that have won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws thus far in 2015

27- Drivers that have led laps in main events this season with the series

35- Laps tentatively scheduled in the A-Feature on August 1

195- Miles from Brockville Ontario Speedway, where the World of Outlaws compete on July 31 to Autodrome Drummond

2010- Year the World of Outlaws first visit Autodrome Drummond

10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on Saturday, August 1

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Autodrome Drummond on Saturday, August 1 can be purchased by calling the track at (819) 474-2222 or by visiting http://autodrome-drummond.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

OLDFIELD SIGNS WITH TITAN RACING

Livewire Queensland hard charger Luke Oldfield has inked a deal that sees him joining one of the most experienced Sprintcar teams in Australia for the 2015/2016 season.

The 30 year old father of two from Highland Park QLD will saddle up in the iconic Titan Garages #36 Maxim for a typically substantial schedule across the Speedways on the East Coast.

“It’s a great opportunity and I can’t wait to rip in,” says the always enthusiastic wheel twister who still has less than five years to his name in the Sprintcar game, “the one thing about these cars is that you learn something every time you get in one. Racing for a team like Titan who have so much experience is a tremendous opportunity to learn and to improve.”

The Titan Team will at this stage limit the greater majority of their racing to commitments in Queensland and NSW where they’ll contest as many USC rounds as possible between Toowoomba and Sydney.
“We have a busy schedule in Queensland as it is between Archerfield and Toowoomba,” Oldfield explains, “but we do hope to race in Sydney whenever we can. After Christmas the plan is to head further south naturally and race the Classic and the Australian title but our initial focus will be to concentrate on racing up here.”

Oldfield’s signing is a positive indication that Titan Garages boss Reeve Kruck still has the hunger for Sprintcar Racing after well over twenty years of service to the sport in this country and also in the USA.

Long serving Titan crew chief Bingo Jenkins will once again swing the spanners on the #36 and he’s excited about having Oldfield in the seat.

“To be honest Luke kinda reminds me of a younger Robbie Farr,” Jenkins muses, “he’s an aggressive driver and he’s his own man. He doesn’t question it he just gets that thing (the Sprintcar) into the corner. He’s fast and he’s not afraid to take chances. I think he’ll surprise a lot of people this season and we’re excited about having him in the car. We’ll hang around up here for most of the early part of the season and visit Sydney when we can, then do a bit of travelling after Christmas. I think Luke will probably need to learn a bit more about slicker tracks down south but that can only be good for him. He’ll be a good acquisition for Titan Racing and I know that he wants to work with us on building this team back into a national contender.”

More details on the Titan Racing schedule will follow in the near future along with the warpaint designs and pre-season photos soon.

 

 


See the 410 Non-Wing Sprints in Action This Saturday

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The season at Plymouth Speedway is soon drawing to a close. With only four regular season race nights left, this Saturday night will be the last chance to see the 410 Non-Wing Sprints action within the season scope.

The drivers of the MTS 410 Non-Wing Sprints have been around the Playground of Power once already this season with Dave Darland taking the checkered flag. The Car Company and Team VW Audi are proudly presenting the action on Saturday, July 25 where a new winner will be crowned. A regular lineup of racing will also be featured. Those divisions include the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints, WTCA Super Streets, Walmart Thunder Stocks, and Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks.

The Open Wheel Stock inductees of the Warsaw Speedway Hall of Fame will be honored during intermission this Saturday.

The gates will open at 4 p.m., hot laps start at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. For ticket and pit pass pricing information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

The August nights of racing will heat up the track with the USAC Honda Performance Midget show on Aug. 8 and the return of the Sprints on Dirt Series on Aug. 15. The final points race of the season will be Aug. 15. The excitement continues into the fall months with the World Series of Dirt on Sept. 12 (including the 410 Non-Wing Sprints) and the World of Outlaws on Oct. 17.

Follow along on Facebook or our website for more information about upcoming events.

 

Triple X Race Components

There’s no better time of the year to pile up race wins than the month of money, and Team XXX drivers will be making some nice deposits in the bank after this past weekend. Stevie Smith led an all XXX chassis top four at Williams Grove on Friday night, where Kody Lehman also parked his XXX 358 in victory lane. Brady Bacon picked up an Indiana Sprint Week win on Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway, and Scott Bradley won at the same track Saturday night in his XXX 1200. Ian Madsen went back to back with wins over the JSTS on Thursday and Friday. Nate Eakin joined Madsen in victory lane Thursday night at Jackson Speedway with a win in the 305 division. Aaron Reutzel beat the ASCS National Series in Montana on Friday. Parker Price-Miller won on one hour of sleep over the IRA Sunday night. Greg Hodnett and Tim Buckwalter brought more win to Heffner Racing Enterprises with wins in the sprint car at Port Royal and the midget over the ARDC at Big Diamond. And finally, Zach Pringle won for the second week in a row, this time at Riverside Speedway in Arkansas.

What do all of the above drivers have in common? All of them chose XXX chassis and components to help them to victory lane. Triple X Race Components wants you to join the huge list of drivers on the feature win list at the newly redesigned www.xxxraceco.com. You’ll find tech tips, setup advice and our user friendly webstore there 24/7, as well as email links, dealer maps and free downloads. Or call us at 866.632.9925 and become part of Team XXX today! Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

 

Johnny Key Classic qualifying race number five on tap this Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville Double Down Bonus Weekend paired with Saturday’s Peter Murphy Classic

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 20, 2015…Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders will lead the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo into the fifth qualifying race for the prestigious Johnny Key Classic this Friday night July 24 at Ocean Speedway.

So far there have been four Key Qualifiers held going into Friday night. Drivers already earning lock-in spots have been Auburn’s Andy Forsberg on May 23 in Marysville, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires on May 30 in Placerville, Chico’s Jonathan Allard on June 20 in Petaluma and last Friday Shane Golobic at Ocean Speedway.

Following this Friday July 24, the final Key Qualifier will then be held on August 21. During the qualifying races, only the race winner will lock into the 24-car Johnny Key Classic feature. This year there will be no series point leader lock-in position. The 55th running of the Key Classic takes place on Saturday August 29 at Ocean Speedway and is the final Civil War vs Ocean Sprints event of the year at the track.

This Friday’s event also marks round 12 for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo and is the start of five to go in 2015. Watsonville’s Justin Sanders continues to dominate the point chase, as he looks to bring the home the track title for the first time in his career. The 22-year-old finished third last week, to net his ninth podium in the 11 races held so far this year. Sanders is searching to become a tri-champion in 2015, as he also leads the points with the Civil War Series & at Marysville Raceway.

While Sanders leads the way with five Ocean Sprints wins so far this season, Shane Golobic now ranks second in that category after claiming his third victory of the campaign last Friday. The 23-year-old reigning champ put on a driving clinic last week, lapping all the way up to fourth place. Golobic has earned podium efforts in all but three of his starts and ranks third in points despite missing one race. The Fremont driver will be gunning for victory number four on Friday and if he does so, no driver will lock-in this week.

Former Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Brad Furr looks to rebound this Friday after a dnf last week. The Stockton driver sits second in the standings and would love nothing more than to lock his way into the Johnny Key Classic. Furr last week set his fourth Ray Scheidt’s Electric fast time of the season, tying Golobic for the most in 2015. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson is coming off a strong outing last Friday, where he finished fourth in the feature. The veteran will be gunning to move his way onto the podium this week.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg will be on hand this Friday in the 121 special. The seven-time Civil War Series champion was the first driver to lock his way into the Johnny Key Classic. Forsberg won last year’s Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo finale. More drivers expected include Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo, Salinas brother’s Jason & Jeremy Chisum, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Gilroy’s Ken Fredenburg and others.

This Friday’s event is also the opener of another Prentice Motorsports Group Double Down Bonus Weekend. If a driver wins this Friday at Ocean Speedway and can go on to win the King of the West Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday in Tulare, they’ll go home with an extra $3000 bonus. With the Peter Murphy Classic paying $11,000-to-win it would make for a $15,500 payday for the two nights.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

A-main winners so far this year: Justin Sanders (5), Shane Golobic (3), Tommy Tarlton (2), Brad Furr (1)

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Bullet Proof Energy Drink, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events

Friday July 24: (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)
Friday August 7:
Friday August 21: (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)
Saturday August 29: 55th Johnny Key Classic (Civil War vs Ocean Sprints)

 

 

Patriots Ready for Rolling Wheels and Woodhull for Pair of $2,500-to-Win Features

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 20, 2015)- This weekend, the Patriot Sprint Tour has races at Rolling Wheels and Woodhull; both events are 25 laps and pay $2,500-to-win, but that is about where the similarities end.

Thursday night, July 23, the Patriot Sprint Tour rocks the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, four years to the date since the last PST-sanctioned event at “The Fast Track”. This will be the ninth official visit to the 5/8-mile oval over the 13-year history of the series and almost every one of the prior winners will be on hand for this special event as part of the Rush Hour TV broadcast.

Sammy Reakes IV is the current PST America Point Leader and is a past sportsman champion at RWR, but he knows it will be a tall task to obtain his third win of the year. Past RWR winners Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland and Steve Poirier are all expected to be in competition. Hebing has won five of the eight PST features, while Poirier and Howland each have a single win.

The list of favorites is expansive for this race, which not only pays $2,500 to win but $1,250 for second place. Names such as PST Canada Point Leader Jason Barney, past PST winners George Suprick, Justin Barger, Stewart Friesen, Steve Collins, Tommy Wickham, Robbie Stillwaggon and Larry Wight could all be in the mix. Add to it the likes of Steven Hutchinson Jr.,Tyler Graves Paulie Colagiovanni, Shawn Donath, Darryl and Alysha Ruggles, Paul Habeck, Dave Wickham, Davie Franek, Chris Steele, Josh Azzi, Joe Trenca, Jake Muench and Steve Glover, just to name a few, and you have what should be a terrific event.

After a night off on Friday, the tour rolls back in to action for a traditional late-July event at Woodhull Raceway on Saturday. The high-banked 1/3-mile has been the happy hunting grounds for Chuck Hebing over the years, with seven wins in the 14 events, but of late it has been Bryan Howland and Justin Barger who have been dominating the Steuben County Bullring. Howland has three wins at Woodhull, including a late-race win there this May while Barger has a pair of victories from deep in the pack.

Kyle Drum, from Wayland, NY, knows that this event will be critical in gaining ground on Reakes for the championship point lead while heading down the stretch. Most recent PST America winner Steve Collins will be geared up for another race near his Belfast, NY residence.

Dave and Scott Just, Steven Hutchinson Jr., George Suprick, Tyler Graves, Scott Kreutter, Jake Muench, Darryl and Alysha Ruggles, Paul Habeck, Josh Azzi, Dave Wickham and Woodhull lover Shawn Donath are just some of the other names that should be expected.

This traditional event features bonus money for the top 305 competitors such as Nick Cooper, Dan Kuhn and Will Glover. This should help to bolster the car count and bring some unique competition in to the mix.

Heat Races at Rolling Wheels kick off at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, with the gates swinging open at 4:00 P.M. Woodhull starts at 6:30 P.M. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot History at Rolling Wheels

Races: 8

7/2/2003 Rick Wilson

6/1/2005 Bryan Howland

5/30/2006 Chuck Hebing

10/7/2006 Chuck Hebing

5/6/2007 Chuck Hebing

7/3/2007 Chuck Hebing

7/22/2011 Steve Poirier

7/23/2011 Chuck Hebing

Patriot History at Woodhull

Races: 14

9/1/2007 Chuck Hebing

5/24/2008 Chuck Hebing

5/30/2009 Bobby Breen

7/31/2010 Chuck Hebing

7/31/2010 Dan Shetler

5/21/2011 Chuck Hebing

7/30/2011 Bryan Howland

5/19/2012 Chuck Hebing

7/21/2012 Justin Barger

5/11/2013 Bryan Howland

8/17/2013 Justin Barger

5/10/2014 Chuck Hebing

7/26/2014 Chuck Hebing

5/9/2015 Bryan Howland

 

 

Cox Captures First Marysville Raceway Win Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading to the Marysville Raceway for a 360ci start on Saturday night, Justyn Cox out dueled Justin Sanders to pick up his first win of the season at the track, and his third overall in 2015.

“It was a tough track, and you really had to be on your game with how rough it was,” Cox said. “I haven’t been very good on the heavy and rough stuff this year, so it was nice to get a win on a tricky surface.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c machine in third fastest in time trials, Cox would pick up a third place finish during his heat race as he played it safe on an extremely rough surface.

Pulling the four in the re-draw, Cox would grid the field in the second row for the 25-lap feature event, but a spin on the opening lap by the front row starter would put Cox on the front row alongside Kenny Allen.

When the race came to life on the restart, it was Cox jumping out to the early lead as he kept Allen and Justin Sanders at bay for the nine laps of the feature event. In lapped traffic, Cox would make contact with another competitor and it would allow Sanders to take over the command of the race as Cox would then flank the new leader.

Over the next six laps, Cox would hound Sanders and got the opening in turns one and two he was looking for as he raced back into the lead on the 15th lap as he worked around a rough and tumble surface.

A restart with six laps to go gave Cox open track, but he would find himself at the tail end of the field in just three laps. With Sanders on his rear bumper, Cox would make a couple of daring moves in traffic as he would go on to pick up his third win of the 2015 season.

“Justin Sanders has been tough here, and it was fun battling with him,” Cox added. “I really have to thank my team for giving me a great car. We head to the Midwest soon, so hopefully we can continue to run well and make CA proud.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, 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!

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-34, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Cox be back in action on July 30-31st at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE.

 

 

The 'Bullring' welcomes the BOSS Non Wing Sprints for 1st Time Ever!

July 20, 2015

Rescheduled Kids Bike Giveaway also slated!

(Middlebourne, WV) After a highly successful inaugural running of the "Mega in the Mountains" Mega 100, the Hometown Racing Association will welcome back the best fans in motorsports for another thrilling night of 'Bullring' action. Saturday Night, July 25th will see the rescheduled visit of the Mo Vaughn Transport/ Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) and the rescheduled Kids Bike Giveaway.

The Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) is set for its first ever trip into the Ohio Valley region during the July 24-25th weekend. The touring traditional wingless sprint cars will be making history as they will do battle at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio on Friday night, then move on to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for a Saturday showdown. Series officials expect drivers from 6 states with numerous track and series championships among them.

On Saturday, the tour will bring wingless sprint car racing to the Mountaineer state for the first time since 1969 when they tackle the bullring quarter mile at the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia. The only sprint car events in the past at Tyler County Speedway were winged shows. International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia hosted a USAC sprint event on pavement on July 4th, 1969 when Lenny Waldo won the 30 lap main event defeating Lee Kunzman and Al Smith. Waldo's win was also a historical first as it was the first ever sanctioned sprint car win for a stock block Ford engine.

Defending BOSS champion Mike "The Magic Man" Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio holds a slim points lead over a pair of Hoosier drivers, Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana and the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana who was the inaugural BOSS champion in 2012. The 2014 National non wing rookie of the year (as voted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Iowa) is 16 year old Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio who currently sits in the #4 spot. Rounding out the early BOSS top 5 is Kingsburg, California driver Kody Swanson who is the defending USAC Silver Crown champion and currently leads the 2015 standings with 2 victories. Swanson would be the BOSS points leader right now if not for missing an event that conflicted with this years USAC schedule.

Fans can also expect to see the rest of the BOSS points chasers like Aaron "Mid Air" Middaugh of Polk, Ohio, the "Nati Nightmare" Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio, Chad Wilson of Toledo, Ohio, Kent Wolters of Tipp City, Ohio and Kirk Jeffries of Westerville, Ohio who all make up the rest of the top 10. Cody Gardner of Monroe, Ohio sits just outside the top 10 with the "Honey Bear" Bob McMillin of Wampum, Pennsylvania, the "Quiet Riot" Steve Little of Waynesfield, Ohio, "J-O" Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio and Joe Butera of Wampum, Pennsylvania rounding out the top 15.

Gates will open at 4 pm with the drivers meeting at 6:15 and hot laps at 6:30. Racing will begin at 7:30. General admission will be $15 at Tyler with pit passes at $35 per person. A full night of J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds, Hotmods, Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlites presented by Cedar Run Farms, Lipps Towing 4 Cylinders and JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedges are also on tap.

About the Tyler County Speedway: Located in the scenic WV hills, the Tyler County Speedway is located just 4 miles south of Middlebourne, on State Route 18 at the Fairgrounds approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg & Parkersburg. Tyler County Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the raciest tracks in the nation and has been dubbed the 'Bullring' with three and four wide racing action being the norm not the exception.

Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region! National and regional touring series such as the World of Outlaw Late Model Series, Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour, FASTRAK Racing Series and much more appear frequently. In addition to the incredible Special Event lineup, the Tyler County Speedway Weekly Racing Series consists of the Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Hotmods, ModLites, FWD 4 Cylinders and MWRA Mini Wedges on Saturday Nights April thru September. For additional information regarding the 40th Anniversary Season at the Tyler County Speedway follow us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661 or on raceday at 304-758-2660.

 

Mitch Brown Closes In On Top Spot at Ohsweken Speedway Rebounds from Brockville Miscue to a Fourth Place Finish At Cornwall

Mitch Brown continues to deliver strong runs at Ohsweken Speedway in 2015 as he closes in on points leader Todd Hoddick of Cheektowaga, NY in the Corr/Pak Sprint Car Division standings.

Brown entered Friday's event trailing Hoddick by 12 points in the 360 Spring Car division but chopped 6 points off that lead with a solid second-place finish in the 20 -lap chase to the A-Main checkered flag.

The driver of the Haldex/Pro-Fit Health Club/Strodes BBQ & Deli/54 Gas and Variety #10 Sprinter finished a distant fifth in his Friday night qualifier and drew ninth-starting spot for the feature event.

Jim Huppunen of Welland and Ryan Turner of Caistor Centre led the field to the green flag but an early spin at the back of the field brought out the caution forcing a compete restart.

On the restart sixth-place starter Glenn Styres wasted little time getting to the front before the end of the first lap while Brown had a more difficult time moving into contention from his ninth-place starting spot. He made his move into fourth quickly but had a tougher time disposing of Alton's Keith Dempster, point's leader Hoddick and Caistor Centre's Cory Turner before setting his sights on Huppunen and Styres.

Brown and Huppunen waged a torrid battle for second before the Brantford speedster gained the advantage on the low inside line. In the closing laps he was gaining noticeably on the defending divisional champion but fell short in his bid for his second big win at the 3/8th-mile oval this season.

Huppunen, Hoddick and Dempster rounded out the top-five while Cory Turner, Derek Jonathan, Chris Steele, Jamie Turner and Ryan finished in the top-ten.

The win for Styres - his fourth straight A-Main win of the season at Ohsweken and 26th career victory at the track - moved him to within 11 points of leader Hoddick and just five behind Brown in the season's points standings.

With barely enough time to clean the mud off his Sprinter, Mitch and is crew headed east to compete in Patriot Sprint Tour races at Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday before wrapping up his three-day weekend at Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday.

On Saturday night an early lap miscue saw Brown slip off the track through turns one and two in an attempt to snare the lead but he rebounded for a ninth-place finish.

Sunday's PST race at Cornwall Motor Speedway witnessed the Brantford youngster run away with the win in his qualifier then make a strong run in the 25-lap A-Main to finish fourth behind pole sitter Steve Poirier of St. Mathieu, QC, Lee Ladouceur of Alexandria, ON and Glenn Styres of Ohsweken ON. Brown started 6th in the 18-car field

With his weekend efforts Brown is currently third in the Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian Series behind series leader Jason Barney of Brewerton, NY and Jared Zimbardi of Bradford, PA.

JAKE BROWN MOVES TO SECOND IN STRICKLAND'S GMC Crate Sprint Car Division

Jake Brown moved ahead of Ohsweken's Alex Hill in the Strickland's' GMC Crate Sprint Car Division with a sixth-place finish at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. He now trails Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, ON in the standings.

Both brothers will be back in action at Ohsweken Speedway this Friday Night (July 24th) for the track's JIBS Action Sports Christmas In July + Autograph Night.

Mitch Brown Racing is pleased to have Haldex, Pro-Fit Health Club, Sit 'N Bull Tires, Route 54 Gas and Variety, Leitch Performance Engines, Strodes BBQ & Deli, APC, Port Dover Auto Parts, Strodes Express, Bicknell Racing Products, Image Factor, On Dirt Racing News, Brochures etc., Hepner Racing Products, Total Oil Products, Letter-Rip Race Graphics, Bernies Auto Body, DJ Delivery, Green Racing, Village Pizza & Wings and the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs as members of their Sponsorship and Marketing Team

 

 

Allard Picks Up 61st Career Win at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he didn’t lead many laps on Friday night, Jonathan Allard led the one that counted the most as he picked up his fourth consecutive feature event win at the Silver Dollar Speedway before a roller coaster night at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“I really have to give credit to Chase Maidic,” Allard said following his win on Friday night. “He drove a heck of a race, but I think all the laps I have ran at the Silver Dollar Speedway helped me grab the win.”

Friday night saw Allard get off to a great start as he set the standard during qualifying time trials, as he was the only driver to dip into the 11 second bracket during the session.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, ‘JA’ would work his way forward from his fourth starting spot to finish second in the race, and solidify his spot in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the vaunted eight pill, Allard would have his work cut out for him during the 25-lap feature event. Chasing after early race leader, Andy Forsberg, Allard would work his way up to the third spot. Chasing after both Forsberg and Majdic, Allard would take over the second spot as the race leader had trouble.

Now in the second spot, Allard would go to work on Majdic as he was in pursuit of his fourth consecutive win. On the 23rd lap, Allard would dive low in turns one and two, and take the race lead as he led 1 Ĺ laps on this night to claim his 61st career win at the track he calls home.

Heading to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take on the King of the West Series, Allard would time the K&N Products/ButlerBuilt/Amerikote No. 3c machine in fifth fastest. Getting the jump in his heat race, the start would be waived off and Allard would then find himself on the front row for the restart. Not getting the jump, Allard would finish second and miss out on a spot in the nightly Dash.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Allard would work his way forward and into the Top-Five until he was involved in a mid-race incident. Able to restart, Allard would fight his way back to a 14th place finish.

“We just cannot seem to catch a break with the King of the West Series,” Allard said. “We have been in a good spot the last handful of races, and aside from Calistoga, things just have not been going our way. The guys have been working hard, and hopefully we can bounce back this weekend at the Murphy.”

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, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-42, Wins-9, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-26.

ON TAP: Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team will be at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night for a night of King of Kings 360 action before heading to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the 2nd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com , or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Andy Gregg 6th With the King of the West Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a rare start with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg turned in a strong performance in front of his hometown crowd as he finished in the sixth spot.

“We were all really pleased with how the night went,” Gregg said. “We haven’t really raced with 410ci engine all year and we were pretty competitive all night long.”

With 28 cars jamming into the Placerville Speedway pit area on Saturday night, Gregg got his night off to a great start as he timed the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape No. 14R machine in fourth fastest.

Lining up in the second row of the fourth heat, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would finish in the fourth spot, but it was good enough to get the Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards/Goodwin Trucking backed No. 14r machine into the Dash based on his time trial effort.

Pulling the seven pill during the Dash draw, Gregg would race his way to a fifth place finish and put himself in the third row for the 30-lap feature event. Getting off to a very strong start when the race got underway, Gregg would work up into the third spot as he chased after Kyle Hirst and Shane Golobic.

Continuing to run in the third spot for much of the race, a few late double-file restarts would not go his way and he would find himself battling to remain inside the Top-Five as the race came to a close.

Battling with Bud Kaeding and Tyler Walker in the closing laps of the race, Gregg would take the checkered flag in the sixth spot.

“I really have to thank all of my guys and our partners for all of their support and hard work,” Gregg said. “It is a pleasure to drive for this team, and like I said, we are all pleased that our team was able to run well with the King of the West Series.”

Andy and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Toyota, New Gen Landscape Management, Nail It Roofing, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., HJS Consulting, Poor’s Equipment Repair, CTL Forrest Management, K&T Fab, K&N Products, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Factory Kahne Shocks, Hinchman Indy, and Hansen Machine for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Gregg and the Russell Motorsports No. 14r will return to weekly racing action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

String of Bad Luck Continues For Jason Statler

PETERSEN MEDIA- Unfortunately for Jason Statler his string of bad luck followed him to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. Having a good night going, Statler would experience drivetrain issues prior to the race going green, and he would be credited with a 22nd place finish.

“This team seems to have developed a pattern that we need to break in a hurry,” a frustrated Jason Statler said. “The last few weeks we have had really good speed, and have put ourselves in good position for A-main’s but something seems to happen.”

With 28 cars on hand at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Bullring Nationals, Statler would time the DF Rios Motorsports/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body No. 00 machine in 11th fastest.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, ‘The Big Guy’ would jump out into the early lead and pick up the win, as he earned a spot in the Dash aboard his Kaeding Performance/Kistler Racing Engines/Simpson Race Products machine.

Fighting a bit of an engine issues early in the night, Statler and his team made an adjustment prior to the Dash, but they would go the wrong way as the Grass Valley, CA pilot slipped back to finish in the eighth spot.

Following the Dash, Statler and his team would go the other way on their adjustments, and during a pre-race warm up things seemed to be much better for Statler but something in the drivetrain would fail before the green flag flew, and Statler’s night would come to an early end.

“I could not believe it,” Statler said. “The guys worked hard, gave me a good car, and we put ourselves in position for a good finish, but it did not happen. I really want to thank Dave Rios, my crew, and all of our product help for sticking with me through this month. We will be back together and go try to win the Peter Murphy Classic this weekend. This race means a lot to a lot of people, and we would surely love to grab the win.”

Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.

ON TAP: Statler will be in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-0, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @Jason_Statler on twitter or by following @StatlerRacing.

 

 

Wright Runs 13th at Bullring Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- After spending the first part of July competing in 360ci action at the Placerville Speedway, Shawn Wright and his team bolted their 410ci power-plant into the Wright Motorsports No. 99 and took on the KWS Series in Placerville, CA on Saturday night as Wright picked up a 13th place finish.

“We timed in well, and had a really good car in the feature event, but double file restarts just did not go our way,” Wright said.

As the King of the West Series made it’s final start at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, 28 cars would sign into the event as Wright timed the Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood No. 99 machine in seventh fastest.

Starting third in his heat race, the Lodi, CA native was able to race to a second place finish in his heat race and safely transfer into the night’s 30-lap feature event.

Lining up in the sixth row for the feature, Wright had his Wesmar Racing Engines/Super Shox/Larry Davis Farms entry moving in the right direction as he was battling for a top-five position by the 10th lap.

With caution flags flying during the back half of the race, Wright could not seem to catch a break on each double file restart as he would lose position on virtually ever restart.

Battling with some of the regions top drivers, Wright would fight for a position inside the Top-10 as the laps clicked down. Battling with DJ Netto and Jonathan Allard at the end of the race, Wright would take the checkered flag with a 13th place finish.

“I honestly think we had a car that was good enough to finish inside the Top-10,” Wright said. “Restarts did not go our way, and we lost some ground late in the race.”

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, Viking Engineering, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will follow the King of the West Series to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shawn, follow him on Twitter @SCWright99, or click over to http://www.wrightps.com/about-us/community/wright-motor-sports.

 

 

Rilat Runs into Bad Luck During ASCS Gulf South's 14th annual Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 20, 2015) - Travis Rilat scored a runner-up result last weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Unfortunately, bad luck hindered a shot at a victory on Friday and a top five on Saturday during the 14th annual Summer Nationals doubleheader.

"I should have won a couple more races than I have this year and Friday was one of those," he said.

Rilat kicked off the weekend by claiming a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Waco, Texas. That locked him into the feature redraw.

"I sent my 5-year-old to the redraw and she drew the No. 1 so we started on the pole for the main event," he said. "(Michael) McNeil got me the first couple of laps then I was able to get by him maybe a half dozen laps into it. We had a red with seven or eight laps to go. A lap after that restart I lost a cylinder and that dropped me to second."

Rilat's bid for his third win of the season ended because of the mechanical woes, which relegated him to the second-place finish.

He tackled Battleground Speedway the ensuing night, which began with Rilat finishing where he started - fifth - in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

Rilat maneuvered into the top 10 and was closing on a spot inside the top five when another driver made contact with him in the closing laps.

"He was up in the marbles in turn four," Rilat said. "He came out of it and clipped my rear bumper. It sent me into the wall. The nose hit the wall and then the car spun around about three times. It junked the car."

Rilat was unable to finish following the violent crash and was credited with a 16th-place finish.

He will return to Richard Saumure's No. 39c this Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. The duo has recorded a win and three top-five finishes in their last four races, including two fifth-place results at Skagit Speedway.

"They have a great field of cars," he said. "It's going to be tough, but we've consistently ran well at that track. A win would be nice. It always seems like we've been in the top five most of the time there. If we can continue that I think the win is on the way."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (1).

July 18 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 16 (14).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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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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"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team. I really appreciate his support."

Rilat would also like to thank Triple X Race Components, Shark Racing Engines, MDS Boring & Drilling, 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.

 

 

Swindell Charges From 16th to Fourth During CJB Motorsports Debut at Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 20, 2015) - Sammy Swindell enjoyed a successful debut with CJB Motorsports last weekend during the 32 nd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

Swindell recorded a pair of top-five finishes during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader, including a charge from 16th to fourth during Saturday's $50,000-to-win finale.

"It went real well," he said. "The first night we got in and it was pretty good the way it was. We didn't make a lot of changes, just a few small things. We just went from there."

Swindell kicked off the weekend on Friday at the famed half-mile oval by qualifying second quickest in his group.

"It makes a big difference (to qualify well) because unless something really goes bad in your heat race you're locked into the dash," he said. "It makes it a lot easier when you qualify that well and don't have to win your heat race to get in the dash."

Swindell advanced from third to second place in a heat race before repeating the same success in the dash, which started him on the outside of the front row of the Knight Before the Kings Royal main event.

"It all went pretty well until about 12 laps to go and we lost a rocker arm stud so it was down to seven cylinders," he said. "The car was good enough to hang on until we had a late restart. I just couldn't take off and lost a couple of spots. We definitely had a car that would run in the top three and there's not much more you could ask for."

Swindell competed in second place for most of the feature before the mechanical problem cost him three positions late in the race. He ended with a fifth-place result.

Saturday began with Swindell qualifying fourth quickest out of nearly 60 competitors. That lined him up fifth during a heat race where he needed to finish in the top three to lock into the main event. However, a rain delay of more than four hours threw a wrinkle into the remainder of the night.

"When they invert five and you have to win your heat to start up front (in the feature) it makes it really tough," he said. "When you get the kind of cars like we had in my heat it's really tough."

Once racing resumed Swindell maneuvered from his fifth starting position to post a third-place result, which locked him into the 16th starting position for the Kings Royal main event - a race that began around 4 a.m. local time.

"I was able to get a few cars on the start and we kept driving through them," he said. "The car was pretty good where I could run the top, middle or the bottom. We didn't hit it exactly perfect, but it was still really good. I was surprised at all the different lines I could run and still be fast. That made it easier to pass guys. But once you get inside the top 10 most of those guys weren't wanting to give up anything."

Swindell picked up a dozen positions to garner a fourth-place result, which marked his 12th career top five during Kings Royal features.

This week Swindell and CJB Motorsports will tackle the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and Saturday with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (2).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (16).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this (at the Chili Bowl) at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, High Performance Lubricants, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Simpson Race Products, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Racing Engines and Driver Websites for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Grabs Hard Charger Award During Knight Before the Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 20, 2015) - Jason Sides had a solid outing last weekend during the 32nd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

Sides opened the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader on Friday by qualifying 10th quickest out of more than 50 competitors. He then advanced from fourth to third place during a heat race to lock himself into the 20th starting position for the Knight Before the Kings Royal main event.

"We had a good run there," he said. "I think we could rotate the bottom better than everybody else in the feature. We could get on the bottom and get underneath guys. Having a good run gave us some good confidence going into the next night."

Sides maneuvered from 20th to a ninth-place result, which garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars and created momentum leading into Saturday's $50,000-to-win finale.

"The second night I qualified too well," he said. "You'd almost like to be a little slower to start on the front row of a heat race."

Sides timed in 16th quickest during qualifying, which lined him up on the inside of the second row of a heat race. Unfortunately, a massive storm hit the area before the heat races could be contended. That created a delay of more than four hours and a fast track once racing resumed.

"I got hung on the bottom in the grease to start the heat race," he said. "I couldn't move very good and we fell to fifth place."

That relegated him to the B Main, where he started on the outside of the fifth row.

"It was really muddy being behind all those cars," he said. "I lost a couple of spots on the start and then got going. It was just a circumstance of the weather."

Sides finished eighth in the consolation race to miss a transfer into the main event.

He is slated to compete this Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws as the 'Month of Money' is underway.

"It's going to be good this whole month through the Knoxville Nationals," he said. "I think it will turn out nice."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (20).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 8 (10).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 28 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., 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

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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.

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"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, Clean Seal, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, FSR Radiators, East Coast Logistics, Jim Schuhknecht, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

Big Game Motorsports Posts Pair of Podiums During Twin Features Night at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports extended its podium streak to 10 consecutive races following a pair of top-three finishes by Danny Lasoski last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

With the results on Twin Features Night the Muddy backed team now leads the championship standings by 302 points with four points races remaining at the famed half-mile oval.

"Any time you can get a podium at Knoxville it's a pretty good night," Lasoski said. "We were wanting to win both. I don't think I've done that since 1996. In today's racing it's tough because everyone has good engines and good race cars."

Lasoski, who is the only driver to sweep Twin Features Night twice during his career (he also did it in 1990), kicked off the event by qualifying second quickest. He then charged from sixth to win a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the first main event.

"I didn't do a very good job," he said. "I made some bad race decisions. The first race was 100 percent driver error."

Lasoski battled for the lead throughout the main event before ending third. However, he was credited with a runner-up result after the winner was disqualified.

The Muddy sponsored sprint car lined up on the outside of the seventh row for the second feature since it was inverted by cars finishing on the lead lap during the first main event.

"We came in and made some adjustments for the second one," he said. "With that race and format the first five or six laps I was very, very aware because back in there anything can happen and usually does. I didn't really start charging until about five or six laps in. By the time I got to third the front two guys got away from us."

Lasoski maneuvered from his 14th starting position to post a third-place finish. It marked the 21st top five of the season for the team, which will tackle the FVP National Sprint League Speedweek this week with races on Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa; Wednesday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa; Thursday at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn.; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. The team will also return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"We're going in just like any race," he said. "We'll try to go to Britt and win the race. After Tuesday is over we'll worry about Wednesday. We have a really good team. Those guys work their tails off at the shop. It's been really hot out here and seeing how hard the crew works gives me that extra motivation to sweat it out with them."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature #1: 2 (2); Feature #2: 3 (14).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 7 wins, 21 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa; Wednesday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa; Thursday at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn.; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the FVP National Sprint League and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of the first win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 9: https://youtu.be/iOzKaSjcrMA

Here is a highlights video of the World of Outlaws victory at I-80 Speedway on June 5: https://youtu.be/1EE8dc2q4iY

Here are highlights of a win at Knoxville Raceway on June 6: https://youtu.be/xjmEi-hGvO8

Here are highlights of the victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 27: https://youtu.be/t8-ugw6evC8

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Parker Price-Miller Lands in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Parker Price-Miller closed out a very long weekend of racing by picking up a win on Sunday night at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI with the IRA Sprints.

“We have had a couple of tough weekends of racing, so it was great to get back in victory lane, especially with my new crew chief,” Parker Price-Miller said.

Opting to call it a night early on Saturday night at the Kings Royal with all of the weather delay’s and a couple of other issues, Price-Miller and his team headed to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night.

Timing the PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels No. 9p machine in fourth fastest during qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would finish sixth during his heat race.

With an inversion setting the field for the feature event, the eight was drawn, and the Kokomo, IN driver would line up in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Using the low-line in turns one and two, and the high, scary side in turns three and four, Price-Miller worked his way into the fifth spot on the first lap, as he had a very strong car on his night.

Continuing to show patients on the tight confines of the Angell Park Speedway, Price Miller would work into the second spot on the eighth lap as he began to stalk Mike Reinke.

Following a lap 17 restart, Price-Miller would keep pace with the race leader, as the lead duo found themselves in thick traffic. On the 25th lap, ‘The Law Firm’ would make the right call in traffic as he surged into the top spot.

Though the race would be slowed with just a few laps left, Price-Miller would not be denied on this night as he raced his way to the victory.

“We have been close at Sun Prairie a few times, and it is really cool to get a win at the track with a winged car,” Price-Miller added. “We have an All Stars Vs IRA showdown coming up and hopefully we can grab another win.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 47, Wins- 6, Top 5’s- 12, Top 10’s- 16

ON TAP: Price-Miller will be at the Hartford Motor Speedway on Friday night and the Wilmot Raceway on Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

Peterson Third at Rough and Tumble Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Matt Peterson returned to the seat of his Peterson Racing No. p37 machine on Saturday night after week off and picked up a third place finish on a very rough and tumble racing surface at the Marysville Raceway.

“It was a tricky surface, but Brian Cannon and my guys really worked hard to give me a strong racecar all night,” Matt Peterson said.

With 24 winged 360’s checked into the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, Peterson opened his night up by timing the V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales backed No. p37 machine in fifth fastest.

Picking up a fifth place finish in his heat race, Peterson would earn a spot in the Top-8 redraw where the seven pill would see him take the green flag out of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

Patiently working his way around a very tricky Marysville Raceway, Peterson was into the Top-Five in just a few laps as he had his sights set on Jeremy Burt and Kenny Allen who raced in front of him.

A restart with just six markers to go saw Peterson make a big move to jump into the third spot as he would go after the lead duo of Justin Sanders and Justyn Cox. As the leaders go into traffic on the 22nd lap, Peterson would look to take advantage of any opening he could find as traffic was tough on this night.

Unable to get to Sanders and Cox, Peterson would close his night out with a very strong third place effort.

“It was a really good night for us, and it felt good to run up front and get a good finish,” Peterson said. “We have had some really tough luck during much of the season, so hopefully we can build off of this finish and have a nice summer run.”

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-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Peterson will be at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

White 5th at Lawton Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending her weekend taking on the ASCS Red River Region at the Creek County Speedway and Lawton Speedway, Harli White would rebound from a Friday night flip to finish fifth at the Lawton Speedway on Saturday night.

“We had really good speed during both nights, but fortunately we got taken out on Friday night,” White said. “My team worked really hard and on Saturday we were fast again, and ended up with a good finish.”

Kicking her weekend off on Friday, the Lindsay, OK driver would pull a high pill during he draw and would line her MVT/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil No. 17w machine up in the fourth row of her heat race.

With the track locked down and fast on this night, White would pick up three spots during her heat, and a fourth place finish would make her eligible for the redraw.

Pulling the two pill, White would line up on the front row of the feature event but as the track continued to slick off she would lose some positions as she fell back to the seventh spot before a caution flew, and slowed the pace of the race.

Able to calm down and get her wing moved back to tighten her car up, White would pick up a few positions as she settled into the Top-Five. At the race’s halfway point, White fell victim to an errant slide-job attempt and her machine would get upside down and her night would come to an end.

Fortunately the damage to her entry was light, and the crew was able to make the necessary repairs during the day on Saturday to get White race ready for Saturday night’s event at the Lawton Speedway.

Lining up third in her heat race, White would do what she could to get to the cushion in a hurry as she would maintain the third spot when the checkered flag flew on her heat.

Finding herself in the sixth row for the feature event, White would avoid near disaster in the early stages of the race as she avoided a three-car wreck and moved into the Top-10.

With the track slick to the cushion, White would make headway by sliding up in front of her competitors in in turn one and was able to work up to the fourth spot.

Showing her nose on a few restarts, the drivers ahead of her would drop down to the low side of the speedway and halt her progress. In the closing laps of the race, the track would take rubber and though she would find it early at one end of the track, she would not find it in time at the other end of the track and slip back one spot and finish fifth.

“I was really pleased with how our car was all weekend long,” White said. “We are getting closer to a win, and we are definitely gaining every week I feel.”

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 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: White will again be in action with the ASCS Red River Region this weekend as he takes to the Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday night at he Longdale Speedway on Saturday.

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

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Lasoski Leads Mark Burch Motorsports to First Win of Season at Sioux Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FAIRMONT, Minn. (July 20, 2015) - Mark Burch Motorsports earned its first victory of the season last week during the JSTS Speedweek.

Danny Lasoski piloted the team to the win on Wednesday at Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa, to kick off three straight nights of racing.

"Mark and I haven't had the opportunity to race much this year and the two times we did we had terrible luck," he said. "A victory was gratifying to say the least. Mark works his butt off. To be able to get a victory with him was great."

The event began with Lasoski maneuvering from sixth to win a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"Gregg Bakker got a good start and I had to work for it," he said. "He was running the middle and I got to rolling the top. The race car was phenomenal and they did a great job on the race track to give us a top and a bottom."

Lasoski took the lead before the midpoint of the feature and he cruised to the win, which was the 11th with Mark Burch Motorsports since the start of the 2013 season.

The team ventured to Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn., the ensuing night, when Lasoski won a heat race from the pole position. After starting on the outside of the third row of the main event Lasoski battled for a top five before he posted a fifth-place result.

"We weren't very good," he said. "We ran top five, but that's not saying much. We left a lot out there."

The week concluded on Friday at Fairmont Raceway, where Lasoski advanced from fifth to second place during a heat race. He then started the feature on the inside of the second row during his debut at the track.

"We were in the game the whole time," he said. "I passed (Scott Winters) for second place and the caution came out. That put me behind him for the restart. Then the track laid rubber about five or six laps in. I was able to slip by him for second, but the leader had a big lead by that point."

Lasoski maintained second place for the remainder of the race, which gave the team its third top five in as many races last week.

"I would like to thank everyone who showed up at the various tracks to help us this week," Burch said. "No matter where we went we had old and new friends there to help us out and I really appreciate it! Sincere thanks goes out to Ryan Hargan, Ken Netsch, Asa South and Nate from Team Muddy. Also special thanks to Gabby Lusk for the Pork Chops and the JSTS for the hospitality."

Mark Burch Motorsports will return to competition Aug. 6-8 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (2).

July 16 - Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (6).

July 17 - Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-8 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Huggins Cams

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"Steve Huggins has in excess of 40 years grinding performance racing camshafts," Burch said. "He has been grinding cams for us since we brought our 360 engine program in house back in 1999. One thing I like about working with Steve is that even after all of these years of working on cams, he is extremely passionate about winning. He will do whatever he can to find the right camshaft that will work with your engine combination, chassis and driver. There is probably no part less expensive in an engine that has a greater impact on the performance then the camshaft. Steve takes great pride in his work and we take great pride in running his cams. Steve's experience and communication of feedback is critical to our success. We're proud to fly the Huggins Cams banner at Mark Burch Motorsports."

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

 


Wild Ending To Macedo’s Bullring Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the King of the West Series point lead into the Bullring Nationals at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Carson Macedo saw a great night take a turn for the worst during the 30-lap feature event.

“We had an awesome night going, and then the feature event came around, and anything that could go wrong, did,” Macedo explained.

With 28 cars filling up the pit area for the King of the West Series’ final event of the season at the famed Placerville Speedway, Macedo kicked his night off by getting the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./WFO Apparel No. 21x machine timed in fastest overall during qualifications.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver drew the one for the Dash, and went on to pick up the Dash win to earn the right to lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event aboard the Executive Auto Sales/Tachi Palace and Casino/Pabco Gypsum backed machine.

Sharing the front row with Kyle Hirst, Macedo would not get off to the start he was looking for as he slipped to fourth in the early goings of the feature event. Chasing after Hirst and Shane Golobic, Macedo would look to capitalize on Golobic’s misfortune. As Golobic slowed, Macedo was on the inside of him and with Golobic veering to the infield, contact ensued and Macedo was forced into the work area.

With his crew doing what they could to get Macedo’s machine on the track, Macedo would make the call to restart, but his machine was still beat up. From the back of the pack, Macedo would do what he could to fight forward.

In the closing laps of the race Macedo ran in the 15th spot, and was just looking to finish, but as he came to the checkered flag contact ensued with another car and his machine got upside down, and he came up short of the finish line, and ended up with a 17th place finish.

“It was just a tough way to end what started out as such a good night,” Macedo added. “I really have to thank this entire team for working so hard, and giving me such a strong car, again.”

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

ON TAP: Macedo will be back aboard his Tarlton Racing machine this Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-8

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DJ Netto 11th at Placerville Speedway With KWS 

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the last few years, DJ Netto has seemed to have a love-hate relationship with the Placerville Speedway as luck and results have never have gone his way. Saturday was more of the same for the Hanford, CA driver as he would finish in the 11th spot with the King of the West Series.

“Placerville Speedway seems to have my number, “ DJ Netto said. “I either have horrible luck, or we just don’t seem to have a handle on things, and on Saturday we just missed it in the feature.”

Heading north to Placerville, CA on Saturday night, Netto would time his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/King Racing Products No. 88n machine 16th fastest, just making the heat race inversion.

Starting on the front row of his heat, Netto would slip back to the second spot as he looked to get into the top spot and earn a Dash berth. Unable to do so, Netto would finish second, and line up in the 15th spot for the 30-lap A Main Event.

On an extremely slick Placerville Speedway, Netto would have his hands full, as his car was a little too free for his liking on this night. Still doing what he could through the duration of the race, Netto would work his way forward aboard the Bogies Auto Parts/Penny Newman Grain/Vande Pol Enterprises as the laps clicked down.

Flirting with a Top-10 finish on this night, Netto would close his night out as he took the Ed Entz checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

“We just did not go far enough when we tightened up, and it made things tricky,” Netto said. “When you start that far back you have to be able to move through traffic, and you walk a fine line. We would have like to have done better, but we will turn our focus to this weekend and see if we can get back to victory lane.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, King Racing Products, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Netto will be at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night for the third round of the ‘Battle For the Milk Can’ before heading to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the 2nd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10

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

 

Dakota Hendrickson And Van Dyke Motorsports Record Trio of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Week by week, Dakota Hendrickson and his Van Dyke Motorsports team continue to gain traction, and last week the team put together three strong night’s of racing as Hendrickson picked up three Top-10 finishes.

“Week after week we continue to get stronger as a team, and I am excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for us,” Hendrickson noted.

Attacking the I-80 Speedway on Thursday night in Greenwood, NE, Hendrickson would record a third place finish in heat race action aboard his Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks No. 5v machine, and transfer into the feature event.

Lining up in the sixth row for the ‘A’, Hendrickson would fight all race long to stay afloat in the Top-10. Working into the ninth spot during a late green flag run, Hendrickson would take the checkered flag in ninth as the team then set their sights on the Bloomfield Speedway with the Sprint Invaders.

A tough heat race draw saw the Omaha, NE pilot line up in the fourth row of his heat race. With a strong Van Dyke Motorsports entry underneath him, Hendrickson would work his way forward to record a fifth place finish.

Gridding the field from the 13th starting position during the Sprint Invaders feature event, Hendrickson would continue to move forward just as he did in his heat race. Able to put his machine where he needed to in traffic, Hendrickson would advance seven positions on Friday night to finish in the sixth spot.

Returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, Hendrickson would time in 10th fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Finding himself on the front row of the feature event, Hendrickson would settle into the second spot as he chased after early leader, Billy Alley. Continuing to hold the second spot for the first six laps, Hendrickson would fall to third on the seventh lap as Justin Henderson was able to get by him.

Battling with Ian Madsen and Clint Garner late in the race, Hendrickson would do what he could to keep pace with a four pack of former speedway champions as he was able to hold on to a fifth place finish.

“Harley and Carson have been amazing to work with, and I am looking forward to racing with them this week on fiver different occasions.

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 33, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Hendrickson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team are set for NSL Speedweek. They will be in action in Britt, IA on Tuesday, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Jackson MN on Thursday, Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday.

 

 

Scelzi Reclaims King of the West Championship Lead Following Top Five at Placerville

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (July 20, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi is back on top of the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series championship standings following a fourth-place finish last Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

"Whenever you go to Placerville it's a toss-up whether you'll do good or bad," he said. "I've been there a lot where we've qualified bad and had to work from the back to the front. Saturday went smooth from the get-go, which was huge for the team as well as in the points."

Scelzi opened the event by qualifying second quickest around the bullring.

"We started off strong," he said. "We were the first car out and had a really good lap. We were very close to our second quick time of the year, which I was thrilled about."

Scelzi then finished fourth in a heat race to lock himself in the dash, which he started on the outside of the third row.

"In the dash we got up to fifth and were fighting for fourth," he said. "I hit the cushion wrong and ended up falling back to seventh."

That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"In the main I worked the bottom for the first half of the race," he said. "Toward the last few laps I started working the top in turns three and four and then the top all around the track. I got up to third a couple of times, but wasn't able to keep it. I'm thrilled with a fourth-place finish."

Scelzi's fourth-place result was his 11th top five of the season. It also marked his 15th top-10 finish in his last 16 races.

He is slated to compete this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West.

Additionally, Scelzi and his brother, Giovanni, were featured in a July 18 article by the Fresno Bee about several young and upcoming racers from the area who are working to achieve lofty dreams as professional drivers.

Here is a link to the article: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/article27675622.html

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 7 (6); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

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"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

Wheatley Back in Action for First Time in Three Months This Weekend at Skagit

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (July 20, 2015) - Austen Wheatley will return to his sprint car for the first time in more than three months this weekend at Skagit Speedway.

Wheatley is set to compete this Friday and Saturday during the 26th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals at the high-banked track.

"I think it will be cool because it will be the first time out in our KPC Chassis," he said. "We made the swap this summer and I'm excited to race with KPC."

The $10,000-to-win Summer Nationals will be Wheatley's first race since April 18, when he was running second during a 410ci sprint car event at Skagit Speedway before a mechanical problem sidelined him early.

It will also be his first 360ci race since the Trophy Cup last October.

"There's no doubt in my mind that we can win it," he said. "The 360 stuff is so different than the 410 stuff, especially at Skagit. The last time I was in a 360 there I felt like momentum was key. It was easy to lose it and hard to make it. However, Skagit is probably the most comfortable track in the country for me. I feel like I could not race there for five years and pick up where I left off."

Wheatley has finished in the top 10 during eight of his nine races at Skagit Speedway the past two years.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 26th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

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.

 

Roller Coaster Weekend for Lunstra Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Last weekend was a roller coaster weekend for the Lunstra Motorsports team. After celebrating what they thought was their first win at the Knoxville Raceway with Tim Kaeding on Saturday night, the team would be disqualified for an illegal muffler, before finishing second at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night with Clint Garner at the helm of the No. 3 car.

“We had a great run on Saturday night, but our muffler did not comply with the Knoxville Raceway rules, and we want to apologize to all of our fans and supporters,” Tim Kaeding said. “I am as disappointed as anyone, but unfortunately as a team, we didn’t catch it and we were forced to pay the price.”

Taking to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for twin-feature night, Kaeding would get the night started by timing the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford No. 3 machine timed in third fastest in time trials.

Following a fifth place finish in his heat race, the San Jose, CA driver would line up in the third spot. Over the first five laps of the race, TK would fight for the third spot with Justin Henderson before Tk slipped to fourth in what was a non-stop feature event.

Getting into traffic, Kaeding would work back into third with just five laps to go in the feature event. On the 19th circuit he would get by Knoxville ace, Danny Lasoski to take over the second spot, and with the white flag in the air would get by Brian Brown getting into turns one and two to take the lead and score his first win of the season at the track.

After the race was complete, it was found that Kaeding’s muffler did not comply with the Knoxville Raceway and he was stripped of the win and the sixth place effort in the second feature.

With Kaeding needing to tend so a personal issue in his native California, the team went to veteran driver, Clint Garner, to pilot their machine on Sunday night at the Huset’s Speedway.

With Garner timing in third fastest in time trials, he would then finish sixth in his heat race, and line up in the second row of the feature event.

Battling with Matt Juhl in the early stages of the race for the second spot, Garner would eventually take over the spot for good, as he looked to put Lunstra Motorsports in victory lane for the second consecutive week at the Huset’s Speedway.

Getting alongside race leader, Logan Forler, in the final laps, Garner would come up just short in finish in the second spot.

The entire Lunstra Motorsports team would like to extend a ‘Thank You’ to Clint Garner for filling in on Sunday night, and running a very strong race.

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Sioux Falls Ford, Yager Agriculture Supply, EMI, Matt’s Repair, Octane Ink, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team now look ahead to NSL Speedweek that kicks off on Tuesday night at the Hancock County Speedway, Wednesday night at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Thursday night at the Jackson Speedway, Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway and Sunday night at the Huset’s Speedway.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-3, Top-5’s-12, Top-10’s-23

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.

 

Johnson Unable to Overcome High Pill Draw on Tough Track at Placerville

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (July 20, 2015) - Chase Johnson got off to a rough start last Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

Johnson kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event by drawing a high number during the pill draw, which sent him out late to qualify in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car.

"We pulled a 94 out of 100 and when you go to Placerville you want to be the very first car on the track," he said. "We were the second-to-last car on the track. The track really slowed down. We fought all night trying to get out of the hole we were in. That's how it goes sometimes."

Johnson qualified 23rd quickest around the bullring, which lined him up on the outside of the third row of a heat race. Unfortunately, he pulled off the track early during the heat and was relegated to the B Main.

"We really didn't find much speed and forward bite until the B Main when the track got wider," he said. "We transferred out of the B and then we stayed clean for a good 29 out of 30 laps in the main event."

Johnson, who finished fifth in the consolation race to earn a transfer, rallied from his 21st starting position in the feature to inside the top 15 on the tricky track before a late-race crash.

"Coming to the checkered flag out of turn four we were running 14th and the guy in front of me got a little over his head and lost his car," he said. "He drove down the track and collected me. It was a bummer to end the night that way, but sometimes you have to expect that at Placerville because of how small and tight it is."

Johnson was credited with a 16th-place result.

He will return to King of the West competition this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic.

"I always love going to Tulare," he said. "I really like that track. I'm excited to get to the Peter Murphy Classic. This will be my first year running it. Peter is a really good guy. I can't wait to see what he's been working on all year long."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has 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 - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Herrera Victorious at Billings Motorsports Park with ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 20, 2015) - Johnny Herrera has hit his stride as the summer is heating up across the country.

Herrera has recorded five straight top-four finishes, including two last weekend in Montana with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's a good time to get rolling good and get momentum going," he said. "We have the momentum and want to continue it. Everything is headed in the right direction."

Herrera kicked off the doubleheader last Friday by advancing from sixth to third place during his heat race at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"It was kind of a locked-down race track," he said. "We had some rain showers delay us during the night. I got a couple positions on the start and then fell in line. We had a good car and I was happy how it turned out."

Herrera ended with a fourth-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park, where Herrera maneuvered from fourth to second place during a heat race to advance into the feature redraw. This time he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"There was an incident on the opening lap so we had to criss-cross to restart the race, which lined me up on the outside of the front row," he said. "I got the lead off the bat. We had a really good race car. I had a straightaway lead at one time and I got into lapped traffic and got slowed down."

Herrera's sizeable advantage disappeared in traffic during the closing laps.

"We were racing three and four wide," he said. "(Aaron) Reutzel put a slider on me at one time. I drove back underneath him."

A late caution allowed Herrera to have clear track and he maintained the top spot during the final stage of the race for his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win in the last three races.

"Racing with Aaron, Wayne (Johnson), Seth (Bergman), you have to run hard the whole race," he said. "You can't take a breather. You try to be a little cautious with lapped cars, but you have to push it every lap."

Herrera, who ranks second in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, will make his debut at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo., on Wednesday before racing on Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (6).

July 18 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 4 wins, 15 top fives, 21 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo., and Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Herrera 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.

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Competition Suspension Inc.

Competition Suspension Inc., which is located in Brownsburg, Ind., has spent many years developing valving combinations to improve the overall performance of race cars. The company has knowledge in many different disciplines of racing. For more information, visit http://www.CSIShocks.com.

"I think I've been with CSI since Garrett Andrews started the company," he said. "They are very knowledgeable and professional and do a great job."

Herrera would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Print Place, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Bevins, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash and Smiley's 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.

 

Colby Carter Looks To Revisit Victory Lane At BMD Miner's Night

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- It's hard to believe that Colby Carter is in just his second year of Sprint Cars. Previous experience for the Cottage Grove pilot was a season in Kage Karts and that was several years prior to his 2014 debut. Since getting his first crack in the Huddle Automotive Repair/Royal Flush Environmental Services/Oregon West RV/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Astro Titanium/Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Drummond Automotive Machine #71 XXX he has put together two wins in less than two years behind the wheel.

“I thinks it been a pretty fair year,” said Carter, “I haven't really finished past third during the main events even though some nights we've started deep. I've been finding my way to front each race.”

In six starts Colby has finished in the top five on five occasions and was victorious on May 16th. Last week he was second in the feature. He will look to improve off of that performance to get his second victory of 2015 at BMD Miner's Night on July 18th.

“I'm definitely trying to find victory lane again,” he would continue, “if I'm not in the front I'm going to be coming for it.”

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, 5 & Under FREE, and a Family Pass (consisting of two adults and up to four youths) is $35.00. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

 

Alberding Enters Coos Bay Event As NWWT Point Leader

By Ben DeatherageCoos Bay, Oregon- When the Northwest Wingless Tour pay a visit to Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday July 18th Tim Alberding enters atop the point chart for the Northwest Wingless Tour. Alberding, from Salem, has had an amazing 2015 season by picking up his first career series win at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington on May 16th. He would back up that victory on June 20th at Sunset Speedway Park.

“Honestly I feel like I've been pretty lucky this year,” said Alberding, “we really didn't change anything from last year. We've had some good starting positions and have been able to cut through traffic.”

Tim is a former Oregon Double Shot Series champion with and without the wing. In 2010 he was crowned the Cottage Grove Speedway Non-Wing champion. He still drives the family owned Alberding Racing #52 Maxim and is experiencing his first multi-feature win season.

“I'd love another win because we've never won there (Coos Bay),” continued Alberding, “but I don't want to screw anything up. I want to keep everything in one piece and roll it in the trailer to finish out the year.”

Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to begin around 6:30. For more information log on to www.coosbayspeedway.us. For the latest news regarding the Northwest Wingless Tour log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “Like” the Northwest Wingless Tour Facebook page.

Additional Information: 2015 Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule May 9th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Kyle Miller May 16th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Tim Alberding June 13th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Mike Romig June 20th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Tim Alberding June 27th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Cooper Desbiens July 18th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon August 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon August 22nd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon September 12th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Former Northwest Wingless Tour Champions 2009- Kyle Miller 2010- Theo McCarty 2011- Corey Esteban 2012- Bill Winsley 2013- Rob Lindsey 2014- Brad Rhodes

Northwest Wingless Tour All-Time Win List (2009-Current) Kyle Miller- 20 Bill Winsley- 4 Gary Davis- 3 Reece Goetz Steve Vague Tim Alberding- 2 Colin Baker Kyler Barraza Roger Crockett Mitch Hoffses Sterling Kane Evan Margeson Theo McCarty Mark Nichols Mike Romig Jeff Bell- 1 Seth Bergman Ryan Bothwell Cooper Desbiens Shane Fortť Jake Gilman J.J. Hickle Sean Johnson Kyle Mehner Shawn Rice Travis Rilat Dale Smith Jesse Thistle Tony Thomas Guy Weedman

Past Northwest Wingless Tour Main Event Winners At Coos Bay Speedway: 2014- Colin Baker on August 16th 2011- Steve Vague on June 4th, Steve Vague on August 6th

 

 

Lindsay Barney Looks To Gain Some Experience At NWWT Coos Bay Event

By Ben Deatherage Coos Bay, Oregon- On Saturday July 18th the Northwest Wingless Tour will invade Coos Bay Speedway. One of the drivers that will be in the field is teenager Lindsay Barney from Eagle Creek. The rising junior at Estacada High School will make her second career Sprint Car start after racing with the Oregon Double Shot Series last weekend at Madras Speedway. Barney will pilot the Herz Precision Parts/Wolverine Chassis/Roy Montgomery Trucking/Voitech Motors/J.A.B. Motorsports #1 Eagle for car owner Tony Thomas.

“It was a pretty good experience,” commented Barney, “I just tagged the back but made a couple of passes and finished eighth.”

Lindsay Barney is no stranger when it comes to success in racing. She is a two-time National ľ Midget Champion and has won several regional and track titles over the years. She is also the two-time and defending Salem Indoor Speedway Micro Sprint champion. Some of her goals this weekend at Coos Bay?

“I just want to go out there and turn some laps,” Lindsay would continue to say, “if I can make some passes that would be great but we are out there for seat time.”

Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to begin around 6:30. For more information log on to www.coosbayspeedway.us. For the latest news regarding the Northwest Wingless Tour log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “Like” the Northwest Wingless Tour Facebook page.

Additional Information: 2015 Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule May 9th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Kyle Miller May 16th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Tim Alberding June 13th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Mike Romig June 20th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Tim Alberding June 27th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Cooper Desbiens July 18th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon August 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon August 22nd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon September 12th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Former Northwest Wingless Tour Champions 2009- Kyle Miller 2010- Theo McCarty 2011- Corey Esteban 2012- Bill Winsley 2013- Rob Lindsey 2014- Brad Rhodes

 

 

World of Outlaws By the Numbers: Brockville Ontario Speedway

BROCKVILLE, Ontario — July 16, 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will visit Brockville Ontario Speedway in Canada for the first time in four years on Friday, July 31, as a full night of racing awaits. The series has competed just once at the three-eighths-mile, with that coming in 2011, when Paul McMahan picked up the win. A stout field of competitors, led by six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, will be in action. Other contenders include Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman among others. In total, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will contest five races in Canada this season, with the event at Brockville being the second. As a very competitive season continues, here are a few numbers to ponder as the World of Outlaws head to Brockville Ontario Speedway on Friday, July 31.

By the Numbers: Brockville Ontario Speedway

0.375- Miles around Brockville Ontario Speedway

2- Races in Ontario this season for the World of Outlaws

3- Canadian provinces the World of Outlaws race in this year

4- Laps led by Paul McMahan en route to winning at Brockville in 2011

5- Total nights of racing in Canada in 2015 for the series, in three different provinces

8- Drivers competing full-time with the series in 2015 that will be making their debut at Brockville Ontario Speedway

10.923- Track record at Brockville Ontario Speedway set by Jason Meyers in 2011

13- Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2015

20- Wins this season for Donny Schatz through July 12 to lead the series

25- Drivers that competed in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Brockville in 2011

35- Laps tentatively scheduled for the main event on Friday, July 31

271- Miles from Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, where the World of Outlaws compete on July 28 to Brockville Ontario Speedway

2011- Year the World of Outlaws made their debut at Brockville Ontario Speedway

10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on Friday, July 31

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Brockville Ontario Speedway on Friday, July 31, can be purchased by calling the track at 613-345-6324.

For more information on tickets, visit http://brockvillespeedway.com/events/world-of-outlaws.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

MURRELL DISTRIBUTION LOCKED IN FOR ANOTHER SEASON

Official Release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport July 17, 2015

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport is excited to announce that Murrell Distribution has re-joined, and stepped up their involvement with Toby Bellbowen Motorsport for the 2015/16 racing season.

In what is great news for the team, Murrell Distribution, which is based on Fyshwick, ACT, is backing Toby and the team for a full-on assault of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship and other events.

Owners, Peter and Sue Murrell have been in business since 1984, starting with print media in Canberra and surrounds, spreading to general freight in the late 1990s. Son Pete, who works on the crew and is married to Toby’s sister Marnie, became involved in the family run business in 2005 and the business now runs 34 vehicles from one tonne Utes through to B-Doubles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the eastern seaboard.

"Our family business is run similar to Toby's race team,” Peter said. “Great things can be achieved through hard work and dedication, and we can see Toby applies truckloads of that."

"Being involved with a travelling race team provides an outlet of exposure for our business, whilst it assists Toby's ambitions at the same time - which we are very proud to support."

Toby is also looking forward to the partnership evolving this season.

"I'm proud to be able to represent Murrell Distribution because of who they are. To have people like Peter and Sue want to invest in our team is something I take pride in."

"There's an enormous amount of hard work and dedication that goes into performing well on track, and we simply wouldn't be able to do the racing we do without support like theirs. Having Murrell Distribution on-board enables us to compete at the highly-anticipated USC shows, and I can't wait to get the ball rolling."

As the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship begins to gain momentum, there will be more exciting news released in coming weeks. Make sure you stay tuned!

 

 

Going Up Against The All Stars

7-3-15 The Fourth of July weekend lead us to a double header at Mercer Raceway with the All Star Circuit of Champions. We started the night off with a solid qualifying lap just outside of the top 10. We had to line up 5th to start the heat and that's where we finished. After we worked to get the car dialed in and running better, we had to start 18th in the A Main. At the start of the race we got after it and started passing cars. The car was hooked up on a race track that is always tough to pass on. By lap 23 we worked our way up to 9th and were racing Ryan Smith for 8th. On lap 23 the left rear shock broke and we ended up finishing 11th. It was a bummer but we were on a mission and turned some heads.

7-4-15 Night number 2 started out the same. We qualified the same but started 2nd in the heat. We were holding onto 2nd when Cody snuck passed me. We had to start 15th in the A Main and we finished 13th. There wasn't much passing at all, it was a pretty much one line.

7-11-15 The Lou Blaney Memorial brought in a lot of tough cars for the All Star race at Sharon Speedway. We started the night off strong. We went out toward the end to qualify on a very dry slick track and ripped a 14th quick lap out of 42 cars. That lined us up 2nd in the heat. I was in a dash transfer spot when I got a right rear slammed into my left front, punting me out of 2nd place. We had the car dialed in and was really excited about how good we were running with our smaller motor. We lined up to start the A main 19th, right behind Dave Blaney. We worked our way up to 15th but got passed on the last lap to finish 16th. We are so excited that we have got the car working so well. For us to be performing well with the All stars, with a dash-12 motor shows how good the car is working. We are still looking for some extra sponsorship so we can go pick up our big motor. Please let us know if anyone knows of anyone we could get a hold of to talk about sponsorship. We still have a spot on the hood for a company to advertise on.

 

 

TSR ANNOUNCES INSTAGRAM PROMOTION FEATURING BRAND APPAREL LINE

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) announced today an Instagram focused social media campaign in conjunction with Knoxville Raceway. The promotion focuses on race fans showing their TSR pride by tagging both TSR and Knoxville Raceway in their Instagram photos featuring images of themselves and/or others in TSR brand merchandise. Fans that post and include the tags will be eligible to win a set of tickets to the 2015 Knoxville Nationals and a grand prize swag pack from TSR.

The first portion of the promotion will run from July 17 – August 7, 2015. During that time, one (1) winner each week will be selected to win a pair of grandstand tickets to the 2015 Knoxville Nationals. The tickets will be for use on either Aug. 12 (Wed.) or Aug. 13 (Thus.) during the 2015 Knoxville Nationals.

The promotion will end at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, with one lucky fan chosen to receive a prize pack containing up to $500 of TSR brand apparel. The VIP package winner will be notified on or about November 10, 2015, following the conclusion of the 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season.

In February of 2015, TSR introduced a brand line of fan apparel through the Official Tony Stewart Store in Indianapolis, Ind. The items eligible for inclusion in the contest can be found at the link below.

www.tonystewartstore.com/page/tsr14dirt

Fans are encouraged to check back often for additional items that will be added as the season progresses. The latest brand items will also be available at the Tony Stewart Racing merchandise trailer at Eldora Speedway.

In order to be eligible for consideration, the following guidelines must be followed:

∑ Must be a United States resident.

∑ Photographs must be respectful. Nudity, profanity and derogatory images will not be eligible.

∑ Image must feature a TSR brand item from those available at the Tony Stewart Store.

∑ TSR and Knoxville Raceway Instagram accounts @TonyStewart_Rcg and @KnoxvilleRaceway must be tagged in the images.

∑ By submitting images (tagging) fans agree that photos may be shared.

 

 

Midseason Championships on Tap July 18 at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (July 16, 2015): Mercer Raceway Park will present the Midseason Championships on Saturday, July 18. In addition, the event will be the annual Race for the Cure Night, presented by the American Cancer Society. All cancer survivors will be admitted free of charge.

Each division that makes up the Saturday Night Live! racing program will crown a Midseason Champion. And, because double points will be on the line, a strong showing could propel the winners toward the coveted points title. Or, conversely, a bad run could frustrate a racer's efforts in the title chase.

In the Midseason Championships, the top drivers will get to start near the front of the field. The twelve top qualifiers will line-up according to their current rankings. So, if the points leader makes the cut, he will get the pole position.

In several of the classes, the Midseason Championships could have a big impact on the quest for the season's title.

The 410 Sprint Car division, presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels, is one such class. Brandon Matus currently leads the way, but he has three others nipping at his heels. Eric Williams, the defending champion, is just one point behind. Jack Sodeman, Jr., a former title holder himself, is two points back. Adam Kekich, who won the season opener and who is looking for his first crown, trails his good buddy, Matus, by three markers. Rod George, is still within shooting distance as well. George, too, is a former kingpin in the Sprint Car ranks.

Scott Priester will be looking for his first win of the season, and red hot Dan Kuriger will try to carry over his recent successes to Mercer Raceway Park. A.J. Flick has been consistent in his sophomore season, and divisional rookie, Jim Morris, are others who want to make their marks. And, don't forget Brent Matus, Francis Sesco, Davey Jones, and many more!

In the Mini Stock class, there is another heated contest. The duo of Caleb Hickok and Michael Thompson have driven to a three point advantage over Tyler Fulton. A pair of Longwells, Steve Sr. and Jr., hold down the third and fourth positions, and Shane Shook hovers in fifth. These racers, and more, will want to cash in on their opportunities to snare the crown offered by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

George Hobaugh, Jr. finds himself back atop the standings in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. He was marching to the front when he flipped his Lockhart Motorsports machine in turn one. Hobaugh will be back with a repaired car this weekend. Cody Bova rides comfortably in second, but last week's winner, Mike Marano, II, has a slim margin over Darin Gallagher and Evan Kornbau. The Outlaw Sprint Warriors put on a fantastic show every time they go to the post, and new winners have come forth in each of the last two weeks.

Jimmy Holden's win, coupled with the mechanical woes on the part of J.R. McGinley, produced a new points leader in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. In fact, McGinley needs to rebound, lest Lonny Riggs, of Kyle Fink, or Tommy Kristyak supplant him in the points chase. Just eleven points separate them. Sid Unvarzagt, jr. has made an impression in his first full year of action at the Park, and he could crack into the top five with a little luck on his side.

A pair of wins has moved Ryan Moyer to the top of the chart in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Gary Miller, Jr. and Pat Fielding also jumped over Curtis J. Bish, who recently served some time in the penalty box after an on-track incident involving Tim Burns. Sandwiched between them, for now at least, is Andy Thompson. The Stock Cars provide plenty of action, so you will want to pay close attention whenever they are on the track.

Meanwhile, the Mark Marcucci juggernaut continues. He now has a seemingly insurmountable lead in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite rankings. But, on the track, where the races are won and lost, Shane Webb, Glenn Teeters, Jacob Bova, and Bill Stavason are just a few racers who could give Marcucci a run of the money at any time.

Don't forget that there is a change in the time that the front gates will open. Spectators can enter the track at 5 p.m. The competitors still can get into the pits at 4. The action on the track will begin with practice at 6:30, and heat racing at 7.

All of this racing action can be seen for just $13 by any adult. Seniors (60+) can join the fun for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. Children (8 and under) will be admitted free of charge, as usual at the Park. The Family Passes will be honored. So, for $28, mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age will attend. Pit Passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the track this weekend, remember that the speedway will soon celebrate Christmas in July. The racers will benefit from lap sponsorships. Sheidemantle Motors stepped up in a big way to help in that regard, and lots of other local businesses and numerous individuals have also pitched in. And, there will be a little something extra for the good little boys and girls who come out to the track. It promises to be a fun event for all ages, so mark your racing calendars to join us on July 25.

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

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, wwwitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

 

Bellm to Big Sky Country after Top Five Run

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 16, 2015) – Kyle Bellm finished off his three weekend racing stint in the state of Washington on a high note with a top-five finish this past Saturday night at Grays Harbor Raceway Park.

Now, he’ll look for more top-five runs as Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action resumes in Montana with events at Great Falls on Friday and then Billings on Saturday.

“I’ve only seen some pictures of these tracks,” the leading ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year contender said. “We’re just hoping they’re racy so we can get out there and do something.”

While the National Tour was idle this past weekend, the Nixa, MO, shoe stayed busy by notching a top-five run aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car at the Grays Harbor Raceway Mid-Season Championships in Elma, WA.

It was a different format, with the track’s top four in points locked into the feature and the balance of the field qualifying. Bellm qualified third in the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair Sprint Car to earn the seventh starting position in the feature.

“They didn’t run heats, so the track was pretty narrow to begin with,” Bellm explains. “It didn’t start to really widen out until about five laps or so to go.”

After falling back early, Bellm bounced back in the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines machine to land a fifth place finish.

“We fell back a couple of spots at the start then worked back up there as the race went on,” Bellm says. “It was a pretty good weekend. It’s a top five, we’ll happily take it and go on down the road.”

About 750 miles down the road to be precise, where Bellm continues his maiden voyage with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Great Falls, MT, on Friday before moving on to Billings, MT, on Saturday.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, MT, on Friday night and then Billings (MT) Motorsports Park on Saturday night.

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

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Off to Montana after Strong Roth Debut

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 16, 2015) – After a weekend of racing in California, it’s back to business for Aaron Reutzel and the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team with a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events in Montana this weekend.

With three of his seven triumphs this season aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine coming in ASCS National Tour action, Reutzel takes 63-point lead in the $60,000 championship chase into the Great Falls-Billings double.

Reutzel took full advantage of an idle weekend for the National Tour by making his debut in the Roth Motorsports No. 83sr during this past weekend’s Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

It was a successful debut, with a tenth-place run in Friday’s 360-ci Civil War event followed up by a fifth-place showing in his King of the West 410-ci Sprint Car series debut on Saturday night.

“The first night wasn’t too bad, it was just getting comfortable with a new car, a new team, new everything,” Reutzel explained. “Saturday we got a lot more comfortable, we were figuring each other out a little bit.”

So comfortable that the Clute, TX, racer was in the lead mix late in the KWS going after starting tenth.

“We were definitely quick enough to run at least second, if not win it,” Reutzel said. “It was a good run, I definitely look forward to going back.”

The weekend was Reutzel’s first look at Ocean Speedway.

“It was rough and heavy on Friday night,” Reutzel said. “Went through 30 tearoffs in the ‘A’, it was crazy.”

Come Saturday, Reutzel was set to qualify late on a track that was falling off quickly. Yet he still put down a lap that was sixth-best among the field.

“We laid down a really good lap, nobody that qualified around us was close to that,” Reutzel says. “Sixth quick was real good.”

Reutzel needed to win his heat race to earn a spot in the Dash but came up just short, which put him tenth in the feature starting grid.

“They reworked the track, so it was a little narrow early,” Reutzel explains. “But once it widened out some, we really started going.”

Reutzel was on the way to the front in the No. 83sr machine.

“We got up to second, got around Tyler Walker,” Reutzel says. “But then a couple of guys flipped and that put us back to third.”

It was time to make a move for the lead.

“On the restart, I was gonna try to slide ‘em both,” Reutzel explains. “Tyler parked it in the middle of the corner, I had to whoa up and got into him a little bit and two or three guys got by.”

“There wasn’t time to get back up there so we finished fifth,” Reutzel says. “It was good though, good enough they want me to come back.”

And Reutzel will return to the Roth No. 83sr for the Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday, July 25.

But first, there are four more rounds of ASCS action to focus on in the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine beginning with this weekend’s double in Montana.

It will be Reutzel’s second tour of Big Sky country, where he posted a pair of top-ten finishes including a third-place run at Billings last year in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics Sprint Car.

“We’re looking forward to a good weekend, hopefully we can put away a couple of good finishes and maybe add another win,” Reutzel concludes.

2015 Quick Stats: 38 races, 7 wins, 20 top-fives, 27 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, MT, on Friday night and then Billings (MT) Motorsports Park on Saturday night.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on 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.

 

 

Erin Lyons To Make Wingless Debut In Coos Bay With NWWT

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Outlaw Photography) Coos Bay, Oregon- Saturday July 18th will be the only visit that the Northwest Wingless Tour will make in 2015 to Coos Bay Speedway. The coastal venue is expected to host a thrilling race like they have done so in the past few years. One driver that will be making their first start in Non-Wing 360 Sprint competition is Erin Lyons from Roseburg. Lyons is in her first year in Sprint Cars after having a successful Kage Kart career where she earned several championships.

“It's been quite a learning experience,” said Lyons, “it's a lot different then the Karts and I've been doing it pretty much all by myself, but with the help from my crew chief Stephen (Morgenstern), so it's been quite an adventure. We haven't won anything yet but we're getting there.”

Lyons will be racing her familiar Grandma Enterprises/Independent Motor Rebuilders/Team Dirt Dog #98 Maxim. In only a handful of starts her best finishes have resulted in a pair of sixths. She looks to gain some valuable experience this Saturday.

“I honestly just want to go out there and keep it on all fours,” Erin continued, “it's all about experience and seat time.”

Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to begin around 6:30. For more information log on to www.coosbayspeedway.us. For the latest news regarding the Northwest Wingless Tour log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “Like” the Northwest Wingless Tour Facebook page.

Additional Information: 2015 Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule May 9th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Kyle Miller May 16th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Tim Alberding June 13th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Mike Romig June 20th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Tim Alberding June 27th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Cooper Desbiens July 18th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon August 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon August 22nd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon September 12th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Former Northwest Wingless Tour Champions 2009- Kyle Miller 2010- Theo McCarty 2011- Corey Esteban 2012- Bill Winsley 2013- Rob Lindsey 2014- Brad Rhodes

Northwest Wingless Tour All-Time Win List (2009-Current) Kyle Miller- 20 Bill Winsley- 4 Gary Davis- 3 Reece Goetz Steve Vague Tim Alberding- 2 Colin Baker Kyler Barraza Roger Crockett Mitch Hoffses Sterling Kane Evan Margeson Theo McCarty Mark Nichols Mike Romig Jeff Bell- 1 Seth Bergman Ryan Bothwell Cooper Desbiens Shane Fortť Jake Gilman J.J. Hickle Sean Johnson Kyle Mehner Shawn Rice Travis Rilat Dale Smith Jesse Thistle Tony Thomas Guy Weedman

Past Northwest Wingless Tour Main Event Winners At Coos Bay Speedway: 2014- Colin Baker on August 16th 2011- Steve Vague on June 4th, Steve Vague on August 6th

 

 

KINGS ROYAL SITE OF NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM AUCTION

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 16, 2015) – National Sprint Car Museum special events coordinator Mike Noftsger and board member Mike Husted are headed to the World of Outlaws-sanctioned Kings Royal championship this weekend at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the annual museum-benefit auction. The duo, fresh off their trip to Skagit Speedway for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup and the auction there, will coordinate the live auction in Eldora’s Fan Zone in the Multi-Purpose Building on Saturday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Said Mike Noftsger today, “We can’t thank Larry Boos, Roger Slack and Tony Stewart enough for their support of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum all year long, but especially during their Kings Royal weekend, July 17-18. The auction features unique items autographed by Tony Stewart, the late Tommy Hinnershitz, A.J. Foyt, Steve Kinser, Joe Leonard, Doug Wolfgang, Mario Andretti, Sammy Swindell, Jeff Gordon, Rick Ferkel, the late Gary Bettenhausen, Brad Doty, Johnny Rutherford, Donny Schatz, Kenny Schrader, Al Unser, Bill Elliott and many, many others. We also look forward to announcing our new, state-of-the-art GF1-Ti22/Shaver Specialty Racing Engines sprint car number 11 raffle car at this year’s Kings Royal event.”

Raffle tickets can be purchased during the Kings Royal weekend, by visiting the museum in Knoxville, Iowa, or by calling the non-profit museum at 1-800-874-4488. Those seeking more information on the unique museum-benefit raffle items can visit the http://www.sprintcarhof.com/Pages/SpecialEvents web site.

 

 

Hagar, Tankersley, Dover, Van Dam, Blurton and Lasoski Capture Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 16, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions clients Derek Hagar, Channin Tankersley, Jack Dover, Henry Van Dam, Zach Blurton and Danny Lasoski combined to claim more than a half-dozen feature victories the past week.

Hagar recorded USCS wins on Thursday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., and on Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., before advancing from 12th to fourth place on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Tankersley scored his second career mod lite win in as many attempts last Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas.

Dover used a late-race pass to secure his ninth triumph of the season and his eighth win during the last 11 races on Saturday at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb. It was his sixth Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints victory during the last seven events.

Van Dam picked up his third win of the season at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., last Saturday on Midseason Championship Night.

Blurton garnered his 10th career sprint car victory on Sunday at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., during the final night of the URSS National Series Wheatshocker Nationals. He also placed third on Friday at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan.

Lasoski teamed up with Mark Burch Motorsports to win on Wednesday at Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa, with the JSTS Series. He also guided Big Game Motorsports to a pair of third-place finishes last Friday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the FVP National Sprint League and Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to give the team eighth straight podiums.

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

Ryan Smith finished 0.021 of a second away from winning the Lou Blaney Memorial last Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

Trey Starks maneuvered to a runner-up result on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Caleb Helms earned his first UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions podium finish in nearly two years on Saturday during the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway, where he ended third.

Giovanni Scelzi recorded results of second place on Wednesday at Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., and fourth place on Thursday at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., and on Friday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., to lead him to a third-place overall finish in the inaugural CA Speedweek.

Cody Wampler drove to his second top-five finish of the season with a fourth-place result on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Jordan Weaver rallied to place fourth on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

Dale Blaney ended fourth in his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed sprint car on Saturday at Sharon Speedway during the Lou Blaney Memorial.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2015 -

Danny Lasoski - 10 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 28; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, June 6, June 20 and June 27; Saint Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on May 28; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on June 5; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on July 3 and Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa, on July 15); Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 24; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 13; Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on June 14; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on June 19, June 20 and July 11; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on June 21; Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., on July 3 and Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 5); Dale Blaney - 8 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 11 and June 24; Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 1; Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on May 22; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on May 29 and June 19; Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., on June 11 and Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on June 23); Derek Hagar - 5 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 23; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 6; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on June 13; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 9 and Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., on July 10); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on June 20; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on June 27 and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 28); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 10; Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, on May 22 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on July 4); Devin Kline - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, May 23 and June 20); Trey Starks - 3 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on April 24 and May 29 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on April 25); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on June 20 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 26 and July 10); Henry Van Dam - 3 (Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 23, June 20 and July 11); Zach Blurton - 2 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on June 28 and RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., on July 12); Cody Freeman - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 14 and Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on March 28); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 22 and Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on June 27); Travis Rilat - 2 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia, on Feb. 7 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 3 and Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on July 4); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20 and Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 3); Ryan Smith - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 4 and Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., on July 4); Jamie Ball - 1 (Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on May 6); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on June 13); and Sammy Swindell - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 13).

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING READY TO FIGHT FOR THE CROWN AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

2014 KINGS ROYAL: In last years Knight Before the Kings Royal, Stewart started sixth and finished fourth. The following night, Stewart started sixth and raced in the top-three through the first 10 laps of the race. On the white flag, while running seventh, the engine expired in the Larson Marks Racing sprint car, ending the team's night.

KINGS ROYAL HISTORY: In eight previous Kings Royal starts, Stewart has posted a career-best finish of 14th.

FOUR WINS: Stewart has earned four World of Outlaws wins this season, the second most of any World of Outlaws driver. The Larson Marks Racing wins came at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway and Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa.

STANDINGS: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team remain second in the World of Outlaws standings. The team has earned four wins, 23 top-five and 33 top-10 finishes.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks 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 career Sprint Cup win this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twins on Tuesday, July 21.

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: 45 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 23 TOP-10 FINISHES: 33

 

 

Arctic Cat Joins Steve Kinser Racing for Kings Royal, Knoxville Nationals and World Finals

Kraig Kinser To Drive No. 11k Arctic Cat Wildcat in Sprint-Car Racing’s Marquee Events

Plymouth, Minnesota (July 15, 2015) – Arctic Cat, one of the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile, ATV and side-by-side industry, announced today the company will partner with Steve Kinser Racing and driver Kraig Kinser for three of the biggest Sprint car races of the 2015 season. Kinser will pilot an Arctic Cat Wildcat-branded No. 11k in the 32nd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the 55th annual Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“Arctic Cat is proud to sponsor the No. 11k of Kraig Kinser for the 32nd annual Kings Royal race at Eldora Speedway,” said Tracy Crocker, Vice President and General Manager of Arctic Cat’s ATV Division. “When we place the Arctic Cat name on a vehicle, you know it’s built with pride for people who appreciate technology, quality and a long-running tradition of grabbing life by the steering wheel and holding on with conviction.”

The special-schemed No. 11k Arctic Cat car will be unveiled during a public ceremony Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway on the midway behind the turn three suites. Representatives from Arctic Cat and both Kraig and Steve Kinser will be part of the unveiling.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Artic Cat join us for the biggest races of the year,” said Steve Kinser, team owner and father of Kraig Kinser, who will pilot the No. 11k Arctic Cat car. “These are the events you want to have success in and being able to bring a company like Arctic Cat along for the ride is really exciting. Our fans are some of the most loyal in all sports. I know many of them not only have a passion for Sprint-car racing, but all sorts of outdoor sports. We’re thrilled to be able to showcase them during this special opportunity.”

The three-race partnership will showcase the Arctic Cat brand to fans all across the United States and from around the world. These marquee events are the ones every Sprint-car team puts high on their list of goals at the beginning of the season.

“Everyone wants to do well in the biggest races and we are really thrilled to be racing in them driving an Arctic Cat car starting this weekend,” said Kraig Kinser, 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion. “You spend the first part of the season concentrating on finding the right combination so you can be at your best at these bigger events. We’ve had some good opportunities in the past, and we’re really looking forward to this one. We’re going to do everything we can to come out on top and park the Arctic Cat car in victory lane.”

Kinser is currently 10th in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standings through 44 races. The Bloomington, Indiana native is hoping to qualify for his seventh $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Saturday. The event begins Sprint car racing’s “Month of Money,” which culminates with the Knoxville Nationals Aug. 12 to 15. Kinser became the second-youngest driver at 21 to win the heralded race in August 2005. He and Steve Kinser are the only father-son combo to win Sprint-car racing’s most coveted trophy.

Kraig Kinser Driver of the No. 11k Arctic Cat World of Outlaws Sprint Series Car

Date of Birth: Oct. 8, 1984

Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.

Residence: Bloomington, Ind.

Marital Status: Single

Children: Son – Kash

Highlights: Has 16 career WoO Sprint Car Series A-Feature victories, earning him a spot inside the Top-20 of the WoO all-time win list … Won the 2005 Knoxville Nationals making him and father Steve, the only father-son duo to have won the prestigious event … Won in 2005 debut with the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn … Made 18 starts in 2006 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series … Made 13 starts in 2007 with the Truck Series and two ARCA starts … Won that year’s All Star Circuit of Champions Fall Classic at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway … Was the 2004 WoO Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year … Began racing Winged Sprint cars in 2000.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Catģ and Motorfistģ brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.arcticcat.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s National Television Coverage to Begin on SPEED SPORT, MAVTV in August

OSWEGO, NY (July 16, 2015) – Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing will fill the national airwaves beginning in the month of August with the Jim Shampine and Jack Murphy Memorials kicking off a late summer stretch with partners MAVTV and Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT.

Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT will open on Thursday, August 6 with coverage of the SPEED SPORT Challenge, while Oswego’s Supermodified coverage will begin just one week later.

The Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial from Oswego Speedway will air for the second consecutive year on MAVTV with primetime coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, August 13.

Just two weeks following, the ISMA Supermodifieds will take center stage from Oswego on MAVTV with the Jack Murphy Memorial debuting on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, August 27.

Each event will be one hour in length, covering all of the heart stopping action from each of the Speedway’s dramatic Memorial Day Weekend main events, as a part of the inaugural Super Spectacle.

Both programs will be led in the analyst’s booth by motorsports broadcasting veterans Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio.

Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director and former Novelis Supermodified driver Dan Kapuscinski will provide insight and reports from pit lane.

“Oswego Speedway is pleased to continue this great partnership with MAVTV, Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT, and Thomas Video Productions in 2015,” said Kapuscinski. “This summer stretch of national television coverage will be a great promotion leading to our marquee Budweiser International Classic Weekend coming up on Labor Day Weekend. With the help of everyone at SPEED SPORT and MAVTV, we are excited to provide open wheel racing fans across the country with the most intense and pure form of the sport, Supermodified racing.”

Coverage of Oswego Speedway will continue with at least two more events in 2015.

The $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event as well as the prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds will also hit MAVTV on air dates to be announced.

MAVTV features all things in American Real Motorsports including ASCS Sprint Car Racing, ATV Pro MX, and The Dave Despain Show.

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

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

Oswego Speedway - SUZUKI PRESENTS SPEED SPORT on MAVTV

Thursday 8/13 7:00pm ET/PT – Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial

Thursday 8/27 7:00pm ET/PT – ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial

(Airdates for $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds – TBA)

 

 

Western RPM Promoters Workshop Moves To Las Vegas, New Dates

(Merrill, WI--July 14, 2015) Next November three weeks earlier than previous years, the Western National RPM Promoters Workshop will gather short track promoters in a new location, Las Vegas, NV. The Workshop convenes November 11, 12,13, 2015, in The Entertainment Capital of the World, replacing its 30-year December run in Reno. The Workshop, last convened in Las Vegas in 1977, will take place at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino, a leading off-strip property.

“We enjoyed a great run in Reno at the Eldorado. The Eldorado was great Workshops partner and we recommend it to anyone going to Reno,” said Stewart Doty, Workshop Chairman. However, the Palace Station and Las Vegas, with their value pricing, proximity to the strip, the earlier dates, and the popular, IMCA-sanctioned, Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, offer promoters the perfect idea starter and racing getaway that will give them a leg up on 2016 season planning.”

The 1000-room Palace Station Hotel & Casino offers seven restaurants, two coffee shops, nightly entertainment, two pools, a spa, table games, slots, video poker, a bingo room, keno, poker and a race and sports book. The Palace Station is located 5 minutes from the strip and within an easy-on, easy-off freeway drive to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Planning for the Workshop is underway and information on speakers and sessions, and lodging for the New RPM@ Vegas and the RPM@Indy and RPM@Daytona Workshops will be posted to the RPM website and published in Racing Promotion Monthly soon.

The RPM Promoters Workshops are produced by Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, published year-round with the support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The new RPM@Vegas Workshop is the first of three Workshops of the 43rd Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series. After the RPM@Vegas, the series moves to Indianapolis for the one-day RPM@Indy Workshops on December 9, 2015, in the Media Center on the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series concludes in February 2016 with the RPM@Daytona Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village, February 14,15,16, 2015.

More information on the new RPM@Vegas Workshop and the other Workshops of the 43rd Annual Series is available from RPM at 715-536-1067, by e-mail at rpmeditor@frontier.com, or on the World Wide Web at www.racingpromotionmonthly.com. Follow RPM: Twitter, @RPMNewsletter, or Facebook.Com/RacingPromotionMonthly.

 

 

Lucas Oil ESS Tour 2015 Back in Action Friday at Albany Saratoga.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – After a very successful CNY Speedweek, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) took a well deserved weekend off. The 2015 season now resumes this Friday night with a stop at the popular Albany Saratoga Speedway.

YorkMont Auctions brings you the one and only appearance of the 360 winged sprint cars to the fast oval in Malta, NY. Defending and five-time champion Steve Poirier will lead the brigade looking for his third win on the season.

The ESS competition will be stout looking to keep Poirier at bay and they are four time winner in 2015, Chuck Hebing, Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Shawn Donath in the Doug Emery #33, Stewart Friesen, Dylan Swiernik, Danny Varin, Tommy Wickham, Parker Evans, Dave Axton, Paulie Colagiovanni, Zach Weigand, Denny Peebles, Cory Sparks, Kory Gurney, Pete Richardson and others will be on hand.

Also, several visitors from SCONE will join in the fun which includes Dan Douville, Chris Donnelly, Will Hull, Scott Holcomb, Lacey Hanson, Tyler Austin and Steve Hutchinson.

Car Mate Trailers brings you the heats, Snap On Tools from Averill Park, NY is backing the Cobra Coaches Dash, the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main will lead up to the 25 lap A-Main.

Not only will points be paid for the overall Lucas Oil ESS title but also for the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour 2015.

The “Great Race Place” and the traveling road show of the Lucas Oil ESS…It will be excitement guaranteed!!

Albany Saratoga Speedway – July 17 – Racing at 7:00

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‘Bonzai’ Bova Earns Top-Five Finish at Thunder Mountain Potential Three Race Weekend Ahead for Cody Bova

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (July 15th, 2015) - Cody Bova continued his 2015 season last weekend with a pair of ‘305’ sprint car events in western Pennsylvania. Bova, who has been driving for two different car owners during much of his 2015 campaign, highlighted his recent weekend with a top-five performance on Friday night, July 10th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, Pennsylvania. The Struthers, Ohio native piloted the Skip Dougherty Racing, V.G. Dougherty Real Estate, LLC., Court Reporting, Utilities and Industries, no. 27 ‘305’ sprint car from a ninth starting position to finish fourth officially on Friday night. Bova is a one-time feature winner at the Brookville, 3/8-mile clay oval and is officially eligible for the 2015 title chase.

“Not a bad weekend” said Cody Bova, “We were pretty good on Friday night. Had the car where it needed to be. Skip Dougherty gave me a great opportunity this year to drive for him. We’ve been pretty consistent so far. We want to keep that going for the rest of the season.”

Cody Bova entered action at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, July 11th. Despite extensive damage from a previous weekend to his own Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, no. 20B ‘305’ sprint car, Bova still made the call on Saturday night at ‘M.R.P.’ and drove the Skip Dougherty Racing machine with a Bova Racing top wing. It proved to be a tough night for the Bova Racing stable; finishing 10th in the running order after starting 12th.

“Just a tough night” said Bova, “We had some trouble getting the car right and it made it tough to drive during the entire feature. We haven’t had the best last few weeks at Mercer Raceway Park. We need to turn that around soon. I want to thank Skip for allowing us to use his car at MRP while ours is being repaired. That allowed us to stay in the points race and that means a lot to my team.”

Cody Bova’s 2015 campaign will continue this weekend with a potential trio of ‘305’ sprint car events in western Pennsylvania. ‘Bonzai’ will return to the driver seat of the Skip Dougherty Racing no. 27 on Friday evening, July 17th at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The upcoming weekend will resume on Saturday evening, July 18th with action back at Mercer Raceway Park in the Bova Racing '20B.' A potential third round of action will take shape on Sunday, July 19th at Sportsman’s Speedway in Knox, Pennsylvania.

“Hopefully everything will go down as planned and we can get three races in this weekend” said Cody Bova, “June and July has been up and down for us. We want to get back on track this weekend and find victory lane.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire 2015 campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Earned third victory of 2015 season on Friday, June 19th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, PA

2015 Wins: 3 (2 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

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Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports

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